The incidence of congenital heart defects in very low birth weight and extremely low birth weight infants.

@article{Godfrey2010TheIO,
  title={The incidence of congenital heart defects in very low birth weight and extremely low birth weight infants.},
  author={Max E. Godfrey and Michael S. Schimmel and Cathy Hammerman and Benjamin Farber and Joram Glaser and Amiram Nir},
  journal={The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={
          36-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of congenital heart defects, reported to be 5-8/1000 in term infants, is not well established in very low birth weight infants. OBJECTIVES To establish the incidence of congenital heart defects in VLBW infants in the neonatal intensive care unit of our institution. METHODS A retrospective analysis of the population in the NICU at our institution was performed. VLBW (BW < or = 1500 g) infants born between 2001 and 2006 who survived more than 48 hours were included in… CONTINUE READING

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