Living With Congenital Heart Defects by Ben's Friends

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Living With Congenital Heart Defects


Was wondering — all of the news articles I’ve read on coronavirus state that those with a “heart condition” or “cardiovascular disease” have a much higher fatality rate. Is someone with a repaired ASD considered to have a “heart condition” or “cardiovascular disease”? Thanks.

Hi L,

It all depends if the heart remodelled after ASD repair and there is no pulmonary hypertension and normal sinus rhythm.

If there are still cardiac issues in terms of function or rhythm or pulmonary hypertension, then that would qualify for cardiac condition and could make someone more susceptible to getting sicker with Coronavirus potentially.