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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277918/concordance-of-fetal-echocardiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-congenital-cardiac-disease-utilizing-updated-guidelines
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Marijo Aguilera, Kirsten Dummer
OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine the concordance of prenatally diagnosed congenital cardiac disease with postnatal echocardiography. STUDY DESIGN: Patients who underwent fetal echocardiograms performed by pediatric cardiologists at a single referral center from January to December 2014 were reviewed. Fetal echocardiography exams were performed in accordance with guidelines by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines (2013 and 2014, respectively)...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259302/temporal-trends-in-utilization-of-transthoracic-echocardiography-for-common-outpatient-pediatric-cardiology-diagnoses-over-the-past-15%C3%A2-years
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Ritu Sachdeva, Curtis D Travers, Courtney E McCracken, Cyrus Samai, Robert M Campbell, Timothy C Slesnick, William L Border
BACKGROUND: No data exist regarding the temporal trends in utilization of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in an outpatient pediatric cardiology setting. This study evaluates the trends in utilization of TTE for common diagnoses known to have low diagnostic yield and the factors influencing these trends. METHODS: Patients evaluated at our pediatric cardiology clinics from January 2000 to December 2014 and discharged with final diagnoses of innocent murmur, noncardiac chest pain, benign syncope, and palpitations were included...
March 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237004/nuclear-medicine-in-pediatric-cardiology
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REVIEW
Ornella Milanesi, Giovanni Stellin, Pietro Zucchetta
Accurate cardiovascular imaging is essential for the successful management of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Echocardiography and angiography have been for long time the most important imaging modalities in pediatric cardiology, but nuclear medicine has contributed in many situations to the comprehension of physiological consequences of CHD, quantifying pulmonary blood flow symmetry or right-to-left shunting. In recent times, remarkable improvements in imaging equipments, particularly in multidetector computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, have led to the progressive integration of high resolution modalities in the clinical workup of children affected by CHD, reducing the role of diagnostic angiography...
March 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225219/educational-intervention-for-improving-the-appropriateness-of-transthoracic-echocardiograms-ordered-by-pediatric-cardiologists
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Ritu Sachdeva, Pamela S Douglas, Michael S Kelleman, Courtney E McCracken, Leo Lopez, Kenan W D Stern, Benjamin W Eidem, Oscar J Benavidez, Rory B Weiner, Elizabeth Welch, Robert M Campbell, Wyman W Lai
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate effectiveness of educational intervention (EI) in the Pediatric Appropriate Use of Echocardiography (PAUSE) study to improve appropriateness of transthoracic echocardiograms (TTEs) ordered in pediatric cardiology clinics. DESIGN: Data were prospectively collected after the publication of the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) document during 2 phases: the pre-EI phase (1/1/15 to 4/30/15) and the post-EI phase (7/1/15 to 10/30/15)...
February 22, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177138/application-of-pediatric-appropriate-use-criteria-for-initial-outpatient-evaluation-of-syncope
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Heather M Phelps, Michael S Kelleman, Courtney E McCracken, Oscar J Benavidez, Robert M Campbell, Pamela S Douglas, Benjamin W Eidem, Wyman W Lai, Leo Lopez, Kenan W D Stern, Elizabeth Welch, Ritu Sachdeva
BACKGROUND: Syncope is a common reason for outpatient transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). We studied the applicability of pediatric appropriate use criteria (AUC) on initial outpatient evaluation of children (≤18 years) with syncope. METHODS: Data were obtained before (Phase I, April-September 2014) and after (Phase II, January-April 2015) the release of the AUC document from six participating pediatric cardiology centers. Site investigators determined the indication for TTE and assigned appropriateness rating based on the AUC document: Appropriate (A), May Be Appropriate (M), Rarely Appropriate (R), or "unclassifiable" (U) if it did not fit any scenario in the AUC document...
March 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153478/perfusion-index-and-pulse-oximetry-screening-for-congenital-heart-defects
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Federico Schena, Irene Picciolli, Massimo Agosti, Antonio Alberto Zuppa, Gianvincenzo Zuccotti, Luciana Parola, Giulia Pomero, Giorgio Stival, Markus Markart, Silvia Graziani, Luigi Gagliardi, Cristina Bellan, Simona La Placa, Giuseppe Limoli, Gabriella Calzetti, Andrea Guala, Enza Bonello, Fabio Mosca
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of combined pulse oximetry (POX) and perfusion index (PI) neonatal screening for severe congenital heart defects (sCHD) and assess different impacts of screening in tertiary and nontertiary hospitals. STUDY DESIGN: A multicenter, prospective study in 10 tertiary and 6 nontertiary maternity hospitals. A total of 42 169 asymptomatic newborns from among 50 244 neonates were screened; exclusion criteria were antenatal sCHD diagnosis, postnatal clinically suspected sCHD, and neonatal intensive care unit admission...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150025/initial-field-test-of-a-cloud-based-cardiac-auscultation-system-to-determine-murmur-etiology-in-rural-china
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Lee Pyles, Pouya Hemmati, J Pan, Xiaoju Yu, Ke Liu, Jing Wang, Andreas Tsakistos, Bistra Zheleva, Weiguang Shao, Quan Ni
A system for collection, distribution, and long distant, asynchronous interpretation of cardiac auscultation has been developed and field-tested in rural China. We initiated a proof-of-concept test as a critical component of design of a system to allow rural physicians with little experience in evaluation of congenital heart disease (CHD) to obtain assistance in diagnosis and management of children with significant heart disease. The project tested the hypothesis that acceptable screening of heart murmurs could be accomplished using a digital stethoscope and internet cloud transmittal to deliver phonocardiograms to an experienced observer...
February 2, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148335/a-pediatric-cardiology-fellowship-boot-camp-improves-trainee-confidence
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Catherine K Allan, Paul Tannous, Elizabeth DeWitt, Michael Farias, Laura Mansfield, Christina Ronai, David Schidlow, Stephen P Sanders, James E Lock, Jane W Newburger, David W Brown
Introduction New paediatric cardiology trainees are required to rapidly assimilate knowledge and gain clinical skills to which they have limited or no exposure during residency. The Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Boot Camp (PCBC) at Boston Children's Hospital was designed to provide incoming fellows with an intensive exposure to congenital cardiac pathology and a broad overview of major areas of paediatric cardiology practice. METHODS: The PCBC curriculum was designed by core faculty in cardiac pathology, echocardiography, electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, exercise physiology, and cardiac intensive care...
December 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043739/canadian-cardiovascular-society-canadian-pediatric-cardiology-association-position-statement-on-pulse-oximetry-screening-in-newborns-to-enhance-detection-of-critical-congenital-heart-disease
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Kenny K Wong, Anne Fournier, Deborah S Fruitman, Lisa Graves, Derek G Human, Michael Narvey, Jennifer L Russell
Congenital heart disease is the most common congenital malformation and approximately 3 in 1000 newborns have critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). Timely diagnosis affects morbidity, mortality, and disability, and newborn pulse oximetry screening has been studied to enhance detection of CCHD. In this position statement we present an evaluation of the literature for pulse oximetry screening. Current detection strategies including prenatal ultrasound examination and newborn physical examination are limited by low diagnostic sensitivity...
February 2017: Canadian Journal of 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/27761557/safety-and-efficacy-of-transthoracic-versus-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-transcatheter-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects-reporting-a-single-center-experience-from-saudi-arabia
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Ahmad S Azhar
OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and effectiveness of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in monitoring transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect (ASD), in comparison with conventional technique using transesophageal echocardiography (TEE).  Methods: A retrospective review of all cases of transcatheter closure of isolated ostium secundum ASDs operated from 2005 to 2015, at the Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Department, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
November 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749513/the-utility-of-brain-natriuretic-peptide-in-pediatric-cardiology-a-review
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Ana L Neves, Tiago Henriques-Coelho, Adelino Leite-Moreira, José C Areias
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to evaluate the clinical utility of brain natriuretic peptide in pediatric patients, examining the diagnostic value, management, and prognostic relevance, by critical assessment of the literature. DATA SOURCES: In December 2015, a literature search was performed (PubMed access to MEDLINE citations; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/) and included these Medical Subject Headings and text terms for the key words: "brain natriuretic peptide," "amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide," "children," "neonate/s," "newborn/s," "infant/s," and "echocardiography...
November 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686585/congenital-anorectal-malformation-severity-does-not-predict-severity-of-congenital-heart-defects
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Jara E Jonker, Eryn T Liem, Nynke J Elzenga, Bouwe Molenbuur, Monika Trzpis, Paul M A Broens
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of congenital heart defects (CHDs) in patients with mild or severe congenital anorectal malformations (CARMs), and whether all patients with CARM need pediatric cardiology screening. STUDY DESIGN: We included 129 patients with CARM born between 2004 and 2013, and referred to University Medical Center Groningen. Recto-perineal and recto-vestibular fistulas were classified as mild CARMs, all others as severe. Significant patent foramen ovale, secundum atrial septal defect, and small ventricular septum defect were classified as minor CHDs, all others as major...
December 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625518/profile-and-risk-factors-for-congenital-heart-defects-a-study-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Shaad Abqari, Akash Gupta, Tabassum Shahab, M U Rabbani, S Manazir Ali, Uzma Firdaus
INTRODUCTION: Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are an important cause of mortality and morbidity in children representing a major global health burden. It is thus important to determine their prevalence and spectrum and identify risk factors associated with the development of heart defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control study was carried out in the Department of Pediatrics and Center of Cardiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India, from February 2014 to August 2015...
September 2016: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27278826/basic-targeted-echocardiography-for-neonatologists-a-trainee-s-perspective
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Francesco Raimondi, Salvatore Porzio, Luigi Balestriere, Pasquale Esposito, Alfredo Santantonio, Ferdinando Spagnuolo, Antonietta Giannattasio, Letizia Capasso, Francesco de Leva
Targeted echocardiography has been promoted by neonatologists in recent years but some aspects of its efficacy remain unexplored. We carried out a survey among trainees of targeted echocardiography courses in order to describe their professional characteristics and abilities. Thirty-eight former trainees were included in the survey. Seventy-six percent were experienced neonatologists and 84% practiced other bedside ultrasound diagnostics. Respondents practiced all major indications of targeted echocardiography, with a variable degree of interaction with available Cardiology services...
June 29, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27256234/-clinical-application-of-amplatzer-vascular-plug-%C3%A2-in-transcatheter-closure-of-congenital-coronary-artery-fistula-in-children
#16
Y F Li, Y F Li, Z F Xie, X Zhang, S S Wang, Z W Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of applying AMPLATZER Vascular Plug Ⅱ (AVP Ⅱ) in transcatheter closure of congenital coronary artery fistula in children. METHOD: Transcatheter closure procedure applying AVP Ⅱ was carried out in 7 patients (3 males and 4 females, age 1.2-12.0 years) with congenital coronary artery fistula between May 2014 and September 2015 in Pediatric Cardiology Department of Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute. Selective coronary artery angiography and aortic root angiography were performed after the release of the device to evaluate the immediate therapeutic effect...
June 2, 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26990211/computerized-automatic-diagnosis-of-innocent-and-pathologic-murmurs-in-pediatrics-a-pilot-study
#17
Lillian S W Lai, Andrew N Redington, Andreas J Reinisch, Michael J Unterberger, Andreas J Schriefl
OBJECTIVE: Computer-aided auscultation in the differentiation of pathologic (AHA class I) from no or innocent murmurs (AHA class III) would be of great value to the general practitioner. This would allow objective screening for structural heart disease, standardized documentation of auscultation findings, and may avoid unnecessary referrals to pediatric cardiologists. Our goal was to assess the quality of a novel computerized algorithm that automatically classifies murmurs in phonocardiograms (PCGs) acquired in a pediatric population...
September 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26961569/pediatric-cardiology-boot-camp-description-and-evaluation-of-a-novel-intensive-training-program-for-pediatric-cardiology-trainees
#18
Scott R Ceresnak, David M Axelrod, Kara S Motonaga, Emily R Johnson, Catherine D Krawczeski
The transition from residency to subspecialty fellowship in a procedurally driven field such as pediatric cardiology is challenging for trainees. We describe and assess the educational value of a pediatric cardiology "boot camp" educational tool designed to help prepare trainees for cardiology fellowship. A two-day intensive training program was provided for pediatric cardiology fellows in July 2015 at a large fellowship training program. Hands-on experiences and simulations were provided in: anatomy, auscultation, echocardiography, catheterization, cardiovascular intensive care (CVICU), electrophysiology (EP), heart failure, and cardiac surgery...
June 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26959834/increased-pr-interval-in-fetuses-of-patients-with-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy
#19
Marcelo Rodríguez, Jose Moreno, Rolando Márquez, Ricardo Eltit, Felipe Martinez, Alvaro Sepúlveda-Martínez, Mauro Parra-Cordero
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the fetal mechanical PR interval in fetuses from pregnancies with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). METHODS: A case-control study was conducted in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit at Hospital Carlos Van Buren between 2011 and 2013. Fetal echocardiography was performed in patients with ICP and normal pregnancies. Demographic and clinical characteristics were compared using the Mann-Whitney U test for continuous variables. A p value <0...
2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26879728/strain-imaging-the-emergence-of-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-into-clinical-pediatric-cardiology
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REVIEW
John L Colquitt, Ricardo H Pignatelli
Speckle tracking echocardiography measures myocardial strain and allows for the quantification of regional and global left and right ventricular function. A growing body of literature is supporting its transition from research into clinical practice. This article aims to provide a practical review of strain imaging as it applies to congenital and pediatric heart disease, with the goals of increasing literacy and advocating for greater clinical integration.
March 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
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