Table 6

Differences in decision making before and after 1980 in children with CAVSD and Down’s syndrome

1970–801981–96p Value
Denial of surgery in spite of acceptable PVR6-150or without shunt evaluation4/286-150 0/87< 0.05
Acceptance of early correction without shunt evaluation0/2858/87< 0.001
Parental refusal of offered surgery4/281/87< 0.05
  • p Values, Fisher’s exact test.

  • 6-150 Qp/Qs was not evaluated in two patients; surgery was not considered an alternative

  • in spite of young age at diagnosis (3 months and 6 months, respectively).

  • PVR, pulmonary vascular resistance (Qp/Qs > 2:1).6