Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

St. Emlyn´s - By Simon Carley - March 3, 2019
"Virchester is recognised as a specialist centre for patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). This is an interesting and occasionally challenging group of patients who may require some modifications in your approach to referral, management and resuscitation. We also know that the success and progress in the management of children with CHD is leading to an increase in the number of survivors and therefore an increase in the number of adult patients attending the ED1. This blog outlines some of the key questions we should be asking when an ACHD patient attends the ED and links to some open access learning resources for those of you who want to know more. When we started looking at this it became clear that although there is a fair amount of guidance out there about the management of patients in the surgical and out-patient setting there is relatively little published that is aimed at the Emergency Medicine community..."