Pediatric cardiomyopathies related to fatty acid metabolism


Journal Article

Inborn errors of metabolism affecting the fatty acid ß-oxidation pathway lead to cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia, and sudden death. In this article, an overview of the clinical presentations, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outcome is provided with an emphasis on cardiovascular manifestations. With the expanded newborn screening program, these patients are coming to clinical attention earlier and the opportunity for pre-symptomatic intervention exists. It is important that clinicians are familiar with the clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and management of this clinically heterogeneous group of disorders. © 2007 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hill, KD; Hamid, R; Exil, VJ

Published Date

  • April 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 69 - 78

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1058-9813

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ppedcard.2007.11.007

Citation Source

  • Scopus