Shelley D . Miyamoto

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BACKGROUND The purpose of the current study was to define the myocellular changes and adaptation of the β-adrenergic receptor (β-AR) system that occur in the systemic right ventricle (RV) of children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). METHODS Explanted hearts from children with HLHS and non-failing controls were used for this study. HLHS(More)
We sought to analyze the outcome of hemodynamically significant acute graft rejection in pediatric heart transplant recipients from a single-center experience. Acute graft rejection remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality for patients who undergo orthotopic heart transplantation and has been associated with the severity of the rejection episode. A(More)
BACKGROUND Variable rates of malignancy and early infection have previously been reported in heart transplant (HTx) recipients who received induction therapy. This study hypothesized that induced pediatric patients would have an increased risk of these events compared with non-induced patients. METHODS Data from a prospective, multicenter event-driven(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to analyze the indications and outcome of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for early primary graft failure and determine its impact on long-term graft function and rejection risk. BACKGROUND Early post-operative graft failure requiring ECMO can complicate heart transplantation. METHODS A retrospective review of all(More)
OBJECTIVE Micro-RNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators of gene expression through interaction with the 3'UTR of target messenger RNAs (mRNAs). The role of miRNAs has been extensively studied in adult human and nonhuman animal models of heart disease. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is the most common form of severe congenital heart disease and is an(More)
Our previous work showed myocellular differences in pediatric and adult dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). However, a thorough characterization of the molecular pathways involved in pediatric DCM does not exist, limiting the development of age-specific therapies. To characterize this patient population, we investigated the transcriptome profile of pediatric(More)
The transplanted heart experiences numerous hemodynamic changes during and after cardiac transplantation. This study sought to evaluate the left ventricular myocardial mechanics in the pediatric heart transplant population using Velocity Vector Imaging (VVI). This study retrospectively evaluated 28 heart transplant recipients by echocardiography 12 months(More)
The PHTS was founded in 1991 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and treatment of children during listing for and following heart transplantation. Now, 21 yr later, the PHTS has contributed significantly to the field, most notably in the form of outcomes analyses and risk factor assessment, in addition to amassing(More)
BACKGROUND Although the pathophysiology and treatment of adult heart failure (HF) are well studied, HF in children remains poorly understood. In adults, adrenergic receptor (AR)-mediated adaptation plays a central role in cardiac abnormalities in HF, and these patients respond well to β-blocker (BB) therapy. However, in children with HF, there is a growing(More)
BACKGROUND Dexmedetomidine, an α-2 receptor agonist, is widely used in children with cardiac disease. Significant hemodynamic responses, including systemic and pulmonary vasoconstriction, have been reported after dexmedetomidine administration. Our primary goal of this prospective, observational study was to quantify the effects of dexmedetomidine initial(More)