Your Visit

To prepare for your visit online please read what appears below on this page, then download the New Patient Packet and fill out the forms.

Your child's evaluation in the pediatric cardiology office will be tailored to meet his or her specific needs. In general, your visit will include the following examination procedures:

1. Vital signs are vital!

We start the visit by checking your child's height & weight, heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation.

2. Performing an ELECTROcardiogram (ie, EKG).

This study provides information about your child's heart rate and heart rhythm. It also provides indirect information about the structure of your child's heart. 

3. Performing an ECHOcardiogram (ie. echo).

This study is most commonly known as a cardiac sonogram or ultrasound (all three terms are synonymous). This study provides information about the structure of your child's heart and his heart function. This study enables us to check the walls of the heart to make sure there are no holes, to make sure the valves of the heart are working properly, and to measure the thickness of the heart muscle, etc. 

Together, an EKG and echo provides us with a comprehensive look at your child's heart health.  

4. Further Testing.

Depending on the reason for your child's evaluation, he or she may need further testing, such as a Holter monitor, event recorder, exercise stress test, tilt table test, etc. Please follow each link to find more information on each test. 

How to Prepare For Your Visit

Here are some helpful tips to ensure that we are able to provide the most efficient and reliable care for your child:
  • Complete our new patient packet, which you can download on the right hand side. Either fax the packet back to us, or bring it with you at the time of your visit. 
  • Bring a list of ALL current medications (including name of medication, strength, dosage, and frequency)
  • Bring any relevant medical reports that pertain to your child's visit (ie, lab results, electrocardiograms, X-rays, etc.)
  • Bring formula or milk if your child is an infant. Pacifiers are encouraged.  
  • Bring toys or comfort items that will keep your child comfortable throughout the visit (ie, a favorite stuffed animal or toy; portable dvd players with music, videos or games for distraction). 


Compiled Packet:

*Consists of all the individual forms in the section below compiled into one file. Do not download the individual forms if you already have this compiled packet completed.

New Patient Packet

Individual Forms:

Pediatric Patient Registration Form

Pediatric Patient History Form

Adult Patient Registration Form

Adult Patient History Form

Privacy Policy Form

Release of Records Authorization

Financial Policy

HIPPA Privacy Policy


Formas Individuales en Espanol:

Paquete de Pacientes Nuevos

Declaracion de Acuerdo Financiero


Historial del paciente

Aviso de la Ley de Privacidad

Acuerdo de Responsabilidad Financiera (Medicaid)


Individual Forms for patients with POTS:

POTS Symptom Inventory

POTS Narrative

*The above files are fillable PDFs. You will need a PDF reader to view the document. Click the icon below to download Adobe PDF Reader.


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Contact Us

Children's Heart Institute

P. O. Box 10066 McLean, VA 22102

Central Registration (patient appointments):

phone - 703-481-5801

Billing Inquiries:

phone - 571-612-2600 /  fax - 571-266-4096