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Pediatr Cardiol. 2010 Nov;31(8):1249-51. doi: 10.1007/s00246-010-9785-7. Epub 2010 Sep 14.

Abiomed biventricular assist device as a bridge to transplantation in a 14-year-old with cardiomyopathy resulting from ventricular noncompaction.

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Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ 07112, USA. meena.nathan@gmail.com

Abstract

Ventricular noncompaction is a rare but well-documented cause of cardiomyopathy. This report presents a case of ventricular noncompaction diagnosed late in end-stage cardiac failure and malignant ventricular arrhythmia, which required an Abiomed biventricular assist device as a bridge to transplantation.

PMID:
20838992
DOI:
10.1007/s00246-010-9785-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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