Congenital heart disease is survivable, manageable, yet in the routine years between infancy and adulthood, sometimes forgettable. The Adult Congenital Heart Association is a resource, advocate and knowledge base for everyone affected.
If you were told you had a congenital heart defect as a child, you should have your heart checked at least once at a specialized adult congenital heart disease center. If you were born with a more complex CHD, you should visit an ACHD center at least every two years for evaluation and follow up—even if you had surgery on your heart.
If you have been told you had a congenital heart defect as a child, you should have your heart checked by a specialist in adult congenital heart disease, even if you are not currently experiencing any problems. Congenital heart disease is very different than other adult heart disease.
The team at the Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center has the experience and expertise you need, right here in the Atlanta area. EACH specializes in the lifelong care and monitoring of adults with congenital heart disease. We offer the only adult congenital heart program in Georgia and one of the largest programs in the country.