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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457362/a-multinational-observational-investigation-of-illness-perceptions-and-quality-of-life-among-patients-with-a-fontan-circulation
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Christina E Holbein, Nicholas D Fogleman, Kevin Hommel, Silke Apers, Jessica Rassart, Philip Moons, Koen Luyckx, Maayke A Sluman, Junko Enomoto, Bengt Johansson, Hsiao-Ling Yang, Mikael Dellborg, Raghavan Subramanyan, Jamie L Jackson, Werner Budts, Adrienne H Kovacs, Stacey Morrison, Martha Tomlin, Kathy Gosney, Alexandra Soufi, Katrine Eriksen, Corina Thomet, Malin Berghammer, Luis Alday, Edward Callus, Susan M Fernandes, Maryanne Caruana, Samuel Menahem, Stephen C Cook, Gwen R Rempel, Kamila White, Paul Khairy, Shelby Kutty, Gruschen Veldtman
OBJECTIVE: First, to compare QOL and illness perceptions between patients with a Fontan circulation and patients with anatomically simple defects (ie, atrial septal defects [ASD] or ventricular septal defects [VSD]). Second, to explore illness perceptions as a mediator of the association between congenital heart disease (CHD) diagnosis and QOL. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING: Twenty-four cardiology centers from 15 countries across five continents...
February 18, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421004/variation-in-practice-patterns-in-device-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects-and-patent-ductus-arteriosus-an-analysis-of-data-from-the-improving-pediatric-and-adult-congenital-treatment-impact-registry
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Michael L O'Byrne, Kevin F Kennedy, Jonathan J Rome, Andrew C Glatz
Practice variation is a potentially important measure of healthcare quality. The IMPACT registry provides a representative national sample with which to study practice variation in trans-catheter interventions for congenital heart disease. METHODS: We studied cases for closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in IMPACT between January 1, 2011, and September 30, 2015, using hierarchical multivariate models studying (1) the distribution of indications for closure and (2) in patients whose indication for closure was left (LVVO) or right ventricular volume overload (RVVO), the factors influencing probability of closure of a small defect (either in size or in terms of the magnitude of shunt)...
February 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374291/intracardiac-echocardiography-for-percutaneous-patent-foramen-ovale-and-atrial-septal-defect-occlusion
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C Kavvouras, M Vavuranakis, S Vaina, K Lampropoulos, G Bazoukis, G Tse, D Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) plays a unique role in transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO). However, problems such as the need for general anesthesia, possible trauma from endotracheal intubation, presence of "blind spots," and occasional inadequate imaging of some cardiac structures have necessitated better imaging techniques. Our study aimed to compare the findings of TEE during the initial diagnostic examination with those from intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) acquired during the interventional procedure...
January 26, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350378/eq-5d-studies-in-cardiovascular-diseases-in-eight-central-and-eastern-european-countries-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Paulina Batóg, Fanni Rencz, Márta Péntek, László Gulácsi, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Valentina Prevolnik Rupel, Judit Simon, Valentin Brodszky, Petra Baji, Jakub Závada, Guenka Petrova, Alexandru Rotar, Dominik Golicki
BACKGROUND: The measurement of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) by validated generic instruments, such as EQ-5D, becomes an increasingly important tool for the assessment of health care in a wide range of different diagnoses. AIM: To systematically review EQ-5D literature generated in cardiovascular diseases in eight selected Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries. METHODS: A structured literature search was conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, CINAHL, PsycINFO, the Cochrane Library and the EuroQol website up to November 2016...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129255/regional-variation-in-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-a-fontan-circulation-a-multinational-perspective
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Nicholas D Fogleman, Silke Apers, Philip Moons, Stacey Morrison, Samuel G Wittekind, Martha Tomlin, Kathy Gosney, Maayke A Sluman, Bengt Johansson, Junko Enomoto, Mikael Dellborg, Chun-Wei Lu, Raghavan Subramanyan, Koen Luyckx, Werner Budts, Jamie Jackson, Adrienne Kovacs, Alexandra Soufi, Katrine Eriksen, Corina Thomet, Malin Berghammer, Edward Callus, Susan M Fernandes, Maryanne Caruana, Stephen C Cook, Andrew S Mackie, Kamila S White, Paul Khairy, Shelby Kutty, Gruschen Veldtman
BACKGROUND: Impaired quality of life (QOL) is associated with congenital heart disease (CHD) and country of residence; however, few studies have compared QOL in patients with differing complexities of CHD across regional populations. The current study examined regional variation in QOL outcomes in a large multinational sample of patients with a Fontan relative to patients with atrial septal defects (ASDs) and ventricular septal defects (VSDs). METHODS: From the Assessment of Patterns of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Adults with Congenital Heart disease-International Study (APPROACH-IS), 405 patients (163 Fontan and 242 ASD/VSD) across Asia, Europe, and North America provided consent for access to their medical records and completed a survey evaluating QOL (0 to 100 linear analog scale)...
November 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058296/research-and-application-of-transnasal-transesophageal-echocardiography-probe
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Lei Wang, Jing Zhang, Shao-Ping Zheng, Lin He, Jing Wang, Xin-Fang Wang, Ming-Xing Xie
The intubation of conventional transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) probes into patients causes serious esophagus irritation, and thus the use of TEE probes in pediatric practice is limited. In this study, we aimed at the development of a special probe which could be inserted through the nasopharyngeal cavity into the esophagus to obtain the same high-quality echocardiography images as those obtained by conventional TEE and improve patients' experience. During the examination, the patients felt relaxed for a longer time and cooperated with the sonographers in the process of cardiac catheterization conducted in the surgery room or the intensive care unit (ICU), resulting in improved accuracy of the diagnosis and timely administration of appropriate treatment...
October 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763732/exposure-to-air-pollution-and-noise-from-road-traffic-and-risk-of-congenital-anomalies-in-the-danish-national-birth-cohort
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Marie Pedersen, Ester Garne, Nete Hansen-Nord, Dorrit Hjortebjerg, Matthias Ketzel, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Mette Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Ambient air pollution has been associated with certain congenital anomalies, but few studies rely on assessment of fine-scale variation in air quality and associations with noise from road traffic are unexplored. METHODS: Among 84,218 liveborn singletons (1997-2002) from the Danish National Birth Cohort with complete covariate data and residential address history from conception until birth, we identified major congenital anomalies in 4018 children. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and noise from road traffic (Lden) burden during fetal life was modeled...
November 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562278/maternal-use-of-opioids-during-pregnancy-and-congenital-malformations-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jennifer N Lind, Julia D Interrante, Elizabeth C Ailes, Suzanne M Gilboa, Sara Khan, Meghan T Frey, April L Dawson, Margaret A Honein, Nicole F Dowling, Hilda Razzaghi, Andreea A Creanga, Cheryl S Broussard
CONTEXT: Opioid use and abuse have increased dramatically in recent years, particularly among women. OBJECTIVES: We conducted a systematic review to evaluate the association between prenatal opioid use and congenital malformations. DATA SOURCES: We searched Medline and Embase for studies published from 1946 to 2016 and reviewed reference lists to identify additional relevant studies. STUDY SELECTION: We included studies that were full-text journal articles and reported the results of original epidemiologic research on prenatal opioid exposure and congenital malformations...
June 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198573/radiation-dose-benchmarks-in-pediatric-cardiac-catheterization-a-prospective-multi-center-c3po-qi-study
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Priscila C Cevallos, Aimee K Armstrong, Andrew C Glatz, Bryan H Goldstein, Todd M Gudausky, Ryan A Leahy, Christopher J Petit, Shabana Shahanavaz, Sara M Trucco, Lisa J Bergersen
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to update benchmark values to use a quality measure prospectively. BACKGROUND: Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Outcomes Project - Quality Improvement (C3PO-QI), a multi-center registry, defined initial radiation dose benchmarks retrospectively across common interventional procedures. These data facilitated a dose metric endorsed by the American College of Cardiology in 2014. METHODS: Data was collected prospectively by 9 C3PO-QI institutions with complete case capture between 1/1/2014 and 6/30/2015...
August 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151866/acute-arterial-embolism-of-left-lower-extremity-caused-by-paradoxical-embolism-in-ebstein-s-anomaly-a-case-report
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Jun-Sheng Li, Jie Ma, Zi-Xing Yan, Dong-Ming Cheng, Liang Chang, Hai-Chun Zhang, Jiang-Yan Liu
INTRODUCTION: Ebstein's anomaly is a benign and stable congenital heart disease for asymptomatic patients. Despite a low incidence of Ebstein's anomaly (EA), patients' quality of life can be badly affected by EA without positive surgical intervention. Especially EA is associated with other congenital heart disease, such as the atrial septal defect, patent foramen ovale, and arterial embolism exclude other reasons, it is often considered to be the consequence of paradoxical embolism, and surgical intervention must be conducted...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057249/transposition-of-the-great-arteries-in-the-developing-world-surgery-and-outcomes
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MULTICENTER STUDY
David N Schidlow, Kathy J Jenkins, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Ulisses A Croti, Do Thi Cam Giang, Rama K Konda, William M Novick, Nestor F Sandoval, Aldo Castañeda
BACKGROUND: Little has been published regarding surgery for transposition of the great arteries (TGA) in the developing world. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify patient characteristics, surgical interventions, institutional characteristics, risk factors for mortality, and outcomes among patients undergoing surgery for TGA in this setting. METHODS: Developing world congenital heart surgical programs submitted de-identified data to a novel international collaborative database as part of a quality improvement project...
January 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938886/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-mitral-valve-repair-replacement-plus-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-composite-score-a-report-of-the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-quality-measurement-task-force
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MULTICENTER STUDY
J Scott Rankin, Vinay Badhwar, Xia He, Jeffrey P Jacobs, James S Gammie, Anthony P Furnary, Frank L Fazzalari, Jane Han, Sean M O'Brien, David M Shahian
BACKGROUND: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Quality Measurement Task Force has developed a composite performance measure for mitral repair/replacement (MVRR) with concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: Data were acquired from the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database for 26,463 patients undergoing MVRR + CABG operations between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2014. Established STS risk models were applied, along with modifications enabling the inclusion of patients with concomitant closures of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale, surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation, and tricuspid valve repair (TVR)...
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792703/-percutaneous-intervention-in-the-correction-of-congenital-heart-deffects-dcc-experience-in-as-umae
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Vicente Campos-García, Guillermo Ordóñez-Toquero, Sarain Monjaraz-Rodríguez, Eduardo Gómez-Conde
INTRODUCTION: Congenital heart defects are common in infants and adults, affecting quality of life if not corrected. Unlike open surgery, percutaneous intervention allows correction with a high success rate and speedy recovery. In Mexico, there are not enough studies to describe their efficacy and safety. METHODS: A cohort study was conducted in the Hospital "Manuel Avila Camacho", in Puebla, Mexico, including 149 patients with congenital heart defects repaired by percutaneous intervention, recording data from clinical records...
September 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645967/first-in-human-totally-endoscopic-perceval-valve-implantation
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Marco Vola, Jean-François Fuzellier, Antoine Gerbay, Salvatore Campisi
Totally endoscopic cardiac operations for coronary procedures and atrial septal defect repair have demonstrated improved quality of life, but they have required longer cross-clamp times compared with open operations. Although transcatheter valve implantation remains appropriate for inoperable patients, the totally endoscopic approach could be an effective treatment for lower risk patients, including complete removal of the stenotic aortic valve, while minimizing surgical chest wall trauma, and providing excellent early quality of life...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561281/relationship-between-atrial-septal-defects-and-asthma-like-dyspnoea-the-impact-of-transcatheter-closure
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M Nassif, C B B C Heuschen, H Lu, B J Bouma, R P van Steenwijk, P J Sterk, B J M Mulder, R J de Winter
BACKGROUND: Patients with atrial septal defects (ASD) are often misdiagnosed as asthma patients and accordingly receive erroneous bronchodilator treatment. In order to characterise their symptoms of dyspnoea to explain this clinical observation, we investigated the prevalence of asthma-like symptoms in patients with secundum ASD who then underwent successful percutaneous closure. METHODS: A total of 80 ASD patients (74 % female, mean age 46.7 ± 16.8 years, median follow-up 3...
November 2016: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27152142/influence-of-hospital-volume-and-outcomes-of-adult-structural-heart-procedures
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REVIEW
Sidakpal S Panaich, Nilay Patel, Shilpkumar Arora, Nileshkumar J Patel, Samir V Patel, Chirag Savani, Vikas Singh, Rajesh Sonani, Abhishek Deshmukh, Michael Cleman, Abeel Mangi, John K Forrest, Apurva O Badheka
Hospital volume is regarded amongst many in the medical community as an important quality metric. This is especially true in more complicated and less commonly performed procedures such as structural heart disease interventions. Seminal work on hospital volume relationships was done by Luft et al more than 4 decades ago, when they demonstrated that hospitals performing > 200 surgical procedures a year had 25%-41% lower mortality than those performing fewer procedures. Numerous volume-outcome studies have since been done for varied surgical procedures...
April 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27143284/feasibility-and-safety-of-using-a-fused-echocardiography-fluoroscopy-imaging-system-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Pei-Ni Jone, Michael M Ross, John A Bracken, Matthew J Mulvahill, Michael V Di Maria, Thomas E Fagan
BACKGROUND: Fused real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography and fluoroscopy has been used in adult patients during percutaneous mitral valve and aortic valve procedures. The use of fused echocardiographic/x-ray fluoroscopic imaging (FEX) in pediatric patients undergoing congenital heart disease catheterization has not been evaluated for feasibility and safety. The aims of this study were to assess the feasibility and safety of FEX for interventional guidance and to perform a comparison of atrial septal defect (ASD) device closure using this technology with traditional guidance methods...
June 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27057971/prevalence-of-atrial-septal-pouch-and-risk-of-ischemic-stroke
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Jing Ping Sun, Fanxia Meng, Xing Sheng Yang, Alex Pui-Wai Lee, Ming Chen, Bo Zhang, Cheuk-Man Yu
BACKGROUND: It has been postulated that atrial septal pouch (ASP) may favor the stasis of blood and predispose to thromboembolic complications. We sought to evaluate the prevalence of ASP, and its association with ischemic stroke. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 500 patients, who underwent transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) due to clinical indications. Seventy two patients due to image quality, and 104 patients with atrial septal defect or PFO were excluded...
July 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27053898/role-of-intraoperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Abdulraouf M Z Jijeh, Ahmad S Omran, Hani K Najm, Riyadh M Abu-Sulaiman
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has a major role in detecting residual lesions during and/or after pediatric cardiac surgery. METHODS: All pediatric patients who underwent cardiac surgery between July 2001 and December 2008 were reviewed. The records of surgical procedure, intraoperative TEE, and predischarge transthoracic echocardiograms were reviewed to determine minor and major residual cardiac lesions after surgical repair. RESULTS: During the study period, a total of 2268 pediatric cardiac patients were operated in our center...
April 2016: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26969137/quantification-of-right-ventricular-volume-and-function-using-single-beat-three-dimensional-echocardiography-a-validation-study-with-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Jun-Bean Park, Seung-Pyo Lee, Ju-Hee Lee, Yeonyee E Yoon, Eun-Ah Park, Hyung-Kwan Kim, Whal Lee, Yong-Jin Kim, Goo-Yeong Cho, Dae-Won Sohn
BACKGROUND: Because of the unique geometry of the right ventricle, assessment of right ventricular (RV) volume and function is clinically challenging. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of single-beat three-dimensional echocardiography (sb3DE) for RV volume and functional assessment in patients with dilated right ventricles. METHODS: Fifty-two patients with severe tricuspid regurgitation or atrial septal defects were enrolled. Fifty patients underwent sb3DE and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) within 24 hours under a euvolemic state, and the results of sb3DE were compared with those of CMR, the reference method...
May 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
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