If you’ve lived with congenital heart disease since infancy, you may think you’re in the clear. But, even if you don’t have any symptoms such as shortness of breath or poor exercise tolerance, this condition continues into adulthood and requires ongoing attention.
The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic provides comprehensive care throughout your life. Highly specialized, multidisciplinary teams combine the clinical expertise and resources of Sutter’s heart and vascular services, pediatric services and, if you’re pregnant, high-risk obstetric services.
We act as a conduit for the care you need. We help manage not only your complex heart condition, but ensure the care you receive for your other medical needs take your congenital heart disease into account. Essentially, no matter what stage you are at in your life, we offer a helping hand to ensure you receive personalized treatment.
And since more and more children are living to adulthood with congenital heart disease, we also allow parents to bring their teens into the clinic. This is especially helpful as we can make sure there is no lapse in needed care from childhood to adulthood.
With our clinic, you can be sure you're receiving exceptional care. We are the only clinic in the Sutter Health network that is an accredited center for adult congenital heart disease. The clinic's co-director, Pei-Hsiu Huang, M.D., is the only doctor in the Sutter Health network to be board certified in adult congenital heart disease.
The care team at the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic is here to help you every step of the way and includes adult and pediatric cardiovascular surgeons, adult and pediatric cardiologists, adult and pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, obstetricians, physician assistants, nurses, registered dietitians, financial coordinators, pharmacists and genetic counselors.