What adult congenital heart disease treatments are available at Children's Colorado?
Depending on the services needed, your care may take place at either Children's Colorado or University of Colorado Hospital. We also help young patients make the transition into adult care and we help women with congenital heart defects manage their pregnancies.
Our specially trained electrophysiologists work with heart rhythm issues (arrhythmia) that are particular to adults with congenital heart defects. Some congenital heart defects only require monitoring. Others may require a heart catheterization procedure and, in some cases, heart surgery.
There also may be special precautions you need to take as a patient with ACHD, such as activity restrictions or antibiotics before dental procedures. Every case is different, and your cardiologist will provide you with personalized treatment and lifestyle recommendations.
Why choose Children's Colorado for adult congenital heart disease treatment?
To provide the best possible treatment for our patients with adult congenital heart disease, we developed the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, an integrated program between the Heart Institute at Children's Colorado and the Cardiac and Vascular Center at University of Colorado Hospital.
We have both pediatric and adult cardiologists who are specifically trained to manage this population of patients. These doctors work side-by-side to get a full picture of what happened to the heart in development that led to a patient's heart defect, as well as how it was or should be treated. We are experts at monitoring our patients so that they can maintain healthy lifestyles for decades after their initial treatment.