Adult Congenital Heart Clinic

Data valid for 2010

General Information
Address: 1775 W Dempster Ground floor, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (847) 723-3600
Appointment Requests: (847) 723-3600
Year Formalized: 2010
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Advocate Lutheran General Hospital/Children's Hospital (Adult/Ped)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Ira Dubrow, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 15
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 25%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 25
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
Out-patients seen at:Combined Peds/Adult Facility
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?
Catheter-based procedures are done:
Invasive EP procedures are done:
ACHD Surgeries are done:
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions:
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes (Formal transition at age: 17)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:0
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Natalie Cates-Rudolph APN/CNS
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 110
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 12
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 4
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
We have 4 pediatric cardiologists, one of whom has over 30yrs experience and has taken care of adult patients for the last 20yrs. We also have a cardiologist who specializes in pulmonary hypertension.
Clinical Services Offered
Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
Interventional Catheterization: Yes
Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
Cardiac MRI: Yes
Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: Yes
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: Yes
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: Yes
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
When lung transplant is considered in our ACHD patients with PAH, they are: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? No
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: