Adult Congenital Heart Program

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Boston Adult Congenital Heart (BACH) and Pulmonary Hypertension Team

Thanks to advances in medical and surgical care, most people born with serious congenital heart defects are now surviving long into adulthood. Because no defect is permanently “cured,” individuals require lifelong follow-up care.

Boston Children's Hospital has a lifetime commitment to our patients through the Boston Adult Congenital Heart (BACH) and Pulmonary Hypertension Program. As part of the #1 ranked Heart Center, we offer a full range of inpatient and outpatient clinical services to adults with congenital heart disease and/or pulmonary hypertension, from diagnosis to cardiac catheterization and surgical repair. What’s more, we’re devoted to helping our patients maximize their physical, emotional, medical and social health.


Anne Marie Valente, MD - Outpatient Director, BACH Program

Our patients

Our program cares for adult patients with all forms of congenital heart problems and/or pulmonary hypertension. We currently care for more than 6,000 patients, many who have been seen at Boston Children's Hospital their entire lives but others meeting us by referrals because of our international reputation. There's no patient too complex for our team.

Our expertise 


Michael Landzberg, MD - Director, Boston Adult Congenital Heart Program

The BACH service is one of only a handful of programs worldwide that provides comprehensive care to ACHD patients. We are committed to advancing ACHD care both by training the future leaders in our field as well as advancing medical science through research. All of our doctors are involved with the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA), a national, patient-run group that lobbies to improve the quality of life of adults with CHD through education, outreach and promotion of research. 

About Us

Adult Congenital Heart Service 

Boston Children's Hospital has been home to some of the greatest medical and social innovations for adults with congenital heart diseases. Our BACH service is staffed by specially trained doctors and nurses who are dedicated to:

  • providing a full range of inpatient and outpatient clinical services to adults with congenital heart disease and adults with pulmonary hypertension
  • advancing and improving their care through research and innovation
  • teaching new generations of health care professionals about this unique patient population

By coming to Boston Children's, you have made the choice to get state of the art care and be part of a world-renowned team. We want to help understand your heart condition and maximize your physical, emotional, medical, and social health.

By learning about all of your options, you become increasingly empowered in your care and your future. Our goal is to help you find your own pathway to medical success.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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