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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438064/utility-of-fetal-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-assess-fetuses-with-right-aortic-arch-and-right-ductus-arteriosus
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Su-Zhen Dong, Zhu Ming
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of fetal cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose right aortic arch with right ductus arteriosus. METHODS: This retrospective study included six fetuses with right aortic arch and right ductus arteriosus. The six fetal cases were examined using a 1.5-T magnetic resonance unit. The steady-state free precession (SSFP) and single-shot turbo spin echo (SSTSE) sequences were used to evaluate the fetal heart and airway. The gestational age of the six fetuses ranged from 22 to 35 weeks (mean, 26...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435681/a-hol-e-y-predicament
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Shaiva Ginoya Meka, Daniel Shelden, Amy Mertens, Paul Christensen, Meet Patel
Endocardial cushion defects are congenital abnormalities that result in valvular dysfunction as well as defects (or "holes") in the septa of the heart. They are typically diagnosed in early infancy; presentation late in life is rare. We present the case of a 72-year-old female admitted to the hospital with dyspnoea and palpitations. She was found to have multifocal atrial tachycardia. She suffered cardiac arrest associated with refractory hypoxaemia that required mechanical ventilation and vasodilator therapy with inhaled nitric oxide...
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424763/airway-problems-in-neonates-a-review-of-the-current-investigation-and-management-strategies
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REVIEW
Quen Mok
Airway problems in the neonatal population are often life threatening and raise challenging issues in diagnosis and management. The airway problems can result from congenital or acquired lesions and can be broadly classified into those causing obstruction or those due to an abnormal "communication" in the airway. Many different investigations are now available to identify the diagnosis and quantify the severity of the problem, and these tests can be simple or invasive. Bronchography and bronchoscopy are essential to determine the extent and severity of the airway problem and to plan treatment strategy...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424443/case-report-of-a-rarely-seen-long-segment-middle-aortic-syndrome
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Kahraman Yakut, İlkay Erdoğan
Middle aortic syndrome (MAS) follows a course with distal thoracic and abdominal aorta stenosis. It is a rare disease that is usually diagnosed after the first decade of life. Clinical reflection of MAS is often in the form of hypertension and claudication in the lower extremities. Its etiology is unclear, but is known to be associated with congenital or acquired diseases. This pathology, which is accompanied by malignant hypertension, often does not respond to medical treatment. In patients with MAS, surgical treatment is first line recommendation to prevent complications such as hypertension, heart failure, intracranial bleeding, or aortic rupture...
March 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414671/three-s-a-crowd-an-extremely-rare-case-of-cor-triatriatum-dexter
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A Elagizi, R Marvin, G O'Bryan, V Vyas, L Arcement
INTRODUCTION: Cor triatriatum is a congenital cardiac anomaly in which the left (sinister) or right (dexter) atrium is divided into two compartments by residual embryonic tissue, resulting in a tri-atrial heart. As cor triatriatum dextrum can present clinically in various ways and have multiple associated cardiac anomalies, this report attempts to contribute to what is known about this exceedingly rare disorder. CASE: A 40 year old Hispanic man with a medical history of gastritis presented with complaints of palpitations, dizziness and bilateral lower extremity edema...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412669/measurement-of-frontal-lobe-volume-and-thalamic-volume-in-fetuses-with-congenital-heart-disease-at-different-gestational-weeks-using-three-dimensional-ultra-sonography-and-its-clinical-value
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Zhu Li-Fei, Liu Hong-Xiong, H E Ying
Our study aimed to investigate the measurement of frontal lobe volume and thalamic volume in fetuses with congenital heart disease (CHD) at different gestational weeks using three dimensional (3-D) ultrasonography and its clinical value. Then, 238 pregnant women who received obstetric ultrasonography in ultrasound department of Internal Medicine of our hospital were enrolled between March 2013 to April 2014. In this study, 85 fetuses were diagnosed to develop CHD by prenatal fetal echocardiography, and the other 153 fetuses were normal...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404481/clinical-utility-and-diagnostic-accuracy-of-palm-held-mini-sized-ultrasonocardiographic-scanner-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Mao-Hung Lo, Chien-Fu Huang, I-Chun Lin, Ying-Jui Lin, Hsuan-Chang Kuo, Kai-Sheng Hsieh
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To investigate whether a palm-held ultrasonocardiographic scanner would be useful for screening and follow-up in congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the echocardiographic images from June 1, 2014 to November 1, 2014. All patients underwent two ultrasonographic examinations including palm-held scanner examination and standard echocardiography. To compare the quality of the two instruments, we developed a diagnostic scoring system ranging from 1 point to 10 points, with 10 points indicating the best quality...
April 9, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403058/multiorgan-involvement-confounding-the-diagnosis-of-bartonella-henselae-infective-endocarditis-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Christopher P Ouellette, Sarita Joshi, Karen Texter, Preeti Jaggi
Two children with congenital heart disease status post surgical correction presented with prolonged constitutional symptoms, hepatosplenomegaly and pancytopenia. Concern for malignancy prompted bone marrow biopsies that were without evidence thereof. In case 1, echocardiography identified a multilobulated vegetation on the conduit valve. In case 2, transthoracic, transesophageal and intracardiac echocardiography were performed and were without evidence of cardiac vegetations; however, pulmonic emboli raised concern for infective endocarditis...
May 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400925/children-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-should-they-actually-be-born-in-nigeria
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Barakat Adeola Animasahun, Akpoembele Deborah Madise-Wobo, Henry Olusegun Gbelee, Samuel Ilenre Omokhodion
AIM: To describe the clinical and echocardiographic features of Nigerian children with transposition of the great arteries and emphasize the need for collaboration with cardiac centres in the developed countries to be able to salvage the children. METHODS: Prospective and cross sectional involving consecutive patients diagnosed with transposition of the great arteries using clinical evaluation and echocardiography at the Paediatric Department of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Lagos Nigeria as part of a large study between January 2007 and December 2015...
March 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393794/partial-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-return-scimitar-vein
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Timothy Heinke, Scott R Stewart, Toby Steinberg, William R Hand, James H Abernathy
Scimitar syndrome is a rare association of congenital cardiopulmonary anomalies characterized by partial anomalous pulmonary venous return, in which an abnormal right pulmonary vein drains into the inferior vena cava. This case exemplifies the role of transesophageal echocardiography in perioperative management and surgical decision-making.
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393388/prenatal-diagnosis-of-aortopulmonary-window-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Fuanglada Tongprasert, Rekwan Sittiwangkul, Phudit Jatavan, Theera Tongsong
Aortopulmonary window (APW) is a rare congenital heart defect, characterized by a connection between the ascending aorta and the pulmonary trunk before bifurcation. Prenatal diagnosis of APW is essential, as a surgical correction early after birth is required in most cases to prevent congestive heart failure secondary to high pulmonary blood flow. We report a series of three cases of APW that were detected by prenatal echocardiography. The key feature of diagnosis is demonstration of connection between the pulmonary artery and the aorta above the level of the two semilunar valves...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389079/safety-and-tolerability-of-subcutaneous-treprostinil-in-newborns-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-and-life-threatening-pulmonary-hypertension
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E Carpentier, S Mur, E Aubry, L Pognon, T Rakza, F Flamein, D Sharma, P Tourneux, L Storme
BACKGROUND: Prolonged pulmonary hypertension (PH) is highly predictive for pulmonary morbidity and death in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). OBJECTIVES: To report the effects and tolerability of subcutaneous treprostinil in newborns with severe CDH and late life-threatening PH. METHODS: We recorded clinical and echocardiography data before and after starting subcutaneous treprostinil, on patients with severe CDH and late PH, refractory to inhaled nitric oxide and oral sildenafil...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386957/hypoplasia-of-the-posterior-mitral-leaflet-a-rare-cause-of-mitral-regurgitation-in-adulthood
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Daniela Bacich, Gabriele Braggion, Giuseppe Faggian
Hypoplasia of the posterior mitral valve leaflet (PMVL) is a rare congenital heart disease, usually presenting in infancy and childhood with severe mitral regurgitation, either in isolation or associated with other cardiac lesions. We report a case of a 69-year-old woman with recent-onset exertional dyspnea and severe mitral regurgitation. Two- and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography showed severe hypoplasia of the PMVL, confirmed by surgical inspection.
April 7, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381282/coronary-sinus-aneurysm-associated-with-multiple-venous-anomalies
#14
Guang Song, Ming Du, Weidong Ren, Ke Zhou, Lu Sun
BACKGROUND: Congenital anomalies of the venous system are rare, involve the inferior vena cava (IVC), a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC), and the left hepatic vein (LHV), and can make cardiac diagnostic and therapeutic procedures difficult. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a 67-year-old woman without heterotaxy syndrome associated with interruption of the left IVC that continued with the hemiazygos vein system, a PLSVC, and an anomalous LHV draining the into coronary sinus (CS)...
April 5, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377475/diagnosis-imaging-and-clinical-management-of-aortic-coarctation
#15
REVIEW
Elles J Dijkema, Tim Leiner, Heynric B Grotenhuis
Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a well-known congenital heart disease (CHD), which is often associated with several other cardiac and vascular anomalies, such as bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), ventricular septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus and aortic arch hypoplasia. Despite echocardiographic screening, prenatal diagnosis of CoA remains difficult. Most patients with CoA present in infancy with absent, delayed or reduced femoral pulses, a supine arm-leg blood pressure gradient (>20 mm Hg), or a murmur due to rapid blood flow across the CoA or associated lesions (BAV)...
April 4, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373784/left-ventricular-noncompaction-a-rare-form-of-cardiomyopathy-revelation-modes-and-predictors-of-mortality-in-adults-through-23-cases
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Iliyasse Asfalou, Sanae Boulaamayl, Maha Raissouni, Najat Mouine, Mohamed Sabry, Jamal Kheyi, Nawal Doghmi, Aatif Benyass
OBJECTIVES: To describe modes of clinical presentation and echocardiographic, angiographic, and rhythmic features, and prognostic characteristics of left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC) in North African adults, through one of the first series in Morocco. BACKGROUND: LVNC is a rare congenital disorder, described for the first time by Engberding in 1984. The suspected diagnosis in thromboembolic, hemodynamic, or rhythm events requires both echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)...
April 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370096/recipient-twin-circular-shunt-physiology-before-fetal-laser-surgery-survival-and-risks-for-postnatal-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction
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Jay D Pruetz, Jodie K Votava-Smith, Hikmat R Chmait, Lisa M Korst, Arlyn Llanes, Ramen H Chmait
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate risk for congenital heart disease (CHD) in recipient twins with circular shunt physiology (CSP). METHODS: This prospective study enrolled twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) cases from 2006 to 2015. Fetal echocardiography (FE) was performed before laser surgery when cardiac involvement was suspected. Diagnosis of recipient twin CSP required tricuspid and pulmonary regurgitation, right ventricular dysfunction, and flow reversal in the ductus arteriosus...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370066/isolated-right-ventricular-apical-hypoplasia-characterized-by-computed-tomography-and-echocardiography
#18
Dan Zhou, Hai-Qin Liao, Min-Zhi Ouyang, Quan-Liang Shang, Ming Zhang
Isolated right ventricular apical hypoplasia is an unusual congenital heart disease that has been mentioned in only one report to our knowledge. We describe the case of a 62-year-old male patient suffering from recurrent abdominal distention, nausea, and lower extremity edema. The right ventricular morphologic abnormalities as shown by echocardiography and CT were comparable to those of left ventricular apical hypoplasia, suggesting right ventricular apical hypoplasia. However, this speculative diagnosis remains to be confirmed by additional cases...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366077/-multivalve-redo-surgery-in-adult-patient-with-complex-pulmonary-artesia
#19
István Hartyánszky, Barna Babik, Krisztina Kádár, Attila Tóth, László Göbölös, Gábor Bogáts
30-year-old adult with complex pulmonary atresia (previous surgical procedures: in infancy: exploration, at age of 10: ventricular septal defect closing, unifocalization, homograft implantation between right ventricular outflow tract and pulmonary artery) has biventricular dysfunction because of aortic valve regurgitation, ascending aortic aneurysm, and homograft insufficienty. Multivalve surgery: aortic valve plasty, pulmonary homograft changes for homograft and ascending aortic reconstruction by graft were carried out successfully...
April 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363949/incidental-finding-of-anomalous-circumflex-coronary-artery-from-right-coronary-sinus-prior-to-aortic-valve-surgery
#20
Amer Harky, Alexander Hof, Mohammad U Ahmad, Rakesh Uppal
Anomalous origin of the left circumflex (Cx) artery is a common and mostly benign coronary artery anomaly. We report the case of a man aged 52 years who presented to his local hospital with progressive breathlessness on exertion and syncopal episodes. His admission transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed bicuspid aortic valve, severe aortic stenosis with a valve area of 0.5 cm(2) and his left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) was 27%. His coronary angiogram showed normal coronary arteries but anomalous origin of the Cx artery from the right coronary...
March 31, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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