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Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Services

Did you know the way care is delivered across the North West of England, North Wales and Isle of Man for people living with congenital heart disease is changing. 

Please click here to find out how this may affect you and what it means for Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.

 

What is congenital heart disease?

Congenital heart disease is a general term for a range of birth defects that affect the normal workings of the heart and great vessels. Congenital means a condition that is present at birth.

The population of adults with congenital heart disease continues to grow rapidly. This partly reflects the success of children's cardiology, children's heart surgery and specialist care in adulthood.

Although most of these adult patients are well, they are at risk of complications specific to their condition. The majority will need long term follow-up at a specialist centre.