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Symptomatic heart disease in infants: comparison of three studies performed during 1969-1987.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8524705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We compare the data of three studies of hospitalized infants with cardiac disease performed between 1967 and 1987. The studies were from the New England Regional Infant Cardiac Program (1967-1974), the Brompton Hospital (1973-1982), and the Northern Great Plains Regional Cardiac Program (1982-1987). Considering differences in classification among the studies, the distribution of cardiac anomalies during the first year of life is similar among the three studies. Although about 30% of infants are admitted during the first week of life and nearly 40% between 3 and 6 months, the proportion of infants admitted between 6 and 12 months was larger (25%) in the latest than in the earliest study (10%). There were also differences in the distribution of the diagnoses at various ages, reflecting changes in the patterns of care during the three eras.
J H Moller; D S Moodie; M Blees; J B Norton; S Nouri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0172-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:    1995 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-24     Completed Date:  1996-01-24     Revised Date:  2008-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  216-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Northern Great Plains Regional Cardiac Program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Heart Defects, Congenital / classification,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Patient Admission / statistics & numerical data
Referral and Consultation / statistics & numerical data
United States / epidemiology

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