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Effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in pediatric patients with mid to severe aortic valve regurgitation


Gisler, F; Knirsch, W; Harpes, P; Bauersfeld, U (2008). Effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in pediatric patients with mid to severe aortic valve regurgitation. Pediatric Cardiology, 29(5):906-909.

Abstract

The long-term benefit of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in pediatric patients with aortic valve regurgitation is under consideration. Eighteen patients with mid to severe aortic valve regurgitation were retrospectively evaluated. Echocardiographic parameters (left ventricular end-diastolic diameter, shortening fraction, left ventricular posterior wall thickness, and grade of aortic valve regurgitation) were analyzed before and during therapy with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. Data are given as standard deviation scores (Z-scores) derived from body surface-adjusted normal values. Median (interquartile range) age at start of therapy was 8.4 (5.4 to 10.0) years, and total follow-up 2.3 (0.9 to 5.4) years. Left ventricular end-diastolic diameter increased from 3.6 (2.3 to 4.5) to 3.7 (2.4 to 4.8), and left ventricular posterior wall diameter decreased from 1.9 (1.1 to 3.0) to 1.1 (0.5 to 2.3). Grade of aortic valve regurgitation increased from 3.5 (2.3 to 4.0) to 4.0 (2.0 to 4.0), and shortening fraction decreased from 39% (34% to 43%) to 37% (34% to 42%). No significant effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on left ventricular dimensions or function was found in our population of patients with mid to severe aortic valve regurgitation. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors may not alter left ventricular overload in pediatric patients with aortic valve regurgitation.

Abstract

The long-term benefit of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in pediatric patients with aortic valve regurgitation is under consideration. Eighteen patients with mid to severe aortic valve regurgitation were retrospectively evaluated. Echocardiographic parameters (left ventricular end-diastolic diameter, shortening fraction, left ventricular posterior wall thickness, and grade of aortic valve regurgitation) were analyzed before and during therapy with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. Data are given as standard deviation scores (Z-scores) derived from body surface-adjusted normal values. Median (interquartile range) age at start of therapy was 8.4 (5.4 to 10.0) years, and total follow-up 2.3 (0.9 to 5.4) years. Left ventricular end-diastolic diameter increased from 3.6 (2.3 to 4.5) to 3.7 (2.4 to 4.8), and left ventricular posterior wall diameter decreased from 1.9 (1.1 to 3.0) to 1.1 (0.5 to 2.3). Grade of aortic valve regurgitation increased from 3.5 (2.3 to 4.0) to 4.0 (2.0 to 4.0), and shortening fraction decreased from 39% (34% to 43%) to 37% (34% to 42%). No significant effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on left ventricular dimensions or function was found in our population of patients with mid to severe aortic valve regurgitation. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors may not alter left ventricular overload in pediatric patients with aortic valve regurgitation.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:06 Feb 2009 14:08
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 17:41
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0172-0643
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00246-008-9228-x
Related URLs:https://www.zora.uzh.ch/28641/
PubMed ID:18401634

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