A GROUNDBREAKING project to identify "missed" patients with congenital heart disease has been launched in Scotland.

The condition can include issues with the heart valves or holes between the chambers of the heart.

Currently, there is no overarching database of such patients in Scotland and it is recognised that there are high numbers of adults who have not been identified.

NHS Fife is now undertaking a detailed project to try to identify patients who are not on current lists with follow-up care offered where appropriate.