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  • Condition: Mechanical Valve Replacement (MVR) in Infants and Children
  • Journal: Pediatric cardiology
  • Treatment Used: Supra-annular Mechanical Atrioventricular Valve Replacement with Polytetrafluoroethylene Graft
  • Number of Patients: 8
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This study analyzed supra-annular mechanical valve replacement (MVR) outcomes in infants and children with small annulus and compared them with conventional annular mechanical valve replacement outcomes.
  • Condition: Patients with End-Stage Complex Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) or Cardiomyopathy (CMP) Considered for Transplantation
  • Journal: International journal of cardiology
  • Treatment Used: Catheter ablation
  • Number of Patients: 5
  • Published —
This study reported experience using catheter ablation to treat recurrent arrhythmia in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) or cardiomyopathy (CMP) considered for transplantation.
  • Condition: Mitral valve disease in infants
  • Journal: The Annals of thoracic surgery
  • Treatment Used: Mitral Valve Replacement Using a 15-mm Mechanical Valve
  • Number of Patients: 7
  • Published —
The study researched the safety and effectiveness of a mitral valve replacement using a 15-mm mechanical valve in infants with mitral valve disease.
  • Condition: Post-Fontan Surgery
  • Journal: Congenital heart disease
  • Treatment Used: Pacemaker
  • Number of Patients: 599
  • Published —
This study examined the prevalence of and risk factors for pacemaker treatment in a consecutive national cohort of patients after Fontan surgery in Sweden.
  • Condition: Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients With Chronic Heart Failure
  • Journal: Heart, lung & circulation
  • Treatment Used: Sacubitril/Valsartan
  • Number of Patients: 5
  • Published —
The study researched the effects of Sacubitril/Valsartan for adult congenital heart disease patients with chronic heart failure.
  • Condition: Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HOCM) with Concomitant Mitral Valve Abnormalities
  • Journal: The heart surgery forum
  • Treatment Used: Surgery
  • Number of Patients: 26
  • Published —
This study analyzed the pathological characteristics of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart; HOCM) with concomitant mitral valve abnormalities and discussed the surgical treatment strategies.
  • Condition: Rheumatic heart disease, severe mitral stenosis, pregnant women
  • Journal: Indian heart journal
  • Treatment Used: Percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy
  • Number of Patients: 24
  • Published —
This study assessed maternal and fetal outcomes of women with severe mitral stenosis caused by rheumatic heart disease undergoing percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy before or during pregnancy.
  • Condition: Congenital heart surgery
  • Journal: Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
  • Treatment Used: Right transverse axillary incision
  • Number of Patients: 358
  • Published —
This study evaluated a right transverse axillary incision as a more cosmetically appealing option for patients undergoing congenital heart surgery.
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