When did you first met Analiah?
"The holy grail for heart valve repair and replacement is a valve that will grow with the child," Dr. Burke said.
"Analiah was born with a heart that filled her entire chest," Dr. Burke said.
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MIAMI, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) More than 35,000 babies are born with a heart defect. For many, this means a lifetime of surgery and medicine.
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"We could see, for the first time in her life, the valve that we had created opening and closing," Dr. Burke explained.
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Previously, surgeons would repair, replace, or close her valve, but that surgery would need to be done over and over as she grows.
Dr. Burke said Analiah new valve should grow with her throughout her life; so she would not need a transplant, drugs, or more surgery. He also believes this could be used in adults to replace heart valves.
"They left with this horrible non functional valve that allows blood to slosh back and forth inside their heart," Redmond Paul Burke, MD, Chief in the Division of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at Miami Children Hospital, told Ivanhoe.
Was that Analiah heart? How big was her heart?
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Analiah runs the Duarte home, literally.
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that pushes their lungs aside and leaves them with no functioning lung tissue and a very poorly functioning heart.
A year later, Analiah valve is working. As a result, her heart is now a third of the original size.
She was born with one of the most lethal and rare congenital heart defects. It called EbsteIn anomaly, which means one of Analiah heart valves failed to form.
Doctors created the valve out of extracellular matrix, a substance extracted from a pig bladder. The implant acts like a fishnet. It captures stem cells flowing in Analiah blood stream. The cells attach to the impact, grow around it, and create a new heart valve.
her entire chest. It pushed her lungs to the side and all you could see when you looked at her chest x ray was an enormous wall to wall heart. In most places in the world, Analiah would have been put in a corner of a nursery and allowed to die. However, in the United States there are multiple options for these children, unfortunately none of them are great. We can get these children through, but we really just patching them along; we not repairing their valve.
sweating, especially during feedingsEBSTEIN ANOMALY: Analiah Duarte had one of the most rare and lethal heart defects, called Ebstein anomaly. births. In Ebstein anomaly, the tricuspid valve, the valve between the chambers on the right side of the heart, doesn work properly. Blood leaks back through the valve, making the heart work less efficiently. It can also lead to heart failure or enlargement of the heart. This heart defect occurs early in the development of a baby heart. It is uncertain what risk factors cause the defect. Environmental and genetic factors are both thought to play a role. A mother exposures to certain medications, like benzodiazepines or lithium, have been associated with Ebstein anomaly in children. It has the structure, shape, and signaling properties to attract stem cells. "If you put this sub mucosal tissue anywhere in the body, it functions like a fisherman net. It captures stem cells flowing through the bloodstream right where you want them. It like having the framework of a house that can actually recruit all the bricks and wood need to create a perfect house," Redmond Paul Burke, MD, Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at Miami Children Hospital, was quoted as saying. The stem cells that are captured morph into the tissue needed for the malfunctioning organ to work properly. Previously, doctors would use the material to promote natural growth of human organs. Dr. Burke was the first to use it to fashion a baby heart valve. Dr. Burke made a valve from the sub mucosal lining of a pig intestine. He sewed it in the place where the tricuspid valve would have been. The valve Dr. Burke made was anchored at two points: at the opening and on the other side that allowed the blood to flow into the right ventricle. When the right ventricle contracts, the slit closes and blood is pushed out the pulmonary valve. Doctors believe that the stem cells the matrix captures will help Analiah rebuild her own valve. They say it would eliminate the need for follow up surgeries usually needed for children with an implanted valve. As the patient heart grows, surgeons will need to replace the implanted valves with bigger ones. "Time will tell if her own valve has become her own living human valve," Dr. Burke was quoted as saying.
Dr. Burke: I first met Analiah when she was born in February of last year. Unfortunately, she was born with one of the most lethal and rare congenital heart defects, Epstein Abnormality. Epstein Abnormality occurs when a baby tricuspid valve fails to form, instead they left with this horrible nonfunctional valve that allows blood to slosh back and forth inside their heart and Nike Lebron 13 Elite their heart grows to enormous proportions. They essentially are born with a wall to wall heart Nike Zoom Crusader Black
Dr. Burke said it causes hearts to grow four, five, even six times larger than normal.
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BACKGROUND:Congenital heart defects are abnormalities in the heart structure that are present at birth. About eight out of every 1,000 newborns have congenital heart defects. They happen because of an incomplete or abnormal development of the baby heart during the early weeks of pregnancy. Some have been associated with genetic disorders, like Down syndrome, but the cause of most congenital heart defects are unknown. So, they often have telltale signs like:
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