Improved detection of coarctation of the aorta using speckle tracking analysis of the fetal heart using the last examination prior to delivery.

Improved detection of coarctation of the aorta using speckle tracking analysis of the fetal heart using the last examination prior to delivery. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Feb 05;: Authors: DeVore GR, Haxel C, Satou G, Sklansky M, Pelka MJ, Jone PN, Cuneo BF Abstract OBJECTIVE: The false-positive rate for prenatal diagnosis of CoA commonly exceeds 50%, with an accurate detection rate of
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

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Publication date: January 2020Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements, Volume 12, Issue 1Author(s): I. Chamtouri, A. Farah, R. Khalifa, W. Jomaa, K. Ben Hamda, F. MaatoukIntroductionDespite the progress in diagnostic modalities and therapeutic strategies, Infective endocarditis remains a lethal disease especially in children.AimWe aimed to update current characteristics of infective endocarditis in children and to identify complications.Patients and methodsWe carried out in our department a retrospective study including 40 children diagnosed with infective endocarditis (IE) between 1983 and 2017.ResultsFort...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Surgery beyond two weeks of age is associated with impaired brain growth and slower language development in infants with TGA cared for at our center. While the mechanisms underlying this association are still unclear, extended periods of cyanosis and pulmonary over-circulation may adversely impact brain growth and subsequent neurodevelopment. PMID: 31132861 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circulation Source Type: research
ConclusionsECMO can be used as a bridge to heart valve or septal defect surgery in severely decompensated patients. Through recovery of end-organ function, ECMO may allow surgical correction of structural heart disease in patients considered inoperable or convert a salvage situation to an elective operation.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: ECMO can be used as a bridge to heart valve or septal defect surgery in severely decompensated patients. Through recovery of end-organ function, ECMO may allow surgical correction of structural heart disease in patients considered inoperable or convert a salvage situation to an elective operation. PMID: 30236527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
In this study, we performed patient-specific ultrasound-based flow simulations of 3 TOF and 7 normal human fetal hearts. TOF right ventricles (RV) had smaller end-diastolic volumes (EDV) but similar stroke volumes (SV), while TOF left ventricles (LV) had similar EDV but slightly increased SV compared to normal ventricles. Simulation showed that TOF ventricles had elevated systolic intra-ventricular pressure gradient (IVPG), and required additional energy for ejection, but IVPG elevations were considered to be mild relative to arterial pressure. TOF RV and LV had similar pressures due to equalization via ventricular septal ...
Source: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol Source Type: research
This study wanted to assess the hypothesis that interventricular dyssynchrony evaluated by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can predict future cardiac events in patients with biventricular heart who have undergone Fontan surgery. We prospectively enrolled consecutive patients with biventricular Fontan circulation from 2003 to 2016, and performed protocolized cardiac MRI. We determined the stroke volume ratio (SVr) using the following formula to assess interventricular dyssynchrony: (stroke volume (SV) of the two whole ventricles)/(SV of the right ventricle  + SV of the left ventricle), by tracing cine...
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
It is needless to say that heart disease in pregnancy is a challenge for the obstetrician and the cardiologist. Hemodynamic changes in pregnancy and labour can adversely affect many of the significant cardiac lesions. Increase in blood volume and heart rate are the important factors during pregnancy. In general stenotic lesions and pulmonary hypertension are poorly tolerated, while regurgitant lesions are better tolerated. Specific risks like aortic dissection and rupture are there for coarctation of aorta. Several risk stratification schemes have been developed for assessing the risk of pregnancy with heart disease over ...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: General Cardiology CARPREG II risk scoring CARPREG risk stratification mWHO classification ZAHARA risk score Source Type: blogs
Background: Sevoflurane and ketamine are commonly used to obtain sedation and facilitate intravenous anesthetic induction in children undergoing cardiac surgery who are uncooperative. We used a new and direct systemic hemodynamic monitoring technique pressure recording analytical method and compared the hemodynamic effects of sevoflurane and ketamine to facilitate intravenous anesthetic induction. Methods: Forty-four children with ventricular septal defect (2.2 ± 1.2 years) were enrolled and randomized to receive sevoflurane (Group S) or intramuscular ketamine (Group K) for sedation, followed by intraveno...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Trial/Experimental Study Source Type: research
ConclusionsThree‐dimensional echocardiography (3DE) is a feasible method for determining VSD area and is more accurate than 2DE for evaluating the area of multiple or noncircular VSDs. Real‐time 3D color Doppler echocardiography (RT3D‐CDE) is a feasible method for quantifying the shunt volume of multiple or noncircular VSDs.
Source: Echocardiography - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION Source Type: research
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Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: General Cardiology Source Type: blogs
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