Overview of Adult Congenital Heart Disease
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New Rhythm Disorders And/Or the Need For Pacemakers

Arrhythmias, or irregularities in the heart's rhythm, may develop with time in patients with congenital heart disease. These may be caused by conduction difficulties resulting from surgical incisions or the scarring of the heart tissue after repair operations. Rhythm disturbances often develop in patients who have undergone Fontan or Mustard/Senning procedures or the repair of defects such as Tetralogy of Fallot, Ebstein's Anomaly, Atrial Septal Defects (especially if performed later in life), and Transposition of the Great Arteries (L-Type). The arrhythmia may be controlled with a pacemaker and/or medications. In some cases, surgical intervention may be required. READ MORE