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Tongprasert Fuanglada F Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to compare the levels of fetal serum cTnT, representing cardiac injury, and nt-proBNP, representing cardiac volume overload, between fetuses affected and not affected by Hb Bart's disease, as well as between anemic and non-anemic fetuses. One hundred fourteen pregnancies at risk for fetal Hb ...
Herrey Anna S AS Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, UCL, The Heart Hospital, 16-18 Westmoreland Street, London W1G 8PH, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Cardiomyopathy encompasses a wide spectrum of heart muscle disease, which can have an impact on the patient's ability to sustain the increased cardiac workload of pregnancy. Pregnancy can also unmask previously unknown cardiomyopathy. The outcome for both mother and baby is often related to the patient's functional class prior to ...
Pike Jodi I JI Children's National Heart Institute, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, - - 2014
Evaluate the utility of early fetal echocardiography in the hands of an experienced fetal cardiology program for detection of congenital heart disease (CHD) in high-risk pregnancies. Review of fetal echocardiograms 12-16 weeks gestation. There were 151 studies in 142 fetuses (mean age 14.5 weeks). Transabdominal imaging was sufficient for 104; transvaginal imaging ...
Windram Jonathan D JD University of Alberta, Mazankowski Heart Institute, Division of Cardiology, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, - - 2014
In women with valvular heart disease, pregnancy-associated cardiovascular changes can contribute to maternal, foetal and neonatal complications. Ideally, a woman with valvular heart disease should receive preconception assessment and counselling from a cardiologist with expertise in pregnancy. For women with moderate- and high-risk valve lesions, appropriate risk stratification and management ...
Mona E Pinto J J Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, - - 2014
The uterus plays an essential role in mammalian reproduction and is a target of several hormonal protocols used to improve fertility in cattle. Many studies highlighted the importance of eCG treatment following fixed-time artificial insemination in improving follicular growth, ovulation and pregnancy rates in cattle. Moreover, eCG has been implicated ...
Esin Sertac S Etlik Zubeyde Hanim Women's Health and Teaching Hospital, Department of Perinatology, Ankara, - - 2014
The most common method of antepartum fetal surveillance is the nonstress test (NST). Although it has satisfactory false-negative rates, dubious nonreactive results may challenge the physician. Any method or factor increasing the reactive NST results or shortening the time to attain a reactive test may be considerably useful. Most of ...
Ergin Rahime Nida RN Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey (R. Ergin); the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, International Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey (Yayla); and the Department of Radiology, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey (A. - - 2014
In this report, we describe a rare cause of in utero fetal death, a complex entanglement of the umbilical cord around the fetal neck. At the 16th gestational week of pregnancy, routine fetal ultrasonography showed no fetal heartbeat. Thereafter, the fetus was delivered vaginally in the breech presentation. The neck ...
Senol Utku U Department of Cardiology, Eski┼čehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine, Eski┼čehir, - - 2014
Pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of valve thrombosis, hemorrhagic complications, and offspring complications in patients with metallic prosthetic heart valve (MHV). Warfarin treatment is the best regimen against thromboembolic complications, but its use in the first trimester can result in embryopathy. Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) does not ...
Gevaert Sofie - - 2014
Heart failure is an established predictor of primary cardiac events during pregnancy. Adequate heart failure treatment in pregnant women is hampered by important foetotoxicity of several conventional drugs. Hydralazine with or without long-acting nitrates has been proposed as an alternative for ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers. There are no ...
Jeejeebhoy Farida F Division of Cardiology, William Osler Health System, and Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto M5G1Z5, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Cardiac arrest in pregnancy is a rare event in routine obstetric practice, but is increasing in frequency. Resuscitation of cardiac arrest is more complex for pregnant women because of a number of factors unique to pregnancy: the altered physiologic state induced by pregnancy; the requirement to consider both maternal and ...
McLintock Claire C National Women's Health, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Electronic address: - - 2014
Thromboembolism in pregnancy is an important clinical issue. Despite identification of maternal and pregnancy-specific risk factors for development of pregnancy-associated venous thromboembolism, limited data are available to inform on optimal approaches for prevention. The relatively low overall prevalence of pregnancy-associated venous thromboembolism has prompted debate about the validity of recommendations, ...
Mohan Aarthi R AR Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Women's Health Services Directorate, 10th Floor, North Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Cardiac disease remains the leading cause of maternal death in the UK, and data from the Centre for Maternal and Child Enquiries have shown that the numbers of women dying from cardiac disease have steadily increased over the past 30 years. The incidence of acquired heart disease is increasing because ...
Obican Sarah G SG Division of Maternal-Fetal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, - - 2014
Abstract OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether fetal heart rate (FHR) can be used to date pregnancies in the early first trimester using the gold standard of crown-rump length (CRL) dating as a reference. METHODS This single center study evaluated women undergoing obstetrical ultrasounds between 4.5 ...
Flores-Flores G G Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, México City, - - 2014
The effects of repeated cloprostenol administration were compared in mares impregnated by horses and mares impregnated by donkeys in order to assess the role of eCG on the development of pregnancy-associated resistance to the luteolytic and abortifacient effects of PGF2α. Eleven mares impregnated by donkey (mule pregnancy) and 9 mares ...
Steer Philip J PJ Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Division of Cancer, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, - - 2014
Fetal electrocardiogram waveform analysis has been studied for many decades, but it is only in the last 20 years that computerisation has made real-time analysis practical for clinical use. Changes in the ST segment have been shown to correlate with fetal condition, in particular acid-base status. Meta-analysis of randomised trials ...
Boulé Stéphane S Department of Cardiovascular medicine, Lille University Hospital, Hôpital Cardiologique, CHRU, 59037 Lille, - - 2014
To describe obstetric/neonatal and cardiac outcomes for a cohort of women carrying implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) during pregnancy.METHODS AND RESULTS: All women in routine follow-up at our institution for ICD implantation who became pregnant between 2006 and 2013 were included in this study. All ICDs were pre-pectoral devices with bipolar endocardial ...
Berndl Anne A Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton - - 2014
Objective: Congenital heart disease is one of the most common types of structural fetal abnormalities and a major cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Fetal echocardiography aids in the diagnosis of congenital heart disease, which allows management planning for parents and physicians, including continuation or termination of the pregnancy and ...
Hogarth Andrew J AJ Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology, The Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, - - 2014
Normal heart ventricular arrhythmia occurring during pregnancy has been previously described. Whilst there are established reports of catheter ablation to treat supraventricular arrhythmia during pregnancy, there are no reports of ablation to treat ventricular tachycardia. We present the case of a 36 year old women, 31 weeks into an otherwise ...
Chabaneix J J Fetal Cardiology Unit, Pediatric Cardiology Division, CHU Sainte-Justine, University of Montreal, - - 2014
Left ventricular (LV) ejection causes a forward flow in the fetal aortic isthmus (AoI) while the right ventricle (RV) has a retrograde influence. This study proposes reference values for an isthmic systolic index (ISI) reflecting the changing influences of the RV and LV performances on the Doppler flow velocity waveforms ...
Van Leeuwen Peter P Department of Biomagnetism, Grönemeyer Institute for Microtherapy, University of Witten/Herdecke, Universitätsstr. 142, D-44799 Bochum, - - 2014
This study examines signal availability in fetal electrocardiogram (FECG) beat-to-beat acquisition and the accuracy of fetal heart rate variability (HRV) analysis in the clinical setting using a commercially available FECG monitor. Signal availability was examined in 130 FECG recordings of 0.3-17.5 h duration collected in 63 fetuses (25th-42nd week of gestation) ...
Shaw Gary M GM Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, - - 2014
Evidence exists for an association between use of vitamin supplements with folic acid in early pregnancy and reduced risk for offspring with conotruncal heart defects. A few observations have been made about nutrients related to one-carbon metabolism other than folate. Our prospective study attempted to extend information on nutrition and ...
Blanco P G PG Cardiology Service, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, National University of La Plata (FVS-NULP), 60 y 118, La Plata 1900, Argentina. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to describe Doppler parameters of uterine, umbilical, fetal abdominal aorta, fetal renal and fetal internal carotid arteries, as well as fetal heart rate (FHR), during normal feline gestation. Fifteen, 1-4 years of age, weighing 2.5-3.9kg, domestic short-hair pregnant queens, which were born in our ...
Kowalik Ewa E Department of Congenital Heart Diseases, Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
To define maternal/neonatal outcomes and long-term cardiovascular effects of pregnancy in women with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA). Clinical records of all women with ccTGA who were followed at a tertiary care center in Poland between April 1991 and April 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Of the 20 ...
Turan Ozhan M OM Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Maryland, 22 S Greene St, Sixth Floor, Room 6NW 104K, Baltimore, MD 21201 USA. - - 2014
Objectives- The purpose of this study was to establish reference ranges for ductus venosus velocity ratios. Methods- Singleton pregnancies from 11 to 38 weeks with exactly established gestational ages (GAs) were recruited for the study. Pregnancies with fetal anomalies, growth abnormalities, maternal medical complications, stillbirth, birth weight below the 10th ...
Guedes-Martins Luís - - 2014
The foetal aortic Doppler frequency spectrum is influenced by cardiac output and contractility of the foetal heart as well as vascular compliance, blood viscosity and impedance of the arterial vascular system. The present study aimed at comparing Doppler flow pulsatility (PI) and resistance (RI) indexes of foetal proximal descending aorta ...
Sliwa Karen K Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa & IIDMM, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape - - 2014
Worldwide, the numbers of women who have a pre-existing cardiovascular disease or develop cardiac problems during pregnancy are increasing and, due to the lack of evidenced-based data, this provides challenges for the treating physician. Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy is a complex topic as women can present either pre- or postpartum, ...
Chung Eunhee E University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO UNITED - - 2014
Cardiac hypertrophy occurs during pregnancy as a consequence of both volume overload and hormonal changes. Both pregnancy- and exercise-induced cardiac hypertrophy are generally thought to be similar and physiological. Despite the fact that there are shared transcriptional responses in both forms of cardiac adaptation, pregnancy results in a distinct signature ...
Ece Ibrahim I Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey, - - 2014
Obesity is a substantial public health problem with a rapidly increasing prevalence in numerous industrialized nations. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of maternal pre-pregnancy obesity on fetal cardiac functions. We studied 55 fetuses of obese mothers and 44 fetuses of healthy mothers at 26-38 weeks of ...
Ambrosi Aurélie A Department of Medicine, Department of Women and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
Autoantibody-associated congenital heart block (CHB) is a passively acquired autoimmune condition associated with maternal anti-Ro/SSA antibodies and primarily affecting electric signal conduction at the atrioventricular node in the fetal heart. CHB occurs in 1-2% of anti-Ro/SSA antibody-positive pregancies and has a recurrence rate of 12-20% in a subsequent pregnancy. Despite ...
Flöck Anne A Departments of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine, Neurology, and Cardiology, University Medical School, Bonn, and the Department of Neurology and the Institute of Neuropathology, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, - - 2014
Bethlem myopathy is a congenital myopathy presenting with muscle weakness and joint abnormalities. Although cardiac involvement is frequent in other inherited myopathies, it has not yet been described in Bethlem myopathy. We report a case of progressive deterioration of left ventricular function during pregnancy in a patient with Bethlem myopathy. ...
Salmanian Bahram B Divisions of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Fetal Intervention, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, the Division of Pediatric Surgery, Texas Children's Fetal Center and Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, and the Department of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, - - 2014
Intrafetal fluid collection is a rare ultrasound finding in fetuses with right-side congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Our patient had a fetus with a large right-side congenital diaphragmatic hernia with a significant amount of the fetal liver herniated into the chest. At 31 weeks of gestation, the fetus had significant ascites and ...
Mahendru Amita A AA aFetal Medicine Department, Rosie Hospital, Addenbrooke's Hospital bClinical Pharmacology Unit, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge cDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Queen Charlottes and Chelsea Hospital, Imperial College, Hammersmith Campus, London, UK dBiomedical Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, - - 2014
Our objective was to investigate the extent of changes in maternal cardiovascular function, lipids and renal function during normal pregnancy from preconception to postpartum period. In this prospective study of 54 normal pregnancies, detailed hemodynamics were performed preconception, at 6, 23 and 33 weeks during pregnancy and 16 weeks postpartum. ...
Lim Jongil J Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South - - 2014
The interpretation of the fetal heart rate (FHR) signal considering labor progression may improve perinatal morbidity and mortality. However, there have been few studies that evaluate the fetus in each labor stage quantitatively. To evaluate whether the entropy indices of FHR are different according to labor progression. A retrospective comparative ...
Goldstein Israel I Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, - - 2014
To evaluate the ability to diagnose structural fetal anomalies during or soon after an extended nuchal translucency (NT) examination. The study population included all women who had a routine NT examination in the ultrasound division of one of three centers. Also included in the study were women referred to these ...
Ducas Robin A - - 2014
Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy is the leading cause of maternal mortality in North America. Although transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the most widely used imaging modality for the assessment of cardiovascular function during pregnancy, little is known on the role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). The objective of the Cardiac Hemodynamic ...
Su Fangming - - 2014
Objective: Normal pregnancy is associated with profound alterations in the maternal cardiovascular system and PPG represents a sensitive and convenient technique capable of tracking changes in the pulsatile function of arteries. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of maternal cardiovascular alterations on the finger tip photoplethysmography ...
Grewal Jasmine - - 2014
Heart disease, present in 0.5% to 3% of pregnant women, is an important cause of morbidity and the leading cause of death among pregnant women in the developed world. Certain heart conditions are associated with an increased risk of heart failure during pregnancy or the postpartum period; for these conditions, ...
Kapoor Mukul Chandra MC Department of Anesthesia, Saket City Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, - - 2014
Cardiac surgery carried out on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in a pregnant woman is associated with poor neonatal outcomes although maternal outcomes are similar to cardiac surgery in non-pregnant women. Most adverse maternal and fetal outcomes from cardiac surgery during pregnancy are attributed to effects of CPB. The CPB is associated ...
Mishra Manisha M Department of Cardiaothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, - - 2014
The fetal death rate associated with cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is as high as 9.5-29%. We report continuous monitoring of fetal heart rate and umbilical artery flow-velocity waveforms by transvaginal ultrasonography and their analyses in relation to events of the CPB in two cases in second trimester of ...
Moshiri Mariam M From the Department of Radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195 (M.M., S.F.Z., T.J.R., P.B., T.J.D.); Department of Radiology, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Wash (P.B.); Department of Laboratories, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, Wash (J.R.S.); and Department of Radiology, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY - - 2014
A complete fetal ultrasonographic (US) study includes assessment of the umbilical cord for possible abnormalities. Knowledge of the normal appearance of the umbilical cord is necessary for the radiologist to correctly diagnose pathologic conditions. Umbilical cord abnormalities can be related to cord coiling, length, and thickness; the placental insertion site; ...
Songstad Nils Thomas NT Women's Health and Perinatology Research Group, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway ; Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Northern Norway, Tromsø, - - 2014
There is an increased risk of heart failure and pulmonary edema in pregnancies complicated by hypertensive disorders. However, in a previous study we found that pregnancy protects against fibrosis and preserves angiogenesis in a rat model of angiotensin II induced cardiac hypertrophy. In this study we test the hypothesis that ...
Rooijakkers M J MJ Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Technology Eindhoven, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, The - - 2014
Noninvasive fetal health monitoring during pregnancy has become increasingly important in order to prevent complications, such as fetal hypoxia and preterm labor. With recent advances in signal processing technology using abdominal electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings, ambulatory fetal monitoring throughout pregnancy is now an important step closer to becoming feasible. The large ...
Signorini Maria G MG Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB), Politecnico di Milano, piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, - - 2014
Monitoring procedures are the basis to evaluate the clinical state of patients and to assess changes in their conditions, thus providing necessary interventions in time. Both these two objectives can be achieved by integrating technological development with methodological tools, thus allowing accurate classification and extraction of useful diagnostic information. The ...
Felesakis I - - 2014
A 36-year-old woman, gravida 5, para 3, was referred to this outpatient clinic in the 18th week of gestation for monitoring of her pregnancy. A 22-week anomaly scan confirmed hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) but the parents declined any medical intervention. Here the authors present the management of a pregnancy ...
Nikoo Mohammad Hossein MH Cardiovascular Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR - - 2014
Obstetricians regard maternal age of 20 to 35 years as the optimal age for pregnancy. Adolescent pregnancy and pregnancy at the ages of 35 years and above are associated with higher risks. Pregnancy is pro-arrhythmic and rarely precipitates ventricular arrhythmias. QT dispersion is an index of heterogeneity of ventricular repolarization ...
Singh Paul P 0000-0003-3895-7804 Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO 64108, - - 2014
Introduction. Fetomaternal hemorrhage represents a transfer of fetal blood to the maternal circulation. Although many etiologies have been described, most causes of fetomaternal hemorrhage remain unidentified. The differentiation between acute and chronic fetomaternal hemorrhage may be accomplished antenatally and may influence perinatal management. Case. A 36-year-old gravida 6 para 3 ...
Check J H - - 2014
To report an exception to the rule that once slow rising serum beta human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels are observed, a live fetus after 12 weeks is not possible even if fetal viability was detected earlier. The fetus of a woman with a slow rising serum beta-hCG levels which even ...
Pereira-da-Silva Tiago T Department of Cardiology, Hospital de Santa Marta, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisbon, - - 2014
Pheochromocytoma crisis typically presents as paroxysmal episodes of headache, tachycardia, diaphoresis or hypertension. We describe an uncommon case of recurrent non-hypertensive heart failure with systolic dysfunction in a young female due to pheochromocytoma compression. It presented as acute pulmonary oedema while straining during pregnancy and later on as cardiogenic shock ...
Chen Xiangjuan - - 2014
Complete endocardial cushion defect is a congenital heart disease characterized by a variable deficiency of the atrioventricular area in the developing heart. The mortality rate for an unrepaired endocardial cushion defect in pregnancy and the postpartum period is high. We present a rare case of a pregnant woman with complete ...
Wang Lingxing L Department of Neurology, Second Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Quanzhou, Fujian 362000, - - 2014
We evaluated whether the timing of maternal hypoxia during pregnancy influenced cardiac extracellular matrix accumulation in the adult offspring. Rats in different periods of pregnancy were assigned to maternal hypoxia or control groups. Maternal hypoxia from day 3 to 21 of pregnancy or day 9 to 21 of pregnancy increased ...
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