292016Jan
Do otherwise healthy children with simple congenital cardiac defects have a higher mortality when compared to the general population?

Do otherwise healthy children with simple congenital cardiac defects have a higher mortality when compared to the general population?

Nearly 1 in 100 children is born with a congenital heart defect (CHD). Fortunately, only a minority of children have defects which require treatment over the course of their life. The remainder will only need regular medical follow-up. The absence of systematic and accurate long term follow-up data for these children and the assumption that…

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282016Jan
Association between foetal cerebral growth and congenital cardiac defects

Association between foetal cerebral growth and congenital cardiac defects

Abnormal development in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) has been very well described and is very distressing for families and carers. Many causes have been suggested, including the cardiac defect itself, the cardiac treatment received and the abnormal blood flow or oxygenation that remains after cardiac surgery in many children. The size of the…

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