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Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Feb;48(1):55-8. doi: 10.5090/kjtcs.2015.48.1.55. Epub 2015 Feb 5.

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Infant with Dilated Cardiomyopathy during Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator.

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Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine.
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine.


Although heart transplantation is a final therapeutic option in pediatric patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCMP), the shortage of pediatric heart donors is a major obstacle. In adults with DCMP characterized by cardiac dyssynchrony, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is known to be an effective treatment option. However, there is a lack of evidence on the effectiveness of CRT in infants with DCMP. Several studies have reported improvement in hemodynamics and cardiac performance following CRT in infants with DCMP. Here, we report CRT in an infant with DCMP during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with 5 months of follow-up.


Cardiac resynchronization therapy; Cardiomyopathy; Extracorporeal membrane oxyenation

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