How We Care for Adults With Congenital Heart Disease
For adults who are new to Lurie Children’s, we’ll do the legwork of getting your pediatric records. Our team are experts in this task. To start the process, fill out and sign this release form and email it to ACHD@luriechildrens.org.
If you’re an adult with congenital heart disease and you’re contemplating pregnancy, we’ll help you understand any risks. We can work with your OB/GYN to monitor you before, during and after pregnancy.
We also perform revision and valve replacement surgeries. Pulmonary valve replacement is the most common ACHD surgery — especially for adults who had tetralogy of Fallot as babies.
We’re one of a handful of hospitals to offer transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement. If you had a pulmonary valve operation as a child and it needs to be replaced, this procedure offers a less invasive option than surgery.