Jesper Brøndum Poulsen, Klaus Juul, Annette Schophuus Jensen, Lars Folkersen, Mette Veien, Ulrik Mortensen, Michael Wanscher, Jesper Bjerre, Ulla Lei Larsen, Helle Andersen, Claus Andersen, Tom G. Hansen & Jakob Gjedsted
Ugeskr Læger 2021;183:V11200828
Over the last decades, remarkable advances in survival in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) have been reported. Currently, 90% of infants born with CHD can expect to reach adulthood. Moderate and severe CHD is associated with increased perioperative mortality. To ensure optimal management of CHD patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, preoperative risk assessment is pivotal, along with a multidisciplinary approach and collaboration across hospitals. The objective of this review is to provide a simple model to identify CHD patients at risk prior to non-cardiac surgery.