The challenge of congenital heart disease worldwide: epidemiologic and demographic facts.

@article{Bernier2010TheCO,
  title={The challenge of congenital heart disease worldwide: epidemiologic and demographic facts.},
  author={P A Bernier and Ada Stefanescu and Gordan Samoukovic and Christo Ivanov Tchervenkov},
  journal={Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery annual},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={26-34}
}
Congenital heart disease (CHD) afflicts a large number of children every year. The incidence of CHD is generally considered to be 8 per 1,000 live births. However, this estimate is perhaps inaccurate and does not take into consideration regional differences. A large review of the literature was performed to establish the true incidence of CHD and geographical variations. Data on the incidence of specific lesions and their geographical variation, as well as on mortality from CHD, was also… CONTINUE READING

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