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Journal Article

Missed diagnosis of new-onset systolic heart failure at first presentation in children with no known heart disease.

Puri K, Singh H, Denfield SW, et al. The Journal of pediatrics. 2019;208:258-264.e3.

In this retrospective study, researchers found that the diagnosis of systolic heart failure had been missed on first presentation for almost 50% of pediatric patients hospitalized with new-onset heart failure. Incorrect diagnostic labels frequently assigned to these patients included bacterial infection, viral illness, and gastroenteritis.