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More than half a million adults in America have grown into adulthood with heart disease they have had since birth. Many of these patients have had one or more surgeries during childhood and may be faced with additional surgeries or treatments moving forward. Adults with congenital heart disease require specialized attention and therapies found only in unique medical centers around the country. The doctors and hospital chosen to treat complex congenital heart disease have a direct impact on the results.
The Congenital Heart Center, at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC, has all the medical and surgical resources required for adults to manage their congenital heart disease.
Types of adult congenital heart disease commonly treated at the Congenital Heart Center include:
Our multidisciplinary group of specialists consists of cardiologists, heart surgeons, pulmonary hypertension specialists, transplant specialists and nurses specializing in cardiovascular medicine. This unique team will formulate a treatment plan based on the severity of your heart disease. Whether that therapy simply involves regular checkups, medical or surgical intervention, the Congenital Heart Center will continue to work with you throughout your life.
Although excellent survival rates have been achieved with improvements in largely pediatric subspecialties, taking care of adults with congenital heart disease is best done in centers where both adult and pediatric subspecialist care is readily available. The direct proximity of Levine Children's Hospital to Carolinas Medical Center means both adult and pediatric subspecialists easily move between the adult and children's hospitals and are available to our patients at all times. We firmly believe that having ready access to all adult and all pediatric subspecialists is the best model of care for patients with adult congenital heart disease.