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In the Older ACHD Population, Coordination of Care is Key

by Pankaj Madan, MD, MS on Wednesday, Mar 03, 2021

As an active and energetic 54-year-old, Mr. Trevino (whose name and certain details have been changed here for privacy) will likely chuckle at being a subject of discussion in this blog about congenital heart disease (CHD) in the geriatric population.

I met Mr. Trevino, a retired pharmacist, about two years ago when he presented with chest discomfort and was found to have a severely leaking pulmonic valve from a previously operated congenital pulmonic stenosis and blockages in his three coronary arteries supplying the heart. Surgery was advised to replace the leaky pulmonic valve, along with coronary artery bypass surgery.

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