If you are 18 years or older and living with congenital heart disease, we can help keep your heart healthy throughout adulthood. At the Center for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, we offer expert services to coordinate your care from pediatric to adult management.

Why Choose Us for Adult Congenital Heart Care?

The St. Louis Children’s and Washington University Heart Center has served the unique needs of infants, children and teenagers with congenital heart disease for decades. We partner with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University Heart and Vascular Center to offer seamless care for our patients as they become adults. We also accept new adult patients seeking top care for managing a congenital heart defect.

The Center for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease offers:

  • The region’s most experienced congenital heart disease surgeons, and the largest group of board-certified adult congenital heart disease cardiologists in the region
  • The full spectrum of heart disease diagnosis, treatment and monitoring services for adults
  • An expert team that cares for pediatric patients at St. Louis Children’s and adult patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital – offering the same, excellent care in both programs
  • Leading doctors from the Washington University Heart and Vascular Center
  • Personalized coordination between your pediatric and adult cardiologists
  • The largest regional advanced cardiac support program for adults who need heart transplants
  • Immediate access to care with weekly outpatient sessions that accommodate busy schedules

Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Heart Care

Kathryn Lindley, MD, Lacee, Pirooz Eghtesady, MDAs the top provider of young adult heart care in the region, we offer experienced surgical and cardiology services and world-renowned doctors. At our adult care center, pediatric specialists work hand-in-hand with adult specialists to provide:

  • Customized transition plans for pediatric patients ready to transfer to an adult care program
  • Consultations with patients in the early teen years about our seamless model of care
  • Advanced testing and imaging, for diagnosis by both pediatric and adult cardiac experts, to ensure that you receive the fullest assessment
  • Renowned expertise in heart transplants for adult patients with heart failure
  • Supportive nursing care by experienced, caring nurses
  • Internationally recognized leadership in cardiac catheterization procedures

Read about a patient's experience with the Center for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Learn more about out collaboration with Barnes-Jewish Hospital's Heart & Vascular Center

Meet the Experts

The Center for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease staff includes leading-edge expertise from:

  • Pediatric cardiologists
  • Adult cardiologists
  • Board-certified adult congenital heart disease cardiologists
  • Board-certified congenital heart disease surgeons
  • Adult cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Electrophysiologists
  • Cardiovascular anesthesiologists
  • Critical care specialists
  • Perfusionists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers

Why Choose Us?

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals. We follow one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care.

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