IMAGING ADULTS WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE: Edited by Sherif NaguehAdult congenital heart disease magnitude of the problemThakkar, Akanksha N.a; Chinnadurai, Ponrajb; Lin, C. HuiecAuthor Information aHouston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas bSiemens Medical Solutions, Hoffman Estates, Illinois cHouston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, Texas, USA Correspondence to C. Huie Lin, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI, 6550 Fannin Street, Suite 1901, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Tel: +1 713 441 8042; fax: +1 713 790 2643; e-mail: [email protected] Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Website (www.co-cardiology.com). Current Opinion in Cardiology: September 2017 - Volume 32 - Issue 5 - p 467-474 doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000429 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Purpose of review To define the magnitude of problems faced by patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) and to identify unmet needs for this population. Recent findings The ACHD population is estimated to include more than 1 million people in the United States and continues to grow at a steady rate. Owing to the decline in early mortality in this group, modern medicine is now faced by the long-term complications associated with congenital heart disease such as chronic heart failure, increased endocarditis risk, elevated burden of arrhythmias, pulmonary hypertension, valvular dysfunction, and pregnancy. Summary Increasing access to ACHD care, evolution of imaging techniques and transcatheter technology and continued efforts at quality improvement will be key to successfully facing the challenges that are a product of the astounding success of pediatric cardiac surgery. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.