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Title

Anthropometry Based Growth and Body Composition in Infants with Complex Congenital Heart Disease.

Publication Title

Clinical nursing research

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

35135359

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Infants with congenital heart disease (CHD) often have poor growth and altered body composition (fat and muscle accretion).

AIM: Describe growth patterns in infants with CHD using interval weight, length, head circumference (HC), triceps (TSF), subscapular skinfolds (SSSF), and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) measurements.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 120 infants enrolled: 48% healthy and 58% with CHD (45% single ventricle [SV]; 55% two ventricle [2V] physiology). Weight, length, HC, TSF, SSSF, and MUAC measured at 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12-months of age.

RESULTS: CHD infants had lower weight, length, and HC

CONCLUSISON: Infants with CHD have a complex pattern of growth. Longitudinal growth and body composition measurements provide information to better understand this pattern.

Funding Information

None.

Keywords

Congenital Heart Disease, Anthropometry, Body Composition, Congenital Heart Defects, Infant Growth, Poor Infant Growth

DOI

10.1177/10547738221075720

Publication Date

6-1-2022

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