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Our specialists provide a wide range of treatments, including clinical trial therapies. Call 310-825-9011 to learn more about adult congenital heart disease treatment.

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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.