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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807354/pe%C3%A3-aloza-tranchesi-sign-secondary-to-ascending-aortic-aneurysm-and-not-due-to-right-atrium-enlargement
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Eduardo Cavalcanti Lapa Santos, Lurildo Ribeiro Saraiva, Brivaldo Markman, Andréa Bezerra Lordsleem, Sandro Gonçalves Lima, Mayara de Souza Vasconcelos, Edmilson Cardoso Dos Santos Filho, Arthur Cesário Holanda
Low QRS amplitude in V1, with relative three-to-fourfold or greater increase in V2, is considered an indirect sign of right atrium enlargement (Peñaloza-Tranchesi sign). We describe a patient with Peñaloza-Tranchesi sign caused by an ascending aortic aneurysm, with normalization of the QRS complex amplitude in V1 after aortic replacement.
July 12, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807353/incidence-rates-correlates-and-prognosis-of-electrocardiographic-p-wave-abnormalities-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Arttu O Lehtonen, Ville L Langén, Pauli J Puukka, Mika Kähönen, Markku S Nieminen, Antti M Jula, Teemu J Niiranen
BACKGROUND: Scant data exist on incidence rates, correlates, and prognosis of electrocardiographic P-wave abnormalities in the general population. METHODS: We recorded ECG and measured conventional cardiovascular risk factors in 5667 Finns who were followed up for incident atrial fibrillation (AF). We obtained repeat ECGs from 3089 individuals 11years later. RESULTS: The incidence rates of prolonged P-wave duration, abnormal P terminal force (PTF), left P-wave axis deviation, and right P-wave axis deviation were 16...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807352/unusual-digoxin-toxicity-with-myocardial-injury
#3
Mohamad Jihad Mansour, Maher Kalaoui, Elie Chammas, Omar Hamoui, Tarek Fawaz, Wael A AlJaroudi
A 38-year-old healthy male presented with vomiting and profuse diarrhea, associated with blurry and yellow coloration of the vision (xanthopsia). Laboratory workup was unremarkable, except for hyperkalemia (K 5.2 mEq/L) and mildly elevated troponin level 0.11 ng/mL (cut-off value 0.08). An electrocardiogram showed sinus bradycardia with deep scooping of the T waves. Although the patient denied intake of any drugs, herbs, consumption of plants, a digoxin level was drawn and was significantly elevated >5ng/mL (therapeutic range 0...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803619/basis-and-ecg-measurement-of-global-ventricular-repolarization
#4
Robert L Lux
Ventricular repolarization and its manifestation in the T wave of the electrocardiogram have long been a focus of clinical and experimental electrocardiology. In this short article, we shall review the basics of cellular and organ repolarization electrophysiology, the classical and emerging methods of measuring global repolarization, and methodology that relates directly measured cardiac indices of repolarization to the body surface electrocardiogram.
July 12, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802656/rethinking-papillary-muscle-resection-for-refractory-ventricular-tachycardia-in-the-lvad-era-a-case-report
#5
Zachary J Il'Giovine, Adam D DeVore, Chetan B Patel, Jason Koontz, Jacob Schroder
We report the case of a 57-year-old man with a history of ischemic cardiomyopathy who presented to the hospital with recurrent episodes of ventricular tachycardia refractory to antiarrhythmic medications. Mapping identified a deep premature ventricular contraction focus in the anterolateral papillary muscle, an area that has been previously identified as difficult to treat with radiofrequency catheter ablation. The hospital course was complicated by cardiogenic shock and VT-storm, and the patient ultimately underwent surgical resection of the anterolateral papillary muscle with left ventricular assist device placement as a successful bridge to cardiac transplantation...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802655/alternating-trifascicular-block-and-cardiac-memory
#6
Asaf Danon, Mohammed Shurrab
We describe a case of a 70year-old woman with effort dyspnea and alternating trifascicular conduction pattern, worsened with exercise to atrioventricular block (AV Block). The alternating conduction at rest resulted in marked T wave changes. We discuss the mechanism of T wave memory changes and the management of exercise-induced AV Block.
July 12, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801137/the-challenges-of-treating-recurrent-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-due-to-coronary-vasospasm-lessons-from-an-interesting-case
#7
Naveen Trehan, Mobeen Ur Rehman, Anupama Kottam
Coronary artery vasospasm can cause recurrent anginal episodes with ST-segment elevation. Vasospasm induced myocardial ischemia can lead to arrhythmias including life threatening ventricular tachycardia (VT). Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), although not routinely recommended for treating vasospastic angina, can be considered for discrete coronary spasm that is not amenable to vasodilator therapy. We present a challenging case of a 41-year-old lady with recurrent episodes of vasospastic angina and VT refractory to medical therapy, which was successfully treated with PCI and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751012/the-j-to-t-peak-interval-as-a-biomarker-in-drug-safety-studies-a-method-of-accuracy-assessment-applied-to-two-algorithms
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W Brian Chiu, Johan de Bie, David W Mortara
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate performance of J-to-T-peak (JTP) measurements of 12-lead ECGs, in a five-arm study using drugs with various levels of electrolyte channel block. METHODS: The novel evaluation method distinguishes between different aspects of measurement. "Random noise" is the variability among repeated measurements made without changing the conditions. "Context noise" is the variability of changes in context of the measurement, e.g. T-wave morphology, autonomic nervous system state...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28784265/effect-of-action-potential-duration-on-tpeak-tend-interval-t-wave-area-and-t-wave-amplitude-as-indices-of-dispersion-of-repolarization-theoretical-and-simulation-study-in-the-rabbit-heart
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Natalia V Arteyeva, Jan E Azarov
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to differentiate the effect of dispersion of repolarization (DOR) and action potential duration (APD) on T-wave parameters being considered as indices of DOR, namely, Tpeak-Tend interval, T-wave amplitude and T-wave area. METHODS: T-wave was simulated in a wide physiological range of DOR and APD using a realistic rabbit model based on experimental data. A simplified mathematical formulation of T-wave formation was conducted. RESULTS: Both the simulations and the mathematical formulation showed that Tpeak-Tend interval and T-wave area are linearly proportional to DOR irrespectively of APD range, while T-wave amplitude is non-linearly proportional to DOR and inversely proportional to the minimal repolarization time, or minimal APD value...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751013/termination-of-a-long-rp-supraventricular-tachycardia-by-carotid-sinus-massage
#10
Mohammed A M Ahmed, Lauren M Clark, Andrew Mardell, George D Veenhuyzen, Stephen B Wilton
Carotid sinus massage is a useful diagnostic and therapeutic maneuver in patients with supraventricular tachycardia. Abrupt tachycardia termination with carotid sinus massage typically indicates a mechanism dependent on the atrioventricular node. Here, we present the case of a 79-year-old patient presenting with a long-RP supraventricular tachycardia terminated with carotid sinus massage that was proven invasively to be due to a focal atrial tachycardia. We discuss mechanistic explanations for this unusual phenomenon and review the literature...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754308/association-between-metabolic-syndrome-and-fragmented-qrs-complexes-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
#11
Adil Bayramoğlu, Hakan Taşolar, Osman Bektaş, Mehmet Yaman, Yasemin Kaya, Muhammet Özbilen, Ahmet Kaya
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is an endocrinological disease with both metabolic and physiological components. Previous studies have shown a relationship between MetS and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. A fragmented QRS (fQRS) is a reliable electrocardiogram (ECG) finding with the importance of an indicator of myocardial fibrosis and scarring. In this study, we examined the utility of speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in assessing LV function in MetS patients with fQRS...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666538/the-relevance-of-looking-for-right-bundle-branch-block-in-catheter-ablation-of-ebstein-s-anomaly
#12
Laila Gonzalez-Melchor, Santiago Nava, Pedro Iturralde, Manlio F Marquez
INTRODUCTION: Ebstein's anomaly is the most commonly occurring congenital defect associated with the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. In patients with Ebstein's anomaly and supraventricular tachycardia, the absence of right bundle branch block (RBBB) in sinus rhythm is a highly sensitive and specific indicator of the presence of an ipsilateral accessory AP. CASE: We present an electrophysiology case of a patient with Ebstein's anomaly and 3 ipsilateral accessory pathways...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645449/high-incidence-of-st-t-changes-in-women-during-tilt-table-testing
#13
Prakash Goutham Suryanarayana, Jagdesh Kandala, Frank I Marcus
INTRODUCTION: We have observed electrocardiographic (ECG) changes primarily in women during tilt table testing. METHODS: We reviewed 12 lead ECGs during tilt studies between 2012 and 2016 for changes in ST segments and T waves during tilt table testing. Patients with distinctly abnormal baseline ECGs were excluded. RESULTS: Of the 180 tilt studies, 117 (65%) were in women. There were 32 patients with ECG changes during tilting. Of these, 28 (87...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641861/permanent-his-bundle-pacing-in-intra-hisian-conduction-block-mechanistic-insights
#14
Bengt Herweg, Paul Z Gerczuk, Aamir Sofi, Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman, S Serge Barold
We are reporting a patient with discrete intra-His conduction block and describe a refined technique of permanent His bundle pacing assuring reliable ventricular capture. Meticulous mapping of the site of block with lead placement distal to the site of block and non-selective His bundle pacing with local myocardial capture as an additional safety back up appears to be the technique of choice.
June 9, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625399/rv6-rv5-vs-sd-sv4-%C3%A2-2-8mv-in-men-and-%C3%A2-2-3mv-in-women-in-the-diagnosis-of-electrocardiographically-determined-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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LETTER
John E Madias
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June 9, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623018/spiked-helmet-sign-after-percutaneous-left-stellate-ganglion-ablation-in-a-patient-with-long-qt-syndrome
#16
Farid Aliyev, Vugar Abdulkerimov, Enes Elvin Gul, Fuad Samedov, Elnur Isayev, Elnur Ferecov
"Spiked helmet" is a type of ST elevation, which is generally observed in critically ill patients and associated with very poor prognosis. Here we present a case of previously undiagnosed long QT syndrome admitted with polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (PMVT) unresponsive to pharmacological treatment and developed "spiked helmet" sign after left percutaneous stellate ganglion ablation.
June 9, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751014/disappearance-of-pathologic-anteroseptal-q-waves-after-reperfusion-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-pci-in-a-61-year-old-female-a-case-report
#17
Omar Abdel-Razek, Brendan P Parfrey, Sean P Connors
We report a case of a 61 year old female with disappearance of anteroseptal Q waves following an anterior STEMI. At presentation a 12 lead ECG revealed frank anteroseptal Q waves and T wave inversion (V1-V3). The patient underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug eluting stenting to a critically stenosed left anterior descending artery. At a five month follow-up visit a 12 lead ECG demonstrated the complete resolution of anteroseptal Q waves and normal R wave progression was seen in the precordial leads...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641860/noninvasive-blood-potassium-measurement-using-signal-processed-single-lead-ecg-acquired-from-a-handheld-smartphone
#18
Omar Z Yasin, Zachi Attia, John J Dillon, Christopher V DeSimone, Yehu Sapir, Jennifer Dugan, Virend K Somers, Michael J Ackerman, Samuel J Asirvatham, Christopher G Scott, Kevin E Bennet, Dorothy J Ladewig, Dan Sadot, Amir B Geva, Paul A Friedman
OBJECTIVE: We have previously used a 12-lead, signal-processed ECG to calculate blood potassium levels. We now assess the feasibility of doing so with a smartphone-enabled single lead, to permit remote monitoring. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-one hemodialysis patients held a smartphone equipped with inexpensive FDA-approved electrodes for three 2min intervals during hemodialysis. Individualized potassium estimation models were generated for each patient. ECG-calculated potassium values were compared to blood potassium results at subsequent visits to evaluate the accuracy of the potassium estimation models...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629807/spike-or-not-a-spike-that-is-the-question-in-a-patient-with-single-lead-pacemaker
#19
Antonio Rojas-González, Alberto Cecconi, Jose L Merino, Luis J Jimenez-Borreguero, Fernando Alfonso
Dual-chamber pacing is feasible via the floating atrial sensor electrodes of a single-pass VDD lead but the atrial lead threshold is higher than the accepted clinical standard. Furthermore, due to the floating nature of the system, atrial sensing and pacing thresholds may vary during the follow up. For these reasons this strategy is seldom considered a common pacing solution in routine clinical practice. Alternatively, this phenomenon is likely to be observed as a result of incorrect generator configuration...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625400/successful-treatment-of-ventricular-fibrillation-storm-triggered-by-short-long-short-sequence-time-to-avoid-managed-ventricular-pacing
#20
Hilmi Alnsasra, Yuval Konstantino, Sergiy Bereza, Moti Haim
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is caused by ventricular tachyarrhythmia that can be effectively treated by implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. We report of a 28-year-old man with HCM and a dual chamber ICD, originally implanted for primary prevention of SCD, (programmed to AAI(R)-DDD(R); managed ventricular pacing (MVP) mode, Medtronic Inc. St Paul, MN USA). He presented with recurrent ICD shocks due to ventricular fibrillation (VF) despite antiarrhythmic therapy...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
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