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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821351/screening-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-%C3%A2-65-years-using-an-automatic-blood-pressure-monitor-in-a-skilled-nursing-facility
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Joseph Wiesel, Thomas J Salomone
Early detection of asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) provides an opportunity to treat patients to reduce their risk of stroke. Long-term residents of skilled nursing facilities frequently have multiple risk factors for strokes due to AF and may benefit from screening for AF. Patients in a skilled nursing facility 65 years and older, without a history of AF and without a pacemaker or defibrillator, were evaluated using a Microlife WatchBP Home A automatic blood pressure monitor that can detect AF when set to a triple reading mode...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821073/a-new-quality-index-for-benchmarking-of-different-cellulose-nanofibrils
#2
Johanna Desmaisons, Elisa Boutonnet, Martine Rueff, Alain Dufresne, Julien Bras
From a single plant source, a wide range of mechanically-deconstructed cellulose nanomaterials can be obtained due to the large number of possible combinations of pre-treatments, mechanical disintegration process, and post-treatments. It leads to the existence of a variety of cellulose nanofibrils with different shapes, morphologies, and properties on the market. The resulting material is actually a complex mixture of nanoscale particles, microfibrillated fibers, and residual fibers on the millimeter scale...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812129/-device-based-remote-monitoring-current-evidence
#3
REVIEW
David Duncker, Roman Michalski, Johanna Müller-Leisse, Christos Zormpas, Thorben König, Christian Veltmann
Telemedicine is increasingly used in clinical cardiology. It offers early detection of arrhythmias, technical device follow-up and support of heart failure management. Regarding technical device follow-up, remote monitoring significantly reduces usage of the health care system. Furthermore, remote monitoring is associated with a significantly reduced time from device malfunction to physician's perception of the event. Using remote monitoring, inappropriate ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) shocks can be significantly reduced compared to routine in-office follow-up...
August 15, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811391/cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-lead-extraction-using-the-lead-locking-device-system-keeping-it-simple-safe-and-inexpensive-with-mechanical-tools-and-local-anesthesia
#4
Antonis S Manolis, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Sofia Metaxa, Spyridon Koulouris, Dimitris Tsiachris
OBJECTIVE: We have previously reported our successful approach for percutaneous cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) lead extraction using inexpensive tools, which we have continued over the years. Herein we report the results of the systematic use of a unique stylet, the lead-locking device (LLD), which securely locks the entire lead lumen, aided with non-powered telescoping sheaths in 54 patients to extract 98 CIED leads. METHODS: This prospective observational clinical study included 38 men and 16 women aged 68...
August 11, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808788/shocks-after-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantation-in-idiopathic-cardiomyopathy-patients-a-myocardial-biopsy-study
#5
Erdal Safak, Giuseppe D Ancona, Heinz-Peter Schultheiss, Uwe Kühl, Stephan Kische, Hilmi Kaplan, Hüseyin Ince, Jasmin Ortak
Prediction of follow-up shock is crucial to stratify patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) requiring implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). The objective of the article is to assess the predictive value of endo-myocardial biopsy (EMB) towards ICD shock and follow-up mortality. A series of patients with DCM scheduled for ICD implantation underwent EMB to further determine the genesis of DCM. Presence of fibrosis and inflammation was documented and related to outcomes. A total of 240 patients were referred for ICD as primary (56%) and secondary (44%) prophylaxis...
August 14, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808515/palpitations-as-a-presenting-feature-of-multisystem-sarcoidosis
#6
Richie Manikat, Julieta Gilson, Mahesh Krishnamurthy, Koroush Khalighi
Introduction: Sarcoidosis is described as a systemic condition characterized by non-caseating granulomas in multiple organs. In this report, we present an unusual manifestation of cardiac sarcoidosis and review management strategies. Case presentation: A 29-year-old African-American man presented with weight loss, fatigue, dyspnea, palpitations, night sweats, painless left eye redness and bilateral leg pain over the course of three months. His physical exam revealed left conjunctival congestion and bilateral crackles on auscultation...
July 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805198/severe-reversible-hypocalcemic-cardiomyopathy-diagnosed-36-years-after-subtotal-thyroidectomy-a-case-report
#7
Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Patrycja Lachowska-Kotowska
Chronic hypocalcemia, irrespectively of its etiology, can lead to severe impairment of the left ventricular (LV) contractility manifesting as dilated cardiomyopathy, usually defined as hypocalcemic cardiomyopathy (hypocaCM). This rarely diagnosed type of heart failure (HF), can be completely reversible, when treated properly with calcium and vitamin D supplementation or, in some subjects, with human recombinant parathormone. A CASE REPORT: The authors present a case of a 60-year-old male admitted with advanced pulmonary congestion, recurrent pulmonary edema and pleural effusion...
July 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801137/the-challenges-of-treating-recurrent-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-due-to-coronary-vasospasm-lessons-from-an-interesting-case
#8
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/28800177/exercise-stress-test-reveals-ineligibility-for-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
#9
Motomi Tachibana, Nobuhiro Nishii, Hiroshi Morita, Koji Nakagawa, Atsuyuki Watanabe, Kazufumi Nakamura, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: The eligibility of patients with Brugada syndrome (BrS) for implantation of a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) is not well known. This study aimed to clarify the eligibility of BrS patients for S-ICD using electrocardiography (ECG) at rest and during exercise testing. We also analyzed factors associated with ineligibility for S-ICD from standard 12-lead ECG at rest. METHODS: We enrolled 110 consecutive BrS patients who visited Okayama university hospital from December 2015 to December 2016...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800036/improved-outcomes-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-rats-treated-with-vagus-nerve-stimulation-and-its-potential-mechanism
#10
Peng Sun, Jiangang Wang, Shen Zhao, Zhengfei Yang, Ziren Tang, Navami Ravindra, Jennifer Bradley, Joseph P Ornato, Mary Ann Peberdy, Wanchun Tang
Studies have demonstrated that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) reduces ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of VNS in a rat model of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We further investigated whether the beneficial effects of VNS were dependent on the alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR). Forty animals were randomized into 4 groups and all underwent CPR (n = 10 each): (1) CPR alone (control); (2) VNS during CPR; (3) α7nAChR antagonist methyllycaconitine citrate (MLA) with VNS; (4) α7nAChR agonist 3-(2, 4-dimethoxybenzylidene) anabaseine (GTS-21) without VNS...
August 9, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799814/electromagnetic-interference-of-dental-equipment-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators
#11
Manoela Teixeira de Sant'Anna Dadalti, Antônio José Ledo Alves da Cunha, Marcos César Pimenta de Araújo, Luis Gustavo Belo de Moraes, Patrícia de Andrade Risso
OBJECTIVE: Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are subject to electromagnetic interference (EMI). The aim of this study was to assess both the EMI of dental equipments with ICDs and related factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: High- and low-speed handpieces, an electric toothbrush, an implant motor and two types of ultrasonic devices were tested next to an ICD with different sensitivity settings. The ICD was immersed in a saline solution with electrical resistance of 400-800 ohms to simulate the resistance of the human body...
August 11, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798015/morbidity-and-mortality-conference-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Jacob A Doll, Robert Overton, Manesh R Patel, Sunil V Rao, Michael H Sketch, J Kevin Harrison, James E Tcheng
BACKGROUND: Morbidity and mortality conference is a common educational and quality improvement activity performed in cardiac catheterization laboratories, but best practices for case selection and for maximizing the effectiveness of peer review have not been determined. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed the 10-year percutaneous coronary intervention morbidity and mortality conference experience of an academic medical center. Cases were triggered for review by the occurrence of prespecified procedural events...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797352/subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-finding-a-place%C3%A2-in-sudden-cardiac-death-prevention-emerging-or-emerged
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EDITORIAL
Jeanne E Poole, Jordan M Prutkin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797351/implant-and-midterm-outcomes-of-the-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-registry-the-effortless-study
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Lucas Boersma, Craig Barr, Reinoud Knops, Dominic Theuns, Lars Eckardt, Petr Neuzil, Marcoen Scholten, Margaret Hood, Juergen Kuschyk, Paul Jones, Elizabeth Duffy, Michael Husby, Kenneth Stein, Pier D Lambiase
BACKGROUND: The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) was developed to defibrillate ventricular arrhythmias, avoiding drawbacks of transvenous leads. The global EFFORTLESS S-ICD (Evaluation oF FactORs ImpacTing CLinical Outcome and Cost EffectiveneSS of the S-ICD) registry is collecting outcomes in 985 patients during a 5-year follow-up. OBJECTIVES: The primary goal of the EFFORTLESS registry is to determine the safety of the S-ICD by evaluating complications and inappropriate shock rate...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794139/denervated-myocardium-is-preferentially-associated-with-sudden-cardiac-arrest-in-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-a-pilot-competing-risks-analysis-of-cause-specific-mortality
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James A Fallavollita, Jonathan D Dare, Randolph L Carter, Sunil Baldwa, John M Canty
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have identified multiple risk factors that are associated with total cardiac mortality. Nevertheless, identifying specific factors that distinguish patients at risk of arrhythmic death versus heart failure could better target patients likely to benefit from implantable cardiac defibrillators, which have no impact on nonsudden cardiac death. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a pilot competing risks analysis of the National Institutes of Health-sponsored PAREPET trial (Prediction of Arrhythmic Events with Positron Emission Tomography)...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789916/flecainide-reduces-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-patients-with-genotype-ryr2-positive-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia
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Fernando Wangüemert Pérez, Julio Salvador Hernández Afonso, María Del Val Groba Marco, Eduardo Caballero Dorta, Luis Álvarez Acosta, Oscar Campuzano Larrea, Guillermo Pérez, Josep Brugada Terradellas, Ramón Brugada Terradellas
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is an inherited disease characterized by polymorphic or bidirectional ventricular arrhythmias (VA) triggered by physical or emotional stress in young people with a structurally normal heart. Beta-blockers are the cornerstone of treatment, while flecainide has recently been incorporated into the therapeutic arsenal. The aim of this study was to report our experience with this drug. METHODS: The cohort included 174 genotype-positive CPVT-patients from 7 families...
August 5, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789753/psychometric-testing-of-the-emotional-responses-post-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-scale
#17
Jaclyn Conelius
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The implantable cardioverter (ICD) is the mainstay of treatment for patients at risk for and those who have had life threatening arrhythmias. The negative emotional responses are important for clinicians to identify. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of The Emotional Responses Post Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Scale among patients with ICD. METHODS: This study was completed in phases; content validity, construct validity, internal consistency, reliability of the instrument and test-retest reliability...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781823/inappropriate-shock-in-a-subcutaneous-cardiac-defibrillator-due-to-residual-air
#18
Shawn Lee, Nektarios Souvaliotis, Davendra Mehta, Ranjit Suri
Inappropriate shock due to residual air in subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillators is not a well-known complication. Obtaining overpenetrated X-rays, recognizing electrocardiogram findings, limiting blunt finger dissection, and switching to sense at another vector are techniques which might lead to avoidance of unnecessary wound exploration or device removal.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780582/implantable-cardiac-defibrillator-and-mortality-in-non-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy-an-updated-meta-analysis
#19
Ana C Alba, Farid Foroutan, Juan Duero Posada, Luciano Battioni, Toni Schofield, Mosaad Alhussein, Thomas Agoritsas, Frederick A Spencer, Gordon Guyatt
OBJECTIVES: The benefit of implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) in symptomatic patients with systolic dysfunction and non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy remains controversial. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effect of ICD in patients with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy on (1) all-cause mortality, (2) cardiovascular mortality and (3) sudden cardiac death. METHODS: We searched citations in meta-analyses published until 2012, and in MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed and Cochrane databases from 2012 to October 2016...
August 5, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780194/scar-characterization-to-predict-life-threatening-arrhythmic-events-and%C3%A2-sudden-cardiac-death-in-patients-with-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-the-gaudi-crt-study
#20
Juan Acosta, Juan Fernández-Armenta, Roger Borràs, Ignasi Anguera, Felipe Bisbal, Julio Martí-Almor, Jose M Tolosana, Diego Penela, David Andreu, David Soto-Iglesias, Reinder Evertz, María Matiello, Concepción Alonso, Roger Villuendas, Teresa M de Caralt, Rosario J Perea, Jose T Ortiz, Xavier Bosch, Luis Serra, Xavier Planes, Andreas Greiser, Okan Ekinci, Luis Lasalvia, Lluis Mont, Antonio Berruezo
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze whether scar characterization could improve the risk stratification for life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death (SCD). BACKGROUND: Among patients with a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) indication, appropriate defibrillator (CRT-D) therapy rates are low. METHODS: Primary prevention patients with a class I indication for CRT were prospectively enrolled and assigned to CRT-D or CRT pacemaker according to physician's criteria...
July 28, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
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