Congenital heart disease is survivable, manageable, yet in the routine years between infancy and adulthood, sometimes forgettable. The Adult Congenital Heart Association is a resource, advocate and knowledge base for everyone affected. Congenital heart disease happens when someone is born with defects in parts of their heart or in the blood vessels around their heart. Even though a baby is born with congenital heart disease, this disease may not be diagnosed until later in life. Adult congenital heart disease is common. About one in every adults has congenital heart disease.
Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Center Adolescents, young adults, and maternal patients with congenital heart disease can find long-term care at the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Center. Our doctors and staff have a broad spectrum of knowledge around issues faced by people born with heart disease. Congenital Heart Disease Services. The Duke adult congenital heart disease program was among the first to respond to the growing demand for treatment of adults born with congenital heart conditions. Today, we are one of the Southeast's top referral centers, providing care to adults at our heart clinics in Raleigh, Durham, Cary and throughout North Carolina.
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