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What kinds of birth defects can pediatric heart surgeons cure?

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Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: All heart defects

Pediatrics heart surgeons can cure almost all congenital heart defects, some better than others.
There has been tremendous progress in diagnosis and treatments of congenital heart defects in my life-time.. Fifty years ago it was hard to believe that we can cure almost all congenital heart defects.

In brief: All heart defects

Pediatrics heart surgeons can cure almost all congenital heart defects, some better than others.
There has been tremendous progress in diagnosis and treatments of congenital heart defects in my life-time.. Fifty years ago it was hard to believe that we can cure almost all congenital heart defects.
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Dr. Touraj Shafai
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Repair, not cure

Most heart defects can be repaired or palliated (improved) by pediatric heart surgeons.
A "cure" would imply no need for follow-up; this is not the case for most congenital heart lesions.

In brief: Repair, not cure

Most heart defects can be repaired or palliated (improved) by pediatric heart surgeons.
A "cure" would imply no need for follow-up; this is not the case for most congenital heart lesions.
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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