Percutaneous atrial septal defect closure: a consensus document of the joint group of experts from the Association of Cardiovascular Interventions and the Grown-Up Congenital Heart Disease Section of the Polish Cardiac Society.

Percutaneous atrial septal defect closure: a consensus document of the joint group of experts from the Association of Cardiovascular Interventions and the Grown-Up Congenital Heart Disease Section of the Polish Cardiac Society. Kardiol Pol. 2020 Sep 30;: Authors: Grygier M, Sabiniewicz R, Smolka G, Demkow M, Araszkiewicz A, Sorysz D, Kusa J, Huczek Z, Komar M, Przewłocki T, Hawranek M, Wojakowski W, Białkowski J, Brzezińska-Rajszys G, Bartuś S PMID: 33016689 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Polish Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

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AbstractIn this review, we provide a brief description of recently published articles addressing topics relevant to pediatric cardiologists. Our hope is to provide a summary of the latest articles published recently in other journals in our field. The articles address (1) outcomes after anomalous aortic origin of the coronary artery repair which showed relief of ischemia in most patients with low mortality, (2) the role of lymphatic imaging to predict post-Fontan complications which showed that lymphatic imaging by MRI may have an added prognostic value, (3) European guidelines for participation in competitive sports in co...
Source: Pediatric Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Discussion Congenital heart diseases (CHD) are malformations of the heart and great vessels. It occurs in about 5-8/1000 live births. Cyanotic congenital heart disease is often noted perinatally because of cyanosis, respiratory distress and/or poor feeding or other distress type problems. A review can be found here. Acyanotic congenital heart disease (ACHD) can present at birth but often is seen in older children or adults unless the lesions are severe, especially obstructive lesions. Severe lesions may also cause cyanosis and distress type problems in patients also. Shunting lesions cause problems by diverting blood flo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
ConclusionCT angiography is useful in diagnosis of twisted atrioventricular connections with accurate identification of viscero ‐atrial arrangement, atrioventricular and ventriculoarterial connections, and orientation and presence or absence of associated anomalies.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Left-to-right shunts represent a significant portion of congenital heart disease. Such lesions are common in isolation, but are frequently seen in conjunction with other, often more complex, congenital heart disease. This review covers basic anatomy, physiology, physical examination findings, diagnosis and management for atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects, and patent ductus arteriosa.
Source: Pediatric Clinics of North America - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: These results are paramount to characterize the Portuguese scenario and improve Healthcare planning. It is important to improve reporting in the Portuguese National Registry of Congenital Birth Defects. PMID: 32669188 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research
AbstractPurposePersistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) with absent right superior vena cava (ARSVC) is rare. We evaluated CT and clinical findings of adults with ARSVC.Materials and methodsOur study included 11 adults with ARSVC (mean age, 63  ± 17 years). We evaluated CT findings of the azygos vein system and coronary sinus (CS) using thin slice data of>  64 MDCT. Arrhythmia and congenial heart disease were assessed. We compared the CS diameters between the ARSVC group and the control group of 120 adults with normal vena cava (mean age, 60 ± 4 years).Results...
Source: Japanese Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
We report a pediatric patient clinically diagnosed with HOS (missing thumbs bilaterally, atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, and first-degree heart block), who also developed B precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. During induction of chemotherapy with steroids, she developed profound bradycardia without clinical symptoms. The bradycardia resolved without intervention, but this case highlights the challenges of managing chemotherapy side effects in a patient with congenital heart disease. A literature review pertinent to the associated findings in the case is also presented.
Source: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Discussion Bradycardia is a heart rate below what the lowest value that is normal for age. Infants and children have higher heart rates that slowly decrease with age to adult levels. It is usually noted as an incidental finding because of increased vagal tone. Reasons for cardiology referral include associated heart murmur, syncope especially if associated with exercise or unusual triggers, other signs such as chest pain or palpitations, family history of sudden cardiac death, congenital heart disease or familial heart disease, bradycardic medication use, or unusual symptoms associated with the concern. Severe bradycardia ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Rationale: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a hereditary cardiomyopathy disease discovered in 1994. Though there are advances in diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, early diagnosis is still difficult especially when it is combined with other diseases with similar pathophysiologic changes, such as left to right shunt congenital heart disease (CHD). In this paper, we reported a case of CHD combined with ARVC. Patient concerns: The patient was referred to us for chest tightness and shortness of breath after physical activities. His cardiac MRI indicated the possibility o...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
ANOMALIES OF SYSTEMIC venous connection constitute a distinct group of malformations that can occur in isolation or with coexisting congenital heart disease. The physiological outcomes may vary from nil to the most severe form of systemic arterial desaturation. These can be classified primarily into anomalies of the superior vena cava, inferior vena cava (IVC), or total anomalous systemic venous connection. Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is reported to coexist with pulmonary atresia, right-sided aortic arch, atrial septal defect, coronary anomalies, persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC), and aberrant right subclavian artery...
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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