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Yet what lesions or risk factors might increase the risk and prevalence of delay has not been well categorized until this week when Mussatto et al. (doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-2309) released the results of a longitudinal study to assess cognitive, language, and motor skills in almost 100 children with CHD in their first three years of life.
The results suggest a more common prevalence of delay than you might expect as well as some dynamic trends in the nature of these delays over time—with improvement being noted as well.
Just what might be the reason for such improvement and what are the delays to monitor for really make up the heart of this article. When it comes to knowing more about monitoring for possible delays in your CHD patients, this article will allow you to not miss a beat.