J Echocardiogr 2021 May 28. Epub 2021 May 28.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, Okayama University Hospital, 2-5-1, Shikata-Cho, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan.
The number of patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) has been dramatically increasing and adults with congenital heart disease now outnumber children with congenital heart disease. However, patients with ACHD are still at increased risk of morbidity and mortality due to residua and sequelae. Although echocardiography is an indispensable imaging modality in the comprehensive assessment of ACHD, accurate echocardiographic assessment of ACHD is challenging especially for physicians or sonographers who are not familiar with ACHD because of its complex morphology, physiology, and hemodynamics. Read More