Thanks to advances in medical and surgical care, most people born with serious congenital heart defects are now surviving long into adulthood.
Adults with congenital heart disease continue to need care throughout their lives. These patients are best served by experts who understand their complex and unique needs. St. Luke’s Adult Congenital Heart Disease program helps patients with congenital heart disease monitor their condition, manage medications, and make the lifestyle changes needed to lead active lifestyles. For patients who require surgery, St. Luke’s team of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists and electrophysiologists are highly skilled at minimally invasive approaches to repair complex forms of congenital heart disease.
Although many congenital heart diseases are discovered at birth or during childhood, some are not diagnosed until adulthood and others may worsen with age. Some of the adult congenital heart diseases we treat include:
- Atrial and ventricular septal defects
- Anomalous pulmonary veins
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Congenital valve defects
- Ebstein anomaly
- Fallot’s tetralogy
- Marfan’s syndrome and other connective tissue disorders
- Managing pregnancy in adults with congenital heart disease
- Patent foramen ovale
- Patent ductus arteriosus
- Pulmonary artery stenosis
- Transposition of the great arteries