Tag: "adult congenital heart disease"
A Lifetime of Care – Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Cardiology
When I was born, I was diagnosed with a serious heart condition and my parents were told I might not survive the night. The experts at Cincinnati Children’s were called
Born with a Heart Defect and Lost to Care
About 550,000 teens and adults are "lost to care": Born with a heart condition and are not being cared for by a doctor trained to treat and manage them.
Born With a Heart Defect: Q&A About The COVID-19 Vaccine
At last the coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine is here. In Ohio, Phase 1b includes vaccinations for those with preexisting medical conditions. What does that mean for people who have adult congenital
How Will Congenital Heart Disease Affect My Pregnancy?
If you have adult congenital heart disease, it's important to see a specialist and learn how it might affect your pregnancy.
When His Heart Stopped: Lifesaving Congenital Heart Care for My Adult Son
Austin celebrates his 25th birthday in May. It’s quite a milestone, given that his heart stopped beating three years ago on a softball field. He was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and has had quite the journey since then.
Born with Congenital Heart Disease: Questions to Ask A Doctor
Adults who were born with congenital heart disease (ACHD) need to be followed by a cardiologist with specific training on the condition, and have a continuous dialogue about heart health along the way. Read a list of suggested questions to keep the conversation going.
A Connection Between Dementia and Congenital Heart Disease
Researchers found a relationship between dementia and congenital heart disease. Read six things to know about the findings:
Born with Congenital Heart Disease: 5 Things I Wish I’d Done Differently
Jennie was born with congenital heart disease but is now an adult. Read why she considers herself lucky in health and life and what she'd do differently.
Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: Do You Struggle with Executive Functioning?
If you're an adult with congenital heart disease, you are at-risk for having executive functioning issues. Answer these questions to assess your risk.
Adults with congenital heart disease find medical home at Cincinnati Children’s
Adults with complex congenital heart disease require lifelong expert care to avoid complications such as arrhythmia, heart failure, infection, stroke or premature death. The Heart Institute’s Adolescent and Adult Congenital
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
Patient thanks medical team for lifesaving heart transplant
25-year-old David Franz has survived being born with a single ventricle, multiple open-heart surgeries, heart failure, a temporary device to assist his heart to pump, the dislodging of this device
Having Adult Congenital Heart Disease Hasn’t Slowed Me Down
Despite being born with a heart defect, this mom of three lives a fulfilling, active life. Read why she sees an adult congenital heart disease cardiologist.
Living with Congenital Heart Disease: Are You Lost to Care?
Four questions to help you decide if you or a loved one are lost to care, many years after having heart problems or surgery as a young child.
Future Pregnancy After CHD Diagnosis: 3 Things To Know
If your baby was born with congenital heart disease (CHD), you might be wondering what to do for future pregnancies. Here's what you need to know.