Adult Congenital Heart Service

Akron Children's Adult Congenital Heart Program provides the medical and surgical care this complex patient population needs. Read More...

Lane John
John Lane, MD
Director, Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Service

Saini Ashish
Ashish Saini, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist

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Deena Barber BSN, RN
Nurse Coordinator, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Conditions We Treat

Conditions we treat
Here are some of the conditions treated in this department. Select a condition to get more information and resources: Adult Congenital Heart Defect.


Meet Our Patients



Adult Congenital Heart Service - Overview

World class care for adults with congenital heart disease at Akron Children’s Hospital is provided in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Children’s Adult Congenital Heart team.

Adults born with heart disease receive state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment close to home through our northern Ohio congenital heart surgical, quality and research collaborative.

Adult congenital heart patients have different medical concerns than adults who acquire heart disease as they age.

Adults born with heart disease may experience holes in their heart, narrow or absent blood vessels, malformed heart valves, or a reversal or absence of important heart structures.

Many adults with CHD may also develop heart failure, rhythm problems and valve disease, requiring specialized care to improve their quality of life.


What To Expect

Pediatric patients can transition into adult care without ever leaving Akron Children’s Hospital Heart Center.

Led by Dr. John Lane, our team helps young adults transition by addressing medical concerns and offering the latest in treatments, including medications, interventional cardiac procedures and open heart surgery.

We also consult with patients on issues affecting their quality of life, such as:

  • Reproductive issues
  • Genetic counseling
  • Participation in sports, physical activity and exercise
  • Psychosocial issues, such as securing employment or insurance with a pre-existing condition
  • Behaviors to maintain good health

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our locations

Akron Children's Hospital
Heart Center
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 5200
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8521
Alt. Phone: 1-866-230-3463 (toll free)
Fax: 330-543-3850
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