Chapter 1. Practical and Theoretical Considerations

  1. Julien I. E. Hoffman MD, FRCP Professor of Pediatrics (Emeritus) Senior Member

Published Online: 27 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314045.ch1

The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease

The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease

How to Cite

Hoffman, J. I. E. (2009) Practical and Theoretical Considerations, in The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314045.ch1

Author Information

  1. Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179270

Online ISBN: 9781444314045

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Keywords:

  • practical and theoretical considerations;
  • survival curves;
  • corrected transposition of great arteries (“CCTGA”);
  • idealized survival curves;
  • ascertainment bias;
  • controlled clinical trials - ideal, observational trials;
  • critical aortic stenosis treatment in neonates;
  • plotting Kaplan-Meier curves;
  • event-free survival;
  • competing risks of death and reoperation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Considerations: natural history

  • Theoretical and practical considerations: unnatural history

  • References