Houston Methodist's Adult Congenital Heart Program is now reaccredited by the Adult Congenital Heart Association as an ACHA Comprehensive Care Center. This accomplishment reaffirms the program's unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional care to individuals with congenital heart disease (CHD).


In 2020, Houston Methodist joined an elite group of 52 adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) programs across 26 states to achieve ACHA accreditation. Notably, this milestone positioned Houston Methodist as the sole accredited ACHD program nationwide, operated exclusively by a standalone adult hospital. This distinction reflects the program's innovative approach to meeting the increasing demand for specialized care for high-complexity ACHD patients.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, congenital heart disease affects about 1 million children and 1.4 million adults in the U.S.


Established in 1998, the Adult Congenital Heart Association is dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by congenital heart disease and advancing the standard of care available to this community.


Situated within the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, the Adult Congenital Heart Program combines state-of-the-art resources with leading experts specializing in treating adults with congenital heart disease. From the program's inception, its mission has been to address the unique healthcare needs of these patients, monitor and treat long-term complications of congenital heart disease, integrate comprehensive care for acquired heart conditions that may manifest in adulthood, and offer advanced therapies such as heart and multiorgan transplantation.


The program's multidisciplinary team of physicians comprises board-certified invasive and non-invasive ACHD cardiologists, congenital and transplant surgeons, specialized cardiac anesthesiologists, electrophysiologists, heart failure and transplant cardiologists, sonographers, imaging technologists, obstetricians, and maternal-fetal medicine specialists.