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Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741870/impact-of-functional-training-on-geometric-indices-and-fractal-correlation-property-of-heart-rate-variability-in-postmenopausal-women
#1
Marianne P da C de Rezende Barbosa, Luiz C M Vanderlei, Lucas M Neves, Carolina Takahashi, Paula R Dos S Torquato, Ana Claúdia de S Fortaleza, Ismael F Freitas Júnior, Isabel C E Sorpreso, Luiz C Abreu, Andrés R Pérez Riera
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the influence of functional training on the geometric indices of heart rate variability (HRV) and fractal correlation properties of the dynamics of heart rate in menopausal women. METHODS: Of 39 women who were in the period of menopause for more than a year and who did not practice any regular physical activity were divided into: Functional training group (FTG = 50 ± 4.5 years; 67.64 ± 11.64 kg; 1.5 ± 0.05 m) that executed the functional training (FT) and all proposals by reviews and the Control group (58...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670841/the-sensitivity-of-38-heart-rate-variability-measures-to-the-addition-of-artifact-in-human-and-artificial-24-hr-cardiac-recordings
#2
Nicolas J C Stapelberg, David L Neumann, David H K Shum, Harry McConnell, Ian Hamilton-Craig
BACKGROUND: Artifact is common in cardiac RR interval data derived from 24-hr recordings and has a significant impact on heart rate variability (HRV) measures. However, the relative impact of progressively added artifact on a large group of commonly used HRV measures has not been assessed. This study compared the relative sensitivity of 38 commonly used HRV measures to artifact to determine which measures show the most change with increasing increments of artifact. A secondary aim was to ascertain whether short-term and long-term HRV measures, as groups, share similarities in their sensitivity to artifact...
July 2, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670758/congenital-long-qt-syndrome-and-torsade-de-pointes
#3
REVIEW
Nabil El-Sherif, Gioia Turitto, Mohamed Boutjdir
Since its initial description by Jervell and Lange-Nielsen in 1957, the congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) has been the most investigated cardiac ion channelopathy. A prolonged QT interval in the surface electrocardiogram is the sine qua non of the LQTS and is a surrogate measure of the ventricular action potential duration (APD). Congenital as well as acquired alterations in certain cardiac ion channels can affect their currents in such a way as to increase the APD and hence the QT interval. The inhomogeneous lengthening of the APD across the ventricular wall results in dispersion of APD...
July 2, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660734/the-association-of-qt-interval-components-with-atrial-fibrillation
#4
Nikhil Patel, Wesley T O'Neal, S Patrick Whalen, Elsayed Z Soliman
BACKGROUND: Although abnormalities of the QT interval are associated with atrial fibrillation (AF), it is unclear whether ventricular depolarization (QRS duration) or repolarization (JT interval) is a more important marker of AF risk. METHODS: This analysis included 4,181 (95% white; 59% women) participants from the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) who were free of baseline AF and major intraventricular delay. A linear scale was used to compute heart rate adjusted QT (QTa), QRS (QRSa ), and JT (JTa ) intervals...
June 29, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660689/a-rare-form-of-extremely-wide-qrs-complex-due-to-reversed-homologous-electrical-ventricular-separation-of-acute-heart-failure
#5
Sujuan Yan, Jianhua Yu, Zhen Xia, Bo Zhu, Jinzhu Hu, Juxiang Li
Electrical ventricular separation, as a special complete intraventricular block, denotes that ventricles be electrically separated into two or more parts caused by severe and wide damage of myocardium and conduction. Electrical ventricular separation can be divided into homologous and heterologous, homologous electrical ventricular separation is a rare phenomenon, literally the excitement of whole ventricle originate from supraventricle, on ECG, there are two different QRS waves which connect with an isoelectric line, one ST segment and T wave...
June 29, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653394/ranolazine-reduces-repolarization-heterogeneity-in%C3%A2-symptomatic-patients-with-diabetes-and-non-flow-limiting-coronary-artery-stenosis
#6
Ederson Evaristo, Fernando G Stocco, Nishant R Shah, Michael K Cheezum, Jon Hainer, Courtney Foster, Bruce D Nearing, Marcelo Di Carli, Richard L Verrier
BACKGROUND: Experimental evidence suggests that ranolazine decreases susceptibility to ischemia-induced arrhythmias independent of effects on coronary artery blood flow. OBJECTIVE: In symptomatic diabetic patients with non-flow-limiting coronary artery stenosis with diffuse atherosclerosis and/or microvascular dysfunction, we explored whether ranolazine reduces T-wave heterogeneity (TWH), an electrocardiographic (ECG) marker of arrhythmogenic repolarization abnormalities shown to predict sudden cardiac death...
June 27, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653364/bigeminal-sandwiches-galore
#7
Thomas Lindow, Angelica Niklasson, Daniel Manna, Olle Pahlm
A long run of PVCs "sandwiched" in between the sinus beats resulting in an almost doubling of the heart rate-interpolated PVCs in bigeminy-is described. This case illustrates three interesting aspects of interpolated PVCs. Although they are not uncommon, long runs of interpolated PVCs in bigeminy are rare findings. In this case, the arrhythmia had a duration of 3 minutes. Second, it illustrates the "age-old wisdom" of partial retrograde conduction. Also, even though the arrhythmia resulted in an almost doubling of the heart rate, the patient remained asymptomatic...
June 27, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653348/asystole-caused-by-hydroxycut-hardcore-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#8
Julie Zaidan, Rabih Tabet, Boutros Karam, Farshid Daneshvar, Mohammed Raza, Soad Bekheit
Obesity is a rising epidemic worldwide driving people to search for remedy through nonconventional therapies. Hydroxycut products are popular supplements used as weight loss aids. Many reports revealed serious adverse effects related to their ingestion. We report the case of a 37-year-old healthy male patient who presented following an episode of syncope. On telemetry, he manifested recurrent sinus node arrests, including a symptomatic 24 s sinus pause. The patient admitted to taking Hydroxycut Hardcore for 10 days previously...
June 27, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639350/response-to-letter-novel-electrocardiographic-indices-of-arrhythmogenesis-and-blood-lead-level
#9
LETTER
Ugur Nadir Karakulak, Engin Tutkun
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 21, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618169/ecg-derived-cheyne-stokes-respiration-and-periodic-breathing-in-healthy-and-hospitalized-populations
#10
Adelita Tinoco, Barbara J Drew, Xiao Hu, David Mortara, Bruce A Cooper, Michele M Pelter
BACKGROUND: Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) has been investigated primarily in outpatients with heart failure. In this study we compare CSR and periodic breathing (PB) between healthy and cardiac groups. METHODS: We compared CSR and PB, measured during 24 hr of continuous 12-lead electrocardiographic (ECG) Holter recording, in a group of 90 hospitalized patients presenting to the emergency department with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) to a group of 100 healthy ambulatory participants...
June 15, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618061/electrical-storm-in-a-patient-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-cardiomyopathy-triggered-by-abrupt-%C3%AE-blocker-interruption
#11
Nikolaos Fragakis, Melani Sotiriadou, Lydia Krexi, Vassilios Vassilikos
We present a case of a young man with Duchenne muscular dystrophy cardiomyopathy (DMDC) having an implantable cardioverter defibrillator for secondary prevention, who presented with electrical storm shortly after β-blocker interruption. The patient was stabilized and remained free of ventricular arrhythmias soon after reinitiating b-adrenoreceptor antagonists. The present case highlights the importance of sympathetic blockage in patients with DMDC due to existing pathophysiology of excess diastolic Ca(2+) leak from sarcoplasmic reticulum as a result of ryanodine receptor dysfunction...
June 15, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608483/brugada-syndrome-brugada-phenocopy-or-none
#12
Umut Kocabas, Can Hasdemir, Esra Kaya, Cuneyt Turkoglu, Adrian Baranchuk
Brugada syndrome is a form of inherited arrhythmia syndrome characterized by a distinct ST-segment elevation in the right precordial leads. Brugada phenocopies are clinical entities that present with an electrocardiographic pattern identical to Brugada syndrome and may obey to various clinical conditions. We present a case of a suicidal attempt using a high dose of propafenone causing a Brugada-type electrocardiographic pattern. Is this a Brugada syndrome case, a Brugada phenocopy or something else?
June 13, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593735/new-insights-into-the-clinical-signs-of-supraventricular-tachycardia-the-sign-of-lace-tying
#13
Dominique Blommaert, Fabien Dormal, Olivier Deceuninck, Olivier Xhaet, Elisabeth Ballant, Luc De Roy
BACKGROUND: Supraventricular tachycardias (SVT) are a common arrhythmia therefore an accurate diagnosis is of clinical importance. Although an ECG performed during tachycardia greatly aids diagnosis, patient history and predisposing factors also improve diagnostic accuracy. METHODS: This prospective study included 100 consecutive patients undergoing electrophysiological study for SVT with the aim to reassess their clinical characteristics and describe frequent predisposing factors, such as the "sign of lace-tying" that to our knowledge has not previously been reported...
June 8, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593660/inhibition-of-left-ventricular-stimulation-due-to-left-ventricular-lead-failure-and-the-left-ventricular-t-wave-protection-algorithm-in-patient-with-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-and-pacemaker-dependency
#14
Andrzej Ząbek, Barbara Małecka, Maciej Dębski, Krzysztof Boczar, Jacek Lelakowski
The electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation in patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is often a perplexing problem. The difficulty in the device evaluation increases in the presence of unfamiliar timing cycles and a lead dysfunction. Authors describe a special function of a Biotronik CRT devices called the left ventricle T-wave protection (LVTP), and demonstrate its behavior in a patient with left ventricular (LV) lead failure. This report shows that sometimes it might be difficult to understand the loss of resynchronization in 12-lead ECG when LVTP feature is on, and a malfunction of left ventricular lead sensing occurs...
June 8, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590043/effects-of-intranasal-kinetic-oscillation-stimulation-on-heart-rate-variability
#15
Markus Jerling, Iwona Cygankiewicz, Nabil Al-Tawil, Borje Darpo, Anders Ljungström, Wojciech Zareba
BACKGROUND: Kinetic oscillation stimulation in the nasal cavity (KOS) has been shown to have positive symptomatic effects in subjects with non-allergic rhinitis and in patients with migraine. METHODS: To evaluate the effect of KOS on autonomic function, we assessed heart rate variability (HRV) in this small exploratory study in 12 healthy subjects. KOS treatment was performed using a minimally invasive system with a single-use catheter inserted into the nasal cavity...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590042/changes-in-arrhythmogenic-properties-and-five-year-prognosis-after-carbon-ion-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-mediastinum-cancer
#16
Mari Amino, Koichiro Yoshioka, Makiyoshi Shima, Tohru Okada, Mio Nakajima, Yoshiya Furusawa, Shigetaka Kanda, Sadaki Inokuchi, Teruhisa Tanabe, Yuji Ikari, Tadashi Kamada
INTRODUCTION: Carbon-ion irradiation of rabbit hearts has improved left ventricular conduction abnormalities through upregulation of gap junctions. However, to date, there has been no investigation on the effect of carbon-ion irradiation on electrophysiological properties in human. We investigated this effect in patients with mediastinum extra-cardiac cancer treated with carbon-ion radiotherapy that included irradiating the heart. METHODS AND RESULTS: In April-December 2009, eight patients were prospectively enrolled (including two male, aged 72...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590020/qt-interval-measurements-in-patients-with-left-bundle-branch-block-there-is-yet-more-to-learn-about-repolarization
#17
LETTER
Harilaos Bogossian, Gerrit Frommeyer, Markus Zarse
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 7, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590018/reply-to-letter-to-the-editor-is-obesity-related-to-postexercise-cardiac-autonomic-recovery
#18
LETTER
Sahar M El Agaty, Azra Kirmani, Ezaz Labban
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 7, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557343/progression-of-early-repolarization-patterns-at-a-four-year-follow-up-in-a-female-flight-crew-population-implications-for-aviation-medicine
#19
Gwénolé Rohel, Eric Perrier, Aurélien Delluc, Jonathan Monin, Olivier Manen, Philippe Paule, Marie Piquemal, Jacques Mansourati, Ulric Vinsonneau
BACKGROUND: To assess the prevalence, the appearance, and the distribution, as well as the fluctuation over time of early repolarization patterns after four years in a female population derived from the French aviation sector. METHODS: This was a retrospective longitudinal study from 1998 to 2010 of a population of female employees who received a full clinical examination and an electrocardiogram (ECG) upon their recruitment and after a period of four years. RESULTS: A total of 306 women were included (average of 25...
May 30, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557338/coronary-sinus-lead-delay-index-for-optimization-of-coronary-sinus-lead-placement
#20
Mevlüt Koç, Onur Kaypakli, Gökhan Gözübüyük, Durmus Yıldıray Şahin
AIM: Optimization of coronary sinus (CS) lead position to the latest activated left ventricular (LV) area is important to increase cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) response. We aimed to detect the relationship between coronary sinus lead delay index (CSDI) and echocardiographic, electrocardiographic response to CRT treatment. METHODS: We prospectively included 137 consecutive patients with heart failure (HF) diagnosis, QRS ≥ 120 ms, left bundle branch block (LBBB), New York Heart Association score (NYHA) II-IV, LV ejection fraction (LVEF) <35% and scheduled for CRT (84 male, 53 female; mean age 65...
May 30, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
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