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Survival and health in liveborn infants with transposition of great arteries – A population based study

Garne, Ester, Loane, Maria, Nelen, Vera, Bakker, Marian, Gener, Blanca, Abramsky, Lenore, Addor, Marie-Claude and Queisser-Luft, Annette (2007) Survival and health in liveborn infants with transposition of great arteries – A population based study. Congenital Heart Disease, 2 (3). pp. 165-169. [Journal article]

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URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/chd.2007.2.issue-3/issuetoc

DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2007.00093.x


Objective. To describe treatment, survival, and morbidity for liveborn infants with isolated transposition of great arteries (TGA).Design. Population-based data from 7 European registries of congenital malformations (EUROCAT).Results. Ninety-seven infants were diagnosed with isolated TGA and livebirth prevalence was 2.0 per 10 000 livebirths. The majority of infants were treated with prostaglandins (83%) and 57% had a catheter atrial septostomia performed. Arterial switch surgery was performed in 78 infants, other or unknown type of surgery was performed in 3 cases, and for 6 infants there was no information on surgery. At 1 year of age 69 infants were alive (71%) and 24 (25%) were dead (4 unknown). There were 10 deaths before surgery and 58% of all deaths took place during the first week. There was no statistically significant regional difference in mortality. Eight infants diagnosed prenatally all survived to 1 year and only 71% of infants diagnosed after birth survived (P = 0.08). Data on morbidity at 1 year of age was available for 57 infants. Fifty-one infants were reported with normal health and development.Conclusions. In this population-based study survival for liveborn infants with TGA is lower than in studies published from tertiary centers. Outcome for survivors at 1 year of age seems favorable.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Maternal, Fetal and Infant Research
ID Code:15601
Deposited By: Ms Maria Loane
Deposited On:13 Sep 2010 10:42
Last Modified:18 Oct 2011 13:01

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