Heart Failure in Complex Congenital Heart Disease of the Adult

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients have demonstrated improved survival, especially those with severely complex disease, mainly single-ventricle/Fontan physiology and those with a systemic right ventricle. We describe the heart failure phenotypes of complex CHD, reversible causes for heart failure, and considerations for advanced therapy. Recent Findings: While initially marketed for application to patients with acquired causes for heart failure, newer devices and technologies have started to be used in the ACHD population. After reversible causes for heart failure in CHD are addressed, it is reasonable to consider use of new device-based technologies and orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) for end-stage disease. Summary: New heart failure technology and organ transplant should carefully be considered and applied in complex ACHD, where there may be significant improvement in morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1727-1735
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Volume24
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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