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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667250/a-new-2d-echocardiographic-approach-to-evaluate-the-membrane-and-valve-movement-of-the-berlin-heart-excor-vad-chamber-in-pediatric-vad-patients
#1
Arianna Di Molfetta, Roberta Iacobelli, Gianfranco Ferrari, Sergio Filippelli, Gianluigi Perri, Alessandra Toscano, Rachele Adorisio, Paolo Guccione, Antonio Amodeo
The use of Berlin Heart EXCOR VAD (BH) is a validated therapy to bridge pediatric patients to heart transplant. Serial echocardiographic (ECHO) assessment of VAD patients is necessary to support patients' management. This work aims at developing an innovative strategy to evaluate the BH device functioning by ECHO and its interaction with the native heart in a pediatric population. ECHO evaluation of BH membrane movement, and inflow and outflow valves was performed in 2D, 2D-color Doppler, M-mode, and M-mode color Doppler to assess the functioning of the device by direct positioning of the ECHO probe on the BH cannulas and membranes...
April 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577408/the-role-of-intraoperative-epicardial-echocardiography-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
#2
Erkut Ozturk, Ibrahim Cansaran Tanidir, Pelin Ayyildiz, Selman Gokalp, Hasan Candas Kafali, Murat Sahin, Yakup Ergul, Sertac Haydin, Alper Guzeltas
AIM: Our aim was to evaluate the findings and the role of intraoperative epicardial echocardiography (IEE) in the management of pediatric cardiac surgery patients. METHODS: Patients evaluated with IEE between December 2015 and December 2017 were analyzed retrospectively. Demographic data, preoperative transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), and IEE reports were evaluated. RESULTS: A total of 410 patients evaluated by IEE were included in the study...
March 25, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572879/patient-specific-atrial-hemodynamics-of-a-double-lumen-neonatal-cannula-in-correct-caval-position
#3
Jamil Muhammad, Mohammad Rezaeimoghaddam, Bilgesu Cakmak, Reza Rasooli, Ece Salihoglu, Yahya Yıldız, Kerem Pekkan
Clinical success of pediatric veno-venous (VV) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is associated with the double lumen cannula cardiovascular device design as well as its anatomic orientation in the atrium. The positions of cannula ports with respect to the vena cavae and the tricuspid valve are believed to play a significant role on device hemodynamics. Despite various improvements in ECMO catheters, especially for the neonatal and congenital heart patients, it is still challenging to select a catalogue size that would fit to most patients optimally...
March 23, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546472/transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-replacement-current-state-of-art
#4
REVIEW
Wail Alkashkari, Amani Alsubei, Ziyad M Hijazi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The past couple of decades have brought tremendous advances to the field of pediatric and adult congenital heart disease (CHD). Percutaneous valve interventions are now a cornerstone of not just the congenital cardiologist treating patients with congenital heart disease, but also-and numerically more importantly-for adult interventional cardiologists treating patients with acquired heart valve disease. Transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (tPVR) is one of the most exciting recent developments in the treatment of CHD and has evolved to become an attractive alternative to surgery in patients with right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) dysfunction...
March 15, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543640/anesthesia-for-percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation-a-case-series
#5
Rafael Arboleda Salazar, Jane Heggie, Piotr Wolski, Eric Horlick, Mark Osten, Massimiliano Meineri
BACKGROUND: Twenty percent of patients born with congenital heart disease present with right ventricular outflow tract abnormalities. These patients require multiple surgical procedures in their lifetime. Transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) has become a viable alternative to conventional pulmonary valve and right ventricular outflow tract surgery in pediatric and adult populations. In this retrospective review, we analyze the perioperative management of adult patients who underwent TPVR in our center...
March 14, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455791/criss-cross-heart-transthoracic-echocardiographic-features
#6
Devi Manuel, Gopal Ghosh, George Joseph, Anandaroop Lahiri, Paul V George
OBJECTIVE: To study the echocardiographic features of criss-cross heart (CCH), a congenital cardiac anomaly characterized by crossed ventricular inflow streams, in Indian patients. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, all pediatric echocardiograms performed in a single tertiary care institution in South India over a three-year period were scrutinized for a diagnosis of CCH. Demographic, clinical and echocardiographic data were collected from patients' medical records and echocardiographic database...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384755/direct-echocardiographic-imaging-of-berlin-heart-valves-can-aid-in-early-detection-of-berlin-heart-valve-dysfunction
#7
Gary S Beasley, Kristen Nelson-McMillan, Luca Vricella, William R Thompson, William Ravekes
Mechanical circulatory support options remain limited for pediatric patients, especially neonates. The only FDA-approved pediatric device remains the Berlin Heart EXCOR, which unfortunately carries with it a 20-30% risk of neurologic complications, such as strokes. We demonstrate a new technique of direct echocardiographic color-Doppler imaging of the Berlin Heart valves to detect valve regurgitation. Increases in valve regurgitation could indicate issues with pump-valve thrombosis or increased afterload leading to valve insufficiency...
January 30, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343297/pulmonary-valve-replacement-after-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-reconstruction-with-homograft-vs-contegra%C3%A2-a-case-control-comparison-of-mortality-and-morbidity
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Nicolas Poinot, Jean-Francois Fils, Hélène Demanet, Hugues Dessy, Dominique Biarent, Pierre Wauthy
BACKGROUND: Repair of congenital heart defects involving the right ventricular outflow tract may require the implantation of a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit. This conduit is likely to be replaced during childhood. This study compares the operative outcomes of the replacement procedure of Contegra® and homografts in pulmonary position. METHODS: From 1999 to 2016, 82 children underwent 87 right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit replacements (60 Contegra® and 27 homografts)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327671/tissue-engineered-heart-valves-a-call-for-mechanistic-studies
#9
Kevin M Blum, Joseph D Drews, Christopher K Breuer
Heart valve disease carries a substantial risk of morbidity and mortality. Outcomes are significantly improved by valve replacement, but currently available mechanical and biological replacement valves are associated with complications of their own. Mechanical valves have a high rate of thromboembolism and require lifelong anticoagulation. Biological prosthetic valves have a much shorter lifespan, and they are prone to tearing and degradation. Both types of valves lack the capacity for growth, making them particularly problematic in pediatric patients...
February 13, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188316/impact-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-morphology-on-aortic-valve-disease-and-aortic-dilation-in-pediatric-patients
#10
Rebekah M Ward, Jordan M Marsh, Jeffrey M Gossett, Mallikarjuna R Rettiganti, R Thomas Collins
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital heart defect. BAV is associated with aortic stenosis and insufficiency, and aortic dilation in adult groups, but data in pediatric groups are limited. We sought to assess the impact of BAV morphology on aortic valve disease and aortic dilation in pediatric patients. We performed a retrospective review of all echocardiograms in patients with isolated BAV who were followed at our institution from July 2002 to July 2012. BAV morphology, aortic valve stenosis and/or insufficiency, and aortic dimensions were measured manually...
March 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181795/comparison-of-3d-echocardiogram-derived-3d-printed-valve-models-to-molded-models-for-simulated-repair-of-pediatric-atrioventricular-valves
#11
Adam B Scanlan, Alex V Nguyen, Anna Ilina, Andras Lasso, Linnea Cripe, Anusha Jegatheeswaran, Elizabeth Silvestro, Francis X McGowan, Christopher E Mascio, Stephanie Fuller, Thomas L Spray, Meryl S Cohen, Gabor Fichtinger, Matthew A Jolley
Mastering the technical skills required to perform pediatric cardiac valve surgery is challenging in part due to limited opportunity for practice. Transformation of 3D echocardiographic (echo) images of congenitally abnormal heart valves to realistic physical models could allow patient-specific simulation of surgical valve repair. We compared materials, processes, and costs for 3D printing and molding of patient-specific models for visualization and surgical simulation of congenitally abnormal heart valves...
March 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177686/preclinical-animal-study-of-the-nipro-ventricular-assist-device-for-use-in-pediatric-patients
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Noritsugu Naito, Yoshiaki Takewa, Satoru Kishimoto, Kei Iizuka, Toshihide Mizuno, Tomonori Tsukiya, Minoru Ono, Eisuke Tatsumi
Although the outcomes of patients with end-stage heart failure treated with implantable left ventricular assist devices have improved, extracorporeal left ventricular assist devices continue to play an important role, especially in pediatric patients. The present study aimed to examine the long-term biocompatibility of a small-sized extracorporeal pneumatic left ventricular assist device (NIPRO-LVAD) used in a 30- to 90-day animal experiment. The NIPRO-LVAD was designed for pediatric patients or small-sized adults...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154821/heterotaxy-syndrome-and-associated-arrhythmias-in-pediatric-patients
#13
Mary C Niu, Heather A Dickerson, Judson A Moore, Caridad de la Uz, Santiago O Valdés, Jeffrey J Kim, David E Bard, Shaine A Morris, Christina Y Miyake
BACKGROUND: Heterotaxy syndrome (HS) is a rare disorder with complex anatomy involving misarrangements of the cardiac conduction system. Arrhythmias may be related to anatomic variations and contribute to morbidity. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the associations between arrhythmias, anatomy, and outcomes in a large HS cohort. METHODS: A single-center retrospective review of patients ≤21 years of age diagnosed with HS was performed...
December 8, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100642/medium-term-outcomes-after-implantation-of-expanded-polytetrafluoroethylene-valved-conduit
#14
Yoshio Ootaki, Allison S Welch, Michael J Walsh, Michael D Quartermain, Derek A Williams, Ross M Ungerleider
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary valve replacement is becoming the most frequent congenital heart surgery performed on adolescents and young adults. Numerous surgical options are available, including autologous pericardium, mechanical valves, allografts, and bioprosthetic valves. Each option has limitations with durability and freedom from reintervention for stenosis or insufficiency, particularly in the pediatric population. The purpose of this study was to analyze our uniquely designed, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) valved conduit (VC) for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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...
December 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042864/recent-advances-in-pediatric-interventional-cardiology
#16
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/29026988/pulmonary-annular-motion-velocity-reflects-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-function-in-children-with-surgically-repaired-congenital-heart-disease
#17
Yasunobu Hayabuchi, Akemi Ono, Yukako Homma, Shoji Kagami
Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is generally evaluated using analyses of tricuspid annular motion. However, it represents only one aspect of RV performance. Whether measuring pulmonary annular motion velocity could serve as a novel way to evaluate global RV and/or RV outflow tract (RVOT) performance in pediatric congenital heart disease (CHD) patients with surgically repaired RVOT was evaluated. In this prospective study, tissue Doppler-derived pulmonary annular motion velocity was measured in children (aged 2-5 years) with RVOT reconstruction (RVOTR group, n = 48) and age-matched healthy children (Control, n = 60)...
October 12, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024133/plasma-natriuretic-peptide-levels-in-fetuses-with-congenital-heart-defect-and-arrhythmia-a-single-center-prospective-study
#18
Takekazu Miyoshi, Takashi Umekawa, Hiroshi Hosoda, Takashi Asada, Akihiro Fujiwara, Ken-Ichi Kurosaki, Isao Shiraishi, Michikazu Nakai, Kunihiro Nishimura, Mikiya Miyazato, Kenji Kangawa, Tomoaki Ikeda, Jun Yoshimatsu, Naoto Minamino
OBJECTIVES: Diagnosing fetal heart failure remains challenging because it is difficult to know how well the fetal myocardium will perform as loading conditions change. In adult cardiology, natriuretic peptides (NPs) are established marker of heart failure. However, the number of studies investigating NP levels in fetuses is quite limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of plasma NP levels in the assessment of heart failure in fetuses with congenital heart defect (CHD) and arrhythmia...
October 11, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971577/development-of-quality-metrics-for-ambulatory-pediatric-cardiology-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-after-arterial-switch-operation
#19
Carissa M Baker-Smith, Karina Carlson, Jose Ettedgui, Takeshi Tsuda, K Anitha Jayakumar, Matthew Park, Nikola Tede, Karen Uzark, Craig Fleishman, David Connuck, Maggie Likes, Daniel J Penny
OBJECTIVE: To develop quality metrics (QMs) for the ambulatory care of patients with transposition of the great arteries following arterial switch operation (TGA/ASO). DESIGN: Under the auspices of the American College of Cardiology Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology (ACPC) Steering committee, the TGA/ASO team generated candidate QMs related to TGA/ASO ambulatory care. Candidate QMs were submitted to the ACPC Steering Committee and were reviewed for validity and feasibility using individual expert panel member scoring according to the RAND-UCLA methodology...
October 2, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952468/balloon-angioplasty-as-a-modality-to-treat-children-with-pulmonary-stenosis-secondary-to-complex-congenital-heart-diseases
#20
Yan Gu, Mei Jin, Xiao-Fang Wang, Bao-Jing Guo, Wen-Hong Ding, Zhi-Yuan Wang, Ya-Hui Zhang
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary stenosis is common in children with complex congenital heart diseases. Proper management of this problem, especially postoperatively, is still controversial. This study was designed to assess the rate and determinants of success or failure of balloon angioplasty for such lesions. METHODS: Clinical and hemodynamic data from 40 pediatric patients (24 boys and 16 girls) with complex congenital heart diseases who underwent balloon angioplasty were reviewed retrospectively from January 2012 to December 2016...
December 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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