Pediatric Congenital Cardiac becomes a Postoperative Adult
The Changing Population of Congenital Heart Disease
The following commentary on the changing population of congenital heart disease will deal with: incidence and survival patterns—an overview; effects of diagnostic and surgical interventions on survival patterns—changing population; ultimate goals and aspirations—what are we trying to accomplish?; types of surgical intervention—desirability of primary anatomic repair in infancy; and the problem of residua—setting the stage for future research.
- Congenital heart disease
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Ventricular hypertrophy
- Cardiac surgery
- Myocardial hypoxia
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