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UNLABELLED Cardiac rhabdomyoma is the most common primary cardiac tumor, is considered to be a hamartoma of developing cardiac myocytes. Cardiac rhabdomyoma is associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) in 50-86% of cases. Mutations in TSC-1/TSC-2 genes result in increased mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway activation responsible for the(More)
BACKGROUND Catheter cryoablation of supraventricular tachycardias involving the perinodal regions is considered to be a safer alternative compared to radiofrequency ablation. Limited information is available for efficacy, midterm outcomes, and complications regarding the ablation of parahissian accessory pathways (APs) in pediatric patients. METHODS A(More)
Studies have shown that a prolonged P-wave dispersion is a risk factor for the development of atrial fibrillation. The aim of this study was to evaluate P-wave dispersion in adolescents with anorexia nervosa at diagnosis. We evaluated electrocardiographic findings, particularly the P-wave dispersion, at initial assessment in 47 adolescents with anorexia(More)
The numerous variations of abnormalities of the inferior vena cava (IVC) result in anomalies such as isolated left IVC, double IVC and more than 60 types of malformation. These anomalies are rare and recognized incidentally during surgical or radiological procedures. They may lead to clinical complications during abdominal surgery, and predispose to venous(More)
Tracheal bronchus includes a variety of bronchial anomalies arising in the trachea or main bronchus and directed toward the upper-lobe territory. Reported incidence varies from 1-3% in the pediatric population. It is generally associated with other congenital malformations, including costovertebral anomalies, congenital airway and lung anomalies, vascular(More)
Rhabdomyomas are the most common primary cardiac tumors, especially seen during early periods of childhood. Fetaltype rhabdomyoma is a benign tumor described almost always in extracardiac locations. Although the natural history of the cardiac rhabdomyoma is to regress, the behaviour of the fetal-type rhabdomyomas when present in the heart is unknown with(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to determine efficacy and safety of rapid left ventricular pacing (RLVP) during balloon aortic valvuloplasty and effect on development of postprocedural aortic insufficiency (AI) in children. DESIGN This is a retrospective comparison of 56 children (mean age 18.3 month; 1 day-15 years of age) who underwent valvuloplasty by using(More)
Colchicine, is an old and well-known drug, used for treatment of rheumatic diseases. Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea are the clinical symptoms of colchicine poisoning. Cardiotoxicity can lead to mortality. We report a case of colchicine intoxication complicated with complete heart block. A 9-year-old patient ingesting colchicine 0.4-0.5 mg/kg(More)
Spontaneous echocardiographic contrast is defined as a phenomenon of discrete reflections appearing in the cardiac chambers or great vessels. It has been associated with several conditions leading to microbubble formation or low blood flow. This is a report of a neonate with spontaneous echocardiographic contrast related to patent ductus venosus.