Comprehensive care for adult congenital heart disease

Find an accredited specialist near you with locations in Cincinnati, Dayton and Greater Louisville.

Why does Cincinnati Children’s treat adults who were born with heart defects?


Research shows that adults born with heart defects who seek care from a congenital heart disease specialist at a pediatric hospital are three times less likely to die from surgical complications. However, fewer than 20% of these adults in the U.S. are receiving the specialist care they need. 

That’s why the Adult Congenital Heart Disease program at Cincinnati Children’s sees patients at 10 local heart clinics across the region, from Louisville, Kentucky, to Dayton, Ohio. As the region’s only accredited, fully comprehensive care center, we understand how to treat all types of congenital heart defects. Contact us to schedule an appointment near you.


What to do next if:

I was born with a heart defect, and I need a specialist in the Greater Louisville or Elizabethtown area.
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Contact us to schedule an appointment at one of our local clinics in Louisville, Elizabethtown, Bardstown, Danville or Shelbyville.

I was born with a heart defect, and I need a specialist in the Dayton area.
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Contact us to schedule an appointment at our clinic at Kettering Medical Center.

I’m currently seeing a specialist, but I’m interested in seeing a specialist in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program.
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Talk to your doctor about how you can add an ACHD specialist at Cincinnati Children’s into your care routine. If they have questions, have them contact us.

I’m looking for treatment for a specific condition.
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See all of the conditions we treat, and contact us to speak to a team member.

I need to talk to a loved one about getting the care they need for their congenital heart defect.
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Take a look at our discussion guides for help talking to a loved one, and contact us to speak to a team member.

I want to read stories from other adults who’ve been helped at Cincinnati Children’s.
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Read stories about other patients from the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program.


Cincinnati Children’s Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program is one of the first accredited, fully comprehensive ACHD programs in the United States. Our specialists have experience treating a wide range of congenital heart defects in both children and adults. Studies also show that mortality rates are lowered by more than half when surgeries for congenital heart defects are performed by a congenital heart surgeon at a children’s specialty hospital.