Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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Thanks to advances in heart care, children born with congenital heart defects are living long, full lives.

Our expert team customizes a treatment plan that meets your individual needs as you shift from pediatric to adult care.

Features of our care include:

  • Access to the latest heart technology: Many of the advances in heart technology are tailored to adults who acquire heart disease later in life. Because our team has deep expertise using latest heart technology, they can use it to meet the special needs of our congenital heart patients.
  • Dedication to minimally invasive procedures: We use the most minimally invasive approach possible. Many heart treatments that previously required open heart surgery we can now perform using a catheter-based approach, leading to an easier recovery and less scarring.
  • Care for pregnant patients: For our female patients contemplating pregnancy, our experts can see you safely through your pregnancy. We collaborate with the hospital’s Center for Advanced Fetal Care (CAFCA) to provide advanced, ongoing care during pregnancy and birth.
  • Comprehensive patient care: As you grow older, you may develop conditions that often come with age, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes. Treating these conditions in congenital heart patients requires specialized care from our experts. We incorporate care for these other health conditions into your visits so we can manage, treat and even prevent problems.
  • Personalized care: We have a reputation for taking on the most complex cases, including patients who were turned down elsewhere for treatment. We work tirelessly to come up with a way to solve your problem and give you the best chance at a long, healthy life.

Learn more about our Fetal Heart Program and our Children's Heart Program.

Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care

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You have probably had a cardiologist since a very young age, possibly even from birth. As you develop into an adult, your heart care must change with you. You are no longer a child with a congenital heart disease, and your needs are different than those of an adult who acquired heart disease at a later age. Our congenital heart specialists focus exclusively on this unique population of adults living with a congenital heart condition.

Our Adult Congenital Heart Program helps you transition smoothly from childhood to adulthood:

  • Highly specialized team: You receive the care and expertise of not one, but three experienced heart specialists: a congenital heart surgeon, a cardiologist and an interventional cardiologist. This enables us to provide you with the most effective, comprehensive and advanced care possible.
  • Collaborative care: Collaboration is at the core of what we do, so you are always getting the expertise of our entire team. We work together every step of the way to make heart care decisions that will give you the best long-term outcome.
  • Seamless transition: Our heart surgeons perform both pediatric and adult surgeries, providing a seamless transition to adult care. In addition, we follow our patients from childhood to adulthood, so your care is uninterrupted. 
  • One location: We provide care for our adult and pediatric congenital heart patients in the same location. Our pediatric and adult heart teams seamlessly work together at all times, so no matter where you are, you receive integrated, seamless and expert care.