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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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CAVIEDES BOTTNER, Paola; CORDOVA FERNANDEZ, Tamara; LARRAIN VALENZUELA, Marcos  and  CRUCES ROMERO, Pablo. Dilated cardiomyopathy and severe heart failure: An update for pediatricians. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2018, vol.116, n.3, pp.e421-e428. ISSN 0325-0075.

Dilated cardiomyopathy is the main cause of heart failure leading to heart transplant. Its prognosis is variable and depends on the etiology, the patient's age at onset, and the severity. The management of dilated cardiomyopathy is aimed at minimizing symptoms and preventing disease progression; it requires a comprehensive screening for comorbidities and the prevention of complications to improve the overall status of these children and mitigate their prognosis. Here we present a review oriented at the multidisciplinary management that pediatricians should consider when seeing these patients.

Keywords : Dilated cardiomyopathy; Heart failure; Treatment; Prognosis; Pediatrics.

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