Heart Defect Closure Rate Increasing (CME/CE)

ORLANDO (MedPage Today) -- The number of procedures performed to close an atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale has increased in recent years, while length of stay associated with the procedure has dropped, researchers found.
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Abstract Right-to-left pulmonary and cardiac shunts (RLS) are important causes of refractory hypoxia in the critically-ill perioperative patient. Using a point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) agitated saline bubble study for an early diagnosis allows patients with clinically significant RLSs to receive expedited therapy. This narrative review discusses the principles of agitated saline ultrasonography as well as the role of POCUS in detecting the most common RLS types seen in the intensive care unit, including patent foramen ovale, atrial septal defects, and pulmonary arterio-venous malformations. An illustrated discus...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research
ACUTE embolic cerebral stroke is a major health setback for any individual, with increased mortality and morbidity. Embolus arising from cardiac chambers constitutes about 20% of ischemic strokes. Atrial fibrillation is the root cause of more than 50% of cardiogenic emboli, whereas congenital heart diseases, such as atrial septal defect, patent foramen ovale, prosthetic heart valves, rheumatic heart valvular disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, and endocarditis are predisposing factors for cardiogenic emboli.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Case Conference Source Type: research
ACUTE embolic cerebral stroke is a major health setback for any individual, with increased mortality and morbidity. Embolus arising from cardiac chambers constitutes about 20% of ischemic strokes. Atrial fibrillation is the root cause of more than 50% of cardiogenic emboli, whereas congenital heart diseases, such as atrial septal defect, patent foramen ovale, prosthetic heart valves, rheumatic heart valvular disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, and endocarditis are predisposing factors for cardiogenic emboli.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Case Conference Source Type: research
Having an inter-atrial shunt in the form of a patent foramen ovale or atrial septal defect increases the risk of developing cryptogenic stroke. Prompt action is required in order to prevent stroke recurrence. ...
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Congenital heart diseases are occasionally encountered in the bovine species. Ventricular septal defects (VSD) and atrial septal defects (ASD) are reported to be the most common; however, a vast collection hav...
Source: BMC Veterinary Research - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Abstract Pathologies of the atrial septum include different interatrial communications varying from patent foramen ovale (PFO) to true defects. Atrial septal defects (ASDs) may be localized within the fossa ovalis such as the secundum type ASD or outside the region of fossa ovalis, such as the ostium primum defect and sinus venosus defect. Over the last decades, the percutaneous closure of interatrial shunts has become a feasible and safe method. During these procedures, the delicate balance between thrombotic risk, device sealing process and bleeding risk is crucial. In this review we sought to describe current a...
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research
We presented twenty-four cases which also had postnatal echocardiographic examination in our hospital. A t the time of diagnosis of ASP, the mean maternal age was 31.1 ± 5.7 years, the mean gestational age was 28.9 ± 5.9 weeks, the mean birth week was 37.4 ± 3.1 weeks, and the mean birth weight was 2940.8 ± 736.6 g. The postnatal first 3 months prevalences of atrial septal ane urysm, patent foramen ovale and, secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) were 12.5%, 12.5%, 20.8% among fetuses with ASP, respectively. ASP ...
Source: Journal of Fetal Medicine - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
IN THIS issue of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, Villablanca et al. evaluated whether the presence and diagnosis of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) or atrial septal defect (ASD) preoperatively was associated with an increase in perioperative stroke for patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.1 The authors used “big data” to describe the largest study to date of 19,659,191 hospitalizations retrieved from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's National Readmission Database.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
To evaluate whether a preoperative diagnosis of atrial septal defect (ASD) or patent foramen ovale (PFO) is associated with perioperative stroke in noncardiac surgery and their outcomes.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Previous studies demonstrated that the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) was significantly increased when patients aged ≥40 years had surgical atrial septal defect (ASD) closure (sASD). However, limited information is available on such findings in transcatheter ASD closure (tASD). The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of newly developed AF after tASD in patients aged ≥40 years in whom preoperative AF or atrial flutter (AFL) had not been detected and to compare with the incidence after sASD. METHODS: The medical records of patients aged ≥40 years without a...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: J Cardiol Source Type: research
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