The epidemiology of three serious cardiac defects a joint study between five centres

  title={The epidemiology of three serious cardiac defects a joint study between five centres},
  author={Ch Francannet and P. A. L. Lancaster and Pierre Pradat and Guido Cocchi and Claude Stoll},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
The paper reports a joint study made by five member programs of the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Monitoring Systems. Three specific heart malformations were studied, hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), transposition of the great vessels (TGV), tetralogy of Fallot, and some epidemiological characteristics were analyzed. The prevalence at birth was estimated to be 2.0, 2.9, and 2.2 per 10,000 births, respectively. No time trend in the prevalence at birth was observed for any… CONTINUE READING


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