Congenital heart disease describes a condition involving the structure of the heart that is present at birth. This can involve the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart, and the arteries and veins near the heart, and can disrupt the normal flow of blood through the heart.
People born with congenital heart disease need lifelong care from diagnosis through adulthood. The diagnosis and management of patients with congenital heart disease require the collaborative efforts of specialists in different aspects of cardiology and related medical fields.
Doctors use a physical exam and special heart tests to diagnose congenital heart disease.
Each patient’s condition is unique and requires a reliable team that can tailor a personalized plan of care to match each individual patient’s specific needs. The treatment depends on the type of defect, how severe it is, and general health.
Treatment can include:
The team at Queen’s Heart Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic offers an integrated approach to these patients and works collaboratively with other local and mainland health care facilities and experts.
Our goal is to ensure that people born with congenital heart disease will live long, healthy lives. This is accomplished through optimal care provided by medically trained professionals with special expertise in both simple and complex congenital heart diseases, and in follow-up care for those who have had prior surgery or interventions.
Our program includes:
To learn more about the Queen’s Heart Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, or to schedule an appointment, call 808-691-8900.