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Activation delay-induced mechanical dyssynchrony in single-ventricle heart disease

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 June 2017

Daniel Forsha*
Ward Family Heart Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
Niels Risum
Department of Cardiology, Hvidovre University, Hvidovre, Denmark
Piers Barker
Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, 2301 Erwin Road, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Corresponding author: D. Forsha, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Ward Family Heart Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MI 64108, United States of America. Tel: +303 921 5878; Fax: 816 302 9987; E-mail:


We present the case of an infant with a single functional ventricle who developed ventricular dysfunction and heart failure due to an electrical activation delay and dyssynchrony. Earlier recognition of this potentially reversible aetiology may have changed her poor outcome.

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