[Asymmetrical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in neonates of diabetic mothers]

Arch Fr Pediatr. Aug-Sep 1982;39(7):433-6.
[Article in French]


In 11 neonates of diabetic mothers echocardiography was systematically performed and led to the discovery of 6 cases with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This abnormality, which may induce cardiorespiratory failure, is usually benign and consists of systolic murmur and transitory cardiomegaly; all these symptoms spontaneously regress within a few weeks. This cardiomyopathy may present with obstructive signs requiring treatment with beta adrenergic blocking agents; however, it is more often pure and needs no treatment. It may be observed after pregnancies that were not well supervised and might be induced by fetal hyperinsulinism.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / congenital*
  • Echocardiography
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / complications
  • Humans
  • Hyperinsulinism / complications
  • Hypoglycemia / congenital
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy in Diabetics*