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Title: Heart failure in the paediatric age group
Authors: Grech, Victor E.
Keywords: Heart failure in children -- Etiology
Heart failure in children -- Treatment
Diuretics -- Therapeutic use
Angiotensin converting enzyme -- Inhibitors
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Malta College of Pharmacy Practice
Citation: Grech, V. (2015). Heart failure in the paediatric age group. Journal of the Malta College of Pharmacy Practice, 21, 20-21.
Abstract: Heart failure is uncommon in childhood but its recognition is naturally important. Causes vary, but the commonest are congenital heart disease as well as infections/cardiomyopathy. The main presentation is shortness of breath on exertion and in babies, this may manifest as the inability to complete a feed, along with an elevated respiratory rate. The most commonly used drugs are diuretics, and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, as well as calorific supplementation. The vast majority of patients with heart failure are infants with congenital heart disease and fortunately, treatment for these patients is excellent with very high survival rates.
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