Adult Congenital Heart Disease Research

The Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital is one of the country's largest and best programs for patients with this complex condition. We understand that the needs for patients with adult congenital heart disease are unique. Our program meets the medical and surgical needs of these patients with a team of experts who are specialized in caring for adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease. 


Adults with congenital heart disease comprise one of the fastest growing populations within cardiology; 90 percent of all infants born with a congenital heart defect are expected to survive into adulthood. Yet for many reasons, most of the patients are lost to care after adolescence and present to cardiology care during a health crisis, requiring cardiac procedures and hospitalization.

Faculty at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are focused on evaluating and customizing treatments for adults with congenital heart disease in order to improve clinical outcomes for these patients.