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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706735/the-importance-of-copy-number-variation-in-congenital-heart-disease
#1
Gregory Costain, Candice K Silversides, Anne S Bassett
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common class of major malformations in humans. The historical association with large chromosomal abnormalities foreshadowed the role of submicroscopic rare copy number variations (CNVs) as important genetic causes of CHD. Recent studies have provided robust evidence for these structural variants as genome-wide contributors to all forms of CHD, including CHD that appears isolated without extra-cardiac features. Overall, a CNV-related molecular diagnosis can be made in up to one in eight patients with CHD...
September 14, 2016: NPJ Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706585/atrial-tachyarrhythmia-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Arsha Karbassi, Krishnakumar Nair, Louise Harris, Rachel M Wald, S Lucy Roche
The adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) population continues to grow and most cardiologists, emergency room physicians and family doctors will intermittently come into contact with these patients. Oftentimes this may be in the setting of a presentation with atrial tachyarrhythmia; one of the commonest late complications of ACHD and problem with potentially serious implications. Providing appropriate initial care and ongoing management of atrial tachyarrhythmia in ACHD patients requires a degree of specialist knowledge and an awareness of certain key issues...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704916/three-dimensional-echocardiography-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#3
REVIEW
Hyun Suk Yang
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is now more common in adults than in children due to improvements in fetal echo, neonatal and pediatric care, and surgical techniques leading to dramatically increased survivability into adulthood. Adult patients with CHD, regardless of prior cardiac surgery, experience further cardiac problems or therapeutic challenges; therefore, a non-invasive, easily accessible echocardiographic examination is an essential follow-up tool. Among echocardiographic modalities, three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography provides better delineation of spatial relationships in complex cardiac geometries and more accurate volumetric information without geometric assumptions...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703088/poor-blood-pressure-control-in-adults-with-repaired-coarctation-of-the-aorta-and-hypertension-a-register-based-study-of-associated-factors
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Daniel Rinnström, Mikael Dellborg, Ulf Thilén, Peder Sörensson, Niels-Erik Nielsen, Christina Christersson, Martin Ugander, Bengt Johansson
BACKGROUND: Arterial hypertension is common in adults with repaired coarctation of the aorta, and is associated with several severe complications. Aims This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of poorly controlled (⩾140/90 mmHg) blood pressure among patients with diagnosed hypertension and to identify associated factors. METHODS: In the national register for CHD, adults with repaired coarctation of the aorta and diagnosed hypertension - defined as a registry diagnosis and/or use of anti-hypertensive prescription medication - were identified...
July 13, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696875/status-and-challenges-of-care-in-africa-for-adults-with-congenital-heart-defects
#5
Frank Edwin, Liesl Zühlke, Heba Farouk, Ana Olga Mocumbi, Kow Entsua-Mensah, Desrie Delsol-Gyan, Fidelia Bode-Thomas, Andre Brooks, Blanche Cupido, Mark Tettey, Ernest Aniteye, Martin M Tamatey, Kofi B Gyan, Jacques Cabral Tantchou Tchoumi, Mohamed-Adel Elgamal
The 54 countries in Africa have an estimated total annual congenital heart defect (CHD) birth prevalence of 300,486 cases. More than half (51.4%) of the continental birth prevalence occurs in only seven countries. Congenital heart disease remains primarily a pediatric health issue in Africa because of the deficient health-care systems: the adults with CHD made up just 10% of patients with CHD in Ghana, and 13.7% of patients with CHD presenting for surgery in Mozambique. With Africa's population projected to double in the next 35 years, the already deficient health systems for CHD care will suffer unbearable strain unless determined and courageous action is undertaken by the African leaders...
July 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689505/revision-review-of-non-elective-hospitalisations-of-adults-with-chd
#6
Alexandra Soufi, Jack M Colman, Qunyu Li, Erwin N Oechslin, Adrienne H Kovacs
Introduction The adult CHD population is increasing and ageing and remains at high risk for morbidity and mortality. In a retrospective single-centre study, we conducted a comprehensive review of non-elective hospitalisations of adults with CHD and explored factors associated with length of stay. METHODS: We identified adults (⩾18 years) with CHD admitted during a 12-month period and managed by the adult CHD service. Data regarding demographics, cardiac history, hospital admission, resource utilisation, and length of stay were extracted...
July 10, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687271/number-of-thoracotomies-predicts-impairment-in-lung-function-and-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
#7
Jan Müller, Peter Ewert, Alfred Hager
OBJECTIVE: Many patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) require surgery to ensure survival into adulthood. But history of previous thoracotomies is associated with respiratory muscle weakness, impairments in chest wall compliance, and moderately to severely impaired lung function. This study evaluated the impact of thoracotomies on functional outcome in patients with CHD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In total 1372 adolescents and adults with CHD (32.4±11.5 years, 624 female), who underwent spirometry and cardiopulmonary exercise testing in our institution from January 2010 to August 2015, were analyzed...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674625/gender-related-differences-in-self-reported-dental-care-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-at-increased-risk-of-infective-endocarditis
#8
Susann Schmidt, Marlies Ramseier-Hadorn, Corina Thomet, Kerstin Wustmann, Markus Schwerzmann
OBJECTIVE: Adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) are at increased risk of infective endocarditis (IE). Women with CHD have a lower IE risk, potentially due to gender-related differences in dental care. We aimed to assess self-reported dental hygiene measures in adults with CHD, and to identify factors associated with good oral hygiene. METHODS AND RESULTS: Descriptive study includes 187 adults with CHD at increased risk of IE. The patients' IE knowledge was assessed using an adapted version of the Leuven Knowledge Questionnaire for CHD...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669511/illness-perceptions-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease-a-multi-center-international-study
#9
Jessica Rassart, Silke Apers, Adrienne H Kovacs, Philip Moons, Corina Thomet, Werner Budts, Junko Enomoto, Maayke A Sluman, Jou-Kou Wang, Jamie L Jackson, Paul Khairy, Stephen C Cook, Raghavan Subramanyan, Luis Alday, Katrine Eriksen, Mikael Dellborg, Malin Berghammer, Bengt Johansson, Gwen R Rempel, Samuel Menahem, Maryanne Caruana, Gruschen Veldtman, Alexandra Soufi, Susan M Fernandes, Kamila S White, Edward Callus, Shelby Kutty, Koen Luyckx
BACKGROUND: Illness perceptions are cognitive frameworks that patients construct to make sense of their illness. Although the importance of these perceptions has been demonstrated in other chronic illness populations, few studies have focused on the illness perceptions of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). This study examined (1) inter-country variation in illness perceptions, (2) associations between patient characteristics and illness perceptions, and (3) associations between illness perceptions and patient-reported outcomes...
June 26, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669107/outcomes-and-costs-of-cardiac-surgery-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#10
Viviane G Nasr, David Faraoni, Anne Marie Valente, James A DiNardo
Advances in pediatric cardiac surgical and medical care have led to increased survival of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Consequently, many CHD patients survive long enough to require cardiac surgery as adults. Using the 2013 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database, we compared costs and outcomes for adult patients undergoing surgery for treatment of CHD to a reference population of adults undergoing CABG. Patients were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9 CM) procedure codes...
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658719/patient-education-in-the-management-of-coronary-heart-disease
#11
REVIEW
Lindsey Anderson, James Pr Brown, Alexander M Clark, Hasnain Dalal, Henriette K Rossau, Charlene Bridges, Rod S Taylor
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the single most common cause of death globally. However, with falling CHD mortality rates, an increasing number of people live with CHD and may need support to manage their symptoms and improve prognosis. Cardiac rehabilitation is a complex multifaceted intervention which aims to improve the health outcomes of people with CHD. Cardiac rehabilitation consists of three core modalities: education, exercise training and psychological support. This is an update of a Cochrane systematic review previously published in 2011, which aims to investigate the specific impact of the educational component of cardiac rehabilitation...
June 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651679/determinants-of-quality-of-life-in-adults-with-chd-an-australian-cohort
#12
Sarah L Eaton, QiFeng Wang, Samuel Menahem
BACKGROUND: Following improved survival rates in children with CHD, their quality of life and its determinants have become increasingly important. As part of a multicentre study entitled "Assessment of Patterns of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease - International Study", this article reviews the relationships among quality of life, anxiety and depression, sense of coherence, and severity of disease in an Australian cohort of adults with CHD. Methods and results Adults with CHD were recruited from a single, community-based cardiology practice...
June 27, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648355/impact-of-age-and-sex-on-survival-and-causes-of-death-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#13
Jose Maria Oliver, Pastora Gallego, Ana Elvira Gonzalez, Diego Garcia-Hamilton, Pablo Avila, Andres Alonso, Jose Ruiz-Cantador, Rafael Peinado, Raquel Yotti, Francisco Fernandez-Aviles
BACKGROUND: The impact of gender and aging on relative survival and causes of death in adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) are not well known. METHODS: Single center observational longitudinal study of 3311 consecutive ACHD (50.5% males) followed up to 25years. Patients were divided by the age at last follow-up into three groups: <40, 40-65 and >65years old. Their vital status was verified by crosschecking the Spanish National Death Index. Regression model for relative survival from reference population was performed...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632654/an-overview-of-cardiac-computed-tomography-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#14
Pal Suranyi, Akos Varga-Szemes, Anthony M Hlavacek
Familiarity with congenital heart disease (CHD) and its manifestations in adults is becoming increasingly important for the practicing cardiothoracic imager. The use of computed tomographic angiography is becoming commonplace not only in adults with a history and subsequent interventions for CHD as a child but also in de novo detection of-typically-milder, survivable forms of CHD, which are clinically suspected because of declining cardiac performance, cardiac events, or murmurs. Occasionally, adult CHD (ACHD) is found incidentally on scans performed for other indications (eg, trauma or neoplasm staging) because of improvements in computed tomographic technology and advanced visualization...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632651/imaging-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#15
Stephanie S Gaydos, Akos Varga-Szemes, Rochelle N Judd, Pal Suranyi, David Gregg
There has been tremendous growth in the population of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) over the last few decades because of advances in medical care. Whereas some cases are cured during childhood, most patients instead undergo palliation, which leaves them at risk for late complications. Lifelong clinical follow-up involving serial multimodality imaging is helpful to monitor and guide the treatment of late complications. Imaging of these individuals is challenging because of their unique anatomy and therefore requires careful consideration on a case-by-case basis...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629411/prevalence-and-predictors-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-among-people-with-coronary-heart-disease-or-at-risk-for-this-in-the-sixth-troms%C3%A3-study-a-comparative-analysis-using-protection-motivation-theory
#16
Agnete E Kristoffersen, Fuschia M Sirois, Trine Stub, Anne Helen Hansen
BACKGROUND: Engagement in healthy lifestyle behaviors, such as healthy diet and regular physical activity, are known to reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD). Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is known to be associated with having a healthy lifestyle. The primary aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and predictors of CAM use in CHD patients, and in those without CHD but at risk for developing CHD, using Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) as a guiding conceptual framework...
June 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628610/outcome-of-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-in-england-between-1997-and-2015
#17
Aleksander Kempny, Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Anselm Uebing, Gerhard-Paul Diller, Ulrich Rosendahl, George Belitsis, Michael A Gatzoulis, Stephen J Wort
BACKGROUND: The number of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) is increasing worldwide and most of them will require cardiac surgery, once or more, during their lifetime. The total volume of cardiac surgery in CHD patients at a national level and the associated mortality and predictors of death associated with surgery are not known. We aimed to investigate the surgical volume and associated mortality in CHD patients in England. METHODS: Using a national hospital episode statistics database, we identified all CHD patients undergoing cardiac surgery in England between 1997 and 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627006/parents-perceptions-during-the-transition-to-home-for-their-child-with-a-congenital-heart-defect-how-can-we-support-families-of-children-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
#18
Sarita March
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to explore the literature related to transitions in healthcare between the hospital and home that caregivers experience with a child who has a congenital heart defect (CHD), specifically related to hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). DESIGN AND METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted searching OVID Medline, CINAHL, and PubMed to discover the caregivers' perceptions on their transitions between hospital care and home care of their child with a CHD...
June 18, 2017: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624096/a-multiregional-randomized-evaluation-of-the-lipid-modifying-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-anacetrapib-added-to-ongoing-statin-therapy-in-patients-with-hypercholesterolemia-or-low-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol
#19
Christie M Ballantyne, Sukrut Shah, Aditi Sapre, Tanya B Ashraf, Sandra C Tobias, Tayfun Sahin, Ping Ye, Yugang Dong, Wayne Huey-Heng Sheu, Duk-Hyun Kang, Paulo Roberto Ferreira Rossi, Yulia Moiseeva, Ignacio Rodriguez Briones, Amy O Johnson-Levonas, Yale B Mitchel
This phase 3, multiregional, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study assessed the efficacy/safety profile of anacetrapib added to ongoing therapy with statin ± other lipid-modifying therapies in patients with hypercholesterolemia who were not at their low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) goal (as per the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines) and in those with low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). Patients on a stable dose of statin ± other lipid-modifying therapies and with LDL-C ≥70 to <115, ≥100 to <145, ≥130, or ≥160 mg/dl for very high, high, moderate, or low CHD risk or at LDL-C goal (per CHD risk category) with HDL-C ≤40 mg/dl were randomized in a ratio of 1:1 to anacetrapib 100 mg (n = 290) or placebo (n = 293) for 24 weeks, followed by a 12-week off-drug phase...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619008/trends-in-mortality-rates-by-subtypes-of-heart-disease-in-mississippi-1980-2013
#20
Vincent L Mendy, Rodolfo Vargas, Marinelle Payton
BACKGROUND: Heart disease (HD) is the leading cause of death among Mississippians. However, trends in mortality rates for HD subtypes in Mississippi have not been adequately described. This study examined trends in mortality rates for HD subtypes among adults in Mississippi from 1980 through 2013. METHODS: We used Mississippi Vital Statistics data to calculate age-specific mortality rates for HD subtypes for Mississippians age 35 and older. Cases were identified via underlying cause of death codes from the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) and Tenth Revision (ICD-10)...
June 15, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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