• Study
  • Published January 2019

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

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.

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