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Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic

A congenital heart disease is a problem, or defect, with the structure of the heart that is present at birth. The defects 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.


What treatments are available for Congenital Heart Disease?

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:

  • Catheter procedures
  • Heart transplants
  • Medicines
  • Surgery

Our Program

The team at Queen’s Heart Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic offers an integrated approach to these patients and works collaboratively with other local 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 in those who have had prior surgery or intervention.

Our program includes:

  • Expert consultation by a team of clinicians with advanced training in adult congenital heart disease
  • Patient and family education on how to care for a patient with congenital heart disease
  • Lifestyle and diet recommendations specific to a patient's individual condition
  • Prescription of medication to manage the heart, blood pressure and fluid build-up
  • Guidelines for symptom assessment
  • Easy access to our clinic and providers

To learn more about the Queen's Heart Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, or to schedule an appointment, call 808-691-8900.

 

Queen's Heart Physician Practice Physicians Office Building 3 (POB 3) Address: 550 South Beretania Street, Suite 601, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-691-8900 | Fax: 808-691-8919
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm