Left bundle branch block in infants with dilated cardiomyopathy conveys a poor prognosis

James F. Cnota, Ricardo A. Samson

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Abstract

We describe three infants <3 months of age seen consecutively with dilated cardiomyopathy who presented initially with left bundle branch block on the surface 12-lead electrocardiogram. Each infant subsequently had a poor outcome: two died and one required heart transplantation. These results suggest that the presence of left bundle branch block on the 12-lead electrocardiogram conveys a poor prognosis in infants with dilated cardiomyopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-57
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology in the Young
Volume9
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

Keywords

  • Bundle branch block
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Infants
  • Outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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