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Richard P Ebstein
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April 1, 2018: Biological Psychiatry
Anne Chong, Soo Hong Chew, Poh San Lai, Richard P Ebstein, Jean-Philippe Gouin
Oxytocin (OT) plays a salient role in contributing to the high levels of human sociality that characterize our species. Across the lifespan this nonapeptide promotes prosocial behaviors and modulates stress responses. Curiously, the OXT-Neurophysin I gene has been little studied despite the fact this is the structural gene for the OT nonapeptide. In a large group of Han Chinese undergraduate students (n = 1593) we examined associations of two single nucleotide polymorphisms of the OXT- Neurophysin I gene with personality traits...
February 28, 2018: International Journal of Psychophysiology
Aleksandra Ciepłucha, Olga Trojnarska, Anna Kociemba, Magdalena Łanocha, Mikolaj Barczynski, Szymon Rozmiarek, Lucyna Kramer, Malgorzata Pyda
Heart failure and arrhythmia are common complications in adults with Ebstein's anomaly. They may result not only from hemodynamic alterations, but also from myocardial fibrosis. Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) by CMR enables the evaluation of myocardial fibrosis. The aim of the study was to asses the presence of LGE and its relation to clinical outcome. We studied a group of 37 unoperated adults aged 43.0 ± 14.4 years with Ebstein's anomaly from the congenital heart disease outpatient clinic. Study protocol included: cardiopulmonary test, assessment of supraventricular arrhythmia (SVA), and CMR with evaluation of cardiac chambers' morphology and function, and presence of LGE...
February 21, 2018: Heart and Vessels
T J John, H W Snyman, J Janson, A J K Pecoraro
Ebstein's anomaly is a rare entity affecting around 1 in 200,000 live births and accounts for less than 1% of congenital heart diseases. Ebstein's anomaly with an associated right-sided myxoma is extremely rare, with only one other case report found in the literature. Previous reports have also noted cases of Ebstein's anomaly associated with left-sided myxomas. We describe a female patient with, to our knowledge, the first case of a histopathologically confirmed right ventricular myxoma in the setting of Ebstein's anomaly...
February 21, 2018: Echo Research and Practice
Nathalie Jeanne Bravo-Valenzuela, Alberto Borges Peixoto, Edward Araujo Júnior
This article reviews important features to improve the diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD) by applying ultrasound in prenatal cardiac screening. As low and high-risk pregnancies for CHD are subject to routine obstetric ultrasound, the diagnosis of structural heart defects represents a challenge that involves a team of specialists and subspecialists on fetal ultrasonography. In this review, the images highlight normal anatomy of the heart as well as pathologic cases consistent with cardiac malposition and isomerism, septal defects, pulmonary stenosis/atresia, aortic malformations, hypoplastic left ventricle, conotruncal anomalies, tricuspid dysplasia, and Ebstein's anomaly, and univentricular heart, among other congenital cardiovascular defects...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Deema A Gashgarey, Hazza A Alzahrani, Sultan S Alfadl, Sultan A Alsobayeg
Herein, we report a case of a 27-year-old man with Ebstein's anomaly and a history of unexplained recurrent venous thrombosis despite adequate anticoagulation. After surgical correction of the Ebstein's anomaly, the venous thromboembolic events did not recur. This case demonstrates the possible etiopathogenesis of Ebstein's anomaly in causing recurrent venous thromboembolism, which is likely caused through impedance of venous blood flow.Our objective in presenting this particular case is to highlight the possible association between Ebstein's anomaly and venous thrombosis...
February 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Justin T Tretter
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February 6, 2018: European Heart Journal
Jay Prakash, Natesh S Rao, Neeraj Kumar, Mumtaz Hussain
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January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Muhammad Yasir Qureshi, Patrick W O'Leary, Heidi M Connolly
Ebstein anomaly is a congenital disorder of right ventricular myocardial development, which affects the tricuspid valve in addition to the right ventricular myocardium. Cardiac imaging by transthoracic echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging are the key modalities used to assess timing and type of surgery. In this article, we review the current standards of echocardiographic and magnetic resonance imaging in Ebstein anomaly.
January 12, 2018: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
Michael Steinmetz, Marike Broder, Olga Hösch, Pablo Lamata, Shelby Kutty, Johannes T Kowallick, Wieland Staab, Christian Oliver Ritter, Gerd Hasenfuß, Thomas Paul, Joachim Lotz, Andreas Schuster
PURPOSE: We aimed to quantify atrial and ventricular myocardial deformation in Ebstein's Anomaly (EA) in a case-control study with cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) feature tracking and to correlate changes in cardiac performance with the severity of disease and clinical heart failure parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Atrial and ventricular deformation was measured using CMR feature tracking in 30 EA and 20 healthy control subjects. Atrial performance was characterized using longitudinal strain and strain rate parameters for reservoir function, conduit function and booster pump function...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Massimo Lombardi, Francesca Romana Pluchinotta
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February 2, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Rexson Tse, Jack Garland, Kilak Kesha, Yvonne Triggs, Zhi Yap, Simon Stables
Hypothermia and diabetic ketoacidosis are both potentially fatal conditions, which have historically been considered to have associated pathognomonic pathologies. Hypothermia and diabetic ketoacidosis share similar pathological mechanisms, which result in metabolic derangement, with increased post mortem vitreous glucose and β-hydroxybuyrate, and are able to exacerbate and precipitate one another. Although Wischnewsky lesions are associated with hypothermia, and Armanni-Ebstein lesions and basal subnuclear vacuolization are associated with diabetic ketoacidosis, recent studies have demonstrated that there is a significant overlap between the pathological findings of these 2 conditions...
February 2, 2018: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Annett Schirmer, Tabitha Ng, Richard P Ebstein
Research has suggested that interpersonal touch promotes social processing and other-concern, and that women may respond to it more sensitively than men. In this study, we asked whether this phenomenon would extend to third-party observers who experience touch vicariously. In an eye-tracking experiment, participants (N = 64, 32 men and 32 women) viewed prime and target images with the intention of remembering them. Primes comprised line drawings of dyadic interactions with and without touch. Targets comprised two faces shown side-by-side, with one being neutral and the other being happy or sad...
February 1, 2018: Emotion
Vivian P Kamphuis, Jos J M Westenberg, Pieter J van den Boogaard, Sally-Ann B Clur, Arno A W Roest
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January 29, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Jun-Sheng Li, Gang Chen, Jie Ma, Zi-Xing Yan, Dong-Ming Cheng, Liang Chang, Hai-Chun Zhang, Jiang-Yan Liu
RATIONALE: To investigate the early and mid-term clinical outcomes of the modified cone reconstruction in the treatment of Ebstein's anomaly (EA) which provide appropriate surgical treatment for clinical and reduce the incidence of re-operation and valve replacement. PATIENT CONCERNS: Clinical data of 18 consecutive patients with EA in our hospital between May 2008 and August 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. All patients were diagnosed by echocardiography. Among these patients, according to New York Heart Association functional grade, there were 12 patients with grade II cardiac function and 6 patients with grade III...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Marwan M Refaat, Jad Ballout, Moussa Mansour
With improved surgical techniques and medical management for patients with congenital heart diseases, more patients are living longer and well into adulthood. This improved survival comes with a price of increased morbidity, mainly secondary to increased risk of tachyarrhythmias. One of the major arrhythmias commonly encountered in this subset of cardiac patients is AF. Similar to the general population, the risk of AF increases with advancing age, and is mainly secondary to the abnormal anatomy, abnormal pressure and volume parameters in the hearts of these patients and to the increased scarring and inflammation seen in the left atrium following multiple surgical procedures...
December 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
Rengin Çetin Güvenç, Gökmen Akgün, Tolga S Güvenç
Ebstein's anomaly is a rare CHD that is characterised by caudal displacement of the functional tricuspid annulus and a dysfunctional tricuspid valve owing to a failure of proper leaflet coaptation. We present a balanced variant of Ebstein's anomaly, in which the overgrowth of the septal leaflet had allowed proper coaptation of the tricuspid leaflets, thus preserving the valve function.
January 10, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
Philip Wackel, Bryan Cannon, Joseph Dearani, Kristen Sessions, Kimberly Holst, Jonathan Johnson, Frank Cetta
BACKGROUND: The increased incidence of preoperative and postoperative arrhythmia in Ebstein anomaly (EA) prompted some clinicians to perform an electrophysiology study (EPS) in all patients prior to surgery for EA. The cone repair (CR) is the current surgical option of choice for most young patients with EA but the effect of the CR on arrhythmia is not well established. OBJECTIVES: To assess the burden of arrhythmia in young patients after CR and to assess the utility of selective preoperative EPS...
January 8, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
Christine H Attenhofer Jost, Nicholas Y Tan, Abdalla Hassan, Emily R Vargas, David O Hodge, Joseph A Dearani, Heidi Connolly, Samuel J Asirvatham, Christopher J McLeod
Aims: Ventricular dysfunction or structural alteration of either ventricle is a well-established risk factor for sudden death (SD). Ebstein anomaly (EA) can present with both right and left heart abnormalities; however, predictors of SD have not been described. We therefore sought to characterize the incidence and risk factors of SD among a large cohort of patients with EA. Methods and results: All EA patients who underwent evaluation at a high-volume institution over a 4-decade period were retrospectively reviewed...
January 5, 2018: European Heart Journal
Magdalena Kumor, Magdalena Lipczyńska, Elzbieta Katarzyna Biernacka, Anna Klisiewicz, Anna Wójcik, Marek Konka, Katarzyna Kożuch, Piotr Szymański, Piotr Hoffman
BACKGROUND: Ebstein anomaly is a complex, congenital heart defect that is associated with a variety of cardiac abnormalities. Studies found a similar sarcomere gene mutation in patients with Ebstein anomaly (EA) and patients with isolated left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC). AIM: We aimed to show the prevalence of LVNC and its potential relationship with severe cardiac events (VT - ventricular tachycardia, cardiac arrest) in adult patients with EA. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective search of our institutional database from 2010 to 2014 for patients with EA and reviewed patients' medical records (age, sex, clinical presentation, electrocardiographic, echocardiographic, and CMR - cardiac magnetic resonance features)...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
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