Kids heart issues - not rare enough
Updated: Jan 11, 2019
ACHA reports that nearly 2 million adults living with CHD in the U.S.
Commoner than often thought - but often fixable well
At one time, many children born with #congenitalheartdisease (CHD) had a poor outlook. Thanks to technological advancements and improvements in care - most children with CHD are now living to adulthood. Reports in the US suggest that there are an estimated 2 million adults living with CHD in the United States, meaning that, for the first time ever, there are more adults than children with CHD. http://www.news-medical.net/news/20150228/ACHA-reports-that-nearly-2-million-adults-living-with-CHD-in-the-US.aspx.
A lifelong physician
A #paediatriccardiologist is therefore often a life-long clinician and ongoing part of a childs care team once a cardiac diagnosis is made to maintain a good long term outlook and enable the child to reach their full potential