Childhood Heart Issues

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Pediatric heart transplantation-preparation and education

Pediatric heart transplantation is a complex endeavor with a large amount of knowledge requirements and preparation. Success of the decision making leading up to the transplant and readiness for discharge post-transplant relies on adequate education and preparation [1]. The population is at high risk for medical non-adherence which is directly linked to poor patient outcomes [2]. Discrepancies in patient and family education and preparation lead to unmet care needs, medication errors, increased risk for complications and readmissions.

Systematic literature review of pathophysiology of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (angiotensin II receptor subtypes imbalance theory)

Pathogenesis of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is incompletely understood. Study aimed to identify different theories of possible POTS pathogenesis and to formulate evidence-based pathogenesis that correlates with different clinical pictures. Five databases searched systematically using predefined key words. Inclusion criteria for studies were comparing POTS patients to normal population regarding different pathogenesis. Predefined exclusion criteria for studies were: animal subjects-non POTS-case reports AND review articles.

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