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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240666/pulmonary-perfusion-changes-following-extracardiac-lateral-fontan-and-bilateral-bidirectional-glenn-shunt-in-hypoplastic-right-ventricle-with-duplicated-superior-vena-cava
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Roberto Andres Salas Fragomeni, Evrim B Turkbey, Blake C Jones, Lilja B Solnes, Steven P Rowe
The incidence of congenital heart disease requiring specialized care is 2.5 to 3 per 1000 live births with a prevalence of congenital heart disease of 81.4 per 10,000 live births. Total cavopulmonary or atriopulmonary connection, used for palliation of certain types of congenital heart disease, diverts flow from the vena cava or atrium directly into the pulmonary arteries. Altered anatomy in patients who have undergone this intervention may result in contrast and/or radiotracer localizing preferentially to a single lung leading to interpretation errors and redundant studies...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240518/the-challenge-of-preoperative-quantification-of-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-and-of-right-ventricle-function-what-information-is-clinically-relevant
#2
Rebecca T Hahn
Functional or secondary tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is the most common etiology of severe TR in the western world. The presence of functional TR, either isolated or in combination with left heart disease is associated with unfavorable natural history however surgical mortality for isolated tricuspid valve interventions remain higher than for any other single valve surgery. Determining the severity of TR remains a controversial area and will continue to evolve as new techniques for assessing this valve as well as the right ventricle, are investigated...
February 27, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223051/functional-status-and-quality-of-life-in-survivors-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-after-the-norwood-operation
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Joshua M Friedland-Little, Karen Uzark, Sunkyung Yu, Ray Lowery, Ranjit Aiyagari, Jennifer C Hirsch-Romano
BACKGROUND: Infants who require extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support after a Norwood operation are at increased risk for early and late death compared with patients who do not require ECMO post-Norwood. Little is known about the effect that ECMO post-Norwood has on functional status and quality of life among long-term survivors. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated functional status and health-related quality of life in 12 surviving patients (cases) and 19 corresponding patients (controls) from a previous retrospective case-control assessment of long-term survival in patients requiring ECMO post-Norwood...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218352/concomitant-pulsatile-and-continuous-flow-vad-in-biventricular-and-univentricular-physiology-a-comparison-study-with-a-numerical-model
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Arianna Di Molfetta, Gianfranco Ferrari, Roberta Iacobelli, Sergio Filippelli, Paolo Guccione, Libera Fresiello, Gianluigi Perri, Antonio Amodeo
INTRODUCTION: To develop and test a lumped parameter model to simulate and compare the effects of the simultaneous use of continuous flow (CF) and pulsatile flow (PF) ventricular assist devices (VADs) to assist biventricular circulation vs. single ventricle circulation in pediatrics. METHODS: Baseline data of 5 patients with biventricular circulation eligible for LVAD and of 5 patients with Fontan physiology were retrospectively collected and used to simulate patient baselines...
February 11, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
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/28214773/the-usefulness-of-bone-biomarkers-for-monitoring-treatment-disease-a-comparative-study-in-osteolytic-and-osteosclerotic-bone-metastasis-models
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Marta Martín-Fernández, Karmele Valencia, Carolina Zandueta, Cristina Ormazábal, Susana Martínez-Canarias, Fernando Lecanda, Concepción de la Piedra
BACKGROUND: The skeleton is the most common site of colonization by metastatic cancers. Zoledronic acid (ZA) has been shown to be effective for the treatment of bone metastases regardless of whether the bone lesions are osteolytic or osteoblastic. Biochemical markers of bone turnover may be useful tools to quantify the degree of bone remodeling in the presence of bone metastases. The aim of this work was to establish the correlation between tumor dispersion (bioluminescence) and biochemical markers of bone turnover in two osteolytic and osteoblastic metastasis models in mice...
February 16, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212825/inhibition-of-ubiquitin-proteasome-function-prevents-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-remodeling
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Yanting Zhu, Yinxia Wu, Wenhua Shi, Jian Wang, Xin Yan, Qingting Wang, Ya Liu, Lan Yang, Li Gao, Manxiang Li
AIMS: Previous study has indicated that inhibition of proteasome function ameliorates the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), while its underlying mechanisms are still unclear. This study was performed to address these issues. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into five groups: control group, PAH group, vehicle treated PAH group, MG-132 treated PAH group and bortezomib treated PAH group. PAH model was established by a single intraperitoneal injection of monocrotaline (MCT)...
February 14, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211168/the-medtronic-micro-vascular-plug%C3%A2-for-vascular-embolization-in-children-with-congenital-heart-diseases
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Shyam Sathanandam, Henri Justino, B Rush Waller, Srinath T Gowda, Wolfgang Radtke, Athar M Qureshi
OBJECTIVES: To describe the early multi-center, clinical experience with the Medtronic Micro Vascular Plug™ (MVP) in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) undergoing vascular embolization. BACKGROUND: The MVP is a large diameter vascular occlusion device that can be delivered through a microcatheter for embolization of abnormal blood vessels. METHODS: A retrospective review of embolization procedures using the MVP in children with CHD was performed in 3-centers...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208177/feasibility-and-associated-limitations-of-office-based-laryngeal-surgery-using-carbon-dioxide-lasers
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Hao-Chun Hu, Shu-Yi Lin, Yi-Ting Hung, Shyue-Yih Chang
Importance: There are few reports evaluating awake, office-based carbon dioxide (CO2) laser surgery for laryngeal lesions. To date, this study was the largest reported case series of office-based laryngeal surgery by fiber delivery CO2 laser. Office-based laryngeal surgical procedures have become increasingly popular. Technical problems and treatment outcomes associated with the use of a CO2 laser for office-based laryngeal surgery have yet to be fully addressed. Objectives: To discuss a single institution's clinical experience with office-based CO2 laser laryngeal surgery and the feasibility and limitations associated with this procedure...
February 16, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201672/attrition-in-patients-with-single-ventricle-and-trisomy-21-outcomes-after-a-total-cavopulmonary-connection
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Anastasios C Polimenakos, Sujata Subramanian, Chawki ElZein, Michel N Ilbawi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191656/utility-and-safety-of-combined-interventional-catheterization-and-electrophysiology-procedures-in-a-children-s-hospital
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S Yukiko Asaki, Jeffrey W Orcutt, Christina Y Miyake, Henri Justino, Caridad M DE LA Uz, Jeffrey J Kim, Santiago O Valdes, Athar M Qureshi
BACKGROUND: Interventional cardiac catheterization (cath) and electrophysiology (EP) procedures are not routinely performed together. There are several perceived barriers affecting this practice, though there are also advantages for both the patient and practitioner to a combined approach. METHODS: This was a single center retrospective study reviewing combined cath and EP procedures with a pre-procedural intention to intervene at Texas Children's Hospital from 2001 to 2014...
February 13, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190561/correlation-between-the-high-frequency-content-of-the-qrs-on-murine-surface-electrocardiogram-and-the-sympathetic-nerves-density-in-left-ventricle-after-myocardial-infarction-experimental-study
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Golriz Sedaghat, Ryan T Gardner, Muammar M Kabir, Elyar Ghafoori, Beth A Habecker, Larisa G Tereshchenko
Denervated post-infarct scar is arrhythmogenic. Our aim was to compare QRS frequency content in denervated and innervated left ventricular (LV) scar. In-vivo single lead ECG telemetry device was implanted in 17 heterozygous PTPσ (HET) and 7 lacking PTPσ (KO) transgenic mice. Myocardial infarction (MI) with reperfusion and sham surgery was performed. HET mice developed a denervated scar, whereas KO mice developed innervated scar. The power spectral density was used to assess the QRS frequency content. Denervated as compared to innervated post-MI scar was characterized by the higher relative contribution of 300-500Hz (14±1 vs...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188386/improved-identifiability-of-myocardial-material-parameters-by-an-energy-based-cost-function
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Anastasia Nasopoulou, Anoop Shetty, Jack Lee, David Nordsletten, C Aldo Rinaldi, Pablo Lamata, Steven Niederer
Myocardial stiffness is a valuable clinical biomarker for the monitoring and stratification of heart failure (HF). Cardiac finite element models provide a biomechanical framework for the assessment of stiffness through the determination of the myocardial constitutive model parameters. The reported parameter intercorrelations in popular constitutive relations, however, obstruct the unique estimation of material parameters and limit the reliable translation of this stiffness metric to clinical practice. Focusing on the role of the cost function (CF) in parameter identifiability, we investigate the performance of a set of geometric indices (based on displacements, strains, cavity volume, wall thickness and apicobasal dimension of the ventricle) and a novel CF derived from energy conservation...
February 10, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187460/effects-of-renal-denervation-on-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-remodeling
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Qian Liu, Jiyang Song, Dasheng Lu, Jie Geng, Zhixin Jiang, Kai Wang, Bin Zhang, Qijun Shan
Pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) is a rapidly progressive disorder, which leads to right heart failure and even death. Overactivity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and sympathetic nervous system accounts for the development and progression of PAH. The role of renal denervation (RDN) in different periods of PAH has not been fully elucidated. A single intraperitoneal injection of monocrotaline (MCT, 60 mg/kg) was used to induce pulmonary remodeling in male Sprague Dawley rats (n = 40). After 24-hour of MCT administration, a subset of rats underwent RDN (RDN24h, n = 10); after 2-week of MCT injection, another ten rats received RDN treatment (RDN2w, n = 10) and the left 20 rats were divided to MCT group with sham RDN operation (MCT, n = 20)...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185283/discrimination-between-qrs-and-t-waves-using-a-right-parasternal-lead-for-s-icd-in-a-patient-with-a-single-ventricle
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Takahiko Nishiyama, Takehiro Kimura, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Yoshiyasu Aizawa, Keiichi Fukuda, Seiji Takatsuki
The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) is a useful option for patients with a single ventricle (SV) in which transvenous leads are contraindicated because of intracardiac shunts. We report a case in which a right parasternal lead placement was indicated for an S-ICD in a resuscitated patient with an SV. There were significant changes in the magnitude of R to T waves ratio in the right compared to left parasternal lead position. Screening in the right parasternal position is effective for selecting appropriate patients with CHD for S-ICD implantations...
February 9, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184977/lateral-atrial-tunnel-fontan-operation-predisposes-to-the-junctional-rhythm
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Katarzyna Januszewska, Anna Schuh, Anja Lehner, Robert Dalla-Pozza, Edward Malec
The goal of the study was to compare the early postoperative course after fenestrated lateral atrial tunnel (LT) and non-fenestrated extracardiac conduit (EC) Fontan operation (FO) in a single center where both techniques were parallelly used. Between 2004 and 2012, 56(32.7%) children underwent LT and 113(66.1%) EC FO. The mean age was 3.7 ± 2.9 years and mean weight was 14.6 ± 7.3 kg. The most common malformation was hypoplastic left heart syndrome (50.9%). The general approach was to perform LT in children after hemi-Fontan operation and EC in patients after Glenn anastomosis...
February 10, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184976/decreased-diastolic-ventricular-kinetic-energy-in-young-patients-with-fontan-circulation-demonstrated-by-four-dimensional-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Pia Sjöberg, Einar Heiberg, Pär Wingren, Jens Ramgren Johansson, Torsten Malm, Håkan Arheden, Petru Liuba, Marcus Carlsson
Four-dimensional (4D) flow magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) enables quantification of kinetic energy (KE) in intraventricular blood flow. This provides a novel way to understand the cardiovascular physiology of the Fontan circulation. In this study, we aimed to quantify the KE in functional single ventricles. 4D flow MRI was acquired in eleven patients with Fontan circulation (median age 12 years, range 3-29) and eight healthy volunteers (median age 26 years, range 23-36). Follow-up MRI after surgical or percutaneous intervention was performed in 3 patients...
February 10, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183375/translating-clinical-trials-into-clinical-practice-a-survey-assessing-the-potential-impact-of-the-pediatric-heart-network-infant-single-ventricle-trial
#18
Victor Zak, Daphne T Hsu, Victoria L Pemberton, Jami C Levine, Andrew M Atz, James F Cnota, Chitra Ravishankar, Piers Barker, Linda M Lambert, Brian W McCrindle, Michele A Frommelt, Karen Altmann, Shan Chen, Richard V Williams
BACKGROUND: A few studies have evaluated the impact of clinical trial results on practice in paediatric cardiology. The Infant Single Ventricle (ISV) Trial results published in 2010 did not support routine use of the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor enalapril in infants with single-ventricle physiology. We sought to assess the influence of these findings on clinical practice. METHODS: A web-based survey was distributed via e-mail to over 2000 paediatric cardiologists, intensivists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and cardiac advance practice nurses during three distribution periods...
February 10, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176051/piracetam-attenuates-lps-induced-neuroinflammation-and-cognitive-impairment-in-rats
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Alok Tripathi, Pankaj Paliwal, Sairam Krishnamurthy
The present study was performed to investigate the effect of piracetam on neuroinflammation induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and resulting changes in cognitive behavior. Neuroinflammation was induced by a single dose of LPS solution infused into each of the lateral cerebral ventricles in concentrations of 1 μg/μl, at a rate of 1 μl/min over a 5-min period, with a 5-min waiting period between the two infusions. Piracetam in doses of 50, 100, and 200 mg/kg i.p. was administered 30 min before LPS infusion and continued for 9 days...
February 7, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169090/peripartum-cardiomyopathy-characteristics-and-outcomes-in-canadian-aboriginal-and-non-aboriginal-women
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Shuangbo Liu, Sobia A Zuberi, Amrit A Malik, Brett M Hiebert, Allan Schaffer, Shelley Zieroth, Francisco J Cordova
BACKGROUND: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a heterogeneous condition characterized by heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction (left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] < 45%) in the absence of an alternative cause and a previous diagnosis of cardiomyopathy. The Aboriginal population (Inuit, First Nations, Metis) of Canada often has barriers to health care, which can lead to delays in diagnosis and treatment. Our objectives are to describe PPCM in a Canadian population, and to determine if Canadian Aboriginal women have worse clinical outcomes than non-Aboriginal women...
November 11, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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