• Adult congenital heart disease

    Addressing the unique needs of adults born with heart defects

    The Kentucky Adult Congenital Heart (KACH) Program at the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute is the only such program in Central and Eastern Kentucky. Our experts partner with you to provide personalized, adult-focused care and treatment of your congenital heart defect.

    Adults born with heart defects face unique challenges. They outgrow their pediatric cardiologists, but their heart problems can be very different from cardiac conditions that begin during adulthood.

    Our KACH Program is led by Andrew R. Leventhal, MD, PhD, one of only a few adult congenital heart disease specialists in the nation. With broad cardiovascular disease experience – including heart valve repair, structural heart conditions and interventional cardiology – Dr. Leventhal provides personalized, expert management and treatment of your unique congenital heart condition.

    Take the first step toward lifelong care of your congenital heart condition. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.


  • Specialists at the Kentucky Adult Congenital Heart Program are experienced in treating a variety of congenital heart defects. 

    Adult congenital heart defects we treat

    • Anomalous coronary arteries.
    • Anomalous pulmonary or systemic veins.
    • Aortic stenosis or regurgitation.
    • Atrial septal defect (ASD).
    • AV canal defects.
    • Bicuspid (or unicuspid) aortic valve.
    • Branch pulmonary artery stenosis.
    • Coarctation of the aorta.
    • Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA or L-TGA).  
    • Coronary arteriovenous malformations (coronary AVMs).
    • Double-outlet ventricle.
    • Ebstein anomaly.
    • Eisenmenger syndrome.
    • Fontan (“single ventricle”) patients. Conditions include hypoplastic left heart syndrome, tricuspid atresia and double inlet left ventricle.
    • Heterotaxy syndromes.
    • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
    • Mitral valve stenosis or regurgitation.
    • Noonan’s syndrome.
    • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).
    • Patent foramen ovale (PFO).
    • Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (pulmonary AVM).
    • Pulmonary atresia.
    • Pulmonary valve stenosis or regurgitation.
    • Shone complex.
    • Sinus venosus defects.
    • Subaortic stenosis.
    • Supravalvular aortic stenosis.
    • Symptoms and follow-up care related to heart defects repaired in childhood.
    • Tetralogy of Fallot.
    • Transposition of the great arteries treated with the atrial switch operation (also known as Mustard or Senning procedures).
    • Tricuspid valve stenosis or regurgitation.
    • Truncus arteriosus.
    • Ventricular septal defect (VSD).