Study IDs risk factors for poor prognosis in children with cardiomyopathy

09/10/2013 | CardiovascularBusiness.com

When children with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have additional risk factors, including metabolic issues, mixed cardiomyopathy, low body weight and abnormal left ventricular metrics on echocardiograms, they have a worse overall prognosis, according to a study published in The Lancet online. The study of 1,085 children found the risk of transplant or mortality was highest among children with at least two risk factors.

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