Long-term results of atrial maze surgery in patients with congenital heart disease

ConclusionMaze procedure at the time of an elective anatomic surgery is reasonably effective to prevent and treat atrial arrhythmias in patients with congenital heart disease at short- and mid-term, with low morbidity and mortality.
Source: Europace - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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In conclusion, T2D impairs vascular function by dysregulated autophagy. Therefore, autophagy could be a potential target for overcoming diabetic microvascular complications. To What Degree Does Loss of Skeletal Muscle with Age Contribute to Immunosenescence? https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/11/to-what-degree-does-loss-of-skeletal-muscle-with-age-contribute-to-immunosenescence/ Sarcopenia, the progressive loss of muscle mass and strength, is characteristic of aging. A perhaps surprisingly large fraction of the losses can be averted by strength training, but there are nonetheless inexorable process...
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ConclusionsAnal encirclement technique using mesh can be considered as an alternative procedure for the treatment of full-thickness rectal prolapse in elderly patients with high-risk comorbidities because this procedure is simple, safe, causes fewer postoperative complications, and also can prevent recurrence.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsAtrial fibrillation, but not atrial flutter, was associated with reduced survival in our repaired TOF cohort. Further studies are required to determine if more aggressive antiarrhythmic therapy will improve survival in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Niwa K Abstract In adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), residua and sequellae after initial repair develop late complications such as cardiac failure, arrhythmias, thrombosis, aortopathy, pulmonary hypertension and others. Acquired lesions with aging such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, obesity can be negative influence on original cardiovascular disease (CVD). Also, atherosclerosis may pose an additional health problem to ACHD when they grow older and reach the age at which atherosclerosis becomes clinically relevant. In spite of the theoretical risk of atherosclerosis in ACHD due to above mentioned...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: When a fetus was diagnosed with a CHD where Fontan repair should be considered, a multidisciplinary approach resulted in increased possibility of delivery. PMID: 31222983 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
We read with great interest the study by Deflandre et al.,1 which demonstrated the influence of sternotomy on dynamic indicators of cardiac preload. Dynamic parameters, including pulse pressure variation (PPV), have been incorporated into clinical practice in children with heart disease. Renner et al.2 found that PPV was a superior parameter to predict fluid responsiveness both before and after repair of congenital heart disease. However, there are some interferences that should be recognized when applying these parameters, such as arrhythmias, low tidal volume, and sternotomy.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Laura Galian-Gay, Blanca Gordon, Josep Ramón Marsal, Agnès Rafecas, Antonia Pijuan Domènech, Miguel Angel Castro, Maria T. Subirana Domènech, Carlos Sureda, Berta Miranda, Gerard Martí, David García-Dorado, Laura Dos SubiràAbstractIntroduction and objectivesAlthough pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) is considered a low risk congenital heart disease, there have been reports of complications and the need for reintervention throughout follow-up. The aims ...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Mesenchymal stem cell transplantation could be use as a potential treatment for PHLF. Introduction Partial hepatectomy is an important treatment for benign and malignant liver diseases. Although the liver can be completely regenerated after partial excision or injury, at least 1/3 of the liver should be retained in most of the patients, and 40–50% should be retained in patients with parenchymal liver disease (Adams et al., 2013; Cieslak et al., 2014). Postoperative complications, such as acute post-hepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) or small liver syndrome, may occur when the scope of excision is to...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
As a result of advances in pediatric care, the majority of patients born with congenital heart disease (CHD) survive into adulthood [1]. Effective transfer and transition programs assure that patients with CHD remain in follow-up and receive continuous holistic care. Unfortunately, adult patients with CHD carry residual lesions and sequelae putting them at risk for premature death related to re-interventions or complications; most commonly heart failure and arrhythmia [2]. The scientific adult CHD (ACHD) community has been working hard to identify variables related to worse outcomes, modifying those where possible in order...
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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