Adult Congenital Clinic at Orlando Health Heart Institute

Data valid for 2011

General Information
Address: 1222 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (407) 649-6907
Appointment Requests: (407) 649-6907
Year Formalized: 2010
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Arnold Palmer Hospital For Children (Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Orlando Regional Medical Center (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: University of Central Florida
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
David Nykanen, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 8
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 5%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 150
Half-day Sessions (per week): 1
Out-patients seen at:Orlando Health Heart Institute
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?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:4
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Suraj Kurup, MD
IM Card
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 260
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 10
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
Orlando Health is an 8 hospital system with an active pediatric cardiac program. The formal adult congenital clinic continues to grow and is really in a formative phase. Transition is still not formalized but moving steadily in that direction. Our down town campus sees cooperating expertise in adult and pediatric structural heart disease as well as high risk obstetrical services. Patient centered (not provider centered) care is emphasized.
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:No
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: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? No
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A