Adult congenital heart disease: time for a national framework

Br J Cardiol 2002;9:65-67 Leave a comment
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Adult congenital heart disease: time for a national framework Michael A Gatzoulis Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common inborn defects, occurring in approximately 0.8% of newborn infants. Adults with congenital heart disease are the beneficiaries of successful paediatric cardiac surgery and cardiology programmes across the United Kingdom. Had it not been for surgical intervention in infancy and childhood, 50% or more of these patients would have died before reaching adulthood.








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