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OBJECTIVE To assess recovery pattern of left ventricular function secondary to incessant tachycardia after radiofrequency ablation in a group of infants and children. DESIGN AND SETTING A combined prospective and retrospective echocardiographic study carried out in a tertiary paediatric cardiac centre. PATIENTS Echocardiographic evaluation of left(More)
Aneurysm of the descending aorta associated with CoA is an extremely rare congenital abnormality. In this report, we present a 16 months old female patient in whom cardiac catheterization had been performed which had revealed a segment of coarctation and saccular aneurysm in the descending aorta. The patient was operated and a 3x2 centimeters aneurysm which(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of coarctation after stage I Norwood procedure varies between 11% and 37%, and it contributes to late death after this operation. We describe the incidence and report the results of percutaneous balloon angioplasty of neoaortic arch obstruction in patients after the modified Norwood procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome(More)
BACKGROUND Down's syndrome (DS) is the most common chromosomal abnormality due to a trisomy of chromosome 21 commonly associated with congenital heart defects (CHDs). This study aimed to evaluate the frequency and types of CHD patterns in Turkish children with DS. METHOD The data relate to paediatric patients with DS who underwent cardiologic screening(More)
AIMS Williams syndrome (WS) is a microdeletion syndrome affecting cardiovascular and connective tissue as well as the endocrine and central nervous systems in 1 in 10,000 live births. This study aims to identify and evaluate cardiovascular abnormalities (CVAs) in 45 WS patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed a cohort of WS patients who(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to comprehensively evaluate electrocardiographic (ECG) findings of isolated left ventricular noncompaction (IVNC) patients at initial diagnosis and to explore the correlation between them and the clinical, echocardiographic, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. METHODS Twenty-three patients diagnosed with(More)
We aimed to evaluate the predictors of the severity of chronic rheumatic valvar disease. The long term follow-up records of 139 patients with chronic rheumatic carditis were reviewed. Children were followed-up on an outpatient basis for a period ranging from 1-16 years (5.0 +/- 3.7 years). Mitral regurgitation either isolated (51%, n=71) or combined with(More)
Fish oil has a cardioprotective effect in adults with ischemic heart disease. The authors examined the effects of fish oil in children with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Eighteen DCM patients (group I) and 12 healthy children (group III) were given fish oil (10 mL/d). Their cardiac findings were compared with those of 11 patients with DCM who did(More)
BACKGROUND Sudden death risk in Williams syndrome (WS) patients has been shown to be 25-100 times higher than in the general population. This study aims to detect coronary artery anomalies and myocardial perfusion defects in WS patients using noninvasive diagnostic methods. METHODS This study features 38 patients diagnosed with WS. In addition to physical(More)
We report the case of a 2.5 month-old infant with cyanotic breath-holding spells, loss of consciousness and seizures. Prolonged asystole up to 70 s despite cardiopulmonary resuscitation was documented by 24 hour Holter monitoring. An epicardial pacemaker was implanted followed by no further loss of consciousness and seizures during spells in a six month(More)