Congenital heart diseases. An unfinished pediatric problem in the pediatric age

J. Casaldàliga

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Congenital heart defects are the most common congenital malformation. The medical and surgical advances made in pediatric patients have made possible a considerable reduction in mortality, so that 85% of patients reach adulthood, but do so with a heart repaired and sometimes with a different circulation pattern than normal, forming a new and complex pathology until recently nonexistent. For the management of these patients must be configured models of care and assistance network. The article explains how one of the hospitals recognized by its established track record in dealing with this disease in childhood has solved this problem by creating a transversal program of Congenital Cardiology for dealing with this disease along entire continuum of patient life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-344
JournalRevista Espanola de Pediatria
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013


  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Congenital heart diseases
  • Grown-up congenital heart (GUCH) disease


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