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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29914284/congenital-heart-defects-the-10-year-experience-at-a-single-center
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Emine Aydin, Ebru Aypar, Ahmet Oktem, Ozgur Ozyuncu, Murat Yurdakok, Murat Guvener, Metin Demircin, M Sinan Beksac
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate congenital heart disease (CHD) cases according to EUROCAT subgroup classification that were diagnosed during the prenatal period in our center. METHODS: CHDs that were prenatally diagnosed using ultrasonography and confirmed by fetal echocardiography were reviewed over a 10-year period. Subgroup classification was finalized at the post-partum period in terms of the EUROCAT guide 1.3. Congenital heart defect subtypes and obstetric outcomes (gestational week at delivery, birth weight, gender, extracardiac structural abnormalities, karyotype results if performed) were analyzed...
June 18, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29886608/-prenatal-interventional-therapy-in-two-cases-with-critical-pulmonary-stenosis-or-pulmonary-atresia-with-intact-ventricular-septum
#2
C C Pang, W Pan, Z W Zhang, C B Zhou, Y F Li, X Zhang, F Z Han, Y X Sun, S Wang, J Zhuang
Objectives: Two cases who underwent fetal pulmonary valvuloplasty (FPV) for pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA-IVS) or critical pulmonary stenosis with intact ventricular septum (CPS-IVS) successfully were reported. The aim of the report was to explore the criteria for case selection, the technical essentials of FPV, and the postpartum outcome of the fetus. Methods: One case with PA-IVS and the other with CPS-IVS were enrolled in September 2016 and February 2017 in Guangdong General Hospital, and both cases were diagnosed with severe right ventricular dysplasia and tricuspid regurgitation by fetal echocardiogram...
June 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29845954/early-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-after-corrective-cardiac-surgery-in-infants
#3
Ritchie Sharon Solomon, Tanuja Sasi, Abish Sudhakar, Raman Krishna Kumar, Balu Vaidyanathan
OBJECTIVE: To assess neurodevelopmental status in Indian infants undergoing corrective surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD) and to analyze factors associated with neurodevelopmental delay. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Tertiary-care pediatric cardiology facility. PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive infants undergoing corrective surgery for CHD (January 2013 -December 2014). Palliative procedures, and patients with known genetic syndromes were excluded...
May 15, 2018: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29806474/-perioperative-use-of-levosimendan-in-cardiac-surgery-hungarian-recommendation
#4
László Szudi, László Székely, Erzsébet Sápi, Zsolt Prodán, Jenő Szolnoky, Ákos Csomós, Noémi Nyolczas, Erzsébet Paulovich, Endre Németh, István Hartyánszky, Endre Zima, Balázs Sax, Andrea Bertalan, László Hejjel, Gábor Bogáts, Barna Babik, Károly Gombocz, Tamás Szerafin, György Koszta, Andrea Molnár
Low output syndrome significantly increases morbidity and mortality of cardiac surgery and lengthens the durations of intensive care unit and hospital stays. Its treatment by catecholamines can lead to undesirable systemic and cardiac complications. Levosimendan is a calcium sensitiser and adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-sensitive potassium channel (IK,ATP ) opener agent. Due to these effects, it improves myocardium performance, does not influence adversely the balance between O2 supply and demand, and possesses cardioprotective and organ protective properties as well...
June 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784491/neonatal-and-pediatric-arrhythmias-clinical-and-electrocardiographic-aspects
#5
REVIEW
Fabrizio Drago, Irma Battipaglia, Corrado Di Mambro
Arrhythmias have acquired a specific identity in pediatric cardiology, but for pediatric cardiologists it has always been difficult to recognize and treat them. Changes in anatomy and physiology result in electrocardiogram features that differ from the normal adult pattern and vary according to the age of the child. Sinus arrhythmia, ectopic atrial rhythm, "wandering pacemaker," and junctional rhythm can be normal characteristics in children (15%-25% of healthy children can have these rhythms on the electrocardiogram)...
June 2018: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761681/milestones-in-the-development-of-fetal-cardiac-interventions
#6
REVIEW
Edward G Abinader
Cardiac patients of all ages were managed in the past by internists who specialized in cardiology. During the past 50 years, the medical field has witnessed great strides in the management of congenital heart disease, and thus pediatric cardiology has become a subspecialty in many countries. This review article focuses on the advances in fetal cardiac interventions (FCI) since its inception by our group in 1975. Three major modes of FCI have evolved during the past 42 years: pharmacologic, closed FCI, and open FCI...
May 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761136/yield-of-echocardiogram-and-predictors-of-positive-yield-in-pediatric-patients-a-study-in-an-urban-community-based-outpatient-pediatric-cardiology-clinic
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Ramya Deepthi Billa, Susan Szpunar, Lida Zeinali, Premchand Anne
The yield of outpatient echocardiograms varies based on the indication for the echocardiogram and the age of the patient. The purpose of this study was to determine the cumulative yield of outpatient echocardiograms by age group and reason for the test. A secondary aim was to determine the predictors of a positive echocardiogram in an outpatient cardiology clinic at a large community teaching hospital. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 891 patients who had a first-time echocardiogram between 2011 and 2015...
2018: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746359/evaluation-of-a-focused-cardiac-ultrasound-protocol-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
#8
Antonio Riera, Bevin Weeks, Beth L Emerson, Lei Chen
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the implementation of a focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) protocol in a pediatric emergency department (PED). METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional, observational, quality improvement project in a PED of an urban tertiary care children's hospital. A FoCUS protocol was collaboratively developed by pediatric cardiology and pediatric emergency medicine. This included a reference document with definitions, indications, image acquisition guidelines, and interpretation expectations...
May 9, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650310/electronic-health-record-with-computerized-decision-support-tools-for-the-purposes-of-a-pediatric-cardiovascular-heart-disease-screening-program-in-crete
#9
Ilias Chatzakis, Kostas Vassilakis, Christos Lionis, Ioannis Germanakis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Early detection of cardiovascular (CV) disease or associated risk factors during childhood is of paramount importance, allowing for early treatment or lifestyle modifications, respectively. The objective of this study was to describe the development of an electronic health record (EHR), with integrated computerized decision support system (CDSS), specifically designed for supporting the needs of a pilot pediatric CV disease screening program applied on primary school students of a Mediterranean island...
June 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623173/spontaneous-closure-of-a-secundum-atrial-septal-defect
#10
Stephen Y Wang, Terrence D Welch, Aryé Elfenbein, Aaron V Kaplan
Spontaneous closure of an atrial septal defect (ASD) is well described in pediatric cardiology but may be less familiar to adult internists and cardiologists. We report a moderately sized 6-mm ASD that closed spontaneously without intervention. A literature review found that a smaller defect size and an early age of diagnosis are the most important predictors of closure. Possible mechanisms of a spontaneous ASD closure include adaptive endothelial migration, limited myocardial proliferation, and fibroblast migration with extracellular matrix deposition...
January 2018: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497772/sirtuins-in-the-cardiovascular-system-potential-targets-in-pediatric-cardiology
#11
Alessandro Ianni, Xuejun Yuan, Eva Bober, Thomas Braun
Cardiovascular diseases represent a major cause of death and morbidity. Cardiac and vascular pathologies develop predominantly in the aged population in part due to lifelong exposure to numerous risk factors but are also found in children and during adolescence. In comparison to adults, much has to be learned about the molecular pathways driving cardiovascular diseases in the pediatric population. Sirtuins are highly conserved enzymes that play pivotal roles in ensuring cardiac homeostasis under physiological and stress conditions...
March 2, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484819/are-we-allowing-impact-factor-to-have-too-much-impact-the-need-to-reassess-the-process-of-academic-advancement-in-pediatric-cardiology
#12
Rohit S Loomba, Robert H Anderson
Impact factor has been used as a metric by which to gauge scientific journals for several years. A metric meant to describe the performance of a journal overall, impact factor has also become a metric used to gauge individual performance as well. This has held true in the field of pediatric cardiology where many divisions utilize impact factor of journals that an individual has published in to help determine the individual's academic achievement. This subsequently can impact the individual's promotion through the academic ranks...
March 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468314/recent-advances-and-trends-in-pediatric-cardiac-imaging
#13
REVIEW
Wadi Mawad, Luc L Mertens
Cardiac imaging is central to today's pediatric cardiology practice not only to diagnose structural congenital defects and delineate cardiac and extracardiac anatomy but also for determining the hemodynamic impact of the structural defects and acquired pediatric diseases. Not so long ago, clinicians had to heavily rely on angiography as the main cardiac imaging modality to visualize the heart. Particularly, the development of echocardiography in the 1970s and 1980s together with the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) resulted in a non-invasive diagnostic revolution with diagnostic catheterization becoming obsolete apart for very specific indications...
February 21, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445059/liver-cirrhosis-and-or-hepatocellular-carcinoma-occurring-late-after-the-fontan-procedure-a-nationwide-survey-in-japan
#14
Masanari Kuwabara, Koichiro Niwa, Tomohiko Toyoda, Takeaki Shirai, Shigeru Tateno, Hideo Ohuchi, Yasuhiko Tanaka, Fukiko Ichida, Tomoo Fujisawa, Teiji Akagi, Yoshiki Mori
BACKGROUND: Fontan-associated liver disease (FALD) is an important late complication involving liver dysfunction, such as liver cirrhosis (LC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), in patients undergoing the Fontan procedure. However, the prevalence, clinical manifestation, and methods of diagnosis of FALD are still not well established.Methods and Results:This study comprised 2 nationwide surveys in Japan. First, the prevalence of LC and/or HCC in patients undergoing the Fontan procedure was determined...
March 23, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440830/impact-of-intensive-care-unit-attending-physician-training-background-on-outcomes-in-children-undergoing-heart-operations
#15
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412772/physician-perspectives-on-palliative-care-for-children-with-advanced-heart-disease-a-comparison-between-pediatric-cardiology-and-palliative-care-physicians
#16
Emily Morell Balkin, Lynn A Sleeper, James N Kirkpatrick, Keith M Swetz, Mary Katherine Coggins, Joanne Wolfe, Elizabeth D Blume
BACKGROUND: While the importance of pediatric palliative care (PPC) for children with life-threatening illness is increasingly recognized, little is known about physicians' attitudes toward palliative care for children with heart disease. OBJECTIVE: To compare the perspectives of PPC physicians and pediatric cardiologists regarding palliative care in pediatric heart disease. DESIGN: Cross-sectional web-based surveys. RESULTS: Responses from 183 pediatric cardiologists were compared to those of 49 PPC physicians (response rates 31% [183/589] and 28% [49/175], respectively)...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406940/heart-disease-in-children
#17
REVIEW
Richard U Garcia, Stacie B Peddy
The pediatric cardiology field has developed rapidly over the past few decades. More children than ever born with congenital heart disease (CHD) are growing into adulthood. Primary care providers play a key role in diagnosis, management, and referral of children with CHD because many common cardiac complaints (eg, feeding intolerance, cyanosis, chest pain, palpitations, and syncope) are first addressed in the primary care setting. The spectrum of heart disease in children ranges from common complaints to complex single-ventricle physiology, acute myocarditis, and heart transplantation...
March 2018: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400005/optimizing-patient-care-and-outcomes-through-the-congenital-heart-center-of-the-21st-century
#18
REVIEW
Jeffery B Anderson, Devyani Chowdhury, Jean A Connor, Curt J Daniels, Craig E Fleishman, Michael Gaies, Jeffrey Jacobs, John Kugler, Nicolas Madsen, Robert H Beekman, Stacey Lihn, Kay Stewart-Huey, Robert Vincent, Robert Campbell
Pediatric cardiovascular services are responding to the dynamic changes in the medical environment, including the business of medicine. The opportunity to advance our pediatric cardiology field through collaboration is now realized, permitting us to define meaningful quality metrics and establish national benchmarks through multicenter efforts. In March 2016, the American College of Cardiology hosted the first Adult Congenital/Pediatric Cardiology Section Congenital Heart Community Day. This was an open participation meeting for clinicians, administrators, patients/parents to propose metrics that optimize patient care and outcomes for a state-of-the-art congenital heart center of the 21st century...
March 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396582/comparative-noninvasive-measurement-of-cardiac-output-based-on-the-inert-gas-rebreathing-method-innocor%C3%A2-and-mri-in-patients-with-univentricular-hearts
#19
Miriam Kuhn, Andreas Hornung, Heidi Ulmer, Christian Schlensak, Michael Hofbeck, Gesa Wiegand
There are many complex cardiac malformations that are characterized by a functionally univentricular physiology. Staged surgical repair according to the Fontan principle separates the systemic and pulmonary circulations by connecting the systemic venous return to the pulmonary arteries. However, long-term follow-up studies demonstrate a gradual deterioration of cardiac function, particularly from the second or third decade. Noninvasive evaluation of the cardiac function is, therefore, important in the follow-up of these patients...
April 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372615/pattern-of-inpatient-pediatric-cardiology-consultations-in-sub-saharan-africa
#20
Kriti Puri, Peter Kazembe, Treasure Mkaliainga, Msandeni Chiume, Antonio G Cabrera, Amy Sims Sanyahumbi
Malawi is one of the poorest nations in the world, ranked 151st among 195 countries by the World Bank, with an under-5-year mortality rate of 63 per 1000 live births. There are no previous studies describing the spectrum of inpatient pediatric cardiology consultations in sub-Saharan Africa. A descriptive cohort study was performed at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH), a tertiary care hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Demographic, anthropometric, and clinical information for all cardiology consults patients aged 0-18 years admitted to the children's wards over a period of 1 month was reviewed...
March 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
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