Dilatation of the left ventricle in a newborn: Probable in utero myocardial infarction

Naomi E. Ranee, Suzanne M. Monte, Grover M. Hutchins

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A case study is presented of a premature infant delivered at 32 week's gestation by cesarean section. At birth the infant had massive cardiomegaly with extreme left ventricular dilatation as well as severe congestive heart failure and respiratory distress. The findings at autopsy suggest that the cardiac dysfunction was secondary to a myocardial infarct occurring in utero..

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-469
Number of pages7
JournalFetal and Pediatric Pathology
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes



  • Cardiac aneurysm
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Ischemic heart disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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