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Grown-Up Congenital Heart Disease (Management of) Guidelines

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines

Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
CV Surgery - Congenital Heart Disease
Guidelines version available to download
Published in 2010
Reference European Heart Journal (2010) 31, 2915–2957; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehq249
Published in 2010
Reference GUCH
Published in 2010
Reference Download the PDA Version
Published in 2010
Reference GUCH Educational Slide set
Published in 2010
Reference CME Questions - GUCH
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