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Population dependent differences of distribution of congenital heart malformations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12901266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of the work was to study the pattern of congenital circulatory system malformations in the newborns in Upper Silesia, Poland (N = 355), and to compare it with the data known from the literature, predominantly with genetically very distant Chinese population from Hong Kong (N = 744). There were significantly more boys (about 60%) than girls (about 40%) in both groups. Much higher rate of the heart defects with pulmonary outflow obstruction was found in Hong Kong neonates (37.8%) than in the Polish ones (16.1%). Left ventricular outflow obstruction malformations were more common in Chinese group (22.7%) than in Polish one (14.1%), as well. On the other hand, Polish neonates were significantly more often admitted to cardiological hospital because of left-to-right shunts (37.7%) as compared to Chinese population (15.5%). The rate of complete transposition of great arteries was similar in both studied groups (12.1% in Poland versus 12.4% in Hong Kong). So called common mixing malformations were not significantly more often found in Polish newborns (12.1%) than in Hong Kong ones (8.3%). It is concluded that it significant race dependent distribution difference of congenital heart malformations exists between Polish (Silesian) and Chinese (Hong Kong) newborn populations. On the other hand the pattern of congenital heart malformations found in Polish newborns seems to be not very different from these ones, known from literature, described in the USA or in Europe.
Władysław Rokicki; Maurice Leung; Joanna Kohut; Jacek Durmała; Ewa Borowicka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Wiadomości lekarskie (Warsaw, Poland : 1960)     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0043-5147     ISO Abbreviation:  Wiad. Lek.     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-06     Completed Date:  2003-09-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705467     Medline TA:  Wiad Lek     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
European Continental Ancestry Group
Heart Defects, Congenital* / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  ethnology
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / epidemiology
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / epidemiology
Hong Kong / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Poland / epidemiology
Sex Distribution
Transposition of Great Vessels / epidemiology
Ventricular Outflow Obstruction / epidemiology

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