The success of cardiac surgery in childhood has produced a large population of adults with congenital heart disease. These adults present a unique challenge for the cardiology community. With more than 30 different forms of congenital heart disease, it can be difficult for adult patients to find cardiologists familiar with their particular anatomy and problems.
Advances in treatments — both surgery and medication — mean that more and more children born with heart defects are surviving to adulthood. In addition, minor congenital heart defects that don't cause symptoms as a child may be diagnosed when you're an adult. An estimated 20,000 people with congenital heart disease reach adulthood every year in the United States.
While most adults with congenital heart disease lead full and active lives, you may experience some life-long problems related to your heart defect, including abnormal heart rhythms, heart failure or deterioration of the heart repair performed when a child.
Koç Healthcare Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center offers comprehensive care, early detection of problems, treatment to prevent complications of congenital heart conditions and repair of heart defects to allow you to live as actively as possible.
Our team of pediatric and adult cardiologists, electro-physiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and intensive-care experts specialize in:
At Koç Healthcare Adult Congenital Heart Center, multidisciplinary care is provided that addresses all of the needs of our adult congenital heart disease patients.
Our cardiac program includes physicians specifically trained in adult congenital heart disease with expertise in;