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Feeding, growth, nutrition, and optimal interstage surveillance for infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
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PMID:  22152530     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Improvement in operative survival of patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome has led to increasing emphasis on prevention of interstage mortality. Many centres have improved interstage results through programmes of home monitoring following discharge after the Norwood (Stage 1) operation. Experience with heightened interstage surveillance has identified failure to thrive during infancy as a modifiable risk factor for this population, one that has been linked to concerning outcomes at subsequent palliative surgeries. Ensuring normal growth as an infant has thus become a priority of management of patients with functionally univentricular hearts. Herein, we review the existing evidence for best practices in interstage surveillance and optimal nutrition in infants with functionally univentricular hearts. In addition, we highlight data presented at HeartWeek 2011, from Cardiology 2011, the 15th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, and the 11th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease.
Authors:
David A Hehir; David S Cooper; Elizabeth M Walters; Nancy S Ghanayem
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  21 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1467-1107     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
1Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America.
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