According to the data of the DGPI (German Society of Pediatric Cardiology www.dgpi.de ) there are now appr. 82.000 children and adolescents tested positive for COVID-19.

65 of these had some form of congenital heart disease: e.g. 6 children after cardiac transplantation, 10 children with a one-chambered heart or cardiomyopathies respectively 

Out of these 82.000 children only 0,36% required a hospital admission. Only 1 child died, but death was not due to the COVID infection.

According to the German Society of Pediatric Cardiology (www.kinderkardiologie.org) 16’’% of COVID positv pediatric cardiac patients required hospital admission, however all without severe complications.

In summary, children as well as adults with congenital heart disease had COVID-19 infections, all so far without severe symptoms. Therefore, children and adolescents do not represent a risk group for severe COCID-19 disease regardless of the underlying cardiac problem. This might be true for adults with congenital heart disease (GUCH-patients), too.

Therefore, there are no reasons to subject children and adolescents with congenital heart disease to the same prophylactic restriction as adults with cardiac diseases nor to exclude them from sports lessons in school or other typical events.