Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect, accounting for ~1% of all live births. 20,000-40,000 children with CHD graduate to adulthood each year. There are over 1.4 million adults with congenital heart disease living in the USA. Adults with CHD have been shown to have better outcomes when followed in a specialized adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) center. CT Children’s became the first accredited ACHD program in the state in 2018.

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