Video Series: Our Team
Health Topics: Cardiology
Charles Berul, MD, is the Chief of Cardiology at Children's National Health System.
"I know this is a scary time for you. But it's okay: you have Children's National."
Read More of Jax's Story
Invest in future cures for some of life's most devastating diseases
Keep in touch with Children's National by signing up for our newsletters.
Ian was born with a heart that was not fully formed. It was a serious condition that affects blood flow, now 10 years old, his days of surgery are past and dreams of knocking it out of the park are well within reach.
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect. Approximately 8 per every 1,000 babies are born with a form of CHD and about 280 outwardly healthy babies are discharged from hospitals every year with unrecognized CHD.
Children's National performs the largest volume of pediatric surgeries annually in the Washington, DC, area, often in the first few days of a newborn's life.
A parent's story about the life-saving cardiac surgery her son received at Children's National. (Zuriel's story)