Cleveland Clinic Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 9500 Euclid Avenue, J2-4, Cleveland, OH 44195
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (216) 445-7300
Appointment Requests: (216) 444-6697
Year Formalized: 2006
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: No
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
David Majdalany, MD, FACC
IM Card, ECHO, Nuclear Card
Years in ACHD: 7
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 75%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 2000
Half-day Sessions (per week): 8
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: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Ken Zahka, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 5
Cardiac Care Associates: Lisa Sorenson RN, CNP
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 150
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 150
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
We have an excellent multidisciplinary adult congenital heart disease program with expertise in congenital heart surgery, percutaneous intervention, electrophysiology, cardiac imaging, pulmonary hypertension, cardioobstetrics clinic, electrophysiology, genetics, and heart failure/transplant. We receive a multitude of referrals from national and international medical (academic and community) institutions.
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
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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2015
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2015