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A Review of Selected Adult Congenital Heart Diseases Encountered in Daily Practice

[ Vol. 17 , Issue. 3 ]


Farhan Bajwa, Syed M. Jafri and Karthik Ananthasubramaniam*   Pages 330 - 348 ( 19 )


The advancement in corrective surgical procedures and anaesthesia technology has resulted in the increased survival of patients with Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD). Most of the surviving CHD patients have successfully reached adulthood and those surviving adults now outnumber the infants born with the CHD. Unfortunately, the surviving adults with CHD do not get proper care due to either inconsistent follow-up or not getting care from a specialist in the field of CHD. It is imperative for general practicing clinicians to be aware of the congenital diseases as well as the current clinical recommendations. This manuscript reviews some of the common congenital diseases seen in adults such as cardiac shunts, left heart obstructive lesions, and aortopathies.


Atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus, bicuspid aortic valve, coarctation of aorta, aortopathies.


Department of Cardiology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642, Division of Cardiology, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte, MI 48192, Heart And Vascular Institute, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, West Bloomfield, MI 48322

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