Structural heart disease

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Structural heart disease

Structural heart disease refers to birth defects of the heart. The most common defects include a hole in the heart muscle where there shouldn't be one and narrowing of the arteries. Sometimes these defects run in families. Symptoms of these defects include stroke, kidney problems, migraine headaches, low oxygen levels in the blood, or racing heartbeat. Often a physician can diagnose structural heart disease with a physical exam and imaging tests. These can be diagnosed at birth or much later in life, depending on the condition and severity. While some conditions can be monitored by a physician or treated with medicine, the most common treatment option is surgery.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Structural heart disease" returned 97 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effect of Aging on Left Atrial Compliance and Electromechanical Properties in Subjects Without Structural Heart Disease.
 

Author(s): Rachid Abou, Melissa Leung, Anthony M Tonsbeek, Tomaz Podlesnikar, Arie C Maan, Martin J Schalij, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax

Journal: Am. J. Cardiol.. 2017 Jul;120(1):140-147.

 

Aging is associated with changes in left atrial (LA) structure and function. The present study aimed at describing the effect of aging on LA properties in a large cohort of subjects without structural heart disease. We divided 386 subjects (mean age 58 years [range 16 to 91]; 188 ...

Last Updated: 9 May 2017

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Outcomes of ventricular tachycardia ablation in patients with structural heart disease: The impact of electrical storm.
 

Author(s): Bashar Aldhoon, Dan Wichterle, Petr Peichl, Robert Čihák, Josef Kautzner

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To investigate predictors of long-term outcomes after catheter ablation (CA) for ventricular tachycardia (VT) and the impact of electrical storm (ES) prior to index ablation procedures.

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2017

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Holography for imaging in structural heart disease.
 

Author(s): Elchanan Bruckheimer, Carmel Rotschild

Journal: EuroIntervention. 2016 May;12 Suppl X():X81-X84.

 

Three-dimensional imaging modalities for structural heart disease interventions have become a common feature in the procedural workflow. The images acquired are usually presented on 2D displays, thereby restricting their usefulness and the ability to interact with them. Holographic ...

Last Updated: 13 May 2016

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The terms "Structural heart disease" returned 26 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Structural and Valvular Heart Disease Interventions.
 

Author(s): João L Cavalcante, Omosalewa O Lalude, Paul Schoenhagen, Stamatios Lerakis

Journal: JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Mar;9(5):399-425.

 

The field of percutaneous interventions for the treatment of structural and valvular heart diseases has been expanding rapidly in the last 5 years. Noninvasive cardiac imaging has been a critical part of the planning, procedural guidance, and follow-up of these procedures. Although ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2016

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Therapy for ventricular arrhythmias in structural heart disease: a multifaceted challenge.
 

Author(s): Riccardo Proietti, Jacqueline Joza, Vidal Essebag

Journal: J. Physiol. (Lond.). 2016 May;594(9):2431-43.

 

The unpredictable nature and potentially catastrophic consequences of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) have obligated physicians to search for therapies to prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD). At present, a low left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) has been used as a risk factor to ...

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2016

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Cost-effectiveness of transcatheter versus surgical management of structural heart disease.
 

Author(s): Zaher Fanari, William S Weintraub

Journal: Cardiovasc Revasc Med. ;17(1):44-7.

 

Transcatheter management of valvular and structural heart disease is the most growing aspect of interventional cardiology. While the early experience was limited to patients who were not candidate for surgery, the continuous improvement in the efficacy and safety expanded its use ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2016

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Surgery and Transcatheter Intervention for Structural Heart Diseases
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Data Collecting and Analyzing of Different Treatment of Structural Heart Diseases

 

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2016

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Impact of a Structural Phonation Training on Respiratory Muscle Function in Patients With Structural Heart Disease
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Heart Failure; Congenital Heart Disease

 

Last Updated: 29 Sep 2017

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Catheter Ablation Versus Amiodarone for Therapy of Premature Ventricular Contractions in Patients With Structural Heart Disease
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Heart Diseases; Cardiomyopathies; Ventricular Premature Complexes

 

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2017

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