Adult Congenital Heart Program

Adult Congenital Heart Center Featured in "The Wall Street Journal"

Aug 21, 2012


Wall Street Journal Video - Facing Lifesaving Heart Surgery, Twice

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What is Adult Congenital Heart Disease?

An adult who was born with cardiac problems suffers from adult congenital heart disease. Today, adults who were born with heart disorders are forming a rapidly growing population due to successful cardiac surgery in infants and children during the 1960s and 1970s. Some surviving adult patients have congenital cardiac problems that have been recently diagnosed; others have been treated for their heart condition since infancy or childhood. As a result of their anatomy and complications that might have resulted from their pediatric repairs, these patients form a unique and growing population who need treatment for a variety of conditions.

At The Joan And Michael Schneeweiss Center for Adult Congenital Heart Disease at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, and the Division of Cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, we offer multidisciplinary care to our adult congenital heart disease patients. Learn more

Congenital Heart Disease in Children

The Congenital Heart Center, a combined program of NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health, provides a fully integrated approach to the treatment of complex heart conditions in children of all ages. We have the lowest mortality rate in New York State for pediatric heart surgery, and one of the lowest nationwide – even though our surgeons routinely treat some of the most complex cases, many referred from other institutions.

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