Pediatric Cardiology Featured Articles of June 2017

 

 

Pediatric Cardiology Reviews of June 2017 Manuscripts

Improved long-term outcomes in double-inlet left ventricle and tricuspid atresia with transposed great arteries: systemic outflow tract obstruction present at birth defines long-term outcome.

Franken LC, Admiraal M, Verrall CE, Zannino D, Ayer JG, Iyengar AJ, Cole AD, Sholler GF, D’Udekem Y, Winlaw DS.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Jun 1;51(6):1051-1057. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx022.

PMID: 28329058

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Take home points:

  • The increased mortality in TA-TGA is primarily due to periprocedural events prior to Fontan completion, with systemic outflow tract obstruction as the major risk factor.
  • Similar survival was noted in both groups following the Fontan.

Hershenson, JaredCommentary from Dr. Jared Hershenson (Greater Washington DC), section editor of Pediatric Cardiology Journal Watch:  This Australian group studied outcomes in patients with Tricuspid atresia with transposed great arteries (TA-TGA) versus double inlet left ventricle with L-transposed great arteries (DILV), 2 subtypes of functional single left ventricle with similar features and longer-term issues. Historically, outcomes have been worse in the TA-TGA group. They studied 211 patients (59 TA-TGA and 152 DILV) over a median follow up of 17 years. Systemic outflow tract obstruction (SOTO) was present in 11% of the TA-TGA and 5% of the DILV at birth, and developed over time in 27% of the TA-TGA and 44 of the DILV. Fontan completion was achieved in 62% of the TA-TGA and 91% of the DILV groups. 5-year survival was 78% in the TA-TGA and 94% in the DILV groups. Multivariate Cox regression analysis showed SOTO at birth as the most important risk factor (HR 3.5). The study was unable to determine if initial surgical management affected the outcomes, but it seems clear that those with SOTO at birth, should undergo Norwood/DKS palliation and those that do not have significant SOTO at birth or arch hypoplasia requiring significant repair, undergo the DKS during Stage 2. Whether the initial Norwood/DKS would be best, as opposed to waiting due to the possible neurodevelopmental benefit of delayed major neonatal surgery, remains to be seen. This study does signify that discussion of mortality and long-term issues should not be generalized to single ventricles, but that small differences matter.

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Geometry and growth of the reconstructed aorta in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and variants.

Haller C, Chetan D, Saedi A, Parker R, Van Arsdell GS, Honjo O.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun;153(6):1479-1487.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.02.011. Epub 2017 Feb 14.

PMID: 28291606

 

Take home points:

  • The interdigitating technique for aortic arch reconstruction in the Norwood operation seems to have a much lower reintervention rate for recurrent coarctation than noted in the Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial. A possibly higher rate of reintervention for patching causing vascular compression or compression of adjacent structures was noted.
  • Growth of all segments of the reconstructed aorta is uniform with stable geometry noted after repair until the Fontan.
  • The balance towards preventing re-coarctation and needing intervention for excessive patching may not always be easy to achieve.

Commentary from Dr. Jared Hershenson (Greater Washington DC), section editor of Pediatric Cardiology Journal Watch: Reconstruction of the aortic arch is considered the most important part of the Norwood procedure in those with HLHS, as progressive arch obstruction is a major risk factor for post-operative mortality. The interdigitating technique is meant to decrease the risk of circumferential narrowing due to residual ductal tissue and achieve unobstructed blood flow via wide angles and larger dimensions of the reconstructed proximal arch via pulmonary homograft. The geometry of this neoaortic arch is quite abnormal, therefore long-term follow up has been undertaken to determine risk of future issues. Earlier studies from this group showed a lower incidence of arch obstruction before stage 2 palliation and this study continues to assess this group up to the Fontan. 73 patients with HLHS (or HLHS variants) underwent stage 1 Norwood, 52 patients had pre-stage 2 angiography and 21 patients had pre-Fontan angiography with measurements of the neo-aortic arch following the interdigitating technique. 4 measurements and z-scores were assessed, ascending aorta (AA) just distal to the DKS, transverse arch (TA) at take-off of first supraaortic vessel, interdigitating anastomosis (IA) narrowest diameter distal to the of last supraaortic vessel, and descending aorta (DA) at supradiaphragmatic level (see figure 1). Of the survivors past stage 1 Norwood and the interstage period, 4.1% of patients were treated for recoarctation and 5.5% of patients required reintervention for excessive arch dimensions. Larger AA and TA dimensions and z-scores were noted at both pre-stage 2 and pre-Fontan, and mildly lower dimension and z-scores of the IA and DA. There was no significant increase in the AA and TA by z-score, no significant change in the IA and a small increase in the DA by z-score. Intersegmental ratios remained unchanged except for a trend to smaller ratio between the TA-IA segment. This suggests that the growth of all segments are nearly uniform, the neo-aortic geometry remains the same, and there is no delayed growth restriction in the isthmus. The authors and an attached editorialist discuss that future 3D models may further improve outcomes and allow for individualized surgical treatment.

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Cost of Congenital Heart Disease Hospitalizations in Canada: A Population-Based Study.

Mackie AS, Tran DT, Marelli AJ, Kaul P.

Can J Cardiol. 2017 Jun;33(6):792-798. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2017.01.024. Epub 2017 Feb 10.

PMID: 28457736

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Take Home Points:

  • This observational retrospective cohort study from Canada found the cost of inpatient hospitalizations in patients with congenital heart disease increased by almost 22% from 2004 to 2013.
  • The overall total cost of hospitalization was higher in children with CHD than adults.
  • However, comparatively the percentage of cost increase over time was higher in adults with CHD (4.5%) compared to the cost increase over time in children (0.7%).
  • This increase in cost of inpatient hospitalizations still remains less than the published cost increases over time among adults with CHD in the United States.

 

Abarbanell picture smallCommentary from Dr. Ginnie Abarbanell (Atlanta-St. Louis), section editor of Pediatric Cardiology Journal Watch:  This observational retrospective cohort study from Canada evaluated the cost of inpatient hospitalizations in children and adults with congenital heart disease using the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Discharge Abstract Database (DAD).  All hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of CHD or a comorbid condition related to CHD with CHD as the secondary diagnosis were included in the analysis.  Researchers found that the annual CHD inpatient hospitalization costs increased by 21.6% from $99.7 million in 2004 to $121.2 million in 2013 (all values in 2016 Canadian dollars). 64% of the hospitalizations were in children younger than 18 years with the majority of the hospitalizations occurring prior to 1 year of age.  During the study period the cost of hospitalizations was higher in children compared to adults with the majority of the inpatient expense occurring in infancy.  However, comparatively the percentage of cost increase over time was higher in the adults with CHD (4.5%) compared to the cost increase over time in children (0.7%). In 2004, inpatient hospitalizations for adults with CHD was 38.2% of the total costs compared to 45.8% in 2013.  The median length of hospital stay did not change significantly in both children and adults over the time period.  As would be expected, the annual hospitalization cost per patient increased with increasing CHD complexity among children.  The inverse relationship was found among adult patients with CHD in that the annual hospitalization cost per patient was highest among those with simple CHD.  The authors deduced this maybe secondary to an increased mean age and the number of comorbid conditions among adults with simple CHD.  Additionally, over 50% of the adults with a simple CHD were admitted with aortic valve disease or an atrial septal defect in which cases these diagnoses are often treated procedurally.  Also, among adults with CHD there were greater cost increases over time in men compared to women.  However, the cost of pregnancy among women with CHD was not included in the analysis.  As the authors discuss it is difficult to compare these results to published cost analyses from the United States given differences in methods of calculating hospital costs.  Additional, this study used longitudinal patient based cost compared to case based cost used in the US.  However, in the discussion these results were compared to 2 studies {Agarwal:2016gh, Opotowsky:2009df} from the US that looked at increasing costs among adult patients with CHD.  Both of the US studies found a higher increase in hospitalizations among adults with CHD compared to this study.  The study from Opotowsky et al{Opotowsky:2009df} found an increase of 127% in the mean per hospitalization charges from 1998-2005 with a projected increase in total national charges for hospitalizations of 357% from $691 million in 1998 to $3.16 billion in 2005 (2005 US dollars).  A similar study from Agarwal et al {Agarwal:2016gh} found an 81% increase in hospital admissions among adults with CHD from 2003 to 2013.   This current study from Canada as well as previously published studies highlights the increasing financial cost in caring for individuals with CHD with the greatest cost increases in adults with CHD.

 

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Predictors of health-related quality of life in children with chronic heart disease.

Niemitz M, Gunst DCM, Hövels-Gürich HH, Hofbeck M, Kaulitz R, Galm C, Berger F, Nagdyman N, Stiller B, Borth-Bruhns T, Konzag I, Balmer C, Goldbeck L.

Cardiol Young. 2017 May 18:1-10. doi: 10.1017/S1047951117000440. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28516823

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Take Home Points:

  • This multicenter study from Germany and Switzerland found that many medical factors including NYHA class, use of current cardiac medication, uncertainty or limited medical prognosis, history of cardiac bypass and number of nights spent in the hospital were independently associated with a decreased health related quality of life.
  • Children and adolescents reported better health related quality of life than the parent proxy report.
  • From a psychosocial aspect school attendance was associated with a higher reported health related quality of life. This would suggest that better integration into the school system could possibly increase the health reported quality of life among children and adolescents with CHD.

 

Commentary from Dr. Ginnie Abarbanell (Atlanta/St. Louis), section editor of Pediatric Cardiology Journal Watch:  This multicenter study from Germany and Switzerland used the Pediatric Cardiac Quality of Life Inventory in 375 children with congenital heart disease and their parental caregivers.  The mean age of the children studied was nearly 13 years (8-18 years).  On patient self-report, NYHA class, school attendance and use of cardiac medication were independently associated with their health-related quality of life.  On the parental-report the following variables, in addition to those reported by the patient, including uncertainty or limited medical prognosis, history of cardiac bypass and number of nights spent in the hospital were also found to be independently associated with a decreased health related quality of life.   These findings indicated that patients with mild cardiac disease severity had higher quality of life inventory scores.  Children and adolescents reported better health related quality of life than their parents but researchers did find a significant strong correlation between the self and parent reported health related quality of life scores.  The only psychosocial variable found to be independently associated with the health-related quality of life was school attendance.   This study would suggest that better integration into the school system could possibly increase the health reported quality of life among children and adolescents with CHD.


 

 

Pediatric Cardiology June 2017

 

  1. Pediatric 320-row cardiac computed tomography using electrocardiogram-gated model-based full iterative reconstruction.

Shirota G, Maeda E, Namiki Y, Bari R, Ino K, Torigoe R, Abe O.

Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Jun 30. doi: 10.1007/s00247-017-3901-2. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28667349

 

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  1. Impact of standardized clinical assessment and management plans on resource utilization and costs in children after the arterial switch operation.

Rathod RH, Jurgen B, Hamershock RA, Friedman KG, Marshall AC, Samnaliev M, Graham DA, Jenkins K, Lock JE, Powell AJ.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jun 28. doi: 10.1111/chd.12508. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28660735

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  1. Development of quality metrics for ambulatory pediatric cardiology: Chest pain.

Lu JC, Bansal M, Behera SK, Boris JR, Cardis B, Hokanson JS, Kakavand B, Jedeikin R.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jun 27. doi: 10.1111/chd.12509. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28653469

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  1. Introduction to anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery.

Brothers JA.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jun 27. doi: 10.1111/chd.12497. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28653465

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  1. Down syndrome and Moyamoya disease: unusual cause of stroke.

Tavares Bello C, Barreiros C, Gil I, Vasconcelos C.

BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Jun 24;2017. pii: bcr-2017-219894. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-219894.

PMID: 28647711

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  1. Coronary artery anomalies: A multidisciplinary approach to shape the landscape of a challenging problem.

Molossi S, Agrawal H.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jun 23. doi: 10.1111/chd.12490. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28643441

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  1. Clinical findings in right ventricular noncompaction in hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Gardner MM, Cohen MS.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jun 23. doi: 10.1111/chd.12506. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28643402

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  1. Pulmonary vascular volume ratio measured by cardiac computed tomography in children and young adults with congenital heart disease: comparison with lung perfusion scintigraphy.

Goo HW, Park SH.

Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Jun 23. doi: 10.1007/s00247-017-3912-z. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28646273

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  1. Genotype-phenotype correlation for congenital heart disease in Down syndrome through analysis of partial trisomy 21 cases.

Pelleri MC, Gennari E, Locatelli C, Piovesan A, Caracausi M, Antonaros F, Rocca A, Donati CM, Conti L, Strippoli P, Seri M, Vitale L, Cocchi G.

Genomics. 2017 Jun 22. pii: S0888-7543(17)30045-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ygeno.2017.06.004. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28648597

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  1. Xq26.1-26.3 duplication including MOSPD1 and GPC3 identified in boy with short stature and double outlet right ventricle.

Hirota Y, Minami T, Sato T, Yokomizo A, Matsumoto A, Goto M, Jinbo E, Yamamgata T.

Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Jun 21. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.38297. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28636109

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  1. Interobserver variability in the classification of congenital coronary abnormalities: A substudy of the anomalous connections of the coronary arteries registry.

Koutsoukis A, Halna du Fretay X, Dupouy P, Ou P, Laissy JP, Juliard JM, Hyafil F, Aubry P; ANOCOR Investigators.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jun 21. doi: 10.1111/chd.12504. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28639359

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  1. Protein-Losing Enteropathy in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease.

Itkin M, Piccoli DA, Nadolski G, Rychik J, DeWitt A, Pinto E, Rome J, Dori Y.

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Jun 20;69(24):2929-2937. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.04.023.

PMID: 28619193

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  1. Adenotonsillectomy for the Management of Pulmonary Hypertension in a Patient With Complex Congenital Heart Disease: A Case Report.

Adler AC, Nicole Chao YJ.

A A Case Rep. 2017 Jun 19. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000593. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28632506

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  1. Effect of concomitant birth defects and genetic anomalies on infant mortality in tetralogy of fallot.

Jernigan EG, Strassle PD, Stebbins RC, Meyer RE, Nelson JS.

Birth Defects Res. 2017 Jun 19. doi: 10.1002/bdr2.1057. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28627098

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  1. Does young age really put the heart at risk?

Belanger MP, Tan LY, Wittnich C.

Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2017 Jun 19. doi: 10.1139/cjpp-2017-0072. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28628748

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  1. Diagnosis of secondary pulmonary lymphangiectasia in congenital heart disease: a novel role for chest ultrasound and prognostic implications.

Lam CZ, Bhamare TA, Gazzaz T, Manson D, Humpl T, Seed M.

Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Jun 19. doi: 10.1007/s00247-017-3892-z. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28631156

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  1. Clinical evaluation of anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA).

Molossi S, Agrawal H.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jun 16. doi: 10.1111/chd.12505. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28621042

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  1. Complete isolation of right subclavian artery supplied by the thoracic aorta and bilateral patent ductus arteriosus.

Ghasemi A, Serati AR, Emami S, Movahed MR.

Future Cardiol. 2017 Jun 16. doi: 10.2217/fca-2016-0062. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28621552

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  1. Pulmonary arterial resistance and compliance in preterm infants.

Okada S, Muneuchi J, Nagatomo Y, Watanabe M, Iida C, Shirouzu H, Matsuoka R, Joo K.

Int J Cardiol. 2017 Jun 16. pii: S0167-5273(17)31399-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.06.056. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28637627

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  1. Cornelia de Lange syndrome: Congenital heart disease in 149 patients.

Ayerza Casas A, Puisac Uriol B, Teresa Rodrigo ME, Hernández Marcos M, Ramos Fuentes FJ, Pie Juste J.

Med Clin (Barc). 2017 Jun 16. pii: S0025-7753(17)30344-5. doi: 10.1016/j.medcli.2017.03.051. [Epub ahead of print] English, Spanish.

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  1. Characterization and risk factors for aortic dilatation in pediatric patients with bicuspid aortic valve.

Sabaté-Rotés A, Sabidó Sanchez L, Gran Ipiña F, Albert Brotons D, Abella RF, Rosés Noguer F.

Med Clin (Barc). 2017 Jun 16. pii: S0025-7753(17)30326-3. doi: 10.1016/j.medcli.2017.03.041. [Epub ahead of print] English, Spanish.

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  1. Adequate adherence to benzathine penicillin secondary prophylaxis following the diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease by echocardiographic screening.

Culliford-Semmens N, Tilton E, Webb R, Lennon D, Paku B, Malcolm J, French S, Blair N, Wilson N.

N Z Med J. 2017 Jun 16;130(1457):50-57.

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  1. Cardiac T1 mapping in congenital heart disease: bolus vs. infusion protocols for measurements of myocardial extracellular volume fraction.

Al-Wakeel-Marquard N, Rastin S, Muench F, O H-Ici D, Yilmaz S, Berger F, Kuehne T, Messroghli DR.

Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Jun 15. doi: 10.1007/s10554-017-1191-2. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening in NICU: Need for Revision and Standardization.

Fernandes N, Short B, Manja V, Lakshminrusimha S.

Am J Perinatol. 2017 Jun 14. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1603654. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

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  1. Use of 3D models of vascular rings and slings to improve resident education.

Jones TW, Seckeler MD.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jun 13. doi: 10.1111/chd.12486. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28608434

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  1. Brain Injury and Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Congenital Heart Disease: A Systematic Review.

Mebius MJ, Kooi EMW, Bilardo CM, Bos AF.

Pediatrics. 2017 Jun 13. pii: e20164055. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-4055. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

PMID: 28607205

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  1. Exercise Capacity and Self-Efficacy are Associated with Moderate-to-Vigorous Intensity Physical Activity in Children with Congenital Heart Disease.

Banks L, Rosenthal S, Manlhiot C, Fan CS, McKillop A, Longmuir PE, McCrindle BW.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun 12. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1645-2. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28608149

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  1. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Sequencing Reveals a Novel NOTCH1 Mutation in a Family with Single Ventricle Defects.

Durbin MD, Cadar AG, Williams CH, Guo Y, Bichell DP, Su YR, Hong CC.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun 12. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1650-5. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28608148

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  1. Clinical and molecular cytogenetic characterization of four unrelated patients carrying 2p14 microdeletions.

Mathieu ML, Demily C, Chantot-Bastaraud S, Afenjar A, Mignot C, Andrieux J, Gerard M, Catala-Mora J, Jouk PS, Labalme A, Edery P, Sanlaville D, Rossi M.

Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Jun 9. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.38307. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28599093

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  1. Decision making in anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery.

Mery CM.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jun 9. doi: 10.1111/chd.12493. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28598033

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  1. Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: An Update on Clinical Aspects, Genetics, Diagnosis, and Future Treatment Strategies.

Mirra V, Werner C, Santamaria F.

Front Pediatr. 2017 Jun 9;5:135. doi: 10.3389/fped.2017.00135. eCollection 2017. Review.

PMID: 28649564 Free PMC Article

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  1. High-Flow Nasal Cannula Utilization in Pediatric Critical Care.

Coletti KD, Bagdure DN, Walker LK, Remy KE, Custer JW.

Respir Care. 2017 Jun 6. pii: respcare.05153. doi: 10.4187/respcare.05153. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28588119

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  1. Knowledge-based reconstruction for measurement of right ventricular volumes on cardiovascular magnetic resonance images in a mixed population.

Pieterman ED, Budde RPJ, Robbers-Visser D, van Domburg RT, Helbing WA.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jun 5. doi: 10.1111/chd.12484. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28580763

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  1. Stress echocardiography: An overview for use in pediatric and congenital cardiology.

Ermis P.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jun 5. doi: 10.1111/chd.12495. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Right aortic arch with situs solitus frequently heralds a vascular ring.

Evans WN, Acherman RJ, Ciccolo ML, Carrillo SA, Mayman GA, Luna CF, Rollins RC, Castillo WJ, Galindo A, Rothman A, Alexander JA, Kwan TW, Restrepo H.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jun 5. doi: 10.1111/chd.12487. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28580730

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  1. Kawasaki disease: State of the art.

Newburger JW.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jun 5. doi: 10.1111/chd.12498. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28580712

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  1. Kawasaki disease: Medical therapies.

Newburger JW.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jun 5. doi: 10.1111/chd.12502. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28580631

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  1. In vivo efficacy of the AKT inhibitor ARQ 092 in Noonan Syndrome with multiple lentigines-associated hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Wang J, Chandrasekhar V, Abbadessa G, Yu Y, Schwartz B, Kontaridis MI.

PLoS One. 2017 Jun 5;12(6):e0178905. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178905. eCollection 2017.

PMID: 28582432 Free PMC Article

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  1. Reproducibility of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMRI)-Derived Right Ventricular Parameters in Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF).

Gnanappa GK, Rashid I, Celermajer D, Ayer J, Puranik R.

Heart Lung Circ. 2017 Jun 3. pii: S1443-9506(17)30491-2. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.04.017. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28662918

 

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  1. Vertebral artery from descending thoracic aorta: rare anatomic variant with diagnostic implication.

Sharma A, Kumar S, Sharma S.

Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2017 Jun;159(6):1105-1106. doi: 10.1007/s00701-017-3175-3. Epub 2017 Apr 8.

PMID: 28391445

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  1. Pulse oximetry is a feasible method for detecting neonatal critical congenital heart disease.

Hu XJ, Huang GY.

Acta Paediatr. 2017 Jun;106(6):1008. doi: 10.1111/apa.13801. Epub 2017 Mar 21. No abstract available.

PMID: 28235129

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  1. The limitations of pulse oximetry for critical congenital heart disease screening in the neonatal intensive care units.

Fernandes N, Lakshminrusimha S.

Acta Paediatr. 2017 Jun;106(6):1007. doi: 10.1111/apa.13742. Epub 2017 Jan 30. No abstract available.

PMID: 28075515

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  1. Interruption of the Aortic Arch.

Combes N, Waldmann V, Heitz F, Bruguiere E, Quedreux JF, Vahdat O, Chambran P, Narayanan K, Marijon E.

Am J Med. 2017 Jun;130(6):e251-e252. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.12.041. Epub 2017 Feb 2. No abstract available.

PMID: 28161345

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  1. Recurrence of congenital heart defects among siblings-a nationwide study.

Brodwall K, Greve G, Leirgul E, Tell GS, Vollset SE, Øyen N.

Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Jun;173(6):1575-1585. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.38237. Epub 2017 Apr 19.

PMID: 28425218

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  1. A systematic review of 3-D printing in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.

Sun Z, Lee SY.

Anatol J Cardiol. 2017 Jun;17(6):423-435. doi: 10.14744/AnatolJCardiol.2017.7464. Epub 2017 Apr 10.

PMID: 28430115 Free PMC Article

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  1. [Mosaic trisomy 18. Series of cases].

Cammarata-Scalisi F, Lacruz-Rengel MA, Araque D, Da Silva G, Avendaño A, Callea M, Stock F, Guerrero Y, Aguilar E, Lacruz MJ, Sulbaran J.

Arch Argent Pediatr. 2017 Jun 1;115(3):e183-e186. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5546/aap.2017.e183. Spanish.

PMID: 28504507 Free Article

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  1. Retinovascular findings in newborns with critical congenital heart disease: A case series.

Fettah N, Kabatas EU, Doğan V, Zenciroğlu AL, Dilli D, Özyazıcı E, Koç M, Beken S, Dursun A, Kandemir S.

Arch Argent Pediatr. 2017 Jun 1;115(3):e175-e178. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5546/aap.2017.eng.e175. Spanish, English.

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  1. Ethnic and socioeconomic variation in incidence of congenital heart defects.

Knowles RL, Ridout D, Crowe S, Bull C, Wray J, Tregay J, Franklin RC, Barron DJ, Cunningham D, Parslow RC, Brown KL.

Arch Dis Child. 2017 Jun;102(6):496-502. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-311143. Epub 2016 Dec 16.

PMID: 27986699 Free Article

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  1. Newborn pulse oximetry screening in practice.

Ismail AQT, Cawsey M, Ewer AK.

Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2017 Jun;102(3):155-161. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-311047. Epub 2016 Aug 16.

PMID: 27530240

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  1. Cost of Congenital Heart Disease Hospitalizations in Canada: A Population-Based Study.

Mackie AS, Tran DT, Marelli AJ, Kaul P.

Can J Cardiol. 2017 Jun;33(6):792-798. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2017.01.024. Epub 2017 Feb 10.

PMID: 28457736

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  1. Validity of Commercial Activity Trackers in Children With Congenital Heart Disease.

Voss C, Gardner RF, Dean PH, Harris KC.

Can J Cardiol. 2017 Jun;33(6):799-805. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2016.11.024. Epub 2016 Dec 18.

PMID: 28347581

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  1. Ebstein Anomaly.

Sherwin ED, Abrams DJ.

Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2017 Jun;9(2):245-254. doi: 10.1016/j.ccep.2017.02.007. Review.

PMID: 28457239

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  1. Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: Techniques and Applications.

Salerno M, Sharif B, Arheden H, Kumar A, Axel L, Li D, Neubauer S.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Jun;10(6). pii: e003951. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.116.003951. Review.

PMID: 28611116

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  1. Prospective ECG-triggering cardiac CT for infants with complex congenital heart disease using low-dose contrast medium, low tube voltage, and adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction.

Wang SY, Gao W, Zhong YM, Sun AM, Wang Q, Hu LW, Qiu HS, Li JY.

Clin Radiol. 2017 Jun;72(6):502-507. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2017.01.017. Epub 2017 Mar 6.

PMID: 28267987

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  1. Continuous Capnography in Pediatric Intensive Care.

Riley CM.

Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2017 Jun;29(2):251-258. doi: 10.1016/j.cnc.2017.01.010. Epub 2017 Mar 18. Review.

PMID: 28460704

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  1. EuroEcho-Imaging 2016: highlights.

Magne J, Popescu BA, Bucciarelli-Ducci C, Cosyns B, Donal E, Gimelli A, Miller O, Badano L, Habib G.

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Jun 1;18(6):621-628. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jex063.

PMID: 28407053

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  1. Improved long-term outcomes in double-inlet left ventricle and tricuspid atresia with transposed great arteries: systemic outflow tract obstruction present at birth defines long-term outcome.

Franken LC, Admiraal M, Verrall CE, Zannino D, Ayer JG, Iyengar AJ, Cole AD, Sholler GF, D’Udekem Y, Winlaw DS.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Jun 1;51(6):1051-1057. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx022.

PMID: 28329058

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  1. Outcome of arterial ischemic stroke in children with heart disease.

Vázquez López M, de Castro de Castro P, Barredo Valderrama E, Miranda Herrero MC, Gil Villanueva N, Alcaraz Romero AJ, Pascual Pascual SI.

Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2017 Jun 1. pii: S1090-3798(17)31684-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpn.2017.05.007. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28619364

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  1. Cardiac rehabilitation in an adolescent with DiGeorge Syndrome.

Kim DJ, Lee KY, Choe Y, Han JY, Choi IS.

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2017 Jun;53(3):462-465. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.16.04408-7. Epub 2016 Nov 18.

PMID: 27858403 Free Article

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  1. Effect of Fontan operation on liver stiffness in children with single ventricle physiology.

DiPaola FW, Schumacher KR, Goldberg CS, Friedland-Little J, Parameswaran A, Dillman JR.

Eur Radiol. 2017 Jun;27(6):2434-2442. doi: 10.1007/s00330-016-4614-x. Epub 2016 Oct 17.

PMID: 27752831

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  1. Hepatic Malignancy in an Infant with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome.

Rutter S, Morotti RA, Peterec S, Gallagher PG.

Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2017 Jun;36(3):256-262. doi: 10.1080/15513815.2017.1293201. Epub 2017 Mar 7.

PMID: 28266898

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  1. A Path to Implement Precision Child Health Cardiovascular Medicine.

Touma M, Reemtsen B, Halnon N, Alejos J, Finn JP, Nelson SF, Wang Y.

Front Cardiovasc Med. 2017 Jun 1;4:36. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2017.00036. eCollection 2017. Review.

PMID: 28620608 Free PMC Article

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  1. Neuroimaging findings in Mowat-Wilson syndrome: a study of 54 patients.

Garavelli L, Ivanovski I, Caraffi SG, Santodirocco D, Pollazzon M, Cordelli DM, Abdalla E, Accorsi P, Adam MP, Baldo C, Bayat A, Belligni E, Bonvicini F, Breckpot J, Callewaert B, Cocchi G, Cuturilo G, Devriendt K, Dinulos MB, Djuric O, Epifanio R, Faravelli F, Formisano D, Giordano L, Grasso M, Grønborg S, Iodice A, Iughetti L, Lacombe D, Maggi M, Malbora B, Mammi I, Moutton S, Møller R, Muschke P, Napoli M, Pantaleoni C, Pascarella R, Pellicciari A, Poch-Olive ML, Raviglione F, Rivieri F, Russo C, Savasta S, Scarano G, Selicorni A, Silengo M, Sorge G, Tarani L, Tone LG, Toutain A, Trimouille A, Valera ET, Vergano SS, Zanotta N, Zollino M, Dobyns WB, Paciorkowski AR.

Genet Med. 2017 Jun;19(6):691-700. doi: 10.1038/gim.2016.176. Epub 2016 Nov 10.

PMID: 27831545 Free PMC Article

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  1. Incidence and Outcome of Acute Cardiorenal Syndrome in Hospitalized Children.

Athwani V, Bhargava M, Chanchlani R, Mehta AJ.

Indian J Pediatr. 2017 Jun;84(6):420-424. doi: 10.1007/s12098-017-2307-3. Epub 2017 Feb 27.

PMID: 28239760

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  1. Stress and coping in Japanese mothers whose infants required congenital heart disease surgery.

Nakazuru A, Sato N, Nakamura N.

Int J Nurs Pract. 2017 Jun;23 Suppl 1. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12550.

PMID: 28635060

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  1. Echocardiography-Derived Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Gradient and Left Ventricular Posterior Wall Thickening Are Associated with Outcomes for Anatomic Repair in Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries.

Moodley S, Balasubramanian S, Tacy TA, Chan F, Hanley FL, Punn R.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Jun 1. pii: S0894-7317(17)30219-5. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2017.03.019. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28579248

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  1. Three-Dimensional Mitral Valve Morphology and Age-Related Trends in Children and Young Adults with Structurally Normal Hearts Using Transthoracic Echocardiography.

Jolley MA, Ghelani SJ, Adar A, Harrild DM.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Jun;30(6):561-571. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2017.01.018. Epub 2017 Apr 6.

PMID: 28391001

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  1. Regression equations for calculation of z scores for echocardiographic measurements of right heart structures in healthy Han Chinese children.

Wang SS, Zhang YQ, Chen SB, Huang GY, Zhang HY, Zhang ZF, Wu LP, Hong WJ, Shen R, Liu YQ, Zhu JX.

J Clin Ultrasound. 2017 Jun;45(5):293-303. doi: 10.1002/jcu.22436. Epub 2017 Jan 25.

PMID: 28121016

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  1. Teaching congenital heart disease: A new era?

Beckerman Z, Mery CM.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun;153(6):1541. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.02.045. Epub 2017 Mar 9. No abstract available.

PMID: 28359576

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  1. Geometry and growth of the reconstructed aorta in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and variants.

Haller C, Chetan D, Saedi A, Parker R, Van Arsdell GS, Honjo O.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun;153(6):1479-1487.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.02.011. Epub 2017 Feb 14.

PMID: 28291606

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  1. Child and Adolescent Health From 1990 to 2015: Findings From the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2015 Study.

Global Burden of Disease Child and Adolescent Health Collaboration, Kassebaum N, Kyu HH, Zoeckler L, Olsen HE, Thomas K, Pinho C, Bhutta ZA, Dandona L, Ferrari A, Ghiwot TT, Hay SI, Kinfu Y, Liang X, Lopez A, Malta DC, Mokdad AH, Naghavi M, Patton GC, Salomon J, Sartorius B, Topor-Madry R, Vollset SE, Werdecker A, Whiteford HA, Abate KH, Abbas K, Damtew SA, Ahmed MB, Akseer N, Al-Raddadi R, Alemayohu MA, Altirkawi K, Abajobir AA, Amare AT, Antonio CAT, Arnlov J, Artaman A, Asayesh H, Avokpaho EFGA, Awasthi A, Ayala Quintanilla BP, Bacha U, Betsu BD, Barac A, Bärnighausen TW, Baye E, Bedi N, Bensenor IM, Berhane A, Bernabe E, Bernal OA, Beyene AS, Biadgilign S, Bikbov B, Boyce CA, Brazinova A, Hailu GB, Carter A, Castañeda-Orjuela CA, Catalá-López F, Charlson FJ, Chitheer AA, Choi JJ, Ciobanu LG, Crump J, Dandona R, Dellavalle RP, Deribew A, deVeber G, Dicker D, Ding EL, Dubey M, Endries AY, Erskine HE, Faraon EJA, Faro A, Farzadfar F, Fernandes JC, Fijabi DO, Fitzmaurice C, Fleming TD, Flor LS, Foreman KJ, Franklin RC, Fraser MS, Frostad JJ, Fullman N, Gebregergs GB, Gebru AA, Geleijnse JM, Gibney KB, Gidey Yihdego M, Ginawi IAM, Gishu MD, Gizachew TA, Glaser E, Gold AL, Goldberg E, Gona P, Goto A, Gugnani HC, Jiang G, Gupta R, Tesfay FH, Hankey GJ, Havmoeller R, Hijar M, Horino M, Hosgood HD, Hu G, Jacobsen KH, Jakovljevic MB, Jayaraman SP, Jha V, Jibat T, Johnson CO, Jonas J, Kasaeian A, Kawakami N, Keiyoro PN, Khalil I, Khang YH, Khubchandani J, Ahmad Kiadaliri AA, Kieling C, Kim D, Kissoon N, Knibbs LD, Koyanagi A, Krohn KJ, Kuate Defo B, Kucuk Bicer B, Kulikoff R, Kumar GA, Lal DK, Lam HY, Larson HJ, Larsson A, Laryea DO, Leung J, Lim SS, Lo LT, Lo WD, Looker KJ, Lotufo PA, Magdy Abd El Razek H, Malekzadeh R, Markos Shifti D, Mazidi M, Meaney PA, Meles KG, Memiah P, Mendoza W, Abera Mengistie M, Mengistu GW, Mensah GA, Miller TR, Mock C, Mohammadi A, Mohammed S, Monasta L, Mueller U, Nagata C, Naheed A, Nguyen G, Nguyen QL, Nsoesie E, Oh IH, Okoro A, Olusanya JO, Olusanya BO, Ortiz A, Paudel D, Pereira DM, Perico N, Petzold M, Phillips MR, Polanczyk GV, Pourmalek F, Qorbani M, Rafay A, Rahimi-Movaghar V, Rahman M, Rai RK, Ram U, Rankin Z, Remuzzi G, Renzaho AMN, Roba HS, Rojas-Rueda D, Ronfani L, Sagar R, Sanabria JR, Kedir Mohammed MS, Santos IS, Satpathy M, Sawhney M, Schöttker B, Schwebel DC, Scott JG, Sepanlou SG, Shaheen A, Shaikh MA, She J, Shiri R, Shiue I, Sigfusdottir ID, Singh J, Silpakit N, Smith A, Sreeramareddy C, Stanaway JD, Stein DJ, Steiner C, Sufiyan MB, Swaminathan S, Tabarés-Seisdedos R, Tabb KM, Tadese F, Tavakkoli M, Taye B, Teeple S, Tegegne TK, Temam Shifa G, Terkawi AS, Thomas B, Thomson AJ, Tobe-Gai R, Tonelli M, Tran BX, Troeger C, Ukwaja KN, Uthman O, Vasankari T, Venketasubramanian N, Vlassov VV, Weiderpass E, Weintraub R, Gebrehiwot SW, Westerman R, Williams HC, Wolfe CDA, Woodbrook R, Yano Y, Yonemoto N, Yoon SJ, Younis MZ, Yu C, Zaki MES, Zegeye EA, Zuhlke LJ, Murray CJL, Vos T.

JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Jun 1;171(6):573-592. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.0250.

PMID: 28384795

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  1. Critical Congenital Heart Disease Newborn Screening Implementation: Lessons Learned.

McClain MR, Hokanson JS, Grazel R, Van Naarden Braun K, Garg LF, Morris MR, Moline K, Urquhart K, Nance A, Randall H, Sontag MK.

Matern Child Health J. 2017 Jun;21(6):1240-1249. doi: 10.1007/s10995-017-2273-4.

PMID: 28092064

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  1. Genetic polymorphism of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase as a potential risk factor for congenital heart disease: A meta-analysis in Chinese pediatric population.

Yuan Y, Yu X, Niu F, Lu N.

Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jun;96(23):e7057. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000007057.

PMID: 28591039 Free PMC Article

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  1. Chromosome 13q deletion syndrome involving 13q31‑qter: A case report.

Wang YP, Wang DJ, Niu ZB, Cui WT.

Mol Med Rep. 2017 Jun;15(6):3658-3664. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2017.6425. Epub 2017 Apr 3.

PMID: 28393221 Free PMC Article

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  1. MicroRNAs Association in the Cardiac Hypertrophy Secondary to Complex Congenital Heart Disease in Children.

Sánchez-Gómez MC, García-Mejía KA, Pérez-Díaz Conti M, Díaz-Rosas G, Palma-Lara I, Sánchez-Urbina R, Klünder-Klünder M, Botello-Flores JA, Balderrábano-Saucedo NA, Contreras-Ramos A.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun;38(5):991-1003. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1607-8. Epub 2017 Apr 5.

PMID: 28382463

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  1. Trends in National Institutes of Health-Funded Congenital Heart Disease Research from 2005 to 2015.

Burns KM, Pemberton VL, Schramm CA, Pearson GD, Kaltman JR.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun;38(5):974-980. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1605-x. Epub 2017 Mar 27.

PMID: 28349207

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  1. [Infective endocarditis prophylaxis in congenital heart disease].

Di Filippo S.

Presse Med. 2017 Jun;46(6 Pt 1):606-611. doi: 10.1016/j.lpm.2017.05.016. Epub 2017 May 30. French.

PMID: 28576635

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  1. Motivations and Features of Co-Parenting an Infant With Complex Congenital Heart Disease.

Pridham K, Harrison TM, McKechnie AC, Brown R.

West J Nurs Res. 2017 Jun 1:193945917712693. doi: 10.1177/0193945917712693. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28597724

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  1. Pediatric Cardiology Provider Attitudes About Palliative Care: A Multicenter Survey Study.

Balkin EM, Kirkpatrick JN, Kaufman B, Swetz KM, Sleeper LA, Wolfe J, Blume ED.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun 29. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1663-0. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28664445

 

Select item 28662346

 

  1. FOXC1 haploinsufficiency due to 6p25 deletion in a patient with rapidly progressing aortic valve disease.

Ovaert C, Busa T, Faure E, Missirian C, Philip N, Paoli F, Milh M, Macé L, Zaffran S.

Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Jun 28. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.38331. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28657660

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  1. MYBPC3 mutations are associated with a reduced super-relaxed state in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

McNamara JW, Li A, Lal S, Bos JM, Harris SP, van der Velden J, Ackerman MJ, Cooke R, Dos Remedios CG.

PLoS One. 2017 Jun 28;12(6):e0180064. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180064. eCollection 2017.

PMID: 28658286 Free Article

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  1. Assessment of large copy number variants in patients with apparently isolated congenital left-sided cardiac lesions reveals clinically relevant genomic events.

Hanchard NA, Umana LA, D’Alessandro L, Azamian M, Poopola M, Morris SA, Fernbach S, Lalani SR, Towbin JA, Zender GA, Fitzgerald-Butt S, Garg V, Bowman J, Zapata G, Hernandez P, Arrington CB, Furthner D, Prakash SK, Bowles NE, McBride KL, Belmont JW.

Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Jun 27. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.38309. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28653806

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  1. Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the right pulmonary artery in a univentricular heart.

Binsalamah ZM, Lara DA, McKenzie ED.

Cardiol Young. 2017 Jun 27:1-4. doi: 10.1017/S1047951117001317. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28651676

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  1. Responses of mothers of children with CHD: quality of life, anxiety and depression, parental attitudes, family functionality.

Alkan F, Sertcelik T, Yalın Sapmaz S, Eser E, Coskun S.

Cardiol Young. 2017 Jun 27:1-7. doi: 10.1017/S1047951117001184. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28651675

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  1. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage due to lymphangiectasia caused by protein-losing enteropathy in the Fontan circulation.

Gras P, Gottrand F, Godart F.

Cardiol Young. 2017 Jun 27:1-3. doi: 10.1017/S1047951117000853. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28651669

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  1. Development of quality metrics for ambulatory pediatric cardiology: Chest pain.

Lu JC, Bansal M, Behera SK, Boris JR, Cardis B, Hokanson JS, Kakavand B, Jedeikin R.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jun 27. doi: 10.1111/chd.12509. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28653469

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  1. Dissecting Kawasaki disease: a state-of-the-art review.

Dietz SM, van Stijn D, Burgner D, Levin M, Kuipers IM, Hutten BA, Kuijpers TW.

Eur J Pediatr. 2017 Jun 27. doi: 10.1007/s00431-017-2937-5. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

PMID: 28656474

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  1. Cardiac Events and the Maximum Diameter of Coronary Artery Aneurysms in Kawasaki Disease.

Tsuda E, Tsujii N, Hayama Y.

J Pediatr. 2017 Jun 26. pii: S0022-3476(17)30748-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.05.055. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28662948

 

  1. Right ventricular function during exercise in children after heart transplantation.

Cifra B, Morgan CT, Dragulescu A, Guerra VC, Slorach C, Friedberg MK, Manlhiot C, McCrindle BW, Dipchand AI, Mertens L.

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Jun 23. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jex137. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28655190

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  1. Physician Attitudes toward the First Pediatric Appropriate Use Criteria and Engagement With Educational Intervention to Improve the Appropriateness of Outpatient Echocardiography.

Sachdeva R, Kelleman MS, McCracken CE, Campbell RM, Lai WW, Lopez L, Stern KWD, Welch E, Douglas PS.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Jun 23. pii: S0894-7317(17)30385-1. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2017.05.007. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28651801

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  1. In-scan and scan-rescan assessment of LV in- and outflow volumes by 4D flow MRI versus 2D planimetry.

Kamphuis VP, van der Palen RLF, de Koning PJH, Elbaz MSM, van der Geest RJ, de Roos A, Roest AAW, Westenberg JJM.

J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Jun 22. doi: 10.1002/jmri.25792. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28640394

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  1. How Should We Diagnose Persistence of the Artery of the Fifth Pharyngeal Arch?

Tretter JT, Crotty EJ, Anderson RH, Taylor MD.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun 21. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1665-y. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

PMID: 28639150

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  1. Gadolinium Brain Deposition after Macrocyclic Gadolinium Administration: A Pediatric Case-Control Study.

Tibussek D, Rademacher C, Caspers J, Turowski B, Schaper J, Antoch G, Klee D.

Radiology. 2017 Jun 21:161151. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2017161151. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28640695

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  1. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Coronary Abnormalities and Cardiac Function in a Murine Model of Kawasaki Disease Using High-frequency Ultrasound.

Zhang XX, Du ZD, Wen SG, Sun XP.

Chin Med J (Engl). 2017 Jun 20;130(12):1467-1474. doi: 10.4103/0366-6999.207461.

PMID: 28584211 Free PMC Article

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  1. Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension in Children with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.

Krishnan U, Feinstein JA, Adatia I, Austin ED, Mullen MP, Hopper RK, Hanna B, Romer L, Keller RL, Fineman J, Steinhorn R, Kinsella JP, Ivy DD, Rosenzweig EB, Raj U, Humpl T, Abman SH; Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network (PPHNet).

J Pediatr. 2017 Jun 20. pii: S0022-3476(17)30650-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.05.029. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

PMID: 28645441

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  1. ALPK3 GENE MUTATION IN A PATIENT WITH CONGENITAL CARDIOMYOPATHY AND DYSMORPHIC FEATURES.

Cağlayan AO, Sezer RG, Kaymakcalan H, Ulgen E, Yavuz T, Baranoski JF, Bozaykut A, Serin Harmanci A, Yalcin Y, Youngblood MW, Yasuno K, Bilguvar K, Gunel M.

Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2017 Jun 19. pii: mcs.a001859. doi: 10.1101/mcs.a001859. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28630369 Free Article

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  1. Pulmonary Vein Doppler Patterns in Infants with Single Right Ventricle Anomalies After Initial Staged Palliations.

Kirkpatrick EC, Steltzer J, Simpson P, Pan A, Dragulescu A, Falkensammer CB, Gelehrter S, Lai WW, Levine J, Miller S, Miller TA, Pruetz J, Sachdeva R, Thacker D, Frommelt P.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun 19. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1660-3. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28631208

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  1. A Computable Phenotype Improves Cohort Ascertainment in a Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Registry.

Geva A, Gronsbell JL, Cai T, Cai T, Murphy SN, Lyons JC, Heinz MM, Natter MD, Patibandla N, Bickel J, Mullen MP, Mandl KD; Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Pediatric Pulmonary Vascular Disease Outcomes Bioinformatics Clinical Coordinating Center Investigators.

J Pediatr. 2017 Jun 15. pii: S0022-3476(17)30658-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.05.037. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28625502

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  1. Massive aortic root aneurysm in an infant with the Loeys-Dietz syndrome.

Molina-Sánchez T, Calderón-Colmenero J, Sandoval JP.

Cardiol Young. 2017 Jun 13:1-2. doi: 10.1017/S1047951117001056. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28606209

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  1. Learning a Comorbidity-Driven Taxonomy of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension.

Ong MS, Mullen MP, Austin ED, Szolovits P, Natter M, Geva A, Cai T, Kong SW, Mandl KD.

Circ Res. 2017 Jun 13. pii: CIRCRESAHA.117.310804. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.117.310804. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28611076

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  1. Exercise Capacity and Self-Efficacy are Associated with Moderate-to-Vigorous Intensity Physical Activity in Children with Congenital Heart Disease.

Banks L, Rosenthal S, Manlhiot C, Fan CS, McKillop A, Longmuir PE, McCrindle BW.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun 12. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1645-2. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28608149

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  1. Coarctation Index Predicts Recurrent Aortic Arch Obstruction Following Surgical Repair of Coarctation of the Aorta in Infants.

Adamson G, Karamlou T, Moore P, Natal-Hernandez L, Tabbutt S, Peyvandi S.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun 12. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1651-4. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28608147

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  1. Strain Rate in Children and Young Piglets Mirrors Changes in Contractility and Demonstrates a Force-Frequency Relationship.

Alvarez SV, Fortin-Pellerin E, Alhabdan M, Lomelin JS, Kantoch M, Atallah J, Hornberger LK, Coe JY, Cheung PY, Tham EB, Mah K, Lin L, Mills L, Khoo NS.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Jun 8. pii: S0894-7317(17)30273-0. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2017.04.001. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28602206

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  1. Changes of Cerebral Oxygenation in Sequential Glenn and Fontan Procedures in the Same Children.

Yagi Y, Yamamoto M, Saito H, Mori T, Morimoto Y, Oyasu T, Tachibana T, Ito YM.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun 7. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1647-0. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28589407

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  1. Comparison of two-dimensional strain analysis using vendor-independent and vendor-specific software in adult and pediatric patients.

Anwar S, Negishi K, Borowszki A, Gladding P, Popović ZB, Erenberg F, Thomas JD.

JRSM Cardiovasc Dis. 2017 Jun 6;6:2048004017712862. doi: 10.1177/2048004017712862. eCollection 2017 Jan-Dec.

PMID: 28660071 Free PMC Article

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  1. Stress echocardiography: An overview for use in pediatric and congenital cardiology.

Ermis P.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jun 5. doi: 10.1111/chd.12495. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28580760

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  1. Pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension: on the eve of growing up.

Douwes JM, Berger RMF.

Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2017 Jun 5. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0000000000000406. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28590293

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  1. Improving Universal Pediatric Lipid Screening.

DeSantes K, Dodge A, Eickhoff J, Peterson AL.

J Pediatr. 2017 Jun 5. pii: S0022-3476(17)30651-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.05.030. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28595766

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  1. Non-receptor type, proline-rich protein tyrosine kinase 2 (Pyk2) is a possible therapeutic target for Kawasaki disease.

Suzuki C, Nakamura A, Miura N, Fukai K, Ohno N, Yahata T, Okamoto-Hamaoka A, Fujii M, Yoshioka A, Kuchitsu Y, Ikeda K, Hamaoka K.

Clin Immunol. 2017 Jun;179:17-24. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2017.01.013. Epub 2017 Feb 3.

PMID: 28167306

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  1. Infective endocarditis in children: an update.

Dixon G, Christov G.

Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2017 Jun;30(3):257-267. doi: 10.1097/QCO.0000000000000370.

PMID: 28319472

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  1. Distribution of strain patterns in children with dilated cardiomyopathy.

den Boer SL, du Marchie Sarvaas GJ, Klitsie LM, van Iperen GG, Tanke RB, Helbing WA, Backx APCM, Rammeloo LAJ, Dalinghaus M, Ten Harkel ADJ.

Echocardiography. 2017 Jun;34(6):881-887. doi: 10.1111/echo.13548. Epub 2017 May 7.

PMID: 28480564

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  1. Regional right ventricular remodeling and function in children with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension vs those with pulmonary valve stenosis: Insights into mechanics of right ventricular dysfunction.

Driessen MMP, Meijboom FJ, Hui W, Dragulescu A, Mertens L, Friedberg MK.

Echocardiography. 2017 Jun;34(6):888-897. doi: 10.1111/echo.13529. Epub 2017 Apr 1.

PMID: 28370259

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  1. Isolated left subclavian artery arising from the main pulmonary artery.

Ciliberti P, Toscano A, Drago F, Secinaro A.

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Jun 1;18(6):716. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jew337. No abstract available.

PMID: 28329048

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  1. Arthrogryposis as neonatal presentation of Loeys-Dietz syndrome due to a novel TGFBR2 mutation.

Valenzuela I, Fernández-Alvarez P, Munell F, Sanchez-Montanez A, Giralt G, Vendrell T, Tizzano EF.

Eur J Med Genet. 2017 Jun;60(6):303-307. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmg.2017.03.010. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

PMID: 28344185

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  1. Importance of multidisciplinary management for pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect, major aorto-pulmonary collateral arteries and completely absent central pulmonary arteries.

Hoashi T, Yazaki S, Kagisaki K, Kitano M, Shimada M, Shiraishi I, Ichikawa H.

Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun;65(6):337-342. doi: 10.1007/s11748-017-0765-1. Epub 2017 Mar 4.

PMID: 28260150

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  1. Pilot study analyzing automated ECG screening of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Campbell MJ, Zhou X, Han C, Abrishami H, Webster G, Miyake CY, Sower CT, Anderson JB, Knilans TK, Czosek RJ.

Heart Rhythm. 2017 Jun;14(6):848-852. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.02.011. Epub 2017 Feb 11.

PMID: 28193509

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  1. Mutation in mitochondrial complex IV subunit COX5A causes pulmonary arterial hypertension, lactic acidemia, and failure to thrive.

Baertling F, Al-Murshedi F, Sánchez-Caballero L, Al-Senaidi K, Joshi NP, Venselaar H, van den Brand MA, Nijtmans LG, Rodenburg RJ.

Hum Mutat. 2017 Jun;38(6):692-703. doi: 10.1002/humu.23210. Epub 2017 Mar 23.

PMID: 28247525

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  1. Retroesophageal course of left brachiocephalic vein: The garland vein.

Auti OB, Kaushik PK, Ramachandra P, Raj V.

J Card Surg. 2017 Jun;32(6):394-395. doi: 10.1111/jocs.13141. Epub 2017 May 10. No abstract available.

PMID: 28493417

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  1. Corrigendum to “Risk stratification and pattern of cardiotoxicity in pediatric Ewing sarcoma” [J. Egypt Natl. Cancer Instit. 29 (2017) 53-56].

Moussa E, Zamzam M, Kamel A, Salah Z, Attia I, Gaber L, Soliman R, Ezzat S.

J Egypt Natl Canc Inst. 2017 Jun;29(2):119. doi: 10.1016/j.jnci.2017.06.001. Epub 2017 Jun 7. No abstract available.

PMID: 28601426 Free Article

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  1. Prevalence and risk factors associated with the patency of ductus arteriosus in premature neonates: a prospective observational study from Iran.

Pourarian S, Farahbakhsh N, Sharma D, Cheriki S, Bijanzadeh F.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Jun;30(12):1460-1464. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2016.1219991. Epub 2016 Aug 25.

PMID: 27485933

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  1. Technologist corner: Reducing the small-heart effect in pediatric gated myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography.

Pagnanelli R, Camposano H, Borges-Neto S.

J Nucl Cardiol. 2017 Jun;24(3):944-945. doi: 10.1007/s12350-016-0573-5. Epub 2016 Jun 20. No abstract available.

PMID: 27324348

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  1. Klinefelter Syndrome in Association with Tetralogy of Fallot and Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

Swaminathan S, Gorla SR, Barbouth DS.

J Pediatr Genet. 2017 Jun;6(2):115-117. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1597932. Epub 2017 Jan 3.

PMID: 28497001

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  1. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Pulmonary Hypertension in Children.

Ingram DG, Singh AV, Ehsan Z, Birnbaum BF.

Paediatr Respir Rev. 2017 Jun;23:33-39. doi: 10.1016/j.prrv.2017.01.001. Epub 2017 Jan 11. Review.

PMID: 28185814

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  1. Relationship Between Fragmented QRS Complexes and Cardiac Status in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Multimodal Validation Using Echocardiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Holter Monitoring.

Cho MJ, Lee JW, Lee J, Shin YB, Lee HD.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun;38(5):1042-1048. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1616-7. Epub 2017 Apr 29.

PMID: 28456833

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  1. Z-score of Mitral Annular Plane Systolic Excursion is a Useful Indicator of Evaluation of Left Ventricular Function in Patients with Acute-Phase Kawasaki Disease.

Hashimoto I, Watanabe K.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun;38(5):1057-1064. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1619-4. Epub 2017 Apr 29.

PMID: 28456832

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  1. Evaluation of Ventricular Septal Defect with Special Reference to the Spontaneous Closure Rate, Subaortic Ridge, and Aortic Valve Prolapse II.

Eroglu AG, Atik SU, Sengenc E, Cig G, Saltik IL, Oztunc F.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun;38(5):915-921. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1597-6. Epub 2017 Apr 12.

PMID: 28401252

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  1. Delayed Myocardial Enhancement in Pediatric Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Correlation with LV Function, Echocardiography, and Demographic Parameters.

El Saiedi S, Behairy NH, Kharabish A, Esmail R, Seliem ZS, Shafik M, El Mozy W.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun;38(5):1024-1031. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1612-y. Epub 2017 Apr 11.

PMID: 28401251

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  1. Peripheral Endothelial Function After Arterial Switch Operation for D-looped Transposition of the Great Arteries.

Sun HY, Stauffer KJ, Nourse SE, Vu C, Selamet Tierney ES.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun;38(5):1010-1015. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1609-6. Epub 2017 Mar 27.

PMID: 28345114

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  1. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome is not Associated with Worse Clinical or Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Than Other Cardiac Pathologies After the Norwood-Sano Operation.

Martin BJ, De Villiers Jonker I, Joffe AR, Bond GY, Acton BV, Ross DB, Robertson CMT, Rebeyka IM, Atallah J.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun;38(5):922-931. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1598-5. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

PMID: 28341901

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  1. Distribution of Kawasaki Disease Coronary Artery Aneurysms and the Relationship to Coronary Artery Diameter.

Tsuda E, Tsujii N, Kimura K, Suzuki A.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun;38(5):932-940. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1599-4. Epub 2017 Mar 20.

PMID: 28321483

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  1. Hyperoxia Reduces Oxygen Consumption in Children with Pulmonary Hypertension.

Guo L, Bobhate P, Kumar S, Vadlamudi K, Kaddoura T, Elgendi M, Holinski P, Coe JY, Rutledge J, Adatia I.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun;38(5):959-964. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1602-0. Epub 2017 Mar 18.

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  1. The Lymphatic Circulation in Adaptations to the Fontan Circulation.

Menon S, Chennapragada M, Ugaki S, Sholler GF, Ayer J, Winlaw DS.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun;38(5):886-892. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1576-y. Epub 2017 Feb 16. Review.

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  1. Strategies to Prevent Cast Formation in Patients with Plastic Bronchitis Undergoing Heart Transplantation.

Parent JJ, Darragh RK, Gossett JG, Ryan TD, Villa CR, Lorts A, Jefferies JL, Towbin JA, Chin C.

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Fetal Cardiology Featured Articles of June 2017

Fetal Cardiology June 2017

Common Findings in Late-Gestation Fetal Echocardiography.

Tague L, Donofrio MT, Fulgium A, McCarter R, Limperopoulos C, Schidlow DN.

J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Jun 19. doi: 10.1002/jum.14283. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28627028

 

Take home points:

  • There are common findings seen in late gestation fetal echocardiograms that are likely benign
  • This knowledge can help with counseling and likely lead to more cost-effective care when avoiding unnecessary follow up.

Hershenson, JaredCommentary from Dr. Jared Hershenson (Greater Washington DC), section editor of Fetal Cardiology Journal Watch: As most fetal cardiologists know, late gestation fetal echocardiograms are becoming more commonly ordered. This study sought to describe common cardiac findings during late gestation. 40 fetuses with structurally normal hearts as identified by midgestation fetal echocardiography had images taken before and after 34 weeks gestation.  Additionally, all had normal growth, normal cerebral blood flow patterns, and no evidence of placental insufficiency. A standard fetal protocol was used. Table 1 lists the findings seen more frequently in late gestation, including right atrial enlargement, ductus narrowing, trivial or mild tricuspid regurgitation and aneurysmal atrial septum. Prominent diastolic ductal and aortic isthmus flow (antegrade diastolic flow without aliasing by color Doppler) were noted as well. While no post-natal echocardiograms were performed, all had cardiology evaluation and none had concerning symptoms or exam findings. The article does not compare Doppler velocities across any of the valves. The authors conclude that the above findings are likely normal at this gestational age, and should not warrant post-natal assessment.

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Left Ventricular Rotational and Twist Mechanics in the Human Fetal Heart.

Li L, Craft M, Hsu HH, Zhang M, Klas B, Danford DA, Kutty S.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Jun 6. pii: S0894-7317(17)30278-X. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2017.04.006. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28599825

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Take Home Points

  • Assessment of fetal left ventricular (LV) rotational mechanics with two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography is feasible and reproducible.
  • Normal values of fetal LV rotational mechanics are provided.
  • LV apical rotation, twist, global circumferential strain, circumferential strain rate and torsion decreased with increasing gestational age and fetal weight.

 

Voges IngaComment from Dr. Inga Voges (London), section editor of Fetal Cardiology Journal Watch:

Left ventricular rotational mechanics in the fetus were investigated using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography. Overall, 102 pregnant women were enrolled and 175 out of 240 echocardiographic studies were used for further analyses. Longitudinal data were available for 51 fetuses. Left ventricular basal and apical views as well as four-chamber views were acquired to measure  LV apical and basal rotation, twist (=net difference between apical and basal rotation) and torsion (=twist value normalized to LV end-diastolic length). Furthermore, LV global longitudinal and circumferential strain and strain rate were analyzed.

The authors nicely demonstrated that LV apical rotation, twist, global circumferential strain and circumferential strain rate declined with gestational age and estimated fetal weight (see figure). A strong negative non-linear correlation of LV torsion with gestational age and fetal weight was found (see figure). In addition, there was a moderate negative correlation of global circumferential strain and circumferential strain rate with torsion.

 

In summary, this is the first study providing normal values of LV rotational mechanics in the fetus. The presented data may help to improve our understanding of the fetal LV myocardial properties and pave the way for further research studies in this field.

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Fetal Cardiology June 2017

 

  1. A prenatal diagnosis of mosaic trisomy 5 reveals a postnatal complete uniparental disomy of chromosome 5 with multiple congenital anomalies.

Reittinger AM, Helm BM, Boles DJ, Gadi IK, Schrier Vergano SA.

Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Jun 27. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.38344. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28653809

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  1. Assessment of large copy number variants in patients with apparently isolated congenital left-sided cardiac lesions reveals clinically relevant genomic events.

Hanchard NA, Umana LA, D’Alessandro L, Azamian M, Poopola M, Morris SA, Fernbach S, Lalani SR, Towbin JA, Zender GA, Fitzgerald-Butt S, Garg V, Bowman J, Zapata G, Hernandez P, Arrington CB, Furthner D, Prakash SK, Bowles NE, McBride KL, Belmont JW.

Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Jun 27. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.38309. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28653806

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  1. Hypomethylation and decreased expression of BRG1 in the myocardium of patients with congenital heart disease.

Qian Y, Xiao D, Guo X, Chen H, Hao L, Ma X, Huang G, Ma D, Wang H.

Birth Defects Res. 2017 Jun 24. doi: 10.1002/bdr2.1053. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28646505

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  1. Prenatal Diagnosis of Dextrocardia with Complex Congenital Heart Disease Using Fetal Intelligent Navigation Echocardiography (FINE) and a Literature Review.

Yeo L, Luewan S, Markush D, Gill N, Romero R.

Fetal Diagn Ther. 2017 Jun 23. doi: 10.1159/000468929. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28641300

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  1. Associations between toxic and essential trace elements in maternal blood and fetal congenital heart defects.

Ou Y, Bloom MS, Nie Z, Han F, Mai J, Chen J, Lin S, Liu X, Zhuang J.

Environ Int. 2017 Jun 20;106:127-134. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.05.017. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28645012

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  1. Genotype-phenotype evaluation of MED13L defects in the light of a novel truncating and a recurrent missense mutation.

Asadollahi R, Zweier M, Gogoll L, Schiffmann R, Sticht H, Steindl K, Rauch A.

Eur J Med Genet. 2017 Jun 20. pii: S1769-7212(17)30152-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmg.2017.06.004. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28645799

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  1. Quantification of Cardiomyocyte Alignment from Three-Dimensional (3D) Confocal Microscopy of Engineered Tissue.

Kowalski WJ, Yuan F, Nakane T, Masumoto H, Dwenger M, Ye F, Tinney JP, Keller BB.

Microsc Microanal. 2017 Jun 19:1-17. doi: 10.1017/S1431927617000666. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28625174

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  1. Maternal autoimmune disorders and fetal defects.

Panaitescu AM, Nicolaides K.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Jun 18:1-9. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2017.1326904. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28627279

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  1. Persistently elevated nuchal translucency and the fetal heart.

Vigneswaran TV, Homfray T, Allan LD, Simpson JM, Zidere V.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Jun 14:1-13. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2017.1342804. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28614966

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  1. Recent advances in congenital heart disease genomics.

Wilsdon A, Sifrim A, Hitz MP, Hurles M, Brook JD.

F1000Res. 2017 Jun 12;6:869. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.10113.1. eCollection 2017. Review.

PMID: 28663792 Free PMC Article

 

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  1. Peptidomic analysis of maternal serum to identify biomarker candidates for prenatal diagnosis of Tetralogy of Fallot.

Zhuang B, Hu Y, Fan X, Li M, Zhu J, Liu H, Cao L, Liang D, Zhang J, Yu Z, Han S.

J Cell Biochem. 2017 Jun 9. doi: 10.1002/jcb.26204. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28598000

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  1. Fetal and neonatal involvement in maternal rheumatologic disease.

Iijima S.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Jun 8:1-7. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2017.1334048. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28532196

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  1. Loss of function in ROBO1 is associated with tetralogy of Fallot and septal defects.

Kruszka P, Tanpaiboon P, Neas K, Crosby K, Berger SI, Martinez AF, Addissie YA, Pongprot Y, Sittiwangkul R, Silvilairat S, Makonkawkeyoon K, Yu L, Wynn J, Bennett JT, Mefford HC, Reynolds WT, Liu X, Mommersteeg MTM, Chung WK, Lo CW, Muenke M.

J Med Genet. 2017 Jun 7. pii: jmedgenet-2017-104611. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2017-104611. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28592524

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  1. Fetal Cardiac US: Techniques and Normal Anatomy Correlated with Adult CT and MR Imaging.

Patel N, Narasimhan E, Kennedy A.

Radiographics. 2017 Jun 2:160126. doi: 10.1148/rg.2017160126. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28574808

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  1. Phenotyping cardiac and structural birth defects in fetal and newborn mice.

Liu X, Kim AJ, Reynolds W, Wu Y, Lo CW.

Birth Defects Res. 2017 Jun 1;109(10):778-790. doi: 10.1002/bdr2.1048. Epub 2017 May 22. Review.

PMID: 28544620

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  1. Use of Clinical Exome Sequencing in Isolated Congenital Heart Disease.

Zahavich L, Bowdin S, Mital S.

Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2017 Jun;10(3). pii: e001581. doi: 10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.116.001581. No abstract available.

PMID: 28473349

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  1. Genetics of Congenital Heart Disease: Is the Glass Now Half-Full?

Leatherbury L, Berul CI.

Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2017 Jun;10(3):e001746. doi: 10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.117.001746. No abstract available.

PMID: 28468791

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  1. Disruption of spatiotemporal hypoxic signaling causes congenital heart disease in mice.

Yuan X, Qi H, Li X, Wu F, Fang J, Bober E, Dobreva G, Zhou Y, Braun T.

J Clin Invest. 2017 Jun 1;127(6):2235-2248. doi: 10.1172/JCI88725. Epub 2017 Apr 24.

PMID: 28436940 Free Article

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  1. A Targeted, Next-Generation Genetic Sequencing Study on Tetralogy of Fallot, Combined With Cleft Lip and Palate.

Liu L, Bu H, Yang Y, Tan Z, Zhang F, Hu S, Zhao T.

J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Jun;28(4):e351-e355. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003598.

PMID: 28230599 Free PMC Article

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  1. Role of HDLive in Imaging the Fetal Heart.

Lakshmy SR, Jain B, Rose N.

J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Jun;36(6):1267-1278. doi: 10.7863/ultra.16.05071. Epub 2017 Mar 11.

PMID: 28295440

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  1. Developmental Changes in Aortic Mechanical Properties in Normal Fetuses and Fetuses with Cardiovascular Disease.

Taketazu M, Sugimoto M, Saiki H, Ishido H, Masutani S, Senzaki H.

Pediatr Neonatol. 2017 Jun;58(3):245-250. doi: 10.1016/j.pedneo.2016.05.004. Epub 2016 Sep 28.

PMID: 27816335 Free Article

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  1. [Genetics of congenital heart diseases].

Bonnet D.

Presse Med. 2017 Jun;46(6 Pt 1):612-619. doi: 10.1016/j.lpm.2017.05.014. Epub 2017 Jun 2. French.

PMID: 28583745

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  1. Successful Fetal Tele-Echo at a Small Regional Hospital.

Brown J, Holland B.

Telemed J E Health. 2017 Jun;23(6):485-492. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2016.0141. Epub 2016 Nov 18.

PMID: 27860542

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  1. [NKX2.5 and TBX5 gene mutations in in vitro fertilization children with congenital heart disease].

Yang JH, Xu XY, Mi HY, Jiang Y, Ma XM, Li L.

Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2017 Jun;19(6):652-657. Chinese.

PMID: 28606231 Free Article

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  1. Prenatal exposure to serotonin reuptake inhibitors and congenital heart anomalies: an exploratory pharmacogenetics study.

Daud ANA, Bergman JEH, Kerstjens-Frederikse WS, van der Vlies P, Hak E, Berger RMF, Groen H, Wilffert B.

Pharmacogenomics. 2017 Jun 22. doi: 10.2217/pgs-2017-0036. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28639488

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  1. Prediction of sustained fetal toxicity induced by ketoprofen based on PK/PD analysis using human placental perfusion and rat toxicity data.

Tanaka S, Kanagawa T, Momma K, Hori S, Satoh H, Nagamatsu T, Fujii T, Kimura T, Sawada Y.

Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2017 Jun 21. doi: 10.1111/bcp.13352. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28635050

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  1. Common Findings in Late-Gestation Fetal Echocardiography.

Tague L, Donofrio MT, Fulgium A, McCarter R, Limperopoulos C, Schidlow DN.

J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Jun 19. doi: 10.1002/jum.14283. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28627028

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  1. Novel nesprin-1 mutations associated with dilated cardiomyopathy cause nuclear envelope disruption and defects in myogenesis.

Zhou C, Li C, Zhou B, Sun H, Koullourou V, Holt I, Puckelwartz MJ, Warren DT, Hayward R, Lin Z, Zhang L, Morris GE, McNally EM, Shackleton S, Rao L, Shanahan CM, Zhang Q.

Hum Mol Genet. 2017 Jun 15;26(12):2258-2276. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddx116.

PMID: 28398466 Free PMC Article

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Godava M, Filipova H, Dubrava L, Vrtel R, Michalkova K, Janikova M, Bakaj-Zbrozkova L, Navratil J.

Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2017 Jun 12. doi: 10.5507/bp.2017.023. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. The added value of f-TAPSE in the surveillance of pregnancies complicated by fetal and placental tumors.

Perlman S, Messing B, Salem Y, Porat S, Achiron R, Gilboa Y.

Prenat Diagn. 2017 Jun 11. doi: 10.1002/pd.5087. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28603837

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  1. The outcome of isolated prenatal ventricular size disproportion in the absence of aortic coarctation.

van Nisselrooij AEL, Rozendaal L, Linskens I, Clur SA, Hruda J, Pajkrt E, van Velzen CL, Blom NA, Haak MC.

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jun 9. doi: 10.1002/uog.17543. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Prenatal diagnosis of isolated total anomalous systemic venous connection to the left atrium.

Miltner B, Poncelet AJ, Barrea C.

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  1. Left Ventricular Rotational and Twist Mechanics in the Human Fetal Heart.

Li L, Craft M, Hsu HH, Zhang M, Klas B, Danford DA, Kutty S.

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  1. Genome-Wide Association Studies and Meta-Analyses for Congenital Heart Defects.

Agopian AJ, Goldmuntz E, Hakonarson H, Sewda A, Taylor D, Mitchell LE; Pediatric Cardiac Genomics Consortium*.

Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2017 Jun;10(3):e001449. doi: 10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.116.001449.

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J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Jun;30(6):579-588. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2017.01.002. Epub 2017 Apr 11.

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Magn Reson Med. 2017 Jun;77(6):2125-2135. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26290. Epub 2016 Jun 2.

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Congenital EP Featured Articles of May 2017

Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac EP Reviews of May 2017 Manuscripts

 

Ventricular pacing in single ventricles-A bad combination.

Bulic A, Zimmerman FJ, Ceresnak SR, Shetty I, Motonaga KS, Freter A, Trela AV, Hanisch D, Russo L, Avasarala K, Dubin AM.

Heart Rhythm. 2017 Jun;14(6):853-857. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.03.035.

PMID: 28528723

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Take Home Points:

 

  • For single ventricle patients with ≥50% ventricular pacing, there was a high rate of moderate-to-severe ventricular systolic dysfunction (68%), AV valve regurgitation (55%), and death/transplantation (23%) in this study.
  • Compared to controls that were matched for age, similar ventricular morphology, and follow up duration, all 3 of the above endpoints were much more frequently observed in those with chronic ventricular pacing vs non-paced controls

 

J MooreCommentary by Dr. Jeremy Moore (Los Angeles) Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac EP section editor:  This was a single center study from 2 institutions over a 25-year period (1990 – 2015) that included patients with single ventricle congenital heart disease and ≥ 50% ventricular pacing. Cases with ventricular pacing were matched to a non-paced single ventricle control group in a 1:2 fashion for age, gender, single ventricle morphology, and similar follow-up duration.

The authors noted similar baseline characteristics between cases and controls, including similar degrees of ventricular systolic function and AV valve regurgitation before pacing. Ventricular morphology was also similar and was most commonly related to HLHS (40%), followed by DILV (24%), TA (13%), and DORV (12%). The pacing indication was divided nearly equally between postoperative AV block and nonsurgical advanced second or third-degree AV block.

The main study findings were that patients exposed to ventricular pacing fared far worse than their non-paced controls. Patients in the paced group were more likely to develop moderate-to-severe ventricular systolic dysfunction (68% vs 15%), moderate-to-severe AV valve regurgitation (55% vs 8%), were more often treated with heart failure medication (65% vs 21%), and experienced transplant/death (23% vs 6%) vs controls over a mean of 6.6 years.

May ep 1

 

Red, severe; yellow, moderate; green, mild; blue, no ventricular systolic dysfunction

The authors concluded that single ventricle patients requiring ventricular pacing are at a much higher risk for developing moderate-to-severe ventricular systolic dysfunction and AV valve regurgitation compared to those who are not paced. There was a 5-fold increased risk for death or heart transplantation. These risks appeared to be independent of baseline characteristics and attributable solely to chronic ventricular pacing.

 

Arrhythmia burden and related outcomes in Eisenmenger syndrome.

Baskar S, Horne P, Fitzsimmons S, Khoury PR, Vettukattill J, Miwa K, Awake T, Spence M, Sakazaki H, Veldtman G.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 May 19. doi: 10.1111/chd.12481. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28523857

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Take Home Points:

 

  • AV valve regurgitation and prolonged QRS duration appear to be two important factors associated with arrhythmia in adult patients with Eisenmenger syndrome.
  • Arrhythmias occurred in 18% of Eisenmenger patients in this study, with the most common mechanisms being supraventricular tachycardia (57%), followed by NSVT (21%) and VT (21%).
  • The most important factor associated with sudden death by multivariate analysis in this study was prior therapy with antiarrhythmic drugs.

 

Commentary by Dr. Jeremy Moore (Los Angeles) Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac EP section editor:  This was a multicenter retrospective study of arrhythmias in adult Eisenmenger patients (≥ 18 years of age) at 2 centers in the U.K. and one in Japan. The authors were able to identify a total of 167 patients with Eisenmenger syndrome who had complete follow-up data. Clinical tachycardias were classified as NSVT, VT, or SVT (the latter further characterized as AF, AF/AFL, and paroxysmal SVT); whereas atrial and ventricular ectopy were excluded from the analysis. The authors looked at univariate and multivariate predictors of 3 major predefined outcomes that included 1) arrhythmia, 2) overall mortality, and 3) sudden death.

 

Arrhythmia occurrence was relatively common, being observed in 30 (18%) patients and were most frequently classified as SVT in 57%, followed by NSVT/VT in 42%. Predictors of arrhythmia included AV valve regurgitation, prolonged QRS duration, and absence of Downs syndrome.

May ep 2

 

Of the total cohort, 21 patients died and 8 patients died suddenly (3 with documented VF at the time of the arrest). Predictors of overall mortality included any history of arrhythmia, antiarrhythmic drug therapy, and higher NYHA class. Predictors of sudden death included documented arrhythmia and need for antiarrhythmic drug therapy. In the multivariate analysis, only antiarrhythmic drug therapy predicted sudden death.

May EP 3

 

 DTT = disease targeting therapy (i.e. advanced pulmonary hypertension therapy)

 

The authors concluded that arrhythmias in this group of ACHD patients are common, affecting approximately one-fifth of patients and that AV valve regurgitation and prolonged QRS duration were associated. Likewise, arrhythmias themselves were associated with all-cause mortality and sudden death.

 

These study findings are not novel, but do strengthen prior observations regarding risk for sudden death in the adult Eisenmenger population. The largest report evaluating this risk previously was the case-control study from the Netherlands in 2012 which included 33 cases of sudden death.* This prior study by Koyak and colleagues only reported bivariate associations, but found that heart failure symptoms (OR 2.7), heart failure medication (OR 3.), antiarrhythmic drug therapy (OR 3.4), QRS duration (1.34 per 10-ms increase), impaired systemic ventricular function (OR 8.2), impaired subpulmonary ventricular function (OR 5.0) and increased creatinine (OR 1.12 per 10 µMol increase) were all associated with sudden death. Clearly, more data on the risk for sudden death in this population is needed, but a relationship with prior arrhythmic event and especially antiarrhythmic drug therapy seems particularly important based on data from this smaller, but updated report.

 

*Koyak et al. Circulation 2012; 126(16):1944-1954

 

CHD EP May 2017

 

  1. Congenital heart block and immune mediated sensorineural hearing loss: possible cross reactivity of immune response.

Bason C, Pagnini I, Brucato A, Maestroni S, Puccetti A, Lunardi C, Cimaz R.

Lupus. 2017 Jul;26(8):835-840. doi: 10.1177/0961203316682099. Epub 2016 Dec 5.

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  1. Sudden death in athletes.

Corrado D, Zorzi A.

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  1. [Pulmonary revalvulation and rhythmologenic risks in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot].

Pilato R, Lacroix D, Domanski O, Godart F.

Presse Med. 2017 Jun 2. pii: S0755-4982(17)30112-4. doi: 10.1016/j.lpm.2017.02.006. [Epub ahead of print] French.

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  1. Cardiac Arrhythmias in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease.

Balaji S, Mandapati R, Shivkumar K.

Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2017 Jun;9(2):xv-xvi. doi: 10.1016/j.ccep.2017.04.001. No abstract available.

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  1. Arrhythmia Surgery for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease.

Deal BJ, Mavroudis C.

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  1. Cardiac Arrhythmias in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: Pacemakers, Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators, and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices.

Cecchin F, Halpern DG.

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  1. Drug Therapy in Adult Congenital Heart Disease.

Contractor T, Levin V, Mandapati R.

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Ávila P, Chaix MA, Mondésert B, Khairy P.

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Janson CM, Shah MJ.

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  1. Introduction to the Congenital Heart Defects: Anatomy of the Conduction System.

Moore JP, Aboulhosn JA.

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Bulic A, Zimmerman FJ, Ceresnak SR, Shetty I, Motonaga KS, Freter A, Trela AV, Hanisch D, Russo L, Avasarala K, Dubin AM.

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Pérez-Rodon J, Rodriguez-García J, Sarrias-Merce A, Rivas-Gandara N, Roca-Luque I, Francisco-Pascual J, Santos-Ortega A, Martín-Sánchez G, Ferreira-González I, Rodríguez-Palomares J, Evangelista-Masip A, García-Dorado D, Moya-Mitjans À.

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Kean AC, Kay WA, Patel JK, Miller JM, Dandamudi G.

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Mohan S, Moffett BS, Lam W, de la Uz C, Miyake C, Valdes SO, Kim JJ.

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Thomas VC, Peterson M, McDaniel M, Restrepo H, Rothman A, Jain A.

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Baskar S, Horne P, Fitzsimmons S, Khoury PR, Vettukattill J, Niwa K, Agaki T, Spence M, Sakazaki H, Veldtman G.

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Dalal AS, Nguyen HH, Bowman T, Van Hare GF, Avari Silva JN.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 May 17;6(5). pii: e005772. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.117.005772.

PMID: 28515113 Free Article

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Al-Kubaisi M, Aly SA, Mohammad Nijres B, Awad S.

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Carro C, Cereda AF, Annoni G, Marianeschi SM.

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Alonso P, Osca J, Rueda J, Cano O, Pimenta P, Andres A, Sancho MJ, Martinez L.

Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2017 May 15. doi: 10.1111/anec.12461. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Complete heart block complicating the acute phase of respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis.

Karatza AA, Kiaffas M, Rammos S.

Pediatr Pulmonol. 2017 May 9. doi: 10.1002/ppul.23714. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Utility of Post-Mortem Genetic Testing in Cases of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome.

Lahrouchi N, Raju H, Lodder EM, Papatheodorou E, Ware JS, Papadakis M, Tadros R, Cole D, Skinner JR, Crawford J, Love DR, Pua CJ, Soh BY, Bhalshankar JD, Govind R, Tfelt-Hansen J, Winkel BG, van der Werf C, Wijeyeratne YD, Mellor G, Till J, Cohen MC, Tome-Esteban M, Sharma S, Wilde AAM, Cook SA, Bezzina CR, Sheppard MN, Behr ER.

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 May 2;69(17):2134-2145. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.02.046.

PMID: 28449774 Free PMC Article

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  1. Outcomes of Direct Current Cardioversion in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease.

Egbe AC, Asirvatham SJ, Connolly HM, Kapa S, Desimone CV, Vaidya VR, Deshmukh AJ, Khan AR, McLeod CJ, Melduni RM, Ammash NM.

Am J Cardiol. 2017 May 1;119(9):1468-1472. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.01.018. Epub 2017 Feb 9.

PMID: 28262200

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  1. Increased risk of thromboembolic events in adult congenital heart disease patients with atrial tachyarrhythmias.

Masuda K, Ishizu T, Niwa K, Takechi F, Tateno S, Horigome H, Aonuma K.

Int J Cardiol. 2017 May 1;234:69-75. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.02.004. Epub 2017 Feb 5.

PMID: 28209388

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  1. Acute Cardiac MRI Assessment of Radiofrequency Ablation Lesions for Pediatric Ventricular Arrhythmia: Feasibility and Clinical Correlation.

Grant EK, Berul CI, Cross RR, Moak JP, Hamann KS, Sumihara K, Cronin I, O’Brien KJ, Ratnayaka K, Hansen MS, Kellman P, Olivieri LJ.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2017 May;28(5):517-522. doi: 10.1111/jce.13197. Epub 2017 Mar 28.

PMID: 28245348

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  1. Repetitive ventricular tachycardia in a syncopal child: Cause or incidental finding ?

Massin M, Jacquemart C, Khaldi K.

Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2017 May 30. doi: 10.1111/anec.12472. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28557290

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  1. Family Screening for Brugada Syndrome in Asymptomatic Young Patients. Is it Better not to Know?

Gonzalez Corcia MC, Brugada P.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 May 26. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1637-2. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

PMID: 28550419

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  1. Permanent nonselective His bundle pacing in an adult with L-transposition of the great arteries and complete AV block.

Kean AC, Kay WA, Patel JK, Miller JM, Dandamudi G.

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PMID: 28543795

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  1. Analysis of adults with congenital heart disease presenting to pediatric emergency departments with arrhythmias.

Mohan S, Moffett BS, Lam W, de la Uz C, Miyake C, Valdes SO, Kim JJ.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 May 22. doi: 10.1111/chd.12478. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28544787

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  1. The effects of gender on electrical therapies for the heart: physiology, epidemiology, and access to therapies: A report from the XII Congress of the Italian Association on Arrhythmology and Cardiostimulation (AIAC).

Boriani G, Lorenzetti S, Cerbai E, Oreto G, Bronzetti G, Malavasi VL, Biffi A, Padeletti L, Botto G, Diemberger I.

Europace. 2017 May 19. doi: 10.1093/europace/eux068. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28525585

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  1. Cost of Unnecessary Testing in the Evaluation of Pediatric Syncope.

Redd C, Thomas C, Willis M, Amos M, Anderson J.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 May 18. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1625-6. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Pacing Induced Ventricular Dysfunction in a Child: Improvement with Reduction in Paced Rate.

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Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 May 17. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1629-2. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Propranolol Versus Digoxin in the Neonate for Supraventricular Tachycardia (from the Pediatric Health Information System).

Bolin EH, Lang SM, Tang X, Collins RT.

Am J Cardiol. 2017 May 15;119(10):1605-1610. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.02.017. Epub 2017 Mar 1.

PMID: 28363353

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  1. A Mutation in the G-Protein Gene GNB2 Causes Familial Sinus Node and Atrioventricular Conduction Dysfunction.

Stallmeyer B, Kuß J, Kotthoff S, Zumhagen S, Vowinkel K, Rinné S, Matschke LA, Friedrich C, Schulze-Bahr E, Rust S, Seebohm G, Decher N, Schulze-Bahr E.

Circ Res. 2017 May 12;120(10):e33-e44. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.116.310112. Epub 2017 Feb 20.

PMID: 28219978

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  1. Efficacy of Flecainide in the Treatment of Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Kannankeril PJ, Moore JP, Cerrone M, Priori SG, Kertesz NJ, Ro PS, Batra AS, Kaufman ES, Fairbrother DL, Saarel EV, Etheridge SP, Kanter RJ, Carboni MP, Dzurik MV, Fountain D, Chen H, Ely EW, Roden DM, Knollmann BC.

JAMA Cardiol. 2017 May 10. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2017.1320. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Successful catheter ablation of ventricular ectopy in a young patient with implanted Melody valve.

Jan M, Žižek D, Mazic U, Klemen L, Mijovski G, Peichl P.

Europace. 2017 May 4. doi: 10.1093/europace/eux033. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

PMID: 28472281

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  1. Phase-contrast magnet resonance imaging reveals regional, transmural, and base-to-apex dispersion of mechanical dysfunction in patients with long QT syndrome.

Brado J, Dechant MJ, Menza M, Komancsek A, Lang CN, Bugger H, Foell D, Jung BA, Stiller B, Bode C, Odening KE.

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  1. Efficacy of Intravenous Sotalol for Treatment of Incessant Tachyarrhythmias in Children.

Li X, Zhang Y, Liu H, Jiang H, Ge H, Zhang Y.

Am J Cardiol. 2017 May 1;119(9):1366-1370. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.01.034. Epub 2017 Feb 10.

PMID: 28283175 Free Article

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  1. Intraoperative Three-Dimensional Mapping of Supraventricular Tachycardia in a Young Fontan Patient.

Perry JC, Williams MR, Shepard S, Bratincsak A, Murphy C, Murthy R, Ebrahim M, Lamberti JJ.

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  1. Retrosternal Implantation of the Cardioverter-Defibrillator Lead in an Infant.

Hata H, Sumitomo N, Nakai T, Amano A.

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  1. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: a single exercise stress test might be misleading.

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Cardiol Young. 2017 May;27(4):804-807. doi: 10.1017/S1047951116002055. Epub 2016 Nov 21.

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  1. A Toddler With Central Venous Catheter Develops Tachycardia.

Shapiro DR, Dudek CJ, Ho JG.

Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 May;56(5):496-499. doi: 10.1177/0009922816661331. Epub 2016 Jul 26. No abstract available.

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  1. Junctional ectopic tachycardia in late period after early postoperative complete atrioventricular block: Messenger of return to normal sinus rhythm? : Explanation with four case series.

Ozyilmaz I, Ergul Y, Ozyilmaz S, Guzeltas A.

J Electrocardiol. 2017 May – Jun;50(3):378-382. doi: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2017.01.015. Epub 2017 Feb 1.

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CHD Intervention Featured Articles of May 2017

Interventional Cardiology Reviews of May 2017 Manuscripts

 

Interventional Treatment of Patients with Congenital Heart Disease: Nationwide Danish Experience Over 39 Years.

Larsen SH, Olsen M, Emmertsen K, Hjortdal VE.

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Jun 6;69(22):2725-2732. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.03.587.

PMID: 28571637

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Take Home Points:

 

  • Over the last 39 years, interventional (surgical or catheter based) treatment of congenital heart disease (CHD) is being performed on younger and more preterm patients.
  • There has been an increase in the percent of catheter-based interventions over time.
  • 10-year survival following interventions for CHD has increased however CHD, even simple lesions alone, is still associated with lower long-term survival than non-CHD controls.

 

Whiteside, WendyComment from Dr. Wendy Whiteside (Cincinnati), section editor of Congenital Heart Disease Interventions Journal Watch: The Danish National Registry of Patients is uniquely positioned to provide extensive longitudinal population-based health data. In this article, Larsen et al make use of this database to bring meaningful numbers in support of what we all know to be true—the exciting progression of interventional therapies for CHD over the last nearly 40 years.

 

From the database, Larsen et al analyzed all children (<18 years of age) treated with congenital heart surgery or catheter-based interventions (beginning in 1990 for catheter procedures) for CHD in Denmark from 1977 through 2015. Dates were divided into 3 periods (1977-1989; 1990-1999, and 2003-2015) to allow for comparison across time periods. The study population represented 3.9% of the live births in Denmark.  Over the three time periods, median age at first procedure decreased (median 3.4 to 0.8 to 0.6 years in the 3 periods, respectively), and the percentage of preterm patients increased (median 6.7 to 14.3 to 18.5% of the population) suggesting interventions being performed in younger and smaller patients over time in parallel with advances in surgical techniques and improved neonatal care.  While there was an increase in the percent of the cohort treated for CHD from periods 1 to 2 (26.7% vs 37.4%) there was not a continued increase in period 3 and there were fewer interventions for complex lesions, which may reflect introduction of second trimester screening for CHD in period 3 and more frequent terminations of pregnancy for severe CHD.  In addition, the distribution of surgical to catheter-based interventions has evolved over time with an increase in catheter based procedures (0 to 5.8 to 25.9% of procedures, in the 3 periods), and more patients undergoing no surgery at all (0% in period 1, 4.8% in period 2, 24% in period 3).

 

Thirty-day survival increased across periods from 97% to 98% to 100% in period 3, with 10-year survival also increasing (from 80% to 87% to 93%).  Despite this improvement over time, both simple and complex CHD are associated with lower survival compared with the age and sex matched control population, though with the difference between the CHD and control populations decreasing over time.

 

While the depth of this dataset is impressive, there are some limitations to generalization of these data that should be considered when utilizing these data in the US.  In Denmark, there has been centralization of cardiothoracic surgery care to 2 hospitals, which may impact overall outcomes and survival.  In addition, frequent termination of pregnancy in the setting of a fetus with severe CHD, impacts the complexity of patients being born and requiring subsequent interventions, and may therefore limit generalizability in the US where this practice differs.

 

Initial clinical experience with the Medtronic Micro Vascular Plug™ in transcatheter occlusion of PDAs in extremely premature infants.

Sathanandam S, Justino H, Waller BR 3rd, Radtke W, Qureshi AM.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 May;89(6):1051-1058. doi: 10.1002/ccd.26878. Epub 2016 Nov 26.

PMID: 27888552

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Take Home Points:

 

  • The Medtronic Micro Vascular Plug (MVP) provides a low profile, flexible, and “diskless” device that may be well suited for closure of the long tubular PDA seen in small, extremely premature infants.
  • Procedural success with the MVP for ductal closure was 93% with no complications seen, no device impingement on the LPA or aorta, and only 1 small residual shunt (resolved in follow-up).
  • Minimal diameter to unconstrained device diameter was ~1:2, with the MVP-5Q device being the most commonly used device size.

 

Comment from Dr. Wendy Whiteside (Cincinnati), section editor of Congenital Heart Disease Interventions Journal Watch: Santhanandam et al, report their two-center experience with the use of the Medtronic Micro Vascular Plug (MVP) specifically for closure of PDAs in extremely premature infants.  While the experience remains small (15 total patients) this paper provides technical detail and procedural tips for individuals seeking to utilize this device in their practice.

 

Transcatheter PDA occlusion may provide benefit over surgical ligation in the extremely premature infants by offering less disruption of respiratory mechanics and post-procedure escalation of respiratory support.  Previously, our ability to provide Transcatheter closure for these patients has been limited by the availability of an appropriately sized device (both in actual device length and diameter as well as device delivery profile) to accommodate the small vasculature and tight intracardiac relations in these small patients. The MVP, used mostly in adult neuroradiology and interventional radiology procedures, meets many of these requirements—it is low profile (deliverable through a microcatheter), delivered on an 0.018 nitinol pusher wire that is flexible and may allow for less device distortion on the delivery system, and has a diskless design with an uncovered distal (aortic) end, allowing for some flexibility in positioning of the aortic end without causing aortic obstruction.

 

Of the 15 patients, the MVP was used in 2 patients in whom the “more traditional” AVP-II device was unable to be placed due to LPA stenosis by the device.  One patient had a short, vertically oriented ductus that would not accommodate the length of the MVP (1 procedural failure, 93% success rate).  Median weight at the time of the procedure was 1210 grams (range 700-3500 grams). The ratio of the minimal PDA diameter to the unconstrained device diameter was ~1:2, with the MVP-5Q device chosen in all but 3 patients.  Technically, arterial access was not obtained in patients <2 kg, so the entirety of the procedure, including angiographic imaging of the ductus, was performed successfully antegrade through the PDA, and device positioning augmented by use of intraprocedural transthoracic echo guidance.    There were no procedural complications.  One patient had a small residual shunt after device placement (resolved on follow-up) thought to be secondary to disruption of the PFTE membrane due to multiple resheathings of the device.  Procedural times, fluoroscopy times, and contrast doses were all favorable.  The MVP provides a promising device for the transcatheter occlusion of PDA in extremely premature infants, and allows us to keep pushing the lower limit of patient weight for successful transcatheter occlusion.  Ongoing experience with this device across more operators and in more ductal anatomies will be necessary.

 

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 May 4. doi: 10.1002/ccd.27115. [Epub ahead of print]

Stenting of the ascending aorta revisited.

Moiduddin NJ1,2Rios R1El-Said H1Moore JW1.

10.1002/ccd.27115. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28471087

 

Take Home Points:

 

  • Transcatheter ascending aortic interventions have been avoided in the past due to potential damage to the aortic valve leaflets or coronary ostia
  • With improved imaging modalities, such as 3D rotational angiography, more accurate anatomic assessments can be made to guide transcatheter interventions
  • Adding transcatheter ascending aortic interventions for patients with acquired post-operative ascending aortic intervention can be a safe alternative to help avoid additional cardiac surgeries for this patient population

 

Seckler, MikeCommentary from Dr. Michael Seckeler (Tucson), section editor of Congenital Heart Disease Interventions Journal Watch:   Transcatheter intervention on ascending aortic narrowing has been somewhat controversial, particularly because of potential damage to the aortic valve leaflets and coronary ostia. The authors present a series of three successful ascending aortic interventions in patients with acquired aortic narrowing. All were post-operative from various congenital heart defect interventions and the narrowings were far enough distal from the aortic valve leaflets to allow for safe stent placement.

The authors emphasize the importance of 3D rotational angiography to help accurately measure both the greater and lesser curvatures of the ascending aorta and using a long sheath larger than needed to allow for hand injections to accurately guide stent positioning. They also acknowledge the risk of recoil after angioplasty alone and aortic wall injury or disruption, so advocate for primary stent placement to minimize this risk with covered stents available in the case of injury.

 

Transcatheter Retrieval of Cardiovascular Foreign Bodies in Children: A 15-Year Single Centre Experience.

Kudumula V, Stumper O, Noonan P, Mehta C, De Giovanni J, Stickley J, Dhillon R, Bhole V.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 May 24. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1639-0. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:  28540398

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Take Home Points:

 

  • As interventional congenital catheterization procedures increase in complexity, the chance for embolized devices has also increased
  • Transcatheter retrieval of embolized devices and other foreign bodies has been utilized for over 50 years, but there are limited data for pediatric patients
  • The authors present a 15-year review with a 90% success rate for retrieval of a variety of embolized devices and catheter fragments with minimal adverse events
  • Despite the high success rate, the authors emphasize the importance of careful planning and surgical backup

 

Commentary from Dr. Michael Seckeler (Tucson), section editor of Congenital Heart Disease Interventions Journal Watch:   As interventional congenital cardiology has evolved, there is an increased risk for embolized devices. In addition, patients with chronic medical conditions frequently require long term central venous access and these catheters can become damaged with fragments embolizing. Both situations can frequently be treated by transcatheter retrieval techniques, which has yet to be studied in the pediatric population. The authors present a 15-year review of their single center experience.

 

During the study period, 62% of the 8956 catheterizations were interventional, with 78 (1.4%) involving retrieval of embolized foreign bodies. Mean patient age and weight were 4 years and 15 kg. The majority of foreign bodies (78%) were embolized devices and central venous catheter fragments. Of the embolized devices and stents, 96% were identified either during the initial catheterization or within the first 48 hours after implantation.

 

Embolization rates for common procedures were:

PDA devices/coils – 3%

ASD devices – 1.9%

VSD devices – 2.8%

Stents – 1.7%

Overall success rate for foreign body retrieval was 90%, with the highest individual success for PDA devices/coils. Retrieval was successful from both venous and arterial approaches with a variety of sheath sizes. The best results were reported with gooseneck snares. Importantly, devices that embolized to the left ventricle were not approached from a transcatheter route because of the risk to mitral valve chordae. There were minimal adverse events, with 5 patients with transient pulse loss and 2 requiring blood transfusion. Not surprisingly, complications were more common in younger, smaller patients. Also, the authors stress the importance of having surgical backup available, as transcatheter foreign body retrieval can be risky to the patient and is not always possible depending on the patient anatomy and location of embolized material.

 

 

CHD Interventions May 2017

 

  1. Comparison of self-expandable and balloon-expanding stents for hybrid ductal stenting in hypoplastic left heart complex.

Goreczny S, Qureshi SA, Rosenthal E, Krasemann T, Nassar MS, Anderson DR, Morgan GJ.

Cardiol Young. 2017 Jul;27(5):837-845. doi: 10.1017/S1047951116001347.

PMID: 28555538

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  1. Interventional Treatment of Patients With Congenital Heart Disease: Nationwide Danish Experience Over 39 Years.

Larsen SH, Olsen M, Emmertsen K, Hjortdal VE.

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Jun 6;69(22):2725-2732. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.03.587.

PMID: 28571637

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  1. Simultaneous transcatheter therapy for perimembranous ventricular septal defect combined with patent ductus arteriosus.

Wang Q, Zhu X, Duanzhen Z, Zhang P, Chen H, Han X, Sheng X, Meng L.

J Card Surg. 2017 Jun;32(6):370-375. doi: 10.1111/jocs.13138. Epub 2017 May 11.

PMID: 28497553

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  1. Percutaneous management of failed bioprosthetic pulmonary valves in patients with congenital heart defects.

Tarzia P, Conforti E, Giamberti A, Varrica A, Giugno L, Micheletti A, Negura D, Piazza L, Saracino A, Carminati M, Chessa M.

J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2017 Jun;18(6):430-435. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0000000000000486.

PMID: 27828833

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  1. Short-term cardiopulmonary efficiency improvement after transcatheter baffle leak closure in a Mustard-operated patient.

Mezzani A, Butera G, Chessa M, Micheletti A, Negura D, Calaciura R, Carminati M.

J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2017 Jun;18(6):447-449. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e32835dbbde. No abstract available.

PMID: 23314595

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  1. Coronary Sinus Defect Following Transcatheter Closure of ASD Using Amplatzer Septal Occluder: Potential Erosion by the Device.

Mohammad Nijres B, Al-Kubaisi M, Bokowski J, Abdulla RI, Awad S.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun;38(5):1084-1086. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1613-x. Epub 2017 Apr 10.

PMID: 28396933

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  1. RV to PA conduits: impact of transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement in adults – a national register study.

Skoglund K, Svensson G, Thilén U, Dellborg M, Eriksson P.

Scand Cardiovasc J. 2017 Jun;51(3):153-158. doi: 10.1080/14017431.2017.1291988. Epub 2017 Feb 15.

PMID: 28276717

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  1. Perceptions of transcatheter device closure of patent ductus arteriosus in veterinary cardiology and evaluation of a canine model to simulate device placement: a preliminary study.

Saunders AB, Keefe L, Birch SA, Wierzbicki MA, Maitland DJ.

J Vet Cardiol. 2017 May 30. pii: S1760-2734(17)30026-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jvc.2017.04.002. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28576477

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  1. Real-time 3D transesophageal echocardiography-guided closure of a complicated patent ductus arteriosus in a dog.

Doocy KR, Nelson DA, Saunders AB.

J Vet Cardiol. 2017 May 29. pii: S1760-2734(17)30036-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jvc.2017.04.001. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28571753

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  1. Novel Three-Dimensional Image Fusion Software to Facilitate Guidance of Complex Cardiac Catheterization : 3D image fusion for interventions in CHD.

Goreczny S, Dryzek P, Morgan GJ, Lukaszewski M, Moll JA, Moszura T.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 May 27. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1627-4. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28551818

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  1. Transcatheter Retrieval of Cardiovascular Foreign Bodies in Children: A 15-Year Single Centre Experience.

Kudumula V, Stumper O, Noonan P, Mehta C, De Giovanni J, Stickley J, Dhillon R, Bhole V.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 May 24. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1639-0. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28540398

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  1. Embolic Foreign Material in the Central Nervous System of Pediatric Autopsy Patients With Instrumented Heart Disease.

Torre M, Lechpammer M, Paulson V, Prabhu S, Marshall AC, Juraszek AL, Padera RF, Bundock EA, Vargas SO, Folkerth RD.

J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2017 May 19. doi: 10.1093/jnen/nlx037. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28525615

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  1. Radiation Safety in Children with Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease: A Scientific Position Statement on Multimodality Dose Optimization from the Image Gently Alliance.

Hill KD, Frush DP, Han BK, Abbott BG, Armstrong AK, DeKemp RA, Glatz AC, Greenberg SB, Herbert AS, Justino H, Mah D, Mahesh M, Rigsby CK, Slesnick TC, Strauss KJ, Trattner S, Viswanathan MN, Einstein AJ; Image Gently Alliance.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 May 17. pii: S1936-878X(17)30381-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2017.04.003. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

PMID: 28514670 Free Article

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  1. Intergenerational differences in the effects of transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects on cardiac function.

Tashiro H, Suda K, Iemura M, Teramachi Y.

J Cardiol. 2017 May 13. pii: S0914-5087(17)30112-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2017.03.014. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28511801

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  1. Transcatheter interventions in adults with congenital heart disease: Surveys from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions to identify current patterns of care and perception on training requirements.

Wadia SK, Accavitti MJ Jr, Morgan GJ, Kenny D, Hijazi ZM, Jones TK, Cabalka AK, McElhinney DB, Kavinsky CJ.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 May 11. doi: 10.1002/ccd.27151. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28493591

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  1. Real-time MRI guidance of cardiac interventions.

Campbell-Washburn AE, Tavallaei MA, Pop M, Grant EK, Chubb H, Rhode K, Wright GA.

J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 May 11. doi: 10.1002/jmri.25749. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28493526

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  1. Stenting of the ascending aorta revisited.

Moiduddin NJ, Rios R, El-Said H, Moore JW.

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  1. Twenty years of experience with intraoperative pulmonary artery stenting.

Zampi JD, Loccoh E, Armstrong AK, Yu S, Lowery R, Rocchini AP, Hirsch-Romano JC.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 May 4. doi: 10.1002/ccd.27094. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Modified transjugular approach for percutaneous atrial septal defect closure.

Bhargava RA, Phatarpekar A, Lanjewar CP, Kerkar PG.

Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 May-Aug;10(2):197-199. doi: 10.4103/apc.APC_167_16.

PMID: 28566830 Free PMC Article

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  1. Pitfalls of stenting coarctation of an angulated right circumflex aortic arch in Goldenhar syndrome.

Rad EM, Mortezaeian H, Pouraliakbar HR, Hijazi ZM.

Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 May-Aug;10(2):194-196. doi: 10.4103/apc.APC_134_16.

PMID: 28566829 Free PMC Article

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  1. Catheter hemodynamic assessment of the univentricular circulation.

Stumper O, Penford G.

Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 May-Aug;10(2):167-174. doi: 10.4103/apc.APC_160_16. Review.

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  1. Transcatheter closure of large atrial septal defects using 40 mm amplatzer septal occluder: Single group experience with short and intermediate term follow-up.

Dalvi B, Sheth K, Jain S, Pinto R.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 May;89(6):1035-1043. doi: 10.1002/ccd.26858. Epub 2016 Nov 12.

PMID: 27862916

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  1. Single-center experience in percutaneous closure of arterial duct with Amplatzer duct Occluder II additional sizes.

Mahmoud HT, Santoro G, Gaio G, D’Aiello FA, Capogrosso C, Palladino MT, Russo MG.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 May;89(6):1045-1050. doi: 10.1002/ccd.26860. Epub 2016 Nov 10.

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  1. Novel use of the medtronic micro vascular plug for PDA closure in preterm infants.

Wang-Giuffre EW, Breinholt JP.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 May;89(6):1059-1065. doi: 10.1002/ccd.26855. Epub 2016 Nov 10.

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  1. Transcatheter closure of large patent ductus arteriosus using custom made devices.

Rohit MK, Gupta A.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 May;89(6):E194-E199. doi: 10.1002/ccd.25349. Epub 2014 Jan 7.

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  1. Acute and long-term effects of endovascular debanding of pulmonary arteries in a swine model.

Perez M, Kumar TS, Hoskoppal D, Akkhawattanangkul Y, Allen K, Knott-Craig CJ, Waller BR, Sathanandam S.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 May;12(3):340-349. doi: 10.1111/chd.12449.

PMID: 28580610

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  1. Transcatheter closure of calcified patent ductus arteriosus in older adult patients: Immediate and 12-month follow-up results.

Gu X, Zhang Q, Sun H, Fei J, Zhang X, Kutryk MJ.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 May;12(3):289-293. doi: 10.1111/chd.12437. Epub 2016 Nov 22.

PMID: 27874259

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  1. Dehiscence of a pulmonary bioprosthesis with a focal dissection of the pulmonary artery in a patient with congenital pulmonic stenosis.

Yucel E, Bhatt A, Mihos CG, Ghoshhajra BB, DeFaria Yeh D.

Echocardiography. 2017 May;34(5):776-778. doi: 10.1111/echo.13502. Epub 2017 Mar 27.

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  1. Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Children after Fetal Cardiac Intervention for Aortic Stenosis with Evolving Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.

Laraja K, Sadhwani A, Tworetzky W, Marshall AC, Gauvreau K, Freud L, Hass C, Dunbar-Masterson C, Ware J, Lafranchi T, Wilkins-Haug L, Newburger JW.

J Pediatr. 2017 May;184:130-136.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.01.034. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

PMID: 28233547

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  1. [Interventional cardiac catheterization in congenital heart disease].

Godart F, Houeijeh A.

Presse Med. 2017 May;46(5):497-508. doi: 10.1016/j.lpm.2016.11.013. Epub 2016 Dec 27. French.

PMID: 28038838

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  1. Utility and Clinical Profile of Dexmedetomidine in Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Procedures: A Matched Controlled Analysis.

Riveros R, Makarova N, Riveros-Perez E, Chodavarapu P, Saasouh W, Yılmaz HO, Cuko E, Babazade R, Kimatian S, Turan A.

Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 May 1:1089253217708035. doi: 10.1177/1089253217708035. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Exercise Capacity Before and After Stent Placement for Coarctation of the Aorta: A Single-Center Case Series.

Morrical BD, Anderson JH, Taggart NW.

Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 May 18. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1628-3. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Transcatheter correction of Scimitar syndrome: occlusion of abnormal pulmonary venous drainage and vascular supply in an infant.

Saltik L, Ugan Atik S, Bornaun H.

Cardiol Young. 2017 May 16:1-3. doi: 10.1017/S1047951117000750. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Transcatheter closure of a membranous ventricular septal defect in a 1.8-kg infant using Amplatzer Duct Occluder II additional size device.

Champaneri B, Kappanayil M, Kumar RK.

Cardiol Young. 2017 May 16:1-4. doi: 10.1017/S1047951117000695. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Intergenerational differences in the effects of transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects on cardiac function.

Tashiro H, Suda K, Iemura M, Teramachi Y.

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  1. Transcatheter interventions in adults with congenital heart disease: Surveys from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions to identify current patterns of care and perception on training requirements.

Wadia SK, Accavitti MJ Jr, Morgan GJ, Kenny D, Hijazi ZM, Jones TK, Cabalka AK, McElhinney DB, Kavinsky CJ.

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PMID: 28493591

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  1. Long-term outcome after percutaneous closure of persistent left superior caval vein draining into the left atrium: a contrast-enhanced CT study.

Marini D, Castagno M, Millesimo M, Ferroni F, Ferraro G, Pace Napoleone C, Agnoletti G.

Cardiol Young. 2017 May 8:1-7. doi: 10.1017/S1047951117000737. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28478769

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  1. Transcatheter closure of hemodynamic significant patent ductus arteriosus in 32 premature infants by amplatzer ductal occluder additional size-ADOIIAS.

Morville P, Akhavi A.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 May 4. doi: 10.1002/ccd.27091. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28471089

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  1. Access to the native atria following conduit total cavopulmonary anastomosis.

Petersen RL, Danon S, Jureidini S.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 May 4. doi: 10.1002/ccd.27044. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28470999

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  1. Transcatheter closure of the patent foramen ovale in children: intermediate-term follow-up results.

Sel K, Aykan HH, Duman D, Aypar E, Özkutlu S, Alehan D, Karagöz T.

Cardiol Young. 2017 May 2:1-5. doi: 10.1017/S1047951117000725. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28460651

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  1. Cost-effectiveness analysis of different devices used for the closure of small-to-medium-sized patent ductus arteriosus in pediatric patients.

El-Saiedi SA, El Sisi AM, Mandour RS, Abdel-Aziz DM, Attia WA.

Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 May-Aug;10(2):144-151. doi: 10.4103/0974-2069.205138.

PMID: 28566822 Free PMC Article

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  1. A roadmap for the aspiring interventional pediatric cardiologist.

Kumar RK.

Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 May-Aug;10(2):109-113. doi: 10.4103/apc.APC_52_17. No abstract available.

PMID: 28566816 Free PMC Article

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  1. Percutaneous closure of an aortopulmonary window using Amplatzer Duct Occluder II: Additional Sizes: the first reported case.

Fiszer R, Zbroński K, Szkutnik M.

Cardiol Young. 2017 May;27(4):812-815. doi: 10.1017/S1047951116002134. Epub 2016 Nov 21.

PMID: 27869054

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Gruenstein DH, Ebeid M, Radtke W, Moore P, Holzer R, Justino H.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 May;89(6):1118-1128. doi: 10.1002/ccd.26968. Epub 2017 Mar 4.

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Sathanandam S, Justino H, Waller BR 3rd, Radtke W, Qureshi AM.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 May;89(6):1051-1058. doi: 10.1002/ccd.26878. Epub 2016 Nov 26.

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Mahmoud HT, Santoro G, Gaio G, D’Aiello FA, Capogrosso C, Palladino MT, Russo MG.

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  1. Novel use of the medtronic micro vascular plug for PDA closure in preterm infants.

Wang-Giuffre EW, Breinholt JP.

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Lim YJ.

Chonnam Med J. 2017 May;53(2):171-172. doi: 10.4068/cmj.2017.53.2.171. Epub 2017 May 25. No abstract available.

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Petit CJ, Glatz AC, Qureshi AM, Sachdeva R, Maskatia SA, Justino H, Goldberg DJ, Mozumdar N, Whiteside W, Rogers LS, Nicholson GT, McCracken C, Kelleman M, Goldstein BH.

Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 May;10(5). pii: e004428. doi: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.116.004428.

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CHD Surgery Featured Articles of May 2017

Congenital Heart Surgery Reviews of May 2017 Manuscripts

Functional Status and Quality of Life in Survivors of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation After the Norwood Operation.

Friedland-Little JM, Uzark K, Yu S, Lowery R, Aicardi R, Hirsch-Romano JC.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun;103(6):1950-1955. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.11.015. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

PMID: 28223051

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Take Home Points:

 

  • Survivors after ECMO support following a Norwood procedure demonstrate similar functional and quality of life outcomes as Norwood patients who do not require ECMO support.
  • Patients with single ventricle physiology demonstrate lower scores in these categories when compared to normal populations.

 

 

jeremy-herrmannCommentary from Dr. Jeremy Herrmann (Indianapolis), section editor of Congenital Heart Surgery Journal Watch:  While it is well understood that neonates who require ECMO support after a Norwood procedure have overall worse outcomes than those who did not, what is less well understood is how survivors after ECMO support fare in the intermediate term. The authors now offer insight into the functional performance of these patients. Using a previous prospectively collected patient cohort followed up to 7-8 years, they compared surviving patients who required ECMO support after the Norwood proceed with age-matched control patients who underwent a Norwood procedure without ECMO support. Validated inventories were used to assess functional status and quality of life. Interestingly, of all the items used to compare the ECMO and non-ECMO patients, the only difference was a lower perceived physical appearance score in the ECMO group. Consistent with other previous reports, both groups scored lower in functional status and quality than a healthy population. The authors conclude that patients who require ECMO support after a Norwood procedure and survive fare as well as those who do not require ECMO support in terms of functional status and quality of life. While the sample sizes of the present study are small, these findings may facilitate patient family counseling and provide a foundation for larger, longer-term studies evaluating these important outcomes in a very challenging patient population.

Variation in extubation failure rates after neonatal congenital heart surgery across Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium hospitals.

Benneyworth BD, Mastropietro CW, Graham EM, Klugman D, Costello JM, Zhang W, Gaies M.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun;153(6):1519-1526. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.12.042. Epub 2017 Feb 4.

PMID: 28259455

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Take Home Points:

 

  • Extubation failure occurs in 11% of neonates recovering from cardiac surgery
  • Airway anomalies are an independent risk factor for extubation failure
  • Wide variation in extubation failure rates exists across cardiac ICUs

 

 

Commentary from Dr. Jeremy Herrmann (Indianapolis), section editor of Congenital Heart Surgery Journal Watch:  This study is one of the latest to arise from the Pediatric Critical Care Consortium (PC4) database which is comprised of 14 centers that voluntarily submit clinical registry data for cardiac patients cared for in a cardiac ICU. The authors examined extubation failure (reintubation within 72 hours of first planned extubation) for 899 neonates who underwent cardiac surgical procedures. Extubation failure occurred in 11% of all cases. An extensive list of patient-related and perioperative variables was examined. Multivariable analysis revealed only the presence of an airway disorder to be associated with extubation failure even when failure occurred early (<24 hours) or later (24-72 hours). Patients who suffered early extubation failure were more likely to have longer ICU and hospital lengths of stay as well as higher in-hospital mortality. Additionally, there was a wide range of extubation failure rates across centers with two centers registering significantly higher than the average rate (5-22%; Figure 1). The authors reason that this method of cross-institutional reporting may facilitate adoption or transference of best-practices, especially when outliers are identified. The major limitations of this study are the typical limitations of any database-centered project, though the careful entry and validation of data in the PC4 database are certainly strengths of the program. It will be interesting to observe what additional practice pattern variations are identified through PC4 as the program continues to accrue more programs and enrolled patients.

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  1. Early postoperative extubation of unstable patients following total cavopulmonary connection: impact on circulation and outcome.

Georgiev S, Balling G, Ruf B, Ackermann K, von Ohain JP, Schreiber C, Ewert P.

Cardiol Young. 2017 Jul;27(5):860-869. doi: 10.1017/S1047951116001402. Epub 2016 Oct 18.

PMID: 27751196

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  1. Oncotic pressure and paediatric cardiopulmonary bypass: establishing baseline data for complex congenital cardiac surgery and its relation to risk stratification.

Crook R, Issitt R.

Perfusion. 2017 Jul;32(5):378-382. doi: 10.1177/0267659117690251. Epub 2017 Jan 23.

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  1. Improvement in perioperative care in pediatric cardiac surgery by shifting the primary focus of treatment from cardiac output to perfusion pressure: Are beta stimulants still needed?

Hosseinpour AR, van Steenberghe M, Bernath MA, Di Bernardo S, Pérez MH, Longchamp D, Dolci M, Boegli Y, Sekarski N, Orrit J, Hurni M, Prêtre R, Cotting J.

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  1. Mechanical Concepts Applied in Congenital Heart Disease and Cardiac Surgery.

Gerrah R, Haller SJ, George I.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun;103(6):2005-2014. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.01.068. Epub 2017 Apr 28. Review.

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  1. Question 2 Is levosimendan better than milrinone in preventing post operative low cardiac output syndrome and improving cardiac function in children with congenital heart disease?

Udayasankar S.

Arch Dis Child. 2017 Jun;102(6):590-592. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2017-312660. No abstract available.

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  1. Tetralogy of Fallot Surgical Repair: Shunt Configurations, Ductus Arteriosus and the Circle of Willis.

Piskin S, Unal G, Arnaz A, Sarioglu T, Pekkan K.

Cardiovasc Eng Technol. 2017 Jun;8(2):107-119. doi: 10.1007/s13239-017-0302-5. Epub 2017 Apr 5.

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Franken LC, Admiraal M, Verrall CE, Zannino D, Ayer JG, Iyengar AJ, Cole AD, Sholler GF, D’Udekem Y, Winlaw DS.

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Buratto E, Shi WY, Ye XT, Konstantinov IE.

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Brida M, Baumgartner H, Gatzoulis MA, Diller GP.

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de Beco G, Duisit J, Poncelet AJ.

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  1. National trends and variability in blood utilization in paediatric cardiac surgery.

Karimi M, Sullivan JM, Lerer T, Hronek C.

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Yamazawa H, Takeda A, Nakajima H, Tachibana T, Aoki M.

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  1. Perioperative and Anesthetic Considerations in Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection.

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  1. Effect of Induction Therapy on Graft Survival in Primary Pediatric Heart Transplantation: A Propensity Score Analysis of the UNOS Database.

Butts R, Davis M, Savage A, Burnette A, Kavarana M, Bradley S, Atz A, Nietert PJ.

Transplantation. 2017 Jun;101(6):1228-1233. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000001285.

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  1. Deposition of mannose-binding lectin and ficolins and activation of the lectin pathway of complement on the surface of polyurethane tubing used for cardiopulmonary bypass.

Eppa Ł, Pągowska-Klimek I, Świerzko AS, Moll M, Krajewski WR, Cedzyński M.

J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2017 May 31. doi: 10.1002/jbm.b.33933. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Impact of contrast exposure from computed tomography angiography on acute kidney injury after neonatal cardiopulmonary bypass surgery.

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  1. Image of a left atrial mass after a cardiopulmonary bypass in a child.

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  1. Complex effects of high-flow nasal cannula therapy on hemodynamics in the pediatric patient after cardiac surgery.

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J Intensive Care. 2017 May 30;5:30. doi: 10.1186/s40560-017-0227-y. eCollection 2017.

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  1. Clinical feasibility of pre-operative neurodevelopmental assessment of infants undergoing open heart surgery.

Campbell M, Rabbidge B, Ziviani J, Sakzewski L.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2017 May 30. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13565. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Differential expression of microRNAs following cardiopulmonary bypass in children with congenital heart diseases.

Abu-Halima M, Poryo M, Ludwig N, Mark J, Marsollek I, Giebels C, Petersen J, Schäfers HJ, Grundmann U, Pickardt T, Keller A, Meese E, Abdul-Khaliq H.

J Transl Med. 2017 May 30;15(1):117. doi: 10.1186/s12967-017-1213-9.

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  1. Single-stage repair for multiple muscular septal defects: a single-centre experience across 16 years.

Shetty V, Shetty D, Punnen J, Chattuparambil B, Whitlock R, Bohra D.

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  1. Ebstein’s anomaly in adults: Modified cone reconstruction of the tricuspid valve is associated with promising outcomes.

Belli E, Rabot M, Petit J, Gouton M.

Arch Cardiovasc Dis. 2017 May 26. pii: S1875-2136(17)30094-3. doi: 10.1016/j.acvd.2017.03.003. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Restrictive enlargement of the pulmonary annulus at repair of tetralogy of Fallot: a comparative 10-year follow-up study†.

Logoteta J, Dullin L, Hansen JH, Rickers C, Salehi Ravesh M, Al Bulushi A, Kristo I, Wegner P, Schumacher M, Attmann T, Scheewe J, Kramer HH.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 May 26. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx143. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Risk of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Hospitalization in the First and Second Years of Life in Pediatric Patients with Congenital Heart Disease.

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Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 May 23. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1634-5. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

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  1. Current trends in racial, ethnic, and healthcare disparities associated with pediatric cardiac surgery outcomes.

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Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 May 22. doi: 10.1111/chd.12475. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Acute Kidney Injury Following Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Children - Risk Factors and Outcomes.

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  1. Post-Operative Chylothorax in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease.

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  1. Redo coronary bypass grafting for congenital left main coronary atresia: a case report.

Yajima S, Toda K, Nishi H, Yoshioka D, Nakamura T, Miyagawa S, Yoshikawa Y, Fukushima S, Sawa Y.

J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 May 15;12(1):26. doi: 10.1186/s13019-017-0588-2.

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  1. When Is It Better to Wait? Surgical Timing and Recurrence Risk for Children Undergoing Repair of Subaortic Stenosis.

Anderson BR, Tingo JE, Glickstein JS, Chai PJ, Bacha EA, Torres AJ.

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  1. Elevated cranial ultrasound resistive indices are associated with improved neurodevelopmental outcomes one year after pediatric cardiac surgery: A single center pilot study.

Jenks CL, Hernandez A, Stavinoha PL, Morris MC, Tian F, Liu H, Garg P, Forbess JM, Koch J.

Heart Lung. 2017 May 13. pii: S0147-9563(17)30027-4. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2017.04.009. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Extra-anatomical bypass in complex and recurrent aortic coarctation and hypoplastic arch†.

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  1. Comparison of enteral versus intravenous potassium supplementation in hypokalaemia in paediatric patients in intensive care post cardiac surgery: open-label randomised equivalence trial (EIPS).

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BMJ Open. 2017 May 10;7(5):e011179. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011179.

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  1. The Total Artificial Heart in End-Stage Congenital Heart Disease.

Villa CR, Morales DLS.

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  1. Perioperative experience of parents whose children undergo cardiac surgery: are we delivering?

Byrne K.

Nurs Child Young People. 2017 May 9;29(4):22. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.29.4.22.s22.

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  1. Pilot Study Comparing Closed Versus Open Tracheal Suctioning in Postoperative Neonates and Infants With Complex Congenital Heart Disease.

Tume LN, Baines PB, Guerrero R, Hurley MA, Johnson R, Kalantre A, Ramaraj R, Ritson PC, Walsh L, Arnold PD.

Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 May 9. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001192. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. Fluid Overload and Cumulative Thoracostomy Output Are Associated With Surgical Site Infection After Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery.

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Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 May 8. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001193. [Epub ahead of print]

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  1. The ordeal of left atrioventricular valve replacement in children under 1 year of age†.

Sawan EB, Brink J, Soquet J, Liava’A M, Brizard CP, Konstantinov IE, d’Udekem Y.

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  1. The utility of computed tomographic angiography in a neonate on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with extreme cyanosis after Blalock-Taussig shunt.

Rames JD, Kavarana MN, Schoepf UJ, Hlavacek AM.

Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 May-Aug;10(2):209-211. doi: 10.4103/0974-2069.205137.

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  1. Mid-term outcomes of surgical repair for anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery: In infants, children and adults.

Dehaki MG, Al-Dairy A, Rezaei Y, Ghavidel AA, Omrani G, Givtaj N, Afjehi RS, Tatari H, Jalali AH, Mahdavi M.

Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 May-Aug;10(2):137-143. doi: 10.4103/0974-2069.205140.

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  1. Three-dimensional-printed cardiac prototypes aid surgical decision-making and preoperative planning in selected cases of complex congenital heart diseases: Early experience and proof of concept in a resource-limited environment.

Kappanayil M, Koneti NR, Kannan RR, Kottayil BP, Kumar K.

Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 May-Aug;10(2):117-125. doi: 10.4103/apc.APC_149_16.

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  1. Hybrid Nuss Procedure for Pectus Excavatum With Severe Retrosternal Adhesions After Sternotomy.

Li S, Yang D, Ma Y, Tang ST, Yang L, Li S, Cao G, Li K, Zhang X, Hu X.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 May;103(5):1573-1577. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.10.001. Epub 2016 Dec 6.

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  1. Clinical Assessment of Histidine-Tryptophan-Ketoglutarate Solution and Modified St. Thomas’ Solution in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery of Tetralogy of Fallot.

Wang ZH, An Y, Du MC, Qin TJ, Liu YB, Xu HZ, Yang LQ.

Artif Organs. 2017 May;41(5):470-475. doi: 10.1111/aor.12771. Epub 2016 Nov 22.

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  1. Causes of interruptions in postoperative enteral nutrition in children with congenital heart disease.

Qi J, Li Z, Cun Y, Li X.

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2017 May;26(3):402-405. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.032016.05.

PMID: 28429903 Free Article

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  1. Early or late fresh frozen plasma administration in newborns and small infants undergoing cardiac surgery: the APPEAR randomized trial.

Bianchi P, Cotza M, Beccaris C, Silvetti S, Isgrò G, Pomè G, Giamberti A, Ranucci M; Surgical and Clinical Outcome REsearch (SCORE) group.

Br J Anaesth. 2017 May 1;118(5):788-796. doi: 10.1093/bja/aex069.

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  1. Creating a lesion-specific “roadmap” for ambulatory care following surgery for complex congenital cardiac disease.

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  1. Utility of a standardized postcardiopulmonary bypass epicardial echocardiography protocol for stage I Norwood palliation.

Stern KWD, Gauvreau K, Emani S, Geva T.

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  1. Surgical planning for a complex double-outlet right ventricle using 3D printing.

Bhatla P, Tretter JT, Chikkabyrappa S, Chakravarti S, Mosca RS.

Echocardiography. 2017 May;34(5):802-804. doi: 10.1111/echo.13512. Epub 2017 Mar 19.

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  1. Impact of early Fontan completion on postoperative outcomes in patients with a functional single ventricle.

Ono M, Burri M, Cleuziou J, Pabst von Ohain J, Beran E, Strbad M, Hager A, Hörer J, Schreiber C, Lange R.

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  1. Healthcare providers’ caring: Nothing is too small for parents and children hospitalized for heart surgery.

Wei H, Roscigno CI, Swanson KM.

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  1. Hospital-acquired Infection: Prevalence and Outcome in Infants Undergoing Open Heart Surgery in the Present Era.

Sahu MK, Siddharth CB, Devagouru V, Talwar S, Singh SP, Chaudhary S, Airan B.

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  1. Le-Compte maneuver in surgical correction of absent pulmonary valve. Does it improve severe bronchial compression?

Sarıtaş B, Özker E, Sarısoy Ö, Şahin M, Gümüş B, Ayabakan C.

Int J Cardiol. 2017 May 1;234:151-153. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.01.061. Epub 2017 Jan 6. No abstract available.

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  1. Early to mid-term results after total cavopulmonary connection performed in the second decade of life.

Metras A, Fouilloux V, Al-Yamani M, Roques X, Macé L, Thambo JB, Metras D, Kreitmann B, Roubertie F.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2017 May 1;24(5):762-767. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivw427.

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  1. Closing the gap in paediatric ventricular assist device therapy with the Berlin Heart EXCOR® 15-ml pump†.

De Rita F, Griselli M, Sandica E, Miera O, Karimova A, d’Udekem Y, Goldwasser R, Januszewska K, Amodeo A, Jurrmann N, Ersel S, Menon AK.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2017 May 1;24(5):768-771. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivw437.

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  1. A ferromagnetic surgical system reduces phrenic nerve injury in redo congenital cardiac surgery.

Shinkawa T, Holloway J, Tang X, Gossett JM, Imamura M.

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  1. Non-invasive cardiac output monitor validation study in pediatric cardiac surgery patients.

Tirotta CF, Lagueruela RG, Madril D, Velis E, Ojito J, Monroe D, Aguero D, Irizarry M, McBride J, Hannan RL, Burke RP.

J Clin Anesth. 2017 May;38:129-132. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2017.02.001. Epub 2017 Feb 12.

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  1. Microvascular surgery in the congenital cardiac patient: A case series exploring feasibility and practical applications.

LoGiudice JA, Adamson K, Ghanayem N, Woods RK, Mitchell ME.

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  1. Evaluation of commissural malalignment of aortic-pulmonary sinus using cardiac CT for arterial switch operation: comparison with transthoracic echocardiography.

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  1. [Prognostic factors of postoperative severe hyperglycemia after cardiac surgery in pediatric patients].

Marín-Vivas RR, Saldívar-Müller CE, Sánchez-Bañuelos CC, Flores-Lujano J, Núñez-Enríquez JC.

Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2017 May-Jun;55(3):324-329. Spanish.

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  1. Surgical Considerations in Atrioventricular Canal Defects.

Malik M, Khalid Nuri M.

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  1. Outcomes and Prognostic Factors for Adult Patients With Congenital Heart Disease Undergoing Primary or Reoperative Systemic Atrioventricular Valve Surgery.

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  1. Anomalous Origin of Right Coronary Artery From Left Coronary Sinus-13 Cases Treated With the Reimplantation Technique.

Cubero A, Crespo A, Hamzeh G, Cortes A, Rivas D, Aramendi JI.

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  1. Reconstruction of a Previously Repaired Aortic Valve Destroyed by Infective Endocarditis: Case Report.

Chalela T, Hraska V.

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  1. Letter by Ghimire Regarding Article, “Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection: The Current Management Strategies in a Pediatric Cohort of 768 Patients”.

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  1. Ventricular Energetics in Pediatric Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients: A Retrospective Clinical Study.

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  1. Acute and Long-Term Effects of Left Ventricular Assist Device Support on Right Ventricular Function in Children with Pediatric Pulsatile Ventricular Assist Devices.

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  1. Metrics to Assess Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Utilization in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Programs.

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  1. The utility of computed tomographic angiography in a neonate on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with extreme cyanosis after Blalock-Taussig shunt.

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Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 May-Aug;10(2):114-116. doi: 10.4103/apc.APC_48_17. No abstract available.

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  1. Successful Biventricular Conversion Late After Primary One and One-Half Ventricle Repair.

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Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 May;103(5):e447-e448. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.10.073.

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  1. Late outcomes in children with Shone’s complex: a single-centre, 20-year experience.

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  1. Cardiac transplantation in a neonate-First case in Switzerland and European overview.

Schweiger M, Stiasny B, Immer F, Bürki C, Schmiady M, Dave H, Cavigelli-Brunner A, Kretschmar O, Cannizzaro V, Hübler M.

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  1. Thrombolysis of prosthetic mitral valve thrombosis in an infant.

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  1. Interaction of older donor age and survival after weight-matched pediatric heart transplantation.

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