Jacqueline Lamour

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BACKGROUND Myocarditis is a cause of a new-onset dilated cardiomyopathy phenotype in children, with small studies reporting high rates of recovery of left ventricular (LV) function. METHODS AND RESULTS The presenting characteristics and outcomes of children with myocarditis diagnosed clinically and with biopsy confirmation (n=119) or with probable(More)
BACKGROUND Advances in surgical and medical management have greatly improved long-term survival rates in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). As these patients reach adulthood, myocardial dysfunction can occur, leading to cardiac transplantation. METHODS AND RESULTS We reviewed the pretransplantation and posttransplantation courses of 24 patients(More)
The principal goal of immunosuppressive therapy in heart transplantation (HT) is to maintain a fine balance between minimizing the risk of allograft rejection and minimizing the long-term morbidity associated with the adverse effects of immunosuppressive drugs. Corticosteroid Minimization Because corticosteroid (CS) therapy is associated with glucose(More)
91 S ince the first heart transplantation procedure was performed almost 50 years ago, heart transplantation has undergone a startling transformation from an experimental, high-risk intervention to being offered as standard of care for children and adults with heart failure refractory to medical and surgical therapy. The potential for heart transplantation(More)
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