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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137093/an-incidental-encounter-of-a-rare-high-take-off-right-coronary-artery-a-case-report
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Xicheng Deng, Peng Huang, Wenjuan Chen, Xiaohui Yang, Qianjun Liu, Yunbin Xiao, Cheng He
RATIONALE: High take-off of the coronary arteries is a rare cardiac anatomic anomaly, which may occur independently or with other congenital heart defects. In the clinical setting, it is noteworthy as a cause of sudden cardiac death. Further, it is vital to identify such anomalies to avoid intraoperative catastrophes in surgeries for congenital heart defects. PATIENT CONCERNS: A II/6 systolic heart murmur on physical examination was incidentally found in a 9-year-old boy; he was confirmed to have a secundum-type atrial septal defect on echocardiography...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132805/feasibility-of-the-use-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-as-a-surface-probe-for-puncturing-and-catheterization-of-the-internal-jugular-vein-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Yi Teng, Mengchan Ou, Hai Yu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) probe as a surface probe with the vascular probe for guiding internal jugular vein (IJV) catheterization. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled pilot study. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred cardiac surgery patients, including 50 adult and 50 pediatric patients. INTERVENTIONS: Patients in the TEE probe group received right IJV catheterization using the TEE probe, while the vascular probe group used the vascular probe for catheterization...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132262/diastolic-dysfunction-is-common-in-survivors-of-pediatric-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma
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Mariëlle Sanne Klein Hesselink, Gianni Bocca, Yoran M Hummel, Adrienne H Brouwers, Johannes G M Burgerhof, Eveline W C M van Dam, Jourik A Gietema, Bas Havekes, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, Eleonora P M Corssmit, Leontien Kremer, Romana Netea-Maier, Helena J H van der Pal, Robin Peeters, John Th M Plukker, Cécile M Ronckers, Hanneke M van Santen, Peter van der Meer, Thera P Links, Wim J E Tissing
INTRODUCTION: Whether pediatric patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) are at risk of developing treatment-related adverse effects on cardiac function is unknown. We therefore studied in long-term survivors of pediatric DTC the prevalence of cardiac dysfunction and atrial fibrillation (AF) in relation to treatment variables, and the association between cardiac dysfunction and plasma biomarkers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this nationwide prospective multicenter study, cardiac assessments were performed in 66 adult survivors of pediatric DTC (age at diagnosis ≤18 years and follow-up ≥5 years after diagnosis) treated in The Netherlands between 1970 and 2009...
November 13, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131462/outcomes-of-liver-transplantation-in-pediatric-recipients-with-cardiovascular-disease
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Márcio Miranda Brito, Joao Seda Neto, Eduardo A Fonseca, Renata Pugliese, Vera B Danesi, Helry L Candido, Adriana Porta, Cristian V B Borges, Gilda Porta, Paulo Chapchap, Irene Kazue Miura
LT exerts considerable stress on the heart perioperatively. Limited data exist on impact of cardiovascular diseases on LT children. This study evaluated the outcomes of children with CVD who underwent LT and compared with pretransplant findings. From 518 LT recipients, 82 (15.8%) had CVD. Sixty patients were classified as low-risk adjustment for congenital heart surgery 1 (RACHS 1 and 2). Five patients were classified as RACHS ≥3. The most common echocardiographic finding in the CVD patients (25/82) was ASD...
November 12, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110981/distributive-shock-in-a-neonate-with-diffuse-infantile-hepatic-hemangioma
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James Brown, Rajan Arora, Usha Sethuraman
BACKGROUND: Hemangiomas are common cutaneous findings on healthy infants. These vascular malformations are generally benign, though in rare circumstances they can potentially be fatal. This is particularly true when the hemangiomas are large or numerous and occurring in visceral organs. Previously unrecognized visceral hemangiomas are part of the differential for any neonate presenting unexpectedly in shock. CASE REPORT: A 10-day-old neonate presented to the pediatric emergency department with difficulty breathing...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106752/subclinical-anthracycline-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-long-term-follow-up-of-asymptomatic-childhood-cancer-survivors-assessment-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Süha Çetin, Kadir Babaoğlu, Eviç Z Başar, Murat Deveci, Funda Çorapçıoğlu
OBJECTIVE: Survivors of childhood cancer treated with anthracyclines carry the risk for developing late-onset cardiotoxicity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate left ventricular (LV) function in this patient group and compare it with healthy controls by means of conventional and speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) after exposure to chemotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Conventional and STE were performed in 45 childhood cancer survivors (mean age 11 ± 4...
November 6, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096870/hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-is-not-a-predictor-of-worse-intermediate-mortality-post-fontan
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Billie-Jean Martin, Kandice Mah, Luke Eckersley, Joyce Harder, Charissa Pockett, Daryl Schantz, John Dyck, Mohammed Al Aklabi, Ivan M Rebeyka, David B Ross
BACKGROUND: An increasing proportion of those living with single ventricle physiology have hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Our objective was to assess the association between HLHS and outcomes post Fontan operation. METHODS: All pediatric patients who underwent a Fontan procedure at the University of Alberta between 1996 and 2016 were included. Follow-up clinical data collected included early and late surgical or catheter reintervention, echocardiography, and long-term transplant-free survival...
October 30, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092770/avalon-catheters-in-pediatric-patients-requiring-ecmo-placement-and-migration-problems
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Marcus D Jarboe, Samir K Gadepalli, Joseph T Church, Meghan A Arnold, Ronald B Hirschl, George B Mychaliska
PURPOSE: The Avalon dual-lumen venovenous catheter has several advantages, but placement techniques and management have not been adequately addressed in the pediatric population. We assessed our institutional outcomes and complications using the Avalon catheter in children. METHODS: We reviewed all pediatric patients who had Avalon catheters placed for respiratory failure at our institution, excluding congenital heart disease patients, from April 2009 to March 2016...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092664/the-perspective-of-the-intensivist-on-inotropes-and-postoperative-care-following-pediatric-heart-surgery-an-international-survey-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Peter P Roeleveld, J C A de Klerk
INTRODUCTION: Inotropes are frequently being used in children undergoing heart surgery to prevent or treat low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS). There is only limited evidence that inotropes actually positively influence postoperative outcome. Our aim was to describe the current international practice variation in the use of inotropes following congenital heart surgery. METHODS: We developed an online survey regarding the postoperative use of inotropes. We sent an invitation to all 197 registered members of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS) to participate in the survey...
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079043/pediatric-appropriate-use-criteria-for-outpatient-echocardiography-practice-variations-among-pediatric-cardiologists-noncardiologist-subspecialists-and-primary-care-providers
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Soultana Kourtidou, Patrick D Evers, Neal W Jorgensen, Richard A Kronmal, Mark B Lewin, Amy H Schultz
BACKGROUND: The first pediatric appropriate use criteria (AUC) address the use of initial transthoracic echocardiography in outpatients by all ordering providers. The aim of this study was to appraise the performance of the AUC across pediatric cardiologists, noncardiologist subspecialists, and primary care providers (PCPs). A further aim was to describe the variations in ordering patterns of different groups of practitioners, which could serve as the basis for targeted quality improvement activities...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071783/age-is-not-a-good-predictor-of-irreversibility-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-congenital-cardiac-malformations-with-left-to-right-shunt
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Amir-Reza Hosseinpour, Marie-Hélène Perez, David Longchamp, Jacques Cotting, Nicole Sekarski, Michel Hurni, René Prêtre, Stefano Di Bernardo
OBJECTIVE: Congenital cardiac malformations with high pulmonary blood flow and pressure due to left-to-right shunts are usually repaired in early infancy for both the benefits of early relief of heart failure and the fear that the concomitant pulmonary hypertension may become irreversible unless these defects are corrected at an early age. Age, however, has been a poor predictor of irreversibility of pulmonary hypertension in our experience, which is presented here. DESIGN: A retrospective observational study...
October 25, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058296/research-and-application-of-transnasal-transesophageal-echocardiography-probe
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Lei Wang, Jing Zhang, Shao-Ping Zheng, Lin He, Jing Wang, Xin-Fang Wang, Ming-Xing Xie
The intubation of conventional transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) probes into patients causes serious esophagus irritation, and thus the use of TEE probes in pediatric practice is limited. In this study, we aimed at the development of a special probe which could be inserted through the nasopharyngeal cavity into the esophagus to obtain the same high-quality echocardiography images as those obtained by conventional TEE and improve patients' experience. During the examination, the patients felt relaxed for a longer time and cooperated with the sonographers in the process of cardiac catheterization conducted in the surgery room or the intensive care unit (ICU), resulting in improved accuracy of the diagnosis and timely administration of appropriate treatment...
October 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045974/-echocardiographic-diagnosis-of-infracardiac-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection
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S T Ren, Y Wang, J H Zhou, J Long, C H Wang, D B Li, Y Z Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical usefulness of echocardiography in the diagnosis of infracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (ITAPVC) in neonates and infants. METHODS: Retrospective analysis on 8 patients with ITAPVC was performed using echocardiography between April 2006 and December 2016. There were 4 boys and 4 girls with a mean age of 79.8 days (ranging from 15 to 195 days). A combined scanning via parasternal, subcostal and apical acoustic windows had been employed to diagnose ITAPVC and to trace the course and site of the anomalous pulmonary venous drainage, and to confirm the direction of the inter-atrial shunt and enlargement of right atrium and right ventricle...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045954/-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-as-leading-manifestation-of-methylmalonic-aciduria-clinical-characteristics-and-gene-testing-in-15-cases
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X Q Liu, H Yan, J X Qiu, C Y Zhang, J G Qi, X Zhang, H J Xiao, Y L Yang, Y H Chen, J B DU
OBJECTIVE: To deepen our understanding of Methylmalonic aciduria (MMA) associated pulmonary hypertension (PH) by analyzing the characteristics of clinical presentation, pulmonary high resolusion CT(HRCT), treatment response and gene mutation. METHODS: This study includes 15 cases of pediatric patients with MMA associated PH diagnosed and treated in Peking University First Hospital pediatric department between May 2012 and May 2016 with symptoms of PH as their leading presentation...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044814/determination-of-the-optimal-depth-of-a-left-internal-jugular-venous-catheter-in-infants-a-prospective-observational-study
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Ji-Hyun Lee, Hyo-Jin Byon, Yoon-Hyeong Choi, In-Kyung Song, Jin-Tae Kim, Hee-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: Few reports exist regarding the optimal depth of a left-sided central venous catheter in pediatric patients. We aimed to provide a guideline for the optimal depth of central venous catheters at the left internal jugular vein in infants, using anatomical landmarks, age, height, and weight. METHODS: A two-stage study was conducted. In the first observational study, infants aged ≤1 year and scheduled for elective surgery requiring a central venous catheter were enrolled...
October 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042864/recent-advances-in-pediatric-interventional-cardiology
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REVIEW
Seong-Ho Kim
During the last 10 years, there have been major technological achievements in pediatric interventional cardiology. In addition, there have been several advances in cardiac imaging, especially in 3-dimensional imaging of echocardiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and cineangiography. Therefore, more types of congenital heart diseases can be treated in the cardiac catheter laboratory today than ever before. Furthermore, lesions previously considered resistant to interventional therapies can now be managed with high success rates...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042577/dual-source-computed-tomography-for-evaluating-pulmonary-artery-and-aorta-in-pediatric-patients-with-single-ventricle
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Meng-Xi Yang, Zhi-Gang Yang, Yi Zhang, Ke Shi, Hua-Yan Xu, Kai-Yue Diao, Ying-Kun Guo
To explore the accuracy of main pulmonary artery (MPA) and ascending aorta (AAO) image evaluation in pediatric patients with single ventricle (SV) by comparing dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) with echocardiography. Thirty-one children with SV were retrospectively enrolled. The stenosis, dilation, and location of MPA and AAO were independently evaluated by DSCT and echocardiography. The accompanying arterial malformations were also assessed by DSCT. For 17 patients undergoing cardiac catheterization, the DSCT-based diameters of MPA and AAO were correlated with their pressures as measured by catheterization...
October 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986349/automated-left-heart-chamber-volumetric-assessment-using-three-dimensional-echocardiography-in-chinese-adolescents
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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...
December 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986271/the-subclinical-cardiomyopathy-of-friedreich-s-ataxia-in-a-pediatric-population
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Jonathan F Plehn, Keren Hasbani, Inez Ernst, Kenneth D Horton, Bart E Drinkard, Nicholas A Di Prospero
BACKGROUND: Identification of a subclinical cardiomyopathy in a pediatric patients with Friedreich's ataxia (FA) has not been well-described. METHODS: We performed echocardiography (echo), cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) and neurologic assessment in a cross-sectional analysis of 48 genetically-confirmed FA subjects aged 9-17 years with moderate neurologic impairment but without a cardiovascular history. Echo and cMRI-determined left ventricular mass were indexed to height in g/m2...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983167/predictors-of-transient-left-ventricular-dysfunction-following-transcatheter-patent-ductus-arteriosus-closure-in-pediatric-age
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Hala Mounir Agha, Hala S Hamza, Alyaa Kotby, Mona E L Ganzoury, Nanies Soliman
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the left ventricular function before and after transcatheter percutaneous patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure, and to identify the predictors of myocardial dysfunction post-PDA closure if present. INTERVENTIONS: Transcatheter PDA closure; conventional, Doppler, and tissue Doppler imaging; and speckle tracking echocardiography. OUTCOME MEASURES: To determine the feasibility and reliability of tissue Doppler and myocardial deformation imaging for evaluating myocardial function in children undergoing transcatheter PDA closure...
October 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
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