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Congenital heart disease: adult

Published on 07 February 2024

The Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Service provides care for people aged 16 or over with a diagnosis of congenital complex heart disease.

The service is based at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank.

What is congenital heart disease?

It describes a problem with the heart's structure and function. This happens due to abnormal heart development before birth. Congenital means present at birth.

It's possible to diagnose congenital heart disease antenatally or during childhood. In some cases, it is detected in adulthood. Expert care and advice help patients throughout their lives.

The service aims to assess all adults with congenital heart disease. It improves life expectancy and quality of life for patients and their families by undertaking safe and effective congenital heart surgery and catheter interventions.

Further information is available on the Golden Jubilee National Hospital website.