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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984030/epigenetics-for-the-pediatric-cardiologist
#1
Andrew D Spearman
A genetic basis of congenital heart disease (CHD) has been known for decades. In addition to the sequence of the genome, the contribution of epigenetics to pediatric cardiology is increasingly recognized. Multiple epigenetic mechanisms, including DNA methylation, histone modification, and RNA-based regulation, are known mediators of cardiovascular disease, including both development and progression of CHD and its sequelae. Basic understanding of the concepts of epigenetics will be essential to all pediatric cardiologists in order to understand mechanisms of pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutic concepts, and to understand the role of epigenetics in precision medicine...
October 5, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971577/development-of-quality-metrics-for-ambulatory-pediatric-cardiology-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-after-arterial-switch-operation
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Carissa M Baker-Smith, Karina Carlson, Jose Ettedgui, Takeshi Tsuda, K Anitha Jayakumar, Matthew Park, Nikola Tede, Karen Uzark, Craig Fleishman, David Connuck, Maggie Likes, Daniel J Penny
OBJECTIVE: To develop quality metrics (QMs) for the ambulatory care of patients with transposition of the great arteries following arterial switch operation (TGA/ASO). DESIGN: Under the auspices of the American College of Cardiology Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology (ACPC) Steering committee, the TGA/ASO team generated candidate QMs related to TGA/ASO ambulatory care. Candidate QMs were submitted to the ACPC Steering Committee and were reviewed for validity and feasibility using individual expert panel member scoring according to the RAND-UCLA methodology...
October 2, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944616/time-course-of-the-changes-in-right-and-left-ventricle-function-and-associated-factors-after-transcatheter-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects
#3
Byung W Yoo, Jung O Kim, Lucy Y Eun, Jae Y Choi, Dong S Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the changes in right ventricle (RV) and left ventricle (LV) function after transcatheter atrial septal defect (ASD) closure and to assess the influence of the age and the amount of shunt. DESIGN: Retrospective study PATIENTS: Fifty-three adult patients who underwent transcatheter closure were enrolled, then divided into subgroups according to the age (< 40 years vs ≥ 40 years), and the amount of shunt flow (QpQs < 2...
September 24, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944584/resource-reduction-in-pediatric-chest-pain-standardized-clinical-assessment-and-management-plan
#4
Susan F Saleeb, Sarah R McLaughlin, Dionne A Graham, Kevin G Friedman, David R Fulton
OBJECTIVE: Using a Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plan (SCAMP) for pediatric patients presenting to clinic with chest pain, we evaluated the cost impact associated with implementation of the care algorithm. Prior to introduction of the SCAMP, we analyzed charges for 406 patients with chest pain, seen in 2009, and predicted 21% reduction of overall charges had the SCAMP methodology been used. The SCAMP recommended an echocardiogram for history, examination, or ECG findings suggestive of a cardiac etiology for chest pain...
September 24, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924998/pulmonary-vein-stenosis-with-collateralization-via-esophageal-varices-long-term-follow-up-after-successful-treatment-with-drug-eluting-stent
#5
Jason F Goldberg, Craig L Jensen, Rajesh Krishnamurthy, Nidhy P Varghese, Henri Justino
OBJECTIVE: We describe the long-term follow-up of a child with recurrent hemoptysis due to severe pulmonary vein stenosis decompressing via collaterals to esophageal varices. DESIGN: Case report SETTING: Tertiary children's hospital PATIENT: Single child through ages 2- to 11-year old INTERVENTIONS: The child underwent cutting balloon angioplasty, bare metal stenting, and implantation of a PTFE-covered stent, all of which failed rapidly. Only after placement of a paclitaxel drug eluting stent did he have prolonged relief from hemoptysis and long-term patency of the treated vein...
September 18, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921836/clinical-assessment-of-coronary-arteries-in-kawasaki-disease-focus-on-echocardiographic-assessment
#6
Carolyn A Altman
Echocardiography is an excellent noninvasive imaging modality for evaluation and follow-up of cardiac lesions, especially coronary artery changes occurring as a result of Kawasaki disease. The information obtained has prognostic implications and can be complemented with other modes of imaging for risk stratification and optimization of both medical and interventional therapy. The aim of this article is to describe the time line of echocardiographic follow-up of patients affected with Kawasaki disease. The classification of coronary artery changes and transthoracic echocardiographic views recommended for detailed evaluation of the coronary arteries are delineated in detail in this report...
September 18, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880458/determinants-of-platelet-count-in-pediatric-patients-with-congenital-cyanotic-heart-disease-role-of-immature-platelet-fraction
#7
Randa M Matter, Iman A Ragab, Alaa M Roushdy, Ahmed G Ahmed, Hanan H Aly, Eman A Ismail
OBJECTIVES: Congenital heart defects are common noninfectious causes of mortality in children. Bleeding and thrombosis are both limiting factors in the management of such patients. We assessed the frequency of thrombocytopenia in pediatric patients with congenital cyanotic heart disease (CCHD) and evaluated determinants of platelet count including immature platelet fraction (IPF) and their role in the pathogenesis of thrombocytopenia. METHODS: Forty-six children and adolescents with CCHD during pre-catheter visits were studied; median age was 20...
September 7, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880457/development-of-quality-metrics-for-ambulatory-care-in-pediatric-patients-with-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Juan Villafane, Thomas C Edwards, Karim A Diab, Gary M Satou, Elizabeth Saarel, Wyman W Lai, Gerald A Serwer, Peter P Karpawich, Russell Cross, Russell Schiff, Devyani Chowdhury, Thomas J Hougen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop quality metrics (QMs) relating to the ambulatory care of children after complete repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). DESIGN: A workgroup team (WT) of pediatric cardiologists with expertise in all aspects of ambulatory cardiac management was formed at the request of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Council (ACPC), to review published guidelines and consensus data relating to the ambulatory care of repaired TOF patients under the age of 18 years...
September 7, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871660/clinical-echocardiographic-and-therapeutic-aspects-of-congenital-heart-diseases-of-children-at-douala-general-hospital-a-cross-sectional-study-in-sub-saharan-africa
#9
Félicité Kamdem, Danielle Kedy Koum, Ba Hamadou, Mélanie Yemdji, Henry Luma, Marie Solange Doualla, Diomède Noukeu, Esther Barla, Christophe Akazong, Anastase Dzudie, Henry Ngote, Yves Monkam, Sidiki Mouliom, Samuel Kingue
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular diseases in pediatric pathologies have emerged in the recent years in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with congenital heart diseases (CHDs) being the most frequent. Unfortunately, their diagnosis is usually delayed, thereby increasing childhood morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: Describe the clinical, echocardiographic, and therapeutic aspects of CHDs of children at Douala General Hospital. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional descriptive study over a 10-year period, from January 2006 to December 2015...
September 4, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857497/incidence-and-natural-history-of-neonatal-isolated-ventricular-septal-defects-do-we-know-everything-a-6-year-single-center-italian-experience-follow-up
#10
Alberto Cresti, Raffaele Giordano, Martin Koestenberger, Isabella Spadoni, Marco Scalese, Ugo Limbruno, Susanna Falorini, Stefania Stefanelli, Andrea Picchi, Francesco De Sensi, Angela Malandrino, Massimiliano Cantinotti
BACKGROUND: Despite ventricular septal defects (VSDs) are the most common congenital heart diseases (CHDs) in the neonatal period, their incidence and natural history are still debated and their follow-up and management strategies remain controversial. Our aim was to evaluate the incidence and natural history of isolated VSDs. METHODS: From January 1996 to December 2015 all neonates with a CHD suspicion were referred to the Cardiological Department of Grosseto Misericordia Hospital...
August 30, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845580/comparison-of-extracardiac-conduit-and-lateral-tunnel-for-functional-single-ventricle-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Zhiyong Lin, Hanwei Ge, Jiyang Xue, Guowei Wu, Jie Du, Xingti Hu, Qifeng Zhao
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess and compare the early and long-term effects of extracardiac conduit (EC) and lateral tunnel (LT) in patients with a functional single ventricle through meta-analysis. DESIGN: A systematic search was performed in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CNKI, VIP, CBM, and WanFang databases for papers that were published until August 1, 2016. Cochrane systematic review method was used for paper screening and information retrieve, and RevMan 5...
August 28, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805011/bicuspid-and-unicuspid-aortic-valves-different-phenotypes-of-the-same-disease-insight-from-the-gentac-registry
#12
Joseph M Krepp, Mary J Roman, Richard B Devereux, Adrienne Bruce, Siddharth K Prakash, Shaine A Morris, Dianna M Milewicz, Kathryn W Holmes, William Ravekes, Ralph V Shohet, Reed E Pyeritz, Cheryl L Maslen, Barbara L Kroner, Kim A Eagle, Liliana Preiss, Federico M Asch
BACKGROUND: Unicuspid aortic valve (UAV) is a rare disorder, often difficult to distinguish from bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). BAV and UAV share valve pathology such as the presence of a raphe, leaflet fusion, aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, and/or ascending aortic dilatation, but a comprehensive echocardiographic comparison of patients with UAV and BAV has not been previously performed. METHODS: We investigated UAV and BAV patients at an early stage of disease included in GenTAC, a national registry of genetically related aortic aneurysms and associated cardiac conditions...
August 14, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795517/cardiovascular-adaptation-to-the-fontan-circulation
#13
REVIEW
Gruschen R Veldtman, Alexander R Opotowsky, Samuel G Wittekind, Jack Rychik, Daniel J Penny, Mark Fogel, Bradley S Marino, Marc Gewillig
Although medium-term survival following Fontan operations in the modern era has improved dramatically, late cardiovascular and extracardiac morbidity are common and are associated with impaired quality of life and premature late mortality. This serves as a reminder of the extraordinary adaptations required of the cardiovascular system when the systemic arterial, systemic venous and pulmonary circulations are placed in series coupled to a single ventricular pump. This article reviews the key features and principles that govern interactions between the ventricle, systemic arterial circulation, the systemic venous and pulmonary circulatory compartments, the microcirculation, and lymphatic circulations...
August 10, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772057/consolidate-or-constipate-what-are-we-going-to-do-with-all-our-registries
#14
EDITORIAL
Andrew N Redington
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762646/predicting-unplanned-readmissions-to-a-pediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-unit-using-predischarge-pediatric-early-warning-scores
#15
Ashley R Kroeger, Jacqueline Morrison, Andrew H Smith
OBJECTIVE: Unplanned readmission to the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) predicts ward patients at risk for decompensation but has not been previously reported to identify at-risk patients with cardiac disease prior to ward transfer. This study aimed to determine whether PEWS prior to transfer may serve as a predictor of unplanned readmission to the CICU. DESIGN: All patients discharged from a tertiary children's hospital CICU from September 2012 through August 2015 were included for analysis...
August 1, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975730/from-the-chair-of-the-aap-section-on-cardiology-cardiac-surgery
#16
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741863/development-of-quality-metrics-for-ambulatory-pediatric-cardiology-infection-prevention
#17
Jonathan N Johnson, Cindy S Barrett, Wayne H Franklin, Eric M Graham, Nancy J Halnon, Brandy A Hattendorf, Catherine D Krawczeski, James J McGovern, Matthew J O'Connor, Amy H Schultz, Jeffrey M Vinocur, Devyani Chowdhury, Jeffrey B Anderson
INTRODUCTION: In 2012, the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Council established a program to develop quality metrics to guide ambulatory practices for pediatric cardiology. The council chose five areas on which to focus their efforts; chest pain, Kawasaki Disease, tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries after arterial switch, and infection prevention. Here, we sought to describe the process, evaluation, and results of the Infection Prevention Committee's metric design process...
July 25, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737022/anatomic-types-of-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-a-coronary-artery-a-pictorial-summary
#18
Hitesh Agrawal, Carlos M Mery, Rajesh Krishnamurthy, Silvana Molossi
Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery is a congenital abnormality of the origin or course of a coronary artery that arises from the aorta. As commonly seen in congenital heart disease, a wide spectrum of anatomic variability is seen and hence, it is important for clinicians to document the precise anatomy and course of the anomalous vessel. This article describes coronary artery nomenclature using computerized tomography angiography and virtual angioscopy. These details are important for decision making, useful for surgical planning, and may have prognostic implications...
July 24, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736987/cardiac-stress-mri-evaluation-of-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-a-coronary-artery
#19
Cory Noel
Myocardial ischemia is an insult that is primarily thought of in an adult population. However, there are several congenital and acquired cardiac lesions that may lead to myocardial ischemia in a pediatric population. One of the prominent congenital lesions is anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA). Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery is one of the leading causes sudden cardiac death in pediatric and young adult patients, and thus the assessment of myocardial perfusion is of the utmost importance...
July 24, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736983/forgotten-knowledge-of-the-coronary-cameral-connections-and-the-rediscovery-of-their-dynamic-nature-in-development-the-result-of-a-misnomer-ambiguous-use-of-nomenclature-and-varied-evaluation-methods
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