|Title:||Congenital heart disease in Saudi Arabia: current epidemiology and future projections|
|Abstract:||To provide an overview of the epidemiology of congenital heart disease, the results of epidemiological studies done in 4 regions of Saudi Arabia [August 1988-February 2000] and 2604 individuals with congenital heart disease were evaluated. Ventricular septal defect was the commonest lesion [33.9%] followed by atrial septal defect [18.1%]. Overall, sex distribution was similar; for 3 conditions, more males than females were affected. Of 2269 [59%] presenting in the first year of life, 566 [24.9%] had neonatal congenital heart disease. Down syndrome was the commonest cause. Distribution of specific lesions and sex distribution was similar to findings from other parts of the world; however, the overall detection rate at 1 year of age was lower|
|Keywords:||Heart Septal Defects, Atrial|
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular
|Subject:||Heart Defects, Congenital|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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