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Your Heart Care Team for Life

There’s nothing more rewarding to our experts than seeing a child thrive into adulthood after leading-edge treatment for congenital heart disease (CHD). In fact, offering hope and lifelong guidance is what we do best. With a whole-person approach, our team is specially trained to care for adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), offering innovative heart care your whole life through.

Treatment Designed for You

Medication Management

Medication might be a part of your treatment to manage congenital heart disease at some point along your health journey. Your heart specialist will help you determine if this is the right choice for you and answer any questions that you have along the way.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Your comfort and safety is always our top priority. Our experienced team is at the forefront of advanced minimally invasive technology and innovation to provide you alternative options to open heart surgery. Many of these procedures are performed through a catheter placed in a vein in your inner thigh, which leads to less recovery time. This way you can get back on beat with your life, doing the things that make you smile.

Open Heart Surgery

If surgery to correct congenital heart defects or disease is the treatment you need, our esteemed team of surgeons, who have performed over 82,000 open heart surgeries since 1981, is here to offer you healing and exceptional surgical care.

How open-heart surgery works

During open-heart surgery, surgeons will cut through the breastbone to expose the heart. To keep the body pumping with blood and oxygen while they operate, the blood vessels are connected to a heart-lung bypass machine.

Our highly skilled surgeons perform a variety of cardiac surgical interventions including:

  • Aorta repair/replacement
  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Atrial septal defect repair
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or heart bypass surgery
  • Heart transplant
  • Hypoplastic left heart repair surgery
  • Mitral valve surgery
  • Tetralogy of Fallot repair surgery
  • Transposition of great vessels repair
  • Tricuspid atresia repair
  • Tricuspid valve surgery
  • Truncus arteriosus repair
  • Ventricular septal defect repair

Your cardiovascular team will identify your specific condition and determine the best treatment plan for you.

Your Experts in Personalized Heart Care

Matthew Zussman, MD, MS
Pediatric Cardiologist
Jorge A. Garcia, MD, FACC, FASE
Pediatric Cardiologist
Kelvin Lee, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist
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Our Locations. Your Options.

As integral pieces of the largest heart, lung and vascular institute in Florida, every one of our Central Florida locations contributes to the strength of the AdventHealth Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute network. Explore your options with the guidance of our dedicated team. We’ll help you find the right fit, so you’re in the best setting to get the care you need.

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