Financial Support: This study was self-funded by the Children's Heart Center Nevada and not supported by grants from any agency either commercial or not for profit.
An Increased Incidence of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection among Hispanics in Southern Nevada
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2014
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Congenital Heart Disease
How to Cite
Evans, W. N., Acherman, R. J., Ciccolo, M. L., Castillo, W. J. and Restrepo, H. (2014), An Increased Incidence of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection among Hispanics in Southern Nevada. Congenital Heart Disease. doi: 10.1111/chd.12199
- Article first published online: 17 JUN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 MAY 2014
- Children's Heart Center Nevada
- Cardiac Malformation Incidence;
- Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection;
- Amerindian Genetics
Ethnicity may influence the occurrence of specific cardiac malformations.
We retrospectively analyzed the occurrence of isolated total anomalous pulmonary venous connection in the Hispanic and non-Hispanic populations of Southern Nevada over a 10-year period from 2003 to 2013.
The mean cases per 100 000 live births among Hispanics was 19.8 (99% confidence interval 5.9–33.7) and among non-Hispanics was 2.5 (99% confidence interval 0.4–4.6), P = 0.007.
We found a significantly higher incidence of isolated total anomalous pulmonary venous connection in Hispanics vs. non-Hispanics.