Neurodevelopmental outcome following open heart surgery in infancy: 6-year follow-up
Bryn Jones, Frank Muscara, Owen Lloyd, Lynne McKinlay, Robert Justo
Cardiology in the Young | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: Children undergoing open heart surgery are at risk of neurological injury. A cohort of 35 patients, who had undergone cardiac surgery during infancy, had a significant reduction in Bayley Scale of Infant Development scores at a 12-month assessment. This cohort has now reached an appropriate age to reassess developmental progress. METHODS: Detailed psychometric testing was conducted on 20 children from the original cohort using the Weschler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, the Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning, and the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test. Parents completed the Connor's Rating Scale, the Behaviour Rating Scale of Executive Functioning, and t..View full abstract
Awarded by Prince Charles Hospital Foundation
This work was supported by the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation (Grant number FRC0300-04).