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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329066/impact-of-donor-comorbidities-on-heart-transplant-outcomes-in-the-modern-era
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Julien Guihaire, Pierre Emmanuel Noly, Amandine Martin, Mathilde Rojo, Marie Aymami, Anne Ingels, Bernard Lelong, Céline Chabanne, Jean-Philippe Verhoye, Erwan Flécher
OBJECTIVES: The use of marginal donors with cardiovascular risk factors is increasing due to organ shortage but remains controversial in heart transplantation (HTx). We sought to investigate post-transplant outcomes in the recent era taking into account donor characteristics. METHODS: We reviewed 261 HTx performed in our hospital between January 1996 and March 2013. Donor characteristics were obtained from the national database. The incidence of primary graft dysfunction (PGD) and cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) and overall survival were compared in 2 groups of HTx recipients: those receiving transplants from 1996 to 2004 (Group A, n =  120) and from 2005 to 2013 (Group B, n =  141)...
February 20, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328555/association-of-pediatric-cardiac-surgical-volume-and-mortality-after-cardiac-ecmo
#2
Cindy S Barrett, Titus T Chan, Jacob Wilkes, Susan L Bratton, Ravi R Thiagarajan
Centers with higher surgical and ECMO volume have improved survival for children undergoing pediatric cardiac surgery and ECMO respectively. We examined the relationship between both cardiac surgical and cardiac ECMO volumes, with survival. Using data from the Pediatric Health Information System, we reviewed patients who underwent ECMO during the hospitalization for cardiac surgery or heart transplantation from January 2003- June 2014. Among 106,967 patients in 43 centers undergoing a Risk Adjustment for Congenital Heart Surgery-1 (RACHS) 1-6 procedure (n =104,951) and/or cardiac transplantation (n=2016), 2...
March 20, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316109/airway-inflammation-and-symptoms-in-children-following-liver-and-heart-transplantation
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Andrew J Redmann, John C Bucuvalas, Robert E Wood, Clifford Chin, Catherine K Hart
OBJECTIVES: Describe the upper airway endoscopic findings of children with upper airway symptoms after liver transplantation (LT) or heart transplantation (HT). METHODS: Review of children undergoing airway endoscopy after LT or HT from 2011 to 2015 at a tertiary care pediatric hospital. Airway findings, biopsy results, immunosuppression and Ebstein Barr virus (EBV) levels were recorded. RESULTS: Twenty-three of 158 LT (111) and HT (47) recipients underwent endoscopy...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306671/noninvasive-monitoring-of-acute-and-chronic-rejection-in-heart-transplantation
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Maria G Crespo-Leiro, Gonzalo Barge-Caballero, David Couto-Mallon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent years have seen advances in the early detection of cardiac graft rejection. RECENT FINDINGS: We review the possibilities offered by tissue Doppler imaging and speckle tracking echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance, cardiac computed tomography, single positron emission tomography, gene expression profiling, and quantitation of donor-derived cell-free DNA, and microRNAs. SUMMARY: Noninvasive monitoring of acute and chronic rejection after cardiac transplantation is an unmet need and remains a challenge...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306670/innovations-in-cardiac-transplantation
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Reema Hasan, Ashraf Abou El Ela, Daniel Goldstein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the number of people living with heart failure continues to grow, future treatments will focus on efficient donor organ donation and ensuring safe and durable outcomes. This review will focus on organ procurement, graft surveillance and emerging therapies. RECENT FINDINGS: Preliminary studies into donation after cardiac death have indicated that this may be an effective means to increase the donor pool. Novel preservation techniques that include ex-vivo perfusion to improve donor metabolic stabilization prior to implantation may also expand the donor pool...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306594/extending-normothermic-regional-perfusion-to-the-thorax-in-donors-after-circulatory-death
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Steven S L Tsui, Gabriel C Oniscu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite a significant increase in the utilization of donors after circulatory death (DCD), the number of organs recovered and their function are largely inferior to those from donors after brain death. This review summarizes recent advances in in-situ normothermic regional perfusion of DCD organs prior to procurement. RECENT FINDINGS: The combination of warm and cold ischemia in DCD donation are detrimental to organ function. As a consequence, the acceptance criteria are far more restrictive and many organs are discarded...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302642/pregnancy-and-the-risk-of-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-an-analysis-of-120-contemporary-cases
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Ofer Havakuk, Sorel Goland, Anil Mehra, Uri Elkayam
BACKGROUND: Because of the rarity of this condition, information on pregnancy-associated spontaneous coronary artery dissection is limited. We reviewed a large number of contemporary pregnancy-associated spontaneous coronary artery dissection cases in an attempt to define the clinical characteristics and provide management recommendations. METHODS AND RESULTS: A literature search for cases of pregnancy-associated spontaneous coronary artery dissection reported between 2000 and 2015 included 120 cases; 75% presented with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction, and 80% had anterior myocardial infarction...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299353/safety-and-efficacy-of-single-balloon-enteroscopy-in-management-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Abhinav Koul, Donald M Pham, Arjun Nanda, Kevin E Woods, Steven D Keilin
Background and study aims Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are currently the standard of care in treatment of patients with end-stage heart failure waiting for heart transplant as well as destination therapy for non-transplant candidates. However, patients with LVADs are at increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding due to the device's unique effects on hemodynamics. A major source of gastrointestinal bleeding in these patients are gastrointestinal angioectasias located within the small bowel that can only be reached with deep enteroscopy...
March 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298957/the-intersection-of-pulmonary-hypertension-and-solid-organ-transplantation
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Adaani E Frost
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a complication and marker of disease severity in many parenchymal lung diseases. It also is a frequent complication of portal hypertension and negatively impacts survival with liver transplant. Pulmonary hypertension is frequently diagnosed in patients with end-stage renal disease who are undergoing dialysis, and it has recently been demonstrated to adversely affect posttransplant outcome in this patient population even though the mechanism of PH is substantially different from that associated with liver disease...
October 2016: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295963/a-multicenter-study-of-the-impella-device-for-mechanical-support-of-the-systemic-circulation-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-patients
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V Vivian Dimas, Brian H Morray, Dennis W Kim, Christopher Sd Almond, Shabana Shahanavaz, Sebastian C Tume, Lynn F Peng, Doff B McElhinney, Henri Justino
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to review the use of Impella devices (Abiomed Inc, Danvers, MA) for temporary circulatory support in pediatric and adolescent patients (age ≤ 21 yrs). BACKGROUND: Options for minimally invasive circulatory support in children are limited, and published data are confined to case reports and small case series. METHODS: This was a retrospective, multicenter review of Impella implants in pediatric and adolescent patients from 2009-15, using standardized data collection and INTERMACS definitions...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295946/feasibility-and-interpretation-of-global-longitudinal-strain-imaging-in-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipients
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Bethany L Wisotzkey, Neal W Jorgensen, Erin L Albers, Mariska S Kemna, Robert J Boucek, Richard A Kronmal, Yuk M Law, Aarti H Bhat
Evaluation of myocardial mechanics after heart transplant is important in monitoring allograft function and identifying rejection. Speckle tracking global longitudinal strain (GLS) may be more sensitive to early regional changes from rejection. This study aimed to determine feasibility of GLS in pediatric hearts during surveillance echocardiograms, compare their GLS to published norms (-18% to -22%), and assess association of GLS with other indices of graft function. Retrospective review of transplant echocardiograms from 2013 to 2014...
March 10, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290794/-hemodynamic-derangements-in-patients-with-functional-univentricular-heart-mechanisms-of-development-possibilities-of-treatment
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I A Kovalev, S Ovroutski, I V Plotnikova, A A Tupikina
Heart failure (HF) is a predictable outcome of nearly all cardiovascular diseases including congenital heart diseases (CHD). A special category comprises patients with functional single ventricle (FSV) of the heart because of extreme diversity of anatomical changes of the heart and great vessels, complex mechanisms of development of HF, multistage surgical correction of the defect, presence of arrhythmias, progressive rise of pulmonary vascular resistance, etc. Prevention and treatment of HF in patients with FSV includes surgical optimization of pulmonary blood flow during neonatal period, timely staged surgical correction of the defect, pharmacotherapy, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and in severe cases mechanical cardiac support and heart transplantation...
February 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289528/clinical-cardiac-regenerative-studies-in-children
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REVIEW
Imre J Pavo, Ina Michel-Behnke
Although the incidence of pediatric heart failure is low, the mortality is relatively high, with severe clinical symptoms requiring repeated hospitalization or intensive care treatment in the surviving patients. Cardiac biopsy specimens have revealed a higher number of resident human cardiac progenitor cells, with greater proliferation and differentiation capacity, in the neonatal period as compared with adults, demonstrating the regeneration potential of the young heart, with rising interest in cardiac regeneration therapy in critically ill pediatric patients...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287948/spectrum-of-ct-findings-in-thoracic-extranodal-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Mathew P Bligh, Joy N Borgaonkar, Steven C Burrell, David A MacDonald, Daria Manos
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) frequently manifests in extranodal structures in the chest, often in the form of secondary involvement but occasionally as primary disease. Because staging and treatment are affected by the presence of extranodal disease at imaging, radiologists' interpretation and management of suspicious findings are critical to patient care. Unfortunately, owing to considerable imaging overlap with other diseases, primary extranodal lymphoma is difficult to diagnose with imaging alone. Radiologists should have a heightened degree of suspicion in patients at risk (including patients with immune compromise, autoimmune diseases, or a history of stem cell or solid organ transplant) or with particular imaging appearances (including the vertebral wraparound sign, nonresolving consolidation, an infiltrative soft-tissue mass, and lesions demonstrating vascular encasement without invasion)...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286566/gastrointestinal-manifestations-of-mitochondrial-disorders-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Josef Finsterer, Marlies Frank
Mitochondrial disorders (MIDs) due to respiratory-chain defects or nonrespiratory chain defects are usually multisystem conditions [mitochondrial multiorgan disorder syndrome (MIMODS)] affecting the central nervous system (CNS), peripheral nervous system, eyes, ears, endocrine organs, heart, kidneys, bone marrow, lungs, arteries, and also the intestinal tract. Frequent gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations of MIDs include poor appetite, gastroesophageal sphincter dysfunction, constipation, dysphagia, vomiting, gastroparesis, GI pseudo-obstruction, diarrhea, or pancreatitis and hepatopathy...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285802/long-term-prognosis-and-cost-effectiveness-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-as-bridge-to-transplantation-a-systematic-review
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Michael Seco, Dong Fang Zhao, Michael J Byrom, Michael K Wilson, Michael P Vallely, John F Fraser, Paul G Bannon
BACKGROUND: This systematic review aimed to evaluate the clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) used as bridge to transplantation (BTT), compared to orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) without a bridge. METHOD: Systematic searches were performed in electronic databases with available data extracted from text and digitized figures. Meta-analysis of short and long-term term post-transplantation outcomes was performed with summation of cost-effectiveness analyses...
March 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285118/dynamic-changes-in-aortic-vascular-stiffness-in-patients-bridged-to-transplant%C3%A2-with-continuous-flow-left%C3%A2-ventricular-assist-devices
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Amit C Patel, R Blair Dodson, William K Cornwell, Kendall S Hunter, Joseph C Cleveland, Andreas Brieke, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Amrut V Ambardekar
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to measure aortic vascular stiffness from orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) patients exposed to varying types of flow as a result of the presence or absence of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support pre-OHT. BACKGROUND: The effects of continuous-flow LVADs (CF-LVADs) on vascular properties are unknown, but may contribute to the pathophysiology of CF-LVAD complications such as stroke, hypertension, and bleeding. METHODS: Echocardiograms were reviewed from 172 OHT patients immediately before LVAD and at 3 time points post-OHT: baseline, 6 months, and 1 year...
March 4, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284779/heart-transplantation-for-chagas-cardiomyopathy
#18
Rodolfo D Benatti, Guilherme H Oliveira, Fernando Bacal
Chagas cardiomyopathy (CC) is one of the chronic manifestations of Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) infection and is a major public health disease in Latin America. Since it is a chronic systemic infection, Chagas disease was long considered a potential contraindication for transplantation because of the risk of recurrence with immunosuppression. However, early South American experience in the 1980's established the feasibility of heart transplantation (HT) in patients with Chagas disease. Indeed, the first cardiac transplant for a recipient with CC was performed in 1985 in Brazil...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281017/heart-transplantation-in-cardiac-amyloidosis
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REVIEW
Matthew Sousa, Gregory Monohan, Navin Rajagopalan, Alla Grigorian, Maya Guglin
"Cardiac amyloidosis" is the term commonly used to reflect the deposition of abnormal protein amyloid in the heart. This process can result from several different forms, most commonly from light-chain (AL) amyloidosis and transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis, which in turn can represent wild-type (ATTRwt) or genetic form. Regardless of the origin, cardiac involvement is usually associated with poor prognosis, especially in AL amyloidosis. Although several treatment options, including chemotherapy, exist for different forms of the disease, cardiac transplantation is increasingly considered...
March 9, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273330/interventions-for-hereditary-haemochromatosis-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Elena Buzzetti, Maria Kalafateli, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Hereditary haemochromatosis is a genetic disorder related to proteins involved in iron transport, resulting in iron load and deposition of iron in various tissues of the body. This iron overload leads to complications including liver cirrhosis (and related complications such as liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma), cardiac failure, cardiac arrhythmias, impotence, diabetes, arthritis, and skin pigmentation. Phlebotomy (venesection or 'blood letting') is the currently recommended treatment for hereditary haemochromatosis...
March 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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