Medizinische Versorgung von Erwachsenen mit angeborenen Herzfehlern: Gegenwart und Zukunft

Journal article
(Review article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Neidenbach R, Achenbach S, Andonian C, Beckmann J, Biber S, Dittrich S, Ewert P, Freilinger S, Huntgeburth M, Nagdyman N, Oberhoffer R, Pieper L, von Kodolitsch Y, Weyand M, Bauer UM, Kaemmerer H
Journal: Herz
Publication year: 2019
ISSN: 0340-9937


Congenital heart diseases (CHD) are the most common types of congenital organ defects. Thanks to medical progress in congenital cardiology and heart surgery, most children with CHD reach adulthood. Despite primarily successful treatment residual and subsequent conditions as well as (non)cardiac comorbidities can influence the chronic course of the disease and lead to a higher morbidity and mortality. Adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) in Germany are not tied to the healthcare structure despite the great need for aftercare. According to the results of the medical care of ACHD (MC-ACHD) study, ACHD centers and specialists in Germany are insufficiently perceived despite increased complication rates and the great need for specialist guidance. General practitioners and patients are not adequately informed about existing ACHD facilities. A better awareness of the ACHD problem should be created at the level of primary medical supply in order to optimize care and to reduce morbidity and mortality. Improved future-oriented patient care includes lifelong regular follow-up and the possibility of interdisciplinary, integrated medical care of CHD.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Achenbach, Stephan Prof. Dr. med.
Medizinische Klinik 2 - Kardiologie, Angiologie
Dittrich, Sven Prof. Dr.
Kinderkardiologische Abteilung in der Kinder- und Jugendklinik
Weyand, Michael Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Herzchirurgie

External institutions with authors

Deutsches Herzzentrum München
Nationales Register für angeborene Herzfehler
Technische Universität Dresden
Technische Universität München (TUM)
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
Universitätsklinikum Köln

How to cite

Neidenbach, R., Achenbach, S., Andonian, C., Beckmann, J., Biber, S., Dittrich, S.,... Kaemmerer, H. (2019). Medizinische Versorgung von Erwachsenen mit angeborenen Herzfehlern: Gegenwart und Zukunft. Herz.

Neidenbach, R., et al. "Medizinische Versorgung von Erwachsenen mit angeborenen Herzfehlern: Gegenwart und Zukunft." Herz (2019).


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