Journal article

Perioperative risk factors for impaired neurodevelopment after cardiac surgery in early infancy

Julia K Gunn, John Beca, Rodney W Hunt, Michelle Goldsworthy, Christian P Brizard, Kirsten Finucane, Susan Donath, Lara S Shekerdemian

ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Historical cohort studies have reported adverse neurodevelopment following cardiac surgery during early infancy. Advances in surgical techniques and perioperative care have coincided with updating of neurodevelopmental assessment tools. We aimed to determine perioperative risk factors for impaired neurodevelopment at 2 years following surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD) in early infancy. DESIGN AND PATIENTS: We undertook a prospective longitudinal study of 153 full-term infants undergoing surgery for CHD before 2 months of age. Infants were excluded if they had a genetic syndrome associated with neurodevelopmental impairment. OUTCOME MEASURES: Predefined perioperative param..

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