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Sato Yoichi - - 2003
A 74-year-old man with combined valvular disease with a recent cerebral infarction was admitted. While undergoing thorough examination for valvular disease, absent right superior vena cava (RSVC) and persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) were recognized. Chest X-ray film suggested a right arch protrusion, and CT and venogram confirmed the ...
Numata Satoshi - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether one and one half ventricular repair (1.5 VR) is definitely superior to the Fontan procedure in patients having hypoplastic right ventricle (RV) in the setting of pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS) or its relatives, in terms of results in the longer term. METHOD: Since ...
Vydt Tom - - 2003
A patient is described presenting with atrial fibrillation. A dilated coronary sinus was found due to the presence of a persistent left superior caval vein. Absence of the right superior caval vein was suspected with contrast injection through an i.v. line in the right arm, and was confirmed with phlebography. ...
Binotto Maria Angelica - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to assess the pattern of left ventricular hypertrophy, the myocardial capillary network, and the extracellular matrix in hearts with tricuspid atresia. METHODS: We examined 32 hearts with tricuspid atresia and 27 normal hearts from control subjects with similar age and sex distribution. Wall thickness, inlet ...
Aeba Ryo - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Although temporary tricuspid valve detachment is useful for improved visualization of ventricular septal defect through right atriotomy, liberal use of this adjunct is not widely supported, mainly because of concerns about iatrogenic complications such as heart blocks and tricuspid valve dysfunction. The objective of this study was to determine ...
Michielon Guido - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of incremental risk factors for early mortality in children undergoing orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) for congenital heart disease. METHODS: Between 1988 and 2002, 43 patients (mean age 9.1+/-7.2 years) underwent 44 OHT for complex TGA (6), DORV (4), single ventricle (21), and other end-stage structural heart disease (11). ...
Selamet S E - - 2004
We describe the clinical course, echocardiography, angiography, and histopathology of a female infant with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS) with complete coronary ostial atresia and right ventricle-dependent coronary circulation who survived for 7 weeks after palliative surgery. The patient expired from myocardial insufficiency while waiting for a donor ...
Mahle William T - - 2003
In a cohort of 56 school-aged children with repaired tetralogy of Fallot, significant (moderate to severe) tricuspid regurgitation was common (32% of patients) and was related to both tricuspid annulus dilatation and structural valve abnormalities that were potentially related to previous surgery. Even after adjusting for pulmonary regurgitation, tricuspid regurgitation ...
Thatipelli Mallikarjun R - - 2003
A rare clinical occurrence, heart failure in the setting of tricuspid stenosis should immediately trigger a search for underlying systemic carcinoid disease. Carcinoid tumor cells can secrete a variety of vasoactive substances that result in skin erythema, excretory diarrhea, bronchospasm, and hemodynamic instability, but these manifestations are noted only in ...
Humpl Tilman - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA-IVS) is a rare congenital lesion with high mortality. Therapy was exclusively surgical until recently, when the use of radiofrequency-assisted perforation of the atretic valve was introduced as a treatment option. This study analyzes the outcomes and morphological changes to right heart structures ...
Spevack Daniel M - - 2003
We describe a case of an unusual right ventricular flow pattern in a patient with inferior wall myocardial infarction associated with massive right ventricular infarction. Echocardiography was significant for nearly continuous antegrade flow through both the tricuspid and pulmonic valves demonstrated by color and pulsed wave Doppler. The tricuspid and ...
Kozłowski Dariusz - - 2003
Cardiac arrhythmias have troubled patients and fascinated physicians for centuries. The twentieth century was an era of progress, when the mechanism of cardiac disorders became more commonly recognised. Arrhythmias may be due to abnormalities of automaticity, to abnormalities of conduction, or to a combination of both. In order for re-entry ...
Chachques Juan C - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Chronically depressed right ventricular (RV) function presents an unsolved therapeutic challenge in cardiac surgery. Despite recent advances in medical and surgical therapies, prognosis remains poor and patient's quality of life and mortality are frequently unacceptable. The aim of this study is to present the first clinical report and long-term ...
Kaygusuz I - - 2003
Candida colliculosa, which grew in blood cultures of a 71-year-old retired man with fever of unknown origin that had lasted for 7 months, in conjunction with transthoracic echocardiography, demonstrating a 20-mm vegetation, superior to the tricuspid valve, herniating into the right atrial cavity. The finding led to the diagnosis of ...
Cherian S M - - 2003
A case of Ebstein's anomaly as demonstrated by echocardiography and electrophysiological studies is discussed. In view of deterioration in tricuspid regurgitation and right ventricular dysfunction, successful surgical repair employing De Vega's tricuspid annuloplasty along with plication of the atrialised portion of the right ventricle is described. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography following ...
Lubiszewska Barbara - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The Fontan operation eliminates the systemic hypoxemia and ventricular volume overload characteristic of prior forms of palliation, however, late outcome of systemic venous and right atrial hypertension were unknown when the procedure was initially proposed. AIM: We assessed the late mortality and the present clinical status atresia and other ...
Gatti Giuseppe - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Tricuspid valve annuloplasty (TVA) using a complete or partial rigid or flexible ring is becoming common practice in the surgical treatment of tricuspid insufficiency (TI). This study evaluates the immediate outcome and the mid-term clinical and echocardiographic follow-up after TVA performed using the Cosgrove-Edwards partial flexible ring. METHODS: From ...
Hannan Robert L - - 2003
An 8-month-old boy with double outlet right ventricle with hypoplastic left ventricle, heterotaxy, left atrial isomerism, bilateral superior vena cavae without bridging vein, and interruption of the inferior vena cava with azygous continuation to the left superior cava underwent a bilateral bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis. A calibrated 3-mm connection between the ...
Nair Kiron K S - - 2003
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery is a congenital coronary artery malformation most commonly present in infancy. A variety of surgical procedures have been described to achieve physiological correction of the coronary flow abnormalities. These techniques are effective as long as there is potential for ...
Shinohara T - - 2003
We encountered a male aged 6 years 4 months with Kawasaki disease (KD) with severe tricuspid regurgitation and left ventricular dysfunction in the acute phase. His clinical course and findings of endomyocardial biopsy suggested that myocarditis was the cause of left ventricular dysfunction and responsible for the development of tricuspid ...
Brawn William J - - 2003
In conventional surgery for the associated lesions of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, the right ventricle remains in the systemic circulation. In this situation, the right ventricle and tricuspid valve fail in an unpredictable manner. The double switch procedure was introduced to restore the morphologic left ventricle to ...
D'Cruz Ivan A - - 2003
The coronary sinus (CS) can be imaged echocardiographically as a small tubular sonolucency in the posterior atrioventricular groove. To date, its importance to echocardiographers has been that CS dilatation usually signifies a persistent left superior vena cava. Recently, we developed a technique to image CS caliber over the duration of ...
Garabedian Carl P - - 2002
This report presents a case of pulmonary atresia/intact ventricular septum with right ventricular-dependent coronary circulation. At 7 months of age, the infant underwent coil embolization of the connection between the right ventricle and the coronary circulation. The child is currently well following surgical decompression of the right ventricle.
Rábago Gregorio - - 2002
We describe the surgical procedure of orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) in a recipient with persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC) and isolated noncompaction of the left ventricle. The bicaval anastomosis technique was performed using and isolating his native coronary sinus to let the left superior vena cava drain into his ...
Marino Bradley S - - 2002
Over the past two decades, advances in congenital heart surgery, pediatric cardiology, and intensive care medicine have dramatically increased the survival of infants with critical congenital heart disease. The group of patients that has perhaps benefited the most from this progress has been the single-ventricle population. Staged palliation culminating in ...
Wilhelmi Michaela - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Over recent years, heart transplantation (HTX) developed into a successful option for long-term treatment of end-stage heart failure. Ten-year survival ranges between 40% and 50%. Little is known, however, about function and morphology of transplanted hearts during follow-up of more than 10 years. METHODS: In a consecutive cohort of ...
Dounis G - - 2002
Traumatic tricuspid insufficiency, a rare complication of blunt chest trauma, has been reported with increasing frequency during the last 40 years. Automobile accidents are the leading cause of traumatic tricuspid valve regurgitation. The most frequently reported injury is chordal rupture, followed by rupture of the anterior papillary muscle and leaflet ...
Watanabe Manabu - - 2002
We report the case of a severely symptomatic neonate with Ebstein's anomaly. A modified Starnes operation was performed, but insufficient drainage of venous blood returning through thebesian veins caused overdistention of the right ventricle and severe left ventricular dysfunction. Urgent reestablishment of right ventricular-right atrial communication successfully resolved these problems.
Staicu Irina - - 2002
The authors describe the case of a 72-year-old patient who has a history of rheumatic heart disease and had mitral valve replacement in childhood. She presents with progressive right-sided heart failure unresponsive to medical therapy. On evaluation she was found to have severe aortic stenosis and severe tricuspid stenosis. Surgical ...
Ueti O M - - 2002
To assess right ventricular systolic function using indices derived from tricuspid annular motion, and to compare the results with right ventricular ejection fraction (RVEF) calculated from radionuclide angiography. Pulsed Doppler echocardiography indices were obtained from 10 patients with a normal RVEF (group 1) and from 20 patients whose RVEF was ...
Corno Antonio F - - 2002
Patients with Ebstein's anomaly can present after childhood or adolescence with cyanosis, arrhythmias, severe right ventricular dysfunction and frequently with left ventricular dysfunction secondary to the prolonged cyanosis and to the right ventricular interference. At this point conventional repair is accompanied by elevated mortality and morbidity and poor functional results. ...
Rao P. Syamasundar - - 2002
The prognosis for patients with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum is poor with and without conventional surgical treatment. Because of this reason, a comprehensive program of medical, transcatheter, and surgical treatment is necessary to improve the long-term outlook of these infants. Algorithms of management plans should be developed based ...
Hung Ming-Jui - - 2002
We describe the case of a 30-year-old man presenting with congenital, isolated severe tricuspid regurgitation due to posterior leaflet dysfunction. An impaired left ventricular ejection fraction and restrictive filling pattern were noted, recovering after tricuspid valve replacement. The left ventricular dysfunction, reversible in this case, may have been the result ...
Michielon Guido - - 2002
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate late outcome of non-isomeric total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) repair, controlling for anatomic subtypes and surgical technique. METHODS: Between 1983 and 2001, 89 patients (median age 54 days) underwent repair for supracardiac (38), cardiac (26), infracardiac (16) or mixed (nine) TAPVC. Ten patients (11.2%) presented associated ...
Lamers Wouter H - - 2002
Heart morphogenesis comprises 2 major consecutive steps, viz. chamber formation followed by septation. Septation is the remodeling of the heart from a single-channel peristaltic pump to a dual-channel, synchronously contracting device with 1-way valves. In the human heart, septation occurs between 4 and 7 weeks of development. Cardiac looping and ...
Poppe Trygve T - - 2002
A new type of cardiac malformation in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss from a broodstock fish farm is described. The ventricle of affected fish was located dorsodextrally to the atrium, while the latter was saccular, grossly enlarged and protruded through the muscles of the ventral body wall, forming a hernia covered ...
Hsiao Shih-Hung - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of left side superior vena cava (LSVC) is low and usually invasive angiography is necessary to validate its presence. Non-invasive echocardiographic study is important for the diagnosis and definition of associated lesions. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the clinical feasibility and accuracy of diagnosing ...
Senzaki Hideaki - - 2002
Recent studies have indicated that there are inherent limitations associated with Fontan physiology. However, there have been no quantitative analyses of the effects of right heart bypass on ventricular afterload, hydraulic power, and resultant overall hemodynamics. Methods and Results- During routine cardiac catheterization, aortic impedance and ventricular hydraulic power were ...
Dağdeviren Bahadir - - 2002
Ventricular noncompaction is a rare cardiomyopathy characterized by numerous, prominent ventricular trabeculations and deep intertrabecular recesses and is caused by a disorder of endomyocardial morphogenesis. It can occur in patients with other congenital anomalies, such as various ventricular obstructive lesions, or in isolated form in the absence of associated anomalies. ...
Couetil Jean-Paul A - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Seven patients with acute tricuspid endocarditis underwent partial replacement of the tricuspid valve using mitral homograft tissue. Valve function was evaluated at midterm. METHODS: Operative indications were uncontrolled sepsis in all cases associated with heart failure symptoms in 3 patients and septic pulmonary emboli in 2 patients. These patients ...
Trivedi Kalyani R - - 2002
A left superior caval vein frequently occurs in the malformed, as well as in the structurally normal, heart. Its physiological impact varies, and is determined by its connections and whether there are associated cardiac lesions. In this review, we describe 3 patients with such a vein, 1 without other lesions ...
Gersak Borut - - 2002
We operated on a 34-year-old man with a metastatic tumor that extended from the tricuspid valve to the pulmonary valve and obstructed the right ventricle inflow and outflow tracts. The tumor was removed with preservation of the tricuspid valve. Additional chemotherapy was carried out according to the BEPO (etoposid, eisplatin, ...
Wonnink-De Jonge W F - - 2002
In this case report the typical echocardiographic features of carcinoid heart disease are presented. Newer treatments such as the use of a somatostatin analogue, interferon and hepatic de-arterialisation have improved the prognosis in patients with carcinoid syndrome. Nevertheless this syndrome portends a poor prognosis in patients with cardiac involvement. Cardiac ...
Radovanovic N - - 2002
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The aim of this study is to show the changes in left ventricular morphology and function after reductive annuloplasty of double mitral and tricuspid orifices (RADO) in ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) and primary dilated cardiomyopathy (PDCM) analyzed by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). METHODS: There were 274 patients, ...
Fredouille C - - 2002
Our objective was to explore whether minor anatomical abnormalities of the septal insertion of tricuspid and mitral valves could be a feature of trisomy 21 in fetuses with an otherwise normal heart. Postmortem examinations were performed in 41 fetuses affected by Down's syndrome and in 52 controls. Adjoining the standard ...
Hagler Donald J - - 2002
Literature has been limited in regard to the mechanisms of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) in patients with paramembranous (perimembranous) ventricular septal defect (VSD). Most observations have noted tricuspid valve clefts or dysplasia. We describe another mechanism for production of TR in association with paramembranous VSD. In 8 patients, we found significant ...
Sano Shunji - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To prevent possible deleterious effects of right ventricular volume overload on cardiorespiratory function, we developed a total right ventricular exclusion procedure for the treatment of end-stage isolated congestive right ventricular failure. METHODS: Since 1996, this procedure has been performed in 5 patients in New York Heart Association functional class ...
Prasad Chitra - - 2002
The recent exponential increase in knowledge in genetics has revolutionized all aspects of medicine. The completion of the first draft of the human genome project has provided for clinicians a range and depth of information never before imagined. Over the last 25 years understanding the anatomical and physiological basis of ...
Radovanović Ninoslav - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary dilated cardiomyopathy exhibit extensive remodeling of the left ventricle, mitral and tricuspid annular dilation and both mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. These factors significantly contribute to heart failure, and are predictors of early lethal outcome. The aim of this study is to show hemodynamic and clinical improvement ...
Zhang Ren Fu - - 2002
Between April 1997 and February 2000, total cavopulmonary connection with an extraatrial tunnel was used to treat 9 cases of complicated congenital heart disease: single ventricle (4), double-outlet right ventricle (3), mitral atresia (1), and tricuspid atresia (1). There was no mortality. One patient developed bacterial endocarditis and required reoperation ...
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