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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455793/maternal-and-fetal-outcome-in-operated-vs-non-operated-cases-of-congenital-heart-disease-cases-in-pregnancy
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Vikas Yadav, J B Sharma, S Mishra, A Kriplani, Neerja Bhatla, Garima Kachhawa, Rajesh Kumari, Karthik, Isha Kriplani
OBJECTIVES: To study pregnancy outcomes in operated vs non-operated cases of congenital heart disease cases during pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 55 patients of congenital heart disease who delivered in the authors unit in last 10 years were taken in this retrospective study. These were divided into two groups Group 1:29 (52.7%) patient who had no cardiac surgery and Group 2: 26(47.2%) who had cardiac surgery to correct their cardiac defect before pregnancy...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455772/prenatal-diagnosis-of-congenital-heart-disease-a-review-of-current-knowledge
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REVIEW
Nathalie Jeanne Bravo-Valenzuela, Alberto Borges Peixoto, Edward Araujo Júnior
This article reviews important features to improve the diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD) by applying ultrasound in prenatal cardiac screening. As low and high-risk pregnancies for CHD are subject to routine obstetric ultrasound, the diagnosis of structural heart defects represents a challenge that involves a team of specialists and subspecialists on fetal ultrasonography. In this review, the images highlight normal anatomy of the heart as well as pathologic cases consistent with cardiac malposition and isomerism, septal defects, pulmonary stenosis/atresia, aortic malformations, hypoplastic left ventricle, conotruncal anomalies, tricuspid dysplasia, and Ebstein's anomaly, and univentricular heart, among other congenital cardiovascular defects...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455380/clinical-features-and-peripartum-outcomes-in-pregnant-women-with-cardiac-disease-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study-in-japan
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Toshiaki Isogai, Hiroki Matsui, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Akira Kohyama, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideo Yasunaga
Although the number of pregnancies in women with cardiac disease is increasing worldwide, there are few data concerning their clinical characteristics and peripartum outcomes. Using the Diagnosis Procedure Combination database between 2008 and 2014 in Japan, we retrospectively identified pregnant women who underwent high-risk delivery due to obstetric or non-obstetric comorbidities. We classified eligible women into those with pre-existing cardiac disease (cardiac disease group) and those with non-cardiac comorbidities (non-cardiac disease group) and compared their characteristics and peripartum outcomes...
February 17, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450693/the-effect-of-assisted-reproductive-technology-on-the-incidence-of-birth-defects-among-livebirths
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Gil Shechter-Maor, Nicholas Czuzoj-Shulman, Andrea R Spence, Haim Arie Abenhaim
PURPOSE: Our study objective is to examine the association between births conceived with assisted reproductive technology (ART) and birth defects using a large database from the United States. METHODS: Using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Period-linked birth-infant death data files and fetal death database for 2011-2013, we conducted a retrospective cohort study comprised of live births that occurred in the USA during that time. Multivariate logistic regression was used to estimate the association between ART and birth defects, both overall and by specific defects...
February 15, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447332/the-impact-of-the-maternal-foetal-environment-on-outcomes-of-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease-in-neonates
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James William Gaynor, Samuel Parry, Julie S Moldenhauer, Rebecca A Simmons, Jack Rychik, Richard F Ittenbach, William W Russell, Erin Zullo, John Laurenson Ward, Susan C Nicolson, Thomas L Spray, Mark P Johnson
OBJECTIVES: Pregnancies with congenital heart disease in the foetus have an increased prevalence of pre-eclampsia, small for gestational age and preterm birth, which are evidence of an impaired maternal-foetal environment (MFE). METHODS: The impact of an impaired MFE, defined as pre-eclampsia, small for gestational age or preterm birth, on outcomes after cardiac surgery was evaluated in neonates (n = 135) enrolled in a study evaluating exposure to environmental toxicants and neuro-developmental outcomes...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445057/utility-of-fluid-assessment-based-on-the-intrathoracic-impedance-monitoring-in-a-peripartum-woman-with-heart-disease
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Atsushi Daimon, Chizuko A Kamiya, Masami Sawada, Yusuke Ueda, Chinami Horiuchi, Takekazu Miyoshi, Mitsuhiro Tsuritani, Naoko Iwanaga, Reiko Neki, Hideo Okamura, Shingo Kusano, Jun Yoshimatsu
Recently, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) have become capable of monitoring intrathoracic impedance to detect an increased fluid volume and heart failure. Pregnancy is a well-known cause of an increased body fluid volume; however, it is not clear whether the measurement of intrathoracic impedance by ICD is clinically useful for precisely detecting heart failure in pregnant women. We herein report the case of a 39-year-old woman with an ICD that had been implanted after an event of ventricular fibrillation due to severe aortic regurgitation with a bicuspid aortic valve...
February 14, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426583/-use-of-new-technologies-by-adolescents-in-the-search-for-health-information
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Minerva Blázquez Barba, Dolores Gómez Romero, Isidora Frontaura Fernández, Abdón Camacho Ojeda, Francisco M Rodríguez Salas, Higinio Toriz Cano
OBJECTIVE: To describe Internet sources used by adolescents to consult health information and their sociodemographic characteristics, as well as to identify the variables that influence the choice of Internet site. DESIGN: Cross-sectional descriptive study. Survey adapted from the questionnaire validated by Rideout. PARTICIPANTS AND LOCATION: Adolescents aged 12-18 from 4schools in rural municipalities. RESULTS: The study included a total of 405 adolescents, of whom 51...
February 6, 2018: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416222/clinical-course-and-treatment-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy-during-twenty-years-of-follow-up
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Edin Begic, Zijo Begic, Nabil Naser
Objective: Demonstration of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy with unusual flow, unpredictable clinical picture and complex therapy. Case report: Patient A.P., female, 38 years old, had symptoms of dilated cardiomyopathy (with possible infectious myocarditis in the background) at age 17. After hospitalization for ten months and ten days, while waiting for heart transplantation (with threatening death outcome), without a clearly pronounced threatening arrhythmia, but with a low ejection fraction and a poor general condition, remission occurred...
February 2018: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411252/the-fertility-management-experiences-of-australian-women-with-a-non-communicable-chronic-disease-findings-from-the-understanding-fertility-management-in-contemporary-australia-survey
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Sara Holton, Aberaami Thananjeyan, Heather Rowe, Maggie Kirkman, Lynne Jordan, Kathleen McNamee, Christine Bayly, John McBain, Vikki Sinnott, Jane Fisher
Introduction Despite the considerable and increasing proportion of women of reproductive age with a chronic non-communicable disease (NCD) and the potential adverse implications of many NCDs for childbearing, little is known about the fertility management experiences of women with an NCD, including their contraceptive use, pregnancy experiences and outcomes, and reproductive health care utilisation. The aim of this study was to investigate the fertility management experiences of women with an NCD and draw comparisons with women without an NCD...
February 6, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406939/cardiovascular-disease-in-women
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REVIEW
Elizabeth Anne Leonard, Robert James Marshall
Cardiovascular disease in women as a distinct disease entity is underappreciated relative to other female-specific diseases. A perception that cardiovascular disease affects men more commonly and a lack of understanding about the underlying pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease in women contribute to this phenomenon. Hormonal changes, pregnancy-related conditions, and cancer therapies have an impact on endothelial function, vascular anatomy, and myocardial contractility. Women with heart disease often present later, receive care not consistent with accepted guidelines, and have less access to diagnostic and therapeutic resources...
March 2018: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364882/quantitative-and-histological-assessment-of-maternal-fetal-transmission-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-in-guinea-pigs-an-experimental-model-of-congenital-chagas-disease
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Jatziri Torres-Vargas, Matilde Jiménez-Coello, Eugenia Guzmán-Marín, Karla Y Acosta-Viana, Zaida E Yadon, Eduardo Gutiérrez-Blanco, José Leonardo Guillermo-Cordero, Nisha J Garg, Antonio Ortega-Pacheco
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effect of Trypanosoma cruzi infection on fertility, gestation outcome, and maternal-fetal transmission in guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus). METHODS: Animals were infected with T. cruzi H4 strain (TcI lineage) before gestation (IBG) or during gestation (IDG). Tissue and sera samples of dams and fetuses were obtained near parturition. RESULTS: All IBG and IDG dams were seropositive by two tests, and exhibited blood parasite load of 1...
January 24, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351419/maternal-nutrient-restriction-in-guinea-pigs-as-an-animal-model-for-studying-growth-restricted-offspring-with-post-natal-catch-up-growth
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Catherine L Nevin, Evan Formosa, Yohei Maki, Brad Matushewski, Timothy R H Regnault, Bryan S Richardson
We determined the impact of moderate maternal nutrient restriction (MNR) in guinea pigs with fetal growth restriction (FGR) on offspring body and organ weights, hypothesizing that FGR-MNR animals will show catch-up growth, but with organ-specific differences. Guinea pig sows were fed ad libitum (Control) or 70% of the control diet from 4 week`s pre-conception, switching to 90% at mid-pregnancy (MNR). Control newborns >95g (appropriate for gestational age or AGA, N=37) and MNR newborns <85g (FGR, N=37) were monitored until neonatal (~25 days) or adult (~110 days) necropsy...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346474/examining-non-participation-to-the-maternal-follow-up-within-the-danish-national-birth-cohort
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Mette Bliddal, Zeyan Liew, Anton Pottegård, Helene Kirkegaard, Jørn Olsen, Ellen A Nohr
A follow-up questionnaire on maternal health has been distributed within the Danish National Birth Cohort (established 1996-2002) 14 years after the index birth. Answers were obtained for 41,466 of 78,010 (53.2%) eligible mothers. To ensure the appropriate use of these data, the possibility of selection bias due to non-participation must be evaluated. We estimated four selected exposure-outcome associations (pre-pregnancy weight - depression; exercise - degenerative musculoskeletal conditions; smoking - heart disease; and alcohol consumption - breast cancer)...
January 16, 2018: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346340/disparities-in-preconception-health-indicators-%C3%A2-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-2013-2015-and-pregnancy-risk-assessment-monitoring-system-2013-2014
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Cheryl Robbins, Sheree L Boulet, Isabel Morgan, Denise V D'Angelo, Lauren B Zapata, Brian Morrow, Andrea Sharma, Charlan D Kroelinger
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Preconception health is a broad term that encompasses the overall health of nonpregnant women during their reproductive years (defined here as aged 18-44 years). Improvement of both birth outcomes and the woman's health occurs when preconception health is optimized. Improving preconception health before and between pregnancies is critical for reducing maternal and infant mortality and pregnancy-related complications. The National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative's Surveillance and Research work group suggests ten prioritized indicators that states can use to monitor programs or activities for improving the preconception health status of women of reproductive age...
January 19, 2018: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339690/the-rationale-and-design-of-the-national-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-registries-in-turkey-the-artemis-i-and-artemis-ii-studies
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Meral Kayıkçıoğlu, Lale Tokgözoğlu, Ferit Onur Mutluer, Dilek Ural, Murat Biteker
OBJECTIVE: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction with an ejection fraction of ≤45% occurring in the later stages of pregnancy or soon after delivery. Although various risk factors have been identified, the exact cause of the disease is unknown. Unlike most countries in the European region, Turkey has yet to determine the current PPCM burden. A registry for this purpose does not exist. To close this gap, the A RegisTry of pEripartuM cardIomyopathy in Turkish patientS (ARTEMIS-I and ARTEMIS-II), was planned and endorsed by the Turkish Society of Cardiology...
January 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337985/increased-risk-of-ischemic-heart-disease-hypertension-and-type-2-diabetes-in-women-with-previous-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-target-group-in-general-practice-for-preventive-interventions-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Barbara Daly, Konstantinos A Toulis, Neil Thomas, Krishna Gokhale, James Martin, Jonathan Webber, Deepi Keerthy, Kate Jolly, Ponnusamy Saravanan, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with developing type 2 diabetes, but very few studies have examined its effect on developing cardiovascular disease. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study utilizing a large primary care database in the United Kingdom. From 1 February 1990 to 15 May 2016, 9,118 women diagnosed with GDM were identified and randomly matched with 37,281 control women by age and timing of pregnancy (up to 3 months)...
January 2018: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335319/preterm-delivery-and-future-risk-of-maternal-cardiovascular-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Pensée Wu, Martha Gulati, Chun Shing Kwok, Chun Wai Wong, Aditya Narain, Shaughn O'Brien, Carolyn A Chew-Graham, Ganga Verma, Umesh T Kadam, Mamas A Mamas
BACKGROUND: Preterm delivery (<37 weeks gestational age) affects 11% of all pregnancies, but data are conflicting whether preterm birth is associated with long-term adverse maternal cardiovascular outcomes. We aimed to systematically evaluate and summarize the evidence on the relationship between preterm birth and future maternal risk of cardiovascular diseases. METHODS AND RESULTS: A systematic search of MEDLINE and EMBASE was performed to identify relevant studies that evaluated the association between preterm birth and future maternal risk of composite cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, stroke, and death caused by cardiovascular or coronary heart disease and stroke...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334742/-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarkers-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
#18
Petr Kuběna, Jindřich Špinar, Milan Dastych, Petr Lokaj, Jiří Pařenica
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is an important cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Early diagnostics of this disease helps in the appropriate treatment of patients. Great attention is paid to the diagnostic and risk stratification of patients according to circulating biomarkers. There are a lot of scientific publications describing this topic. The aim of this article is to provide a comprehensive overview of the most important and most examined biomarkers in acute coronary syndrome. Meanwhile troponin takes a fundamental place for AMI diagnostic (mostly the high-sensitive methods) in preference to MB-fraction of creatine kinase and myoglobin...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327149/gestational-diabetes-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-up-to-25%C3%A2-years-after-pregnancy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Safyer McKenzie-Sampson, Gilles Paradis, Jessica Healy-Profitós, Frédérique St-Pierre, Nathalie Auger
AIMS: The risk of cardiovascular disease in women with gestational diabetes is poorly understood. We sought to determine whether gestational diabetes increases the risk of cardiovascular disease more than two decades after pregnancy. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective cohort study of 1,070,667 women who delivered infants in hospitals within Quebec, Canada, between 1989 and 2013. We followed 67,356 women with gestational diabetes and 1,003,311 without gestational diabetes for a maximum of 25...
January 11, 2018: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326108/short-term-risk-of-cardiovascular-readmission-following-a-hypertensive-disorder-of-pregnancy
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Jennifer L Jarvie, Torri D Metz, Melinda B Davis, Jessica C Ehrig, David P Kao
OBJECTIVE: Women with pregnancies complicated by hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) have increased long-term cardiovascular (CV) risk. We sought to determine if they demonstrate increased short-term CV risk. METHODS: Using administrative records, all hospital-based deliveries in Florida from 2004 to 2010 and subsequent readmission to any Florida hospital within 3 years of index delivery were identified. Deliveries and clinical diagnoses were determined using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes...
January 11, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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