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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106529/transseptal-puncture-and-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-atrial-septal-occluder-initial-experience-of-a-single-centre
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Cai-Hua Sang, Jian-Zeng Dong, De-Yong Long, Rong-Hui Yu, Rong Bai, Mohamed Salim, Ri-Bo Tang, Man Ning, Chen-Xi Jiang, Nian Liu, Song-Nan Li, Song-Nan Wen, Jia-Hui Wu, Ke Chen, Ying-Wei Chen, Chang-Sheng Ma
Aims: Catheter ablation is underutilized in atrial septal defect (ASD) patients who have undergone implantation of an atrial septal occluder (ASO). This study evaluates the feasibility and safety of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) in this subset of patients. Methods and results: Sixteen patients (age 56 ± 12 years, 10 men) with drug-refractory AF (10 paroxysmal and 6 persistent) and previously implanted ASO were enrolled. Balloon dilatation of the closure device was performed if the native septum passage could not be achieved...
November 2, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101573/transcatheter-atrial-septal-defect-closure-in-an-infant-body-weight-6-4%C3%A2-kg-using-the-gore-cardioform-septal-occluder-gcso
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Roman Scheidmann, Thomas Paul, Matthias Sigler
INTRODUCTION: Transcatheter closure has become the treatment of choice for secundum atrial septal defects (ASD II), but particularly in small children, there is concern regarding procedure-related complications. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report on a 10-month-old infant, body weight of 6.4 kg, with a large ASD who was referred for failure to thrive and dyspnea on exertion. Echocardiography showed two neighboring ASDs centrally located within an atrial septum with a length of 27 mm resulting in significant left-to-right shunting...
November 3, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080307/multiperforated-atrial-septal-aneurysm-in-aneurysm-percutaneous-closure-guided-by-real-time-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Feifei Sun, Miao Fan, Ying Li, Weidong Ren, Yanli Chen
Atrial septal aneurysm (ASA) is a localized deformity of the interatrial septum, which protrudes into the right and/or left atrium. ASA with defects is a source of cardiac embolism. Although transcatheter closure is now a common procedure, it is still challenging in patients with complicated ASA. We describe a case of giant atypical multiperforated ASA with irregular mobility, which showed a rare "aneurysm in aneurysm" structure. Real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography showed vivid images, which clearly demonstrated these irregular shaped defects mimicking the atriotomy view, and played a crucial role in guiding the transcatheter closure...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078693/concomitant-procedures-using-minimally-access
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Nelson Santos Paulo
Alongside the mitral repair or replacement, a considerable number of concomitant procedures can be performed with the minimally invasive mitral valve surgical approach. Some of these concomitant procedures comprise the tricuspid valve repair or replacement, left atrial appendage (LAA) exclusion, Interatrial septum defects correction and atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation.
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076284/right-ventricular-speckle-tracking-assessment-for-differentiation-of-pressure-versus-volume-overloaded-right-ventricle
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Anna Werther Evaldsson, Annika Ingvarsson, Johan Waktare, Gustav J Smith, Ulf Thilén, Martin Stagmo, Anders Roijer, Goran Rådegran, Carl Meurling
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction may be caused by either pressure or volume overload. RV function is conventionally assessed with echocardiography using tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE), RV fractional area change (RVFAC), tricuspid lateral annular systolic velocity (S') and RV index of myocardial performance (RIMP). The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether RV global longitudinal strain (RVGLS) and RV-free wall strain (RV-free) could add additional information to differentiate these two causes of RV overload...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049834/percutaneous-left-atrial-unloading-to-prevent-pulmonary-oedema-and-to-facilitate-ventricular-recovery-under-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-therapy
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Alexander M Bernhardt, Mathias Hillebrand, Yalin Yildirim, Samer Hakmi, Florian M Wagner, Stefan Blankenberg, Hermann Reichenspurner, Edith Lubos
OBJECTIVES: Left-sided unloading during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy is crucial to prevent pulmonary oedema and facilitate ventricular recovery. We present the case of a 55-year-old man under ECMO therapy with pre-existing left ventricular (LV) thrombus formation and in need of ventricular unloading. METHODS: We implanted a 21-Fr TandemHeart Protek Solo trans-septal cannula into the left atrium using a trans-septal approach via the femoral vein...
September 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026565/supraventricular-microreentry-in-a-newborn-due-to-a-giant-atrial-septum-aneurysm
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Franziska Wagner, Roman Gebauer, Robert Wagner, Christian Paech
Supraventricular arrhythmias in neonates are rare and mostly not related to structural heart defects. We present the first case of a newborn with a supraventricular microreentrant tachycardia possibly associated with an atrial septum aneurysm and emphasize the importance of a thorough diagnostic workup allowing a fast and adequate therapy.
October 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019966/transthoracic-balloon-pulmonary-valvuloplasty-for-treatment-of-congenial-pulmonary-atresia-patients-with-intact-ventricular-septum
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Zhi-Qin Lin, Qiang Chen, Hua Cao, Liang-Wan Chen, Gui-Can Zhang, Dao-Zhong Chen, Qin-Min Wang, Han-Fan Qiu, Dong-Shan Liao, Feng Lin
BACKGROUND To summarize our clinical experience in performing transthoracic balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty for the treatment of patients suffering from congenial pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS). MATERIAL AND METHODS Between April 2009 and April 2016, 38 patients with PA/IVS underwent transthoracic balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty in our hospital. All of them were combined with patent ductus arteriosus, tricuspid insufficiency, and atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale. The valvuloplasty was performed from the right ventricular outflow tract through a median sternotomy incision under TEE guidance for all cases...
October 11, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988491/left-atrial-outflow-obstruction-in-double-outlet-right-atrium
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Arun Gopalakrishnan, Bijulal Sasidharan, Jaganmohan Tharakan, Ajitkumar Valaparambil
We describe an unusual case of partial atrioventricular septal defect with malalignment of the septum primum to the left atrium with respect to the ventricular septum, committing the tricuspid valve to both ventricles (double-outlet right atrium). Abnormal attachment of the septum primum to the lateral aspect of mitral annulus resulted in left atrial outflow obstruction. The patient underwent successful surgical correction.
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956098/how-to-size-asds-for-percutaneous-closure
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Isabelle Boon, Katrien Vertongen, Bernard P Paelinck, Laurent Demulier, An Van Berendoncks, Catherine De Maeyer, Fabienne Marchau, Joseph Panzer, Kristof Vandekerckhove, Daniel De Wolf
Percutaneous closure is the treatment of choice for secundum-type atrial septal defects (ASD). Balloon sizing (BS) has been the method of choice for deciding on device size. Improved 2D- and 3D-transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) imaging challenged the necessity of BS. Balloon sizing was performed with two additional techniques to measure the stretched dimension of the ASD. The 1st method uses a stiff guide wire which stretches the ASD and 2D TEE. The second technique uses 3D TEE. Two hundred and thirty-six patients with minimum 1-year follow-up were enrolled...
September 27, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944616/time-course-of-the-changes-in-right-and-left-ventricle-function-and-associated-factors-after-transcatheter-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects
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Byung W Yoo, Jung O Kim, Lucy Y Eun, Jae Y Choi, Dong S Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the changes in right ventricle (RV) and left ventricle (LV) function after transcatheter atrial septal defect (ASD) closure and to assess the influence of the age and the amount of shunt. DESIGN: Retrospective study PATIENTS: Fifty-three adult patients who underwent transcatheter closure were enrolled, then divided into subgroups according to the age (< 40 years vs ≥ 40 years), and the amount of shunt flow (QpQs < 2...
September 24, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886842/imaging-assessment-of-the-interatrial-septum-for-transcatheter-atrial-septal-defect-and-patent-foramen-ovale-closure
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REVIEW
Mary Z Bechis, David S Rubenson, Matthew J Price
Transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale has become increasingly common with advances in device and imaging technology. The percutaneous approach is now the preferred method of closure when anatomically suitable. Two-dimensional and 3-dimensional echocardiography determines anatomic suitability by characterizing the interatrial defect and its surrounding structures, and is critical for intraprocedural guidance and postprocedure follow-up. This article provides an overview of interatrial anatomy as it pertains to interventional considerations and discusses the transthoracic, transesophageal, and intracardiac echocardiographic modalities used for periprocedural and intraprocedural imaging of the interatrial septum...
October 2017: Interventional cardiology clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867155/the-boundaries-of-fetal-cardiac-intervention-expand-or-tighten
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REVIEW
Laura Gellis, Wayne Tworetzky
Fetal cardiac intervention (FCI) is a relatively new and continually evolving field, and, for select cardiac defects, offers the potential to alter the progression of the disease and improve outcomes. It is a procedure that requires a collaborative effort between maternal-fetal medicine, interventional cardiology and fetal echo/ultrasound specialists, as well as fetal and maternal anesthesiologists, nursing specialists, and social workers. This article reviews the most recently reported data and advances in FCI...
August 31, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816631/platypnea-orthodeoxia-syndrome-an-unusual-presentation-of-a-complex-disease
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Tess Van Meerhaeghe, Steven Droogmans, Shane Hanon, Jeroen Sonck
BACKGROUND: Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome (POS) is an uncommon disorder characterized by dyspnea (=platypnea) and desaturation (=orthodeoxia) in upright position and improvement of symptoms and blood oxygenation in supine position. Clinical presentation is heterogeneous and often confuses the clinician. OBJECTIVES: The present case report illustrates a complicated presentation of the underlying syndrome. METHODS: Description of a POS case in a 73-year-old female with thorough workup and tailored treatment...
August 17, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762298/cardiac-myxoma-clinical-characteristics-surgical-intervention-intra-operative-challenges-and-outcome
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Mahmoud Abu Abeeleh, Suhayl Saleh, Emad Alhaddad, Moaath Alsmady, Musa Alshehabat, Zuhair Bani Ismail, Islam Massad, Amjad Bani Hani, Sami Abu Halaweh
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this retrospective study were to characterize the clinical presentation, diagnostic findings, surgical approaches, intra-operative challenges and complications following the surgical treatment of cardiac myxoma in two of the largest referral hospitals in Jordan. METHODS: Medical records of all patients presented to the cardiology department during the period between 1984 and 2016 were reviewed. Criteria for inclusion in the study were: (1) patients who were presented for cardiac evaluation due to symptoms suggestive of a primary cardiac problem, (2) completed medical records, including results of echocardiography suggestive of intra-cardiac occupying mass, (3) the surgical operation was undertaken and intra-operative data was available, (4) a histological diagnosis of myxoma was available and (5) the discharge status and follow-up data were available for at least 2 years after initial surgery...
July 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761211/holt-oram-syndrome-a-rare-variant
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Binoy Shankar, Euden Bhutia, Dinesh Kumar, Sunil Kishore, Shakti Pad Das
Holt-Oram syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder, characterised by skeletal abnormalities of the upper limb associated with congenital heart defect, mainly atrial and ventricular septal defects. Skeletal defects exclusively affect the upper limbs in the preaxial radial ray distribution and are bilateral and asymmetrical. They range from clinodactyly, absent or digitalised thumb, hypoplastic or absent radii, and first metacarpal to hypoplastic ulna and carpal bone anomalies. Cardiac involvement ranges from asymptomatic conduction disturbances to multiple structural defects...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761023/a-comparison-of-the-in-vivo-neoendothelialization-and-wound-healing-processes-of-three-atrial-septal-defect-occluders-used-during-childhood-in-a-nonrandomized-prospective-trial
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Derya Aydın Şahin, Osman Başpınar, Ayşe Sülü, Tekin Karslıgil, Seval Kul
OBJECTIVE: We prospectively investigated the neoendothelialization of transcatheter secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) closure in children receiving one of three different occluders. METHODS: Transcatheter ASD closure was performed for 44 children. The patients were divided into three groups: group I: Amplatzer, group II: Lifetech CeraFlex, and group III: Occlutech Figulla Flex II septal occluder. The data were prospectively analyzed. Markers of the three phases of wound healing were studied in all patients before and on the 1st and 10th days and 1st month post intervention...
September 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713619/functional-and-clinical-importance-of-a-large-sized-ostium-secundum-defect-in-a-middle-aged-female-cadaver-a-case-report
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Satheesha B Nayak
Atrial septal defect (ASD) is one of the common congenital anomalies of the heart in humans. Its complications depend on the size of the defect and can manifest at any age. The common symptoms of ASD include dyspnea and fatigue. Most of the ASDs are associated with morbidity and mortality, Earlier the treatment, it is better to the patient. I saw a large ostium secundum defect in the heart of an adult female cadaver during dissection classes for undergraduate medical students. The interatrial septum had large defect at the region where fossa ovalis should have been located...
June 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666147/sudden-unexpected-death-in-early-parkinson-s-disease-neurogenic-or-cardiac-death
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Naoki Nishida, Koji Yoshida, Yukiko Hata
We present two cases of sudden unexpected death (SUD) in elderly individuals in whom autopsy unexpectedly showed Lewy pathology, a hallmark of Parkinson's disease. Both individuals were 68-year-old men who were found dead in their homes without lethal trauma or poisoning. Inquests into their deaths suggested that nonmotor cardiovascular signs of Parkinson's disease might have appeared just before their deaths, although few typical motor signs were present. Autopsy showed Lewy pathology in the heart and peripheral autonomic nervous system in addition to lesser involvement of the brainstem that was consistent with Braak stage 3...
September 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648433/the-importance-of-recognizing-the-prominent-eustachian-valve-in-the-evaluation-of-atrial-septal-defects-before-percutaneous-or-surgical-closure
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Burak Acar, Ozcan Ozeke, Bahar Tekin Tak, Ahmet Akdi, Firdevs Aysenur Ekizler, Habibe Kafes, Kadir Ocak, Zehra Golbasi, Omac Tufekcioglu, Erdogan Ilkay
Atrial septal defect closure is now routinely performed using a percutaneous approach under echocardiographic guidance. Since some echocardiographic features play an important role in the assessment of the defect and safety of the procedure, the salient features of the anatomical variations seen in adults undergoing transcatheter device closure should be well known to prevent inadvertent adverse effect or complications. It has been reported that the valve of the inferior vena cava, Eustachian valve, could be mistaken as the atrial septum thus ending in a wrong diagnosis and causing inadvertent surgical or percutaneous closure of an Eustachian valve to interatrial septum...
May 2017: Indian Heart Journal
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