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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783102/the-pulmonary-circulation-in-the-single-ventricle-patient
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REVIEW
Amanda Hauck, Nicolas Porta, Steven Lestrud, Stuart Berger
In recent decades, survival of children with complex congenital heart disease has improved considerably. Specifically, children with a variety of congenital heart defects resulting in 'single ventricle' physiology can now undergo palliative surgery that allows survival beyond the neonatal period, and in many cases into adulthood, despite having a single functional ventricular pumping chamber supplying both the pulmonary and systemic circulation. Our growing understanding of the functionally univentricular heart has resulted in freedom from Fontan failure of >50% at 25 years post-Fontan...
August 7, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780403/forgotten-not-yet-cardiogenic-brain-abscess-in-children-a-case-series-based-review
#2
Suhas Udayakumaran, Chiazor U Onyia, R Krishnakumar
INTRODUCTION: Brain abscess is a significant cause of morbidity in patients with uncorrected or partially palliated congenital cyanotic heart disease (CCHD). Unfortunately, in the developing world, the majority of the patients with CCHD remain either uncorrected or partially palliated. Furthermore, a risk of this feared complication also exists even among those undergoing staged corrective operations in the interval in between operations. There have been no recent articles in the literature on surgical outcomes of management of cardiogenic brain abscess in children...
August 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777716/research-priorities-in-subspecialty-palliative-care-policy-initiatives
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Lynn F Reinke, Diane E Meier
Palliative care demonstrably improves quality of life for the seriously ill in a manner that averts preventable health crises and their associated costs. Because of these outcomes, palliative care is now broadening its reach beyond hospitals, and hospice care for those near death, to patients and their families living in the community with chronic multimorbidities that have uncertain or long expected survival. In this article, we address research needed to enable policies supportive of palliative care access and quality, including changes in regulatory, accreditation, financing, and training approaches in the purview of policy makers...
August 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774381/first-in-human-closed-chest-transcatheter-superior-cavopulmonary-anastomosis
#4
Kanishka Ratnayaka, John W Moore, Rodrigo Rios, Robert J Lederman, Sanjeet R Hegde, Howaida G El-Said
BACKGROUND: In the care of patients with congenital heart disease, percutaneous interventional treatments have supplanted many surgical approaches for simple lesions, such as atrial septal defect. By contrast, complex congenital heart defects continue to require open-heart surgery. In single-ventricle patients, a staged approach is employed, which requires multiple open-heart surgeries and significant attendant morbidity and mortality. A nonsurgical transcatheter alternative would be attractive...
August 8, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747535/palliative-care-in-end-stage-valvular-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Jill M Steiner, Stephanie Cooper, James N Kirkpatrick
Valvular heart disease (VHD), particularly aortic valve disease, is prevalent with increasing incidence. When surgery is not possible, or when risks outweigh benefits, percutaneous treatment options may offer effective alternatives. However, procedures may not always go as planned, and frail patients or those whose symptoms are caused by other comorbidities may not benefit from valve intervention at all. Significant effort should be made to assess frailty, comorbidities and patient goals prior to intervention...
August 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711963/transfer-of-neonates-with-critical-congenital-heart-disease-within-a-regionalized-network
#6
Michael F Swartz, Jill M Cholette, Jennifer M Orie, Marshall L Jacobs, Jeffrey P Jacobs, George M Alfieris
Regionalization of pediatric cardiac surgical care varies between and within states. In most geographic regions, at least some neonates with critical heart disease are transferred from their birth hospital to a different hospital for surgery. The impact of neonatal transfer for surgery, particularly over a considerable distance (>10 miles), has been largely unexplored. We sought to examine the impact of transferring neonates for cardiac surgery. We queried the New York State Cardiac Surgery database (2005-2014) from a single institution to identify neonates born within the cardiac surgery center and those transferred for surgery...
July 15, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709664/current-results-of-single-ventricle-palliation-of-patients-with-double-inlet-left-ventricle
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Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Courtney McCracken, Kirk Kanter, Subhadra Shashidharan, Brian Kogon
BACKGROUND: Double inlet left ventricle (DILV) is a heterogeneous single ventricle anomaly in which initial presentation, and consequently, timing and palliation mode vary based on morphology and degree of pulmonary or systemic outflow obstruction. Very few reports, mostly old, focused on palliation outcomes of DILV. We report current-era results and examine whether morphologic and subsequently surgical factors influence survival. METHODS: Fifty-eight infants with DILV underwent single ventricle palliation...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696882/risk-factors-for-mortality-in-reoperations-for-pediatric-and-congenital-heart-surgery-in-a-developing-country
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Carlos A Villa-Hincapie, Marisol Carreno-Jaimes, Carlos E Obando-Lopez, Jaime Camacho-Mackenzie, Juan P Umaña-Mallarino, Nestor F Sandoval-Reyes
BACKGROUND: The survival of patients with congenital heart disease has increased in the recent years, because of enhanced diagnostic capabilities, better surgical techniques, and improved perioperative care. Many patients will require reoperation as part of staged procedures or to treat grafts deterioration and residual or recurrent lesions. Reoperations favor the formation of cardiac adhesions and consequently increase surgery time; however, the impact on morbidity and operative mortality is certain...
July 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688940/thoracostomy-tube-removal-implementation-of-a-multidisciplinary-procedural-pain-management-guideline
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Lisa M Ring, Anne Watson
OBJECTIVE: Thoracostomy tubes are placed following cardiothoracic surgery for the repair or palliation of congenital heart defects. The aim of this project was to develop and implement a clinical practice guideline for the provision of optimal analgesia during removal of thoracostomy tubes in pediatric postoperative cardiothoracic surgery patients. METHODS: Methods used include a nonexperimental design utilizing chart audits to determine baseline documentation as well as procedure note evaluation to determine both baseline documentation and compliance with the new guideline...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674685/risk-factors-prophylaxis-and-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-congenital-heart-disease-patients
#10
REVIEW
Michael Silvey, Leonardo R Brandão
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a common condition in the pediatric population, affecting up to 1% of all live births (i.e., around 40,000 newborns/year in the United States). Although CHD does have a wide range of severity, by the age of 5 years approximately 80% of patients will require at least one surgical intervention to achieve a complete/palliative cardiac repair. Today, in light of their much-improved surgical survival, the care of these patients focuses on morbidity prevention and/or treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673782/percutaneous-closure-of-periprosthetic-paravalvular-leaks-a-viable-alternative-to-surgery
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Ana Isabel Azevedo, Pedro Braga, Alberto Rodrigues, Lino Santos, Bruno Melica, José Ribeiro, Francisco Sampaio, Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho, Marlene Fonseca, Adelaide Dias, Vasco Gama Ribeiro
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Paravalvular leak (PVL) is a possible complication after prosthetic valve implantation. PVL can cause significant symptoms of congestive heart failure and/or hemolysis. Medical therapy is palliative and reoperation has a high mortality rate. Percutaneous transcatheter closure is a promising alternative for symptomatic patients at high surgical risk. We aim to review the efficacy and safety of percutaneous PVL closure in a consecutive series of patients referred to our center...
June 30, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661741/hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-the-case-against-palliative-surgery
#12
Gwen E Erkonen, Robert A Hanfland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660303/the-role-of-eeg-recordings-in-children-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease
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Sascha Meyer, Martin Poryo, Mohammed Shatat, Ludwig Gortner, Hashim Abdul-Khaliq
BACKGROUND: Neurological dysfunction may occur after corrective cardiac surgery using cardio-pulmonary bypass (CPB) with or without circulatory arrest. Different neurophysiological monitoring systems have been employed to detect neurological complications and possible brain injury in infants and children during and after cardiac surgery. The value of Elecetroencephalogram (EEG) in infants and children at risk for neurological sequelae has not been systematically studied. METHODS: Sequential performance of two EEGs before and after cardiac surgery at a tertiary University Hospital to screen for possible brain injury after cardiac surgery in neonates and children undergoing CPB surgery...
June 28, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651677/influence-of-weight-at-the-time-of-first-palliation-on-survival-in-patients-with-a-single-ventricle
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Sushitha Surendran, T K Susheel Kumar, Ben Tansey, Jerry Allen, David Zurakowski, Umar Boston, Samir H Shah, Christopher J Knott-Craig
BACKGROUND: Numerous advances in surgical techniques and understanding of single-ventricle physiology have resulted in improved survival. We sought to determine the influence of various demographic, perioperative, and patient-specific factors on the survival of single-ventricle patients following stage 1 palliation at our institution. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of all single-ventricle patients who had undergone staged palliation at our institution over an 8-year period...
June 27, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607205/brain-injury-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome-in-congenital-heart-disease-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
Mirthe J Mebius, Elisabeth M W Kooi, Catherina M Bilardo, Arend F Bos
CONTEXT: Brain injury during prenatal and preoperative postnatal life might play a major role in neurodevelopmental impairment in infants with congenital heart disease (CHD) who require corrective or palliative surgery during infancy. A systematic review of cerebral findings during this period in relation to neurodevelopmental outcome (NDO), however, is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between prenatal and postnatal preoperative cerebral findings and NDO in infants with CHD who require corrective or palliative surgery during infancy...
July 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603940/outcome-of-prenatally-diagnosed-fetal-heterotaxy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Danilo Italo Pio Buca, Asma Khalil, Giuseppe Rizzo, Alessandra Familiari, Silvia Di Giovanni, Marco Liberati, Daniela Murgano, Alessandra Ricciardulli, Francesco Fanfani, Giovanni Scambia, Francesco D'Antonio
OBJECTIVES: To assess the perinatal outcomes of fetuses affected by heterotaxy. METHODS: Medline, Embase and Cinhal were searched. Only studies reporting a prenatal diagnosis of isomerism were included. The outcomes observed were: associated cardiac and extra-cardiac anomalies, fetal arrhythmias, abnormal karyotype, type of surgical repair and perinatal mortality. The analysis was stratified according the type of heterotaxy syndrome (left, LAI, and right, RAI, atrial isomerism)...
June 12, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599384/adolescent-and-parent-perspectives-prior-to-involvement-in-a-fontan-transition-program
#17
Karin Du Plessis, Evelyn Culnane, Rebecca Peters, Yves d'Udekem
Background Successful transition to adult healthcare is particularly important for congenital heart disease (CHD) patients who have undergone palliative surgery, as they risk adverse events if not followed closely. This study examines young people at the worst end of the CHD spectrum who are born with a single ventricle (pumping heart chamber), and who undergo a series of operations that culminate in the Fontan surgical procedure. Purpose To explore adolescents with a Fontan circulation, and their parents', readiness for transition to adult care and pre-implementation of a transition program...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596302/carcinoid-heart-disease
#18
REVIEW
Saamir A Hassan, Jose Banchs, Cezar Iliescu, Arvind Dasari, Juan Lopez-Mattei, Syed Wamique Yusuf
Rare neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) that most commonly arise in the gastrointestinal tract can lead to carcinoid syndrome and carcinoid heart disease. Patients with carcinoid syndrome present with vasomotor changes, hypermotility of the gastrointestinal system, hypotension and bronchospasm. Medical therapy for carcinoid syndrome, typically with somatostatin analogues, can help control symptoms, inhibit tumour progression and prolong survival. Carcinoid heart disease occurs in more than 50% of these patients and is the initial presentation of carcinoid syndrome in up to 20% of patients...
June 8, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580658/improvement-in-perioperative-care-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-by-shifting-the-primary-focus-of-treatment-from-cardiac-output-to-perfusion-pressure-are-beta-stimulants-still-needed
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Amir-Reza Hosseinpour, Mathieu van Steenberghe, Marc-André Bernath, Stefano Di Bernardo, Marie-Hélène Pérez, David Longchamp, Mirko Dolci, Yann Boegli, Nicole Sekarski, Javier Orrit, Michel Hurni, René Prêtre, Jacques Cotting
OBJECTIVE: An important aspect of perioperative care in pediatric cardiac surgery is maintenance of optimal hemodynamic status using vasoactive/inotropic agents. Conventionally, this has focused on maintenance of cardiac output rather than perfusion pressure. However, this approach has been abandoned in our center in favor of one focusing primarily on perfusion pressure, which is presented here and compared to the conventional approach. DESIGN: A retrospective study...
June 5, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580610/acute-and-long-term-effects-of-endovascular-debanding-of-pulmonary-arteries-in-a-swine-model
#20
Michael Perez, Tk Susheel Kumar, Deepthi Hoskoppal, Yada Akkhawattanangkul, Kimberly Allen, Christopher J Knott-Craig, Benjamin Rush Waller, Shyam Sathanandam
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to demonstrate that pulmonary artery (PA) debanding via cardiac catheterization using balloon angioplasty is feasible and safe in swine. The secondary objectives were to determine the acute and long-term effects of this therapy. DESIGN: This is a chronic survival experimental study in newborn swine. BACKGROUND: PA bands are used in infants for transient palliation of congenital heart defects with excessive pulmonary blood flow...
May 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
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