Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Clinical Services: Cardiology
Upper East Side
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-2243

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Expertise at Weill Cornell Medicine

Congenital heart disease is the most common form of birth defect. Thanks to modern-day advances in medical and surgical care, most children born with serious congenital heart defects survive long into adulthood.

In the US, there are now more adults with congenital heart disease than children. This is evidence of phenomenal medical successes, but also means that many adults with congenital heart disease require lifelong care to live a long and healthy life.

Personalized Care for Life

The Weill Cornell Center for Adult Congenital Heart Disease provides individualized care for adult patients with congenital heart disease. Our specialized care maximizes the cardiac health and social well-being of our patients.

We offer patients:

        Consultative services, including outpatient and inpatient

        The most advanced imaging technology for diagnosis (3D-echocardiography, intracardiac echo, cardiac MRI, and cardiac CT)

        Cutting-edge minimally invasive surgical options

        Comprehensive cardiac and medical management

        Therapeutic interventional cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology therapeutics

        Partnership with surgical specialists with expertise in congenital heart disease and perioperative management

        High-risk obstetrics and gynecology consultative services

        Transition clinic for young adults with congenital heart disease (in partnership with Cornell Pediatrics Cardiology)

Conditions and Treatments

We treat all conditions and disease related to Adult Congenital Heart Disease, including:

        Anomalous pulmonary venous connections

        Anomalous coronary artery disease

        Aortic valve disease

        Atrial septal defect (ASD)

        Coarctation of the aorta

        Complex congenital heart disease

        Coronary anomalies


        Ebstein’s anomaly

        Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)

        Patent foramen ovale (PFO)

        Pulmonary hypertension associated with congenital heart disease (Eisenmenger syndrome)

        Pulmonary regurgitation

        Pulmonary stenosis

        Single ventricle

        Tetralogy of Fallot

        Transposition of the great arteries (TGA)

        Tricuspid atresia

        Truncus arteriosus

        Ventricular septal defect (VSD)

Treatments available at Weill Cornell Medicine

Our cardiac interventional team offers expertise in performing minimally invasive and hybrid interventions in congenital heart disease including:

Minimally invasive procedures: We offer percutaneous (a procedure performed with a needle, not “open” surgery requiring an incision) closure of:

        Atrial septal defects

        Patent ductus arteriosus

        Patent foramen ovale

        Vascular and coronary fistulas

        Ventricular septal defects

Valvular therapies: We offer balloon valvuloplasty and transcatheter valve replacement.

Angioplasty and stenting:

        Aortic coarctation

        Pulmonary arteries

        Pulmonary veins


Complex procedures: For more complex congenital heart disease, we offer baffle stenting and collateral closure. 

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