More babies with critical congenital heart defects are surviving

04/22/2013 | DailyRx.com

The one-year survival rate for babies with critical congenital heart defects in the greater Atlanta area increased to 82.5% between 1994 and 2005 from 67.4% between 1979 and 1993, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers found that lower birth weights and having mothers younger than 30 years old were associated with a slightly lower survival rate among babies with critical heart defects.

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