Cardiac surgery for valvular heart disease at a referral hospital in ethiopia: a review of cases operated in the last 30 years.

CONCLUSIONS: Valve surgery for valvular heart diseases has been more common performed for young and female patients. A great majority of the replacements done have been with mechanical valves. As many of the patients have been younger and female, the choice of valve surgery and the need for anticoagulation impacts subsequent management of rheumatic heart disease and associated morbidities, lifestyle plans and pregnancy. PMID: 27476223 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Ethiopian Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: Ethiop Med J Source Type: research

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ConclusionThe overall estimated incidence of AF and recurrent AF during pregnancy is as high as 2.2% and 39.2%, respectively. AF during pregnancy may result in poor maternal and fetal outcomes.
Source: Advances in Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The overall estimated incidence of AF and recurrent AF during pregnancy is as high as 2.2% and 39.2%, respectively. AF during pregnancy may result in poor maternal and fetal outcomes. PMID: 31521944 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Advances in Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Adv Med Sci Source Type: research
Authors: Georgiopoulos G, Tsiaxris D, Kordalis A, Kontogiannis C, Spartalis M, Pietri P, Magkas N, Stefanadis C Abstract Introduction: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is rare during pregnancy but its incidence is expected to rise in parallel to increasing age of women in pregnancy and fraction of pregnant women with structural heart disease. Areas covered: The authors provide a review of the contemporary evidence on diagnostic work-up and optimal pharmacotherapeutic management of AF in pregnancy. The authors have performed a systematic search for relevant articles using MEDLINE, the COCHRANE LIBRARY, and ClinicalTrials.go...
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
Conclusion: In ischemic stroke or TIA patients with platelet count within normal range, platelet count may be a qualified predictor for long-term recurrent stroke, mortality, and poor functional outcome. Introduction Platelets exert a critical role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerotic complications of cardio-cerebrovascular disease, contributing to thrombus formation, and embolism (1, 2). Previous literature reported that platelets of various size and density are produced by megakaryocytes of different size and stages of maturation in different clinical conditions, suggesting various platelet patterns in differen...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This Medicine MCQ Test Series contains 20 questions which can be attempted over 40 seconds each. After submission, answers and discussion will be displayed. Medicine MCQ Test Series 1 Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 20 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Information ...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Medicine MCQ - CVS Source Type: blogs
Publication date: September–October 2018Source: Indian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 5Author(s): J.B. Sharma, Vikas Yadav, S. Mishra, A. Kriplani, Neerja Bhatla, Garima Kachhawa, Rajesh Kumari, Varnit ToshayanAbstractIntroductionMitral stenosis due to rheumatic heart disease is a common problem in India causing significant morbidity and mortality. We have compared the maternal and fetal outcome of women with severe mitral stenosis undergoing percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy before or during pregnancy.MethodsA total of 24 women of severe rheumatic mitral stenosis who underwent balloon mitral valvotomy before pr...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Mitral stenosis due to rheumatic heart disease is a common problem in India causing significant morbidity and mortality. We have compared the maternal and fetal outcome of women with severe mitral stenosis undergoing percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy before or during pregnancy. METHODS: A total of 24 women of severe rheumatic mitral stenosis who underwent balloon mitral valvotomy before pregnancy (14 women, group 1) or during pregnancy (10 women, group 2) were included in the retrospective descriptive analysis. RESULTS: The mean age was 25.5±3.6 yrs in group 1 and 25.7&p...
Source: Indian Heart J - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Indian Heart J Source Type: research
Echocardiography of pregnant women with pre-eclampsia has shown that the condition...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA biomarker spots high-risk plaques in heart disease VR, AR may revamp cardiovascular imaging Stress echo beats CCTA for evaluating chest pain Will ultrasound and AI become the tricorder of the future? Echocardiography technique can guide atrial fibrillation ablation
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of reviewsIn this review, the challenges of managing cardiac arrhythmias and syncope in the setting of pregnancy will be discussed.Recent findingsArrhythmias in pregnancy are increasing, as diagnostic and therapeutic options have advanced and women are older at the time of gestation. Atrial fibrillation has become the most common arrhythmia in pregnancy. Inherited arrhythmia has become a more common entity, with advances in treatments and genetic testing, and require specialized treatments in pregnancy.SummaryThe majority of arrhythmias in pregnancy are benign. The potential risk of increased cardiac morbid...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is an important cause of heart disease globally. Its management can encompass medical and procedural (catheter and surgical) interventions. Literature pertaining to the medical management of RHD from PubMed 1990–2016 and via selected article reference lists was reviewed. Areas included symptom management, left ventricular dysfunction, rate control in mitral stenosis, atrial fibrillation, anticoagulation, infective endocarditis prophylaxis, and management in pregnancy. Diuretics, angiotensin blockade and beta-blockers for left ventricular dysfunction, and beta-blockers and If inhibitors f...
Source: Cardiology in Review - Category: Cardiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
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