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Characterization of cardiac tumors in children by cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging: a multicenter experience.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to report the results of an international multicenter experience of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation of cardiac tumors in children, each withExpand
Correlation between cardio-pulmonary exercise test variables and health-related quality of life among children with congenital heart diseases.
BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) stands as a determinant "patient-related outcome" and correlates with cardio-pulmonary exercise test (CPET) in adults with chronic heart failure orExpand
Elevated right ventricular pressures are not a contraindication to liver transplantation in Alagille syndrome.
BACKGROUND Elevated right ventricle pressure resulting from pulmonary artery stenoses may affect outcome and survival after liver transplantation in patients with Alagille syndrome. METHODS ANDExpand
Usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of congenital left ventricular aneurysms.
Congenital left ventricular (LV) aneurysm is a rare malformation of unknown cause that is often associated with a poor prognosis. This study was undertaken to evaluate the usefulness of cardiacExpand
Cardiac and neurological assessment of normothermia/warm blood cardioplegia vs hypothermia/cold crystalloid cardioplegia in pediatric cardiac surgery: insight from a prospective randomized trial.
OBJECTIVE Although normothermia and warm blood cardioplegia are widely used in adults, cold crystalloids and hypothermia remain routinely used in pediatric cardiac surgery. The superiority of eitherExpand
Long-Term Results of Balloon Valvuloplasty as Primary Treatment for Congenital Aortic Valve Stenosis: a 20-Year Review
Abstract In the presence of new surgical techniques, the treatment of congenital valvular aortic stenosis is under debate. We reviewed the results and late outcomes of all 93 patients aged 1 day toExpand
Iron overload in children undergoing cancer treatments
Iron overload is responsible for severe morbidity and mortality in polytransfused patients. Although repeated blood transfusions are needed during the treatment of most cancers, pediatric patientsExpand
Prenatal diagnosis of abnormal cardinal systemic venous return without other heart defects: a case series
To describe fetal spectrum and echocardiographic characteristics of anomalous systemic venous return (ASVR, cardinal veins) without other structural heart defects (isolated ASVR), evaluate associatedExpand
Polymicrogyria in chromosome 22q11 deletion syndrome.
Central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction is a cardinal feature in 22q11 deletion. The underlying CNS abnormalities remain, however, unknown. We report unilateral hemispheric polymicrogyria in a childExpand
Potential use of beta(3)-adrenoceptor antagonists in heart failure therapy.
Recently, a functional, negatively inotropic, beta(3)-adrenoceptor was characterized in the human heart. Several studies now suggest that this receptor might play an important role in theExpand