Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at CCMC

Data valid for 2012

General Information
Address: 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Patient Inquiries Phone: (860) 545-9400
Appointment Requests: (860) 545-9400
Year Formalized: 2003
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Connecticut Children's Medical Center (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Felice A. Heller, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 16
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 215
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2/month
Out-patients seen at:Connecticut Children's Medical Center
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: Pediatric Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Pediatric Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: 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?Yes, weekly
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Amy Wu, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Karen Mazzarella, RN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 43
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 13
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
We provide comprehensive evaluation and management of both simple and complex congenital heart disease in adults.  This includes echocardiography, cardiac MRI, stress testing, catheterization, rhythm evaluation and management, pacemakers and AICDs, and pregnancy counseling and management, as needed.  We partner with primary care providers and adult cardiologists to ensure optimal care.
Clinical Services Offered
Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
Interventional Catheterization: Yes
Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
Cardiac MRI: Yes
Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: No
High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: Yes
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: No
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