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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546472/transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-replacement-current-state-of-art
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Wail Alkashkari, Amani Alsubei, Ziyad M Hijazi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The past couple of decades have brought tremendous advances to the field of pediatric and adult congenital heart disease (CHD). Percutaneous valve interventions are now a cornerstone of not just the congenital cardiologist treating patients with congenital heart disease, but also-and numerically more importantly-for adult interventional cardiologists treating patients with acquired heart valve disease. Transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (tPVR) is one of the most exciting recent developments in the treatment of CHD and has evolved to become an attractive alternative to surgery in patients with right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) dysfunction...
March 15, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538048/lymphatic-dysfunction-in-critical-illness
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Edmund Burke, Sanjeev A Datar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The essential role of the lymphatic system in fluid homeostasis, nutrient transport, and immune trafficking is well recognized; however, there is limited understanding of the mechanisms that regulate lymphatic function, particularly in the setting of critical illness. The lymphatics likely affect disease severity and progression in every condition, from severe systemic inflammatory states to respiratory failure. Here, we review structural and functional disorders of the lymphatic system, both congenital and acquired, as they relate to care of the pediatric patient in the intensive care setting, including novel areas of research into medical and procedural therapeutic interventions...
March 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530718/french-national-survey-on-infective-endocarditis-and-the-melody%C3%A2-valve-in-percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation
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Sophie Malekzadeh-Milani, Ali Houeijeh, Zakaria Jalal, Sébastien Hascoet, Mohamed Bakloul, Philippe Aldebert, Jean-François Piéchaud, François Heitz, Helene Bouvaist, Claire Dauphin, Patrice Guérin, Olivier Villemain, Jérome Petit, François Godart, Jean-Benoit Thambo, Younes Boudjemline
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) is a routine treatment for dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tract. Infective endocarditis (IE) is a major concern. AIM: To report French experience with the Melody™ valve (Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA). METHODS: All patients who underwent PPVI were recorded in a multicentre French national survey. Demographic and procedural data were collected from patients with IE...
March 9, 2018: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517703/effectiveness-of-revascularization-interventions-compared-with-medical-therapy-in-patients-with-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Aziz Rezapour, Saeed Bagheri Faradonbeh, Vahid Alipour, Mani Yusefvand
BACKGROUND: Cardiomyopathies is a group of heart diseases that directly affects the heart muscle, and their causes is not just high blood pressure, congenital and pericardial diseases but ischemic cardiomyopathy disease are also caused by vascular disorders, and to confirm the diagnosis, angiography is required. There are several methods for treating and controlling ischemic cardiomyopathy in world health systems and especially in the Iran health system, which include medical treatment, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439889/hematuria-in-an-adult-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Jennifer Noble, Shahnawaz M Amdani, Richard U Garcia, Rajan Arora
BACKGROUND: Adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) in the United States now outnumber children with CHD, due in part to the improvement in surgical and medical management. This growing population may present postoperatively to the emergency department (ED) with nonspecific complaints from unforseen complications secondary to cardiac intervention. CASE REPORT: We describe a 39-year-old male who presented to the ED with hematuria and dysuria after he underwent percutaneous device ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure 10 days before...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372164/prenatal-diagnosis-of-isolated-coronary-arteriovenous-fistula
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Uisoo Chae, Mi-Young Lee, Hyerim Kim, Hye-Sung Won, Ki-Soo Kim, Hyun-Woo Goo, Jae-Kon Ko, Jeong-Jun Park
Coronary arteriovenous fistula (CAVF) is a rare condition defined as an anomalous termination of the coronary arteries. The etiology of CAVF is either congenital or acquired, and iatrogenic CAVF is most commonly caused by cardiovascular surgery or percutaneous intervention. Most of the prenatally diagnosed CAVFs were related to complex heart disease, and only few cases of an isolated CAVF have been reported to date. We successfully diagnosed an isolated CAVF by fetal echocardiography at 25.3 weeks of gestation...
January 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371870/persian-registry-of-cardiovascular-disease-prove-design-and-methodology
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Mahshid Givi, Nizal Sarrafzadegan, Mohammad Garakyaraghi, Ghasem Yadegarfar, Masoumeh Sadeghi, Alireza Khosravi, Amir Hossein Azhari, Mohammad Reza Samienasab, Davood Shafie, Mohammad Saadatnia, Hamidreza Roohafza, Navid Paydari, Azam Soleimani, Mohsen Hosseinzadeh, Seyed Abdulah Ahmadi, Leila Dehghani, Jamshid Najafian, Elham Andalib, Javad Shahabi, Mohammad Reza Sabri
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to create and establish a database called "Persian Registry Of cardioVascular diseasE (PROVE)" in order to be used for future research and in addition, as a tool to develop national guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In this paper, the design and methodology of the PROVE pilot study will be discussed, launched in Isfahan, Iran, in 2015-2016. METHODS: Through establishing PROVE, patients' data were collected from hospitals and outpatient clinics prospectively or retrospectively and followed up for a maximum of three years based on the type of CVDs...
September 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359391/angiographic-follow-up-of-infants-and-children-undergoing-percutaneous-carotid-artery-interventions
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R Allen Ligon, Dennis W Kim, Robert N Vincent, Holly D Bauser-Heaton, Yinn K Ooi, Christopher J Petit
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to review the outcomes following the percutaneous carotid arterial (PCA) approach in infants and children with congenital heart disease. BACKGROUND: PCA access is becoming more commonly adopted following reports demonstrating it is a safe alternative to surgical carotid cutdown and even the femoral arterial route. However, follow-up outcomes after PCA remain unreported. METHODS: We reviewed all cases with PCA access and follow-up catheterizations which included carotid artery (CA) angiography between May 2012 until December 2016...
January 23, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317056/a-potentially-curative-fetal-intervention-for-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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Andrew T Hattam
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) encapsulates a spectrum of complex congenital cardiovascular malformations involving varying degrees of underdevelopment of the left-sided heart structures. However, despite improved survival rates since the introduction of staged surgical reconstruction, treatment options for HLHS remain palliative rather than curative. A major limiting factor in the development of definitive curative therapy for HLHS is an incomplete understanding of its pathogenesis. Currently, the aetiology HLHS is best conceptualised by the 'flow theory' of cardiogenesis, which states that normal cardiac development is reliant on the interrelationship of normal flow patterns of blood through the developing heart, and appropriate growth of the cardiac valves and myocardium...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312721/retrospective-review-of-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pulmonary-sequestration-in-28-patients-surgery-or-endovascular-techniques
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Shi-Xin Zhang, Hai-Dong Wang, Kang Yang, Wei Cheng, Wei Wu
Background: Pulmonary sequestration (PS) is a rare congenital pulmonary malformation. In this study, we aimed to retrospect and evaluate the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of PS in 28 patients at our institute. Methods: The files of 28 patients with PS who were treated with surgery (21 cases) or endovascular intervention (7 cases) between May 2005 and June 2016 from a single institute were retrospectively reviewed. The following data of all patients were analyzed: age, sex, clinical symptoms, diagnostic methods, operative techniques, and treatment outcomes...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285347/patient-specific-simulations-for-planning-treatment-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Claudio Capelli, Emilie Sauvage, Giuliano Giusti, Giorgia M Bosi, Hopewell Ntsinjana, Mario Carminati, Graham Derrick, Jan Marek, Sachin Khambadkone, Andrew M Taylor, Silvia Schievano
Patient-specific computational models have been extensively developed over the last decades and applied to investigate a wide range of cardiovascular problems. However, translation of these technologies into clinical applications, such as planning of medical procedures, has been limited to a few single case reports. Hence, the use of patient-specific models is still far from becoming a standard of care in clinical practice. The aim of this study is to describe our experience with a modelling framework that allows patient-specific simulations to be used for prediction of clinical outcomes...
February 6, 2018: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131270/imaging-assessment-of-portal-venous-system-pictorial-essay-of-normal-anatomy-anatomic-variants-and-congenital-anomalies
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A Guerra, A M De Gaetano, A Infante, C Mele, M G Marini, E Rinninella, R Inchingolo, L Bonomo
The purpose of this pictorial essay is to describe anatomic variants and congenital anomalies of portal venous system and related liver parenchymal alterations. The imaging findings of some of these entities have been previously described in other articles, however this work encompasses all congenital anomalies of portal venous system with attention to their features on various imaging modalities; in particular we illustrated with detailed pictures all the main portal vein variants, congenital extra- and intra-hepatic porto-systemic venous shunts and portal vein aneurysm...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042864/recent-advances-in-pediatric-interventional-cardiology
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REVIEW
Seong-Ho Kim
During the last 10 years, there have been major technological achievements in pediatric interventional cardiology. In addition, there have been several advances in cardiac imaging, especially in 3-dimensional imaging of echocardiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and cineangiography. Therefore, more types of congenital heart diseases can be treated in the cardiac catheter laboratory today than ever before. Furthermore, lesions previously considered resistant to interventional therapies can now be managed with high success rates...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017776/early-outcomes-of-percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation-using-the-edwards-sapien-xt-transcatheter-heart-valve-system
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Nikolaus A Haas, Ronald Giacomo Carere, Oliver Kretschmar, Eric Horlick, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Daniël de Wolf, Marc Gewillig, Michael Mullen, Anja Lehner, Cornelia Deutsch, Peter Bramlage, Peter Ewert
BACKGROUND: Patients with congenital or acquired heart defects affecting the pulmonary valve and right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) commonly require multiple surgical interventions, resulting in significant morbidity. A less invasive alternative is percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI). Though studies have previously reported the safety and efficacy of the early generation transcatheter heart valves (THVs), data on more recent devices are severely lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a multinational, multicentre, retrospective, observational registry analysis of patients who underwent PPVI using the Edwards SAPIEN XT THV...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964424/hybrid-balloon-valvuloplasty-for-the-treatment-of-severe-congenital-aortic-valve-stenosis-in-infants
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Wen-Bin Ou-Yang, Shou-Jun Li, Yong-Quan Xie, Sheng-Shou Hu, Shou-Zheng Wang, Feng-Wen Zhang, Gai-Li Guo, Yao Liu, Kun-Jing Pang, Xiang-Bin Pan
BACKGROUND: Surgical or percutaneous interventional treatment of severe congenital aortic valve stenosis (CAS) in early infancy remains challenging. This single-center, retrospective study analyzed midterm outcomes of a hybrid balloon valvuloplasty procedure through the ascending aorta by way of median sternotomy, including cases with improved technique. METHODS: Included were 45 consecutive infants (aged <90 days) with CAS and selected for biventricular repair who underwent hybrid balloon valvuloplasty in a hybrid or ordinary operating room from October 2010 to March 2016...
January 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932495/tough-but-not-impossible-retrieval-of-large-atrial-septal-occluder-devices-embolized-to-left-atrium
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Rangaraj Ramalingam, Shivanand Patil, Natraj Setty, Jayashree Kharge, Beeresha Puttegowda, Jayasheelan Mambally Rachaiah, Cholenahally Nanjappa Manjunath
Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a congenital heart defect that is being increasingly treated using percutaneous interventions. However, these techniques are not devoid of complications. One such complication is device embolization. Removal of such closure device poses tremendous risk and consequent complications both by percutaneous retrieval and surgical removal. Herein, we present two cases of ASDs that were closed using atrial septal occluder, but the devices were subsequently embolized into left atrium. These devices were then percutaneously retrieved without any further complication or injury...
March 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928619/percutaneous-management-of-complex-acquired-aortic-coarctation-in-an-adult-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-and-pulmonary-atresia
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Michael D Seckeler, Emily Lawson, Brent J Barber, Scott E Klewer
We present the case of a female adult with complex cyanotic congenital heart disease who had long-standing thoracic aortic obstruction due to scarring from earlier surgical procedures. She was symptomatic but felt to be too high risk for surgical intervention. With careful planning, she was able to undergo successful stenting of her aorta with subsequent clinical improvement. This case highlights some of the complexities of caring for adults with congenital heart disease and the importance of a thorough understanding of their anatomy and physiology and prior interventions before undertaking interventions...
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883224/time-trend-in-interest-and-satisfaction-towards-clinical-training-and-academic-activities-among-early-career-cardiologists-the-japanese-circulation-society-post-graduate-training-survey
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Takashi Kohno, Shun Kohsaka, Yasuyoshi Takei, Keiichi Fukuda, Yukio Ozaki, Akira Yamashina
BACKGROUND: Satisfaction among early-career cardiologists is a key performance metric for cardiovascular (CV) educational programs. To assess the time trend in the interest and activities of early-career cardiologists regarding their training, we conducted web-based surveys in 2011 and 2015.Methods and Results:Early-career cardiologists were defined as physicians who planned to attend Japanese Circulation Society (JCS) annual meetings within 10 years of graduation. A total of 272 and 177 participants completed the survey for the years 2011 and 2015, respectively...
January 25, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862385/tailoring-stents-to-fit-the-anatomy-of-unique-vascular-stenoses-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Patrick M Sullivan, Aimee Liou, Cheryl Takao, Henri Justino, Christopher J Petit, Jorge D Salazar, Frank F Ing
BACKGROUND: Unique and small anatomical features often preclude the use of available vascular stents in pediatric patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). OBJECTIVES: To report our experience and outcomes tailoring stents to fit unique anatomy, particularly in small children and infants with CHD. METHODS: Stent tailoring techniques included trimming, folding, and flaring. Patients receiving a tailored stent November 2002 to February 2015 were included in a retrospective analysis...
September 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861314/new-surgical-technique-applied-with-urological-instruments-in-bilobar-multiple-hepatolithiasis-ultra-mini-percutaneous-hepatolithotomy
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Ahmet Öztürk, Mehmet Giray Sönmez, Süleyman Bakdık, Yunus Emre Göger, Mehmet Serkan Özkent, Faruk Aksoy, Metin Belviranlı
Intrahepatic bile duct stones may emerge with manifestations as chronic stomach ache, cholestasis, cholangitis, abscess, post-obstructive atrophy and liver cirrhosis presentation may occur. Thus the treatment of symptomatic hepatolithiasis patients should be provided. Different methods such as biliary decompression, endoscopic, percutaneous or open surgery are recommended for the treatment of patients with intrahepatic gallstones. The aim of the treatment is to extract the stones and regain biliary drainage...
September 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
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