We have shown that late clinical arrhythmia in patients with the Mustard procedure for transposition of great arteries relates to impaired systemic right ventricular function.. Our radionuclide angiographic data reinforce previous studies showing systemic right ventricular dysfunction in patients undergoing the Mustard procedure for transposition of great arteries.4 5 18 Many of our adult patients were asymptomatic at follow up. However, during exercise stress, their cardiac limitations became apparent, as manifested by their decreased maximum workload, diminished anaerobic threshold andV˙o 2max, and lower systemic ventricular ejection fraction.19-21 Maximum oxygen uptake of 17.5 ml/kg/min at a mean of 23.4 years after the Mustard procedure in our adult cohort was significantly lower than the mean of 27 ml/kg/min at 10.3 years after Mustard operation in a report on young adolescents.22 Right ventricular ejection fraction from the present series, both at rest (44.5%) and during exercise (49.3%), ...
D-TGA is one of the most common forms of congenital heart disease, constituting 5% to 7% of cardiac malformations. Since the original description of the arterial switch operation in 1975 by Jatene et al,9 the arterial switch operation has become the procedure of choice for repair of D-TGA with intact ventricular septum or ventricular septal defect. Because of the rapid decline in the work capacity of the left ventricle after birth in children with D-TGA with an intact ventricular septum or a small ventricular septal defect, anatomic correction with the arterial switch operation must be performed during the first weeks of life.10 This practice provides a uniformity of age at repair that is rare among congenital heart defects. Furthermore, the arterial switch operation is performed with extremely low early mortality rates, negligible late mortality rates, and infrequent need for reoperation.1,11 We previously reported that neurocognitive performance in children with D-TGA has been below expected ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Pregnancy Outcomes After Atrial Repair for Transposition of the Great Arteries. AU - Canobbio, Mary M.. AU - Morris, Cynthia D.. AU - Graham, Thomas P.. AU - Landzberg, Michael J.. PY - 2006/9/1. Y1 - 2006/9/1. N2 - Increasingly, women born with complete transposition of the great arteries who have undergone atrial repair by either the Senning or the Mustard procedure are reaching childbearing age. This study reports on pregnancy outcomes after the atrial repair of transposition of the great arteries. Record review and standardized questionnaires were used to ascertain the outcomes of 70 pregnancies reported in 40 women (36 Mustard procedures, 4 Senning procedures). Of the 70 pregnancies, 54 resulted in 56 live births, 10 in miscarriages, and 6 in therapeutic abortions. At pregnancy, 31 women were in New York Heart Association class I, 8 were in class II, and 1 was in class III. Thirty-nine percent of the infants were delivered prematurely and weighed 2,714 ± 709 g; 28% were ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Abnormal mitral valve anatomy in d-transposition of the great arteries. T2 - Anatomic characterization and surgical outcomes. AU - Camarda, Joseph A.. AU - Harris, Susan E.. AU - Hambrook, John. AU - Frommelt, Michele A.. AU - Tweddell, James S.. AU - Frommelt, Peter C.. PY - 2013/1/1. Y1 - 2013/1/1. N2 - Mitral valve anomalies can occur with S,D,D-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA). Their influence on surgical technique and outcome after an arterial switch operation (ASO) has not been well described. Patients with d-TGA who underwent ASO from February 1990 to January 2011 were identified. Echocardiograms, operative reports, hospital course, and latest follow-up evaluation were reviewed. A total of 218 infants underwent ASO at a median age of 15.8 days. Survival was 95 % during a mean follow-up period of 60 months. Nine patients (4 %) were found to have similar mitral valve anomalies including anterior malalignment conoventricular septal defect, anterior displacement of ...
dextro-Transposition of the great arteries (d-Transposition of the great arteries, dextro-TGA, or d-TGA), sometimes also referred to as complete transposition of the great arteries, is a birth defect in the large arteries of the heart. The primary arteries (the aorta and the pulmonary artery) are transposed. It is called a cyanotic congenital heart defect (CHD) because the newborn infant turns blue from lack of oxygen. In segmental analysis, this condition is described as ventriculoarterial discordance with atrioventricular concordance, or just ventriculoarterial discordance. d-TGA is often referred to simply as transposition of the great arteries (TGA); however, TGA is a more general term which may also refer to levo-transposition of the great arteries (l-TGA). Another term commonly used to refer to both d-TGA and l-TGA is transposition of the great vessels (TGV), although this term might have an even broader meaning than TGA. In a normal heart, oxygen-depleted (blue) blood is pumped from the ...
Retraining the morphological left ventricle in transposition of the great arteries has been successfully reported in infancy, while older age seems to be a contraindication. A 23-year-old woman with ¿S,D,D¿ transposition of the great arteries and ventricular septal defect developed severe right systemic ventricular dysfunction 22 years after Mustard procedure and ventricular septal defect closure. Hemodynamic investigation revealed moderate pulmonary hypertension and preserved left ventricular function. A pulmonary artery band was applied to obtain a left-right ventricular pressure ratio of 0.91. Her postoperative course was characterized by biventricular failure, treated effectively with inotropic support. Six months later, she underwent a Mustard baffle takedown and arterial switch procedure. Her postoperative course was uneventful. She was discharged home on postoperative day 15. At 24-months follow-up, she is in excellent clinical condition; echocardiographic evaluation shows good left ventricular
Intracardiac and great artery blood flow velocities were recorded by pulsed and continuous wave Doppler ultrasound in 18 children aged between eight months and four years (mean 25 months) who had undergone anatomical correction of transposition of the great arteries in the first month of life. Postoperative peak flow velocities across the mitral valve and in the ascending aorta were not significantly different from those in an age matched control population, but tricuspid flow velocities were higher than normal. Aortic regurgitation was detected in only one of the eighteen patients, a markedly lower frequency than that reported after two stage anatomical correction. Peak velocities in the pulmonary artery were higher than normal, and in most cases there was some degree of stenosis of the pulmonary artery at the site of anastomosis. ...
BACKGROUND: There is no clinical evidence supporting medical treatment for the failing systemic right ventricle in patients with transposition of the great vessels with atrial switch. Cardiac magnetic resonance studies have shown a significant degree of myocardial fibrosis in right ventricles in the systemic position, which predisposes to systolic and diastolic dysfunction. Aldosterone is a widely recognized neurohormonal marker involved in the formation of myocardial fibrosis and the treatment with aldosterone antagonists has shown a decrease in ventricular mass in hypertensive patients, presumably related to reduction of myocardial fibrosis.. HYPOTHESIS: Low dose of eplerenone, a selective mineralocorticoid receptor blocker, in patients with systemic right ventricle can reduce the ventricular mass by means of a reduction in myocardial fibrosis, resulting in improved systolic function.. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Randomized, double blind, parallel clinical trial comparing eplerenone (50mg daily) ...
The Mustard procedure was largely replaced in the late 1980s by the Jatene procedure (arterial switch), in which the native arteries were switched back to normal flow, so that the RV (right ventricle) would be connected to the pulmonary artery and the LV (left ventricle) would be connected to the aorta. This surgery had not been possible prior to 1975 because of difficulty with re-implanting coronary arteries which perfuse the actual heart muscle itself (myocardium), and even after it was first performed the excellent results from the Mustard operation meant that it was a long time before the Jatene procedure took over. ...
Perspective: Systemic right ventricles are at high risk of contractile dysfunction, the cause of which is still unclear. The chronic exposure of the morphological right ventricle to systemic pressure leads to significant hypertrophy. Ischaemia has been postulated to contribute to the right ventricular systolic dysfunction by a number of mechanisms. Supply demand mismatch from an inadequate coronary circulation to support the hypertrophied right ventricle may contribute. In addition, systemic arterial hypoxaemia in the preoperative period and the cardiopulmonary bypass for correction may damage the RV myocardium1, 2, 3. Small numbers of paediatric and adult patients with systemic right ventricles have been studied using myocardial perfusion single photon emission tomography (SPECT) with Sestamibi. A variety of fixed and inducible perfusion defects have been described and believed to be associated with the degree of right ventricular dysfunction and the delay to corrective surgery 2, 3. Myocardial ...
The American Heart Association explains the congenital heart defect d-transposition of the great arteries in children and adults.
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Volume 3, Number 1, 2018, pp. pp. 85-92(8); DOI: 10.15212/CVIA.2017.0037), Angeline D. Opina and Wayne J. Franklin from the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Childrens Hospital, Houston, TX, US consider the D-transposition of the great arteries.
This is a randomized, controlled, prospective trial on the safety of physical training in TGA patients after atrial switch operation.. In transposition patients after atrial switch operation, the morphological right ventricle serves as the systemic ventricle. These patients often develop signs of heart failure. It is not known, whether physical training can safely be recommended in these patients- like heart failure guidelines recommend training in patients with normal anatomy. Furthermore it is not known, whether these TGA-patients benefit from training with respect to cardiopulmonary exercise capacity.. Primary endpoints are Systemic Ventricle Ejection Fraction and Volumes, Exercise Capacity.. Secondary endpoints are Echo Diastolic Function, as well as laboratory markers of heart failure. ...
The hippocampus is vulnerable to perinatal hypoxic/ischaemic insults with potential memory impairment in later life. We measured memory and hippocampal integrity in survivors of the Arterial Switch Operation (ASO) for Transposition of Great Arteries (TGA).. Methods We recruited 35 neurodevelopmentally normal children [mean (SD) age 10.9 (0.4) years] who had ASO and 21 age-matched healthy controls [11.6 (0.3) years]. Preterms and those with genetic syndromes and additional heart abnormalities were excluded. Clinical and intra-operative variables were analysed. All had standardised tests of intelligence, general memory and learning, academic achievements, and a special test of episodic memory (Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test). Hippocampal volumes (mm3) were measured using MRI corrected for intracranial volume.. Results In the 35 studied, 2 groups were identified: 25 with intact ventricular septum (TGA-IVS) and 10 with ventricular septal defect (TGA-VSD); median (IQR) age at ASO was 13 (9.5, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Risk factors and comorbidities associated with obesity in children and adolescents after the arterial switch operation and Ross procedure. AU - Pasquali, Sara K.. AU - Marino, Bradley S.. AU - Pudusseri, Anita. AU - Wernovsky, Gil. AU - Paridon, Stephen M.. AU - Walker, Susan A.. AU - Cohen, Meryl S.. PY - 2009/9/1. Y1 - 2009/9/1. N2 - Background: Over 25% of patients with congenital heart disease are obese (OB) or overweight (OW). Unique factors such as activity restriction and early feeding practices may play a role. We evaluated a high-risk cohort predisposed to early coronary artery disease due to past surgery involving coronary artery reimplantation. Methods: Patients at our institution who underwent the arterial switch or Ross operation were included. Data collection included chart review and activity and diet questionnaires. The proportion of OB/OW (body mass index ≥85%) was compared to national data. Factors associated with OB/OW were evaluated. Results: A total of 106 ...
An arterial switch operation is an open-heart procedure. It is used to correct many forms of transposition of the great arteries, a congenital heart defect in which the aorta and the pulmonary artery are reversed. The surgery switches the two arteries back to their normal positions so the aorta is connected to the left ventricle and the pulmonary artery is connected to the right ventricle. The coronary arteries that carry oxygen-rich blood to nourish the heart muscle also must be re-attached to the new aorta.. ...
Elizabeth H. Stephens, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic congenital heart surgeon, demonstrates her technique in the arterial switch operation
In this study, we present the results of 40 consecutive patients who underwent Senning procedure between September 1983 - March 1992. Mean age at operation was 28 months (range 4 months to 9 years). Early postoperative mortality was 9.5% (2/21, 70% confidence limit; 3,1% - 21%) in the patients with simple TGA. Seven of 19 patients with complex TGA (TGA + VSD + PH/PS) died in the early postoperative period. Persistant pulmonary hypertention was the main reason for early deaths in the patients with TGA + VSD + PH (5/9,55%, 70% CI:38%-75%). In the group of TGA + VSD + PS, 2 patients were died (20%, 70% CI; 7%-40%). Mean follow up is 44 months (2 to 102 months). Only one late death was happened due to endocarditis. All surviving 30 patients are doing well. Their periodical examinations and Doppler echocardiographic controls showed neither systemic nor pulmonary venous obstruction. They are in NYHA functional class I or II. Because of the decreased early mortality rates and the satisfying medium / ...
The Mustard repair is a technique to correct transposition of the great arteries (TGA), and involves: resection of atrial septum creation of an atrial baffle with pericardium (or rarely synthetic material) 1 Rationale Transposition of the gre...
In transposition of the great arteries, the aorta and pulmonary artery are switched. Normally, the aorta carries blood from the hearts left ventricle (lower le
Helpful, trusted answers from doctors: Dr. Batlivala on how long is the recovery for a baby with transposition of the great vessels: The most common type of transposition of the great vessels (also known as transposition of the great arteries) is d-transposition or d-tga. Infants with d-tga only are usually discharged from the hospital less than one week following surgery. The often require medication for a few weeks after surgery. The breast bone, which is divided to perform the surgery, fully heals in 6 weeks.
Cases of TGA can be more complicated than this description. In some cases the arterial switch operation cannot be performed, and other kinds of surgery can be offered (Rastelli, Senning, Fontan).. After surgery it is not uncommon for a baby to pick up an infection, such as a chest infection or infected wound, while undergoing treatment. Some children react badly to some kinds of medicines. The kind of surgery needed can sometimes cause a very fast pulse rate (called tachycardia), which may need medication to keep it stable. But most babies are completely well, pink, active, and gaining weight a few days after surgery. He or she will have a scar down the middle of the chest, and there may be small scars where drain tubes were used. These fade very rapidly, but they will not go altogether. Smaller scars on the hands and neck usually fade away to nothing. A child who has had an arterial switch operation will be monitored as there can be problems in the development of the arteries to the lungs ...
We performed the Senning operation and pulmonary valvotomy in an 11-month-old baby with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) with an intact ventricular septum (IVS), and bicuspid pulmonary valvular stenosis associated with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Preoperative catheterization showed a pressure gradient (PG) between the left ventricle (LV) and main pulmonary artery (MPA) of 35mmHg, mean pulmonary artery pressure (MPAP) of 56mmHg, and pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) of 11.2 unit m2. The pure oxygen inhalation test showed a decrease in MPAP from 56 to 38mmHg, and a decrease in PVR from 11.2 to 5.5 unit m2. We could not perform lung biopsy to determine the surgical indications in terms of PH due to preoperative progressive congestive heart failure in this patient. Postoperative catheterization (28 days after the Senning operation) showed a decrease in PG between the LV and MPA to 8 mmHg, and MPAP also decreased to 17 mmHg. Two radical operations were possible in this patient. One was ...
A randomized controlled trial was performed at three centers. The patient population included adults with congenitally corrected as well as surgically palliated transposition of the great arteries (TGA). Patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III or IV were excluded. The exercise protocol consisted of 32 minutes of step aerobics interval training three times per week for 10 consecutive weeks. Patients exercised to 90% of maximum heart rate based on prerandomization exercise testing. Perceived health status was measured with the short form-36 (SF-36) instrument, while quality of life was measured with the TAAQOL instrument, which was specifically designed to study quality of life in adults with congenital heart disease. Patients underwent exercise testing, measurement of NT-proBNP, and assessment of quality of life at enrollment and after the study period.. ...
Although sleep-disordered breathing has been extensively studied in patients with left-ventricular dysfunction, little is known of its prevalence in adults with congenital heart disease. Patients with
Dr. Matos-Cruz responded: Depends on anatomy. Goal if possible is to achieve, atrioventricular and ventriculoarterial concordance as best possible. Some transpositions of the great arteries are congenitally corrected if baby born with atrioventricular and ventriculoarterial discordance. Is it d or l tga, how many concomitant anomalies are present. If d-tga, no vsd, good valves, no coronary anomalies, good lv and rv, ASD closure and jatene best.
Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA) D-TGA is when aorta arises from RV And PA arises from LV. Most common form of transposition. Important associated defects for surgical planning are malalignment septal defects. Anterior (rightward) defects are associated w/ varying degrees of overriding of pulmonary annulus onto RV. Posterior (leftward) malalignment defects are
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Jonas, R. A. (2013). Re: The neoaortic root in children with transposition of the great arteries after an arterial switch operation. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 43(6), 1108-1109.. ...
In our experienced center, BAS was shown to be safe in patients with severe PAH on maximal medical management, with no procedural deaths or complications. BAS was safely used as a bridge to lung transplantation or to alleviate right heart failure symptoms and/or syncope. Other potential benefits for …
Following the arterial switch operation (ASO), there is a risk of neoaortic root enlargement, and aortic regurgitation in follow-up.
Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA) - Etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis & prognosis from the Merck Manuals - Medical Professional Version.
Sleeper, M. M. and Palmer, J. E. (2005), ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC DIAGNOSIS OF TRANSPOSITION OF THE GREAT ARTERIES IN A NEONATAL FOAL. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 46: 259-262. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2005.00035.x ...
Transposition of the great arteries is a heart defect that requires surgery to correct. Learn about symptoms and treatment of this rare condition.
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The most common hemodynamic problem encountered in this cohort was SAVV regurgitation in the setting of impaired SV function. Of the 68% of patients who required surgical intervention, all needed SAVV replacement as part of the surgical repair. The relation between SAVV regurgitation and SV dysfunction in CTGA is complex and is not completely understood (9,10,13-15). In the majority of patients with CTGA, the SAVV is morphologically abnormal (16). With time, the valve deteriorates, and there is increasing regurgitation (11). This chronic volume load on the SV, in turn, leads to annular and ventricular dilation, resulting in malcoaptation and worsening regurgitation (17). In a study with a mean follow-up of 20 years (13), the presence of a morphologically abnormal SAVV was the only predictor of severe SAVV regurgitation, and severe SAVV regurgitation was the only independent predictor of long-term survival in both operated and unoperated patients with CTGA.. Systemic ventricle dysfunction in the ...
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In transposition of the great vessels, the major blood vessels attached to the heart-the aorta and the pulmonary artery-are reversed. This reversal results in the blood going to the wrong places. This leads to low oxygen levels in the body. The aorta, which normally carries oxygen-rich blood from the left side of the...
OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has transposition of the great vessels? What are the typical findings for this disease? Transposition of the great vessels, also called TGV, typically presents in the neonatal period. It is sometimes also called transposition of the great arteries, or TGA. Often it is…. ...
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The duodenal switch procedure is a relatively new type of bariatric surgery that many people are using to great benefit. Sometimes abbreviated BPD/DS, duodenal switch surgery is so named because it has two major components to the procedure. What Exactly is a Duodenal Switch Procedure? The first portion of the small intestine is known as the duodenum. This part of the body is located just outside the stomach outlet. In a duodenal switch procedure, the duodenum is divided into two pieces where the small intestine meets the stomach. A small portion of the small intestine is connected to the stomach that is just been created. This redirects food through the artificially created stomach pouch, emptying the stomach directly into the last part of the small intestine. The purpose of the surgery is to bypass as much of the small intestine as possible, and in a successful surgery, up to three-forths of the small intestine will be bypassed. What Does Duodenal Switch Surgery Do? The duodenal switch procedure is
Bulboventricular foramen obstruction nay complicate the management of patients with single left ventricle. Bulboventricular foramen size was measured in 28 neonates and infants ,5 months old and followed up for 2 to 5 years in those patients whose only sytemic outflow was through the foramen. The bulboventricular foramen was measured in two planes by two-dimensional echocardiography, its area calculated and indexed to body surface area. One patient died before surgical treatment. The mean initial bulboventricular foramen area index was 0.94 cm2/m2in 12 patients (Group A) in whom the foramen was bypassed as the first procedure in early infancy. The remaining 15 patients underwent other palliative operations but the bulboventricular foramen continued to serve as the systemic outflow tract. There was one surgical death. Six (Group B) of the 14 survivors developed bulboventricular foramen obstruction during follow-up (mean initial bulboventricular foramen area index 1.75 cm2/m2). The remaining eight ...
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PediHeart: Operative procedures: Norwood Operation, Ross Operation, Arterial Switch Operation (Repair of d-Transposition of the Great Vessels), BDG Shunt (Superior Cavopulmonary Anastomoses: Hemi-Fontan Operation, Bi-Directional Glenn Anastomosis), DKS Operation (Damus-Kaye-Stansel Operation), DORV (Repair of Double Outlet Right Ventricle, REV Operation, Rastelli Repair), Fontan Operation, Repair of IAA (Interrupted Aortic Arch), TOF Repair (Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot), Truncus Repair, Pulmonary Valvotomy, Ventricle-and-a-Half ...
In some congenital heart defects (CHDs), the sinus node is missing or does not work properly. It can also be damaged during heart surgery. This is especially common in operations that place sutures or patches in the sinus node area. These include the Fontan, Senning, or Mustard procedures. Sometimes tubing for the bypass machine can damage the sinus node or its blood supply. If this happens, your heart may beat slower (bradycardia). Regardless of the reason, if your sinus node is not working well for any reason, your adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) cardiologist may prescribe medications or recommend a pacemaker to help increase your heart rate.. The second major part of the electrical system in the heart is the AV node. The AV node is located in the middle of the heart between the upper and lower chambers. Its main job is to help manage the electrical activity as it travels from the atrium to the ventricles. The AV node slows down the electrical message slightly. This delay allows time for ...
Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2008 Oct 13;3:27. Martins P, Castela E. Source Serviço de Cardiologia Pediátrica, Hospital Pediátrico de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. [email protected] Abstract Transposition of the great arteries (TGA), also referred to as complete transposition, is a congenital cardiac malformation characterised by atrioventricular concordance and ventriculoarterial (VA) discordance. The incidence is estimated at 1 in 3,500-5,000 live births, with a male-to-female ratio 1.5 to 3.2:1. In 50% of cases, the VA discordance is an isolated finding. In 10% of cases, TGA is associated with noncardiac malformations. The association with other cardiac malformations such as ventricular septal defect (VSD) and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction is frequent and dictates timing and clinical presentation, which consists of cyanosis with or without congestive heart failure. The onset and severity depend on anatomical and functional variants that influence the degree of mixing between the two ...
Laser lead extraction in adult patients with congenital heart disease is safe and effective. Baffle angioplasty for obstruction in patients with a Mustard procedure is well established. We describe a unique combined interventional and electrophysiological approach on a patient with superior baffle o
Transposition of great arteries: Transposition of great arteries is a birth defect of the heart in which aorta originates from the right ventricle (instead of the normal left ventricle) and pulmonary artery arises from the left ventricle (instead of the normal right ventricle). This results in deoxygenated blood from the right ventricle reaching the body instead of the lungs. Hence these babies are blue at birth (cyanotic congenital heart disease).. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Transposition of the kanamycin-resistance transposon Tn903. AU - Young, Ry. AU - Grillo, Dana Smith. AU - Isberg, Ralph. AU - Way, Jeffrey. AU - Syvanen, Michael. PY - 1980/7. Y1 - 1980/7. N2 - The insertion of the kanamycin-resistance transposon, Tn903, into the Escherichia coli chromosome was studied. Tn903 is similar in structure to the well known transposons Tn5 and Tn10 in that it has a unique central sequence flanked by inverted repeat sequences extending more than a thousand base pairs. However, the central region of Tn903 has enough single-frame coding capacity only for the drug modifying enzyme, whereas Tn5 and Tn10 carry multigenic unique sequences. In this paper we demonstrate that two different classes of insertion event occur: (1) the first class is a complex event in which all or part of the genome of the bacteriophage lambda vector is co-inserted near the purE locus on the E. coli chromosome (11.7 min); (2) the second class appears to be a simple transposition ...
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The study included 108 patients (59 males, 49 females; mean age 10.2 9.7 years; range 9 days to 58 years) who required a reoperation following a repair by sternotomy. A right thoracotomy was performed in three patients, Clamshell incision in three patients, and resternotomy in 102 patients. Thirty-three patients under-went total repair follovving a palliative procedure, while six patients underwent a subsequent palliative procedure. Other reoperations were performed for the follovving: right ventricle outflow tract (n=21), atrioventricular valve (n=16), left ventricle outflovv tract (n=13), Fontan revisions (n=7), arterial switch/double svvitch reoperations (n=7), pulmonary venous retum restenosis (n=2), residual/recurrent atrial/ventricular septal defect (n=2), tricuspid regurgitation and arrhythmia after the Senning operation (n=1 ...
Background: Aortic regurgitation (AR) and subclinical left ventricular (LV) dysfunction expressed by myocardial deformation imaging are common in patients with transposition of the great arteries after the arterial switch operation (ASO). Echocardiographic evaluation is often hampered by reduced acoustic window settings. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging provides a robust alternative ... read more as it allows for comprehensive assessment of degree of AR and LV function. The purpose of this study is to validate CMR based 4-dimensional flow quantification (4D flow) for degree of AR and feature tracking strain measurements for LV deformation assessment in ASO patients. Methods: A total of 81 ASO patients (median 20.6 years, IQR 13.5-28.4) underwent CMR for 4D and 2D flow analysis. CMR global longitudinal strain (GLS) feature tracking was compared to echocardiographic (echo) speckle tracking. Agreements between and within tests were expressed as intra-class correlation coefficients ...
Some of the most difficult cases that an anesthesiologist may encounter involve anesthesia for patients with congenital heart disease for noncardiac surgery. These cases pose a number of unique challenges due to the wide range of anatomic and physiologic abnormalities that may be encountered, and various interventions that need to take place in order to maintain hemodynamic goals. This chapter explores the perioperative considerations for patients with repaired or palliated congenital heart disease presenting for emergency noncardiac surgery. It provides a brief review of the anatomy and physiology after repair of the tetralogy of Fallot, of the systemic right ventricle, and of the single ventricle. The chapter further explores strategies for preoperative preparation and intraoperative management of these patients in the event that they present for emergency surgery.
Cyanosis: is another common symptom which concern children with particular types of heart diseases that are defined cyanotic. The cyanosis consist in blue-purple color of skin and mucous membrane (lips, tongue) due to the fact that blood that t reached the organs and tissues through the arteries is not sufficiently oxygenated. Blood adequately oxygenated has a red color where as the less is the content in oxygen the more the color becomes blue. There are two major causes of cyanosis: heart causes in which venous blood because of a cardiac defect by-passes the lungs and goes down the aorta and the arteries without being oxygenated; lung causes in which the lung functions are impaired. There are numerous congenital cyanotic heart diseases the most frequent of which are Tetralogy of Fallot, complete Transposition of the Great Arteries and pulmonary atresia. Cyanosis determines a lack of oxygen for organs and tissues with the consequences that the child will have a reduce tolerance to exercise, ...
Understand more about transposition of the great arteries (TGA), a rare but treatable congenital heart defect, from the experts at Boston Childrens Hospital.
Overall, heart transplantation or death was significantly lower in the CRT group compared to controls, 12 (19%) vs. 37 (58%), [HR of 0.24, (95% CI, 0.12-0.46), p ,0.001]. In addition, the CRT group had a higher rate of overall survival and survival without heart failure hospitalization or transplant listing. See Figures Below.. Risk factors associated with death or transplantation after multivariate analysis included increased risk with higher NHYA/Ross Class and decreased risk with use of CRT and presence of congenital heart disease.. Subgroup analysis showed CRT was effective in improving transplant-free survival in those with and without congenital heart disease, in those without and without the need for bradycardia pacing, and those with systemic right ventricles. In this cohort, CRT in univentricular anatomy did not demonstrate significant improvement upon transplant-free survival.. Longitudinal follow-up showed the median QRS duration decreased 23 msec (95% CI, −38 to −6 msec) in the ...
A Case of Traumatic Aortopulmonary Window in a Three-month-old Infant: A Complication Occurring 20 Days after Balloon Angioplasty of Pulmonary Artery Stenosis after Arterial Switch Operation of Transposition of the Great ...
The adverse effects of PGE1 infusion are important to anticipate, recognize, and treat immediately. The most common adverse effect is apnea. Any time PGE1 is infused, bag-mask ventilation and preferably endotracheal ventilation should be readily available for immediate treatment. Lowering the dose of PGE1 can often resolve apnea. Other adverse effects include fever, vasodilation, and rash. The adverse effects of balloon atrial septostomy are related primarily to the procedure itself. Although extremely rare in experienced hands, there have been reports of fatality due to tearing the atrial septum away from the inferior vena cava, resulting in immediate exsanguination. Other adverse effects are bleeding at the skin site where the catheter is introduced (umbilicus or femoral vein), pericardial effusion (from small tear in outside wall of atrium), stroke (from introduction of thrombus or air embolus to the systemic arterial system), or failure of the procedure to create an adequate atrial septal ...
The increasing survival to adulthood of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) has changed the epidemiology of adult CHD (ACHD) patients and has led to an increment in hospitalization rates due to heart failure (HF). ACHD patients hospitalized for HF have a five-fold higher risk of death than those compensated. HF occurs predominantly in patients with tetralogy of Fallot, single ventricles, and after the Mustard operation for transposition of the great arteries. Diagnostic strategies applied in acquired HF patients are usually used to evaluate ACHD patients, but sometimes this can postpone the identification of HF that can become manifest with unusual and peculiar signs or symptoms. In the same way, therapeutic management resembles the acquired HF one, even if no large randomized clinical trials have been conducted in ACHD patients. Therefore, a close monitoring in dedicated units is mandatory in order to identify in time HF manifestations and manage them adequately.. ...
Whilst one cannot say this data completely seals the deal on SV use in patients with a systemic RV impairment, there is much optimism here and it is well worth sitting up to take note. The majority of the group had grade I/II systemic AV valve regurgitation so perhaps this cohort comprises a more favourably responsive group to SV compared to such patient with more severe degrees of regurgitation who perhaps destined to fail faster and be more refractive to medical treatment - however this study is not designed to investigate this.. A switch from an ACE-I or ARB (of which there is little evidence to support use) to SV resulted in a drop in NTproBNP (one of the strongest independent prognostic markers); marginally improved RV performance within a relatively short space of time; improved 6MWT distance AND improved QOL. This is very promising. I am not sure there is much further to add aside from the usual mantra of it being desirable to validate these findings in a larger, randomised dataset ...
The first clue came with a murmur.. At a mere week old, Joe LaRocca was diagnosed with an extraordinarily rare heart defect. Both ventricles were reversed.. Fortunately, with this particular defect, the arteries are reversed too, essentially correcting the abnormality. Thats where it gets its name - congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA).. In a normal heart, the demanding duty of pumping oxygenated blood into the body is handled by the left ventricle, and the right ventricle pumps blood a short distance into the lungs. But Joes heart was far from normal.. The right ventricle is not meant to do the harder work, says Dr. Elizabeth Blume, Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program medical director at Boston Childrens Hospital. Since the ventricles are reversed in patients with CCTGA, over time, this muscle tires out.. For the past three decades, the team at Boston Childrens Heart Center has medically and surgically managed Joes condition. And at 33, his heart ...
IVS, intact ventricular septum; TGA, transposition of the great arteries; VSD, ventricular septal defect From: Yoo S.-J., Lee Y.-H., Kim ES, Ryu HM et al. Three-vessel view of the fetal upper mediastinum: an easy means of detecting abnormalities of the ventricular outflow tracts and great arteries during obstetric screening. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 9:173-182, 1997.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effect of ileo-jejunal transposition on the growth of the GI tract and pancreas in young and aged rats. AU - Tsuchiya, T.. AU - Ishizuka, J.. AU - Sato, K.. AU - Shimoda, I.. AU - Rajaraman, S.. AU - Uchida, T.. AU - Townsend, C. M.. AU - Thompson, J. C.. PY - 1995/1/1. Y1 - 1995/1/1. N2 - Background. Ileo-jejunal transposition (IJT; transposition of the distal quarter of the small intestine into the proximal jejunum) is known to stimulate mucosal growth of the transposed ileum, but the effects on other parts of the small intestine are controversial. The effect of aging on the trophic action of IJT is not known. Methods. We examined the trophic effect of IJT (3 weeks post-operation) on the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas, and on plasma levels of neurotensin and gastrin in three different aged groups of Fischer 344 rats (4, 12, and 24 months old). Results. Three weeks after IJT, the mucosal mass, villus height, and crypt depth increased significantly in the transposed ileum as ...
Your child may need other equipment not mentioned here to provide support while in the ICU, or afterwards. The hospital staff will explain all of the necessary equipment to you.. Your child will be kept as comfortable as possible with several different medications; some of which relieve pain, and some of which relieve anxiety. The staff will also be asking for your input as to how best to soothe and comfort your child.. After discharge from the ICU, your child will recuperate on another hospital unit for a few days before going home. You will learn how to care for your child at home before your child is discharged. Your child may need to take medications for a while, and these will be explained to you. The staff will give you written instructions regarding medications, activity limitations, and follow-up appointments before your child is discharged.. Infants who spent a lot of time on a ventilator, or who were fairly ill while in the ICU, may have trouble feeding initially. These babies may have ...
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BackgroundA 31 year old male with a history of Senning repair for transposition of the great arteries, coarctation repair and conduction system disease with ...
A-ORTA, n. [Gr. αορτη, the great artery; also an ark, or chest.]. The great artery, or trunk of the arterial system; proceeding from the left ventricle of the heart, and giving origin to all the arteries, except the pulmonary arteries. It first rises, when it is called the ascending aorta; then makes a great curve, when it gives off branches to the head, and upper extremities; then proceeds downward, called the descending aorta, when it gives off branches to the trunk; and finally divides into the two iliacs, which supply the pelvis and lower extremities. - Cyc. Parr. ...
One of the most important things I have learned on rotations is to look at patients as a whole and individualize their treatment. This concept is even more critical in pediatrics. In adults, slightly overestimating a dose, in most cases, will not have fatal consequences. In children, it very well can. Children cannot be treated as miniature adults. When I was working up patients on the PSICU, there were many things that I had to take into account in addition to the normal parameters, lab values, etc in an adult workup. The most basic was the patients size ie weight, height, and head circumference and the percentiles they fit into compared with others of their age. Secondly, it was important to collect an extensive maternal history, given that the patient him/herself does not a considerable past medical history. Thirdly, the normal ranges for many lab values (ie potassium, T. bili, albumin, serum creatinine) and vital signs (ie blood pressure, heart rate) changes with age. Lastly, there was a ...
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The great vessels of the heart are a collection of arteries and veins which drain blood into the atria, and take blood away from the ventricles. These are different from the coronary vessels of the heart - which vascularise the heart muscle itself.
Understand the differences between adult and paediatric Echocardiography & further your understanding of Congenital Heart Defects.. Learn skills that can be applied to both the paediatric and adult patient. Test your skills on paediatric patients during the scanning session.. A basic level of Echocardiography is needed for this workshop to be of most benefit to participants.. Guest Lecturers: Mr Justin Gordon (Senior Scientist, QPCS Mater Childrens Hospital) will take participants through a Taste of the Complex and many case studies. Mr Justin OLeary (Adult CHD senior Echocardiographer) will lecture on Echo assessment of the adult patient post correction of D-TGA & L-TGA.. ...
Transposon and Mechanisms of Transposition * Non protein encoded regions, related to tRNA (except Alu-7SL RNA) Nonautonomous- does not encode own machinery, instead relies on cell machinery (Pol III) and LINES RT/EN complex Found in CpG regions * 5head region...
Kleckner N, Chalmers RM, Kwon D, Sakai J, Bolland S. Tn10 and IS10 transposition and chromosome rearrangements: mechanism and regulation in vivo and in vitro. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 1996; 204:49-82 ...
Levis congenital heart defects, Transposition of the Great Arteries and a VSD, were detected at his mum, Natashas 20 week scan. After putting up a very brave fight, Levi tragically passed away, leaving his parents and two brothers devastated. This is his story:. ...
Do you think my child needs one of those medical information bracelets? He had Transposition of the Great Arteries but his doctor said he was fixed after his surgery. Yes, I would certainly get a Medical Information bracelet. I personally use MedicAlert, because you arent limited by whatever you can squeeze onto the bracelet. MedicAlert…
2010 Lectures Tufts University School of Medicine including:. Development of Body Cavities. GI Tract Development. Great Vessel Development. ...
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