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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652288/absent-superior-vena-cava-in-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Tejas R Shah, Channabasavaraj S Hiremath, Anitha Diwakar, Krishna Manohar Soman Rema
Absent superior vena cava (SVC) is an asymptomatic congenital systemic venous anomaly which is rarely detected and compatible with normal life. Undiagnosed absent SVC may cause problems during cardiac catheterization or cardiac surgery. We present our surgical experience in a patient with tetralogy of Fallot who had undiagnosed absent SVC.
April 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650544/evaluation-and-management-of-right-sided-heart-failure-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
Marvin A Konstam, Michael S Kiernan, Daniel Bernstein, Biykem Bozkurt, Miriam Jacob, Navin K Kapur, Robb D Kociol, Eldrin F Lewis, Mandeep R Mehra, Francis D Pagani, Amish N Raval, Carey Ward
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The diverse causes of right-sided heart failure (RHF) include, among others, primary cardiomyopathies with right ventricular (RV) involvement, RV ischemia and infarction, volume loading caused by cardiac lesions associated with congenital heart disease and valvular pathologies, and pressure loading resulting from pulmonic stenosis or pulmonary hypertension from a variety of causes, including left-sided heart disease. Progressive RV dysfunction in these disease states is associated with increased morbidity and mortality...
April 12, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644992/the-lived-experience-of-parents-whose-children-discharged-to-home-after-cardiac-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease
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Silvio Simeone, Nicol Platone, Marco Perrone, Valentina Marras, Gianluca Pucciarelli, Martina Benedetti, Grazia Dell'Angelo, Teresa Rea, Assunta Guillari, Paola Da Valle, Gianpaolo Gargiulo, Stefano Botti, Giovanna Artioli, Giuseppe Comentale, Salvatore Ferrigno, Gaetano Palma, Stefania Baratta
BACKGROUND: Congenital Heart Diseases (CHDs) afflicting children are estimated in 8 per 1000 live births. Recent advances in surgery and medical treatments allowed an improvement in survival rates leading to changes in diseases management as chronic conditions. Parents involvement during clinical pathways is considered an essential component of care, but frequently they experience stress and anxiety conditions during the care path. These feelings are typical of the pre and peri-operative period, however they don't disappear easily and sometimes they can increase after hospital discharge, affecting the family environment and its behaviors...
April 4, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620710/capnography-and-outcomes-in-congenital-cardiac-surgery%C3%A2-ready-for-prime-time
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Saul Flores, Ronald A Bronicki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619223/respiratory-exacerbation-in-a-young-adult-with-cystic-fibrosis-and-tricuspid-atresia
#5
Jamie Wood, Abbey Sawyer, Siobhain Mulrennan, Andrew Bullock
Tricuspid atresia (TAt) is a complex congenital heart defect (CHD) characterized by the absence of the tricuspid valve and right ventricular hypoplasia requiring surgery in childhood, the Fontan procedure. We present a case of a 21-year-old male with TAt and cystic fibrosis (CF), who underwent a Fontan procedure in childhood, presenting to an adult CF clinic with severe deterioration in his respiratory status and multi-organ dysfunction associated with CF. This report describes problems associated with the management of a CF respiratory exacerbation and extrapulmonary manifestations of CF in the unique situation of a Fontan circulation, a circulation with absence of a subpulmonary ventricle and pulsatile pulmonary arterial blood flow where maintenance of systemic cardiac output is totally dependent on good respiratory function and low pulmonary artery pressures...
July 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615331/a-novel-wall-water-system-for-cardiopulmonary-bypass-may-reduce-the-risk-of-aerosolized-infection
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Gregory S Matte, Thomas J Sandora, Robert J Howe, William L Regan, Gail Potter-Bynoe, James R Neal, Pedro J Del Nido
OBJECTIVE: Oxygenators for cardiopulmonary bypass require water flow for their integral heat exchanger. Heater-cooler units are nearly universally used for this requirement. Heater-cooler units pose the risk of aerosolized infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended discontinuing use of Stöckert 3T heater-cooler units (LivaNova PLC, London, United Kingdom) in October 2016 because of this risk. We aimed to reduce the risk of aerosolized infection posed by heater-cooler units by eliminating those devices from our operating rooms...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614911/stenting-coarctation-of-the-fifth-aortic-arch-a-safe-and-attractive-therapeutic-alternative-to-surgery
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Marc Figueras-Coll, Anna Sabaté-Rotés, Pedro Betrián-Blasco, Pedro Ortuño-Muro
"Persistence of the fifth aortic arch" is a rare congenital abnormal vessel arising from the distal ascending aorta connecting with the systemic or pulmonary circulation. We report a case of a type A interruption of the aortic arch and a coarctation of the fifth aortic arch, which connected the ascending with the descending aorta. No cardiac surgery was required because a covered stent was successfully implanted in the fifth aortic arch when the patient was 4 years old. A chromosome 9 q arm duplication of uncertain significance was also found, an anomaly never described before in this clinical context...
January 1, 2018: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607202/impact-of-3d-printing-on-the-surgical-management-of-tracheal-stenosis-associated-to-pulmonary-sling-a-case-report
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Luigi Arcieri, Raffaele Giordano, Ermanno Bellanti, Dante Chiappino, Bruno Murzi
Congenital tracheal stenosis (CTS) is rare lesions frequently associated with pulmonary sling (PS). Despite the recent improvement in the results by the introduction of slide tracheoplasty (ST) and multidisciplinary approach, surgical management remains difficult and several authors, for this reason, debate for a conservative approach in these cases. Preoperative planning, require hence the use of the most innovative technology to gain the best possible result. This report describes a complicated, unsuccessful surgically treated case of CTS associated to PS...
February 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603246/elevated-free-hemoglobin-and-decreased-haptoglobin-levels-are-associated-with-adverse-clinical-outcomes-unfavorable-physiologic-measures-and-altered-inflammatory-markers-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Jill M Cholette, Anthony P Pietropaoli, Kelly F Henrichs, George M Alfieris, Karen S Powers, Francisco Gensini, Jeffrey S Rubenstein, Dawn Sweeney, Richard Phipps, Sherry L Spinelli, Majed A Refaai, Michael P Eaton, Neil Blumberg
BACKGROUND: There are data suggesting that free hemoglobin (Hb), heme, and iron contribute to infection, thrombosis, multiorgan failure, and death in critically ill patients. These outcomes may be mitigated by haptoglobin. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: 164 consecutively treated children undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease were evaluated for associations between free Hb and haptoglobin and clinical outcomes, physiologic metrics, and biomarkers of inflammation RESULTS: Higher perioperative free Hb levels (and lower haptoglobin levels) were associated with mortality, nosocomial infection, thrombosis, hours of intubation and inotropes, increased interleukin-6, peak serum lactate levels, and lower nadir mean arterial pressures...
March 30, 2018: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601806/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-does-not-prevent-white-matter-injury-in-neonates
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J William Gaynor, Susan C Nicolson, Diane M Spray, Nancy B Burnham, Jesse L Chittams, Therese Sammarco, Kevin W Walsh, Thomas L Spray, Daniel J Licht
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a mechanism to protect tissues from injury during ischemia and reperfusion. We investigated the neuroprotective effects of RIPC in neonates undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: The outcome was white matter injury (WMI), assessed by the change in volume of WMI from preoperative to postoperative brain MRI. Subjects were randomized to RIPC or SHAM. RIPC was induced prior to cardiopulmonary bypass by four 5 minute cycles of blood pressure cuff inflation to produce ischemia of the lower extremity...
March 27, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600109/two-cases-of-stone-heart-with-fatal-outcome
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Mathias Hald, Jesper Hønge, Rolf Porskjær Dall, Signe Holm Larsen
The "stone heart" syndrome is a rare but often fatal complication of cardiac surgery associated with hypertrophy of the myocardium. The mechanisms behind the syndrome are not fully understood. In this case report, we describe two cases of stone heart in newborn girls. Both girls were born with congenital heart abnormalities including ventricular septum defects (VSD), hypertrophy of the myocardium and patent arterial duct (PDA), which was prenatally diagnosed. In each of the two cases, the stone heart became evident immediately after initiating cardiopulmonary bypass, and ended fatally...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594089/the-need-for-specialized-pediatric-cardiac-critical-care-training-program-in-limited-resource-settings
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REVIEW
Indah K Murni, Ndidiamaka L Musa
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the major global health problems with the highest birth prevalence in low- and middle-income countries. In these populous countries, basic health services for the children with CHD, including surgery, are lacking. Even though surgery is performed, outcome after cardiac surgery is influenced by the quality of the postoperative management with a reported high morbidity and mortality. Henceforth, there is an urgent need for comprehensive interventions to provide high quality cardiac intensive care programs to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac surgery services in order to address high morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589379/results-and-factors-associated-with-adverse-outcome-after-tricuspid-valve-replacement
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Paweł Litwiński, Piotr Kołsut, Tadeusz Sitko, Tomasz Zieliński, Piotr Hoffman, Tomasz Hryniewiecki, Jacek Różański, Mariusz Kuśmierczyk
BACKGROUND: This retrospective analysis of patients with severe tricuspid valve disease, who underwent tricuspid valve replacement (TVR) for either tricuspid regurgitation or stenosis, represents an attempt to determine the factors that predict poor hospital and long-term survival. METHODS: The study population consisted of 86 patients, 65 female and 21 male, who underwent TVR with or without concomitant surgical procedures between 2000 and 2010 at our institution...
March 28, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588148/spontaneous-chordae-tendineae-rupture-during-peripartum
#14
Feng-Han Chiu, Chih-Jen Yang, Chih-Kang Huang, Chih-Yuan Lin, Shih-Hung Tsai
Acute cardiopulmonary distress in pregnancy always carries exceptionally arduous challenge for physicians. Here we report a patient who sustained spontaneous chordae tendineae rupture complicated with severe mitral regurgitation and acute pulmonary edema during peripartum period. Probable causes of chordae tendineae rupture include mitral valve prolapse, infectious endocarditis, congenital heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, ischemic heart disease, connective tissue diseases, previous mitral valve surgery or pregnancy itself...
March 19, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588140/cochlear-implant-function-in-a-patient-with-jervell-and-lange-nielsen-syndrome-after-defibrillation-by-countershock
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Shinsuke Kaneshiro, Harukazu Hiraumi, Kirito Shimamoto, Kaori Sasamori, Yumiko Kobayashi, Hiroaki Sato
Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome (JLNS), a rare autosomal recessive congenital QT prolongation syndrome, is characterized by cardiac arrhythmias, syncopal episodes, and profound deafness. A cochlear implant (CI) for patients with JLNS is expected to result in hearing improvement. Sometimes, defibrillation is required if a patient experiences lethal arrhythmia. In this paper, we report a pediatric patient with JLNS who received defibrillation after CI surgery in his right ear at the age of 2 years. With intensive care, the post-operative course was uneventful, and the patient acquired satisfactory speech and hearing abilities...
March 24, 2018: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587521/orthotopic-heart-transplantation-in-children
#16
Nagarajan Muthialu
Heart transplantation is a relatively infrequent but technically demanding procedure in pediatric cardiac surgery. Orthotopic heart transplantation is often offered to older children or adolescents following multiple previous operations, but with advances in intensive care, diagnostics, and management, more infants with complex congenital heart diseases are being listed for transplantation. Primary cardiomyopathies remain the most common indication. Outcomes following cardiothoracic transplantation have improved steadily in recent times...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579880/complex-congenital-heart-disease-is-heart-transplantation-an-option
#17
I Esteve-Ruiz, A Grande-Trillo, D Rangel-Sousa, A Adsuar-Gómez, M Sobrino-Márquez, E Lage-Gallé
INTRODUCTION: Within the heart transplant (HT) population, few patients have complex congenital heart disease (CHD) underlying disease. Our objective is to assess the complications and follow-up of patients with CHD transplanted in our center (1991-present). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients older than 14 years old with CHD and HT. Clinical and surgical variables were analyzed. RESULTS: Ten patients (age 25 ± 7 years old, 60% male) were analyzed, which represents 2...
March 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577408/the-role-of-intraoperative-epicardial-echocardiography-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Erkut Ozturk, Ibrahim Cansaran Tanidir, Pelin Ayyildiz, Selman Gokalp, Hasan Candas Kafali, Murat Sahin, Yakup Ergul, Sertac Haydin, Alper Guzeltas
AIM: Our aim was to evaluate the findings and the role of intraoperative epicardial echocardiography (IEE) in the management of pediatric cardiac surgery patients. METHODS: Patients evaluated with IEE between December 2015 and December 2017 were analyzed retrospectively. Demographic data, preoperative transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), and IEE reports were evaluated. RESULTS: A total of 410 patients evaluated by IEE were included in the study...
March 25, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575610/a-red-cell-preservation-strategy-reduces-postoperative-transfusions-in-pediatric-heart-surgery-patients
#19
Meena Nathan, Brielle Tishler, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Gregory S Matte, Robert J Howe, Linda Durham, Sharon Boyle, Derek Mathieu, Francis Fynn-Thompson, James A DiNardo, Juan C Ibla
BACKGROUND: Blood transfusion has well-documented adverse effects. As part of a blood conservation initiative at our center, we began routine use of cell saver for all congenital heart surgery performed on cardiopulmonary bypass since 2014. AIMS: This study aimed to compare transfusion rates prior to, and in the first and second year after this initiative. We hypothesized that cell saver use would decrease transfusion requirements in second year after use of the cell saver compared to the pre cell saver group...
March 25, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572821/perioperative-neonatal-brain-injury-is-associated-with-worse-school-age-neurodevelopment-in-children-with-critical-congenital-heart-disease
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Nathalie H P Claessens, Selma O Algra, Tom L Ouwehand, Nicolaas J G Jansen, Renske Schappin, Felix Haas, Maria J C Eijsermans, Linda S de Vries, Manon J N L Benders
AIM: To assess the impact of perioperative neonatal brain injury and brain volumes on neurodevelopment throughout school-age children with critical congenital heart disease (CHD). METHOD: Thirty-four survivors of neonatal cardiac surgery (seven females, 27 males) were included. Neonatal preoperative and postoperative cerebral magnetic resonance imaging was performed and neurodevelopment was assessed at 24 months (SD 0.7, n=32, using Bayley Score of Infant and Toddler Development, Child Behavior Checklist) and 6 years (mean age 5y 11mo; SD 0...
March 24, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
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