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Advances in fetal heart disease

Emerging techniques, modalities, and therapies are improving prenatal diagnosis, prognotication, and management of congenital heart disease and arrhythmias.

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Clinical testing for calcium release deficiency syndrome

02-07-2024 Cardiac Arrhythmia News

A clinical test for calcium release deficiency syndrome may be possible after researchers find distinct electrocardiographic changes not seen in people without the condition.

Can adolescents with hypertension play competitive sport?

Free for a limited time Cardiomyopathy Review

Recreational exercise is universally beneficial in adolescents with hypertension or hypertension-induced cardiac hypertrophy. But involvement in intensive or highly-competitive sport requires careful clinical management. Discover the key considerations.

Myocardial bridges and atherosclerosis

What role do myocardial bridges play in coronary artery disease? Understand their relevance to mechanical strain and vascular remodeling as key drivers of pathology. 

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Case Studies

HF from a cutaneous hemangioma

Hemangioma Case Study

Large cutaneous hemangiomas can be hemodynamically significant, resulting in high-output heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. Embolization and resection is effective and well-tolerated.

Double trouble: dual outflow tract obstruction

Open Access Congenital Heart Anomaly Case Study

Do you know the symptoms of a double chambered right ventricle in a child? Discover how to recognise, diagnose, and treat such cases in your clinic with this insightful case report.

Bacterial endocarditis caused by contact lens use

Open Access Endocarditis Case Study

A 17-year-old female presented with high fever, general fatigue, and dim eyesight. She had used colored contact lenses 3 weeks previously. Traumatic injury of the eye vessels led to systemic hematogenous infection and subsequent endocarditis. 

Current Reviews

Biophysics of Radiofrequency Ablation for Cardiac Arrhythmias: A Current Review

Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation has been the primary energy source in cardiac electrophysiology for over 30 years, facilitating a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment option for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. This method …

A Novel Mental Health Curriculum Pilot for Pediatric Cardiology Fellows: Preparing the Subspecialist to Expand the Team

Mental health (MH) is an important, yet understudied area of care for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Pediatric subspecialty fellows believe MH should be within their scope of practice, but few feel confident in their ability to …

Hereditary TTP/Upshaw–Schulman syndrome: the ductus arteriosus controls newborn survival

Hereditary TTP (hTTP), termed Upshaw–Schulman syndrome, is an ultra-rare disorder caused by a severe deficiency of plasma ADAMTS13 activity that allows circulation of ultra-large von Willebrand factor (UL-VWF) multimers. The greatest risk for hTTP …

Cognitive Biases in High-Stakes Decision-Making: Implications for Joint Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Conference

Extensive research has consistently demonstrated that humans frequently diverge from rational decision-making processes due to the pervasive influence of cognitive biases. This paper conducts an examination of the impact of cognitive biases on …

Further Reading

pECGreview: Assessment of a Novel Tool to Evaluate the Accuracy of Pediatric ECG Interpretation Skills

Open Access Pediatric Cardiology Research

The skill of interpretation of the electrocardiogram (ECG) remains poor despite existing educational initiatives. We sought to evaluate the validity of using a subjective scoring system to assess the accuracy of ECG interpretations submitted by …

Pediatric Electrocardiogram-Based Deep Learning to Predict Secundum Atrial Septal Defects

Open Access Atrial Septal Defect Research

Secundum atrial septal defect (ASD2) detection is often delayed, with the potential for late diagnosis complications. Recent work demonstrated artificial intelligence-enhanced ECG analysis shows promise to detect ASD2 in adults. However, its …

Validation of smartwatch electrocardiogram intervals in children compared to standard 12 lead electrocardiograms

Open Access Pediatric Cardiology RESEARCH

Lay people are now able to obtain one-lead electrocardiograms (ECG) using smartwatches, which facilitates documentation of arrhythmias. The accuracy of smartwatch derived ECG intervals has not been validated in children though. Home-based …

Coenzyme Q deficiency may predispose to sudden unexplained death via an increased risk of cardiac arrhythmia

Open Access Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Original Article

Cardiac arrhythmia is currently considered to be the direct cause of death in a majority of sudden unexplained death (SUD) cases, yet the genetic predisposition and corresponding endophenotypes contributing to SUD remain incompletely understood.

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Emerging techniques, modalities, and therapies are improving prenatal diagnosis, prognotication, and management of congenital heart disease and arrhythmias.

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