Long-term Associations of an Early Corrected Ventricular Septal Defect and Stress Systems of Child and Mother at Primary School Age

  title={Long-term Associations of an Early Corrected Ventricular Septal Defect and Stress Systems of Child and Mother at Primary School Age},
  author={Valeska Stonawski and Laura Vollmer and Nicola K{\"o}hler-Jonas and Nicolas Rohleder and Yulia Golub and Ariawan Purbojo and Gunther Moll and Hartmut Heinrich and Robert Anton Cesnjevar and Oliver Kratz and Anna Eichler},
  journal={Frontiers in Pediatrics},
Introduction Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is the most common congenital heart defect, with larger VSDs typically being corrected with an open-heart surgery during infancy. Long-term consequences of a VSD-corrective surgery on stress systems of child and mother are still unknown. The aim of the present study is to investigate the associations of an early corrected VSD and diurnal cortisol release of child and mother. Methods 26 children (12 boys) between 6 and 9 years old, who underwent… 

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