In recognition of its expertise in serving adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center has received accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA), a nationwide organization based in Philadelphia that is focused on connecting patients, family members, and healthcare providers to form a community of support and network of experts with knowledge of CHD.
The Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center received accreditation by meeting ACHA’s criteria, which includes medical services and personnel requirements, and going through a rigorous accreditation process, both of which were developed over a number of years through a collaboration with doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, and ACHD patients.
The Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center is a joint program between Cardiac Center at CHOP and Penn Medicine. It is the only program of its kind in the region, and treats all types of congenital heart conditions in adults, including those complicated by heart rhythm problems, heart failure, pregnancy and pacemakers.
Contributed by: Natalie Solimeo