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Ann Pediatr Card

January-April  2016
 Vol 9 | Issue 1

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Guest Editorial
Comprehensive training for the future pediatric cardiologist
India faces a huge burden of pediatric and adult congenital heart diseases (CHDs). Many acquired valvar, myocardial, and vascular diseases also need treatment in childhood and adolescence. The emergen...
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Original Article
Successful use of levosimendan as a primary inotrope in pediatric cardiac surgery: An observational study in 110 patients
Context: Levosimendan is a new generation inotrope with calcium sensitizing properties and proven benefits in adults. Aims: This study investigates the use of levosimendan as a first l...
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Original Article
Evaluation of cardiac functions of cirrhotic children using serum brain natriuretic peptide and tissue Doppler imaging
Background: Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy (CCM) is described as the presence of cardiac dysfunction in cirrhotic patients. In children with chronic liver disease, CCM has been very rarely investigat...
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Original Article
Radiation dosage during pediatric diagnostic or interventional cardiac catheterizations using the "air gap technique" and an aggressive "as low as reasonably achievable" radiation reduction protocol in patients weighing < 20 kg
Background: Cardiac catheterizations expose both the patient and staff to the risks of ionizing radiation. Studies using the "air gap" technique (AGT) in various radiological procedures indicat...
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Original Article
Relationship of body mass index and other life style factors with hypertension in adolescents
Background: Over the past two decades, it has been observed that hypertension shows an increasing trend in children and adolescents. Various factors are contributing to this upward trend, and t...
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