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Care of Infants, Children and Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Gaskin, Kerry and Kennedy, F. (2019) Care of Infants, Children and Adults With Congenital Heart Disease. Nursing Standard, 34 (8). pp. 37-42. ISSN 0029-6570

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Congenital heart disease refers to an anatomical or physiological defect of the heart that is present at birth. Over the past three decades there have been significant advances in surgical, medical and nursing care for infants and children requiring cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease. This has meant that the number of adults with moderate and complex congenital heart disease now exceeds the number of children with the disease. This article details the background and diagnosis of congenital heart disease. It considers the implications for infants and children with congenital heart disease, as well as their parents, such as screening methods, risk factors, parental stress and psychosocial needs. This article also discusses the care of adults with congenital heart disease, including specialist monitoring and patient education.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: cardiac arrhytmias, cardiology, cardiorespiratory, child health, heart diseases, heart failure, infants, organ transplantation, pacemakers
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Kerry Gaskin
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2019 09:09
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 09:46

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