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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811945/corrigendum-to-prenatal-diagnosis-of-cardiac-diverticulum-with-pericardial-effusion-in-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy-with-resolution-after-early-pericardiocentesis
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Raquel Garcia Rodriguez, Azahara Rodriguez Guedes, Raquel Garcia Delgado, Lourdes Roldan Gutierrez, Margarita Medina Castellano, Jose Angel Garcia Hernandez
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2015/154690.].
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807713/opioid-drug-use-and-acute-cardiac-events-among-pregnant-women-in-the-united-states
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Hamisu M Salihu, Jason L Salemi, Anjali Aggarwal, Beverly F Steele, Ross C Pepper, Mulubrhan F Mogos, Muktar H Aliyu
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of pregnancy-associated deaths in the United States (US). The extent to which increasing opioid use among pregnant women contributes to fatal cardiovascular events is unknown. We examine trends in opioid use among pregnant women over the previous decade, and the association between changes in temporal trends in opioid drug use and the incidence of acute cardiac events among mothers. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis of the Healthcare and Cost Utilization Project (HCUP), we utilized a two-stage stratified cluster sampling of all inpatient hospital discharges from non-federal hospitals between 01/01/2002 through 12/31/2014...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805615/prenatal-diagnosis-of-holoprosencephaly-associated-with-smith-lemli-opitz-syndrome-slos-in-a-46-xx-fetus
#3
André Travessa, Patrícia Dias, Pedro Rocha, Ana Berta Sousa
OBJECTIVE: To show the importance of measuring cholesterol precursor levels in amniotic fluid in all pregnancies with ultrasound features (such as holoprosencephaly) suggestive of Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS), after exclusion of chromosomal anomalies. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old woman, gravida 1 para 0, performed chorionic villus sampling for fetal karyotyping at 13 weeks of gestation due to positive combined first trimester screening in a fetus with increased nuchal translucency and suspected holoprosencephaly...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805341/treatment-options-for-severe-pulmonary-embolism-during-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum-period-a-systematic-review
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G Martillotti, F Boehlen, H Robert-Ebadi, N Jastrow, M Righini, M Blondon
BACKGROUND: Massive pulmonary embolism (PE) during pregnancy or the postpartum period is a rare but dramatic event. Our aim was to systematically review the evidence to guide its management. METHODS: We searched Pubmed, Embase, conference proceedings and the RIETE registry for published cases of severe (submassive/massive) PE treated with thrombolysis, percutaneous or surgical thrombectomy and/or with ECMO, occurring during pregnancy or within 6 weeks of delivery...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805112/casting-doubt-on-the-value-of-assessing-the-cardiac-index-in-pregnancy
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Maya Ram, Anat Lavie, Shaul Lev, Yair Blecher, Uri Amikam, Yael Shulman, Tomer Avnon, Eran Weiner, Ariel Many
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to assess the reliability of the cardiac index (CI) in healthy pregnant women at term by investigating the correlation between the cardiac output (CO) and the body surface area (BSA) using a novel non-invasive cardiography technique (NICaS™). METHODS: Sixty-one healthy, normotensive women with a singleton pregnancy at term (≥37 gestational weeks) participated in this prospective observational study between 1/2015 and 6/2015 L...
August 13, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798077/cardiovascular-susceptibility-to-in-vivo-ischemic-myocardial-injury-in-male-and-female-rat-offspring-exposed-to-prenatal-hypoxia
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Amin Shah, Nobutoshi Matsumura, Anita Quon, Jude S Morton, Jason R B Dyck, Sandra T Davidge
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) following prenatal hypoxia exposure leads to a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) in later life. Our aim was to evaluate cardiac susceptibility and its pathophysiological mechanisms following acute myocardial infarction (MI) in adult rat offspring exposed to prenatal hypoxia. Male and female rat offspring, which experienced normoxia (21% O2) or hypoxia (11% O2) in utero underwent sham or MI surgery at 12 weeks of age. Echocardiographic data revealed that both sexes had systolic dysfunction following MI surgery, independent of prenatal hypoxia...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798074/the-influence-of-prenatal-exercise-and-pre-eclampsia-on-maternal-vascular-function
#7
REVIEW
Rachel J Skow, Emily C King, Craig D Steinback, Margie H Davenport
During healthy pregnancy, the cardiovascular system undergoes diverse adaptations to support adequate transfer of oxygen and nutrients from mother to fetus. In order to accommodate the large expansion of blood volume and associated cardiac output, the structure, mechanics, and function of the arteries are altered. Specifically, in healthy pregnancy there is a remodeling of arteries (increased angiogenesis and vasodilation), a generalized reduction in arterial stiffness (increased compliance), and an enhanced endothelial function...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796996/call-for-caution-neonatal-portal-vein-thrombosis-following-enbucrilate-embolization-of-placental-chorioangioma
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Hian Yan Voon, Rafaie Amin, Juan Loong Kok, Kia Sing Tan
We illustrate a case of giant placental chorioangioma presenting at 20 weeks of gestation. Subsequent monitoring revealed enlargement of the lesion, associated with fetal anemia and cardiac failure, prompting in utero intervention. Amnioreduction followed by percutaneous embolization of the tumour with enbucrilate:Lipiodol Ultra-Fluid™ at a dilution of 1:5 was successfully performed. No repeat intervention or additional supportive measures were required throughout pregnancy and the baby was delivered at 36 weeks of gestation, following spontaneous labour...
August 11, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796689/partnering-of-public-academic-and-private-entities-to-reestablish-maternal-mortality-review-in-georgia
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Michael K Lindsay, David Goodman, Seema Csukas, Pat Cota, Tammy L Loucks, Jane E Ellis
The pregnancy-related mortality ratio in the United States has increased over the past 25 years. Georgia's pregnancy-related mortality ratio is among the highest in the United States. Confronted with this harsh reality, Georgia reestablished maternal mortality review as one strategy to address its high maternal mortality. To achieve a comprehensive process for review of maternal deaths involved securing the knowledge, resources, and support of physician experts, public health agencies and professional organizations as well as representatives in the state legislature...
August 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796394/maternal-haemodynamics-in-normal-pregnancies-and-in-pregnancies-affected-by-pre-eclampsia
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Daniel Stott, Obianuju Nzelu, Kypros H Nicolaides, Nikos A Kametas
OBJECTIVES: To determine if in a high risk group in the first half of pregnancy, women who developed pre-eclampsia (PE) with fetal growth restriction (PE-FGR) demonstrate distinct haemodynamics compared to those with PE in the absence of FGR (PE-only). METHODS: Cardiac output (CO), peripheral vascular resistance (PVR) and mean arterial pressure (MAP) were measured at the first hospital visit at 9-24 weeks' gestation in 69 women who had chronic hypertension and 67 who had a hypertensive disorder in a previous pregnancy...
August 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791264/prediction-of-pregnancy-complication-occurrence-using-fetal-cardiac-output-assessments-made-by-ultrasonography-at-20-to-24-weeks-of-gestation
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Ji Yeon Lee, Young Li Kim, Ji Eun Jeong, Jun Woo Ahn
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the importance of assessment of fetal cardiac output (CO) for the prediction of complications of pregnancy. METHODS: We evaluated 65 fetuses and all of them had a fetal cardiac scan at 20 to 24 weeks of pregnancy. To measure CO, diameters (d) of the left right ventricle outflow tract were measured just above the valves. Each left CO (LCO) and right CO (RCO) was derived using the following equation: CO = velocity time integral × π × d(2)/4 × heart rate...
July 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782135/ultrasound-evaluation-of-left-ventricular-and-aortic-fibrosis-after-pre-eclampsia
#12
Rossana Orabona, Edoardo Sciatti, Enrico Vizzardi, Ivano Bonadei, Federico Prefumo, Adriana Valcamonico, Marco Metra, Tiziana Frusca
OBJECTIVES: Myocardial fibrosis is linked with adverse clinical outcomes in adults. The objective was to investigate the presence of myocardial and/or aortic fibrosis in asymptomatic women with a history of early-onset (EO) or late-onset (LO) pre-eclampsia (PE) by echocardiographic calibrated integrated backscatter (cIBS). METHODS: 30 women who experienced pregnancies complicated by EOPE, 30 with a previous LOPE and 30 controls were retrospectively selected from our electronic database and then recalled from 6 months to 4 years after delivery...
August 7, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780660/update-on-valvular-heart-disease-in-pregnancy
#13
REVIEW
Lucy M Safi, Sarah V Tsiaras
Valvular heart disease in women of childbearing age poses an increased risk of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes, and management in pregnancy can be challenging. Ideally, patients with suspected valvular disease should have preconception counseling by a multidisciplinary team including cardiologists with expertise in pregnancy and a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Preconception planning should include a cardiac assessment of maternal risk, determination of frequency of surveillance, and a cardiovascular management plan during delivery...
September 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780659/preconception-counseling-for-women-with-cardiac-disease
#14
REVIEW
Mark A Clapp, Sarah N Bernstein
All providers who care for reproductive-aged women with cardiac disease should assess these patients' desires and plans for pregnancy at every encounter. For those considering pregnancy, preconception counseling, often performed by a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, can help patients understand the potential implications of pregnancy on their health and estimate the risks of an adverse cardiac event prior to conceiving. There are cardiac conditions, such as pulmonary hypertension and aortic stenosis, in which pregnancy may be contraindicated given the high morbidity and mortality; there are tools available to help quantify a patient's risk...
September 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779903/peripartum-cardiomyopathy-is-associated-with-increased-uric-acid-concentrations-a-population-based-study
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Iftach Sagy, Amjad Abu Salman, Louise Kezerle, Offer Erez, Idan Yoel, Leonid Barski
BACKGROUND: Peri-partum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a clinical heart failure that usually develops during the final stage of pregnancy or the first months following delivery. High maternal serum uric acid concentrations have been previous associated with heart failure and preeclampsia. OBJECTIVES: 1) To explored the clinical characteristics of PPCM patients; and 2) to determine the association between maternal serum uric acid concentrations and PPCM. METHODS: This is a retrospective population based case control study...
August 2, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765487/huge-cardiac-myxoma-in-pregnancy
#16
Kuntharee Traisrisilp, Rungsrit Kanjanavanit, Noppon Taksaudom, Suraphong Lorsomradee
A 28-year-old pregnant woman presented at 28 weeks of gestation. She was diagnosed to have a left atrial myxoma 2 years earlier, but was lost to follow-up. During this pregnancy, the transthoracic echocardiography showed a 9 cm mass in the left atrium obstructing mitral valve inflow, interfering with mitral valve closure, causing severe mitral regurgitation and severe pulmonary hypertension. However, there were no clinical signs of pulmonary and systemic congestion or obstruction. Based on the clinical symptoms of the patient, the echocardiographic findings and the term of her pregnancy, the patient decided to schedule for a vaginal delivery with surgical correction after delivery...
July 31, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765406/a-contemporary-review-of-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
#17
Peysh A Patel, Ashwin Roy, Rabeia Javid, John Aw Dalton
Peripartum cardiomyopathy reflects the presence of cardiac failure in the absence of determinable heart disease and occurs in late third trimester of pregnancy or up to 6 months postpartum. A full understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms is lacking, but excess prolactin levels, haemodynamic alterations, inflammation and nutritional deficiencies have all been implicated. Its clinical presentation has distinct overlap with physiological alterations in healthy pregnancy and this presents a diagnostic challenge...
July 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755459/defining-definitions-a-delphi-study-to-develop-a-core-outcome-set-for-conditions-of-severe-maternal-morbidity
#18
T Schaap, K Bloemenkamp, C Deneux-Tharaux, M Knight, J Langhoff-Roos, E Sullivan, T van den Akker
OBJECTIVE: Develop a core outcome set of international consensus definitions for severe maternal morbidities. DESIGN: Electronic Delphi study. SETTING: International. POPULATION: Eight expert panels. METHODS: All 13 high-income countries represented in the International Network of Obstetric Surveillance Systems (INOSS) nominated five experts per condition of morbidity, who submitted possible definitions...
July 29, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754745/cardiovascular-susceptibility-to-in-vivo-ischemic-myocardial-injury-in-male-and-female-rat-offspring-exposed-to-prenatal-hypoxia
#19
Amin Shah, Nobutoshi Matsumura, Anita Quon, Jude Sally Morton, Jason Dyck, Sandra Thomas Davidge
Intrauterine growth restriction following prenatal hypoxia exposure leads to a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease in later life. Our aim was to evaluate cardiac susceptibility and its pathophysiological mechanisms following acute myocardial infarction (MI) in adult rat offspring exposed to prenatal hypoxia. Male and female rat offspring which experienced normoxia (21% O2) or hypoxia (11% O2) in utero underwent sham or MI surgery at 12 weeks of age. Echocardiographic data revealed that both sexes had systolic dysfunction following MI surgery, independent of prenatal hypoxia...
July 28, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753499/non-invasive-cardiac-output-monitoring-nicom-%C3%A2-can-predict-the-evolution-of-uteroplacental-disease-results-of-the-prospective-handle-study
#20
Cathy Monteith, Lisa McSweeney, Colm R Breatnach, Anne Doherty, Lucy Shirren, Elizabeth C Tully, Patrick Dicker, Fergal D Malone, Afif El-Khuffash, Etaoin Kent
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to firstly identify the different haemodynamic profiles amongst nulliparous women who develop either gestational hypertension (GH), pre-eclampsia (PE), normotensive fetal growth restriction (FGR) versus unaffected pregnancies using non-invasive cardiac output monitoring (NICOM(®)). Our second primary objective was to assess the ability of NICOM(®) derived variables to predict the evolution of PE, GH and FGR. STUDY DESIGN: Low risk nulliparous women were enrolled in a single center prospective observational study...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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