The Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Program at Nemours Children’s Cardiac Center in Delaware Valley offers compassionate care for adults up to age 40 with congenital heart disease.
The ACHD program emphasizes a comprehensive and coordinated approach to care including services for mental, dental, maternal and child health. The team includes dedicated specialists in cardiology, cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, heart surgery and more. Our ACHD Program is co-directed by world-renowned interventional cardiologist, Wolfgang Radtke, MD, whose cardiac catheterization outcomes are excellent, with low complication rates. When needed, more than 30 other specialties are available to help.
The transition from pediatric to adult congenital heart disease management is critical. We see patients from before they were born through age 40 to ensure care is coordinated and continuous throughout a lifetime. Since most kids with CHD enjoy fulfilling lives well into adulthood, Nemours is committed to programs like this where we can continue delivering the required expertise of a specialized team to our patients.
Education is a vital component of ACHD care. Patients and their families should learn everything they can about their health information and understand what it means for them.
The expert teams in our Nemours Cardiac Center locations offer a full range of heart care. Services vary by specialist and location, but may include:
Adults who have heart surgery as children may experience reproductive health challenges, dental problems and mental health issues. That’s why it’s important for those adults to receive comprehensive, uninterrupted care from a recognized and highly specialized adult congenital heart disease program.
“The doctors and nurses in the cardiac center have cared for me since birth and feel like family. I am forever grateful for all they have done and will continue to do for me.”
– Allison, patient and cardiac health care professional, age 24
“Dr. Chowdhury and Adam are always there for me if I need them. Adam will text me just to see how I’m doing.”
– Kevin, patient, age 19
For your convenience, patients can see a specialist with our easy-to-use telemedicine option. Whether it’s a follow-up visit or a discussion about heart-healthy diets, we can often save you travel time with our secure video connection.
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