Posts Tagged ‘Morgan’

3D echo mitral valve reconstruction – validity of a novel software application

3D echocardiographic reconstruction of the mitral valve may optimise mitral surgery planning and potentially identifies patient-valve mismatch. The aim of this pilot study was to validate a novel 3D echo mitral reconstruction software allowing measurements of mitral structures by subsequent comparison to implanted prosthetic mitral valves or annuloplasty rings.

M. Wolbinski, A. Morgan, P. Larsen, A. Sasse
Wellington Regional Hospital, Wellington
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

Role of the specialist nurse in the cardiac genetics clinic

International Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Conference, Brisbane 6-8 August 2014
Published in Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 2, e1-e20
Abstract & full-text available.

Every year in Victoria, approximately 5000 deaths are reportable to the Coroner. The surviving relatives of some of these are offered referral to a tertiary centre for assessment and screening for suspected heritable cardiac conditions. In Victoria, a unique team of nurses lead this system to ensure that all potentially at-risk families are offered the opportunity for clinical assessment and consultation.

Consanguinity genetics in a forensic setting

International Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Conference, Brisbane 6-8 August 2014
Published in Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 2, e1-e20
Abstract & full-text available.

Consanguinity is the relationship by descent of a common ancestor when one is looking a genetics it is usually defined as at least second cousins and it is common in certain communities in Australia. Research has shown that these relationships can be associated with recessive gene expression in progeny. This paper will examine 4 cases of sudden death in young people who presented to the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine who were the progeny of consanguinity. A review of the literature will be presented and an outline the autopsy finding, genetic counselling including family trees, and genetic finding in these cases.

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