Diagnosis and Management of Noncardiac Complications in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Published: October 09, 2017

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  • Life expectancy and quality of life for those born with congenital heart disease (CHD) has greatly improved over the past 3 decades.
  • These advances have resulted in a patient population of adults with congenital heart disease who are at risk of developing noncardiac complications in multiple organ systems such as renal, lung, liver, and others.
  • This statement provides an overview for healthcare providers who care for CHD patients to be mindful of the effects that disease of organs other than the heart may have on the well-being of adults with CHD.