In 2016 UCLA was among the first to earn accreditation for congenital heart disease program.
The Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center is a national and international tertiary care resource that provides services to the growing number of patients with congenital heart disease who reach adulthood. Our faculty and staff are specially trained in adult congenital heart disease with a diversity of expertise in areas including echocardiography, interventional cardiac catheterization, interventional electrophysiology, and more.
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Illustrations by Jamil Aboulhosn, MD. Reproductions by permission only.
Dr. Aboulhosn is senior author on a landmark publication about COVID and the ACHD population. The recently published study is a collaboration between UCLA and Oregon Health Sciences, including 56 other institutions around the world, investigating the burden and risks of COVID in over 1044 patients with ACHD. COVID-19 in Adult Congenital Heart Disease in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology
ACHD Support Groups - As we adapt to the necessary changes made in the time of the Coronavirus, we want to provide support to our ACHD patients and their families and to connect patients with similiar experiences. This free virtual support group is open to all Adult Congenital Heart Disease patients and their family members. Our ACHD social worker, David Highfill is the group facilitator and is dedicated to providing a safe space for all to share. Our goal is to ensure that every patient gets the education and support they deserve. Below are the monthy upcoming support group meetings:
Our Adult Congenital Transplant Focused Connections Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 6:00PM. Please join us to share your concerns, frustrations, and solutions.
Our next Adult Congenital Patient and Family Connections Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 6:00PM.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all meetings are now conducted via ZOOM.
Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
100 Medical Plaza, Suite 630 East
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Gifts can be mailed to:
The UCLA Foundation
PO Box 7145
Pasadena, CA 91109-9903
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