Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing Editor, JAMADavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
There are currently in the United States more than 1 million adults with congenital heart disease. In addition, a rapidly growing number of young people have had palliative or corrective cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease. All these individuals present unique management challenges to internists and adult cardiologists who, for the most part, have had little or no formal training in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with congenital heart disease. The cardiovascular section of the American Board of Internal Medicine therefore has requested that training programs provide formal instruction in the diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease to all trainees in adult cardiology.
CardiologyCongenital Heart Disease in the Adult. JAMA. 2002;288(8):1020. doi:10.1001/jama.288.8.1020-JBK0828-5-1