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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900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-724-9220 Getting Here
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Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Treatments

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.

Aortic homograft

A procedure in which a damaged aortic valve is replaced with a donor valve.

Aortic valve replacement

A procedure in which a damaged aortic valve is replaced with a valve from a human or animal, or a mechanical valve.

Balloon dilation

A cardiac catheterization procedure in which a small is inserted into a blood vessel in the groin and guided to the inside of the heart where the balloon is inflated to stretch an obstructed artery open.

Phlebotomy

A procedure that removes blood from the body.

Pulmonary autograft (Ross procedure)

A section of the patient's own pulmonary artery with the pulmonary valve intact is used to replace the aortic valve and a section of the ascending aorta.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

A less invasive procedure for patients with severe aortic stenosis, using an artificial aortic valve.

Tricuspid valve surgery

Surgical treatment to repair or replace the tricuspid valve.

Valvotomy

A surgical release of scar tissue within the aortic valve that is preventing the valve from opening properly.

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

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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