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Extracardiac complications in adults with congenital heart disease. Congenit Heart Dis 2013 Sep-Oct;8(5):370-80

Date

05/15/2013

Pubmed ID

23663434

DOI

10.1111/chd.12080

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84884813246   36 Citations

Abstract

With the increasing number of adults living with repaired, or unrepaired, congenital heart disease, there is a growing incidence of extracardiac comorbidities. These comorbidities can affect various organ systems in complex ways, and may have a significant impact on a patient's quality of life and survival. Many of these potential complications may go undiagnosed until there is already a significant bearing on the patient's life. Therefore, it is important for physicians who care for the adult congenital patient to be mindful of these potential extracardiac complications, and actively assess for these complications in their adult congenital practice. Continued research to identify modifiable risk factors is needed so that both preventative and therapeutic management options for these extracardiac complications may be developed.

Author List

Cohen SB, Ginde S, Bartz PJ, Earing MG

Authors

Peter J. Bartz MD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Scott B. Cohen MD Associate Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Salil Ginde MD, MPH Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Comorbidity
Fontan Procedure
Heart Defects, Congenital
Humans
Incidence
Lung Diseases
Prevalence
Prognosis
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