302016Mar
Non cardiac surgery in children with congenital heart disease

Non cardiac surgery in children with congenital heart disease

Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) sometimes require surgical treatment for non cardiac problems. Actually, children with CHD are more likely to require surgery for non cardiac problems than children with no cardiac problems. This is due to the fact that not infrequently abnormalities in multiple systems can be present at the same time. In…

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152016Mar
Arrhythmias and cardiac dysfunction in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy

Arrhythmias and cardiac dysfunction in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy

Duchenne (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophies (BMD) are rare inherited conditions where there is progressive skeletal muscle degeneration and loss and premature death. The conditions typically also involve the heart where the loss of muscle causes the heart to weaken and progressively fail in its pumping function. This cardiac pump failure can be detected by…

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