Jenne C Hickey

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BACKGROUND An increasing number of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) require implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), yet little is known about their impact on psychological well-being and sexual function. OBJECTIVE To assess shock-related anxiety in adults with CHD and its association with depression and sexual function. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVES Describe quality outcomes of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) undergoing cardiovascular procedures and admissions in a free-standing children's hospital with a multi-disciplinary ACHD program and compared with pediatric outcomes. BACKGROUND A challenge for the U.S. healthcare system is where to treat the >1 million ACHD patients(More)
AIMS There is a fivefold increase in the frequency of intracranial aneurysm (IA) in adults with coarctation of the aorta (CoA). Current guidelines for management of adults with CoA recommend computed tomography angiography (CTA) or magnetic resonance imaging of the intracranial vessels. However, this recommendation has not been universally accepted. The(More)
The normal host range of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is limited to primate B lymphocytes and certain epithelial cells that express the C3d/EBV receptor [complement receptor 2 (CR2, CD21)]. In the present study, expansion of the tissue tropism of EBV has been accomplished by stably transfecting the murine fibroblast L cell line with pMT.CR2. neo.1, a eukaryotic(More)