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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319472/infective-endocarditis-in-children-an-update
#1
Garth Dixon, Georgi Christov
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Infective endocarditis in children remains a clinical challenge. Here, we review the impact of the updated 2015 American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology guidelines on management as well as the significance of the new predisposing factors, diagnostic and treatment options, and the impact of the 2007-2008 change in prophylaxis recommendations. RECENT FINDINGS: The new 2015 infective endocarditis guidelines introduced the endocarditis team, added the new imaging modalities of computer tomography and PET-computer tomography into the diagnostic criteria and endorsed the concept of safety of relatively early surgical treatment...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299882/systolic-ejection-click-versus-split-first-heart-sound-are-our-ears-deceiving-us
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Natalie M Hoeting, Courtney E McCracken, Michael McConnell, Denver Sallee, Glen J Iannucci, Matthew E Oster
OBJECTIVE: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease is associated with potential lifetime complications, but auscultation of a BAV click is commonly missed or mistaken for a benign split first heart sound. Our objective was to determine whether pediatric cardiologists could reliably distinguish between BAV clicks and benign split first heart sounds. DESIGN: Quality evaluation project using de-identified recordings from an outpatient pediatric cardiology clinic. OUTCOME MEASURES: Twenty-one cardiologists listened to five de-identified recordings of pediatric heart sounds (three with BAV clicks, two with mitral components of benign split first heart sounds) and indicated whether they believed each recording was a BAV or split first heart sound...
March 16, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295963/a-multicenter-study-of-the-impella-device-for-mechanical-support-of-the-systemic-circulation-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-patients
#3
V Vivian Dimas, Brian H Morray, Dennis W Kim, Christopher Sd Almond, Shabana Shahanavaz, Sebastian C Tume, Lynn F Peng, Doff B McElhinney, Henri Justino
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to review the use of Impella devices (Abiomed Inc, Danvers, MA) for temporary circulatory support in pediatric and adolescent patients (age ≤ 21 yrs). BACKGROUND: Options for minimally invasive circulatory support in children are limited, and published data are confined to case reports and small case series. METHODS: This was a retrospective, multicenter review of Impella implants in pediatric and adolescent patients from 2009-15, using standardized data collection and INTERMACS definitions...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281241/decellularized-cryopreserved-allografts-as-off-the-shelf-allogeneic-alternative-for-heart-valve-replacement-in-vitro-assessment-before-clinical-translation
#4
Laura Iop, Adolfo Paolin, Paola Aguiari, Diletta Trojan, Elisa Cogliati, Gino Gerosa
Cryopreserved allogeneic conduits are the elective biocompatible choice among currently available substitutes for surgical replacement in end-stage valvulopathy. However, degeneration occurs in 15 years in adults or faster in children, due to recipient's immunological reactions to donor's antigens. Here, human aortic valves were decellularized by TRICOL, based on Triton X-100 and sodium cholate, and submitted to standard cryopreservation (TRICOL-human aortic valves (hAVs)). Tissue samples were analyzed to study the effects of the combined procedure on original valve architecture and donor's cell removal...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272668/tricuspid-valve-hemangioma-associated-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-presenting-as-sudden-infant-death-syndrome
#5
Brijnandan Gupta, Shouriyo Ghosh, Maikal Kujur, Khushbu Khetan, Tarun Kumar
Primary cardiac tumors are rare in children with a low incidence varying from 0.0017 to 0.28% in autopsy studies. Approximately 90% of the reported primary cardiac tumors in the pediatric population are benign and the most common subtype is rhabdomyomas accounting for approximately 60%, while hemangiomas are rare primary tumors with a 5% incidence. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is abnormal development of the left-sided cardiac structures, leading to obstruction of blood flow from the left ventricle out-flow tract...
February 4, 2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265211/modified-cone-reconstruction-of-the-tricuspid-valve-for-ebstein-anomaly-as-performed-in-siberia
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Evgeny V Krivoshchekov, Jaeger P Ackerman, Olga S Yanulevich, Alexander A Sokolov, Nadezhda V Ershova, Joseph A Dearani, Frank Cetta
The cone reconstruction technique, first described by da Silva and modified by Dearani and by others, has become the repair method of choice in patients with Ebstein anomaly of the tricuspid valve. This report details the outcome of the modified cone reconstruction technique in 6 children who underwent surgical correction of Ebstein anomaly at the Tomsk Institute of Cardiology in Siberia. From 2012 through 2015, 4 boys and 2 girls (age range, 11 mo-12 yr) underwent surgery to correct Ebstein anomaly. All had presented with cyanosis, exertional dyspnea, fatigue, or new-onset atrial arrhythmia, and none had undergone previous cardiac surgery...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198527/coexistence-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery-and-common-origin-of-carotid-arteries
#7
Paweł Tyczyński, Ilona Michałowska, Aneta Fronczak, Rafał Wolny, Hubert Łazarczyk, Zbigniew Chmielak, Adam Witkowski
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and right aberrant subclavian artery (ASA) separately is relatively common in general population, and much higher in some disorders. Surprisingly, coexistence of both valve and vessel anomalies has only been reported in single cases. METHODS: From 2008 to 2016, in a single, high-volume tertiary cardiac center, patients who underwent chest computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging for various reasons, were retrospectively screened for the presence of right ASA...
February 15, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151005/allograft-heart-valves-current-aspects-and-future-applications
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Milan Lisy, Guenay Kalender, Katja Schenke-Layland, Kelvin G M Brockbank, Anna Biermann, Ulrich Alfred Stock
Human heart valve allografts continue to represent almost perfect substitutes for heart valves. They have optimal hemodynamic characteristics and are highly resistant to infections. The first clinical use of allograft heart valves was as homovitals being transplanted after antibiotic incubation without any preservation. Since 1968, relatively standardized frozen cryopreservation (SFC) has been employed, including storage in vapor-phase liquid nitrogen. Disadvantages, particularly in pediatric patients, are limited availability due to organ scarcity, inability to grow, degeneration, immune response, and long-term failure...
February 2, 2017: Biopreservation and Biobanking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043758/-ebstein-s-like-anomaly-ventricular-double-inlet-a-rare-association
#9
Luis Muñoz Castellanos, Magdalena Kuri Nivon
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The association of univentricular heart with double inlet and Ebstein's "like" anomaly of the common atrioventricular valve is extremely rare. METHODS: Two hearts with this association are described with the segmental sequential system which determine the atrial situs, the types of atrioventricular and ventriculoarterial connections and associated anomalies. RESULTS: Both hearts had atrial situs solitus, and a univentricular heart with common atrioventricular valve, a foramen primum and double outlet ventricle with normal crossed great arteries...
January 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041955/cardiac-dysfunction-in-children-and-young-adults-with-heart-transplantation-a-comprehensive-echocardiography-study
#10
Marcello Chinali, Claudia Esposito, Giorgia Grutter, Roberta Iacobelli, Alessandra Toscano, Maria Grazia D'Asaro, Alessia Del Pasqua, Gianluca Brancaccio, Francesco Parisi, Fabrizio Drago, Gabriele Rinelli
BACKGROUND: Transplanted heart dysfunction is a serious life-threatening condition in pediatric transplant recipients. Several studies have focused on echocardiographic detection of early signs of cardiac dysfunction in this population. We evaluated advanced echocardiographic indices of cardiac function in a large sample of children and young adults with heart transplants with apparently normal cardiac function. METHODS: The study included 60 patients with normal ejection fraction with transplantation performed at pediatric age between 1986 and 2014 and 60 healthy control subjects...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007066/valve-sparing-aortic-root-replacement-in-pediatric-patients-lessons-learned-over-two-decades
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REVIEW
Luca A Vricella, Duke E Cameron
Valve-sparing aortic root replacement has been utilized in children with aneurysms of the proximal aorta as a valid alternative to composite mechanical or biologic prostheses. While the majority of pediatric patients with aortic root aneurysms have various forms of connective tissue disorders, other diagnostic groups have emerged, such as patients with various forms of congenital heart disease and non-syndromic thoracic aortic aneurysms. We present our experience with valve-sparing procedures in pediatric patients, highlighting the technical aspects of the operation as well as some of the pitfalls and complications we have encountered over the last two decades...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995570/hydrodynamic-assessment-of-aortic-valves-prepared-from-porcine-small-intestinal-submucosa
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Sharan Ramaswamy, Makensley Lordeus, Omkar V Mankame, Lilliam Valdes-Cruz, Steven Bibevski, Sarah M Bell, Ivan Baez, Frank Scholl
Infants and children born with severe cardiac valve lesions have no effective long term treatment options since currently available tissue or mechanical prosthetic valves have sizing limitations and no avenue to accommodate the growth of the pediatric patient. Tissue engineered heart valves (TEHVs) which could provide for growth, self-repair, infection resistance, and long-term replacement could be an ideal solution. Porcine small intestinal submucosa (PSIS) has recently emerged as a potentially attractive bioscaffold for TEHVs...
December 19, 2016: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989075/maldi-imaging-mass-spectrometry-as-a-lipidomic-approach-to-heart-valve-research
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Peggi M Angel, Ahmed S Bayoumi, Robert B Hinton, Yan Ru Su, David Bichell, John E Mayer, H Scott Baldwin, Richard M Caprioli
BACKGROUND: Valvular disease is characterized in part by lipid deposition, but systematic analysis of the patterns of global lipid expression in healthy and diseased valve tissues are unknown. This is due in part to tissue limitations for lipidomic preparations and technologies for evaluating lipid distribution in tissues. The study aim was to examine the application of matrixassisted laser desorption ionization imaging mass spectrometry (MALDI IMS) to the aortic valve during development and disease, as an approach to detect and map lipids and ultimately better understand valve structure and function...
March 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939495/development-and-impact-of-arrhythmias-after-the-norwood-procedure-a-report-from-the-pediatric-heart-network
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Matthew E Oster, Shan Chen, Nicholas Dagincourt, Yaniv Bar-Cohen, Matthew Brothers, Nicole Cain, Steven D Colan, Richard J Czosek, Jamie A Decker, David G Gamboa, Salim F Idriss, Joel A Kirsh, Martin J LaPage, Richard G Ohye, Elizabeth Radojewski, Maully Shah, Eric S Silver, Anoop K Singh, Joel D Temple, John Triedman, Jonathan R Kaltman
OBJECTIVES: The study objective was to determine the predictors of new-onset arrhythmia among infants with single-ventricle anomalies during the post-Norwood hospitalization and the association of those arrhythmias with postoperative outcomes (ventilator time and length of stay) and interstage mortality. METHODS: After excluding patients with preoperative arrhythmias, we used data from the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial to identify risk factors for tachyarrhythmias (atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, junctional ectopic tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia) and atrioventricular block (second or third degree) among 544 eligible patients...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925367/transient-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-after-transplantation-of-an-extremely-oversized-donor-heart-in-a-child-does-size-matter-a-case-report
#15
J Birnbaum, S M Ulrich, R Schramm, C Hagl, A Lehner, M Fischer, N A Haas, B Heineking
In pediatric heart transplantation, the size of the donor organ is an important criterion for organ allocation. Oversized donor hearts are often accepted with good results, but some complications in relation to a high donor-recipient ratio have been described. Our patient was transplanted for progressive heart failure in dilated cardiomyopathy. The donor-to-recipient weight ratio was 3 (donor weight 65 kg, recipient weight 22 kg). The intra-operative echocardiography before chest closure showed excellent cardiac function, no tricuspid valve regurgitation, and a normal central venous pressure...
February 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893194/incidence-morphology-and-progression-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-subjects-with-coexisting-congenital-heart-defects
#16
Talha Niaz, Joseph T Poterucha, Jonathan N Johnson, Cecilia Craviari, Thomas Nienaber, Jared Palfreeman, Frank Cetta, Donald J Hagler
BACKGROUND: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) occurs both as an isolated cardiac lesion and in association with congenital heart defects (CHD). Their aim was to identify the incidence and morphology of BAV in patients with coexisting CHD and compare their disease progression to patients with isolated BAV. METHODS: The Mayo Clinic echocardiography database was retrospectively analyzed to identify pediatric and young adult patients (≤22 years) who were diagnosed with BAV from 1990 to 2015...
November 28, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699849/bilateral-congenital-coronary-ostial-obstruction-exertional-syncope-in-an-otherwise-healthy-8-year-old
#17
Kavita Sharma, Poonam Thankavel
Congenital stenosis/atresia of a coronary artery is an exquisitely rare anomaly (Congenit Heart Dis, 2, 2007, 347) with increased risk of sudden death. Bilateral coronary obstruction is even more unusual but has been reported in conjunction with aortic valve disease, syphilis, and Takayasu's arteritis. To the best of our knowledge, obstruction of both coronaries in a pediatric patient has only been reported once (Ann Thorac Surg, 55, 1993, 1564). We present a patient with an intramural, anomalous aortic origin of the right coronary artery from the contralateral sinus (AAORCA) with near atresia of the left main coronary ostium...
December 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680418/contrast-enhanced-high-pitch-computed-tomography-in-pediatric-patients-without-electrocardiography-triggering-and-sedation-comparison-of-cardiac-image-quality-with-conventional-multidetector-computed-tomography
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Michael Esser, Sergios Gatidis, Matthias Teufel, Inés Ketelsen, Konstantin Nikolaou, Jürgen F Schäfer, Ilias Tsiflikas
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare image quality of anatomical cardiac details without electrocardiography triggering, sedation, or heart rate-regulating drugs in contrast-enhanced pediatric chest computed tomography (CT), using high-pitch CT (HPCT) versus conventional pitch-mode technique (multidetector CT [MDCT]). METHODS: After written informed consent, 55 patients (median age, 11 years; range, 3-17 years) were prospectively included in this institutional review board-approved study...
January 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668913/interventricular-septal-pseudoaneurysm-after-blunt-chest-trauma-in-a-6-year-old-an-illustrative-case-and-review
#19
Natalie Behrle, Peter Dyke, Abdallah Dalabih
Motor vehicle accident is the most common cause of blunt cardiac injury (BCI) in children (85.3%) due to the height of the child in relation to proper restraints and the compliant pediatric rib cage (J Trauma. 1996;40:200-202). Trauma to the chest wall may lead to injury of the myocardium, resulting in myocardial contusion, ventricular septal defect (VSD), ventricular free wall rupture, or valve compromise (J Trauma. 1996;40; 200-202; Heart Lung. 2012;41:200-202; J Inj Violence Res. 2012;4:98-100). There are several proposed mechanisms for the formation of VSD after blunt chest trauma including rupture of ischemic myocardium related to the initial trauma and reopening of a spontaneously closed congenital VSD...
September 23, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665220/surgical-reconstruction-of-semilunar-valves-in-the-growing-child-should-we-mimic-the-venous-valve-a-simulation-study
#20
Peter E Hammer, Erin G Roberts, Sitaram M Emani, Pedro J Del Nido
OBJECTIVES: Neither heart valve repair methods nor current prostheses can accommodate patient growth. Normal aortic and pulmonary valves have 3 leaflets, and the goal of valve repair and replacement is typically to restore normal 3-leaflet morphology. However, mammalian venous valves have bileaflet morphology and open and close effectively over a wide range of vessel sizes. We propose that they might serve as a model for pediatric heart valve reconstruction and replacement valve design...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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