Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic

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Advances in treatments — both surgery and medication — mean that more and more children born with heart defects are surviving to adulthood. In addition, minor congenital heart defects that don't cause symptoms as a child may be diagnosed when you're an adult. An estimated 20,000 people with congenital heart disease reach adulthood every year in the United States.

While most adults with congenital heart disease lead full and active lives, you may experience some life-long problems related to your heart defect, including abnormal heart rhythms, heart failure or deterioration of the heart repair performed when a child.

The UCSF Congenital Heart Disease Clinic offers comprehensive care, early detection of problems, treatment to prevent complications of congenital heart conditions and repair of heart defects to allow you to live as actively as possible.

For adults with congenital heart disease, it's recommended that you have at least one visit at a center specializing in these disorders. For some people with mild levels of disease, the only treatment necessary may be regular monitoring of the defect and heart function. For others, treatment may range from medication to surgery, even heart and lung transplantation.

Experts with special experience in treating adults with congenital heart disease work with heart surgeons, pediatric heart specialists, diagnostic specialists and other health professionals to provide quality care for even the rarest congenital defects.

Our mission is to ensure that our patients with congenital heart defects live as actively as possible.

Please call the number below to make an appointment.

Getting Here

Congenital Heart Disease Clinic
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 353-2528

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications that you're allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

Access Your Health Information Online

This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.

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Parking at Mission Bay

Public parking options at UCSF's Mission Bay campus include:

Weekdays: $3.75/hour
Daily Maximum: $30/day

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Public Transportation

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • 22
  • 55
  • T-Third Street line

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(415) 673-6864 (MUNI)
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UCSF Shuttles

Free UCSF shuttles connect the Mission Bay campus with our Mount Zion and Parnassus campuses as well as other UCSF locations and the 16th Street BART station.

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Shuttle routes and timetables
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Shuttle hotline: (415) 476-4646 (GOGO)

Referring Physicians

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