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As Patients with Congenital Heart Defects Live Longer, They Present New Challenges for the Medical Community

According to a 2012 study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, an estimated two million Americans live with congenital heart defects. More than half of them are adults. That, of course, wasn’t always the case. But as more people with congenital heart disease are living longer, it’s presenting new challenges for […]

According to a 2012 study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, an estimated two million Americans live with congenital heart defects. More than half of them are adults.

That, of course, wasn’t always the case. But as more people with congenital heart disease are living longer, it’s presenting new challenges for the medical community.

We learn more from Dr. C. Huie Lin, a cardiologist with Houston Methodist’s DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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