Boy who had heart transplant dies on first day of school
Peyton West's parents don't know what went wrong with his heart
CONCLUSION: The TAH provides an alternative with low incidence of neurologic events in extremely fragile and complex patients waiting for heart transplantation. Complex and unusual anatomic conditions explained the current use of TAH. PMID: 28930049 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractPurpose of ReviewHeart failure is increasing in prevalence with a lack of recently developed therapies that produce major beneficial effects on its associated mortality. MicroRNAs are small non-coding RNA molecules that regulate gene expression, are differentially regulated in heart failure, and are found in the circulation serving as a biomarker of heart failure.Recent FindingsData suggests that microRNAs may be used to detect allograft rejection in cardiac transplantation and may predict the degree of myocardial recovery in patients with a left ventricular assist device or treated with beta-blocker therapy. Given...
Publication date: October 2017 Source:Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Volume 33, Issue 10, Supplement Author(s): E. Jean-St-Michel, J. Meza, J. Maguire, J. Coles, B. McCrindle
In conclusion, composite measures based on non-invasive parameters, such as IVC%/TAPSE, RVSP/TAPSE and RA × IVCinsp/S’RV, may provide equally accurate prognosis as the invasive examination. PCWP and CI determined during RHC were the best individual predictors of the composi te endpoint. In addition, echocardiographic parameters: RVD, RA, IVC, TAPSE, and S’RV are accurate predictors of the unfavorable outcome.
Conclusion Doppler SVI correlated with CMRI SVI in patients with systemic LV and systemic RV. The association between output measures (SVI and CI) and FAD were seen only in single LV patients (single RV patients not assessed for this outcome due to small numbers). An association between low Doppler CI and Fontan failure was suggested in a small number of single LV patients.
Ankur Luthra, Ritika Bajaj, Anudeep Jafra, Kiran Jangra, VK AryaSaudi Journal of Anaesthesia 2017 11(4):454-471 Management of pregnant women with heart disease remains challenging due to the advancement of innovations in cardiac surgery and correction of complex cardiac anomalies, and more recently, with the successful performance of heart transplants, cardiac diseases are not only likely to coexist with pregnancy, but will also increase in frequency over the years to come. In developing countries with a higher prevalence of rheumatic fever, cardiac disease may complicate as many as 5.9% of pregnancies with a high inc...
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2017 Source:The Lancet Author(s): Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Simon G Thompson, Stephen Kaptoge, Carmel Moore, Matthew Walker, Jane Armitage, Willem H Ouwehand, David J Roberts, John Danesh Background Limits on the frequency of whole blood donation exist primarily to safeguard donor health. However, there is substantial variation across blood services in the maximum frequency of donations allowed. We compared standard practice in the UK with shorter inter-donation intervals used in other countries. Methods In this parallel group, pragmatic, randomised trial, we recruited whole...