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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930439/loss-of-pulse-pressure-amplification-between-the-ascending-and-descending-aorta-in-patients-after-an-aortic-arch-repair
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Tomoaki Murakami, Masahiro Shiraishi, Tomohiro Nawa, Atsuhito Takeda
INTRODUCTION: One of the most important problems in patients with an aortic coarctation after an aortic arch repair is future cardiovascular disease. We previously reported the enhancement of the aortic pressure wave reflection in patients and hypothesized that the enhancement was caused by a new pressure wave reflection generated from the repaired site. To prove the hypothesis, we analyzed the pressure waveform in the ascending and descending aorta and examined their pulse pressure (PP) amplification...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910096/de-novo-migraine-with-aura-after-surgical-repair-of-aortic-coarctation
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Yuji Kato, Takeshi Hayashi, Toshiki Kobayashi, Ayumu Masuoka, Tetsuya Abe, Takahiro Hasebe, Norio Tanahashi, Masaki Takao
Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is reported to be associated with an increased risk for migraine. We describe here the case of a 13-year-old female patient who presented migraine with aura after surgical repair of CoA with a stent. As possible reasons for her condition, we postulate host responses to stent placement and/or disturbed cerebral autoregulation related to intracranial hypertension before the surgical repair and hypotension afterward, leading to hypoperfusion. This case demonstrates that de novo migraine with aura can occur after surgical repair of CoA and should be recognized as a potential complication...
December 2, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899866/paradoxical-hypertension-after-successful-cheatham-platinum-stent-implantation-in-an-adolescent-with-coarctation-of-the-aorta
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Yin Ling Tan, Wan-Ling Chih, Jou-Kou Wang, Chun-An Chen
Stent implantation using a Cheatham Platinum (CP) stent for coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a promising treatment alternative to traditional surgical repair. However, there are no earlier reports in the literature focusing on use of this stent in a Taiwanese patient. Herein we report a 16-year-old boy with CoA presenting with heart murmur and exercise intolerance who underwent successful CP stent placement. However, severe hypertension with arterial blood pressure increasing to 207/104 mmHg occurred four hours after stent implantation...
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/27888318/toward-improving-the-fetal-diagnosis-of-coarctation-of-the-aorta
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Meaghan Beattie, Shabnam Peyvandi, Suguna Ganesan, Anita Moon-Grady
Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is the most common ductal-dependent lesion missed on neonatal exam screening. Prenatal diagnosis of CoA improves outcomes through early initiation of prostaglandin. Fetal echocardiographic parameters including 2D and Doppler findings have been studied as predictive measures for fetal diagnosis of CoA, but diagnosis rates remain variable. A comprehensive set of predictor variables was applied to fetuses suspected of CoA to analyze which parameters were associated with postnatal CoA...
November 25, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881809/situs-inversus-totalis-single-stage-anatomic-repair-of-complex-congenital-heart-disease
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Andrew C Chatzis, Alexandros J Tsoutsinos, Meletios A Kanakis, Constantinos A Contrafouris, Spyros Rammos, Fotios A Mitropoulos
Transposition of the great arteries occurs rarely in patients with mirror image dextrocardia and situs inversus, while the combination with severe coarctation of the descending aorta (CoA) makes the anatomy even more unusual. Therefore, it is not surprising that a case with such unusual and complicated anatomy presents unique problems when a primary definitive correction is attempted. We report a patient with situs inversus totalis and complex congenital heart disease including transposition of the great arteries and severe CoA who underwent successful complete, single-stage, anatomic correction...
November 23, 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878457/poorly-understood-and-often-miscategorized-congenital-umbilical-cord-hernia-an-alternative-repair-method
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E İnce, A Temiz, S S Ezer, H Ö Gezer, A Hiçsönmez
PURPOSE: Umbilical cord hernia is poorly understood and often miscategorized as "omphalocele minor". Careless clamping of the cord leads to iatrogenic gut injury in the situation of umbilical cord hernia. This study aimed to determine the characteristics and outcomes of umbilical cord hernias. We also highlight an alternative repair method for umbilical cord hernias. METHODS: We recorded 15 cases of umbilical cord hernias over 10 years. The patients' data were retrospectively reviewed, and preoperative preparation of the newborn, gestational age, birth weight, other associated malformations, surgical technique used, enteral nutrition, and length of hospitalization were recorded...
November 22, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874244/coarctation-repair-normalizes-left-ventricular-function-and-aorto-septal-angle-in-neonates
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Haki Jashari, Katarina Lannering, Mats Mellander, Pranvera Ibrahimi, Annika Rydberg, Michael Y Henein
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients with coarctation of the aorta (CoA) have increased left ventricular (LV) afterload that has been shown to impact the LV and ascending aortic function. We aimed to examine the effect of coarctation on LV function and aorto-septal angle (AoSA) before and after surgical repair. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 21 patients with surgically repaired CoA at a median age of 9 (2-53) days at three time points: (1) just before intervention, (2) at short-term follow-up, and (3) at medium-term follow-up after intervention...
November 22, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866026/survival-and-cardiovascular-events-after-coarctation-repair-in-long-term-follow-up-coafu-predictive-value-of-clinical-variables
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P Bambul Heck, J Pabst von Ohain, H Kaemmerer, P Ewert, A Hager
OBJECTIVE: Long-term sequelae and events after coarctation repair are well described. However, the predictive value of variables from clinical follow-up investigation for late events and survival has rarely been investigated. METHODS: All patients who participated in the prospective cross-sectional COALA Study in 2000 with a structural clinical investigation including blood pressure measurement and symptom-limited exercise test were contacted for reevaluation of survival, current clinical status and major cardiovascular events...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834986/echocardiographic-predictors-of-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-following-repair-of-atrioventricular-septal-defect
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Ginnie L Abarbanell, Gemma Morrow, Michael S Kelleman, Kirk R Kanter, William L Border, Ritu Sachdeva
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) is a common complication following surgical repair of atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD). OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine predictors of LVOTO based on echocardiograms performed prior to initial repair of AVSD. METHODS: Of the 415 children that had repair of AVSD from 2003 to 2012, 17 children were identified with LVOTO that required surgical intervention. Thirty-four patients with repaired AVSD and no LVOTO served as controls...
May 12, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833994/evaluation-of-residual-coarctation-in-infants-with-a-single-right-ventricle-after-stage-i-palliation
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Michael P Fundora, Jun Sasaki, Juan-Carlos Muniz, Anthony Rossi, John F Rhodes, Robert L Hannan, Redmond P Burke, Leo Lopez
In infants with a single right ventricle (RV), stage I palliation involves aortic reconstruction, systemic-to-pulmonary shunt placement, and atrial septectomy. Many require re-intervention for residual coarctation of the aorta (CoA). Doppler echocardiography can detect residual CoA in most infants, but its ability to predict severity has not been studied. This study compares gradients from Doppler interrogation to those from cardiac catheterization in infants with residual CoA. We performed a retrospective study of infants after stage I palliation from 2000 to 2014...
November 11, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823680/hypertension-in-adults-with-repaired-coarctation-of-the-aorta
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Daniel Rinnström, Mikael Dellborg, Ulf Thilén, Peder Sörensson, Niels-Erik Nielsen, Christina Christersson, Bengt Johansson
AIMS: In adults with coarctation of the aorta (CoA), hypertension (HTN) is a common long-term complication. We investigated the prevalence of HTN and analyzed factors associated with HTN. METHODS AND RESULTS: In the national register for congenital heart disease, 653 adults with repaired CoA were identified (mean age 36.9±14.4years); 344 (52.7%) of them had HTN, defined as either an existing diagnosis or blood pressure (BP) ≥140/90mmHg at the clinical visit. In a multivariable model, age (years) (odds ratio [OR] 1...
November 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805349/infantile-preductal-coarctation-of-aorta-presenting-as-cerebellar-infarct-a-rare-presentation
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A Sivaraman, Maniram Kumhar, Utsav Kimar Sahu, Manoj Kumar Mali
Coarctation of aorta is a common congenital heart defect. The diagnosis may be missed unless a highindex of suspicion is maintained, and is often delayed until the patient develops congestive heart failure (CHF), (common in infants) or hypertension (common in older children). It seldom goes undiagnosed till adulthood and frequently leads to complications as a result of long-standing high blood pressure. Intracranial haemorrhage, premature coronary artery disease, aortic aneurysms and rupture have all been reported...
November 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796533/preoperative-evaluation-and-endovascular-procedure-of-intraoperative-aneurysm-rupture-during-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Bin-Shan Zha, Hua-Gang Zhu, Yu-Sheng Ye, Yong-Sheng Li, Zhi-Gong Zhang, Wen-Tao Xie
: Thoracic aortic aneurysms are now routinely repaired with endovascular repair if anatomically feasible because of advantages in safety and recovery. However, intraoperative aneurysm rupture is a severe complication which may have an adverse effect on the outcome of treatment. Comprehensive preoperative assessment and considerate treatment are keys to success of endovascular aneurysm repair, especially during unexpected circumstances. Few cases have reported on intraoperative aortic rupture, which were successfully managed by endovascular treatment...
October 28, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779371/ability-of-noninvasive-criteria-to-predict-hemodynamically-significant-aortic-obstruction-in-adults-with-coarctation-of-the-aorta
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Marco Astengo, Caroline Berntsson, Åse A Johnsson, Peter Eriksson, Mikael Dellborg
OBJECTIVE: Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a common condition. Adult patients with newly diagnosed CoA and patients with recurring or residual CoA require evaluation of the severity of aortic obstruction. Cardiac catheterization is considered the gold standard for the evaluation of hemodynamically significant CoA. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines for the management of grown-up congenital heart disease (GUCH) include noninvasive criteria for identifying significant CoA...
October 25, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776913/how-successful-is-successful-aortic-arch-shape-after-successful-aortic-coarctation-repair-correlates-with-left-ventricular-function
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Jan L Bruse, Abbas Khushnood, Kristin McLeod, Giovanni Biglino, Maxime Sermesant, Xavier Pennec, Andrew M Taylor, Tain-Yen Hsia, Silvia Schievano
OBJECTIVES: Even after successful aortic coarctation repair, there remains a significant incidence of late systemic hypertension and other morbidities. Independently of residual obstruction, aortic arch morphology alone may affect cardiac function and outcome. We sought to uncover the relationship of arch 3-dimensional shape features with functional data obtained from cardiac magnetic resonance scans. METHODS: Three-dimensional aortic arch shape models of 53 patients (mean age, 22...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759186/comprehensive-first-line-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-hypertension-experience-from-a-single-center-tertiary-referral-clinic
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Amy E Burchell, Jonathan C L Rodrigues, Max Charalambos, Laura E K Ratcliffe, Emma C Hart, Julian F R Paton, Andreas Baumbach, Nathan E Manghat, Angus K Nightingale
European guidelines recommend that patients with hypertension be assessed for asymptomatic organ damage and secondary causes. The authors propose that a single magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan can provide comprehensive first-line imaging of patients assessed via a specialist hypertension clinic. A total of 200 patients (56% male, aged 51±15 years, office BP 168±30/96±16 mm Hg) underwent MRI of the heart, kidneys, renal arteries, adrenals and aorta. Comparisons were made with other imaging modalities where available...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753855/hw-01-3-cardiac-and-vascular-mri-in-hypertension-evaluation
#18
Sang-Chol Lee
Chronic hypertension can result in deleterious effects on various vascular organs including the heart and vessels. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has the unique advantage of the ability to assess ventricular volumes and function, valvular abnormalities, vascular pathology, myocardial perfusion and tissue characterization with high accuracy and reproducibility and also avoid the risk of radiation. As this is the case, CMR seems to be an ideal method for comprehensive assessment of patients with systemic hypertension...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751300/antegrade-transvenous-balloon-angioplasty-for-coarctation-of-the-aorta-in-infants-with-ventricular-septal-defect
#19
Reyhan Dedeoglu, Levent Saltık, Sezen Ugan Atik, Ayşe Güler Eroglu
For a newborn, surgical correction has been the primary treatment of native coarctation at most centers; however, there has been an increased use of balloon angioplasty (BA). The anterograde transvenous (AT) technique is another alternative way for coarctation (AoC) angioplasty in low weight patients with large ventricular septal defect (VSD). Four, 5-day-old to 7-month-old, infants weighing 2500, 2700, 2800, and 3400g, respectively presented to emergency unit (EU) with cyanosis, tachypnea, and loss of weight...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730475/beyond-the-aorta-partial-transmission-of-reflected-waves-from-aortic-coarctation-into-supra-aortic-branches-modulates-cerebral-hemodynamics-and-left-ventricular-load
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Jonathan P Mynard, Remi Kowalski, Michael M H Cheung, Joseph J Smolich
Wave reflection from the site of aortic coarctation produces a reflected backward compression wave (BCW) that raises left ventricular (LV) afterload. However, not all reflected wave power will propagate back to the LV. This study investigated the hypothesis that the BCW is partially transmitted into supra-aortic vessels as a forward wave and explored the consequences of this phenomenon for cerebral and LV haemodynamic load. In eight sheep, high fidelity pressure and flow were measured in the aortic trunk (AoT) and brachiocephalic trunk (BCT, the single supra-aortic vessel present in sheep) at baseline and during two levels of proximal descending aortic constriction...
October 11, 2016: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
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