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Persistent fetal circulation. Two cases with myocardial dysfunction and severe acidosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  763197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two neonates with the most severe form of persistent fetal circulation are described. Their presentation mimicked severe congenital heart disease. As well as persistent pulmonary hypertension and right-to-left shunting through the ductus arteriosus, they had poor myocardial contractility and atrioventricular valve regurgitation. Associated acidaemia was extreme. They survived with medical management, and the functional abnormalities resolved.
D J Radford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  1979 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-04-28     Completed Date:  1979-04-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acidosis / etiology*,  therapy
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / complications*,  physiopathology
Hypertension, Pulmonary / congenital*,  etiology
Infant, Newborn
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / complications,  physiopathology
Myocardial Contraction*

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