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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652462/protective-low-frequency-variants-for-preeclampsia-in-the-fms-related-tyrosine-kinase-1-gene-in-the-finnish-population
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A Inkeri Lokki, Emma Daly, Michael Triebwasser, Mitja I Kurki, Elisha D O Roberson, Paavo Häppölä, Kirsi Auro, Markus Perola, Seppo Heinonen, Eero Kajantie, Juha Kere, Katja Kivinen, Anneli Pouta, Jane E Salmon, Seppo Meri, Mark Daly, John P Atkinson, Hannele Laivuori
Preeclampsia is a common pregnancy-specific vascular disorder characterized by new-onset hypertension and proteinuria during the second half of pregnancy. Predisposition to preeclampsia is in part heritable. It is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life. We have sequenced 124 candidate genes implicated in preeclampsia to pinpoint genetic variants contributing to predisposition to or protection from preeclampsia. First, targeted exomic sequencing was performed in 500 preeclamptic women and 190 controls from the FINNPEC cohort (Finnish Genetics of Preeclampsia Consortium)...
August 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621169/reducing-the-risks-for-relapse-of-heart-failure-in-a-subsequent-pregnancy-after-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
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James D Fett
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July 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617685/adult-congenital-heart-disease-magnitude-of-the-problem
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Akanksha N Thakkar, Ponraj Chinnadurai, C Huie Lin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To define the magnitude of problems faced by patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) and to identify unmet needs for this population. RECENT FINDINGS: The ACHD population is estimated to include more than 1 million people in the United States and continues to grow at a steady rate. Owing to the decline in early mortality in this group, modern medicine is now faced by the long-term complications associated with congenital heart disease such as chronic heart failure, increased endocarditis risk, elevated burden of arrhythmias, pulmonary hypertension, valvular dysfunction, and pregnancy...
June 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603431/hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-and-pregnancy-potential-adverse-events-and-pregnancy-outcomes
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REVIEW
Omar Bari, Philip R Cohen
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is an autosomal dominant condition with a prevalence of ~1 in 5,000 individuals. The pathophysiology of this condition centers on the lack of capillary beds between arterioles and venules, leading to direct contact between these vessels. This results in telangiectases on characteristic locations such as the face, fingers, mouth, and nasal mucosa. Visceral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are also observed in many patients, and these are most commonly seen in the brain, gastrointestinal tract, and lungs...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597481/peripartum-cardiomyopathy-in-denmark-a-retrospective-population-based-study-of-incidence-management-and-outcome
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Anne S Ersbøll, Marianne Johansen, Peter Damm, Steen Rasmussen, Niels G Vejlstrup, Finn Gustafsson
AIM: Population-based European studies of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) are few. We aimed to estimate the nationwide incidence and outcome of PPCM in Denmark during 2005-2014. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Danish National Birth Register and the Danish National Patient Register were linked and searched for cardiomyopathy and heart failure ICD-10 diagnoses in a period of nine months before to 12 months after a delivery from 1 January 2005 through 31 December 2014. Diagnoses were validated and additional data were extracted from patient charts...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578148/contraception-and-reproductive-counseling-in-women-with-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
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Lindsey Rosman, Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, Karl L Wuensch, John Cahill, Samuel F Sears
OBJECTIVES: Pregnancies following a diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) are associated with increased risk for maternal morbidity and mortality. Yet patterns of contraceptive use and reproductive counseling have received little attention. This nationwide registry-based study sought to evaluate patterns and clinical characteristics associated with contraceptive use, and examine the prevalence of contraceptive counseling in women with PPCM. METHODS: From December 2015 to June 2016, 177 PPCM patients (mean age of 34...
July 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574580/echographic-features-and-perinatal-outcomes-in-fetuses-with-congenital-absence-of-ductus-venosus
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Raquel Garcia-Delgado, Raquel Garcia-Rodriguez, Azahar Romero Requejo, Marta Armas Roca, Luciana Obreros Zegarra, Margarita Medina Castellano, Jose A Garcia Hernandez
The purpose of this study was to describe the echographic features and perinatal outcomes of fetuses with absence of ductus venosus (ADV) MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective review of 10 cases with ADV diagnosed by prenatal ultrasonography between January 2014 and February 2016 at a single referral center. Prenatal findings, umbilical shunting type, perinatal outcomes, and autopsy reports were reviewed RESULTS: A total of 11 491 fetuses underwent a first and second trimester screening during the study period...
June 2, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571631/maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-of-anticoagulation-in-pregnant-women-with%C3%A2-mechanical-heart%C3%A2-valves
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Zachary L Steinberg, Clara P Dominguez-Islas, Catherine M Otto, Karen K Stout, Eric V Krieger
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulation for mechanical heart valves during pregnancy is essential to prevent thromboembolic events. Each regimen has drawbacks with regard to maternal or fetal risk. OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis sought to estimate and compare the risk of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnant women with mechanical heart valves who received different methods of anticoagulation. METHODS: Studies were identified using a Medline search including all publications up to June 5, 2016...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557250/decreased-endothelial-function-and-increased-subclinical-heart-failure-in-women-many-years-after-pre-eclampsia
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N M Breetveld, C Ghossein-Doha, J van Neer, M J J M Sengers, L Geerts, S M J van Kuijk, A P van Dijk, M J van der Vlugt, W M Heidema, H P Brunner-La Rocca, R R Scholten, M E A Spaanderman
OBJECTIVES: Pre-eclampsia (PE) is associated with both postpartum endothelial dysfunction and asymptomatic structural heart alterations consistent with heart failure stage B (HF-B). In this study we assessed the relation between endothelial function, by means of flow-mediated dilation (FMD), and HF-B at 4 years postpartum. METHODS: In 67 formerly PE women and 37 healthy parous controls, we ultrasonographically assessed cardiac function, geometry and FMD. HF-B was diagnosed as left ventricular hypertrophy (left ventricular mass index (LVMi) >95 g/m(2) ), concentric remodelling (relative wall thickness (RWT) >0...
May 27, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552468/air-pollution-and-cardiovascular-events-at-labor-and-delivery-a-case-crossover-analysis
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Sandie Ha, Tuija Männistö, Danping Liu, Seth Sherman, Qi Ying, Pauline Mendola
PURPOSE: In this case-crossover study, we investigated the odds of having a labor/delivery with cardiovascular event (i.e., ischemic heart disease, stroke, heart failure, cardiac arrest/failure, and other or unspecified cardiovascular events) associated with acute exposure to common air pollutants. METHODS: We selected 680 women with singleton pregnancy and cardiovascular events at labor/delivery from 12 U.S. clinical sites (2002-2008). Exposures to six criteria air pollutants, six particulate constituents, and 26 air toxics were obtained using modified Community Multiscale Air Quality models...
May 12, 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552180/association-between-diabetes-during-pregnancy-and-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-a-population-level-analysis-of-309-825-women
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Sumandeep Dhesi, Anamaria Savu, Justin A Ezekowitz, Padma Kaul
BACKGROUND: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a form of heart failure associated with pregnancy. The objectives of our study were to determine the incidence and outcomes (maternal and neonatal) of PPCM and its association with diabetes mellitus (DM) in a contemporary population-based cohort. METHODS: The cohort consisted of 309,825 women with a birth of at least 1 live newborn between January 01, 2005 and September 30, 2014, resulting in 469,150 birth events and 477,089 live newborns...
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545637/preterm-birth-and-risk-of-heart-failure-up%C3%A2-to-early-adulthood
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Hanna Carr, Sven Cnattingius, Fredrik Granath, Jonas F Ludvigsson, Anna-Karin Edstedt Bonamy
BACKGROUND: In small clinical studies, preterm birth was associated with altered cardiac structure and increased cardiovascular mortality in the young. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to determine the association between preterm birth and risk of incident heart failure (HF) in children and young adults. METHODS: This register-based cohort study included 2,665,542 individuals born in Sweden from 1987 to 2012 who were followed up from 1 year of age to December 31, 2013...
May 30, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537443/pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-papp-a-and-the-proform-of-the-eosinophil-major-basic-protein-prombp-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-death-in-heart-failure-patients
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Maja Dembic, Paula L Hedley, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Lars Køber, Michael Christiansen
Risk stratification and patient management in heart failure (HF) is difficult due to the unpredictable progression of the disease, necessitating the development of reliable diagnostic biomarkers to facilitate decision-making in clinical practice. Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) is a marker of arteriosclerotic heart disease. PAPP-A is a serum protease, which is involved in the insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) axis where it is inhibited by the proform of the eosinophil major basic protein (proMBP)...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525585/the-effects-of-gender-on-electrical-therapies-for-the-heart-physiology-epidemiology-and-access-to-therapies-a-report-from-the-xii-congress-of-the-italian-association-on-arrhythmology-and-cardiostimulation-aiac
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Giuseppe Boriani, Stefano Lorenzetti, Elisabetta Cerbai, Giuseppe Oreto, Gabriele Bronzetti, Vincenzo Livio Malavasi, Alessandro Biffi, Luigi Padeletti, Gianluca Botto, Igor Diemberger
The difference between men and women is clear even just by looking at an electrocardiogram: females present higher resting heart rate, a shorter QRS complex length and greater corrected QT interval. The development of these differences from pubertal age onward suggests that sexual hormones play a key role, although their effect is far from being completely understood. Different incidences between sexes have been reported for many arrhythmias, both ventricular and supraventricular, and also for sudden cardiac death...
May 19, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521890/reproductive-factors-and-incidence-of%C3%A2-heart-failure-hospitalization-in-the%C3%A2-women-s-health%C3%A2-initiative
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Philip S Hall, Gregory Nah, Barbara V Howard, Cora E Lewis, Matthew A Allison, Gloria E Sarto, Molly E Waring, Lisette T Jacobson, JoAnn E Manson, Liviu Klein, Nisha I Parikh
BACKGROUND: Reproductive factors reflective of endogenous sex hormone exposure might have an effect on cardiac remodeling and the development of heart failure (HF). OBJECTIVES: This study examined the association between key reproductive factors and the incidence of HF. METHODS: Women from a cohort of the Women's Health Initiative were systematically evaluated for the incidence of HF hospitalization from study enrollment through 2014. Reproductive factors (number of live births, age at first pregnancy, and total reproductive duration [time from menarche to menopause]) were self-reported at study baseline in 1993 to 1998...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507627/prenatally-diagnosis-and-outcome-of-fetuses-with-cardiac-rhabdomyoma-single-centre-experience
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Ramush Bejiqi, Ragip Retkoceri, Hana Bejiqi
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rhabdomyoma (CRs) are the most common primary tumour of the heart in infants and children. Usually are multiple and, basing on the location can cause a haemodynamic disturbance, dysrhythmias or heart failure during the fetal and early postnatal period. CRs have a natural history of spontaneous regression and are closely associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). It has an association with tuberous sclerosis (TS), and in those, the tumour may regress and disappear completely, or remain consistent in size...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498066/atrial-fibrillation-in-pregnancy-a-growing-challenge
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Vasiliki Katsi, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Maria Marketou, Dimitrios Oikonomou, Fragiskos Parthenakis, Thomas Makris, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, P Vardas, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) constitutes a relatively infrequent pregnancy complication, which may be a therapeutic Gordian knot. Indeed, sparse data exist regarding the prevalence, prognosis, and management of AF during pregnancy. In general, AF occurs as a benign, self-limited arrhythmia, but occasionally may have severe hemodynamic consequences in pregnant patients suffering from heart failure, congenital heart disease, or other comorbidities. Extra-cardiac causes of AF should always be meticulously excluded...
June 8, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
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