Congenital Heart Disease (adult)
Heart problems fall into two broad categories: those that are acquired from lifestyle, aging or disease and those problems one is born with, called congenital. Most congenital heart conditions are structural problems. These are often repaired in childhood.
Congenital heart abnormalities that weren’t diagnosed in childhood or did not require correction when the patient was young may cause concern in adulthood.
Cardiovascular patients at Abington Memorial Hospital benefit from advanced technology for diagnostics and treatment. For adult congenital heart disease, treatments include minimally invasive procedures and surgeries to achieve congenital structural heart repair.
For expertise on diagnosing and treating adult congenital heart disease, contact the specialists at Abington’s Pilla Heart Center and Porter Institute for Valvular Heart Disease.