Adult congenital heart disease is a birth defect that impairs the heart’s structure. The condition is often surgically repaired in infancy or childhood but may persist or re-emerge in adulthood.
Andrew T. Ho, MD
Location and Office HoursRiverside Cardiology Associates
Riverside, CA 92501
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- Inland Valley Medical Center
- Loma Linda University Medical Center, East Campus
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What is adult congenital heart disease?
Scripps Health answered
Does heart failure mean the heart stops beating?
When you have heart failure, it doesn’t mean that your heart has stopped beating. It means that your heart isn’t pumping as well as it should. The heart keeps working, but the body’s need for blood and oxygen isn’t being met.
Heart failure can get worse if it’s not treated. It’s very important to do what your doctor tells you to do. When you make healthy changes, you can feel a lot better and enjoy life much more!
What is the rate of incidence for heart birth defects?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Heart birth defects are one of the most common birth defects. They currently occur in about one of every 120 births, or just under 1 percent of babies. Currently, over 750,000 American adults have a heart birth defect.
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