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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936737/peripartum-cardiomyopathy-do-exosomes-play-a-role
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Huanyu Gu, Qiying Dai, Zhuyuan Liu, Hongbao Wang, Jianhua Yao, Lei Zhou
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) refers to irreversible cardiomyocyte damage that occurs during the last month of pregnancy, or within 5 months after giving birth. It is characterized by systolic heart failure. This life-threatening condition is relatively uncommon, but the incidence has been climbing up. Because of its high mortality, it is crucial for physicians to have high suspicious for the disease. Studies have been done to search into specific lab test and treatment for PPCM. Therapies like anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and immunosuppression regimen have been explored...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934836/pregnancy-in-women-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-data-from-the-european-society-of-cardiology-initiated-registry-of-pregnancy-and-cardiac-disease-ropac
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S Goland, I M van Hagen, G Elbaz-Greener, U Elkayam, A Shotan, W M Merz, S C Enar, I R Gaisin, P G Pieper, M R Johnson, R Hall, A Blatt, J W Roos-Hesselink
Aims: We report the maternal and foetal outcomes at birth and after 6 months in a cohort of pregnant women with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Although most women with HCM tolerate pregnancy well, there is an increased risk of obstetric and cardiovascular complications. Methods and results: All pregnant women with HCM entered into the prospective worldwide Registry of Pregnancy and Cardiac disease (ROPAC) were included in this analysis. The primary endpoint was a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE), which included death, heart failure (HF), thrombo-embolic event, and arrhythmia...
September 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899350/epidemiological-profile-and-obstetric-outcomes-of-patients-with-peripartum-congestive-heart-failure-in-taiwan-a-retrospective-nationwide-study
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Ying-Jen Chang, Chung-Han Ho, Jen-Yin Chen, Ming-Ping Wu, Chia-Hung Yu, Jhi-Joung Wang, Chia-Ming Chen, Chin-Chen Chu
BACKGROUND: During pregnancy, the hyperdynamic physiology of circulation can exacerbate many cardiovascular disorders. Congestive heart failure (CHF) usually occurs during late pregnancy, which is significantly associated with a high level of maternal and neonatal morbidities and mortalities. The profile of women who develop peripartum CHF (PCHF) is unknown. We investigated the epidemiological profiles of PCHF. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, PCHF patients were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes in Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database...
September 12, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890834/the-use-of-a-novel-heart-failure-agent-in-the-treatment-of-pregnancy-associated-cardiomyopathy
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Vamsi C Gaddipati, Aarti A Patel, Adam J Cohen
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is an uncommon, pregnancy-related form of dilated cardiomyopathy that is associated with development of new-onset left ventricular dysfunction. Its etiology is presently unknown, but current standard of care involves the use of typical drug therapy for the treatment of heart failure. Pregnancy-associated cardiomyopathy (PACM) is a similar condition that refers to patients who develop such symptoms prior to the last month of pregnancy. We report the case of a nulliparous Caucasian female who develops early, severe PACM during her first pregnancy with postpartum persistence of New York Heart Association class II-III symptoms despite medical therapy...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872655/fosterkardiologiska-erfarenheter-fr%C3%A3-n-astrid-lindgrens-barnsjukhus
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Felicia Nordenstam, Sven-Erik Sonesson
Fetal Cardiology. Experiences from a tertiary referral centre in Stockholm, Sweden This review provides a brief overview of the current position and clinical experiences of fetal cardiology at a tertiary referral centre in Stockholm, Sweden. In Stockholm, more than 60% of congenital cardiac defects requiring surgery or catheter intervention before one year of age are detected before birth. This not only results in termination of pregnancy in the majority of cases carrying a poor prognosis, but also conveys a better postnatal care and prognosis in cases of continued pregnancy...
August 29, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842527/mechanisms-contributing-to-cardiac-remodelling
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REVIEW
Qing-Qing Wu, Yang Xiao, Yuan Yuan, Zhen-Guo Ma, Hai-Han Liao, Chen Liu, Jin-Xiu Zhu, Zheng Yang, Wei Deng, Qi-Zhu Tang
Cardiac remodelling is classified as physiological (in response to growth, exercise and pregnancy) or pathological (in response to inflammation, ischaemia, ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, biomechanical stress, excess neurohormonal activation and excess afterload). Physiological remodelling of the heart is characterized by a fine-tuned and orchestrated process of beneficial adaptations. Pathological cardiac remodelling is the process of structural and functional changes in the left ventricle (LV) in response to internal or external cardiovascular damage or influence by pathogenic risk factors, and is a precursor of clinical heart failure (HF)...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828053/ultrasound-prenatal-diagnosis-and-emergency-interventional-radiologic-therapy-of-galen-aneurysmal-malformation-in-a-newborn
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Roxana Elena Bohiltea, Natalia Turcan, Cristian Mihalea, Bogdan Dorobat, Eliza Elena Cinteza, Adriana Dan, Magdalena Mihai, Adela Dimitriade, Cristian Boros, Mircea Dumitru, Ionut Gobej, Octavian Munteanu, Monica Mihaela Cirstoiu
Located under the cerebral hemispheres and draining the anterior and central regions of the brain into the sinus of the posterior cerebral fossa, the vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation is considered to be a rare cause of hydrocephaly. The presence of this condition in the neonatal period typically includes intractable heart failure and a poor prognosis. We report a case of aneurysm of the vein of Galen diagnosed prenatally at 28 weeks of gestation, with the delivery at term by caesarean section of a female infant...
December 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798077/cardiovascular-susceptibility-to-in-vivo-ischemic-myocardial-injury-in-male-and-female-rat-offspring-exposed-to-prenatal-hypoxia
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Amin Shah, Nobutoshi Matsumura, Anita Quon, Jude S Morton, Jason R B Dyck, Sandra T Davidge
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) following prenatal hypoxia exposure leads to a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) in later life. Our aim was to evaluate cardiac susceptibility and its pathophysiological mechanisms following acute myocardial infarction (MI) in adult rat offspring exposed to prenatal hypoxia. Male and female rat offspring, which experienced normoxia (21% O2) or hypoxia (11% O2) in utero underwent sham or MI surgery at 12 weeks of age. Echocardiographic data revealed that both sexes had systolic dysfunction following MI surgery, independent of prenatal hypoxia...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780660/update-on-valvular-heart-disease-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Lucy M Safi, Sarah V Tsiaras
Valvular heart disease in women of childbearing age poses an increased risk of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes, and management in pregnancy can be challenging. Ideally, patients with suspected valvular disease should have preconception counseling by a multidisciplinary team including cardiologists with expertise in pregnancy and a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Preconception planning should include a cardiac assessment of maternal risk, determination of frequency of surveillance, and a cardiovascular management plan during delivery...
September 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779903/peripartum-cardiomyopathy-is-associated-with-increased-uric-acid-concentrations-a-population-based-study
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Iftach Sagy, Amjad Abu Salman, Louise Kezerle, Offer Erez, Idan Yoel, Leonid Barski
BACKGROUND: Peri-partum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a clinical heart failure that usually develops during the final stage of pregnancy or the first months following delivery. High maternal serum uric acid concentrations have been previous associated with heart failure and preeclampsia. OBJECTIVES: 1) To explored the clinical characteristics of PPCM patients; and 2) to determine the association between maternal serum uric acid concentrations and PPCM. METHODS: This is a retrospective population based case control study...
August 2, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765406/a-contemporary-review-of-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
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Peysh A Patel, Ashwin Roy, Rabeia Javid, John Aw Dalton
Peripartum cardiomyopathy reflects the presence of cardiac failure in the absence of determinable heart disease and occurs in late third trimester of pregnancy or up to 6 months postpartum. A full understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms is lacking, but excess prolactin levels, haemodynamic alterations, inflammation and nutritional deficiencies have all been implicated. Its clinical presentation has distinct overlap with physiological alterations in healthy pregnancy and this presents a diagnostic challenge...
July 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760891/influence-of-beta-lactam-infusion-strategy-on-acute-kidney-injury
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Sarah E Cotner, W Cliff Rutter, Donna R Burgess, Katie L Wallace, Craig A Martin, David S Burgess
Background Limited literature is available assessing nephrotoxicity with prolonged beta-lactam infusions. This study compared the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) associated with a prolonged beta-lactam infusion (PI) or an intermittent infusion.Methods. This was a retrospective, matched cohort study at an academic medical center from July 2006 to September 2015. Adult patients who received piperacillin-tazobactam (TZP), cefepime (FEP), or meropenem (MEM) for at least 48 hours were evaluated. Patients were excluded for pre-existing renal dysfunction or pregnancy...
July 31, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758066/subsequent-safe-pregnancy-with-cesarean-delivery-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-peripartum-takotsubo-syndrome-complicated-by-cardiogenic-shock
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Rodolfo Citro, Michele Bellino, Flora Minichino, Davide Di Vece, Donatella Ferraioli, Raffaele Petta
Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is an acute and reversible heart failure syndrome, usually occurring in females but rarely in the peripartum period. In women with a history of peripartum TTS, it is unclear how to manage subsequent pregnancies. A 39-year-old female with a history of peripartum TTS complicated by cardiogenic shock became pregnant again. She underwent close cardiological follow-up for monitoring left ventricular systolic function and hemodynamic conditions. Epidural anesthesia was preferred to avoid catecholamine surge during cesarean delivery...
July 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754745/cardiovascular-susceptibility-to-in-vivo-ischemic-myocardial-injury-in-male-and-female-rat-offspring-exposed-to-prenatal-hypoxia
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Amin Shah, Nobutoshi Matsumura, Anita Quon, Jude Sally Morton, Jason Dyck, Sandra Thomas Davidge
Intrauterine growth restriction following prenatal hypoxia exposure leads to a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease in later life. Our aim was to evaluate cardiac susceptibility and its pathophysiological mechanisms following acute myocardial infarction (MI) in adult rat offspring exposed to prenatal hypoxia. Male and female rat offspring which experienced normoxia (21% O2) or hypoxia (11% O2) in utero underwent sham or MI surgery at 12 weeks of age. Echocardiographic data revealed that both sexes had systolic dysfunction following MI surgery, independent of prenatal hypoxia...
July 28, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750406/a-high-fat-diet-during-pregnancy-and-lactation-induces-cardiac-and-renal-abnormalities-in-glut4-male-mice
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Michael Kruse, Ariana Fiallo, Jianling Tao, Katalin Susztak, Kerstin Amann, Ellen B Katz, Maureen J Charron
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Altered nutrients during the in utero (IU) and/or lactation (L) period predispose offspring to cardio-renal diseases in adulthood. This study investigates the effect of a high fat diet (HFD) fed to female mice during IU/L on gene expression patterns associated with heart and kidney failure and hypertension in male offspring. METHODS: Female wild type (WT) mice were fed either a HFD or control chow (C) prior to mating with males with a genetic heterozygous deletion of GLUT4 (G4+/-, a model of peripheral insulin resistance and hypertension) and throughout IU/L...
July 27, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749055/a-failure-to-be-candid
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Jennifer McGuirl
I was a second-year neonatal-perinatal fellow in a meeting between other members of the neonatal intensive care team and parents who had just received devastating news about their planned-for and highly desired baby, born after what had been an uncomplicated pregnancy. At home, a little sister was waiting to meet her new brother. These conversations are never easy, but this one I found particularly disturbing. John had been born at term via emergency cesarean section after his mother, Muriel, had come for a routine obstetrical visit and reported decreased fetal movement...
July 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744986/complete-recovery-of-fulminant-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-on-mechanical-circulatory-support-combined-with-high-dose-bromocriptine-therapy
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Patrick Horn, Diyar Saeed, Payam Akhyari, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, Malte Kelm, Ralf Westenfeld
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is an idiopathic cardiomyopathy presenting with heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction towards the end of pregnancy or in the months following delivery, where no other cause of heart failure is found. We report a case of a woman with PPCM who developed a critical cardiogenic shock with repeated cardiopulmonary resuscitation. We show for the first time that mechanical circulatory support combined with high-dose bromocriptine therapy to suppress systemic prolactin levels may serve as an effective therapeutic option in patients with fulminant PPCM and cardiogenic shock...
July 25, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679072/long-term-associations-of-morbidity-with-air-pollution-a-catalogue-and-synthesis
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Frederick W Lipfert
I searched the NIH Medline database through January 2017 for long-term studies of morbidity and air pollution and cataloged them with respect to cardiovascular, respiratory, cancer, diabetes, hospitalization, neurological, and pregnancy-birth endpoints. The catalogue is presented as an online appendix. Associations with PM2.5, PM10, and NO2 were evaluated most frequently among the 417 ambient air quality studies identified. Associations with TSP, carbon, ozone, sulfur, vehicular traffic, radon, and indoor air quality were also reported...
July 5, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674684/effect-of-fetal-sex-on-maternal-and-obstetric-outcomes
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REVIEW
Mohammed Al-Qaraghouli, Yu Ming Victor Fang
Fetal sex plays an important role in modifying the course and complications related to pregnancy and may also have an impact on maternal health and well-being both during and after pregnancy. The goal of this article is to review and summarize the findings from published research on physiologic and pathologic changes that may be affected by fetal sex and the effect of these changes on the maternal and obstetrical outcomes. This will help create awareness that fetal sex is not just a random chance event but an interactive process between the mother, the placenta, and the fetus...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674618/higher-number-of-live-births-is-associated-with-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-and-adverse-cardiac-remodelling-among-us-hispanic-latina-women-results-from-the-echocardiographic-study-of-latinos
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Shivani R Aggarwal, David M Herrington, Catherine J Vladutiu, Jill C Newman, Katrina Swett, Franklyn Gonzalez, Jorge R Kizer, Michelle A Kominiarek, Karen M Tabb, Linda C Gallo, Gregory A Talavera, Barry E Hurwitz, Carlos J Rodriguez
INTRODUCTION: Female sex is a risk factor for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Previous literature suggests that some diastolic dysfunction (DD) develops during pregnancy and may persist postdelivery. Our objective was to examine the relationship between parity and cardiac structure and function in a population-based cohort. METHODS: Participants included 1172 Hispanic/Latina women, aged ≥45 years, enrolled in the Echocardiographic Study of Latinos from four US communities (Bronx, Miami, San Diego and Chicago)...
2017: Open Heart
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