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Seizures Are Common but Often Not Apparent in Newborns after Heart Surgery

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Newborns who have cardiac surgery for heart disease have a significant risk of potentially severe seizures, which may not be apparent in routine bedside clinical assessments. Pediatric researchers who followed current professional guidelines that recommend continuous encephalographic (EEG) monitoring reported that infants who experienced postsurgical seizures had a higher mortality rate than those without seizures.

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