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 104 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Dronedarone produces early regression of myocardial remodelling in structural heart disease.
 

Author(s): Begoña Quintana-Villamandos, Jose Juan Gomez de Diego, María Jesús Delgado-Martos, David Muñoz-Valverde, María Luisa Soto-Montenegro, Manuel Desco, Emilio Delgado-Baeza

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Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in hypertension is associated with a greater risk of sustained supraventricular/atrial arrhythmias. Dronedarone is an antiarrhythmic agent that was recently approved for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. However, its effect on early regression ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Influence of Aging on Level and Layer-Specific Left Ventricular Longitudinal Strain in Subjects Without Structural Heart Disease.
 

Author(s): Rachid Abou, Melissa Leung, Mand J H Khidir, Ron Wolterbeek, Martin J Schalij, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Jeroen J Bax, Victoria Delgado

Journal: Am. J. Cardiol.. 2017 Dec;120(11):2065-2072.

 

Values for level- (apical, mid, and basal) and layer-based (endocardial, mid-myocardial, and epicardial) left ventricular (LV) longitudinal strain across age are scarce. The present study evaluates the effect of aging on level- and layer-specific LV longitudinal strain in subjects ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Late Results of Cox Maze III Procedure in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Associated with Structural Heart Disease.
 

Author(s): Gustavo Gir Gomes, Wagner Luis Gali, Alvaro Valentim Lima Sarabanda, Claudio Ribeiro da Cunha, Iruena Moraes Kessler, Fernando Antibas Atik

Journal: Arq. Bras. Cardiol.. 2017 Jul;109(1):14-22.

 

Cox-Maze III procedure is one of the surgical techniques used in the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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 05;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: 31 Dec 1969

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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 ...

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Heart Diseases; Cardiomyopathies; Ventricular Premature Complexes

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2018

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The SALMANTICOR Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Structural Heart Abnormality

 

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2018

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