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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918617/right-ventricular-thrombosis-combined-with-fetal-death-and-acrocyanosis-in-pregnancy
#1
Feridoun Sabzi, Aghigh Heidari
Prepartum or postpartum right ventricular thrombosis (RVT) is an exceedingly rare and potentially lethal phenomenon in pregnancy. We here report a case of a pregnant patient with near term pregnancy admitted for dyspnea, amniotic fluids discharge and labor pain in a gynecology center that an eight-month dead fetus was diagnosed and delivered vaginally by induction. A post delivery period was complicated by aggravation of her dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain that she referred for further evaluation in our cardiac center...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906533/cardiac-diastolic-function-after-recovery-from-pre-eclampsia
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P Soma-Pillay, M C Louw, A O Adeyemo, J Makin, R C Pattinson
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia is associated with significant changes to the cardiovascular system during pregnancy. Eccentric and concentric remodelling of the left ventricle occurs, resulting in impaired contractility and diastolic dysfunction. It is unclear whether these structural and functional changes resolve completely after delivery. AIMS: The objective of the study was to determine cardiac diastolic function at delivery and one year post-partum in women with severe pre-eclampsia, and to determine possible future cardiovascular risk...
August 31, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904957/echocardiographic-techniques-of-deformation-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-maternal-cardiovascular-system-in-patients-with-complicated-pregnancies
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REVIEW
Silvia Visentin, Chiara Palermo, Martina Camerin, Luciano Daliento, Denisa Muraru, Erich Cosmi, Luigi P Badano
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) represent the leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. Knowledge of CVD in women is constantly evolving and data are emerging that female-specific risk factors as complications of pregnancy are conditions associated with an increased risk for the long-term development of CVD. Echocardiography is a safe and effective imaging technique indicated in symptomatic or asymptomatic pregnant women with congenital heart diseases who require close monitoring of cardiac function...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899734/anaesthetic-management-of-pregnant-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-case-reports-and-review
#4
REVIEW
M M Salman, H I Kemp, M R Cauldwell, D P Dob, R Sutton
Heart disease is a leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. Pregnant women with structural, conduction or degenerative cardiac disease who require rhythm control or who are at high risk of sudden cardiac death may carry a cardiac implantable electronic device or may occasionally require the insertion of one during their pregnancy. These women are now encountered more frequently in clinical practice, and it is essential that a multidisciplinary approach, beginning from the early antenatal phase, be adopted in their counselling and management...
August 4, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891254/fetal-isovolumetric-time-intervals-as-a-marker-of-abnormal-cardiac-function-in-fetal-anemia-from-homozygous-alpha-thalassemia-1-disease
#5
Fuanglada Tongprasert, Kasemsri Srisupundit, Suchaya Luewan, Kuntharee Traisrisilp, Phudit Jatavan, Theera Tongsong
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether fetal isovolumetric time intervals can be an early sonographic marker of fetal anemia in fetuses with homozygous alpha thalassemia-1. METHODS: Pregnancies at risk for fetal homozygous alpha thalassemia-1 disease at 18-22 weeks were recruited before cordocentesis for hemoglobin typing. Isovolumetric contraction time (ICT) and isovolumetric relaxation time (IRT) intervals were measured by placing pulsed wave Doppler sample volume within the left ventricle to obtain the mitral and aortic waveform...
August 11, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888054/maternal-salivary-testosterone-in-pregnancy-and-fetal-neuromaturation
#6
Kristin M Voegtline, Kathleen A Costigan, Janet A DiPietro
Testosterone exposure during pregnancy has been hypothesized as a mechanism for sex differences in brain and behavioral development observed in the postnatal period. The current study documents the natural history of maternal salivary testosterone from 18 weeks gestation of pregnancy to 6 months postpartum, and investigates associations with fetal heart rate, motor activity, and their integration. Findings indicate maternal salivary testosterone increases with advancing gestation though no differences by fetal sex were detected...
September 9, 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888041/supplementation-with-the-methyl-donor-betaine-prevents-congenital-defects-induced-by-prenatal-alcohol-exposure
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Ganga Karunamuni, Megan M Sheehan, Yong Qiu Doughman, Shi Gu, Jiayang Sun, Youjun Li, James P Strainic, Andrew M Rollins, Michael W Jenkins, Michiko Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Despite decades of public education about dire consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure, drinking alcohol during pregnancy remains prevalent. As high as 40% of live-born infants exposed to alcohol during gestation and diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome have congenital heart defects that can be life-threatening. In animal models, the methyl donor betaine, found in foods such as wheat bran, quinoa, beets and spinach, ameliorated neurobehavioral deficits associated with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) but effects on heart development are unknown...
September 9, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873334/pregnancy-outcome-in-women-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-single-center-experience
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Despina Ntiloudi, Thomas Zegkos, Maria Anna Βazmpani, Despoina Parcharidou, Theofilos Panagiotidis, Stavros Hadjimiltiades, Haralambos Karvounis, George Giannakoulas
BACKGROUND: Pregnancies in patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) are often complicated. We aimed to highlight the nature and the rate of these complications in a single center patient population. METHODS: We studied retrospectively all the pregnancies of women who presented on an outpatient basis and all pregnancies were reviewed for maternal and fetal outcomes. RESULTS: Of 117 pregnancies from 52 ACHD patients (age at pregnancy 28...
September 2, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873075/intraoperative-magnesium-sulphate-decreases-agitation-and-pain-in-patients-undergoing-functional-endoscopic-surgery-a-randomised-double-blind-study
#9
Hazem E Elsersy, Magdy Ch Metyas, Hana A Elfeky, Ahmed A Hassan
BACKGROUND: Postoperative agitation is harmful for the patient as it may be associated with removal of catheters, nasal packs, oxygen masks and self-injury, and pose a danger to operating theatre staff. OBJECTIVE: The current study investigated the potential role of magnesium sulphate in treatment of postoperative agitation following functional endoscopic sinus surgery. DESIGN: A randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING: ENT operating room, Menofia University Hospitals, Egypt...
October 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872655/fosterkardiologiska-erfarenheter-fr%C3%A3-n-astrid-lindgrens-barnsjukhus
#10
Felicia Nordenstam, Sven-Erik Sonesson
Fetal Cardiology. Experiences from a tertiary referral centre in Stockholm, Sweden This review provides a brief overview of the current position and clinical experiences of fetal cardiology at a tertiary referral centre in Stockholm, Sweden. In Stockholm, more than 60% of congenital cardiac defects requiring surgery or catheter intervention before one year of age are detected before birth. This not only results in termination of pregnancy in the majority of cases carrying a poor prognosis, but also conveys a better postnatal care and prognosis in cases of continued pregnancy...
August 29, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868251/maternal-and-fetal-tuberous-sclerosis-do-we-know-enough-as-an-obstetrician
#11
Nalini Sharma, Shriram Sharma, Jion Lalnunnem Thiek, Santa Singh Ahanthem, Arnab Kalita, Donboklang Lynser
BACKGROUND: Tuberous sclerosis, also known as tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), is a rare genetic condition that mainly causes hamartomas to develop in different parts of the body. TSC, an autosomal dominant trait with variable penetrance, can adversely affect maternal and fetal outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: In this paper, a case of maternal and fetal tuberous sclerosis having fetal cardiac rhabdomyoma detected in utero at 26 weeks was reported who subsequently had fetal demise at 31 weeks...
April 2017: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864444/hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-with-intact-or-restrictive-atrial-septum-a-report-from-the-international-fetal-cardiac-intervention-registry
#12
David W Jantzen, Anita J Moon-Grady, Shaine A Morris, Aimee K Armstrong, Christoph Berg, Joanna H Dangel, Carlen G Fifer, Michele Frommelt, Ulrich Gembruch, Ulrike Herberg, Edgar T Jaeggi, Eftichia V Kontopoulos, Audrey C Marshall, Owen Miller, Renate Oberhoffer, Dick Oepkes, Carlos A Pedra, Simone R Pedra, Fabio Peralta, Ruben A Quintero, Greg Ryan, Sarah K Gelehrter
Infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and an intact or highly restrictive atrial septum (HLHS-IAS) represent a high risk subset. Fetal cardiac intervention (FCI) for fetuses with HLHS-IAS has been reported in single-institution series as a therapy that may improve outcomes. This study utilizes the International Fetal Cardiac Intervention Registry (IFCIR) to examine fetal and maternal characteristics and pregnancy and neonatal outcome data for FCI in this population.
September 1, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859286/persistence-of-risk-factors-associated-with-maternal-cardiovascular-disease-following-aberrant-inflammation-in-rat-pregnancy
#13
Takafumi Ushida, Shannyn K Macdonald-Goodfellow, Allegra Quadri, M Yat Tse, Louise M Winn, Stephen C Pang, Michael A Adams, Tomomi Kotani, Fumitaka Kikkawa, Charles H Graham
Introduction: Pre-eclampsia is associated with increased risk of subsequent cardiovascular and metabolic disease in the affected mothers. While aberrant inflammation contributes to the pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia, it is unclear whether maternal inflammation contributes to the increased risk of disease. Here, we determined the effect of aberrant inflammation in pregnancy on cardiovascular and metabolic disease risk factors. Methods: Wistar rats were administered low doses of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on gestational days (GD) 13...
July 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857995/transarterial-embolization-and-transmucosal-sclerotherapy-that-led-to-successful-deliveries-in-a-patient-with-symptomatic-arteriovenous-malformation-of-the-tongue
#14
Munezumi Fujita, Yuhei Yamamoto, Satoru Sasaki, Akihiko Oyama, Emi Funayama, Hiroshi Furukawa
Patients with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are at risk of significant hemorrhage and AVMs are especially difficult to manage in those desiring future pregnancy. Few patients with successful deliveries have been previously reported.The authors report an unusual case of AVM of the tongue in a pregnant woman who presented with massive pulsatile bleeding from a ruptured artery in the tongue in late gestation, this was thought to be caused by the changes in hormonal balance and the increase in cardiac output...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854098/lithium-use-in-pregnancy-and-the-risk-of-cardiac-malformations
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New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 377, Issue 9, Page 893-894, August 2017.
August 31, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843747/arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-arvc-in-a-young-female-athlete-at-36-weeks-gestation-a-case-report
#16
Hae Yoon Grace Choung, Monika Vyas, Daniel Jacoby, Brian West
A 26year old east African professional athlete presented to the obstetric clinic for a routine visit at 36 weeks gestation. She had a history of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract - Ventricular Tachycardia (RVOT-VT) with an episode of cardiac arrest in the past, and had been treated with ablation 4 years earlier. Her current visit was uneventful, her pregnancy progressing normally. Following the visit she went to a local restaurant where she suffered a cardiac arrest that was unresponsive to therapy. Chest compressions were continued from the time of her collapse until an emergency caesarian section was performed, delivering a healthy female infant...
July 25, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842527/mechanisms-contributing-to-cardiac-remodelling
#17
REVIEW
Qing-Qing Wu, Yang Xiao, Yuan Yuan, Zhen-Guo Ma, Hai-Han Liao, Chen Liu, Jin-Xiu Zhu, Zheng Yang, Wei Deng, Qi-Zhu Tang
Cardiac remodelling is classified as physiological (in response to growth, exercise and pregnancy) or pathological (in response to inflammation, ischaemia, ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, biomechanical stress, excess neurohormonal activation and excess afterload). Physiological remodelling of the heart is characterized by a fine-tuned and orchestrated process of beneficial adaptations. Pathological cardiac remodelling is the process of structural and functional changes in the left ventricle (LV) in response to internal or external cardiovascular damage or influence by pathogenic risk factors, and is a precursor of clinical heart failure (HF)...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838086/incidence-of-myocardial-infarction-in-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-population-based-studies
#18
Paul Gibson, Mariam Narous, Tabassum Firoz, Doris Chou, Maria Barreix, Lale Say, Matthew James
Aims: Cardiac disease is one of the leading causes of indirect maternal death, and myocardial infarction (MI) is one of its most common aetiologies. The objectives of this systematic review and meta-analysis were to characterize the incidence of pregnancy-associated MI (PAMI), as well as the maternal mortality and the case-fatality rates due to PAMI. Methods and results: Articles were obtained by searching electronic databases, bibliographies and conference proceedings with no language or date restrictions...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837134/clinician-performed-ultrasound-in-fetal-growth-restriction-fetal-neonatal-and-pediatric-aspects
#19
A Sehgal, F Crispi, M R Skilton, W-P de Boode
Fetal growth restriction (FGR) affects 7-10% pregnancies. Conventional and tissue Doppler imaging has noted cardiac compromise during fetal and early neonatal periods in this cohort. In this article, we discuss the use of salient ultrasound parameters across age groups. During fetal life, certain feto-placental sonographic parameters have been linked to adverse perinatal outcomes and are predictive of later life hypertension. During the early postnatal period altered morphometry (hypertrophied and globular hearts) with sub-clinical impairment of cardiac function has been noted in both term and preterm infants with FGR...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836157/relevance-of-haemodynamics-in-treating-pre-eclampsia
#20
REVIEW
Christoph Lees, Enrico Ferrazzi
Blood pressure is a way of describing the end result of changes in cardiac output, intravascular volume and peripheral resistance. It has certain advantages in that it is a reproducible and easily measured parameter, but in itself, it offers only a limited understanding of the underlying haemodynamics. In pregnancy, profound haemodynamic changes occur and in hypertensive diseases of pregnancy defining a condition by blood pressure alone risks missing the underlying cause. Partly, this has been a problem of ascribing the cause of hypertensive syndromes to the placenta which has inhibited rigorous research into other possible causes of haemodynamic dysfunction...
August 23, 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
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