The commonest mistakes in the treatment of adult patients with congenital heart disease

  • Jure Dolenc
  • Mirta Koželj
  • Katja Prokšelj

Abstract

Background: General practitioners and medical specialists are seeing adults with congenital heart disease in their everyday practice more frequently than ever. The lack of experience and knowledge in this field of cardiology often leads to mistakes in the treatment of these patients. The purpose of this article is to point out the commonest problems and mistakes in dealing with this group of patients. Conclusions: In the following article we pointed out the commonest problems and mistakes in dealing with adults with congenital heart disease, such as differing various types of atrial septal defects and differing atrial septal defect from patent foramen ovale. We also pointed out the commonest mistakes in dealing with patients with cyanotic heart disease, especially those with Eisenmenger syndrome.

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Published
2012-04-01
How to Cite
1.
Dolenc J, Koželj M, Prokšelj K. The commonest mistakes in the treatment of adult patients with congenital heart disease. ZdravVestn [Internet]. 1Apr.2012 [cited 16Jun.2019];81(4). Available from: https://vestnik.szd.si/index.php/ZdravVest/article/view/574
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Review