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Patent arterial duct, bottle-meal, and fatal myocardial ischaemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20188018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patent arterial duct in pre-term neonates is frequent. Systemic complications consecutive to left-to-right shunting are well known but fatal myocardial ischaemia has not been described till now. The presented premature baby died from catecholamine refractory cardiogenic shock. Autoptic examination revealed acute ischaemic changes predominantly in the inner third of myocardium, speaking of coronary hypoperfusion due to a steal phenomenon secondary to the patent arterial duct.
Simon Fluri; Mladen Pavlovic; Bendicht P Wagner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1467-1107     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-30     Completed Date:  2010-07-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score
Bottle Feeding / adverse effects*
Disease Progression
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Fatal Outcome
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*
Myocardial Ischemia / etiology*,  pathology,  therapy
Positive-Pressure Respiration / methods
Rare Diseases
Risk Assessment

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