Benjamin E. Victorica

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The clinical and morphologic features of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in 20 patients recognized as having cardiac disease in the first year of life are described. Fourteen of these 20 infants were initially suspected of having heart disease solely because a heart murmur was identified. However, the infants showed a variety of clinical findings, including(More)
Doxorubicin is an effective antineoplastic agent, but it frequently causes dose-related cardiotoxic effects. Because the atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) level is elevated in children with heart defects, the authors measured the ANP levels in children to determine whether ANP might serve as a simple diagnostic indicator of cardiotoxic effects. Sixteen(More)
The Larsen syndrome consists of a skeletal dysplasia with multiple joint dislocations and a characteristic facies. The basis of the abnormalities is felt to be a generalized mesenchymal disorder involving connective tissues. More than 80 cases have been reported in the literature with isolated reports of congenital cardiac septal defects and acquired(More)
The objective of this report was to study the elimination pharmacokinetics of iodixanol in children. Iodixanol (Visipaque®, Nycomed Inc., Wayne, PA, USA) is a new iso-osmolar iodinated radiocontrast agent. We hypothesized that elimination of this agent would be dependent on age-related differences in renal clearance. Seven centers enrolled 43 patients.(More)
Three infants with supraventricular tachycardia and congestive cardiac failure were given verapamil intravenously. In two of the infants, the rhythm was converted to sinus, but the third infant required direct current cardioversion. However, each infant demonstrated hemodynamic decompensation shortly after verapamil administration and required(More)