While most adults who were born with congenital heart disease lead active lives, some may experience lifelong challenges. Complications related to congenital heart defects, abnormal heart rhythms, heart failure or deterioration of previous heart repairs require specialized care. The MaineHealth Adult Congenital Heart Disease program offers personalized, lifelong care for adult patients with congenital heart disease. Our expanded adult program offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient clinical services—from diagnosis to surgical repair.
There have been many breakthroughs in surgical treatment as well as non-surgical approaches to treating problems faced by adults with congenital heart disease. Our board-certified specialists can help congenital heart patients transition from pediatric to adult care. Our comprehensive program integrates pediatric and adult cardiologists all within the same hospital.
Newly-diagnosed congenital heart defects such as atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects and patent foramen ovale
Complex congenital heart disease requiring care since childhood and now requiring transition to adult medical services
Aortic diseases due to connective tissue disorders such as Marfans syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos, Loeys-Dietz syndrome