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Journal of Applied Genetics

, Volume 47, Issue 2, pp 191–194 | Cite as

Trends in diagnosis and prevalence of critical congenital heart defects in the Podkarpacie province in 2002–2004, based on data from the Polish Registry of Congenital Malformations

  • Aneta Górska-Kot
  • Witold Błaż
  • Ewa Pszeniczna
  • Józef Rusin
  • Anna Materna-Kiryluk
  • Ewa Homa
  • Grażyna Hejda
  • Józef Franus
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Abstract

This paper presents results of data collection regarding congenital heart defects (CHD) for the Polish Registry of Congenital Malformations (PRCM) from the Podkarpacie province in 2002–2004. Routine methods (fetal echocardiography, clinical examination) and recently also unique methods (screening echocardiography and pulse oximetry) were used for early detection of critical cardiac malformations. Critical CHD were detected there in 107 newborns in 2002–2004, so the mean prevalence reached 1.71/1000. Within this group, death rate decreased from 8 deaths in 2002 to 2 deaths in 2004, mainly thanks to improved detection and treatment of CHD.

Key words

critical congenital heart defects Podkarpacie province Polish Registry of Congenital Malformations 

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© Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aneta Górska-Kot
    • 1
  • Witold Błaż
    • 2
  • Ewa Pszeniczna
    • 3
  • Józef Rusin
    • 4
  • Anna Materna-Kiryluk
    • 5
  • Ewa Homa
    • 2
  • Grażyna Hejda
    • 6
  • Józef Franus
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsCounty HospitalPrzeworskPoland
  2. 2.Department of NeonatologyProvincial HospitalRzeszówPoland
  3. 3.Department of Neonatology and NICUSpecialist HospitalRzeszówPoland
  4. 4.Department of PaediatricsProvincial HospitalRzeszówPoland
  5. 5.Department of Medical GeneticsUniversity of Medical SciencesPoznańPoland
  6. 6.Podkarpacie Centre for Analysis and Supervision in Health CareRzeszówPoland

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