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Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125226/loperamide-cardiotoxicity-a-brief-review
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REVIEW
Tamer Akel, Soad Bekheit
Loperamide is a popular antidiarrheal medication that has been used for many years. It is currently gaining more attention among healthcare professionals due to its increasing potential for side effects. At present, it is considered safe enough to be sold over the counter. In contrast with other opioid agonists, loperamide is a peripherally acting μ-receptor agonist exerting its effects mainly on the myenteric plexus of the gastrointestinal longitudinal muscle layer. It decreases peristalsis and fluid secretion resulting in longer gastrointestinal transit time...
November 10, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105209/efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-vernakalant-for-the-rapid-conversion-of-recent-onset-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis
#2
REVIEW
Tamer Akel, James Lafferty
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation is a common cardiac arrhythmia with increasing prevalence in the aging population. It is a major cause of emergency department visits worldwide. Vernakalant, a relatively new antiarrhythmic drug with selectively preferential effects on the atrial tissue is currently used in many European countries for the termination of recent-onset atrial fibrillation. Presently, the drug is still not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration due to safety concerns...
November 4, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083088/clinical-applications-of-qt-rr-hysteresis-assessment-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Hugo Gravel, Vincent Jacquemet, Nagib Dahdah, Daniel Curnier
BACKGROUND: QT/RR hysteresis (QT-hys) is an index of the time accommodation of ventricular repolarization to heart rate changes. This report comprehensively reviews studies addressing QT-hys as a biomarker of medical conditions. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of data from a recent systematic review pertaining to methods of assessment of QT-hys. Articles included in the former review were filtered in order to select original articles investigating the association of QT-hys with medical conditions in humans...
October 30, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048771/catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-an-update
#4
REVIEW
Andrés R Pérez-Riera, Raimundo Barbosa-Barros, Marianne P C de Rezende Barbosa, Rodrigo Daminello-Raimundo, Augusto A de Lucca, Luiz C de Abreu
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia is a rare devastating lethal inherited disorder or sporadic cardiac ion channelopathy characterized by unexplained syncopal episodes, and/or sudden cardiac death (SCD), aborted SCD (ASCD), or sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) observed in children, adolescents, and young adults without structural heart disease, consequence of adrenergically mediated arrhythmias: exercise-induced, by acute emotional stress, atrial pacing, or β-stimulant infusion, even when the electrocardiogram is normal...
October 19, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034583/the-effect-of-head-up-tilt-upon-markers-of-heart-rate-variability-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Hitesh C Patel, Carl Hayward, Andrew J Wardle, Lee Middleton, Alexander R Lyon, Carlo Di Mario, Tushar V Salukhe, Richard Sutton, Stuart D Rosen
BACKGROUND: Heart rate variability (HRV) analysis is uncommonly undertaken in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) due to an assumption that ventricular response is random. We sought to determine the effects of head-up tilt (HUT), a stimulus known to elicit an autonomic response, on HRV in patients with AF; we contrasted the findings with those of patients in sinus rhythm (SR). METHODS: Consecutive, clinically indicated tilt tests were examined for 207 patients: 176 in SR, 31 in AF...
October 15, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034563/heart-failure-study-of-multipoint-pacing-effects-on-ventriculoarterial-coupling-rationale-and-design-of-the-humvee-trial
#6
Christina Chrysohoou, Polychronis Dilaveris, Christos-Konstantinos Antoniou, Ioannis Skiadas, Konstantinos Konstantinou, Konstantinos Gatzoulis, Ioannis Kallikazaros, Dimitrios Tousoulis
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established therapy for symptomatic heart failure (HF). Unfortunately, many recipients remain nonresponders. Studies have revealed the potential role of multipoint pacing (MPP) in improving response and outcomes. The aim of this study is to compare the effects of MPP against those of standard biventricular pacing (BVP) on (i) ventriculoarterial coupling (VAC) and energy efficiency of the failing heart, (ii) diastolic function, (iii) quality of life, and (iv) NT-proBNP levels and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) during a follow-up of 13 months...
October 15, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034539/recurrent-extensive-anterior-myocardial-infarction-with-left-and-right-bundle-branch-block
#7
Hexi Jiang, Qinghua Chang, Yingjie Zhang, Renguang Liu
The diagnosis of myocardial infarction with left bundle branch block is difficult. We report a case of 56-year-old man with old extensive anterior myocardial infarction and left bundle branch block (masked each other). The recurrent myocardial infarction indicated right bundle branch block and first-degree atrioventricular block, making a clear diagnosis of complicated and interesting ECG.
October 15, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034526/brugada-phenocopy-caused-by-a-compressive-mediastinal-tumor
#8
Andrés R Pérez-Riera, Raimundo Barbosa Barros, Rodrigo Daminello-Raimundo, Marianne P C Resende Barbosa, Luiz C de Abreu
Recently, it has been shown that even experts in electrocardiography cannot differentiate the electrocardiographic pattern of genuine Brugada syndrome (BrS) from Brugada phenocopy (BrP). For this reason, this differentiation depends on the presence of established criteria both for BrS and BrP. In this manuscript, we present a patient with type 1 Brugada electrocardiographic pattern caused by expansive anterior mediastinal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) with mechanical compression on the right ventricular outflow tract...
October 15, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030919/baseline-fragmented-qrs-increases-the-risk-of-major-arrhythmic-events-in-brugada-syndrome-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Pattara Rattanawong, Tanawan Riangwiwat, Narut Prasitlumkum, Nath Limpruttidham, Napatt Kanjanahattakij, Pakawat Chongsathidkiet, Wasawat Vutthikraivit, Eugene H Chung
BACKGROUND: Fragmented QRS reflects disturbances in the myocardium predisposing the heart to ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Recent studies suggest that fragmented QRS (fQRS) is associated with major arrhythmic events in Brugada syndrome. However, a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature has not been done. We assessed the association between fQRS and major arrhythmic events in Brugada syndrome by a systematic review of the literature and a meta-analysis. METHODS: We comprehensively searched the databases of MEDLINE and EMBASE from inception to May 2017...
October 14, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030902/the-prognostic-significance-of-early-and-late-right-precordial-lead-v4-r-st-segment-elevation-in-patients-with-acute-anterior-myocardial-infarction
#10
Muhammed Keskin, Ahmet Okan Uzun, Edibe Betül Börklü, Mert İlker Hayıroğlu, Ceyhan Türkkan, Ahmet İlker Tekkeşin, Ömer Kozan
BACKGROUND: The predictive significance of ST-segment elevation (STE) in lead V4 R in patients with anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has not been well-understood. In this study, we evaluated the prognostic value of early and late STE in lead V4 R in patients with anterior STEMI. METHODS: A total 451 patients with anterior STEMI who treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) were prospectively enrolled in this study...
October 14, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975725/propensity-score-matching-analysis-of-the-impact-of-syntax-score-and-syntax-score-ii-on-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-development-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#11
Ibrahim Rencuzogullari, Metin Çağdaş, Suleyman Karakoyun, Mahmut Yesin, Mustafa O Gürsoy, İnanç Artaç, Doğan İliş, Suleyman C Efe, Ibrahim H Tanboga
BACKGROUND: New-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF) is a common complication in the setting of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), and worsened short/long-term prognosis. Several clinical parameters have already been associated with NOAF development. However, relationship between NOAF and coronary artery disease (CAD) severity in STEMI patients is unclear. This study evaluates the relationship between NOAF and CAD severity using Syntax score (SS) and Syntax score II (SSII) in STEMI patients who were treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI)...
October 4, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949082/parathyroid-hormone-is-related-to-qt-interval-independent-of-serum-calcium-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#12
Nicholas O Palmeri, Karina W Davidson, William Whang, Ian M Kronish, Donald Edmondson, Marcella D Walker
BACKGROUND: Elevated serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular death, including sudden cardiac death, in patients with and without parathyroid disease. In small studies, PTH levels have been associated with changes in cardiac conduction and repolarization. Changes in the corrected QT interval (QTc) in particular are thought to be mediated by the effect of PTH on serum calcium. There is limited evidence to suggest PTH may affect cardiac physiology independent of its effects on serum calcium, but there is even less data linking PTH to changes in electrical conduction and repolarization independent of serum calcium...
September 26, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949056/marked-exercise-induced-t-wave-heterogeneity-in-symptomatic-diabetic-patients-with-nonflow-limiting-coronary%C3%A2-artery-stenosis
#13
Fernando G Stocco, Ederson Evaristo, Nishant R Shah, Michael K Cheezum, Jon Hainer, Courtney Foster, Bruce D Nearing, Ernest Gervino, Richard L Verrier
BACKGROUND: T-wave heterogeneity (TWH) independently predicted cardiovascular mortality in Health Survey 2000 based on 12-lead ECGs recorded at rest. We investigated whether TWH is elevated during exercise tolerance testing (ETT) in symptomatic diabetic patients with nonflow-limiting coronary artery stenosis compared to control subjects without diabetes. METHODS: Cases were all patients (n = 20) with analyzable ECG recordings during both rest and ETT who were enrolled in the Effects of Ranolazine on Coronary Flow Reserve (CFR) in Symptomatic Patients with Diabetes and Suspected or Known Coronary Artery Disease (RAND-CFR) study (NCT01754259); median CFR was 1...
September 26, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940924/main-artifacts-in-electrocardiography
#14
REVIEW
Andrés Ricardo Pérez-Riera, Raimundo Barbosa-Barros, Rodrigo Daminello-Raimundo, Luiz Carlos de Abreu
Electrocardiographic artifacts are defined as electrocardiographic alterations, not related to cardiac electrical activity. As a result of artifacts, the components of the electrocardiogram (ECG) such as the baseline and waves can be distorted. Motion artifacts are due to shaking with rhythmic movement. Examples of motion artifacts include tremors with no evident cause, Parkinson's disease, cerebellar or intention tremor, anxiety, hyperthyroidism, multiple sclerosis, and drugs such as amphetamines, xanthines, lithium, benzodiazepines, or shivering (due to hypothermia, fever (rigor due to shaking), cardiopulmonary resuscitation by chest compression (oscillations of great amplitude) and patients who move their limbs during the test, causing sudden irregularities in the ECG baseline that may resemble premature contractions or interfere with ECG wave shapes, or other supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias...
September 20, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940909/postimplantation-ventricular-ectopic-burden-and-clinical-outcomes-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-defibrillator-patients-a-madit-crt-substudy
#15
Anne-Christine Ruwald, Mehmet K Aktas, Martin H Ruwald, Valentina Kutyifa, Scott McNitt, Christian Jons, Suneet Mittal, Jonathan S Steinberg, James P Daubert, Arthur J Moss, Wojciech Zareba
BACKGROUND: Frequent ventricular ectopy on preimplantation Holter has been associated with attenuated benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). However, it is unclear whether ectopic burden measured post-CRT implantation can be utilized to evaluate long-term prognosis. We aimed to describe the association between post-CRT implantation ectopic burden and subsequent risk of clinical outcomes. METHODS: At the 12-month follow-up visit, 24-hour Holter recordings were performed in 698 CRT-D patients from the MADIT-CRT study...
September 20, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921787/myocardial-bridging-is-associated-with-exercise-induced-ventricular-arrhythmia-and-increases-in-qt-dispersion
#16
Makiko Nishikii-Tachibana, Vedant S Pargaonkar, Ingela Schnittger, Francois Haddad, Ian S Rogers, Jennifer A Tremmel, Paul J Wang
BACKGROUND: A myocardial bridge (MB) has been associated with ventricular arrhythmia and sudden death during exercise. QT dispersion (QTd) is a measure of abnormal repolarization and may predict ventricular arrhythmia. We investigated the frequency of ventricular arrhythmias during exercise and the QTd at rest and after exercise, in patients with an MB compared to a normal cohort. METHODS: We studied the rest and stress ECG tracings of patients with an MB suspected by focal septal buckling on exercise echocardiography (EE) (Echo-MB group, N = 510), those with an MB confirmed by another examination (MB group, N = 110), and healthy controls (Control group, N = 198)...
September 18, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901675/sudden-cardiac-death-in-isolated-right-ventricular-hypertrabeculation-noncompaction-cardiomyopathy
#17
Soad Bekheit, Boutros Karam, Farshid Daneshvar, Julie Zaidan, Rabih Tabet, Jonathan Spagnola, James Lafferty
Hypertrabeculation/noncompaction of the myocardium is a rare disorder that involves most commonly the left ventricle of the heart and it has been recognized as a distinct cardiomyopathy by the World Health Organization. However, it is extremely rare for this condition to involve exclusively the right ventricle. We report the cases of three patients who presented with ventricular tachyarrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. They were found to have isolated right ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction on echocardiography...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901670/specificity-of-wide-qrs-complex-tachycardia-criteria-and-algorithms-in-patients-with-ventricular-preexcitation
#18
Marek Jastrzębski, Paweł Moskal, Piotr Kukla, Kamil Fijorek, Roksana Kisiel, Danuta Czarnecka
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial progress in the field of differentiation between ventricular tachycardia (VT) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) with wide QRS complexes, differentiation between VT and preexcited SVT remains largely unresolved due to significant overlap in QRS morphology. Our aim was to assess the specificities of various single ECG criteria and sets of criteria (Brugada algorithm, aVR algorithm, Steurer algorithm, and the VT score) for diagnosis of VT in a sizable cohort of patients with preexcitation...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901628/total-cosine-r-to-t-for-predicting-ventricular-arrhythmic-and-mortality-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Gary Tse, Mengqi Gong, Cheuk Wai Wong, Cynthia Chan, Stamatis Georgopoulos, Yat Sun Chan, Bryan P Yan, Guangping Li, Paula Whittaker, Ana Ciobanu, Sadeq Ali-Hasan-Al-Saegh, Sunny H Wong, William K K Wu, George Bazoukis, Konstantinos Lampropoulos, Wing Tak Wong, Lap Ah Tse, Adrian M Baranchuk, Konstantinos P Letsas, Tong Liu
BACKGROUND: The total cosine R-to-T (TCRT), a vectorcardiographic marker reflecting the spatial difference between the depolarization and repolarization wavefronts, has been used to predict ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation (VT/VF) and sudden cardiac death (SCD) in different clinical settings. However, its prognostic value has been controversial. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the significance of TRCT in predicting arrhythmic and/or mortality endpoints...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856762/pregbalin-induced-recurrent-syncopal-attacks-with-prolong-qt-interval
#20
Adem Adar, Fahri Cakan, Orhan Önalan
Long QT syndrome may lead to fatal dysrhythmia. Prolongation of QT interval due to pregabalin has been shown in rats and no data is available in humans. We report a 80-year-old female patient using pregabalin. She was presented to emergency room with syncope attacks. Her admission electrocardiography demonstrated prolonged QT interval. After excluding the possible causes of the long QT syndrome, we attributed prolonged QT interval to pregabalin therapy. After discontinuation of pregabalin QT interval returned to normal range and patient experienced no further syncope attacks...
August 30, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
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