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Archivos de Pediatría del Uruguay

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ABDALA, Diego et al. Tratamiento quirúrgico de las cardiopatías congénitas: resultados de 213 procedimientos consecutivos. Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2006, vol.77, n.3, pp.237-243. ISSN 1688-1249.

Because of the dramatical improvements in the surgical treatment of congenital heart disease and the increasing number of corrective surgeries over palliation, we decided to evaluate and compare the surgical results of 213 procedures performed in a single center of our country. Material and methods: we reviewed retrospectively the medical and surgical records from the database of the Cardiological American Center. We enrolled 213 consecutive cardiac surgery procedures for congenital heart disease during a 39 month - period (January 2003 - March 2006) and analyzed the morbidity and mortality at hospital discharge, comparing the results with previous data published. Results: mortality rate and complications at hospital discharge were 7% and 16% respectively. 87,8% were corrective surgical procedures. Conclusions: the mortality rate coincides with most of the published series. There is a great tendency towards the corrective surgical procedures. The highest mortality rate was in the neonates group with complex cardiac malformations.


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