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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221765/advances-in-fetal-echocardiography
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REVIEW
Helena M Gardiner
The development of fetal echocardiography and success in prenatal cardiac screening programs over the past 30 years has been driven by technical innovation and influenced by the different approaches of the various specialties practicing it. Screening for congenital heart defects no longer focuses on examining a limited number of pregnant women thought to be at increased risk, but instead forms an integrated part of a high-quality anatomical ultrasound performed in the second trimester using the 'five-transverse view' protocol...
December 5, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221746/clinical-and-neuroimaging-characteristics-of-cerebral-sinovenous-thrombosis-in-neonates-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Nathalie H P Claessens, Selma O Algra, Nicolaas J G Jansen, Floris Groenendaal, Esther de Wit, Alexander A Wilbrink, Felix Haas, Antonius N J Schouten, Rutger A J Nievelstein, Manon J N L Benders, Linda S de Vries
OBJECTIVES: Neonates with congenital heart disease may have an increased risk of cerebral sinovenous thrombosis, but incidence rates are lacking. This study describes the clinical and neuroimaging characteristics of cerebral sinovenous thrombosis in neonates undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: Forty neonates (78% male) requiring neonatal univentricular or biventricular cardiac repair using cardiopulmonary bypass were included. All underwent preoperative (median postnatal day 7) and postoperative (median postoperative day 7) magnetic resonance imaging of the brain, including venography, to detect cerebral sinovenous thrombosis...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221739/providing-cardiothoracic-services-in-2035-signs-of-trouble-ahead
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Susan Moffatt-Bruce, Juan Crestanello, David P Way, Thomas E Williams
OBJECTIVE: As the population ages, we will present the reality around being able to meet the health care needs of our population. In particular, we will present that providing cardiothoracic services in 2035 with a shortage of surgeons and an unknown caseload may be an impossibility. METHODS: By using data from the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, we estimate that in 2010, 4000 cardiothoracic surgeons performed more than 530,000 cases. Additionally, cardiothoracic residency programs train and certify on average 90 new surgeons every year...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221480/prevalence-and-etiologies-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-africa-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jean Joel Bigna, Jean Jacques Noubiap, Jobert Richie Nansseu, Leopold Ndemnge Aminde
BACKGROUND: Despite the recent increasing worldwide attention towards pulmonary hypertension (PH), its epidemiology remains poorly described in Africa. Accordingly, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of PH prevalence, incidence and etiologies in Africa. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, African Journals Online, and Africa Index Medicus. Published observational studies until September 20, 2017, including adult participants residing in Africa were considered...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221351/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-system-as-a-bridge-to-reparative-surgery-in-ventricular-septal-defect-complicating-acute-inferoposterior-myocardial-infarction
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Jose Rozado, Isaac Pascual, Pablo Avanzas, Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Ruben Alvarez, Rocio Díaz, Beatriz Díaz, María Martín, Amelia Carro, Guillermo Muñiz, Jacobo Silva, Cesar Moris
Post-infarction ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a rare but potentially lethal complication of acute myocardial infarction. Medical management is usually futile, so definitive surgery remains the treatment of choice but the risk surgery is very high and the optimal timing for surgery is still under debate. A 55-year-old man with no previous medical history attended the emergency-room for 12 h evolution of oppressive chest pain and strong anginal pain 7 days ago. On physical examination, blood pressure was 96/70 mmHg, pansystolic murmur over left sternal border without pulmonary crackles...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217649/an-unusual-cause-of-hypoxia-getting-to-the-heart-of-the-matter
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Daniel Hammersley, Aamire Shamsi, Mohammad Murtaza Zaman, Phillip Berry, Lydia Sturridge
A 63 year old female presented to hospital with progressive exertional dyspnoea over a 6 month period. In the year preceding her admission, she reported an intercurrent history of abdominal pain, diarrhoea and weight loss. She was found to be hypoxic, the cause for which was initially unclear. A ventilation-perfusion scan identified a right-to-left shunt. Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) demonstrated a significant right-to-left intracardiac shunt through a patent foramen ovale (PFO); additionally severe tricuspid regurgitation was noted through a highly abnormal tricuspid valve...
December 7, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217635/early-days-in-congenital-heart-surgery-in-the-uk-the-peacock-club
#7
Tom Treasure
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217244/intraoperative-transesophageal-and-postoperative-transthoracic-echocardiographic-evaluation-of-a-mechanical-heart-valve-prosthesis-implanted-at-aortic-position
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Saravana Babu, Rupa Sreedhar, Shrinivas V Gadhinglajkar, Prasanta Kumar Dash, Subin Sukesan, Vivek Pillai, Varghese T Panicker, Lovhale Pravin Shriram, Neelam Aggarwal
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to evaluate the intraoperative transesophageal echocardiographic (iTEE) characteristics and Doppler flow profile of aortic Chitra heart valve prosthesis (CHVP) under stable hemodynamic and loading conditions, and to compare and correlate the iTEE data with the postoperative transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) data obtained at 48 hours (TTE1) and 3 months (TTE2) after the surgery. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. SETTING: University-level tertiary referral hospital...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217239/morphologic-evaluation-of-the-mitral-annulus-during-displacement-of-the-heart-in-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
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Yuki Toyama, Hirotsugu Kanda, Kotaro Igarashi, Hajime Iwasaki, Megumi Kanao-Kanda, Takafumi Iida, Takayuki Kunisawa
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the morphologic changes of the mitral annulus using 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography during heart displacement to expose the anastomosis site in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB). DESIGN: Prospective case series. SETTING: Single center, university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 34 consecutive patients who underwent OPCAB of the left circumflex artery (LCX) and the right coronary artery (RCA)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217231/risk-factors-for-radial-to-femoral-artery-pressure-gradient-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Vincent Bouchard-Dechêne, Pierre Couture, Antonio Su, Alain Deschamps, Yoan Lamarche, Georges Desjardins, Sylvie Levesque, André Y Denault
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors associated with radial-to-femoral pressure gradient during cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). DESIGN: This is a retrospective, observational study. SETTING: Single specialized cardiothoracic hospital in Montreal, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive patients that underwent heart surgery with CPB between 2005 and 2015 (n = 435). INTERVENTIONS: None...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217153/patterns-of-transition-experience-for-parents-going-home-from-hospital-with-their-infant-after-first-stage-surgery-for-complex-congenital-heart-disease
#11
Kerry L Gaskin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore parents' experiences of one specific timepoint in their infant's journey: the transition from hospital to home, following the first stage of their infant's cardiac surgery for complex congenital heart disease. DESIGN AND METHODS: A prospective longitudinal mixed methods study, underpinned with Middle Range Transition Theory (Meleis, Sawyer, Im, Hilfinger Messias, & Schumacher, 2000). Face to face and telephone interviews were conducted and self-report forms completed by parents at four-time points: before discharge (T0), 2weeks after discharge (T1), 8weeks after discharge (T2) and after stage two surgery (T3)...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217006/incidence-prognostic-impact-and%C3%A2-predictive-factors-of-readmission-for-heart-failure-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Eric Durand, Maxime Doutriaux, Nicolas Bettinger, Christophe Tron, Charles Fauvel, Fabrice Bauer, Jean-Nicolas Dacher, Najime Bouhzam, Pierre-Yves Litzler, Alain Cribier, Hélène Eltchaninoff
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the incidence, prognostic impact, and predictive factors of readmission for congestive heart failure (CHF) in patients with severe aortic stenosis treated by transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: TAVR is indicated in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis in whom surgery is considered high risk or is contraindicated. Readmission for CHF after TAVR remains a challenge, and data on prognostic and predictive factors are lacking...
December 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216946/-diagnostic-significance-of-urinary-neutrophil-gelatin-enzyme-related-lipid-delivery-protein-and-kidney-injury-molecule-1-in-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-operation-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass-operation-in-children
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Yupeng Wen, Zongxiao Li, Cheng Chang, Peng Zhang, Yang Lyu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diagnostic value of urinary neutrophil gelatin enzyme-related lipid delivery protein (NGAL) and kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) in the acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) operation in children with non-cyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted. 200 CPB undergoing cardiac surgery in children with non-cyanotic CHD admitted to Tianjin Children's Hospital from June 2015 to May 2017 were enrolled...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216882/case-report-surgical-removal-of-a-migrated-needle-in-right-ventricle-of-an-intravenous-drug-user
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Xianming Fu, Kai Chen, Xiaobo Liao, Kangjun Shen
BACKGROUND: Illicit drug use has become an increasing public health and social concern in the past decades worldwide. Intravenous injection has an elevated risk of infection. Needle embolism is a rare complication of intravenous drug users, Retained broken needles can lead to local complications, such as infection, but they also have the potential to embolize to heart or lung, and lead to serious complications. METHOD: We reported a rare case of an intravenous drug user which a retained broken needle fragments in the inferior wall of the right ventricle...
December 8, 2017: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216820/comparison-of-the-effect-of-different-infusion-rates-of-sufentanil-on-surgical-stress-index-during-cranial-pinning-in-children-under-general-anaesthesia-a-randomized-controlled-study
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In-Kyung Song, Sang-Hwan Ji, Eun-Hee Kim, Ji-Hyun Lee, Jin-Tae Kim, Hee-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: Surgical stress index (SSI) is an established indicator for intraoperative nociception. Opioids are used to block stimulus of cranial pinning in neurosurgery. We investigated the effect of different infusion rates of sufentanil on SSI during cranial pinning in children under general anaesthesia. METHODS: Forty-nine children (2-12 years of age) underwent neurosurgery with pinning. The children were randomized into three groups based on the rate of sufentanil infusion: 0...
December 8, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216666/-cardiac-rehabilitation
#16
Bernhard Schwaab
Physical training, psychosocial intervention, nutrition counselling and optimisation of secondary preventive medication to reduce morbidity and mortality of the disease as well as the reintegration into social life and return to work are equivalent goals of cardiac rehabilitation. This requires multifactorial intervention by a multidisciplinary team. In Germany, cardiac rehabilitation starting early after an index event could demonstrate a significant reduction of total mortality, myocardial infarction and hospitalisation during a follow-up of 1-2 years in 5 controlled cohort studies including 12 556 patients after myocardial infarction and CABG surgery...
December 7, 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215835/-matrix-metalloproteinase-1-8-9-and-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-complications-in-patients-with-chd-before-and-after-myocardial-revascularization
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E V Shkorik, E V Markelova, A A Silaev, B I Geltser, A A Semenikhin, L N Fedjanina
There is still a great need for detection of biomarkers for early prediction and diagnosis of cardiovascular complications (CVC) in patients with CHD. Objective: To determine the role of MMP-1, 8, 9 in the risk of CCO in patients with CHD before and after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Methods. The study included 75 patients with coronary heart disease before and after myocardial revascularization by CABG, including 40 men and 35 women aged from 45 to 74 years. Patients were divided into two groups: I group - 25 patients with CVC registered after CABG (acute myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, pulmonary thromboembolism Branch); II group - 50 patients with coronary heart disease without complications after myocardial revascularization...
April 2017: Patologicheskaia Fiziologiia i èksperimental'naia Terapiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215470/invasive-assessment-of-microvascular-function-in-patients-with-valvular-heart-disease
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Takeshi Nishi, Hideki Kitahara, Saito Yuichi, Tomoko Nishi, Takashi Nakayama, Yoshihide Fujimoto, Goro Matsumiya, Yoshio Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate microvascular function in patients with valvular heart disease (VHD), which causes chronic left ventricular volume and/or pressure overload, therefore change in coronary microvascular hemodynamics. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 30 patients with VHD considered for surgery (10 aortic stenosis, 12 aortic regurgitation, and eight mitral regurgitation) and 30 controls. Intracoronary physiological assessments were performed in the unobstructed left anterior descending artery using a pressure-temperature sensor guidewire at rest and hyperemia...
December 5, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214434/risk-factors-for-intraoperative-bradycardia-during-ear-nose-throat-and-maxillofacial-surgery
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Tjaša Ivošević, Biljana Miličić, Milovan Dimitrijević, Branislava Ivanović, Aleksandar Pavlović, Marina Stojanović, Mirko Lakićević, Ksenija Stevanović, Nevena Kalezić
Intraoperative bradycardia (IOB) is one of the most common cardiac arrhythmias observed in clinical anaesthetic practice. Controlled hypotension, as a strategy of lowering patient's blood pressure during anesthesia has been practiced for decades in head and neck surgery. The aim of our study was to determine the incidence and the risk factors for intraoperative bradycardia in maxillofacial, ear, nose and throat surgery, as well as to determine whether controlled hypotension affects the occurrence of IOB. The retrospective study included 2304 patients who underwent maxillofacial, ear, nose or throat surgery...
December 6, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212547/restrictive-surgical-approach-to-palliate-angina-in-a-patient-with-coronary-three-vessel-disease-and-biventricular-metastatic-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Angela Kornberger, Tillmann Emrich, Andres Beiras-Fernandez, Christian-Friedrich Vahl
BACKGROUND: Metastatic cardiac tumors may cause different symptoms including angina, symptoms of heart failure and/or arrhythmia. In patients with concomitant coronary artery disease, it may be difficult to distinguish between angina caused by metastases to the heart, for example, by stealing perfusion from the coronary arteries, and angina caused by coronary stenosis. Identifying the origin of the symptoms is, however, essential for designing appropriate surgical strategies. CASE PRESENTATION: A 69-year-old male with multifocal recurrence of a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) presented with increasing ventricular arrhythmia and angina several weeks after posterior myocardial infarction and PCI of the RCA culprit lesion during which two further lesions present in the distal RCX and a posterolateral branch, and a chronically occluded LAD had not been addressed...
December 7, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
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