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Did you know although congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect impacting 1 in 100 babies, there are now more adults with congenital heart disease than children?! More than 1.4 Million and the number continues to grow thanks to innovations in surgical procedures, medical management and expert care. Including specialty board certification in Adult Congenital Heart Disease for cardiologists trained in both pediatric and adult congenital cardiology. As children with congenital heart disease grow up and advance to adulthood, they need to maintain ongoing expert cardiology care. Many of them are lost to follow up and often re-present for care when they become pregnant or when they develop problems.
Our team at Phoenix Children's Hospital is a multidisciplinary team that specializes in caring for the adult patient with congenital heart disease. Something that general adult cardiologists are not specially trained to do; rather they are trained to manage acquired heart disease like coronary artery disease and valvular heart disease. We are pursuing certification from the Adult Congenital Heart Association as a Comprehensive Adult Congenital Heart Disease Care Center. Once we achieve this designation we will be the first accredited center in Arizona! The work is we do is vital to our patients, and some of the most important aspects are getting the word out to people that we can provide specialty care and that they need to continue following up with specialty care.
Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to support my fundraising efforts on behalf of the Adult Congenital Heart Association. All funds raised benefit CHD research and programs. I appreciate your support!
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