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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434627/-sports-in-children-with-congenital-heart-diseases
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Gilles Bosser, Anne Moulin-Zinsch, Reem Fischer-Atalla
The practice of physical activity is one of the essential elements for health in general but also for the well-being and the quality of life. It is highly desirable to encourage physical activities in children with congenital heart diseases, taking into account all the benefits associated with this practice (quality of life, life expectancy) and this especially since these children often have limited capacity (due to their heart disease but also often by relative deconditioning). While there is a transient increase in risk of cardiac complications during intense activity, it would nevertheless be inappropriate to contra-indicate physical activities considering the well-known benefits in the medium and long term...
April 21, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410419/the-electrical-heart-axis-and-st-events-in-fetal-monitoring-a-post-hoc-analysis-following-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rik Vullings, Kim M J Verdurmen, Alexandra D J Hulsenboom, Stephanie Scheffer, Hinke de Lau, Anneke Kwee, Pieter F F Wijn, Isis Amer-Wåhlin, Judith O E H van Laar, S Guid Oei
OBJECTIVE: Reducing perinatal morbidity and mortality is one of the major challenges in modern health care. Analysing the ST segment of the fetal electrocardiogram was thought to be the breakthrough in fetal monitoring during labour. However, its implementation in clinical practice yields many false alarms and ST monitoring is highly dependent on cardiotocogram assessment, limiting its value for the prediction of fetal distress during labour. This study aims to evaluate the relation between physiological variations in the orientation of the fetal electrical heart axis and the occurrence of ST events...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410089/mortality-and-morbidity-after-laparoscopic-surgery-in-children-with-and-without-congenital-heart-disease
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David I Chu, Jonathan M Tan, Peter Mattei, Andrew T Costarino, Joseph W Rossano, Gregory E Tasian
OBJECTIVES: To determine the risk of morbidity and mortality after laparoscopic surgery among children with congenital heart disease (CHD). STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study using the 2013-2014 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatrics, which prospectively collected data at 56 and 64 hospitals in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Primary exposure was CHD. Primary outcome was overall in-hospital postoperative mortality. Secondary outcomes included 30-day mortality and 30-day morbidity (any nondeath adverse event)...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408715/postoperative-infection-in-developing-world-congenital-heart-surgery-programs-data-from-the-international-quality-improvement-collaborative
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Amitabh Chanchal Sen, Debra Forbes Morrow, Rakhi Balachandran, Xinwei Du, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Byalal R Jagannath, Raman Krishna Kumar, Jennifer Koch Kupiec, Monica L Melgar, Nguyen Tran Chau, Gail Potter-Bynoe, Orlando Tamariz-Cruz, Kathy J Jenkins
BACKGROUND: Postoperative infections contribute substantially to morbidity and mortality after congenital heart disease surgery and are often preventable. We sought to identify risk factors for postoperative infection and the impact on outcomes after congenital heart surgery, using data from the International Quality Improvement Collaborative for Congenital Heart Surgery in Developing World Countries. METHODS AND RESULTS: Pediatric cardiac surgical cases performed between 2010 and 2012 at 27 participating sites in 16 developing countries were included...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408415/impact-of-international-quality-improvement-collaborative-on-congenital-heart-surgery-in-pakistan
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Amina Khan, Ahmed Abdullah, Huzaifa Ahmad, Arjumand Rizvi, Sehrish Batool, Kathy J Jenkins, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Muneer Amanullah, Anwar Haq, Nadeem Aslam, Fauzia Minai, Babar Hasan
BACKGROUND: The International Quality Improvement Collaborative (IQIC) was formed to reduce mortality and morbidity from congenital heart disease (CHD) surgeries in low/middle-income countries. OBJECTIVES: We conducted this study to compare the postoperative outcomes of CHD surgeries at a centre in Pakistan before and after joining IQIC. METHODS: The IQIC provides guidelines targeting key drivers responsible for morbidity and mortality in postoperativepatients with CHD...
April 13, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404481/clinical-utility-and-diagnostic-accuracy-of-palm-held-mini-sized-ultrasonocardiographic-scanner-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Mao-Hung Lo, Chien-Fu Huang, I-Chun Lin, Ying-Jui Lin, Hsuan-Chang Kuo, Kai-Sheng Hsieh
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To investigate whether a palm-held ultrasonocardiographic scanner would be useful for screening and follow-up in congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the echocardiographic images from June 1, 2014 to November 1, 2014. All patients underwent two ultrasonographic examinations including palm-held scanner examination and standard echocardiography. To compare the quality of the two instruments, we developed a diagnostic scoring system ranging from 1 point to 10 points, with 10 points indicating the best quality...
April 9, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366171/4d-music-cmr-value-based-imaging-of-neonates-and-infants-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Kim-Lien Nguyen, Fei Han, Ziwu Zhou, Daniel Z Brunengraber, Ihab Ayad, Daniel S Levi, Gary M Satou, Brian L Reemtsen, Peng Hu, J Paul Finn
BACKGROUND: 4D Multiphase Steady State Imaging with Contrast (MUSIC) acquires high-resolution volumetric images of the beating heart during uninterrupted ventilation. We aim to evaluate the diagnostic performance and clinical impact of 4D MUSIC in a cohort of neonates and infants with congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: Forty consecutive neonates and infants with CHD (age range 2 days to 2 years, weight 1 to 13 kg) underwent 3.0 T CMR with ferumoxytol enhancement (FE) at a single institution...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359691/ablation-of-supraventricular-arrhythmias-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease-a-contemporary-review
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REVIEW
Nicolas Combes, Nicolas Derval, Sebastien Hascoët, Alexandre Zhao, Denis Amet, Mathieu Le Bloa, Alice Maltret, François Heitz, Jean-Benoit Thambo, Eloi Marijon
Supraventricular arrhythmias are an important and increasing cause of morbidity in adults with congenital heart disease, requiring specific management strategies. Pharmacological treatment has limited efficacy, and is often associated with some side-effects. Major improvements in catheter ablation techniques have opened new opportunities to better understand underlying mechanisms of supraventricular arrhythmias, offer better therapy, and eventually improve symptoms and quality of life in these patients. An array of tools and techniques are necessary to access relevant anatomical areas to address the arrhythmogenic substrate...
March 27, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348949/impact-of-advanced-medical-therapy-for-the-outcome-of-an-adult-patient-with-eisenmenger-syndrome
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Eglė Ereminienė, Marija Kinderytė, Skaidrius Miliauskas
Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) is the most severe form of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with congenital heart disease. It is an extremely devastating condition with a serious impact on patients' life. Classical therapy of ES remains directed to avoid complications, such as erythrocytosis, treatment of congestive heart failure, prevention of infection, and secondary haematological abnormalities such as iron deficiency and coagulation disorders. However, the only effective treatment is heart-lung transplantation; still, morbidity and mortality after transplantation remain substantially high...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344686/comparison-of-image-quality-diagnostic-accuracy-and-radiation-dose-between-flash-model-and-retrospective-ecg-triggered-protocols-in-dual-source-computed-tomography-dsct-in-congenital-heart-diseases
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Rong Wang, Xiang-Jiu Xu, Gang Huang, Xing Zhou, Wen-Wen Zhang, Ya-Qiong Ma, Xiao-Na Zuo
BACKGROUND: Dual source computed tomography (DSCT) plays an important role in the diagnosis of congenital heart diseases (CHD). However, the issue of radiation-related side effects constitutes a wide public concern. The aim of the study was to explore the differences in diagnostic accuracy, radiation dose and image quality between a prospectively ECG - triggered high - pitch spiral acquisition (flash model) and a retrospective ECG-gated protocol of DSCT used for the detection of CHD. MATERIAL/METHODS: The study included 58 patients with CHD who underwent a DSCT examination, including two groups of 29 patients in each protocol...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329112/comparison-of-paracorporeal-and-continuous-flow-ventricular-assist-devices-in-children-preliminary-results
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Mohamed S Nassar, Asif Hasan, Teresa Chila, Stephan Schueler, Carola Pergolizzi, Zdenka Reinhardt, Stephen Lord, Fabrizio De Rita, Lee Ferguson, Jon Smith, Simon Haynes, John O'Sullivan, Bari Murtuza
OBJECTIVES: With the scarcity of organs, a durable, reliable ventricular assist device (VAD) is required. The Berlin Heart EXCOR ® (BH) remains the most established VAD in the paediatric population. Implantable continuous flow (CF) VADs have been introduced to the paediatric field with encouraging early results. In this study, we compared the results of a newly introduced CF VAD (HeartWare VAD [HVAD] ® ) to results in a matched group of BH recipients. METHODS: The study included patients aged <16 years who received mechanical left VAD (LVAD) support between December 2005 and January 2016...
April 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329105/medical-three-dimensional-printing-opens-up-new-opportunities-in-cardiology-and-cardiac-surgery
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Thomas Bartel, Andrew Rivard, Alejandro Jimenez, Carlos A Mestres, Silvana Müller
Advanced percutaneous and surgical procedures in structural and congenital heart disease require precise pre-procedural planning and continuous quality control. Although current imaging modalities and post-processing software assists with peri-procedural guidance, their capabilities for spatial conceptualization remain limited in two- and three-dimensional representations. In contrast, 3D printing offers not only improved visualization for procedural planning, but provides substantial information on the accuracy of surgical reconstruction and device implantations...
February 16, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302746/current-interventional-and-surgical-management-of-congenital-heart-disease-specific-focus-on-valvular-disease-and-cardiac-arrhythmias
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Kimberly A Holst, Sameh M Said, Timothy J Nelson, Bryan C Cannon, Joseph A Dearani
Successful outcome in the care of patients with congenital heart disease depends on a comprehensive multidisciplinary team. Surgery is offered for almost every heart defect, despite complexity. Early mortality for cardiac surgery in the neonatal period is ≈10% and beyond infancy is <5%, with 90% to 95% of patients surviving with a good quality of life into the adult years. Advances in imaging have facilitated accurate diagnosis and planning of interventions and surgical procedures. Similarly, advances in the perioperative medical management of patients, particularly with intensive care, has also contributed to improving outcomes...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302050/implementation-of-clinical-research-trials-using-web-based-and-mobile-devices-challenges-and-solutions
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EDITORIAL
Roy Eagleson, Luis Altamirano-Diaz, Alex McInnis, Eva Welisch, Stefanie De Jesus, Harry Prapavessis, Meghan Rombeek, Jamie A Seabrook, Teresa Park, Kambiz Norozi
BACKGROUND: With the increasing implementation of web-based, mobile health interventions in clinical trials, it is crucial for researchers to address the security and privacy concerns of patient information according to high ethical standards. The full process of meeting these standards is often made more complicated due to the use of internet-based technology and smartphones for treatment, telecommunication, and data collection; however, this process is not well-documented in the literature...
March 17, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289674/3d-whole-heart-imaging-for-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Gerald Greil, Animesh Aashoo Tandon, Miguel Silva Vieira, Tarique Hussain
Three-dimensional (3D) whole heart techniques form a cornerstone in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging of congenital heart disease (CHD). It offers significant advantages over other CHD imaging modalities and techniques: no ionizing radiation; ability to be run free-breathing; ECG-gated dual-phase imaging for accurate measurements and tissue properties estimation; and higher signal-to-noise ratio and isotropic voxel resolution for multiplanar reformatting assessment. However, there are limitations, such as potentially long acquisition times with image quality degradation...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279500/how-often-is-congenital-heart-disease-recognized-as-a-significant-comorbidity-among-hospitalized-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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James M Robbins, Jennifer Onukwube, Anthony Goudie, R Thomas Collins
BACKGROUND: Despite frequent life-long hemodynamic and electrophysiologic abnormalities, adults with congenital heart defects (CHDs) are often lost to medical follow-up. Using a cohort of adults with CHD receiving hospital care in Arkansas, we sought to determine how often a CHD is recognized and coded during hospital admissions. METHODS: Data for this study come from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Arkansas State Inpatient Database (SID) for years 2004 to 2012...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277152/visuospatial-processing-in-adolescents-with-critical-congenital-heart-disease-organization-integration-and-implications-for-academic-achievement
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Jessica L Bean Jaworski, Matthew T White, David R DeMaso, Jane W Newburger, David C Bellinger, Adam R Cassidy
Among the most significant factors affecting quality of life in individuals with critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) are neurodevelopmental challenges, including deficits in visuospatial processing and academic achievement. Few studies have compared outcomes across CCHD subgroups, despite their significant differences in anatomy/physiology and medical/surgical courses. This study compared visuospatial processing abilities using the Developmental Scoring System for the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure (DSS-ROCF) across groups of adolescents with CCHD (d-transposition of the great arteries [TGA, n = 139], Tetralogy of Fallot [TOF, n = 68], single-ventricle cardiac anatomy requiring the Fontan operation [SVF, n = 145]) and a group of healthy controls (CTR, n = 111), and examined the validity of visuospatial processing in predicting concurrent academic outcomes...
February 16, 2017: Child Neuropsychology: a Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274955/physical-activity-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-associations-with-functional-outcomes
#18
Jan Müller, Tamara Amberger, Anika Berg, Daniel Goeder, Julia Remmele, Renate Oberhoffer, Peter Ewert, Alfred Hager
OBJECTIVE: Improved survival has yielded to growing importance of functional outcome measures in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). This study applied the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) to assess self-reported physical activity (PA) in patients with CHD and their association with exercise capacity and health-related quality of life (HrQoL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prior to cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), 786 consecutive patients (335 female, 31...
March 8, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268011/hands-on-surgical-training-of-congenital-heart-surgery-using-3-dimensional-print-models
#19
Shi-Joon Yoo, Thomas Spray, Erle H Austin, Tae-Jin Yun, Glen S van Arsdell
OBJECTIVE: Patient-based congenital heart surgery (CHS) training is opportunity-based and difficult. Three-dimensional (3D) print models of the heart were used for hands-on surgical training (HOST) at the 2015 AATS and subsequently in 2 local institutions. We aim to introduce the process of 3D printing for surgical simulation and to present the attendee's responses. METHODS: Using CT or MR angiograms, the models of congenital heart disease were created and printed with flexible rubberlike material...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267987/prospective-ecg-triggering-cardiac-ct-for-infants-with-complex-congenital-heart-disease-using-low-dose-contrast-medium-low-tube-voltage-and-adaptive-statistical-iterative-reconstruction
#20
S-Y Wang, W Gao, Y-M Zhong, A-M Sun, Q Wang, L-W Hu, H-S Qiu, J-Y Li
AIM: To demonstrate the clinical value of prospective electrocardiography (ECG)-triggered cardiac computed tomography (CT) with low concentration contrast medium, low tube voltage, and adaptive statistic iterative reconstruction (ASIR) to reduce both radiation and contrast dose in examining infants with complex congenital heart disease (CHD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-four consecutive infants (19 male, 25 female, age: 8.06±4.33 months, weight: 7.31±1.36 kg) with complex CHD underwent prospective ECG-triggered low-dose cardiac CT using 80 kVp and 120 mA...
March 4, 2017: Clinical Radiology
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