Article Abstract

Prognosis is better, still not good, and variable, for adults with congenital heart disease

Authors: Zacharias Mandalenakis, Mikael Dellborg

Abstract

Over the last decades we have witnessed a significant improvement at the prognosis in children with congenital heart disease with more than 95% today expected to reach adulthood (1). Despite this change of survival for patients with congenital heart disease, it has been recently described a relative higher risk of morbidity such as stroke and heart failure, and late mortality compared to persons without congenital heart disease in a similar age and sex (1,2).