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Albert C Hergenroeder, Douglas S Moodie, Daniel J Penny, Constance M Wiemann, Blanca Sanchez-Fournier, Lauren K Moore, Jane Head
OBJECTIVE: To describe changes in functional status between the last pediatric and first adult congenital heart disease (CHD) clinic visits in patients with moderate to severe CHD after implementing a healthcare transition (HCT) planning program. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental design. Patients were followed prospectively following the implementation of the intervention; Control patients transitioned from the Pediatric CHD Clinic into Adult CHD Clinic before the intervention...
March 15, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
Saurabh Rajpal, Laith Alshawabkeh, Nureddin Almaddah, Caroline M Joyce, Keri Shafer, Michelle Gurvitz, Sushrut S Waikar, Finnian R Mc Causland, Michael J Landzberg, Alexander R Opotowsky
Importance: Albuminuria is associated with adverse outcomes in diverse groups of patients, but the importance of albuminuria in the emerging population of increasingly complex adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) remains unknown. Objective: To assess the prevalence, risk factors, and prognostic implications of albuminuria in ACHD. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective study assessed a cohort of ambulatory patients aged 18 years and older who were examined at an ACHD referral center and enrolled in the Boston ACHD Biobank between May 17, 2012, to August 5, 2016...
March 14, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
Jim T Vehmeijer, Barbara Jm Mulder, Joris R de Groot
Sudden cardiac death (SCD), mainly caused by ventricular arrhythmias, is one of the leading causes of mortality in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) may prevent SCD, but risk stratification remains challenging. In this review, we will address the current guideline recommendations for ICD implantation in ACHD patients, as well as review a recent study in which the discriminative ability for SCD of these guidelines is evaluated. In this study, the guideline recommendations were applied to patients who died of SCD and living controls...
March 13, 2018: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Mark Dennis, Irina Kotchetkova, Rachael Cordina, David S Celermajer
BACKGROUND: The atrial switch operation for transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA) (Mustard or Senning Procedure) provides excellent short-term survival. Significant long-term concerns exist for these patients, however, including the ability of the right ventricle to maintain systemic perfusion and the risk of arrhythmia. We seek to describe long-term mortality and morbidity of this group of adult patients. METHODS: Consecutive patients who had undergone an atrial switch procedure, who were aged over 16 years and who were followed up at our tertiary level adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) service in Sydney, Australia since 2000 were included...
October 31, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Vivan J M Baggen, Annemien E van den Bosch, Roland R van Kimmenade, Jannet A Eindhoven, Maarten Witsenburg, Judith A A E Cuypers, Frank W G Leebeek, Eric Boersma, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink
BACKGROUND: Red cell distribution width (RDW) is a standard component of the automated blood count, and is of prognostic value in heart failure and coronary heart disease. We investigated the association between RDW and cardiovascular events in patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). METHODS AND RESULTS: In this prospective cohort study, 602 consecutive patients with ACHD who routinely visited the outpatient clinic were enrolled between 2011 and 2013...
March 2, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
H Yang, J F Heidendael, J R de Groot, T C Konings, G Veen, A P J van Dijk, F J Meijboom, G Tj Sieswerda, M C Post, M M Winter, B J M Mulder, B J Bouma
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines on oral anticoagulation (OAC) in adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) and atrial arrhythmias (AA) consist of heterogeneous and divergent recommendations with limited level of evidence, possibly leading to diverse OAC management and different outcomes. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate real-world implementation and outcome of three guidelines on OAC management in ACHD patients with AA. METHODS: The ESC GUCH 2010, PACES/HRS 2014 and ESC atrial fibrillation (AF) 2016 guidelines were assessed for implementation...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Roosevelt Bryant, David Morales
Transplantation for adult patients with congenital heart disease (ACHD) is a growing clinical endeavor in the transplant community. Understanding the results and defining potential high-risk patient subsets will allow optimization of patient outcomes. This review summarizes the scope of ACHD transplantation, the mechanisms of late ventricular dysfunction, the ACHD population at risk of developing heart failure, the indications and potential contraindications for transplant, surgical considerations, and post-transplant outcomes...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chien-Jung Lin, Eric Novak, Michael W Rich, Joseph J Billadello
BACKGROUND: Adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) have traditionally been viewed as an underinsured population. Whether this is true in the Affordable Care Act era is unknown. We determined insurance patterns in ACHD patients compared to the non-ACHD cardiology population in a contemporary cohort. METHODS: All cardiology outpatient visits between July 2016 and February 2017 to a large referral center in the United States were reviewed. The primary payer was categorized as health maintenance organization (HMO), preferred provider organization (PPO), Medicare, Medicaid, self-pay, or other...
February 26, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
Mei-Hwan Wu, Chun-Wei Lu, Hui-Chi Chen, Feng-Yu Kao, San-Kuei Huang
BACKGROUND: The adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) population will grow with medical advances, but data are limited. We investigated the epidemiological profile of ACHD in Taiwan, a country with a congenital heart disease program since 1955, population of 23 million, and easily accessible high-standard medical care. METHODS AND RESULTS: ACHD patients, born after 1954, were identified from the nationwide database 2000-2014. The ACHD prevalence in the population aged 18 to 59 was 140...
February 8, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Ahmed Kheiwa, Punag Divanji, Vaikom S Mahadevan
Right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) dysfunction is a common hemodynamic challenge for adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD), including patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), truncus arteriosus (TA), and those who have undergone the Ross procedure for congenital aortic stenosis and the Rastelli repair for transposition of great vessels. Pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) has become one of the most common procedures performed for ACHD patients. Areas covered: Given the advances in transcatheter technology, we conducted a detailed review of the available studies addressing the indications for PVR, historical background, evolving technology, procedural aspects, and the future direction, with an emphasis on ACHD patients...
March 2018: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Jürgen Hörer, Emre Belli, Régine Roussin, Emanuel LeBret, Mohamed Ly, Jarrah Abdullah, Raffaella Marzullo, Martina Strbad, Julie Cleuziou, Jelena Pabst von Ohain, Rüdiger Lange
BACKGROUND: The Adult Congenital Heart Surgery (ACHS) score was derived from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database. The score was validated with data of 1,603 operations and reached a good predictive power. We sought to evaluate its predictive power on 1,654 operations performed in 2 European centers. METHODS: Data of all consecutive patients aged 18 years or more, who underwent surgery for congenital heart disease between 2004 and 2013 at Center 1 (n=830), and between 2005 and 2016 at Center 2 (n=824), were collected...
February 1, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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
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
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...
January 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
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
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...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
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
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
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
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
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