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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219203/automated-qt-analysis-on-holter-monitors-in-pediatric-patients-can-differentiate-long-qt-syndrome-from-controls
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Christopher W Follansbee, Lee Beerman, Gaurav Arora
BACKGROUND: Borderline QTc is a common referral to the pediatric cardiology clinic. Evaluation is challenging due to significant overlap of normal and abnormal QTc ranges. We hypothesized that automated QT analysis on Holter could differentiate between patients with long QT syndrome (LQTS) and healthy controls. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 39 patients with known genotype positive, phenotype positive LQTS who underwent Holter monitoring between January 2010 to January 2016...
December 8, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202952/factors-influencing-pediatric-outpatient-transthoracic-echocardiography-utilization-before%C3%A2-appropriate-use-criteria-release-a%C3%A2-multicenter-study
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Kenan W D Stern, Talin Gulesserian, Jaeun Choi, Sean M Lang, Christopher J Statile, Erik C Michelfelder, Ericka S McLaughlin, Tuan Nguyen, Leo Lopez, George R Verghese, Daphne T Hsu, Ritu Sachdeva
BACKGROUND: Although pediatric appropriate use criteria (AUC) for outpatient transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) are available, little is known about TTE utilization patterns before their release. The aims of this study were to determine the relation between AUC and TTE utilization and to identify patient and physician factors associated with discordance between the AUC and clinical practice. METHODS: A retrospective review of 3,000 initial outpatient pediatric cardiology encounters at six centers was performed...
December 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195003/teaching-pediatric-cardiology-with-meaning-and-sense
#3
Joshua A Daily, Elijah Bolin, Brian K Eble
Pediatric cardiologists teach complicated concepts to a diverse group of learners that include medical students, nurses, residents, fellows, patients, and parents. Unfortunately, much of what is taught is not retained. In order to increase the likelihood of long-term retention, a cardiologist should teach with both meaning and sense. The authors provide a review of these concepts and give specific examples of how to teach in ways that both make sense and are meaningful to a cardiologist's leaners.
December 1, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187107/the-burdens-of-offering-ethical-and-practical-considerations
#4
Roxanne E Kirsch, Jillian Coronado, Peter P Roeleveld, James Tweddell, Antonio M Mott, Stephen J Roth
We reflect upon highlights of a facilitated panel discussion from the 2016 Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Meeting. The session was designed to explore challenges, share practical clinical experiences, and review ethical underpinnings surrounding decisions to offer intensive, invasive therapies to patients who have a poor prognosis for survival or are likely to be burdened with multiple residual comorbidities if survival is achieved. The discussion panel was representative of a variety of disciplines including pediatric cardiology, cardiac intensive care, nursing, and cardiovascular surgery as well as different health-care delivery systems...
November 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187100/congenital-heart-defects-in-nigerian-children-preliminary-data-from-the-national-pediatric-cardiac-registry
#5
Ekanem N Ekure, Fidelia Bode-Thomas, Wilson E Sadoh, Adeola A Orogade, Barbara E Otaigbe, Fortune Ujunwa, Usman M Sani, Mustafa Asani, Adeola B Animasahun, Oluwatoyin O Ogunkunle
BACKGROUND: Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are common birth defects with significant impact on morbidity and mortality. We aimed to compare regional patterns of CHDs in Nigeria using a registry-based approach. METHODS: Children with echocardiography-confirmed CHDs at 17 medical centers across the country were enrolled in a pilot National Pediatric Cardiac Registry from January to December 2014. RESULTS: A total of 1,296 children (52.9% male; median age 0...
November 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181874/using-a-statewide-survey-methodology-to-prioritize-pediatric-cardiology-core-content
#6
Ashley E Neal, Elizabeth Lehto, Karen Hughes Miller, Craig Ziegler, Erin Davis
OBJECTIVE: Although pediatrician-reported relevance of Canadian cardiology-specific objectives has been studied, similar data are not available for the 2016 American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) cardiology-specific objectives. This study asked Kentucky trainees, pediatricians, and pediatric cardiologists to identify "most important" content within these objectives. DESIGN, METHODS, OUTCOME MEASURES: This cross-sectional study used an original, online survey instrument based on the 2016 ABP cardiology-specific objectives...
November 27, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181047/approaching-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-first-fontan-procedure-what-is-the-current-state-of-treatment-provided-to-patients-with-functional-single-ventricles
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REVIEW
Paweł J Cześniewicz, Jacek Kusa
Nearly 50 years after the pioneering procedure performed by Francis Fontan and Eugene Baudet, which has saved the lives of thousands of children, there are still more questions than answers regarding therapeutic management. The complex pathophysiology of Fontan circulation, the lack of clear guidelines, and the shift in the care of such patients from pediatric cardiological and cardiac surgical centers to ones dealing with adult patients, cause new threats. This paper outlines the fundamental issues related to the pathophysiology of Fontan circulation and reviews the literature on the methods of treating complications characteristic of this group of patients...
September 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176135/pediatric-cardiology-advances-over-the-past-2-years-and-future-prospects
#8
EDITORIAL
Ya-Qi Li, Qing-You Zhang, Hong-Fang Jin, Jun-Bao Du
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167745/the-use-of-smartphones-to-influence-lifestyle-changes-in-overweight-and-obese-youth-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-single-arm-study-pilot-and-feasibility-study-protocol-smart-heart-trial
#9
Meghan Rombeek, Stefanie De Jesus, Luis Altamirano-Diaz, Eva Welisch, Harry Prapavessis, Jamie A Seabrook, Kambiz Norozi
Background: Both obesity and congenital heart disease (CHD) are risk factors for the long-term cardiovascular health of children and adolescents. The addition of smart mobile technology to conventional lifestyle counseling for weight management offers great potential to appeal to technologically literate youth and can address a large geographical area with minimal burden to participants. This pilot study seeks to examine the influence of a 1-year lifestyle intervention on nutrition and physical activity-related health outcomes in overweight or obese children and adolescents with CHD...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147800/the-pediatric-heart-failure-workforce-an-international-multicenter-survey
#10
Scott R Auerbach, Melanie D Everitt, Ryan J Butts, David N Rosenthal, Yuk M Law
Our objective was to understand the scope of pediatric heart failure (HF) and the current staffing environment of HF programs. An online survey was distributed to members of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study and the Pediatric Council of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. All participants received the primary 23-question survey. Additionally, HF program directors received a 32-question supplemental survey. Of 235 invitations sent, there were 69 (29%) primary surveys and 34 program director surveys completed (24 U...
November 17, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124558/development-of-a-simple-device-enabling-percutaneous-flow-regulation-for-a-small-vascular-graft-for-a-blalock-taussig-shunt-capable-of-flow-regulation-complete-translation-of-a-review-article-originally-published-in-pediatric-cardiology-and-cardiac-surgery
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Yoshikazu Motohashi, Ryo Shimada, Tomoyasu Sasaki, Takahiro Katsumata, Kazunori Dan, Yasuhiro Tsutsui, Shintaro Nemoto
OBJECTIVES: The Blalock-Taussig shunt (BTS) operation is a cornerstone as initial palliative surgery for congenital heart disease with severely reduced pulmonary blood flow (PBF). The ideal PBF provided by BTS is crucial for an uneventful postoperative course, since excess PBF results in acute distress of the systemic circulation and insufficient PBF requires another BTS surgery. Therefore, the goal of this study was to develop a simple device to control the shunt graft flow percutaneously using a constrictor balloon connected to a subcutaneous port...
November 9, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119462/syncope-in-pediatric-practice
#12
REVIEW
Pratibha Singhi, Arushi Gahlot Saini
Syncope is defined as a sudden, self-limited loss of consciousness and postural tone followed by spontaneous and complete recovery without any neurological sequelae. It is one of the most common paroxysmal disorders in children and adolescents. The three major causes of syncope in children are neural, cardiovascular and other non-cardiovascular causes. The common unifying mechanism is transient global hypoperfusion of the brain. The diagnosis is primarily clinical and objective laboratory investigations add little to the diagnosis in children especially in neurocardiogenic subtype...
November 9, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084001/assessing-the-borderline-ventricle-in-a-term-infant-combining-imaging-and-physiology-to-establish-the-right-course
#13
Meryl S Cohen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to describe the challenges associated with the diagnosis and treatment of children with borderline ventricles. A borderline ventricle is one in which there is concern that it will not be able to support its circulation. If a biventricular repair is attempted and fails, outcome is often poor. Thus, this early decision is important. RECENT FINDINGS: For the borderline right ventricle, options to add an additional source of pulmonary blood flow make the surgical strategy a bit more flexible than for patients with a borderline left ventricle...
January 2018: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071783/age-is-not-a-good-predictor-of-irreversibility-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-congenital-cardiac-malformations-with-left-to-right-shunt
#14
Amir-Reza Hosseinpour, Marie-Hélène Perez, David Longchamp, Jacques Cotting, Nicole Sekarski, Michel Hurni, René Prêtre, Stefano Di Bernardo
OBJECTIVE: Congenital cardiac malformations with high pulmonary blood flow and pressure due to left-to-right shunts are usually repaired in early infancy for both the benefits of early relief of heart failure and the fear that the concomitant pulmonary hypertension may become irreversible unless these defects are corrected at an early age. Age, however, has been a poor predictor of irreversibility of pulmonary hypertension in our experience, which is presented here. DESIGN: A retrospective observational study...
October 25, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049043/challenges-of-healthcare-administration-optimizing-quality-and-value-at-an-affordable-cost-in-pediatric-cardiology
#15
Mitchell I Cohen, Patricio A Frias
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to explore the paradigm shift in healthcare delivery that will need to take place over the next few years away from an emphasis on supply-driven health care to better quality transparent-driven health care whose focus is on the consumer's best interest. RECENT FINDINGS: The current healthcare system is fragmented and costs continue to rise. The best way to contain costs is to improve quality to the consumer, the patient...
October 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984030/epigenetics-for-the-pediatric-cardiologist
#16
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...
December 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980341/do-not-forget-the-parents-parents-concerns-during-transition-to-adult-care-for-adolescents-with-congenital-heart-disease
#17
E L Bratt, Å Burström, K Hanseus, A Rydberg, M Berghammer
BACKGROUND: Growing up with congenital heart disease (CHD) often means transfer to adult care and lifelong medical follow-up. An optimal transition process usually involves a multipart collaboration between the patient, their parents and other family members, and the healthcare providers. Taking an active role while knowing when it is time to step aside can be difficult for all the concerned parties, even the healthcare professionals. The aim of the present study therefore, was to explore parents' expectations and needs during their adolescent's transition to adult care...
October 5, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977197/collaborative-quality-improvement-in-the-congenital-heart-defects-development-of-the-assist-consortium-and-a-preliminary-surgical-outcomes-report
#18
Fabio Carmona, Paulo Henrique Manso, Mariana Nicoletti Ferreira, Nana Miura Ikari, Marcelo Biscegli Jatene, Luciana Amato, Aida Luiza Turquetto, Luiz Fernando Caneo
OBJECTIVE: ASSIST is the first Brazilian initiative in building a collaborative quality improvement program in pediatric cardiology and congenital heart disease. The purposes of this manuscript are: (a) to describe the development of the ASSIST project, including the historical, philosophical, organizational, and infrastructural components that will facilitate collaborative quality improvement in congenital heart disease care; (b) to report past and ongoing challenges faced; and (c) to report the first preliminary data analysis...
July 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974851/accidental-heart-murmurs
#19
REVIEW
Edin Begic, Zijo Begic
INTRODUCTION: Accidental murmurs occur in anatomically and physiologically normal heart. Accidental (innocent) murmurs have their own clearly defined clinical characteristics (asymptomatic, they require minimal follow-up care). AIM: To point out the significance of auscultation of the heart in the differentiation of heart murmurs and show clinical characteristics of accidental heart murmurs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Article presents review of literature which deals with the issue of accidental heart murmurs in the pediatric cardiology...
August 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971577/development-of-quality-metrics-for-ambulatory-pediatric-cardiology-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-after-arterial-switch-operation
#20
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
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