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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346535/tricuspid-regurgitation-in-acute-heart-failure-is-there-any-incremental-risk
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Diab Mutlak, Jonathan Lessick, Shehrban Khalil, Sergey Yalonetsky, Yoram Agmon, Doron Aronson
Aim: Significant tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is common in heart failure (HF) and portends poor prognosis. We sought to determine whether the poor outcome results from the TR itself, or whether the TR is a surrogate marker of advanced left-sided myocardial or valvular heart disease. Methods and results: We studied 639 patients admitted for acute HF. The relationship between TR severity and the endpoint of readmission for HF or mortality was assessed after adjustment for multiple clinical and echocardiographic parameters...
January 15, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345729/sinus-node-dysfunction-after-heart-transplantation-how-much-pacing-is-required
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Florian Ernst Martin Herrmann, Petra Wellmann, Sebastian Sadoni, René Schramm, Christian Hagl, Gerd Juchem
INTRODUCTION: We investigated the development of sinus node dysfunction (SND) requiring pacemaker implantation after heart transplant (HTx) especially regarding pacing burden in these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients requiring a pacemaker for SND were compared to all other patients in an HTx cohort including transplant patients from 1981-2016. RESULTS: SND requiring pacemaker implantation developed in 118 patients (10%). These patients had received a biatrial anastomosis more frequently than those in the No SND group 95...
January 18, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345387/fortuitous-benefits-of-living-kidney-donation-diagnosis-of-serious-medical-conditions-during-the-living-donor-evaluation
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Arika Hoffman, Ketki Tendulkar, Shaheed Merani, Alexander Maskin, Alan Langnas
BACKGROUND: All living kidney donors are counseled about the possible surgical and medical risks associated with donation. Only a minority of transplant centers discuss the potential benefit of discovering undiagnosed medical conditions in the donor during evaluation, as part of their consent process. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated all potential living kidney donors evaluated over a 10-year period at a single center to characterize incidentally diagnosed serious medical conditions...
January 18, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345195/mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-pulmonary-hypertension-cause-effect-or-both
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Jeffrey D Marshall, Isabel Bazan, Yi Zhang, Wassim H Fares, Patty J Lee
Pulmonary hypertension describes a heterogeneous disease defined by increased pulmonary artery pressures, and progressive increase in pulmonary vascular resistance due to pathologic remodeling of the pulmonary vasculature involving pulmonary endothelial cells, pericytes, and smooth muscle cells.  This process occurs under various conditions, and though these populations vary, the clinical manifestations are the same: progressive dyspnea, increases in right ventricular (RV) afterload and dysfunction, RV-pulmonary artery uncoupling, and right-sided heart failure with systemic circulatory collapse...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345005/-there-s-no-acknowledgement-of-what-this-does-to-people-a-qualitative-exploration-of-mental-health-among-parents-of-children-with-critical-congenital-heart-defects
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Sarah Woolf-King, Emily Arnold, Sandra Weiss, David Teitel
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to explore the psychological impact of parenting a child with a critical congenital heart defect (CHD), and the feasibility and acceptability of integrating psychological services into pediatric cardiology care. BACKGROUND: Children with critical CHD are at an increased risk for long-term behavioral, social, and emotional difficulties. Data suggest that this risk is partially attributable to parental mental health, which is a stronger predictor of long-term behavioral problems in CHD children than disease-specific and surgical factors...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344963/refractory-pulmonary-edema-and-upper-body-hypoxemia-during-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-case-for-atrial-septostomy
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Amit Prasad, Ali Ghodsizad, Christoph Brehm, Mark Kozak, Michael Körner, Aly El Banayosy, Kai Singbartl
Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) provides mechanical circulatory support for patients with advanced cardiogenic shock, facilitating myocardial recovery and limiting multi-organ failure. In patients with severely limited left ventricular ejection, peripheral VA-ECMO can further increase left ventricular and left atrial pressures (LAP). Failure to decompress the left heart under these circumstances can result in pulmonary edema and upper body hypoxemia, that is, myocardial and cerebral ischemia...
January 18, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344950/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-left-ventricular-endocardial-pacing-in-advanced-heart-failure-clinically-efficacious-but-at-what-cost
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Adam Graham, Rui Providenica, Shohreh Honarbakhsh, Neil Srinivasan, Vinit Sawhney, Ross Hunter, Pier Lambiase
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac resynchronization using a left ventricular (LV) epicardial lead placed in the coronary sinus is now routinely used in management of heart failure patients. LV endocardial pacing is an alternative when this is not feasible, with outcomes data sparse. OBJECTIVE: To review the available evidence on the efficacy and safety of endocardial LV pacing via meta-analysis. METHODS: EMBASE, MEDLINE and COCHRANE databases with the search term "endocardial biventricular pacing" or "endocardial cardiac resynchronization" or "left ventricular endocardial" or "endocardial left ventricular"...
January 18, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344466/comparison-of-autonomic-function-before-and-after-surgical-intervention-in-patients-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Navita Choudhary, Kishore K Deepak, Poodipedi S Chandra, Shalini Bhatia, Rajesh Sagar, Ashok K Jaryal, Ravindra M Pandey, Manjari Tripathi
Background and Purpose: Refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is commonly associated with imbalances in cardiovascular (CV) parasympathetic and sympathetic functions, which are treated using TLE surgery. We investigated the effect of hemispheric lateralization of seizure foci on autonomic CV functions before and after TLE surgery. Methods: The study was conducted on patients with left TLE (LTLE, n = 23) and right TLE (RTLE, n = 30) undergoing unilateral TLE surgery...
December 2017: Journal of Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344381/impact-of-nutritional-indices-on-mortality-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yuki Kanno, Shunsuke Watanabe, Tetsuro Yokokawa, Satoshi Abe, Makiko Miyata, Takamasa Sato, Satoshi Suzuki, Masayoshi Oikawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Takayoshi Yamaki, Hiroyuki Kunii, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Hitoshi Suzuki, Takafumi Ishida, Yasuchika Takeishi
Background: Malnutrition is a common condition that is associated with adverse prognosis in patients with heart failure (HF). The Prognostic Nutritional Index (PNI), Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) and controlling nutritional status (CONUT) have all been used as objective indices for evaluating nutritional status. We aimed to clarify the relationship between these nutritional indices and the parameters of inflammatory markers, cardiac function and exercise capacity, as well as to compare the ability of these indexes for predicting mortality...
2018: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344379/changes-in-contractile-protein-expression-are-linked-to-ventricular-stiffness-in-infants-with-pulmonary-hypertension-or-right-ventricular-hypertrophy-due-to-congenital-heart-disease
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Andrew R Bond, Dominga Iacobazzi, Safa Abdul-Ghani, Mohammed Ghorbel, Kate Heesom, Mariangela Wilson, Christopher Gillett, Sarah J George, Massimo Caputo, Saadeh Suleiman, Robert M R Tulloh
Background: The right ventricle (RV) is not designed to sustain high pressure leading to failure. There are no current medications to help RV contraction, so further information is required on adaption of the RV to such hypertension. Methods: The Right Ventricle in Children (RVENCH) study assessed infants with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac surgery with hypertensive RV. Clinical and echocardiographic data were recorded, and samples of RV were taken from matched infants, analysed for proteomics and compared between pathologies and with clinical and echocardiographic outcome data...
2018: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344183/a-patient-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-and-situs-inversus-totalis-a-case-report
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Yunxia Sun, Xiaoli Li, Lijun Li, Huan Liu, Qian Xu, Bei Liu
In the present study, a case of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) with complete situs inversus in a 68-year-old female patient was reported. The patient presented with general weakness, abdominal distension and tenderness in the right hypochondrium. A chest X-ray revealed a right-sided heart. Ultrasonography revealed situs inversus totalis. A bone marrow smear demonstrated CML in the accelerated phase. Imatinib mesylate was subsequently administered; the patient stopped taking imatinib mesylate following discharge from the hospital...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343297/pulmonary-valve-replacement-after-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-reconstruction-with-homograft-vs-contegra%C3%A2-a-case-control-comparison-of-mortality-and-morbidity
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Nicolas Poinot, Jean-Francois Fils, Hélène Demanet, Hugues Dessy, Dominique Biarent, Pierre Wauthy
BACKGROUND: Repair of congenital heart defects involving the right ventricular outflow tract may require the implantation of a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit. This conduit is likely to be replaced during childhood. This study compares the operative outcomes of the replacement procedure of Contegra® and homografts in pulmonary position. METHODS: From 1999 to 2016, 82 children underwent 87 right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit replacements (60 Contegra® and 27 homografts)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343014/-correlation-between-peripheral-venous-oxygen-saturation-and-hemodynamic-parameters-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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C Hong, J Y Li, R K Chen, C L Liu, X N Wang, S M Qing, X F Su, N F Zhang
Objective: To investigate the correlation of peripheral venous oxygen saturation (SpvO(2)) with mixed venous oxygen saturation (SvO(2)), pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and cardiac index (CI) in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH), in order to predict these parameters using SpvO(2) and assess the prognosis of patients. Methods: Hospitalized patients diagnosed with PH by right heart catheterization in the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases from July 2015 to October 2016 were retrospectively analyzed...
January 12, 2018: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342993/-analysis-of-prognosis-and-associated-risk-factors-in-pediatric-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Q Liu, C Zhang, Q Q Li, Y Zhu, D Zhang, W G Zhao, H Gu
Objective: To analyze the prognosis and associated risk factors of pediatric idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. Methods: A total of 119 patients under 18 years of age diagnosed as idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension in the Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Center in Beijing Anzhen Hospital between June 2007 and May 2017 were enrolled in this retrospective study. The clinical informations and follow-up data were collected. The endpoints of follow-up were defined as death or undergoing lung transplantation...
January 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342503/the-molecular-basis-for-dysregulated-activation-of-nkx2-5-in-vascular-remodelling-of-systemic-sclerosis
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Athina Dritsoula, Ioannis Papaioannou, Sandra G Guerra, Carmen Fonseca, Javier Martin, Ariane L Herrick, David J Abraham, Christopher P Denton, Markella Ponticos
OBJECTIVE: NKX2-5 is a homeobox transcription factor required for the formation of the heart and vessels during development, with significant postnatal downregulation and reactivation in disease states characterised by vascular remodelling. In this study, we sought to investigate mechanisms that activate NKX2-5 expression in diseased vessels, such as scleroderma associated pulmonary hypertension (SSc-PH), and identify genetic variability that potentially underlies susceptibility to specific vascular complications...
January 17, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342243/devices-in-heart-failure-diagnosis-detection-and-disease-modification
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John Gierula, Mark T Kearney, Klaus K Witte
Introduction/background: Implantable cardiac devices are widely used in chronic heart failure (CHF) therapy. This review covers current CHF treatment with electronic cardiac devices, areas of discussion and emerging technologies. Sources of data: A comprehensive search of available literature resources including Pubmed, MEDLINE and EMBASE was performed. National and international guidelines were accessed. Areas of agreement: Excessive right ventricular pacing is detrimental to cardiac function...
January 12, 2018: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341296/the-five-year-survival-of-children-with-down-syndrome-in-norway-1994-2009-differed-by-associated-congenital-heart-defects-and-extracardiac-malformations
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Kristoffer Brodwall, Gottfried Greve, Elisabeth Leirgul, Kari Klungsøyr, Henrik Holmstrøm, Stein Emil Vollset, Nina Øyen
AIM: We investigated the prevalence of Down syndrome in a nationwide birth cohort, focusing on congenital heart defects, their associations with extracardiac malformations, and survival. METHODS: National registers were used to identify Norwegian births (1994-2009) and deaths (1994-2014) and updated with hospital diagnoses. We estimated birth defect frequencies in Down syndrome and the general population, the association between heart defects and extracardiac malformations and hazard ratios for death from different combinations of heart defects and extracardiac malformations...
January 17, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341225/past-and-present-mercury-accumulation-in-the-lake-baikal-seal-temporal-trends-effects-of-life-history-and-toxicological-implications
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Amanda E Poste, Mikhail V Pastukhov, Hans Fredrik Veiteberg Braaten, Ted Ozersky, Marianne Moore
Despite global efforts to reduce anthropogenic mercury (Hg) emissions, the timescale and degree to which Hg concentrations in the environment and biota respond to decreased emissions remains challenging to assess or predict. Here we characterize long-term trends, life-history patterns in Hg accumulation and toxicological implications of Hg contamination for a freshwater seal from one of the world's largest lakes (Lake Baikal, Siberia) using contemporary tissues and archival teeth. Stable isotope analysis and Hg analyses of soft tissues (muscle, liver, kidney, blood, brain, heart) and teeth from 22 contemporary seals revealed rapid changes in diet and Hg accumulation in the first year of life with a stable diet and increase in tissue Hg throughout the rest of life...
January 17, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341172/statin-use-and-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-device-infection-a-cohort-study-in-a-veteran-population
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Talal Alzahrani, Angelike P Liappis, Larry M Baddour, Pamela E Karasik
BACKGROUND: The rate of cardiovascular implantable electronic device infection (CIEDI) has increased, despite the use of perioperative antibiotics at the time of device placement or revision. This is due, in part, to the presence of multiple comorbid conditions in an elderly population, in general, who require CIED. Statins may have an antibacterial effect, although there is currently no evidence that the likelihood of CIEDI has been impacted by statin use. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed to assess whether statins are associated with a reduced risk of CIEDI...
January 17, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340831/noninvasive-quantification-of-left-to-right-shunt-by-phase-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-secundum-atrial-septal-defect-the-effects-of-breath-holding-and-comparison-with-invasive-oximetry
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Yuzo Yamasaki, Satoshi Kawanami, Takeshi Kamitani, Koji Sagiyama, Ichiro Sakamoto, Ken-Ichi Hiasa, Hidetake Yabuuchi, Michinobu Nagao, Hiroshi Honda
To investigate the effect of breath-holding on left-to-right shunts in patients with a secundum atrial septal defect (ASD). Thirty-five consecutive patients with secundum ASDs underwent right heart catheterization and invasive oximetry. Phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed for the main pulmonary artery and ascending aorta. All measurements were obtained during free breathing (FB) (quiet breathing; no breath-hold), expiratory breath-hold (EBH), and inspiratory breath-hold (IBH). Pulmonary circulation flow (Qp) and systemic circulation flow (Qs) were calculated by multiplying the heart rate by the stroke volume...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
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