Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure in Children

Daphne T. Hsu, Charles E. Canter

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Abstract

This article describes the causes and outcomes of dilated cardiomyopathy in children. Genetic, infectious, metabolic, and acquired causes of dilated cardiomyopathy are discussed. The predictors for better and worse outcomes are reviewed. Guidelines for the use of medical and surgical therapies to treat heart failure in children are summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-432
Number of pages18
JournalHeart Failure Clinics
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

Keywords

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart failure
  • Pediatric
  • Transplantation

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