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
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900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-724-9220 Getting Here
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Care and Treatment of Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Conditions Treated  

The Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford treats the full spectrum of pediatric and adult congenital heart diseases. To learn more about pediatric congenital heart diseases, visit Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Anomalous coronary artery (ACA)

Present at birth, a coronary artery that has an abnormality or malformation, most often related to the origin or location of the coronary artery. 

Aortic stenosis

The narrowing of the aortic valve in the heart which restricts blood flow through the valve and forces the heart to contract harder to pump blood into the aorta. 

Arrhythmias in congenital heart disease

Arrhythmias can pose serious threats to people with congenital heart disease. Supraventricular arrhythmia is the most frequent problem, with a lower incidence of ventricular arrhythmia. 

Coarctation of the aorta

A congenital heart defect involving a narrowing of the aorta.

Congenital heart disease

A defect in the structure of the heart and associated vessels, present at birth.

Ebstein's anomaly

A malformation of the tricuspid valve (located between the upper and lower chambers on the right side of the heart) into the right bottom chamber of the heart (or right ventricle).

Eisenmenger syndrome

A congenital heart defect condition which causes blood flow from the left side of the heart to the right side of the heart and progresses over time as a result of the effects of high blood pressure in the lungs.

Single ventricle

A congenital heart defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the fetal heart during the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. Because of the improper development of the fetal heart, the left or right ventricle may be underdeveloped.

For Patients

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.

FORMS

  • Patient questionnaire (will be emailed to you)

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

Call us to make an appointment

650-724-9220

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For Health Care Professionals

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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.

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