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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29871684/junctional-ectopic-tachycardia-following-tetralogy-of-fallot-repair-in-children-under-2-years
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Mohamed Fouad Ismail, Amr A Arafat, Tamer E Hamouda, Amira Esmat El Tantawy, Azzahra Edrees, Abdulbadee Bogis, Nashwa Badawy, Alaa B Mahmoud, Ahmed Farid Elmahrouk, Ahmed A Jamjoom
BACKGROUND: Junctional ectopic tachycardia is a serious arrhythmia that frequently occurs after tetralogy of Fallot repair. Arrhythmia prophylaxis is not feasible for all pediatric cardiac surgery patients and identification of high risk patients is required. The objectives of this study were to characterize patients with JET, identify its predictors and subsequent complications and the effect of various treatment strategies on the outcomes in selected TOF patients undergoing total repair before 2 years of age...
June 5, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29859895/impact-of-percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation-on-the-timing-of-reintervention-for-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-dysfunction
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Fernando de Torres-Alba, Gerrit Kaleschke, Helmut Baumgartner
Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is the most common cyanotic congenital heart defect. Early surgical repair has dramatically improved the outcome of this condition. However, despite the success of contemporary approaches with early complete repair, these are far from being curative and late complications are frequent. The most common complication is right ventricle outflow tract (RVOT) dysfunction, affecting most patients in the form of pulmonary regurgitation, pulmonary stenosis, or both, and can lead to development of symptoms of exercise intolerance, arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death...
May 30, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29859704/risk-of-thromboembolic-complications-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Clement Karsenty, Alexandre Zhao, Eloi Marijon, Magalie Ladouceur
Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) is a constantly expanding population with challenging issues. Initial medical and surgical treatments are seldom curative, and the majority of patients still experience late sequelae and complications, especially thromboembolic events. These common and potentially life-threating adverse events are probably dramatically underdiagnosed. Better identification and understanding of thromboembolic risk factors are essential to prevent long-term related morbidities. In addition to specific situations associated with a high risk of thromboembolic events (Fontan circulation, cyanotic congenital heart disease), atrial arrhythmia has been recognized as an important risk factor for thromboembolic events in ACHD...
May 30, 2018: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29849339/a-man-with-cyanotic-digits
#4
Tess Wiskel, Jonathan Bass, Jeffrey Feden
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Clinical practice and cases in emergency medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29848184/two-brothers-with-dextro-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
#5
Joshua D Kurtz, Katerina Boucek, Minoo Kavarana, Andrew M Atz
Dextro-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA) is a common cause of cyanotic heart disease in neonates. Current thought is d-TGA is a sporadic occurrence in families with an unclear etiology. We describe a case of brothers with d-TGA. Genetic testing revealed that both are heterozygous for two gene variations that are associated with congenital heart disease.
January 1, 2018: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29807779/use-of-intravenous-iron-in-cyanotic-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-or-pulmonary-hypertension
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Coralie Blanche, Rafael Alonso-Gonzalez, Aitor Uribarri, Aleksander Kempny, Lorna Swan, Laura Price, Stephen J Wort, Maurice Beghetti, Konstantinos Dimopoulos
BACKGROUND: Secondary erythrocytosis is common in patients with cyanosis secondary to congenital heart disease (CHD) and/or pulmonary hypertension (PH). This compensatory mechanism aims at increasing oxygen delivery to the tissues, but it requires adequate iron stores. Optimal methods of iron supplementation in this setting remain controversial, with fears of excessive erythropoiesis and hyperviscosity symptoms. We describe our experience using intravenous ferrous carboxymaltose. METHODS AND RESULTS: 142 consecutive cyanotic patients were treated over 5...
May 19, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29796317/anesthetic-implications-for-cesarean-section-in-a-parturient-with-complex-congenital-cyanotic-heart-disease
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Huili Lim, Chuen Jye Yeoh, Jerry Tan, Harikrishnan Kothandan, May U S Mok
The discordance between increased physiological demand during pregnancy and congenital cardiac pathology of a parturient is a perilous threat to the maternal-fetal well-being. Early involvement of a multidisciplinary team is essential in improving peripartum morbidity and mortality. Designing the most appropriate anesthetic care will require a concerted effort, with inputs from the obstetricians, obstetric and cardiac anesthesiologists, cardiologists, neonatologists, and cardiothoracic surgeons. We report the multidisciplinary peripartum care and anesthetic management for cesarean section (CS) of a 28-year-old primigravida who has partially corrected transposition of the great arteries, atrial and ventricular septal defect, dextrocardia, right ventricle hypoplasia, and tricuspid atresia...
2018: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789585/hypoxia-induces-senescence-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-altered-gut-microbiota
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Junyue Xing, Yongquan Ying, Chenxi Mao, Yiwei Liu, Tingting Wang, Qian Zhao, Xiaoling Zhang, Fuxia Yan, Hao Zhang
Systemic chronic hypoxia is a feature of many diseases and may influence the communication between bone marrow (BM) and gut microbiota. Here we analyse patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCHD) who are experiencing chronic hypoxia and characterize the association between bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and gut microbiome under systemic hypoxia. We observe premature senescence of BMSCs and abnormal D-galactose accumulation in patients with CCHD. The hypoxia that these patients experience results in an altered diversity of gut microbial communities, with a remarkable decrease in the number of Lactobacilli and a noticeable reduction in the amount of enzyme-degraded D-galactose...
May 22, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779802/feasibility-of-initiating-early-enteral-nutrition-after-congenital-heart-surgery-in-neonates-and-infants
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Rajat Kalra, Rohit Vohra, Malti Negi, Reena Joshi, Neeraj Aggarwal, Mridul Aggarwal, Raja Joshi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of initiating enteral nutrition support with first 24 h of congenital heart repairs in neonates and Infants and its impact on outcomes following surgery. DESIGN: It is a prospective randomized control single blind study. SETTING: It is a single centre prospective study carried out in a tertiary care centre at Pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. PATIENTS: All patients with the cyanotic congenital heart disease with increase pulmonary blood flow, weighing less than 5 kg and undergoing congenital heart repair during the study period were included in the study...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761336/-syncope-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Matthias J Müller, Thomas Paul
Syncope is common in children and adolescents. Neurally mediated syncope including pallid and cyanotic breath holding spells, vagovasal syncope and neurocardiogenic syncope is based on a common pathomechanism and accounts for approximately 75% of cases. A potentially life-threatening cardiac cause of syncope may be present in up to 6%. Detailed history, physical examination and 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) allow discrimination between benign and serious syncope in the majority of pediatric patients. Tilt-testing can be useful when diagnosis is unclear...
May 14, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756717/-cyanosis-in-14-year-old-patient-methemoglobinemia-case-report
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Marina Orlandi, María A Amadi, Pablo X Goldaracena, Federico E Péreza
The bluish coloration of skin and mucous membranes, called as cyanosis, could be explained by high reduced hemoglobin in the capillaries, or the presence of elevated methemoglobin concentration. It is important to think of methemoglobinemia as a differential diagnosis in a cyanotic patient who does not respond to oxygen administration once cardiorespiratory causes are discarded; since it requires other diagnostic methods and specific treatment. We described a case of cyanosis in a fourteen-year-old adolescent with probable congenital methemoglobinemia...
June 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748700/myocardial-stress-perfusion-mri-experience-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-patients-following-arterial-switch-operation-utilizing-regadenoson
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Cory V Noel, Ramkumar Krishnamurthy, Prakash Masand, Brady Moffett, Tobiash Schlingmann, Benjamin Y Cheong, Rajesh Krishnamurthy
Dextro-transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) is one of the most common cyanotic heart lesions. The arterial switch operation (ASO) is the preferred surgical palliation for D-TGA. One of the primary concerns following the ASO is complications arising from the coronary artery transfer. There is a need for myocardial perfusion assessment within ASO patients. There is no report on the utility of regadenoson as a stress agent in children following ASO. Our objective was to observe the safety and feasibility of regadenoson as a pharmacologic stressor for perfusion cardiac MR in a pilot cohort of pediatric and young-adult patients who have undergone ASO...
May 10, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740991/decreased-tissue-oxygenation-in-newborns-with-congenital-heart-defects-a-case-control-study
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Petja Fister, Domen Robek, Darja Paro-Panjan, Uroš Mazić, Helena Lenasi
AIM: To compare regional tissue oxygenation (rSO2) in the brain, intestine, and kidney between newborns with and without congenital heart defects (CHD). METHODS: This observational case-control study was conducted at the Neonatal Department of Children's Hospital Ljubljana between December 2012 and April 2014. It included 35 newborns with CHD and 30 healthy age- and sex-matched controls. CHD were assessed echocardiographically and divided into acyanotic and cyanotic group...
April 30, 2018: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719528/co-occurrence-of-pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma-and-cyanotic-congenital-heart-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Bingbin Zhao, Yi Zhou, Yi Zhao, Yumo Zhao, Xingcheng Wu, Yalan Bi, Yufeng Luo, Zhigang Ji, Shi Rong
Pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma (PHEO-PGL) and cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCHD) are both rare diseases. We reported a 30-year-old patient with a right adrenal gland nodule and a retroperitoneal mass and history of functional single atrium and ventricle. 123 I-metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy showed intense uptake in both lesions. Laboratory investigation demonstrated elevated urinary norepinephrine. Preoperative α-blockade was initiated. A successful open resection of right adrenal and retroperitoneal masses was performed...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707528/changes-in-near-infrared-spectroscopy-after-congenital-cyanotic-heart-surgery
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Judith Ju-Ming Wong, Ching Kit Chen, Rajesh Babu Moorakonda, Olivia Wijeweera, Tracy Yi Shuen Tan, Masakazu Nakao, John Carson Allen, Tsee Foong Loh, Jan Hau Lee
Background: Since oxygen saturation from pulse oximetry (SpO2 ) and partial pressure of arterial oxygen (PaO2 ) are observed to improve immediately after surgical correction of cyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD), we postulate that cerebral (CrO2 ) and somatic (SrO2 ) oximetry also improves immediately post-correction. We aim to prospectively examine CrO2 and SrO2 , before, during, and after surgical correction as well as on hospital discharge in children with cyanotic CHD to determine if and when these variables increase...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703037/fatal-malignant-pertussis-with-hyperleukocytosis-in-a-chinese-infant-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Shu-Feng Tian, Hong-Mei Wang, Ji-Kui Deng
RATIONALE: Pertussis has re-emerged on a global scale and is an ongoing public health problem, even in countries with high rates of vaccination. Hyperleukocytosis [white blood cell (WBC) count >100 × 10/L] is a rare complication that strongly predicts mortality in cases of severe pertussis. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of severe pertussis in an infant who initially presented with persistent cyanotic cough, tachypnea, and grunting. The infant's condition deteriorated rapidly, and she was transferred to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) during her third hour of hospitalization...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701409/acute-iatrogenic-limb-ischaemia-a-report-of-2-late-presentation-cases
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Ricardo Correia, Ana Garcia, Frederico Gonçalves, Rodolfo Abreu, Rita Ferreira, Nelson Camacho, Joana Catarino, Maria Emília Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: With increasing use of percutaneous vascular procedures, access complications that present to a vascular surgeon increase. The most limb-threatening condition is acute limb ischaemia. Acute limb ischaemia is the most common vascular surgical emergency. In spite of recent advances in vascular surgery, it continues to carry a poor prognosis, if not early diagnosed and managed. METHODS: This is a case-report of 2 patients referenced to a vascular surgery emergency department of a tertiary hospital with late acute limb ischaemia...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690950/safety-of-tracheal-intubation-in-the-presence-of-cardiac-disease-in-paediatric-icus
#18
Eleanor A Gradidge, Adnan Bakar, David Tellez, Michael Ruppe, Sarah Tallent, Geoffrey Bird, Natasha Lavin, Anthony Lee, Vinay Nadkarni, Michelle Adu-Darko, Jesse Bain, Katherine Biagas, Aline Branca, Ryan K Breuer, Calvin Brown, Kris Bysani, Guillaume Emeriaud, Sandeep Gangadharan, John S Giuliano, Joy D Howell, Conrad Krawiec, Jan Hau Lee, Simon Li, Keith Meyer, Michael Miksa, Natalie Napolitano, Sholeen Nett, Gabrielle Nuthall, Alberto Orioles, Erin B Owen, Margaret M Parker, Simon Parsons, Lee A Polikoff, Kyle Rehder, Osamu Saito, Ron C Sanders, Asha Shenoi, Dennis W Simon, Peter W Skippen, Keiko Tarquinio, Anne Thompson, Iris Toedt-Pingel, Karen Walson, Akira Nishisaki
IntroductionChildren with CHD and acquired heart disease have unique, high-risk physiology. They may have a higher risk of adverse tracheal-intubation-associated events, as compared with children with non-cardiac disease.Materials and methodsWe sought to evaluate the occurrence of adverse tracheal-intubation-associated events in children with cardiac disease compared to children with non-cardiac disease. A retrospective analysis of tracheal intubations from 38 international paediatric ICUs was performed using the National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4KIDS) quality improvement registry...
July 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686545/effects-of-eplerenone-on-markers-of-myocardial-fibrosis-6-minute-walk-distance-and-quality-of-life-in-adults-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-and-complete-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Sandeep S Sodhi, Tony J Zhang, Rachel McDonald, Vanessa Al Rashida, Nitin Kondapalli, Philip Barger, Philip Ludbrook, Ari M Cedars
Ventricular dysfunction is common among patients with repaired cyanotic congenital heart disease. To date, no pharmacologic intervention has been demonstrated to be beneficial in this setting. To begin addressing this knowledge gap, we conducted a single-center prospective, randomized, open-label pilot study to investigate the effects of eplerenone on serologic markers of collagen turnover and inflammation, 6-minute walk distance, and quality of life in patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) or transposition of the great arteries with a systemic right ventricle (transposition of the great arteries [TGA])...
January 2018: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657908/a-rare-case-of-coronary-artery-embolism-in-a-patient-with-d-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-with-prior-mustard-repair
#20
Prince Sethi, Udit Bhatnagar, Kelly Steffen, Edgard Bendaly, Adam Stys
The dextro-transposition of great arteries (d-TGA) is a rare, congenital, cyanotic heart disease and there is a paucity of data regarding long-term cardiovascular outcomes. We present a rare case of non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) in a patient with surgically repaired d-TGA. A 43-year-old male who had previously undergone a Mustard atrial switch palliative procedure presented with chest pain and diaphoresis and was diagnosed with NSTEMI. A coronary angiogram revealed a small, underdeveloped, left anterior descending and a large, left circumflex coronary artery with an acute embolic lesion...
February 12, 2018: Curēus
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