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Grown-Up Congenital Heart Disease (Management of)

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines

Congenital Heart Disease in Children and Adults
Acquired Pediatric Heart Disease
Cardiovascular Surgery
Guidelines version available to download
Published in2010
ReferenceEuropean Heart Journal (2010) 31, 2915–2957; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehq249
Published in2010
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    Table of contents: Full Text (ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines)

    Preamble and specific background

    General considerations

    Prevalence of grown-up congenital heart disease and organization of care

    Diagnostic work-up

    • Echocardiography
    • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
    • Computer tomography
    • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
    • Cardiac catheterisation

    Therapeutic considerations

    • Heart failure
    • Arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death
    • Surgical treatment
    • Catheter intervention
    • Infective endocarditis

    Non-cardiac issues

    • Insurance
    • Exercice and Sports
    • Pregnancy, contraception, and genetic counselling

    Specific problems

    • Atrial septal defect
    • Ventricular septal defect
    • Atrioventricular septal defect
    • Patent ductus arteriorsus
    • Left ventricualr outflow tract obstruction
    • Coartation of the aorta
    • Marfan syndrome
    • Right ventricular outflow tract obtruction
    • Ebstein's anomaly
    • Tetralogy of Fallot
    • Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect
    • Transposition of the great arteries
    • Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries
    • Univentricular heart
    • Patients after Fontan operation
    • Rigth ventricular to pulmonary artery conduit
    • Eisenmenger syndrome and severe pulmonary arterial hypertension
    • Management of cyanotic patients





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