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Dec
1969

Akın A, Alehan D, Aykan HH, Özkutlu S, Özer S, Karagöz T. Evaluation of Tissue Doppler Echocardiographic Imaging findings in children with pulmonary hypertension. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 244-253.

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Jan
2018

Left main coronary compression syndrome rarely occurs in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension. A 65-year-old woman with severe pulmonary hypertension due to an atrial septal defect suffered from angina on effort. Cardiac computed-tomography and coronary angiography revealed considerable stenosis of the left main coronary artery (LMA) caused by compression between the dilated main pulmonary artery trunk and the sinus of valsalva.

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Jan
2018

Atrial septal defect (ASD) may be rarely associated with Eisenmenger syndrome (ES), the most advanced form of pulmonary vascular disease to complicate a congenital heart disease. In spite of availability of pediatric cardiologists and two-dimensional-echochardiography in many tertiary health care centers in Nigeria, late referral and late diagnosis of ASD still occur leading to the development of ES. We describe a case of a 19-year-old male with ASD who presented late with ES.

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Mar
2018

The life expectancy of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) has significantly improved in recent decades, with non-cardiovascular causes of death now competing with traditional cardiovascular causes. The risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), a devastating event, still remains elevated above that of the general population.
We reviewed 2935 patients in our adult CHD database (age≥16years, seen at least once in our centre) and documented all cases of SCD between 2000-2015.

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Dec
1969

Eisenmenger syndrome refers to reversal of shunt and central cyanosis due to pulmonary hypertension induced by congenital heart disease with a large systemic-to-pulmonary shunt. We report a case of a 17-year-old man with Eisenmenger syndrome who presented with gradual deterioration in visual acuity and was diagnosed with advanced secondary open angle glaucoma. There have been reports of patients suffering from thrombosis due to hyperviscosity associated with this syndrome; however, to our knowledge, the association of secondary open angle glaucoma with Eisenmenger syndrome has not yet been documented.

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Dec
1969

Eisenmenger Syndrome Revisited.

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2017 11;8(6):726-734
Gaetano Thiene

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Nov
2017

O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) promoter methylation status is a predictive biomarker in glioblastoma patients. Glioblastoma without hypermethylated MGMT promoter are largely resistant to treatment with temozolomide. These patients are in particular need of new treatment approaches, which are offered by biomarker-driven clinical trials with targeted drugs based on molecular characterization of individual tumors.

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Nov
2017

We present a detailed report of an awake craniotomy for recurrent third ventricular colloid cyst in a patient with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension in the setting of Eisenmenger syndrome, performed 6 weeks after we managed the same patient for a more conservative procedure. This patient has a high risk of perioperative mortality and may be particularly susceptible to perioperative hemodynamic changes or fluid shifts. The risks of general anesthesia induction and emergence must be balanced against the risks inherent in an awake craniotomy on a per case basis.

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Dec
2017

Eisenmenger syndrome as a severe form of cyanotic congenital heart disease results in a complex multisystemic disorder. Due to increased systemic venous pressure and the inability to ensure systemic perfusion and metabolic requirements, the liver may develop congestion, fibrosis or cirrhosis. This study aimed to assess hepatic abnormalities in Eisenmenger patients non-invasively.

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Oct
2017

Congenital cardiac malformations with high pulmonary blood flow and pressure due to left-to-right shunts are usually repaired in early infancy for both the benefits of early relief of heart failure and the fear that the concomitant pulmonary hypertension may become irreversible unless these defects are corrected at an early age. Age, however, has been a poor predictor of irreversibility of pulmonary hypertension in our experience, which is presented here.
A retrospective observational study.

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Oct
2017


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Dec
2017

The patient was a 19-year-old woman who was diagnosed with patent ductus arteriosus complicating Eisenmenger syndrome at a previous medical institution. She was referred to our hospital and arranged for lung transplantation. She developed hemoptysis after the introduction of i.

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Dec
2017

Severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) rarely develops in children with an atrial septal defect (ASD), even those with a large defect. We herein report the case of a 27-year-old man with a moderate-sized secundum ASD and right ventricular failure due to severe PAH, which developed in his early teens. He was diagnosed as having a genetic mutation of the bone morphogenetic protein receptor-2 (BMPR2) gene and was successfully treated with bilateral lung transplantation with ASD path closure.

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Jan
2018

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension (PH), a multifactorial and progressive condition associated with an increased afterload of the right ventricle leading to heart failure and death. The main aim of this study was to correlate the levels of miR-424(322) with the severity and prognosis of PH and with right ventricle hypertrophy progression. Additionally, we intended to evaluate the mechanisms and signalling pathways whereby miR-424(322) secreted by pulmonary arterial endothelial cells (PAECs) impacts cardiomyocytes.

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Sep
2017

Perioperative management of severe pulmonary hypertension (PH) is challenging. Anaesthesiologists come across perioperative management of such cases during incidental surgeries, surgery for various congenital heart diseases and valvular heart diseases and for caesarean section or painless labour in pregnant patient with Eisenmenger syndrome. Knowledge of pathophysiology of PH and novel drugs acting through different mechanisms is paramount in managing such patients.

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Oct
2017

In congenital heart disease (CHD), the presence of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is associated with a poor prognosis. In this study, we aim to investigate the role of pulmonary artery compliance (Cp) in predicting the mortality of PAH associated with adult congenital heart disease (APAH-CHD). One-hundred and seventy-five patients of APAH-CHD who underwent a comprehensive clinical evaluation were included in this study.

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Oct
2017

In pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), right ventricular (RV) adaptation is essential to overcome the chronic increases in RV pressure overload. Ultimately, RV compensatory mechanisms are not sufficient and patients succumb to RV failure. The processes underlying the transition of RV adaptation to RV failure are not well understood.

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Dec
1969

Homoarginine (hArg) has been shown to be of prognostic value in patients with chronic left heart failure. The present study aims to assess the clinical utility and prognostic value of hArg levels in patients with complex congenital heart disease (CHD).
Plasma hArg levels were measured in 143 patients with complex CHD and compared to clinical status, echocardiographic and laboratory parameters as well as the occurrence of adverse cardiac events.

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Mar
2018

Pericardial effusion (PE) confers a poor prognosis in non-congenital pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The clinical significance and prognostic implications of PE in Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) is much less well characterised. Accordingly, we aimed to define the frequency, echocardiographic characteristics, natural history and clinical sequelae of PE in those with ES.

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Aug
2017

Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) is a severe form of pulmonary hypertension in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) and has a poor prognosis. We aimed to understand factors associated with survival in ES and particularly to assess the potential benefits of advanced pulmonary vasodilator therapy (AT).
From January 2004, when AT became generally available for patients with ES, we followed 253 ES adults from 12 adult congenital heart disease centres across Australia and New Zealand.

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Aug
2017

In patients with Eisenmenger syndrome, life expectancy is usually longer than in patients with other forms of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). We conducted a cohort study in which patients were followed over a long period of time in an attempt to identify potential predictors of clinical outcomes. Sixty-seven treatment-naïve patients were enrolled (age range = 12-60 years; median age = 33 years).

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Oct
2017

Since 2004, different techniques for the Potts shunt have been used in patients with incurable pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, the experience with these interventions in a single institution is limited. We present our series of Potts shunts in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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Dec
1969

Although a significant proportion of patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease are thrombocytopaenic, its prevalence and clinical significance in adults with Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) is not well studied. Accordingly, we examined the relationship of thrombocytopaenia and mean platelet volume (MPV) to bleeding or thrombotic complications and survival in a contemporary cohort of patients with ES, including patients with Down syndrome.
Demographics, laboratory and clinical data were analysed from 226 patients with ES under active follow-up over 11 years.

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Jun
2017

The efficacy of endothelin receptor antagonists (ERAs) in the management of Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) remains controversial. The aim of this study is to systemically review the safety and effects of ERAs in improving the quality of life and basic cardiac functions of these patients.
Twelve databases were searched, including PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, Virtual Health Library, World Health Organization (WHO) Global Health Library, Google Scholar, POPLINE, Systems for Information of Grey Literature in Europe, New York Academy of Medicine, ClinicalTrials.

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Dec
1969

Peripheral pulmonary artery stenosis is a quite rare condition that can lead to misdiagnosis, particularly in adults. We describe the case of a 48-year-old woman with multiple stenoses, challenging anatomy and Eisenmenger-like presentation, who was treated percutaneously with a coronary technique.

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Nov
2017

Patients with patent ductus arteriosus and significant left-to-right shunt develop Eisenmenger syndrome at an early age and are not operable after development of irreversible pulmonary artery hypertension. Patients with mitral stenosis, however, are treatable even with suprasystemic pulmonary artery pressures. A combination of these two lesions is rare.

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Jun
2017

Few studies had reported syndromes that include patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with Eisenmenger syndrome and congenital deafness clustered in male siblings without facial, skeletal, or mental abnormalities.
Two brothers, who were deaf and had PDA with Eisenmenger complex, were first seen at our Cardiology clinic at the ages of 25 and 41, respectively. They presented with progressive dyspnea on exertion.

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Dec
1969

Eisenmenger syndrome.

Autops Case Rep 2017 Jan-Mar;7(1):5-7. Epub 2017 Mar 30.
Fernando Peixoto Ferraz de Campos, Luiz Alberto Benvenuti

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May
2017

To analyze preoperative risk factors of perioperative pulmonary hypertension crisis (PHC) for pregnant woman with severe pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH), and approach its clinical value.
A retrospective analysis was conducted. The clinical data from 152 pregnant women with severe PAH underwent cesarean delivery admitted to Beijing Anzhen Hospital from January 1st 2008 to December 31st 2016 was collected.

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Jul
2017

Patients with Eisenmenger syndrome have a shorter lifespan than the general population. A significant proportion develop arrhythmia and some, sudden death.
The aims of this study were to characterize the frequency, type and effects of arrhythmias in adult patients with Eisenmenger's syndrome and to identify risk factors for arrhythmias.

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Dec
1969

Improved diagnostic tools, timely closure of the shunt and a better understanding of the complexity of Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) have led to improved care and treatment in tertiary centres. These may have decreased the incidence of ES and improved survival of patients with ES, although evidence is still lacking. The aim of this study was to investigate temporal changes in incidence, prevalence and mortality in patients with ES for 35 years in the Nordic region.

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Jul
2017

A hol(e)y predicament.

Respirol Case Rep 2017 Jul 20;5(4):e00237. Epub 2017 Apr 20.
Shaiva Ginoya Meka, Daniel Shelden, Amy Mertens, Paul Christensen, Meet Patel
Endocardial cushion defects are congenital abnormalities that result in valvular dysfunction as well as defects (or "holes") in the septa of the heart. They are typically diagnosed in early infancy; presentation late in life is rare. We present the case of a 72-year-old female admitted to the hospital with dyspnoea and palpitations.

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Jul
2017

Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Therapeutic strategies have changed during the 2000s in conjunction with an emphasis on specialist follow-up. The aim of this study was to determine the cause-specific mortality in ES and evaluate any relevant changes between 1977 and 2015.

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Mar
2017

Presently described is successful cesarean delivery in a pregnancy superimposed on long-term bosentan treatment in an Eisenmenger syndrome patient with cor triatriatum sinistrum, double-orifice mitral valve, and large ventricular septal defect resulting in single functioning ventricle with double outlets. Cesarean delivery was performed at 27th week of gestation without maternal or fetal morbidity. The infant had no congenital cardiovascular abnormality or any probable teratogenic effect of bosentan treatment during pregnancy.

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Mar
2017

Pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease (PAH-CHD) is a common type of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and a frequent complication of congenital heart disease (CHD). PAH-CHD represents a heterogeneous patient population and it is important to distinguish between the underlying cardiac defects considering the prognostic and therapeutic implications. Improved interventional techniques have enabled repair or palliation of most cardiac defects, though a substantial number of patients remain at high risk for PAH after closure.

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Dec
1969

Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) is the most severe form of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with congenital heart disease. It is an extremely devastating condition with a serious impact on patients' life. Classical therapy of ES remains directed to avoid complications, such as erythrocytosis, treatment of congestive heart failure, prevention of infection, and secondary haematological abnormalities such as iron deficiency and coagulation disorders.

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Aug
2017

Patients with Trisomy 21 are now living well into adulthood. Little data exists to assist the cardiologist in the care of these patients. We sought to examine the cardiac and general health status of adults with Trisomy 21 undergoing cardiac evaluation.

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May
2017

The relationship between pulmonary arterial hypertension-specific drug therapy (PAH-SDT) and mortality in Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) is controversial.
To investigate outcomes in patients with ES, and their relationship with PAH-SDT.
Retrospective, observational, nationwide, multicentre cohort study.

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May
2017

With the advances in congenital cardiac surgery and postoperative care, an increasing number of children with complex congenital heart disease now reach adulthood. There are already more adults than children living with a congenital heart defect, including patients with complex congenital heart defects. Among these adults with congenital heart disease, a significant number will develop ventricular dysfunction over time.

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Oct
2017

Endothelin receptor antagonists (ERA) have been recognised as effective therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension in congenital heart disease (CHD-PH), and Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) since The Bosentan Randomized Trial of Endothelin Antagonist Therapy-5 (Breathe 5) study. A new dual receptor antagonist - Macitentan - is currently undergoing trials to determine its efficacy in simple ES. To date there is little information on this therapy in CHD and we report our first experience, some with more complex diseases.

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