Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

doctor and patientAdvances in medical and surgical technology have made it possible for people with congenital heart disease (CHD), meaning present at birth, to live longer, and fuller lives than ever before. However, as these individuals get older, ongoing care to support their health is crucial. This is because as a repaired heart from early childhood grows and adapts through life, negative consequences can occur. Routine check-ups are critical, even when you don’t have symptoms. For that reason, the gold standard of care today for adults with CHD is regular follow-up and treatment by specialists trained in adult congenital heart disease (CHD).

RWJBarnabas Health’s Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program offers a gold standard of care. Our program combines unparalleled expertise with a full range of diagnostic, treatment and support services for individuals with a variety of congenital heart conditions.

Requesting an Appointment

Prior to scheduling an appointment with one of our specialists, you may need a referral. In some cases, you may make a self-referral. For a self-referral, please contact us or request an appointment online.

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Conditions Treated

Our program is able to treat a variety of congenital heart conditions. These include but are not limited to:

Procedures Offered

Your doctor will decide the specific procedure based on several factors, including the type of congenital heart condition you have and how severe it is; your age, medical history and lifestyle; and results of tests performed during your initial evaluation. Some procedural options may include:

Our Team

team of medical professionalsInstrumental to our program’s success is our passionate, experienced, and integrated multidisciplinary team comprised of cardiovascular specialists skilled in all aspects of health care. Our clinical Programs and Specialties are comprised of nationally recognized medical specialists working alongside the highest qualified team of nurses, technicians, pharmacists, and many others.


Our Adult Congenital Heart Disease program is led by:

Rajiv Verma, MD

Dr. Rajiv Verma is an experienced cardiologist specializing in adult congenital heart disease as well as pediatric cardiology and general pediatrics.

Access to the Latest Medical and Clinical Research

RWJBarnabas Health Heart, Vascular & Thoracic also prides itself in providing patients with the opportunity to have access to the latest technology and medical advancements via participation in some of the most renowned clinical studies offered. As you are aware, clinical studies help bridge research and patient care by evaluating therapies, drugs and diagnostic tools to drive discoveries into clinical practice. To learn more about our clinical trials, please visit our Clinical Trials page.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000

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