Adult Congenital Heart Program
If you’re an adult living with congenital heart disease, it’s important to seek lifelong care from a specialist with expertise in treating adults.
Our Adult Congenital Heart Program, part of the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, combines unparalleled expertise with state-of-the-art resources to deliver excellent care to adults with congenital heart disease.
Personalized Care for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
The goal of our program is to offer a variety of congenital heart disease treatment options that can improve your quality of life and help you continue doing what you love. Our adult congenital heart specialists are available for wellness assessments, preventive care and second opinions. And, with enhanced safety measures in place, you can rest assured your safety is our priority. Our doctors are available to see patients virtually or in person, as needed. Our multidisciplinary team of doctors includes specialized anesthesiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiac imaging specialists, electrophysiologists and cardiac surgeons. Together, we work to determine the best course of treatment for your specific condition and unique lifestyle needs— in an environment designed specifically for adults.
Our services include:
- Clinical surveillance
- Advanced multimodality imaging
- Transcathether evaluation and intervention
- Monitoring pregnancy in mothers with congenital heart disease
- Heart rhythm therapies
- Congenital heart surgery
- Heart and multi-organ transplantation
- Social support and counseling
Types of Congenital Heart Disease We Treat
Our doctors have extensive experience treating adults with congenital heart disease, including those with the following conditions:
- Atrial septal defect
- Ventricular septal defect
- Congenital aortic stenosis
- Tetralogy of fallot
- Transposition of the great arteries
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Single ventricle defects and other types of complex congenital heart disease
- Adults who have undergone Fontan, Ross or other cardiac surgeries
In addition to treating adult congenital heart disease, we understand that dealing with a chronic diagnosis can be challenging, and navigating the health care system can be overwhelming. Our dedicated social workers can help answer your questions, find specific resources and provide social support, counseling and referrals to other mental health providers in your community.
A New, Less Invasive Way to Replace Pulmonary Valves
Some of the most common congenital heart defects involve narrowed, leaking or missing pulmonary valves. Traditionally, placement of a new pulmonary valve required open-heart surgery, with many people needing several replacements throughout the course of their adult life.