Recent Surgical Outcomes of Congenital Heart Disease according to Korea Heart Foundation Data.

CONCLUSIONS: More neonatal surgeries (491 vs. 74 patients) were performed than those in the past (1984-1999). The surgical outcomes were much better than before. Our surgical outcomes revealed that the Republic of Korea has been transformed from a country receiving help to a country that helps other low socioeconomic status countries. PMID: 32212426 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

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In conclusion, de velopment of a single existing pulmonary artery can be evaluated using the NI and the NIZ score. These evaluations can be used to select complete repair or palliative procedures for patients and achieve good results.
Source: Pediatric Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Some of the voices of the past can appear entirely contemporary, because they saw further and with greater clarity than most of their peers. John W. Campbell, editor of Astounding Science-Fiction Magazine, died of heart disease at age 61 in 1971. In 1949 he wrote an editorial on the future of medicine, aging, and longevity that wouldn't seem out of place today. He anticipated what we presently call actuarial escape velocity, or longevity escape velocity, the idea that gains in life span through progress in medical technology allow greater time to benefit from further gains - and eventually, we are repaired more rapidly tha...
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AbstractThe number of the adult patients with congenital heart diseases (ACHD) continues to grow owing to improvement of surgical results and medical management. Corrective surgery for complex CHD does not always mean complete cure. It is not rare that the patients will visit the cardiology institutes because of secondary lesions due to residua or sequela in adults. Some patients with CHD remain unrepairable with different degree of heart failure and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Association of arrhythmias is common in ACHD patients and sometimes critical. We experienced 265 surgical procedures for ACHD patients at our ...
Source: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
This study developed the first procedure for the removal of epithelium from the lung airway with the full preservation of vascular epithelium, which could be applied in vivo to treat diseases of lung epithelium. Whole lung scaffolds with an intact vascular network may also allow for recellularization using patient-specific cells and bioengineering of chimeric lungs for transplantation. In addition to the clinical potential, lung scaffolds lacking an intact epithelial layer but with functional vascular and interstitial compartments may also serve as a valuable physiological model for investigating (i) lung development, (ii)...
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ConclusionThe aortic perfusion score can be used to predict a composite endpoint of death or transplant and may be helpful in selecting patients that should be listed for transplant.
Source: Congenital Heart Disease - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Oliver Stumper, Gemma PenfordAnnals of Pediatric Cardiology 2017 10(2):167-174 Children with very complex congenital heart disease not amenable to biventricular repair are increasingly being considered for a palliative univentricular care pathway. This involves a staged surgical approach culminating in the Fontan circulation with passive pulmonary blood flow and added resistances. The catheter based hemodynamic assessment at all three stages of this palliation is described in detail. Frequent pitfalls, inherent limitations and potential errors are discussed and clinical examples are illustrated.
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This study assessed the prevalence of grey hair in patients with coronary artery disease and whether it was an independent risk marker of disease. This was a prospective, observational study which included 545 adult men who underwent multi-slice computed tomography (CT) coronary angiography for suspected coronary artery disease. Patients were divided into subgroups according to the presence or absence of coronary artery disease, and the amount of grey/white hair. The amount of grey hair was graded using the hair whitening score: 1 = pure black hair, 2 = black more than white, 3 = black equals white, 4 = white more t...
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CONCLUSIONS: The safety and feasibility of Biotubes for pediatric PA patch augmentation are described. Because Biotubes are completely autologous, they may be ideal material for pediatric PA augmentation. PMID: 27645948 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
In conclusion, we found that IS status was associated with a significant increase in Hannum DNA methylation, likely as a consequence of the accumulation of cardiovascular risk factors, and near signification with Horvath method. Patients with IS were biologically older than controls, a difference that was more obvious in young stroke. This could open up the possibility of useful new biomarker of stroke risk. Latest Headlines from Fight Aging! A Profile of Kelsey Moody and Ichor Therapeutics https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2016/09/a-profile-of-kelsey-moody
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