Evolutionary persistence of spongy myocardium in humans.


A15-year-old boy underwent successful cardiac transplantation for severe congestive heart failure. His sister had died at the age of 9 years of undefined congenital heart disease. At the age of 10 years, during a school medical screening, the patient was diagnosed with a cardiomyopathy. At cardiac catheterization, the right ventricle disclosed an increased… (More)


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