'Big issues' in neurodevelopment for children and adults with congenital heart disease

Charlotte E. Verrall, Gillian M. Blue, Alison Loughran-Fowlds, Nadine Kasparian, Jozef Gecz, Karen Walker, Sally L. Dunwoodie, Rachael Cordina, Gary Sholler, Nadia Badawi, David Winlaw

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It is established that neurodevelopmental disability (NDD) is common in neonates undergoing complex surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD); however, the trajectory of disability over the lifetime of individuals with CHD is unknown. Several â € big issues' remain undetermined and further research is needed in order to optimise patient care and service delivery, to assess the efficacy of intervention strategies and to promote best outcomes in individuals of all ages with CHD. This review article discusses â € gaps' in our knowledge of NDD in CHD and proposes future directions.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere000998
JournalOpen Heart
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 1 Jul 2019


  • congenital heart disease
  • genetics
  • paediatric cardiology
  • quality of care and outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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