Title

Effectiveness of cardiac surgery in trisomies 13 and 18 (from the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium).

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-15-2004

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2003.12.012

Abstract

Because of severely reduced lifespan in children with trisomies 13 and 18, surgical repair of congenital heart lesions has rarely been offered. With data from a multicenter registry, we report 35 cases of cardiac surgery in infants and children with trisomy 13 or 18 with a 91% hospital survival rate. Those patients without an extended preoperative ventilatory requirement did not require prolonged mechanical ventilation after surgery.

Journal Title

The American journal of cardiology

Volume

93

Issue

6

First Page

801

Last Page

803

MeSH Keywords

Canada; Cardiac Surgical Procedures; Child; Child, Preschool; Chromosomes, Human, Pair 13; Chromosomes, Human, Pair 18; Europe; Female; Heart Defects, Congenital; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Male; Postoperative Complications; Registries; Respiration, Artificial; Retrospective Studies; Survival Analysis; Trisomy; United States

Keywords

Trisomy 13; Trisomy 18; CHD; heart surgery

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