Frontiers in Heart Failure

Volume: 3

Heart Failure in Pediatric Patients with Congenital Heart Disease

Author(s): Anas Taqatqa, Mohammad El Tahlawi, Kasey J. Chaszczewski and Sawsan Awad *

Pp: 26-58 (33)

Doi: 10.2174/9789811410901120030005

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Heart failure may occur in structurally normal heart or in congenitally diseased heart. Some congenital heart diseases may predispose to heart failure, in different mechanisms and different pictures, as Fallot tetralogy, single ventricle, muscular dystrophy associated cardiomyopathy and left ventricular non compaction. The etiology of heart failure in those patients may be due to volume overload, pressure overload or valve insufficiency. The medical treatment for such patients includes diuretics, B blockers, ACE inhibitors, digoxin and anticoagulations.

Keywords: Atrial Septal Defect, Biomarkers, Cardiomyopathy, Congenital Heart Disease, Echocardiography, Fontan, Heart Failure, Single Ventricle, Tetralogy of Fallot.

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