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Congenital heart disease in 111 225 births in Belgium: birth prevalence, treatment and survival in the 21st century

Philip Moons, Thierry Sluysmans, Daniël De Wolf UGent, Martial Massin, B. Suys, A. Benatar and Marc Gewillig (2009) Acta Paediatrica. 98(3). p.472-477
abstract
Aim: To investigate the birth prevalence, treatment modalities and short-term survival of children with congenital heart disease who were born in 2002. Methods: We undertook a retrospective review of medical records of all patients who were born in 2002, and were diagnosed, treated and/or followed-up in one of the seven-paediatric cardiology programmes in Belgium. Results: In 111 225 births, 921 children with congenital heart disease were detected, yielding a birth prevalence of 8.3 per 1000. The most frequently occurring conditions were ventricular septal defects (VSDs) (33%), ostium secundum atrial septal defects (18%) and pulmonary valve abnormalities (10%). Thirty-nine percent of the children either had a cardiosurgical operation or catheter intervention. In this study, 4% of the children died. The actuarial survival at 6 months and 1 year of age was 97% and 96%, respectively and remained stable after then. Compared to other heart defects, mortality was higher in univentricular physiology, pulmonary atresia with VSD, left ventricle outflow obstruction and tetralogy of Fallot. Conclusion: Survival of congenital heart disease is excellent and continued to improve in the early 21st century. New therapeutic options are increasingly used. This study provides baseline data for the longitudinal follow-up of this cohort.
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journal title
Acta Paediatrica
Acta Paediatr.
volume
98
issue
3
pages
472 - 477
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000262878200010
JCR category
PEDIATRICS
JCR impact factor
1.768 (2009)
JCR rank
34/94 (2009)
JCR quartile
2 (2009)
ISSN
0803-5253
DOI
10.1111/j.1651-2227.2008.01152.x
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
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531425
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-531425
date created
2009-03-26 11:59:35
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2009-03-27 14:13:14
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  abstract     = {Aim: To investigate the birth prevalence, treatment modalities and short-term survival of children with congenital heart disease who were born in 2002.
Methods: We undertook a retrospective review of medical records of all patients who were born in 2002, and were diagnosed, treated and/or followed-up in one of the seven-paediatric cardiology programmes in Belgium.

Results: In 111 225 births, 921 children with congenital heart disease were detected, yielding a birth prevalence of 8.3 per 1000. The most frequently occurring conditions were ventricular septal defects (VSDs) (33\%), ostium secundum atrial septal defects (18\%) and pulmonary valve abnormalities (10\%). Thirty-nine percent of the children either had a cardiosurgical operation or catheter intervention. In this study, 4\% of the children died. The actuarial survival at 6 months and 1 year of age was 97\% and 96\%, respectively and remained stable after then. Compared to other heart defects, mortality was higher in univentricular physiology, pulmonary atresia with VSD, left ventricle outflow obstruction and tetralogy of Fallot.

Conclusion: Survival of congenital heart disease is excellent and continued to improve in the early 21st century. New therapeutic options are increasingly used. This study provides baseline data for the longitudinal follow-up of this cohort.},
  author       = {Moons, Philip and Sluysmans, Thierry and De Wolf, Dani{\"e}l and Massin, Martial and Suys, B. and Benatar, A. and Gewillig, Marc},
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  number       = {3},
  pages        = {472--477},
  title        = {Congenital heart disease in 111 225 births in Belgium: birth prevalence, treatment and survival in the 21st century},
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Chicago
Moons, Philip, Thierry Sluysmans, Daniël De Wolf, Martial Massin, B. Suys, A. Benatar, and Marc Gewillig. 2009. “Congenital Heart Disease in 111 225 Births in Belgium: Birth Prevalence, Treatment and Survival in the 21st Century.” Acta Paediatrica 98 (3): 472–477.
APA
Moons, Philip, Sluysmans, T., De Wolf, D., Massin, M., Suys, B., Benatar, A., & Gewillig, M. (2009). Congenital heart disease in 111 225 births in Belgium: birth prevalence, treatment and survival in the 21st century. Acta Paediatrica, 98(3), 472–477.
Vancouver
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Moons P, Sluysmans T, De Wolf D, Massin M, Suys B, Benatar A, et al. Congenital heart disease in 111 225 births in Belgium: birth prevalence, treatment and survival in the 21st century. Acta Paediatrica. 2009;98(3):472–7.
MLA
Moons, Philip, Thierry Sluysmans, Daniël De Wolf, et al. “Congenital Heart Disease in 111 225 Births in Belgium: Birth Prevalence, Treatment and Survival in the 21st Century.” Acta Paediatrica 98.3 (2009): 472–477. Print.