Nancy Doelling

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Endomyocardial biopsy is the gold standard for determining rejection; however, no echocardiographic indexes have been widely accepted as indicators of rejection. The stress-velocity relation of corrected velocity of circumferential fiber shortening to wall stress is a preload independent index of contractility that incorporates afterload and has been shown(More)
BACKGROUND Significant tricuspid valve regurgitation (TR) occurs with other congenital heart defects, typically after repair of right-sided obstructive lesions. Since 1991, we applied the De Vega tricuspid annuloplasty technique for TR in children. METHODS Forty-one children, aged 5 months to 22.7 years (mean, 9.9 years) underwent 42 De Vega tricuspid(More)
We reviewed the characteristics of infants <3 months of age with central nervous system herpes simplex virus infection at our institution. Twenty-six cases were identified. The age range was 4-73 days. Most infants presented with fever, seizure activity and skin lesions. The blood herpes simplex virus polymerase chain reaction was positive in 91% of(More)
To establish the medium-term results of our transplant population, we retrospectively reviewed the charts of 51 consecutive patients who underwent orthotopic heart transplantation between July 1988 and April 1995. These patients comprised two groups: group A consists of 26 patients (age 6 days to 16.4 years, median 1.4 years) with no previous heart surgery,(More)
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