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Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 267–268 | Cite as

Heparin Therapy and Reversal of Protein-Losing Enteropathy in a Case with Congenital Heart Disease

  • I.  Bendayán
  • J.  Casaldaliga
  • F.  Castelló
  • Ll.  Miró
Article

Abstract:

We describe a patient with tricuspid hypoplasia who developed a protein-losing enteropathy. Having failed to respond to medical and surgical treatments, a heparin regimen was started with immediate decrease in enteric protein loss.

Key words: Heparin therapy — Protein-losing enteropathy 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • I.  Bendayán
    • 1
  • J.  Casaldaliga
    • 1
  • F.  Castelló
    • 1
  • Ll.  Miró
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Hospital Materno-infantil de la Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona 08035, SpainES
  2. 2.Department of Cardiac Surgery, Hospital Materno-infantil de la Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona 08035, SpainES

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