Heart Failure in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Luke J. Burchill, Heather J. Ross, Alexander R. Opotowsky

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    The number of adults living with congenital heart disease (CHD) is growing and this growing population is aging. The incidence of heart failure (HF) increases with age and constitutes the most common cause of death in these patients. Some adults with CHD present with typical findings for HF, while others exhibit disease-specific manifestations. As such, it is not a trivial task to define exactly what constitutes HF in adults with CHD. This challenge, along with the marked heterogeneity in both underlying disease and management, has served to limit progress in understanding the epidemiology or optimal treatment. This chapter reviews the current understanding of HF in adults with CHD, with specific comment on diagnoses most strongly associated with premature HF.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationHeart Failure in the Child and Young Adult
    Subtitle of host publicationFrom Bench to Bedside
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Electronic)9780128026137
    ISBN (Print)9780128023938
    StatePublished - 2018


    • Adult congenital heart disease
    • Arrhythmia
    • Cardiac transplantation
    • Eisenmenger syndrome
    • Epidemiology
    • Fontan circulation
    • Heart failure
    • Pharmacologic management
    • Single ventricle
    • Tetralogy of Fallot
    • Transposition of the great arteries

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)


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