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The Best in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Care from Penn Medicine and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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The Best in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Care from Penn Medicine and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Most adults with congenital heart disease are not getting the care they need. If you had a congenital heart defect diagnosed and repaired in childhood, it’s important to know your options when it comes to keeping your heart healthy throughout your life.

It’s recommended that anyone with a congenital heart condition be seen at least once as an adult, though complex conditions may require more frequent follow-up. If you’ve had a congenital defect repaired, including ventricular septal defects (VSD), atrial septal defects or tetralogy of Fallot, find a specialist that is right for you.

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease Treatment



The Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center is a collaboration with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and one of less than 100 such programs in the United States. Our cardiologists and cardiac surgeons are dedicated to treating adult congenital heart disease, and are equipped to manage conditions unique to those with congenital defects, as well as age-related heart disease.

Collaborative Care

Our team works cooperatively across the health system, and has access to adult cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists and other subspecialties to address your unique condition and needs. We pair with obstetrics to ensure women with congenital heart conditions can safely grow their families.

Transition from Pediatric Care

Working with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we are able to seamlessly transition care from a pediatric to adult congenital cardiology program. Our team is specifically trained in adult congenital heart disease and can help you or your child navigate their changing medical needs.

Information and Access

24/7 patient portal provides secure online access to most of your lab results, medications and health summaries. Communicate with your Penn physicians, request prescription renewals, and request physician referrals and pre-certifications.

Meet Our Team

Our collaborative program brings together experts from Penn Medicine and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to provide the highest level of care. We develop tailored care plans to meet each patient's individual needs, whether it is transitioning from pediatric to adult care or starting a family while managing a heart defect. Adult congenital heart specialists include:



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Get the specialized care you need. Simply fill out the form to learn more about our adult congenital heart disease program or to request an appointment with a specialist. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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