Cleveland Clinic Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

Data valid for 2010

General Information
Address: 9500 Euclid Avenue, J2-4, Cleveland, OH 44195
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (216) 445-7430
Appointment Requests: (216) 445-7430
Year Formalized: 2005
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Cleveland Clinic (Adult/Ped)
Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine of Case Western Reserve
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Richard Krasuski, MD
IM Card
Years in ACHD: 10
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 100
Half-day Sessions (per week): 9
Out-patients seen at:Adult Hospital/Clinic
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?
Catheter-based procedures are done:
Invasive EP procedures are done:
ACHD Surgeries are done:
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions:
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:3
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
David Majdalany, MD
Int Med, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Athar Qureshi, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Richard Sterba, MD
Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 5
Cardiac Care Associates: David Fox PA-C
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 200
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 95
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 5
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
We offer extensive expedience in imaging and work-up of adults with congenital heart disease. We have electrophysiologists, interventionalists and cardiothoracic surgeons who are world renowned. We closely integrate with our pulmonary hypertension section to provide cutting edge therapies. We especially focus on the formal education of the patient, their family and community heath care providers on the management of this challenging patient population.
Clinical Services Offered
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Catheterization: Yes
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: 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, Adult/Ped
Programs that Apply:Formal 1 month rotation and individualized long-term mentoring
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2011
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2011