Adult patients with congenital heart disease are a complex population with a variety of pathophysiologic conditions based on the anatomy and type of surgery or intervention performed, usually during the first years of life. Nowadays, the majority of patients survive childhood and present for a number of noncardiac surgeries or interventions needing appropriate perioperative management. Heart failure is a major contributing factor to perioperative morbidity and mortality. In this review, we present an overview of the most common types of adult patients with congenital heart disease and actual knowledge on therapy and specific risks in this challenging patient population.
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2019|