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Child Cardiology Associates (CCA) specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired heart disease for pediatric and adult patients. The most common type of pediatric heart disease is congenital heart disease (CHD), meaning that children are born with it. Congenital heart defects can exist in adults, but are still considered CHD if the adult was born with the disease.

Our focus is on the care of the fetus, newborn, child, adolescent and adult with congenital or suspected congenital and acquired heart disease. In some cases, congenital heart disease can be diagnosed before a baby is born. Six of our physicians have an expertise in fetal cardiology and imaging of the fetal heart and cardiovascular physiology.

We pride ourselves on clinical excellence provided in an atmosphere of compassion and trust. Take great care of the patient, every day and in every way, is our mission. We know that visiting a pediatric cardiologist for the first time can be stressful. Our dedicated staff will do everything possible to help you feel comfortable and assist you with understanding the evaluation process as well as the plan of care. It is our goal to provide the best in cardiac care to the patient as well as educate the entire family. In order to better serve our patients, we maintain multiple convenient clinic locations throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area.

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New PFO procedure closes hole in heart, reducing risk of stroke


Everyone is born with a small hole between the upper chambers of the heart. The hole typically closes a few weeks after birth. However, for 20 percent of the population the hole remains open. This condition is called a patent foramen ovale (PFO). Most people living with a PFO are unaware of it. It is usually only discovered after an otherwise healthy adult suffers a stroke.

Our Medical Director Dr. Jim Thompson subspecializes in interventional cardiology and is an expert in implanting PFO devices to address structural heart problems. He has performed device closure procedures more than 1,200 times spanning nearly two decades. He is currently conducting a clinical trial using a less invasive device called NobleStitch, which has preliminarily been shown to have better closure rates than traditional devices. Visit our Newsroom to learn more about this innovative procedure.


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