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Cardiology in the Young

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330522/passive-range-of-motion-exercise-to-enhance-growth-in-infants-following-the-norwood-procedure-a-safety-and-feasibility-trial
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Linda M Lambert, Felicia L Trachtenberg, Victoria L Pemberton, Janine Wood, Shelley Andreas, Robin Schlosser, Teresa Barnard, Kaitlyn Daniels, Ann T Harrington, Nicholas Dagincourt, Thomas A Miller
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of a passive range of motion exercise programme for infants with CHD. Study design This non-randomised pilot study enrolled 20 neonates following Stage I palliation for single-ventricle physiology. Trained physical therapists administered standardised 15-20-minute passive range of motion protocol, for up to 21 days or until hospital discharge. Safety assessments included vital signs measured before, during, and after the exercise as well as adverse events recorded through the pre-Stage II follow-up...
March 23, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330516/treatment-of-severe-refractory-valvar-pulmonary-stenosis-with-primary-transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-implantation
#2
Kalyani R Trivedi, Laurence Robinson, Alain Fraisse
Some patients with pulmonary valve stenosis do not respond to balloon valvuloplasty and must undergo surgical repair. We report the case of a 12-year-old child with pulmonary valve stenosis and Noonan syndrome in whom we performed transcatheter Melody pulmonary valve implantation after balloon dilation failed. The result was excellent. This technique can be proposed as an alternative to surgery in such cases.
March 23, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327207/response-to-commentary-how-badly-do-we-need-instruction-in-paediatric-cardiac-anatomy
#3
Lindsay S Rogers, Melissa Klein, Jeanne James, Michael FitzGerald
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322179/usefulness-of-intracardiac-echocardiography-for-the-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis-following-percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-replacement
#4
Sara Bouajila, Aurélie Chalard, Claire Dauphin
Infective endocarditis is a serious complication occurring after percutaneous pulmonary valve replacement with a Melody valve; it is of uncertain incidence, and presents a challenging diagnosis. Vegetations may be difficult to visualise with transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography. We report the role of intracardiac echocardiography in this condition by confirming the prosthesis involvement.
March 21, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322175/how-badly-do-we-need-instruction-in-paediatric-cardiac-anatomy
#5
Robert H Anderson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318481/simultaneous-total-cavopulmonary-connection-and-cardiac-re-synchronisation-therapy
#6
Keisuke Nakanishi, Shiori Kawasaki, Atsushi Amano
We report the simultaneous use of cardiac re-synchronisation therapy and total cavopulmonary connection in a patient with dyssynchrony, wide QRS, and cardiac failure. To our knowledge, this simultaneous approach has not been reported previously. On follow-up, we noted that QRS width and brain natriuretic peptide levels improved. In addition, speckle tracking revealed improved synchronisation of ventricular wall motion.
March 20, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318457/school-related-adjustment-in-children-and-adolescents-with-chd
#7
Yu-Mi Im, Sunhee Lee, Tae-Jin Yun, Jae Young Choi
Advancements in medical and surgical treatment have increased the life expectancy of patients with CHD. Many patients with CHD, however, struggle with the medical, psychosocial, and behavioural challenges as they transition from childhood to adulthood. Specifically, the environmental and lifestyle challenges in school are very important factors that affect children and adolescents with CHD. This study aimed to evaluate school-related adjustments depending on school level and disclosure of disease in children and adolescents with CHD...
March 20, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318452/a-survey-of-exercise-advice-and-recommendations-in-united-kingdom-paediatric-cardiac-clinics-corrigendum
#8
Craig A Williams, Lucy Gowing, Richard Horn, Alan Graham Stuart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300017/growth-of-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-and-predictors-of-future-re-intervention-after-repair-for-ventricular-septal-defect-and-aortic-arch-obstruction
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Abdulraouf Jijeh, Muna Ismail, Fahad Alhabshan
Ventricular septal defect and aortic arch obstruction are usually associated with a narrow left ventricular outflow tract. The aim of the present study was to analyse the growth and predictors of future obstruction of the left ventricular outflow tract after surgical repair. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective review of patients who underwent repair for ventricular septal defect and aortic arch obstruction - coarctation or interrupted aortic arch - between July, 2002 and June, 2013...
March 16, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300009/prenatal-diagnosis-of-aortopulmonary-window-associated-with-aberrant-subclavian-artery
#10
Adetola F Louis-Jacques, Sarah Obican, Thieu Nguyen, Anthony Odibo
Aortopulmonary window is a rare cardiac developmental anomaly characterised by a communication between the ascending aorta and the pulmonary artery. Aortopulmonary window may be isolated or associated with cardiac defects such as ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, interrupted aortic arch, and tetralogy of Fallot. We report a case of aortopulmonary window associated with aberrant subclavian artery based on fetal two-dimensional echocardiogram. The mother was referred for fetal echocardiography because of multiple fetal anomalies...
March 16, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290258/parent-reports-of-health-related-quality-of-life-and-heart-failure-severity-score-independently-predict-outcome-in-children-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Susanna L den Boer, Sara J Baart, Marijke H van der Meulen, Gabriëlle G van Iperen, Ad P Backx, Arend D Ten Harkel, Lukas A Rammeloo, Gideon J du Marchie Sarvaas, Ronald B Tanke, Willem A Helbing, Elisabeth M Utens, Michiel Dalinghaus
BACKGROUND: Dilated cardiomyopathy in children causes heart failure and has a poor prognosis. Health-related quality of life in this patient group is unknown. Moreover, results may provide detailed information of parents' sense of their child's functioning. We hypothesised that health-related quality of life, as rated by parents, and the paediatric heart failure score, as assessed by physicians, have both predictive value on outcome. Methods and results In this prospective study, health-related quality of life was assessed by parent reports: the Infant Toddler Quality of Life questionnaire (0-4 years) or Child Health Questionnaire-Parent Form 50 (4-18 years) at 3-6-month intervals...
March 14, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287063/fatal-severe-coronary-artery-stenosis-in-williams-syndrome-decision-making-using-late-gadolinium-enhancement-cardiovascular-mri
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Inga Voges, Rodney C Franklin, Ricardo Wage, Sonya V Babu-Narayan
Williams syndrome is a well-recognised congenital disorder characterised by cardiovascular, connective tissue, and central nervous system abnormalities. Coronary artery abnormalities are seen in patients with supravalvar aortic stenosis, but end-stage ischaemic heart disease is rare. We report a case of end-stage ischaemic heart disease due to severe coronary arterial stenosis, highlighting how cardiovascular MRI contributed to the management.
March 13, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287056/the-total-inotrope-exposure-score-an-extension-of-the-vasoactive-inotrope-score-as-a-predictor-of-adverse-outcomes-after-paediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Harish Bangalore, Michael Gaies, Elena C Ocampo, Jeffrey S Heinle, Danielle Guffey, Charles G Minard, Paul Checchia, Lara S Shekerdemian
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to explore and compare the association between a new vasoactive score - the Total Inotrope Exposure Score - and outcome and the established Vasoactive Inotrope Score in children undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass DESIGN: The present study was a single-centre, retrospective study. SETTING: The study was carried out at a 21-bed cardiovascular ICU in a Tertiary Children's Hospital between September, 2010 and May, 2011 METHODS: The Total Inotrope Exposure Score is a new vasoactive score that brings together cumulative vasoactive drug exposure and incorporates dose adjustments over time...
March 13, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287055/congenital-pulmonary-lymphangiectasia-and-early-mortality-after-stage-1-reconstruction-procedures
#14
Jeremy L Herrmann, Mallory L Irons, Christopher E Mascio, Jack Rychik, Thomas L Spray, J William Gaynor, Jennifer E Pogoriler
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary lymphangiectasia associated with hypoplastic left heart syndrome with an intact or restrictive atrial septum may result from increased left atrial pressure, and is associated with worse outcomes following staged reconstruction due to lung dysfunction and significant hypoxaemia. Our objective was to characterise the incidence of pulmonary lymphangiectasia in cases of early mortality following stage 1 reconstructions. METHODS: An institutional cardiac surgical database was retrospectively searched for patients who died within 30 days following a stage 1 reconstruction between 1 January, 1984 and 31 December, 2013...
March 13, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279232/bilateral-coronary-artery-to-left-ventricular-fistula-ct-demonstration-of-drainage-via-a-single-common-channel
#15
Han Na Lee, Jung Im Kim, Jin-Man Cho
We describe the case of a young man with bilateral coronary artery to left ventricular fistula, which was drained via a single, common channel. The anomaly was incidentally detected with coronary CT angiography.
March 10, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270260/what-is-the-diagnostic-value-of-the-paediatric-exercise-tolerance-test-results-from-a-uk-centre
#16
Magdalena A Sajnach-Menke, Sarah C Walpole
Purpose The aim of this study was to determine whether the exercise tolerance test can provide diagnostic and prognostic information regarding children and young adults and help predict outcome. METHODS: A total of 87 patients, aged 7-29 years (median 13, mean 13.4) were selected retrospectively. They underwent exercise test at the Freeman Hospital from December, 2015 to May, 2016. There were two groups of patients - 46 had symptoms such as chest pain, palpitations, syncope, or dyspnoea on exertion and no cardiac diagnosis, and 40 patients had a cardiac diagnosis such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, transposition of the great arteries with post-arterial switch operation, aortic stenosis or regurgitation, tetralogy of Fallot, abnormal coronary arteries, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, or supraventricular tachycardia...
March 8, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270245/paediatric-cardiac-catheterisation-in-norway-rates-and-types-of-complications-in-new-terms
#17
Maren E A Ravndal, Anders H Christensen, Gaute Døhlen, Henrik Holmstrøm
We determined the incidence, type, and severity of complications after cardiac catheterisation in children with heart disease in Norway, and we present the results in terms of the International Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Code (IPCCC) nomenclature for complications. All paediatric cardiac catheterisations in Norway are performed in one clinical centre. All procedures performed during a 5-year period beginning in 2010 were prospectively registered, and medical records for cases with complications were reviewed to confirm the event and to re-classify the type, severity, and attributability of the complication according to the IPCCC nomenclature...
March 8, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264746/extremely-refractory-kawasaki-disease-with-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation
#18
Young Kwon Koh, Jae Hee Lee, Yeong Bong Park
Disseminated intravascular coagulation is a rare complication of Kawasaki disease and appears in <0.1% of Kawasaki disease patients. We report a case of refractory Kawasaki disease complicated with disseminated intravascular coagulation and giant coronary aneurysm. A 5-month-old boy presented with Kawasaki disease with coagulopathy. Although the coagulopathy improved after fresh-frozen plasma and antithrombin-III administration, the fever persisted despite two rounds of intravenous immunoglobulin, along with intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy and infliximab administration...
March 7, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260555/stent-implantation-to-ductus-arteriosus-in-a-patient-with-interrupted-aortic-arch-guided-by-ct-image-overlay
#19
Sebastian Goreczny, Pawel Dryzek, Tomasz Moszura
A 15-day-old premature patient with ventricular septal defect and interrupted aortic arch type B underwent "hybrid" initial treatment consisting of bilateral pulmonary artery banding followed by stenting of the ductus arteriosus. A pre-registered CT scan was re-purposed with a new three-dimensional image fusion software (VesselNavigator) to create a roadmap for stent delivery.
March 6, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260553/cor-triatriatum-sinister-with-an-intact-interatrial-septum-and-a-decompressing-vein-in-a-toddler
#20
Ziyad M Binsalamah, Luis E De León, Jeffrey S Heinle
Cor triatriatum sinister is a very rare cardiac anomaly that may lead to pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular dilation, and eventually right heart failure. We report a case of a toddler who presented with respiratory distress and cardiomegaly and was found to have cor triatriatum sinister with a restrictive communication, decompressing vertical vein, pulmonary hypertension, severe tricuspid regurgitation, and severe right ventricular dysfunction. She underwent a successful surgical repair, with normalisation of right ventricular function and pulmonary artery pressure...
March 6, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
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