Center for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, Tufts Medical Center

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (617) 636-5846
Appointment Requests: (617) 636-5846
Year Formalized: 1999
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Tufts Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Jeffrey T. Kuvin, MD (co-director)
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 10
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 10%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Mark Zilberman, MD (co-director)
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 10
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 200
Half-day Sessions (per week): 1
Out-patients seen at:Tufts Medical Center
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: 18)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:3
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 20
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 20
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 4
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
Tufts Medical Center is a full-service hospital, taking care of patients from neonatal life to geriatrics. Congenital and adult congenital heart disease is a significant part of our advanced cardiac care.
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
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: 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? Yes
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2012