Multidisciplinary Care of Adult Congenital Heart Disease
The Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford is a joint initiative amongst Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford University School of Medicine. At our multidisciplinary cardiovascular clinic, we specialize in adults who were born with congenital heart defects.
Adult Congenital Heart Program
900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
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900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Joseph C. Wu
Care and Treatment of Adult Congenital Heart Disease
We offer patients comprehensive diagnostics, lifestyle counseling, medical management, and interventional and surgical treatments for the full spectrum of conditions related to congenital heart disease. We work with our referring providers to ensure that their congenital heart patients are managed in a sub-specialized and collaborative environment that offers the best specialty treatment options available.
The Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford offers:
Leading cardiothoracic surgeons who are experts in repairing congenital heart lesions across all age groups.
A highly specialized program specifically designed for adolescent and adult patients with congenital heart disease.
Advanced treatment options for pulmonary valve repair in patients with tetralogy of Fallot, transcatheter ASD closure, and pulmonary valve replacement, as well as alternative therapies such as ventricular assist devices and heart/lung transplantation.
The Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford specializes in treating adults who were born with congenital heart defects. Although most patients will have undergone corrective surgery, some may not have been previously treated, or may have recently discovered complex residual conditions requiring therapy involving drugs, interventional procedures, or surgery.
Our specialty services
Seamless transition from pediatric to adult oriented care with a highly specialized program specifically designed for adolescent and adult patients.
Comprehensive, multidisciplinary care from leading experts in congenital heart disease and other cardiovascular specialties.
Access to clinical trials and the most advanced treatment options.
Specialized treatments for patients with a single ventricle.
Transcatheter ASD closure and pulmonary valve replacement.
Surgical pulmonary valve repair for patients with tetralogy of Fallot.
Innovative treatment options for Ebstein's anomaly.
Alternative therapies like ventricular assist devices for end stage heart failure.
Coordinated care with heart failure.
Pre-pregnancy counseling and risk stratification; contraception and genetic counseling.
High-risk pregnancy management with our maternal fetal medicine team.
Once thought to be "cured" with early intervention in childhood, doctors now know that adults with congenital heart disease need ongoing medical management.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
Before your visit, please mail or fax all records related to your congenital heart disease care. Include clinical notes, imaging reports and discs, surgical and catheterization reports, and hospital discharge summaries. Our team will review these records and order appropriate tests.
You will be emailed a patient questionnaire form; please fill this out and bring it to your appointment.
Please bring the results of any requested laboratory tests.
Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
Most appointments at clinic have tests scheduled prior to your medical appointment; make sure you know what time your tests are scheduled.
Plan to be at the clinic for approximately two hours.
Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
Patients benefit from receiving quality coordinated care offered by our multidisciplinary team. Through evidence-based practice and research, our team works together to promote the best healing environment at Stanford Health Care.
HOW TO REFER
To refer a patient, call us at 650-724-9220. Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers securely online.