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More Severe Congenital Heart Disease Associated with Lower IQ in Children

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Congenital heart disease (CHD) has a known association with cognitive impairment in children. A meta-analysis involving 74 studies has shown that more severe CHD can lead to worse neurocognitive outcomes.Among 3,645 children with CHD, the overall estimate of total IQ was 96.03. Children having hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and univentricular heart disease (UVH) were noted to have significantly lower mean IQ scores (HLHS - 88.47 and UVH - 92.65). Those with milder subtypes of CHD, includ...
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