Outcome analysis of major cardiac operations in low weight neonates.

  title={Outcome analysis of major cardiac operations in low weight neonates.},
  author={Thierry Bov{\'e} and Katrien François and Katya De Groote and Bert Suys and Daniel De Wolf and Hendrik Verhaaren and Dirk Matthys and Annelies Moerman and Jan Poelaert and Piet Vanhaesebroeck and Guido van Nooten},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={78 1},
BACKGROUND From June 1995 to January 2003, 49 consecutive neonates of less than 2,500 g underwent early surgery for congenital heart disease. A retrospective analysis was performed to evaluate the early to medium term outcome. METHODS Major cardiac surgery for congenital heart defects included a complete correction in 31 patients (group I) and a palliative procedure in 18 patients (group II). Mean age at operation was 15.2 days (1 day-90 days) and mean weight was 2,190 g (1,300 g-2,500 g… CONTINUE READING
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