Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic
Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common type of birth defect in the United States, impacting one out of every 120 babies. And thanks to major medical and treatment advances in recent decades, more than 90 percent of these patients are surviving into adulthood. In 2005, it was estimated that for the first time in history, more adults are living with congenital heart disease than children.
While this is great news, patients with congenital heart disease face unique challenges and medical considerations as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. To address these unique needs, our practice offers a specialized clinic to help assure ongoing expert care for congenital heart patients as they reach adulthood.
Our clinic offers diagnostic tests and recommendations for:
- Medical treatment and interventions (catheter-based and surgical)
- Non-cardiac surgery
- Pre-conception counseling
Working closely with the patient’s primary care physician and cardiologist, our clinic provides access or referrals to experienced:
- Congenital cardiologists
- Cardiothoracic surgeons
- Therapeutic interventional cardiac catheterization
- Electrophysiology procedures
- Non-invasive diagnostic imaging
- Rehabilitation services
- Genetic counseling
For more information about the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic