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There are >1.4 million adult congenital heart disease (CHD; ACHD) patients living in the United States. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is at least as prevalent in ACHD patients as in the general population and has become a leading cause of their mortality.
Adult patients with CHD represent the fastest growing segment of adult cardiology care at 20,000 new patients per year. Heart failure is the leading cause of death for this patient population, but transplant rates remain low.
Cholesterol continues to be challenging to manage in the pediatric population. When should pediatricians institute cholesterol-lowering medications? Dr. Damon Dixon reviews tools that can aid in this decision.
There are more than 2 million adults living with congenital heart disease in the US today. Guest speaker Dr. Jamie Jackson, with Nationwide Children's, explores how pediatric specialists can support this patient population into a healthy adulthood.
Given that congenital heart disease is the most prevalent type of birth defect in the U.S., it’s no surprise that roughly two-thirds of referrals to the Center for Fetal and Neonatal Care are for potential cardiovascular malformations.
This was a retrospective chart review using the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Phoenix Children's Fetal Cardiology databases.
Congenital heart disease is a common birth defect. Ericka Scheller McLaughlin, DO, pediatric and fetal cardiologist, discusses what parents can expect and how Phoenix Children’s can help.