For Adults

Living with CHD / Chronic Illness

People with CHD are living longer, healthier lives than ever.

Due to improved pediatric medical care, the success of surgical repairs, and advances in research, 90% of infants diagnosed with a CHD are now living to adulthood. While outcomes have improved, lifelong specialized care is still necessary.

Things to Consider

Many organizations are dedicated to supporting individuals with CHD and acquired heart disease in navigating specialized care throughout their lives.  The Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium has created fact sheets to answer commonly asked questions.


Transition to Adult Care