The Adult Congenital Heart Center

Data valid for 2011

General Information
Address: 5481 S. Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Patient Inquiries Phone: (773) 834-1322
Appointment Requests: (773) 834-1322
Year Formalized: 2008
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of Chicago Medical Center
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Resurrection Medical Center
Medical School: University of Chicago Medical School
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Peter Varga, MD
Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 17
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Eric Svensson, MD, PhD
IM Card, Adult Cardiovascular Diseases
Years in ACHD: 4
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits:
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2
Out-patients seen at:
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, 1-3 times per month
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:0
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Jackie Smith, RN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 75
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 10
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 4
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
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:No
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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A