Outcomes worse for Hispanic infants with congenital heart diseases

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

United Press International, by Allen Cone

Hispanic infants born with heart disease have worse outcomes in the first year than those born to white mothers, with researchers linking the finding to the mother's level of education and insurance coverage, according to a study.

Researchers studied two heart defects that require neonatal surgery. With hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the left side of the heart is underdeveloped in the womb, and the aorta and left ventricle are too small. And with d-transposition of the great arteries, two of the main arteries are connected to the wrong side of the heart.

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