Herbert Eiríksson

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INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND About 1% of live-born children have congenital malformations of the heart. The aim of our study was to investigate the incidence of such defects in children born in Iceland during a period of 10 years, extending from 1990 through 1999. MATERIALS AND METHODS Information about the patients was obtained from medical records from(More)
OBJECTIVE About 1% of live born children have congenital heart defects (CHD). Knowledge of the true incidence of CHD is important because of the risk of bacterial endocarditis in patients with heart defects. This knowledge could also serve as a basis for research on the etiology of CHD. The aim of our study was to investigate the incidence of CHD in(More)
OBJECTIVE We reviewed our experience regarding tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) in Iceland over a 34 year period from 1968 to 2001. We looked at incidence, diagnosis,treatment and outcome and any changes in these parameters during the study period. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data were obtained from hospital records containing echocardiographic, cardiac(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of allergy and asthma is increasing in Western industrialized countries. The etiology of allergy is multifactorial and only partly understood. In an effort to gather information about asthma and allergy in the pediatric population in Iceland, we have evaluated on a regular basis a cohort of randomly selected children born in 1987.(More)
We report a case of a large labetalol overdose in an eight-month-old infant that was being treated for hypertension following surgery for coarctation of the aorta. Labetalol, both alpha and beta adrenergic blocking agent was used for treating postoperative hypertension. By mistake, the patient was given an extremely high dose of labetalol intravenously(More)
INTRODUCTION Allergic disorders are an increasing health problem in many countries, in particular among children. We have evaluated the prevalence and manifestations of allergy in a cohort of young Icelanders for more than two decades. Variations in the epidemiology and clinical expression of allergy in different communities may help to identify etiological(More)
OBJECTIVE We reviewed our experience regarding D- and L-transposition of the great arteries (D- and L-TGA) in Iceland over a 26 year period, from 1971 to 1996. We looked at incidence, diagnosis, treatment and outcome and any changes in these parameters during the study period were noted. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data were obtained from hospital records which(More)
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