Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease

As one of only a few nationally accredited medical programs for adult congenital heart disease, our experts offer a full spectrum of care for patients of every age.

Congenital heart disease doesn’t affect only children – and Children’s Health℠ doesn’t treat only pediatric patients. Our experienced pediatric and adult cardiologists offer comprehensive care and treatment for patients at every age – from newborns to teens and adults. We bring together nationally renowned heart experts from four medical institutions who collaborate to provide specialized treatments that are tailored to the specific needs of adults who have been managing heart defects since birth.

Conditions We Treat

  • Aortopulmonary window
  • Aortoventricular tunnel
  • Complete Atrioventricular Canal
  • Congenitally corrected Transportation of the Great Arteries
  • Double-outlet right ventricle
  • Interrupted aortic arch
  • Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction
  • Pulmonary Atresia with intact ventricular septum
  • Sinus of valsalva fistula
  • Subaortic stenosis
  • Supravalvar Aortic Stenosis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia
  • Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Three stage management of single ventricle
  • Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection and other Anomalies of the Pulmonary Veins
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Vascular rings, slings and tracheal anomalies

Treatment tailored to your needs

When it comes to treating adult congenital heart disease, one size doesn’t fit all. You need an experienced cardiac expert that understands the structural anomalies present in a wide-range of congenital heart diseases.

This expertise allows us to precisely diagnose, meticulously plan your treatment and help you reach your goals.

Collaborative care for complex conditions

Managing a congenital heart disease calls for a comprehensive approach to care. That’s why Children’s Health partners with UT Southwestern, to give patients access to world-class care at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Parkland Memorial Hospital and William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, depending on their medical needs and personal preferences. Our program provides access to a wide range of cardiac services to help our patients manage and treat their conditions, including:

  • First-time treatment and follow-up care
  • Transition to adult care
  • Surgical expertise
  • Health and lifestyle counseling
  • Support services, including social workers, financial counselors and nurse practitioners

Our team also helps our adolescent patients formally transition to adult care. Dedicated nurse practitioners, social workers and psychologists work with adolescent patients starting from age 16 to assess readiness, deliver education and facilitate a staged transition to the adult practice.

Advancing the standard of care for every patient

Our team is committed to improving care and support at every stage of diagnosis for children and adults with congenital heart disease. As a certified adult congenital heart disease program, we have access to the latest advances in care and clinical trials to help children and adults manage their conditions.

Meet the Care Team