What is it about?

Was studied 75 children with congenital heart disease, without heart-surgery or neurological co-morbidity, and assessed their neurodevelopmental status. 1/4th had delayed development, which was more in the motor subscales than mental subscales.

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Why is it important?

Some degree of development delay is known to occur in those with congenital heart disease, but it had not been quantified for Indian children, and in those who have not undergone surgery. The information provided has important implications for providing neurodevelopmentally - supportive care to these bsbies from early infancy to ameliorate the adverse effects of their condition.


As quite a few kids with CHD do not have assess to surgical procedures and routine developmental assessment, this study provides baseline neurodevelopmental data for this group of patients.

Dr Devendra Mishra
Maulana Azad Medical College

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This page is a summary of: Neurodevelopmental status of children aged 6–30 months with congenital heart disease, Indian Pediatrics, November 2015, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1007/s13312-015-0752-5.
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