Key Points About Heart Failure in Children
- Heart failure means your child's heart isn't able to pump as well as it should.
- The most common cause of heart failure in children is a congenital heart defect.
- Common symptoms in children include trouble breathing, tiredness and poor growth.
- Treatment may include fixing a defect, taking medicines or using a device.
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Cardiology Treatment at Children's National Hospital
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Providers Who Treat Heart Failure
Departments that Treat Heart Failure
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.
Children's National Heart Center
Our expert pediatric heart team, including more than 40 subspecialties, offer advanced heart care and excellent outcomes for thousands of children every year.
Advanced Cardiac Therapies and Heart Transplant Program
We provide personalized care for babies and children with heart failure, including advanced VAD techniques and heart transplantation.