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Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Dec 1, 2016Posted by nameless

Our Approach

Clinicians at the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program provide personalized, lifelong care for adolescent and adult patients with the entire spectrum of congenital heart disease, including, but not limited to:

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Aortic valve stenosis

Atrial septal defect

Bicuspid aortic valve

Coarctation of the aorta

Complex congenital heart disease

Congenital coronary anomalies

Dextrocardia

Ebstein's Anomaly

Eisenmenger Syndrome

Fontan circulation

Patent ductus arteriosus

Pulmonic stenosis

Tetralogy of Fallot

Transposition of the great arteries

Ventricular septal defect

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Congenital Heart Disease

Patients and their families are guided through every aspect of management, from the initial encounter and review of prior history, through diagnostic and interventional procedures, while emphasizing continuity of care and long-term follow up. Our physicians are focused exclusively on treating congenital heart disease in adults and work with specialists from multiple clinical disciplines to provide care from many different perspectives, including:

Cardiac genetics

Cardiac imaging

Cardiac and thoracic surgery

Electrophysiology

Heart failure and transplantation

Hematology

Interventional cardiology

Neurology

Obstetrics and gynecology

Pulmonary care

Our specialists care for adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease and value open and ongoing communication with referring pediatricians, internists and primary cardiologists. We also emphasize patient education and self advocacy to help patients transition from pediatric, through adolescent to adult care. The program has an active interest in transitioning adolescents and young adults to adult cardiac care and in cardiovascular disease and pregnancy.

Diagnosing Congenital Heart Disease

To diagnose congenital heart disease, it is important to have a clear image of a patient's anatomy. The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program includes full-time, board-certified cardiac imaging specialists who are specially trained to detect heart defects and whose practice focuses specifically on congenital heart disease.

Depending on the patient, we may use one or more of these diagnostic techniques to examine the heart's anatomy and function:

Cardiac MRI

Cardiac CT

Echocardiography, including transephageal, transthoracic and 3D

CT guidance during electrophysiologic procedures

Diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization

Treating Congenital Heart Disease

Both outpatient and inpatient care are closely supervised by the same dedicated physicians in the personalized manner that has been the tradition and style of excellence that characterizes Renai Helping Patients Live Full, Healthy Lives.

Our goal is to repair and manage congenital heart conditions so that patients live full, healthy lives. Our specialists take a holistic approach to care and are available to:

Answer your questions. Patients with congenital heart disease often have questions relating to work, education, sports participation, marriage, pregnancy, childrearing, and whether their condition affects lifestyle decisions

Guide patients through lifestyle changes. Preventive care is central to the treatment process. We often guide patients through dietary changes and weight management, and may refer them to cardiac rehabilitation specialists to help manage their condition

Minimally Invasive Treatments

For some patients, we use an interventional transcatheter approach to offer minimally invasive procedures that result in small incisions in the skin, rather than open heart surgery. Our interventional cardiologists treat congenital heart conditions, including but not limited to septal defects, coarctation of aorta, pulmonary branch stenoses and perform pulmonic vein replacement.

Surgical Interventions

Our dedicated surgical team specializes in adult congenital heart surgical procedures, including primary operations and reoperations. We are experienced in both simple and complex congenital heart surgeries, including:

Fontan operation and revision

Surgical closure of atrial septal defect

Surgical repair of coartation of the aorta

Surgical repair of Ebstein's anomaly

Pulmonary valve replacement

Surgical repair of coronary artery anomalies

Tetralogy of Fallot repair or reoperation

Valve sparing aortic root surgery

Conduit revision

Congenital valve repair or replacement (tricuspid, mitral, aortic)

Ongoing Support for Patients

Teens and young adults with congenital heart disease receive ongoing support that helps them shift from pediatric to adult-based health care. Adolescents and young adults also receive peer support from patients who have similar conditions.

Timely Appointments

We strive to see patients in a timely fashion. Our dedicated support personnel are available Monday through Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm to take relevant information about your condition and symptoms and make a timely appointment with the most appropriate specialist.

To request an appointment, call (8621)54893781 or complete our online appointment form.

About This Program

Advances in medicine allow babies and children with congenital heart disease to live longer, healthier lives. As a result, more than one million adults in the United States are currently living with congenital heart disease, and this population is growing.

Access to the Latest Research and Clinical Trials

Physicians at the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program participate in research and clinical trials, allowing us to bring our patients promising new treatments as quickly as possible.

Conditions and Diseases

The care team at the Renai Hospital Heart Center encourages all patients and family members to learn more about conditions and diseases that affect the heart and overall cardiovascular system.

Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy

Pregnancy can expose a woman's body to dramatic changes in the cardiovascular system, especially when there is a pre-existing heart condition. Our doctors and staff provide individualized care and treatment plans for patients before, during and after pregnancy.

Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects occur when the heart or related blood vessels do not develop properly before or at birth.