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Title: A long-term follow-up of a girl with dilated cardiomyopathy after mitral valve replacement and septal anterior ventricular exclusion.
Authors: Baba, Shiro  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Doi, Hiraku
Ikeda, Tadashi  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Komeda, Masashi
Nakahata, Tatsutoshi  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Author's alias: 馬場, 志郎
Issue Date: 23-Sep-2009
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Journal title: Journal of cardiothoracic surgery
Volume: 4
Thesis number: 53
Abstract: We treated a 10 year 11 month old girl with severe mitral valve regurgitation, stenosis and dilated cardiomyopathy, presented with New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional classification IV. She acutely developed cardiogenic shock with a dyskinetic anterior-septal left ventricle and entered a shock state during our consultation about heart transplantation. Septal-anterior ventricular exclusion and mitral valve replacement were performed emergently. She successfully recovered from cardiogenic shock. Left ventricular end-diastolic diameter and fractional shortening improved from 71.5 mm (188.0% of normal) to 62.5 mm (144.2% of normal) and 7.6% to 18.3% respectively. Furthermore, her serum BNP decreased from 2217.5 pg/ml to 112.0 pg/ml. Her cardiac function has remained stable for 7 years since the procedures were performed.
Rights: © 2009 Baba et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
DOI(Published Version): 10.1186/1749-8090-4-53
PubMed ID: 19775464
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