Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Home > Heart (Cardiology & Vascular) > Services and Treatments > Treatment/Procedures for Heart and Vascular Disease > Surgical Services > Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Services and Treatments

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Heart disease in children is generally caused by heart problems that are present at birth. Because children's heart diseases are very different than the diseases adults suffer, adult patients who are living with congenital heart defects, or who underwent heart surgery as a child, need a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon who understands the progression of these diseases from infancy to adulthood.

Medical and surgical breakthroughs over the past few decades have dramatically improved outcomes for children with congenital heart disease. The Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery's pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Samuel Weinstein is both the Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore and Director of the Adult Congenital Cardiac Program at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care.

Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Adults with congenital heart disease include patients who have been diagnosed for the first time as adults; those who are aware of their condition and are seeking follow-up care; and adults who had corrective surgery as children and now need additional procedures because they have outgrown the repairs they received as children.

Dr. Weinstein treats adults suffering from the entire range of congenital heart problems, including:

  • Valve disease
  • Marfan syndrome
  • All congenital heart defects
  • Adults who've had pediatric heart surgery as a child

As a global expert on revisional surgery for adults with congenital heart surgery, Dr. Weinstein and his team of adult and pediatric cardiologists understand the special needs of adult patients living with the lifelong effects of congenital heart defects.

Pediatric Care

For information on heart care for children, please read more about the Department's Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery program at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore.