Telehealth Effectively Diagnoses / Manages Fetal Congenital Heart Disease in Rural Patients

A recent study of 368 pregnant mothers, led by Bettina Cuneo, MD, director of perinatal cardiology and fetal cardiac telemedicine at Children's Hospital Colorado, found that fetal congenital heart disease (CHD) was correctly identified and successfully managed according to evidence-based risk stratification. In addition, parents achieved a dramatic cost benefit and patient/physician satisfaction was high.
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AbstractPeripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) occurs toward the end of pregnancy or in the months after delivery without previously known structural heart disease. Development of therapy ‐refractory cardiogenic shock is described in the literature with a limited number of overall presented cases in this young patient cohort. To provide differences and key points in the therapy of end‐stage PPCM patients, we present a case series of four young women with PPCM referred to our depa rtment for potential VA ECMO support.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: JACC: Heart FailureAuthor(s): Karen Sliwa, Lucia Baris, Christoph Sinning, Elvin Zengin-Sahm, Lina Gumbiene, Israa F. Yaseen, Ghada Youssef, Mark Johnson, Hasan Al-Farhan, Malgorzata Lelonek, Roger Hall, Jolien Roos-HesselinkAbstractObjectivesThe purpose of this work was to study maternal and fetal outcomes of women with uncorrected congenital heart disease (CHD).BackgroundGlobally, CHD is an important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in women reaching reproductive stage. Data are lacking from larger cohorts of women with uncorrected CHD.MethodsThe 10-yea...
Source: JACC: Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
To introduce the National Maternal Near Miss Surveillance System (NMNMSS) in detail and to report the composition of maternal near miss (MNM) in China. The NMNMSS was established by the National Health Commission at the end of 2010, covered over 400 health facilities from 30 provinces in China. The NMNMSS was designed to collect individual information for every pregnant woman admitted to obstetric department in the sampled health facilities. Cross tabulations and correlations were used to describe the distribution of population and sampled facilities in the NMNMSS, and to calculate the MNM mortality ratio for different co...
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Cristin Moran, CEO of Growth Science, said it best last week at MD&M Minneapolis when she said almost every industry is interested in healthcare. We've already seen Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google make power moves in healthcare, so it should come as no surprise that Facebook has now made its healthcare debut. The social media giant announced this week that it is developing products and partnerships aimed at connecting people with healthcare resources, starting with a new Preventive Health tool for U.S. consumers. Facebook said it is working with U.S. health organizations to offer the new tool, which is des...
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Pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease are particularly vulnerable to flu complications yet lag the elderly in getting vaccinated.(Image credit: BSIP/Getty Images)
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The risk of cardiovascular disease skyrockets for women who have been hospitalized for bulimia nervosa, astudy inJAMA Psychiatry reports. The risk is greatest in the first two years after hospitalization and remains high for another three years before disappearing at the 10-year mark.“Our findings suggest that women with a history of bulimia nervosa should be informed of an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death in the first decade after the index admission for bulimia,” wrote Rasmi M. Tith, R.D., M.P.H., of the University of Waterloo in Ontario and colleagues. “ These women may benefit from s...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: bulimia nervosa cardiovascular disease heart attack heart disease M.P.H. R.D. Rasmi M. Tith Source Type: research
Discussions about sexuality and reproduction are an important part of transition planning and must be done with an awareness of the adolescent’s developing understanding and maturity. Pregnancy imposes a hemodynamic load on the heart which may lead to cardiac, obstetric and fetal/neonatal complications in women with CHD. Pre-pregnancy counselling must include an assessment of maternal and fetal risk according to several well-developed models. Counselling should also include discussions about fertility and alternatives to pregnancy when appropriate. Recommendations for contraception must be made according to the patie...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Sustained maternal tachyarrhythmia is not uncommon in the clinical practice. To those with drug ‐resistant and severely frequent arrhythmia, RFCA with zero fluoroscopy could be safely performed with acceptable efficacy.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research
Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Esther Ngumbi and Ifeanyi NsoforILLINOIS, United States / ABUJA, Oct 16 2019 (IPS) United Nations World Food Day is celebrated around the world on October 16 under the theme: “Our Actions ARE Our Future. Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World”. This theme is timely, especially, because across Africa and around the world, there has been a gradual rise in malnutrition and diet-related non communicable diseases, as highlighted in The Lancet study and a United Nations Report published earlier this year. While 45 percent of deaths in children are from nu...
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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 -- Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, including preeclampsia, increase the risk for 12 cardiovascular disorders and chronic hypertension, according to a study published in the Sept. 24 issue of Circulation. Lydia J. Leon,...
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