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For babies with heart defects, death risk is far lower at most experienced hospitals
Date:12/17/2007

t for the surgeon, but also for the anesthesiologist, the surgical nurses and perfusionists, the intensive care unit staff, and the social workers and floor nurses who help prepare parents to take care of these children at home.

The new results suggest that for these most rare and complex of cases, infants have the best outcomes when treated at hospitals whose teams are accustomed to caring for TGA and HLHS babies. The Michigan Congenital Heart Center, for example, handles more than 60 Norwood cases and 20 arterial switch cases each year, along with hundreds of other children with lesser defects.

Selectively regionalizing the care of these more severely ill infants, the researchers conclude, may be warranted based on the difference in mortality seen in the new study. But making sure that babies get to the most experienced centers in time for their operation will require commitments of resources and logistics, and a commitment by smaller congenital heart programs to refer the most complex patients early.

More research is also needed on the factors that influence a babys likelihood of dying after being discharged from the hospital following a Norwood procedure, but before he or she has the second- or third-stage operations for HLHS. Currently, this inter-stage mortality is estimated at 15 percent. The U-M has launched a new effort the Michigan Congenital Heart Outcomes Research & Discovery program that will allow researchers to collect and analyze much more detailed data about U-M congenital heart patients than ever before, to help answer these questions and more.

The newly published study differs in several major ways from previous studies that examined the relationship between in-hospital mortality and hospital volume for congenital heart patients. Other United States studies, performed in the 1990s when congenital heart operations and post-surgical care were still evolving at a rapid pace, used data for all heart conditions
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Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System  
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