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:

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Common conditions we treat

There are many types of congenital heart disease. The right treatment for you depends on these factors. We treat over forty types of heart defects, from mild to severe, including:

  • Aorta and blood vessel conditions (such as coarctation of the aorta and patent ductus arteriosis)
  • Genetic conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels (such as Marfan syndrome and Turner syndrome)
  • Heart valve conditions(such as aortic stenosis and regurgitation and Ebstein’s Anomaly)
  • Other structural heart conditions (such as tetralogy of fallot and ventricular septal defect)
  • Surgical follow-up care (such as the Rastelli procedure)

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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

Patient story: Jessica

Jessica

I was born with pulmonary stenosis. Later I was diagnosed with tachycardia and had an ablation to fix my heart’s rhythm. I was fine for about two decades until a couple years ago, when I suffered a grand mal seizure and was rushed to OHSU for open heart surgery. 

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OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute partners with providers around the region to care for patients with heart and vascular conditions. We provide continuing education, clinical trials, and resources for the practitioners we work with.

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