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Fontan-Associated Liver Disease: Spectrum of Disease in Children and Adolescents.

Steven L Rathgeber, Orlee R Guttman, Anna F Lee, Christine Voss, Nicole M Hemphill, Richard A Schreiber, Kevin C Harris,

Background Information is evolving on liver disease in pediatric patients with Fontan physiology. The purpose of this investigation is to evaluate the spectrum of liver disease in a pediatric population of patients with Fontan physiology and evaluate transient elastography (TE) as a noninvasive marker of liver disease. Methods and Results ... Read more >>

J Am Heart Assoc (Journal of the American Heart Association)
[2020, 9(1):e012529]

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Long-term therapeutic effect of Fontan conversion with an extracardiac conduit.

Takaya Hoashi, Masatoshi Shimada, Kenta Imai, Motoki Komori, Kenichi Kurosaki, Hideo Ohuchi, Hajime Ichikawa,

OBJECTIVES:The aim of this study was to identify the long-term therapeutic effect of total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) conversion with an extracardiac conduit. METHODS:Between 1991 and 2014, 36 patients underwent TCPC conversion with an extracardiac conduit. Half of these patients were diagnosed with tricuspid atresia or its variant. The left ventricle ... Read more >>

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg (European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery)
[2019, :]

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Effectiveness of Bidirectional Glenn Shunt Placement for Palliation in Complex Congenitally Corrected Transposed Great Arteries.

Kai Ma, Lei Qi, Zhongdong Hua, Keming Yang, Hao Zhang, Shoujun Li, Sen Zhang, Fengpu He, Guanxi Wang,

Surgery for complex congenitally corrected transposed great arteries is one of the greatest challenges in cardiovascular surgery. We report our experience with bidirectional Glenn shunt placement as a palliative procedure for complex congenitally corrected transposition. We retrospectively identified 50 consecutive patients who had been diagnosed with congenitally corrected transposition accompanied ... Read more >>

Tex Heart Inst J (Texas Heart Institute journal)
[2020, 47(1):15-22]

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A Tribute to the Pioneers of Right Heart Bypass: An Historical Review.

Giovanni Stellin,

Cavopulmonary anastomosis was first described by Carlon, Mondini, De Marchi in a canine model in 1951 and later, in the clinical practice, by Glenn in 1958. Total right heart bypass was first introduced by Fontan and Kreutzer in 1971, in each instance as treatment for tricuspid atresia. Several modifications of ... Read more >>

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg (World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery)
[2020, 11(2):198-203]

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Systemic ventricular strain and torsion are predictive of elevated serum NT-proBNP in Fontan patients: a magnetic resonance study.

Li-Wei Hu, Xin-Rong Liu, Qian Wang, Gregory P Barton, Rong-Zhen Ouyang, Ai-Min Sun, Chen Guo, Tong-Tong Han, Xiao-Fen Yao, Christopher J François, Yu-Min Zhong,

Background:This study aimed to investigate the associations between cardiac strain, cardiac torsion, ventricular volumes, and ventricular ejection fraction, with N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels in Fontan patients who were age- and gender-matched with healthy control subjects. Methods:Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) studies performed in 22 (15 male, 7 female) patients ... Read more >>

Quant Imaging Med Surg (Quantitative imaging in medicine and surgery)
[2020, 10(2):485-495]

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Rare Association of Absent Pulmonary Valve Syndrome with Double Outlet Right Ventricle and Hypoplastic Left Heart Complex.

Erik L Frandsen, Arpan R Doshi, Sujatha Buddhe, Bhawna Arya, Sathish M Chikkabyrappa,

Kans J Med (Kansas journal of medicine)
[2020, 13:21-22]

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Thromboembolic Events Are Independently Associated with Liver Stiffness in Patients with Fontan Circulation.

Tarek Alsaied, Mathias Possner, Adam M Lubert, Andrew T Trout, Janvi P Gandhi, BreAnn Garr, Joseph S Palumbo, Joseph J Palermo, Angela Lorts, Gruschen R Veldtman, Stuart L Goldstein, Alexander Opotowsky, Johnathan R Dillman,

Background: Thromboembolism (TE) and Fontan-associated liver disease (FALD) are common and lead to significant morbidity in Fontan circulations. Risk factors for TE and the potential link between TE and FALD are not well understood. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between TE and the severity of ... Read more >>

J Clin Med (Journal of clinical medicine)
[2020, 9(2):]

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Feasibility, reproducibility and accuracy of electrical velocimetry for cardiac output assessment in congenital heart disease.

Alexander C Egbe, Muhammad Wajih Ullah, Arslan Afzal, Keerthana Banala, Rahul Vojjini, Maria Najam, Karim Osman, Sahith Thotamgari, Donald J Hagler,

Background:Noninvasive cardiac output assessment is important for prognostication in patients with heart failure. Electrical velocimetry (EV), an impedance cardiography technique, can be used for noninvasive cardiac output assessment. The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility, reproducibility and accuracy of cardiac output assessment by EV in adults with ... Read more >>

Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc (International journal of cardiology. Heart & vasculature)
[2020, 26:100464]

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Fontan Circulation of the Next Generation: Why It's Necessary, What it Might Look Like.

Shelby Kutty, Marshall L Jacobs, W Reid Thompson, David A Danford,

J Am Heart Assoc (Journal of the American Heart Association)
[2020, 9(1):e013691]

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Failure of Cellularization of Ventriculotomy Patch Leading to Right Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm.

Sruti Rao, Robert D Stewart, Gosta Pettersson, Carmela Tan, Suzanne Golz, Rukmini Komarlu,

Enlargement of the bulboventricular foramen (BVF) in double-inlet left ventricle or the ventricular septal defect (VSD) in tricuspid atresia with transposition of the great arteries is one approach for prevention or treatment of systemic ventricular outflow obstruction. Most often, BVF/VSD restriction is bypassed preemptively or addressed directly at the time ... Read more >>

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg (World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery)
[2020, 11(1):123-126]

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Late recognition and transcatheter closure of ventriculopulmonary artery shunts in Fontan patients.

Mohamed Kasem, Jamie Bentham, Grazia Delle Donne, Antigoni Deri, Tomasso Generali, John Thomson,

Anatol J Cardiol (Anatolian journal of cardiology)
[2019, 22(6):332-333]

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Quantitative comparison of two-dimensional and three-dimensional strain measurement using MRI feature tracking in repair Fontan patients and normal child volunteers.

Liwei Hu, Qian Wang, Barton P Gregory, Rong Zhen Ouyang, Aimin Sun, Chen Guo, Tongtong Han, Yumin Zhong,

BACKGROUND:The accuracy of 2D and 3D strain analyses was evaluated by comparing strain and cardiac function parameters in Fontan repair patients and normal child volunteers. METHODS:We retrospectively enrolled 32 patients with Fontan circulation and 32 child volunteers who had undergone clinical cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) assessment of the dominant ventricle ... Read more >>

BMC Med Imaging (BMC medical imaging)
[2020, 20(1):8]

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Altered Hemorheology in Fontan Patients in Normoxia and After Acute Hypoxic Exercise.

Julian Alexander Härtel, Nicole Müller, Ulrike Herberg, Johannes Breuer, Daniel Alexander Bizjak, Wilhelm Bloch, Marijke Grau,

Background:The Fontan circulation is a unique palliation procedure for several congenital heart defects. Impaired exercise capacity has previously been demonstrated in these patients and also a higher risk for cardiopulmonary mortality. Hemorheology was shown to affect cardiopulmonary capacity and in turn to be affected by regular exercise and hypoxia but ... Read more >>

Front Physiol (Frontiers in Physiology)
[2019, 10:1443]

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Catecholamine-Secreting Tumors in Pediatric Patients With Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease.

Swashti Agarwal, Ishita Jindal, Andrea Balazs, David Paul,

Catecholamine-secreting tumors are rare among the pediatric population but are increasingly being reported in children with sustained hypoxia secondary to cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCHD). With this review, we report the clinical characteristics of these tumors in children with CCHD. The articles included in the present review were identified using ... Read more >>

J Endocr Soc (Journal of the Endocrine Society)
[2019, 3(11):2135-2150]

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Subaxillary bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis in an infant.

Nicola Pradegan, Ysailis Mariñez Muñoz, Vladimiro L Vida, Juan R Leon-Wyss,

J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. (The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 159(3):e235-e237]

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The value of hand grip strength (HGS) as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker in congenital heart disease.

Rhoia Clara Neidenbach, Renate Oberhoffer, Lars Pieper, Sebastian Freilinger, Peter Ewert, Harald Kaemmerer, Nicole Nagdyman, Alfred Hager, Jan Müller,

Background:In patients with congenital heart disease (CHD), there is little data on the diagnostic and prognostic relevance of hand grip strength (HGS) for clinical assignment, while in the general population the loss of muscle strength and mass is an important risk factor in cardiovascular disease which is conversely associated with ... Read more >>

Cardiovasc Diagn Ther (Cardiovascular diagnosis and therapy)
[2019, 9(Suppl 2):S187-S197]

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Reduced brain mammillary body volumes and memory deficits in adolescents who have undergone the Fontan procedure.

Cristina Cabrera-Mino, Bhaswati Roy, Mary A Woo, Sadhana Singh, Stefanie Moye, Nancy J Halnon, Alan B Lewis, Rajesh Kumar, Nancy A Pike,

BACKGROUND:Adolescents with single ventricle heart disease (SVHD) who have undergone the Fontan procedure show cognitive/memory deficits. Mammillary bodies are key brain sites that regulate memory; however, their integrity in SVHD is unclear. We evaluated mammillary body (MB) volumes and their associations with cognitive/memory scores in SVHD and controls. METHODS:Brain MRI ... Read more >>

Pediatr. Res. (Pediatric research)
[2020, 87(1):169-175]

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Prenatal echocardiographic classification and prognostic evaluation strategy in fetal pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum.

Lin Liu, Hongdan Wang, Cunying Cui, Yanan Li, Yuanyuan Liu, Ying Wang, Taibing Fan, Bangtian Peng,

Fetal pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS) is a rare congenital heart disease. The present study aimed to classify PA/IVS and determine the relationship between prenatal echocardiographic characteristics and postnatal biventricular or univentricular repair strategies.A total of 51 fetuses with PA/IVS were examined from 2012 to 2019. Data on ... Read more >>

Medicine (Baltimore) (Medicine)
[2019, 98(42):e17492]

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Pregnancy in adults with congenital heart disease.

Elvin Zengin, Götz Mueller, Stefan Blankenberg, Yskert von Kodolitsch, Carsten Rickers, Christoph Sinning,

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is present in 0.8-0.9% of live births. Prevalence of CHD is constantly increasing during the last decades in line with the treatment options for patients ranging from the surgical as well to the interventional spectrum. Most of the women with underlying CHD reach adulthood due to ... Read more >>

Cardiovasc Diagn Ther (Cardiovascular diagnosis and therapy)
[2019, 9(Suppl 2):S416-S423]

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The science and art of aortic and/or pulmonary root translocation.

Supreet P Marathe, Sachin Talwar,

This review aims to present and compare different surgical techniques of root translocation of the great arteries except the Ross procedure. The historical aspects, technical considerations, and results are briefly elucidated. ... Read more >>

Ann Pediatr Cardiol (Annals of pediatric cardiology)
[2020, 13(1):56-66]

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Transplantation of the failing Fontan.

Amanda D McCormick, Kurt R Schumacher,

Half a century has passed since the original Fontan palliation. In the interim, surgical and medical advancements have allowed more single ventricle patients to reach Fontan and long-term survival for Fontan patients to improve significantly. However, the risk for Fontan failure and need for heart transplantation remains. In this article ... Read more >>

Transl Pediatr (Translational pediatrics)
[2019, 8(4):290-301]

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Indian guidelines for indications and timing of intervention for common congenital heart diseases: Revised and updated consensus statement of the Working group on management of congenital heart diseases.

Anita Saxena, Jay Relan, Ravi Agarwal, Neeraj Awasthy, Sushil Azad, Manisha Chakrabarty, Kulbhushan S Dagar, Velayoudam Devagourou, Baiju S Dharan, Saurabh K Gupta, Krishna S Iyer, M Jayranganath, Raja Joshi, Brj Kannan, Ashish Katewa, Vikas Kohli, Shyam S Kothari, K M Krishnamoorthy, Snehal Kulkarni, R Manoj Kumar, R Krishna Kumar, Sunita Maheshwari, Krishna Manohar, Ashutosh Marwah, Smita Mishra, Smruti R Mohanty, K Samba Murthy, K Nageswara Rao, P V Suresh, S Radhakrishnan, Palleti Rajashekar, S Ramakrishnan, Nitin Rao, Suresh G Rao, H M Chinnaswamy Reddy, Rajesh Sharma, Krishnanaik Shivaprakash, Raghavan Subramanyan, R Suresh Kumar, Sachin Talwar, Munesh Tomar, Sudeep Verma, R Vijaykumar,

A number of guidelines are available for the management of congenital heart diseases (CHD) from infancy to adult life. However, these guidelines are for patients living in high-income countries. Separate guidelines, applicable to Indian children, are required when recommending an intervention for CHD, as often these patients present late in ... Read more >>

Ann Pediatr Cardiol (Annals of pediatric cardiology)
[2019, 12(3):254-286]

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Emerging clinical applications of strain imaging and three-dimensional echocardiography for the assessment of ventricular function in adult congenital heart disease.

Michael Huntgeburth, Ingo Germund, Lianne M Geerdink, Narayanswami Sreeram, Floris E A Udink Ten Cate,

Management of congenital heart disease (CHD) in adults (ACHD) remains an ongoing challenge due to the presence of residual hemodynamic lesions and development of ventricular dysfunction in a large number of patients. Echocardiographic imaging plays a central role in clinical decision-making and selection of patients who will benefit most from ... Read more >>

Cardiovasc Diagn Ther (Cardiovascular diagnosis and therapy)
[2019, 9(Suppl 2):S326-S345]

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Plastic bronchitis: A case report.

Clara L Grizales, Lina M González, Maria A Castrillon, Luz F Sua, Juliana Lores, Marisol Aguirre, Liliana Fernández-Trujillo,

Plastic bronchitis is a rare and underdiagnosed disease characterized by the formation and expectoration of bronchial casts of amorphous material, which can be potentially fatal. It is more frequent in pediatric population. Symptoms can range from chronic cough and dyspnea to respiratory failure depending on the area of the compromised ... Read more >>

Respir Med Case Rep (Respiratory medicine case reports)
[2019, 28:100876]

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Transcatheter occlusion of antegrade pulmonary blood flow in children with univentricular heart.

Gülhan Tunca Şahin, İbrahim Cansaran Tanıdır, Selman Gökalp, Alper Güzeltaş,

Background:This study aims to evaluate the results of transcatheter occlusion of antegrade pulmonary blood flow in children with univentricular heart. Methods:Medical data of a total of seven patients (4 females, 3 males; median age 11.7 years; range, 1 to 24 years) who underwent transcatheter occlusion of the antegrade pulmonary blood ... Read more >>

Turk Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Derg (Turk gogus kalp damar cerrahisi dergisi)
[2019, 27(3):274-279]

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