Congenital Heart Defects

Advances in surgery and medication mean that more and more children born with heart defects are surviving. It is estimated that 20,000 people with congenital heart disease reach adulthood every year in the United States.

For some children with mild levels of disease, the only treatment necessary may be regular monitoring of the defect and extra precautions against infection during surgical or dental procedures. For others, treatment may range from medications up through heart and lung transplantation.

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UCSF Clinics & Centers

Heart Center

Interventional Cardiology Program
1975 Fourth St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-4704
Fax: (415) 353-4144
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Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
1975 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1955
Fax: (415) 353-9144
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Cardiothoracic Surgery Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-3501
Fax: (415) 353-4144
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Echocardiography
1825 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-3774
Fax: (415) 353-8675
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Fetal Cardiovascular Program
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1887
Fax: (415) 502-0660
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Pediatric Heart Center Clinic at Mission Bay
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2008
Fax: (415) 353-4144
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