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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151483/imaging-of-right-to-left-shunt-in-an-adult-patient-with-unroofed-coronary-sinus-with-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava
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Chieko Sakai, Tetsuhiro Yamano, Tomonori Miki, Akiko Otsuka, Yuzuko Kato, Michiyo Yamano, Takeshi Nakamura, Satoaki Matoba
A 54-year-old woman with a history of multiple cardiac surgeries suffered from hypoxemia caused by a right-to-left intra-cardiac shunt due to coronary sinus (CS) anomaly with persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC). Both the contrast echocardiography and enhanced computed tomography (CT) provided conclusive diagnosis of this rare congenital anomaly, which was overlooked for a long time. However, an important diagnostic clue was left-arm injection of the contrast media. In the present case, previously performed enhanced CT with its routine manner, i...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150779/perioperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-for-non-cardiac-surgery
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Ashraf Fayad, Sasha K Shillcutt
PURPOSE: The use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has evolved to include patients undergoing high-risk non-cardiac procedures and patients with significant cardiac disease undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Implementation of basic TEE education in training programs has increased across a broad spectrum of procedures in the perioperative arena. This paper describes the use of perioperative TEE in non-cardiac surgery and provides an overview of the basic TEE examination. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Perioperative TEE is used to monitor hemodynamic parameters in non-cardiac procedures where there is a high risk of hemodynamic instability...
November 17, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137093/an-incidental-encounter-of-a-rare-high-take-off-right-coronary-artery-a-case-report
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Xicheng Deng, Peng Huang, Wenjuan Chen, Xiaohui Yang, Qianjun Liu, Yunbin Xiao, Cheng He
RATIONALE: High take-off of the coronary arteries is a rare cardiac anatomic anomaly, which may occur independently or with other congenital heart defects. In the clinical setting, it is noteworthy as a cause of sudden cardiac death. Further, it is vital to identify such anomalies to avoid intraoperative catastrophes in surgeries for congenital heart defects. PATIENT CONCERNS: A II/6 systolic heart murmur on physical examination was incidentally found in a 9-year-old boy; he was confirmed to have a secundum-type atrial septal defect on echocardiography...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131462/outcomes-of-liver-transplantation-in-pediatric-recipients-with-cardiovascular-disease
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Márcio Miranda Brito, Joao Seda Neto, Eduardo A Fonseca, Renata Pugliese, Vera B Danesi, Helry L Candido, Adriana Porta, Cristian V B Borges, Gilda Porta, Paulo Chapchap, Irene Kazue Miura
LT exerts considerable stress on the heart perioperatively. Limited data exist on impact of cardiovascular diseases on LT children. This study evaluated the outcomes of children with CVD who underwent LT and compared with pretransplant findings. From 518 LT recipients, 82 (15.8%) had CVD. Sixty patients were classified as low-risk adjustment for congenital heart surgery 1 (RACHS 1 and 2). Five patients were classified as RACHS ≥3. The most common echocardiographic finding in the CVD patients (25/82) was ASD...
November 12, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128265/atrial-flutter-has-less-left-atrial-spontaneous-contrast-and-higher-left-atrial-appendage-emptying-velocity-compared-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Jennifer J Huang, Sridhar Reddy, Tam H Truong, Prakash Suryanarayana, Joseph S Alpert
BACKGROUND: The risk of stroke and thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation is established. There are clear guidelines in anticoagulation management of patient's with atrial fibrillation, however, the evidence surrounding the risk of thromboembolism in patients with atrial flutter is not as clear. We hypothesized that atrial flutter would have indicators of less risk for thromboembolism compared with atrial fibrillation on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); thereby possibly leading to a lower stroke risk...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125001/hypoxia-due-to-positive-pressure-ventilation-in-edwards-syndrome-a-case-report
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Sun Kyung Hoon, Seung-Woo Kang, Sang-Hyun Kwak, Joungmin Kim
Edwards' syndrome also known as trisomy 18 is a congenital disorder associated with cardiovascular issues including ventricular septal defect (VSD), atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent duct arteriosus (PDA). An emergency colostomy was performed on a neonate born with an imperforate anus. Pre-operative transthoracic echocardiography showed presence of VSD, a patent foramen ovale (PFO) or ASD. Even though the baby had a good general condition and optimal peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2), during positive pressure ventilation, she suffered severe hypoxia (50% SpO2)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121837/triple-outlet-right-ventricle-with-duplication-of-the-aortic-root-and-intrapericardial-ascending-aorta
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Ashish Katewa, Balswaroop Sahu, Vishal Jain, Robert H Anderson
We present a case of a highly unusual congenital cardiac malformation, namely, triple outlet right ventricle with duplication of the aortic root and the intrapericardial component of the ascending aorta. A girl, aged five, presented with complaints of cyanosis and effort intolerance and was diagnosed with double-outlet right ventricle and subpulmonary infundibular stenosis. Intraoperatively, we noted that the aortic root was guarded by two separate aortic valves, oriented anteroposteriorly relative to each other, and separated within the right ventricle by a muscle bar...
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119274/quantification-of-pulmonary-regurgitation-and-prediction-of-pulmonary-valve-replacement-by-echocardiography-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-defects-in-comparison-to-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Claudia Dellas, Laura Kammerer, Verena Gravenhorst, Joachim Lotz, Thomas Paul, Michael Steinmetz
Pulmonary regurgitation (PR) is common in patients with congenital heart defects (CHD) and contributes to morbidity and mortality in the long-term. We investigated in this retrospective analysis whether readily accessible echocardiographic parameters are useful for quantification of PR and for predicting pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) in comparison to the gold-standard phase contrast (PC) flow measurements from cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). Continuous wave (CW) Doppler and colour flow images in echocardiograms from 53 patients with CHD were analysed...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111286/role-of-computed-tomography-angiography-in-the-differentiation-of-feline-truncus-arteriosus-communis-from-pulmonary-atresia-with-ventricular-septal-defect
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Lauren E Markovic, Brian A Scansen, Brianna M Potter
Two domestic shorthair cats, a 6-month-old castrated male and a 7-month-old intact female, were diagnosed with complex congenital heart disease. Transthoracic echocardiography in both cats revealed a dilated arterial trunk overriding the interventricular septum with a large ventricular septal defect. The pulmonary trunk and branch pulmonary arteries were not visible using standard echocardiographic views in either cat. The differential diagnosis for both cats included truncus arteriosus communis vs. pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096572/prenatal-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-right-aortic-arch-with-mirror-image-branching-and-retroesophageal-left-ductus-arteriosus
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Su-Zhen Dong, Ming Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of fetal cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in diagnosing right aortic arch with mirror image branching and retroesophageal left ductus arteriosus (RLDA). METHODS: This retrospective study included six infants diagnosed with right aortic arch with mirror image branching and RLDA postnatally by cardiac computed tomography (CT) that had fetal echocardiography (echo) and MRI initially performed. The six fetal MR cases were examined using 1...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093770/associates-and-prognosis-of-giant-left-atrium-single-center-experience
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Hyoeun Kim, Young-Ah Park, Sung Min Choi, Hyemoon Chung, Jong-Youn Kim, Pil-Ki Min, Young Won Yoon, Byoung Kwon Lee, Bum-Kee Hong, Se-Joong Rim, Hyuck Moon Kwon, Eui-Young Choi
Background: Left atrial (LA) remodeling develops as a result of longstanding pressure overload. However, determinants and clinical outcome of excessive remodeling, so called giant left atrium (GLA), are not clear. Methods: Clinical characteristics of patients with GLA (antero-posterior diameter higher than 65 mm), including echo-Doppler parameters, and follow-up clinical outcomes from a tertiary referral hospital were investigated. Results: Among 68519 consecutive primary patients who underwent echocardiography over a period of 10 years, data from 163 GLA cases (0...
September 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092770/avalon-catheters-in-pediatric-patients-requiring-ecmo-placement-and-migration-problems
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Marcus D Jarboe, Samir K Gadepalli, Joseph T Church, Meghan A Arnold, Ronald B Hirschl, George B Mychaliska
PURPOSE: The Avalon dual-lumen venovenous catheter has several advantages, but placement techniques and management have not been adequately addressed in the pediatric population. We assessed our institutional outcomes and complications using the Avalon catheter in children. METHODS: We reviewed all pediatric patients who had Avalon catheters placed for respiratory failure at our institution, excluding congenital heart disease patients, from April 2009 to March 2016...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092664/the-perspective-of-the-intensivist-on-inotropes-and-postoperative-care-following-pediatric-heart-surgery-an-international-survey-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Peter P Roeleveld, J C A de Klerk
INTRODUCTION: Inotropes are frequently being used in children undergoing heart surgery to prevent or treat low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS). There is only limited evidence that inotropes actually positively influence postoperative outcome. Our aim was to describe the current international practice variation in the use of inotropes following congenital heart surgery. METHODS: We developed an online survey regarding the postoperative use of inotropes. We sent an invitation to all 197 registered members of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS) to participate in the survey...
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082593/a-rare-mechanism-of-aortic-regurgitation-in-a-young-patient
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Ahmet Guner, Sabahattin Gunduz, Cagatay Onal, Taylan Akgun, Emrah Bayam, Ozkan Candan, Mehmet Ozkan
A 19-year-old male patient was admitted to our institute with dyspnea. His medical history had no rheumatic fever or infective endocarditis. Physical examination revealed a diastolic murmur over the aortic area, rales of bilateral lungs. Bedside transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) revealed a severe aortic regurgitation (AR) without aortic valve stenosis and a moderately dilated left ventricle accompanied by an ejection fraction of 55%. The aortic valve could not be clearly demonstrated as either bicuspid or tricuspid...
October 29, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077586/aorto-atrial-fistulas-a-contemporary-review
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Elizabeth Fierro, Rutuja R Sikachi, Abhinav Agrawal, Isha Verma, Marcin Ojrzanowski, Sonu Sahni
Aorto-atrial fistulas are a relatively rare, but potentially life-threatening condition, where an anomalous connection forms between the aortic structures and the cardiac atria. Aorto-atrial fistulas are most often the result of an underlying condition concerning the cardiac structures. It may be congenital, secondary to conditions such as aortic dissection, infective endocarditis, or valve replacement, or iatrogenic in nature. Secondary causes incite local deterioration of cardiac wall integrity leading to formation of fistulous connections, while iatrogenic causes are more traumatic in nature...
October 25, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075526/supravalvar-mitral-ring-with-a-parachute-mitral-valve-and-subcoarctation-of-the-aorta-in-a-child-with-hemodynamically-significant-vsd-a-study-of-the-morphology-echocardiographic-diagnostics-and-surgical-therapy
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Wojciech Mądry, Maciej A Karolczak, Krzysztof Grabowski
The authors present a case of echocardiographic diagnosis of supravalvar mitral ring (a fibromembranous structure that arose from the atrial surface of the mitral leaflets) in a child with a parachute mitral valve, a ventricular septal defect, and mild narrowing of the aortic isthmus. The supravalvar mitral stenosis is a typical but very infrequently detected element of the complex of anatomical abnormalities located within the left heart and the proximal aorta, called the Shone's complex (syndrome). Diagnosing an additional, hemodynamically significant anatomic defect during echocardiography was possible thanks to the detection of marked mobility limitation of the ring-adjacent part of the mitral valve mural leaflet as well as of an atypical image of turbulence occurring during the inflow from the left atrium to the left ventricle...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071783/age-is-not-a-good-predictor-of-irreversibility-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-congenital-cardiac-malformations-with-left-to-right-shunt
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Amir-Reza Hosseinpour, Marie-Hélène Perez, David Longchamp, Jacques Cotting, Nicole Sekarski, Michel Hurni, René Prêtre, Stefano Di Bernardo
OBJECTIVE: Congenital cardiac malformations with high pulmonary blood flow and pressure due to left-to-right shunts are usually repaired in early infancy for both the benefits of early relief of heart failure and the fear that the concomitant pulmonary hypertension may become irreversible unless these defects are corrected at an early age. Age, however, has been a poor predictor of irreversibility of pulmonary hypertension in our experience, which is presented here. DESIGN: A retrospective observational study...
October 25, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068803/anaphylaxis-to-surgiflo-during-posterior-spinal-fusion-in-an-adolescent-status-post-truncus-arteriosus-repair-a-case-report
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Ana Maria Manrique Espinel, Jeffrey M Feldman, Susan Nelson, Tatiana Smaliak, John M Flynn, Susan C Nicolson
Anaphylactic reaction to gelatin-containing hemostatic agents has been reported in the orthopedic literature, most commonly during scoliosis repair in adolescents. However, the risk, differential diagnosis, and management of anaphylaxis in patients with complex congenital heart disease undergoing noncardiac procedures have not been previously reported. We describe the case of an adolescent with a history of repaired truncus arteriosus undergoing posterior spinal fusion who developed sudden and profound hypotension that was ultimately confirmed to be an anaphylactic reaction to Surgiflo...
October 24, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068108/evaluation-of-sustained-tachyarrhythmia-in-children-younger-than-one-year-of-age
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Gulhan Tunca Sahin, Erkut Ozturk, Taner Kasar, Alper Guzeltas, Yakup Ergul
BACKGROUND: In this study, we aim to evaluate the results of non-operational sustained tachyarrhythmias in patients younger than 1 year of age in our center. METHODS: Between November 2010 and November 2016, the demographic characteristics, type and localization of the tachyarrhythmia, echocardiographic findings, and medical and/or ablation therapies applied for patients under 1 year of age who had sustained tachyarrhythmias were evaluated. RESULTS: Among 99 patients, 91 had sustained supraventricular tachycardia, and eight had sustained ventricular tachycardia...
October 25, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062383/perventricular-muscular-ventricular-septal-defect-vsd-closure-under-epicardial-echocardiography-guidance-a-case-report
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Akbar Molaei, Abbas Afrasiabi, Eisa Bilejani, Mahmud Samadi
Ventricular septal defects (VSDs) are among the most common congenital cardiac lesions. Large defects at apicomuscular regions, especially in young patients, are far from accessible to surgeons for conventional surgery. Moreover, the transcatheter closure of VSDs in these patients is difficult and carries a high risk of complications because of the large sheath size relative to the patient's size. The periventricular approach simplifies VSD closure and, thus, eliminates the potential complications of cardiac catheterization and fluoroscopy as it is performed under echocardiographic guidance...
July 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
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