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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912926/acute-management-of-refractory-and-unstable-pediatric-supraventricular-tachycardia
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Jonathan Lewis, Gaurav Arora, Dana L Tudorascu, Robert W Hickey, Richard A Saladino, Mioara D Manole
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the management of acute pediatric supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), placing special emphasis on infants, patients refractory to adenosine (refractory SVT), and patients with hypotension, poor perfusion, or altered mental status (unstable SVT). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of patients 0-18 years of age without congenital heart disease who presented to our pediatric hospital from January 2003 to December 2012 for the treatment of acute SVT...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909479/atrial-fibrillation-ablation-in-adults-with-repaired-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Marta Acena Md, Ignasi Anguera Md PhD, Paolo D Dallaglio Md, Marcos Rodriguez Md, Xavier Sabaté Md PhD
The incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in congenital heart disease (CHD) adults has increased in the past decades due to a longer life expectancy of this population where the subjects are exposed to cardiac overflow, overpressure and structural changes for years. The literature regarding AF ablation in repaired CHD adults emphasizes the importance of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) to perform the transseptal puncture and the ablation procedure in the left atrium (LA), both effectively and safely. In small case control studies, where the predominant congenital cardiomyopathy was the atrial septal defect, the most common strategy for ablation was antral isolation of the pulmonary veins showing results, at one year follow-up, similar to those in the general population...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898272/partial-hydatidiform-mole-in-a-phenylketonuria-patient-treated-with-sapropterin-dihydrochloride
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Yilmaz Yildiz, Ali Dursun, Aysegul Tokatli, Turgay Coskun, Serap Sivri
Strict control of hyperphenylalaninemia is necessary in pregnant women with phenylketonuria (PKU) in order to prevent phenylalanine embryopathy in the fetus, characterized by intrauterine growth restriction, dysmorphic facies, congenital heart disease, microcephaly and intellectual disability, collectively known as maternal PKU syndrome. Sapropterin dihydrochloride (SD), an alternative or adjunct to dietary therapy in patients with tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4)-responsive PKU, has recently been used in several cases to treat PKU during pregnancy with satisfactory results...
November 29, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892897/the-importance-of-selected-spices-in-cardiovascular-diseases
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Bartosz Kulczyński, Anna Gramza-Michałowska
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. Literature data indicate that, due to these diseases, approximately 17.5 million people died in 2012. Types of cardiovascular disease include ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, congenital heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia. Proper nutrition is an important factor in reducing the risk of cardiovascular events. An interesting element of our diets is spices. For thousands of years, they have been used in the treatment of many diseases: bacterial infections, coughs, colds, and liver diseases...
November 14, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883221/alcohol-exposure-causes-overexpression-of-heart-development-related-genes-by-affecting-the-histone-h3-acetylation-via-bmp-signaling-pathway-in-cardiomyoblast-cells
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Jin Shi, Weian Zhao, Bo Pan, Min Zheng, Lina Si, Jing Zhu, Lingjuan Liu, Jie Tian
BACKGROUND: Abusive alcohol utilization of pregnant woman may cause congenital heart disease (CHD) of fetus, where alcohol ignites histone H3 hyperacetylation leading to abnormal development of heart morphogenesis and associated genes. Knowledge about the regularized upstream genes is little, but bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling may actively and prominently take part in alteration in acetylation of histone H3. The supreme objective of this study was to unearth the involvement of BMP signaling pathway in alcohol-driven hyperacetylation of histone H3 in cardiomyoblast cells...
November 24, 2016: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881562/total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection-the-current-management-strategies-in-a-pediatric-cohort-of-768-patients
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Guocheng Shi, Zhongqun Zhu, Jimei Chen, Yanqiu Ou, Haifa Hong, Zhiqiang Nie, Haibo Zhang, Xiaoqing Liu, Jinghao Zheng, Qi Sun, Jinfen Liu, Huiwen Chen, Jian Zhuang
BACKGROUND: -Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is a rare form of congenital heart disease. This study describes current surgical treatment strategies and experiences for a cohort of patients from two congenital cardiac centers in Shanghai and Guangdong, China. METHODS: -This retrospective study included 768 patients operated on between 2005 and 2014. While most patients (n=690) underwent conventional repair, a sutureless technique was employed in 10% (n=78) of cases...
November 15, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878332/accelerated-cardiac-rhabdomyoma-regression-with-everolimus-in-infants-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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Fatou Aw, Isabelle Goyer, Marie-Josée Raboisson, Christine Boutin, Philippe Major, Nagib Dahdah
Tuberous sclerosis complex is associated with benign tumors such as cardiac rhabdomyomas (RHM) caused by the disinhibition of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) protein. Recent reports on everolimus, an mTOR inhibitor, have shown size reduction of RHM. We compared cases recently treated with everolimus to historic controls whose first echocardiography was within first month of life. The largest dimension of the largest RHM was reported as a percentage compared to the earliest echocardiography study. Treatment of the four cases was started at a median age of 6...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870384/high-flow-nasal-cannula-use-outside-of-the-icu-factors-associated-with-failure
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Kristina A Betters, Scott E Gillespie, Judson Miller, David Kotzbauer, Kiran B Hebbar
OBJECTIVES: High flow nasal cannula (HFNC) use is increasing in pediatrics. Few studies exist examining the safety of HFNC use outside the intensive care unit (ICU). This study aimed to characterize patient qualities associated with failure of HFNC use outside the ICU. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review of patients placed on HFNC outside the ICU from September 2011 to July 2013 was completed. Failure was defined as intubation or cardiopulmonary arrest. Two-sample tests and binary logistic regression determined significant factors associated with failed HFNC administration, both unadjusted and adjusted for hospital...
November 21, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867587/acute-chest-pain-in-a-triathlete-rupture-of-the-noncoronary-sinus-of-valsalva-into-the-right-ventricle
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Ernan Zhu, Ralf Westenfeld, Mareike Gastl, Florian Bönner, Alexander Assmann, Amir M Nia, Malte Kelm, Christian Jung
Sinus of Valsalva (SoV) aneurysm is a rare cardiac disease which can be congenital or acquired. A ruptured SoV aneurysm presents a clinical emergency and can lead to progressively deteriorating heart failure. Therefore, appropriate treatment requires prompt and accurate diagnosis. Most ruptured or nonruptured SoV aneurysms are diagnosed by the means of echocardiography. However, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) can provide information on precise anatomy and mechanisms due to its excellent soft tissue contrast and high resolution, and thereby allows for optimized preoperative planning of the repair strategy...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861628/characteristics-of-infective-endocarditis-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-east-china
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Huimin Xu, Siyu Cai, Haibin Dai
The epidemiology, clinical presentation, and treatment of infective endocarditis (IE) has significantly changed over the past few years in developed countries. However, relevant data from developing countries are different and remain scarce. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical presentations, treatment and outcomes of IE patients in a tertiary hospital in East China over an 8-year period. This was a retrospective observational study of consecutive cases of definite or possible IE as per the modified Duke criteria between January 2008 and December 2015...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859378/mechanical-circulatory-support-devices-for-pediatric-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Steven G Chopski, William B Moskowitz, Randy M Stevens, Amy L Throckmorton
The use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices is a viable therapeutic treatment option for patients with congestive heart failure. Ventricular assist devices, cavopulmonary assist devices, and total artificial heart pumps continue to gain acceptance as viable treatment strategies for both adults and pediatric patients as bridge-to-transplant, bridge-to-recovery, and longer-term circulatory support alternatives. We present a review of the current and future MCS devices for patients having congenital heart disease (CHD) with biventricular or univentricular circulations...
November 8, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855985/can-time-averaged-flow-boundary-conditions-be-used-to-meet-the-clinical-timeline-for-fontan-surgical-planning
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Zhenglun Alan Wei, Phillip M Trusty, Mike Tree, Christopher M Haggerty, Elaine Tang, Mark Fogel, Ajit P Yoganathan
Cardiovascular simulations have great potential as a clinical tool for planning and evaluating patient-specific treatment strategies for those suffering from congenital heart diseases, specifically Fontan patients. However, several bottlenecks have delayed wider deployment of the simulations for clinical use; the main obstacle is simulation cost. Currently, time-averaged clinical flow measurements are utilized as numerical boundary conditions (BCs) in order to reduce the computational power and time needed to offer surgical planning within a clinical time frame...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855052/-experience-in-the-treatment-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-closure-at-a-mexican-hospital
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Horacio Márquez-González, Uriel Castro-Contreras, Carmen Emma Cerrud-Sánchez, Diana López-Gallegos, Lucelli Yáñez-Gutiérrez
BACKGROUND: The patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) represents one of the most prevalent diseases in hospitals which treat congenital heart diseases (CHD). Currently, in groups of more than 1 year of age percutaneous closure it is the standard therapy. The aim of this paper is to determine the frequency, characteristics and treatment of PCA in congenital heart disease service at the a Cardiology Hospital in Mexico. METHODS: In clinical CHD our hospital, a descriptive study of 2010-2015 of patients who were treated with percutaneous closure PCA and surgery was performed...
2016: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847658/direct-acting-antivirals-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-and-down-syndrome
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Eric R Yoo, Ryan B Perumpail, George Cholankeril, Aijaz Ahmed
Patients with Down syndrome who received blood transfusions, likely in conjunction with cardiothoracic surgery for congenital heart disease and prior to the implementation of blood-donor screening for hepatitis C virus infection, face a substantial risk of acquiring the infection. In the past, interferon-based therapy for chronic hepatitis C infection in patients with Down syndrome was noted to have lower efficacy and potentially higher risk of adverse effects. Recently, the treatment for chronic hepatitis C has been revolutionized with the introduction of interferon-free direct acting antivirals with favorable safety, tolerability, and efficacy profile...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836946/heart-transplantation-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Luke J Burchill
Heart failure (HF) in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) is vastly different to that observed in acquired heart disease. Unlike acquired HF in which pharmacological strategies are the cornerstone for protecting and improving ventricular function, ACHD-related HF relies heavily upon structural and other interventions to achieve these aims. patients with ACHD constitute a small percentage of the total adult heart transplant population (∼3%), although the number of ACHD heart transplant recipients is growing rapidly with a 40% increase over the last two decades...
December 1, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834763/acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome-an-under-recognized-cause-of-major-bleeding-in-the-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
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Melissa B Jones, Karthik Ramakrishnan, Fahad A Alfares, Kendal M Endicott, Gary Oldenburg, John T Berger, Venkat Shankar, Dilip S Nath, Yaser A Diab
BACKGROUND: Acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AvWS) in the setting of congenital heart disease is an under-recognized cause of bleeding in the pediatric cardiac critical care unit. METHODS: Fourteen patients diagnosed with AvWS admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit at the Children's National Health System between December 2009 and September 2015 were identified with subsequent chart review and case analysis. RESULTS: Of the 14 patients included in this study, 4 patients were on ventricular-assist devices, 6 patients were on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and 4 were patients with congenital heart disease not receiving any mechanical circulatory support...
November 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834760/surgical-treatment-for-double-outlet-right-ventricle-with-pulmonary-outflow-tract-obstruction
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Qingyu Wu, Yongqiang Jin, Hongyin Li, Mingkui Zhang
BACKGROUND: Double outlet right ventricle (DORV) is a conotruncal anomaly that is a defining element of many types of complex congenital heart disease. Because of a big variety of pathology, there are still some controversies with respect to the definition, classification, and surgical treatment. We report our experience with surgical treatment for DORV (as defined by the "90% rule") with pulmonary outflow tract obstruction (POTO). METHODS: From July 2005 to July 2015, 90 patients underwent surgical treatment of DORV with POTO at the First Hospital of Tsinghua University...
November 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833985/common-and-unusual-dental-development-abnormalities-in-a-patient-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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Anca Maria Răducanu, Ion Victor Feraru, Ioana Suciu, Elina Teodorescu, Andreea Cristiana Didilescu, Ileana Ionescu, Ecaterina Ionescu
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital abnormality of the heart. In this condition, instead of three cusps, the aortic valve has two cusps. Children with congenital heart diseases are at increased risk of developing oral diseases, such as: higher number of decayed teeth, developmental anomalies, periodontal disease, malocclusion, dental crowding, as well as susceptibility to develop infective endocarditis from bacteremia caused by chronic poor oral health. However, little information is available regarding oral manifestations and their management in patients with congenital heart defects, despite the importance of these diseases...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828833/percutaneous-management-of-failed-bioprosthetic-pulmonary-valves-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-defects
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Pierpaolo Tarzia, Erika Conforti, Alessandro Giamberti, Alessandro Varrica, Luca Giugno, Angelo Micheletti, Diana Negura, Luciane Piazza, Antonio Saracino, Mario Carminati, Massimo Chessa
AIMS: We reviewed our center experience in the field of transcatheter pulmonary valve-in-valve implantation (TPViV), that is emerging as a treatment option for patients with pulmonary bioprosthetic valve (BPV) dysfunction. METHODS: Between April 2008 and September 2015, a total of six patients with congenital heart disease (four men) underwent TPViV due to stenosis of preexisting BPV. Four patients received a Melody Medtronic Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve and two an Edward Sapien Valve...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824219/anaesthesia-management-for-non-cardiac-surgery-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
#20
Tomohiro Yamamoto, Ehrenfried Schindler
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common form of congenital abnormality and occurs in over 1% of newborns. Approximately 30% of children with CHD have other extra-cardiac anomalies, which significantly increases mortality in CHD patients. It is expected that the number of CHD patients who consult non-specialized hospitals for non-cardiac surgery after palliative or corrective operations has increased because of the extraordinary progression of treatments, such as surgical procedures, interventional procedures, and intensive care medicine, as well as diagnosis...
November 8, 2016: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
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