Risk factors for congenital heart diseases in Alexandria, Egypt

  title={Risk factors for congenital heart diseases in Alexandria, Egypt},
  author={Amal Bassili and Samiha Ahmed Mokhtar and N. I. Dabous and Salah R Zaher and Mohamed Mohamed Mokhtar and Adel Kamal Zaki},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
A matched case control study has been conducted in the children's hospitals in Alexandria, Egypt, during 2 years-period, aiming at investigating the risk factors for the occurrence of congenital heart diseases. Our results showed that the significant risk factors for developing any type of congenital heart disease and ventricular septal defects were: older paternal age at birth, positive consanguinity, positive family history, female sex hormones, irradiation, hazardous maternal occupation… CONTINUE READING


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