Of the annual in-patient cost of caring for congenital heart disease (CHD), hospital readmission accounts for 10%, 20% of CHD admissions are for congenital cardiac surgery [1,2]. However, limited data exists on early outcomes after CHD surgery, especially on adolescent and adult CHD patients .
Everitt at al. aimed to determine the unadjusted 30-day readmission rate for CHD patients who underwent congenital heart surgery and identify demographic and clinical risk factors that predict unplanned 30-day readmission . They analysed a retrospective cohort of 971 adult and paediatric patients with CHD who underwent congenital heart surgery from 2011-2012. The patient characteristics and outcomes are described in the Table below.
Table: Patient characteristics and outcomes 
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Table of Contents: ACC 2019
Acute and Stable Ischaemic Heart Disease
Arrhythmias and Clinical Electrophysiology
Congenital Heart Disease
Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Venous Thromboembolism
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