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TitleBirthweight distribution in southern Chinese infants with symptomatic congenital heart disease
 
AuthorsJacobs, EGJ1
Leung, MP1
Karlberg, J1
 
KeywordsBirthweight
Chinese
Congenital heart disease
Ethnicity
Infants
 
Issue Date2003
 
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/JPC
 
CitationJournal Of Paediatrics And Child Health, 2003, v. 39 n. 3, p. 191-196 [How to Cite?]
 
AbstractObjective: Western infants with congenital heart disease have frequently been reported to have a low birthweight for gestational age. Studies in Asian infants seem to be lacking in this area. This is the first extensive study presenting the birthweight distribution of Chinese newborns with symptomatic congenital heart disease. Methods: The birth data of 454, mainly southern-Chinese infants with symptomatic cardiovascular defects, born between 1990 and 1995 and admitted to Grantham Hospital, Hong Kong in 1994 and 1995, were analysed retrospectively. Infants with (non)-genetic syndromes or other major extracardiac malformations were excluded. Results: Fifteen per cent of all newborns had a birthweight below the reference mean of - 2 Z-score. After correction for length of gestation, no significant difference could be detected in birthweight between the cyanotic and acyanotic groups, nor between the different haemodynamic disturbances. Infants with atrial or ventricular septal defects, tetralogy of Fallot, pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect, heart with univentricular atrio-ventricular connection or double outlet right ventricle showed significant birthweight deficits. Transposition of the great arteries was not related to being small for gestational age. Conclusions: Similar to Western infants, prenatal growth impairment was a common feature in Chinese infants with symptomatic congenital heart disease. The birthweight distribution in Chinese might be comparable to that in Western populations. Exceptions are possibly the high frequency of low birthweight in Chinese newborns with atrial septal defect or a single-ventricle abnormality. Further studies on fetal anthropometry and haemodynamics are necessary to provide insight into the relation between cardiovascular malformations and being small for gestational age.
 
ISSN1034-4810
2013 Impact Factor: 1.193
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000181861700007
 
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, MP
 
dc.contributor.authorKarlberg, J
 
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dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:32:26Z
 
dc.date.issued2003
 
dc.description.abstractObjective: Western infants with congenital heart disease have frequently been reported to have a low birthweight for gestational age. Studies in Asian infants seem to be lacking in this area. This is the first extensive study presenting the birthweight distribution of Chinese newborns with symptomatic congenital heart disease. Methods: The birth data of 454, mainly southern-Chinese infants with symptomatic cardiovascular defects, born between 1990 and 1995 and admitted to Grantham Hospital, Hong Kong in 1994 and 1995, were analysed retrospectively. Infants with (non)-genetic syndromes or other major extracardiac malformations were excluded. Results: Fifteen per cent of all newborns had a birthweight below the reference mean of - 2 Z-score. After correction for length of gestation, no significant difference could be detected in birthweight between the cyanotic and acyanotic groups, nor between the different haemodynamic disturbances. Infants with atrial or ventricular septal defects, tetralogy of Fallot, pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect, heart with univentricular atrio-ventricular connection or double outlet right ventricle showed significant birthweight deficits. Transposition of the great arteries was not related to being small for gestational age. Conclusions: Similar to Western infants, prenatal growth impairment was a common feature in Chinese infants with symptomatic congenital heart disease. The birthweight distribution in Chinese might be comparable to that in Western populations. Exceptions are possibly the high frequency of low birthweight in Chinese newborns with atrial septal defect or a single-ventricle abnormality. Further studies on fetal anthropometry and haemodynamics are necessary to provide insight into the relation between cardiovascular malformations and being small for gestational age.
 
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dc.subjectEthnicity
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong