Congenital Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Genetics (Adult)
People with congenital heart disease need ongoing care, including regular check-ups, and sometimes medications, surgery or even, in some serious conditions, a heart transplant. Some common forms of congenital heart disease include bicuspid aortic valves, holes in the heart, valve irregularities and septal defects.
Congenital heart disease also can affect other parts of your body, including your lungs, your kidneys and your reproductive organs. Congenital heart disease can be inherited, occur with genetic conditions, or happen randomly.
Adult Congenital and Cardiovascular Genetics Center
M Health Fairview Heart Care cardiologists are uniquely qualified to treat your congenital heart disease. Four of our cardiologists are board-certified in adult congenital heart disease, a field that was recognized as a cardiology subspecialty by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2015.
Our vast experience, coupled with our many teams of cardiac specialists, provides a breadth and depth to our diagnoses and treatments at M Health Fairview. For example, M Health was the first to use a heart-lung machine, the first to perform a successful ventricular septal defect repair, the first to perform an atrioventricular canal repair, the first to perform a tetralogy of Fallot repair and the first to provide a wearable, transistorized pacemaker.
Patients with congenital heart disease need to be monitored throughout their lifetimes. Specialists at our Adult Congenital and Cardiovascular Genetics Center are experienced in genetic conditions and can use your family medical history or help obtain cardiovascular genetic testing to uncover any medical issues that might affect your future health.
Congenital heart disease conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:
- Atrial septal defect
- Atrioventricular canal
- Bicuspid aortic valve
- Coarcation of the aorta
- Congenital aortic stenosis
- Double outlet right ventricle
- Ebstein's anomaly
- Eisenmenger's syndrome
- Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
- Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return
- Patent ductus arteriosus
- Pulmonary atresia
- Pulmonary stenosis
- Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Transposition of the great arteries
- Tricuspid atresia
- Ventricular septal defect
Congenital genetic conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:
- Aortopathy (Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, vascular Ehler-Danlos syndrome, familial thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections)
- Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy
- Cardiovascular conditions associated with chromosomal abnormalities (Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, Turner syndrome, Noonan syndrome)
- Cardiovascular conditions associated with metabolic disease (Fabry disease, Pompe disease, carnitine deficiency, MPS)
- Dilated cardiomyopathy
- Genetic arrhythmia conditions (Long QT syndrome and Brugada syndrome)
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Treatments, Tests, and Procedures
Heart Valve Replacement and Repair
There may be other treatments, tests, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:
- Congenital Heart Disease Screening