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Brain abnormalities in neonates with congenital heart disease

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Up to half of the survivors of early surgery for congenital heart disease have some neurodevelopmental impairment such as deficits in fine motor or visuospatial skills, memory, attention, or higher order language skills. Research into the causes of these deficits has often concentrated on techniques of surgery and cardiopulmonary bypass but the differences in technique do not account for many of the problems and a …

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