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Acute rheumatic fever in a grown up with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot: The role of acquired diseases in patients with congenital heart diseases.
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PMID:  19356812     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report a 20 year old patient with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot who presented with acute right side heart failure. The echocardiogram showed severe mitral regurgitation which was not present one year before. Because of mitral insufficiency, pulmonary pressure increased and it was nearby 70% systemic pressure. Pulmonary regurgitation got worse, and the patient came to the hospital in a state of anasarca. After valve replacement, histopathological study of the mitral valve and the aortic valve revealed Aschoff nodules and rheumatic fever was confirmed.
M C Gomez Rubin; R Tur; D Dobarro; J M Oliver; A Gonzalez; A Sanchez Recalde; M Patrón; J L Lopez Sendon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-04-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  148     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e60-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Cardiology Department, La Paz Universitary Hospital, Madrid, Spain.
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