Journal article

Impact of antenatal diagnosis of hypoplastic left heart syndrome on the clinical presentation and surgical outcomes: The Australian experience

Venkatesan Sivarajan, Daniel J Penny, Peter Filan, Christian Brizard, Lara S Shekerdemian

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

AIM: Antenatal diagnosis of severe congenital heart disease enables planning of perinatal care of affected infants. Congenital heart surgery is highly centralised in Australia, and surgery for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) currently takes place at a single institution, in order to ensure case volume. The study aims to review the impact of antenatal diagnosis on the early clinical course of infants with HLHS in Australia. METHODS: Retrospective review was performed on all neonates who were admitted for management of HLHS between 2001 and 2005 at the Paediatric Cardiac Surgical Unit, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. RESULTS: Sixty neonates with HLHS were admitted, ..

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