Journal article

An Analysis of Hospital Mortality After Cardiac Operations in Children With Down Syndrome.

Gurpreet S Dhillon, Nancy S Ghanayem, Christopher R Broda, Seema R Lalani, Carlos M Mery, Lara S Shekerdemian, Steven J Staffa, Shaine A Morris

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg | Published : 2020


Children with Down syndrome (DS) have lower mortality compared to nonsyndromic (NS) children after atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) repair. Limited data exist regarding hospital mortality and utilization after other congenital heart disease (CHD) operations in DS. We compared hospital mortality and utilization after CHD operations in both populations and hypothesized that the survival benefit in children with DS is not consistent across CHD lesions. The Texas Inpatient Public Use Datafile was queried for all patients <18 years old undergoing operations for CHD between 1999 and 2016. Hospital mortality, length-of-stay and charges were compared between DS and NS groups, stratified by CHD ..

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