What is the most common congenital heart defect in adults?
ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT. If one excludes a bicuspid aortic valve and does not consider mitral valve prolapse a congenital lesion, atrial septal defect (ASD) is the most common cause of adult congenital heart disease.
What are the symptoms of congenital heart disease in adults?
Common congenital heart disease symptoms you might have as an adult include:
- Abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias)
- A bluish tint to the skin, lips and fingernails (cyanosis)
- Shortness of breath.
- Tiring quickly upon exertion.
- Swelling of body tissue or organs (edema)
How long can you live with congenital heart disease?
Results Patients with CHD expected to live to age 75 ± 11 years, only 4 years less than their healthy peers. Over 85% of patients expected to live longer than our estimates of their life expectancy. Poorer health status and higher perceived risk of CHD complications related to shorter perceived life expectancy.
Can you die from congenital heart disease?
Congenital heart disease is a problem with the heart that is present at birth. The condition can be fatal. Congenital heart problems are the most common kind of birth defect. They can be simple or complex.