Birth prevalence of congenital heart disease worldwide: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

  title={Birth prevalence of congenital heart disease worldwide: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Denise van der Linde and Elisabeth E M Konings and Maarten A Slager and Maarten Witsenburg and Willem A Helbing and Johanna J M Takkenberg and Jolien W Roos-Hesselink},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={58 21},
Congenital heart disease (CHD) accounts for nearly one-third of all major congenital anomalies. CHD birth prevalence worldwide and over time is suggested to vary; however, a complete overview is missing. This systematic review included 114 papers, comprising a total study population of 24,091,867 live births with CHD identified in 164,396 individuals. Birth prevalence of total CHD and the 8 most common subtypes were pooled in 5-year time periods since 1930 and in continent and income groups… CONTINUE READING
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