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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326958/persistent-left-superior-vena-cava
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Vrinda Nair, Kamran Yusuf, Weiming Yu, Hafez AlAwad, Kathy Paul, Essa Al Awad
Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a common cardiac anomaly associated with congenital heart diseases. A diagnosis of PLSVC usually warrants a detailed fetal echocardiography. Lesser known associations are the extra cardiac anomalies notably the upper airway and the gastrointestinal tract anomalies. We highlight here the importance of detailed fetal assessment for extra cardiac anomalies in addition to fetal echocardiography in fetuses diagnosed with PLSVC. We hereby present a preterm infant who presented with a triad of PLSVC, laryngeal atresia, and esophageal atresia...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320222/demographic-and-perinatal-outcome-data-of-fetuses-with-sua-pruv
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Lulu Sun, Yanlin Wang
AIM: Identify structural anomalies and adverse pregnancy outcomes accompanying single umbilical artery (SUA) and persistent right umbilical vein (PRUV) and to investigate whether SUA and PRUV are associated with chromosomal abnormalities and if these defects warrant invasive antenatal diagnosis. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed pregnancies with an antenatal diagnosis of SUA/PRUV from the International Peace Maternity and Child Health Hospital (IPMCHH) database...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306681/anesthesia-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#3
Torsten Baehner, Richard K Ellerkmann
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review focuses on patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) with regard to recent trends in global demographics, healthcare provision for noncardiac surgery, as well as anesthetic and perioperative care for these patients. RECENT FINDINGS: About 40 years after milestones of surgical innovation in CHD, the number of adults with CHD (ACHD) now surpasses those of children with CHD. This development leads to the fact that even patients with complex CHD managed for noncardiac surgery are not restricted to highly specialized centers...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302744/noninvasive-imaging-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#4
Luke J Burchill, Jennifer Huang, Justin T Tretter, Abigail M Khan, Andrew M Crean, Gruschen R Veldtman, Sanjiv Kaul, Craig S Broberg
Multimodality cardiovascular imaging plays a central role in caring for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). CHD clinicians and scientists are interested not only in cardiac morphology but also in the maladaptive ventricular responses and extracellular changes predisposing to adverse outcomes in this population. Expertise in the applications, strengths, and pitfalls of these cardiovascular imaging techniques as they relate to CHD is essential. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of cardiovascular imaging in CHD...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302319/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-and-systemic-right-ventricular-function-in-adults-with-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Ewa Kowalik, Anna Klisiewicz, Justyna Rybicka, Elżbieta K Biernacka, Piotr Hoffman
BACKGROUND: High sensitive troponin T (hsTnT), a marker of myocardial injury, appears to be a promising diagnostic tool in patients with congenital heart disease. However, little is known about its distribution among adults with systemic right ventricle (sRV). We aimed to assess the distribution of hsTnT concentrations in patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) and to evaluate its relationship with sRV function and NT-proBNP. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of adults with ccTGA was conducted...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301892/evaluating-the-performance-of-ultrasound-screening-for-congenital-heart-disease-a-descriptive-cohort-study
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Rosemary J Froehlich, Lindsay Maggio, Phinnara Has, Erika F Werner, Dwight J Rouse
Objective The objective of this study was to evaluate the rate of abnormal fetal echocardiogram after normal detailed anatomy ultrasound when both are performed by maternal-fetal medicine specialists. Study Design Retrospective review of women who underwent detailed anatomy ultrasound and fetal echocardiography between 16 and 26 weeks' gestation at a single center. Women included had at least one indication for fetal echocardiography as recommended by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and normal cardiac anatomy on initial detailed anatomy ultrasound...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295809/a-new-method-to-predict-the-need-for-a-rashkind-procedure-in-fetuses-with-dextro-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Maciej Słodki, Roland Axt-Fliedner, Katarzyna Zych-Krekora, Aline Wolter, Andreea Kawecki, Christian Enzensberge, Ewa Gulczyńska, Maria Respondek-Liberska
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal congenital heart disease classification system specify critical d-TGA with restriction of the foramen ovale (which requires Rashkind procedure) and planned d-TGA. However, current prenatal diagnostic criteria for post-delivery foramen ovale (FO) restriction in d-TGA are inadequate, resulting in a high false negative rate. We aim to find an echocardiographic features to predict the need for Rashkind procedure. METHODS: 98 patients from 2 European centers diagnosed prenatally with fetal d-TGA from 2006 to 2013 were analyzed and two groups were compared: 1) those in which the Rashkind procedure was performed within the first 24 hours of life; and 2) those who did not undergo a Rashkind procedure before cardiac surgery...
March 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290856/-chronic-heart-failure-with-preserved-systolic-function-and-reversible-dilatation-of-cardiac-chambers
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O V Blagova, S V Volkov, A V Nedostup, A O Korobkov, I V Mostovoy, N G Sergushina, N V Gagarina, E A Mershina
Diagnosis of dilation (D) cardiomyopathy (CMP) requires exclusion not only of inflammatory and genetically determined forms but also of some rare diseases. This 51 year old patient with history of moderate arterial hypertension approached a cardiologist because of new onset atrial fibrillation and dyspnea. Echocardiography detected dilation of all cardiac chambers with relatively preserved ejection fraction, causing suspicion of DCMP. Among conditions excluded were coronary atherosclerosis, congenital heart defect with left to right shunt, primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, hypertensive heart, tachycardia induced CMP, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, noncompaction myocardium...
June 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277918/concordance-of-fetal-echocardiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-congenital-cardiac-disease-utilizing-updated-guidelines
#9
Marijo Aguilera, Kirsten Dummer
OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine the concordance of prenatally diagnosed congenital cardiac disease with postnatal echocardiography. STUDY DESIGN: Patients who underwent fetal echocardiograms performed by pediatric cardiologists at a single referral center from January to December 2014 were reviewed. Fetal echocardiography exams were performed in accordance with guidelines by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines (2013 and 2014, respectively)...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275561/computed-tomography-in-congenital-heart-disease-how-generic-principles-can-be-applied-to-create-bespoke-protocols-in-the-fontan-circuit
#10
REVIEW
Will W Loughborough, Michael Yeong, Mark Hamilton, Nathan Manghat
Cardiac computed tomography (CCT) has become an invaluable cross-sectional imaging modality in congenital heart disease (CHD) patients. However, altered anatomical connections and cardiovascular physiology makes CHD arguably the most challenging area in CCT imaging, which remains a complimentary modality to cardiac magnetic resonance and echocardiography. A bespoke CT protocol is often required to achieve a diagnostic examination; this can be achieved through careful consideration of the basic principles of image acquisition and contrast administration...
February 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262200/outcomes-of-direct-current-cardioversion-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Alexander C Egbe, Samuel J Asirvatham, Heidi M Connolly, Suraj Kapa, Christopher V Desimone, Vaibhav R Vaidya, Abhishek J Deshmukh, Arooj R Khan, Christopher J McLeod, Rowlens M Melduni, Naser M Ammash
Few data exist on direct current cardioversion (DCCV) in adult patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). This is a retrospective case-control study of 279 adults with CHD and 279 adults without CHD (control group) who had elective DCCV for atrial arrhythmias at Mayo Clinic, 2001 to 2013. Control patients were matched by gender and arrhythmia type. The objective was to compare DCCV procedural failure (failure to terminate the presenting arrhythmia) and arrhythmia recurrence (AR). In the CHD group (mean age 55 ± 20 years; men 166 [59%]), the most common diagnosis was Fontan palliation (61; 22%)...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256215/mechanism-and-prognostic-role-of-qr-in-v1-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Marcin Waligóra, Grzegorz Kopeć, Kamil Jonas, Anna Tyrka, Agnieszka Sarnecka, Tomasz Miszalski-Jamka, Małgorzata Urbańczyk-Zawadzka, Piotr Podolec
BACKGROUND: The presence of qR pattern in lead V1 of the 12-lead surface ECG has been proposed as a risk marker of death in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). We aimed to validate these findings in the modern era of PAH treatment and additionally to assess the relation of qR in V1 to PAH severity. We also investigated the possible mechanisms underlying this ECG sign. METHODS: Consecutive patients with PAH excluding patients with congenital heart defect were recruited between February 2008 and January 2016...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247848/relation-of-cytokine-profile-to-clinical-and-hemodynamic-features-in-young-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-pulmonary-hypertension
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Leína Zorzanelli, Nair Maeda, Mariana Clavé, Ana Thomaz, Filomena Galas, Marlene Rabinovitch, Antonio Lopes
In congenital heart disease, severity of pulmonary hypertension and operability is defined by noninvasive parameters (clinical history, physical examination, and echocardiography) and sometimes, cardiac catheterization. We investigated how circulating levels of inflammatory mediators correlate with such parameters in a young pediatric population (age, 2.0 months to 3.1 years) and the effects of preoperative pulmonary vasodilator therapy with sildenafil. Cytokines were analyzed in serum using chemiluminescence signals...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246457/medico-legal-aspects-of-congenital-heart-diseases-in-buying-and-selling-of-pets
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Annamaria Passantino, Michela Pugliese, Valeria Quartarone, Natalia Russo, Roberto Bussadori, Bartolomeo Guercio
AIM: The veterinarian should be able to assess congenital and inherited malformations such as heart defects because they may be object of legal disputes. In this study, the authors report some cases of congenital heart defects in pets (dogs and cats) to clarify whether or not they may be considered a redhibitory defect. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 28 medical records of pets referred with suspected congenital heart disease were examined. All patients aged between 3 and 24 months underwent clinical examination, chest X-ray examination, electrocardiogram, and echocardiography and angiocardiography when necessary...
January 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237536/early-experience-of-macitentan-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#15
S Herbert, W Gin-Sing, L Howard, R M R Tulloh
BACKGROUND: Endothelin receptor antagonists (ERA) have been recognised as effective therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension in congenital heart disease (CHD-PH), and Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) since the Breathe 5 study. A new dual receptor antagonist - Macitentan - is currently undergoing trials to determine its efficacy in simple ES. To date there is little information on this therapy in CHD and we report our first experience, some with more complex diseases. METHODS: Data was collected prospectively from September 2014...
February 6, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237004/nuclear-medicine-in-pediatric-cardiology
#16
REVIEW
Ornella Milanesi, Giovanni Stellin, Pietro Zucchetta
Accurate cardiovascular imaging is essential for the successful management of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Echocardiography and angiography have been for long time the most important imaging modalities in pediatric cardiology, but nuclear medicine has contributed in many situations to the comprehension of physiological consequences of CHD, quantifying pulmonary blood flow symmetry or right-to-left shunting. In recent times, remarkable improvements in imaging equipments, particularly in multidetector computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, have led to the progressive integration of high resolution modalities in the clinical workup of children affected by CHD, reducing the role of diagnostic angiography...
March 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215417/prenatal-diagnosis-of-the-criss-cross-heart
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Prasad Ravi, Deborah Fruitman, Lindsay Mills, Timothy Colen, Lisa K Hornberger
We sought to describe the prenatal features and postnatal outcomes of the "criss-cross heart" (CCH) with crossing atrioventricular connections as encountered in 5 cases and to review the literature regarding fetal diagnoses of this lesion. We reviewed the clinical history and fetal echocardiograms of 5 patients with a diagnosis of CCH encountered in our institution from 2010 to 2015. Affected pregnancies were identified through the University of Alberta fetal cardiology database. Fetal and postnatal echocardiograms, prenatal and postnatal clinical records, autopsy, and surgical reports were reviewed...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214967/increased-atrial-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptors-and-grk-2-gene-expression-can-play-a-fundamental-role-in-heart-failure-after-repair-of-congenital-heart-disease-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Marcela Silva Oliveira, Fabio Carmona, Walter V A Vicente, Paulo H Manso, Karina M Mata, Mara Rúbia Celes, Erica C Campos, Simone G Ramos
Surgeries to correct congenital heart diseases are increasing in Brazil and worldwide. However, even with the advances in surgical techniques and perfusion, some cases, especially the more complex ones, can develop heart failure and death. A retrospective study of patients who underwent surgery for correction of congenital heart diseases with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in a university tertiary-care hospital that died, showed infarction in different stages of evolution and scattered microcalcifications in the myocardium, even without coronary obstruction...
February 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212053/transthoracic-echocardiography-pitfalls-and-limitations-as-delineated-at-cardiac-ct-and-mr-imaging
#19
Sachin B Malik, Natalie Chen, Rex A Parker, Joe Y Hsu
Transthoracic echocardiography ( TTE transthoracic echocardiography ) is a critical tool in the field of clinical cardiology. It often serves as one of the first-line imaging modalities in the evaluation of cardiac disease owing to its low cost, portability, widespread availability, lack of ionizing radiation, and ability to evaluate both anatomy and function of the heart. Consequently, a large majority of patients undergoing a cardiac computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examination will have a TTE transthoracic echocardiography available for review...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194611/using-three-dimensional-echocardiography-to-guide-left-ventricle-lead-position-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-does-it-make-any-difference
#20
Haitham A Badran, John Z Kamel, Tarek R Mohamed, Mohamed A Abdelhamid
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an effective treatment for patients with advanced heart failure. Nearly 30% of candidates are inadequate responders. Proper patient selection, left ventricle (LV) lead placement optimization, and optimization of the programming of the CRT device are important approaches to improve outcome of CRT. We examined the role of three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography in determining the optimal LV lead position as a method of optimizing CRT response...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
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