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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441847/-feasibility-of-device-closure-for-multiple-atrial-septal-defects-using-3d-printing-and-ultrasound-guided-intervention-technique
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X Qiu, B Lü, N Xu, C W Yan, W B Ouyang, Y Liu, F W Zhang, Z Q Yue, K J Pang, X B Pan
Objective: To investigate the feasibility of trans-catheter closure of multiple atrial septal defects (ASD) monitored by trans-thoracic echocardiography (TTE) under the guidance of 3D printing heart model. Methods: Between April and August 2016, a total of 21 patients (8 male and 13 female) with multiple ASD in Fuwai Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences underwent CT scan and 3-dimensional echocardiography for heart disease model produced by 3D printing technique. The best occlusion program was determined through the simulation test on the model...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441238/diaphragm-activation-in-ventilated-patients-using-a-novel-transvenous-phrenic-nerve-pacing-catheter
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Steven Reynolds, Adrian Ebner, Tracy Meffen, Viral Thakkar, Matt Gani, Kaity Taylor, Linda Clark, Gautam Sadarangani, Ramasamy Meyyappan, Rodrigo Sandoval, Elizabeth Rohrs, Joaquín A Hoffer
OBJECTIVES: Over 30% of critically ill patients on positive-pressure mechanical ventilation have difficulty weaning from the ventilator, many of whom acquire ventilator-induced diaphragm dysfunction. Temporary transvenous phrenic nerve pacing using a novel electrode-bearing catheter may provide a means to prevent diaphragm atrophy, to strengthen an atrophied diaphragm, and mitigate the harms of mechanical ventilation. We tested the initial safety, feasibility, and impact on ventilation of this novel approach...
April 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435681/a-hol-e-y-predicament
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Shaiva Ginoya Meka, Daniel Shelden, Amy Mertens, Paul Christensen, Meet Patel
Endocardial cushion defects are congenital abnormalities that result in valvular dysfunction as well as defects (or "holes") in the septa of the heart. They are typically diagnosed in early infancy; presentation late in life is rare. We present the case of a 72-year-old female admitted to the hospital with dyspnoea and palpitations. She was found to have multifocal atrial tachycardia. She suffered cardiac arrest associated with refractory hypoxaemia that required mechanical ventilation and vasodilator therapy with inhaled nitric oxide...
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434546/surgical-strategy-toward-biventricular-repair-for-severe-ebstein-anomaly-in-neonates-and-infancy
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Shu-Chien Huang, En-Ting Wu, Shyh-Jye Chen, Chi-Hsiang Huang, Jin-Chung Shih, Hen-Wen Chou, Chung-I Chang, Ing-Sh Chiu, Yih-Sharng Chen
BACKGROUND: Neonates with severe forms of Ebstein anomaly present a surgical challenge, and the Starnes operation as single ventricle palliation is highly advocated. Cone reconstruction for tricuspid valvuloplasty (TVP) has become a widely accepted technique, although very few cases of TVP have been reported in neonates. This report describes a surgical strategy for neonatal Ebstein anomaly, with an aim toward biventricular repair. METHODS: Since 2007, 7 neonates or young infants with severe Ebstein anomalies have received TVP at the National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan...
April 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427801/-multimodality-imaging-in-the-cardiac-catheterization-laboratory
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Karine Warin-Fresse, Sébastien Hascoet, Patrice Guérin
Cardiac catheterization has greatly contributed to the progress made in the management of congenital heart diseases (CHD). Initially used in diagnosis, it allowed the understanding of heart diseases, their anatomy and hemodynamics. Gradually, the development of interventional cardiology has played a major role in the management of these malformations (Patent ductus arteriosus [PDA] and atrial septal defect [ASD] closure, pulmonary dilatation, percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation…). The development of such technology was made possible through the concomitant development of imaging techniques: fluoroscopy, ultrasound, MRI and CT...
April 17, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426680/echocardiographic-findings-in-infants-with-presumed-congenital-zika-syndrome-retrospective-case-series-study
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Danielle Di Cavalcanti, Lucas V Alves, Geraldo J Furtado, Cleusa C Santos, Fabiana G Feitosa, Maria C Ribeiro, Paulo Menge, Izabelle M Lira, Joao G Alves
OBJECTIVE: To report the echocardiographic evaluation of 103 infants with presumed congenital Zika syndrome. METHODS: An observational retrospective study was performed at Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira (IMIP), Recife, Brazil. 103 infants with presumed congenital Zika syndrome. All infants had microcephaly and head computed tomography findings compatible with congenital Zika syndrome. Zika IgM antibody was detected in cerebrospinal fluid samples of 23 infants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423128/peratrial-device-closure-of-atrial-septal-defect-under-transesophageal-echocardiographic-guidance-without-fluoroscopy-compared-to-conventional-on-pump-surgical-closure
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Zhixiang Guo, Chengxin Zhang, Huan Wang, Shenglin Ge
Objective: This study is designed to evaluate the advantages between peratrial device closure under transesophageal echocardiographic guidance and open heart surgery in atrial septal defect. Methods: From November 2011 to September 2014, 28 patients with atrial septal defect were treated. Fourteen patients received peratrial device closure under transesophageal echocardiographic guidance (TEE group) and 14 patients received cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB group). Clinical parameters during intraoperative and postoperative periods were examined...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416195/pitavastatin-versus-pravastatin-in-adults-with-hiv-1-infection-and-dyslipidaemia-intrepid-12-week-and-52-week-results-of-a-phase-4-multicentre-randomised-double-blind-superiority-trial
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Judith A Aberg, Craig A Sponseller, Douglas J Ward, Vladimir A Kryzhanovski, Stuart E Campbell, Melanie A Thompson
BACKGROUND: People living with HIV-1 infection are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease than seronegative adults. Treatment of dyslipidaemia with statins has been challenging in people with HIV because of an increased potential for drug interactions due to competing cytochrome P450 metabolism between statins and commonly used antiretroviral agents. Neither pitavastatin nor pravastatin depend on cytochrome P450 for primary metabolism. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of pitavastatin versus pravastatin in adults with HIV and dyslipidaemia...
April 13, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415904/wire-atrial-septostomy
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Masataka Kitano, Masanori Tsukada, Mistuhiro Fujino
Both balloon atrial septostomy and static balloon dilation are often ineffective in creating a large atrial septal defect in patients with a thickened atrial septum. In such situations, blade atrial septostomy and atrial septal stenting are alternative treatments. We have devised and performed a new technique, called wire atrial septostomy, which uses a thin soft wire to create a large defect. The details of the procedure are presented.
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405996/ebstein-s-anomaly-with-paradoxical-embolism-to-lower-limb
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Gouranga Santra, Shinjan Patra
Ebstein's anomaly (EA) is a rare congenital heart disease. Paradoxical embolism (PDE) may occur in EA due to associated atrial septal defect (ASD). An 18 year old male with EA presented with left lower limb ischemia due to PDE to the limb. No features of cerebral embolism was present. PDE is a potential complication of EA. High level of awareness is needed for early diagnosis of PDE in EA to save a limb in case of embolism to the extremity.
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397227/-prenatal-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-a-case-with-lowe-syndrome-caused-by-interstitial-deletion-of-xq25-26
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Xiangyu Zhu, Jie Li, Tong Ru, Ruifang Zhu, Chenyan Dai, Wanjun Wang, Yali Hu
OBJECTIVE: To report on a sporadic case of Lowe syndrome diagnosed prenatally with ultrasound examination and genetic testing. METHODS: Detailed sonographic fetal screening was performed by an experienced sonographer at 32 weeks of gestation. Fetal cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was applied to detect potential brain abnormality. Chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) was conducted on amniotic fluid sample from the fetus and peripheral blood sample from the mother...
April 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396933/coronary-sinus-defect-following-transcatheter-closure-of-asd-using-amplatzer-septal-occluder-potential-erosion-by-the-device
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Bassel Mohammad Nijres, Maytham Al-Kubaisi, John Bokowski, Ra-Id Abdulla, Sawsan Awad
We present a case of small coronary sinus defect detected after transcatheter device closure of a large secundum atrial septal defect. Although device erosion of the dilated coronary sinus is suspected, the defect in the coronary sinus may have been present prior to ASD device closure. Dilated coronary sinus may be a risk factor when closing a secundum ASD with a device. To the best of our knowledge, coronary sinus erosion by an ASD device has not yet been reported in the medical literature.
April 10, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394407/novel-case-of-paternal-paracentric-inversion-causing-partial-trisomy-13-and-review-of-the-literature
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Chad Douglas, Stephen A Smith, Luis Rohena
Partial trisomies have often been reported secondary to inversion mutations. These occurrences are most frequently associated with pericentric inversions. In this report, we describe the first documented case of partial trisomy 13 secondary to a parental paracentric inversion, in this case a paternal paracentric 13q inversion. Our Patient exhibits a variety of clinical findings including global developmental delay with intellectual disability, sensorineural hearing loss, bilateral congenital polar cataracts with associated foveal and optic nerve hypoplasia, right retinal detachment, atrial septal defect, absence of corpus callosum, celiac disease, microcephaly, as well as other dysmorphic features...
April 10, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393753/prevalence-and-composition-of-chd-at-different-altitudes-in-tibet-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jian-Yong Zheng, Yi-Gang Qiu, Dong-Tao Li, Jiang-Chun He, Yu Chen, Yi Cao, Ying-Ming Liu, Xian-Feng Li, Hai-Tao Chi, Tian-Chang Li
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of CHD has been well described worldwide except in Tibet. This study aimed to illustrate the prevalence and composition of CHD in Tibetan children according to altitude. Methods and results In the first part, we prospectively recruited 7088 unselected Tibetan children (4-17 years) from south-west Tibet. The total prevalence of CHD increased from 4.6/1000 below 4200 m to 13.4/1000 above 4700 m, with a female-to-male ratio of 1.3:3.1. The total prevalence and female prevalence of patent ductus arteriosus increased more than 10-fold...
April 10, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390741/treatment-options-for-the-closure-of-secundum-atrial-septal-defects-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pedro A Villablanca, David A Briston, Josep Rodés-Cabau, David F Briceno, Gaurav Rao, Mohammed Aljoudi, Aman M Shah, Divyanshu Mohananey, Tanush Gupta, Mohammed Makkiya, Harish Ramakrishna, Mario J Garcia, Robert H Pass, Giles Peek, Ali N Zaidi
BACKGROUND: Secundum atrial septal defects (ASDs) are treated by surgical closure (SC) or transcatheter device closure (TCC). Due to a scarcity of data directly comparing these approaches, it remains unclear which is superior. This meta-analysis compares the clinical outcomes of the two treatment options. METHODS: A literature search was performed in MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed, Google Search, and Cochrane databases for studies directly comparing SC and TCC of ASDs...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387886/distinctive-effect-of-6-hydroxyethyl-starch-130-0-4-voluven-infusion-on-pediatric-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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J-Z Zhang, J-S Liu, S-H Zhang, S-Y Huang, J-J Zhang, J Zhou, J-H Zhou
OBJECTIVE: It has not been clear that Voluven (6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4) may be administered in pediatric patients safely. The purpose of this study was to determine if Voluven could be used for blood volume expansion and hypovolemia prevention in pediatric patients with congenital heart disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 50 pediatric patients with congenital heart disease were recruited in the study. Circulatory and respiratory parameters were determined to monitor the responses to intravenous infusion of Voluven in the patients...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382270/delayed-left-atrial-perforation-associated-with-erosion-after-device-closure-of-an-atrial-septal-defect
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Ji Seong Kim, Sang Yoon Yeom, Sue Hyun Kim, Jae Woong Choi, Kyung Hwan Kim
A 43-year-old man who had had a history of atrial septal defect (ASD) device closure 31 months previously presented with abrupt chest and back pain along with progressive cardiogenic shock and cardiac arrest. After resuscitation, he was diagnosed with cardiac tamponade. Diagnostic and therapeutic surgical exploration revealed left atrium (LA) perforation due to LA roof erosion from a deficient aortic rim. Device removal, primary repair of the LA perforation site, and ASD patch closure were performed successfully...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382265/risk-analysis-of-the-long-term-outcomes-of-the-surgical-closure-of-secundum-atrial-septal-defects
#18
Hong Rae Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Jung Jun Park, Tae Jin Yun, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee
BACKGROUND: Closure of a secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) is possible through surgical intervention or device placement. During surgical intervention, concomitant pathologies are corrected. The present study was conducted to investigate the outcomes of surgical ASD closure, to determine the risk factors of mortality, and establish the effects of concomitant disease correction. METHODS: Between October 1989 and October 2009, 693 adults underwent surgery for secundum ASD...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382081/changes-in-strain-pattern-and-exercise-capacity-after-transcatheter-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects
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Jung Yoon Kim, Bong-Sic Yun, Sunho Lee, Se Yong Jung, Jae Young Choi, Nam Kyun Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Assessment of left ventricle (LV) function by using strain and strain rate is popular in the clinical setting. However, the use of these echocardiographic tools in assessing right ventricle (RV) failure, and the manner in which they both reflect the functional capacity of the patient, remains poorly understood. This study aimed to investigate the change in exercise capacity and strain between before and (1 month) after the transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects (ASDs)...
March 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379508/heart-transplantation-using-a-donor-with-partial-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection-and-atrial-septal-defect
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Geoffroy de Beco, Jérôme Duisit, Alain Jean Poncelet
Over the last decade, the shortage of donors has led to increased waiting time prior to transplantation and its related mortality. Therefore, extended criteria for donor hearts have been proposed. In this report, we describe a successful transplantation despite a diagnosis of partial abnormal pulmonary venous return associated with an atrial septal defect sinus venosus and persisting left-sided superior vena cava. Knowledge in congenital cardiac disease can broaden the definition of 'marginal' donor hearts and allow their use without increasing the risk of transplantation...
March 30, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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