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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670871/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-ventricular-function-for-the-neonatologist-and-pediatric-intensivist
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REVIEW
Cécile Tissot, Yogen Singh, Nicole Sekarski
In the neonatal and pediatric intensive care setting, bedside cardiac ultrasound is often used to assess ventricular dimensions and function. Depending upon the underlying disease process, it is necessary to be able to evaluate the systolic and diastolic function of left and or right ventricles. The systolic function of left ventricle is mostly assessed qualitatively on visual inspection "eye-balling" and quantitatively by measuring circumferential fraction shortening or calculating the ejection fraction by Simpson's planimetry...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650329/perceptions-of-hospital-emergency-color-codes-among-hospital-employees-in-korea
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Hyo-Jin Lee, Ogcheol Lee
INTRODUCTION: Hospital emergency codes frequently comprise of colors to prevent confusion and enhance prompt response to emergency situations. The purpose of this study was to identify perceptions of emergency color codes among hospital employees in Korea. METHODS: A 12-color spectrum and emergency situations were selected from the standardized emergency color codes used in the US and Canada. Participants were selected via convenience sampling from four general hospitals in Seoul and Gyeonggi-Do...
April 9, 2018: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622585/prevalence-and-progression-of-late-gadolinium-enhancement-in-children-and-adolescents-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Anna Axelsson Raja, Hoshang Farhad, Anne Marie Valente, John-Paul Couce, John Lynn Jefferies, Henning Bundgaard, Kenneth Zahka, Harry Lever, Anne M Murphy, Euan Ashley, Sharlene M Day, Mark V Sherrid, Ling Shi, David A Bluemke, Charles E Canter, Steven D Colan, Carolyn Y Ho
Background -Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is believed to represent dense replacement fibrosis. It is seen in ~60% of adult patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). However, the prevalence of LGE in children and adolescents with HCM is not well established. Additionally, longitudinal studies describing the development and evolution of LGE in pediatric HCM are lacking. This study assesses the prevalence, progression, and clinical correlations of LGE in children and adolescents with, or genetically predisposed to, HCM...
April 5, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609642/a-comprehensive-characterization-of-myocardial-and-vascular-phenotype-in-pediatric-chronic-kidney-disease-using-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Mun Hong Cheang, Nathaniel J Barber, Abbas Khushnood, Jakob A Hauser, Gregorz T Kowalik, Jennifer A Steeden, Michael A Quail, Kjell Tullus, Daljit Hothi, Vivek Muthurangu
BACKGROUND: Children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have increased cardiovascular mortality. Identifying high-risk children who may benefit from further therapeutic intervention is difficult as cardiovascular abnormalities are subtle. Although transthoracic echocardiography may be used to detect sub-clinical abnormalities, it has well-known problems with reproducibility that limit its ability to accurately detect these changes. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is the reference standard method for assessing blood flow, cardiac structure and function...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602613/noninvasive-echocardiographic-measures-of-pulmonary-vascular-resistance-in-children-and-young-adults-with-cardiomyopathy
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Dor Markush, Robert D Ross, Ronald Thomas, Sanjeev Aggarwal
BACKGROUND: Patients with cardiomyopathy (CM) are at increased risk for pulmonary hypertension (PH). Data are lacking on the use of noninvasive PH measures by echocardiography in patients with CM. The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between Doppler-derived echocardiographic indices and catheterization-based measurement of pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) in children and young adults with CM. METHODS: Imaging studies were retrospectively reviewed from pediatric patients with CM who underwent both echocardiography and cardiac catheterization within a 72-hour period...
March 27, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572733/williams-syndrome-and-anesthesia-for-non-cardiac-surgery-high-risk-can-be-mitigated-with-appropriate-planning
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Morgan L Brown, Viviane G Nasr, Rebecca Toohey, James A DiNardo
Patients with Williams syndrome are considered at high risk for anesthesia-related adverse events. At our institution, all William syndrome patients undergoing cardiac surgical, cardiac catheterization/interventional procedures, and cardiac imaging studies are cared for by cardiac anesthesiologists. All William syndrome patients undergoing non-cardiac surgical, interventional, or imaging studies are cared for by main operating room pediatric anesthesiologists with consultative input from a cardiac anesthesiologist...
March 23, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556752/evaluation-and-management-of-cardiac-tumors
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REVIEW
Nicolas Palaskas, Kara Thompson, Gregory Gladish, Ali M Agha, Saamir Hassan, Cezar Iliescu, Peter Kim, Jean B Durand, Juan C Lopez-Mattei
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Our purpose is to discuss the importance of multimodality imaging in the assessment of cardiac tumors and management. We have compiled a recent review of the scientific literature and embedded our clinical pathways and recommendations based on data and clinical experience. RECENT FINDINGS: The use of contrast echocardiography in the assessment of cardiac masses has been shown to be helpful in distinguishing tumor from thrombus. Deformation imaging of cardiac tumors has been shown to differentiate better rhabdomyomas from fibromas in pediatric patients...
March 20, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546472/transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-replacement-current-state-of-art
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REVIEW
Wail Alkashkari, Amani Alsubei, Ziyad M Hijazi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The past couple of decades have brought tremendous advances to the field of pediatric and adult congenital heart disease (CHD). Percutaneous valve interventions are now a cornerstone of not just the congenital cardiologist treating patients with congenital heart disease, but also-and numerically more importantly-for adult interventional cardiologists treating patients with acquired heart valve disease. Transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (tPVR) is one of the most exciting recent developments in the treatment of CHD and has evolved to become an attractive alternative to surgery in patients with right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) dysfunction...
March 15, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544410/novel-3d-display-of-heart-models-in-the-postoperative-care-setting-improves-cicu-caregiver-confidence
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Laura J Olivieri, David Zurakowski, Karthik Ramakrishnan, Lillian Su, Fahad A Alfares, Matthew R Irwin, Jenna Heichel, Axel Krieger, Dilip S Nath
BACKGROUND: Postoperative care delivered in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) relies on providers' understanding of patients' congenital heart defects (CHDs) and procedure performed. Novel, bedside use of virtual, three-dimensional (3D) heart models creates access to patients' CHD to improve understanding. This study evaluates the impact of patient-specific virtual 3D heart models on CICU provider attitudes and care delivery. METHODS: Virtual 3D heart models were created from standard preoperative cardiac imaging of ten patients with CHD undergoing repair and displayed on a bedside tablet in the CICU...
March 2018: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504323/electrocardiographic-manifestations-in-paediatric-wilson-disease
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Syeda Sara Batool Hamdani, Huma Arshad Cheema, Anjum Saeed, Hassan Suleman Malik, Tayaba Sehar
BACKGROUND: Wilson disease (WD) is one of the most common metabolic liver diseases in older children. It has a strong genetic background with autosomal recessive inheritance. WD is a multisystem disorder with predominant hepatic and neurological manifestations and variable age of presentation. The data on cardiac manifestations in children is very limited and only few adult studies are available in the literature. This study was planned to determine the frequency and spectrum of Electrocardiographic (ECG) changes in pediatric WD...
January 2018: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496397/effect-of-electrical-dyssynchrony-on-left-and-right-ventricular-mechanics-in-children-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Michal Schäfer, Kathryn K Collins, Lorna P Browne, D Dunbar Ivy, Steven Abman, Richard Friesen, Benjamin Frank, Brian Fonseca, Michael DiMaria, Kendall S Hunter, Uyen Truong, Johannes C von Alvensleben
BACKGROUND: Electrical and right ventricular (RV) mechanical dyssynchrony has been previously described in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), but less is known about the relationship between electrical dyssynchrony and biventricular function. In this study we applied cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging to evaluate biventricular size and function with a focus on left ventricular (LV) strain mechanics in pediatric PAH patients with and without electrical dyssynchrony...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484045/radiopathologic-correlation-of-a-tricuspid-valve-papillary-fibroelastoma-detected-in-an-infant
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Maddy Artunduaga, Siddharth P Jadhav, Karen W Eldin, Thomas J Seery, Prakash Masand
Papillary fibroelastomas are benign primary cardiac tumors that usually arise from the valve apparatus and are rare in the pediatric population. Involvement of the tricuspid valve is even less common with only a few cases reported in the literature. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging is a valuable examination that aids in differentiating a tumor from a thrombus. We present the case of an 11-month-old girl referred by her pediatrician to investigate a murmur noted since birth. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a pathologically proven papillary fibroelastoma arising from the tricuspid valve characterized by magnetic resonance imaging in an infant...
December 2017: Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480561/a-retrospective-evaluation-of-echocardiograms-to-establish-normative-inferior-vena-cava-and-aortic-measurements-for-children-younger-than-6-years
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Erin K Stenson, Rajesh Punn, Musaab Ramsi, Saraswati Kache
OBJECTIVES: The ability to plot the inferior vena cava (IVC) size on a normal curve for pediatric patients may prove beneficial. First, in patients with normal cardiac anatomy who present in shock, assessing IVC size may be valuable for evaluating the degree of dehydration. Second, in children with heart disease, understanding how a child's IVC size compares to normal could be particularly beneficial for patients with right heart disease. We sought to create normal curves for the IVC and aorta in children younger than 6 years...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468829/disease-progression-and-variation-in-clinical-practice-for-isolated-bicuspid-aortic-valve-in-children
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Melissa S W Yamauchi, Michael D Puchalski, Hsin Ti Weng, Nelangi M Pinto, Susan P Etheridge, Angela P Presson, Lloyd Y Tani, L LuAnn Minich, Richard V Williams
BACKGROUND: Disease progression of an isolated bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) in children is poorly understood and adult management guidelines may not be applicable. Thus, we sought to evaluate disease progression of pediatric isolated BAV and its relationship to current management practices. METHODS: Children with a BAV and ≤mild aortic stenosis (AS) and/or aortic regurgitation (AR) at the time of initial evaluation were included in this retrospective cohort study (1/2005-12/2014)...
February 21, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468314/recent-advances-and-trends-in-pediatric-cardiac-imaging
#15
REVIEW
Wadi Mawad, Luc L Mertens
Cardiac imaging is central to today's pediatric cardiology practice not only to diagnose structural congenital defects and delineate cardiac and extracardiac anatomy but also for determining the hemodynamic impact of the structural defects and acquired pediatric diseases. Not so long ago, clinicians had to heavily rely on angiography as the main cardiac imaging modality to visualize the heart. Particularly, the development of echocardiography in the 1970s and 1980s together with the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) resulted in a non-invasive diagnostic revolution with diagnostic catheterization becoming obsolete apart for very specific indications...
February 21, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455791/criss-cross-heart-transthoracic-echocardiographic-features
#16
Devi Manuel, Gopal Ghosh, George Joseph, Anandaroop Lahiri, Paul V George
OBJECTIVE: To study the echocardiographic features of criss-cross heart (CCH), a congenital cardiac anomaly characterized by crossed ventricular inflow streams, in Indian patients. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, all pediatric echocardiograms performed in a single tertiary care institution in South India over a three-year period were scrutinized for a diagnosis of CCH. Demographic, clinical and echocardiographic data were collected from patients' medical records and echocardiographic database...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454680/cardiomyopathy-in-the-pediatric-patients
#17
REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439302/pediatric-viral-myocarditis-a-review
#18
Teresa Frey, Nofil Arain
Pediatric myocarditis is a common pediatric illness most commonly secondary to a preceding viral infection. It is a leading cause of acquired heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and cardiac transplantation in pediatrics. Due to the variability in presentation, the diagnosis is often unrecognized until later in the disease course. It should be considered in the differential diagnosis of all children presenting with respiratory distress, since this is the most common presentation. Imagining modalities, such as cardiac magnetic resonance imaging have become a useful diagnostic tool in recent years; however, endomyocardial biopsy remains the gold standard diagnostic test...
January 2018: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423213/cardiovascular-effects-of-metabolic-syndrome-after-transplantation-convergence-of-obesity-and-transplant-related-factors
#19
Kristen Sgambat, Sarah Clauss, Asha Moudgil
Children are at increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome (MS) after kidney transplantation, which contributes to long-term cardiovascular (CV) morbidities and decline in allograft function. While MS in the general population occurs due to excess caloric intake and physical inactivity, additional chronic kidney disease and transplant-related factors contribute to the development of MS in transplant recipients. Despite its significant health consequences, the interplay of the individual components in CV morbidity in pediatric transplant recipients is not well understood...
February 2018: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416073/diagnostic-accuracy-of-three-dimensional-turbo-field-echo-magnetic-resonance-imaging-sequence-in-pediatric-tracheobronchial-anomalies-with-congenital-heart-disease
#20
QiaoRu Hou, Wei Gao, YuMin Zhong, AiMin Sun, Qian Wang, LiWei Hu, JingLei Wang
Tracheobronchial anomalies are common in congenital heart disease (CHD), including tracheobronchial stenosis, tracheal bronchus, cardiac bronchus, and bronchial isomerism, which can cause varying degrees of respiratory illness. It is necessary to assess tracheobronchial anomalies and make a preoperative airway evaluation. Multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are the most effective noninvasive modalities for the diagnosis of CHD and the associated tracheobronchial anomalies...
February 7, 2018: Scientific Reports
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