Paediatric cardiac surgery in low-income and middle-income countries: A continuing challenge

Nguyenvu Nguyen*, Juan Leon-Wyss, Krishna S. Iyer, A. Thomas Pezzella

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Abstract

Despite advances in surgical and catheter-based treatment for congenital heart disease (CHD), there remain wide disparities across the globe. Ongoing international humanitarian and in-country programmes are working to address these issues with the ultimate goal to increase the quality and quantity of paediatric cardiac care, particularly in under-served regions of the world. This review aims to illustrate the reasons for these inequalities and suggests novel ways of improving access and sustainability of CHD programmes in low-income and middle-income countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1156-1159
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of disease in childhood
Volume100
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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