Cardiac surgery in the low-birth weight neonate. New approaches.

@article{Wernovsky2001CardiacSI,
  title={Cardiac surgery in the low-birth weight neonate. New approaches.},
  author={Gil Wernovsky and Stewart D. Rubenstein and Thomas L. Spray},
  journal={Clinics in perinatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={
          249-64
        }
}
The LBW infant with congenital heart defects is likely to be at a higher risk for postoperative death and complications than their normal-sized counterparts because of the effects of prematurity and other organ system dysfunction. Current experience, however, does not suggest that waiting to obtain an arbitrary weight before surgery significantly improves outcome. Survival for low-weight infants undergoing complex repairs, such as those for interruption of the aortic arch and HLHS, is decreased… CONTINUE READING
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