Our Pediatric & Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery Program can treat adults, at any age, who have discovered later in life that they have a congenital heart defect or have complications from previous treatment.
There are more than 750,000 adults living with a congenital heart defect in the United States. This could be because many adults with congenital heart disease may not be getting proper follow-up care after correctional surgery they had when they were a child, or they were misdiagnosed when they were younger because they never showed any symptoms.
There are several reasons as to why congenital heart defects come back into the lives of some adults. In some cases, treatment received in childhood may have been successful, but as the heart grows and develops the structures may change causing the original defect to resurface. With the complexity of the repairs performed today in infants, lifelong surveillance is needed in these patients. It's also possible that heart problems weren't caught or serious enough to repair during childhood, but have now worsened and require treatment.
We partner with the renowned MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Medical Center to offer the latest in congenital cardiac surgical techniques.
Cardiac Conditions We Treat
- Coarctation of Aorta
- Epicardial Pacemaker Placement
- Interrupted Aortic Arch
- Intra/Extra Cardiac Tumor Resections
- Adult Congenital Surgery (Pulmonary Valve Replacements, Sinus Venosus ASD, ASD, VSD, etc.)
- Anomalous Coronary Arteries
- Aortopulmonary Window Surgery
- Arterial Anomalies
- Atrioventricular Septal Defects
- Complex Single Ventricular Anomalies (Tricuspid Atresia, Mitral Atresia, etc.)
- Diaphragm Plications
- Double Outlet Right Ventricle
- Extracorporeal Membranous Oxygenation (ECMO for Cardiac Collapse)
- Left/Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Mediastinal Surgery (Thymus, Tumor Resection)
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus
- Pericardial Surgery (Effusion Drainage, Biopsy)
- Pulmonary Atresia
- Transposition of Great Arteries
- Truncus Arteriosus
- Valvular Surgery
- Vascular Rings
- VATS Pulmonary Biopsies/Pleurodesis/etc.
- Venous Anomalies
- Cor Triatratum
Learn more about pediatric and adult congenital heart diseases.