著者
Seigo Okada Jun Muneuchi Yusaku Nagatomo Kaori Nonaka Chiaki Iida Hiromitsu Shirouzu Ryohei Matsuoka Mamie Watanabe Kunitaka Joo
出版者
International Heart Journal Association
雑誌
International Heart Journal (ISSN:13492365)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.59, no.4, pp.873-876, 2018-07-31 (Released:2018-07-31)
参考文献数
11
被引用文献数
6 7

We present a 16-year-old male patient with hypoplastic left heart syndrome who developed protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) and plastic bronchitis (PB) after a Fontan operation. He received medical therapies, including albumin infusion, unfractionated heparin, and high-dose anti-aldosterone therapy but could not obtain clinical relief. Biphasic cuirass ventilation (BCV) led to expectoration of bronchial casts and prompt resolution of PB. Notably, clinical symptoms related to PLE were dramatically improved after starting BCV. A brief period of BCV increased stroke volume from 26±1.4 to 39±4.0 mL. This case suggests that BCV could be an effective treatment for PLE in patients with failing Fontan circulation.
著者
Shinichi Takatsuki Yoshiyuki Furutani Kei Inai Tohru Kobayashi Ryo Inuzuka Tomomi Uyeda Mitsuhiro Kamisago Jun Muneuchi Masahide Kaneko Yasushi Misaki Hiroshi Ono Hitoshi Kato Eriko Shimada Tokuko Shinohara Kenji Waki Kenji Suda Yasunobu Hayabuchi Hirotaka Ohki Reina Ishizaki Jun Maeda Hiroyuki Yamagishi
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Journal (ISSN:13469843)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.84, no.12, pp.2270-2274, 2020-11-25 (Released:2020-11-25)
参考文献数
20
被引用文献数
3

Background:Although advances in cardiac surgery have led to an increased number of survivors with congenital heart disease (CHD), epidemiological data regarding the pregnancies and deliveries of patients with repaired CHD are scarce.Methods and Results:In this study, we retrospectively reviewed the clinical outcomes of pregnancies and deliveries of women with repaired CHD. Overall, 131 women with repaired CHD were enrolled and there were 269 gestations. All patients were classified as New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class I or II. The prevalence of cesarean sections was higher in patients with (CyCHD) than without (AcyCHD) a past history of cyanosis (51% vs. 19%, respectively; P<0.01). There were 228 offspring from 269 gestations and the most prevalent neonatal complication was premature birth (10%), which was more frequent in the CyCHD than AcyCHD group (15.7% vs. 5.6%, respectively; P<0.01). Five maternal cardiac complications during delivery were observed only in the CyCHD group (8%); these were classified as NYHA Class II and none was fatal.Conclusions:Delivery was successful in most women with repaired CHD who were classified as NYHA Class I or II, although some with CyCHD and NYHA Class II required more attention. Cesarean sections were more common in the CyCHD than AcyCHD group, and CyCHD may be a potential risk for preterm deliveries.
著者
Keiko Yamasaki Hiroyuki Sawatari Nao Konagai Chizuko A. Kamiya Jun Yoshimatsu Jun Muneuchi Mamie Watanabe Terunobu Fukuda Atsushi Mizuno Ichiro Sakamoto Kenichiro Yamamura Tomoko Ohkusa Hiroyuki Tsutsui Koichiro Niwa Akiko Chishaki
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Journal (ISSN:13469843)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.83, no.11, pp.2257-2264, 2019-10-25 (Released:2019-10-25)
参考文献数
38
被引用文献数
4

Background:The average maternal age at delivery, and thus the associated maternal risk are increasing including in women with congenital heart disease (CHD). A comprehensive management approach is therefore required for pregnant women with CHD. The present study aimed to investigate the factors determining peripartum safety in women with CHD.Methods and Results:We retrospectively collected multicenter data for 217 pregnant women with CHD (age at delivery: 31.4±5.6 years; NYHA classifications I and II: 88.9% and 7.4%, respectively). CHD severity was classified according to the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines as simple (n=116), moderate complexity (n=69), or great complexity (n=32). Cardiovascular (CV) events (heart failure: n=24, arrhythmia: n=9) occurred in 30 women during the peripartum period. Moderate or great complexity CHD was associated with more CV events during gestation than simple CHD. CV events occurred earlier in women with moderate or great complexity compared with simple CHD. Number of deliveries (multiparity), NYHA functional class, and severity of CHD were predictors of CV events.Conclusions:This study identified not only the severity of CHD according to the ACC/AHA and NYHA classifications, but also the number of deliveries, as important predictive factors of CV events in women with CHD. This information should be made available to women with CHD and medical personnel to promote safe deliveries.