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Clinical profile of congenital heart disease in adolescents and adults ages 16 to 21 years old in the Philippine Heart Center: early experience of grown-up congenital clinic.


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Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular Medicine - Philippine Heart Center

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Research Project


Background: Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a chronic illness with a high frequency in the worldwide population, and is normally diagnosed at birth or in utero. Because of better conditions in diagnosis and early medical and surgical treatment, patients have survival rates of 90% and go further in life, facing different challenges in life's cycle.

Methods: A descriptive study was conducted at the Out Patient Department of the Philippine Heart Center from January   2014 to December 2014, among adolescent and adult patient's ages 16-21 years of age with congenital heart disease were included. Demographic profile was noted.

Result: From this study it can be seen that most of the patients are 16 years old, more males than females an in the high school level. Among the congenital heart disease, the most common is ventricular septal defect. The least common are pentalogy of fallot and PAPVR. Majority of the patients with congenital heart disease (55.09%) did not undergo surgery.

Conclusion: On profile, most of the patients are male, in the adolescent age and in the high school level. Conservative ways of treatment were observed in most patients with congenital heart disease as there were more patients who did not undergo surgery.



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Philippine Heart Center Medical Library PHC.R.039.15 Fulltext Print Format

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