Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Anji T. Yetman, Gary D. Webb

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Abstract

The population of adults with congenital heart disease continues to expand. These patients present with problems related to their underlying condition, residual problems related to their treatment, and disorders related to aging. They need ongoing care by physicians with knowledge of congenital heart disease, usually a pediatric cardiologist and an adult cardiologist or internist. This chapter provides details of pregnancy and contraception, important concerns of women. Chronic cyanosis causes unique physiologic alterations in several organ systems, which require evaluation and often management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Cardiovascular Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages762-772
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781444335897
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 13 2012

Keywords

  • Adults with congenital heart disease
  • Chronic cyanosis
  • Contraception
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Yetman, A. T., & Webb, G. D. (2012). Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. In Pediatric Cardiovascular Medicine: Second Edition (pp. 762-772). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444398786.ch53