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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549022/pictorial-review-of-surgical-anatomy-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#1
Carlo N De Cecco, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, José M Madrid Pérez, Marwen Eid, Pal Suranyi, Virginia W Lesslie, Gorka Bastarrika
The survival rate of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) has dramatically improved over the last 2 decades because of technological and surgical advances in diagnosis and treatment, respectively. The vast majority of CHD patients are, in fact, amenable to treatment by either device closure or surgery. Considering the wide spectrum of surgical procedures and complex native and derived anatomy, continuous and detailed follow-up is of paramount importance. Cardiac magnetic resonance and cardiac computed tomography angiography are the cornerstones of diagnosis and follow-up of CHD, allowing for comprehensive noninvasive assessment of the heart, coronary tree, and intrathoracic great vessels, along with both morphological and functional evaluation...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544787/analysis-of-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-presenting-to-pediatric-emergency-departments-with-arrhythmias
#2
Shaun Mohan, Brady S Moffett, Wilson Lam, Caridad de la Uz, Christina Miyake, Santiago O Valdes, Jeffrey J Kim
OBJECTIVE: As survivors of congenital heart disease (CHD) continue to age, healthcare utilization by this population has increased. It is unknown how often these patients utilize the emergency department (ED) at children's hospitals and how arrhythmias play a role in their utilization of care. DESIGN: Using a retrospective cohort design, the Pediatric Hospital Information System (PHIS) database was investigated and we studied adults (≥18 years) with CHD (ACHD) who presented to pediatric EDs from 2004 to 2014...
May 22, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540340/is-childhood-socioeconomic-status-related-to-coronary-heart-disease-evidence-from-the-health-and-retirement-study-1992-2012
#3
Minjee Lee, M Mahmud Khan, Brad Wright
Objective: We investigated the association between childhood socioeconomic status (SES) and coronary heart disease (CHD) in older Americans. Method: We used Health and Retirement Study data from 1992 to 2012 to examine a nationally representative sample of Americans aged ≥50 years (N = 30,623). We modeled CHD as a function of childhood and adult SES using maternal and paternal educational level as a proxy for childhood SES. Results: Respondents reporting low childhood SES were significantly more likely to have CHD than respondents reporting high childhood SES...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523852/preparing-adolescents-with-heart-problems-for-transition-to-adult-care-2009-2010-national-survey-of-children-with-special-health-care-needs
#4
Karrie F Downing, Matthew E Oster, Sherry L Farr
OBJECTIVE: A substantial percentage of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) fail to transfer to adult care, resulting in increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Transition planning discussions with a provider may increase rates of transfer, yet little is known about frequency and content of these discussions. We assessed prevalence and predictors of transition-related discussions between providers and parents of children with special healthcare needs (CSHCN) and heart problems, including CHD...
May 19, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517030/gerbode-defect-and-multivalvular-dysfunction-complex-complications-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#5
Catarina Ruivo, Joana Guardado, Fernando Montenegro Sá, Fátima Saraiva, Alexandre Antunes, Joana Correia, João Morais
We report a clinical case of a 40-year-old male with surgically corrected congenital heart disease (CHD) 10 years earlier: closure of ostium primum, mitral annuloplasty, and aortic valve and root surgery. The patient was admitted with acute heart failure. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) revealed a dysmorphic and severely incompetent aortic valve, a partial tear of the mitral valve cleft repair and annuloplasty ring dehiscence. A true left ventricular-to-right atrial shunt confirmed a direct Gerbode defect...
May 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511896/-changes-in-the-prevalence-of-statin-use-in-germany-findings-from-national-health-interview-and-examination-surveys-1997-1999-and-2008-2011
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Hildtraud C Knopf, Markus A Busch, Yong Du, Julia Truthmann, Anja Schienkiewitz, Christa Scheidt-Nave
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based guideline recommendations on lipid lowering drug treatment, in particular statin treatment, play an essential role in the management of dyslipidemias and in the prevention of cardiovascular disease events. In Germany, statutory health insurance data provide information on time trends in the prescription of lipid lowering drugs. However, population-based data regarding changes in user prevalence according to socio-demographic and health-related characteristics are lacking...
May 13, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508990/adolescents-with-congenital-heart-disease-their-opinions-about-the-preparation-for-transfer-to-adult-care
#7
Åsa Burström, Ewa-Lena Bratt, Björn Frenckner, Margret Nisell, Katarina Hanséus, Annika Rydberg, Maria Öjmyr-Joelsson
The aim of the study was to explore what adolescents with congenital heart disease (CHD) view as important in the preparation for the transfer to adult care. We performed interviews in four focus groups with adolescents (14-18 years old) at four university hospitals in Sweden. Data was analysed using qualitative content analysis. The analysis revealed one main category; Becoming a manager of the condition and four subcategories; Sufficient knowledge about the health, Be a participant in the care, Parental support, and Communicate with others about the health...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501797/predictors-of-procedural-complications-in-adult-fontan-patients-undergoing-non-cardiac-procedures
#8
Alexander C Egbe, Arooj R Khan, Naser M Ammash, David W Barbara, William C Oliver, Sameh M Said, Emmanuel Akintoye, Carole A Warnes, Heidi M Connolly
OBJECTIVE: Limited data exist regarding the outcomes of non-cardiac procedures (NCPs) in adult patients after Fontan operations (Fontan patients). METHODS: To compare procedural outcomes after NCPs in Fontan patients with outcomes for two matched control groups: patients with repaired congenital heart disease and biventricular circulation (CHD-BiV) and patients with no heart disease (NHD). We defined cyanosis as oxygen saturation <90% and procedural hypoxia as saturation <80% or a decrease in saturation >10% from baseline...
May 13, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497583/evaluation-of-athletes-with-complex-congenital-heart-disease
#9
Benjamin A Bates, Camille Richards, Michael Hall, Edmund K Kerut, William Campbell, Michael R McMullan
As a result of improvements in congenital heart surgery, there are more adults alive today with congenital heart disease (CHD) than children. Individuals with cardiac birth defects may be able to participate in physical activities but require proper cardiovascular evaluation. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released guidelines in 2015 for athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities. The guidelines express that although restriction from competitive athletics may be indicated for some, the majority of individuals with CHD can and should engage in some form of physical activity...
May 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477319/transition-of-care-in-congenital-heart-disease-ensuring-the-proper-handoff
#10
REVIEW
Angela Lee, Barbara Bailey, Geraldine Cullen-Dean, Sandra Aiello, Joanne Morin, Erwin Oechslin
BACKGROUND: With great advances in medical and surgical care, most congenital heart disease patients are living in to adulthood and require lifelong surveillance and expert care for adult onset complications. Care lapse and lack of successful transfer from pediatric to adult care put young adults at risk for increased morbidity and premature death. Hence, transition and transfer from pediatric to adult care is a crucial and critical process to provide access to specialized care and lifelong surveillance...
June 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473073/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-known-or-suspected-congenital-heart-disease-in-the-adult
#11
Pamela K Woodard, Vincent B Ho, Scott R Akers, Garth Beache, Richard K J Brown, Kristopher W Cummings, S Bruce Greenberg, James K Min, Arthur E Stillman, Jadranka Stojanovska, Jill E Jacobs
The incidence of congenital heart disease (CHD) has been increasing in the adult patient population in part as a result of better patient survival. Patients with more severe CHD are living longer. Nearly all adults with known CHD require periodic imaging as a means of monitoring their disease process. Furthermore, adult patients with suspected CHD require imaging as a means of definitive diagnosis. As a result, it is important for both the referring clinician and the imager to be aware of the most appropriate imaging modality needed to obtain the data most needed to direct the next steps in patient care...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468785/comparison-of-expert-adjudicated-coronary-heart-disease-and-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-with-the-national-death-index-results-from-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-regards-study
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Olusola Tope Olubowale, Monika M Safford, Todd M Brown, Raegan W Durant, Virginia J Howard, Christopher Gamboa, Stephen P Glasser, J David Rhodes, Emily B Levitan
BACKGROUND: The National Death Index (NDI) is widely used to detect coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) deaths, but its reliability has not been examined recently. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared CHD and CVD deaths detected by NDI with expert adjudication of 4010 deaths that occurred between 2003 and 2013 among participants in the REGARDS (REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke) cohort of black and white adults in the United States...
May 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460657/resolution-of-intracardiac-thrombus-with-novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-an-adult-patient-with-complex-chd
#13
Giancarlo Scognamiglio, Rosaria Barracano, Berardo Sarubbi
Thromboembolic complications occur frequently in Fontan patients with atrial arrhythmias and are a cause of significant morbidity and all-cause mortality. We report the case of an adult woman with direct atriopulmonary connection and atrial arrhythmia who developed a right atrial thrombus. She was switched to apixaban therapy because of echocardiographic evidence of thrombus progression despite combined therapy with warfarin and aspirin. After 1 year of treatment, there was evidence of complete thrombus resolution, in the absence of bleeding events...
May 2, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459968/hla-shared-epitope-inflammation-mortality-cvd-and-malignancy-among-postmenopausal-women-with-and-without-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-women-s-health
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Mehret Birru Talabi, Rachel H Mackey, Lewis H Kuller, Janice S Dorman, Kevin D Deane, William H Robinson, Brian T Walitt, Yuefang Chang, V Michael Holers, Simin Liu, Larry W Moreland
Specific human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB1 alleles encode a "shared epitope" (SE) associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), especially more severe cyclic-citrullinated peptide antibody-positive (anti-CCP+) RA. Associations of SE alleles (0, 1 or 2) with total and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and incident coronary heart disease (CHD), CVD and malignancy over mean (SD) = 8.9(3.5) years of follow-up were evaluated, stratified by baseline anti-CCP (+ vs. -). The longitudinal Women's Health Initiative (WHI) -RA study (1993-2010), sampled postmenopausal women who reported RA at baseline (1993-1998) or follow-up in WHI, classified as anti-CCP+ RA (n = 556) or anti-CCP- not RA (n = 1,070)...
April 28, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457736/cost-of-congenital-heart-disease-hospitalizations-in-canada-a-population-based-study
#15
Andrew S Mackie, Dat T Tran, Ariane J Marelli, Padma Kaul
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of congenital heart disease (CHD) is rising, and late complications are common. The impact of these factors on health-care costs is not well understood. We sought to describe inpatient CHD costs in Canada. METHODS: We conducted an observational retrospective cohort study. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Discharge Abstract Database was used for all Canadian provinces, except Quebec, between April 2004 and March 2014...
February 10, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457234/bradyarrhythmias-in-congenital-heart-disease
#16
REVIEW
Steven K Carlson, Akash R Patel, Philip M Chang
Bradyarrhythmias in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) comprise a complex group of arrhythmia disorders with congenital and acquired origins, highly variable long-term sequelae, and complicated treatment options. They can develop across the spectrum of CHD defects and can be encountered at all ages. Although permanent pacing is effective in treating bradyarrhythmias, it is associated with many complications and morbidity, where it is often used early in life. This section discusses the incidence and prevalence of bradyarrhythmias in the CHD population, their timing of occurrence with respect to specific disease entities and interventions, and their short- and long-term clinical sequelae...
June 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456922/nutritional-status-after-conversion-from-conventional-to-in-centre-nocturnal-hemodialysis
#17
Nazanin Noori, Andrew T Yan, Mercedeh Kiaii, Andrea Rathe, Marc B Goldstein, Olugbenga Bello, Ron Wald
INTRODUCTION: Recipients of conventional hemodialysis (CHD; 3-4 h/session, 3 times/week) experience volume expansion and nutritional impairment which may contribute to high mortality. Prolongation of sessions with in-centre nocturnal hemodialysis (INHD; 7-8 h/session, 3 times/week) may improve clinical outcomes by enhancement of ultrafiltration and uremic toxin removal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, 56 adult patients who were receiving maintenance CHD for at least 90 days were assigned to CHD (patients who remained in CHD) and INHD (patients who switched to INHD) groups...
April 29, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452408/psychological-interventions-for-coronary-heart-disease
#18
REVIEW
Suzanne H Richards, Lindsey Anderson, Caroline E Jenkinson, Ben Whalley, Karen Rees, Philippa Davies, Paul Bennett, Zulian Liu, Robert West, David R Thompson, Rod S Taylor
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common cause of death globally, although mortality rates are falling. Psychological symptoms are prevalent for people with CHD, and many psychological treatments are offered following cardiac events or procedures with the aim of improving health and outcomes. This is an update of a Cochrane systematic review previously published in 2011. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of psychological interventions (alone or with cardiac rehabilitation) compared with usual care (including cardiac rehabilitation where available) for people with CHD on total mortality and cardiac mortality; cardiac morbidity; and participant-reported psychological outcomes of levels of depression, anxiety, and stress; and to explore potential study-level predictors of the effectiveness of psychological interventions in this population...
April 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448893/diabetes-status-modifies-the-association-between-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-incident-heart-failure-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
#19
Valery S Effoe, Eric E McClendon, Carlos J Rodriguez, Lynne E Wagenknecht, Gregory W Evans, Patricia P Chang, Alain G Bertoni
AIMS: Increasing carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is associated with incident heart failure (HF). We investigated whether this association differs by diabetes status. METHODS: We characterized 13,590 Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study participants free of baseline HF into normal fasting glucose (NFG, glucose <100mg/dl), impaired fasting glucose (IFG, glucose 100-125mg/dl), and type 2 diabetes (T2D, glucose ≥126mg/dl, self-report, or use of diabetes drugs)...
April 13, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448372/validity-of-the-montreal-cognitive-assessment-screener-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-and-without-congenital-heart-disease
#20
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Nancy A Pike, Marie K Poulsen, Mary A Woo
BACKGROUND: Cognitive deficits are common, long-term sequelae in children and adolescents with congenital heart disease (CHD) who have undergone surgical palliation. However, there is a lack of a validated brief cognitive screening tool appropriate for the outpatient setting for adolescents with CHD. One candidate instrument is the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) questionnaire. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the research was to validate scores from the MoCA against the General Memory Index (GMI) of the Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning, 2nd Edition (WRAML2), a widely accepted measure of cognition/memory, in adolescents and young adults with CHD...
May 2017: Nursing Research
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