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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909479/atrial-fibrillation-ablation-in-adults-with-repaired-congenital-heart-disease
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Marta Acena Md, Ignasi Anguera Md PhD, Paolo D Dallaglio Md, Marcos Rodriguez Md, Xavier Sabaté Md PhD
The incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in congenital heart disease (CHD) adults has increased in the past decades due to a longer life expectancy of this population where the subjects are exposed to cardiac overflow, overpressure and structural changes for years. The literature regarding AF ablation in repaired CHD adults emphasizes the importance of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) to perform the transseptal puncture and the ablation procedure in the left atrium (LA), both effectively and safely. In small case control studies, where the predominant congenital cardiomyopathy was the atrial septal defect, the most common strategy for ablation was antral isolation of the pulmonary veins showing results, at one year follow-up, similar to those in the general population...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904846/complete-congenital-heart-block-in-a-neonate-with-a-complex-congenital-heart-defect-in-africa
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Clovis Nkoke, Edvine Yonta Wawo, Liliane Kuate Mfeukeu, Larissa Makamte, Sandrine Dikosso Edie, Flore Esiene Balana
Congenital heart block (CHB) is rare disorder that has a higher mortality when associated with structural congenital heart defects. Very few cases have been reported in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We present a case of complete CHB associated with a complex congenital heart defect in a neonate in Cameroon. A 1-month-old neonate in Cameroon was referred for the evaluation of bradycardia. The obstetrical ultrasound done during pregnancy revealed fetal bradycardia without further evaluation. Clinical examination showed well a developed neonate with bradycardia at 62 beats/minute, and mild cyanosis with oxygen saturation at 93% at room air...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899867/a-very-rare-case-of-co-existence-of-cor-triatriatum-sinister-and-left-pulmonary-vein-atresia
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Mustafa Aparci, Murat Yalcin, Zafer Isilak, Mehmet Dogan, Ejder Kardesoglu
Cor triatriatum sinister (CTS) is a rare congenital abnormality. Clinical presentation of patients with CTS mainly depends on the anatomic features of membrane and may vary from mild or moderate symptoms mimicking mitral stenosis to more severe and complicated cardioembolic stroke or a new onset heart failure. We herein have reported on a young male who presented with the signs and symptoms of mitral stenosis and was diagnosed as CTS with gradient on the orifice of the membrane after transthrocacic echocardiography...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893194/incidence-morphology-and-progression-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-subjects-with-coexisting-congenital-heart-defects
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Talha Niaz, Joseph T Poterucha, Jonathan N Johnson, Cecilia Craviari, Thomas Nienaber, Jared Palfreeman, Frank Cetta, Donald J Hagler
BACKGROUND: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) occurs both as an isolated cardiac lesion and in association with congenital heart defects (CHD). Their aim was to identify the incidence and morphology of BAV in patients with coexisting CHD and compare their disease progression to patients with isolated BAV. METHODS: The Mayo Clinic echocardiography database was retrospectively analyzed to identify pediatric and young adult patients (≤22 years) who were diagnosed with BAV from 1990 to 2015...
November 28, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891405/complete-heart-block-in-pregnancy-a-report-of-emergency-caesarean-section-in-a-parturient-without-pacemaker
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Vandana Mohapatra, Aparajita Panda, Satyanarayan Behera, Jagadish Chandra Behera
Management of women with Complete Heart Block (CHB) presenting without pacing, during pregnancy and labour is debatable. Temporary pacemakers have been routinely inserted for labour and birth probably to withstand any haemodynamic variations. However, due to lack of large scale prospective studies, the necessity of this procedure has not been objectively assessed. Also, the most appropriate anaesthetic technique for caesarean section in women with CHB is yet to be clarified. We report herein the case of a pregnant woman with CHB who had uneventful emergency caesarean delivery under spinal anaesthesia without temporary pacing...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891380/is-transoesophageal-echocardiography-necessary-for-the-percutaneous-management-of-lutembacher-syndrome-a-case-report
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Vamsi Krishna Kamana, Ranjan Shetty, Anand Muthu Krishnan, Ravella Keerthika Chowdary, Umesh Pai Malpe
Lutembacher syndrome is defined as a combination of congenital Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) with an acquired Mitral Stenosis (MS). There are various challenges involved in the percutaneous management of Lutembacher syndrome. Here, we present a case that had a very small Left Atrium (LA) and Left Ventricle (LV) cavities with an anteriorly placed ASD. We used Transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to take a separate interatrial septal puncture and complete the Balloon Mitral Valvotomy (BMV) procedure. Finally both the defects in interatrial septum were closed with the help of a large device...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882423/cardio-ankle-vascular-index-cavi-and-plasma-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-tgf-%C3%AE-1-level-correlate-with-aortopathy-in-adults-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Yumi Shiina, Koichiro Niwa
It is challenging to evaluate aortopathy in congenital heart disease using conventional investigations such as brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV). Therefore, we evaluated the cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI), a dimension of the ascending aorta and plasma transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) level, in order to find novel noninvasive parameters of aortopathy in adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Prospectively, we enrolled 42 consecutive adults with TOF (28 patients with repaired TOF were not on ARB, 8 patients with repaired TOF on ARB, 6 patients with no repair or only palliative repair) and 20 age-matched healthy controls...
November 24, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882249/surviving-all-odds-a-unique-case-of-multiple-congenital-unruptured-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysms-involving-both-left-and-right-coronary-sinuses-with-biventricular-dysfunction-and-heart-block
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Aniketh Vijay B, Vikrant Vijan, Navin Mathew
Aneurysms of the sinus of Valsalva are very uncommon, with an incidence ranging from 0.1 to 3.5% of all congenital heart defects. Very few cases have been reported in the literature that presented with involvement of two or more sinuses. We report a case of 27-year-old male with a history of exertional breathlessness of one-month duration. After complete evaluation using transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and multiple detector computed tomography (MDCT) scanning, the patient was diagnosed to have large congenital unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysms involving both left and right coronary sinuses with extension into the interventricular septum...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878628/global-deformation-parameters-response-to-exercise-in-adolescents-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Timur Mese, Baris Guven, Murat Muhtar Yilmazer, Mustafa Demirol, Şenay Çoban, Cem Karadeniz
Exercise stress echocardiography is rarely used in the follow-up of children with congenital heart disease following surgical repair. There are no data on global longitudinal strain (GLS) and global circumferential strain (GCS) during exercise in adolescents with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate GLS and GCS using speckle tracking two-dimensional echocardiography (2D-STE) at rest and during exercise in adolescents with repaired TOF. Twenty patients with repaired TOF and 20 controls were included...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878332/accelerated-cardiac-rhabdomyoma-regression-with-everolimus-in-infants-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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Fatou Aw, Isabelle Goyer, Marie-Josée Raboisson, Christine Boutin, Philippe Major, Nagib Dahdah
Tuberous sclerosis complex is associated with benign tumors such as cardiac rhabdomyomas (RHM) caused by the disinhibition of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) protein. Recent reports on everolimus, an mTOR inhibitor, have shown size reduction of RHM. We compared cases recently treated with everolimus to historic controls whose first echocardiography was within first month of life. The largest dimension of the largest RHM was reported as a percentage compared to the earliest echocardiography study. Treatment of the four cases was started at a median age of 6...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872050/experimental-systems-and-computational-approaches-to-understanding-the-microrna-mediated-reparative-potential-of-cardiac-progenitor-cell-derived-exosomes-from-pediatric-patients
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Udit Agarwal, Alex George, Srishti Bhutani, Shohini Ghosh-Choudhary, Josh T Maxwell, Milton E Brown, Yash Mehta, Manu O Platt, Yaxuan Liang, Susmita Sahoo, Michael E Davis
RATIONALE: Studies have demonstrated that exosomes can repair cardiac tissue post myocardial infarction (MI) and recapitulate the benefits of cellular therapy. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the role of donor age and hypoxia of human pediatric cardiac progenitor cell (CPC)-derived exosomes, in a rat model of ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury. METHODS AND RESULTS: Human CPCs from the right atrial appendages from children of different ages undergoing cardiac surgery for congenital heart defects were isolated and cultured under hypoxic or normoxic conditions...
November 21, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867587/acute-chest-pain-in-a-triathlete-rupture-of-the-noncoronary-sinus-of-valsalva-into-the-right-ventricle
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Ernan Zhu, Ralf Westenfeld, Mareike Gastl, Florian Bönner, Alexander Assmann, Amir M Nia, Malte Kelm, Christian Jung
Sinus of Valsalva (SoV) aneurysm is a rare cardiac disease which can be congenital or acquired. A ruptured SoV aneurysm presents a clinical emergency and can lead to progressively deteriorating heart failure. Therefore, appropriate treatment requires prompt and accurate diagnosis. Most ruptured or nonruptured SoV aneurysms are diagnosed by the means of echocardiography. However, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) can provide information on precise anatomy and mechanisms due to its excellent soft tissue contrast and high resolution, and thereby allows for optimized preoperative planning of the repair strategy...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866031/aortopathy-in-adults-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-has-a-negative-impact-on-the-left-ventricle
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Yumi Shiina, Tomoaki Murakami, Naoto Kawamatsu, Koichiro Niwa
BACKGROUND: Aortic pressure wave reflection is significantly elevated in patients with congenital heart disease, even in children. Excessive aortic pressure wave reflection provokes cardiovascular events. AIM: To assess the influences of the enhanced pressure wave reflection on the left ventricle (LV) in adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). METHODS: Prospectively, 51 consecutive adults with repaired TOF (35.5±11.6yrs., 25 males) were enrolled and non-invasively assessed the pressure wave reflection using HEM 9000AI...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861982/following-up-adult-patients-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-the-role-of-echocardiography
#14
REVIEW
Ana Maria Daraban, Ruxandra Jurcuţ, Elisabeta Bădilă, Daniela Bartoş, Gheorghe Andrei Dan
Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is one of the most common cyanotic congenital heart diseases. With surgical repair and the advances in postoperative care, contemporary mortality has dramatically improved and an increasing number of patients survive into adulthood, leading to a growing number of adult TOF. However, residual anatomic and hemodynamic abnormalities are encountered in nearly all patients, making follow-up mandatory. Furthermore, mortality starts to increase 25 years after surgery, emphasizing that, in adult TOF, closer monitoring is necessary...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861628/characteristics-of-infective-endocarditis-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-east-china
#15
Huimin Xu, Siyu Cai, Haibin Dai
The epidemiology, clinical presentation, and treatment of infective endocarditis (IE) has significantly changed over the past few years in developed countries. However, relevant data from developing countries are different and remain scarce. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical presentations, treatment and outcomes of IE patients in a tertiary hospital in East China over an 8-year period. This was a retrospective observational study of consecutive cases of definite or possible IE as per the modified Duke criteria between January 2008 and December 2015...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860542/successful-fetal-tele-echo-at-a-small-regional-hospital
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Julianna Brown, Brian Holland
BACKGROUND: Prenatal diagnosis of complex congenital heart disease (CHD) has been shown to improve newborn outcomes. The rate of prenatal diagnosis and access to fetal echocardiography vary widely across the United States. INTRODUCTION: A clinical fetal tele-echo service was established at King's Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) in Ashland, KY, a region in eastern Kentucky that is 3 h from the nearest congenital heart surgeon. The aim of this study was to determine if fetal tele-echo utilizing local sonographers at a small regional hospital can accurately and efficiently identify fetuses with complex CHD...
November 18, 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860182/from-tricuspid-to-double-orifice-morphology-percutaneous-tricuspid-regurgitation-repair-with-the-mitraclip-device-in-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-great-arteries
#17
Fabien Picard, Victor-Xavier Tadros, Anita W Asgar
Edge to edge transcatheter mitral valve repair with MitraClip (Abbott Vascular, Menlo Park, CA) is increasing for high-risk surgical patients with significant mitral regurgitation. Patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) presenting with tricuspid valve regurgitation of a systemic right ventricle may represent particularly challenging candidates for MitraClip given their anatomy. We report the case of a 67-year-old gentleman with CCTGA and severe tricuspid regurgitation who was referred for MitraClip implantation after heart team consensus...
November 10, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860144/the-not-so-innocent-heart-murmur-a-five-year-experience
#18
Shaw-Hua Kueh, Thomas Pasley, Miriam Wheeler, James Pemberton
BACKGROUND: Auckland City Hospital (ACH) established a Heart Murmur Clinic (HMC) with the aim of providing prompt assessment of patients with asymptomatic systolic murmurs. This may lead to early intervention and improved outcomes if significant structural heart disease is detected and reassurance if no significant findings found. Similar clinics for children have proven beneficial; the benefit of a HMC in an adult population has been difficult to determine. OBJECTIVES: To review the clinical demographics and echocardiographic information of patients presenting to our HMC and to assess what proportion had significant structural heart disease and determine the common structural abnormalities in this population...
November 16, 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853069/compression-of-the-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-due-to-straight-back-syndrome-clarified-by-low-dose-dual-source-computed-tomography
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Kohei Hasegawa, Tomofumi Takaya, Shumpei Mori, Tatsuro Ito, Sei Fujiwara, Tatsuya Nishii, Atsushi K Kono, Hiroyuki Shimoura, Hidekazu Tanaka, Ken-Ichi Hirata
A 23-year-old asymptomatic woman was referred to our hospital for further examination of a systolic ejection murmur with fixed splitting of the second heart sound auscultated at the third left sternal border. Initial echocardiography could not detect the cause. Subsequently performed low-dose computed tomography, however, ruled out the possibility of any congenital heart diseases, but revealed a markedly shortened anteroposterior diameter of the chest, which led us to a diagnosis of straight back syndrome. A vertically oriented "pancake" appearance of the heart, straight vertebral column, and compression of the right ventricular outflow tract were clearly demonstrated on the reconstructed images...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847557/thoracic-ultrasound-a-complementary-diagnostic-tool-in-cardiology
#20
REVIEW
Guglielmo M Trovato
Clinical assessment and workup of patients referred to cardiologists may need an extension to chest disease. This requires more in-depth examination of respiratory co-morbidities due to uncertainty or severity of the clinical presentation. The filter and integration of ecg and echocardiographic information, addressing to the clues of right ventricular impairment, pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension, and other less frequent conditions, such as congenital, inherited and systemic disease, usually allow more timely diagnosis and therapeutic choice...
October 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
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