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Congenital Heart Disease

Guest Editor: Prof. Helmut Baumgartner, University Hospital Muenster

Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology

In this issue of the ESC Virtual Journal, our guest editor, Professor Helmut Baumgartner, has highlighted a selection of the must-see articles on Congenital Heart Disease from across the ESC Journal Family.

We have made these free to view in full-text format, so you can fully benefit from the science we publish.

Eisenmenger syndromeCurrent therapy and outcome of Eisenmenger syndrome: data of the German National Register for congenital heart defects

Diller GP, Körten MA, Bauer UM, Miera O, Tutarel O, Kaemmerer H, Berger F, Baumgartner H; German - 10.1093/eurheartj/ehv743

Tetralogy-of-Fallot.jpgPreoperative thresholds for mid-to-late haemodynamic and clinical outcomes after pulmonary valve replacement in tetralogy of Fallot. 

Bokma JP, Winter MM, Oosterhof T, Vliegen HW, van Dijk AP, Hazekamp MG, Koolbergen DR, Groenink M, Mulder BJ, Bouma BJ - 10.1093/eurheartj/ehv550


N-terminal-pro-B-type.jpgN-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide predicts cardiovascular complications in pregnant women with congenital heart disease.

Kampman MA, Balci A, van Veldhuisen DJ, van Dijk AP, Roos-Hesselink JW, Sollie-Szarynska KM, Ludwig -Ruitenberg M, van Melle JP, Mulder BJ, Pieper PG; ZAHARA II investigators - 10.1093/eurheartj/eht526


Patient outcomes after transcatheter and surgical pulmonary valve replacement for pulmonary regurgitation in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot: A quasi-meta-analysis; McRae ME, Coleman B, Atz TW, Kelechi TJ; Volume: 16 issue: 6, page(s): 539-553 Article first published online: March 1, 2017; Issue published: August 1, 2017

Resilience and personal growth: A potential resource for therapeutic programmes in people with congenital heart disease. ; R Dorka ; Volume: 16 issue: 4, page(s): 270-271 Article first published online: January 10, 2017;Issue published: April 1, 2017

The effect of a resilience improvement program for adolescents with complex congenital heart disease; Lee S, Lee J, Choi JY.; Volume: 16 issue: 4, page(s): 290-298 Article first published online: July 8, 2016;Issue published: April 1, 2017 Received: February 12, 2016; Accepted: June 27, 2016

Healthcare needs of adolescents with congenital heart disease transitioning into adulthood: a Delphi survey of patients, parents, and healthcare providers; Chen CW, Su WJ, Chiang YT, Shu YM, Moons P;  Volume: 16 issue: 2, page(s): 125-135 Article first published online: April 4, 2016; Issue published: February 1, 2017 Received: October 12, 2015; Revisions received: February 19, 2016; Accepted: March 17, 2016

Sense of coherence does not moderate the relationship between the perceived impact of stress on health and self-rated health in adults with congenital heart disease;  Apers S, Sevenants L, Budts W, Luyckx K, Moons P; Volume: 15 issue: 7, page(s): 529-536 Article first published online: November 26, 2015; Issue published: December 1, 2016

Exploring the relationship between disease-related knowledge and health risk behaviours in young people with congenital heart disease ; Janssens A, Goossens E, Luyckx K, Budts W, Gewillig M, Moons P; i-DETACH investigators.; Volume: 15 issue: 4, page(s): 231-240 Article first published online: December 30, 2014; Issue published: June 1, 2016; Received: August 01, 2014; Revisions received: October 29, 2014; Accepted: December 03, 2014

Clinical and psychological characteristics predict future healthcare use in adults with congenital heart disease; Schoormans D, Sprangers MA, van Melle JP, Pieper PG, van Dijk AP, Sieswerda GT, Hulsbergen-Zwarts MS, Plokker TH, Brunninkhuis LG, Vliegen HW, Mulder BJ; Volume: 15 issue: 1, page(s): 72-81 Article first published online: October 20, 2014;Issue published: February 1, 2016; Received: April 23, 2014; Revisions received: September 23, 2014; Accepted: September 25, 2014

Surgical rescue after transcatheter interventional procedures in congenital heart disease patients: an existing problem ; Varrica A, Lo Rito M, Generali T, Satriano A,  D’Oria V, Conforti E, Pluchinotta F, Chessa M, Butera G, Frigiola A, Carminati M, Giamberti A ; Published on 20 February 2017

Not for adults only: MitraClip use in a paediatric patient ; Denise C. Joffe, MD; Thomas K. Jones, MD; Mark Reisman, MD, FASE; Elizabeth Perpetua, ARNP; Yuk Law, MD; Andreas Schuler, MD; G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD, PhD, FASE; Published on 10 October 2016

Surgical mitral valve replacement with the Melody valve in infants and children: the Italian experience ; Alessandro Frigiola, MD; Francesca Romana Pluchinotta, MD; Antonio Saracino, MD; Alessandro Giamberti, MD; Carmelo Arcidiacono, MD; Luciane Piazza, MD; Matteo Reali, MD; Gianfranco Butera, MD, PhD; Alessandro Varrica, MD; Mario Carminati, MD; Published on 20 April 2017

DNA methylome analysis reveals distinct epigenetic patterns of ascending aortic dissection and bicuspid aortic valve ; Chunsheng Wang; Cardiovascular Research, Volume 113, Issue 6, 1 May 2017, Pages 692–704

Comparative DNA methylation and gene expression analysis identifies novel genes for structural congenital heart diseases ; Silke R. Sperling; Cardiovascular Research, Volume 112, Issue 1, 1 October 2016, Pages 464–477

Congenital coronary artery anomalies: a bridge from embryology to anatomy and pathophysiology—a position statement of the development, anatomy, and pathology ESC Working Group ; Cristina Basso; Cardiovascular Research, Volume 109, Issue 2, 1 February 2016, Pages 204–216,

Longitudinal changes in adolescents with TOF: implications for care ; Misha Bhat, Laura Mercer-Rosa, Mark A. Fogel, Matthew A. Harris, Stephen M. Paridon ; European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging, Volume 18, Issue 3, 1 March 2017, Pages 356–363

Assessment of ventricular function in adults with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot using myocardial deformation imaging ; Myrthe E. Menting, Annemien E. van den Bosch, Jackie S. McGhie, Jannet A. Eindhoven, Judith A.A.E. Cuypers ; European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging, Volume 16, Issue 12, 1 December 2015, Pages 1347–1357

Patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot suffer from intra- and inter-ventricular cardiac dyssynchrony: a cardiac magnetic resonance study ; Linyuan Jing, Christopher M. Haggerty, Jonathan D. Suever, Sudad Alhadad, Ashwin Prakash ; European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging, Volume 15, Issue 12, 1 December 2014, Pages 1333–1343

Prosthetic valve dysfunction in repaired tetralogy of Fallot: assessment by FDG-PET and 256-slice 4D-CT ; Yuzo Yamasaki, Michinobu Nagao, Ichiro Sakamoto, Masato Yonezawa, Hiroshi Honda;  European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging, Volume 15, Issue 11, 1 November 2014, Pages 1303

Stress echocardiography in paediatric cardiology ; Barbara Cifra, Andreea Dragulescu, William L. Border, Luc Mertens ; European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging, Volume 16, Issue 10, 1 October 2015, Pages 1051–1059

Magnetic resonance imaging catheter stress haemodynamics post-Fontan in hypoplastic left heart syndrome ; Kuberan Pushparajah, James K. Wong, Hannah R. Bellsham-Revell, Tarique Hussain, Israel Valverde  ; European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging, Volume 17, Issue 6, 1 June 2016, Pages 644–651

Impact of respiration on stroke volumes in paediatric controls and in patients after Fontan procedure assessed by MR real-time phase-velocity mapping; Hermann Körperich, Peter Barth, Jürgen Gieseke, Katja Müller, Wolfgang Burchert ;  European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging, Volume 16, Issue 2, 1 February 2015, Pages 198–209

Prediction of adverse events after catheter-based procedures in adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease in the IMPACT registry ; Stefanescu Schmidt AC, Armstrong A, Kennedy KF, Nykanen D, Aboulhosn J, Bhatt AB ; European Heart Journal, Volume 38, Issue 26, 7 July 2017, Pages 2070–2077

Pulmonary arterial hypertension in congenital heart disease: translational opportunities to study the reversibility of pulmonary vascular disease. ; van der Feen DE, Bartelds B, de Boer RA, Berger RM;  European Heart Journal, Volume 38, Issue 26, 7 July 2017, Pages 2034–2041

Risk factors for excess mortality in adults with congenital heart diseases; Oliver JM, Gallego P, Gonzalez AE, Garcia-Hamilton D, Avila P, Yotti R, Ferreira I, Fernandez-Aviles F ; European Heart Journal, Volume 38, Issue 16, 21 April 2017, Pages 1233–1241

Incidence, risk factors, and predictors of infective endocarditis in adult congenital heart disease: focus on the use of prosthetic material; Kuijpers JM, Koolbergen DR, Groenink M, Peels KC, Reichert CL, Post MC, Bosker HA, Wajon EM, Zwinderman AH, Mulder BJ, Bouma BJ; European Heart Journal, Volume 38, Issue 26, 7 July 2017, Pages 2048–2056

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in adults with congenital heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis ; Vehmeijer JT, Brouwer TF, Limpens J, Knops RE, Bouma BJ, Mulder BJ, de Groot JR; European Heart Journal, Volume 37, Issue 18, 7 May 2016, Pages 1439–1448

Current therapy and outcome of Eisenmenger syndrome: data of the German National Register for congenital heart defects ; Diller GP, Körten MA, Bauer UM, Miera O, Tutarel O, Kaemmerer H, Berger F, Baumgartner H; German; European Heart Journal, Volume 37, Issue 18, 7 May 2016, Pages 1449–1455

Treatment of heart failure in adult congenital heart disease: a position paper of the Working Group of Grown-Up Congenital Heart Disease and the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology ; Budts W, Roos-Hesselink J, Rädle-Hurst T, Eicken A, McDonagh TA, Lambrinou E, Crespo-Leiro MG, Walker F, Frogoudaki AA.; European Heart Journal, Volume 37, Issue 18, 7 May 2016, Pages 1419–1427

Temporal trends and changing profile of adults with congenital heart disease undergoing heart transplantation. ; Cohen S, Houyel L, Guillemain R, Varnous S, Jannot AS, Ladouceur M, Boudjemline Y, Bonnet D, Iserin L; European Heart Journal, Volume 37, Issue 9, 1 March 2016, Pages 783–789

Preoperative thresholds for mid-to-late haemodynamic and clinical outcomes after pulmonary valve replacement in tetralogy of Fallot; Bokma JP, Winter MM, Oosterhof T, Vliegen HW, van Dijk AP, Hazekamp MG, Koolbergen DR, Groenink M, Mulder BJ, Bouma BJ; European Heart Journal, Volume 37, Issue 10, 7 March 2016, Pages 836–839

Imaging of congenital heart disease in adults; Babu-Narayan SV, Giannakoulas G, Valente AM, Li W, Gatzoulis MA; European Heart Journal, Volume 37, Issue 15, 14 April 2016, Pages 1182–1195

Sudden unexpected death in children with congenital heart defects; Jortveit J, Eskedal L, Hirth A, Fomina T, Døhlen G, Hagemo P, Tell GS, Birkeland S, Øyen N, Holmstrøm H;  European Heart Journal, Volume 37, Issue 7, 14 February 2016, Pages 621–626

Depression requiring anti-depressant drug therapy in adult congenital heart disease: prevalence, risk factors, and prognostic value ; Diller GP, Bräutigam A, Kempny A, Uebing A, Alonso-Gonzalez R, Swan L, Babu-Narayan SV, Baumgartner H, Dimopoulos K, Gatzoulis MA; European Heart Journal, Volume 37, Issue 9, 1 March 2016, Pages 771–782

Secundum atrial septal defect is associated with reduced survival in adult men ; Kuijpers JM, van der Bom T, van Riel AC, Meijboom FJ, van Dijk AP, Pieper PG, Vliegen HW, Waskowsky WM, Oomen T, Zomer AC, Wagenaar LJ, Heesen WF, Roos-Hesselink JW, Zwinderman AH, Mulder BJ, Bouma BJ; European Heart Journal, Volume 36, Issue 31, 14 August 2015, Pages 2079–2086

Management of valvular disease in pregnancy: a global perspective ; Sliwa K, Johnson MR, Zilla P, Roos-Hesselink JW ; European Heart Journal, Volume 36, Issue 18, 7 May 2015, Pages 1078–1089

Recommendations for organization of care for adults with congenital heart disease and for training in the subspecialty of 'Grown-up Congenital Heart Disease' in Europe: a position paper of the Working Group on Grown-up Congenital Heart Disease of the European Society of Cardiology ; Baumgartner H, Budts W, Chessa M, Deanfield J, Eicken A, Holm J, Iserin L, Meijboom F, Stein J, Szatmari A, Trindade PT, Walker F; Working Group on Grown-up Congenital Heart Disease of the European Society of Cardiology; European Heart Journal, Volume 35, Issue 11, 14 March 2014, Pages 686–690

N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide predicts cardiovascular complications in pregnant women with congenital heart disease; Kampman MA, Balci A, van Veldhuisen DJ, van Dijk AP, Roos-Hesselink JW, Sollie-Szarynska KM, Ludwig -Ruitenberg M, van Melle JP, Mulder BJ, Pieper PG; ZAHARA II investigators.;  European Heart Journal, Volume 35, Issue 11, 14 March 2014, Pages 708–715

Congenital heart disease beyond the age of 60: emergence of a new population with high resource utilization, high morbidity, and high mortality ; Tutarel O, Kempny A, Alonso-Gonzalez R, Jabbour R, Li W, Uebing A, Dimopoulos K, Swan L, Gatzoulis MA, Diller GP; European Heart Journal, Volume 35, Issue 11, 14 March 2014, Pages 725–732

Current era survival of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease: a comparison between clinical subgroups ; Manes A, Palazzini M, Leci E, Bacchi Reggiani ML, Branzi A, Galiè N. ; European Heart Journal, Volume 35, Issue 11, 14 March 2014, Pages 716–724

Natural history of discrete subaortic stenosisin adults: a multicentre study ; van der Linde D, Takkenberg JJ, Rizopoulos D, Heuvelman HJ, Budts W, van Dijk AP, Witsenburg M, Yap SC, Bogers AJ, Silversides CK, Oechslin EN, Roos-Hesselink JW.;  European Heart Journal, Volume 34, Issue 21, 1 June 2013, Pages 1548–1556