Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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