Mehnaz Atiq Ahmed

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Isolated non-compaction of the left ventricle is a distinct form of cardiomyopathy. It may be idiopathic or secondary to an identifiable disease. The condition usually presents with symptoms of cardiac failure. The present report is of a child with this disease who was diagnosed at birth and was relatively stable at 5 years of age.
BACKGROUND Palliative procedures have a role in congenital cardiac malformations that do not permit a complete early repair, and in centres where facilities for complete early repair do not exist. The lack of data on modified Blalock-Taussig shunt from developing countries prompted this analysis. METHODS We report a retrospective study of 70(More)
Mumps is an acute viral illness that follows a self-limiting course but up to 10% of cases have a complicated course with the involvement of other organ systems. Myocarditis is reported as a complication but the incidence has greatly fallen ever since the development of the mumps vaccine. A child presented to our department with parotid swelling and fever.(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify anthracycline-induced acute (within 1 month) and early-onset chronic progressive (within 1 year) cardiotoxicity in children younger than 16 years of age with childhood malignancies at a tertiary care centre of Pakistan. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. PARTICIPANTS 110 children(More)
INTRODUCTION Coronary artery involvement is the most dreaded long-term complication of Kawasaki disease. Our aim was to look at the pattern of cardiovascular involvement in Pakistani children admitted with Kawasaki disease. METHODS This study included children admitted with Kawasaki disease at the Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi over a period of 14(More)
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is seldom recognized clinically in infancy or under the age of 10. We report a case of a 9-year-old girl with ARVC, who presented with signs and symptoms of heart failure and palpitations. Holter monitoring showed frequent premature ventricular beats and echocardiogram revealed dilated and dysfunctional(More)