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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904846/complete-congenital-heart-block-in-a-neonate-with-a-complex-congenital-heart-defect-in-africa
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Clovis Nkoke, Edvine Yonta Wawo, Liliane Kuate Mfeukeu, Larissa Makamte, Sandrine Dikosso Edie, Flore Esiene Balana
Congenital heart block (CHB) is rare disorder that has a higher mortality when associated with structural congenital heart defects. Very few cases have been reported in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We present a case of complete CHB associated with a complex congenital heart defect in a neonate in Cameroon. A 1-month-old neonate in Cameroon was referred for the evaluation of bradycardia. The obstetrical ultrasound done during pregnancy revealed fetal bradycardia without further evaluation. Clinical examination showed well a developed neonate with bradycardia at 62 beats/minute, and mild cyanosis with oxygen saturation at 93% at room air...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896244/adaptive-responses-of-cardiac-function-to-fetal-postural-change-as-gestational-age-increases
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Woo Jin Kim, Hye Jin Choi, Sun Young Yang, Boo Hae Koo, Ki Hoon Ahn, Geum Joon Cho, Soon Cheol Hong, Min-Jeong Oh, Hai-Joong Kim
OBJECTIVE: The cardiovascular system maintains homeostasis through a series of adaptive responses to physiological requirements. However, little is known about the adaptation of fetal cardiac function to gravity, according to gestational age. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the adaptive responses of cardiac function to postural changes, using Tei index measurements. METHODS: Fetal echocardiography and Doppler examination were performed on 114 women with vertex singleton pregnancies at 19 to 40 weeks' gestation...
November 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888318/toward-improving-the-fetal-diagnosis-of-coarctation-of-the-aorta
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Meaghan Beattie, Shabnam Peyvandi, Suguna Ganesan, Anita Moon-Grady
Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is the most common ductal-dependent lesion missed on neonatal exam screening. Prenatal diagnosis of CoA improves outcomes through early initiation of prostaglandin. Fetal echocardiographic parameters including 2D and Doppler findings have been studied as predictive measures for fetal diagnosis of CoA, but diagnosis rates remain variable. A comprehensive set of predictor variables was applied to fetuses suspected of CoA to analyze which parameters were associated with postnatal CoA...
November 25, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860542/successful-fetal-tele-echo-at-a-small-regional-hospital
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Julianna Brown, Brian Holland
BACKGROUND: Prenatal diagnosis of complex congenital heart disease (CHD) has been shown to improve newborn outcomes. The rate of prenatal diagnosis and access to fetal echocardiography vary widely across the United States. INTRODUCTION: A clinical fetal tele-echo service was established at King's Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) in Ashland, KY, a region in eastern Kentucky that is 3 h from the nearest congenital heart surgeon. The aim of this study was to determine if fetal tele-echo utilizing local sonographers at a small regional hospital can accurately and efficiently identify fetuses with complex CHD...
November 18, 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859818/descriptive-analysis-of-the-different-phenotypes-of-cardiac-remodeling-in-fetal-growth-restriction
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Mérida Rodríguez-López, Mónica Cruz-Lemini, Brenda Valenzuela-Alcaraz, Laura Garcia-Otero, Marta Sitges, Bart Bijnens, Eduard Gratacos, Fatima Crispi
OBJECTIVE: To identify the presence of different cardiac phenotypes among FGR. STUDY DESIGN: Fetal echocardiography was performed in 126 FGR (defined as birth weight <10(th) centile) and 64 adequate for gestational age (AGA). Principal component and cluster analyses were performed to identify different cardiac phenotypes among FGR cases. RESULTS: Three different cardiac phenotypes were identified within FGR: globular, elongated and hypertrophic...
November 18, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855650/trimetazidine-attenuates-pressure-overload-induced-early-cardiac-energy-dysfunction-via-regulation-of-neuropeptide-y-system-in-a-rat-model-of-abdominal-aortic-constriction
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Ailan Chen, Wanglin Li, Xinyu Chen, Yuechun Shen, Wenjun Dai, Qi Dong, Xinchun Li, Caiwen Ou, Minsheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Metabolism remodeling has been recognized as an early event following cardiac pressure overload. However, its temporal association with ventricular hypertrophy has not been confirmed. Moreover, whether trimetazidine could favorably affect this process also needs to be determined. The aim of the study was to explore the temporal changes of myocardial metabolism remodeling following pressure-overload induced ventricular hypertrophy and the potential favorable effect of trimetazidine on myocardial metabolism remodeling...
November 17, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834764/vascular-ring-diagnosis-and-management-notable-trends-over-25-years
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William N Evans, Ruben J Acherman, Michael L Ciccolo, Sergio A Carrillo, Gary A Mayman, Carlos F Luna, Robert C Rollins, William J Castillo, Humberto Restrepo
BACKGROUND: Vascular rings (VRs) are recognized as uncommon but not rare cardiovascular malformations. METHODS: We analyzed data from all patients born in Southern Nevada, who underwent diagnosis and management of VR from 1990 to 2015, RESULTS: From 1990 to 2015, a total of 92 patients were diagnosed prenatally and postnatally. Of the 92 patients, 73 (79%) had right aortic arch and aberrant left subclavian artery (RAA-ALS) with a left ductus arteriosus or ligamentum, 17 (19%) had a double aortic arch (DAA), and 2 (2%) had a pulmonary artery sling...
November 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821651/can-the-myocardial-performance-index-be-used-as-a-new-predictive-factor-for-a-poor-prognosis-in-fetuses-with-idiopathic-polyhydramnios
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Cenk Gezer, Atalay Ekin, Mehmet Ozeren, Cuneyt Eftal Taner, Emre Mat, Ulas Solmaz
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine whether there are any changes in cardiac function in fetuses with idiopathic polyhydramnios and also to evaluate the value of the myocardial performance index for prediction of adverse perinatal outcomes. METHODS: A prospective case-control study was conducted with a total of 134 fetuses between 24 and 40 weeks' gestation. Polyhydramnios was defined as an amniotic fluid index of greater than 24 cm. Seventy-three fetuses of healthy mothers were assigned as the control group whereas 36 fetuses with an amniotic fluid index of 24 to 34 cm constituted the nonsevere polyhydramnios group, and 31 fetuses with an amniotic fluid index of 35 cm or greater constituted the severe polyhydramnios group...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818814/fetal-right-ventricular-diverticulum-detected-by-prenatal-ultrasound-screening
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Daisuke Katsura, Kaori Hayashi, Shunichiro Tsuji, Tetsuo Ono, Akiko Ishiko, Kentaro Takahashi, Takashi Murakami
Prenatal ultrasound screening has allowed for the detection of in utero cardiac abnormalities. Specifically, distinction is possible between ventricular diverticula and aneurysms, which is important because each condition has a different clinical outcome. We report the case of a 35-year-old, gravida 1, para 1 woman, with no significant past medical history, who underwent routine prenatal ultrasound screening at 32 weeks' gestation. A four-chamber ultrasound of the fetal heart combined with M-mode echocardiography showed abnormal dilatation of the right ventricular chamber measuring 2...
2016: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813120/prediction-of-neonatal-outcome-of-ttts-by-fetal-heart-and-doppler-ultrasound-parameters-before-and-after-laser-treatment
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A Delabaere, F Leduc, Q Reboul, F Fuchs, S Wavrant, J C Fouron, F Audibert
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prognostic value of fetal Doppler and echocardiographic parameters for neonatal survival up to 30 days after laser coagulation in monochorionic pregnancies complicated by twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHODS: Fetal echocardiography and outcome data of consecutive cases of TTTS treated by laser were retrospectively reviewed. Hemodynamic and cardiac function parameters were collected before and after laser. RESULTS: Between February 2006 and January 2015, 106 fetoscopic laser were performed...
November 3, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799232/hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-and-offspring-cardiac-structure-and-function-in-adolescence
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Simon Timpka, Corrie Macdonald-Wallis, Alun D Hughes, Nishi Chaturvedi, Paul W Franks, Debbie A Lawlor, Abigail Fraser
BACKGROUND: Fetal exposure to preeclampsia is associated with higher blood pressure and later risk of stroke. We aimed to investigate the associations of maternal preeclampsia, gestational hypertension, and maternal blood pressure change in pregnancy with offspring cardiac structure and function in adolescence. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using data from a prospective birth cohort study, we included offspring who underwent echocardiography (mean age, 17.7 years; SD, 0...
October 31, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794172/clinical-aspects-of-prenatally-detected-congenital-heart-malformations-and-the-yield-of-chromosomal-microarray-analysis
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Rivka Sukenik-Halevy, Shay Sukenik, Arie Koifman, Yoav Alpert, Reli Hershkovitz, Alex Levi, Tal Biron-Shental
OBJECTIVE: The yield of chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) for prenatally detected congenital heart defects (CHD) is 6.6-19.2%. We evaluated the yield of CMA in cases of prenatally detected CHD in regard to specific clinical characteristics. METHODS: Data from 192 cases of CHD including type, clinical and familial background, work-up performed during the pregnancy, and pregnancy outcomes were collected. RESULTS: Fetal echocardiography was performed in all cases...
October 28, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779342/prenatal-diagnosis-of-berry-syndrome-by-fetal-echocardiography-a-case-report
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Shui-Hua Yang, Xiao-Xian Tian, Yuan-Yuan Li, Zuo-Jian Yang
We report a case in which Berry syndrome is diagnosed by fetal echocardiography. Fetal echocardiography showed that the ascending aorta, main pulmonary artery, left pulmonary artery, and right pulmonary artery were presented as a vascular complexity in the three vessels and pulmonary arterial branches view.
October 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703828/right-atrial-appendage-aneurysm-in-a-newborn-diagnosed-with-fetal-echocardiography
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Helen Bornaun, Elif Yartaşı Tik, Gonca Keskindemirci, Ali Ekiz, Kazım Öztarhan, Reyhan Dedeoğlu, Merih Çetinkaya
Right atrial appendage aneurysm is a very rare condition which can be asymptomatic or can cause arrhythmia or life-threatening thromboembolism. We report a case of newborn with right atrial appendage aneurysm who was diagnosed with fetal echocardiography. Anticoagulant therapy was applied to prevent thromboembolism and he is still going on follow-up without any complaint.
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684831/length-to-width-ratio-of-the-ductus-venosus-in-simple-screening-for-fetal-congenital-heart-diseases-in-the-second-trimester
#15
Wei-Hsiu Chiu, Shy-Ming Lee, Tao-Hsin Tung, Xiao-Mei Tang, Ren-Shyan Liu, Ran-Chou Chen
Antenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD) is still low even though screening was first introduced over 25 years ago. The purpose of our study was to determine the efficacy of a second-trimester prenatal ultrasonographic method of screening for CHD.From September 2012 to September 2013, the length and width of the fetal ductus venosus were measured sonographically in 1006 singleton fetuses, and the ratio of length to width was calculated. The accuracy of each fetal measurement and Doppler ultrasonography were determined...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684424/photoplethysmographic-waveform-characteristics-of-newborns-with-coarctation-of-the-aorta
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L Palmeri, G Gradwohl, M Nitzan, E Hoffman, Y Adar, Y Shapir, R Koppel
OBJECTIVE: Fetal echocardiography, physical examination and pulse oximetry detect only half of coarctation of aorta (CoA) cases. We aimed to quantify delayed arrival and diminished amplitude of lower extremity photoplethysmographic (PPG) pulses relative to the right hand in affected patients. STUDY DESIGN: We studied 8 CoA infants and 32 healthy controls. The pulse arrival time difference between foot and hand (f-hTD) and pulse amplitude ratio (F/H) were measured on PPG signal waveforms by digitally-determining maxima and minima of systolic decrease of light transmission...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668203/an-extremely-rare-case-of-prenatally-diagnosed-absent-both-aortic-and-pulmonary-valves
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Hyeon Kyeong Yeon, Mi-Young Lee, Sun-Young Yoon, Hee Jung Jung, Ji Eun Park, Jae-Yoon Shim, Hye-Sung Won, Pil-Ryang Lee, Ahm Kim
We describe a case of absent aortic and pulmonary valves, diagnosed at 16.4 weeks of gestation. Fetal echocardiography showed cardiomegaly with dilated both ventricles. No valve leaflets were observed in the aorta and pulmonary artery, and a typical to-and-fro flow pattern was noted in both great arteries on color Doppler imaging. Fetal hydrops was also detected. Follow-up ultrasonographic evaluation at 19 weeks demonstrated intrauterine fetal death. Postmortem autopsy revealed the absence of both aortic and pulmonary valve leaflets...
September 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665417/fetal-echocardiography-reference-values-for-the-chinese-population
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Xiaoyan Gu, Yihua He, Ye Zhang, Lin Sun, Ying Zhao, Jiancheng Han, Xiaowei Liu
OBJECTIVE: Global racial variability in human development can lead to differences in size of fetal cardiac structures during gestation. Our objective is to establish normal reference ranges of fetal cardiac dimensions between 20 and 34 weeks from fetal echocardiograms recorded at a single center in China. METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study was undertaken on single pregnancies with normal fetuses of varying gestational ages (GAs). A total of 4396 normal fetuses were divided into 15 groups from 20 to 34 weeks according to the GA...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651614/evaluation-of-referral-pattern-for-fetal-echocardiography-at-a-tertiary-care-center-in-northern-india-and-its-implications
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Anupama Nair, S Radhakrishnan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the referral pattern for fetal echocardiography (FE) at our tertiary referral center for pediatric cardiac care in northern India. We also aimed to determine the incidence of CHD in each group and intend to highlight the need of identifying the various risk factors and appropriate timely referral of patients for detailed evaluation. METHODS: This is a prospective study including 201 consecutive patients referred for fetal echo to our center...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647479/ep07-08-markers-and-intelligent-agent-driven-early-fetal-echocardiography-in-lieu-of-the-conventional-views-focused-scanning-method
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S Rottem, J Huhta, L F Goncalves, C Macedonia, E Torgyekes, S Rapaport, J Espinoza, M Chen, L Hornberger
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September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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