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Congenital Heart Defects in Adults : A Field Guide for Cardiologists

Anitra Romfh1,2, Francesca Romana Pluchinotta1,3, Prashob Porayette1,3, Anne Marie Valente1,2 and Stephen P. Sanders1,3,4*
1Department of Cardiology, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
2Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
3Department of Pathology, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
4Department of Cardiac Surgery, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
orresponding Author : Stephen P. Sanders
Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)
Harvard Medical School, Director, Cardiac Registry
Departments of Cardiology, Pathology, and Cardiac Surgery
Children’s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Received January 31, 2012; Accepted February 16, 2012; Published June 15, 2012
Citation: Romfh A, Pluchinotta FR, Porayette P, Valente AM, Sanders SP (2012) Congenital Heart Defects in Adults : A Field Guide for Cardiologists. J Clin Exp Cardiolog S8:007. doi: 10.4172/2155-9880.S8-007
Copyright: © 2012 Romfh A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
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Abstract

Advances in cardiology and cardiac surgery allow a large proportion of patients with congenital heart defects to survive onto adulthood. These patients frequently develop complications characteristic of the defect or its treatment. Consequently, adult cardiologist participating in the care of these patients needs a working knowledge of the more common defects. Occasionally, patients with congenital heart defects such as atrial septal defect, Ebstein anomaly or physiologically corrected transposition of the great arteries present for the first time in adulthood. More often patients previously treated in pediatric cardiology centers have transitioned to adult congenital heart disease centers for ongoing care. Some of the more important defects in this category are tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries, functionally single ventricle defects, and coarctation. Through this field guide, we provide an overview of the anatomy of the selected defects commonly seen in an adult congenital practice using pathology specimens and clinical imaging studies. In addition, we describe the physiology, clinical presentation to the adult cardiologist, possible complications, treatment options, and outcomes.

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