Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 211–212 | Cite as

Fatal hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in an infant of a diabetic mother

  • J. N. McMahon
  • P. J. Berry
  • H. S. Joffe
Case Reports


The case is reported of a male infant with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), attributed to maternal diabetes, who, contrary to the usually good prognosis of this condition, died at 11 weeks of age. The clinical, echocardiographic, and pathological findings were indistinguishable from familial HCM, except for the lesser degree of myocardial fiber disarray on microscopic examination.

Key Words

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Maternal diabetes Infant 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. N. McMahon
    • 1
  • P. J. Berry
    • 1
  • H. S. Joffe
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyRoyal Hospital for Sick ChildrenBristolUK
  2. 2.Department of Paediatric CardiologyRoyal Hospital for Sick ChildrenBristolUK

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