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Diagnostic and therapeutic advances in pediatric cardiology (2).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1791814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The practice of pediatric cardiology has undergone remarkable changes over the past decade. Cardiac structural abnormalities may frequently be diagnosed with echocardiography alone, and treatment for many of these structural problems may be corrected during cardiac catheterization. Arrhythmia diagnosis and management have made similar progress, such that diagnosis of arrhythmia mechanisms and catheter ablative therapy may be performed during a single procedure, sparing the young patient a lifetime of antiarrhythmic drug therapy. Cardiac transplantation is now included among the treatment options for some patients with severe congenital or acquired cardiac abnormalities unresponsive to standard therapy. In this paper, we provide a brief description of current applications of recent advances in the practice of pediatric cardiology.
A Dunnigan; J Bass; E Braunlin; K Krabill; A P Rocchini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minnesota medicine     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0026-556X     ISO Abbreviation:  Minn Med     Publication Date:  1991 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-01     Completed Date:  1992-04-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000173     Medline TA:  Minn Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis,  therapy
Cardiovascular Agents / therapeutic use
Echocardiography / instrumentation
Fetal Monitoring / instrumentation
Heart Catheterization / instrumentation
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Heart Transplantation / trends
Infant, Newborn
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cardiovascular Agents

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