The recent refinement of surgical and anesthesiological techniques has allowed an increased survival of infants with severe congenital cardiovascular malformations. Quality of life is becoming a critical issue, with particular emphasis on the neurological integrity of these patients. Published data are scanty and inhomogeneous, and, therefore, do not permit to draw generalizable conclusions. We describe our experience, with 4 infants (2,8% of survivors) less than 6 months of age presenting with signs and symptoms of neurological involvement after heart surgery. Further studies are needed to assess the true incidence and the long-term outcome of these relatively common problems of heart surgery.
|Translated title of the contribution||Precocious neurological complications after heart surgery in the new- born|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Rivista di Neurobiologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
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