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Surgery heart cardiac pediatric advances

Viviane G Nasr, David Faraoni, Anne Marie Valente, James A DiNardo
Advances in pediatric cardiac surgical and medical care have led to increased survival of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Consequently, many CHD patients survive long enough to require cardiac surgery as adults. Using the 2013 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database, we compared costs and outcomes for adult patients undergoing surgery for treatment of CHD to a reference population of adults undergoing CABG. Patients were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9 CM) procedure codes...
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
Ireneusz Haponiuk, Maciej Chojnicki, Mariusz Steffens, Radosław Jaworski, Aneta Szofer-Sendrowska, Konrad Paczkowski, Ewelina Kwaśniak, Anna Romanowicz, Wiktor Szymanowicz, Katarzyna Gierat-Haponiuk
The Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Gdansk is the only pediatric cardiac surgery center in northern Poland providing comprehensive treatment to children with congenital heart defects. The Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Gdansk currently offers a full spectrum of advanced procedures of modern cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology dedicated to patients from infancy to adolescence. January 19, 2016 marked the official opening of its new location.
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Pascal Amedro, Arthur Gavotto, Charlène Bredy, Sophie Guillaumont
Advances in heart surgery over the past 30 years have significantly improved the prognosis of congenital heart diseases (CHD). Therefore, the epidemiology of CHD has changed dramatically with a shift of mortality from pediatrics to adulthood and an increased prevalence of complex CHD. Today, caregivers and patients focus their interests to new perspectives: improving the quality of life, practicing sports, improving psychosocial care. Cardiac rehabilitation is completely integrated in these new therapeutic strategies...
May 2017: La Presse Médicale
Brian Kogon, Joshua Rosenblum, Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Subhadra Shashidharan, Wendy Book
The Emory Adult Congenital Heart (Emory University, Atlanta, GA) program was founded in 2001. In 2004, the surgical component transitioned from a pediatric facility to an adult facility. The aim of this article is characterize the program as a whole, outline changes in the program, and discuss the challenges of the transition process. Between 2001 and 2015, changes in program structure and personnel were evaluated. There has been significant growth of the program between 2001 and 2015. There are currently 19 half-day clinics per week, with 2,700 clinic visits per year...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
Punkaj Gupta, Andrew Wilcox, Tommy R Noel, Jeffrey M Gossett, Stephanie R Rockett, Brian K Eble, Mallikarjuna Rettiganti
OBJECTIVES: To characterize cardiac arrest in children undergoing cardiac surgery using single-center data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Utstein-Style Guidelines. METHODS: Patients aged 18 years or less having a cardiac arrest for 1 minute or more during the same hospital stay as heart operation qualified for inclusion (2002-2014). Patients having a cardiac arrest both before or after heart operation were included. Heart operations were classified on the basis of the first cardiovascular operation of each hospital admission (the index operation)...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Mindl M Messinger, Kimberly L Dinh, Erin J McDade, Brady S Moffett, Angus A Wilfong, Antonio G Cabrera
BACKGROUND: Advances in cardiac operations over the last few decades, including corrective operations in early life, have dramatically increased the survival of children with congenital heart disease. However, postoperative care has been associated with neurologic complications, with seizures being the most common manifestation. The primary objective of this study is to describe the outcomes in pediatric patients who received an antiepileptic drug (AED) post-cardiac surgery. METHOD: A retrospective cohort study was performed in all patients less than 18 years of age who received an AED in the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Texas Children's Hospital from June 2002 until June 2012...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
Benjamin Kloesel, James A DiNardo, Simon C Body
Congenital heart disease is diagnosed in 0.4% to 5% of live births and presents unique challenges to the pediatric anesthesiologist. Furthermore, advances in surgical management have led to improved survival of those patients, and many adult anesthesiologists now frequently take care of adolescents and adults who have previously undergone surgery to correct or palliate congenital heart lesions. Knowledge of abnormal heart development on the molecular and genetic level extends and improves the anesthesiologist's understanding of congenital heart disease...
September 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Jian Xiao, Liang Yin, Yiyun Lin, Yufeng Zhang, Lihui Wu, Zhinong Wang
BACKGROUND: Children with infective endocarditis (IE) have to undergo valve replacement instead of valve repair in China due to severe valve damage. The present study is to review our experience on surgical treatment of children with IE in reference to the incidence, pathologic status, diagnosis, surgical strategies and outcomes. METHODS: We reviewed 35 patients with a mean age of 13.7±2.2 years who were underwent valve replacement surgery for IE during the period from January 1993 to December 2013...
July 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
David S Cooper, David M Kwiatkowski, Stuart L Goldstein, Catherine D Krawczeski
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this review are to discuss the definition, diagnosis, and pathophysiology of acute kidney injury and its impact on immediate, short-, and long-term outcomes. In addition, the spectrum of cardiorenal syndromes will be reviewed including the pathophysiology on this interaction and its impact on outcomes. DATA SOURCE: MEDLINE and PubMed. CONCLUSION: The field of cardiac intensive care continues to advance in tandem with congenital heart surgery...
August 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Ivan Malcić, Daniel Dilber, Hrvoje Kniewald, Darko Anić, Drazen Belina, Dalibor Sarić, Dorotea Bartonicek, Alen Hodalin, Andrea Dasović-Buljević, Sanja Dorner, Vitomir Metlicić, Karmen Markicević, Marija Srsen-Krstulović
AIM: 1. To present an epidemiological (population and clinical) study of congenital heart defects (CHD) in Croatia in a 16-year period (1995-2011). 2. To analyze outcomes of surgical procedures for all patients in a five-year period (2002-2007) and to compare the results between Croatian and foreign centers. 3. To present the progress in surgical care of CHD in Croatia while acknowledging the requirement of achieving postsurgical mortality rate of below 5%. 4. To evaluate the projection of positive development of CHD management in Croatia in cooperation with major cardiac surgical centers in the neighboring countries...
November 2015: Lijec̆nic̆ki Vjesnik
David S Cooper, Rajit K Basu, Jack F Price, Stuart L Goldstein, Catherine D Krawczeski
The field of cardiac intensive care continues to advance in tandem with congenital heart surgery. The focus of intensive care unit care has now shifted to that of morbidity reduction and eventual elimination. Acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery is associated with adverse outcomes, including prolonged intensive care and hospital stays, diminished quality of life, and increased long-term mortality. Acute kidney injury occurs frequently, complicating the care of both postoperative patients and those with heart failure...
March 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Alessandra Rizza, Elena Bignami, Alessandro Belletti, Angelo Polito, Zaccaria Ricci, Giuseppe Isgrò, Alessandro Locatelli, Paola Cogo
BACKGROUND: Little is known about practitioner preference, the availability of technology, and variability in practice with respect to hemodynamic monitoring and vasoactive drug use after congenital heart surgery. The aim of this study was to characterize current hospital practices related to the management of low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS) across Italy. METHODS: We issued a 22-item questionnaire to 14 Italian hospitals performing pediatric cardiac surgery. RESULTS: Electrocardiogram, invasive blood pressure, central venous pressure, pulse oximetry, diuresis, body temperature, arterial lactate, and blood gas analysis were identified as routine in hemodynamic monitoring...
January 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Bahaaldin Alsoufi, William T Mahle, Cedric Manlhiot, Shriprasad Deshpande, Brian Kogon, Brian W McCrindle, Kirk Kanter
BACKGROUND: Following the Norwood operation, unfavorable hemodynamic or anatomic factors might disqualify children from progressing through subsequent palliative surgeries necessitating listing for heart transplantation. Those patients often have immune, clinical, or anatomic risk factors that could preclude donor allocation, increase operative risk, and diminish late survival. We studied transplantation outcomes in those patients using the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study database. METHODS: A total of 253 children who had prior Norwood were listed for transplantation (1993-2012)...
January 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Sang-Yun Lee, Soo-Jin Kim, Jae Sung Son, Seong-Ho Kim, Chang-Ha Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite remarkable advances in pediatric cardiology, pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease remains a major problem. In the past decade new vasodilators have been introduced and appear to be effective in reducing pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: From 2000 to 2011, we retrospectively reviewed the records of 22 patients who had congenital septal defects and borderline pulmonary vascular disease (PVD)...
September 2015: Korean Circulation Journal
Anita Saxena
Lesions of the heart valves are the commonest acquired cardiac abnormalities seen in pediatric age group. Aortic regurgitation (AR) results from abnormality of the valve leaflets or of the aortic root. Mitral valve lesion may be associated in patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD). Left ventricle dilates and may develop dysfunction in advanced states. Coronary perfusion also tends to suffer in severe AR. The symptoms develop later and include dyspnea and palpitations. An early diastolic, high pitched murmur, best heard at base of the heart is the hallmark of AR...
November 2015: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Duminda Samarasinghe
Sri Lanka is an island nation in Indian Ocean that provides free healthcare to all citizens through government healthcare system. It has commendable health indices in the region. Pediatric cardiac services have rapidly progressed over past few years helping to further bring down infant and under-five mortality rates. Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH) is the only tertiary care referral center for children with heart disease in the country. Currently it performs approximately 1,000 cardiac catheterizations and 1,000 cardiac surgeries every year...
May 2015: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
Mehar Hoda, Anwarul Haque, Fareena Aijaz, Mohammad I Akhtar, Amina Rehmat, Muneer Amanullah, Babar S Hasan
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in various disciplines of medicine have significantly changed the courses following cardiac surgery in children. On-table extubation (OTE) after open heart surgery in children is evolving. OBJECTIVE: To assess the rate of postoperative complications in children extubated on table after open heart surgery. DESIGN: This is a retrospective, descriptive study. SETTING: Operating room (OR) then admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)...
January 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
Ji Buethe, Ravi C Ashwath, Prabhakar Rajiah
Advances in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgical techniques over the past few decades have revolutionized the management of the patients with congenital heart disease, and many now survive into adulthood. Several eponymous surgical procedures performed for congenital heart disease have been named after eminent surgeons. In this article, we provide a short biography of the surgeons associated with these eponymous surgical procedures along with their other important scientific contributions. This is followed by a review of these surgical procedures and their most common complications...
July 2015: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Arash Alen Sabati, Jacqueline R Szmuszkovicz, Cynthia Herrington, Mark Hermes, Hesham A Mahmoud, Choo Phei Wee, Vaughn A Starnes, JonDavid Menteer
BACKGROUND: Some pediatric patients referred for heart transplant (HTx) are sub-optimal candidates. Their outcomes without HTx are presumed to be dismal, but have not been well described. Knowledge about their outcomes is critical when weighing the risks between a high-risk transplant and "terminal" palliation. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all HTx referrals from January 2005 to July 2013. We excluded those who were listed for HTx, or who were denied HTx due to being "too well," seeking only those who were in need of but not suitable for HTx...
July 2015: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Mieke M P Driessen, Johannes M P J Breur, Ricardo P J Budde, Joep W M van Oorschot, Roland R J van Kimmenade, Gertjan Tj Sieswerda, Folkert J Meijboom, Tim Leiner
Due to advances in cardiac surgery, survival of patients with congenital heart disease has increased considerably during the past decades. Many of these patients require repeated cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging to assess cardiac anatomy and function. In the past decade, technological advances have enabled faster and more robust cardiovascular magnetic resonance with improved image quality and spatial as well as temporal resolution. This review aims to provide an overview of advances in cardiovascular magnetic resonance hardware and acquisition techniques relevant to both pediatric and adult patients with congenital heart disease and discusses the techniques used to assess function, anatomy, flow and tissue characterization...
January 2015: Pediatric Radiology
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