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Congenital Heart Disease Repair

Congenital heart disease requires lifelong care. At Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, we partner with pediatric cardiology experts from Brenner Children’s Hospital to provide comprehensive treatments to adults with congenital heart conditions. 

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Treatment at Wake Forest 

Whether you need ongoing care for treatments you received as a child, or you are experiencing symptoms of a congenital heart condition for the first time, we provide specialized adult care: 

  • Seamless care: Teams of specialists work together to plan and deliver your treatment. 
  • Expertise: Our team includes pediatric and adult doctors with expertise in meeting the unique needs of adults with congenital heart disease. 
  • Personalized treatment: We’ve helped many adults get better and stay healthy by selecting and delivering the therapies and procedures that work best for each patient’s specific condition. 

Congenital Heart Disease Repair 

As an adult with congenital heart disease, your needs are different from when you were a child. However, information about your childhood care and treatments can help us make better decisions about your current needs. At Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, all of our adults receive care from a team of specialists working together to help keep your heart healthy. 

Your care team may include: 

  • Pediatric cardiologists 
  • Pediatric cardiac surgeons 
  • Adult cardiac surgeons 
  • Adult cardiologists specializing in congenital heart defects 
  • Surgeons specializing in congenital heart defects 

Our goal is to help you avoid complications, such as arrhythmia and heart failure, commonly associated with congenital heart disease. Some adults stay healthy without any treatment. A visit with one of our doctors is the first step to successfully managing your condition.

Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease 

If your condition is interfering with your heart’s normal functioning, treatment can help you get better. The expert cardiologists and congenital heart disease specialists at the Heart & Vascular Center offer an array of surgical and nonsurgical treatments: 

Congenital heart disease repair for adults may include: 

  • Cardioversion: A nonsurgical technique to restore a regular heartbeat using either special equipment or medication. 
  • Heart Surgery: Our heart surgery program is among the most respected in the region. 
  • Heart Transplant: Patients in end-stage heart failure may receive surgery to implant a new healthy heart from a human donor. 
  • Pacemaker (ICD): Our specialists in cardiac electrophysiology (electrical activity of the heart) use the best available technology, including new wireless pacemakers, to help regulate your heartbeat. 
  • Structural heart disease treatments: We use surgical and nonsurgical treatments to repair your heart’s valves and vessels. Wake Forest is one of few hospitals in North Carolina offering new devices such as the Melody Valve. 

Talk with your doctor to see which treatments are best for your condition. 

Contact Wake Forest Baptist Health 

Request an appointment online to learn more about congenital heart disease repair. Or, for more information, please call: 

  • 336-716-WAKE or 
  • 888-716-WAKE (toll-free) 


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Last Updated: 08-24-2016
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