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Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Living with congenital heart disease means you often face unique health challenges. The Adult Congenital Heart Disease program offers comprehensive care to enhance your quality of life. For appointments, call 503 494-1775.

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Specialized heart care

Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect in the U.S., but due to major advances in medical and surgical care, more than 90% of these patients are surviving into adulthood. There are over 1 million adults in the U.S. with congenital heart disease, but many are not keeping up with routine, follow-up care. OHSU's Adult Congenital Heart Disease program offers many specialty services, including:

  • Adolescent and adult transition program
  • High risk pregnancy and heart disease care
  • Comprehensive cardiology clinic
  • Heart failure treatment
  • Heart rhythm procedures such as electrophysiology, pacemaker and ablation for complete arrhythmias
  • Noninvasive imaging, including MRI and CT scans
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Cardiac transplant evaluations
  • Cardiac catheterization and interventional procedures
  • Comprehensive surgical repair

Meet our adult congenital heart disease team

It's important to regularly meet with a cardiologist who understands congenital heart defects to help you deal with any health issues as soon as they arise. Our experts will work with you to help you manage the health risks associated with congenital heart disease.

Meet our adult congenital heart disease care team

Location

Center for Health & Healing
3303 S.W. Bond Ave., 9th floor
Portland, OR 97239
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I was born with an abnormal heart. Are there things I need to be worried about now?

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Patient story - Susan

Susan's StoryWhen I was born, I had Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart condition. I had two heart surgeries, one when I was two months old and then open heart surgery when I was 14. When I moved from Alaska to Oregon, I needed to find a cardiologist. My doctor in Alaska was trained at OHSU, and so I knew it was a good place to go.

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