Adult Congenital Heart Program
In 2004, the Yale-New Haven Adult Congenital Heart Program was initiated. This truly multidisciplinary, weekly clinic is dedicated to the care of adults with complex congenital heart disease. The clinic is staffed by Dr. John Fahey from Pediatric Cardiology and Dr. Daniel Jacoby from Adult Cardiology, who together provide comprehensive care to the adolescent and adult patient with congenital heart disease. This is first integrated program in the state of Connecticut dedicated to the care of adult patients with complex congenital heart disease.
As participants in the Adult Congenital Heart Program, adolescents and adults can expect to have detailed education about their underlying congenital heart defect, its management, and the implications on future functioning. Participation in this program ensures that their pediatric congenital heart disease will be managed in the context of adult medicine with a multidisciplinary team that includes pediatric and adult cardiologists, adult pulmonologists, high-risk obstetrics and perinatology, genetic counselors, and social work. This center will have state of the art diagnostic imaging, to include echocardiography and MRI.
The multidisciplinary team includes interventional experts in congenital cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology who have a combined experience of over forty years in the field. Our cardiothoracic surgical team has extensive expertise in congenital heart disease and adult cardiac surgery with an experience that spans three decades. Other members of the team include experts from the Yale Congestive Heart Failure and Transplant programs in addition to the Yale High Risk Obstetric and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Programs.