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The Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center manages the following conditions:
- All forms of congenital heart disease
- Co-Existing Acquired heart disease
- Co-Existing Heart Rhythm Disorders
- Pregnancy and Heart Disease
- Marfan Syndrome and other connective tissue disorders impacting the aorta
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Pulmonary Hypertension associated with congenital heart disease
Learn more about the following surgical procedures, operations, and rare congenital heart defects such as:
- Atrial Septal Defect
An atrial septal defect (ASD) is an opening in the wall between the two top chambers of the heart: the right atrium and the left atrium. It is one of the most common types of congenital heart defects, comprising approximately 10%, and is more common in females than males.
- Eisenmenger Syndrome
For children born with congenital heart defects, such as large holes or large connections between the great arteries, they are at risk for developing a progressive blood vessel disease in their lungs if their heart defects are not repaired early in life.
- Fontan Operation
First performed in 1971 by Frances Fontan and Eugene Baudet, the Fontan procedure is a surgical procedure performed for single ventricle physiology.
- Marfan Syndrome
Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body's connective tissue. Connective tissue holds the body's cells, organs, and other tissue together. Connective tissue is also important in growth and development.
- Tricuspid Atresia
Tricuspid atresia is a rare congenital heart defect in which the tricuspid valve, the valve between the right atrium (upper chamber) and the right ventricle (lower chamber), does not develop.