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Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224636/the-contactless-vital-sensing-system-precisely-reflects-r-r-interval-in-electrocardiograms-of-healthy-subjects
#1
Kentaro Suga, Hikaru Hori, Asuka Katsuki, Masahiro Ohashi, Tadanori Tezuka, Masatoshi Matsuo, Tsuyoshi Nakamura, Reiji Yoshimura
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the validity of the contactless vital sensing system that we previously developed. METHODS: A total of one hundred and eleven healthy Japanese subjects were recruited from the University of Occupational and Environmental Health and the Panasonic Corporation AVC Networks Company. All subjects underwent an evaluation using the contactless vital sensing system and electrocardiography (ECG). We compared the R-R interval (RRI) obtained using the new contactless sensing system to that obtained using ECG...
February 22, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224629/clinical-performance-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-conditional-and-non-conditional-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices
#2
Anand D Shah, Adarsh U Patel, Andrea Knezevic, Michael H Hoskins, David S Hirsh, Faisal M Merchant, Mikhael F El Chami, David B Delurgio, Anshul M Patel, Angel R Leon, Jonathan J Langberg, Michael S Lloyd
OBJECTIVES: This study compared risks associated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with non-MRI conditional and MRI conditional pacing and defibrillator systems with particular attention to clinically actionable outcomes. BACKGROUND: While recipients of new MRI conditional pacemaker and defibrillator systems may undergo MRI scanning with very low risk, safety and regulatory concerns persist regarding such scanning in recipients of non- MRI conditional systems...
February 22, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220947/does-anyone-really-believe-the-results-of-the-danish-trial-implanting-an-icd-in-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-patients
#3
EDITORIAL
J Rod Gimbel, Judith Mackall
The recent publication of the DANISH Trial seems to leave clinicians and patients at a point of therapeutic equipoise regarding the implantation of an ICD in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. Limitations of the DANISH Trial are discussed and suggestions for a potential way forward are outlined in this controversial area of patient care. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 21, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220945/off-label-mri-in-2017-of-cieds-a-daily-fork-in-the-road-for-implanters-and-the-case-for-common-sense
#4
EDITORIAL
J Rod Gimbel
Both non-MRI conditional and MRI conditional systems are widely available. Physicians must choose which type of device to place. While off-label MRI can often be done safely, significant administrative and financial burdens remain to the physician posing a significant dilemma as to which device to choose. These issues are reviewed in a detailed direct manner. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 21, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220942/crt-induced-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-what-s-the-mechanism
#5
Sanoj Chacko, Enes Gul, Chris Simpson, Adrian Baranchuk
A 56-year-old woman with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction received cardiac resynchronization defibrillator therapy (CRT-D; St Jude Medical Quadra Assura, CA, USA), for primary prevention and management of heart failure. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 21, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220940/pharmacologic-conversion-during-dofetilide-treatment-for-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
#6
Jonathan S Steinberg, Yash Shah, Barbara Szepietowska
BACKGROUND: Dofetilide is a pure IKr blocker and is one of the few drugs specifically studied and approved in the United States for the management of persistent AF. Dofetilide has been noted to have a high rate of pharmacologic conversion during initial dosing in prior smaller studies. The intent of the study was to examine the safety of an inpatient loading strategy, and the incidence and patterns of pharmacologic conversion by dofetilide during the treatment of persistent AF in a large consecutive cohort...
February 21, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220938/performance-of-the-new-biomonitor-2-af-insertable-cardiac-monitoring-system-can-better-be-worse
#7
Philipp Lacour, Phi Long Dang, Martin Huemer, Abdul Shokor Parwani, Philipp Attanasio, Burkert Pieske, Leif-Hendrik Boldt, Wilhelm Haverkamp, Florian Blaschke
BACKGROUND: Implantable loop recorders (ILR) are valuable tools for the investigation of patients with suspected arrhythmias. The BioMonitor 2-AF is a novel insertable ILR with enhanced atrial fibrillation (AF) detection algorithm and remote monitoring capability. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this first-in-human study with the BioMonitor 2-AF was to analyze course of P-wave sensing performance and R-wave amplitude, prevalence of false and correctly sensed and classified episodes, and effectiveness of remote monitoring...
February 21, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213895/safety-of-implantation-of-a-leadless-pacemaker-via-femoral-approach-in-the-presence-of-an-inferior-vena-cava-filter
#8
Muhammad R Afzal, Janice Ackers, John D Hummel, Ralph Augostini
A 61-year-old woman with symptomatic complete heart block was referred for permanent pacemaker. The presence of a left sided arteriovenous fistula and right sided mastectomy with lymph node dissection precluded the implantation of a trans-venous pacemaker and therefore, a leadless pacemaker was recommended. The patient also had an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. The passage of a 27 French introducer sheath housing the leadless pacemaker through IVC filter was carefully visualized under fluoroscopy and advanced to the right ventricle without any compromise to the filter...
February 17, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211952/long-term-experience-with-first-generation-implantable-neurostimulation-device-in-central-sleep-apnea-treatment
#9
Henrik Fox, Thomas Bitter, Dieter Horstkotte, Olaf Oldenburg, Klaus-Jürgen Gutleben
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) are associated with shorter survival in patients with heart failure (HF). A novel treatment method for this patient group is unilateral phrenic nerve stimulation by the remedē® system, a transvenously implantable neurostimulation device, which has recently been studied in a large randomized, controlled trial. Previous literature has shown efficacy and safety of the treatment with this first-generation device, but hardly any data is available on long-term clinical parameters, the remedē® device's battery lifetime, device exchangeability, lead position stability, surgical accessibility and manageability...
February 17, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211067/bipolar-lead-misplacement-contriving-an-electrocardiographic-pseudoinfarct
#10
Sumit Som, Perry Fisher, Paul Schweitzer
Electrocardiograph machines and clinicians can recognize many common lead misplacements. However, errors in arrangement of bipolar leads potentially create the unique predicament of pseudoinfarct ECG patterns. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 17, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211132/comparison-of-left-atrial-voltage-between-sinus-rhythm-and-atrial-fibrillation-in-association-with-electrogram-wave-form
#11
Masaharu Masuda, Masashi Fujita, Osamu Iida, Shin Okamoto, Takayuki Ishihara, Kiyonori Nanto, Takashi Kanda, Akihiro Sunaga, Takuya Tsujimura, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Takuya Ohashi, Masaaki Uematsu
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of low-voltage-guided ablation in addition to pulmonary vein (PV) isolation for atrial fibrillation (AF) has been reported with voltage mapping being performed during sinus rhythm (SR) or AF. The study aimed to compare the left atrial voltage between SR and AF in association with the electrogram wave form. METHODS: This prospective observational study included 30 consecutive patients with persistent AF. After completion of PV isolation, electrogram points were taken during both SR and AF at the identical locations evenly throughout the left atrium...
February 16, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206674/effects-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-on-cardiac-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#12
Jan Naar, Deborah Jaye, Cecilia Linde, Petr Neužil, Petr Doškář, Filip Málek, Frieder Braunschweig, Lars H Lund, Lars Mortensen, Bengt Linderoth, Göran Lind, Dianna Bone, Arthur J Scholte, Fred Kueffer, Jodi Koehler, Kambiz Shahgaldi, Otto Lang, Marcus Ståhlberg
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) reduces sympathetic activity in animal models of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HF) but limited data exist of SCS in patients with HF. The aim of the present study was to test the primary hypothesis that SCS reduces cardiac sympathetic nerve activity in HF patients. Secondary hypotheses were that SCS improves left ventricular function and dimension, exercise capacity and clinical variables relevant to HF. METHODS: HF patients with a SCS device previously participating in the DEFEAT-HF trial were included in this crossover study with 6-week intervention periods (SCS-ON and SCS-OFF)...
February 16, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191656/utility-and-safety-of-combined-interventional-catheterization-and-electrophysiology-procedures-in-a-children-s-hospital
#13
S Yukiko Asaki, Jeffrey W Orcutt, Christina Y Miyake, Henri Justino, Caridad M DE LA Uz, Jeffrey J Kim, Santiago O Valdes, Athar M Qureshi
BACKGROUND: Interventional cardiac catheterization (cath) and electrophysiology (EP) procedures are not routinely performed together. There are several perceived barriers affecting this practice, though there are also advantages for both the patient and practitioner to a combined approach. METHODS: This was a single center retrospective study reviewing combined cath and EP procedures with a pre-procedural intention to intervene at Texas Children's Hospital from 2001 to 2014...
February 13, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185283/discrimination-between-qrs-and-t-waves-using-a-right-parasternal-lead-for-s-icd-in-a-patient-with-a-single-ventricle
#14
Takahiko Nishiyama, Takehiro Kimura, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Yoshiyasu Aizawa, Keiichi Fukuda, Seiji Takatsuki
The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) is a useful option for patients with a single ventricle (SV) in which transvenous leads are contraindicated because of intracardiac shunts. We report a case in which a right parasternal lead placement was indicated for an S-ICD in a resuscitated patient with an SV. There were significant changes in the magnitude of R to T waves ratio in the right compared to left parasternal lead position. Screening in the right parasternal position is effective for selecting appropriate patients with CHD for S-ICD implantations...
February 9, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182279/ranolazine-added-to-amiodarone-facilitates-earlier-conversion-of-atrial-fibrillation-compared-to-amiodarone-only-therapy
#15
Nikos Tsanaxidis, Isaac Aidonidis, Apostolia Hatziefthimiou, Stella S Daskalopoulou, Grigorios Giamouzis, Filippos Triposkiadis, Ioannis Skoularigis
Amiodarone (AMIO) is for many years effectively used to control ventricular rate during atrial fibrillation (AF) and to convert it into sinus rhythm. However, due to its delayed onset of action, ranolazine (RAN), a new antianginal agent with atrial-selective electrophysiologic properties, has recently been attempted as add-on therapy with AMIO to facilitate AF conversion. To establish the role of this combination therapy, we enrolled 173 consecutive patients (68±10 years, 54% male) with recent-onset (< 48 h duration) AF who were eligible for pharmacologic cardioversion...
February 9, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181276/modulation-of-autonomic-nervous-activity-in-the-termination-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Jen-Hung Huang, Yung-Kuo Lin, Ming-Hsiung Hsieh, Shih-Ann Chen, Wan-Chun Chiu, Yi-Jen Chen
BACKGROUND: Autonomic nervous activity plays a critical role in the genesis of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF, PAF). However, the role of autonomic nervous activity on AF termination has not been elucidated. Heart rate variability (HRV) is widely used to evaluate autonomic nervous activity in humans. The purpose of this study was to assess whether autonomic nervous activity assessed by HRV contributes to AF termination. METHODS: Electrocardiograms (ECGs) and HRV were studied in patients with termination of sustained (>30 s) PAF by 24-h ambulatory Holter monitoring...
February 9, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181272/left-atrial-appendage-closure-for-stroke-prevention-more-choice-is-always-a-good-thing
#17
EDITORIAL
Rong Bai
While oral anticoagulants (OACs) remains the main strategy of prevention of thromboembolic event in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) has become an alternative recently. The concept of this technique is based on the understanding that in more than 90% non-valvular AF patients, the thrombi form in the left atrial appendage (LAA), so excluding the LAA from the systemic circulation can prevent stroke or peripheral arterial embolization. To achieve this goal, novel trans-catheter techniques have been developed to either occlude the LAA endocardially or ligate the LAA epicardially...
February 9, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169434/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-non-dependent-pacemaker-patients-with-pacemakers-and-defibrillators-with-a-nearly-depleted-battery
#18
Hideo Okamura, Deepak Padmanabhan, Robert E Watson, Connie Dalzell, Nancy Acker, Mary Jondal, Abby L Romme, Yong-Mei Cha, Samuel J Asirvatham, Joel P Felmlee, Paul A Friedman
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with non-MRI-conditional cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) has been shown to be safe when performed under closely monitored protocols. However, the safety of MRI in patients with devices with a nearly depleted battery has not been reported. METHODS: Prospective data was collected between January 2008 and May 2015 in patients with non-MRI-conditional CIEDs undergoing clinically indicated MRI under institutional protocol...
February 7, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164328/left-ventricular-size-does-not-modify-the-effect-of-qrs-duration-in-predicting-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#19
John Rickard, Bryan Baranowski, Richard A Grimm, Mark Niebauer, Niraj Varma, Wh Wilson Tang, Bruce L Wilkoff
BACKGROUND: QRS duration(QRSd) may be impacted by both left ventricular (LV) dilatation and conduction delay. It is possible therefore that the same QRSd may portend significantly different amounts of LV activation delay in patients with small versus large left ventricles. We hypothesized that LV size modifies the effect of QRSd on predicting outcomes in patients undergoing CRT implant. METHODS: We extracted data on consecutive patients presenting for initial CRT implant...
February 6, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164349/applicability-of-a-novel-formula-bogossian-formula-for-evaluation-of-the-qt-interval-in-heart-failure-and-left-bundle-branch-block-due-to-right-ventricular-pacing
#20
Gerrit Frommeyer, Harilaos Bogossian, Eleni Pechlivanidou, Philipp Conzen, Christopher Gemein, Kay Weipert, Inga Helmig, Ritvan Chasan, Victoria Johnson, Lars Eckardt, Christian W Hamm, Melchior Seyfarth, Bernd Lemke, Markus Zarse, Jörn Schmitt, Damir Erkapic
BACKGROUND: The presence of left bundle branch block (LBBB) due to right ventricular pacing represents a particular challenge in properly measuring the QTc interval. In 2014 a new formula for evaluation of QT interval in patients with LBBB was reported. METHODS: 145 patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) were included in this prospective multicenter observational study. Inclusion criteria were: no permanent right ventricular stimulation, an intrinsic QRS interval of <120ms and reduced left ventricular function...
February 5, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
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