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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901236/cardiac-tumors-in-pediatric-patients-a-systematic-review
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Aspasia Tzani, Ilias P Doulamis, Konstantinos S Mylonas, Dimitrios V Avgerinos, Dimitrios Nasioudis
This systematic review sought to investigate the current evidence regarding surgical management of primary cardiac tumors in children and adolescents. Twenty-eight studies were deemed eligible, reporting on 745 pediatric patients. Rhabdomyoma was the most prevalent histologic type and echocardiography was the most common diagnostic tool. Cumulative 30-day mortality rate was 6.7%. Rhabdomyomas and teratomas had the highest 30-day mortality. The higher percentage of tumor relapse was noted for myxoma and teratoma...
September 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900614/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-pulmonary-pressures-and-right-ventricular-function-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-simple-approach-for-the-intensivist
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REVIEW
Maurice Beghetti
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is diagnosed using cardiac catheterization and is defined as an elevation of mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) greater than 25 mmHg. Although invasive hemodynamics remains the gold standard and is mandatory for disease confirmation, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is an extremely useful non-invasive and widely available tool that allows for screening and follow-up, in particular, in the acute setting. TTE may be a valuable alternative, allowing for direct measurement and/or indirect assessment of PAP...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895163/off-the-pedal-fluoroless-transseptal-puncture-in-pediatric-supraventricular-tachycardia-ablation
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Bradley C Clark, Kohei Sumihara, Charles I Berul, Jeffrey P Moak
BACKGROUND: Fluoroless transseptal (TS) puncture may represent the final step towards elimination of fluoroscopy in pediatric supraventricular tachycardia ablation in normal hearts. We aimed to demonstrate the safety and feasibility of fluoroless TS puncture in pediatric patients and compare procedural timing with the fluoroscopic approach. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of all TS procedures performed without fluoroscopy at our institution; fluoroless TS procedures were performed under intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) guidance after creation of 3D electroanatomic map and identification of fossa ovalis on 3D map...
September 12, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893427/nomograms-for-echocardiographic-right-ventricular-sub-costal-view-dimensions-in-healthy-caucasian-children-a-new-approach-to-measure-the-right-ventricle
#4
Massimiliano Cantinotti, Raffaele Giordano, Marco Scalese, Eliana Franchi, Giulia Corana, Nadia Assanta, Crocetti Maura, Marotta Marco, Sabrina Molinaro, Martin Koestenberger, Giorgio Iervasi
BACKGROUND: The sub-costal examination of the heart is part of routine examination in pediatric echocardiography, and has the advantage to visualize also the infundibulum part of the right ventricle (RV). Despite this fact, currently nomograms for sub-costal RV dimensions are lacking. METHODS: We prospectively studied healthy Caucasian Italian children by two-dimensional echocardiography. Measurements included: sub-costal end diastolic basal-apical and latero-lateral diameters, end diastolic and end systolic area, 4 chamber end diastolic and end systolic area and length, end diastolic basal (RV1) and mid-cavity (RV2) diameters...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888565/the-use-of-echocardiography-for-pediatric-patients-presenting-with-syncope
#5
Jonathan H Pelletier, Sarah Blanchard, Reid C Chamberlain, Christoph P Hornik, Michael J Campbell, Kevin D Hill
OBJECTIVES: To assess the frequency, yield, and cost of echocardiograms meeting "rarely appropriate" criteria. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, single-center study of pediatric patients presenting with syncope. Patients were categorized according to the appropriate use criteria and based upon location of care (emergency department only, primary care setting only, or referred to a pediatric cardiologist). Multivariable regression was used to determine factors associated with performance of a "rarely appropriate" echocardiogram...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873333/role-of-echocardiography-in-reducing-shock-reversal-time-in-pediatric-septic-shock-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Ahmed A El-Nawawy, Aly M Abdelmohsen, Hadir M Hassouna
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of echocardiography in reducing shock reversal time in pediatric septic shock. METHODS: A prospective study conducted in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of a tertiary care teaching hospital from September 2013 to May 2016. Ninety septic shock patients were randomized in a 1:1 ratio for comparing the serial echocardiography-guided therapy in the study group with the standard therapy in the control group regarding clinical course, timely treatment, and outcomes...
September 2, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865558/impact-of-accreditation-on-quality-in-echocardiograms-a-quantitative-approach
#7
Sarina K Behera, Shea N Smith, Theresa A Tacy
BACKGROUND: Accreditation through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) is believed but not proven to increase quality in imaging. The goal of this study was to use quality metrics to evaluate the impact of accreditation on quality in pediatric echocardiography. METHODS: This is a retrospective study comparing quality metrics in 236 pediatric transthoracic echocardiograms in patients with congenital heart disease from (1) California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), a community hospital, before and after IAC accreditation, and (2) the IAC-accredited Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH), an academic children's referral center, during equivalent eras...
September 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865557/multimodality-noninvasive-imaging-in-the-monitoring-of-pediatric-heart-transplantation
#8
REVIEW
Steven J Kindel, Hao H Hsu, Tarique Hussain, Jonathan N Johnson, Colin J McMahon, Shelby Kutty
Orthotopic heart transplantation is a well-established and effective therapeutic option for children with end-stage heart failure. Multiple modalities, including noninvasive cardiac imaging, cardiac catheterization, angiography, and endomyocardial biopsy, are helpful to monitor these patients for graft dysfunction, rejection, and vasculopathy. Because of morbidities associated with invasive monitoring, noninvasive imaging plays a key role in the surveillance and evaluation of symptoms in pediatric transplant recipients...
September 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864465/automated-left-heart-chambers-volumetric-assessment-using-three-dimensional-echocardiography-in-chinese-adolescents
#9
Xiu-Xia Luo, Fang Fang, Hung-Kwan So, Chao Liu, Man-Ching Yam, Alex Pui-Wai Lee
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported the accuracy and reproducibility of HeartModel for automated determination of three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE)-derived left heart volumes and left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (LVEF) in adult patients. However, it remains unclear whether this automated adaptive analytics algorithm, derived from a 'training' population, can encompass adequate echo images in Chinese adolescents. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to explore the accuracy of HeartModel in adolescents compared with expert manual three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography...
September 1, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859790/ivabradine-in-children-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-symptomatic-chronic-heart-failure
#10
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Damien Bonnet, Felix Berger, Eero Jokinen, Paul F Kantor, Piers E F Daubeney
BACKGROUND: Heart rate reduction as a therapeutic target has been investigated in adults with heart failure (HF). Ivabradine has shown promising efficacy, but has not been evaluated in children. Currently, treatment recommendations for chronic pediatric HF are based mainly on chronic HF guidelines for adults. OBJECTIVES: The authors explored the dose-response relationship of ivabradine in children with dilated cardiomyopathy and symptomatic chronic HF. The primary endpoint was ≥20% reduction in heart rate from baseline without inducing bradycardia or symptoms...
September 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834223/liver-and-systemic-hemodynamics-in-cirrhotic-children-impact-on-the-surgical-management-in-pediatric-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#11
Catherine de Magnée, Francis Veyckemans, Thierry Pirotte, Renaud Menten, Dana Dumitriu, Philippe Clapuyt, Karlien Carbonez, Catherine Barrea, Thierry Sluysmans, Christine Sempoux, Isabelle Leclercq, Francis Zech, Xavier Stephenne, Raymond Reding
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Cirrhosis in adults is associated with modifications of systemic and liver hemodynamics, whereas little is known about the pediatric population. The aim of this work was to investigate whether alterations of hepatic and systemic hemodynamics were correlated with cirrhosis severity in children. The impact of hemodynamic findings on surgical management in pediatric living donor liver transplantation was evaluated. METHODS: Liver and systemic hemodynamics were studied prospectively in 52 children (median age= 1 year; 33 biliary atresia)...
August 17, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832796/transverse-sternal-split-a-safe-mini-invasive-approach-for-perventricular-device-closure-of-ventricular-septal-defect
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Pankaj Garg, Arvind Kumar Bishnoi, Ketav Lakhia, Jigar Surti, Sumbul Siddiqui, Parth Solanki, Himani Pandya
Objective: Perventricular device closure of ventricular septal defect through midline sternotomy avoids the cardiopulmonary bypass, however, lacks the cosmetic advantage. Perventricular device closure of ventricular septal defect with transverse split sternotomy was performed to add the cosmetic advantage of mini-invasive technique. Methods: Thirty-six pediatric patients with mean age 7.14±3.24 months and weight 5.00±0.88 kg were operated for perventricular device closure of ventricular septal defect through transverse split sternotomy in 4th intercostal space under transesophageal echocardiography guidance...
May 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827377/clinical-practice-guideline-for-screening-and-management-of-high-blood-pressure-in-children-and-adolescents
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Joseph T Flynn, David C Kaelber, Carissa M Baker-Smith, Douglas Blowey, Aaron E Carroll, Stephen R Daniels, Sarah D de Ferranti, Janis M Dionne, Bonita Falkner, Susan K Flinn, Samuel S Gidding, Celeste Goodwin, Michael G Leu, Makia E Powers, Corinna Rea, Joshua Samuels, Madeline Simasek, Vidhu V Thaker, Elaine M Urbina
These pediatric hypertension guidelines are an update to the 2004 "Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents." Significant changes in these guidelines include (1) the replacement of the term "prehypertension" with the term "elevated blood pressure," (2) new normative pediatric blood pressure (BP) tables based on normal-weight children, (3) a simplified screening table for identifying BPs needing further evaluation, (4) a simplified BP classification in adolescents ≥13 years of age that aligns with the forthcoming American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology adult BP guidelines, (5) a more limited recommendation to perform screening BP measurements only at preventive care visits, (6) streamlined recommendations on the initial evaluation and management of abnormal BPs, (7) an expanded role for ambulatory BP monitoring in the diagnosis and management of pediatric hypertension, and (8) revised recommendations on when to perform echocardiography in the evaluation of newly diagnosed hypertensive pediatric patients (generally only before medication initiation), along with a revised definition of left ventricular hypertrophy...
August 21, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802483/left-ventricular-systolic-myocardial-deformation-a%C3%A2-comparison-of-two-and-three-dimensional-echocardiography-in-children
#14
Sowmya Balasubramanian, Rajesh Punn, Shea N Smith, Helene Houle, Theresa A Tacy
BACKGROUND: The clinical applicability and reliability of three-dimensional (3D) speckle-tracking echocardiography has not been well studied in pediatric patients. The aim of this study was to compare two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography and 3DE real-time full-volume-derived strain and rotation indices in healthy children and patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). METHODS: Children with either normal function or DCM were prospectively recruited in an outpatient setting, and deformation indices, including circumferential, radial, and longitudinal strain and torsion, were measured by 2D and 3D echocardiography...
August 9, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800832/knowledge-of-appropriate-outpatient-pediatric-echocardiogram-ordering-in-primary-care-physicians-and-trainees
#15
Sean M Lang, Joshua A Daily, Micheal R FitzGerald, Xinyu Tang, Thomas H Best, James M Robbins, R Thomas Collins
Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the initial use of outpatient pediatric echocardiography were established to aid all clinicians in the evaluation of children with possible heart disease, and limit low diagnostic yield studies. We sought to (1) assess PCPs' and trainees' awareness of the AUC document; (2) compare their knowledge of appropriate echocardiogram ordering with that of pediatric cardiologists; and (3) identify additional medical and nonmedical factors affecting PCP echocardiogram ordering. An online survey with clinical scenarios derived from the AUC guidelines was distributed to PCPs and trainees in Arkansas, and pediatric cardiologists from Arkansas Children's Hospital and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762165/the-mid-term-results-of-mitral-valve-repair-for-isolated-mitral-regurgitation-in-infancy-and-childhood
#16
Yi Shi, Haitao Xu, Jun Yan, Qiang Wang, Shoujun Li, Tong Yi, Yajuan Zhang, Wenchao Liu
The objective of this study was to assess the mid-term results of mitral valve (MV) repair in infancy and childhood with isolated mitral regurgitation (MR). From January 2005 to January 2016, 40 consecutive patients with isolated MR underwent MV repair in Fuwai Hospital, Beijing, China. Patients' clinical data were analyzed retrospectively. Mean age at operation was 13 ± 5 (6-24) months and 22 patients (55%) were younger than 1 year. Mean weight at operation was 8.5 ± 1.9 (4.2-13) kg and 34 patients (85%) were lighter than 10 kg...
July 31, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758063/acquired-systemic-to-pulmonary-venous-shunt-or-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-a-rare-right-to-left-shunt-case-based-discussion
#17
Alexandre Gamet, Pascale Raud-Raynier, Thomas Kerforne, Stéphane Velasco, Luc Christiaens
Cardiac shunts are often described in congenital or pediatric populations, but systemic-to-pulmonary venous shunts in adult patients are reported in literature in isolated case reports. We present the case of a 70-year-old female with a left superior vena cava (SVC) draining into the left atrium by the left superior pulmonary vein, with a complete right-to-left shunt of the superior venous circulation caused by a former catheter thrombosis in the right SVC. Diagnosis was suspected after a contrast echocardiography showing an exclusive perfusion of left heart after intravenous injection and confirmed by helical computed tomography with three-dimensional reconstruction...
July 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726262/double-aortic-arch-anomalies-in-children-a-systematic-20-year-single-center-study
#18
M Kaldararova, I Simkova, I Varga, P Tittel, M Kardos, M Ondriska, V Vrsanska, J Masura
Aortic arch anomalies underlie numerous congenital disorders. Effectively diagnosing and treating them requires close understanding of cardiovascular embryology. As our Center serves the entire pediatric population of our country, we performed a comprehensive retrospective analysis of all aortic arch anomalies diagnosed at our Center over the past 20 years. We analyzed 40 children with aortic arch anomalies, distinguishing two defect types: Group 1 displayed ring-forming anomalies, and Group 2 other types of aortic arch anomalies that did not form a vascular ring...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711964/utility-of-echocardiography-in-detecting-silent-complications-after-pediatric-catheter-ablations
#19
Shahnawaz M Amdani, Salaam Sallaam, Peter P Karpawich, Sanjeev Aggarwal
Although transcatheter arrhythmia ablation (TCA) has been performed in children for over two decades, guidelines for routine use of post-ablation transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) are absent. We sought to determine the efficacy of TTE after apparently uneventful TCA procedures in detecting adverse findings and identify predisposing factors. A retrospective review of clinical and procedural data on patients who underwent TCA for supraventricular arrhythmias from 2000 to 2015 was performed. Pre- and post-ablation TTE data were reviewed...
July 15, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708228/clinical-and-subclinical-cardiac-late-effects-in-pediatric-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-survivors
#20
Carlo Materazzo, Maura Massimino, Elisabetta Schiavello, Marta Podda, Lorenza Gandola, Graziella Cefalo, Serena Catania, Cristina Meazza, Ivan Moschetti, Monica Terenziani
PURPOSE: Cardiac late effects are responsible for a significant burden of mortality and morbidity among pediatric Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) survivors (HLS). The aim of our study was to assess clinical and subclinical cardiac sequelae in a cohort of childhood HLS treated in the 1980s with doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (the ABVD regimen) and limited-field radiotherapy (RT). METHODS: We retrospectively examined a series of HLS treated from 1979 to 1989...
July 8, 2017: Tumori
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