Pulmonary Hypertension in Congenital Heart Disease

Published: June 26, 2023

  • Pulmonary hypertension (PH) associated with congenital heart disease is an increasingly common cause of PH. The improvements in diagnosis and management of CHD have led to increased survival into adulthood accompanied by a significant number of associated cardiac sequelae, including PH. However, data guiding management of this form of PH are limited.
  • The prognosis for PH-congenital heart disease is variable and dependent on the type of congenital heart disease and other factors. Evaluation for surgical repair must take the risks associated with the late repair of congenital heart disease into account when intervention is considered.
  • A collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach involving cardiologists, PH subspecialty care teams, and cardiothoracic surgeons in partnership with patients and families is key to improving outcomes and quality of life for people with PH-congenital heart disease.