Have a heart and save us: Desperate parents plead for child donors

FOR Shannon Heagren, the next phone call could save her son ’s life. Grayson, aged just 17 months old, suffers from dilated cardiomyopathy, which means the walls of his heart are too thin to pump blood properly around his tiny body.
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Publication date: Available online 30 March 2020Source: Redox BiologyAuthor(s): Cheng Zeng, Fengqi Duan, Jia Hu, Bin Luo, Binlong Huang, Xiaoying Lou, Xiuting Sun, Hongyu Li, Xuanhong Zhang, Shengli Yin, Hongmei Tan
Source: Redox Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) in non-ischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM) may be partly related to the dysfunction of subvalvular apparatus. Thus, we sought to investigate the correlation between papillary muscle viability and FMR changes in NICM.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (569) Source Type: research
Patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) who achieved left ventricular reverse remodeling (LVRR) have a favorable prognosis, but it is still difficult to precisely predict LVRR in the clinical setting.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (27) Source Type: research
The underlying mechanisms of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction in patients with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NICM) remain poorly defined. We evaluated a potential correlation between local mechanical dyssynhcrony of interventricular septum (IVS) and RV function in these patients.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (568) Source Type: research
We reported the effect of CF VAD in small children with dilated cardiomyopathy refractory to conventional pharmacological treatment.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (530) Source Type: research
Danon Disease (DD) is a rare X-linked disorder due to mutations in the Lysosomal Associated Membrane Protein 2 (LAMP-2) gene. Patients present with cardiac manifestations of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The goal of this study is to characterize the longitudinal progression of hypertrophic phenotypes and descriptions of left ventricular strain in DD.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (363) Source Type: research
Heart failure (HF) affects more than 6 million adults in the U.S and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The majority of HF patients suffer from either ischemic (ICM) or dilated (DCM) cardiomyopathy. Little is known about the genetic alterations in DCM or ICM patients. Therefore, our aim was to characterize differentially expressed genes in left ventricular tissue from DCM and ICM patients.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (358) Source Type: research
Myocarditis is a known etiology of both acute fulminant heart failure and chronic dilated cardiomyopathy requiring heart transplantation. We sought to evaluate the long-term post-transplant outcomes of pts with myocarditis.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (636) Source Type: research
We aim to evaluate clinical outcomes, echocardiographic changes, heart rate (HR) modifications and side effects in children with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and chronic heart failure (HF) treated by high dosage of carvedilol.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (1144) Source Type: research
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a common cause of advanced heart failure (HF) in children and the risk of sudden death in DCM is not well defined although population-based studies have described risk factors like older age, familial DCM and lower fractional shortening. Myocardial fibrosis as assessed by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on 3-T cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is well known to be associated with adverse events in DCM. We sought to assess the conditional survival (CS) of children and adolescents with DCM and advanced HF based on native T1 mapping (combined proton signal from myocytes and interstitium...
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (301) Source Type: research
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