Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

Treating Cardiovascular Diseases in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois

A. Jamil Tajik, MD introduces the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center.

Adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease face unique health challenges. If you’ve been newly diagnosed or lived with it for years, you should have your health monitored by an adult congenital heart specialist. As many as 10 percent of all congenital heart defects are not identified until patients reach adulthood.

With more than 30 different forms of congenital heart disease, it’s important for you to have access to cardiologists with the expertise to provide specialized care for these complex conditions. Treatment options vary for adult congenital heart disease depending on the severity of your condition, the symptoms you’re experiencing or your complicating risk factors. With the proper diagnosis, evaluation and treatment, your outlook is excellent and you should be able to lead a normal life with no significant problems.

Offering You Advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologies

At the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, we offer you the best imaging technology available in the hands of experts to ensure that you receive an accurate diagnosis and a more complete understanding of your heart condition.

Comprehensive diagnostic tests and tools include:

  • Cardiac catheterization/intervention
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scans
  • Echocardiogram/transesophageal echocardiogram
  • Exercise testing
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Holter monitor

Determining your exact diagnosis, allows us to meet your specific needs, offer effective treatment therapies and promote your long-term success.

Multidisciplinary Treatment Approach for Your Heart Condition

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center offers you treatment options, intervention therapies and management strategies to help you live and thrive well for a lifetime.  Your options include:

  • Catheter-based interventions: We can use balloon and closure devices to correct certain heart defects.
  • Heart failure/device therapy: Our specialists may use medications to improve your heart function and assist devices for advanced failure.
  • Heart transplantation:  Our center has extensive experience with heart transplantation.
  • Medication therapy: We can use various drugs to regulate certain heart conditions.
  • Preventive care, health management and consultative follow-up: We provide expert care to identify your evolving needs that change with factors such as sports participation, pregnancy, age, exercise and other medical conditions.
  • Surgery: Our experienced surgical team repairs even the most complex cardiovascular conditions.

At the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, we offer you access to some of the most respected experts in the field who are here to apply their knowledge and state-of-the-art technology for your health and well-being.  A. Jamil Tajik, MD, a world-renown expert in the diagnosis and treatment  of complex cardiovascular conditions, leads a multidisciplinary team of specialists with knowledge, experience and expertise on the forefront of cardiovascular medicine in these areas:

  • Adult congenital heart disease                         
  • Advanced echocardiography
  • Cardiothoracic surgery/heart transplantation
  • Electrophysiology/pacemaker/ICD                                                  
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Heart failure/device therapy
  • Interventional cardiology  
  • Maternal fetal medicine
  • Multimodality imaging (CT, MRI, PET)                                              
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sleep physiology

Experienced and caring nurse practitioners with advanced training in cardiovascular medicine work closely with physicians at the center to offer you personalized attention and added support you may need to ensure a more positive outcome.

Patient- and Family-friendly Care for Congenital Heart Disease

As our patient, you’ll have access to expert care, comprehensive services and valuable resources, including:

  • Comprehensive services and coordinated appointment scheduling at one location allows convenient access to complete care
  • Individual treatment plans and patient visits tailored to correspond with the complexity of your condition
  • Prompt evaluation and timely intervention to improve your outcome
  • Single point of contact for continuity of care

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
Professional Office Building, Suite 575
2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy
Milwaukee, WI 53215

For more information or to contact the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, please call 414-385-2400 or toll free 855-229-2400.