Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of citrate to provide anticoagulation of an ECMO circuit without patient anticoagulation. The standard method of providing ECMO circuit anticoagulation is the use of heparin which also anticoagulates the patient and increases the risk of patient bleeding.
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a form of extended heart/lung bypass support that has been used to treat more than 650 patients over 20 years at Vanderbilt. Over 29,000 patients have been treated worldwide. Bleeding is the most common complication during ECMO because of systemic anticoagulation with heparin. It is most commonly seen in patients following surgery either preceding or while on ECMO support. Regional citrate anticoagulation for hemodialysis was first introduced in 1961. It is the ideal alternative to heparin in patients who are at increased risk for bleeding. It permits effective anticoagulation across the extracorporeal circuit without impacting the patient's systemic coagulation. Citrate functions by binding free calcium, thereby inhibiting coagulation in both the intrinsic and extrinsic coagulation pathways. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of citrate as a regional anticoagulant in the ECMO circuit in high risk infants less than one year of age.
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Heart Defects, Congenital
Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:39-0400
The purpose of this study is to determine whether oral sildenafil citrate reduces the abnormal right ventricular pressure response during exercise in adolescent and adult patients with spe...
Each year in the United States, thousands of babies are born with heart defects. Women who take folic acid during pregnancy have a lower risk of giving birth to infants with heart defects,...
General objective of the research project: To evaluate the alterations of systemic microvascular reactivity during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), in children submitted to cardiac surgery fo...
Congenital heart disease is one of the most common malformations in newborns. About 1% of newborns have cardiac malformations. Many need open heart surgery, which contributes substantial...
In today's world of advanced surgery, children born with congenital heart disease (CHD) are surviving into adulthood. However, the surgical procedures these children undergo do not cure th...
The mutations in GATA4 gene induce inherited atrial and ventricular septation defects, which is the most frequent forms of congenital heart defects (CHDs) constituting about half of all cases.
Congenital heart disease is a major health issue, accounting for a third of all congenital defects. Improved early surgical management has led to a growing population of adults with congenital heart d...
Patients with complex congenital heart defects may have different hemodynamic problems which require a variety of interventional procedures including angioplasty which involves using high-pressure bal...
Mutations in the myosin heavy chain 7 (MYH7) gene commonly cause cardiomyopathy but are less frequently associated with congenital heart defects.
To determine the nature of genomic copy number variations (CNVs) in two fetuses with congenital heart defects (CHD) and explore the correlation between 3q microdeletions and CHD.
Developmental abnormalities involving structures of the heart. These defects are present at birth but may be discovered later in life.
A condition characterized by the thickening of ENDOCARDIUM due to proliferation of fibrous and elastic tissue, usually in the left ventricle leading to impaired cardiac function (CARDIOMYOPATHY, RESTRICTIVE). It is most commonly seen in young children and rarely in adults. It is often associated with congenital heart anomalies (HEART DEFECTS CONGENITAL;) INFECTION; or gene mutation. Defects in the tafazzin protein, encoded by TAZ gene, result in a form of autosomal dominant familial endocardial fibroelastosis.
Occlusion of the outflow tract in either the LEFT VENTRICLE or the RIGHT VENTRICLE of the heart. This may result from CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS, predisposing heart diseases, complications of surgery, or HEART NEOPLASMS.
A combination of congenital heart defects consisting of three key features including ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECTS; PULMONARY STENOSIS; and RIGHT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY.
Inflammation of the ENDOCARDIUM caused by BACTERIA that entered the bloodstream. The strains of bacteria vary with predisposing factors, such as CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS; HEART VALVE DISEASES; HEART VALVE PROSTHESIS IMPLANTATION; or intravenous drug use.
Cardiology is a specialty of internal medicine. Cardiac electrophysiology : Study of the electrical properties and conduction diseases of the heart. Echocardiography : The use of ultrasound to study the mechanical function/physics of the h...
Pulmonary relating to or associated with the lungs eg Asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Influenza, Lung Cancer, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Sleep Disorders etc Follow and track Lung Cancer News ...