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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221677/cardiovascular-disease-in-relation-to-placental-abruption-a%C3%A2-population-based-cohort-study-from-denmark
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Cande V Ananth, Anne Vinkel Hansen, Michelle A Williams, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular (CVD) complications stemming from vascular dysfunction have been widely explored in the setting of preeclampsia. However, the impact of abruption, a strong indicator of microvascular disturbance, on the risk of CVD mortality and morbidity remains poorly characterised. METHODS: We designed a cohort analysis of 828 289 women who delivered singletons in Denmark between 1978 and 2010. We linked the National Patient Registry and the Registry of Causes of Death to the Danish Birth Registry to ascertain CVD events...
February 21, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195256/two-cases-of-sudden-death-due-to-pulmonary-tumor-thrombotic-microangiopathy-caused-by-occult-gastric-carcinoma
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M Ben Khelil, Y Chkirbene, H Azzouz, S Haouet, M Hamdoun
We present two cases of occult gastric carcinoma associated to a large pulmonary tumors thrombosis microangiopathy (PTTM). The first case is a 28 years-old man. He was dead due to a respiratory failure. Autopsy showed a whitish indurated mass invading the stomach wall. Histological findings showed a primary "signet ring" gastric adenocarcinoma with pulmonary carcinomatosis and multiple PTTM and a heart metastasis. The second case is a 24 years-old pregnant woman. The main symptoms were nausea and stomach discomfort and they were seen as pregnancy signs...
December 2016: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151819/epidemiology-of-cardiac-arrest-during-hospitalization-for-delivery-in-canada-a-nationwide-study
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Mrinalini Balki, Shiliang Liu, Juan Andrés León, Leyla Baghirzada
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrest in pregnancy is a rare and devastating condition with high mortality and morbidity. The objective of this study was to generate information about maternal cardiac arrest in Canada by examining the frequency, temporal incidence, associated conditions, potential etiologies, and survival rates. METHODS: This retrospective population-based study used hospitalization data from the discharge abstract database of the Canadian Institute for Health Information relating to obstetric deliveries in Canada from April 1, 2002, to March 31, 2015...
March 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108636/serelaxin-treatment-promotes-adaptive-hypertrophy-but-does-not-prevent-heart-failure-in-experimental-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
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Justus Nonhoff, Melanie Ricke-Hoch, Mirco Mueller, Britta Stapel, Tobias Pfeffer, Martina Kasten, Michaela Scherr, Constantin von Kaisenberg, Johann Bauersachs, Arash Haghikia, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner
AIMS: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a systolic left ventricular dysfunction developing in the peripartum phase in previously healthy women. Relaxin-2 is a pregnancy hormone with potential beneficial effects in heart failure patients. We evaluated Relaxin-2 as a potential diagnostic marker and/or a therapeutic agent in PPCM. METHODS AND RESULTS: In healthy peripartum women, serum Relaxin-2 levels (measured by ELISA in the second half of pregnancy) were elevated showing a decreasing trend in the first postpartum week and returned to non-pregnant levels thereafter...
January 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099637/factors-associated-with-maternal-death-in-an-intensive-care-unit
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Suzanne Vieira Saintrain, Juliana Gomes Ramalho de Oliveira, Maria Vieira de Lima Saintrain, Zenilda Vieira Bruno, Juliana Lima Nogueira Borges, Elizabeth De Francesco Daher, Geraldo Bezerra da Silva
Objective: To identify factors associated with maternal death in patients admitted to an intensive care unit. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a maternal intensive care unit. All medical records of patients admitted from January 2012 to December 2014 were reviewed. Pregnant and puerperal women were included; those with diagnoses of hydatidiform mole, ectopic pregnancy, or anembryonic pregnancy were excluded, as were patients admitted for non-obstetrical reasons...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074806/an-unusual-cause-of-postpartum-heart-failure
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Ibrahim Khaddash, Amer Hawatmeh, Zaid Altheeb, Aiman Hamdan, Fayez Shamoon
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a weakness of the heart muscle. It is an idiopathic cardiomyopathy that presents with heart failure secondary to left ventricular systolic dysfunction toward the end of pregnancy or in the months after delivery, in the absence of any other cause of heart failure. It is a rare condition that can carry mild or severe symptoms.
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069474/heart-failure-in-late-pregnancy-and-postpartum-incidence-and-long-term-mortality-in-sweden-from-1997-to-2010
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Anders Barasa, Annika Rosengren, Tatiana Zverkova Sandström, Lars Ladfors, Maria Schaufelberger
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) in late pregnancy and postpartum (HFPP), of which peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) constitutes the larger part, is still a rare occurrence in Sweden. Population-based data are scarce. Our aim was to characterize HFPP and determine the incidence and mortality in a Swedish cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: Through merging data from the National Inpatient, Cause of Death, and Medical Birth Registries, we identified ICD-10 codes for HF and cardiomyopathy within 3 months before delivery to 6 months postpartum...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068787/ventricular-endomyocardial-fibrosis-in-a-pregnant-female-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Zahra Mirfeizi, Bahram Memar, Hoorak PourZand, Mohammad Hadi Molseghi, Arash Rezaei Shahmirzadi, Nafiseh Abdolahi
A 32-year-old pregnant woman, diagnosed with Behçet's disease 6 months earlier, presented with recent mild hemoptysis and exertional dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography showed an enlarged dysfunctional right ventricle. A large hypoechoic triangular-shaped mass was seen attached to the inner right ventricular wall, filling the cavity. No change in the size of the mass was noted after anticoagulant administration, and right heart failure progressed. Surgery was performed to remove the mass and repair the tricuspid valve...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034657/failure-of-physiologic-transformation-of-spiral-arteries-endothelial-and-trophoblast-cell-activation-and-acute-atherosis-in-the-basal-plate-of-the-placenta
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Carlos A Labarrere, Hector L Dicarlo, Elaine Bammerlin, James W Hardin, Yeon M Kim, Piya Chaemsaithong, David M Haas, Ghassan S Kassab, Roberto Romero
BACKGROUND: Failure of physiologic transformation of spiral arteries has been reported in preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, fetal death, and spontaneous preterm labor with intact or ruptured membranes. Spiral arteries with failure of physiologic transformation are prone to develop atherosclerotic-like lesions of atherosis. There are striking parallels between preeclampsia and atherosclerotic disease, and between lesions of atherosis and atherosclerosis. Endothelial activation, identified by intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) expression, is present in atherosclerotic-like lesions of heart transplantation, and is considered a manifestation of rejection...
December 26, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017175/anesthesia-for-cesarean-section-in-a-patient-with-isolated-unilateral-absence-of-a-pulmonary-artery
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Tomonori Furuya, Ryoji Iida, Jyumpei Konishi, Jitsu Kato, Takahiro Suzuki
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Congenital unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery (UAPA) is a rare anomaly. Although there are several reports regarding pregnancy in patients with unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery, there are no case reports describing anesthesia for Cesarean section in a patient with unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery. CASE REPORT: We present a patient with unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery who underwent Cesarean sections twice at the ages of 24 and 26 years under spinal anesthesia for surgery and epidural analgesia for postoperative pain relief...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990841/management-of-pregnancy-in-cardiomyopathies-and-heart-failure
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Enrica Golia, Rita Gravino, Alessandra Rea, Daniele Masarone, Marta Rubino, Annapaola Cirillo, Roberta Pacileo, Fiorella Fratta, Maria Giovanna Russo, Giuseppe Pacileo, Giuseppe Limongelli
Pregnancy exposes women with inherited cardiomyopathies to increased risk for arrhythmias and heart failure. In asymptomatic patients with inherited cardiomyopathies, pregnancy is generally well tolerated. Preconception evaluation, risk assessment and proper counseling by a team of experienced physicians are mandatory in managing women with inherited cardiomyopathies planning pregnancy. In this paper, we reviewed the clinical course, risk assessment and management during pregnancy of women with cardiomyopathies...
January 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956203/syphilis-during-pregnancy-a-preventable-threat-to-maternal-fetal-health
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REVIEW
Martha W F Rac, Paula A Revell, Catherine S Eppes
Syphilis remains the most common congenital infection worldwide and has tremendous consequences for the mother and her developing fetus if left untreated. Recently, there has been an increase in the number of congenital syphilis cases in the United States. Thus, recognition and appropriate treatment of reproductive-age women must be a priority. Testing should be performed at initiation of prenatal care and twice during the third trimester in high-risk patients. There are 2 diagnostic algorithms available and physicians should be aware of which algorithm is utilized by their testing laboratory...
December 9, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956201/pregnancy-in-advanced-age-and-the-risk-of-stroke-in-postmenopausal-women-analysis-of-women-s-health-initiative-study
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Adnan I Qureshi, Omar Saeed, Ahmed A Malik, M Fareed K Suri
BACKGROUND: The incidence of pregnancy in advanced age among women is increasing because of the availability of assisted reproduction, although the long-term health consequences are not known. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of pregnancy in advanced age on the occurrence of cardiovascular events in a large cohort of postmenopausal women. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed the data for 72,221 women aged 50-79 years who were enrolled in the observational arm of the Women's Health Initiative study...
December 9, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942536/clinical-profi-le-and-predictors-of-outcomes-of-patients-with-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-the-philippine-heart-center-experience
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Lucky R Cuenza, Normita Manapat, Jundelle Romulo K Jalique
BACKGROUND: Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a rare form of dilated cardiomyopathy characterized by heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction associated with pregnancy. While clinical characteristics of these patients have been previously described in literature, there is limited data regarding the natural history and predictors of outcomes of these patients in Asia, most specifi cally in Filipino patients. METHODS: Clinical and echocardiographic data of 39 patients diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy were analyzed...
October 2016: ASEAN Heart Journal: Official Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931191/experiences-of-health-care-in-women-with-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-in-sweden-a-qualitative-interview-study
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Harshida Patel, Maria Schaufelberger, Cecily Begley, Marie Berg
BACKGROUND: Peripartum cardiomyopathy is often associated with severe heart failure occurring towards the end of pregnancy or in the months following birth with debilitating, exhausting and frightening symptoms requiring person-centered care. The aim of this study was to explore women's experiences of health care while being diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy. METHOD: Qualitative interviews were conducted with 19 women with peripartum cardiomyopathy in Sweden, following consent...
December 8, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913770/cor-triatriatum-a-review
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REVIEW
Ajay Kumar Jha, Neeti Makhija
Cor triatriatum is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly defined by an abnormal septation within the atrium (left or right) leading to inflow obstruction to the respective ventricles. It exists either in isolated classical form or may be associated with simple to complex congenital cardiac anomalies. Several anatomical variants exist even in the classical form, and therefore, it may require multimodal diagnostic modalities to characterize and differentiate for better percutaneous interventional or surgical planning...
December 2, 2016: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904846/complete-congenital-heart-block-in-a-neonate-with-a-complex-congenital-heart-defect-in-africa
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Clovis Nkoke, Edvine Yonta Wawo, Liliane Kuate Mfeukeu, Larissa Makamte, Sandrine Dikosso Edie, Flore Esiene Balana
Congenital heart block (CHB) is rare disorder that has a higher mortality when associated with structural congenital heart defects. Very few cases have been reported in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We present a case of complete CHB associated with a complex congenital heart defect in a neonate in Cameroon. A 1-month-old neonate in Cameroon was referred for the evaluation of bradycardia. The obstetrical ultrasound done during pregnancy revealed fetal bradycardia without further evaluation. Clinical examination showed well a developed neonate with bradycardia at 62 beats/minute, and mild cyanosis with oxygen saturation at 93% at room air...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881700/veno-venous-ecmo-as-a-safe-bridge-to-recovery-in-a-patient-with-severe-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-learning-from-errors
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Christopher Ull, Thomas Armin Schildhauer, Justus T Strauch, Andreas Mügge, Justyna Swol
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare disorder of unknown etiology and pathogenesis. The most important tool for diagnostic confirmation is transthoracic echocardiography. The recommended management of PPCM in pregnancy is summarized by the European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Guidelines. Few data exist on the treatment of patients with fulminant PPCM and the need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in this context. We report on a young multiparous woman with cardiogenic shock caused by severe PPCM who was successfully, but atypically, supported with veno-venous ECMO as a bridge to recovery immediately after the birth of her third child...
November 23, 2016: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867530/continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-for-haemodynamic-collapse-and-rhabdomyolysis-induced-by-pheochromocytoma-crisis
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Xi Zhou, Chuhuan Zhao, Xiafei Feng, Anweshan Samanta, Yi Nuo Lin, Jun Chen, Xiaochun Dai, Xia Hong, Qiangli Xie, Weijian Huang
Pheochromocytoma associated with pregnancy is not common. Caesarean section may induce pheochromocytoma crisis, resulting in a lethal condition. The clinical picture of pheochromocytoma crisis is extremely variable. In this report, we describe a case of severe pheochromocytoma crisis induced by caesarean section presenting with hyperpyrexia, haemodynamic collapse, muscle weakness, heart failure, and acute kidney injury. Furthermore, we report that the muscle weakness was a manifestation of rhabdomyolysis, resulting from the pheochromocytoma crisis...
December 2016: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852228/pregnancy-outcome-in-women-with-eisenmenger-s-syndrome-a-case-series-from-west-china
#20
Ruiqi Duan, Xiumei Xu, Xiaodong Wang, Haiyan Yu, Yong You, Xinghui Liu, Aiyun Xing, Rong Zhou, Mingrong Xi
BACKGROUND: Eisenmenger's syndrome (ES) consists of pulmonary hypertension with a reversed or bidirectional shunt at the atrioventricular, or aortopulmonary level. The cardiovascular changes that occur during the pregnancy contribute to the high maternal morbidity and mortality in patients with ES. This study is to assess maternal and fetal outcomes in patients with ES. METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of 11 pregnancies in women with ES who delivered at a tertiary care center in west China between 2010 and 2014...
November 16, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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