Unsuspected congenital heart disease in neonates receiving extracorporeal life support: a review of ninety-five cases from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry.


Journal Article

The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of patients with congenital heart disease who were given extracorporeal life support (ECLS) for respiratory failure. Underlying congenital heart disease "masked" by respiratory failure occurred in 2%. The most frequent pre-ECLS diagnosis that "masked" congenital heart disease was persistent fetal circulation. Of neonates with a pre-ECLS diagnosis of persistent fetal circulation, congenital heart disease was found in 56 (9%) of 623 patients.

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Cited Authors

  • Palmisano, JM; Moler, FW; Custer, JR; Meliones, JN; Snedecor, S; Revesz, SM

Published Date

  • July 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 121 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 115 - 117

PubMed ID

  • 1625068

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1625068

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3476

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-3476(05)82555-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States