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Pediatric arrhythmias

Kyoung Lee, Jae Min Chung, Sang Don Lee
Purpose: Local anesthetic agents such as bupivacaine and lidocaine are commonly used after surgery for pain control. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the safety of a mixture of bupivacaine and lidocaine in children who underwent urologic inguinal and scrotal surgery. Materials and Methods: Fifty-five patients who underwent pediatric urologic outpatient surgeries, were prospectively enrolled in this study. The patients were divided into three groups according to age (group I: under 2 years, group II: between 3-4 years, and group III: 5 years and above)...
March 2018: Investigative and Clinical Urology
Claudio González M, Ruth Rosales C, Daniela Pavez, Luz M Fuenzalida, Andrés Soto, Regina Pérez, Jorge Pérez, Rafael Araos, M Eugenia Pinto
Quinolones are a group of widely used antimicrobials. Although they are considered safe for patients, knowledge of the safety profile is necessary so that professionals become aware of what is necessary to monitor. At the musculoskeletal level, quinolones have the potential to damage cartilage, causing even tendon rupture in infrequent cases. Hypoglycemia / hyperglycemia has been observed at the endocrine level, thus, careful monitoring of glycemia in patients with quinolone is recommended in diabetic patients...
December 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
Andrés Alonso-García, Felipe Atienza, Pablo Ávila, Clara Ugueto, Miriam Centeno, Reyes Álvarez, Tomás Datino, Esteban González-Torrecilla, Evaristo Castellanos, Gerard Loughlin, Constancio Medrano, Ángel Arenal, Francisco Fernández-Avilés
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Catheter ablation has become the treatment of choice in an increasing number of arrhythmias in children and adolescents. There is still limited evidence of its use at a national level in Spain. The aim was to describe the characteristics and results of a modern monocentric series form a referral tertiary care centre. METHODS: Retrospective register of invasive procedures between 2004 and 2016 performed in patients under 17 years and recorded clinical characteristic, ablation methodology and acute and chronic results of the procedure...
February 23, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
Henry H Cheng, Satish K Rajagopal, Arnold J Sansevere, Erica McDavitt, Daniel Wigmore, Jessica Mecklosky, Kristofer Andren, Kathryn Williams, Amy Danehy, Janet S Soul
BACKGROUND: While therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is an effective neuroprotective therapy for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, TH has not been demonstrated to improve outcome in other pediatric populations. Patients with acquired or congenital heart disease (CHD) are at high risk of both cardiac arrest and neurodevelopmental impairments, and therapies are needed to improve neurologic outcome. The primary goal of our study was to compare safety/efficacy outcomes in post-arrest CHD patients treated with TH versus controls not treated with TH...
February 21, 2018: Resuscitation
Melissa L Morello, Philip R Khoury, Timothy K Knilans, Gruschen Veldtman, David S Spar, Jeffery B Anderson, Richard J Czosek
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the efficacy, outcomes and complications associated with DCCV in the treatment of arrhythmias in pediatric and adult CHD populations and identify patient and procedural characteristics associated with adverse events. BACKGROUND: Pediatric and adult patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) are at risk of atrial arrhythmias. Direct current cardioversion (DCCV) is effective but is associated with potential complications. METHODS: In this single-center retrospective series, patients undergoing DCCV Jan 2010-May 2015 were identified and categorized as pediatric (< 18 years) or adult (> 18 years)...
February 24, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
Taner Kasar, Pelin Ayyildiz, Gulhan Tunca Sahin, Erkut Ozturk, Selman Gokalp, Sertac Haydin, Alper Guzeltas, Yakup Ergul
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate rhythm abnormalities in cases of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) and associated treatment strategies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 65 pediatric patients with ccTGA who were admitted to the clinic between 2009 and 2017. The patients were divided into two groups, and surgical data, Holter electrocardiographic (ECG) recordings, ECG recordings, electrophysiological data, and device implantation data on the two groups were compared...
February 24, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
Shi-Min Yuan
Pediatric cardiomyopathies are a group of myocardial diseases with complex taxonomies. Cardiomyopathy can occur in children at any age, and it is a common cause of heart failure and heart transplantation in children. The incidence of pediatric cardiomyopathy is increasing with time. They may be associated with variable comorbidities, which are most often arrhythmia, heart failure, and sudden death. Medical imaging technologies, including echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance, and nuclear cardiology, are helpful in reaching a diagnosis of cardiomyopathy...
January 31, 2018: Pediatrics and Neonatology
Seung Min Baek, Hyun Chung, Mi Kyoung Song, Eun Jung Bae, Gi Beom Kim, Chung Il Noh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Multifocal atrial tachycardia (MAT), in general, has a favorable outcome. However, there are insufficient data regarding MAT in a pediatric population. This study sought to determine the clinical course of MAT and identify potential prognostic factors. METHODS: The medical records of MAT patients from 1997-2015 were reviewed. The arrhythmia control rate and factors for unfavorable outcomes were assessed and compared to those in the literature...
February 2018: Korean Circulation Journal
Wail Ali, Beth A Bubolz, Linh Nguyen, Danny Castro, Jorge Coss-Bu, Michael M Quach, Curtis E Kennedy, Anne E Anderson, Yi-Chen Lai
Objective: Convulsive status epilepticus can exert profound cardiovascular effects in adults including ventricular depolarization-repolarization abnormalities. Whether status epilepticus adversely affects ventricular electrical properties in children is less understood. Therefore, we sought to characterize ventricular alterations and the associated clinical factors in children following convulsive status epilepticus. Methods: We conducted a 2-year retrospective, case-control study...
December 2017: Epilepsia Open
Tetsuya Ide, Takekazu Miyoshi, Shinji Katsuragi, Reiko Neki, Ken-Ichi Kurosaki, Isao Shiraishi, Jun Yoshimatsu, Tomoaki Ikeda
OBJECTIVES: Fetal cardiac rhabdomyomas are rare but well known to be associated with arrhythmia or conduction abnormalities. However, since in utero electrophysiological information is quite limited, it remains unclear which type of rhabdomyoma will develop arrhythmia after birth. The aim of this study is to identify factors that predict postnatal arrhythmia requiring therapy in fetuses with cardiac rhabdomyoma. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of infants prenatally diagnosed with cardiac rhabdomyoma was performed at our tertiary pediatric cardiac center between 1990 and 2016...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Fang Mingxing, Giovanni Landoni, Alberto Zangrillo, Fabrizio Monaco, Vladimir V Lomivorotov, Cao Hui, Maxim Novikov, Valery Nepomniashchikh, Evgeny Fominskiy
OBJECTIVE: There is experimental evidence that phosphocreatine (PCr) can decrease ischemia/reperfusion injury of the heart. The authors investigated if PCr would improve heart performance as compared with standard treatment in cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. SETTING: Hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: Adult and pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery. INTERVENTIONS: The ability of PCr to improve cardiac outcomes as compared with standard treatment was investigated...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Tarek Ahmed Abdel Gawad, Waleed Mohamed Elguindy, Omneya Ibrahim Youssef, Tamer Ashraf Abosalem
AIM: This study aimed to assess the prevalence of early postoperative arrhythmias after cardiac operation in the pediatric population, and to analyse possible risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study included 30 postoperative patients, with age range four up to 144 months. They were selected from those admitted to the Cardiology Unit in the Pediatric department of Ain Shams University hospitals, after undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery for correction of congenital cardiac defects...
December 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Rambod Amirnovin, Phuong Lieu, Flerida Imperial-Perez, Carol Taketomo, Barry P Markovitz, David Y Moromisato
OBJECTIVE: Hypokalemia in children following cardiac surgery occurs frequently, placing them at risk of life-threatening arrhythmias. However, renal insufficiency after cardiopulmonary bypass warrants careful administration of potassium (K+). Two different nurse-driven protocols (high dose and tiered dosing) were implemented to identify an optimal K+ replacement regimen, compared to an historical low-dose protocol. Our objective was to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and timeliness of these protocols...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Asaad G Beshish, Allison Weinberg, Waseem Ostwani, Gabe E Owens
We describe the use of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (E-CPR) to transiently stabilize a 3-month-old patient who presented with ventricular tachyarrhythmias leading to spontaneous cardiac arrest. The patient required 4 days of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) where he was diagnosed with probable Brugada syndrome (BS). The patient was discharged home in stable condition after implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement. This case highlights the importance of early transfer to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) center in the setting of unexplained cardiac arrhythmia in a pediatric patient...
December 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
Joanna Kwiatkowska, Sebastian Ciemny, Dariusz Kozłowski
Primary heart tumors in the pediatric population are very rare and they range from 0.01% to 0.04%. Most are benign lesions of which about half are rhabdomyomas. Rhabdomyoma tumor diagnosis is associated with a 75-80% risk of TSC. TSC are characterised with numerous changes of hamartoma type located in the brain, kidneys, skin and other organs including in the heart. More than two thirds of newborns with TSC present rhabdomyomas in the heart. These changes may be asymptomatic, but in some cases they may cause heart failure, arrhythmias and death...
January 3, 2018: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Daniel Tobler, Carole Warnes
For the first time in 2017 adults with CHD was included in the World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery. With growing numbers and more complex patients reaching adulthood, there is a growing need for more attention to this subspecialty. Although survival is excellent and now over 90% of patients reach adulthood, many have residual problems and complications. Heart failure and arrhythmias are most commonly encountered. Life-expectancy is nearly normal for mild lesions, but remains reduced in moderate-complex lesions and re-interventions are often needed...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
M Abigail Simmons, Robert W Elder, Veronika Shabanova, William Hellenbrand, Jeremy Asnes
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation (TPVI) has revolutionized the care of patients with congenital disorders of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) and is increasingly being used in patients with native outflow tracts. This is the first study to specifically report the occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias in the immediate post-TPVI period. METHODS AND RESULTS: Medical records of all adult and pediatric patients who underwent TPVI at our institution between May 1, 2011 and March 1, 2016, were reviewed for the presence of clinically significant ventricular arrhythmias occurring within 30 days of TPVI...
December 27, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Robert A Berg, Robert M Sutton, Ron W Reeder, John T Berger, Christopher J Newth, Joseph A Carcillo, Patrick S McQuillen, Kathleen L Meert, Andrew R Yates, Rick E Harrison, Frank W Moler, Murray M Pollack, Todd C Carpenter, David L Wessel, Tammara L Jenkins, Daniel A Notterman, Richard Holubkov, Robert F Tamburro, J Michael Dean, Vinay M Nadkarni
Background -Based on laboratory cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) investigations and limited adult data demonstrating that survival depends on attaining adequate arterial diastolic blood pressure (DBP) during CPR, American Heart Association recommends using BP to guide pediatric CPR. However, evidence-based BP targets during pediatric CPR remain an important knowledge gap for CPR guidelines. Methods -All children ≥37 weeks gestation and <19 years old in Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network intensive care units with chest compressions for ≥1 minute and invasive arterial blood pressure monitoring prior to and during CPR between July 1, 2013 and June 31, 2016 were included...
December 26, 2017: Circulation
Syeda Atiqa Batul, Rakesh Gopinathannair
Sotalol is a racemic mixture possessing beta-blocker and class III anti arrhythmic properties. Approved by US food and drug administration (FDA) since 2009 based on its bioequivalence with oral sotalol, clinicians are less familiar with the potential uses of the intravenous form despite its re-launch in United States in 2015. Available literature suggests that intravenous sotalol in recommended doses can be safely administered in adult and pediatric population achieving rapid reliable therapeutic plasma concentration and without additional proarrhythmic effects when compared to its oral form as well as other antiarrhythmic medications...
February 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
Raffaele Piumelli, Riccardo Davanzo, Niccolò Nassi, Silvia Salvatore, Cinzia Arzilli, Marta Peruzzi, Massimo Agosti, Antonella Palmieri, Maria Giovanna Paglietti, Luana Nosetti, Raffaele Pomo, Francesco De Luca, Alessandro Rimini, Salvatore De Masi, Simona Costabel, Valeria Cavarretta, Anna Cremante, Fabio Cardinale, Renato Cutrera
Five years after the first edition, we have revised and updated the guidelines, re-examining the queries and relative recommendations, expanding the issues addressed with the introduction of a new entity, recently proposed by the American Academy of Pediatrics: BRUE, an acronym for Brief Resolved Unexplained Events. In this manuscript we will use the term BRUE only to refer to mild, idiopathic cases rather than simply replace the acronym ALTE per se.In our guidelines the acronym ALTE is used for severe cases that are unexplainable after the first and second level examinations...
December 12, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
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