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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793060/a-computational-framework-for-the-detection-of-subcortical-brain-dysmaturation-in-neonatal-mri-using-3d-convolutional-neural-networks
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Rafael Ceschin, Alexandria Zahner, William Reynolds, Jenna Gaesser, Giulio Zuccoli, Cecilia W Lo, Vanathi Gopalakrishnan, Ashok Panigrahy
Deep neural networks are increasingly being used in both supervised learning for classification tasks and unsupervised learning to derive complex patterns from the input data. However, the successful implementation of deep neural networks using neuroimaging datasets requires adequate sample size for training and well-defined signal intensity based structural differentiation. There is a lack of effective automated diagnostic tools for the reliable detection of brain dysmaturation in the neonatal period, related to small sample size and complex undifferentiated brain structures, despite both translational research and clinical importance...
May 21, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793015/right-atrial-anomalous-muscle-bundle-presenting-with-acute-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-and-pulmonary-embolism-surgical-management
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Jeko M Madjarov, Michael G Katz, Sophia Madjarova, Svetozar Madzharov, Frank R Arko, David W Miller, Francis Robicsek
BACKGROUND: An anomalous muscle bundle crossing the right atrial cavity represents a pathological finding with unproved clinical significance. This congenital anomaly may be difficult to recognize via echocardiography and could be confused with other intra-cavitary lesions. METHODS: We report a case of a 53-year-old female presented to the cardio-vascular service with acute superior vena cava syndrome and sub-massive pulmonary embolism. RESULTS: The patient underwent venography confirming superior vena cava stenosis...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792339/pulmonary-hypertension-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Emma Pascall, Robert Mr Tulloh
Pulmonary hypertension is defined as a mean pulmonary arterial pressure ≥25 mmHg. We focus on its relevance in congenital heart disease, reviewing pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. Pulmonary hypertension is a relatively common complication of congenital heart disease, with adult prevalence between 5 and 10%. A multifactorial cause is recognized, relating to the size and nature of cardiac defect as well as environmental and genetic factors. More complex disease is increasingly recognized rather than pure Eisenmenger complex...
May 24, 2018: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789917/comparison-of-clinical-profiles-in-patients-with-protein-losing-enteropathy-with-and-without-fontan-circulation
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Shin Ono, Hideo Ohuchi, Aya Miyazaki, Osamu Yamada
Protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) is a life-threatening complication in patients following the Fontan operation. However, PLE also develops in some patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) after biventricular repair (BVR). This study compared clinical profiles of PLE patients following the Fontan operation with those after BVR. We retrospectively reviewed clinical charts of postoperative CHD patients with PLE. The study population comprised 42 PLE patients (14BVR, 28Fontan). Postoperative follow-up period until onset was significantly shorter in the Fontan group than in the BVR group (14 ± 2 vs...
May 22, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789585/hypoxia-induces-senescence-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-altered-gut-microbiota
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Junyue Xing, Yongquan Ying, Chenxi Mao, Yiwei Liu, Tingting Wang, Qian Zhao, Xiaoling Zhang, Fuxia Yan, Hao Zhang
Systemic chronic hypoxia is a feature of many diseases and may influence the communication between bone marrow (BM) and gut microbiota. Here we analyse patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCHD) who are experiencing chronic hypoxia and characterize the association between bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and gut microbiome under systemic hypoxia. We observe premature senescence of BMSCs and abnormal D-galactose accumulation in patients with CCHD. The hypoxia that these patients experience results in an altered diversity of gut microbial communities, with a remarkable decrease in the number of Lactobacilli and a noticeable reduction in the amount of enzyme-degraded D-galactose...
May 22, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789336/illness-identity-a-novel-predictor-for-healthcare-use-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Liesbet Van Bulck, Eva Goossens, Koen Luyckx, Leen Oris, Silke Apers, Philip Moons
BACKGROUND: To optimize healthcare use of adults with congenital heart disease, all important predictors of healthcare utilization should be identified. Clinical and psychological characteristics (eg, age and depression) have been found to be associated with healthcare use. However, the concept of illness identity, which assesses the degree to which congenital heart disease is integrated into one's identity, has not yet been investigated in association with healthcare use. Hence, the purpose of the study is to examine the predictive value of illness identity for healthcare use...
May 22, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789151/surgical-algorithm-and-results-for-repair-of-pulmonary-atresia-with-ventricular-septal-defect-and-major-aortopulmonary-collaterals
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Richard D Mainwaring, William L Patrick, Stephen J Roth, Komal Kamra, Lisa Wise-Faberowski, Michal Palmon, Frank L Hanley
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries is a complex and heterogeneous form of congenital heart disease. There is a controversy regarding the optimal treatment of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries. The purpose of this study was to summarize our algorithm and surgical results for pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787864/the-neonatal-brain-in-critical-congenital-heart-disease-insights-and-future-directions
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Shabnam Peyvandi, Beatrice Latal, Steven P Miller, Patrick S McQuillen
Neurodevelopmental outcomes are impaired in survivors of critical congenital heart disease (CHD) in several developmental domains including motor, cognitive and sensory outcomes. These deficits can extend into the adolescent and early adulthood years. The cause of these neurodevelopmental impairments is multi-factorial and includes patient specific risk factors, cardiac anatomy and physiology as well as brain changes seen on MRI. Advances in imaging techniques have identified delayed brain development in the neonate with critical CHD as well as acquired brain injury...
May 19, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786701/lutembacher-syndrome-with-mitral-valve-calcification-in-a-31-year-old-male
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Arsalan Majeed Adam, Ansab Godil, Muhammad Saad Ali Mallick, Fahad Khan, Ather Hasan Rizvi, Inam-Ul-Haq Muhammad Makhdoom
Lutembacher syndrome is characterized by a congenital ostium secundum atrial septal defect and an acquired mitral valve stenosis. We present a similar case in a 31-year old male who came in with orthopnoea, central cyanosis and pedal oedema. Examination revealed cardiac murmurs in tricuspid and apical regions. Chest x-ray showed signs of pulmonary congestion and ventricular enlargement. Electrocardiogaphy (ECG) revealed right axis deviation and right bundle branch block along with atrial fibrillation and Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) showed abnormal valves (mitral stenosis with calcification and tricuspid regurgitation) and dilated cardiac chambers...
February 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786408/impact-of-additional-tricuspid-valve-annuloplasty-in-tof-patients-undergoing-pulmonary-valve-replacement
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Sabrina Lueck, Eike Bormann, Kathrin Rellensmann, Sven Martens, Andreas Rukosujew
BACKGROUND: Many patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) who underwent surgical correction of their congenital cardiac malformation during infancy develop right ventricular dysfunction and exercise intolerance in the long term. The right ventricle (RV) dilates due to the development of severe pulmonary regurgitation (and secondary tricuspid insufficiency). To reduce RV dilation and improve exercise tolerance pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) is the common therapeutic strategy. Whether concomitant tricuspid valve repair (TVR) is beneficial in these pure volume-overload conditions is still unknown...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781990/fetal-mouse-cardiovascular-imaging-using-a-high-frequency-ultrasound-30-45mhz-system
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Marlin Touma
Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common cause of childhood morbidity and early mortality. Prenatal detection of the underlying molecular mechanisms of CHDs is crucial for inventing new preventive and therapeutic strategies. Mutant mouse models are powerful tools to discover new mechanisms and environmental stress modifiers that drive cardiac development and their potential alteration in CHDs. However, efforts to establish the causality of these putative contributors have been limited to histological and molecular studies in non-survival animal experiments, in which monitoring the key physiological and hemodynamic parameters is often absent...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779802/feasibility-of-initiating-early-enteral-nutrition-after-congenital-heart-surgery-in-neonates-and-infants
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Rajat Kalra, Rohit Vohra, Malti Negi, Reena Joshi, Neeraj Aggarwal, Mridul Aggarwal, Raja Joshi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of initiating enteral nutrition support with first 24 h of congenital heart repairs in neonates and Infants and its impact on outcomes following surgery. DESIGN: It is a prospective randomized control single blind study. SETTING: It is a single centre prospective study carried out in a tertiary care centre at Pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. PATIENTS: All patients with the cyanotic congenital heart disease with increase pulmonary blood flow, weighing less than 5 kg and undergoing congenital heart repair during the study period were included in the study...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779522/sinus-tachycardia-presenting-as-a-wide-and-narrow-complex-tachyarrhythmia-what-is-the-link
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Chenni S Sriram, Mario D Gonzalez
We describe a neonate that developed alternating wide and narrow complex tachycardias following heart surgery for congenital heart defect. Although the etiology was sinus tachycardia, a premature atrial complex initiated aberrancy due to phase 3 block that was perpetuated due to 'linking' at similar or even slower heart rates. Similarly, there was abrupt transition from wide to narrow complex tachycardia following a premature ventricular complex without a change in subsequent heart rate. This was explained by interruption of linking phenomenon by premature ventricular activation...
May 2018: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779390/-prenatally-diagnosed-case-of-pallister%C3%A2-killian-syndrome
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Zsolt Tidrenczel, Erika P Tardy, Edina Sarkadi, Judit Simon, Artúr Beke, János Demeter
Pallister-Killian syndrome (PKS) is a rare, sporadic genetic disorder that is caused by the mosaic presence of a supernumerary marker chromosome, isochromosome 12p. The syndrome is a polydysmorphic condition characterized by mental retardation, craniofacial dysmorphism, hypotonia, seizures, epilepsy and certain organic malformations (diaphragmatic hernia, congenital heart disease). Prenatal diagnosis is challenging due to the mosaic tissue-specific distribution of the chromosomal disorder and highly variable phenotype...
May 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778339/lower-risk-of-postoperative-arrhythmias-in-congenital-heart-surgery-following-intraoperative-administration-of-magnesium
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Dingchao He, Nimisha Aggarwal, David Zurakowski, Richard A Jonas, Charles I Berul, Sridhar Hanumanthaiah, Jeffrey P Moak
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative arrhythmias are common in children undergoing congenital heart surgery. We evaluated whether intraoperative administration of magnesium was associated with a reduced occurrence of specific postoperative arrhythmias, as has been described previously, or had a broader effect on multiple arrhythmia types, and whether there existed a dose-effect of intraoperative magnesium. METHODS: We used a historical prospective observational cohort study...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777671/surgical-management-and-outcomes-of-ebstein-anomaly-in-neonates-and-infants-a-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-congenital-heart-surgery-database-analysis
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Kimberly A Holst, Joseph A Dearani, Sameh M Said, Ryan R Davies, Christian Pizarro, Christopher Knott-Craig, T K Susheel Kumar, Vaughn Starnes, S Ram Kumar, Sara K Pasquali, Dylan P Thibault, James M Meza, Kevin D Hill, Karen Chiswell, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Marshall L Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Ebstein anomaly (EA) encompasses a broad spectrum of morphology and clinical presentation. Those who are symptomatic early in infancy are generally at highest risk, but there are limited data regarding multi-centric practice patterns and outcomes. We analyzed multi-institutional data concerning operations and outcomes in neonates and infants with EA. METHODS: Index operations reported in the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database (2010-2016) were potentially eligible for inclusion...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777565/unanticipated-hospital-admission-in-pediatric-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-undergoing-ambulatory-noncardiac-surgical-procedures
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Koichi Yuki, Sophia Koutsogiannaki, Sandra Lee, James A DiNardo
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of surgical and nonsurgical procedures are being performed on an ambulatory basis in children. Analysis of a large group of pediatric patients with congenital heart disease undergoing ambulatory procedures has not been undertaken. AIMS: The objective of this study was to characterize the profile of children with congenital heart disease who underwent noncardiac procedures on an ambulatory basis at our institution, to determine the incidence of adverse cardiovascular and respiratory adverse events, and to determine the risk factors for unscheduled hospital admission...
May 18, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777556/electrophysiology-and-structural-interventions-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-comparison-of-combined-versus-separate-procedures
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Ian Lindsay, Farnoosh Nik-Ahd, Jamil A Aboulhosn, Jeremy P Moore
BACKGROUND: Electrophysiologic (EP) and structural interventions in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) are typically completed during separate hospital encounters. With planning/coordination, these cases can be combined. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that this integrated approach would yield patient and health system benefits. METHODS: Consecutive ACHD patients undergoing combined interventions were matched to controls with identical but separate procedures...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777282/ambulatory-intravenous-inotropic-support-and-or-levosimendan-in-pediatric-and-congenital-heart-failure-safety-survival-improvement-or-transplantation
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Sotiria C Apostolopoulou, George A Vagenakis, Alexandros Tsoutsinos, Felicia Kakava, Spyridon Rammos
End-stage heart failure (HF) frequently needs continuous inotropic support in hospital and has high morbidity and mortality in absence of heart transplantation. This study reports outcome, efficacy, and safety of continuous ambulatory inotropes (AI) and/or periodic levosimendan (LS) infusions in pediatric HF patients. The study included 27 patients, median age 9.4 (0.1-26.1) years, with severe HF (6 myocarditis, 13 dilated cardiomyopathy, 2 restrictive cardiomyopathy, 6 repaired congenital heart disease). Dobutamine and milrinone AI were administered in 21 patients through a permanent central catheter for median duration 1...
May 18, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776964/arrhythmias-in-adult-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Maria Drakopoulou, Heba Nashat, Aleksander Kempny, Rafael Alonso-Gonzalez, Lorna Swan, Stephen J Wort, Laura C Price, Colm McCabe, Tom Wong, Michael A Gatzoulis, Sabine Ernst, Konstantinos Dimopoulos
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 5%-10% of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) develop pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), which affects life expectancy and quality of life. Arrhythmias are common among these patients, but their incidence and impact on outcome remains uncertain. METHODS: All adult patients with PAH associated with CHD (PAH-CHD) seen in a tertiary centre between 2007 and 2015 were followed for new-onset atrial or ventricular arrhythmia. Clinical variables associated with arrhythmia and their relation to mortality were assessed using Cox analysis...
May 18, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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