• The Heart House

Your Visit

To schedule your visit online please use the secure online portal at this link -> Patient Portal

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. 

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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