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.
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.
specialized program specifically designed for adolescent and adult
patients with congenital heart disease.
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
Access to clinical trials and
the most advanced treatment options.
for patients with a single ventricle.
closure and pulmonary valve replacement.
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
Pre-pregnancy counseling and risk stratification;
contraception and genetic counseling.
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
Please bring the results of any requested
Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled
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