Congenital heart disease

Congenital lesions account for only about 2% of heart disease that presents in adulthood. Only the most common acyanotic lesions are discussed here. The review articles cited below provide further discussion of the major congenital conditions that affect adults.

Brickner ME et al: Congenital heart disease in adults. N Engl J Med 2000;342:256 and 334.
Corno AF: Surgery for congenital heart disease. Curr Opin Cardiol 2000;15:238.
Moodie DS: Diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease in the adult. Cardiol Rev 2001;9:276.
Perloff JK et al: Challenges posed by adults with repaired congenital heart disease. Circulation 2001;103:2637.

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Revision date: July 3, 2011
Last revised: by Tatiana Kuznetsova, D.M.D.