What is it about?

1) The birth prevalence of CHD in middle-income country is similar to a high-income country 2) Two in five were severe CHD and significantly associated with the syndrome and extracardiac defect. 3) There was a significant increase in the detection of severe lesions in recent years

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Why is it important?

With more detection of severe lesion lead to more burden to resources that are already limited in the middle‐income country


I hope this article makes more people aware of the burden of congenital heart disease in a lower-and middle-income country.

Dr Nizam MB
Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru

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This page is a summary of: The birth prevalence, severity, and temporal trends of congenital heart disease in the middle-income country: A population-based study, Congenital Heart Disease, October 2018, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/chd.12672.
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