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Restrictive cardiomyopathy in a child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18947017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Restrictive cardiomyopathy in young children is rare and carries a poor prognosis. We report an 18-month-old girl with poor feeding and abdominal distension. Except for hepatomegaly, no other gastrointestinal abnormalities were found. She had normal-sized ventricles but biatrial enlargement. Echocardiography demonstrated normal systolic but impaired diastolic function. Cardiac catheterization revealed a characteristic dip-and-plateau configuration of the right ventricular pressure tracing. The diagnosis turned out to be typical restrictive cardiomyopathy. The patient was maintained on aspirin while awaiting cardiac transplant.
Shan-Miao Lin; Haw-Kwei Hwang; Ming-Ren Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics and neonatology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1875-9572     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-24     Completed Date:  2008-11-13     Revised Date:  2009-02-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101484755     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neonatol     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive / diagnosis*,  physiopathology

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