Arkansas Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 5800 West 10th Street, Little Rock, AR 72204
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (501) 364-1479
Appointment Requests: (501) 364-1479
Year Formalized: 2001
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Arkansas Children's Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
R. Thomas Collins, II, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 4
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 30%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1267
Half-day Sessions (per week): 3
Out-patients seen at:The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children's Hospital
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: Pediatric Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult Hospital
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Srikant Das, MD
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 2
Cardiac Care Associates: Beth Martin, RN and Candace Campbell, APRN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 332 (with an additional 408 undergoing cardiac catheterization)
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 46
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 5
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
The program is the only ACHD program in Arkansas. Multidisciplinary care for adults with connective tissue diseases involving the cardiovascular system (Marfan, Williams, Loeys-Dietz, Ehlers-Danlos, etc).
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: No
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: Yes
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: Within our ACHD program
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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Peds & Adult)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2011
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A