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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116459/neonatal-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-syndrome-a-comprehensive-review
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Federica Vanoni, Sebastiano A G Lava, Emilio F Fossali, Riccardo Cavalli, Giacomo D Simonetti, Mario G Bianchetti, Marie-Ange Bozzini, Carlo Agostoni, Gregorio P Milani
Neonatal lupus erythematosus is an uncommon syndrome, which is caused by transplacental passage of maternal autoantibodies to Sjögren's syndrome A or B autoantigens. The clinical presentation includes distinctive cutaneous lesions resembling those seen in systemic lupus erythematosus, hepatobiliary disease, and cytopenias, which disappear with the clearance of maternal autoantibodies. The most severe presentation is a total atrioventricular heart block, which begins during the second trimester of gestation and is irreversible...
November 8, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115693/effects-of-fetal-growth-restriction-and-preterm-birth-on-cardiac-morphology-and-function-during-infancy
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Emily Cohen, Christie Whatley, Flora Y Wong, Euan M Wallace, Joanne C Mockler, Alexsandria Odoi, Samantha Hollis, Rosemary S C Horne, Stephanie R Yiallourou
AIM: To investigate the effects of fetal growth restriction (FGR) and prematurity on cardiac morphology and function in infancy. We hypothesized that FGR and prematurity would both alter cardiac development. METHODS: Cardiac morphology and function were evaluated in 24 preterm FGR infants (p-FGR) and 23 preterm and 19 term appropriately-grown-for-gestational-age infants (p-AGA and t-AGA, respectively) by conventional echocardiography and Tissue Doppler Imaging. p-FGR and p-AGA infants were studied on postnatal Day One and all groups were studied at one and six months post-term age...
November 8, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096572/prenatal-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-right-aortic-arch-with-mirror-image-branching-and-retroesophageal-left-ductus-arteriosus
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Su-Zhen Dong, Ming Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of fetal cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in diagnosing right aortic arch with mirror image branching and retroesophageal left ductus arteriosus (RLDA). METHODS: This retrospective study included six infants diagnosed with right aortic arch with mirror image branching and RLDA postnatally by cardiac computed tomography (CT) that had fetal echocardiography (echo) and MRI initially performed. The six fetal MR cases were examined using 1...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068108/evaluation-of-sustained-tachyarrhythmia-in-children-younger-than-one-year-of-age
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Gulhan Tunca Sahin, Erkut Ozturk, Taner Kasar, Alper Guzeltas, Yakup Ergul
BACKGROUND: In this study, we aim to evaluate the results of non-operational sustained tachyarrhythmias in patients younger than 1 year of age in our center. METHODS: Between November 2010 and November 2016, the demographic characteristics, type and localization of the tachyarrhythmia, echocardiographic findings, and medical and/or ablation therapies applied for patients under 1 year of age who had sustained tachyarrhythmias were evaluated. RESULTS: Among 99 patients, 91 had sustained supraventricular tachycardia, and eight had sustained ventricular tachycardia...
October 25, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045943/reference-ranges-for-fetal-atrioventricular-and-ventriculoatrial-time-intervals-and-their-ratios-during-normal-pregnancy
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Beatrice Mosimann, Georgios Arampatzis, Sofia Amylidi-Mohr, Anice Bessire, Marialuigia Spinelli, Petros Koumoutsakos, Daniel Surbek, Luigi Raio
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic assessment of fetal arrhythmias relies on the measurements of atrioventricular (AV) and ventriculoatrial (VA) time intervals. Pulsed Doppler over in- and outflow of the left ventricle and tissue Doppler imaging are well-described methods, while Doppler measurements between the left brachiocephalic vein and the aortic arch are less investigated. The aim of this study was to compare these methods of measurement, to find influencing factors on AV and VA times and their ratio, and to create reference ranges...
October 19, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037169/left-ventricular-non-compaction-cardiomyopathy-with-coronary-artery-anomaly-complicated-by-ventricular-tachycardia
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Gustav Mattsson, Abdullah Baroudi, Hoshmand Tawfiq, Peter Magnusson
BACKGROUND: Non-compaction cardiomyopathy (NCCM) is characterized by prominent trabeculations, deep intertrabecular recesses, and a thick non-compacted endocardial myocardium. Prevalence in the general population remains unclear, but echocardiography series report 0.05%. During fetal development muscle fibers and trabeculae should compact into a solid myocardium and when this fails, NCCM occurs. The condition is genetic, even though acquired forms have been described. Worsening myocardial dysfunction may lead to heart failure and/or arrhythmias...
October 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020825/the-yield-of-the-prenatal-work-up-in-intrauterine-growth-restriction-and-the-spectrum-of-fetal-abnormalities-detected-postnatally
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Rivka Sukenik-Halevy, Adi Katz, Rivka Regev, Ofer Markovitch, Reuven Sharony, Yael Ganor Paz, Tal Biron-Shental
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the yield of work-up in intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) pregnancies and their outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective data regarding prenatal work-up (serology, genetic testing and imaging), and neonatal outcomes of 198 IUGR pregnancies (estimated fetal weight < 10th percentile) were analyzed. RESULTS: IUGR was isolated in 72. Work-up performed in 158 (80%) cases was positive in 4 (2.5%). No abnormalities were detected in prenatal genetic testing...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982073/cardiac-specific-inactivation-of-lpp3-in-mice-leads-to-myocardial-dysfunction-and-heart-failure
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Mini Chandra, Diana Escalante-Alcalde, Md Shenuarin Bhuiyan, Anthony Wayne Orr, Christopher Kevil, Andrew J Morris, Hyung Nam, Paari Dominic, Kevin J McCarthy, Sumitra Miriyala, Manikandan Panchatcharam
Lipid Phosphate phosphatase 3 (LPP3), encoded by the Plpp3 gene, is an enzyme that dephosphorylates the bioactive lipid mediator lysophosphatidic acid (LPA). To study the role of LPP3 in the myocardium, we generated a cardiac specific Plpp3 deficient mouse strain. Although these mice were viable at birth in contrast to global Plpp3 knockout mice, they showed increased mortality ~ 8 months. LPP3 deficient mice had enlarged hearts with reduced left ventricular performance as seen by echocardiography. Cardiac specific Plpp3 deficient mice had longer ventricular effective refractory periods compared to their Plpp3 littermates...
September 28, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948143/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-long-qt-syndrome-based-on-fetal-echocardiography
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Benjamin A Blais, Gary Satou, Mark S Sklansky, Himani Madnawat, Jeremy P Moore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935038/bone-marrow-derived-tenascin-c-attenuates-cardiac-hypertrophy-by-controlling-inflammation
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Lei Song, Lai Wang, Fuqiang Li, Ada Yukht, Minghui Qin, Haley Ruther, Mingjie Yang, Aurelio Chaux, Prediman K Shah, Behrooz G Sharifi
BACKGROUND: Tenascin-C (TNC) is a highly conserved matricellular protein with a distinct expression pattern during development and disease. Remodeling of the left ventricle (LV) in response to pressure overload leads to the re-expression of the fetal gene program. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the function of TNC in cardiac hypertrophy in response to pressure overload. METHODS: Pressure overload was induced in TNC knockout and wild-type mice by constricting their abdominal aorta or by infusion of angiotensin II...
September 26, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918617/right-ventricular-thrombosis-combined-with-fetal-death-and-acrocyanosis-in-pregnancy
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Feridoun Sabzi, Aghigh Heidari
Prepartum or postpartum right ventricular thrombosis (RVT) is an exceedingly rare and potentially lethal phenomenon in pregnancy. We here report a case of a pregnant patient with near term pregnancy admitted for dyspnea, amniotic fluids discharge and labor pain in a gynecology center that an eight-month dead fetus was diagnosed and delivered vaginally by induction. A post delivery period was complicated by aggravation of her dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain that she referred for further evaluation in our cardiac center...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918426/aortic-isthmus-flow-recording-predicts-the-outcome-of-the-recipient-twin-after-laser-coagulation-in-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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France Leduc, Amélie Delabaere, Roxanne Gendron, Florent Fuchs, Sandrine Wavrant, Marie-Josée Raboisson, Jean-Claude Fouron, François Audibert
INTRODUCTION: The objective was to assess the prognostic value of the systolic flow through the aortic isthmus in monochorionic pregnancies complicated by twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) treated by placental laser ablation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fetal echocardiography and outcome data of 105 cases of TTTS treated by laser photocoagulation of placental anastomoses were reviewed. Hemodynamic parameters were collected before and after treatment. The isthmic systolic index (ISI) was calculated as the peak systolic velocity/systolic nadir ratio...
September 16, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905984/fetal-intra-abdominal-umbilical-vein-aneurysm
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Stefano Raffaele Giannubilo, Angela Pasculli, Alessandro Cecchi, Alessandra Biagini, Andrea Ciavattini
Importance: Fetal umbilical vein aneurysm is an uncommon anomaly that accounts for approximately 4% of umbilical cord abnormalities. The rate of intrauterine fetal death is reported to be approximately 4% to 5%, higher than the background rate of 0.7% that is generally reported during pregnancy. Objective: The aim of this study was to review the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and clinical management of fetal umbilical vein aneurysm. Evidence Acquisition: Advances in high-resolution ultrasound combined with color Doppler and 3-dimensional rendering have contributed to an increased understanding of the fetal venous circulation in recent years...
September 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872655/fosterkardiologiska-erfarenheter-fr%C3%A3-n-astrid-lindgrens-barnsjukhus
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Felicia Nordenstam, Sven-Erik Sonesson
Fetal Cardiology. Experiences from a tertiary referral centre in Stockholm, Sweden This review provides a brief overview of the current position and clinical experiences of fetal cardiology at a tertiary referral centre in Stockholm, Sweden. In Stockholm, more than 60% of congenital cardiac defects requiring surgery or catheter intervention before one year of age are detected before birth. This not only results in termination of pregnancy in the majority of cases carrying a poor prognosis, but also conveys a better postnatal care and prognosis in cases of continued pregnancy...
August 29, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868251/maternal-and-fetal-tuberous-sclerosis-do-we-know-enough-as-an-obstetrician
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Nalini Sharma, Shriram Sharma, Jion Lalnunnem Thiek, Santa Singh Ahanthem, Arnab Kalita, Donboklang Lynser
BACKGROUND: Tuberous sclerosis, also known as tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), is a rare genetic condition that mainly causes hamartomas to develop in different parts of the body. TSC, an autosomal dominant trait with variable penetrance, can adversely affect maternal and fetal outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: In this paper, a case of maternal and fetal tuberous sclerosis having fetal cardiac rhabdomyoma detected in utero at 26 weeks was reported who subsequently had fetal demise at 31 weeks...
April 2017: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866869/total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection-tapvc-a%C3%A2-familial-cluster-of-3-siblings
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Jennifer M Acevedo, Simon Lee, Nina Gotteiner, Amy S Lay, Angira Patel
Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is a rare form of cyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD) that occurs when the pulmonary veins drain into a site other than the morphologic left atrium. As with other forms of CHD, TAPVC has been shown to cluster in families and is known to have genetic association. We report on a case series of familial TAPVC in three consecutive siblings. A combination of fetal echocardiography, transthoracic echocardiography, as well as cross-sectional imaging was utilized in the diagnosis as well as management of each sibling...
September 3, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858090/prenatal-ultrasonic-diagnosis-of-absent-pulmonary-valve-syndrome-a-case-report
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Wen-Jun Zhang, Zhong-Lei Zhang, Jun-Jie Chang, Xiao-Yu Song
RATIONALE: Absent pulmonary valve syndrome (APVS) is a rare congenital heart disease that is often associated with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Here, we report 2 cases of APVS associated with TOF diagnosed via fetal echocardiography and discuss their specific ultrasonographic characteristics. PATIENT CONCERNS: Two pregnant women with suspicion of fetal heart anomaly were referred from their local hospitals to our hospital for fetal malformation screening and detailed fetal echocardiography...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843326/valve-interventions-in-utero-understanding-the-timing-indications-and-approaches
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REVIEW
Aleksander Sizarov, Younes Boudjemline
Efficient use of fetal echocardiography has enabled early detection of congenital heart disease and of its often irreversible complications, such as ventricular hypoplasia in case of severe stenosis of the semilunar valves. Experience of the past 25 years has proved that balloon dilatation of the severely stenotic or atretic valve in fetuses as early as the 23rd week of gestation is technically feasible with a learning curve. Reported results regarding the ultimate biventricular circulation outcome after fetal valve intervention are at best controversial, with the desired improvements in the quality of life and cost-benefits of the postnatal treatment being as yet unconfirmed...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833523/modeling-of-coarctation-of-aorta-in-human-fetuses-using-3d-4d-fetal-echocardiography-and-computational-fluid-dynamics
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Zhuo Chen, Yue Zhou, Jingying Wang, Xiaowei Liu, Shuping Ge, Yihua He
OBJECTIVES: We sought to develop a hemodynamic model of aortic and ductal arches using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and 3D/4D spatio-temporal image correlation (STIC) fetal echocardiography and to investigate the hemodynamics of coarctation of aorta (CoA) in human fetuses using this approach. METHODS: We obtained 3D/4D STIC fetal echocardiographic images of the aortic and ductal arches (DA) in five normal fetuses. Based on these images, we simulated the hemodynamics in the two arches using CFD...
August 22, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809063/color-and-power-doppler-combined-with-fetal-intelligent-navigation-echocardiography-fine-to-evaluate-the-fetal-heart
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L Yeo, R Romero
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of color and bidirectional power Doppler ultrasound combined with Fetal Intelligent Navigation Echocardiography (FINE) in examining the fetal heart. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted of fetuses in the second and third trimesters with a normal heart or with congenital heart disease (CHD). One or more spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) volume datasets, combined with color or bidirectional power Doppler (S-flow) imaging, were acquired in the apical four-chamber view...
October 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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