Adults with congenital heart disease face unique challenges as a result of their complex medical and surgical history. The Adult Congenital Heart Center at Methodist Heart Hospital is led by Dr. Pankaj Madan, a board-certified physician in the areas of adult congenital heart disease, cardiovascular disease and echocardiography.

Facilitating the transition from pediatric to adult congenital heart care, our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center offers seamless, multispecialty care at Methodist Heart Hospital.

This integrated ACHD program includes outstanding cardiovascular subspecialty expertise in congenital heart surgery, interventional cardiology, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, minimally- invasive valve repair and replacement, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology and pulmonary hypertension management.


TPVR Helps Patient Overcome Challenges of Adult Congenital Heart Defect

Born with a congenital heart condition called tetralogy of Fallot, Salvador underwent his first open heart surgery at the age of four. With a lifelong journey of trips to the emergency room and numerous hospital admissions, countless medications and surgical procedures - Salvador’s doctors were running out of options.

In 2016, Dr. Pankaj Madan, discovered Salvador’s pulmonary valve was severely leaking. Instead of athird open heart surgery doctors were able to utilize a much less invasive procedure - transcatheter pulmonic valve replacement (TPVR). “This is an awesome technique especially for the younger or middle-aged adult who has been though the mill before!”says pediatric interventional cardiologist, Dr. Rolando Zamora-Salinas.

Today, Salvador is feeling great, eating right, and even lost 45 pounds stating he finally feels like himself again. ”My doctors were like angels sent to me for a reason, and they got me up and going.”—Salvador Garza

Read the rest of Salvador’s story here.

Location

Adult Congenital Heart Clinic
4411 Medical Dr.
Suite 205
San Antonio, TX 78229