Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

If you were born with heart disease, Vanderbilt Health knows how to care for your unique heart. Our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program is one of the most experienced programs in the region. We have the experts to provide you with comprehensive care to help you live a healthy, active life.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all congenital heart conditions, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Benjamin F. Byrd
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Benjamin F. ByrdIII, MD

    Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiovascular Medicine, Coronary Heart Disease, General Cardiology, Heart Valve Diseases
Frank A. Fish
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4.8

Frank A. FishMD

    Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Congenital Heart Disease, Electrophysiology/ Arrhythmia/ Palpitations, General Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Syncope
Benjamin P. Frischhertz
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4.6

Benjamin P. FrischhertzMD

    Aortic Center, Congenital Heart Disease, Heart and Vascular, Pediatric Cardiology
Jonathan N. Menachem
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4.7

Jonathan N. MenachemMD

    Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Medicine, Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Heart and Vascular, Mechanical Circulatory Support
Anna C. Peek

Anna C. PeekNP

    General Cardiology
Robert N. Piana
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4.9

Robert N. PianaMD

    Cardiovascular Medicine, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy & Inherited Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Disease
David P. Bichell

David P. BichellMD

    Adult Congenital Heart and Valve Disease, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac/Heart Transplantation, Congenital Heart Diseases, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery
Karla G. Christian

Karla G. ChristianMD

    Cardiac/Heart Transplantation, Congenital Heart Diseases, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery

Why Choose Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care

    Vanderbilt is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by leading authorities on healthcare quality. People from throughout the Southeast and across the country rely on us for the best and most innovative care possible. 

  • Specialized experts

    Our cardiologists are trained and board-certified in adult congenital heart disease. They collaborate with electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologists, heart transplant surgeons and other experts to provide all of your specialized care.

  • Comprehensive, long-term care

    We are with you for life. We personalize your care every step of the way. From routine clinic visits for cardiac monitoring and medical management, to interventional procedures, to surgery, we want you to enjoy optimal heart health.

  • Team approach

    We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.

  • Seamless care, pediatrics to adult

    Our team works closely with your doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to help you transition from pediatric care to adult care. We work with your doctors to create a care plan that meets your unique health goals and needs.

  • Innovation

    We offer you the most advanced procedures for repairing heart valves or other heart defects. We are the only program in Tennessee and one of few in the Southeast to routinely perform complex catheter ablation to treat arrhythmias in adults with congenital heart disease. Many of these procedures are not available at other medical centers in the region. We also are a leader in implanting pacemakers and defibrillators in patients with complex heart defects.

  • Access to transplant

    If heart or multi-organ transplant is the next step in your care, you’re already at the right place. Vanderbilt has the second largest heart transplant program in the U.S., with patient outcomes among the best in the nation.

  • Pregnancy management

    Our adult congenital heart disease specialists work alongside maternal-fetal medicine specialists to help manage your pregnancy and plan your delivery. We also offer family planning and prenatal counseling.

  • Advanced care

    As part of an academic medical center, our doctors investigate new and better ways to care for people with adult congenital heart disease. This gives you access to innovative treatments before they are widely available. Some of our recent studies have involved heart transplant in congenital heart disease, treatments of long-term complications after a surgery called the Fontan operation, and catheter ablation for single-ventricle heart disease.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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    Cardiac catheterization
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    Cardiac computed tomography (CT), including 3-D reconstruction and 3-D printing for surgical planning
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    Cardiac event monitoring
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    Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
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    Echocardiography
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    Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG)
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    Electrophysiology procedure, catheter ablation
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    Electrophysiology study

Locations (3)

1215 21st Avenue South, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 22100
Nashville, TN 37204
2200 Children's Way, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
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