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  1. We report a unique presentation of isolated congenital cleft mitral valve complicating cardiogenic shock from acute myocardial infarction. Isolated cleft mitral valve is an uncommon diagnosis that can have sig...

    Authors: Mubashir H. Bahrami, Hamza Z. Ansari, Maya Guglin, Georges Ephrem and George E. Revtyak

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2021 5:10

    Content type: Case Report

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  2. The aim of this study was to describe the profile of Congenital Heart Disease [CHD] and access to definitive surgical or catheter-based care among children attending a regional referral hospital in Northern Ug...

    Authors: Twalib Aliku, Andrea Beaton, Sulaiman Lubega, Alyssa Dewyer, Amy Scheel, Jenipher Kamarembo, Rose Akech, Craig Sable and Peter Lwabi

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2021 5:9

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Fontan palliation for the single ventricle results in a challenging and delicate physiological state. At rest, the body adapts to a low cardiac output and high systemic venous pressure. However, when physiolog...

    Authors: Maria Victoria Ordoñez, Giovanni Biglino, Massimo Caputo and Stephanie L. Curtis

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2021 5:8

    Content type: Review

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  4. Approximately 50% of newborns with Down syndrome have congenital heart disease. Non-cardiac comorbidities may also be present. Many of the principles and strategies of perioperative evaluation and management f...

    Authors: Dennis R. Delany, Stephanie S. Gaydos, Deborah A. Romeo, Heather T. Henderson, Kristi L. Fogg, Angela S. McKeta, Minoo N. Kavarana and John M. Costello

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2021 5:7

    Content type: Review

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  5. Sequential atrioventricular activation plays a critical role in the physiology of Fontan circulation. Although bradycardia is usually well tolerated, retrogradely conducted junctional rhythm may acutely increa...

    Authors: Paolo Ferrero, Isabelle Piazza, Youcef Sadou and Matteo Ciuffreda

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2021 5:6

    Content type: Case Report

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  6. Patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) are at risk for developing intestinal dysbiosis and intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction due to abnormal gut perfusion or hypoxemia in the context of low cardi...

    Authors: Dan Feng, Jason T. Christensen, Anji T. Yetman, Merry L. Lindsey, Amar B. Singh and Jeffrey D. Salomon

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2021 5:5

    Content type: Review

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  7. Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect, affecting approximately eight per thousand newborns. Between one and two neonates per thousand have congenital cardiac lesions that require immed...

    Authors: Liqun Sun, Fu-Tsuen Lee, Joshua F. P. van Amerom, Lindsay Freud, Edgar Jaeggi, Christopher K. Macgowan and Mike Seed

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2021 5:4

    Content type: Review

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  8. Congenital heart disease is common in patients with Down syndrome, yet clinical recommendations relating to its diagnosis and management in this patient group are lacking.

    Authors: Andrew Constantine, Robin Condliffe, Paul Clift, Robert Tulloh, Katrijn Jansen and Konstantinos Dimopoulos

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2021 5:2

    Content type: Review

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  9. Pulmonary hypertension is not uncommon in adult patients with congenital heart disease and can significantly affect their exercise capacity, quality of life and prognosis. Timely identification and management ...

    Authors: Heba Nashat, Carla Favoccia, Andrew Constantine and Konstantinos Dimopoulos

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4(Suppl 1):22

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  10. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is commonly seen in adults who have congenital heart disease (CHD). Therapy is available for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and has greatly benefitted many patients with PAH ...

    Authors: Nathalie Liew, Zoya Rashid and Robert Tulloh

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4(Suppl 1):21

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  11. Early management decisions in complex congenital heart disease include assessing and maintaining adequate pulmonary blood flow whilst preventing increased pulmonary blood flow that may lead to pulmonary vascul...

    Authors: Paul Clift

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4(Suppl 1):20

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  12. Management of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease and trisomy 21 is complex due to uncertainty over the best first-line agent to use for treatment, and the ou...

    Authors: Zoya Rashid and Robert Tulloh

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4(Suppl 1):19

    Content type: Case study

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  13. Although there are some data on how to manage and treat patients with Eisenmenger syndrome due to simple cardiac defects, little evidence exists to guide best management of pulmonary vascular disease in cases ...

    Authors: Zoya Rashid and Robert Tulloh

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4(Suppl 1):18

    Content type: Case report

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  14. Over the past 15 years there have been significant improvements in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension due to congenital heart disease. Patients now live for several decades, but morbidity and mor...

    Authors: Wendy Gin-Sing

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4(Suppl 1):17

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  15. While the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension is not uncommon in adult congenital heart disease patients, other forms of pulmonary hypertension (PH) may also be present. A good understanding of PH c...

    Authors: Robin Condliffe

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4(Suppl 1):16

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  16. Current guidelines for the peri-operative assessment and management are not sufficient to allow effective risk assessment and management of the patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with cong...

    Authors: Andrew Constantine and Paul Clift

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4(Suppl 1):15

    Content type: Case report

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  17. Eisenmenger syndrome is a multisystem disorder, characterised by a significant cardiac defect, severe pulmonary hypertension and long-standing cyanosis. Despite the availability of pulmonary hypertension thera...

    Authors: Rosaria Barracano, Heba Nashat, Andrew Constantine and Konstantinos Dimopoulos

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4(Suppl 1):13

    Content type: Case report

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  18. An increasing number of patients with previously repaired congenital heart disease (CHD) present with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This can occur immediately after repair (residual PAH) or years later.

    Authors: Margarita Brida, Carla Favoccia, Andrew Constantine and Konstantinos Dimopoulos

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4(Suppl 1):12

    Content type: Case report

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  19. Patients with Eisenmenger syndrome are chronically hypoxaemic and should therefore mount a secondary erythrocytosis. This response can be attenuated by iron deficiency. Historically, patients with Eisenmenger-...

    Authors: Robin Condliffe

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4(Suppl 1):11

    Content type: Case report

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  20. A structured transition provides a framework of care that bridges the gap between paediatric and adult medicine. It is essential for achieving continuity of care and providing support and education around the ...

    Authors: Andrew Constantine, Robert M. R. Tulloh, Rebecca Turquet, Konstantinos Dimopoulos and Shahin Moledina

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4(Suppl 1):9

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  21. Congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries (ccTGA) is rare. It is commonly associated with ventricular septal defect (VSD), pulmonary stenosis and heart block. Early anatomic repair is recommended ...

    Authors: Bernard Obongonyinge, Judith Namuyonga, Hilda Tumwebaze, Twalib Aliku, Peter Lwabi and Sulaiman Lubega

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4:8

    Content type: Case Report

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  22. Genetic screening is now commonplace for patients suspected of having inherited cardiac conditions. Variants of uncertain significance (VUS) in disease-associated genes pose problems for the diagnostician and ...

    Authors: Jules C. Hancox, Alan G. Stuart and Stephen C. Harmer

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4:6

    Content type: Review

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  23. In patients with transposition of the great arteries (TGA), commissural malalignment (CM) between semilunar valves may be associated with abnormal coronary (CA) pattern. We intend to assess the degree of CM wi...

    Authors: Mohamed Al Nasef, Mohammed H. Alghamdi, Maria L. Bello Valls, Ahmed M. Zahrani, Ali AlAkfash, Husam I. Ardah, Obayda M. Diranneya and Fahad Alhabshan

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4:7

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Infants with congenital heart disease (CHD) have an increased risk of morbidity and mortality during a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. The aim of this study was to estimate the cost-effectiveness ...

    Authors: Eva Fernlund, Martin Eriksson, Jonas Söderholm, Jan Sunnegårdh and Estelle Naumburg

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4:5

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Numerous studies have measured the prognostic associations between cardiorespiratory fitness and patient outcomes in congenital heart disease, but no systematic review has assessed these associations for all t...

    Authors: Curtis A. Wadey, Max E. Weston, Dan Mihai Dorobantu, Rod S. Taylor, Guido E. Pieles, Alan R. Barker and Craig A. Williams

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4:4

    Content type: Review

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  26. Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the singular most common congenital anomalies and account for a significant fraction of childhood mortality and morbidity. CHD occurs in ~ 1% of livebirths globally and often...

    Authors: Nicholas Ekow Thomford, Robert Peter Biney, Emmanuel Okai, Akwasi Anyanful, Paul Nsiah, Prosperity G. Frimpong, Dominic O. Boakye, Charles A. Adongo, Paul Kruszka and Ambroise Wonkam

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4:3

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Some patients with congenital heart defects are considered inoperable because of severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) at birth, and some of these patients are followed for a long period. Recently, PAH-...

    Authors: Satoshi Akagi, Shingo Kasahara, Teiji Akagi, Kazufumi Nakamura and Hiroshi Ito

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4:2

    Content type: Case Report

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  28. The patent ductus venosus is an embryological portosystemic shunt that connects the umbilical vein to the inferior vena cava and it can be diagnosed incidentally or in subjects suffering from hepatic encephalo...

    Authors: Walter Serra, Angelo Placci, Cristina Rossi and Stefano Cecchini

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2020 4:1

    Content type: Case Report

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  29. Postmortem coronary angiography has been used in forensic medicine for several decades but its use has never been documented in neonatal hearts. The objective of this case is to report the use of postmortem co...

    Authors: Amna Qasim, Duraisamy Balaguru and Ashraf M. Aly

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2019 3:8

    Content type: Case Report

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  30. Ebsteins anomaly accounts for less than 1% of all congenital cardiac defects. Whilst typically characterised by dysfunction and anatomical defects of the right ventricle and tricuspid valve, it often co-exists...

    Authors: Alastair P. Gray and Niall G. Mahon

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2019 3:7

    Content type: Case Report

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  31. The original version of this article [1] unfortunately included an error to an author’s name. Author Aliyah Choudhary was erroneously presented as Aliyah Chaudhary.

    Authors: Sayqa Arif, Aliyah Choudhary, Paul F. Clift, R. Katie Morris, Tara J. Selman, Sarah E. Bowater, Lucy E. Hudsmith, Peter J. Thompson and Sara A. Thorne

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2019 3:6

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2017 1:10

  32. Neonatal Marfan syndrome is a rare, severe form of Marfan syndrome with a poor prognosis. Surgical intervention to address massive aortic root dilatation is uncommon as dissection rarely occurs, and death inva...

    Authors: Laura D’Addese, Rukmini Komarlu and Kenneth Zahka

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2019 3:5

    Content type: Case Report

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  33. To inform on delivery outcomes achieved in congenital heart disease (CHD) patients by the Cuban National Programme for pregnancy and heart disease.

    Authors: Cristina Munte Kinsella, Sara A. Thorne, Hsu Chong, Paul F. Clift, Roman Vasallo Peraza, Jesus E. Perez Torga and Pedro A. Roman Rubio

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2019 3:4

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Some congenital heart conditions are very rare. In a climate of limited resources, a viewpoint could be advanced that identifying diagnostic criteria for such conditions and, through empiricism, effective trea...

    Authors: Jules C. Hancox, Dominic G. Whittaker, Henggui Zhang and Alan G. Stuart

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2019 3:3

    Content type: Review

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  35. Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the most common types of birth defects. The prevalence of CHD, mostly from retrospective studies, ranges between 2.1 and 10.7/1000 live births. For physicians to provide appr...

    Authors: Muhammad Ali Majeed-Saidan, Merna Atiyah, Amer N. Ammari, Amal M. AlHashem, Maha S. Rakaf, Mohamed M. Shoukri, Ester Garne and Ahmed M. Kurdi

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2019 3:2

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Idiopathic infantile arterial calcification (IIAC) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterised by extensive calcification and proliferation of the intimal layer of the large and medium size arteries.

    Authors: C. H. Mulcahy, F. Mone, F. M. McAuliffe, E. Mooney, P. McParland and C. J. Mc Mahon

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2019 3:1

    Content type: Case Report

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  37. Specialist multi-disciplinary care improves outcomes of Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) patients. Following the NHS England Congenital Heart Disease standards review, the aim is to deliver high quality, ...

    Authors: Georgina Ooues, Paul Clift, Sarah Bowater, Sayqa Arif, Andrew Epstein, Neeraj Prasad, Dawn Adamson, Mandy Cummings, Charles Spencer, Paul Woodmansey, Jenny Borley, Thomas Ingram, Adrian Morley-Davies, William Roberts, Najmi Qureshi, Susan Hawkesford…

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2018 2:7

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) is a rare anomaly comprising a minimal portion of congenital heart disease cases. Some patients are not identified until adulthood. A minority...

    Authors: Casondra Moore and Abdulfatah Osman

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2018 2:6

    Content type: Case Report

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  39. Limited data are available on the increase in cardiac troponin after transcatheter closure of interatrial septal defects, and the mechanism is not fully understood. The aim with the study was to examine retros...

    Authors: Joanna Hlebowicz, Johan Holm, Nazim Isma and Ulf Thilén

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2018 2:4

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging has several advantages over other imaging modalities in adult patients with congenital heart disease. Limitations remain however, in the assessment of myocardial functi...

    Authors: Ahmed M. Dardeer, Lucy Hudsmith, Roman Wesolowski, Paul Clift and Richard P. Steeds

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2018 2:3

    Content type: Review

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  41. Medical management and surgical interventions for the lymphatic disorders chylothorax and plastic bronchitis are often unsuccessful. Single center data suggest that thoracic duct embolization is a more efficac...

    Authors: Mitchell A Luangrath, Jason Pinchot and Luke J. Lamers

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2018 2:2

    Content type: Case Report

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  42. Fetuses with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and intact interatral septum (IS) have a high perinatal mortality due to the impossibility to guarantee oxygenation at birth. The most effective way to manag...

    Authors: Matteo Ciuffreda, Paolo Ferrero, Elena Ciriello, Simona Marcora, Luisa Patanè and Nicola Strobelt

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2018 2:1

    Content type: Case Report

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  43. The SWEDish registry of CONgenital heart disease is a Swedish national quality register for collecting data on pediatric and adult (GUCH) patients with congenital heart diseases that aims to improve medical pr...

    Authors: Amanda Bodell, Gudrun Björkhem, Ulf Thilén and Estelle Naumburg

    Citation: Journal of Congenital Cardiology 2017 1:11

    Content type: Research article

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