Abstract:Since 1970 46 infants and children with Down's Syndrome were subjected to palliation of congenital heart disease, and 54 mongoloid children underwent correction of their cardiac defects. The most common cardiac malformation was endocardial cushion defect (72%). Palliation consisted in pulmonary artery banding (PAB) with or without division of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in 16 infants, and sole division of a PDA in another 16 infants with large left to right shunts due to common canalis atrioventricularis … Show more
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