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Hirofumi Obinata, Shinichi Nishibe, Yoko Ishihara
Background: Heterotaxy syndrome (HS) is characterized by a wide variety of cardiac and extra-cardiac malformations, including pulmonary valve stenosis, interruption of the inferior vena cava, total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC), asplenia, polysplenia, intestinal malrotation, and preduodenal portal vein (PDPV). We report the case of a heterotaxic infant with an infracardiac TAPVC and preduodenal portal vein who experienced repetitive hemodynamic instability during urgent laparotomy for duodenal obstruction...
2018: JA Clin Rep
Takahiko Sakamoto, Mitsugi Nagashima, Kentarou Umezu, Ryogo Houki, Jin Ikarashi, Junko Katagiri, Kenji Yamazaki
OBJECTIVES: Isolated total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is a relatively rare congenital cardiac defect, while pulmonary venous obstruction (PVO) is associated with poor prognosis. We reviewed the long-term outcome of total correction for isolated TAPVC at our institute and analysed the risk factors for mortality and morbidity. METHODS: A total of 290 isolated TAPVC patients evaluated between 1965 and 2016 were divided into 2 groups: Group Early (n = 151) underwent surgery before 1989; Group Late (n = 139) underwent surgery after 1990...
February 20, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Precylia Fernandes, Lito Mantagou, Ram Ramaraj, Umber Agarwal, Joyce Su Ling Lim
Introduction: A functionally single cardiac ventricle seen on foetal ultrasound scan carries a guarded prognosis. The antenatal diagnosis of anomalous pulmonary venous connection (APVC) remains challenging, if there is no associated structural cardiac abnormality. Antenatally, a combination of complex cardiac anomaly with suspected isomerism should raise the possibility of associated total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC). There needs to be a high index of suspicion for TAPVC, in functional single ventricle and suspected isomerism, as this carries a very grim outcome postnatally...
February 2018: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
Rong Liufu, Guocheng Shi, Fang Zhu, Yongmei Guan, Zhaohui Lu, Weimin Chen, Zhongqun Zhu, Huiwen Chen
BACKGROUND: Studies on the outcomes of surgical repair for supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection through the superior approach are uncommon. METHODS: From January 2004 to January 2016, 198 patients with supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection underwent side-to-side anastomosis between the common pulmonary vein and left atrium through the superior approach. Kaplan-Meier curve was used to demonstrate the survival estimates. Cox proportional hazard model and competing risk regression model were used to identify risk factors for death and postoperative pulmonary venous obstruction...
February 15, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Shreepal Jain, Neeta S Bachani, Robin J Pinto, Bharat V Dalvi
Surgical repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) can be complicated by the development of pulmonary venous stenosis later on. In addition, the vertical vein, if left unligated, can remain patent and lead to hemodynamically significant left to right shunting. We report an infant who required transcatheter correction of both these problems after surgical repair of TAPVC.
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
Rachel D Vanderlaan, Christopher A Caldarone
Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) constitutes a spectrum of congenital lesions whereby the pulmonary veins remain connected to systemic venous vessels or aberrantly connect to the right atrium. Definitive management requires surgical intervention and, in patients with obstruction to pulmonary venous flow, urgent operation is required. Use of temporizing catheter-based interventions allow for optimization in hemodynamically unstable neonates. Overall, survival has significantly improved over the past decades through better perioperative management and evolution of surgical approaches to minimize post-repair pulmonary vein stenosis, which persists as a major determinant of long-term outcomes...
March 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
Ye Zhang, Qin Shao, Lin Sun, Shuping Ge, Yihua He
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal diagnosis of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) by fetal echocardiography (FE) remains a challenge. We sought to ascertain the diagnostic accuracy of 2D and 3D spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) FE and the potential incremental value of 3D STIC FE for prenatal diagnosis and assessment of TAPVC. METHODS: This study was conducted retrospectively in a single tertiary referral center. The study population consisted of 74 TAPVC from 17 063 fetuses by FE from August 2010 to April 2016...
December 2017: Echocardiography
Arun Gopalakrishnan, Venkateshwaran Subramanian, Bijulal Sasidharan, Deepa Sasikumar, Kavassery Mahadevan Krishnamoorthy, Baiju S Dharan, Ajitkumar Valaparambil
Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) with direct connection of the pulmonary veins to the morphologically right atrium is exceedingly rare other than in the setting of isomerism of the right atrial appendages. We present an interesting case of TAPVC in a patient with situs solitus that connected to the right atrium via a broad-mouthed common chamber.
November 8, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Dario Paladini, Angela Pistorio, L H Wu, Gabriella Meccariello, Ting Lei, Giulia Tuo, Gloria Donarini, Maurizio Marasini, Hong-Ning Xie
OBJECTIVES: Aim of this study is to describe the sonographic features and associations of Total and Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC, PAPVC) and scimitar syndrome (SS) and to review the relevant literature systematically in order to underline the associations and the sonographic features more frequently associated with these conditions. METHODOLOGY: Retrospective cohort study. Assessed variables include: TAPVC subtype, gestational age at diagnosis, area behind LA, ventricular disproportion, vertical vein, pulmonary venous obstruction, mode of diagnosis, association with cardiac and extra-cardiac conditions, pregnancy and feto-neonatal outcome...
September 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Nataliya R Nichay, Yuriy N Gorbatykh, Igor A Kornilov, Ilya A Soynov, Yuriy Y Kulyabin, Artem V Gorbatykh, Sergey M Ivantsov, Alexander V Bogachev-Prokophiev, Alexander M Karaskov
BACKGROUND: Bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis (BCPA) is an important preliminary step toward the Fontan procedure; thus, understanding of risk factors for morbidity and mortality after BCPA may ultimately promote improved rates of success with Fontan completion and general survival. This study evaluated survival and predictors of unfavorable outcomes in patients after BCPA. METHODS: Clinical data of 157 patients who underwent BCPA from 2003 to 2015 at a single center were retrospectively analyzed...
September 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Jennifer M Acevedo, Simon Lee, Nina Gotteiner, Amy S Lay, Angira Patel
Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is a rare form of cyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD) that occurs when the pulmonary veins drain into a site other than the morphologic left atrium. As with other forms of CHD, TAPVC has been shown to cluster in families and is known to have genetic association. We report on a case series of familial TAPVC in three consecutive siblings. A combination of fetal echocardiography, transthoracic echocardiography, as well as cross-sectional imaging was utilized in the diagnosis as well as management of each sibling...
October 2017: Echocardiography
Yan Kai Mao, Bo Wen Zhao, Feng Hua Zheng, Bei Wang, Xiao Hui Peng, Ran Chen, Mei Pan
OBJECTIVES: To construct Z-score reference ranges for fetal left atrial (LA) size and left atrium-descending aorta distance (LDD or 'post-LA distance') at 20 to 40 weeks' gestation and to compare these parameters between fetuses with isolated total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) and normal fetuses. METHODS: Three hundred thirty-three normal singleton fetuses from 20 to 40 weeks' gestation were enrolled in a prospective cross-sectional study. Six cardiovascular dimensions were obtained by two-dimensional echocardiography...
October 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
Hunbo Shim, Ji-Hyuk Yang, Tae-Gook Jun
BACKGROUND: The small size of the pulmonary veins in infants increases the risk of pulmonary vein obstruction (PVO) after surgical repair of type IV total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC). Here, we described the outcomes of our strategy, which delayed total correction after initial partial correction. METHODS: We reviewed the data of patients who underwent total correction for type IV TAPVC. In total, 11 out of 103 patients with TAPVC had type IV TAPVC with biventricular physiology...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Li Jiang, Lin-Jun Xie, Zhi-Gang Yang, Ke Shi, Hua-Yan Xu, Rui Li, Kai-Yue Diao, Ying-Kun Guo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the image features and diagnostic agreement for anomalous pulmonary venous connection (APVC) by dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) before surgery when compared with trans-thoracic echocardiography (TTE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of one hundred and twenty-three patients were enrolled in this study. The associated malformation was analyzed between 39 total anomalous pulmonary venous connections (TAPVC) and 84 partial anomalous pulmonary venous connections (PAPVC)...
September 2017: European Journal of Radiology
Aysel Turkvatan, Hasan Tahsin Tola, Pelin Ayyildiz, Erkut Ozturk, Yakup Ergul, Alper Guzeltas
We report the results of our retrospective evaluation, from February 2011 through August 2014, of the anatomic features of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) and its associated cardiovascular anomalies in a pediatric population. In all 43 patients under study (23 female; average age, 9 mo [range, 4 d-7.1 yr]), these examinations had been performed with a dual-source 256-detector scanner. The type of TAPVC, the presence of obstruction, and the association with other cardiovascular anomalies were investigated and recorded...
April 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
Xue Sun, Ying Zhang, Miao Fan, Yu Wang, Meilian Wang, Faiza Amber Siddiqui, Wei Sun, Feifei Sun, Dongyu Zhang, Wenjia Lei, Guyue Hu
BACKGROUND: Prenatal diagnosis of fetal total anomalous pulmonary vein connection (TAPVC) remains challenging for most screening sonographers. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of four-dimensional echocardiography with high-definition flow imaging and spatiotemporal image correlation (4D-HDFI) in identifying pulmonary veins in normal and TAPVC fetuses. MATERIAL & METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed and performed 4D-HDFI in 204 normal and 12 fetuses with confirmed diagnosis of TAPVC...
April 12, 2017: Echocardiography
Gananjay G Salve, Shreepal A Jain, Bharat V Dalvi, Krishnanaik Shivaprakash
Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) with total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is a rare association. Very few such cases have been reported. Among them 1 patient underwent anatomic repair. The rest received repair at the atrial level with either a modified Senning technique or a Mustard technique. We report a rare combination of TGA, TAPVC draining to the coronary sinus, and left juxtaposition of the atrial appendages with a diminutive right atrium. The anomalies were successfully repaired by anatomic correction...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Naoki Yoshimura, Kazuaki Fukahara, Akio Yamashita, Toshio Doi, Katsunori Takeuchi, Shigeyuki Yamashita, Takahiro Homma, Shigeki Yokoyama, Masaya Aoki, Yuki Ikeno
Despite recent advances in surgical technique and perioperative care, the surgical correction of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) remains a challenge. The major complication and the main cause of reoperation in TAPVC surgery are the occurrence of pulmonary venous obstruction (PVO). In the 1990s, sutureless repair was introduced as a technique to relieve PVO after TAPVC repair. Following the favorable outcomes for postoperative PVO, the indications for sutureless repair as a primary operation have been expanded to include infants who have preoperative PVO or those at risk of developing PVO after the repair of TAPVC...
May 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
James D St Louis, Elizabeth M Turk, Jeffrey P Jacobs, James E O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Mortality associated with correction of type IV total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is generally reported in combination with other anatomic types. The objective of this study is to review surgical outcomes associated with the repair of type IV TAPVC by analyzing a multi-institutional cohort specific for this group. We also analyze patient-specific variables that may contribute to poor operative outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review of the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium (PCCC) registry identified patients who underwent repair of type IV TAPVC between 1982 and 2007...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Sabarinath Menon, Thomas Mathew, Jayakumar Karunakaran, Baiju Sashidhar Dharan
Visibility continues to be a major problem during repair of obstructed total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) resulting in frequent use of deep hypothermia and low flow bypass. Sutureless technique for primary repair of anomalous pulmonary venous connection is fast becoming popular. In this described modification of sutureless technique through the lateral approach, the left atrium is marsupialized around the common pulmonary venous chamber, except on the right lateral aspect, providing a bloodless field with minimal retraction of heart facilitating the surgery at mild hypothermia...
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
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