Successful surgical correction of congenital heart disease in adults: seven years' experience.

@article{Chatzis2005SuccessfulSC,
  title={Successful surgical correction of congenital heart disease in adults: seven years' experience.},
  author={Andrew C Chatzis and Nicolaos M Giannopoulos and Alexandros I Tsoutsinos and Grigorios Chryssostomidis and Chryssa Panagiotou and Prodromos N Zavaropoulos and George Kirvasilis and George E. Sarris},
  journal={Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellenike kardiologike epitheorese},
  year={2005},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          128-34
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The long term consequences of untreated or residual/recurrent lesions pose unique challenges in the growing population of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). This study summarizes the results of the surgical treatment of these patients. METHODS From October 1997 to October 2004, 289 patients with CHD, aged 18-72 (35+/-13.6) years, 143 men and 146 women, presented for surgery to our unit. Thirty eight patients (13.15%) had 1 to 3 prior surgical procedures. Although 137… CONTINUE READING