Congenital heart disease is survivable, manageable, yet in the routine years between infancy and adulthood, sometimes forgettable. The Adult Congenital Heart Association is a resource, advocate and knowledge base for everyone affected. Congenital heart conditions are different for adults than in children. That is why Penn Medicine joined forces with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to create the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center, specializing in patients with cardiac problems and acquired heart disease.
In 2004, the Yale Adult Congenital Heart Program was initiated as the first integrated program in the State of Connecticut dedicated to the care of adult patients with congenital heart disease. This multidisciplinary program encompasses the full spectrum of care and provides inpatient and outpatient services to adults. MedStar Health, Adult Congenital Heart Disease 2019 (ACHD), 10/4/2019 12:00:00 AM - 10/5/2019 5:00:00 PM, Due to advances in medical and surgical therapies for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD), children and adolescents with CHD have over a 90% survival rate. As a result, the number of adults with CHD in the United States has now surpassed the number of children with these .
There are over 1 million adults in the U.S. with congenital heart disease, but many are not keeping up with routine, follow-up care. OHSU's Adult Congenital Heart Disease program offers many specialty services, including.