Surgery in adults with congenital heart disease.

@article{Zomer2011SurgeryIA,
  title={Surgery in adults with congenital heart disease.},
  author={Anoek Zomer and Carianne L. Verheugt and Ilonca Vaartjes and Cuno S. P. M. Uiterwaal and M. M. Langemeijer and David R. Koolbergen and Mark Gerard Hazekamp and Joost P. van Melle and Thelma C. Konings and Louise Bellersen and Diederick E. Grobbee and Barbara Mulder},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2011},
  volume={124 20},
  pages={2195-201}
}
BACKGROUND A significant proportion of patients with congenital heart disease require surgery in adulthood. We aimed to give an overview of the prevalence, distribution, and outcome of cardiovascular surgery for congenital heart disease. We specifically questioned whether the effects of surgical treatment on subsequent long-term survival depend on sex. METHODS AND RESULTS From the Dutch Congenital Corvitia (CONCOR) registry for adults with congenital heart disease, we identified 10 300… CONTINUE READING