Chapter 63. Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  1. Salim Yusuf DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC Research Chair Professor of Medicine Director Vice President Research3,4,5,
  2. John A Cairns MD, FRCPC Professor of Medicine Former Dean6,
  3. A John Camm MD British Heart Foundation Professor Head of Cardiac7,
  4. Ernest L Fallen MD, FRCPC Professor Emeritus8 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh MB, ChB, DPhil Consultant Professor of Medicine9
  1. Elisabeth Bédard MD1 and
  2. Michael A Gatzoulis MD, PhD, FACC, FESC Professor of Cardiology Consultant Cardiologist2

Published Online: 21 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch63

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Bédard, E. and Gatzoulis, M. A. (2009) Adult Congenital Heart Disease, in Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch63

Editor Information

  1. 3

    McMaster University, Canada

  2. 4

    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Canada

  3. 5

    Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  4. 6

    Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  5. 7

    St George's University of London, London, UK

  6. 8

    McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  7. 9

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Adult Congenital Heart Centre and Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK

  2. 2

    Congenital Heart Disease and Adult Congenital Heart Centre and Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension, Royal Brompton Hospital, and the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159258

Online ISBN: 9781444309768



  • adult congenital heart disease (CHD);
  • CHD prevalence;
  • Congenital heart disease - cardiovascular abnormality, present from birth;
  • CHD etiologies, diagnosis, and treatment;
  • fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) - detecting heart disease associated chromosomal deletion;
  • CHD non-inherited risk factors - atrial septal defect (ASD);
  • transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) - ASD diagnosis, treatment;
  • left ventricular outflow tract obstructions (LVOTOs);
  • aorta coarctation - ligamentum arteriosum narrrowing


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: prevalence of congenital heart disease

  • Etiology

  • Atrial septal defect

  • Ventricular septal defect

  • Atrioventricular septal defect

  • Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and bicuspid aortic valve

  • Coarctation of the aorta

  • Patent ductus arteriosus

  • Pulmonary valve stenosis

  • Ebstein anomaly of the tricuspid valve

  • Tetralogy of Fallot

  • Transposition of the great arteries

  • Eisenmenger syndrome

  • Arrhythmias in a dult congenital heart disease

  • Reference