Nationwide survey of care facilities for adults with congenital heart disease in Japan.

@article{Toyoda2009NationwideSO,
  title={Nationwide survey of care facilities for adults with congenital heart disease in Japan.},
  author={Tomohiko Toyoda and Shigeru Tateno and Yasutaka Kawasoe and Takeaki Shirai and Yumi Shiina and Kozo Matsuo and Koichiro Niwa},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={1147-50}
}
BACKGROUND The number of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) is increasing rapidly, but care programs have not been fully established in Japan. METHODS AND RESULTS Questionnaires regarding current status and resources of outpatient and in-hospital services, and management of pregnancy in patients with adult CHD (ACHD) were sent to 1,033 training hospitals for board-certified cardiologists. Useful replies were obtained from 458 hospitals (44%). In 417 hospitals (91%), at least 1 patient… CONTINUE READING