[Adults with congenital heart diseases: a growing population, a multidisciplinary approach]

Rev Med Suisse. 2013 May 29;9(388):1142-4, 1146-7.
[Article in French]


Untill recently, congenital heart disease was considered as a childhood's disease. With improvement in pediatric survival, adults with a congenital heart disease (ACHD) represent an emerging group of patients who need specialized medical care. In 2010, the ESC published newguidelines on global and specific management of adults with congenital heart disease. ACHD centers organize appropriate medical care for these patients, promote specialist training and national scientific research in collaboration with other national ACHD centers.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology
  • Endocarditis / diagnosis
  • Endocarditis / etiology
  • Female
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / complications
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / epidemiology*
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / therapy*
  • Heart Failure / diagnosis
  • Heart Failure / etiology
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Physiologic*
  • Patient Care Team*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / epidemiology
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / therapy