As children transition into adolescence and adulthood, life brings new challenges for those with heart defects. These may include more physical activity, stress, and tough decision-making responsibilities.
Long-Term Heart Disease Care
People born with a congenital heart disease require lifelong care because their conditions can frequently have highly complex medical issues. Thanks to advancements in medicine, the disease is manageable with smart preparation, ongoing care and routine screenings. Patients are able to enjoy productive and fulfilling lives.
Receiving treatments for adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) requires the expertise of a specialized cardiologist who is board certified in ACHD care. This means our health care providers have received extensive training in the care of adult patients with congenital heart disease.
Our multispecialty care team is here to help you understand your unique needs, provide advice and offer solutions that fit your lifestyle.
To schedule an appointment with an ACHD expert, call 888-488-3627 (4UT-DOCS) or schedule a visit online.
Common Congenital Heart Disorders
The most common congenital heart disorders affecting adults are:
- Anomalous pulmonary veins
- Atrial and ventricular septal defects
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Congenital valve defects
- Ebstein anomaly
- Patent ductus arteriosus
- Patent foramen ovale
- Pulmonary artery stenosis
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Transposition of the great arteries
An Accredited Center For ACHD
Our accredited program is only one of three in the state of Texas recognized by the Adult Congenital Heart Association for comprehensive care. We collaborate with other specialists who have expertise in high-risk pregnancies, advanced heart failure, minimally invasive surgeries, and other heart-related subspecialties.