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
●Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
●Patent foramen ovale (PFO)
●Pulmonary hypertension associated with congenital heart disease (Eisenmenger syndrome)
●Tetralogy of Fallot
●Transposition of the great arteries (TGA)
●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:
Complex procedures: For more complex congenital heart disease, we offer baffle stenting and collateral closure.