University of Iowa Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2012

General Information
Address: 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (319) 356-7092
Appointment Requests: (319) 356-2229
Year Formalized: 1982
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Heather L. Bartlett, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 13
% 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: 835
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6
Out-patients seen at:University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
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: Yes (Formal transition at age: 17)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:5
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Larry T. Mahoney, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Ian H. Law, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Abhay Divekar, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Nicholas H. Von Bergen, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Dianne Atkins, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 2
Cardiac Care Associates: Diana Knoedel, PA-C; Mark D. Olson, PA-C
Other Program Staff: Sue Crimmins, RN (Nurse Clinical Specialist)
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 149
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 22
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
Our program, in collaboration with genetics, has a special expertise in caring for patients with connective tissue disorders and dilated aortas, left heart lesions, Turner's Syndrome, and connective tissue patients.
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: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: Typically transplanted within our own institution
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Peds & Adult)
Programs that Apply:
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2012