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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153935/a-qualitative-assessment-of-adolescent-girls-perception-of-living-with-congenital-heart-disease-focusing-on-future-pregnancies-and-childbirth
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Mayumi Nakamura, Sachiko Kita, Ryota Kikuchi, Yoichiro Hirata, Takahiro Shindo, Nobutaka Shimizu, Ryo Inuzuka, Akira Oka, Kiyoko Kamibeppu
PURPOSE: Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth anomaly in Japan, occurring in approximately 10.6 of every 1,000 live births. Advancements in medical and surgical care have increased births by women diagnosed with CHD. The study's purpose was to examine the perceptions of pregnancy and childbirth among adolescent girls with CHD. DESIGN AND METHODS: Twelve semi-structured interviews were conducted, and the data were analyzed using a modified grounded-theory approach...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150149/pregnancy-and-heart-disease-pregnancy-associated-hypertension-and-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
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Tobias Jonathan Pfeffer, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner
Cardiovascular diseases are major complications in pregnancy worldwide and the number of patients who develop cardiac problems during pregnancy is increasing. Pregnancy-associated hypertensive complications such as pre-eclampsia (PE) or peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) are potentially life-threatening heart diseases emerging during pregnancy, under delivery or in the first postpartal months in previously healthy women. Both disease entities display substantial morbidity and mortality in the acute phase. Long-term effects are just beginning to be evaluated...
October 31, 2017: Current Problems in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141329/-association-between-illness-and-mental-status-in-pregnant-women-and-birth-defects
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D D Zhao, Y X Dai, L Q Guo, R Liu, H L Wang, B B Mi, S N Dang, H Yan
Objective: To understand the prevalence of birth defects, related diseases and mental status of women during pregnancy in Shaanxi province and to analyse the major risk factors on birth defects and congenital heart disease. Possible association between maternal diseases or mental status and the risk of birth defects, was also explored. Methods: A cross-sectional design was used in this study and stratified multistage random sampling method was used. The whole survey was from Jury 2013 to November 2013. Logistic regression method was used to analyze the association between maternal diseases, mental status during pregnancy and birth defects...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136712/-long-term-outcome-and-prognostic-factors-in-pregnant-women-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Q T Ou, J K Lu, J Zhang, Y Chen, Q Li, J L Zhang
Objective: To investigate the perinatal outcome, risk factors and long-term outcome of pregnancy complicated with pulmonary arterial hypertension(PAH) and congenital heart diseases (CHD). Methods: Clinical data of 110 pregnant women who were diagnosed as PAH-CHD were retrospectively analyzed in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Beijing Anzhen Hospital from 2004 to 2013. The survival and treatment status were followed up. Results: 110 subjects consisted of 11 mild PAH, 33 moderate and 66 severe ones...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126909/-demographic-analysis-of-a-congenital-heart-disease-clinic-of-the-mexican-institute-of-social-security-with-special-interest-in-the-adult
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Horacio Márquez-González, Lucelli Yáñez-Gutiérrez, Jimena Lucely Rivera-May, Diana López-Gallegos, Eduardo Almeida-Gutiérrez
INTRODUCTION: Congenital heart disease (CHD) has an incidence of 8-10 cases per 1000 live births. In Mexico, there are 18,000-20,000 new cases per year. Most tertiary care centers for CHD attend only pediatric population; the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) has a clinic that attends pediatric and adult population. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the demographic aspects of the CHD clinic of IMSS. METHODS: From 2011 to 2016 a cross-sectional study of the CC clinic of a third level hospital of the IMSS, including all patients with confirmed structural heart disease of recent diagnosis was carried out...
November 7, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116459/neonatal-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-syndrome-a-comprehensive-review
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Federica Vanoni, Sebastiano A G Lava, Emilio F Fossali, Riccardo Cavalli, Giacomo D Simonetti, Mario G Bianchetti, Marie-Ange Bozzini, Carlo Agostoni, Gregorio P Milani
Neonatal lupus erythematosus is an uncommon syndrome, which is caused by transplacental passage of maternal autoantibodies to Sjögren's syndrome A or B autoantigens. The clinical presentation includes distinctive cutaneous lesions resembling those seen in systemic lupus erythematosus, hepatobiliary disease, and cytopenias, which disappear with the clearance of maternal autoantibodies. The most severe presentation is a total atrioventricular heart block, which begins during the second trimester of gestation and is irreversible...
November 8, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111423/maternal-cardiovascular-dysfunction-in-women-with-early-onset-preeclampsia-and-late-onset-preeclampsia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sindhura Vaddamani, Anish Keepanasseril, Ajith Ananthakrishna Pillai, Binay Kumar
OBJECTIVES: To compare the cardiovascular changes associated with early onset (EOPE) and late onset (LOPE) subtypes of preeclampsia. METHODS: A prospective matched cross-sectional study involving 50 women each with early and late onset subtypes of preeclampsia conducted in a tertiary hospital in South India. Cardiac function and remodelling were assessed by conventional 2D, M-mode and doppler echocardiography. RESULTS: Women with EOPE had a significantly more altered left ventricular (LV) geometry, global LV diastolic dysfunction, impairment in myocardial contractility (40% vs...
October 25, 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105729/rheumatic-heart-disease-in-pregnancy-how-can-health-services-adapt-to-the-needs-of-indigenous-women-a-qualitative-study
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Suzanne Belton, Sue Kruske, Lisa Jackson Pulver, Juanita Sherwood, Kylie Tune, Jonathan Carapetis, Geraldine Vaughan, Michael Peek, Claire McLintock, Elizabeth Sullivan
OBJECTIVES: To study rheumatic heart disease health literacy and its impact on pregnancy, and to identify how health services could more effectively meet the needs of pregnant women with rheumatic heart disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Researchers observed and interviewed a small number of Aboriginal women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum as they interacted with the health system. An Aboriginal Yarning method of relationship building over time, participant observations and interviews with Aboriginal women were used in the study...
November 6, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105382/hypoxia-from-placental-development-to-fetal-programming
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REVIEW
Lais Fajersztajn, Mariana Matera Veras
Hypoxia may influence normal and different pathological processes. Low oxygenation activates a variety of responses, many of them regulated by hypoxia-inducible factor 1 complex, which is mostly involved in cellular control of O2 consumption and delivery, inhibition of growth and development, and promotion of anaerobic metabolism. Hypoxia plays a significant physiological role in fetal development; it is involved in different embryonic processes, for example, placentation, angiogenesis, and hematopoiesis. More recently, fetal hypoxia has been associated directly or indirectly with fetal programming of heart, brain, and kidney function and metabolism in adulthood...
October 16, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101986/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-multiple-gestations
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Phyllis Glanc, David A Nyberg, Nadia J Khati, Sandeep Prakash Deshmukh, Kika M Dudiak, Tara Lynn Henrichsen, Liina Poder, Thomas D Shipp, Lynn Simpson, Therese M Weber, Carolyn M Zelop
Women with twin or higher-order pregnancies will typically have more ultrasound examinations than women with a singleton pregnancy. Most women will have at minimum a first trimester scan, a nuchal translucency evaluation scan, fetal anatomy scan at 18 to 22 weeks, and one or more scans in the third trimester to evaluate growth. Multiple gestations are at higher risk for preterm delivery, congenital anomalies, fetal growth restriction, placenta previa, vasa previa, and velamentous cord insertion. Chorionicity and amnionicity should be determined as early as possible when a twin pregnancy is identified to permit triage of the monochorionic group into a closer surveillance model...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094357/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-performance-of-second-trimester-screening-for-prenatal-detection-of-congenital-heart-defects
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Christine L van Velzen, Johannes C F Ket, Peter M van de Ven, Nico A Blom, Monique C Haak
BACKGROUND: The prenatal detection rate of congenital heart defects (CHDs) is increasing, but reported rates vary. OBJECTIVE: To determine the performance of the second-trimester anomaly scan to detect CHD. SEARCH STRATEGY: PubMed and Embase were searched for relevant studies in any language from inception to February 3, 2017. The search terms included "prenatal diagnosis" or "pregnancy," "cardiovascular diseases" or "cardiac defects," "congenital," and "specificity," or "sensitivity," or "cohort study...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092914/influence-of-socioeconomic-factors-on-pregnancy-outcome-in-women-with-structural-heart-disease
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Iris M van Hagen, Sara Baart, Rebekah Fong Soe Khioe, Karen Sliwa-Hahnle, Nasser Taha, Malgorzata Lelonek, Luigi Tavazzi, Aldo Pietro Maggioni, Mark R Johnson, Nikolaos Maniadakis, Richard Fordham, Roger Hall, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac disease is the leading cause of indirect maternal mortality. The aim of this study was to analyse to what extent socioeconomic factors influence the outcome of pregnancy in women with heart disease. METHODS: The Registry of Pregnancy and Cardiac disease is a global prospective registry. For this analysis, countries that enrolled ≥10 patients were included. A combined cardiac endpoint included maternal cardiac death, arrhythmia requiring treatment, heart failure, thromboembolic event, aortic dissection, endocarditis, acute coronary syndrome, hospitalisation for cardiac reason or intervention...
November 1, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089251/longitudinal-study-to-assess-changes-in-arterial-stiffness-and-cardiac-output-parameters-among-low-risk-pregnant-women
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Mohamed Waseem Osman, Mintu Nath, Asma Khalil, David R Webb, Thompson G Robinson, Hatem A Mousa
AIM: A single-centre, prospective longitudinal study to assess changes in maternal arterial stiffness and cardiac output parameters among low-risk healthy pregnant women. METHODOLOGY: Thirty low-risk, healthy, pregnant women attending their routine antenatal dating ultrasound scan were recruited. Non-invasive assessment of arterial stiffness and cardiac output was undertaken at five gestational windows from 11 to 40 weeks of pregnancy. Data were analysed using a linear mixed model incorporating time and other relevant predictors as fixed effects, and patient as a random effect...
October 16, 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080721/no-350-hirsutism-evaluation-and-treatment
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Kimberly Liu, Tarek Motan, Paul Claman
OBJECTIVES: To review the etiology, evaluation, and treatment of hirsutism. EVALUATION: A thorough history and physical examination plus selected laboratory evaluations will confirm the diagnosis and direct treatment. TREATMENT: Pharmacologic interventions can suppress ovarian or adrenal androgen production and block androgen receptors in the hair follicle. Hair removal methods and lifestyle modifications may improve or hasten the therapeutic response...
November 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069030/clinical-outcomes-of-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-a-15-year-nationwide-population-based-study-in-asia
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Victor Chien-Chia Wu, Tien-Hsing Chen, Jih-Kai Yeh, Michael Wu, Cheng-Hui Lu, Shao-Wei Chen, Katie Pei-Hsuan Wu, Chun-Wen Cheng, Chih-Hsiang Chang, Kuo-Chun Hung, Ming-Shyan Chern, Fen-Chiung Lin, Ming-Shien Wen
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is the development of heart failure during late pregnancy to months postpartum with potential fatal outcome. However, the disease is not well-studied in Asia.We aimed to investigate the epidemiology and clinical outcomes of PPCM in Taiwan.Electronic medical records were retrieved from Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database from 1997 to 2011. Patients with PPCM were separated into 3 groups based on the timing of diagnosis. Early: PPCM diagnosed first to ninth month of pregnancy...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066439/pulmonary-hypertension-and-pregnancy-outcomes-insights-from-the-national-inpatient-sample
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Erin Thomas, Jie Yang, Jianjin Xu, Fabio V Lima, Kathleen Stergiopoulos
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with pulmonary hypertension (PH) are at risk for adverse cardiac outcomes, particularly at the time of labor and delivery. The purpose of this study is to define the impact of PH on pregnancy outcomes and the risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE). METHODS AND RESULTS: The National Inpatient Sample was screened for hospital admissions of women delivering during the years 2003 to 2012. The primary outcome was MACE, a composite of death, cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock, myocardial infarction, respiratory failure, arrhythmia, stroke, and embolic event...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053723/heart-rate-variability-and-baroreceptor-reflex-sensitivity-in-early-versus-late-onset-preeclampsia
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Thomas Michael Weber, Helmut Karl Lackner, Andreas Roessler, Ilona Papousek, Vassiliki Kolovetsiou-Kreiner, Miha Lucovnik, Karin Schmid-Zalaudek, Uwe Lang, Manfred Georg Moertl
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there are differences in autonomic nervous system function in early- versus late-onset preeclampsia. METHODS: Matched case-control study. Cases were defined as singleton pregnancies with preeclampsia at < 34+0 weeks of gestation (early-onset preeclampsia) and ≥ 34+0 weeks of gestation (late-onset preeclampsia). For each case in each of the preeclampsia subgroups, three "control"uncomplicated singleton pregnancies were matched by maternal age, height, and week of gestation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051776/fontan-circulation-and-implications-for-future-reproduction
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REVIEW
Niharika Mehta, Srilakshmi Mitta
This article summarizes and critiques four recent publications looking at preconception counseling, pregnancy outcomes, and cardiac complications in women with history of Fontan circulation. The Fontan procedure is a palliative strategy for single-ventricle type congenital heart disease and involves passive flow of venous return into the pulmonary circulation, bypassing the ventricles. Pregnancy in these patients is not without risk and preconception counseling and contraception practices vary widely. High rates of miscarriage, prematurity, and small-for-gestational-age babies are reported...
September 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043707/congenital-malformations-in-singleton-infants-conceived-by-assisted-reproductive-technologies-and-singleton-infants-by-natural-conception-in-tehran-iran
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Ramin Mozafari Kermani, Mansoureh Farhangniya, Seyed Abolhassan Shahzadeh Fazeli, Pezhman Bagheri, Mahnaz Ashrafi, Ahmad Vosough Taqi Dizaj
Background: Multiple pregnancies occur more frequently in assisted reproductive technology (ART) compared to normal conception (NC). It is known that the risk of congenital malformations in a multiple pregnancy are higher than single pregnancy. The aim of this study is to compare congenital malformations in singleton infants conceived by ART to singleton infants conceived naturally. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this historical cohort study, we performed a historical cohort study of major congenital malformations (MCM) in 820 singleton births from January 2012 to December 2014...
January 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033728/anesthesia-in-pregnancy-with-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Ankur Luthra, Ritika Bajaj, Anudeep Jafra, Kiran Jangra, V K Arya
Management of pregnant women with heart disease remains challenging due to the advancement of innovations in cardiac surgery and correction of complex cardiac anomalies, and more recently, with the successful performance of heart transplants, cardiac diseases are not only likely to coexist with pregnancy, but will also increase in frequency over the years to come. In developing countries with a higher prevalence of rheumatic fever, cardiac disease may complicate as many as 5.9% of pregnancies with a high incidence of maternal death...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
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