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Extreme exercise dislike of a toddler due to a patent foramen ovale

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A 5-year-old girl presented with chronic fatigue and extreme exercise intolerance. After countless doctor visits, investigations, and hospital admissions, striking desaturation during exercise test pointed to a cardiovascular problem. Desaturation as a result of right-to-left shunting through a patent foramen ovale during upright exercise was hypothesised. A cardiac catheterisation confirmed the presence of an unusually cranially located patent foramen ovale; the defect was subsequently closed. Physical re-evaluation 6 weeks later showed spectacular physical and mental improvement and stabile saturation during exercise.
Tijdschrift: Cardiology in the Young
ISSN: 1047-9511
Issue: 2
Volume: 29
Pagina's: 247 - 248
Jaar van publicatie:2019
BOF-publication weight:0.1
CSS-citation score:1
Authors from:Higher Education