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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912205/the-prevalence-of-sexual-dysfunction-and-its-association-with-quality-of-life-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Alexandra Neiman, Salil Ginde, Michael G Earing, Peter J Bartz, Scott Cohen
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of sexual dysfunction (SD) and its impact on quality of life (QOL) in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) is not well known. The aims of this study were to: determine the prevalence of SD, evaluate the risk factors associated with SD, and determine the association between SD and QOL in adults with CHD. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of adults (≥18years) with CHD presenting for routine follow-up at our institution. Subjects completed the CDC HRQOL-14 "Health Days Measure" to assess mental and physical health, and either the Sexual Health Inventory for Men or the Female Sexual Function Index to assess sexual function...
November 19, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909690/intellectual-functioning-in-children-with-congenital-heart-defects-treated-with-surgery-or-by-catheter-interventions
#2
Carmen Ryberg, Jan Sunnegårdh, Maria Thorson, Malin Broberg
BACKGROUND: Studies suggest that children with congenital heart defects (CHD) are at risk for adverse intellectual functioning. However, factors related to lower intellectual functioning in this group are largely unknown. This study describes intellectual functioning in children with CHD in relation to severity of the heart defect, the child's age, and the socioeconomic status of the family (SES). METHODS: Two hundred twenty-eight children treated with surgery or by catheter technique were tested using the Wechsler intelligence scales to determine full scale IQ (FSIQ)...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909479/atrial-fibrillation-ablation-in-adults-with-repaired-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Marta Acena Md, Ignasi Anguera Md PhD, Paolo D Dallaglio Md, Marcos Rodriguez Md, Xavier Sabaté Md PhD
The incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in congenital heart disease (CHD) adults has increased in the past decades due to a longer life expectancy of this population where the subjects are exposed to cardiac overflow, overpressure and structural changes for years. The literature regarding AF ablation in repaired CHD adults emphasizes the importance of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) to perform the transseptal puncture and the ablation procedure in the left atrium (LA), both effectively and safely. In small case control studies, where the predominant congenital cardiomyopathy was the atrial septal defect, the most common strategy for ablation was antral isolation of the pulmonary veins showing results, at one year follow-up, similar to those in the general population...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908896/depression-screening-with-patient-targeted-feedback-in-cardiology-depscreen-info-randomised-clinical-trial
#4
Bernd Löwe, Stefan Blankenberg, Karl Wegscheider, Hans-Helmut König, Dirk Walter, Alexandra M Murray, Benjamin Gierk, Sebastian Kohlmann
BACKGROUND: International guidelines advocate depression screening in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and other chronic illnesses, but evidence is lacking. AIMS: To test the differential efficacy of written patient-targeted feedback v. no written patient feedback after depression screening. METHOD: Patients with CHD or hypertension from three cardiology settings were randomised and screened for depression (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01879111)...
December 1, 2016: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908353/the-risk-continuum-of-atherosclerosis-and%C3%A2-its-implications-for-defining-chd-by%C3%A2-coronary-angiography
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REVIEW
Armin Arbab-Zadeh, Valentin Fuster
Patients undergoing coronary angiography for suspected coronary heart disease who are found to have coronary atherosclerotic disease with <50% diameter stenosis may carry a risk of adverse cardiac events similar to that in patients with single-vessel obstructive disease. Yet clinical practice guidelines offer no direction for managing symptomatic patients with nonobstructive coronary atherosclerosis because current diagnostic criteria for coronary heart disease are not met. Accordingly, secondary preventive measures are not endorsed, and their role is not defined in this setting...
December 6, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907850/automated-annotation-and-quantitative-description-of-ultrasound-videos-of-the-fetal-heart
#6
Christopher P Bridge, Christos Ioannou, J Alison Noble
Interpretation of ultrasound videos of the fetal heart is crucial for the antenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD). We believe that automated image analysis techniques could make an important contribution towards improving CHD detection rates. However, to our knowledge, no previous work has been done in this area. With this goal in mind, this paper presents a framework for tracking the key variables that describe the content of each frame of freehand 2D ultrasound scanning videos of the healthy fetal heart...
November 19, 2016: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906998/explaining-the-decline-in-coronary-heart-disease-mortality-in-the-netherlands-between-1997-and-2007
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Carla Koopman, Ilonca Vaartjes, Ineke van Dis, W M Monique Verschuren, Peter Engelfriet, Edith M Heintjes, Anneke Blokstra, Dorly J H Deeg, Marjolein Visser, Michiel L Bots, Martin O'Flaherty, Simon Capewell
OBJECTIVE: We set out to determine what proportion of the mortality decline from 1997 to 2007 in coronary heart disease (CHD) in the Netherlands could be attributed to advances in medical treatment and to improvements in population-wide cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: We used the IMPACT-SEC model. Nationwide information was obtained on changes between 1997 and 2007 in the use of 42 treatments and in cardiovascular risk factor levels in adults, aged 25 or over...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906972/selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-ssri-antidepressants-in-pregnancy-and-congenital-anomalies-analysis-of-linked-databases-in-wales-norway-and-funen-denmark
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Sue Jordan, Joan K Morris, Gareth I Davies, David Tucker, Daniel S Thayer, Johannes M Luteijn, Margery Morgan, Ester Garne, Anne V Hansen, Kari Klungsøyr, Anders Engeland, Breidge Boyle, Helen Dolk
BACKGROUND: Hypothesised associations between in utero exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and congenital anomalies, particularly congenital heart defects (CHD), remain controversial. We investigated the putative teratogenicity of SSRI prescription in the 91 days either side of first day of last menstrual period (LMP). METHODS AND FINDINGS: Three population-based EUROCAT congenital anomaly registries- Norway (2004-2010), Wales (2000-2010) and Funen, Denmark (2000-2010)-were linked to the electronic healthcare databases holding prospectively collected prescription information for all pregnancies in the timeframes available...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906836/visit-to-visit-blood-pressure-variability-is-a-risk-factor-for-all-cause-mortality-and-cardiovascular-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Jianqi Wang, Xubo Shi, Changsheng Ma, Hua Zheng, Jie Xiao, Hong Bian, Zhimin Ma, Ling Gong
OBJECTIVE: Clinical cohort studies have reported that visit-to-visit variability (VVV) of blood pressure (BP) is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) or mortality. However, the results were not consistent in all studies. The current study is, therefore, aimed to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the association between VVV of BP and CVD and all-cause mortality. METHOD: PubMed and EMBASE were searched through 18 May 2014, using the following terms: VVV, BP, CVD, coronary heart disease (CHD), myocardial ischemia, stroke, and mortality...
January 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905032/characteristics-of-lipoprotein-a-containing-circulating-immune-complexes-as-markers-of-coronary-heart-disease
#10
E A Klesareva, O I Afanas'eva, V V Donskikh, I Yu Adamova, S N Pokrovskii
We studied the composition of circulating immune complexes precipitated in the presence of various concentrations of polyethylene glycol in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and high concentration of lipoprotein(a) - Lp(a). Precipitation of highly purified Lp(a) preparation with polyethylene glycol was evaluated. The contents of Lp(a), autoantibodies to Lp(a), IgG, and IgM in circulating immune complexes isolated from the sera of donors and CHD patients with normal and high levels of Lp(a) were measured...
December 1, 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904843/cardiac-surgery-in-africa-a-thirty-five-year-experience-on-open-heart-surgery-in-cote-d-ivoire
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Koffi Herve Yangni-Angate, Christophe Meneas, Florent Diby, Manga Diomande, Anicet Adoubi, Yves Tanauh
BACKGROUND: Few centers for open heart surgery (OHS) are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Lack of OHS results is also noted. By reporting our African experience on OHS, the aim of this study was to fill the gap. METHODS: It is a retrospective study on 2,612 patients who were subject to an OHS between 1978 and 2013. Data were collected from demographical, clinical, investigative studies, surgical and outcomes parameters. RESULTS: There were 1,475 cases of rheumatic heart diseases (RHD), 126 endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF), 741 congenital heart diseases (CHDs) and 270 various affections...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904510/correlation-between-plasma-angiopoietin-1-angiopoietin-2-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-in-coronary-heart-disease
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Haoyu Wu, Xiling Shou, Lei Liang, Congxia Wang, Xiaowei Yao, Gong Cheng
INTRODUCTION: Angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) plays a critical role in inducing tumor cell infiltration, and this invasive phenotype is caused by up-regulation of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2. The relationship between Ang-2 and MMP-2 in atherosclerosis has not been reported yet. The aim is to measure the plasma concentrations of Ang-1, Ang-2 and MMP-2 and assess the correlation between the concentrations of these factors in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The testing was done in a cross-sectional study...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903540/greater-volume-but-not-higher-density-of-abdominal-aortic-calcium-is-associated-with-increased-cardiovascular-disease-risk-mesa-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Nketi I Forbang, Erin D Michos, Robyn L McClelland, Rosemay A Remigio-Baker, Matthew A Allison, Veit Sandfort, Joachim H Ix, Isac Thomas, Dena E Rifkin, Michael H Criqui
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic calcium (AAC) and coronary artery calcium (CAC) independently and similarly predict cardiovascular disease (CVD) events. The standard AAC and CAC score, the Agatston method, upweights for greater calcium density, thereby modeling higher calcium density as a CVD hazard. METHODS AND RESULTS: Computed tomography scans were used to measure AAC and CAC volume and density in a multiethnic cohort of community-dwelling individuals, and Cox proportional hazard was used to determine their independent association with incident coronary heart disease (CHD, defined as myocardial infarction, resuscitated cardiac arrest, or CHD death), cardiovascular disease (CVD, defined as CHD plus stroke and stroke death), and all-cause mortality...
November 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902666/vital-exhaustion-and-coronary-heart-disease-risk-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Daria Frestad, Eva Prescott
OBJECTIVES: The construct of vital exhaustion has been identified as a potential independent psychological risk factor for incident and recurrent coronary heart disease (CHD). Despite several decades of research, no systematic review or meta-analysis has previously attempted to collate the empirical evidence in this field. The purpose of this study was to review and quantify the impact of vital exhaustion on the development and progression of CHD. METHODS: Prospective and case-control studies reporting vital exhaustion at baseline and CHD outcomes at follow-up were derived from PubMed, PsycINFO (1980 to July 2015; articles in English and published articles only), and bibliographies...
November 29, 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900966/infective-endocarditis-in-chronic-hemodialysis-a-transition-from-left-heart-to-right-heart
#15
Y Bentata, I Haddiya, N Ismailli, N El Ouafi, A Benzirar, O El Mahi, A Azzouzi
Infective endocarditis (IE) of the left heart is the most frequent type of IE in chronic hemodialysis (CHD) (in 90% of cases) whereas involvement of the right heart is rare. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical, biological, and echocardiographic characteristics, as well as the prognosis of IE in CHD. This is a retrospective study conducted at the Center of Nephrology and Hemodialysis in Oujda, Morocco. Over a period of 56 months, we compiled data on a series of 11 CHD patients with IE. Their mean age was 40...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900488/additive-antiatherogenic-effects-of-cetp-rs708272-on-serum-ldl-subfraction-levels-in-patients-with-chd-under-statin-therapy
#16
Deniz Kanca, Uzay Gormus, Bengu Tokat, Allison P Eronat, Zehra Bugra, Oğuz Ozturk, Hulya Yilmaz-Aydogan
Recently, subfraction analysis of serum low density lipoprotein (LDL) is considered to be a better predictor of the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) compared to the other lipid parameters. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of the HDL-associated Taq1B (rs708272) SNP of cholesterol ester transfer protein (CETP) gene on serum LDL subfractions in patients with CHD. Serum lipid levels were measured enzymatically and LDL subfraction analysis was carried out by the Lipoprint System (Quantimetrix, CA, USA)...
November 30, 2016: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895340/is-grown-up-congenital-heart-guch-disease-different-in-a-developing-country
#17
Syed Shahabuddin, Shiraz Hashmi, Syed Ezze Rakhshan, Jamal Kabeer Khan, Shahid Ahmed Sami, Muneer Amanullah
In the current era grown up congenital heart disease (GUCH) patients undergoing surgical interventions are increasing. Most of the interventions in the developed countries are either complex or redo-operations in patients who had previously undergone repair, palliation or correction. However, in the developing countries most of the interventions are primary and corrective. This descriptive retrospective study comprised GUCH patients who underwent surgical intervention for congenital heart disease (CHD) at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from January 2006 to December 2015...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894369/valvar-aortico-ventricular-tunnel-an-insight-into-the-development-of-the-great-arteries
#18
Khadijah Maghrabi, Sanjiv Gandhi, Kevin C Harris
Aorto-left ventricular tunnel is a rare congenital heart lesion, with an incidence of <0.1% of all CHD. We present a unique case of a valvar aorto-left ventricular tunnel in a neonate, in belief that our findings may shed some light on the developmental origins of this lesion.
November 29, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893194/incidence-morphology-and-progression-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-subjects-with-coexisting-congenital-heart-defects
#19
Talha Niaz, Joseph T Poterucha, Jonathan N Johnson, Cecilia Craviari, Thomas Nienaber, Jared Palfreeman, Frank Cetta, Donald J Hagler
BACKGROUND: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) occurs both as an isolated cardiac lesion and in association with congenital heart defects (CHD). Their aim was to identify the incidence and morphology of BAV in patients with coexisting CHD and compare their disease progression to patients with isolated BAV. METHODS: The Mayo Clinic echocardiography database was retrospectively analyzed to identify pediatric and young adult patients (≤22 years) who were diagnosed with BAV from 1990 to 2015...
November 28, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892791/cardiovascular-profile-score-as-a-predictor-of-acute-intrapartum-non-reassuring-fetal-status-in-infants-with-congenital-heart-defects
#20
Takekazu Miyoshi, Shinji Katsuragi, Reiko Neki, Ken-Ichi Kurosaki, Isao Shiraishi, Michikazu Nakai, Kunihiro Nishimura, Jun Yoshimatsu, Tomoaki Ikeda
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the predictive factors of urgent cesarean delivery (CD) due to acute intrapartum non-reassuring fetal status (NRFS) in infants with congenital heart defects (CHDs). STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective review of 199 singletons prenatally diagnosed with a CHD and for whom vaginal delivery was attempted in our institution between 2007 and 2014. A cardiovascular profile (CVP) score was used to assess fetal heart failure. RESULTS: The number of urgent CDs due to NRFS was 37 (18...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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