Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic at Heart Center of the Rockies

Data valid for 2011

General Information
Address: 2121 Harmony, Fort Collins, CO 80526
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (970) 221-1000
Appointment Requests: (970) 221-1000
Year Formalized: 2000
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of Colorado Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Medical Center of the Rockies (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: University of Colorado Medical Center
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Dennis G Larson, MD, FACC,
IM, IM Cardiology, Interventional
Years in ACHD: 35
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 5%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 250
Half-day Sessions (per week): 3
Out-patients seen at:Medical Center of the Rockies MOB by appt
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?No
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: Adult Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Referred Elsewhere
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: 18)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?No
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:0
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 0
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2 ASD closures
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 0
Director's Description
Initial evaluation/screening & followup for ACHD serving Northern Colorado, Southern Wyoming, Western Nebraska. 18 outreach sites from Scottsbluff to Steamboat Springs. Close referral relationship with ACHD program at University of Colorado.
Clinical Services Offered
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Catheterization: No
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Electrophysiology: No
ACHD-experienced Interventional Electrophysiology: No
ACHD-experienced Cardiac MRI: Yes
ACHD-experienced Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
ACHD-experienced High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: No
Contraceptive Counseling: No
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: No
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: