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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921728/undifferentiated-connective-tissue-diseases-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-an-undervalued-association
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REVIEW
Arsenio Spinillo, Fausta Beneventi, Roberto Caporali, Veronique Ramoni, Carlomaurizio Montecucco
Undifferentiated connective tissue diseases (UCTDs) are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by symptoms and signs suggestive of systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease (ARD), but which do not fulfill all the established criteria for definite diagnosis of a condition. Although a third of UCTDs can progress to a definite ARD within months or years, most UCTDs can remain stable for years with minimal disease activity. The annual incidence of UCTD in the general population ranges from 14 to 140 per 100 000 people...
September 16, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912851/molecular-mechanism-of-mir-181b-in-heart-disease-due-to-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-syndrome
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Zheng Gao, Li Wang, Jinyun Wang, Fengyong Yang, Jin Qu
The present study aimed to investigate the molecular mechanisms of microRNA (miR)-181b in heart disease due to hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy (HDCP) through regulating the expression of metallopeptidase inhibitor 3 (TIMP3). miR-181b expression was detected by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction in peripheral blood samples from patients with HDCP. These samples were analyzed for clinical pathological characteristics. The primary cardiomyocytes of rats were cultured in hypoxic conditions for 24 h, in which miR-181b expression was detected at different time points...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904957/echocardiographic-techniques-of-deformation-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-maternal-cardiovascular-system-in-patients-with-complicated-pregnancies
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REVIEW
Silvia Visentin, Chiara Palermo, Martina Camerin, Luciano Daliento, Denisa Muraru, Erich Cosmi, Luigi P Badano
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) represent the leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. Knowledge of CVD in women is constantly evolving and data are emerging that female-specific risk factors as complications of pregnancy are conditions associated with an increased risk for the long-term development of CVD. Echocardiography is a safe and effective imaging technique indicated in symptomatic or asymptomatic pregnant women with congenital heart diseases who require close monitoring of cardiac function...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899734/anaesthetic-management-of-pregnant-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-case-reports-and-review
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REVIEW
M M Salman, H I Kemp, M R Cauldwell, D P Dob, R Sutton
Heart disease is a leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. Pregnant women with structural, conduction or degenerative cardiac disease who require rhythm control or who are at high risk of sudden cardiac death may carry a cardiac implantable electronic device or may occasionally require the insertion of one during their pregnancy. These women are now encountered more frequently in clinical practice, and it is essential that a multidisciplinary approach, beginning from the early antenatal phase, be adopted in their counselling and management...
August 4, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
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/28893895/all-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-increase-the-risk-of-future-cardiovascular-disease
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Jane Tooher, Charlene Thornton, Angela Makris, Robert Ogle, Andrew Korda, Annemarie Hennessy
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are associated with vascular dysfunction in the pregnancy and an increased risk of long-term cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the mother. What remains to be understood is whether the length, severity of the disease, the treatment of hypertension in pregnancy, or the subtype of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are significant predictors of future CVD. We undertook a retrospective cohort study to review all women who gave birth at a tertiary hospital in Sydney between the years 1980 and 1989 (n=31 656)...
September 11, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873334/pregnancy-outcome-in-women-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-single-center-experience
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Despina Ntiloudi, Thomas Zegkos, Maria Anna Βazmpani, Despoina Parcharidou, Theofilos Panagiotidis, Stavros Hadjimiltiades, Haralambos Karvounis, George Giannakoulas
BACKGROUND: Pregnancies in patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) are often complicated. We aimed to highlight the nature and the rate of these complications in a single center patient population. METHODS: We studied retrospectively all the pregnancies of women who presented on an outpatient basis and all pregnancies were reviewed for maternal and fetal outcomes. RESULTS: Of 117 pregnancies from 52 ACHD patients (age at pregnancy 28...
September 2, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872090/-therapeutic-effect-of-one-day-outpatient-on-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-patients
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Nianquan Liao, Jiayou Luo, Xu Zhou, Jiabi Qin
To study the effect of one-day outpatient intervention on gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) patients, and to explore the pregnancy outcome relevant to GDM patients and their fetus.
 Methods: The GDM patients were divided into two groups according to their own intention to the one-day outpatient. According to systematic sampling method, we chose 200 GDM patients from the above 2 groups, respectively. The 200 GDM patients in the control group were matched the observation group with the age and gestational age, then the pregnancy outcome was tracked...
August 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859286/persistence-of-risk-factors-associated-with-maternal-cardiovascular-disease-following-aberrant-inflammation-in-rat-pregnancy
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Takafumi Ushida, Shannyn K Macdonald-Goodfellow, Allegra Quadri, M Yat Tse, Louise M Winn, Stephen C Pang, Michael A Adams, Tomomi Kotani, Fumitaka Kikkawa, Charles H Graham
Introduction: Pre-eclampsia is associated with increased risk of subsequent cardiovascular and metabolic disease in the affected mothers. While aberrant inflammation contributes to the pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia, it is unclear whether maternal inflammation contributes to the increased risk of disease. Here, we determined the effect of aberrant inflammation in pregnancy on cardiovascular and metabolic disease risk factors. Methods: Wistar rats were administered low doses of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on gestational days (GD) 13...
July 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847067/-prenatal-exposure-to-ambient-air-pollution-and-congenital-heart-disease-a-meta-analysis
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S S Li, R Zhang, X Lan, P F Qu, S N Dang, F Y Chen, H Yan
Objective: To explore the association between exposure to ambient air pollution during pregnancy and congenital heart disease so as to provide evidence for primary prevention of congenital heart disease. Methods: Epidemiologic studies on ambient air pollution and congenital heart diseases were reviewed. Summary risk estimates were calculated at high versus low exposure levels and risk per-unit-increase in continuous pollutant concentration. Meta-analysis was conducted with Stata 12.0 software. Results: A total of 20 articles in English were qualified for inclusion...
August 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840470/congenital-and-acquired-valvular-heart-disease-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Sarah A Goldstein, Cary C Ward
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The number of pregnancies complicated by valvular heart disease is increasing. This review describes the hemodynamic effects of clinically important valvular abnormalities during pregnancy and reviews current guideline-driven management strategies. RECENT FINDINGS: Valvular heart disease in women of childbearing age is most commonly caused by congenital abnormalities and rheumatic heart disease. Regurgitant lesions are well tolerated, while stenotic lesions are associated with a higher risk of pregnancy-related complications...
August 24, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833859/supraventricular-tachycardia-pregnancy-and-water-a-new-insight-in-lifesaving-treatment-of-rhythm-disorders
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Francesco Massari, Pietro Scicchitano, Angela Potenza, Marco Sassara, Mariella Sanasi, Mariarosa Liccese, Marco Matteo Ciccone, Pasquale Caldarola
Pregnancy may predispose to paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), in subjects with or without identifiable heart disease. Many physiological conditions such as autonomic nervous system changes, altered systemic hemodynamics, etc. can contribute to the onset of arrhythmias during pregnancy. Some cases reported the occurrence of arrhythmias in relation to systemic fluid variations. We report the case of a pregnant woman who experienced SVT due to fluid depletion, detected by bioimpedance vector analysis (BIVA), which was successfully treated by water repletion under tight BIVA monitoring...
August 19, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832373/pregnancy-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-contemporary-challenge
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Despoina Ntiloudi, Thomas Zegkos, Athanasios Koutsakis, George Giannakoulas, Haralambos Karvounis
The majority of female patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) survive into childbearing age and require evidence-based counseling regarding pregnancy options. Even though most of them will have an uneventful pregnancy, they may be at high risk of cardiac, obstetric and fetal complications. Predictive factors for these complications have been previously identified in numerous studies and with the use of specific scores. (CARPREG, ZAHARA and WHO risk stratification). Importantly, the subtype of CHD is of vital importance for the pregnancy outcome...
August 18, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828743/pregnancy-in-women-with-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Evin Yucel, Doreen DeFaria Yeh
Advances in cardiac surgical interventions in infancy and childhood have led to an increased number of women with congenital heart disease of childbearing age. For these women, individualized preconception counseling and pregnancy planning should be a vital component of their medical management, and presentation for obstetric care may even be an opportunity to re-establish cardiovascular care for patients who have been lost to follow-up. These patients have unique cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, which is dependent upon the surgical intervention they may have undergone during childhood or adolescence...
August 22, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800668/-epidemiology-risk-factors-and-risk-stratification-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-pregnancy-and-the-puerperium
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Panagiotis Tsikouras, Georg-Friedrich von Tempelhoff, Werner Rath
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a leading cause of direct maternal deaths in the developed countries. The incidence of VTE has increased significantly during the past two decades. The absolute risk of VTE is estimated 0.6-2.2 per 1000 deliveries. Compared with age-matched non-pregnant women, the daily risk of VTE is increased 7- to 10-fold for antepartum VTE, but it is 15- to 35-fold for postpartum VTE. The incidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) during the first 6 weeks postpartum is nearly 15-fold higher compared to the incidence in pregnancy, and remains significantly increased up to 12 weeks postpartum...
August 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
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/28780659/preconception-counseling-for-women-with-cardiac-disease
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REVIEW
Mark A Clapp, Sarah N Bernstein
All providers who care for reproductive-aged women with cardiac disease should assess these patients' desires and plans for pregnancy at every encounter. For those considering pregnancy, preconception counseling, often performed by a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, can help patients understand the potential implications of pregnancy on their health and estimate the risks of an adverse cardiac event prior to conceiving. There are cardiac conditions, such as pulmonary hypertension and aortic stenosis, in which pregnancy may be contraindicated given the high morbidity and mortality; there are tools available to help quantify a patient's risk...
September 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770411/effect-of-iodine-nutrition-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-an-iodine-sufficient-area-in-china
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Yue Xiao, Huakun Sun, Chenyan Li, Yongze Li, Shiqiao Peng, Chenling Fan, Weiping Teng, Zhongyan Shan
Many studies focused on the association between thyroid disease and pregnancy outcomes. The present study explored the effect of iodine nutrition during the first trimester on pregnancy outcomes. One thousand five hundred sixty-nine pregnant, euthyroid women at ≤12 weeks of gestation in an iodine-sufficient area in China were recruited. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria for iodine nutrition during pregnancy, participants were divided into four groups: adequate iodine (median urinary iodine concentration (UIC), 150-249 μg/L), mild deficiency (UIC, 100-150 μg/L), moderate and severe deficiency (UIC, <100 μg/L), and more than adequate and excessive (UIC, ≥250 μg/L) groups...
August 2, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770129/pentalogy-of-cantrell-prenatal-diagnosis-delivery-and-immediate-postnatal-surgical-repair
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Edward Araujo Júnior, Milene Carvalho Carrilho, Bruno Rodrigues Toneto, José Cícero Stocco Guilhen
Pentalogy of Cantrell (PC) is a congenital anomaly characterized by a defect in the lower sternum, anterior diaphragm, and anterior abdominal wall; ectopia cordis; and congenital heart disease. It is a very rare congenital anomaly and the prenatal diagnosis is possible in the beginning of second trimester of pregnancy using the conventional ultrasonography. The prognosis is poor with high rates of perinatal mortality. We present a case report of prenatal diagnosis of PC at 22 weeks and 3 days of gestation. We emphasize the prenatal care follow up in a tertiary reference center, the parental counseling, the planning of delivery, and the management of newborn by a multidisciplinary team, including the description of immediate postnatal surgical repair...
April 2017: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
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