Adult Congenital Heart Disease

When a person has had a heart problem since birth, they need special, appropriate care

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Comprehensive care for adults with congenital heart diseases

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Dedicated to Collaboration

Our team collaborates with colleagues at Seattle Children’s Hospital to seamlessly transition adolescent patients into adult cardiology care.

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Experienced in Minimally Invasive Treatments

Our experts work together to ensure patients have the most effective treatments and personalized care.

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Leaders in Congenital Heart Disease Treatment

We're one of the first Comprehensive Care Centers designated by the Adult Congenital Heart Association. And one of the largest and busiest programs in the country.

Common conditions and symptoms treated

  • Atrial septal defect
  • Anomalous coronary arteries
  • Anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • Atrioventricular septal defect
  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Coarctation of aorta
  • Congenital valvular regurgitation
  • Congenital valvular stenosis
  • Ebstein anomaly
  • Eisenmenger syndrome
  • Fontan procedure
  • Interrupted aortic arch
  • Single ventricle
  • Tetralogy of fallot
  • Transposition of the great arteries
  • Truncus arteriosus




Meet our adult congenital heart disease specialists

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Eric Krieger, MD

Dr. Krieger is the Director of UW Medicine Adult Congenital Heart Disease program. He strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Karen Stout, MD

Dr. Stout is the founder of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease program. She believes that educating patients about their conditions helps them to optimize their health.

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Jill Steiner, MD, MS

Dr. Steiner is a proponent of shared decision-making and utilizing a team approach to deliver the best care to her patients.

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The adult congenital heart disease team

Our adult congenital heart disease specialists have the in-depth understanding and expertise required to provide the right care.

Common procedure and treatments performed

  • Advanced imaging diagnostics
  • Cardiac genetics care and counseling
  • Cardiac psychiatric services
  • Hepatology services
  • Neurocognitive testing
  • Obstetric, gynecological and advanced prenatal care
  • Pulmonary and sleep medicine consultation and diagnostic services
  • Transcatheter baffle obstruction and leak repair
  • Transcatheter coarctation of aorta
  • Transcatheter pulmonic and aortic valve replacement
  • Transcatheter treatment of atrial septal defects (ASD)