What is it about?

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a serious issue in pediatric health care. We investigated the incidence of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), atrial septum defect (ASD), and ventricular septum defect (VSD) using echocardiography.Multiple CHD manifestations were noted (n = 446), with PDA (47.47%) most common, followed by ASD (41.85%) and VSD (28.9%).

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Our findings indicated a statistical association between PDA and patient age (P < .00) as well as ASD and female sex (P < .00). PDA was the most frequent of all CHDs manifestations.


I hope that this article adds some valuable data to clinical practice.

Dr Mahmoud S. Babiker
Taibah University

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This page is a summary of: Prevalence of VSD, PDA, and ASD in Saudi Arabia by Echocardiography: A Prospective Study, Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, April 2019, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/8756479319840650.
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