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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904957/echocardiographic-techniques-of-deformation-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-maternal-cardiovascular-system-in-patients-with-complicated-pregnancies
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REVIEW
Silvia Visentin, Chiara Palermo, Martina Camerin, Luciano Daliento, Denisa Muraru, Erich Cosmi, Luigi P Badano
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) represent the leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. Knowledge of CVD in women is constantly evolving and data are emerging that female-specific risk factors as complications of pregnancy are conditions associated with an increased risk for the long-term development of CVD. Echocardiography is a safe and effective imaging technique indicated in symptomatic or asymptomatic pregnant women with congenital heart diseases who require close monitoring of cardiac function...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890875/cyanotic-congenital-heart-diseases-among-nigerian-children
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Barakat Adeola Animasahun, Akpoembele Deborah Madise-Wobo, Olusola Yejide Kusimo
BACKGROUND: There are only few reports on cyanotic congenital heart diseases (CCHD) among Nigerian and African Children. The current report aim to provide the most recent hospital based data on the distribution of CCHD in children less than 14 years of age, the demographic characteristics and risk factors identified. METHODS: Prospective and cross-sectional involving consecutive cases of CCHD diagnosed with echocardiography at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital between January 2007 and June 2016...
August 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867175/thrombo-hemorrhagic-liability-in-children-with-congenital-heart-diseases
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REVIEW
Shebl Said Shebl, Walid Ahmed Naguib El-Shehaby, Amira Hamed Darwish, Yasmin Shebl Said, Nabeh Helal Elfadaly, Eman Amer
BACKGROUND: The precise mechanisms of the increased incidence of hemostatic abnormalities in congenital heart disease (CHD) have not been determined. The aim of the study was to evaluate some indicators of activation of platelets and vascular endothelial cells in patients with CHD, evaluation of bleeding liability of these patients, and correlation with the clinical presentation of these patients. METHODS: This work was carried out on 20 patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCHD), 20 patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease (ACHD), and 20 healthy children who served as the control group, aged between 1 and 10years...
August 26, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866869/total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection-tapvc-a%C3%A2-familial-cluster-of-3-siblings
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Jennifer M Acevedo, Simon Lee, Nina Gotteiner, Amy S Lay, Angira Patel
Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is a rare form of cyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD) that occurs when the pulmonary veins drain into a site other than the morphologic left atrium. As with other forms of CHD, TAPVC has been shown to cluster in families and is known to have genetic association. We report on a case series of familial TAPVC in three consecutive siblings. A combination of fetal echocardiography, transthoracic echocardiography, as well as cross-sectional imaging was utilized in the diagnosis as well as management of each sibling...
September 3, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865558/impact-of-accreditation-on-quality-in-echocardiograms-a-quantitative-approach
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Sarina K Behera, Shea N Smith, Theresa A Tacy
BACKGROUND: Accreditation through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) is believed but not proven to increase quality in imaging. The goal of this study was to use quality metrics to evaluate the impact of accreditation on quality in pediatric echocardiography. METHODS: This is a retrospective study comparing quality metrics in 236 pediatric transthoracic echocardiograms in patients with congenital heart disease from (1) California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), a community hospital, before and after IAC accreditation, and (2) the IAC-accredited Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH), an academic children's referral center, during equivalent eras...
September 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864150/standard-and-strain-measurements-by-echocardiography-detect-early-overloaded-right-ventricular-dysfunction-validation-against-hemodynamic-and-myocyte-contractility-changes-in-a-large-animal-model
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Amir Hodzic, Pierre Bobin, Delphine Mika, Mohamed Ly, Florence Lefebvre, Patrick Lechêne, Emmanuel Le Bret, Elodie Gouadon, Mathieu Coblence, Grégoire Vandecasteele, André Capderou, Jérôme Leroy, Catherine Rucker-Martin, Virginie Lambert
BACKGROUND: Early detection of right ventricular (RV) failure is required to improve the management of patients with congenital heart diseases. The aim of this study was to validate echocardiography for the early detection of overloaded RV dysfunction, compared with hemodynamic and myocyte contractility assessment. METHODS: Using a porcine model reproducing repaired tetralogy of Fallot, RV function was evaluated over 4 months using standard echocardiography and speckle-tracking compared with hemodynamic parameters (conductance catheter)...
August 29, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858090/prenatal-ultrasonic-diagnosis-of-absent-pulmonary-valve-syndrome-a-case-report
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Wen-Jun Zhang, Zhong-Lei Zhang, Jun-Jie Chang, Xiao-Yu Song
RATIONALE: Absent pulmonary valve syndrome (APVS) is a rare congenital heart disease that is often associated with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Here, we report 2 cases of APVS associated with TOF diagnosed via fetal echocardiography and discuss their specific ultrasonographic characteristics. PATIENT CONCERNS: Two pregnant women with suspicion of fetal heart anomaly were referred from their local hospitals to our hospital for fetal malformation screening and detailed fetal echocardiography...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845003/-diagnosis-of-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-and-intraoperative-lesion-in-patients-with-right-coronary-artery-sinus-rupture-by-transthoracic-echocardiography
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Xiongfei Liang, Yifeng Yang, Wei Lin
To investigate the role of thoracic echocardiography in diagnosis and differential diagnosis of the right ventricular outflow tract into the right aorta with right ventricular aneurysm rupture. 
 Methods: A total of 19 patients with sinus rupture caused by ventricular septal defect in the right ventricular outflow road were reviewed. These patients were diagnosed as aortic right coronary sinus by preoperative transthoracic echocardiography from February 2010 to September 2016 in Xiangya Second Hospital and Xiangya Medical College Affiliated Haikou Hospital...
July 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843326/valve-interventions-in-utero-understanding-the-timing-indications-and-approaches
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REVIEW
Aleksander Sizarov, Younes Boudjemline
Efficient use of fetal echocardiography has enabled early detection of congenital heart disease and of its often irreversible complications, such as ventricular hypoplasia in case of severe stenosis of the semilunar valves. Experience of the past 25 years has proved that balloon dilatation of the severely stenotic or atretic valve in fetuses as early as the 23rd week of gestation is technically feasible with a learning curve. Reported results regarding the ultimate biventricular circulation outcome after fetal valve intervention are at best controversial, with the desired improvements in the quality of life and cost-benefits of the postnatal treatment being as yet unconfirmed...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833543/echocardiographic-assessment-of-the-right-ventricle-in-the-current-era-application-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Sridhar Venkatachalam, Geru Wu, Masood Ahmad
The right ventricle has unique structural and functional characteristics. It is now well recognized that the so-called forgotten ventricle is a key player in cardiovascular physiology. Furthermore, there is accumulating evidence that demonstrates right ventricular dysfunction as an important marker of morbidity and mortality in several commonly encountered clinical situations such as heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, right ventricular myocardial infarction, and adult congenital heart disease...
August 22, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809063/color-and-power-doppler-combined-with-fetal-intelligent-navigation-echocardiography-fine-to-evaluate-the-fetal-heart
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L Yeo, R Romero
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of color and bidirectional power Doppler ultrasound combined with Fetal Intelligent Navigation Echocardiography (FINE) in examining the fetal heart. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted of fetuses in the second and third trimesters with a normal heart or with congenital heart disease (CHD). One or more spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) volume datasets, combined with color or bidirectional power Doppler (S-flow) imaging, were acquired in the apical four-chamber view...
August 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807509/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-angiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis-and-cardiac-device-infection-in-adult-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-prosthetic-material
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María N Pizzi, L Dos-Subirà, Albert Roque, Nuria Fernández-Hidalgo, Hug Cuéllar-Calabria, Antonia Pijuan Domènech, María T Gonzàlez-Alujas, M T Subirana-Domènech, B Miranda-Barrio, Ignacio Ferreira-González, Juan J González-López, Albert Igual, Olga Maisterra-Santos, David García-Dorado, Joan Castell-Conesa, Benito Almirante, Manuel Escobar Amores, Pilar Tornos, Santiago Aguadé-Bruix
OBJECTIVES: Infective endocarditis (IE) and cardiac device infection (CDI) are a major complication in the growing number of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) reaching adulthood. We aimed to evaluate the added value of (18)F-FDG-PET/CT angiography (PET/CTA) in the diagnosis of IE-CDI in adults with CHD and intravascular or intracardiac prosthetic material, in whom echocardiography (ECHO) and modified Duke Criteria (DC) have limitations because of the patients' complex anatomy...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754392/bridged-bilateral-superior-venae-cavae-with-direct-left-atrial-appendage-connection-and-no-other-congenital-cardiac-anomaly
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Li Hsia Alicia Cheong, Bandar Al-Amro, Andrew T Yan, Djeven P Deva
A persistent left superior vena cava (SVC) results from failed obliteration of the left common cardinal vein during embryogenesis, with a spectrum of anatomic variants. We report a rare case of bilateral SVCs connected by a bridging vein and with a direct left SVC connection to the left atrial appendage in an asymptomatic patient without hypoxemia or associated congenital heart disease on transthoracic echocardiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. A multimodality imaging approach is valuable to search for associated anomalies and to confirm this anatomic variant, which has important implications on vascular procedures and avoidance of systemic embolism...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749297/ebstein-anomaly-in-the-tsushima-leopard-cat-prionailurus-bengalensis-euptilurus
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Shunsuke Shimamura, Yukihiro Shiota, Naoko Takagi, Tatsuya Habara, Shougo Hirata, Hitoshi Komai, Satoko Nishimura, Hiroyuki Tani, Terumasa Shimada
Ebstein anomaly is a rare congenital heart disease that has been described in domestic dogs, a meerkat, a pygmy goat, and a lion. An 11-mo-old Tsushima leopard cat presented to Osaka Prefecture University Veterinary Hospital for diagnosis and treatment of right-sided congestive heart failure. Echocardiography showed a dilated right atrium and ventricle with an enlarged tricuspid valve annulus and apical displacement of the tricuspid valve leaflets. The cat was diagnosed with Ebstein anomaly. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of this type of congenital heart disease in a Tsushima leopard cat...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704916/three-dimensional-echocardiography-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#15
REVIEW
Hyun Suk Yang
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is now more common in adults than in children due to improvements in fetal echo, neonatal and pediatric care, and surgical techniques leading to dramatically increased survivability into adulthood. Adult patients with CHD, regardless of prior cardiac surgery, experience further cardiac problems or therapeutic challenges; therefore, a non-invasive, easily accessible echocardiographic examination is an essential follow-up tool. Among echocardiographic modalities, three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography provides better delineation of spatial relationships in complex cardiac geometries and more accurate volumetric information without geometric assumptions...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697895/a-neonatal-rat-model-of-increased-right-ventricular-afterload-by-pulmonary-artery-banding
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Shoubao Wang, Lincai Ye, Haifa Hong, Chao Tang, Minghui Li, Zhen Zhang, Jinfen Liu
OBJECTIVE: To construct a neonatal rat model of increased right ventricular (RV) afterload for studying the pathophysiological remodeling of the right ventricle in patients with congenital heart disease with increased RV afterload. METHODS: Surgery was performed within 6 hours after birth. Horizontal thoracotomy was performed by dissecting the intercostal muscles and splitting the sternum. The PA was then banded with 11-0 nylon thread. At postnatal day 7 (P7), constriction of PA was confirmed by echocardiography...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697825/-screening-and-follow-up-for-congenital-heart-disease-in-children-aged-0-3-years-in-rural-areas-of-chongqing-china
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Lei Zhang, Mei-Yu An, Bing Zhu, Wan-Dong Shen, Shu-Jiang Tan, Xiao-Juan Ji, Jie Tian, Xiao-Yan Liu
OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence of congenital heart disease (CHD) in children aged 0-3 years in the rural areas of Chongqing, and to determine the suitable "screening-diagnosis-follow-up" system and screening indicators for CHD in these areas. METHODS: Children aged 0-3 years from rural areas of the Fuling Disctrict of Chongqing were selected by cluster sampling. Using the "screening-diagnosis-evaluation system" employed at the levels of village/town, district/county, and province/city, the children were screened for seven indicators, i...
July 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693354/perinatal-outcomes-of-congenital-heart-disease-after-emergent-neonatal-cardiac-procedures
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Aline Wolter, Helene Holtmann, Andreea Kawecki, Jan Degenhardt, Christian Enzensberger, Oliver Graupner, Hakan Akintürk, Can Yerebakan, Markus Khalil, Dietmar Schranz, Roland Axt-Fliedner
PURPOSE: We compared outcome of neonates with prenatal and postnatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease presenting in our paediatric heart centre between 2005-05/2015 who underwent an emergent intervention within 48 hours postpartum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 52/111 (46.8%) with emergent intervention, congenital heart disease was diagnosed prenatally, in 59/111 (53.2%) with no specialized fetal echocardiography, diagnosis was made postnatally. In 98/111 (88...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690953/venous-diversion-surgery-revisited-a-baffling-situation
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Jessica R Klassen, Davinder S Jassal, Brett Memauri, Malek Kass, James W Tam, Jonathan Windram, David Ross, Nasir Shaikh
With the increasing number of survivors with congenital heart disease (CHD) reaching adulthood, it is important for the clinician to be familiar with the various surgical options performed in this growing patient population. We describe the case of a 65-year-old female who presented with hypoxia and right-to-left shunting following a surgical repair of an atrial septal defect (ASD) secundum and anomalous pulmonary veins with a partial atrial diversion procedure in childhood. The use of multimodality cardiovascular imaging using echocardiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and invasive cardiac catheterization was complementary in the preoperative diagnosis and management of this unique baffling situation...
June 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678047/imaging-of-the-pulmonary-valve-in-the-adults
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Ricardo H Pignatelli, Cory Noel, S Chandra B Reddy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pulmonary valve is the least imaged of the cardiac valves in adults. This review will address the strengths and the limitations of various imaging modalities that are commonly used for evaluation of pulmonary valve diseases in the adults. RECENT FINDINGS: Valvular pulmonary stenosis is mostly congenital and pulmonary regurgitation is usually an acquired pulmonary valve disease. Combined pulmonary stenosis and pulmonary regurgitation as sequel to previous surgeries for congenital heart diseases is the most common form of pulmonary valve disease in the adults...
July 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
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