Prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease affects preoperative acidosis in the newborn patient.

@article{Verheijen2001PrenatalDO,
  title={Prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease affects preoperative acidosis in the newborn patient.},
  author={Paul Menno Verheijen and Lukas Aleksander Lisowski and Philip H Stoutenbeek and J. François Hitchcock and Joel I. Brenner and Joshua Abbott Copel and Charles S. Kleinman and Erik Jan Meijboom and Ger B. W. E. Bennink},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={121 4},
  pages={798-803}
}
OBJECTIVES Congenital heart disease is the leading cause of death in the first year after birth. Prenatal diagnosis of the disease can optimize the preoperative condition of the patient and may help in the prevention of acidosis. In this retrospective study we compared the occurrence of metabolic acidosis in patients with and without prenatal diagnosis of a congenital heart disease. METHODS Data of 408 patients who needed an operation for congenital heart disease within 31 days of life were… CONTINUE READING

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