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

Autonomic influences related to frequent ventricular premature beats in patients without structural heart disease.
 

Author(s): Attila Frigy, Endre Csiki, Cosmin Caraşca, István Adorján Szabó, Victor-Dan Moga

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(28):e11489.

 

To study the possible role of autonomic influences on the occurrence of frequent premature ventricular beats (VPBs) in subjects without structural heart disease.24-hour Holter ECG recordings (≥1500 VPBs/d, sinus rhythm) of 20 symptomatic patients (9 women, 11 men, mean age 58.9 ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reversal of premature ventricular complexes induced cardiomyopathy. Influence of concomitant structural heart disease.
 

Author(s): Mohamed A Abdelhamid, Rania Samir

Journal: Indian Heart J. ;70(3):410-415.

 

We examined the effect of radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation of premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) on left ventricle (LV) function recovery in patients with LV dysfunction, regardless the presence of structural heart disease (SHD).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Structural heart disease as the cause of syncope.
 

Author(s): R B Guimarães, V Essebag, M Furlanetto, J P G Yanez, M G Farina, D Garcia, E D Almeida, L Stephan, G G Lima, T L L Leiria

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We described the clinical evolution of patients with structural heart disease presenting at the emergency room with syncope. Patients were stratified according to their syncope etiology and available scores for syncope prognostication. Cox proportional hazard models were used to investigate ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Structural heart disease" returned 18 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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NICOM in Pregnant Women With Heart Disease
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Heart Diseases in Pregnancy; Congenital Heart Disease in Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2018

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