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Cincinnati Children’s treats hundreds of adults, too

Roz Swiney is 56 years old, but she’s a patient at Cincinnati Children’s.

Swiney was born with a heart defect and had just one ventricle. Surgery helped for a while but she began to experience complications.

When she went into heart failure, she was referred to Dr. Gruschen Veldtman at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

It’s estimated 1.4 million American adults have some kind of congenital heart disease.

All of them should see someone who specializes in children’s hearts “and be assessed for the operation they had and assess if there’s been any progression of the congenital heart disease,” Veldtman said.

For more information about the Heart Institute’s Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Cincinnati Children’s, click on



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  1. CS Edwards May 30, 13:46
    Dr. Veldtman and the staff of the Adult Cardiac Unit are some of the warmest and most caring individual's I have met. They took care of my son Ralph and made sure that he was treated as an adult with a serious health issue. God Bless you.