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Annals of Pediatric Cardiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440849/improving-outcomes-in-totally-anomalous-systemic-venous-connection
#1
Sivasankaran Sivasubramonian, Arun Gopalakrishnan, Deepa Sasikumar, K M Krishnamoorthy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440848/ominous-comorbidities-small-ventricular-septal-defect-and-warm-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia
#2
Elaheh Malakan Rad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440847/the-traveller-amplatzer-surgical-removal-after-device-migration-to-the-ventricle
#3
Mónica García Bouza, María Luz Polo López, Álvaro González Rocafort, Montserrat Bret Zurita
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440846/melody-valve-implantation-through-a-recanalized-occluded-femoral-vein
#4
Neil D Patel, Jennifer A Su, Cheryl M Takao, Frank F Ing
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440845/a-pediatric-echocardiographic-z-score-nomogram-for-a-developing-country-indian-pediatric-echocardiography-study-the-z-score
#5
Rajendra Kumar Gokhroo, Avinash Anantharaj, Devendra Bisht, Kamal Kishor, Nishad Plakkal, Nivedita Mondal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440844/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-devices-for-closure-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus
#6
K M Krishnamoorthy, Arun Gopalakrishnan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440843/large-pseudoaneurysm-following-right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery-homograft-placement-in-an-infant
#7
Rini Sahewalla, Robert D Ross, Ralph E Delius, Ryan Halas, Premchand Anne
Pseudoaneurysm (PSA) is a known but rare complication of the right ventricle to pulmonary artery (RV-PA) conduits. The patient's clinical presentation can be variable ranging from asymptomatic to potential rupture. We describe an unusual case of a massive PSA in an infant who underwent RV-PA pulmonary homograft placement after relief of right ventricular outflow tract obstruction.
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440842/coronary-sinus-atrial-septal-defect-without-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-three-dimensional-imaging-of-a-rare-defect
#8
Sean Del-Rossi Quadros, Sreeja Pavithran, Ravi Agrawal, Kothandam Sivakumar
Coronary sinus defects refer to interatrial communications that lie out of the confines of the atrial septum and leads from left to right shunt through the ostium of the coronary sinus. When associated with persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC), mild systemic desaturation may occur depending on the extent of unroofing of the coronary sinus. Isolated defects without PLSVC are rare. Three-dimensional echocardiographic and surgical images are presented.
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440841/acquired-ventricular-septal-defect-due-to-infective-endocarditis
#9
Randi E Durden, Joseph W Turek, Benjamin E Reinking, Manish Bansal
Acquired intracardiac left-to-right shunts are rare occurrences. Chest trauma and myocardial infection are well-known causes of acquired ventricular septal defect (VSD). There have been several case reports describing left ventricle to right atrium shunt after infective endocarditis (IE). We present here a patient found to have an acquired VSD secondary to IE of the aortic and tricuspid valves in the setting of a known bicuspid aortic valve. This is the first case reported of acquired VSD in a pediatric patient in the setting of IE along with literature review of acquired left-to-right shunts...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440840/congenital-aneurysm-of-both-left-ventricle-and-left-atrium
#10
Ryan F Halas, Christopher J Schmehil, Gary R Ten Eyck, James L Loker
This is a case of both congenital left ventricular (LV) free wall submitral aneurysm and left atrial appendage aneurysm with 6 years of clinical follow-up. Each lesion is a rare entity, and to the best of our knowledge, this is the first case in medical literature of both lesions occurring in the same patient, raising the likelihood of a common etiology. The workup was initiated in the third trimester of fetal life with irregular heart rate and abnormal fetal ultrasound and echocardiogram at that time. The patient required emergent atrial appendage plication due to blood clot formation and suffered from multiple other complications including ventricular ectopy and surgically induced pseudoaneurysm...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440839/discontinuity-of-the-arch-beyond-the-origin-of-the-left-subclavian-artery-in-an-adult-interruption-or-coarctation
#11
Pradeep Vaideeswar, Supreet Marathe, Saranya Singaravel, Robert H Anderson
Congenital aortic anomalies are uncommon causes of secondary hypertension and are seldom suspected in the adult age group. We present a case of aortic interruption unexpectedly diagnosed on autopsy in a 38-year-old male who presented with cardiovascular collapse. Apart from interruption, a finding unique to our case was aneurysmal dilation of the proximal descending aorta just before the obstruction with thrombosis. We also attempt to review the literature for interrupted aortic arch in adults and clarify the nomenclature of interruption versus coarctation...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440838/arterial-duct-and-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-a-shunt-masking-a-shunt
#12
Mario Giordano, Giuseppe Santoro, Maria Teresa Palladino, Maria Giovanna Russo
A 5-month-old infant, referred to our institution for percutaneous arterial duct (AD) embolization, showed multiple huge pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) associated with a small AD and several tiny systemic-to-pulmonary collaterals. This anatomic arrangement was a possible cause of lack of cyanosis and disproportionately higher hemodynamic relevance of the ductal shunt. The PAVMs became pathophysiologically evident immediately after the closure of AD and systemic to pulmonary artery collaterals and presented clinically with a life-threatening cyanosis...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440837/transcatheter-closure-of-postsurgical-ruptured-sinus-of-valsalva-with-amplatzer-duct-occluder-ii-as%C3%A2-device
#13
Cristina Capogrosso, Giuseppe Santoro, Mario Giordano, Maria Giovanna Russo
Sinus of Valsalva (SV) rupture is a rare, cardiac complication after surgical repair of complex congenital heart disease. This paper reports a 4-year-old male child with double outlet right ventricle (RV) and pulmonary stenosis with superior-inferior arrangement of the ventricles, who was submitted to surgical repair using the "reparation a l'etage ventriculaire" procedure. A few months after an uneventful surgical repair, his clinical condition abruptly worsened because of the rupture of the right SV into the RV outflow tract resulting in large left-to-right shunt and RV functional impairment...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440836/saccular-pseudoaneurysm-of-the-left-common-carotid-artery-in-an-adolescent-management-with-a-covered-stent
#14
Laurent Van Camp, Werner Budts, Geert Maleux
An adolescent patient with a previous history of surgical repair for interrupted aortic arch type B presented with an asymptomatic, saccular pseudoaneurysm of the proximal, common left carotid artery, identified on a follow-up magnetic resonance angiography of the thoracic large vessels. The pseudoaneurysm was successfully excluded with a covered stent. Clinical and radiological follow-up after 2 years was uneventful.
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440835/dual-pathology-causing-severe-pulmonary-hypertension-following-surgical-repair-of-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection-successful-outcome-following-serial-transcatheter-interventions
#15
Shreepal Jain, Neeta S Bachani, Robin J Pinto, Bharat V Dalvi
Surgical repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) can be complicated by the development of pulmonary venous stenosis later on. In addition, the vertical vein, if left unligated, can remain patent and lead to hemodynamically significant left to right shunting. We report an infant who required transcatheter correction of both these problems after surgical repair of TAPVC.
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440834/prevention-and-control-of-rheumatic-heart-disease-overcoming-core-challenges-in-resource-poor-environments
#16
REVIEW
Scott Dougherty, Andrea Beaton, Bruno R Nascimento, Liesl J Zühlke, Maziar Khorsandi, Nigel Wilson
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) has long receded as a significant threat to public health in high-income countries. In low-resource settings, however, the specter of RHD remains unabated, as exemplified by recent data from the Global Burden of Diseases Study. There are many complex reasons for this ongoing global disparity, including inadequate data on disease burden, challenges in effective advocacy, ongoing poverty and inequality, and weak health systems, most of which predominantly affect developing nations...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440833/hemodynamic-rounds-can-we-mimic-a-temporary-pulmonary-artery-band-in-catheterization-laboratory-in-corrected-transposition-of-great-arteries-with-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation
#17
Avinash Anantharaj, Kothandam Sivakumar
Right ventricular (RV) geometry is altered by septal shift after pulmonary artery banding. This may reduce tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and improve ventricular function in patients with corrected transposition of great arteries and systemic right ventricle. However, banding is risky in sick patients with severe RV failure. There are no predictive models in clinical practice to test this septal shift hypothesis before a risky surgery. A transcatheter model to mimic a pulmonary artery band is presented in corrected transposition of great arteries with failing right ventricle and severe TR...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440832/q-fever-endocarditis-after-right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery-conduit-insertion-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Sundos A Alhadhoud, Mariappa Thinakar Vel, Mustafa Al Qbandi
Q fever (QF) is rarely reported in children. Awareness of the disease and newer diagnostic modalities have resulted in increasing recognition of unusual manifestations. We present three cases of QF endocarditis after right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit insertion in children.
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440831/prognostic-value-of-troponin-in-infants-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-between-stage-i-and-ii-of-palliation
#19
Martin Christmann, Emanuela R Valsangiacomo Büchel, Hitendu Dave, Dietrich Klauwer, Anna Cavigelli-Brunner
Background: The period between stage I and II procedure for treatment of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) bears high mortality and morbidity. Methods: We sought to analyze the prognostic value of Troponin T/I (Trop), a well-recognized marker for myocardial damage and heart failure, for predicting outcome in a retrospective analysis of 70 infants with HLHS at our institution between March 2001 and October 2014. Results: Stage I procedure consisted of Norwood I operation in 35 (50%) and Hybrid-approach in 22 (31%) patients...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440830/impact-of-intensive-care-unit-attending-physician-training-background-on-outcomes-in-children-undergoing-heart-operations
#20
Priya Bhaskar, Mallikarjuna Rettiganti, Jeffrey M Gossett, Punkaj Gupta
Background: The existing training pathways to become a pediatric cardiac intensivist are very variable with physicians coming from varied training backgrounds of pediatric critical care, pediatric cardiology, neonatology, or pediatric anesthesia. Aim: To evaluate the impact of cardiac Intensive Care Unit (ICU) attending physician training background on outcomes in children undergoing heart operations. Setting and Design: Patients in the age group from 1 day to 18 years undergoing heart operation at a Pediatric Health Information System database participating hospital were included (2010-2015)...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
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