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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739807/organisation-of-care-for-pregnancy-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Werner Budts, Fiona Walker, Julie F A De Backer, Lorna Swan, William Stones, Peter Kranke, Karen Sliwa-Hahnle, Mark R Johnson
Improvements in surgery have resulted in more women with repaired congenital heart disease (CHD) surviving to adulthood. Women with CHD, who wish to embark on pregnancy require prepregnancy counselling. This consultation should cover several issues such as the long-term prognosis of the mother, fertility and miscarriage rates, recurrence risk of CHD in the baby, drug therapy during pregnancy, estimated maternal risk and outcome, expected fetal outcomes and plans for pregnancy. Prenatal genetic testing is available for those patients with an identified genetic defect using pregestational diagnosis or prenatal diagnosis chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis...
July 24, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739175/sudden-infant-death-from-neonate-carnitine-palmitoyl-transferase-ii-deficiency
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Si-Hao Du, Fu Zhang, Yan-Geng Yu, Chuan-Xiang Chen, Hui-Jun Wang, Dong-Ri Li
A full-term female baby born to parents who gave birth three years prior to a girl who survived only 31h postpartum died 36h after birth. An autopsy showed that the heart was markedly hypertrophic (32g). Microscopically, the myocardium, liver and kidney cells exhibited extensive vacuolar degeneration. Sudan III staining was positive in cardiac muscle, liver and kidney tissue. Tandem mass spectrometry analysis revealed that the deceased patient had a carnitine palmitoyl transferase II (CPT2) deficiency or a carnitine-acylcarnitine translocase deficiency...
June 27, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738217/association-between-an-indel-polymorphism-in-the-3-utr-of-col1a2-and-the-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-chinese-populations
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Zhixia Yin, Yadong Guo, Jianhua Zhang, Qing Zhang, Lijuan Li, Shouyu Wang, Chaoqun Wang, Yan He, Shaohua Zhu, Chengtao Li, Suhua Zhang, Lagabaiyila Zha, Jifeng Cai, Bin Luo, Yuzhen Gao
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) describes the unexpected natural death from a cardiac cause within a short time period. Compelling evidence suggests the involvement of host genetic factors in SCD etiology. Identification of genetic variations predisposed to SCD enables genetic testing that may contribute to SCD diagnosis and risk stratification. Previous studies have suggested that dysregulation of pro-alpha2 chain of type I collagen, encoded by collagen type I alpha 2 chain (COL1A2) gene, was involved in cardiac disorders such as myocardial infarction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and atherosclerosis...
July 19, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721212/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias
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REVIEW
Syeda Atiqa Batul, Brian Olshansky, John D Fisher, Rakesh Gopinathannair
Ventricular arrhythmias are an important cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, particularly in those with structural heart disease, inherited cardiomyopathies, and channelopathies. The goals of ventricular arrhythmia management include symptom relief, improving quality of life, reducing implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks, preventing deterioration of left ventricular function, reducing risk of arrhythmic death, and potentially improving overall survival. Guideline-directed medical therapy and implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation remain the mainstay of therapy to prevent sudden cardiac death in patients with ventricular arrhythmias in the setting of structural heart disease...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716062/the-effects-of-acute-and-elective-cardiac-surgery-on-the-anxiety-traits-of-patients-with-marfan-syndrome
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Kálmán Benke, Bence Ágg, Miklós Pólos, Alex Ali Sayour, Tamás Radovits, Elektra Bartha, Péter Nagy, Balázs Rákóczi, Ákos Koller, Viola Szokolai, Julianna Hedberg, Béla Merkely, Zsolt B Nagy, Zoltán Szabolcs
BACKGROUND: Marfan syndrome is a genetic disease, presenting with dysfunction of connective tissues leading to lesions in the cardiovascular and skeletal muscle system. Within these symptoms, the most typical is weakness of the connective tissue in the aorta, manifesting as aortic dilatation (aneurysm). This could, in turn, become annuloaortic ectasia, or life-threatening dissection. As a result, life-saving and preventative cardiac surgical interventions are frequent among Marfan syndrome patients...
July 17, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710467/human-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes-cultured-in-3d-engineered-heart-tissue-show-physiological-upstroke-velocity-and-sodium-current-density
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Marc D Lemoine, Ingra Mannhardt, Kaja Breckwoldt, Maksymilian Prondzynski, Frederik Flenner, Bärbel Ulmer, Marc N Hirt, Christiane Neuber, András Horváth, Benjamin Kloth, Hermann Reichenspurner, Stephan Willems, Arne Hansen, Thomas Eschenhagen, Torsten Christ
Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) are a promising tool for drug testing and modelling genetic disorders. Abnormally low upstroke velocity is a current limitation. Here we investigated the use of 3D engineered heart tissue (EHT) as a culture method with greater resemblance to human heart tissue in comparison to standard technique of 2D monolayer (ML) format. INa was measured in ML or EHT using the standard patch-clamp technique. INa density was ~1.8 fold larger in EHT (-18...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710305/autism-spectrum-disorder-in-say-barber-biesecker-young-simpson-syndrome
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Jessica Merritt, Joseph C Hart, Tracy L LeGrow
Say-Barber-Biesecker-Young-Simpson syndrome (SBBYSS), also known as Ohdo syndrome SBBYS type, is a rare genetic disorder characterised by dysmorphic facial features and severe intellectual disability, as well as cardiac, dental and hearing abnormalities. There has been little psychiatric or psychological description of children with SBBYSS, although previous reports noted repetitive self-injurious behaviours, sensitivity to light and noise and severe deficits in communication. In this report, a 4-year-old male with SBBYSS is described with a focus on psychiatric and psychological assessment, including formal testing for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706735/the-importance-of-copy-number-variation-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Gregory Costain, Candice K Silversides, Anne S Bassett
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common class of major malformations in humans. The historical association with large chromosomal abnormalities foreshadowed the role of submicroscopic rare copy number variations (CNVs) as important genetic causes of CHD. Recent studies have provided robust evidence for these structural variants as genome-wide contributors to all forms of CHD, including CHD that appears isolated without extra-cardiac features. Overall, a CNV-related molecular diagnosis can be made in up to one in eight patients with CHD...
September 14, 2016: NPJ Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699125/uptake-of-predictive-genetic-testing-and-cardiac-evaluation-for-children-at-risk-for-an-inherited-arrhythmia-or-cardiomyopathy
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Susan Christian, Joseph Atallah, Robin Clegg, Michael Giuffre, Cathleen Huculak, Tara Dzwiniel, Jillian Parboosingh, Sherryl Taylor, Martin Somerville
Predictive genetic testing in minors should be considered when clinical intervention is available. Children who carry a pathogenic variant for an inherited arrhythmia or cardiomyopathy require regular cardiac screening and may be prescribed medication and/or be told to modify their physical activity. Medical genetics and pediatric cardiology charts were reviewed to identify factors associated with uptake of genetic testing and cardiac evaluation for children at risk for long QT syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696268/personalizing-risk-stratification-for-sudden-death-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-the-past-present-and-future
#10
REVIEW
Brian P Halliday, John G F Cleland, Jeffrey J Goldberger, Sanjay K Prasad
Results from the DANISH Study (Danish Study to Assess the Efficacy of ICDs in Patients With Non-Ischemic Systolic Heat Failure on Mortality) suggest that for many patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), implantable cardioverter-defibrillators do not increase longevity. Accurate identification of patients who are more likely to die of an arrhythmia and less likely to die of other causes is required to ensure improvement in outcomes and wise use of resources. Until now, left ventricular ejection fraction has been used as a key criterion for selecting patients with DCM for an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator for primary prevention purposes...
July 11, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694784/4d-flow-analysis-of-bav-related-fluid-dynamic-alterations-evidences-of-wall-shear-stress-alterations-in-absence-of-clinically-relevant-aortic-anatomical-remodeling
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Filippo Piatti, Francesco Sturla, Malenka M Bissell, Selene Pirola, Massimo Lombardi, Igor Nesteruk, Alessandro Della Corte, Alberto C L Redaelli, Emiliano Votta
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital cardiac disease and is a foremost risk factor for aortopathies. Despite the genetic basis of BAV and of the associated aortopathies, BAV-related alterations in aortic fluid-dynamics, and particularly in wall shear stresses (WSSs), likely play a role in the progression of aortopathy, and may contribute to its pathogenesis. To test whether WSS may trigger aortopathy, in this study we used 4D Flow sequences of phase-contrast cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) to quantitatively compare the in vivo fluid dynamics in the thoracic aorta of two groups of subjects: (i) five prospectively enrolled young patients with normo-functional BAV and with no aortic dilation and (ii) ten age-matched healthy volunteers...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694527/revealing-enterovirus-infection-in-chronic-human-disorders-an-integrated-diagnostic-approach
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Angelo Genoni, Filippo Canducci, Agostino Rossi, Francesco Broccolo, Konstantin Chumakov, Giorgio Bono, Jorge Salerno-Uriarte, Alessandro Salvatoni, Alberto Pugliese, Antonio Toniolo
Enteroviruses (EVs) causing persisting infection are characterized by minimal replication and genetic changes. Typing of these agents may complement disease assessment and shed light on pathogenesis. Here we report an integrated approach for EV detection in human samples that is based on pre-enrichment of virus in cell culture before search for the viral genome and viral antigens. Cases of post-polio syndrome, type 1 diabetes, and chronic cardiomyopathy were investigated. As tissue-based approaches require invasive procedures, information was mainly gleaned from virus in blood...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688053/animal-models-of-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-what-have-we-learned-and-where-do-we-go-insight-for-therapeutics
#13
REVIEW
Laura Padrón-Barthe, Fernando Domínguez, Pablo Garcia-Pavia, Enrique Lara-Pezzi
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a rare genetically-determined cardiac heart muscle disorder characterized by fibro-fatty replacement of the myocardium that results in heart failure and sudden cardiac death (SCD), predominantly in young males. The disease is often caused by mutations in genes encoding proteins of the desmosomal complex, with a significant minority caused by mutations in non-desmosomal proteins. Existing treatment options are based on SCD prevention with the implantable cardioverter defibrillator, antiarrhythmic drugs, and anti-heart failure medication...
September 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686615/stat3-balances-myocyte-hypertrophy-vis-%C3%A3-vis-autophagy-in-response-to-angiotensin-ii-by-modulating-the-ampk%C3%AE-mtor-axis
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Lei Chen, Lin Zhao, Anweshan Samanta, Seyed Morteza Mahmoudi, Tanner Buehler, Amy Cantilena, Robert J Vincent, Magdy Girgis, Joshua Breeden, Samuel Asante, Yu-Ting Xuan, Buddhadeb Dawn
Signal transducers and activators of transcription 3 (STAT3) is known to participate in various cardiovascular signal transduction pathways, including those responsible for cardiac hypertrophy and cytoprotection. However, the role of STAT3 signaling in cardiomyocyte autophagy remains unclear. We tested the hypothesis that Angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy is effected, at least in part, through STAT3-mediated inhibition of cellular autophagy. In H9c2 cells, Ang II treatment resulted in STAT3 activation and cellular hypertrophy in a dose-dependent manner...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686108/the-role-of-human-urotensin-ii-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Saman Jumaah, Abuzer Çelekli, Murat Sucu
OBJECTIVE: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic condition with the hallmark feature of left ventricular hypertrophy. Human Urotensin-II (hUT-II) is regarded as a cardiovascular autacoid/hormone, and it has cardiac inotropic and hypertrophic properties. Aims of this study were to elucidate the clinical significance of serum hUT-II levels as a potential new biomarker in patients with HCM. METHODS: This study included 40 HCM patients (60% males and 40% females) and were compared to 30 healthy control subjects (47% males and 53% females...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678923/cardiac-amyloidosis-and-its-new-clinical-phenotype-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
#16
Evandro Tinoco Mesquita, Antonio José Lagoeiro Jorge, Celso Vale Souza, Thais Ribeiro de Andrade
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is now an emerging cardiovascular epidemic, being identified as the main phenotype observed in clinical practice. It is more associated with female gender, advanced age and comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity and chronic kidney disease. Amyloidosis is a clinical disorder characterized by the deposition of aggregates of insoluble fibrils originating from proteins that exhibit anomalous folding. Recently, pictures of senile amyloidosis have been described in patients with HFpEF, demonstrating the need for clinical cardiologists to investigate this etiology in suspect cases...
June 29, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676244/diagnostic-yield-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-young-middle-aged-patients-with-high-grade-atrio-ventricular-block
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A Baritussio, A Ghosh Dastidar, A Frontera, N Ahmed, E De Garate, I Harries, I Diab, E Duncan, G Thomas, A Nisbet, C Bucciarelli-Ducci
BACKGROUND: Atrio-ventricular block (AVB) is a rare finding in young or middle-aged adults, often leading to pacemaker implantation (PM) without further investigation. We sought to assess the diagnostic role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in young and middle-aged adults with high-grade AVB. METHODS: We consecutively enrolled young-middle aged (18-65years) patients with high grade AVB referred to CMR after standard clinical assessment (history, electrocardiogram and cardiac rhythm monitoring) prior to PM implantation...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672420/-30-year-old-patient-with-suspected-marfan-syndrome-and-progressive-gait-disturbance
#18
Maryam Balke, Helmar C Lehmann, Gereon R Fink, Gilbert Wunderlich
History A 30-year-old man presented with a history of progressive muscle weakness, difficulty in concentrating, and a slender habitus since early childhood. Marfan syndrome was suspected since the age of 14. Examinations 13 years later he was examined by Marfan experts and by genetic testing and Marfan syndrome could not be confirmed. Further neurological examination revealed the suspected diagnosis of myotonic dystrophy type 1, which was confirmed by genetic testing. Treatment and course Similar to Marfan syndrome, myotonic dystrophy is a multisystemic disorder with the risk of cardiac arrythmias...
July 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669108/novel-genetic-variants-in-bag3-and-tnnt2-in-a-swedish-family-with-a-history-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-sudden-cardiac-death
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Eva Fernlund, A Wålinder Österberg, E Kuchinskaya, M Gustafsson, K Jansson, C Gunnarsson
Familial dilated cardiomyopathy is a rare cause of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), especially in childhood. Our aim was to describe the clinical course and the genetic variants in a family where the proband was a four-month-old infant presenting with respiratory problems due to DCM. In the family, there was a strong family history of DCM and sudden cardiac death in four generations. DNA was analyzed initially from the deceased girl using next-generation sequencing including 50 genes involved in cardiomyopathy...
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668140/clinical-features-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-anderson-fabry-cardiomyopathy
#20
REVIEW
Haran Yogasundaram, Daniel Kim, Omar Oudit, Richard B Thompson, Frank Weidemann, Gavin Y Oudit
Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD) is an X-linked recessive, multisystem disease of lysosomal storage. A mutation in the gene encoding the hydrolase enzyme α-galactosidase A results in its deficiency, or complete absence of activity. Subsequent progressive intracellular accumulation of glycosphingolipids, predominantly globotriaosylceramide, in various tissues, results in progressive organ dysfunction and failure, most commonly affecting the kidneys, nervous system, skin, eyes, vascular endothelium, and the heart...
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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