Women’s Heart Health Clinic
Women’s Heart Health Clinic

Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute

Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Program

  • Overview
  • Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Meet Our Team

Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis of Adult Congenital Heart Disease

In order to diagnose the patient, the physician will assess the patient’s history, including any previous procedures or operations. After a physical examination, the physician may order further tests, as needed. These tests may include:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): A scan that uses radio waves and magnets to provide images of the heart.
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG): A recording of the electrical activity of the heart, used to detect abnormalities.
  • X-ray: Detailed images of the heart and the inside of the chest.
  • Blood tests: A blood sample analyzed in our lab.
  • Echocardiogram: A test that uses sound waves to reveal the size, shape, and functioning of the heart.

Treatment of Adult Congenital Heart Disease

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi aims to improve the patient’s quality of life and increase life expectancy. Treatments range from prescription medication to surgical interventions, including minimally invasive surgery and robotically-assisted surgery.

The program integrates the adult medicine and surgery specialties at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. All diagnostic testing, invasive catheter-based cardiac procedures, and other invasive surgical procedures are performed by specialized multidisciplinary team. All surgeries, including interventional procedures, open surgery, and noninvasive cardiac surgeries, are performed in the latest generation operating rooms and in specially designed hybrid operating rooms

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi offers comprehensive and thorough treatment that is unique to the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region.

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Meet Our Team

The multidisciplinary team includes specialists from across the hospital. This team follows the patient from their first visit to the hospital until after they have been discharged to support them through the treatment process. Caregivers involved in patient-centered care for this program are:

  • Cardiologists
  • Cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Intensivists
  • Case managers
  • Dieticians
  • Physical therapists
  • Pharmacotherapy specialists
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