Genetics and cardiac anomalies

Hagit Shani, Pe'er Dar, Mark I. Evans

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Introduction As treatments for infectious diseases have dramatically improved over the past century, congenital anomalies have replaced infections as the leading cause of infant mortality in the United States.1 Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are, in fact, the most common major structural birth defect, affecting 4-8 per 1, 000 live births.2-5 Despite often remarkable progress in clinical care for affected individuals, CHDs remain the leading cause of infant mortality among birth defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFetal Cardiology
Subtitle of host publicationEmbryology, Genetics, Physiology, Echocardiographic Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Perinatal Management of Cardiac Diseases, Third Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780429865749
ISBN (Print)9781498771764
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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