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Revista chilena de pediatría

versión impresa ISSN 0370-4106

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ABDALA, DIEGO et al. Surgical treatment of congenital heart diseases: results of 213 procedures. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2008, vol.79, n.1, pp.90-97. ISSN 0370-4106.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0370-41062008000100013.

Background: Important improvements in surgical treatment of congenital heart diseases and increasing number of corrective surgeries over palliation. Objective: Evaluate the surgical results of 213 procedures performed in a center of our country. Method: Retrospective study that includes medical and surgical records from the database of the Cardiological American Center, enrolling 213 consecutive cardiac surgery procedures for congenital heart disease during 39 months (January 2003 - March 2006). The analysis focused on morbidity and mortality at hospital discharge, comparing the results with previous data published. Results: 87.8%) were corrective surgical procedures. Mortality rate and complications at hospital discharge were 7%and 16%, respectively. Conclusions: Mortality rate found is similar to most of the published series. There is a great tendency towards corrective surgical procedures. The highest mortality rate occured in the newborn group with complex cardiac malformations

Palabras clave : Heart defects; congenital surgery; cardiac surgical procedures.

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