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Functional Class in Children with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy.A pilot Study

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ABSTRACT

Background: Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM), most common cardiac cause ofpediatric deaths, mortality descriptor: a low left ventricular ejectionfraction (LVEF) and low functional capacity (FC). FC is never self reportedby children.

Objective: The aims of this study were (i) To evaluate whether functionalclassifications according to the children, parents and medical staff wereassociated. (iv) To evaluate whether there was correlation betweenVO2 max and Weber's classification.

Method: Prepubertal children with IDCM and HF (by previous IDCM and preserved LVEF)were selected, evaluated and compared. All children were assessed bytesting, CPET and functional class classification.

Results: Chi-square test showed association between a CFm and CFp (1, n = 31) = 20.6;p = 0.002. There was no significant association between CFp and CFc (1, n =31) = 6.7; p = 0.4. CFm and CFc were not associated as well (1, n = 31) =1.7; p = 0.8. Weber's classification was associated to CFm (1, n = 19) =11.8; p = 0.003, to CFp (1, n = 19) = 20.4; p = 0.0001and CFc (1, n = 19) =6.4; p = 0.04).

Conclusion: Drawing were helpful for children's self NYHA classification, which wereassociated to Weber's stratification.

No MeSH data available.


Functional class for female children.
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f2: Functional class for female children.

Mentions: Based on this description, a graphic representation of the four functionalclasses was elaborated by this study's author, both for male and female children(Figures 1 and 2, respectively), so that the guardians and the childrencould use it. In order to make these drawings, the image taken intoconsideration was the one with which children in the same age range as thoseparticipating in the study could identify themselves.


Functional Class in Children with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy.A pilot Study
Functional class for female children.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f2: Functional class for female children.
Mentions: Based on this description, a graphic representation of the four functionalclasses was elaborated by this study's author, both for male and female children(Figures 1 and 2, respectively), so that the guardians and the childrencould use it. In order to make these drawings, the image taken intoconsideration was the one with which children in the same age range as thoseparticipating in the study could identify themselves.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Background: Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM), most common cardiac cause ofpediatric deaths, mortality descriptor: a low left ventricular ejectionfraction (LVEF) and low functional capacity (FC). FC is never self reportedby children.

Objective: The aims of this study were (i) To evaluate whether functionalclassifications according to the children, parents and medical staff wereassociated. (iv) To evaluate whether there was correlation betweenVO2 max and Weber's classification.

Method: Prepubertal children with IDCM and HF (by previous IDCM and preserved LVEF)were selected, evaluated and compared. All children were assessed bytesting, CPET and functional class classification.

Results: Chi-square test showed association between a CFm and CFp (1, n = 31) = 20.6;p = 0.002. There was no significant association between CFp and CFc (1, n =31) = 6.7; p = 0.4. CFm and CFc were not associated as well (1, n = 31) =1.7; p = 0.8. Weber's classification was associated to CFm (1, n = 19) =11.8; p = 0.003, to CFp (1, n = 19) = 20.4; p = 0.0001and CFc (1, n = 19) =6.4; p = 0.04).

Conclusion: Drawing were helpful for children's self NYHA classification, which wereassociated to Weber's stratification.

No MeSH data available.