Long-term outcome after surgery for congenital heart disease in infancy and childhood
Before the era of cardiac surgery about half of the patients born with a congenital heart defect died within the first year of life. Survival until adulthood was very rare for patients with transposition of the great arteries (20 years survival <1 %), rare with tetralogy of Fallot (20 years survival <10%) and although survival beyond two decades was more common for patients with atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis, their life expectancy also was considerably reduced.
|Publisher||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
|Promotor||Hess, J. (Jakob)|
|Sponsor||Cardio Holland bv, Bard Benelux nv, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands Heart Foundation|
|Keywords||cardiac surgery, cardiology, childhood, congenital heart disease, infancy, long-term outcome|
Meijboom, F.J.. (1995, May 24). Long-term outcome after surgery for congenital heart disease in infancy and childhood. Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/21630