First follow ‐up of a breakable stent for implantation in infants dedicated for a life‐long stay

ConclusionsThe BS performed well in terms of relief of stenosis and could be successfully dilated during the phase of the infants' most rapid growth. Mild intimal proliferation occurred in some patients early after implantation. In the course of the stepwise redilations and growth adjustments, both, planned longitudinal and transverse fractures occurred without allowing a collapse of the stented area.
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: PEDIATRIC AND CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Age and female gender are associated with lower CFR, and age with worse CFC in an angiographically non-obstructed coronary artery. CFC seems to be less sensitive to variations in clinical and hemodynamic parameters than CFR, and therefore is a promising tool in contemporary clinical decision making in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. PMID: 31951205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
CONCLUSION Administration of intranasal DEX 1.5 μg kg−1 30 to 45 min before induction led to a reduction in the incidence of PRAE in children aged less than 3 years with recent URI undergoing interventional cardiac catheterisation. TRIAL REGISTRATION identifier: ChiCTR-RRC-17012519.
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Paediatric anaesthesia Source Type: research
Authors: Meoli DF, Clark DE, Davogustto G, Su YR, Brittain EL, Hemnes AR, Monahan K Abstract PURPOSE: Transpulmonary biomarkers may provide insight into pulmonary hypertension (PH) pathophysiology, but require cardiac catheterization. We investigated whether the peripheral arterial/venous ratio (PR) could substitute for the transpulmonary ratio (TPR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Blood from the pulmonary artery (PA), pulmonary arterial wedge (PAW), peripheral venous, and peripheral arterial positions was analyzed for ET-1, NT-pro-BNP, and cAMP levels in subjects with no PH (n = 18) and PH due to left he...
Source: Biomarkers - Category: Research Tags: Biomarkers Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements, Volume 12, Issue 1Author(s): M. Kouamé, J. Niamkey, J. Matanga, H. Yao, A. Ekou, H. Kouakou, C. Konin, J. Anzouan-Kacou, R. N’guettaBackgroundData on extracoronary atherosclerotic disease in patients with known coronary heart disease (CAD) are scarce in our pratice.PurposeOur study aimed to assess the prevalence of carotid atherosclerosis and peripheral artery disease and predictors for extracoronary artery disease in the presence of CAD.Material and methodsFrom March 1 to October 30, 2018, we conducted a cross-sectional stu...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements, Volume 12, Issue 1Author(s): M. Drissa, H. Jamila, H. DrissaBackgroundAtrial septal defect (ASD) is one of the most common causes of congenital heart disease manifested in adulthood and a subgroup of patients may not develop symptoms until late adulthood.Aim of studyThe aim of our study was to describe clinical and likelihood picture of adults over 60 years born with an ASD type II.MethodsWe performed a retrospective analysis of adult's ASD referred to our institution from 2010 through 2018. Clinical, electrocardiographic, echocardiograp...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractPulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) related to left-to-right shunt can progress to Eisenmenger syndrome, a serious and fatal disease that is not yet curable. This pilot study considered stem cell injection as a new treatment modality in persistent pulmonary hypertension after the correction of a congenital heart defect. Three patients with persistent pulmonary hypertension after ventricular septal defect repair were included in this pilot study for a clinical trial. Mononuclear stem cells derived from patients ’ bone marrow specimens were injected into the right and left pulmonary arteries via cardiac cathe...
Source: Mammalian Genome - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn all cases men exhibited an earlier age of death than women. While in all other investigated diseases the age of death increased, it dropped for COPD. COPD seems to have become a more frequent cause of death in recent years.
Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2020Source: IJC Heart &Vasculature, Volume 26Author(s): Alexander C. Egbe, Keerthana Banala, Rahul Vojjini, Raja Jadav, Mahir Sufian, Patricia A. Pellikka, Naser M. AmmashAbstractBackgroundLeft heart filling pressures, as measured by pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP), is associated with heart failure related mortality. Because of the prognostic importance of PAWP, several echocardiographic indices have been proposed for noninvasive assessment of PAWP. However, these indices have not been validated in the congenital heart disease population. The purpose of this study was to determine the ...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: GDF 15 mainly reflects oxygen demand-supply relationship and can be used as a diagnostic marker of HF in unrepaired CHD with left to right shunt for a wide range of age and diagnoses. PMID: 31883956 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: J Cardiol Source Type: research
This study suggests that for most, managing CAD with medications alone (the conservative approach) is as safe and effective as the more invasive strategy of cardiac catheterization and opening of the blocked artery. Findings of the ISCHEMIA trial ISCHEMIA followed over 5,000 patients with significant narrowing in one or more coronary arteries. Half of the patients were randomly selected to receive conservative treatment with optimal medical therapy (OMT) and lifestyle changes to treat risk factors such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The other half were given OMT and also sent for cardiac catheterization (thre...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: blogs
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