Abstract

The population of patients with adult congenital heart disease has grown and is currently estimated to include approximately 1 million people in the United States. Cardiologists and imagers frequently encounter complex patients who have undergone multiple prior operations and interventions. A myriad of imaging tests are currently available, including echocardiography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography, all of which collectively provide invaluable information on cardiac anatomy and hemodynamics. Advanced imaging plays a role in diagnosis and preprocedural planning and also determines the need and frequency of follow-up. This article provides a contemporary review of the current role of cardiac imaging in patients with complex congenital heart disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019

Keywords

  • adult congenital heart disease
  • cardiac computed tomography
  • cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
  • three-dimensional contrast-enhanced angiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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