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Clinical presentations of critical cardiac defects in the newborn: Decision making and initial management
Jae Young Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2010;53(6):669-679.   Published online June 23, 2010

The risk of mortality and morbidity of patients with congenital heart defects (CHDs) is highest during neonatal period and increases when diagnosis and proper management are delayed. Neonates with critical CHDs may present with severe cyanosis, respiratory distress, shock, or collapse, all of which are also frequent clinical presentations of various respiratory problems or sepsis in the newborn. Early diagnosis...

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