The Duke adult congenital heart disease program was among the first to respond to the growing demand for treatment of adults born with congenital heart conditions. Today, we are one of the Southeast's top referral centers, providing care to adults at our heart clinics in Raleigh, Durham, Cary and throughout North Carolina. Specifically designed to tread ACHD for a person's entire life. For decades, we’ve helped children born with congenital heart disease (CHD) live longer, healthier lives by revolutionizing the way these conditions are diagnosed and treated. Today, there are more adults living with CHD than children and they all need the same level of specialized care that they received during childhood.
More Adults Living with Congenital Heart Disease Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect in the U.S., representing many complex heart defects and affecting nearly 1 percent of all babies born. Due to advancements in cardiology and cardiac therapies, we now estimate that more than 90 percent of these babies survive into adulthood. Aug 29, · Corresponding authors: Helmut Baumgartner, Department of Cardiology III: Adult Congenital and Valvular Heart Disease, University Hospital Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Campus 1, Building A1, D, Muenster, Germany. Tel: +49 83 , Fax: +49 83 , E-mail.
Cleveland Clinic's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, directed by Joanna Ghobrial, MD, MS and Gosta Pettersson, MD, PhD, uses a multidisciplinary team approach to deal with issues specific to adolescent and adult patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). The team includes surgeons and cardiologists who specialize in both pediatric and adult CHD, . Pediatric and Adult Congenital Interventional Cardiology Diagnostic and Minimally-Invasive Interventional Cardiac Catheterizations Closure of Septal Defects (ASDs, PDAs, PFOs and VSDs), opening Blocked Heart Valves (Valvuloplasty), Angioplasty Stent Placement in Obstructed Arteries and Veins (pulmonary arteries and veins, aortic coarctation, obstructed SVC/IVC) /5(36).