Clinical Setting for Cardiac Failure
Early infancy remains the prime time for the child’s heart to fail. Older children may develop heart failure from acquired heart disease (rheumatic fever, myocarditis, cardiomyopathy), from congenital heart disease (unrelieved or incompletely repaired), or from arrhythmias. However, these instances of heart failure after the first year of life constitute no more than 10% of the cases of heart failure in the pediatric age group.
KeywordsCongenital Heart Disease Cardiac Failure Patent Ductus Arteriosus Ventricular Septal Defect Rheumatic Fever
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