Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program


There are now more adults living with congenital heart disease than children born with congenital heart disease. Many of these adults require life-long surgical follow-up and may require surgery to improve quality of life and survival. Surgical treatment for these individuals requires a comprehensive team that is experienced in both pediatric and adult care. 

In collaboration with St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Scott and Laura Eller Congenital Heart Center at St. Joseph's is one of the few centers in North America to provide comprehensive care for adults living with congenital heart disease. All therapies are available within the context of a medical center that provides comprehensive pediatric and adult care for patients 15 and older. Transition of care occurs in a seamless and coordinated manner in this setting.

Our surgeons use the latest technologies and therapies available. Surgical procedures include:

  • Aortic arch reconstruction 
  • Complex valve repair
  • Double switch procedure
  • Ebstein’s anomaly repair
  • Fontan revision with MAZE procedure
  • Mustard and Senning revisions
  • Pulmonary valve replacement
  • Tricuspid valve repair and replacement 

Evaluation and treatment are available for a full range of repaired and un-repaired congenital defects, including:

Philosophy of Care

We consider our patients and their referring physicians a part of the health care team, and we strive to maintain open communication throughout the continuum of care. We offer consultation, ongoing collaborative care with our patients’ primary cardiology team, or assume the primary cardiovascular care role—according to the wishes of patients or their providers. We are happy to see patients by self-referral or by referral from a physician or other healthcare provider.

Congenital Heart Center Services

  • Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs
  • Complex surgical correction and repair
  • Comprehensive electrophysiology services, including catheter ablation, device implantation, and medical arrhythmia management
  • Diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization Education and support groups
  • In-house critical care physicians 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Reproductive and genetic counseling
  • Single-site and multi-center clinical research trials
  • Specialized outpatient evaluation for adults with repaired and un-repaired congenital defects
  • State-of-the-art cardiac imaging, including echocardiography, tissue Doppler imaging, nuclear imaging, MRI, and CT scanning

Contact us

Phone: (602) 888-0788

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