GHS Teen and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 315 Medical Parkway, Greenville, SC 29650
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (864) 797-9912
Appointment Requests: (864) 797-9912
Year Formalized: 2011
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Greenville Health System (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Manisha S. Patel, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 4
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 80%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 847
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6
Outpatients seen at:Greer Memorial Hospital
Outpatients seen at:Greenville Hospital 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 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:
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, less than 1 time a month
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:
Number of NPs/PAs:
Other Program Staff: Valerie Wright, CMA
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: 11
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 0
Director's Description
In order to serve the needs of our local community, we opened the GHS ACHD Clinic in 2011. We are passionate about providing excellent care to our patients and facilitating in the often complex coordination of care they require. The program provides multidisciplinary management that includes the expertise of adult and pediatric cardiologists, pulmonary hypertension doctors, & electrophysiologists. The program offers on-site cardiac CT imaging, MRI, Holter monitoring, exercise stress testing, echocardiography, radiology, pacemaker interrogation, and laboratory evaluation. As part of the GHS Heart and Vascular Institute, patients also have access to surgery, catheterization or electrophysiologic studies when they are indicated. Taking full advantage of the broad GHS network, we also are able to collaborate care of our patients amongst primary care doctors, high-risk OB/GYN, hepatologist, dentists, and surgeons. We have had over 125 deliveries of high risk pregnant ACHD patients since inception. The GHS ACHD program is focused on empowering our patients to understand their heart disease and face the challenges of living with CHD. We help facilitate the transition of adolescents from pediatric into adult care in a manner that is safe and without interruption. Our referrals for complex congenital surgeries or interventions predominately go to 3 congenital heart care centers in SC/NC/GA. We have established excellent ongoing communication with these institutions. Looking forward, we have obtained philanthropic funding for regional educational outreach. We have applied for grants to expand patient-led advocacy and obtain social work support. We have also establised collaborations with the residency/medical school to begin research projects in summer 2015. We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to serving our community for many years to come.
Clinical Services Offered
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Catheterization: No
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
ACHD-experienced Cardiac MRI: Yes
ACHD-experienced Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
ACHD-experienced High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: Yes
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: Yes
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: No
Medical Social Worker:No
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: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A