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Benavidez O, Gauvreau K, del Nido P, Bacha E, Jenkins K. Complications and risk factors for mortality during congenital heart surgery admissions. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2007Benavidez O, Gauvreau K, Jenkins KJ, Geva T. Diagnostic errors in pediatric echocardiography: Development of taxonomy and identification of risk factors.Circulation. 2008Kim Y. Gauvreau K, Bacha E, Landzberg M, Benavidez, O. Resource Use Among Adult Congenital Heart Surgery Admissions in Pediatric Hospitals: Risk Factors for High Resource Utilization and Association with Inpatient Death. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 2011
Oscar Benavidez, MD, MPP, brings renewed experience to the Pediatric Cardiology Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
Approximately 200-300 adolescents and young adults die every year from partaking in sporting activities in the United States. While heat exposure, dehydration and overexertion are common causes, far and away the most common reason is that the person had some previously undiagnosed heart condition.
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