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Children and Adults With Congenital Heart Disease Lost to Follow-Up: Who and When?
Background-Many patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) require lifelong care. However, the duration of cardiology follow-up in children and adults with CHD is unknown. We sought to determine the proportion of children and young adults with CHD receiving outpatient cardiology care and to identify predictors of lack of follow-up. Methods and Results-The study population consisted of individuals born in 1983 and alive at age 22 years who were diagnosed with CHD in Quebec, Canada, before 6doi:10.1161/circulationaha.108.839464 pmid:19597053 fatcat:bvdwr45zzbgilco2a6vrppn3om