Association of maternal diseases during pregnancy with the risk of single ventricular septal defects in the offspring--a population-based case-control study.

@article{CskySzunyogh2013AssociationOM,
  title={Association of maternal diseases during pregnancy with the risk of single ventricular septal defects in the offspring--a population-based case-control study.},
  author={Melinda Cs{\'a}ky-Szunyogh and Attila Vereczkey and Zsolt K{\'o}sa and R{\'o}bert Urb{\'a}n and Andrew Endre Czeizel},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={738-47}
}
OBJECTIVE In general, the analytical epidemiological studies evaluated cases with congenital heart defects (CHDs) together. However, different CHD entities have different etiology, and in the vast majority of patients the underlying causes are unclear. Thus the objective of the study was to evaluate the possible etiological factors in the origin of single ventricular septal defect (VSD) after surgical intervention or lethal outcome, i.e. as homogeneous as possible. METHOD In the population… CONTINUE READING