, adults in the United States have grown into adulthood with congenital heart disease. This number increases by about 20, each year. Adult congenital heart disease is not uncommon. 1 in adults are expected to have some form of congenital heart disease. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics– Update. Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Dedicated to providing comprehensive care for adults with congenital heart diseases When a person has had a heart problem since birth, they need special, appropriate care. Our adult congenital heart disease specialists have the in-depth understanding and expertise required to provide the right care.
Congenital heart disease is survivable, manageable, yet in the routine years between infancy and adulthood, sometimes forgettable. The Adult Congenital Heart Association is a resource, advocate and knowledge base for everyone affected. ESC Guidelines for the management of adult congenital heart disease Eur Heart J. Feb 11;42(6) doi: /eurheartj/ehaa Authors Helmut.
Congenital heart disease happens when someone is born with defects in parts of their heart or in the blood vessels around their heart. Even though a baby is born with congenital heart disease, this disease may not be diagnosed until later in life. Adult congenital heart disease is common. About one in every adults has congenital heart disease.