The Congenital Heart Center at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (616) 267-9150
Appointment Requests: (616) 267-9150
Year Formalized: 1995
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Spectrum Health (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Marcus P. Haw, MBBS, FRCS, MS, FECTS
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Joseph Vettukattil, BS, MBBS, MD, DNBE, FRCP, FRCPCH, CCST
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 758
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2-3
Out-patients seen at:Spectrum Health Butterworth & Blodgett, Helen DeVos 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: 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: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?2 times per week
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Darryl Elmouchi, MD
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Amy Bylsma-Bertotti, RN, MSN
Other Program Staff: Cynthia Mansfield (Practice Manager)
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 224
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 44
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
The only program of its kind in West and mid-Michigan, specializing in interventional catheterization procedures, cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, and surgery, carefully monitors the cardiac health of women with heart defects who are pregnant or want to become pregnant.
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:No
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:
Programs that Apply:
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? No
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A