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Foetal dilated cardiomyopathy with left ventricular thrombosis

  • Marcia F. A. Barberato (a1) and Silvio H. Barberato (a1)

Serial foetal echocardiography showed the development of severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction and thrombosis in a previously healthy foetus. Normal cardiac findings in a mid-trimester foetus do not exclude subsequent dilated cardiomyopathy.

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Correspondence to: Dr S. H. Barberato, MD, PhD, Avenida República Argentina, 452, cj. 705-706, CEP 80240-210, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. Tel/fax: 55 41 30762553; E-mail:
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1. Mongiovì, M, Fesslova, V, Fazio, G, Barbaro, G, Pipitone, S. Diagnosis and prognosis of fetal cardiomyopathies: a review. Curr Pharm Des 2010; 16: 29292934.
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Cardiology in the Young
  • ISSN: 1047-9511
  • EISSN: 1467-1107
  • URL: /core/journals/cardiology-in-the-young
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