"Mount Sinai Launches Ultra-specialized CHD Center" - Anicka Slachta
Mount Sinai has launched an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center (ACHD Center) at Mount Sinai Heart in an attempt to streamline CHD care throughout the life cycle. "Our center will leverage the expertise of Mount Sinai Heart, while providing seamless and expert care to patients born with cardiovascular malformations who are surviving well into adulthood and require a constellation of well-coordinated, expert services,” said Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, director of Mount Sinai Heart and physician in chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital. Another resource is the center’s dedicated Fontan Clinic for adults with single-ventricle Fontan physiology. "The Fontan procedure refers to the final repair in a multi-stage open-heart surgery to rebuild the heart and reroute blood flow,” said Ali Zaidi, MD, system director of The Mount Sinai Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center.
— Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director, Mount Sinai Heart, Physician in Chief, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Professor, Medicine, Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
— Ali N. Zaidi, MD, Senior Faculty, Medicine, Cardiology, Pediatrics, Director, Academic Affairs, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, Director, Pediatrics to Adult Transition of Care Program, The Mount Sinai Hospital