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- 6Congenital heart disease
- 2Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
- 1Aerobic capacity
- 1Cardio-thoracic nursing
- 1Caring practices
- 1Child nursing
- 2Harrison, Margaret J.
- 2Rempel, Gwen R.
- 1Chontawan, R.
- 1Islam, Sunjidatul
- 1Laohaprasittiporn, D.
- 1Ray, L.
Ultrasound technology has been available for several decades with it’s origins in science, industry and military innovations. Ultrasound imaging is a non invasive procedure used for many diagnostic purposes, and is a standard of care for pregnant women. Fetal growth can be followed and...
The prevalence of congenital heart disease (CHD) is rising, particularly among adults. The rise is particularly prominent for CHD with complex lesions. The impact of these changes on the healthcare system/resource is not known. The first part of this thesis used the hospital discharge abstract...
Is "treat your child normally" helpful advice for parents of survivors of treatment of hypoplastic left heart syndrome?Download
BACKGROUND: Developing technology affords children with complex congenitally malformed hearts a chance for survival. Parents gratefully pursue life-saving options on behalf of their children, despite the risks to the life of their child, and uncertainty about outcomes. Little is known about how...
The purpose of this study is to describe the process of parenting a child with life-threatening heart disease. Despite advances in pediatric cardiac sciences, hypoplastic left heart syndrome remains difficult and controversial to treat. The Norwood surgical approach is a developing technology,...
This focused ethnographic study aimed at exploring how the Thai sociocultural context influenced the perceptions and practices of Thai families caring for infants, 3 months to 17 months, with symptomatic, acyanotic or cyanotic, congenital heart disease (CHD), prior to cardiac surgery. Purposive...
The Relationship Between Aerobic Capacity and Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity in Adult Tetralogy of FallotDownload
Background. Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) patients have an aerobic capacity of ~ 50% of age-matched controls. This diminished aerobic capacity may partially be attributed to pulmonary regurgitation that limits augmentation of cardiac output during exercise. ToF patients have also been reported to be...