6 and 12 months before and after surgery in E.C.C., twenty subjects, at the age of development between 6 and 14 years, suffering from congenital heart disease, were subjected to psychometric observations with tests of level and others (wisc, raven, pm 38, rey, bender), in order to analyse the intellective level, specific mental capacities and eventual modifications in the mental and cognitive performances of the patients. No psychometric, statistically meaningful variations were generally noticed during the 3 observations. No meaningful correlations resulted between the duration of E.C.C. and psychometric observations. The patients subjected to the E.C.C. longer than the average of the total group generally didn't show any statistically meaningful variations in the scores of the 3 observations. To sum up the authors think that the experimental group showed and maintained before and after the cardiac surgery, a normal developing and maturative level and anyway that after the follow-up, no changes in the several intellective capacities of the patient were noticed.
|Translated title of the contribution||Cardiosurgical intervention in extracorporeal circulation and intellectual performance in childhood. Study and follow-up of 20 cases|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health