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Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Tests and Diagnosis


Tests & Diagnosis

How is adult congenital heart disease diagnosed?

Your evaluation typically will include an EKG and an echocardiogram (ECHO). Other types of tests may include an exercise stress test, Holter monitor, cardiac MRI, or cardiac catheterization. Your cardiologist will determine if any of these tests are needed.

If these tests are performed by cardiologists not trained in congenital heart disease, they may be inadequate and need to be repeated to answer all the questions related to your heart condition.

Read more about what to expect during common tests for adult congenital heart disease:

For more information

If you'd like to learn more about adult congenital heart disease, visit:

The Adult Congenital Heart Association

The American Heart Association

Learn more about the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Children's Hospital Colorado.