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Koh Masahiro - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Since 1987, anatomic biventricular repair using the double-switch operations has been our principal choice for patients with atrioventricular discordance. These alternative procedures have the theoretical advantage of using the anatomic left ventricle to support the systemic circulation. METHODS: A total of 45 patients underwent the double-switch operation. Their ages ...
Fu Yun-Ching - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: This phase I study attempted to report the initial safety and efficacy results of transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects (PmVSDs) using the new Amplatzer Membranous VSD Occluder (AGA Medical Corp., Golden Valley, Minnesota) in the U.S. BACKGROUND: The most common congenital heart disease is PmVSD. Surgical repair ...
Lipchenca Igor A - - 2006
AIMS: This study assesses short- and long-term performance of the S80TB ventricular lead manufactured by Sorin Biomedica, Italy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Three hundred and thirty leads were implanted and had complete follow-up with us for a minimum of 60 months or up to failure, removal, and/or patient death (mean 40 ...
Fleck Tatiana - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of reoperation due to complications or battery depletion in patients who underwent endocardial permanent pacemaker implantation during an 8-year period. METHODS: All pacemaker implantation and related procedures from January 1996 to June 2003 were retrospectively collected and entered into a database. During this time period ...
Bagherzadeh Ataallah - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are increasingly being used as a treatment modality for life threatening tachyarrhythmia. The purpose of this study was to compare the frequency of complications and mortality between single-chamber and dual-chamber ICD implantation in Shahid Rajaie cardiovascular center. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between January 2000 and ...
Chittithavorn Voravit - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The surgical management of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) has continued to evolve and there are now generally excellent early and long-term results following complete repair. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the early results of the authors' current surgical management of TOF by assessing the perioperative and early to intermediate follow-up period. ...
Chevalier Philippe - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Although psychological stress is known to favor ventricular arrhythmic events, there is no evidence that stress management intervention decreases ventricular electrical instability in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patients. The aim of the study was to determine whether cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) results in a decrease of arrhythmic events requiring ICD ...
Franke Andreas - - 2006
Transcatheter closure of septal defects has become a widely used alternative to surgery or life-long anticoagulant therapy especially in patients with atrial septal defects (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO). Post-procedural complications include thrombus formation on the occluder in about 0-10% of all cases. Therefore antithrombotic prophylaxis after device implantation ...
Mitchell Michael E - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to investigate the intermediate outcomes after the Fontan operation in the current era. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was performed by using data gathered between October 13, 2003, and February 22, 2005, on all 310 survivors of the Fontan procedure between January 1, 1992, and December ...
Duray Gabor - - 2005
INTRODUCTION: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy has been shown to improve survival in patients with structural heart disease and at high risk for life threatening ventricular arrhythmias. Whether elderly patients benefit from device therapy in a similar way as younger patients is largely unknown. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 375 ...
Hörer Jürgen - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Early correction is regarded as the treatment of choice for patients with tetralogy of Fallot or pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect. Nevertheless, some of these patients reach adulthood without early correction. This study sought to assess risk factors for operative mortality and determine the benefit of total correction ...
Sakamoto Shigeru - - 2005
We examined the effectiveness of combination therapy for biventricular pacing after cardiac surgery. We performed biventricular pacing in seven patients until April 2003. The diagnosis of the patients was ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) in four patients and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in three patients. The implantation method of biventricular pacing was performed ...
Leyvi Galina - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of caudal anesthesia on outcomes (pediatric intensive care unit [PICU] length of stay, hospital length of stay, ventilatory time, early extubation rate) in pediatric patients undergoing congenital heart disease repair requiring cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). DESIGN: Retrospective. SETTING: University teaching ...
Fett James D JD Department of Adult Medicine, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer, Deschapelles, Haiti. - - 2005
To determine the incidence and prognosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) in rural Haiti. Prospectively identified patients with PPCM treated at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer (HAS), Deschapelles, Haiti, were included in this study. Patients who presented to HAS from February 1, 2000, to January 31, 2005, were identified through a search ...
Alphonso Nelson - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To investigate survival and risk factors influencing intermediate outcome after the Fontan procedure. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 122 patients operated between April 1991 and September 2002. Poor outcome was defined as late death or poor functional status (intractable supraventricular arrhythmias/NYHA 3-4) necessitating revision surgery. RESULTS: 64(52%) patients had an ...
Arya Arash - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) reduces mortality in selected patients with heart failure. However, this result may not be entirely related to the beneficial hemodynamic effects of CRT. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess retrospectively the effect of CRT on the incidence of appropriate therapy in patients ...
Attenhofer Jost Christine H - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Sinus venosus atrial septal defect (SVASD) differs from secundum atrial septal defect by its atrial septal location and its association with anomalous pulmonary venous connection (APVC). Data on long-term outcome after surgical repair are limited. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed outcomes of 115 patients (mean age+/-SD 34+/-23 years) with ...
Kolcz Jacek - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Despite a continuous improvement in operative outcome the optimal timing for the repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results following neonatal repair of TOF and the need for reintervention associated with this strategy. METHODS: Retrospective review of 66 ...
Silvetti Massimo S - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The Ventricular Capture Management (VCM) of Medtronic Kappa 700 series pacemakers (PM) performs automatic threshold detection and optimization of pacing output that may enhance generator longevity. We evaluated efficacy and safety of this algorithm in children. METHODS: The study was prospective, non-randomized, involving 50 consecutive patients (mean age 5.6 ...
Bov? Th - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to assess the current management of atrial septal defect closure in an era of increasing feasibility of transcatheter device occlusion. METHODS: Atrial septal defect (ASD) closure was performed surgically through complete sternotomy in 165 patients (group 1) and through partial inferior sternotomy in ...
Marks Lawrence B - - 2005
PURPOSE: Radiation therapy (RT) for left-sided breast cancer has been associated with cardiac dysfunction. We herein assess the temporal nature and volume dependence of RT-induced left ventricular perfusion defects and whether these perfusion defects are related to changes in cardiac wall motion or alterations in ejection fraction. METHODS: From 1998 ...
Sukhija Rishi - - 2005
Baseline and long-term follow-up 2-dimensional echocardiograms were obtained in 160 patients with automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators without indications for antibradycardia pacing, who had backup ventricular pacing at a rate of 40/minute (VVI-40) or dual-chamber rate-responsive pacing at a rate of 70/minute (DDDR-70). At 37 months of follow-up for 80 patients treated ...
Lange Ruediger - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Endoventricular patch reconstruction of the left ventricle is considered the gold standard in surgery for left ventricular aneurysms, because of improved preservation of ventricular geometry. However, the superiority over conventional linear closure has not been demonstrated, as assessed by the long-term outcome. METHODS: Two hundred patients (66%) underwent linear ...
Wheelan Kevin R - - 2005
We performed a retrospective analysis of 250 records of consecutive, newly implanted, pacemaker patients from a single center to determine the rate of postimplant complications and observations discovered before and during the prehospital discharge evaluation. No observations occurred in 246 of 250 patients (98.4%) (1-sided 95% confidence interval 96.4%). Of ...
Mohammadi Siamak - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To identify the surgical approaches and risk factors which influence longevity of right ventricle to pulmonary artery (RV-PA) conduits following first reoperation for obstruction. METHODS: Between January 1993 and August 2003, 114 patients underwent 141 reoperations for RV-PA conduit obstruction. Diagnoses included 'Truncus Arteriosus' (n=52), 'Pulmonary atresia/Tetralogy of fallot' ...
Toff William D - - 2005
BACKGROUND: In the treatment of atrioventricular block, dual-chamber cardiac pacing is thought to confer a clinical benefit as compared with single-chamber ventricular pacing, but the supporting evidence is mainly from retrospective studies. Uncertainty persists regarding the true benefits of dual-chamber pacing, particularly in the elderly, in whom it is used ...
Kavarana Minoo N - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Although improved perioperative outcomes with growth potential of the extracardiac pedicled pericardial Fontan (EPPF) operation have been suggested, no advantage has been demonstrated. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our institutional experience of 54 consecutive patients undergoing EPPF between June 1996 and August 2003. Clinical and echocardiographic follow-up was obtained yearly ...
Francois K - - 2005
In a retrospective study of 32 consecutive patients undergoing a total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC), we tried to determine if the trend for decreasing age at Fontan completion and reducing the intervals between the staged procedures during the past decade was associated with a change in morbidity and outcome. In 8 ...
Smerup Morten - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Although earlier a feared complication of congenital cardiac surgery, the incidence of heart-block and sinus node dysfunction has been lowered to 1-4% due to improved surgical techniques and better anatomical understanding of the cardiac conduction system. Development of feasible pacemaker technologies has further lowered mortality and morbidity. However, pacemaker ...
Ichikawa Hajime - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Although biventricular repair is theoretically ideal for the treatment of isomerism heart, the long-term outcome is unknown. We assessed the outcome of biventricular repair for atrial isomerism. METHODS: From 1984 to 2002 in our surgical database, 10 of 67 patients with atrial isomerism received biventricular repair. The age at ...
Senges-Becker Julia C - - 2005
BACKGROUND: In the absence of comparative studies, recommended routine follow-up (FU) intervals for implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients range from 1 to 6 months; most patients are followed at 3 month intervals. METHODS: Six hundred and eighteen ICD patients were routinely seen 4 weeks after implant and then every 3 ...
Earing Michael G MG Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn 55905, - - 2005
To determine the long-term outcome of patients after surgical repair for pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS). Fifty-three patients (30 males; mean - SD age, 10+/-13 years; range, 5 days to 50 years) were identified who had surgical treatment for PVS between 1951 and 1982. The status of each patient was determined ...
Kurotobi Shunji - - 2005
After right ventricular (RV) outflow reconstruction, patients often develop postoperative outflow tract stenosis or pulmonary regurgitation, or both. The aim of this study was to assess the relation between RV hypertrophy, volume, pressure, and function and to provide indications for repeat surgery. We performed magnetic resonance imaging to measure RV ...
Kabbani Mohamed S - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to review the postoperative intensive care unit (ICU) course, complications and outcome of Down's syndrome children undergoing surgical repair of congenital heart diseases (CHD). METHODS: A retrospective chart review analysis of intensive care course and outcome of Down syndrome children undergoing surgical repair ...
Arteaga Edmundo - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Selected patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) have 3% to 4% annual mortality as compared to only 0.5% to 1.5% in nonselected patients. Our aim was to evaluate survival and prognostic factors in HCM in patients in a tertiary care center. METHODS: From 1980 to 1997, 214 patients were prospectively ...
Akpek Elif A - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: For patients with transposition of the great arteries and a systemic right ventricle, complex late arterial-switch operations (double switch, switch conversion, Senning-Rastelli) after the newborn period have been described recently to restore the morphologic left ventricle to the systemic circulation. The purpose of this study was to describe the ...
Yang Hyun Suk HS Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2005
We sought to test whether patients with apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (APH) have different clinical features compared to those with typical asymmetric septal hypertrophy (ASH). Among 32,534 patients who underwent routine echocardiography at Asan Medical Center from January 2000 to December 2001, 305 patients (0.9%), who were finally diagnosed with hypertrophic ...
Galantowicz M - - 2005
Despite improvements in surgical techniques and perioperative management, the overall results of traditional staged palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) remain suboptimal. We report the evolution of a hybrid strategy in 34 patients coupling innovative surgical and transcatheter techniques that requires one open-heart procedure to reach a Fontan completion. ...
Koh Masahiro - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Since 1985, we have implanted handmade tri-leaflet conduits made of heterologous pericardium or expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE), as an alternative to homograft for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction. This report assesses the long-term outcome of these prostheses. METHODS: From 1985 to 2003, 216 handmade tri-leaflet conduits were implanted in 191 ...
Masura J - - 2005
Using an Amplatzer membranous eccentric occluder, 186 patients with an average weight of 43.5 kg (range 12.5-77) underwent attempted catheter closure of a perimembranous venricular septal defect (PMVSD). Their age ranged from 3 to 51 years, with the an average age being 15.9 years. The patients were divided into three ...
Ten Harkel A Derk Jan - - 2005
To evaluate the indications, underlying cardiac disorders, efficacy and complications involved with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) in paediatric patients in The Netherlands, the records of all patients aged 18 years or younger who underwent ICD placement were reviewed retrospectively. Between January 1995 and September 2002, 23 patients (11 males, 12 females; ...
Sherrid Mark V - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: In this study we assessed the long-term efficacy and safety of disopyramide for patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). BACKGROUND: It has been reported that disopyramide may reduce left ventricular outflow gradient and improve symptoms in patients with HCM. However, long-term efficacy and safety of disopyramide has not been ...
Karamlou Tara - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Placement of oversized pulmonary ventricle-pulmonary artery conduits is routinely performed to decrease conduit failure in children. However, this practice has recently been challenged as somatic outgrowth may not be the main determinant of allograft failure in children. Our objective was to determine whether placement of oversized homografts for extracardiac ...
De Ridder Serge - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Registry to report our single-centre experience in closing defects of the atrial septum. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2001, transcatheter device closure of significant atrial septal defects was performed in 32 adults (mean age 45.1 years, range from 15 to 76 years), using different device types. Six patients had a ...
Thanopoulos B D - - 2005
To present further experience and intermediate term outcome in 30 patients with single muscular ventricular septal defects (MVSDs) who underwent transcatheter closure with the Amplatzer ventricular septal defect occluder (AVSDO). Thirty patients, aged 4 months to 16 years, with MVSDs underwent transcatheter closure with the AVSDO. The device consists of ...
Korbmacher Bernhard B Department of Thoracic- and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, - - 2005
If the pulmonary artery (PA) tree in patients with Fallot's tetralogy (TOF) is extremely hypoplastic, a shunt procedure may be difficult and not desirable because of side-effects. Moreover, the failing catch-up growth of the pulmonary annulus is well known. In patients with a severe form of TOF, we performed palliative ...
Martinelli Martino - - 2005
COMBAT is a prospective, multicenter, randomized, blinded clinical study, with crossover design. The main objective is the comparative evaluation of atrio-biventricular versus conventional atrioventricular stimulation (atrio and right ventricle) in patients with heart failure and bradycardia as the primary indication for pacemaker implantation. After successful atrio-biventricular system implantation, patients will ...
Veldtman G R - - 2005
Transcatheter creation and enlargement of interatrial defects (IAD) may improve hemodynamics; however, procedural outcomes have not been well defined. Hospital records were reviewed for children who underwent percutaneous procedures to create and enlarge an IAD and were grouped as follows: (1) right and (2) left heart obstructive lesions, (3) left ...
Erdo─čan Hasan Basri - - 2005
Although most patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) undergo radical repair during infancy and childhood, patients remaining undiagnosed and untreated until adulthood can still be treated. These patients have either a previous palliative or natural collateral circulation to the lung or a mild form of right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) ...
Ghosh Nina - - 2005
Laser extraction of device leads offers an attractive alternative to countertraction and electrosurgical dissection sheath, potentially increasing efficacy and reducing complications. Wider adoption of this technology depends on relative ease of use. We report the experience of a new center to define the "learning curve." We performed 76 laser lead ...
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