The prevalence of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) has been described to be 8,2 per 1000 live births in European countries.(1) Congenital heart disease is a collective term for a large number of different diagnoses with different anatomical substrate, complexity and prognosis. The most common subtypes that we encounter are: ventricular septal defect (VSD 2.6 per 1000 live births), atrial septal defect (ASD 1.6 per 1000 live births), persistent arterial duct (PDA 0.9 per 1000 live births), pulmonary stenosis (PS 0.5 per 1000 live births), tetralogy of Fallot (TOF 0.3 per 1000 live births), coarctation of the aorta (0.3 per 1000 live births), transposition of the great arteries (TGA 0.3 per 1000 live births) and aortic stenosis (0.2 per 1000 live births).

cardiology, heart diseases, pregnancy
J.W. Roos-Hesselink (Jolien)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Dit proefschrift werd mede mogelijk gemaakt door de Nederlandse Hartstichting en de Erasmus Universiteit.
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Ruys, T.P.E. (2013, September 13). Adult Congenital Heart Disease with Focus on Pregnancy. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from