Adults with congenital heart disease may face unique medical, psychological, and social challenges. Duke’s patient-care team helps these patients make the transition from pediatric to adult care.
At Duke, the cardiac needs of these patients are managed through the collaborative efforts of adult and pediatric cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, specialized nurse clinicians, and social workers.
An individualized cardiac health “passport” is given to patients to provide them with a detailed description of their cardiac issues.
Our comprehensive evaluation and care includes counseling in:
Diagnostic tests include:
Duke offers several cardiologists dedicated to imaging adults with complex congenital heart disease in all imaging modalities, including echocardiography, MRI, CT scans, and nuclear scans.
All of the current methods of treating adults with congenital heart disease are available, including the use of non-surgical occluder devices, stents, balloon valvuloplasty, pacemaker therapy, defibrillators, and arrhythmia ablation.
A dedicated adult congenital surgical team is also available when minimally invasive procedures are not effective or appropriate.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to schedule an appointment with a Duke heart specialist near you.
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