Some congenital conditions we are born with can affect the heart and require treatment, either when we are young or later as adults. Often these are structural problems that affect the heart valves, the blood vessels and the musculature of the heart. Other problems may be made worse by conditions like diabetes, or acquired conditions such as bacteria or viruses that inflame the heart muscle.
Why Choose UHealth?
Expert Care for Congenital Heart Problems. UHealth is home to the Center for Congenital Heart Disease in Children and Adults, which diagnoses, treats and follows patients with these conditions.
Advanced heart failure therapies. Leading-edge treatments include ventricular assist devices and heart transplant. For advanced heart disease, options for treatment go beyond what is available in the community to prolong life and give you or your loved one a second chance.
Multidisciplinary care by recognized specialists in their field. In complex cases, heart disease care may require the services of a cardiothoracic surgeon, an interventional cardiologist, a lung specialist, a diabetes specialist and a geneticist. Your doctors talk to each other and make sure all specialties involved in your care are on board with a unified treatment plan.
Personalized recommendations. Whether you have a familial predisposition to high cholesterol or other forms of heart disease, or just want to stay healthy long-term, we keep your goals in mind when developing your screening and treatment schedules.