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Does Echocardiography Have a Role in the Cardiologist's Diagnosis of Innocent Murmurs in Childhood?

Heart Lung Circ 2019 Feb 16. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

School of Clinical Sciences, Monash Health, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: Innocent murmurs are common in childhood. Echocardiography may diagnose almost all congenital cardiac abnormalities. Earlier studies have suggested that it may be unnecessary when a clinical diagnosis of an innocent murmur is made by an experienced cardiologist. Read More

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February 2019

Complete repair with unifocalization of the only unilateral lung.

Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Children's Hospital, Urushiyama 860, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka, Shizuoka, 420-8660, Japan.

A boy with 22q11.2 deletion was diagnosed with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PAVSD) and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs). At 8 months, unifocalization of left MAPCAs and BT shunt was performed at another hospital. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11748-019-01109-3DOI Listing

Giant right atrium and subvalvular pulmonary stenosis: A case report of an interesting combination.

Echocardiography 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Geriatric, Anesthesiologic and Nephrologic Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

A 20-year-old Congolese woman presented with presyncope, dyspnea, and anasarca. Past medical history was unremarkable. Echocardiography revealed a rare combination of giant right atrium (RA), a dilated and hypertrophied right ventricle, subvalvular pulmonary stenosis (subPS), severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR), pericardial effusion and what appeared to be a spontaneously closed ventricular septal defect (VSD). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/echo.14311DOI Listing

Plasmapheresis and corticosteroids in infective endocarditis-related crescentic glomerulonephritis.

BMJ Case Rep 2019 Mar 14;12(3). Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Division of Nephrology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri, USA.

Infective endocarditis (IE)-related glomerulonephritis (GN) typically resolves with the treatment of IE. A 59-year-old woman with a baseline creatinine of 0.7 mg/dL presented with rash on her legs, night sweats and weight loss for 3 weeks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-227672DOI Listing

Rare Copy Number Variations Might Not be Involved in the Molecular Pathogenesis of PA-IVS in an Unselected Chinese Cohort.

Pediatr Cardiol 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Shanghai Children's Medical Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 1678 Dongfang Road, Shanghai, 200127, China.

Congenital heart defect (CHD) is one of the most common birth defects in China, while pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA-IVS) is the life-threatening form of CHD. Numerous previous studies revealed that rare copy number variants (CNVs) play important roles in CHD, but little is known about the prevalence and role of rare CNVs in PA-IVS. In this study, we conducted a genome-wide scanning of rare CNVs in an unselected cohort consisted of 54 Chinese patients with PA-IVS and 20 patients with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PA-VSD). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00246-019-02062-xDOI Listing

Inferior Wall ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Ventricular Septal Defect and Free Wall Pseudoaneurysm with Rupture.

Cureus 2018 Dec 31;10(12):e3805. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

Cardiology, Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital, New York, USA.

Myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with complications in spite of appropriate management. The incidence of mechanical complications declined over time secondary to reperfusion therapies, improved control of blood pressure, the use of beta blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and aspirin. A high degree of suspicion is required, especially in elderly patients with complications post-PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.3805DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6402751PMC
December 2018

Right-Sided Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator System Implantation in a Patient with Complex Congenital Heart Disease and Dextrocardia: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Authors:
Bandar Al-Ghamdi

Case Rep Cardiol 2019 5;2019:3907190. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Heart Centre, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Patients with complex congenital heart disease (CHD) and low left ventricular ejection fraction are at an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Prevention of SCD by subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) implantation may represent a valuable option in certain CHD patients. Patients with CHD and dextrocardia pose a challenge in S-ICD system implantation, and nonstandard device placement may be required. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/3907190DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379875PMC
February 2019

Safety of an improved patent ductus arteriosus occluder for transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects with abnormally attached tricuspid chordae tendineae.

World J Clin Cases 2019 Mar;7(5):562-571

Department of Structural Heart Disease, Xi'an Jiaotong University Medical College First Affiliated Hospital, Xi'an 710061, Shaanxi Province, China.

Background: The off-label use of various devices has been reported for the transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects (PmVSD) because of serious complications, such as heart block and tricuspid regurgitation (TR), associated with conventional ventricular septal defect devices. However, whether certain defects such as PmVSD with abnormally attached tricuspid are fit for interventional treatment is still disputable.

Aim: To explore the feasibility and safety of transcatheter closure of PmVSD with abnormally attached tricuspid chordae tendineae using an improved patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) occluder. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12998/wjcc.v7.i5.562DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6406192PMC
March 2019
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Association of aortic root dilatation with left ventricular function in patients with postoperative ventricular septal defect.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Department of Cardiology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, 8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8666, Japan.

Proximal aortic enlargement is associated with an increased risk of heart failure and all-cause mortality. Recently, aortic root dilatation (ARD) was reported in postoperative patients with ventricular septal defects (VSDs). However, the impact of ARD on left ventricular (LV) function in postoperative VSD patients remains unclear. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01372-7DOI Listing

Electrical remodeling after percutaneous atrial septal defect closure in pediatric and adult patients.

Int J Cardiol 2019 Feb 23. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands; Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Background: Several studies have reported changes in electrocardiographic variables after atrial septal defect (ASD) closure. However no temporal electro-and vectorcardiographic changes have been described from acute to long-term follow-up at different ages. We aimed to study electrical remodeling after percutaneous ASD closure in pediatric and adult patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.02.020DOI Listing
February 2019

Management of Congenital Heart Disease: State of the Art; Part I-ACYANOTIC Heart Defects.

Children (Basel) 2019 Mar 8;6(3). Epub 2019 Mar 8.

McGovern Medical School, University of Texas-Houston, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Since the description of surgery for patent ductus arteriosus in late 1930s, an innumerable number of advances have taken place in the management of congenital heart defects (CHDs). In this review the current status of treatment of seven of the most common acyanotic CHDs was reviewed. The discussion included indications for, and timing of, intervention and methods of intervention. Read More

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https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9067/6/3/42
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/children6030042DOI Listing
March 2019
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Simultaneous Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Endovascular Closure of Atrial Septal Defect in Adults.

Kardiologiia 2019 Mar 7;59(2):56-60. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)..

Aim: to assess clinical efficacy and expediency (appropriateness) of simultaneous single stage combined coronary stenting and closure of atrial septal defect.

Materials And Methods: Of total number of patients who underwent endovascular correction of atrial septal defect (ASD) (n=91), in 6 (6.6 %) the procedure of endovascular repair of secondary ASD was combined with performed at same session oronary stenting. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18087/cardio.2019.2.10222DOI Listing

Prediction of Spontaneous closure of ventricular septal defect and guidance for clinical Follow-up.

Clin Cardiol 2019 Mar 9. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Department of Ultrasound, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

Aim: To predict the spontaneous closure of ventricular septal defect (VSD) and assist pediatrician to manage VSD children.

Methods: Between January 2008 and December 2016, 145 children diagnosed with isolated VSD by echocardiography were enrolled. All participating children were followed-up by echocardiography yearly until the closure of VSD or 6 years old. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/clc.23173DOI Listing
March 2019
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Preoperative Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Postinfarction Ventricular Septal Defect.

Innovations (Phila) 2019 Feb 11;14(1):75-79. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

1 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Leviev Cardiothoracic and Vascular Center, Sheba Medical Center, Affiliated to the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

The mortality rate after the development of ventricular septal defect (VSD) remains high despite progress in pharmaceutical therapy, invasive cardiology, and surgical techniques. Although early surgical repair of postinfarction VSD is associated with a high mortality rate, in hemodynamic unstable patients surgery cannot always be postponed and surgical repair may be required urgently. We present two cases of patients diagnosed with postinfarction VSD who were in cardiogenic shock with multiorgan failure despite optimal treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1556984518823633DOI Listing
February 2019
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Mid-term outcomes of individualized surgeries in patients with Ebstein's anomaly.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200092, China.

The variable anatomy of Ebstein's anomaly leads to its various surgical procedures. The long-term outcomes of different operations were not well established. Thirty-five patients with Ebstein's anomaly who underwent operations from 2006 to 2018 in our department were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01358-5DOI Listing
March 2019
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Excessive Sodium Bicarbonate Infusion May Result in Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome During Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A Case Report.

Diabetes Ther 2019 Mar 6. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Division of Critical Care, Department of Internal Medicine, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan.

Introduction: We present a case wherein diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) was treated with a large amount of sodium bicarbonate and potassium chloride, resulting in the development of osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS).

Case Presentation: Our patient was a 29-year-old male with a history of post-surgical repair for ventricular septal defect. Upon arrival, the patient's Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score was E2M4V3. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13300-019-0592-8DOI Listing
March 2019
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Rastelli Operation for D-Transposition of the Great Arteries, Ventricular Septal Defect, and Pulmonary Stenosis.

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2019 Mar;10(2):157-163

1 Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Objectives:: Our preferred approach for the surgical treatment of patients with D-transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect, and pulmonary stenosis has been the Rastelli operation. We herein evaluate our 30-year experience with this procedure.

Methods:: Clinical records for patients who underwent the Rastelli operation between 1988 and 2017 at our institution were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2150135118817765DOI Listing
March 2019
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Long-Term Results of Bay Window Technique for Coronary Translocation in the Arterial Switch Operation.

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2019 Mar;10(2):151-156

2 Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

Background:: Accurate coronary translocation is very important for a successful arterial switch operation (ASO) for transposition of the great arteries (TGA) and to provide good long-term outcomes. We have previously reported the "bay window" technique as a useful option for coronary translocation with excellent midterm results. However, the long-term results of this technique and the morphological changes in the coronary channel have not yet been reported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2150135118817302DOI Listing
March 2019
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Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection Beyond the First Decade of Life.

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2019 Mar;10(2):185-191

1 Departments of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Objective:: We report our experience with surgery for total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) beyond first decade of life.

Methods:: Between January 1987 and July 2017, 98 patients ≥ten years underwent TAPVC repair. Their detailed case-records were analyzed. Read More

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2150135118822792
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March 2019
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Usefulness of color Doppler mode for fetal cardiac ultrasound screening in the second trimester: a study at a single perinatal center.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2019 Mar 5:1-4. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Showa University School of Medicine , Tokyo , Japan.

Objectives: To evaluate the usefulness of color Doppler in fetal cardiac ultrasound screening in the second trimester.

Methods: Fetuses who underwent ultrasound screening at 18-20 weeks' gestation at Showa University Hospital between 2011 and 2016 were evaluated. After delivery, neonatal congenital heart abnormalities were reviewed and compared with the antenatal ultrasound findings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2019.1583731DOI Listing
March 2019
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[Genetic diagnosis and noninvasive prenatal testing of a family with Williams-Beuren syndrome].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue Za Zhi 2019 Mar;36(3):263-266

Shenyang Women and Children's Hospital, Shenyang, Liaoning 110001, China.

Objective: To explore the genetic basis of a fetus with ventricular septal defect (VSD) by using modified noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for the detection of microdeletion syndromes.

Methods: Chromosomal karyotypes of the fetus and its parents were analyzed by G-banding technique. Next generation sequencing (NGS) was used to detect genomic copy number variations (CNVs) in cell-free fetal DNA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1003-9406.2019.03.018DOI Listing

Pulmonary artery banding in a cat with a perimembranous ventricular septal defect and left-sided congestive heart failure.

J Am Vet Med Assoc 2019 Mar;254(6):723-727

CASE DESCRIPTION A 6-month-old sexually intact male domestic shorthair cat was referred for evaluation of a heart murmur and ventricular septal defect (VSD). CLINICAL FINDINGS Physical examination revealed a grade 5/6 right apical systolic heart murmur. Findings on thoracic radiography were consistent with moderate right and left ventricular enlargement, left atrial enlargement, and enlargement of the pulmonary arteries and veins; an interstitial pulmonary pattern was also evident. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2460/javma.254.6.723DOI Listing
March 2019
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Association of NKX2-5, GATA4, and TBX5 polymorphisms with congenital heart disease in Egyptian children.

Mol Genet Genomic Med 2019 Mar 4:e612. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Histology Department, Benha Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Egypt.

Background: Several genes encoding transcription factors are known to be the primary cause of congenital heart disease. NKX2-5 and GATA4 were the first congenital heart disease-causing genes identified by linkage analysis. This study designed to study the association of five single-nucleotide variants of NKX2-5, GATA4, and TBX5 genes with sporadic nonsyndromic cases of a congenital cardiac septal defect in Egyptian children. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/mgg3.612
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March 2019
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Spontaneous Resolution of Residual Shunting in 2 Compromised Patients after Amplatzer Occlusion of Postinfarction Ventricular Septal Defects.

Tex Heart Inst J 2019 02 1;46(1):44-47. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a rare, potentially fatal complication of acute myocardial infarction. When surgical closure is contraindicated, transcatheter closure may be an alternative. Residual shunting after transcatheter closure of postinfarction VSDs has been reported; however, we found few cases of this in patients who also had severe heart failure or hemolysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-17-6416DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379016PMC
February 2019
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A review of the management of pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, the Royal Children's Hospital, 50 Flemington Road, Parkville 3052, Victoria, Australia; Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Victoria, Australia; Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, 50 Flemington Road, Parkville 3052, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: The management of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aorto-pulmonary collateral arteries (PA/VSD/MAPCAs) has significantly changed over the past 20 years. Unifocalization and rehabilitation have been described as diametrically opposed strategies. An updated review focused on the management of this complex and rare condition is needed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.01.046DOI Listing
March 2019
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Catheterization Performed in the Early Postoperative Period After Congenital Heart Surgery in Children.

Pediatr Cardiol 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia.

The aim of this study was to describe pediatric patients who underwent early postoperative cardiac catheterization after congenital heart surgery, their clinical indications, findings, interventions, and complications in a cardiovascular center. A descriptive retrospective study was performed. All catheterizations performed within 6 weeks after congenital heart surgery between January 2004 and December 2014 were reviewed. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00246-019-02078-3
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00246-019-02078-3DOI Listing
March 2019
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Recurrent Congenital Heart Diseases Among Neonates Born to Mothers with Congenital Heart Diseases.

Pediatr Cardiol 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan.

The frequency of newborns with congenital heart disease (CHD) is approximately 1% in the general population; however, the recurrence rate of CHD in mothers with CHD differs in ethnicity and reports. We therefore aimed to determine the prevalence of CHD among neonates born to mothers with CHD in our institute in Japan. We reviewed the medical charts of 803 neonates delivered by 529 women with CHD at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center from 1982 to 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00246-019-02083-6DOI Listing
March 2019
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[PROGNOSTICATING LONG-TERM CORONOGENIC COMPLICATIONS IN PATIENTS AFTER ARTERIAL SWITCH OPERATION].

Georgian Med News 2019 Jan(286):7-13

A.N Bakulev National Medical Reseach Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, Ministry of Health of Russian Federation, MoscowRussian Federation.

The goal of the research was to elaborate a model for prognosticating the probability of the development of long-term coronogenic complications after the arterial switch operation. A single-center retrospective cohort study of the outcomes of treating 248 patients with TGA has been conducted. All the patients underwent an AS operation at the clinic of Bakulev National Medical Research Center of Cardiovascular Surgery. Read More

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January 2019
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Concomitant partial ventricular septal defect (Pac-man heart) and left persistent superior vena cava accidentally discovered in young adult.

Acta Cardiol 2019 Mar 4:1-2. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

f Radiodiagnosis Department, Medical Research Institute , University of Alexandria , Egypt.

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Abernethy Malformation Type 2 and Biliary Atresia Coexistence: A Rare Cause of Infantile Liver Transplant.

Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2018 Jul-Dec;8(2):163-166. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Department of Neonatology, Dr. BehCet Uz Pediatric Diseases and Surgery Education Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.

Introduction: Abernethy malformation is a very rare condition in which mesenteric venous blood is drained into systemic circulation by an extra hepatic portosystemic shunt. Here we present a case of a female in infantile period who is a liver transplant candidate with biliary atresia and ventricular septal defect (VSD) accompanying Abernethy malformation type 2.

Case Report: The patient who underwent Kasai operation at postnatal day 35 was identified as a liver transplant candidate in the postnatal month 6 due to growth retardation in the infantile period, insufficient weight gain and liver failure (portal hypertension and massive gastrointestinal bleeding). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6395480PMC
February 2019
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Equine Congenital Heart Disease.

Authors:
Brian A Scansen

Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, Campus Delivery 1678, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA. Electronic address:

Congenital heart disease (CHD) represents a small proportion of horses undergoing clinical evaluation; however, both simple and complex defects occur during cardiac development leading to many unique malformations. This article reviews cardiac development and the fetal circulation, describes the morphologic method and the sequential segmental approach to CHD analysis, presents a summary of CHD in horses, and offers an overview of lesions that should be considered during evaluation of horses suspected to have CHD. For many forms of equine CHD, therapies are limited because cardiac interventions and cardiac surgery are not routinely pursued in this species. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cveq.2018.11.001DOI Listing
February 2019

Training in cardiac surgery using human cadavers: Effectiveness of "Silent Teachers".

J Card Surg 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Diseases, Anatomy Unit, Bouake Teaching Hospital, Bouake, Cote d'Ivoire.

Background: Surgical skills acquisition in cardiac surgery requires consistent and hard practice. Furthermore, training using cadaver is advocated as a means of transferring learned skills to the operating room and recreate surgical situations for trainees to practice and hone their skills. We expose our experience in training for cardiac surgical procedures using human cadavers. Read More

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February 2019
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Surgical Treatment for Congenital Heart Defects in Down Syndrome Patients.

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Jan-Feb;34(1):1-7

Serviço de Cardiologia e Cirurgia Cardiovascular Pediátrica de São José do Rio Preto - Hospital da Criança e Maternidade de São José do Rio Preto (FUNFARME) - Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil.

Objective: To analyze data related to surgical treatment in patients with congenital heart defects (CHD) and Down syndrome (DS) based on information from International Quality Improvement Collaborative Database for Congenital Heart Disease (IQIC).

Methods: Between July 1, 2010 and December 31, 2017, 139 patients with CHD and DS underwent surgery at Hospital de Base and Hospital da Criança e Maternidade de São José do Rio Preto (FUNFARME)/Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto - SP (FAMERP). A quantitative, observational and cross-sectional study was performed in which the pre, intra and postoperative data were analyzed in an IQIC database. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21470/1678-9741-2018-0358DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6385838PMC
March 2019
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Transcatheter left atrial decompression in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy: bridging to cardiac transplantation or recovery.

Cardiol Young 2019 Feb 26:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

1Hessen Pediatric Heart Center,Justus Liebig University Clinic Giessen,Giessen,Germany.

Background: Left atrial congestion results from backward failure in dilated cardiomyopathy. We aimed to evaluate feasibility and efficacy of percutaneous atrioseptostomy to create a restrictive atrial septum defect in management of dilated cardiomyopathy.Methods and resultsFrom June 2009 to December 2016, 27 interventions comprised left atria decompressions in 22 dilated cardiomyopathy patients; 9 females; age: 24 days to 36. Read More

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February 2019
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Is it time to reconsider how to manage oocytes affected by smooth endoplasmic reticulum aggregates?

Hum Reprod 2019 Feb 26. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Faculté de Médecine, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Hôpital Universitaire Paris Centre, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) Cochin, Service d'Histologie-Embryologie-Biologie de la Reproduction, Paris, France.

Study Question: Did the revised Alpha/ESHRE consensus (Vienna, 2017) bring a real answer on managing oocytes with aggregates of smooth endoplasmic reticulum (SERa)?

Summary Answer: According to the currently available literature, a case by case approach on the time of injecting/inseminating SERa+ oocytes may be not helpful for embryologists making a decision, so we suggest fertilizing both SERa+ and SERa- oocytes and prioritizing embryos derived from SERa- oocytes.

What Is Known Already?: In 2011, the Istanbul consensus recommended not to inject/inseminate SER+ oocytes due to adverse foetal outcomes reported in literature. At the end of 2017, a panel of experts reconsidered this recommendation and advised a case by case approach. Read More

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February 2019
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Comparison of sufentanil-midazolam and sevoflurane for anesthesia induction in children undergoing cardiac surgery by real-time hemodynamic and cardiac efficiency monitoring: A prospective randomized study.

Heart Surg Forum 2019 02 18;22(1):E038-E044. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Anesthesia, Capital Institute of Pediatrics Affiliated Children’s Hospital, Beijing, China.

Background Intravenous sufentanil-midazolam and inhalational sevoflurane are widely used for anesthetic induction in children undergoing cardiac surgery. However, knowledge about their effects on hemodynamics and cardiac efficiency remains limited due largely to the lack of direct monitoring method. We used minimally invasive technique pressure recording analytical method (PRAM) to directly monitor hemodynamics and cardiac efficiency and compared the effects of the two anesthetic regimens in children undergoing ventricular septal defect repair. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1532/hsf.2037DOI Listing
February 2019
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Imaging Spectrum of Double-Outlet Right Ventricle on Multislice Computed Tomography.

J Thorac Imaging 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Cardiovascular Radiology and Endovascular Interventions, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Double-outlet right ventricle is a complex congenital heart disease that encompasses various common and rare subtypes. Surgical management of these patients needs to be individualized owing to extremely variable morphology and hemodynamics. Imaging plays a crucial role in determination and characterization of outflow tract morphology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/RTI.0000000000000396DOI Listing
February 2019

The Story of Dr Stella (1927-2006).

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2019 01;10(1):125-128

1 Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

A life of professional caring, research, teaching, and inspiration-this is the legacy of Dr Stella Zacharioudaki Van Praagh, MD. Among her many outstanding contributions, only a few are recorded here: (1) a new surgical operation for closing apical muscular ventricular septal defects, (2) a newly discovered form of anomalous pulmonary venous drainage and its surgical repair, (3) a new understanding of sinus venosus defects and their surgical repair, (4) the realization that the concept of atrial-level isomerism (mirror-imagery) in the heterotaxy syndromes of asplenia, polysplenia, and single right-sided spleen is erroneous, (5) the understanding that it is possible to diagnose the atrial situs in the majority of cases of the heterotaxy syndromes, and (6) the fact that the concepts of evolution, natural selection, and survival of the fittest were described by Empedocles, an ancient Greek philosopher, in the fifth century bc, and that these concepts were not discovered and published for the first time by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace in the 19th century (1858 ad). Dr Stella was conversant with ancient Greek and read it frequently in an ancient Greek study group that she headed. Read More

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January 2019
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Atrial Septal Defect of the Ostium Secundum Type in A 101-Year-Old Patient.

Int Heart J 2019 Feb 22. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Department of Cardiology, Juntendo University.

The patient was a 101-year-old woman whose chief complaints were difficulty of breathing and high fever. The history of the present illness included paroxysmal atrial flutter which was untreated, but she had not developed heart failure.At admission, auscultation of the chest revealed moist rales and systolic murmur but did not clearly show the presence of fixed splitting of S2. Read More

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February 2019

Usefulness of Red Blood Cell Distribution Width in the Assessment of Hemodynamics After Tetralogy of Fallot Repair.

Circ J 2019 Feb 23. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center.

Background: There are no reports on the effect of red blood cell distribution width (RDW) in surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot (ToF). Methods and Results: A total of 50 patients who underwent cardiac catheterization after surgical repair of ToF were retrospectively assessed. RDW was positively correlated with the ratio of right ventricular pressure to left ventricular pressure (RVP/LVP; P<0. Read More

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February 2019
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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a low-weight infant after cardiac surgery.

Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2019 Feb 24:218492319833268. Epub 2019 Feb 24.

3 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Okinawa Prefectural Nanbu Medical Center & Children's Medical Center, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

A neonate was diagnosed with ventricular septal defect and aortic coarctation. Bilateral pulmonary artery banding was performed at 9 days of age (weight 1472 g). Because of ductal shock, emergency extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was initiated after surgery. Read More

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February 2019

The Fate of the Outflow Tract Septal Complex in Relation to the Classification of Ventricular Septal Defects.

J Cardiovasc Dev Dis 2019 Feb 21;6(1). Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe 650-0017, Japan.

It is now established that the entity often described as an "aortopulmonary septal complex" is better considered as an "outflow tract septal complex". This change is crucial for appropriate understanding of not only malformations of the outflow tract, but also ventricular septal defects. Thus, the embryonic outflow tract, as it develops, is separated into its two components by fusion of a protrusion from the dorsal wall of the aortic sac with the distal end of the outflow cushions. Read More

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February 2019

Rapidly progressing giant aneurysm of right ventricular outflow tract with severe conduit obstruction: Report of two cases.

Authors:
M Tomar A Bhan

Images Paediatr Cardiol 2018 Jan-Mar;20(1):1-7

Senior Director CTVS Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon,India.

Pseudoaneurysm of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) has been reported as a rare complication of RVOT reconstruction performed using conduit replacement or patch repair. The RVOT needs to be followed up on echocardiography and if aneurysm a large aneurysm forms, it needs to be operated. Usually progression of aneurysm is slow. Read More

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February 2019
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Role of Preoperative Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Planning Ventricular Septal Myectomy in Patients With Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

Am J Cardiol 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Policlinico di Monza, Monza, Italy.

In obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC), extreme heterogeneity of septal morphology makes septal myectomy particularly challenging. Although cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) reconstructs ventricular anatomy with high spatial resolution, CMR is not used systematically to plan preoperatively septal myectomy. In this study, we report our results with using CMR to plan the extent of septal excision in 112 consecutive HC patients who subsequently underwent myectomy. Read More

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February 2019
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Predictors of operability in children with severe pulmonary hypertension associated with congenital heart disease.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong Academy of Medical Science/ Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510080, China.

Background: Pulmonary artery hypertension associated with congenital heart disease (PAH-CHD) occurs predominantly among patients with uncorrected CHD. Treatment of severe pediatric PAH-CHD remains a major intractability. This study evaluated the predictors and prognoses of children with PAH-CHD who underwent surgical correction. Read More

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February 2019

Fetal iGRASP cine CMR assisting in prenatal diagnosis of complicated cardiac malformation with impact on delivery planning.

Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Clinical Sciences Lund, Clinical Physiology, Skåne University Hospital, and Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

Limited visualization of the fetal heart and vessels by fetal ultrasound due to suboptimal fetal position, patient habitus and skeletal calcification may lead to missed diagnosis, overdiagnosis and parental uncertainty. Counselling and delivery planning may in those cases also be tentative. The recent fetal cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) reconstruction method utilizing tiny golden-angle iGRASP (iterative Golden-angle RAdial Sparse Parallel MRI) allows for cine imaging of the fetal heart for use in clinical practice. Read More

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February 2019
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Global birth prevalence of congenital heart defects 1970-2017: updated systematic review and meta-analysis of 260 studies.

Int J Epidemiol 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Background: Globally, access to healthcare and diagnostic technologies are known to substantially impact the reported birth prevalence of congenital heart disease (CHD). Previous studies have shown marked heterogeneity between different regions, with a suggestion that CHD prevalence is rising globally, but the degree to which this reflects differences due to environmental or genetic risk factors, as opposed to improved detection, is uncertain. We performed an updated systematic review to address these issues. Read More

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February 2019

Surgical management of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in a specialized hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy center.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 29. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Departments of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Electronic address:

Objectives: This study evaluates operative approach and contemporary surgical outcomes in the management of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction by a single surgeon at a high-volume, specialized hypertrophic cardiomyopathy center.

Methods: This is a retrospective review of 1559 consecutive operations for left ventricular outflow tract obstruction from 2005 to 2015. Demographic profiles, echocardiogram-derived ventricular morphology and hemodynamics, operative data, and in-hospital outcomes were analyzed. Read More

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December 2018

Long noncoding RNA SNHG6 contributes to ventricular septal defect formation via negative regulation of miR-101 and activation of Wnt/β-catenin pathway.

Pharmazie 2019 01;74(1):23-28

This study aimed to investigate the role and regulatory mechanism of small nucleolar RNA host gene 6 (SNHG6), a long noncoding RNA, in the formation of ventricular septal defect (VSD). The expression of SNHG6 in fetal cardiac tissues with VSD, mouse heart embryo development and the differentiation of P19 cells into cardiomyocytes were determined. Moreover, the effect of aberrant expression of SNHG6 on P19 cell proliferation, cell cycle, apoptosis and differentiation was further analyzed to explore the role of SNHG6 in affecting myocardial development. Read More

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January 2019
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