Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Treatments

We offer a full range of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) treatments and services, including diagnostic and genetic testing

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If you have adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), it’s important to get care from a team that specializes in ACHD treatments and services. The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute is the only ACHD program in South Florida accredited by the Adult Congenital Heart Association. Our specialists are skilled and experienced in the most complex adult congenital heart disease treatments.

Treatments and Services at our ACHD Program Include:

Diagnostic Testing for ACHD

While many people are diagnosed with a congenital heart condition as a baby, some do not realize they have a condition until adulthood. People diagnosed with CHD as children may develop new heart conditions as they age. In both situations, getting a prompt and accurate diagnosis is essential.

At Memorial, our advanced imaging specialists are specially trained to read and interpret:

We also offer diagnostic cardiac catheterizationgenetic testing for heart disease, and cardiopulmonary exercise stress testing.

Pregnancy and ACHD

Many women with ACHD can have successful pregnancies, but it’s important to get specialized care. Memorial is a regional center for cardiac-related high-risk pregnancies. Our multispecialty team works together to create a customized care plan for your pregnancy. The team includes:

Nonsurgical and Minimally Invasive Treatments for ACHD

Some ACHD conditions can be managed through minimally invasive or nonsurgical treatments. Minimally invasive treatments for ACHD can result in less pain, a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery. Treatments include:

Surgery for ACHD

Our congenital heart surgeons are leaders in their field with decades of experience in:

Support for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Heart defects impact more than the body. Patients with ACHD and their families often need support for everyday life. Our caring team assists you with:

  • ACHD support group: Our support group enables you to connect with other ACHD patients and their families who understand your journey.
  • Services for international patients: Memorial Global Health coordinates specialized and emergency medical services for international patients.
  • Social work services: We have a licensed social worker dedicated to supporting ACHD patients and families. Services include:
    • Assisting with medication management
    • Connecting you to home care services
    • Navigating health insurance and disability services
    • Providing referrals to mental health services
    • Securing medical equipment
Online Resources We Recommend

Some websites we recommend for adult CHD information and support include:

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Treatments: Why Choose Memorial Healthcare System?

You can trust the ACHD Program at Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute for:

  • Advanced treatments for all congenital heart conditions: We are experts in the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical treatments for ACHD. With our skills, experience and state-of-the-art technology, we help our patients lead healthy, fulfilling lives.
  • Convenience: At our Total Heart Center, you can receive testing and treatment for many conditions under one roof. We can often coordinate testing and doctor visits in the same day.
  • Expert testing for ACHD: Our team includes heart imaging specialists who are trained to read and interpret cardiac MRIs, CT scans and echocardiograms. You’ll receive accurate results quickly.
  • Heart transplant expertise: Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute provides heart transplant surgery with exceptionally successful outcomes.
  • Research and clinical trials: As a leading ACHD center, we offer emerging treatments through clinical trials before they are widely available to the public.
  • Support: Our ACHD support group and licensed social worker can connect you with helpful community services and online resources.
  • Transition to ACHD care: We guide teens and their families through the process of transitioning from pediatric to ACHD care.

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ACHD Program at Memorial

ACHD Program at Memorial

Physicians with Memorial’s Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program describe the multidisciplinary and comprehensive care they provide. The first program in Florida accredited by the Adult Congenital Heart Association, it is one of the few programs in the country where a pediatric hospital and an adult hospital are physically conjoined to provide care and expertise to meet the complex needs of congenital patients regardless of their age.

Elinor, who has adult congenital heart disease, also shares the advantages and benefits she found in the program.

Marc’s Harmony™ Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) Replacement Story

Marc’s Harmony™ Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) Replacement Story

When Marc, who has adult congenital heart disease, needed a new heart valve the leaders of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital collaborated to perform the first HarmonyTM valve replacement in South Florida.

Watch to learn about the procedure and how it helped Marc avoid open-heart surgery.
Heather’s Adult congenital Heart  Disease, High-Risk Pregnancy Story

Heather’s Adult congenital Heart Disease, High-Risk Pregnancy Story

See how we helped Heather, who has an adult congenital heart defect, through both of her high-risk pregnancies.
Daughter learning how to assist her mother during a Family In Training (FIT) Program session at Memorial Regional South.

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