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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774394/longitudinal-health-care-cost-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-palliation
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Jesse E Hansen, Nicolas L Madsen, Laurie Bishop, David L S Morales, Jeffrey B Anderson
Management of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is resource intensive. Heath care systems are pressured to provide value to patients by improving outcomes while decreasing costs. A single-center retrospective cohort of infants with HLHS who underwent Norwood procedure or hybrid Norwood from 2004 to 2014 and survived to first outpatient follow up were studied. The primary outcome was total cost through 12 months with a sub-analysis of patients with 60 months of data. Costs were calculated using internal cost accounting system and reported by cost center...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770292/innovative-interventional-catheterization-techniques-for-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Jeffrey D Zampi, Wendy Whiteside
Since 1929, when the first cardiac catheterization was safely performed in a human by Dr. Werner Forssmann (on himself), there has been a rapid progression of cardiac catheterization techniques and technologies. Today, these advances allow us to treat a wide variety of patients with congenital heart disease using minimally invasive techniques; from fetus to infants to adults, and from simple to complex congenital cardiac lesions. In this article, we will explore some of the exciting advances in cardiac catheterization for the treatment of congenital heart disease, including transcatheter valve implantation, hybrid procedures, biodegradable technologies, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided catheterization...
April 2018: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768335/igg4-related-disease-of-pulmonary-artery-causing-pulmonary-hypertension
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Hui Deng, Sheng Zhao, Yunlong Yue, Yong Liu, Yali Xu, Jin Qian, Xiaorong Ma, Peiliang Gao, Xiaoyan Yao, Xin Jiang, Xiqi Xu, Zhicheng Jing, Yong Wang, Lei Pan, Xinying Xue
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is recognized as an immune-mediated condition with pathology features of lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate, storiform fibrosis, and obliterative phlebitis, accompanied with or without elevated serum IgG4 concentrations. However, few of pulmonary artery IgG4-RD causing pulmonary hypertension (PH) was reported.The medical records of 3 patients with pulmonary artery IgG4-RD inducing PH were analyzed retrospectively.Imaging findings demonstrated that the lesions of 3 patients located in pulmonary artery, which were initially diagnosed as pulmonary thrombus or malignant tumor...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764590/-characteristics-of-ventricular-function-in-pulmonary-hypertension-patients-with-different-shape-of-interventricular-septum-preliminary-study-with-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#4
Dan Wang, Zhang Zhang, Fan Yang, Le Zhang, Zhenwen Yang, Wen Ren, Tielian Yu, Dong Li
BACKGROUND: To study the characteristics of ventricular function in Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Patients with different shape of Interventricular Septum (IVS) by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). METHODS: 36 PH patients diagnosed by right heart catheterization accepted CMR. According to the morphology of IVS, the patients were divided into two groups: the non-deformation group (10 patients) and the deformation group (26 patients). The ventricular function parameters were as follows: RV and LV end-diastolic volume index (EDVI), end-systolic volume index (ESVI), stroke volume index (SVI), cardiac index (CI), ejection fraction (EF), and myocardial mass index (MMI)...
May 20, 2018: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763366/right-ventricle-performances-with-echocardiography-and-99m-tc-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-patients
#5
Jie Liu, Lei Fei, Guang-Qing Huang, Xiao-Ke Shang, Mei Liu, Zhi-Jun Pei, Yong-Xue Zhang
Right heart catheterization is commonly used to measure right ventricle hemodynamic parameters and is the gold standard for pulmonary arterial hypertension diagnosis; however, it is not suitable for patients' long-term follow-up. Non-invasive echocardiography and nuclear medicine have been applied to measure right ventricle anatomy and function, but the guidelines for the usefulness of clinical parameters remain to be established. The goal of this study is to identify reliable clinical parameters of right ventricle function in pulmonary arterial hypertension patients and analyze the relationship of these clinical parameters with the disease severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension...
May 2018: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762234/quality-and-safety-in-health-care-part-xli-the-impact-registry
#6
Jay A Harolds
The IMPACT Registry is a repository of information for heart catheterizations for congenital heart disease regardless of age and also the catheterizations for acquired heart disease in children. The registry collects information on outcomes, provides quality improvement opportunities for participants, provides reports to participants comparing their results with national results, compares the volume of catheter work done at an institution with the frequency of adverse events, and provides information that may be helpful in evaluating the use of medical devices and treatment options...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761570/radical-pericardiectomy-for-chronic-constrictive-pericarditis
#7
Shahab Nozohoor, Maria Johansson, Bansi Koul, Doris Cunha-Goncalves
BACKGROUND: We studied the impact of radical pericardiectomy on early and long-term patient survival, postoperative New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class, and left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with chronic constrictive pericarditis compared to a sub-total pericardiectomy. METHODS: From 1991 to 2016, 41 patients underwent pericardiectomy for chronic constrictive pericarditis. Sub-total pericardiectomy was performed in 17 (41%) and radical pericardiectomy in 24 (59%) patients...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761362/pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-left-heart-disease-diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-ct-in-chronic-systolic-heart-failure
#8
Geoffrey C Colin, Bernhard L Gerber, Christophe de Meester de Ravenstein, David Byl, Anna Dietz, Michele Kamga, Agnes Pasquet, David Vancraeynest, Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde, Anne-Marie D'Hondt, Benoit Ghaye, Anne-Catherine Pouleur
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the ability of chest computed tomography (CT) to predict pulmonary hypertension (PH) and outcome in chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). METHODS: We reviewed 119 consecutive patients with HFrEF by CT, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and right heart catheterization (RHC). CT-derived pulmonary artery (PA) diameter and PA to ascending aorta diameter ratio (PA:A ratio), left atrial, right atrial, right ventricular (RV) and left ventricular volumes were correlated with RHC mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) ...
May 14, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759779/16-years-of-cardiac-resynchronization-pacing-among-congenital-heart-disease-patients-direct-contractility-dp-dt-max-screening-when-the-guidelines-do-not-apply
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Peter P Karpawich, Neha Bansal, Sharmeen Samuel, Yamuna Sanil, Kathleen Zelin
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to use direct cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)-paced contractility (dP/dt-max) response as a pre-implantation evaluation among patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) and follow clinical parameters and contractility indexes after CRT implantation. BACKGROUND: Patients with CHD often develop early heart failure with few therapeutic options, leading to heart transplantation (HT). Unfortunately, guidelines for CRT do not apply, and function evaluations by cardiac ultrasound are often inaccurate among CHD anatomies...
August 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756230/the-relationship-between-pulmonary-artery-wedge-pressure-and-pulmonary-blood-volume-derived-from-contrast-echocardiography-a-proof-of-concept-study
#10
Ken Monahan, Daniel Lenihan, Evan L Brittain, Linda Saliba, Robert N Piana, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Gregory T Armstrong
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary transit time (PTT) obtained from contrast echocardiography is a marker of global cardiopulmonary function. Pulmonary blood volume (PBV), derived from PTT, may be a noninvasive surrogate for left-sided filling pressures, such as pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP). We sought to assess the relationship between PBV obtained from contrast echocardiography and PAWP. METHODS: Participants were adult survivors of childhood cancer that had contrast echocardiography performed nearly simultaneously with right-heart catheterization...
May 14, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754663/the-prognostic-value-of-the-relationship-between-right-atrial-and-pulmonary-capillary-wedge-pressure-in-diverse-cardiovascular-conditions
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Douglas Marshall Brinkley, Kalon K L Ho, Mark H Drazner, Robb D Kociol
BACKGROUND: Physical examination of jugular venous pressure is used to estimate right atrial (RA) pressure and infer left-sided filling pressure to assist volume management. Previous studies in advanced heart failure patients showed about 75% concordance between RA and pulmonary capillary wedge (PCW) pressures. We sought to determine the relationship between mean RA and mean PCW pressure and assess the clinical significance in a broad population of patients undergoing invasive right heart catheterization (RHC)...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752300/intramyocardial-angiogenetic-stem-cells-and-epicardial-erythropoietin-save-the-acute-ischemic-heart
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Christian Klopsch, Anna Skorska, Marion Ludwig, Heiko Lemcke, Gabriela Maass, Ralf Gaebel, Martin Beyer, Cornelia Lux, Anita Toelk, Karina Müller, Christian Maschmeier, Sarah Rohde, Petra Mela, Brigitte Müller-Hilke, Stefan Jockenhoevel, Brigitte Vollmar, Robert Jaster, Robert David, Gustav Steinhoff
Ischemic heart failure still displays the highest mortality. An early boost of intracardiac regenerative key mechanisms and angiogenetic niche signaling in cardiac mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) could improve myocardial infarction (MI) healing. Epicardial erythropoietin (EPO, 300U kg-1 ) was compared with intraperitoneal and intramyocardial EPO treatments after acute MI in rats (n=156). Real-time PCR and confocal microscopy revealed epicardial EPO treatment enhanced intracardiac regenerative key indicators (SDF-1, CXCR-4, CD34, Bcl-2, Cyclin D1, Cdc2, MMP2), induced TGF-β/WNT signaling in intramyocardial MSC niches through direct activation of AKT, upregulations of upstream signals FOS and Fzd7 and augmented intracardiac mesenchymal proliferation 24 hours after MI...
May 10, 2018: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748700/myocardial-stress-perfusion-mri-experience-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-patients-following-arterial-switch-operation-utilizing-regadenoson
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Cory V Noel, Ramkumar Krishnamurthy, Prakash Masand, Brady Moffett, Tobiash Schlingmann, Benjamin Y Cheong, Rajesh Krishnamurthy
Dextro-transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) is one of the most common cyanotic heart lesions. The arterial switch operation (ASO) is the preferred surgical palliation for D-TGA. One of the primary concerns following the ASO is complications arising from the coronary artery transfer. There is a need for myocardial perfusion assessment within ASO patients. There is no report on the utility of regadenoson as a stress agent in children following ASO. Our objective was to observe the safety and feasibility of regadenoson as a pharmacologic stressor for perfusion cardiac MR in a pilot cohort of pediatric and young-adult patients who have undergone ASO...
May 10, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746848/nitric-oxide-alterations-in-cardiovascular-system-of-rats-with-parkinsonism-induced-by-6-ohda-and-submitted-to-previous-exercise
#14
Lorena de Jager, Eric Diego Turossi Amorim, Bruno Fernando Cruz Lucchetti, Fernanda Novi Cortegoso Lopes, Carlos Cesar Crestani, Phileno Pinge-Filho, Marli Cardoso Martins-Pinge
Studies showed that physical exercise decreases the risk of developing Parkinson's disease (PD) as slowing its progression. During aerobic training, nitric oxide (NO) increases in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) of individuals with PD. However, no study has evaluated the effects of exercise on peripheral NO levels and its modulatory effects on cardiovascular dysfunctions of subjects with PD. Trained (T) or sedentary (S) animals underwent stereotactic surgery for bilateral 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) or vehicle microinfusion (Sham group)...
May 7, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745463/therapeutic-implications-of-a-combined-diagnostic-workup-including-endomyocardial-biopsy-in-an-all-comer-population-of-patients-with-heart-failure-a-retrospective-analysis
#15
Efthymios Sotiriou, Susanne Heiner, Thomas Jansen, Moritz Brandt, Kai Helge Schmidt, Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Tilman Emrich, Heinz-Peter Schultheiss, Eberhard Schulz, Thomas Münzel, Philip Wenzel
BACKGROUND: Aetiology of heart failure (HF) often remains obscure. We therefore evaluated the usefulness of a combined diagnostic approach including cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) and endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) to assess the cause of unexplained cardiomyopathy underlying HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively investigated 100 consecutive patients (36% women, mean age 53.6 ± 18.8 years) presenting with unexplained cardiomyopathy (HF with reduced ejection fraction or left ventricular hypertrophy; excluding ischaemic and valvular heart disease; left ventricular ejection fraction 31...
May 10, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744993/paroxysmal-complete-atrioventricular-block-in-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipients-following-cardiac-catheterization-a-case-series
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Defne A Magnetta, Brian Feingold, Lee B Beerman, Brian Blasiole, Gaurav Arora
Late-onset paroxysmal AVB has been described as a rare complication after HT and has been associated with AR or CAV. We describe 4 pediatric HT recipients who developed paroxysmal AVB hours after routine cardiac catheterization in the absence of AR, CAV, or underlying conduction system disease. Four pediatric HT recipients who were >1 year post-transplant had episodes of paroxysmal AVB hours after surveillance cardiac catheterization with EMB. Telemetry demonstrated high-grade block, ranging from 2:1 AVB to complete AVB without ventricular escape for several seconds...
May 10, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744658/catheter-mri-and-ct-imaging-in-newborns-with-pulmonary-atresia-with-ventricular-septal-defect-and-aortopulmonary-collaterals-quantifying-the-risks-of-radiation-dose-and-anaesthetic-time
#17
David F A Lloyd, Sebastian Goreczny, Conal Austin, Tarique Hussain, Shakeel A Qureshi, Eric Rosenthal, Thomas Krasemann
A comprehensive understanding of the native pulmonary blood supply is crucial in newborns with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and aortopulmonary collaterals (PA/VSD/MAPCA). We sought to describe the accuracy in terms of identifying native pulmonary arteries, radiation dose and anaesthetic time associated with multi-modality imaging in these patients, prior to their first therapeutic intervention. Furthermore, we wanted to evaluate the cumulative radiations dose and anaesthetic time over the study period...
May 9, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744657/transcatheter-intervention-of-coronary-obstructions-in-infants-children-and-young-adults
#18
Ryan Callahan, James E Lock, Pinak B Shah, Audrey C Marshall
This study assesses the characteristics of coronary obstructions that underwent transcatheter intervention in a pediatric catheterization laboratory, the procedural details, and patient outcomes. Acute cardiac failure due to coronary obstructions in children is rare. The role of catheter based intervention is largely unreported. Single center retrospective review between January 2000 and December 2016. Thirty-three patients (median age 2y/o [0-38], weighing 9.6 kg [2.2-91]) underwent 39 transcatheter interventions on 39 lesions, mainly left main coronary (16/39; 39%) and right coronary (9/39; 23%) arteries...
May 9, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740338/evaluation-of-a-novel-finite-element-model-of-active-contraction-in-the-heart
#19
Xiaoyan Zhang, Zhan-Qiu Liu, Kenneth S Campbell, Jonathan F Wenk
Finite element (FE) modeling is becoming a widely used approach for the investigation of global heart function. In the present study, a novel model of cellular-level systolic contraction, which includes both length- and velocity-dependence, was implemented into a 3D non-linear FE code. To validate this new FE implementation, an optimization procedure was used to determine the contractile parameters, associated with sarcomeric function, by comparing FE-predicted pressure and strain to experimental measures collected with magnetic resonance imaging and catheterization in the ventricles of five healthy rats...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739798/single-beat-estimation-of-right-ventricular-contractility-and-its-coupling-to-pulmonary-arterial-load-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
#20
Ryo Inuzuka, Steven Hsu, Ryan J Tedford, Hideaki Senzaki
BACKGROUND: An accurate assessment of intrinsic right ventricular (RV) contractility and its relation to pulmonary arterial load is essential for the management of pulmonary hypertension. The pressure-volume relationship with load manipulation is the gold standard assessment used for this purpose, but its clinical application has been hindered by the lack of a single-beat method that is valid for the human RV. In the present study, we sought to validate a novel single-beat method to estimate the preload recruitable stroke work (PRSW) and its derivative for ventriculoarterial coupling in the human RV...
May 8, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
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