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Long-term follow-up of the postoperative patient with congenital heart disease. General concerns.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7515490     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
There are an estimated 400,000 adults with postoperative congenital heart disease (CHD) in the United States. The majority of these patients require long-term follow-up for management of persistent problems. These problems are related to electrophysiologic sequelae, myocardial changes, ventricular failure, prosthetic materials, and infective endocarditis. The goal for adults with postoperative CHD is to achieve not only long-term survival, but the best possible quality of life.
Authors:
S S Higgins
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Nursing clinics of North America     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0029-6465     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1994 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-07-07     Completed Date:  1994-07-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0042033     Medline TA:  Nurs Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
Affiliation:
University of San Francisco School of Nursing, San Francisco 94117-1080.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications,  epidemiology*,  nursing,  surgery
Humans
Palliative Care / nursing
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology*,  nursing
Time Factors

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