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ECG findings can help manage adults with congenital heart disease


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JAMA Cardiology
Reuters Health - 04/09/2020 - Electrocardiogram (ECG) findings and other markers can be useful for managing adult patients with a history of congenital heart disease, according to a new review. "These patients have to be cared for by cardiologists with a specific expertise in congenital heart disease, in concert with general practitioners," said Dr. Victor Waldmann of European George Pompidou Hospital, in Paris. "One of the messages is also that some congenital heart diseases may remain undiagnosed and that the understanding and knowledge of these specific ECG patterns can help physicians to suspect these congenital heart diseases, even in adults, to get them into an appropriate care network," he told Reuters Health by email. The care for adults with congenital heart disease has emerged as a new subspecialty of cardiology, but nonspecialists also need to recognize the diverse cardiac phenotypes encountered in these patients, according to Dr. Waldmann and coll...


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