Congenital heart disease in adults

Congenital heart disease in adults

There are more adults with congenital heart disease than children.

Atrial Septal Defect, ASD

  • Most Common Congenital heart disease in adults
  • Most Common symptom  fatigue
  • Most Common defect Ostium secundum, 75%
  • More Common in the female with ration 2-3:1
  • Treatment
    • There is no medical treatment
    • The Gold standard is percutaneous repair for simple secundum defects
    • Surgical repair

Ventricular Septal Defect, VSD

  • Most common congenital heart disease in children
  • Second most common in adults
  • Most Common defect Membranous, 80%
  • Loud murmurs mean the defect is small
  • Large defect
    • Has a softer murmur
    • Pulmonary hypertension
    • LV overload
    • Most comment cause of Eisenmenger syndrome


Eisenmenger syndrome

Pulmonary hypertension leading to shunt reversal

Coarctation of aorta

  • Most common presentation, Secondary hypertension
  • Most common associated lesion, bicuspid valve 65%

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