Beta-blocker therapy in young children with congestive heart failure under consideration for heart transplantation.

@article{Shaddy1998BetablockerTI,
  title={Beta-blocker therapy in young children with congestive heart failure under consideration for heart transplantation.},
  author={Robert E. Shaddy},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={136 1},
  pages={
          19-21
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although beta-blocker therapy for dilated or ischemic cardiomyopathy is now an accepted and effective treatment in adults, little is known about its efficacy in children. METHODS We reviewed our experience with the use of metoprolol in four younger children with cardiomyopathy who were referred for consideration for heart transplantation because of severe congestive heart failure. RESULTS Over a follow-up period of 12.6 +/- 6 months, left ventricular fractional shortening… CONTINUE READING
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