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Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 143–145 | Cite as

Heart Transplantation for Barth Syndrome

  • S.S. Adwani
  • B.F. Whitehead
  • P.G. Rees
  • A. Morris
  • D.M. Turnball
  • M.J. Elliott
  • M.R. de Leval
Article

Abstract.

Barth syndrome is an X-linked recessive disorder comprising dilated cardiomyopathy, muscular hypotonia, and cyclical neutropenia. Affected children usually die during infancy as a consequence of septicemia, cardiac failure, or both. We report a patient with Barth syndrome who underwent successful heart transplantation.

Key words: Heart transplantation — Barth syndrome 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • S.S. Adwani
    • 1
  • B.F. Whitehead
    • 1
  • P.G. Rees
    • 1
  • A. Morris
    • 2
  • D.M. Turnball
    • 2
  • M.J. Elliott
    • 1
  • M.R. de Leval
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiothoracic Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, UKUK
  2. 2.School of Neurosciences, University of Newcastle, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, UKUK

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