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Supracristal Ventricular Suptal Defect in Korean.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1983;26(7):631-639.
Published online July 31, 1983.
Supracristal Ventricular Suptal Defect in Korean.
Hee Ju Kim1, Son Moon Shin1, Yong Soo Yoon1, Chang Yee Hong1, Yung Kyoon Lee2
1Department of Pediatrics, college of medicine, Seoul, National University,Korea.
2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, College of Medicine,Seoul National University, korea
한국인에 있어서의 1형 심실중격결손증
김희주1, 신손문1, 윤용수1, 홍창의1, 이영균2
1서울대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
2서울대학교 의과대학 흉부외과학교실
Supracristal ventricular septal defect has engendered an interest in recent years because of the racial difference in its incidence and the unusually high association of the aortic valve abnormalities. The relative incidence of supracristal ventricular septal defect was studied in Korean. During the period of eight years from January 1974 to December 1981, 119 cases(27.6%) of supracristal type were noted among 431 cases of ventricular septal defect, who were operated at the Seoul National University Hospital. During the same period, 1727 cases of epen heart surgery were experienced. There was no significant differences in age and sex distribution between supracristal and other types of ventricular septal defect.In Supracristal ventricular septal defect, the incidence of associated aortic regurgitation (13.4%) was much higher than in the rest of the types (0〜2.0%). The incidence of supracristal ventricular septal defect in Korean is quite similar to those in Japanese and Chinese which showed also higher incidence compared to the Euroamerican patients.
Key Words: VSD, supracristal type, incidence.

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