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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452118/long-term-outcome-of-interrupted-arch-repair-with-direct-anastomosis-and-homograft-augmentation-patch
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Mohammed Mohsin Uzzaman, Natasha E Khan, Ben Davies, John Stickley, Timothy J Jones, William J Brawn, David J Barron
BACKGROUND: We analysed outcomes of IAA repair using a standardised technique in order to interpret the role of the arch repair on late outcomes in this complex and heterogeneous group. METHODS: Single institution study from 1988-2015. 120 cases of IAA were divided into four groups: IAA with VSD (iVSD, n=38), IAA with Norwood/DKS (iNor, n=41), IAA with Truncus (iTruncus, n=24) and miscellaneous group (iMisc, n=17). Arch repair performed using a standard technique of direct anastomosis with homograft patch augmentation...
February 13, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433351/transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-implantation-will-it-replace-surgical-pulmonary-valve-replacement
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Ahmed Kheiwa, Punag Divanji, Vaikom S Mahadevan
Right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) dysfunction is a common hemodynamic challenge for adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD), including patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), truncus arteriosus (TA), and those who have undergone the Ross procedure for congenital aortic stenosis and the Rastelli repair for transposition of great vessels. Pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) has become one of the most common procedures performed for ACHD patients. Areas covered: Given the advances in transcatheter technology, we conducted a detailed review of the available studies addressing the indications for PVR, historical background, evolving technology, procedural aspects, and the future direction, with an emphasis on ACHD patients...
February 12, 2018: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428623/modified-repair-of-type-i-and-ii-truncus-arteriosus-limits-early-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-re-operation
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Clauden Louis, Michael F Swartz, Bartholomew V Simon, Jill M Cholette, Nader Atallah-Yunes, Hongyue Wang, Francisco Gensini, George M Alfieris
OBJECTIVE: Repair of truncus arteriosus often requires early right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) re-operation. Using a modified repair the branch pulmonary arteries are left in-situ, which may avoid earlier RVOT reoperation. We hypothesized that our modified repair for Type I and II truncus arteriosus would extend the time to RVOT re-operation. METHODS: Infants with truncus arteriosus were divided into two groups: A) Traditional technique where the branch pulmonary arteries are excised from the truncal root, or B) Modified repair where the branch pulmonary arteries are left in-situ and septated from the truncal root...
February 8, 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367466/mutations-in-hnrnpa1-cause-congenital-heart-defects
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Zhe Yu, Paul Lf Tang, Jing Wang, Suying Bao, Joseph T Shieh, Alan Wl Leung, Zhao Zhang, Fei Gao, Sandra Yy Wong, Andy Lc Hui, Yuan Gao, Nelson Dung, Zhi-Gang Zhang, Yanhui Fan, Xueya Zhou, Yalun Zhang, Dana Sm Wong, Pak C Sham, Abid Azhar, Pui-Yan Kwok, Patrick Pl Tam, Qizhou Lian, Kathryn Se Cheah, Binbin Wang, You-Qiang Song
Incomplete penetrance of congenital heart defects (CHDs) was observed in a mouse model. We hypothesized that the contribution of a major genetic locus modulates the manifestation of the CHDs. After genome-wide linkage mapping, fine mapping, and high-throughput targeted sequencing, a recessive frameshift mutation of the heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein A1 (Hnrnpa1) gene was confirmed (Hnrnpa1ct). Hnrnpa1 was expressed in both the first heart field (FHF) and second heart field (SHF) at the cardiac crescent stage but was only maintained in SHF progenitors after heart tube formation...
January 25, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357951/maternal-and-neonatal-micronutrient-levels-in-newborns-with-chd
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Dilek Dilli, Nazan Neslihan Doğan, Utku Arman Örün, Murat Koç, Ayşegül Zenciroğlu, Selmin Karademir, Hasan Akduman
OBJECTIVE: It is suggested that folic acid and/or multivitamins, taken periconceptionally, have a role in the prevention of many congenital anomalies. The aim of this study was to determine the serum micronutrient levels in mother-infant pairs with CHD compared with those with healthy newborns and their mothers. METHODS: Serum levels of folic acid, homocysteine, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin B12 were measured from 108 newborns with CHD (study group) and 103 healthy newborns (control group)...
January 23, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337121/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-congenital-heart-surgery-database-2018-update-on-outcomes-and-quality
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Jeffrey P Jacobs, John E Mayer, Sara K Pasquali, Kevin D Hill, David M Overman, James D St Louis, S Ram Kumar, Carl L Backer, Charles D Fraser, James S Tweddell, Marshall L Jacobs
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database is a comprehensive clinical outcomes registry which captures almost all pediatric cardiac surgical operations in the United States. It is the platform for all activities of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons related to the analysis of outcomes and the improvement of quality in this subspecialty. This article summarizes current aggregate national outcomes in congenital and pediatric cardiac surgery and reviews related activities in the areas of quality measurement, performance improvement, and transparency...
January 11, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326774/the-burden-of-truncus-arteriosus-in-an-urban-city-in-africa-how-are-we-fairing
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Barakat Adeola Animasahun, Aminat Titilayo Ogunlana, Henry Olusegun Gbelee
Background: The true incidence of truncus arteriosus in underdeveloped countries is difficult to determine. This is due largely to underreporting as a result of nonavailability of technologically advanced facilities to make definitive diagnosis prenatally. There is a lack of data on the profile and outcome of patients with persistent truncus arteriosus (PTA) in Nigeria. This study aims to document the demographic characteristics, mode of presentation, indications for echocardiography, associated anomalies, average age at diagnosis, and outcome of patients with truncus arteriosus in our center...
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306337/partial-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-drainage-repair-concomitant-with-bilateral-semilunar-valve-replacements-and-pulmonary-artery-reconstruction-for-an-adult-female-20-years-after-initial-truncus-arteriosus-repair
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Toshiyuki Iwaya, Koichi Sughimoto, Kagami Miyaji
We describe the case of a 21-year-old patient who underwent repairs for multiple lesions including aortic and pulmonary valve replacements, right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction, revision of the right pulmonary artery route, and a repair of partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage, which was diagnosed during this fourth sternotomy. For these patients with adult CHD, it is most important to address all underlying factors as much as possible at the redo surgery.
January 8, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300077/repair-of-truncus-arteriosus-with-interrupted-aortic-arch-van-praagh-type-a4
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Karl Reyes, Mohsen Ahmed, Alan Brock, Mark Bleiweis
Truncus arteriosus is an extremely rare and complex form of congenital heart disease. Surgical strategies vary depending on anatomic subtype.  In this tutorial, we present our surgical technique for single stage repair of a truncus arteriosus with interrupted aortic arch (Van Praagh type A4).
December 12, 2017: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286269/landmark-lecture-perloff-lecture-tribute-to-professor-joseph-kayle-perloff-and-lessons-learned-from-him-aortopathy-in-adults-with-chd
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Koichiro Niwa
Marfan syndrome, bicuspid aortic valve, and/or coarctation of the aorta are associated with medial abnormalities of the ascending aortic or para-coarctation aorta. Medial abnormalities in the ascending aorta are prevalent in other type of patients with a variety of CHDs such as single ventricle, persistent truncus arteriosus, transposition of the great arteries, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and tetralogy of Fallot, encompassing a wide age range and may predispose to dilatation, aneurysm, and rapture necessitating aortic valve and root surgery...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276881/truncus-arteriosus-with-double-aortic-arch-a-rare-association
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Selman Vefa Yıldırım, Ali Yıldırım
Yıldırım SV, Yıldırım A. Truncus arteriosus with double aortic arch: A rare association. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 221-223. Truncus arteriosus (TA) is a congenital heart defect often diagnosed in neonatal period; it represents 0.7% of all congenital heart lesions. The pulmonary arteries originate generally above the coronary ostium. Aorto-pulmonary and interventricular defects are believed to represent an abnormality of conotruncal septation. TA is classified into four types, according to Van Praagh and Colette Edwards...
2017: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249488/don-t-toss-the-excess-using-the-redundant-truncal-valve-cusp-may-improve-repair-for-truncus-arteriosus
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Travis J Wilder
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October 26, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248281/repair-of-a-quadricuspid-truncal-valve-by-tricuspidization-and-reconstruction-of-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-with-the-excised-truncal-cusp
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Ling-Yi Wei, Yih-Sharng Chen, Ing-Sh Chiu, Shu-Chien Huang
OBJECTIVE: Quadricuspid truncal valves are susceptible to regurgitation, and tricuspid configuration is considered more durable after repairing the truncal valve. We report a new method by excising the excessive truncal cuspid to reconstruct a new competent aortic valve. METHODS: Bilateral pulmonary banding failed to stabilize a 4-month-old baby with type I truncus arteriosus and quadricuspid truncal valve with severe regurgitation, so surgery was performed. The aorta was transected, and the pulmonary arteries was separated from the aorta...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244073/incidence-of-infective-endocarditis-among-patients-considered-at-high-risk
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Lauge Østergaard, Nana Valeur, Nikolaj Ihlemann, Henning Bundgaard, Gunnar Gislason, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Niels Eske Bruun, Lars Søndergaard, Lars Køber, Emil Loldrup Fosbøl
Aims: Patients with prior infective endocarditis (IE), a prosthetic heart valve, or a cyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD) are considered to be at high risk of IE by guidelines. However, knowledge is sparse on the relative risk of IE between these three groups and compared controls. Methods and results: Using Danish nationwide registries (1996-2015), we identified all patients with prior IE, a prosthetic heart valve, or a complex CHD (defined as tetralogy of Fallot, truncus arteriosus, and transposition of great arteries) as well as matched control populations...
December 12, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173613/pregnancy-in-women-with-repaired-truncus-arteriosus-a%C3%A2-case-series
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Katherine E Steckham, Catriona J Bhagra, Samuel C Siu, Candice K Silversides
Pregnancy in women with repaired truncus arteriosus (TA) is rare. We report the outcomes of 8 pregnancies in 4 women with surgically repaired TA. None of the women had adverse cardiac events during pregnancy. Two pregnancies, both in the same woman, were complicated by hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. The birth weight was less than the 10th percentile for gestational age in 3 pregnancies. Although women with repaired TA can do well during pregnancy, they require careful preconception assessment and surveillance...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169622/cardiac-truncus-arteriosus-in-an-eastern-black-rhinoceros-diceros-bicornis-michaeli
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J M Monné Rodríguez, J Chantrey, S Unwin, R Verin
This case report describes congenital truncus arteriosus in a 1-month-old Eastern black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis michaeli). From the first day of life the animal was underweight and from the 22nd day of life displayed respiratory signs that exacerbated with time leading eventually to collapse and death. Post-mortem examination revealed a single truncus arteriosus originating from the right ventricle leading to two separated pulmonary arteries and the aorta, with the ventricular septum showing a focal communicating defect...
November 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163663/an-unusual-and-rare-form-of-truncus-arteriosus-in-an-asymptomatic-woman
#17
Maryam Nabati
Persistent truncus arteriosus is a rare congenital cardiac malformation. It is characterized by a single great artery arising from the heart which supplies the aorta, the origin of coronary arteries and pulmonary arteries. Without surgery, prognosis is poor and 90% of these patients die before one year of age. We report a rare case of an asymptomatic 35-year-old woman with uncorrected persistent truncus arteriosus and hypoplastic right and left pulmonary arteries. Hypoplastic branch pulmonary arteries prevented the development of severe pulmonary arterial hypertension...
November 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131235/anatomical-variations-of-brachial-plexus-in-fetal-cadavers
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Alparslan Kirik, Senem Ertuğrul Mut, Mehmet Kadri Daneyemez, Halil İbrahim Seçer
AIM: The plexus brachialis is a complex structure with anatomical variations and connections with neighboring tissues. These variations may cause disparity in the motor and sensorial innervations of the upper extremity. The knowledge of anatomy and probable variations are important for performing surgical procedures in the neck, shoulder and axilla. This study was planned to demonstrate the anatomical variations of infantile brachial plexus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 20 plexus brachialis from 11 fetal cadavers were dissected and examined microscopically...
October 18, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111286/role-of-computed-tomography-angiography-in-the-differentiation-of-feline-truncus-arteriosus-communis-from-pulmonary-atresia-with-ventricular-septal-defect
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Lauren E Markovic, Brian A Scansen, Brianna M Potter
Two domestic shorthair cats, a 6-month-old castrated male and a 7-month-old intact female, were diagnosed with complex congenital heart disease. Transthoracic echocardiography in both cats revealed a dilated arterial trunk overriding the interventricular septum with a large ventricular septal defect. The pulmonary trunk and branch pulmonary arteries were not visible using standard echocardiographic views in either cat. The differential diagnosis for both cats included truncus arteriosus communis vs. pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101065/targeted-sequencing-identifies-novel-gata6-variants-in-a-large-cohort-of-patients-with-conotruncal-heart-defects
#20
Erge Zhang, Nanchao Hong, Sun Chen, Qihua Fu, Fen Li, Yu Yu, Kun Sun
Studies have highlighted the critical role of GATA6 in conotruncal heart defects (CTDs). Nevertheless, relationship between GATA6 variants and different CTDs remains largely unknown. Here GATA6 gene was screened in 542 patients with CTDs using targeted sequencing. Variant frequency was 2.0% (11/542). Three novel variants: c.86C>A (p.A29E), c.296T>A (p.V99D) and c.1254delC (p.S418fs) were identified in patients with transposition of the great arteries, double outlet right ventricle and persistent truncus arteriosus, respectively, but in none of the 400 controls...
October 31, 2017: Gene
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