Adult Congenital Heart Disease
The Baystate Adult Congenital Heart Program offers adults with congenital heart disease specialized care. Since our program began in 2014 – one of only a handful in the nation – we have seen more than 70 patients in our Springfield, Massachusetts location.
In the 1960s, only 15 percent of children born with congenital heart disease survived through puberty. Today, the expectation is that 90 percent will survive to that age, thanks to research and medical advancements. In fact, children with congenital heart disease are living well into their 50s and beyond. However, as they age, their conditions can be further complicated by other adult conditions and diseases.
Our program transitions children with congenital heart disease to adult care between the ages of 18 and 21, depending on when the patient is ready. Our team includes both pediatric cardiologists and adult cardiologists with expertise in congenital heart disease. This allows you to receive the appropriate level of care for your condition, helping you to avoid long-term complications that can be preventable.
We see children with congenital heart disease at Baystate Pediatric Cardiology, located in the Baystate Children’s Specialty Center. We see adult patients at Baystate Cardiology in the Tolosky Center.
Contact Baystate Cardiology
Baystate Pediatric Cardiology: 413-794-KIDS(5437)