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Reduced Fetal Cerebral Oxygen Consumption Is Associated With Smaller Brain Size in Fetuses With Congenital Heart Disease
Background— Fetal hypoxia has been implicated in the abnormal brain development seen in newborns with congenital heart disease (CHD). New magnetic resonance imaging technology now offers theExpand
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Role of the waist/height ratio in the cardiometabolic risk assessment of children classified by body mass index.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the utility of waist/height ratio (WHtR) in the specification of cardiometabolic risk in children already stratified by body mass index (BMI). Expand
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Improved Classification of Coronary Artery Abnormalities Based Only on Coronary Artery z-Scores After Kawasaki Disease
Competing definitions and classifications of coronary artery abnormalities (CAAs) after Kawasaki disease (KD) have been arbitrarily defined based on clinical experience. We sought to propose aExpand
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Transition to adult health care for adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease: perspectives of the patient, parent and health care provider.
BACKGROUND Pediatric institutions play a large role in preparing young adults with congenital heart disease to transition to adult care. OBJECTIVE To determine the perspectives of patients, parentsExpand
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Usefulness of the right ventricular systolic to diastolic duration ratio to predict functional capacity and survival in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
The objective of this study was to investigate the systolic to diastolic duration ratio (S:D ratio) in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and its association with right ventricularExpand
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Macrophage Activation Syndrome in the Acute Phase of Kawasaki Disease
Rare cases of macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) occurring during the acute phase of Kawasaki disease (KD) have been reported. We sought to characterize, review treatment, and outcomes of KDExpand
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Comparison between different speckle tracking and color tissue Doppler techniques to measure global and regional myocardial deformation in children.
BACKGROUND Myocardial deformation parameters obtained by speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) and color Doppler tissue imaging (CDTI) using two different ultrasound systems and three differentExpand
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Assessment of myocardial deformation in children using Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) data and vendor independent speckle tracking software.
BACKGROUND Analysis of myocardial deformation from data stored in Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine format using vendor-independent software may be useful for clinical and researchExpand
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Outcomes of Aortic Valve-Sparing Operations in Marfan Syndrome.
BACKGROUND In many cardiac units, aortic valve-sparing operations have become the preferred surgical procedure to treat aortic root aneurysm in patients with Marfan syndrome, based on relativelyExpand
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Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation in the young 2-year follow-up.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate physiological and clinical consequences of percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) in patients with chronic right ventricular outflowExpand
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