Early clinical screening of neonates for congenital heart defects: the cases we miss.

@article{Meberg1999EarlyCS,
  title={Early clinical screening of neonates for congenital heart defects: the cases we miss.},
  author={Alf E Meberg and Jan Otterstad and Gisle Fr\oland and Jardar Hals and S J S{\"o}rland},
  journal={Cardiology in the young},
  year={1999},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={169-74}
}
In a population-based study of 35,218 infants born alive during the 15 years from 1982 to 1996, 353 (1%) were diagnosed as having a congenital heart defect, of whom 84 (24%) were diagnosed subsequent to discharge from hospital after birth (2.4/1000). Of these, 40 (48%) had a ventricular septal defect, 14 (17%) an atrial septal defect, 9 (11%) a patent arterial duct, 8 (10%) an aortic stenosis and 13 (15%) other defects. Compared with those in whom diagnosis was made before discharge, the group… CONTINUE READING
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