Clinical Setting for Cardiac Failure

  • Mary Allen Engle
Conference paper


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.


Congenital Heart Disease Cardiac Failure Patent Ductus Arteriosus Ventricular Septal Defect Rheumatic Fever 
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  1. 1.
    Engle MA: Congestive heart failure, in Current Pediatric Therapy 11, edited by Gellis SS, Kagan BM, Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 1984, pp 117–120.Google Scholar

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