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functional echocardiography in staging of ductal severity

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26819288/surgical-experience-in-the-rehabilitation-and-reimplantation-of-disconnected-pulmonary-arteries-and-its-effectiveness-in-restoring-pulmonary-haemodynamics-and-function
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Abdulaziz Al-Khaldi, Omar Tamimi, Mohammed Sallam
OBJECTIVES: We established a policy to restore disconnected pulmonary arteries (PAs), regardless of aetiology or cardiac pathology, using a protocol-based strategy. There are conflicting reports of the need to restore disconnected PA especially if severely hypoplastic with some groups advocating surgical repair of cardiac defects to single lung with moderate to high risk. METHODS: All patients referred to our PA reconstruction programme (2007-14) with complete separation of one branch PA were included...
August 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23282614/reversible-cardiotoxicity-in-a-54-year-old-woman-treated-with-trastuzumab
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Sandro José Martins, Vitorino Modesto Dos Santos, Ludmila Thommen Teles, Viviane Alves Leite
We report a 54-year-old woman with an stage IIA (T2N0M0) RE and RP negative and HER2-positive ductal invasive breast cancer who developed a reversible cardiotoxicity associated with chemotherapy. After surgery, she received four cycles of doxorubicin and cyclophosfamide. Later, she used paclitaxel and trastuzumab. At the 7th cycle of trastuzumab, she had symptoms of heart failure with left ventricle ejection fraction = 59%. Trastuzumab dosage was reduced in 25%, and heart function progressively improved. Two years after her discharge, the patient remains asymptomatic...
June 2012: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23052621/functional-echocardiography-in-staging-for-ductal-disease-severity-role-in-predicting-outcomes
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Arvind Sehgal, Eldho Paul, Samuel Menahem
UNLABELLED: Equipoise persists as to the issue of assigning haemodynamic and clinical significance to a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). The objective was to ascertain whether echocardiographic scoring of a PDA correlates with outcomes. Unit electronic data base was accessed to identify infants less than 32 weeks' gestation who received ibuprofen for medical closure of the PDA during the period June 2010-June 2012. Echocardiographic score was assigned on the day of therapy and the infants were prospectively followed up to ascertain the occurrence of chronic lung disease (CLD)...
February 2013: European Journal of Pediatrics
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