Determinants of outpatient clinic attendance amongst adults with congenital heart disease and outcome.

@article{Kempny2016DeterminantsOO,
  title={Determinants of outpatient clinic attendance amongst adults with congenital heart disease and outcome.},
  author={Aleksander Kempny and Gerhard-Paul Diller and Konstantinos Dimopoulos and Rafael Alonso-Gonz{\'a}lez and Anselm S Uebing and Wei Li and Sonya Babu-Narayan and Lorna Swan and Stephen John Wort and Michael A. Gatzoulis},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={203},
  pages={245-50}
}
BACKGROUND Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) guidelines advise life-long, regular, follow up in predefined intervals for ACHD patients. However, limited data exist to support this position. We examine, herewith, compliance to scheduled outpatient clinic appointments and its impact on outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS We examined 4461 ACHD patients (median age at entry 26.4years, 51% female) and their follow up records at our tertiary centre between 1991 and 2008. Clinic attendance was… CONTINUE READING
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