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Adult congenital heart disease refers to heart disease caused by a structural heart defect that was present at birth. In some cases, the defect was detected and repaired and is now causing symptoms in adulthood. In others, the defect was never detected.
At Dignity Health Southern California, our heart care services cover everything from prevention to chronic disease management to advanced diagnostic procedures and treatments. To learn more about our expertise and personal care for adult congenital heart disease at one of our convenient locations in Long Beach, Northridge, Downtown LA, Glendale, and San Bernardino, Find a Doctor today.
The most common congenital heart defects are:
The signs and symptoms of adult congenital heart disease will depend on the type of heart defect involved and whether or not it was originally treated in childhood. Symptoms can include:
Strategies for the treatment and maintenance of adult congenital heart disease depend on the type of heart defect involved. Mild heart abnormalities may not need treatment, while treatment for advanced cases will be determined by your doctor. You will most likely need routine follow-up care and monitoring. Additional treatments may include medications, lifestyle modifications, or surgery. Talk to your doctor today to determine an effective treatment plan.
Dignity Health provides comprehensive treatment and maintenance strategies for adult congenital heart disease in Southern California.