Congenital heart disease (CHD) can be a number of different heart and blood vessel abnormalities – either simple or complex – that develop before a person is born. CHD affects less than 1 percent of people in the world.
About 3 to 10 percent of people with CHD will develop PH. The development of PH in people with CHD may significantly worsen their symptoms and potentially shorten their lifespan, so it is important to be properly diagnosed and treated for both PH and CHD.
Download the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)’s free patient brochure to learn more about PH risks and treatment options.