Congenital Heart Disease: Impact on Learning and Development in Down Syndrome (CHILD-DS)
Impact on Learning and Development in Down Syndrome(CHILD-DS)
Sponsor: Pediatric Heart Network PHN
Enrolling: Male and Female Patients
Study Length: 1 Days
Clinic Visits: 1
IRB Number: AAAU0539
Contact: Chantal Sanchez: 212-342-3785 /
Additional Study Information: Down syndrome (DS) occurs in roughly 1 out of 700 births in the U.S. Half of all children with Down syndrome have congenital heart disease (CHD), often requiring corrective heart surgery. Even though CHD in children without DS is known to be associated with developmental problems, few studies have explored how CHD can affect the development and behavior of children with DS. In this research study, we want to learn whether having CHD and infant heart surgery affects the way children with DS develop and learn. We would like to compare children with DS who have had CHD and infant heart surgery to children with DS who do not have major CHD and did not require infant heart surgery. This information may help us provide better ways to meet the needs of children with DS and improve their development. We are asking you and your child to be in this study because your child has Down syndrome, is between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, and has not had and does not need heart surgery. Eligible individuals will be given a $100 paycard.
Michael DiLorenzo, MD
Do You Qualify?
Is your child between ages 5-12 years old? Yes No
Has your child been diagnosed with down syndrome? Yes No
Has your child had/need heart surgery? Yes No
Are you able to come to Columbia for one in-person visit? Yes No
You may be eligible for this study

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For more information, please contact:
Chantal Sanchez