Pediatric Cardiology Specialists in Maryland & Virginia
Providing comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for children with heart-related issues
The Children’s Heart Institute, a member of John Hopkins Medicine, is a team of highly-regarded pediatric cardiologists who provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for children who are suspected of having heart disease. At the Children’s Heart Institute, we take a family approach to medical care.
Educating Patients & Families
At CHI, we aim to ensure that all of our patients and their caregivers understand their condition. Our website offers a wealth of information about various medical and cardiac issues that we treat in addition to offering general information about how the heart works.
What Our Patients Are Saying
Most of us don’t think children have heart problems, but did you know that 2,000 children of all ages die each year from sudden cardiac arrest in the United States? It is responsible for up to 5% of all deaths in children from 5 to 19 years old.
When your heart beats abnormally or irregularly it is known as arrhythmia. A normal heart beat pumps blood throughout your body and all its organs, but untreated arrhythmia can have serious consequences. Knowing these 6 warning signs of heart arrhythmia can you or your child’s life.
Sudden cardiac arrest is rare in young people, but it can happen. The CDC estimates that 2000 seemingly healthy young people under the age of 25 die each year of sudden cardiac death. CPR and AED training could save your child’s life.