Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Dedicated to providing comprehensive care for adults with congenital heart diseases When a person has had a heart problem since birth, they need special, appropriate care. Our adult congenital heart disease specialists have the in-depth understanding and expertise required to provide the right care. In , the Yale Adult Congenital Heart Program was initiated as the first integrated program in the State of Connecticut dedicated to the care of adult patients with congenital heart disease.
Wide-ranging expertise: Our four board-certified cardiologists are trained in both pediatric and adult congenital heart disease. They work with heart surgeons experienced in both pediatric and adult care. We’re here to help you manage the issues and life choices that change as you do, such as planning for a family. Congenital heart disease is survivable, manageable, yet in the routine years between infancy and adulthood, sometimes forgettable. The Adult Congenital Heart Association is a resource, advocate and knowledge base for everyone affected.
Learn More Overview of Adult Congenital Heart Disease Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect in the United States. Patients diagnosed with congenital heart diseases may transition into adulthood with unique complications that require monitoring and treatment. Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect in the United States, occurring in one of every births. Due to medical breakthroughs and progress in treatment, patients with CHD are reaching adulthood and living longer.