Heart and Vessels

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 302–305 | Cite as

An infant with hypereosinophilic syndrome and heart failure markedly responded to prednisolone: serial changes of left ventricular wall thickening and left ventricular diastolic dysfunction observed by echocardiography

  • Tadahiko Ito
  • Kenji Harada
  • Goro Takada
Case report


We encountered an infant with congestive heart failure due to idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome. The patient showed marked thickening of the left ventricular wall and left ventricular diastolic dysfunction, both of which, shortly after prednisolone therapy, markedly improved together with improvement of the congestive heart failure and hypereosinophilia. Observation of pulmonary venous flow patterns detected by pulsed Doppler echocardiography may be useful for evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function.

Key words

Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction Steroid therapy Echocardiography Pulmonary venous flow pattern 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tadahiko Ito
    • 1
  • Kenji Harada
    • 1
  • Goro Takada
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsNakadori General HospitalAkitaJapan

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