›› 2011, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (9): 1332-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2011.09.028

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Research progress of pre-operative brain injury in children with congenital heart disease

TANG Jia-zhong, WANG Wei   

  1. Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Children's Medical Center, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200127, China
  • Online:2011-09-28 Published:2011-09-27


Brain injury may occur in children after surgery for congenital heart disease, and brain injury was considered to be associated with surgical procedures and cardiopulmonary bypass. However, it has been reported that brain injury may exist in children with congenital heart disease before surgery. This paper systematically summarizes the basic types of brain injury and epidemiology and possible pathogenesis of brain injury before surgery in children with congenital heart disease.

Key words: congenital heart disease, brain injury