This article marks Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, 7 to 14 February 2009 (http://tchin.org/aware/ index.htm). The title, “Paediatric Cardiology in Singapore – 1978 to 2008” reflects the most exciting phase in the development of paediatric cardiology in Singapore. Congenital heart defect (CHD), with an incidence of 1 in 100 live births, is the most important and frequent congenital malformation, causing much morbidity and mortality in infants, children, and even in adults.1,2 This article highlights some advances in the science, and the changing patterns in the practice, of paediatric cardiology in Singapore.
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