Heart Failure in Congenital Heart Disease

Jun 22, 2021 from 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. (ET)

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common congenital anomaly and is also the cause of significant morbidity and mortality. Heart failure may occur in CHD patients at any time. In general, heart failure in CHD can be challenging to manage, with limited therapeutic options. This talk summarizes the incidence, etiology, and management of heart failure in CHD, with focus paid to recent developments and advances in ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation for patients with CHD.


  1. Understand the incidence and causes of heart failure in congenital heart disease
  2. Understand the risk factors for development of heart failure in congenital heart disease
  3. Understand treatment options for heart failure in congenital heart disease, including ventricular assist device and heart transplantation.


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Shelly Norbury


ACCME Accreditation Statement: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: Matthew O’Connor, MD (Speaker), Lisa Biggs, MD (CHOP Talks Course Director) and Monica S. Williams (CME Planner) and others as appropriate have no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest to disclose.

Related specialties: cardiology, transplant