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Implantable cardioverter defibrillator as a bridge to recovery in an infant with cardiac rhabdomyoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18815808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Multiple cardiac rhabdomyomas in an infant presented with recurrent life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias refractory to medical treatment and necessitating the placement of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). The device functioned effectively as a bridge to recovery during a 2-year follow-up period, when the tumor showed spontaneous regression, along with an almost complete resolution of the ventricular arrhythmias. We conclude that childhood cardiac rhabdomyomas causing severe drug-refractory ventricular arrhythmias can be managed by ICD therapy.
Priya Chockalingam; Sally-Ann B Clur; Arthur A M Wilde; Irene Kuipers; Job van Woensel; Nico A Blom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-09-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  168     ISSN:  1432-1076     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-14     Completed Date:  2009-08-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  863-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Defibrillators, Implantable*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Neoplasms / complications*,  physiopathology
Recurrence / prevention & control
Rhabdomyoma / complications*,  physiopathology
Treatment Outcome

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