|Neonatal Cardiology, 2e|
Chapter 15. Epidemiology, Etiology, and Genetics of Congenital Heart Disease
Topics Discussed: pediatric cardiology.
Sections: Epidemiology, Incidence of Congenital Heart Disease, Risk Factors for Congenital Heart Disease, Genetic Counseling, Suggested Readings.
Excerpt:"Knowledge of the occurrence and etiology of congenital defects
is essential to improvements in diagnosis, management, and genetic
counseling. Congenital heart disease refers to structural abnormalities
of the heart or intrathoracic great vessels that impact the function
of the cardiovascular system. This chapter summarizes current knowledge
regarding epidemiology and etiology of congenital heart disease.
Information regarding the etiology of inherited cardiomyopathies
and arrhythmias is presented in Chapters 9 and 10, respectively. ..."
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