At the University of Chicago Medicine, we understand that adults with congenital heart disease require care that cannot be delivered by adult or pediatric cardiologists alone. In response to this need, we created the UChicago Medicine Center for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease.
The center's multidisciplinary staff of adult and pediatric cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, electrophysiologists and other specialists provide personalized care for adults 18 years and older with any type of congenital heart problem. This multidisciplinary approach affords us the ability to treat patients with repaired or unrepaired defects who also may have co-existing heart and medical diseases.
Our heart specialists are internationally recognized for their expertise in treating congenital heart disease. In fact, patients of all ages from around the world travel to the University of Chicago to receive care for congenital heart problems.
Innovation & Research
UChicago Medicine heart specialists are researching new and better methods to evaluate and treat congenital heart disease. Our pediatric cardiologists are studying experimental devices to close holes in the heart caused by some common forms of congenital heart disease. Our pediatric cardiologists spearheaded a study of the Amplatzer Septal Occluder, an innovative device that was approved by the FDA for use to close atrial septal defects.
Our scientists are also actively researching the basic science of cardiovascular disease, including the genetics of heart disease and gene therapy methods.