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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773485/pregnancy-after-heterotopic-heart-transplant-removal
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S Churchill, L de Lloyd, H C Francis, H Wallis
Heterotopic heart transplants were introduced in 1974. The technique allows the patient's native heart to be preserved in situ, alongside the transplanted heterotopic donor heart (Newcomb et al., 2004). We present the case of a nulliparous woman who underwent heterotopic heart transplant in infancy, and subsequent explantation of the donor heart eleven years later, when her native heart function recovered. In adulthood the patient attended pre-pregnancy counselling and was awaiting cardiac magnetic resonance imaging when she presented pregnant at 6 weeks-of-gestation...
April 24, 2018: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772936/the-effect-of-supine-positioning-on-maternal-hemodynamics-during-late-pregnancy
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Aimee Humphries, S Ali Mirjalili, Gregory P Tarr, John M D Thompson, Peter Stone
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have demonstrated an association between maternal supine sleep position and an increased risk of late stillbirth. During late pregnancy the gravid uterus compresses the inferior vena cava when a woman lies in the supine position. The azygos system of veins is the dominant pathway of collateral venous return back to the heart in the event of acute obstruction of the inferior vena cava. It is suggested that this pathway provides adequate collateral venous circulation in the event of inferior vena caval compression in the supine position during late pregnancy...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771194/preconception-antiphospholipid-antibodies-and-risk-of-subsequent-early-pregnancy-loss
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K J Gibbins, S L Mumford, L A Sjaarda, D W Branch, N J Perkins, A Ye, E F Schisterman, R M Silver
Objectives To prospectively estimate the association of preconception antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) with subsequent pregnancy loss using a cohort design. aPL have been associated with recurrent early pregnancy loss (EPL) prior to 10 weeks in previous case-control studies. Prospective ascertainment of pregnancy loss is challenging, as most women do not seek care prior to EPL. Methods Secondary analysis of the Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction trial of preconception low-dose aspirin. Preconception anticardiolipin (aCL) and anti-β2-glycoprotein-I (a-β2-I) were assessed in 1208 women with one or two prior pregnancy losses and no more than two prior live births...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769494/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-a-study-in-a-tertiary-cardiac-hospital-of-bangladesh
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N Fatema, S K Banerjee, C M Ahmed, A A Habib, F Rahman, S A Ahsan, H Hoque, R C Debnath, S Hashem, J Arzu
This study was done to evaluate the clinical profile, management and to analysis of pregnancy outcomes of peripartum cardiomyopathy pregnant women. Follow up was done after treatment and to see the prognosis. All patients admitted with peripartum cardiomyopathy from July 2009 to June 2014 in the department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh were considered for this observational study. Seventy two (72) women were evaluated. Primi-paras are 28 (39%) of the total study population...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768659/influence-of-pregnancy-on-cardiac-function-and-hemodynamics-in-women-with-ebstein-s-anomaly
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Miki Kanoh, Kei Inai, Tokuko Shinohara, Eriko Shimada, Mikiko Shimizu, Hirofumi Tomimatsu, Masaki Ogawa, Toshio Nakanishi
INTRODUCTION: We examined the perinatal outcomes and right ventricular function before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and after delivery in women with Ebstein's anomaly. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the clinical course and mode of delivery and monitored hemodynamic parameters throughout pregnancy in 17 women with Ebstein's anomaly, who delivered at our institution during the period of 1995-2015. RESULTS: Eight women, including nine pregnancies, underwent elective cesarean section, and nine women, including 14 pregnancies, underwent vaginal delivery...
May 16, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765784/use-of-the-tei-index-in-the-conservative-management-of-trap-sequence-pregnancies-diagnosed-during-the-periviable-period-a-case-series
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Kristina Martimucci, Theresa Kuhn, Robyn Bilinski, Jesus Alvarez-Perez
Twin Reverse Arterial Perfusion (TRAP) Sequence is a rare complication of monochorionic pregnancies. Without intervention, the viable pump twin in a case of TRAP Sequence may develop high output cardiac failure leading to an intrauterine fetal demise. We present 3 cases of TRAP Sequence pregnancy diagnosed during the second or third trimesters of pregnancy. There are minimal sonographic tools for the guidance of a fetal therapeutic interventional procedure during the second trimester or timing of delivery during the third trimester to reduce morbidity and mortality of a viable fetus...
2018: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764231/important-considerations-in-pregnant-patients-with-lupus-nephritis
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Gabriella Moroni, Claudio Ponticelli
In the last few decades, identification of predictors of pregnancy outcome and appropriate pregnancy planning have significantly reduced the maternal and fetal risks in pregnant women with lupus nephritis. Areas covered: Successful pregnancies have been reported even in women with chronic renal disease and renal insufficiency. However, refractory hypertension and severe renal or cardiac chronic dysfunction are still considered contraindications to pregnancy. Pre-term delivery and fetal growth restriction may still occur in SLE patients more frequently than in healthy women, even in pregnancies regularly planned and monitored by a team of nephrologists and gynaecologists...
May 15, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763964/incidental-fetal-ultrasound-findings-interpretation-and-management
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Rebekah Kaplan, Sharon Adams
Ultrasonography is a common component of prenatal care worldwide and is often used in early pregnancy to determine gestational age, number of fetuses, fetal cardiac activity, and placental location. Patients and their families may also consider ultrasonography a social event, as it provides confirmation and reassurance of a normal pregnancy. Ultrasound screening is typically scheduled in the second trimester to visualize fetal anatomy and confirm gestational age. Most ultrasound examinations are reassuring, but some incidentally identify structural anomalies and soft markers for aneuploidy, making it necessary for health care providers to correctly interpret these findings...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761889/a-novel-human-s10f-hsp20-mutation-induces-lethal-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
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Guan-Sheng Liu, George Gardner, George Adly, Min Jiang, Wen-Feng Cai, Chi Keung Lam, Fawzi Alogaili, Nathan Robbins, Jack Rubinstein, Evangelia G Kranias
Heat shock protein 20 (Hsp20) has been shown to be a critical regulator of cardiomyocyte survival upon cardiac stress. In this study, we investigated the functional significance of a novel human Hsp20 mutation (S10F) in peripartum cardiomyopathy. Previous findings showed that cardiac-specific overexpression of this mutant were associated with reduced autophagy, left ventricular dysfunction and early death in male mice. However, this study indicates that females have normal function with no alterations in autophagy but died within a week after 1-4 pregnancies...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758212/maternal-and-fetal-outcome-after-cardiac-surgery-during-pregnancy-a-meta-analysis-commentary
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William C Oliver
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May 11, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755033/impact-of-a-history-of-hypertension-in-pregnancy-on-later-diagnosis-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Dawn C Scantlebury, Andrea G Kattah, Tracey L Weissgerber, Sanket Agarwal, Michelle M Mielke, Amy L Weaver, Lisa E Vaughan, Stanislav Henkin, Katherine Zimmerman, Virginia M Miller, Wendy M White, Sharonne N Hayes, Vesna D Garovic
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation/flutter (AF) produces significant morbidity in women and is typically attributed to cardiac remodeling from multiple causes, particularly hypertension. Hypertensive pregnancy disorders (HPDs) are associated with future hypertension and adverse cardiac remodeling. We evaluated whether women with AF were more likely to have experienced a HPD compared with those without. METHODS AND RESULTS: A nested case-control study was conducted within a cohort of 7566 women who had a live or stillbirth delivery in Olmsted County, Minnesota between 1976 and 1982...
May 13, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753320/adverse-effects-of-hif1a-mutation-and-maternal-diabetes-on-the-offspring-heart
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Radka Cerychova, Romana Bohuslavova, Frantisek Papousek, David Sedmera, Pavel Abaffy, Vladimir Benes, Frantisek Kolar, Gabriela Pavlinkova
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies show that maternal diabetes predisposes offspring to cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. However, the precise mechanisms for the underlying penetrance and disease predisposition remain poorly understood. We examined whether hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha, in combination with exposure to a diabetic intrauterine environment, influences the function and molecular structure of the adult offspring heart. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a mouse model, we demonstrated that haploinsufficient (Hif1a+/- ) offspring from a diabetic pregnancy developed left ventricle dysfunction at 12 weeks of age, as manifested by decreased fractional shortening and structural remodeling of the myocardium...
May 12, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750565/pregnancy-late-in-rodent-life-has-detrimental-effects-on-the-heart
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Eunhee Chung, Kaylan M Haizlip, Leslie A Leinwand
During pregnancy, the heart undergoes significant and numerous changes, including hypertrophy that are usually described as physiological and reversible. Two aspects of the cardiac response to pregnancy are relatively understudied: advanced maternal age and multiple pregnancies (multiparity). Repeated breeder mice (RB) that have undergone 5 to 7 consecutive pregnancies were sacrificed 21 days after the weaning of their last pups and were compared to age-matched primiparous, one-time pregnant mice (O1P). The ages of the old mouse groups were similar (12 {plus minus} 1 month)...
May 11, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747731/new-insights-in-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
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Meredith O Cruz, Joan Briller, Judith U Hibbard
Significant progress in understanding the pathophysiology of peripartum cardiomyopathy, especially hormonal and genetic mechanisms, has been made. Specific criteria should be used for diagnosis, but the disease remains a diagnosis of exclusion. Both long-term and recurrent pregnancy prognoses depend on recovery of cardiac function. Data from large registries and randomized controlled trials of evidence-based therapeutics hold promise for future improved clinical outcomes.
June 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747730/maternal-congenital-heart-disease-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Megan E Foeller, Timothy M Foeller, Maurice Druzin
Congenital heart disease comprises most maternal cardiac diseases in pregnancy and is an important cause of maternal, fetal, and neonatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Pregnancy is often considered a high-risk state for individuals with structural heart disease as a consequence of a limited ability to adapt to the major hemodynamic changes associated with pregnancy. Preconception counseling and evaluation are of utmost importance, as pregnancy is contraindicated in certain cardiac conditions. Pregnancy can be safely accomplished in most individuals with careful risk assessment before conception and multidisciplinary care throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period...
June 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747265/-effect-of-maternal-age-on-pregnancy-outcome-in-patients-with-structural-heart-disease
#16
Q Fu, J H Lin
Objective: To analyze the effect of maternal age on pregnancy outcome in patients with structural heart disease. Methods: Totally 986 patients diagnosed with structural heart disease who had their delivery at Renji Hospital from January 1st, 2003 to December 31st, 2016 were divided into 5 groups according to maternal age. Sixteen (1.6%) were in age group <20 years, 204 (20.7%) were in age group 20-24 years, 461 (46.8%) were in age group 25-29 years, 222 (22.5%) was in age group 30-34 years and 83 (8.4%) was in age group ≥35 years...
April 25, 2018: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746007/preterm-growth-restriction-and-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-the-vascular-hypothesis-and-related-physiology
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Arvind Sehgal, Stella M Gwini, Samuel Menahem, Beth J Allison, Suzanne L Miller, Graeme R Polglase
KEY POINTS: Approximately 5-10% pregnancies are affected by fetal growth restriction. Preterm infants affected by fetal growth restriction have a higher incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. This study is the first to measure pulmonary artery thickness and stiffness. It highlights that impaired vasculogenesis may be a contributory factor in the higher incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm growth restricted infants. The study addresses the mechanistic link between fetal programming and vascular architecture and mechanics...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745623/the-role-of-intraoperative-stroke-volume-variation-on-bleeding-during-functional-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
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Roberta Di Mauro, Fabiana Lucci, Federica Martino, Maria B Silvi, Eleonora Gidaro, Santo Di Lorenzo, Nicola Toschi, Stefano Di Girolamo, Mario Dauri
BACKGROUNDː Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) is a minimally-invasive surgical technique for patients with paranasal sinus pathology. Surgical bleeding reduces operative field visibility and increases the incidence of serious complications. Epinephrine injection into the nasal mucosa and controlled hypotension are used to minimise bleeding. Hypotension carries risks and sometimes does not reduce surgical bleeding. The goal of this study is to discover which haemodynamic parameter better correlates with surgical bleeding...
May 9, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744013/pregnancy-in-women-with-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Karolina Adam
Patients with cardiovascular disease represent a significant cohort at risk for complications during pregnancy. The normal physiologic changes of pregnancy could further compromise the hemodynamics of various cardiovascular conditions, resulting in clinical deterioration and even death. The fetus of a gravida with cardiovascular disease also has an increased risk of morbidity, including an increased risk of inherited cardiac genetic disorders, fetal growth restriction, and premature delivery. These complications also increase the risk for antenatal and perinatal mortality...
October 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742658/perinatal-and-peripartum-outcomes-in-vanishing-twin-pregnancies-achieved-by-in-vitro-fertilization
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Phillip A Romanski, Daniela A Carusi, Leslie V Farland, Stacey A Missmer, Daniel J Kaser, Brian W Walsh, Catherine Racowsky, Paula C Brady
OBJECTIVE: To compare perinatal and peripartum outcomes of vanishing twin gestations with singleton and dichorionic twin gestations in pregnancies conceived by in vitro fertilization. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of vanishing twin pregnancies after fresh and cryopreserved autologous in vitro fertilization cycles performed at our institution from 2007 to 2015. Singleton, dichorionic twin, and dichorionic twin pregnancies with spontaneous reduction to one by 14 weeks of gestation (vanishing twins) were included...
May 7, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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