Table 1

Nature and timing of diagnosis of the 77 critical and serious cardiac anomalies

Cardiac lesionAntenatal diagnosisOther malformationAdmitted direct to NNUSymptoms before saturation screenResulting from saturation screenSymptoms after –ve saturation screenRoutine newborn examinationHome undiagnosedTotals
 Ao stenosis11
 Coarctation211, 11112, 28, 4
 Fallot1114 18
 PA/VSD2, 11, 213, 4
 Single ventricle22
 TAPVC1, 11, 1
Totals10, 82, 52, 525, 51115, 1527, 50
  • Bold=Critical, Italics=Serious.

  • For definitions of ‘critical’ and ‘serious’ see text.

  • Ao arch hypoplasia, aortic arch hypoplasia; Ao Atr/St, aortic valve atresia or stenosis; AVSD, atrioventricular septal defect; CoA/IAA, coarctation of the aorta or interrupted aortic arch; DORV, double-outlet right ventricle; Fallot, Fallot’s tetralogy; HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome; PA+IVS, pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum; PA+VSD, pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect; PS, pulmonary stenosis; Single vent, single ventricle; TAPVC, total anomalous pulmonary venous connection; TGA, transposition of the great arteries; Tricuspid Atr, tricuspid atresia; Truncus, truncus arteriosus.