Tag: congenital cardiac defects

1. In this large population-based cohort study conducted in Sweden, maternal obesity status was linked to an increased prevalence rate of congenital heart defects with a dose-dependent relationship noted between body-mass index (BMI) and cardiovascular defects. 2. Increased maternal BMI was specifically linked with increased risk of aortic branch defects,...
1. In a mathematical model, an equal number of cases of congenital heart disease (CCHDs) were detected and missed by universal pulse-oximetry screening. 2. The model predicted that prevalence of prenatal detection did not have a significant impact on the overall number of diagnosed cases. Study Rundown: The use of pulse-oximetry...
1. Survival at 22 years was improved across all types of pediatric cardiac surgery when comparing those operated on between 1953-1989 and 1990-2009. 2. Mean age at operation decreased from 5.2 years from 1953-1989 to 2.0 years from 1990-2009. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)   Study Rundown: Past studies evaluating pediatric cardiac...