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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651276/white-paper-interventional-mri-current-status-and-potential-for-development-considering-economic-perspectives-part-1-general-application
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Jörg Barkhausen, Thomas Kahn, Gabriele A Krombach, Christiane K Kuhl, Joachim Lotz, David Maintz, Jens Ricke, Stefan O Schönberg, Thomas J Vogl, Frank K Wacker
Background MRI is attractive for the guiding and monitoring of interventional procedures due to its high intrinsic soft tissue contrast and the possibility to measure physiologic parameters like flow and cardiac function. Method The current status of interventional MRI for the clinical routine was analyzed. Results The effort needed for the development of MR-safe monitoring systems and instruments initially resulted in the application of interventional MRI only for procedures that could not be performed by other means...
July 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648535/technical-performance-score-predictor-of-outcomes-in-complete-atrioventricular-septal-defect-repair
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Rinske IJsselhof, Kim Gauvreau, Pedro Del Nido, Meena Nathan
BACKGROUND: Technical performance score (TPS) has been associated with both early and late outcomes across a wide range of congenital cardiac procedures. We sought to validate TPS as predictor of outcomes for complete atrioventricular septal defect (CAVSD) repair. METHODS: This was a single-center retrospective review of patients after balanced CAVSD repair between January 1, 2000, and March 1, 2016. We assigned TPS (class 1, no residua; class 2, minor residua; class 3, major residua or reintervention before discharge for residua) based on summation of subcomponent scores from discharge echocardiograms...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646505/hypomethylation-and-decreased-expression-of-brg1-in-the-myocardium-of-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Yanyan Qian, Deyong Xiao, Xiao Guo, Hongbo Chen, Lili Hao, Xiaojing Ma, Guoying Huang, Duan Ma, Huijun Wang
BACKGROUND: BRG1, an ATPase subunit of the SWItch/Sucrose Non-Fermentable complex, is tightly associated with cardiac development. However, little is known about the association between the pathogenesis of CHD and BRG1. METHODS: The methylation of a BRG1 promoter and a novel CpG island in the second intron was analyzed in the myocardium of congenital heart disease (CHD) patients (n = 24) and normal controls (n = 11) using pyrosequencing and the MassARRAY platform...
June 24, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645012/associations-between-toxic-and-essential-trace-elements-in-maternal-blood-and-fetal-congenital-heart-defects
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Yanqiu Ou, Michael S Bloom, Zhiqiang Nie, Fengzhen Han, Jinzhuang Mai, Jimei Chen, Shao Lin, Xiaoqing Liu, Jian Zhuang
Prenatal exposure to toxic trace elements, including heavy metals, is an important public health concern. Few studies have assessed if individual and multiple trace elements simultaneously affect cardiac development. The current study evaluated the association between maternal blood lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), mercury (Hg), and selenium (Se) levels and congenital heart defects (CHDs) in offspring. This hospital-based case-control study included 112 case and 107 control infants. Maternal peripheral blood draw was made during gestational weeks 17-40 and used to determine trace element levels by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry...
June 20, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641300/prenatal-diagnosis-of-dextrocardia-with-complex-congenital-heart-disease-using-fetal-intelligent-navigation-echocardiography-fine-and-a-literature-review
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Lami Yeo, Suchaya Luewan, Dor Markush, Navleen Gill, Roberto Romero
Fetal dextrocardia is a type of cardiac malposition where the major axis from base to apex points to the right side. This condition is usually associated with a wide spectrum of complex cardiac defects. As a result, dextrocardia is conceptually difficult to understand and diagnose on prenatal ultrasound. The advantage of four-dimensional sonography with spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) is that this modality can facilitate fetal cardiac examination. A novel method known as fetal intelligent navigation echocardiography (FINE) allows automatic generation of nine standard fetal echocardiography views in normal hearts by applying intelligent navigation technology to STIC volume datasets...
June 23, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638259/global-alert-zika-virus-an-emerging-arbovirus
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REVIEW
Zulal Ozkurt, Esra Cinar Tanriverdi
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an arbovirus of the Flavivirus genus, and it has an envelope and a single RNA molecule. In early 2016, the World Health Organization declared ZIKV infection to be an emerging global health threat. The major transmission route of the virus to humans is Aedes mosquitoes. ZIKV can be transmitted between humans by transplacental, perinatal, and sexual routes and via blood and body fluids. ZIKV infection usually results in a mild and self-limiting disease with low-grade fever, conjunctivitis, and periorbital edema...
June 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637627/pulmonary-arterial-resistance-and-compliance-in-preterm-infants
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Seigo Okada, Jun Muneuchi, Yusaku Nagatomo, Mamie Watanabe, Chiaki Iida, Hiromitsu Shirouzu, Ryohei Matsuoka, Kunitaka Joo
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is known to be associated with an increased risk of pulmonary arterial hypertension, although how preterm birth influences pulmonary hemodynamics has not been fully understood. Pulmonary arterial resistance (Rp) and compliance (Cp) are important factors to assess the pulmonary circulation. The purpose of this study is to clarify the relationship between Rp and Cp in preterm infants. METHODS: We performed cardiac catheterization in 96 infants (50 males) with ventricular septal defect, and compared pulmonary hemodynamic parameters including Rp and Cp between preterm and full-term infants...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628610/outcome-of-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-in-england-between-1997-and-2015
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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/28626825/phace-s-syndrome-report-of-a-case-with-new-ocular-and-systemic-manifestations
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Raheleh Assari, Vahid Ziaee, Sasan Moghimi, Mohammad Reza Akbari, Arash Mirmohammadsadeghi
PURPOSE: To describe an infant with PHACE(S) syndrome [posterior fossa anomalies (P), hemangiomas (H), arterial anomalies (A), cardiac abnormalities and coarctation of aorta (C), eye abnormalities (E), and the sternal defects (S)] with unusual strabismus, congenital glaucoma, and new systemic manifestations. METHODS: A 6-month-old girl was referred with large hemangiomas on the left side of the face. RESULTS: In the ocular examination, right esotropia and hypotropia, and limitation of elevation in adduction in the right eye were seen...
June 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624249/the-role-of-3-d-heart-models-in-planning-and-executing-interventional-procedures
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REVIEW
Elena K Grant, Laura J Olivieri
Percutaneous interventions aimed at addressing congenital and structural heart disease are simultaneously becoming more common and more complex as time progresses. An increasing number of heart defects that had previously required open heart surgery can now be successfully addressed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Adequate preprocedural preparation for these novel, complex procedures is critical to ensure their success. Diagnostic data can be collected before the intervention and displayed in multiple formats during the procedure...
February 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616089/severe-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-congenital-cardiac-shunts-evolution-under-specific-treatment
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R I Negoi, I Ghiorghiu, F Filipoiu, M Hostiuc, I Negoi, C Ginghina
Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of Sildenafil, Bosentan and combined therapy in patients with congenital cardiac shunts associated pulmonary artery hypertension (CCS-PAH). Design: Prospective observational study (February 2011 - January 2014) with a historical control group (January 2009 - January 2011). Setting: "CC Iliescu" Institute for Emergency Cardiovascular Diseases of Bucharest, a tertiary university-affiliated center. Patients: All cases with CCS-PAH. Interventions: Specific vasodilatory therapy: Sildenafil, Bosentan or combined therapy...
April 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615160/nkx2-5-is-essential-to-establish-normal-heart-rate-variability-in-the-zebrafish-embryo
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Jamie K Harrington, Robert Sorabella, Abigail Tercek, Joseph R Isler, Kimara L Targoff
Heart rate variability (HRV) has become an important clinical marker of cardiovascular health and a research measure for the study of the cardiac conduction system and its autonomic controls. While zebrafish (Danio rerio) is an ideal vertebrate model for understanding heart development, HRV has only recently been investigated in this system. We have previously demonstrated that nkx2.5 and nkx2.7, two homologues of Nkx2-5 expressed in zebrafish cardiomyocytes, play vital roles in maintaining cardiac chamber-specific characteristics...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608434/use-of-3d-models-of-vascular-rings-and-slings-to-improve-resident-education
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Trahern W Jones, Michael D Seckeler
OBJECTIVE: Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a manufacturing method by which an object is created in an additive process, and can be used with medical imaging data to generate accurate physical reproductions of organs and tissues for a variety of applications. We hypothesized that using 3D printed models of congenital cardiovascular lesions to supplement an educational lecture would improve learners' scores on a board-style examination. DESIGN AND INTERVENTION: Patients with normal and abnormal aortic arches were selected and anonymized to generate 3D printed models...
June 13, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606676/burden-and-impact-of-congenital-syndromes-and-comorbidities-among-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Isabelle Bracher, Maria Padrutt, Francesca Bonassin, Bruno Santos Lopes, Christiane Gruner, Simon F Stämpfli, Angela Oxenius, Gabriella De Pasquale, Theresa Seeliger, Thomas F Lüscher, Christine Attenhofer Jost, Matthias Greutmann
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to assess the overall burden of congenital syndromes and non-cardiac comorbidities among adults with congenital heart disease and to assess their impact on circumstances of living and outcomes. METHODS: Within a cohort of 1725 adults with congenital heart defects (65% defects of moderate or great complexity) followed at a single tertiary care center, congenital syndromes and comorbidities were identified by chart review. Their association with arrhythmias, circumstances of living and survival was analyzed...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599093/clinical-and-molecular-cytogenetic-characterization-of-four-unrelated-patients-carrying-2p14-microdeletions
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Marie-Laure Mathieu, Caroline Demily, Sandra Chantot-Bastaraud, Alexandra Afenjar, Cyril Mignot, Joris Andrieux, Marion Gerard, Jaume Catala-Mora, Pierre Simon Jouk, Audrey Labalme, Patrick Edery, Damien Sanlaville, Massimiliano Rossi
We report the clinical and molecular cytogenetic characterization of four unrelated patients from France and Spain, carrying 2p14 microdeletions and presenting with intellectual disability and dysmorphisms. 2p14 microdeletions are very rare. Seven patients have been reported so far harboring deletions including 2p14p15 and encompassing OTX1, whose haploinsufficiency is frequently associated with genitourinary defects. To date, only one patient has been reported carrying a more proximal 2p14 microdeletion which does not include OTX1...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598874/transverse-split-sternotomy-a-mini-invasive-approach-for-repair-of-congenital-cardiac-defects
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Pankaj Garg, Arvind Kumar Bishnoi, Kartik Patel, Chandrashekaran Annanthnarayan, Jigar Patel, Malkesh Talsariya, Komal Shah, Sanjay Patel
OBJECTIVE: In this article, we aim to review our mini-invasive technique of transverse sternal split (TSS) with or without cervical cannulation for cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), its usefulness, and efficiency for repair of congenital cardiac defects. METHODS: Between January 2013 and June 2015, 34 infants and small children were operated through TSS in third or fourth intercostal space [Tetralogy of Fallot 11, perventricular ventricular septal defect (VSD) device closure 23]...
June 8, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598570/the-outcome-of-isolated-prenatal-ventricular-size-disproportion-in-the-absence-of-aortic-coarctation
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A E L van Nisselrooij, L Rozendaal, I Linskens, S A Clur, J Hruda, E Pajkrt, C L van Velzen, N A Blom, M C Haak
OBJECTIVES: Ventricular size disproportion is a marker for aortic coarctation (CoA) in fetal life, however, approximately 50% of fetuses do not develop CoA after birth. The aim of this study was to evaluate the postnatal outcome of cases with ventricular disproportion in the absence of CoA in this cohort. METHODS: All cases with prenatal isolated ventricular size disproportion in the period 2002-2015 were extracted from a prenatal congenital heart defects (CHD) registry of a regional cohort...
June 9, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596175/calcium-signaling-and-cardiac-arrhythmias
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REVIEW
Andrew P Landstrom, Dobromir Dobrev, Xander H T Wehrens
There has been a significant progress in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which calcium (Ca(2+)) ions mediate various types of cardiac arrhythmias. A growing list of inherited gene defects can cause potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia syndromes, including catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, congenital long QT syndrome, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In addition, acquired deficits of multiple Ca(2+)-handling proteins can contribute to the pathogenesis of arrhythmias in patients with various types of heart disease...
June 9, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594399/essential-but-partially-redundant-roles-for-pou4f1-brn-3a-and-pou4f2-brn-3b-transcription-factors-in-the-developing-heart
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Lauren J Maskell, Kashif Qamar, Aram A Babakr, Thomas A Hawkins, Richard J Heads, Vishwanie S Budhram-Mahadeo
Congenital heart defects contribute to embryonic or neonatal lethality but due to the complexity of cardiac development, the molecular changes associated with such defects are not fully understood. Here, we report that transcription factors (TFs) Brn-3a (POU4F1) and Brn-3b (POU4F2) are important for normal cardiac development. Brn-3a directly represses Brn-3b promoter in cardiomyocytes and consequently Brn-3a knockout (KO) mutant hearts express increased Brn-3b mRNA during mid-gestation, which is linked to hyperplastic growth associated with elevated cyclin D1, a known Brn-3b target gene...
June 8, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591541/lithium-use-in-pregnancy-and-the-risk-of-cardiac-malformations
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Elisabetta Patorno, Krista F Huybrechts, Brian T Bateman, Jacqueline M Cohen, Rishi J Desai, Helen Mogun, Lee S Cohen, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz
BACKGROUND: There has been concern that exposure to lithium early in pregnancy may be associated with a marked increase in the risk of Ebstein's anomaly (a right ventricular outflow tract obstruction defect) in infants and overall congenital cardiac defects, but data are conflicting and limited. METHODS: We conducted a cohort study involving 1,325,563 pregnancies in women who were enrolled in Medicaid and who delivered a live-born infant between 2000 and 2010. We examined the risk of cardiac malformations among infants exposed to lithium during the first trimester as compared with unexposed infants and, in secondary analyses, with infants exposed to another commonly used mood stabilizer, lamotrigine...
June 8, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
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