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Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

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Children’s National Heart Center provides specialized expertise across the full spectrum of congenital and acquired heart disease in children – from the most common to the most complex. In addition to general cardiac care, our renowned, multidisciplinary team offers state-of-the-art cardiac imaging and diagnostics, interventional cardiology and electrophysiology, heart surgery and cardiac intensive care. 

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World Class Expertise

Thousands of families from around the world seek care at Children’s National Heart Center from our team of internationally-respected pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. When you come to Children’s National, you are getting a team that includes pediatric experts from more than 40 subspecialties, ensuring your child has the best possible care.

Founded by congenital heart disease and pulse oximetry expert Gerard Martin, M.D., the Heart Center is currently led by first-class doctors, including: 

  • Charles Berul, M.D., a renowned leader in pediatric electrophysiology, recognized for his extensive expertise in heart rhythm abnormalities and cardiac assessments in young athletes
  • Yves d’Udekem, M.D., Ph.D., a world-class pediatric cardiac surgeon who specializes in single ventricle congenital heart defects
  • Ricardo Muñoz, M.D., an international expert in cardiac intensive care and telemedicine

Pediatric Heart Care: Services We Provide

We offer a full range of heart care for your child, including:

Advanced Cardiac Therapies and Heart Transplant Program

Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac Imaging

Heart Surgery


Intensive Cardiac Care

Prenatal Cardiology Program

Choosing Children’s National for Cardiac Care

The Heart Center's mission is to be a leading center for congenital heart disease, providing optimal cardiac care in a safe, family-centered, state-of-the-art environment. Highlights of our program include:

    Our renowned pediatric cardiac surgeons conduct more than 600 cardiac procedures each year, and care for a range of cardiac anomalies from the very rare to the most common issues. We are also one of few programs in the United States that offers a team of anesthesiologists subspecialty trained and certified in pediatric cardiac anesthesia.