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Comprehensive Cardiac Care

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Program at Deborah is a specific cardiac sub-specialty. Deborah physiciansDoctor with Patient who are Board Certified in ACHD have taken extra years of specialty training, ensuring expertise in diagnosing and treating adult congenital heart problems. These subspecialists work closely with Deborah’s pediatric cardiologists for seamless transition of patients at each stage of life, and at each level of potential disease progression. Children who are diagnosed early with a congenital heart defect can access a wide range of available treatments, including surgical repair, and often are able to survive well into adulthood.

For children who have been diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, it is important after they transition out of adolescence, that they are followed for the rest of their lives by a skilled, experienced cardiologist, with expertise in adult congenital heart disease. Deborah’s ACHD Program makes this transition from pediatric to adult cardiac management seamless, with superb continuity of care. These patients remain in the specialized ACHD Program, since their needs are different from other adults who have developed acquired heart disease later in life.

The ACHD Program also provides a vital link for adult patients who had undiagnosed childhood congenital heart defects, and have health problems as they age.

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Multidisciplinary Approach

Patients in Deborah’s ACHD Program will benefit from an interdisciplinary team of specialists providing targeted care. Led by ACHD Board Certified physicians, the integrated team includes:

  • Interventional cardiologists
  • Electrophysiologists
  • Radiology/Imaging Experts
  • Heart Failure Specialists
  • Pediatric Cardiologists
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Professionals
  • Pulmonologists
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Additionally Deborah’s team works closely with local area OB/GYNs to evaluate and treat pregnant patients who are carrying babies with an identified congenital heart defect, or female patients who have a history of ACHD and wish to have a pregnancy.

Deborah’s close network of nephrologists, neurologists, gastroenterologists, and endocrinologists complement the full-range of clinical services as needed.

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In alliance with Cleveland Institute Clinic Heart, Vascular and Thoracic

Cleveland Clinic is ranked #1 in the nation for heart care since 1995 by U.S. News & World Report. As an alliance member, Deborah® elevates cardiovascular care for patients in the region – allowing for the sharing of best practices, new treatments and therapies. Patients benefit from:

  • Highest quality care
  • Sharing of best practices
  • Cutting-edge technologies
  • Advances in treatments

Terms & Conditions

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