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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Lange, R; Guenther, T; Busch, R; Hess, J; Schreiber, C 
Title:
The presence of Down syndrome is not a risk factor in complete atrioventricular septal defect repair. 
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: Down syndrome is frequently associated with complete atrioventricular septal defect. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the impact of Down syndrome on morphologic features, surgical management, and perioperative and long-term mortality in patients with complete atrioventricular septal defect. METHODS: Between October 1974 and March 2005, 476 patients with complete atrioventricular septal defect underwent surgery, 341 (71.6%) of whom had Down syndrome. A total of 336 p...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
134 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
304-10 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0022-5223 
TUM Institution:
chirurgie; r Medizinische Statistik und Epidemiologie; r Kinderkardiologie und angeborene Herzfehler