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Journal of Cardiac Surgery (2021) 1-4

DOI 10.1111/jocs.15979

Received: 11 August 2021 / Accepted: 29 August 2021


Prenatal diagnosis in Nevada for patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery in the first six months



William N Evans, MD, Ruben J Acherman, MD, Michael L Ciccolo, MD, Juan Lehoux, MD, Humberto Restrepo, MD, MPH



Children’s Heart Center Nevada, 3006 S Maryland Parkway, Ste 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Email: WNevans50@aol.com.



Objective: We reviewed our center's experience with prenatal detection in Nevada's general population for young infants undergoing cardiovascular surgery. Methods: We identified patients born in Nevada that underwent an initial cardio-vascular surgery between 0 and 6 months old with birth dates between August 2012 and July 2021. Additionally, we calculated prenatal congenital cardiovascular

mal-formation detection rates for each of the 9 years.Results: We identified 660 patients. For the 660 patients, 649 (98%) mothers underwent prenatal care, which included at least one anatomicalsurvey obstetric ultrasound. Of the 649 with prenatal care, 395 (61%) had a prenatal diagnosis overall. However, prenatal diagnosis improved over the 9 years from 44% in 2012 to 79% in 2021 (correlation coefficient of 0.93, p = .00024).


Conclusions: Our results demonstrated a progressive rise in prenatal detection rates for young infants undergoing cardiovascular surgery in Nevada.


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