Elmhurst Clinic Adult Congenital Program

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 172 Schiller Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (331) 221-9003
Appointment Requests: (331) 221-9003 / FAX: (331) 221-3903
Year Formalized: 2003
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Mayo Clinic (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
Medical School: School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Frank Cetta, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 17
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 60%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 200
Half-day Sessions (per week): 1
Out-patients seen at:Mayo Clinic
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: 13)
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:
Benjamin Eidem, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Lynn Graham, RN, BSN, CPN
Other Program Staff: Cindy Collins
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 250
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 350
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 4
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
The Elmhurst Clinic Adult Congenital program provides an out-patient site for ACHD patients who live in the Chicagoland area to receive care. Out-patient diagnostic testing is available (ECGS, echos, stress testing, basic lab studies). Invasive procedures are referred to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Cetta is a member of the Mayo Adult Congenital Heart Clinic and Chair of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Eidem is Co-Director of the Mayo Echo Lab and a member of the division of Pediatric Cardiology.
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
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: Within our ACHD program
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 & Ped), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship), Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (1 year)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2012