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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327893/heart-failure-in-grown-up-congenital-heart-disease
#1
Alessia Faccini, Angelo Micheletti, Diana G Negura, Luca Giugno, Gianfranco Butera, Mario Carminati, Alessandro Giamberti, Massimo Chessa
The increasing survival in the adulthood of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) has changed the epidemiology of adult CHD (ACHD) patients and has led to an increment in hospitalization rates due to heart failure (HF). ACHD patients hospitalized for HF have a five-fold higher risk of death HF than those compensated. HF occurs predominantly in patients with tetralogy of Fallot, single ventricles, and after the Mustard operation for transposition of the great arteries. Diagnostic strategies applied in acquired HF patients are usually used to evaluate ACHD patients, but sometimes this can postpone the identification of HF that can become manifest with unusual and peculiar signs or symptoms...
January 10, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310808/frequency-and-consequences-of-influenza-vaccination-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#2
Idris Bare, Jennifer Crawford, Kendell Pon, Negeen Farida, Payam Dehghani
Immunization against influenza is a critical, but perhaps underappreciated prevention of morbidity and mortality in the cardiac population. The purpose of the present study is to examine influenza vaccination rates in adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD). A secondary purpose is to explore whether there is an association between demographic, medical, and behavioral variables and receipt of the influenza vaccination. Of the 183 consecutive ACHD patients who were contacted, 123 responded to our telephone survey...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277859/management-of-acute-heart-failure-in-adult-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
#3
REVIEW
Alexander Van De Bruaene, Lukas Meier, Walter Droogne, Pieter De Meester, Els Troost, Marc Gewillig, Werner Budts
Heart failure is an increasing reason for hospitalization and the leading cause of death in patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). Recently, the European Society of Cardiology and the American Heart Association published consensus documents on the management of chronic heart failure in ACHD patients. However, little data and/or guidelines are available for the management of (sub)acute heart failure. The ACHD population is heterogeneous by definition and often has complex underlying anatomy, which could pose a challenge to the physician confronted with the ACHD patient in (sub)acute heart failure...
December 25, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236965/management-errors-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-prevalence-sources-and-consequences
#4
Rachael Cordina, Subha Nasir Ahmad, Irina Kotchetkova, Gry Eveborn, Lynne Pressley, Julian Ayer, Richard Chard, David Tanous, Peter Robinson, Jens Kilian, John E Deanfield, David S Celermajer
Aims: Improved survival has resulted in increasing numbers and complexity of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD). International guidelines recommend specialized care but many patients are still not managed at dedicated ACHD centres. This study analysed referral sources and appropriateness of management for patients referred to our tertiary ACHD Centre over the past 3 years. Methods and results: We compared differences in care between patients referred from paediatric/ACHD-trained vs...
December 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198985/clinical-and-psychological-drivers-of-perceived-health-status-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#5
Jong Mi Ko, Kristen M Tecson, Vanessa Al Rashida, Sandeep Sodhi, Josh Saef, Mehwish Mufti, Kamila S White, Philip A Ludbrook, Ari M Cedars
The factors having the greatest impact on self-reported health status in adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) remain incompletely studied. We conducted a single-site, cross-sectional study of ACHD patients followed at the Center for ACHD at Washington University School of Medicine, including retrospectively gathered clinical data and psychometric and health status assessments completed at the time of enrollment. To identify primary drivers of perceived health status, we investigated the impact of the demographic, clinical, and psychological variables on self-reported health status as assessed using the Rand 36-Item Short Form Health Survey...
November 3, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198868/an-interagency-registry-for-mechanically-assisted-circulatory-support-intermacs-analysis-of-hospitalization-functional-status-and-mortality-after-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#6
Ari Cedars, Christina Vanderpluym, Devin Koehl, Ryan Cantor, Shelby Kutty, James K Kirklin
BACKGROUND: Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) prevalence is increasing worldwide, with advanced heart failure (HF) as a leading cause of death. Limited data are available on durable mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in ACHD patients. METHODS: ACHD patients from the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) database were identified and propensity matched with non-ACHD patients using risk factors from the INTERMACS Seventh Annual Report...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119450/surgical-treatment-for-adult-congenital-heart-disease-consideration-for-indications-and-procedures
#7
REVIEW
Kozo Matsuo, Masashi Kabasawa, Soichi Asano, Shigeru Tateno, Yasutaka Kawasoe, Yoshitomo Okajima, Naoki Hayashida, Hirokazu Murayama
The number of the adult patients with congenital heart diseases (ACHD) continues to grow owing to improvement of surgical results and medical management. Corrective surgery for complex CHD does not always mean complete cure. It is not rare that the patients will visit the cardiology institutes because of secondary lesions due to residua or sequela in adults. Some patients with CHD remain unrepairable with different degree of heart failure and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Association of arrhythmias is common in ACHD patients and sometimes critical...
November 8, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103857/phenotype-management-and-predictors-of-outcome-in-a-large-cohort-of-adult-congenital-heart-disease-patients-with-heart-failure
#8
Alexander Van De Bruaene, Edward J Hickey, Adrienne H Kovacs, Andrew M Crean, Rachel M Wald, Candice K Silversides, Andrew N Redington, Heather J Ross, Ana Carolina Alba, Filio Billia, Krishnakumar Nair, Lee Benson, Eric Horlick, Mark Osten, Jack Colman, Jane Heggie, Erwin N Oechslin, S Lucy Roche
OBJECTIVE: Although heart failure (HF) is the leading cause of premature death in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), little population-specific data exist. This study reports early experience from a dedicated, sub-specialty adult congenital heart disease-heart failure (ACHD-HF) clinic, aiming to identify risk factors for adverse outcome. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015, 126 patients (57% male) attended the ACHD-HF clinic. Baseline and follow-up data were analysed and compared across 4 anatomical/physiological subgroups: cyanotic ACHD, Fontan circulation (1V), biventricular circulation with a subaortic right ventricle (2V-RV) and biventricular circulation with a subaortic left ventricle (2V-LV)...
October 31, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103604/incidence-predictors-and-mortality-of-infective-endocarditis-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-without-prosthetic-valves
#9
MULTICENTER STUDY
Darren Mylotte, Dinela Rushani, Judith Therrien, Liming Guo, Aihua Liu, Kenneth Guo, Giuseppe Martucci, Andrew S Mackie, Jay S Kaufman, Ariane Marelli
Congenital heart disease (CHD) increases the risk of infective endocarditis (IE), though the lesion-specific risk and mortality are poorly defined. Using the population-based Quebec CHD database, we sought to describe the predictors of IE and to evaluate if IE was associated with mortality among adult CHD (ACHD) patients without prior valve replacement surgery. We extracted data on ACHD patients with IE and assessed the lesion-specific incidence of IE, risk factors for IE acquisition, and all-cause 1-year mortality...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066332/anticoagulation-for-thromboembolic-risk-reduction-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#10
REVIEW
Darryl Wan, Clara Tsui, Marla Kiess, Jasmine Grewal, Andrew D Krahn, Santabhanu Chakrabarti
Adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) represent one of the fastest expanding groups of patients in contemporary practice with unique and often complex management pathways. ACHD have a higher risk of thromboembolism not only from their complex physiology and anatomy but also from substrates such as valvular heart disease, atrial arrhythmias, cyanosis, and ventricular dysfunction, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Thromboembolic event rates in ACHD have been shown to be related to Congestive Heart Failure, Hypertension, Age (≥75 years), Diabetes, Stroke/Transient Ischemic Attack, Vascular Disease, Age (65-74 years), Sex (Female) (CHA2DS2-VASc) scores (0...
August 19, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970652/the-need-for-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-adults-undergoing-congenital-heart-surgery-impact-and-trends-of-utilization
#11
Salvatore Aiello, Rohit S Loomba, Connor Kriz, Matthew Buelow, Saurabh Aggarwal, Rohit R Arora
INTRODUCTION: Adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) represent a population with unique health-care needs. Many patients require cardiac surgery, with some requiring postoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). This study aimed to identify the risk factors for the need of postoperative ECMO and characterize the impact of ECMO on admission characteristics. METHODS: Data from the 2005-2012 iterations of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample were used. ACHD admissions over 18 years with a documented cardiac surgery were included...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970037/a-novel-method-for-evaluating-regional-rv-function-in-the-adult-congenital-heart-with-low-dose-ct-and-squeez-processing
#12
Francisco J Contijoch, Daniel W Groves, Zhennong Chen, Marcus Y Chen, Elliot R McVeigh
BACKGROUND: Measuring local RV function in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) with echocardiography or MRI is challenging because of the complex geometry and existing pacing devices. Visual assessment of ventricular function via low-dose cardiac CT has been recently performed. This pilot study assessed whether low-dose 4D cine CT combined with automatic measurement of regional shortening could quantify right-ventricular function in ACHD patients. METHODS: Seven patients with Tetralogy of Fallot either contraindicated for MRI or assessed for coronary artery disease and seven non-congenital patients were imaged with ECG-gated cardiac CT utilizing a 320-detector row scanner...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942870/impact-of-atrial-arrhythmias-on-outcome-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#13
H Yang, J M Kuijpers, J R de Groot, T C Konings, A van Dijk, G Tj Sieswerda, M C Post, B J M Mulder, B J Bouma
BACKGROUND: Adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) are affected by atrial arrhythmias (AA). To elucidate the impact of AA on prognosis, we aimed to determine the impact of AA on death, heart failure and stroke in ACHD patients in a prospective nationwide clinical registry. METHODS: All patients aged ≥18years included in the CONCOR registry per October 1st 2015 were analysed. Prior AA was defined as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter or unspecified AA before inclusion in CONCOR and new-onset AA as a first documented AA during follow-up...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942393/prognostic-value-of-galectin-3-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#14
Vivan J M Baggen, Annemien E van den Bosch, Jannet A Eindhoven, Myrthe E Menting, Maarten Witsenburg, Judith A A E Cuypers, Eric Boersma, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink
OBJECTIVE: Galectin-3 is an emerging biomarker for risk stratification in patients with heart failure. This study aims to investigate the release of galectin-3 and its association with cardiovascular events in patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, 602 consecutive patients with ACHD who routinely visited the outpatient clinic were enrolled between 2011 and 2013. Galectin-3 was measured in thaw serum by batch analysis...
September 23, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898966/employment-characteristics-of-a-complex-adult-congenital-heart-disease-cohort
#15
L Pickup, T Gaffey, P Clift, S Bowater, S Thorne, L Hudsmith
Background: Due to advances in surgical techniques and subsequent management, there have been remarkable improvements in the survival of patients with congenital heart disease. In particular, larger numbers of patients with complex disease are now living into adulthood and are entering the workforce. Aims: To establish the types of employment complex adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients are engaged in, based on the largest cohort of patients with a single-ventricle circulation in the UK...
August 1, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886927/suitability-of-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy-in-patients-with-fontan-circulation-and-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
#16
P Demetriades, A Bell, C Gubran, H Marshall, J de Bono, L Hudsmith
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) is a well-recognised treatment in systolic heart failure. There is limited evidence in congenital patients with univentricular hearts or systemic right ventricles. In 2014 PACES/HRS published a consensus statement recommending CRT if ventricular ejection fraction (EF)≤35%, QRS duration≥150ms (with RBBB in systemic RV), NYHA II-IV and ventricular dilatation. The incidence of patients meeting these criteria in whom CRT is possible is not known...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874287/can-we-do-more-to-risk-stratify-and-improve-survival-in-achd
#17
EDITORIAL
Timothy J Roberts, Michael A Gatzoulis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874283/mortality-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#18
Pavithra Naidu, Leeanne Grigg, Dominica Zentner
AIM: Retrospective ascertainment of the causes of mortality in the adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) cohort of the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH). METHODS: Deceased patients (n=73) of the 2519 ACHD patients in the Royal Melbourne Hospital registry (commenced in 1991) were identified. Retrospective analysis was undertaken. Age, gender of deceased individuals, and frequency and cause of death in different congenital diagnosis groups was explored. RESULTS: Between 1991 and 2015, death occurred in 3...
October 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873334/pregnancy-outcome-in-women-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-single-center-experience
#19
Despina Ntiloudi, Thomas Zegkos, Maria Anna Bazmpani, Despoina Parcharidou, Theofilos Panagiotidis, Stavros Hadjimiltiades, Haralambos Karvounis, George Giannakoulas
BACKGROUND: Pregnancies in patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) are often complicated. We aimed to highlight the nature and the rate of these complications in a single center patient population. METHODS: We studied retrospectively all the pregnancies of women who presented on an outpatient basis and all pregnancies were reviewed for maternal and fetal outcomes. RESULTS: Of 117 pregnancies from 52 ACHD patients (age at pregnancy 28...
September 2, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867175/thrombo-hemorrhagic-liability-in-children-with-congenital-heart-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Shebl Said Shebl, Walid Ahmed Naguib El-Shehaby, Amira Hamed Darwish, Yasmin Shebl Said, Nabeh Helal Elfadaly, Eman Amer
BACKGROUND: The precise mechanisms of the increased incidence of hemostatic abnormalities in congenital heart disease (CHD) have not been determined. The aim of the study was to evaluate some indicators of activation of platelets and vascular endothelial cells in patients with CHD, evaluation of bleeding liability of these patients, and correlation with the clinical presentation of these patients. METHODS: This work was carried out on 20 patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCHD), 20 patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease (ACHD), and 20 healthy children who served as the control group, aged between 1 and 10years...
August 26, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
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