The Midwest Adult Congenital Cardiac (MACC) Center is a collaborative program of Children’s Heart Clinic and Minneapolis Heart Institute that provides transitional and ongoing care for adults who have congenital heart issues. When necessary, the programs admit patients to Abbott Northwestern Hospital or Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.
Progress in treating congenital heart disease (CHD) over the past several decades has resulted in dramatic improvements in patient outcomes, the most significant outcome being children born with CHD will now survive well into their adults years.
This development presents the need for transitional care as these patients have changing needs adulthood.
The MACC Center combines the expertise of the pediatric cardiologists (traditionally focused on complex repairs, early repairs, growth and development) with adult cardiologists whose expertise is in heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and electrophysiology as well as cardiologist surgeons who can provide device implantation or a transplant when necessary.
The MACC Center care team includes a dedicated group of subspecialists who provide a focused, multidisciplinary approach that brings extraordinary expertise to this unique patient population.
To refer a patient, call 612-356-4724.
Types of Congenital Heart Disease
- Adult Congenital Heart Disease of Great Complexity
- Conduits, valved or nonvalved
- Cyanotic congenital heart (all forms)
- Double-outlet ventricle
- Eisenmenger syndrome
- Fontan procedure
- Mitral atresia
- Single ventricle (also called double inlet or outlet, common, or primitive)
- Pulmonary atresia (all forms)
- Pulmonary vascular obstructive disease
- Transposition of the great arteries
- Tricuspid atresia
- Truncus arteriosus/hemitruncus
- Other abnormalities of atrioventricular or ventriculoarterial connection not included above (ie, crisscross heart, isomerism, heterotaxy syndromes, ventricular inversion)
- Adult Congenital Heart Disease of Moderate Complexity
- Aorto-left ventricular fistulas
- Anomalous pulmonary venous drainage, partial or total
- Atrioventricular septal defects (partial or complete)
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Ebstein’s anomaly
- Infundibular right ventricular outflow obstruction of significance
- Ostium primum atrial septal defect
- Patent ductus arteriosus (not closed)
- Pulmonary valve regurgitation (moderate to severe)
- Pulmonary valve stenosis (moderate to severe)
- Sinus of Valsalva fistula/aneurysm
- Sinus venosus atrial septal defect
- Subvalvular AS or SupraAS (except HOCM)
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Ventricular septal defect with:
- Absent valve or valves
- Aortic regurgitation
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Mitral disease
- Right ventricular outflow tract obstruction
- Straddling tricuspid/mitral valve
- Subaortic stenosis
All team members are board certified or board eligible.
Kelly Han, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute®, Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, Children’s Heart Clinic
Charles Gornick, MD, Heart Rhythm Management specialist, Minneapolis Heart Institute®
Kirsten Dummer, MD, Pediatric Cardiologist with Adult Congenital Training, Children’s Heart Clinic
Chris Carter, MD, Pediatric Heart Rhythm Management specialist, Children’s Heart Clinic