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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222866/outcome-of-antibody-mediated-rejection-compared-to-acute-cellular-rejection-after-pediatric-heart-transplantation
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Gabrielle R Vaughn, Neal W Jorgensen, Yuk M Law, Erin L Albers, Borah J Hong, Joshua M Friedland-Little, Mariska S Kemna
Outcomes of ACR after pediatric HTx have been well described, but less has been reported on outcomes of AMR. We compared the clinical characteristics and cardiovascular outcomes (composite end-point of death, retransplantation, or allograft vasculopathy) of pediatric HTx recipients with AMR, ACR, and no rejection in a retrospective single-center study of 104 recipients. Twenty were treated for AMR; 15 were treated for ACR. Recipients with AMR had an increased frequency of congenital heart disease (90% vs ACR 67% vs no rejection 59%, P = ...
December 9, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221691/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-pediatric-heart-failure-related-emergency-department-visits-in-the-united-states-a-population-based-study
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Erika J Mejia, Matthew J O'Connor, Kimberly Y Lin, Lihai Song, Heather Griffis, Christopher E Mascio, Pirouz Shamszad, Aaron Donoghue, Chitra Ravishankar, Robert E Shaddy, Joseph W Rossano
OBJECTIVES: To describe the frequency, characteristics, and outcomes of heart failure-related emergency department (ED) visits in pediatric patients. We aimed to test the hypothesis that these visits are associated with higher admission rates, mortality, and resource utilization. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample for 2010 of patients ≤18 years of age was performed to describe ED visits with and without heart failure...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214893/educational-dvd-for-parents-of-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-pilot-study
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Derrick H Z Ha, Margaret Hay, Samuel Menahem
Parental knowledge regarding their child's congenital heart defect (CHD) is limited. This study developed and evaluated an interactive DVD that helped parents to understand their child's CHD. A DVD describing four cardiac abnormalities was created using videos and Adobe Flash. The parents' knowledge was assessed via a questionnaire before and after receiving the DVD. A control group did not receive the DVD. The DVDs were successfully created and improved the parental knowledge of their child's cardiac anomaly...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211217/application-of-unilateral-pectoralis-major-muscle-flap-in-the-treatment-of-sternal-wound-dehiscence
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Grazielle de Souza Horácio, Pedro Soler Coltro, Antonio Albacete, Juliano Baron Almeida, Vinícius Zolezi da Silva, Ivan de Rezende Almeida, Alfredo José Rodrigues, Jayme Adriano Farina
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to report the use of the unilateral pectoralis major muscle flap for the treatment of the sternal wound dehiscence. METHODS: A retrospective study including patients who underwent unilateral pectoralis major muscle flap was performed for the treatment of sternotomy dehiscence due to coronary artery bypass, valve replacement, congenital heart disease correction and mediastinitis, between 1997 and 2016. Data from the epidemiological profile of patients, length of hospital stay, postoperative complications and mortality rate were obtained...
September 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207816/non-catheter-related-perioperative-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-following-surgical-vsd-closure-role-of-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Tanveer Singh Kundra, Divya Gopal, Manasa Dhananjaya
Unintentional iatrogenic surgical complications can complicate the operative and postoperative courses of paediatric cardiac surgery patients. Unless recognized and treated early, it's possible, these complications may lead to a prolonged hospital stay, increased treatment cost, morbidity, and even death. Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) is the most common congenital heart defect in children, occurring in 50% of all children with congenital heart disease and in 20% as an isolated lesion. Herein, we discuss the development of Superior Vena Cava (SVC) syndrome following surgical repair of VSD in a nine-month-old child...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199861/stenting-the-complex-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-tetralogy-of-fallot-with-pulmonary-atresia-challenges-and-outcomes
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Rizwan Rehman, Mood Che Marhisham, Mazeni Alwi
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) stenting has gained acceptance for palliation in cyanotic congenital heart disease. The PDA in tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia (ToF-PA) arises, in the left aortic arch, from underneath the arch and connects to the proximal left pulmonary artery, often resulting in stenosis. The PDA is usually elongated and tortuous, making stent implantation challenging. Shorter duration of palliation, aggravation of branch pulmonary artery stenosis resulting in poor growth and difficulty at surgery makes ductal stenting controversial...
December 4, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198868/an-interagency-registry-for-mechanically-assisted-circulatory-support-intermacs-analysis-of-hospitalization-functional-status-and-mortality-after-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Ari Cedars, Christina Vanderpluym, Devin Koehl, Ryan Cantor, Shelby Kutty, James K Kirklin
BACKGROUND: Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) prevalence is increasing worldwide, with advanced heart failure (HF) as a leading cause of death. Limited data are available on durable mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in ACHD patients. METHODS: ACHD patients from the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) database were identified and propensity matched with non-ACHD patients using risk factors from the INTERMACS Seventh Annual Report...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196540/propensity-score-matched-analysis-of-partial-atrioventricular-septal-defect-repair-in-infancy
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Edward Buratto, Michael Daley, Xin Tao Ye, Dorothy J Radford, Nelson Alphonso, Christian P Brizard, Yves d'Udekem, Igor E Konstantinov
OBJECTIVE: Partial atrioventricular septal defect (pAVSD) is usually repaired between 2 and 4 years of age with excellent results. Repair during infancy has been associated with poorer outcomes. However, most infants in reported series had heart failure or significant left atrioventricular valve (LAVV) regurgitation. The impact of surgery during infancy on outcomes remains unclear. METHODS: All children at three institutions who underwent repair of pAVSD from 1975 to 2015 were included...
December 1, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191297/verification-of-heart-disease-implications-for-a-new-heart-transplantation-allocation-system
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Pejman Raeisi-Giglou, E Rene Rodriguez, Eugene H Blackstone, Carmela D Tan, Eileen M Hsich
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the accuracy of the pre-transplantation clinical diagnosis of heart disease in the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database. BACKGROUND: Because survival on the heart transplantation waitlist depends on underlying heart disease, a new allocation system will include the type of heart disease. Accuracy of the pre-transplantation clinical diagnosis and the effect of misclassification are unknown. METHODS: We included all adults who received transplants at our center between January 2009 to December 2015...
December 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189669/measurement-of-dead-space-fraction-upon-icu-admission-predicts-length-of-stay-and-clinical-outcomes-following-bidirectional-cavopulmonary-anastomosis
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Claire L Cigarroa, Sarah J van den Bosch, Xiaoqi Tang, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Christopher W Baird, James A DiNardo, John Nagi Kheir
OBJECTIVES: Increased alveolar dead space fraction has been associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation and increased mortality in pediatric patients with respiratory failure. The association of alveolar dead space fraction with clinical outcomes in patients undergoing bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis for single ventricle congenital heart disease has not been reported. We describe an association of alveolar dead space fraction with postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187112/the-impact-of-time-to-rate-control-of-junctional-ectopic-tachycardia-after-congenital-heart-surgery
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Joel Kian Boon Lim, Yee Hui Mok, Yee Jim Loh, Teng Hong Tan, Jan Hau Lee
BACKGROUND: Junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) after congenital heart disease (CHD) surgery is often self-limiting but is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Contributing factors and impact of time to achieve rate control of JET are poorly described. METHODS: From January 2010 to June 2015, a retrospective, single-center cohort study was performed of children who developed JET after CHD surgery . We classified the cohort into two groups: patients who achieved rate control of JET in ≤24 hours and in >24 hours...
November 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183331/four-successful-pregnancies-in-a-patient-with-fontan-palliation-and-congenital-heart-disease-a-case-report
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Khalid S Al Najashi, Syed Mehdi, Shazia Mohsin, Merna Atiyah, Hafez A Abdullah, Jassim Abdulhameed, Ahmed M Al Zahrani
BACKGROUND: Fontan is a palliative procedure in patients with single ventricle. Single ventricle supports systemic cardiac output and pulmonary blood flow is passively directed to the right pulmonary artery. Women with Fontan palliation are reported to have increased maternal risk during pregnancy. There are few reports of successful pregnancies in such cases. However data on these pregnancies is lacking, we consider this to be the first reported from kingdom of Saudi Arabia. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a 35-year-old woman from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who had Fontan surgery and who had four successful pregnancies and multiple miscarriages...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181046/role-of-dual-source-multidetector-row-cardiac-computed-tomography-angiography-in-diagnosis-and-management-of-congenital-heart-disease-patients
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Narumol Chaosuwannakit
Introduction: Primary evaluation of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) traditionally relies on echocardiography and conventional cardiac angiography (CCA), both of which have potential limitations. Aim: To test the hypothesis that cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is useful in the diagnosis and management of these patients. Material and methods: The 3-year observational, analytical, retrospective, cohort study included a total of 111 tomographic studies of patients with congenital heart disease...
September 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177420/endothelin-1-may-play-an-important-role-in-the-fontan-circulation
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Masaya Aoki, Keiichi Hirono, Tomonori Higuma, Yoko Suzuki, Kazuhiko Nakayama, Fukiko Ichida, Hideki Origasa, Naoki Nishida, Johji Imura, Noriaki Emoto, Naoki Yoshimura
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to evaluate whether endothlin-1 (ET-1) plays an important role in the Fontan circulation. METHODS: Thirteen patients with single-ventricle physiology (Glenn circulation, n = 7; Fontan circulation, n = 6) were evaluated using lung histopathological and immunohistochemical studies and then compared with the normal autopsied controls without congenital heart disease (n = 13). We evaluated the medial thickness of the small pulmonary arteries...
November 21, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176804/one-crisis-diverse-impacts-tissue-specificity-of-folate-deficiency-induced-circulation-defects-in-zebrafish-larvae
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Hung-Chi Tu, Gang-Hui Lee, Tsun-Hsien Hsiao, Tseng-Ting Kao, Tzu-Ya Wang, Jen-Ning Tsai, Tzu-Fun Fu
Folate (vitamin B9) is an essential nutrient required for cell survival, proliferation, differentiation and therefore embryogenesis. Folate deficiency has been associated with many diseases, including congenital heart diseases and megaloblastic anemia, yet the mechanisms underlying these remains elusive. Here, we examine the impact of folate deficiency on the development of the circulation system using a zebrafish transgenic line which displays inducible folate deficiency. Impaired hematopoiesis includes decreased hemoglobin levels, decreased erythrocyte number, increased erythrocyte size and aberrant c-myb expression pattern were observed in folate deficient embryos...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174996/infants-born-with-down-syndrome-burden-of-disease-in-the-early-neonatal-period
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Therese Martin, Aisling Smith, Colm R Breatnach, Etaoin Kent, Ita Shanahan, Michael Boyle, Phillip T Levy, Orla Franklin, Afif El-Khuffash
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of direct admission of infants with Down syndrome to the postnatal ward (well newborn nursery) vs the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and to describe the incidence of congenital heart disease (CHD) and pulmonary hypertension (PH). STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective cohort study of Down syndrome used the maternal/infant database (2011-2016) at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. Admission location, early neonatal morbidities, outcomes, and duration of stay were evaluated and regression analyses were conducted to identify risk factors associated with morbidity and mortality...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174220/outcomes-of-children-supported-with-devices-labeled-as-temporary-or-short-term-a-report-from-the-pediatric-interagency-registry-for-mechanical-circulatory-support
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Angela Lorts, Pirooz Eghtesady, Mary Mehegan, Iki Adachi, Chet Villa, Ryan Davies, Jeffrey G Gossett, Kirk Kanter, Juan Alejos, Devin Koehl, Ryan S Cantor, David L S Morales
BACKGROUND: Historically, the "temporary" or short-term ventricular assist device (VAD) was used only as a quick bridge to recovery for children with an acute process. In the current era, the devices that were originally used for temporary support are now being used to support children for longer durations and for a variety of indications. In this study we aimed to describe the overall use, patients' characteristics and outcomes of "temporary" VAD use in children. METHODS: The Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (PediMACS) is a National Institutes of Health-supported national registry for United States Food and Drug Administration-approved VADs in patients <19 years of age at the time of VAD implantation (either durable or temporary VAD)...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173597/congenital-heart-disease-and-neurodevelopment-clinical-manifestations-genetics-mechanisms-and-implications
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Sarah N Nattel, Laura Adrianzen, Erica C Kessler, Gregor Andelfinger, Mathieu Dehaes, Gabriel Côté-Corriveau, M Pilar Trelles
Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) are at increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) and psychiatric conditions. These include cognitive, adaptive, motor, speech, behavioural, and executive functioning deficits, as well as autism spectrum disorder and psychiatric conditions. Structural and functional neuroimaging have demonstrated brain abnormalities in young children with CHD before undergoing surgical repair, likely as a result of an in utero developmental insult. Surgical factors do not seem to play a significant role in neurodevelopmental outcomes...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173298/management-of-congenital-heart-disease-associated-with-ellis-van-creveld-short-rib-thoracic-dysplasia
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Devyani Chowdhury, Katie B Williams, Aaron Chidekel, Christian Pizarro, Catherine Preedy, Millie Young, Christine Hendrickson, Donna L Robinson, Portia A Kreiger, Erik G Puffenberger, Kevin A Strauss
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical outcome of patients with Ellis-van Creveld syndrome (EVC) in whom congenital heart disease (CHD) repair was delayed intentionally to reduce the risk of postoperative respiratory morbidity and mortality. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective review of 51 EVC c.1886+5G>T homozygotes born between 2005 and 2014 focused on 18 subjects who underwent surgery for CHD, subdivided into early (mean, 1.3 months) vs delayed (mean, 50.1 months) repair...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171147/physical-activity-perceptions-and-behaviors-among-young-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-mixed-methods-study
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Adam McKillop, Brian W McCrindle, Gina Dimitropoulos, Adrienne H Kovacs
OBJECTIVE: A physically active lifestyle can help maintain positive physical and psychosocial health outcomes among adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). This study explored the physical activity perceptions and behaviors among young adults with CHD. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional, mixed-methods study that included objectively measured physical activity assessment (accelerometer), individual semistructured interviews, and psychosocial questionnaires. RESULTS: Fifteen participants (67% male; 21 ± 3 years old) with moderate (n = 10) or complex (n = 5) CHD were recruited from an outpatient adult CHD clinic...
November 23, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
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