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Ischaemic intestinal disease (IID) in neonates with congenital heart defects (CHDs) other than patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) can represent a complex issue.1 2 The aim of this study was to determine the respective roles played by the CHD and the cardiac surgery in the occurrence of IID, and thus to discuss the timing for cardiac surgery in these children.
A retrospective study from 1996 to 2006 screened 4915 newborns for IID and CHD. Isolated PDA being excluded, 12 of these newborns had …
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