University of Virginia Adult Congenital Heart Clinic

Data valid for 2012

General Information
Address: University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, VA 22908
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (434) 982-1872
Appointment Requests: (434) 982-1872
Year Formalized: 2000
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of Virginia Health System (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of Virginia
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Robert W. Battle, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 26
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 60%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
D. Scott Lim, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 11
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1000
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
Out-patients seen at:University of Virginia Health System
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?Yes
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes (Formal transition at age: 16)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Paul Matherne, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Adrienne Garo, RN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 300
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 130
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
We provide a patient-centered medical home for all patients with ACHD. New patients and patients with new problems can be seen quickly by contacting Adrienne Garo, RN. Our program is fully interdisciplinary inclusive of cardiac anesthesia and surgery, maternal fetal medicine, imaging, invasive EP, diagnostic and interventional cath, genetics, etc. Robert Battle, MD is the UVA team cardiologist with expertise in sports cardiology and D. Scott Lim, MD is experienced in novel percutaneous valve procedures.
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
Psychologist/Psychiatrist:Yes
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: Within our ACHD program
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: Within our ACHD program
When lung transplant is considered in our ACHD patients with PAH, they are: Typically transplanted within our own institution
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult & Ped)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A