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Title: Declining mortality from congenital heart disease in Malta
Authors: Grech, Victor E.
Savona-Ventura, Charles
Attard Montalto, Simon
Keywords: Pediatric cardiology
Congenital heart disease
Congenital heart disease -- Malta -- Statistics
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Maltese Medical Journal
Citation: Maltese Medical Journal. 1997, Vol. 9(1), p. 38-40
Abstract: Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common congenital anomaly occurring in approximately 10/1000 live births. Analysis of official Maltese Health Division statistics listing CHD as the primary cause of death on death•certificates has shown a significant fall in mortality from CHD in Malta from 1952 to 1993 (r = -0.84, p<0.0001). This decline has persisted despite the steady incidence of CHD and has not yet plateaued. The decreasing mortality from CHD may be attributed to advances in paediatric cardiology and paediatric cardiac surgery over the past four decades.
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