ACHD April 2021 Abstract


1. Novel TNIP2 and TRAF2 Variants Are Implicated in the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.

Pienkos S, Gallego N, Condon DF, Cruz-Utrilla A, Ochoa N, Nevado J, Arias P, Agarwal S, Patel H, Chakraborty A, Lapunzina P, Escribano P, Tenorio-Castaño J, de Jesús Pérez VA.Front Med (Lausanne). 2021 Apr 30;8:625763. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2021.625763. eCollection 2021.PMID: 33996849 Free PMC article.


2. Impact of Type of Maternal Cardiovascular Disease on Pregnancy Outcomes Among Women Managed in a Multidisciplinary Cardio-Obstetrics Program.

Quiñones JN, Walheim L, Mann K, Rochon M, Ahnert AM.Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2021 Apr 28:100377. doi: 10.1016/j.ajogmf.2021.100377. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33932630


3. Pregnancy outcomes in women with a systemic right ventricle and transposition of the great arteries results from the ESC-EORP Registry of Pregnancy and Cardiac disease (ROPAC).

Tutarel O, Baris L, Budts W, Gamal Abd-El Aziz M, Liptai C, Majdalany D, Jovanova S, Frogoudaki A, Connolly HM, Johnson MR, Maggioni AP, Hall R, Roos-Hesselink JW; ROPAC Investigators Group.Heart. 2021 Apr 28:heartjnl-2020-318685. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2020-318685. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33911009 Free article.


4. Left ventricular growth, but not the whole picture.

Bellsham-Revell H, Salih C.Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Apr 27:ezab206. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezab206. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33904905 No abstract available.


5. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on application of European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for exercise in adults with CHD: a data-based questionnaire.

Thompson SE, Whitehead CA, Notley AS, Guy IA, Kasargod Prabhakar CR, Clift P, Hudsmith LE.Cardiol Young. 2021 Apr 27:1-6. doi: 10.1017/S1047951121001864. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33902783 Free PMC article.


6. Interventions after Arterial Switch: A Single Low Case-Volume Center Experience.

Jonas K, Jakutis V, Sudikienė R, Lebetkevičius V, Tarutis V.Medicina (Kaunas). 2021 Apr 21;57(5):401. doi: 10.3390/medicina57050401.PMID: 33919045 Free PMC article.

7. Hepatic Steatosis in Patients With Single Ventricle and a Fontan Circulation.

Katz DA, Peck D, Lubert AM, Possner M, Zafar F, Trout AT, Palermo JJ, Anwar N, Dillman JR, Powell AW, Xanthakos SA, Opotowsky AR, Veldtman G, Alsaied T.J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 May 4;10(9):e019942. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.120.019942. Epub 2021 Apr 21.PMID: 33880928 Free article.


8. European position paper on the management of patients with patent foramen ovale. Part II – Decompression sickness, migraine, arterial deoxygenation syndromes and select high-risk clinical conditions.

Pristipino C, Germonpré P, Toni D, Sievert H, Meier B, D’Ascenzo F, Berti S, Onorato EM, Bedogni F, Mas JL, Scacciatella P, Hildick-Smith D, Gaita F, Kyrle PA, Thomson J, Derumeaux G, Sibbing D, Chessa M, Hornung M, Zamorano J, Dudek D; EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS TEAM, D’Ascenzo F, Omedè P, Ballocca F, Barbero U, Giordana F, Gili S, Iannaccone M; INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS, Akagi T, Anzola G, Carroll J, Dalvi B, Angelis C, Junbo G, Kasner SE, Michel-Behnke I, Musumeci G, Søndergaard L, Tarantini G, Biondi-Zoccai GGL; joint task force of European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), European Stroke Organisation (ESO), European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), European Association for Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC), ESC Working Group on Adult Congenital Heart Disease, ESC Working Group on Thrombosis, European Haematological Society (EHA), European Underwater and Baromedical Society (EUBS); EAPCI SCIENTIFIC DOCUMENTS AND INITIATIVES COMMITTEE, Capodanno D, Valgimigli M, Byrne R, Kunadian V.Eur Heart J. 2021 Apr 21;42(16):1545-1553. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa1070.PMID: 33507260


9.Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Indonesia: Current Status and Local Application of International Guidelines.

Dinarti LK, Anggrahini DW, Lilyasari O, Siswanto BB, Hartopo AB.Glob Heart. 2021 Apr 20;16(1):23. doi: 10.5334/gh.944.PMID: 34040936 Free PMC article. Review.


10. Telemedicine for adult congenital heart disease patients during the first wave of COVID-19 era: a single center experience.

Grandinetti M, Di Molfetta A, Graziani F, Delogu AB, Lillo R, Perri G, Pavone N, Bruno P, Aspromonte N, Amodeo A, Crea F, Massetti M.J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2021 Apr 20. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0000000000001195. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33882538


Tolvaptan treatment in an adult Fontan patient with protein-losing enteropathy: a serial 23Na-MRI investigation.

Moosmann J, Toka O, Linz P, Dahlmann A, Nagel AM, Schiffer M, Uder M, Cesnjevar R, Dittrich S, Kopp C.Ther Adv Chronic Dis. 2021 Apr 16;12:20406223211004005. doi: 10.1177/20406223211004005. eCollection 2021.PMID: 33948157 Free PMC article.


11. Italian Cardiological Guidelines (COCIS) for Competitive Sport Eligibility in athletes with heart disease: update 2020.

Delise P, Mos L, Sciarra L, Basso C, Biffi A, Cecchi F, Colivicchi F, Corrado D, D’Andrea A, Di Cesare E, Di Lenarda A, Gervasi S, Giada F, Guiducci V, Inama G, Leoni L, Palamà Z, Patrizi G, Pelliccia A, Penco M, Robles AG, Romano S, Romeo F, Sarto P, Sarubbi B, Sinagra G, Zeppilli P.J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2021 Apr 20. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0000000000001186. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33882535


12. Outcomes of patients with decreased arterial oxyhaemoglobin saturation on pulmonary arterial hypertension drugs.

Valentin S, Maurac A, Sitbon O, Beurnier A, Gomez E, Guillaumot A, Textoris L, Fay R, Savale L, Jaïs X, Montani D, Picard F, Mornex JF, Prevot G, Chabot F, Humbert M, Chaouat A.Eur Respir J. 2021 Apr 19:2004066. doi: 10.1183/13993003.04066-2020. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33875491


13. Tolvaptan treatment in an adult Fontan patient with protein-losing enteropathy: a serial 23Na-MRI investigation.

Moosmann J, Toka O, Linz P, Dahlmann A, Nagel AM, Schiffer M, Uder M, Cesnjevar R, Dittrich S, Kopp C.Ther Adv Chronic Dis. 2021 Apr 16;12:20406223211004005. doi: 10.1177/20406223211004005. eCollection 2021.PMID: 33948157 Free PMC article.


14. Anatomical complexity does not predict outcomes after COVID-19 in adults with congenital heart disease.

Yuan S, Oechslin E.Heart. 2021 Apr 16:heartjnl-2021-319054. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2021-319054. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33863758 No abstract available.


15. Early vascular aging in adult patients with congenital heart disease.

Murakami T, Horibata Y, Tateno S, Kawasoe Y, Niwa K.Hypertens Res. 2021 Apr 15. doi: 10.1038/s41440-021-00658-6. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33859395


16. Prevention of Viridans Group Streptococcal Infective Endocarditis: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.

Wilson WR, Gewitz M, Lockhart PB, Bolger AF, DeSimone DC, Kazi DS, Couper DJ, Beaton A, Kilmartin C, Miro JM, Sable C, Jackson MA, Baddour LM; American Heart Association Young Hearts Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis and Kawasaki Disease Committee of the Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; and the Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research.Circulation. 2021 May 18;143(20):e963-e978. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000969. Epub 2021 Apr 15.PMID: 33853363


17. Pregnancy Outcomes and Risk Evaluation in a Contemporary Adult CongenitalHeart Disease Cohort.

Kirby A, Curtis E, Hlohovsky S, Brown A, O’Donnell C.Heart Lung Circ. 2021 Apr 13:S1443-9506(21)00107-4. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2021.03.005. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33863666


18. Management of Women With Congenital or Inherited Cardiovascular DiseaseFrom Pre-Conception Through Pregnancy and Postpartum: JACC Focus Seminar 2/5.

Lindley KJ, Bairey Merz CN, Asgar AW, Bello NA, Chandra S, Davis MB, Gomberg-Maitland M, Gulati M, Hollier LM, Krieger EV, Park K, Silversides C, Wolfe NK, Pepine CJ; American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Disease in Women Committee and the Cardio-Obstetrics Work Group.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021 Apr 13;77(14):1778-1798. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2021.02.026.PMID: 33832605 Review.


19. Takotsubo syndrome unmasking malignant coronary artery anomaly in a patient presenting with acute coronary syndrome: Expanding definitions of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy?

Kundapur D, Nosib S, Nosib S.BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Apr 12;14(4):e239232. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-239232.PMID: 33846180


20. Analysis of the 2020 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines for the Management of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD).

Windsor J, Mukundan C, Stopak J, Ramakrishna H.J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021 Apr 11:S1053-0770(21)00331-1. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2021.04.006. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33985885 Review.


21. Incidental diagnosis of situs inversus totalis: a perspective from an emergency department attendance.

Umar UA, Alremeithi AN, Qayyum H.BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Apr 9;14(4):e242337. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2021-242337.PMID: 33837038


22. Different levels of care for follow-up of adults with congenital heart disease: a cost analysis scrutinizing the impact on medical costs, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits.

Willems R, Ombelet F, Goossens E, De Groote K, Budts W, Moniotte S, de Hosson M, Van Bulck L, Marelli A, Moons P, De Backer J, Annemans L; BELCODAC consortium.Eur J Health Econ. 2021 Apr 9. doi: 10.1007/s10198-021-01300-5. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33835328


23. Off-label use of PAH-targeted medications approved for adults and their financial coverage by health insurances are vital for children with pulmonary hypertension.

Hansmann G, Christou H, Koestenberger M, Sallmon H.Eur J Clin Invest. 2021 Apr 9:e13571. doi: 10.1111/eci.13571. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33834481 No abstract available.


24. Supraglottic foreign body in a woman with Down’s syndrome and congenitalheart disease: A case report.

Liu Y, Liu Z, Zha Y, Yu X.Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Apr 9;100(14):e25455. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000025455.PMID: 33832154 Free PMC article.


25. Rare complication of a type IV paraoesophageal hiatal hernia in a Marfan syndrome patient.

Hou L, Dhanda S, Xu D.BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Apr 8;14(4):e239641. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-239641.PMID: 33832931


26. Depression Associated with Reduced Heart Rate Variability Predicts Outcome in Adult Congenital Heart Disease.

Westhoff-Bleck M, Lemke LH, Bleck JS, Bleck AC, Bauersachs J, Kahl KG.J Clin Med. 2021 Apr 7;10(8):1554. doi: 10.3390/jcm10081554.PMID: 33917168 Free PMC article.


27. Maternal exposure to ambient air pollution and congenital heart defects in China.

Yang BY, Qu Y, Guo Y, Markevych I, Heinrich J, Bloom MS, Bai Z, Knibbs LC, Li S, Chen G, Jalaludin B, Morawska L, Gao M, Han B, Yu Y, Liu XX, Ou Y, Mai J, Gao X, Wu Y, Nie Z, Zeng XW, Hu LW, Shen X, Zhou Y, Lin S, Liu X, Dong GH.Environ Int. 2021 Aug;153:106548. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106548. Epub 2021 Apr 7.PMID: 33838617 Free article.

28. Assessment of the conjunctival microcirculation in adult patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease compared to healthy controls.

Brennan PF, Jing M, McNeil AJ, Awuah A, Mailey J, Kelly B, Finlay DD, Blighe K, McLaughlin JAD, Nesbit MA, Trucco E, Lockhart CJ, Moore TCB, Spence MS.Microvasc Res. 2021 Jul;136:104167. doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2021.104167. Epub 2021 Apr 7.PMID: 33838207


29. They SHALL grow old: a UK rare disease clinical network for adult congenitalthoracic malformations.

Bush A, Pabary R, Allinson J, Hind M.Arch Dis Child. 2021 Apr 7:archdischild-2021-321858. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2021-321858. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33827785 No abstract available.


30. Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes of Pregnancies in Women With CongenitalHeart Disease: A Meta-Analysis.

Hardee I, Wright L, McCracken C, Lawson E, Oster ME.J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Apr 20;10(8):e017834. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.120.017834. Epub 2021 Apr 6.PMID: 33821681 Free article.


31. ACHD-Specific Risk Factors for Severe COVID-19.

Bradley EA, Cavus O.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021 Apr 6;77(13):1656-1659. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2021.02.024.PMID: 33795040 No abstract available.


32. COVID-19 in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease.

Broberg CS, Kovacs AH, Sadeghi S, Rosenbaum MS, Lewis MJ, Carazo MR, Rodriguez FH 3rd, Halpern DG, Feinberg J, Galilea FA, Baraona F, Cedars AM, Ko JM, Porayette P, Maldonado J, Sarubbi B, Fusco F, Frogoudaki AA, Nir A, Chaudhry A, John AS, Karbassi A, Hoskoppal AK, Frischhertz BP, Hendrickson B, Bouma BJ, Rodriguez-Monserrate CP, Broda CR, Tobler D, Gregg D, Martinez-Quintana E, Yeung E, Krieger EV, Ruperti-Repilado FJ, Giannakoulas G, Lui GK, Ephrem G, Singh HS, Almeneisi HM, Bartlett HL, Lindsay I, Grewal J, Nicolarsen J, Araujo JJ, Cramer JW, Bouchardy J, Al Najashi K, Ryan K, Alshawabkeh L, Andrade L, Ladouceur M, Schwerzmann M, Greutmann M, Meras P, Ferrero P, Dehghani P, Tung PP, Garcia-Orta R, Tompkins RO, Gendi SM, Cohen S, Klewer S, Hascoet S, Mohammadzadeh S, Upadhyay S, Fisher SD, Cook S, Cotts TB, Aboulhosn JA.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021 Apr 6;77(13):1644-1655. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2021.02.023.PMID: 33795039 Free PMC article.


33. Left ventricular rotational abnormalities in adult patients with corrected tetralogy of Fallot following different surgical procedures (Results from the CSONGRAD Registry and MAGYAR-Path Study).

Nemes A, Rácz G, Kormányos Á, Domsik P, Kalapos A, Gyenes N, Ambrus N, Hartyánszky I, Bogáts G, Havasi K.Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2021 Apr;11(2):623-630. doi: 10.21037/cdt-20-365.PMID: 33968639 Free PMC article.


34. Left ventricular strains correlate with aortic elastic properties in adult patients with corrected tetralogy of Fallot (Results from the CSONGRAD Registry and MAGYAR-Path Study).

Rácz G, Kormányos Á, Domsik P, Kalapos A, Gyenes N, Havasi K, Ambrus N, Hartyánszky I, Bogáts G, Nemes A.Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2021 Apr;11(2):611-622. doi: 10.21037/cdt-20-366.PMID: 33968638 Free PMC article.


35. Left ventricular strains correlate with aortic elastic properties in adult patients with corrected tetralogy of Fallot (Results from the CSONGRAD Registry and MAGYAR-Path Study).

Rácz G, Kormányos Á, Domsik P, Kalapos A, Gyenes N, Havasi K, Ambrus N, Hartyánszky I, Bogáts G, Nemes A.Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2021 Apr;11(2):611-622. doi: 10.21037/cdt-20-366.PMID: 33968638 Free PMC article.


36. Congenital heart disease-associated liver disease: a narrative review.

Reiter FP, Hadjamu NJ, Nagdyman N, Zachoval R, Mayerle J, De Toni EN, Kaemmerer H, Denk G.Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2021 Apr;11(2):577-590. doi: 10.21037/cdt-20-595.PMID: 33968635 Free PMC article. Review.


37. Metabolic syndrome and coronary artery disease in adults with congenitalheart disease.

Niwa K.Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2021 Apr;11(2):563-576. doi: 10.21037/cdt-20-781.PMID: 33968634 Free PMC article. Review.


38. Heart failure in adults with congenital heart disease: a narrative review.

Zengin E, Sinning C, Blaum C, Blankenberg S, Rickers C, von Kodolitsch Y, Kirchhof P, Drury NE, Stoll VM.Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2021 Apr;11(2):529-537. doi: 10.21037/cdt-20-632.PMID: 33968631 Free PMC article. Review.


39. Provision of medical health care for adults with congenital heart diseaseassociated with aortic involvement.

Kaemmerer AS, Freilinger S, Andonian C, Ewert P, Havasi K, Nagdyman N, Pieper L, Nebel K, Seidel L, Neidenbach R, Nemes A.Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2021 Apr;11(2):518-528. doi: 10.21037/cdt-20-359.PMID: 33968630 Free PMC article.


40. Systematic assessment of health care perception in adults with congenitalheart disease in Germany.

Neidenbach R, Achenbach S, Andonian C, Bauer UMM, Ewert P, Freilinger S, Gundlach U, Kaemmerer AS, Nagdyman N, Nebel K, Oberhoffer R, Pieper L, Reinhard W, Sanftenberg L, von Scheidt F, Schelling J, Seidel L, Weyand M, Kaemmerer H.Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2021 Apr;11(2):481-491. doi: 10.21037/cdt-20-825.PMID: 33968627 Free PMC article.


41. Current diagnosis and management of late complications in adult congenitalheart disease.

Niwa K, Kaemmerer H, von Kodolitsch Y.Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2021 Apr;11(2):478-480. doi: 10.21037/cdt-21-165.PMID: 33968626 Free PMC article. No abstract available.



Rapoport V, Angel Korman A, Katzir Z, Hausman M, Leiba A.Harefuah. 2021 Apr;160(4):242-244.PMID: 33899374 Hebrew.


43. Double Outlet Right Ventricle with Unrelated Ventricular Septal Defect and Pulmonary Stenosis, in Natural Evolution, in a 36-Year-Old Woman.

Atik E.Arq Bras Cardiol. 2021 Apr;116(4):836-839. doi: 10.36660/abc.20200971.PMID: 33886736 Free PMC article. English, Portuguese. No abstract available.


44Risk stratification of adults with congenital heart disease during the COVID-19 pandemic: insights from a multinational survey among European experts.

Ruperti-Repilado FJ, Tobler D, Greutmann M, Bouchardy J, Ladouceur M, Dos-Subira L, Gallego P, Gabriel H, Bouma B, Schwerzmann M; EPOCH.Open Heart. 2021 Apr;8(1):e001455. doi: 10.1136/openhrt-2020-001455.PMID: 33883228 Free PMC article.


45. Computational Analysis of the Pulmonary Arteries in Congenital Heart Disease: A Review of the Methods and Results.

Conijn M, Krings GJ.Comput Math Methods Med. 2021 Apr 1;2021:2618625. doi: 10.1155/2021/2618625. eCollection 2021.PMID: 33868449 Free PMC article. Review.


46. Structural Heart Issues in Dextrocardia: Situs Type Matters.

Fox CJ 3rd, Keflemariam Y, Cornett EM, Urman RD, Rapoport Y, Shah B, Mancini MC, Kaye AD.Ochsner J. 2021 Spring;21(1):111-114. doi: 10.31486/toj.19.0119.PMID: 33828436 Free PMC article.


47. Pulmonary atresia with a ventricular septal defect and left pulmonary artery discontinuity: a case report.

Cha HH, Kim HM, Seong WJ.J Med Case Rep. 2021 Apr 1;15(1):190. doi: 10.1186/s13256-021-02750-4.PMID: 33812372 Free PMC article.


48. Pregnancy in a woman with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries.

Goldstein SA, Sorenson L, Chapa JB, Krasuski RA.Cleve Clin J Med. 2021 Apr 1;88(4):228-236. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.88a.20136.PMID: 33795247 Free article. No abstract available. 566

49. Usefulness of (18)F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis of Infective Endocarditis in Patients With Adult Congenital Heart Disease.

Ishikita A, Sakamoto I, Yamamura K, Umemoto S, Nagata H, Kitamura Y, Yamasaki Y, Sonoda H, Tatewaki H, Shiose A, Tsutsui H.Circ J. 2021 Apr 1. doi: 10.1253/circj.CJ-20-1067. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33790144 Free article.


50. Editorial: how relevant are gastro-intestinal and liver abnormalities in individuals with Turner syndrome?

Wright KVC, Cobbold JF.Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2021 Apr;53(7):847-848. doi: 10.1111/apt.16297.PMID: 33709402 No abstract available. 573

51. Myocardial infarct late after Fontan-type surgery in pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum: a must-know complication! About a case report.

Wilkin M, Rauzier JM, Ovaert C.Cardiol Young. 2021 Apr 27:1-3. doi: 10.1017/S104795112100144X. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33902781


52. Rotational Position of the Aortic Root is Associated with Increased Aortic Dimensions in Marfan and Loeys-Dietz Syndrome.

Powell SK, Almeneisi H, Alsaied T, Shikany A, Riley L, Miller E, Belonis A, Weaver KN, Brown N, Mori S, Tretter JT.Pediatr Cardiol. 2021 Apr 13. doi: 10.1007/s00246-021-02594-1. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33847800


53. Fontan-associated liver disease and total cavopulmonary anatomical flow effectors.

Evans WN, Acherman RJ, Galindo A, Rothman A, Ciccolo ML, Lehoux J, Winn BJ, Yumiaco NS, Restrepo H.J Card Surg. 2021 Apr 8. doi: 10.1111/jocs.15553. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33834526