The physicians and specialists at Oklahoma Heart Institute are skilled in the treatment of congenital heart defects. From advanced non-surgical, cath-lab based procedures such as PFO/ASD closure to the successful management of congenital heart disease through medication and surgery, the experts at Oklahoma Heart Institute’s Adolescent & Adult Congenital Heart Clinic assess each patient’s condition and develop the best plan for treatment and ongoing management.
Working closely with pediatric cardiologists, our specialists provide comprehensive care to patients as they make the transition from adolescence to adulthood. A variety of non-invasive imaging tools, including cardiac MRI, thoracic magnetic resonance angiography and transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, are used to diagnose and monitor patients. If necessary, Oklahoma Heart Institute’s electrophysiology specialists can provide catheter-based radiofrequency ablation and implantable device therapy to treat cardiac dysrhythmia, which is common among congenital heart patients. The Clinic also treats acquired adult conditions, including coronary artery disease and degenerative vascular disease.
Oklahoma Heart Institute’s collaborative relationship with other congenital heart Centers of Excellence, including the Mayo Clinic, Washington University, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Texas Children’s Hospital, ensures that patients who require care not provided at Oklahoma Heart Institute are in excellent hands. In these cases, Oklahoma Heart Institute physicians work closely with the treating physician and take an active role in follow-up care.