Adult Congenital Heart Program

Dr. Jeremy Asnes works with Nina Purslow, Technologist, in the pediatric catheter lab.

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program is the first integrated program in Connecticut dedicated to the care of adult patients with complex congenital heart disease. Our multidisciplinary program encompasses the full spectrum of care and provides continuity for adults living with congenital heart disease. 

We provide regular inpatient and outpatient services to the most complex adult congenital heart patients, offering a full spectrum of advanced diagnostic imaging (including echocardiography and MRI), exercise testing, and surgical and less-invasive catheterization therapies. Working with our colleagues in adult medicine, patients 18 years and older who were successfully diagnosed and treated as children, as well as adults diagnosed with heart defects for the first time, receive detailed education about their underlying congenital heart defect, its management, and the implications on future functioning. 

Our team collaborates with specialists in high-risk obstetrics and maternal fetal medicine, cardiac imaging, cardiac transplantation, cardiothoracic surgery and sub-specialists in related areas, including kidney disease. Experts in congenital electrophysiology offer potential curative therapies for life-threatening arrhythmias. Congenital and acquired cardiovascular diseases that require surgical intervention are managed by our team of pediatric and adult cardiovascular surgeons with an experience that spans three decades.