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Congenital heart disease and thrombosis: what do we know?

A scientific statement on the prevention and treatment of thrombosis in children with congenital heart disease has been published by Giglia et al. on behalf of the AHA. This paper adds substantially to the current literature, and yet highlights the major limitations in our current understanding and knowledge in this field.

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Figure 1: Chronic venous insufficiency associated with thomboembolism (post-thrombotic syndrome) in a 13-year-old, female, long-term survivor of Fontan surgery.


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Monagle, P. Congenital heart disease and thrombosis: what do we know?. Nat Rev Cardiol 11, 132–134 (2014).

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