© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Congenit Heart Dis. 2014
An Increased Incidence of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection among Hispanics in Southern Nevada
William N Evans, MD, Ruben J Acherman, MD, Michael L Ciccolo, MD, William J Castillo, MD, and Humberto Restrepo, MD, MPH
Children’s Heart Center Nevada, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy, Ste 690, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, USA. Email: email@example.com.
Objective -Ethnicity may influence the occurrence of specific cardiac malformations.
Design - We retrospectively analyzed the occurrence of isolated total anomalous pulmonary venous connection in the Hispanic and non-Hispanic populations of Southern Nevada over a 10-year period from 2003 to 2013.
Results - The mean cases per 100 000 live births among Hispanics was 19.8 (99% confidence interval 5.9–33.7) and among non-Hispanics was 2.5 (99% confidence interval 0.4–4.6), P = 0.007.
Conclusions - We found a significantly higher incidence of isolated total anomalous pulmonary venous connection in Hispanics vs. non-Hispanics.