Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 4330 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: 816-931-1883
Appointment Requests: 816-931-1883
Year Formalized: 2006
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: University of Missouri - Kansas City
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Anthony Magalski, MD
IM Card, Advanced HF, Transplant Card
Years in ACHD: 17
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 15%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
A. Michael Borkon, MD
CT Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Years in ACHD: 27
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 15%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 260
Half-day Sessions (per week): 1
Outpatients seen at:Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?No
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: Adult Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult Hospital
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: No
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes (Formal transition at age: 18)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?No
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:
Laura Schmidt, MD
IM, IM Card, Peds
Number of NPs/PAs:
Other Program Staff: Marcia McCoy, RN, MSN, Director
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 30
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 45
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 7
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
Comprehensive adult multidisciplinary team of experts: high risk OB; genetic counseling; diagnostic imaging; electrophysiology therapies; heart failure and cardiac transplantation; aggressive cardiovascular disease treatment to include interventional, surgical, and medical care; research/evidence based enviroment; strong preventative focus; and an enthusiastic medical team who personalizes health needs with a desire to optimizequality of life.
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: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
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? No
Program's last publication: NA
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A