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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314442/-adult-congenital-heart-disease-medical-and-psychosocial-issues
#1
Magalie Ladouceur, Florence Pontnau, Laurence Iserin
The population of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) is continuously increasing with now a higher prevalence than that of the pediatric population. This concerns above all complex congenital heart diseases. Heart failure is the primary cause of death followed by arrhythmia, which is very common in ACHD. A specialized follow-up by dedicated centers is significantly associated with an improvement of survival of ACHD patients compared to non-expert follow-up. Extracardiac disorders (liver, kidney, respiratory) are frequent and require an accurate and specific management...
March 14, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302739/changing-landscape-of-congenital-heart-disease
#2
Berto J Bouma, Barbara J M Mulder
Congenital heart disease is the most frequently occurring congenital disorder affecting ≈0.8% of live births. Thanks to great efforts and technical improvements, including the development of cardiopulmonary bypass in the 1950s, large-scale repair in these patients became possible, with subsequent dramatic reduction in morbidity and mortality. The ongoing search for progress and the growing understanding of the cardiovascular system and its pathophysiology refined all aspects of care for these patients. As a consequence, survival further increased over the past decades, and a new group of patients, those who survived congenital heart disease into adulthood, emerged...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301887/geburtshilfe-die-peripartale-kardiomyopathie
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Manuel Lingner, Jürgen Majolk, Oliver Niederer
The peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is an idiopathic heart failure secondary to left-ventricular dysfunction occuring at the end of pregnancy or in the months after delivery. Other causes for heart failure must not exist. The current state of knowledge about PPCM, based on a mini-literature-review, will be presented. We will focus on peripartal anaesthesiologic management and the case of a patient with respiratory insufficiency and lung edema secondary to PPCM.
March 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294330/triple-branched-stent-graft-for-arch-repair-in-a-pregnant-woman-with-acute-debakey-type-i-aortic-dissection
#4
Qian Zhang, Xiaochun Ma, Zhengjun Wang, Chengwei Zou
A woman aged 36 years at 36 weeks of pregnancy sought medical attention at the Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University, Shandong, China, after experiencing acute chest pain. The patient was diagnosed with chronic hypertension, severe pre-eclampsia, acute aortic dissection, aortic regurgitation, and heart failure. Computed tomography examination demonstrated a DeBakey type I aortic dissection that involved the origin of the innominate artery, the left common carotid artery, and the left subclavian artery...
March 12, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290894/-clinical-and-ultrasonographic-characteristics-of-women-with-gestational-hypertension
#5
N A Konyshko, T E Morosova
We studied clinical and ultrasonographic parameters in pregnant women - 183 with and 152 without gestational arterial hypertension (GAP). Characteristics of women with GAP were as follows: age 16-45 years, mean age 27.9+/-4.7 years, disease duration 8.8+/-4.0 weeks, mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure at initial examination 150.2+/-4.8 and 93.1+/-6 mm Hg, respectively. Results of this study allowed us to make the following conclusions. Social, historical, constitutional parameters can contribute to the development of hypertension during pregnancy...
October 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274006/twin-reversed-arterial-perfusion-to-treat-or-not
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Sunita Dubey, Meesha Verma, Poonam Goel, Rps Punia
Acardiac twinning or Twin Reverse Arterial Perfusion (TRAP)-sequence is a rare complication of monochorionic twin pregnancy. Whether to start elective or therapeutic treatment in TRAP-sequence is still controversial. In the present case, acardiac twin was not diagnosed till her delivery at 39 weeks. A healthy baby weighing 2.45 kg was delivered along with another amorphous mass (acardiac twin) of about 150 g which was attached to the placenta with a short and separate cord. As outcome of normal twin vary according to the growth of acardiac twin, frequent follow-up of the normal twin is required to look for the features of heart failure...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272076/hypopituitarism-presenting-as-congestive-heart-failure
#7
S Giri, P Bansal, S Malik, R Bansal
Sheehan's syndrome (SS) develops as a result of ischemic pituitary necrosis due to severe postpartum hemorrhage and is characterized by various degrees of hypopituitarism. Although the occurrence of SS is now rare, it should still be considered in any woman with a history of peripartum hemorrhage who develops manifestations of pituitary hormone deficiency any time following the event. Appropriate hormone replacement therapy results in marked clinical improvement. We present an unusual case of SS in a young lady who continued to have normal menstruation after the index event, had two spontaneous pregnancies, and was diagnosed only 11 years later when she presented to us with acute heart failure...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256509/customized-laboratory-tlr4-and-tlr2-detection-method-from-peripheral-human-blood-for-early-detection-of-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
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A L Pop-Moldovan, N-M Trofenciuc, D A Dărăbanţiu, C Precup, H Branea, R Christodorescu, M Puşchiţă
Cancer treatments can have significant cardiovascular adverse effects that can cause cardiomyopathy and heart failure with reduced survival benefit and considerable decrease in the use of antineoplastic therapy. The purpose of this study is to assess the role of TLR2 and TLR4 gene expression as an early marker for the risk of doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy in correlation with early diastolic dysfunction in patients treated with doxorubicin. Our study included 25 consecutive patients who received treatment with doxorubicin for hematological malignancies (leukemia, lymphomas or multiple myeloma), aged 18-65 years, with a survival probability>6 months and with left ventricular ejection fraction>50%...
March 3, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247443/acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-treated-with-iv-beta-lactam-beta-lactamase-inhibitor-combinations
#9
W Cliff Rutter, David S Burgess
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Increased acute kidney injury (AKI) incidence has been reported in patients receiving piperacillin-tazobactam (PTZ) therapy compared to other beta-lactams. This study sought to determine if the addition of beta-lactamase inhibitors impact AKI incidence by comparing patients treated with PTZ or ampicillin-sulbactam (SAM). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Large academic tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS: Overall, 2,448 patients received PTZ (n=1,836) or SAM (n=612) for at least 48 hours between September 1, 2007 and September 30, 2015...
March 1, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246204/science-signaling-podcast-for-28-february-2017-balancing-autophagy-in-the-stressed-heart
#10
Saumya Das, Annalisa M VanHook
This Podcast features an interview with Saumya Das, senior author of a Research Article that appears in the 28 February 2017 issue of Science Signaling, about a protein that inhibits pathological cardiac hypertrophy in mice. Temporary increases in cardiac workload, such as those caused by exercise or pregnancy, induce physiological cardiac hypertrophy, a beneficial type of heart enlargement that is adaptive. However, a sustained increase in workload due to metabolic stress or uncontrolled high blood pressure induces pathological cardiac hypertrophy, which can contribute to heart failure...
February 28, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238509/preconception-counseling-predicting-risk-and-outcomes-in-women-with-mwho-3-and-4-heart-disease
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Matthew Cauldwell, Sarah Ghonim, Anselm Uebing, Lorna Swan, Philip J Steer, Michael Gatzoulis, Mark R Johnson
OBJECTIVE: All women with CHD, especially those with more severe disease, should be offered preconception counseling (PCC), to discuss the risk of complications and to plan a future pregnancy. Several scoring system have been devised to estimate the risk of adverse events in pregnancies complicated by maternal heart disease (HD) and while comparisons have been made across the whole population, none have focused on the high-risk population. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study that included women classed as modified WHO (mWHO) 3 and 4 who had a pregnancy from at least 20weeks gestation between 1994 and 2015 managed within our institution...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228456/preeclampsia-and-future-cardiovascular-health-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pensée Wu, Randula Haththotuwa, Chun Shing Kwok, Aswin Babu, Rafail A Kotronias, Claire Rushton, Azfar Zaman, Anthony A Fryer, Umesh Kadam, Carolyn A Chew-Graham, Mamas A Mamas
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific disorder resulting in hypertension and multiorgan dysfunction. There is growing evidence that these effects persist after pregnancy. We aimed to systematically evaluate and quantify the evidence on the relationship between preeclampsia and the future risk of cardiovascular diseases. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied the future risk of heart failure, coronary heart disease, composite cardiovascular disease, death because of coronary heart or cardiovascular disease, stroke, and stroke death after preeclampsia...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221677/cardiovascular-disease-in-relation-to-placental-abruption-a%C3%A2-population-based-cohort-study-from-denmark
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Cande V Ananth, Anne Vinkel Hansen, Michelle A Williams, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular (CVD) complications stemming from vascular dysfunction have been widely explored in the setting of preeclampsia. However, the impact of abruption, a strong indicator of microvascular disturbance, on the risk of CVD mortality and morbidity remains poorly characterised. METHODS: We designed a cohort analysis of 828 289 women who delivered singletons in Denmark between 1978 and 2010. We linked the National Patient Registry and the Registry of Causes of Death to the Danish Birth Registry to ascertain CVD events...
February 21, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195256/two-cases-of-sudden-death-due-to-pulmonary-tumor-thrombotic-microangiopathy-caused-by-occult-gastric-carcinoma
#14
M Ben Khelil, Y Chkirbene, H Azzouz, S Haouet, M Hamdoun
We present two cases of occult gastric carcinoma associated to a large pulmonary tumors thrombosis microangiopathy (PTTM). The first case is a 28 years-old man. He was dead due to a respiratory failure. Autopsy showed a whitish indurated mass invading the stomach wall. Histological findings showed a primary "signet ring" gastric adenocarcinoma with pulmonary carcinomatosis and multiple PTTM and a heart metastasis. The second case is a 24 years-old pregnant woman. The main symptoms were nausea and stomach discomfort and they were seen as pregnancy signs...
December 2016: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151819/epidemiology-of-cardiac-arrest-during-hospitalization-for-delivery-in-canada-a-nationwide-study
#15
Mrinalini Balki, Shiliang Liu, Juan Andrés León, Leyla Baghirzada
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrest in pregnancy is a rare and devastating condition with high mortality and morbidity. The objective of this study was to generate information about maternal cardiac arrest in Canada by examining the frequency, temporal incidence, associated conditions, potential etiologies, and survival rates. METHODS: This retrospective population-based study used hospitalization data from the discharge abstract database of the Canadian Institute for Health Information relating to obstetric deliveries in Canada from April 1, 2002, to March 31, 2015...
March 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108636/serelaxin-treatment-promotes-adaptive-hypertrophy-but-does-not-prevent-heart-failure-in-experimental-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
#16
Justus Nonhoff, Melanie Ricke-Hoch, Mirco Mueller, Britta Stapel, Tobias Pfeffer, Martina Kasten, Michaela Scherr, Constantin von Kaisenberg, Johann Bauersachs, Arash Haghikia, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner
AIMS: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a systolic left ventricular dysfunction developing in the peripartum phase in previously healthy women. Relaxin-2 is a pregnancy hormone with potential beneficial effects in heart failure patients. We evaluated Relaxin-2 as a potential diagnostic marker and/or a therapeutic agent in PPCM. METHODS AND RESULTS: In healthy peripartum women, serum Relaxin-2 levels (measured by ELISA in the second half of pregnancy) were elevated showing a decreasing trend in the first postpartum week and returned to non-pregnant levels thereafter...
January 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099637/factors-associated-with-maternal-death-in-an-intensive-care-unit
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Suzanne Vieira Saintrain, Juliana Gomes Ramalho de Oliveira, Maria Vieira de Lima Saintrain, Zenilda Vieira Bruno, Juliana Lima Nogueira Borges, Elizabeth De Francesco Daher, Geraldo Bezerra da Silva
Objective: To identify factors associated with maternal death in patients admitted to an intensive care unit. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a maternal intensive care unit. All medical records of patients admitted from January 2012 to December 2014 were reviewed. Pregnant and puerperal women were included; those with diagnoses of hydatidiform mole, ectopic pregnancy, or anembryonic pregnancy were excluded, as were patients admitted for non-obstetrical reasons...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074806/an-unusual-cause-of-postpartum-heart-failure
#18
Ibrahim Khaddash, Amer Hawatmeh, Zaid Altheeb, Aiman Hamdan, Fayez Shamoon
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a weakness of the heart muscle. It is an idiopathic cardiomyopathy that presents with heart failure secondary to left ventricular systolic dysfunction toward the end of pregnancy or in the months after delivery, in the absence of any other cause of heart failure. It is a rare condition that can carry mild or severe symptoms.
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069474/heart-failure-in-late-pregnancy-and-postpartum-incidence-and-long-term-mortality-in-sweden-from-1997-to-2010
#19
Anders Barasa, Annika Rosengren, Tatiana Zverkova Sandström, Lars Ladfors, Maria Schaufelberger
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) in late pregnancy and postpartum (HFPP), of which peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) constitutes the larger part, is still a rare occurrence in Sweden. Population-based data are scarce. Our aim was to characterize HFPP and determine the incidence and mortality in a Swedish cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: Through merging data from the National Inpatient, Cause of Death, and Medical Birth Registries, we identified ICD-10 codes for HF and cardiomyopathy within 3 months before delivery to 6 months postpartum...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068787/ventricular-endomyocardial-fibrosis-in-a-pregnant-female-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
#20
Zahra Mirfeizi, Bahram Memar, Hoorak PourZand, Mohammad Hadi Molseghi, Arash Rezaei Shahmirzadi, Nafiseh Abdolahi
A 32-year-old pregnant woman, diagnosed with Behçet's disease 6 months earlier, presented with recent mild hemoptysis and exertional dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography showed an enlarged dysfunctional right ventricle. A large hypoechoic triangular-shaped mass was seen attached to the inner right ventricular wall, filling the cavity. No change in the size of the mass was noted after anticoagulant administration, and right heart failure progressed. Surgery was performed to remove the mass and repair the tricuspid valve...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
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