Brain abnormalities in neonates with congenital heart disease

February 2008
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Feb2008, Vol. 93 Issue 2, p172
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the study which demonstrates abnormal brain development in neonates with congeital heart disease. The research includes 41 term infants with congenital heart disease and 16 normal term control infants. Before the surgery, the infants had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, three dimensional magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging (MRSI) with specialized lactate editing and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). The results showed that the infants with congenital heart disease established brain maturation in comparison with the control infants.


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