Title: How a left-to-right shunt may protect against haemodynamic deterioration in restrictive cardiomyopathy
Authors: Van Mieghem, Nicolas ×
Daenen, Wim
Budts, Werner #
Issue Date: Jun-2005
Series Title: Acta Cardiologica vol:60 issue:3 pages:337-40
Abstract: Today, more and more children with complex heart lesions and underlying cardiomyopathies reach adulthood. This results in a wide range of new clinical problems encountered in later life. In particular, idiopathic restrictive cardiomyopathy is initially treated by medication to reduce symptoms, but at end-stage disease, heart or heart-lung transplantation becomes unavoidable. We describe the case of a patient with restrictive cardiomyopathy and a persistent extra-cardiac left-to-right shunt, where we hypothesize that the shunt may protect against haemodynamic deterioration in end-stage restrictive cardiomyopathie.
ISSN: 0001-5385
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Cardiology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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