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Friedreich's ataxia cardiomyopathy: case based discussion and management issues.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20486316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac involvement is common in Friedreich's Ataxia and is a common cause of premature death. Evidence regarding treatment of congestive heart failure in patients with Friedreich's Ataxia is lacking. The case of a 31-year-old male with advanced Friedreich's Ataxia who presented with an acute diarrhoeal illness and features of acute heart failure is discussed. We then review the reported cardiac manifestations of Friedreich's Ataxia and discuss management options.
A Hanley; R Corrigan; S Mohammad; B MacMahon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish medical journal     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0332-3102     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-21     Completed Date:  2010-06-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430275     Medline TA:  Ir Med J     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Monaghan General Hospital, Co Monaghan.
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MeSH Terms
Friedreich Ataxia / complications*,  epidemiology,  physiopathology
Gastroenteritis / epidemiology
Heart Failure / drug therapy,  etiology
Stroke Volume
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / etiology*

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