Prognosis of Congenital heart defects


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About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Congenital heart defects usually refers to the likely outcome of Congenital heart defects. The prognosis of Congenital heart defects may include the duration of Congenital heart defects, chances of complications of Congenital heart defects, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Congenital heart defects, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Congenital heart defects. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Deaths from Congenital heart defects: 3,551 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

Prognosis of Congenital heart defects discussion: More than 1 million adults are alive today who had a heart defect repaired during childhood. 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Research in Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease: NHLBI

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