Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy in an Infant of a Diabetic Mother: Support by Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Treatment With β-Adrenergic Blockade and Increased Intravenous Fluid Administration

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Abstract

In infants with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), conventional treatment with inotropes, fluid restriction, and diuretics may be detrimental. This case reports an infant of a diabetic mother with HOCM on ECMO illustrating beneficial effects of beta adrenergic blockade and increased fluid administration.

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