CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep 2021; 10(01): e12-e14
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1721038
Case Report: Cardiac

A Rare Case of Severe Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Early Infancy

Meike Schwendt
1  Department of Congenital Heart Disease and Paediatric Cardiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Johannes Kroll
2  Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery at University Heart Centre Freiburg, Freiburg University Hospital, Bad Krozingen, Medical Centre, University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Thilo Fleck
1  Department of Congenital Heart Disease and Paediatric Cardiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Brigitte Stiller
1  Department of Congenital Heart Disease and Paediatric Cardiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Abstract

We report the case of a 3-month-old girl presenting with end-stage dilated cardiomyopathy and therapy-resistant cardiogenic shock. A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) Berlin Heart EXCOR was implanted, her organs recovered, and she was listed for heart transplantation. Two months later, while still on the LVAD, she was diagnosed with the rare genetic Alström syndrome. Weaning was no option, and she underwent successful heart transplantation at the age of 9 months. The follow-up 15 months later revealed an uneventful transplant course in a child with Alström syndrome.



Publikationsverlauf

Eingereicht: 04. August 2020

Angenommen: 09. September 2020

Publikationsdatum:
20. Januar 2021 (online)

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