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Heart failure in ACHD 

Heart failure in ACHD
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Heart failure in ACHD
Author(s):

Sara Thorne

and Sarah Bowater

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198759959.003.0019
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date: 14 November 2019

Despite the advances in surgical techniques, very few ACHD patients have a truly curative procedure, with the majority being at lifelong risk of complications, including ventricular dysfunction, arrhythmias, and premature death. Ventricular dysfunction, leading to heart failure, remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality, with some studies showing that it accounts for up to 40% of deaths in adults with CHD. This chapter discusses drug therapy, transplantation, and end-of-life care in ACHD.

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