Congenital heart defect case ascertainment by the Alberta Congenital Anomalies Surveillance System.

@article{Bedard2012CongenitalHD,
  title={Congenital heart defect case ascertainment by the Alberta Congenital Anomalies Surveillance System.},
  author={Tanya Bedard and Robert Brian Lowry and Barbara Sibbald and Joyce R. Harder and Cynthia L. Trevenen and Vera Horobec and John D. Dyck},
  journal={Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 6},
  pages={449-58}
}
BACKGROUND Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common type of congenital anomaly, with a wide range of reported birth prevalence estimates. This quality assurance study describes CHD case ascertainment by the Alberta Congenital Anomalies Surveillance System (ACASS). METHODS ACASS data for CHD cases were compared with additional sources including the two Pediatric Cardiology clinics in Alberta, the Alberta Children's Hospital Department of Pathology, and hospital records. Cases… CONTINUE READING

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