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Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital Heart Disease

An abnormality of the heart is present in about 1% of all babies born. Untreated, half of these affected will die in their first year of life. The survivors do fairly well until adulthood when the less severe forms begin to take their toil. It is usual for persons with uncorrected CAD to survive much beyond age 40.

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Pulmonary Heart Disease

Pulmonary Heart Disease

This is heart disease secondary to disorder of respiration. The chronic Hypoxia (low oxygen tension) of these disorders includes a reactive narrowing of the pulmonary vessels.

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