Adult Congenital Heart Program
The Adult Congenital Heart Program serves adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease. Our team of experts, including two board-certified adult congenital cardiologists, is specially trained to provide innovative care in treating complex anatomy and heart function in adults with congenital heart disease.
As one of the 20 largest adult congenital heart clinics in the U.S., we have expertise in treating long-term survivors and newly diagnosed patients with congenital heart disease.
OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois is a
accredited as a comprehensive care center
by the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA). This makes OSF Children's Hospital one of only 29 organizations in the country with this designation and the only one in Illinois.
More than 90 percent of newborns with congenital heart disease live into adulthood. Although most patients undergo successful neonatal and childhood repairs, patients will need procedures and follow-up throughout their lives. There are currently more than two million adult congenital heart patients living in the U.S., and more adults with congenital heart disease than children.
The Adult Congenital Heart Program treats all congenital heart conditions in adults, including those complicated by heart rhythm problems, heart failure, pregnancy and pacemakers. We provide advanced imaging, cardiac MRI, cardiac surgery, catheter therapy, genetic assessment and second opinions. We can also provide services to meet specific needs of adult patients, such as genetic counseling, exercise recommendations, guidance on reproductive medicine, psychosocial health and employment or insurance issues.