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Dental management of the Down and Eisenmenger syndrome patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15150635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
About 40% to 50% of Down syndrome (DS) patients can have significant congenital heart defects such as patent ductus arteriosus, Tetralogy of Fallot, and septal defects. Patients with large septal defects may develop Eisenmenger syndrome (ES), which is defined by the cardiac septal defect and pulmonary hypertension coupled with a reverse right to left shunting of blood flow. DS patients that suffer from this condition require special considerations in the delivery of their dental care to prevent further medical complications or emergencies such as infection, cyanotic episodes, and thromboemboli. Collaboration with the cardiologist is also essential to ensure a complete and comprehensive pre-operative work up. The purpose of this article is to describe the dental management of DS patients with ES under general anesthesia.
Evelyn M Chung; Eric C Sung; Kari L Sakurai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2004-05-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of contemporary dental practice     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1526-3711     ISO Abbreviation:  J Contemp Dent Pract     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-19     Completed Date:  2004-06-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101090552     Medline TA:  J Contemp Dent Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  70-80     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Division of Advanced Prosthodontics, Biomaterials and Hospital Dentistry at the University of California-Los Angeles, School of Dentistry in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Dental
Anesthesia, General
Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Dental Care for Chronically Ill*
Down Syndrome / complications*
Eisenmenger Complex / complications*
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / complications
Tooth Extraction

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