Lactacidosis in the neonate is minimized by prenatal detection of congenital heart disease.

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OBJECTIVES To investigate the impact of prenatal detection of congenital heart disease on preventing severe preoperative lactacidosis. DESIGN Patients operated upon for congenital heart disease during the first 31 days of life (n = 209) were studied retrospectively, 21 were diagnosed prenatally and 188 patients had not been diagnosed prenatally… (More)

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