Catheter ablation in children and patients with congenital heart disease: Review of 1021 procedures at a high-volume single center in Japan

Although pediatric catheter ablation therapy has often been described, there are few reports on outcomes in a large series of patients at a single center.
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Conditions:   Congenital Heart Disease;   Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Intervention:   Other: Blood test Sponsor:   University Medical Center Groningen Recruiting
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BEST supplements for cholesterol: Having high cholesterol can raise a person ’s risk of developing heart disease. Supplements have been shown to lower bad cholesterol - a deadly precursor. Evidence recommends taking a certain supplement.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
We recently demonstrated that circulating microparticles (MPs) from patients with valvular heart diseases (VHD) subjected to cardiac surgery impaired endothelial function and vasodilation. However, it is unknown whether or not the protein composition of these circulating MPs actually changes in response to the disease and the surgery. Circulating MPs were isolated from age-matched control subjects (n = 50) and patients (n = 50) with VHD before and 72 h after cardiac surgery. Proteomics study was performed by liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry combined with isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantifi...
Source: Shock - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Clinical Science Aspects Source Type: research
oi Smart pillboxes that remind patients to take medication may help avoid unintended non-adherence to medication regimens. To better understand the implementation potential of smart pillboxes among patients with chronic diseases, this study aimed to explore patients’ acceptability to use such devices and its associated factors. Five-hundred primary care patients aged 40 years or older were randomly recruited from a government-funded primary care clinic in Hong Kong. Patients were asked (i) if they needed to take medication daily, (ii) how many daily oral medications they needed to take on average, (iii) if th...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
We present a retrospective review of 13 consecutive children who underwent implantation of VAD between 2001 and 2018 in our center. The median age was 12  years (1–17 years), weight was 45 kg (10–82 kg). Etiologies of heart failure were dilated cardiomyopathy (CMP) (n = 8), myocarditis (n = 2), ischemic CMP (n = 1), restrictive CMP (n = 1) and congenital heart disease (n = 1). Pre-implantation ECMO was used in 5, mechanical ventilation in 4, renal replacement therapy in 2 and IABP in 1. Devices used were: Berlin Heart EXCO...
Source: Journal of Artificial Organs - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 October 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Ramiro Lizano Santamaria, Aamir Jeewa, Ari Cedars, Holger Buchholz, Jennifer ConwayAbstractThe use of ventricular assist device (VAD) support continues to increase and it is now considered part of the standard of care for most adult and children with end stage heart failure unresponsive to medical management. However, the application of VAD therapy in both the pediatric and adult population with congenital heart disease (CHD) has been less extensive and continues to face significant challenges. Nevertheless, the experience is...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Between 2000 and 2015, premature heart disease deaths declined by 20$ in the US, but NIH researchers say obesity is fueling stagnating rates, particularly among young white women.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 -- When children with genetically high cholesterol are prescribed statins, it can drastically cut their risk of heart disease and death before the age of 40, a new study finds. At issue is a condition called familial...
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Plenty of research suggests optimistic people have a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and declines in lung capacity and function. Optimism is also associated with a lower risk of early death from cancer and infection. And now a new study links optimism to living a longer life. What does this new research on optimism tell us? The study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that people who had higher levels of optimism had a longer life span. They also had a greater chance of living past age 85. The researchers analyzed data gleaned from two large population studies: about 70,000 women from the Nurse...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Behavioral Health Healthy Aging Mental Health Source Type: blogs
(CNN) — Americans spent $1.4 billion on the most popular brands of children’s fruit drinks and flavored waters last year. Yet according to nutritional guidelines, none of the drinks were healthy. Why would loving parents do this? Perhaps because US beverage companies spent $20.7 million to advertise fun, fruity drinks with added sugars to families in 2018, according to Children’s Drink Facts 2019, a new report from the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. “I know that parents want their children to be healthy, but the sweetened drink market is just incredibly co...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN juice Source Type: news
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