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Aortic Valve Replacement and Aortic Valve Repair

At Children's National Hospital, our experienced Cardiac Surgery team specializes in performing aortic valve replacement and repair procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a valve?

What is aortic valve repair?

What is aortic valve replacement?

Why would a child or an adolescent need aortic valve surgery?

How is aortic valve replacement done?

What is it like recovering from an aortic valve replacement?

What is the risk of aortic valve replacement?

Cardiac Surgery at Children's National Hospital

The pediatric heart surgery team at Children's National Hospital performs twice the number of surgeries of any other hospital in the region, with some of the best outcomes in the nation. Discover more about how we can help your child.

Cardiac Surgery Outcomes Data

Learn about some of the lifesaving surgeries our pediatric heart experts perform each year at Children's National. Find data about the number of operations, how long children stay in the hospital after surgery (length of stay), and how well they recover after surgery (outcomes). 

Providers of Aortic Valve Replacement and Aortic Valve Repair

Departments that Offer Aortic Valve Replacement and Aortic Valve Repair

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The pediatric heart experts at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., provide advanced care for unborn babies, children and young adults with heart conditions.