A new look at outcomes of infants with congenital heart disease.

@article{Majnemer2009ANL,
  title={A new look at outcomes of infants with congenital heart disease.},
  author={Annette Majnemer and Catherine Limperopoulos and Michael Israel Shevell and Charles V. Rohlicek and Bernard R Rosenblatt and Christo I. Tchervenkov},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={197-204}
}
This article provides an overview of a longitudinal study on a cohort of 131 newborns and young infants with congenital heart defects who required open heart surgery. The rationale for the study design is provided as well as a summary of the procedures used to evaluate these children prior to surgery, at discharge after surgery, 12-18 months later, and at 5 years of age. Results demonstrate that a substantial proportion of these infants had neurologic and developmental abnormalities prior to… CONTINUE READING