Adults heart

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Thanks to incredible advances in CHD care, more and more children with congenital heart defects are thriving into adulthood. In fact, more than 1 million U. But some adults treated for congenital heart disease as children may be in the dark on a few important aspects of living as an adult with CHD, says Timothy Cotts, M. Many people who underwent heart surgery as children to repair or address congenital heart defects assume they are no longer an issue. Adults with CHD can experience a number of health issues, such as abnormal heart rhythms, increased risk of stroke, premature cardiovascular disease and increased rate of hospitalization compared with other adults. Some people also outgrow or wear out valves, requiring replacements.

Quality of life in adults with congenital heart disease

What Is Cardiomyopathy in Adults? | American Heart Association

Cardiomyopathy refers to diseases of the heart muscle. In most cases, cardiomyopathy causes the heart muscle to become enlarged, thick or rigid. In rare instances, diseased heart muscle tissue is replaced with scar tissue. As cardiomyopathy worsens, the heart becomes weaker. The heart becomes less able to pump blood throughout the body and incapable of maintaining a normal electrical rhythm.

What Is Cardiomyopathy in Adults?

Click here to access the corresponding chapter in Section Congenital heart disease in children and adults. Figure 1 Central illustration. Guidelines summarize and evaluate available evidence with the aim of assisting health professionals in proposing the best management strategies for an individual patient with a given condition. Guidelines and their recommendations should facilitate decision making of health professionals in their daily practice.
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