Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Robert J. Boston photograph Joseph Billadello MD cardiology

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, which was started in 1992, is one of the largest centers for adults with congenital heart defects in the United States, according to the listings of the International Society for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. The center provides care for approximately 2000 patients.

A full range of diagnostic capabilities is available, including:

  • Cardiac catheterization and angiography
  • Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography
  • Radiological services, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and functional imaging, CT scanning, and PET/CT scanning

Our team

Our expert team of physicians includes:

Clinical expertise

Physicians from the Center for Adult Congenital Heart Disease treat congenital cardiac conditions in patients who have been repaired as children or adolescents, patients with unrepaired defects and newly diagnosed or suspicion of defects that do not present themselves until adulthood. The center of excellence team has experience with all defects from the simplest to the most complex.

The center is completely equipped to provide the highest level of care to this unique population of patients. In addition to typical cardiology care, this includes:

  • Adult congenital cardiac catheterization and intervention
  • Adult congenital cardiac surgery
  • Adult congenital electrophysiology
  • Adult congenital cardiac transplantation
  • Pulmonary hypertension specialists
  • The standards of practice of the center involve a major commitment to excellent clinical care
  • Teaching (at all levels) and research

Clinical affiliations

The center is supported by an extensive network of collaborative services, including:

  • Cardiothoracic surgery programs in both adult and pediatric cardiac disease
  • Electrophysiology and arrhythmia diagnosis/management
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic radiology
  • High risk obstetrics/gynecology
  • Consultative services in Internal Medicine, Surgery and their subspecialties.

 

Patient information

Learn more about congenital heart disease at the Heart and Vascular Center »

Make an appointment

Referring Physicians: 314-362-1291
Patients: 314-362-1291 or 888-210-8375