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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425226/a-review-of-pediatric-pulmonary-hypertension-with-new-guidelines
#1
Serdar Kula, Ayhan Pektaş
This study aims to review pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH) by comparing the guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Respiratory Society (ERS), the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Thoracic Society (ATS), and the European Pediatric Pulmonary Vascular Disease Network (EPPVDN). All three sets of guidelines define PH as having a mean pulmonary artery pressure of ≥25 mmHg and accept the validity of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification system. Every child with a high index of suspicion for PH should undergo an initial work-up of chest X-rays, electrocardiography, and echocardiography...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424438/using-cardiovascular-imaging-modalities-to-determine-cardiac-disorders-before-starting-sports-activities
#2
Özgür Ceylan, Timur Meşe, Meşe Hazım Gürsu
OBJECTIVE: We re-examined children who had previously been declared eligible to participate in competitive sports activities for cardiac disorders, using cardiac investigation protocol. METHODS: Total of 250 children (224 males [89.6%], and 26 females [10.4%]) between the ages of 8 and 17 years who had just started or were already engaged in sports activities were included in the study. Participants had detailed physical examination evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist...
March 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401251/delayed-myocardial-enhancement-in-pediatric-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-correlation-with-lv-function-echocardiography-and-demographic-parameters
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Sonia El Saiedi, Noha Hossam Behairy, Ahmed Kharabish, Reem Esmail, Zeinab Salah Seliem, Mervat Shafik, Wesam El Mozy
Our aim was (1) to detect the presence of fibrosis by Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) in the pediatric age group. (2) Correlate CMR findings with demographic data, LV function, and other echocardiographic parameters. We studied 40 pediatric patients diagnosed as HCM by echocardiography. All patients were subjected to clinical examination (in which the NYHA classification was determined for each patient), echocardiography, and CMR. CMR was done on a 1.5T Philips Achieva scanner in SSFP with delayed myocardial enhancement (DE-MRI)...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391001/three-dimensional-mitral-valve-morphology-and-age-related-trends-children-and-young-adults-with-structurally-normal-hearts-using-transthoracic-echocardiography
#4
Matthew A Jolley, Sunil J Ghelani, Adi Adar, David M Harrild
BACKGROUND: The mitral valve has a complex three-dimensional (3D) morphology that is incompletely described by two-dimensional echocardiography (echo). Three-dimensional echo provides a more robust tool to analyze the mitral valve. The shape of the mitral annulus and leaflets, and differences with age, have not been described by 3D echo in normal children. Our objective was to characterize and quantify the 3D mitral valve morphology in children with normal transthoracic echocardiograms over a broad spectrum of age and to identify differences in valve shape with age...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386505/the-child-as-a-surrogate-for-diagnosis-of-lupus-in-the-mother
#5
Olufemi O Adelowo, Kenneth A Ohagwu, Ejiehi E Aigbokhan, Richard O Akintayo
Introduction. Neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) is an acquired disease of the newborn caused by transplacental transfer of maternal anti-Ro/SSA, anti-La/SSB, and infrequently anti-U1 RNP antibodies. Methodology. This is a case report of a male infant delivered via Caesarean section at 36-week gestation following detection of fetal bradycardia during routine antenatal clinic visit. Results. The mother was seropositive for antinuclear antibody (ANA) and anti-Ro/SSA and had elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate...
2017: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382424/plasma-exchange-for-the-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-children-is-safe-and-effective-in-improving-both-cardiac-function-and-daily-activities
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Takeshi Moriguchi, Keiichi Koizumi, Kenichi Matsuda, Norikazu Harii, Junko Goto, Daiki Harada, Hisanori Sugawara, Minako Hoshiai, Hiroaki Kise, Akiyasu Baba
Autoantibodies against cardiac proteins play an important role in the development of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The efficacy and safety of apheresis such as immunoadsorption (IA) or plasma exchange (PE) to remove such antibodies have been reported in adult DCM patients. However, apheresis for pediatric DCM has not been performed because of technical difficulty due to relatively low blood volume and instability of hemodynamics. As we have experiences of preforming apheresis on hemodynamically unstable children, we have preformed ten courses of PE on seven child DCM patients including both patients in chronic and acute phase to assess the safety and efficacy to PE...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382081/changes-in-strain-pattern-and-exercise-capacity-after-transcatheter-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects
#7
Jung Yoon Kim, Bong-Sic Yun, Sunho Lee, Se Yong Jung, Jae Young Choi, Nam Kyun Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Assessment of left ventricle (LV) function by using strain and strain rate is popular in the clinical setting. However, the use of these echocardiographic tools in assessing right ventricle (RV) failure, and the manner in which they both reflect the functional capacity of the patient, remains poorly understood. This study aimed to investigate the change in exercise capacity and strain between before and (1 month) after the transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects (ASDs)...
March 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377467/safety-with-echocardiographic-contrast-agents
#8
Preetham R Muskula, Michael L Main
In October 2007, the Food and Drug Administration mandated significant revisions to product labeling for the commercially available echocardiographic contrast agents (ECA) Definity and Optison after spontaneous healthcare provider reports of 4 patient deaths and ≈190 severe cardiopulmonary reactions occurring in close temporal relationship to ECA administration. Since then, multiple large ECA safety studies have been published and have included outpatients, hospitalized patients (including the critically ill), patients undergoing stress echocardiography, and patients with pulmonary hypertension...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370410/echocardiographic-assessment-of-pediatric-semilunar-valve-disease
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Massimiliano Cantinotti, Raffaele Giordano, Michele Emdin, Nadia Assanta, Maura Crocetti, Marco Marotta, Giorgio Iervasi, Leo Lopez, Shelby Kutty
We reviewed echocardiography literature for the assessment and management of semilunar valve disease in children. A search was performed within the National Library of Medicine using the keywords aortic stenosis (AS), aortic regurgitation, pulmonary stenosis (PS), and pulmonary regurgitation in children. The search was further refined adding the keywords-pediatric, neonates, echocardiographic definition, classification, evaluation. Thirty-eight studies were included. For stenotic lesions, there were sufficient consistencies between Doppler and invasive gradients (especially for PS), while other quantitative parameters used in adults showed significant limitations when applied to children...
March 31, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366354/application-of-the-pediatric-appropriate-use-criteria-for-chest-pain
#10
Tuan Nguyen, Michael P Fundora, Elizabeth Welch, Pamela S Douglas, Benjamin W Eidem, Robert M Campbell, Rory B Weiner, Kenan W D Stern, Oscar J Benavidez, Wyman W Lai, Ritu Sachdeva, Leo Lopez
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the subgroup of outpatient pediatric patients presenting with chest pain and to determine the effectiveness of published pediatric appropriate use criteria (PAUC) to detect pathology. STUDY DESIGN: The Pediatric Appropriate Use of Echocardiography study evaluated the use and yield of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) before and after PAUC release. Data were reviewed on patients ≤18 years of age who underwent TTE for chest pain. Indications were classified as appropriate (A), may be appropriate (M), and rarely appropriate (R) based on PAUC ratings, and findings were normal, incidental, or abnormal...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345115/counseling-practices-for-fetal-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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Michael J Walsh, George R Verghese, M Eric Ferguson, Nora F Fino, David J Goldberg, Sonal T Owens, Nelangi Pinto, Sinai C Zyblewski, Michael D Quartermain
While counseling parents of a fetus diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), pediatric cardiologists play a critical role in shaping a family's expectations for the months and years to come. However, techniques for the most effective counseling practices have not been studied, and significant variation among physicians is likely present. Web-based survey of pediatric cardiologists that perform fetal echocardiography using snowball sampling. 201 physicians responded (61% male, 81% from academic centers, and 95% from the U...
March 27, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325522/giant-aneurysms-a-gender-specific-complication-of-kawasaki-disease
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Sanne M Dietz, Irene M Kuipers, Carline E A Tacke, Jeffrey C D Koole, Barbara A Hutten, Taco W Kuijpers
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is a pediatric vasculitis of unknown origin. Its main complication is the development of coronary artery aneurysms (CAA) with giant CAA at the end of the spectrum. METHODS: In this cohort study, we evaluated the association between patient characteristics and the development of giant CAA based on z-scores. Multivariable, multinomial logistic regression analysis was used to identify variables associated with giant CAA. RESULTS: A total of 301 KD patients, comprising 216 patients without enlargement, 45 with small-sized, 19 with medium-sized, and 21 with giant CAA with all echocardiographies at our center were retrospectively included...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316985/prolonged-p-wave-and-qt-dispersion-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-remission
#13
Helen Aghdasi Bornaun, Nuh Yılmaz, Günsel Kutluk, Reyhan Dedeoğlu, Kazım Öztarhan, Gonca Keskindemirci, Aras Tulunoğlu, Fatih Şap
Objectives. Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) are chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) with unclear underlying aetiologies. Severe cardiac arrhythmias have been emphasised in a few studies on adult IBD patients. This study aimed to investigate the alteration of the P-wave and QT interval dispersion parameters to assess the risk of atrial conduction and ventricular repolarisation abnormalities in pediatric IBD patients. Patients and Methods. Thirty-six IBD patients in remission (UC: 20, CD: 16) aged 3-18 years and 36 age- and sex-matched control patients were enrolled in the study...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315942/forgotten-right-ventricle-in-pediatric-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Hala Mounir Agha, Hossam Ibrahim, Inas Abd El Satar, Naglae Abd El Rahman, Doaa Abd El Aziz, Zeinab Salah, Sonia El Saeidi, Fatma Mostafa, Wael Attia, Mohamed Abd El Rahman, Gaser Abd El Mohsen
To evaluate the right ventricular (RV) function in relation to that of the left ventricle (LV) in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Echocardiographic examination was done using tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) for 32 pediatric patients with DCM comparing them to another 32 normal matched controls. The global longitudinal strain (GLS) derived from 2D-STE was used to reflect the LV systolic function. Tricuspid annular plan systolic excursion (TAPSE) and the following RV TDI derived indexes: peak systolic velocity (S'), peak early diastolic velocity E', peak late diastolic velocity A', isovolumic acceleration (IVA) and myocardial performance index (MPI) were measured...
March 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314534/total-cavopulmonary-connection-with-a-new-bioabsorbable-vascular-graft-first-clinical-experience
#15
Leo A Bockeria, Oleg Svanidze, Alex Kim, Konstantin Shatalov, Vladimir Makarenko, Martijn Cox, Thierry Carrel
OBJECTIVES: To assess safety and clinical performance of a novel bioabsorbable vascular graft in pediatric patients with univentricular cardiac malformation who received surgical correction via an extracardiac cavopulmonary conduit. METHODS: The implanted graft material is designed to attract patient's own cells and proteins, which trigger a cascade of physiological events leading to endogenous tissue restoration. As the graft resorbs progressively after implantation, components of native tissue including collagen, endothelial lining, and capillary blood vessels develop and organize into a natural tissue...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304320/optimal-radiologic-position-of-an-umbilical-venous-catheter-tip-as-determined-by-echocardiography-in-very-low-birth-weight-newborns
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B C F Karber, J C Nielsen, D Balsam, C Messina, D Davidson
OBJECTIVE: To compare chest X-ray with echocardiogram (ECHO) in the localization of an umbilical venous catheter (UVC) tip in very low birth weight infants (VLBW). Secondary objectives determined the association between techniques for tip placement by the vertebral body level on X-ray, as well as the length of the thoracic inferior vena cava-right atrial (TIVC-RA) junction by ECHO. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, sequentially enrolled, masked, single regional perinatal center study...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301910/soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-as-a-link-between-angiogenesis-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-pediatric-patients-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-intermedia
#17
Azza Abdel Gawad Tantawy, Amira Abdel Moneam Adly, Eman Abdel Rahman Ismail, Omneya Ibrahim Youssef, Mohamed ElSayed Ali
Endothelial damage has been implicated in the pathogenesis of vascular complications in β-thalassemia intermedia (β-TI). Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFLT-1) is a member of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) family. Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 is an antiangiogenic protein that induces endothelial dysfunction by adhering to and inhibiting VEGF and placenta growth factor. The aim of this study was to assess the level of sFLT-1 in 35 children and adolescents with β-TI, correlating it with markers of hemolysis and iron overload as well as cardiopulmonary complications...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277918/concordance-of-fetal-echocardiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-congenital-cardiac-disease-utilizing-updated-guidelines
#18
Marijo Aguilera, Kirsten Dummer
OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine the concordance of prenatally diagnosed congenital cardiac disease with postnatal echocardiography. STUDY DESIGN: Patients who underwent fetal echocardiograms performed by pediatric cardiologists at a single referral center from January to December 2014 were reviewed. Fetal echocardiography exams were performed in accordance with guidelines by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines (2013 and 2014, respectively)...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271596/team-based-approach-to-identify-cardiac-toxicity-in-critically-ill-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
#19
Christopher E Dandoy, Sonata Jodele, Zachary Paff, Russel Hirsch, Thomas D Ryan, John L Jefferies, Michelle Cash, Seth Rotz, Abigail Pate, Michael D Taylor, Javier El-Bietar, Kasiani C Myers, Gregory Wallace, Adam Nelson, Michael Grimley, Thomas Pfeiffer, Adam Lane, Stella M Davies, Ranjit S Chima
INTRODUCTION: We observed pulmonary hypertension (PH), pericardial effusions, and left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in multiple critically ill hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. We implemented routine structured echocardiography screening for HSCT recipients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) using a standardized multidisciplinary process. METHODS: HSCT recipients admitted to the PICU with respiratory distress, hypoxia, shock, and complications related to transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy were screened on admission and every 1-2 weeks thereafter...
March 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262191/protective-effect-of-acetyl-l-carnitine-against-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-wistar-albino-rats
#20
Hatice Adiguzel Dundar, Muge Kiray, Mustafa Kir, Efsun Kolatan, Alper Bagriyanik, Zekiye Altun, Safiye Aktas, Hulya Ellidokuz, Osman Yilmaz, Kamer Mutafoglu, Nur Olgun
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Anthracyclines are one of the most preferred agents in practical pediatric oncology despite their dose-dependent cardiotoxic effects. The aim of this study was to investigate whether or not acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) has protective effects on doxorubicin (DOX)-induced cardiotoxicity. METHODS: Wistar rats were divided into four groups; control, DOX, ALCAR and ALCAR+DOX. Rats in the first group were given saline on study days, whereas those in the second group were given a single dose of DOX on the 5(th) day and saline on the other days...
October 2016: Archives of Medical Research
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