Last reviewed 06/2022

  • cerebral venous sinus thrombosis:
    • probably a complication of polycythaemia
  • cerebral abscess
  • polycythaemia
  • cerebral ischaemia, occurring most often in patients younger than two years old with iron deficiency anaemia
  • bacterial endocarditis:
    • prophylactic antibiotics are essential before and after dental and certain surgical procedures
  • congestive heart failure in the infant with pulmonary atresia
  • sudden cardiac death is a late complication of surgically-treated patients