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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319439/successful-management-of-minoxidil-toxicosis-in-a-dog
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Tyler J M Jordan, Page E Yaxley, Christine A Culler, Anusha Balakrishnan
CASE DESCRIPTION A 2-year-old sexually intact female mixed-breed dog was evaluated at an emergency hospital approximately 5 hours after ingestion of an unknown amount of over-the-counter topical hair growth promoter containing 5% minoxidil foam. Vomiting and signs of lethargy were reported by the owner, and physical examination revealed tachycardia and hypotension. No treatments were performed, and the dog was transferred to a veterinary referral hospital for management of suspected minoxidil toxicosis. CLINICAL FINDINGS On arrival at the referral hospital, the dog was tachycardic (heart rate, 200 to 220 beats/min) and hypotensive (systolic arterial blood pressure, 70 mm Hg)...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310559/arrhythmias-in-children-in-early-postoperative-period-after-cardiac-surgery
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Manoj Kumar Sahu, Anupam Das, Bharat Siddharth, Sachin Talwar, Sarvesh Pal Singh, Atul Abraham, Arin Choudhury
BACKGROUND: Postoperative arrhythmias are a known complication after cardiac surgical repairs for congenital heart disease. METHODS: Data were reviewed pertaining to incidence, diagnosis, potential risk factors, and management of postoperative arrhythmias in 369 consecutive patients under 18 years of age, undergoing elective open heart surgery. All children were admitted to the intensive care unit and continuous electrocardiographic monitoring was performed. Patient factors such as Aristotle Basic Complexity Score, total surgical duration, hypotension, tachycardia, serum lactate level, and inotropic score were analyzed...
January 2018: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276710/use-of-tachycardia-in-patients-with-submassive-pulmonary-emboli-to-risk-stratify-for-early-initiation-of-thrombolytic-therapy-a-case-series-comparing-early-versus-late-thrombolytic-initiation
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Jordana Cheta, Ashleigh Long, Paul Marik
Pulmonary embolism (PE) represents a prevalent cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, with approximately 600 000 cases diagnosed annually. The mortality rate for untreated PE is as high as 30%. Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is a sign of possible adverse outcomes with right-sided heart failure being the usual cause of death from PE. There is a spectrum of clinical presentations associated with PE diagnoses, from incidental and asymptomatic to rapid hemodynamic collapse. Despite successes in identifying patients with "high-risk" PEs for aggressive thrombolytic interventions and "low-risk" PEs for outpatient anticoagulation, a significant lack of consensus exists regarding intervention modalities for PEs identified as "intermediate risk" or "submassive," defined as normotensive (systolic blood pressure ≥90 mm Hg) with acute RV dysfunction and myocardial injury...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262473/-clinical-challenges-in-the-management-of-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-in-children
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H Y Ge, X M Li, H Jiang, Y Zhang, H J Liu, X C Zheng, M T Li
Objective: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) accounts for up to 10%-15% sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the children and young population. This study aimed to assess the current situation and challenges in CPVT clinical diagnosis. Method: A retrospective review included 11 children (7 male patients) at the First Hospital of Tsinghua University clinically diagnosed with CPVT from June 2014 to July 2017. Each patient was evaluated with detailed history, physical examination, resting 12-lead electrocardiogram(ECG), 24-h Holter, exercise stress test, Doppler echocardiography and genetic test...
December 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246827/safety-and-efficacy-of-atrial-anti-tachycardia-pacing-in-congenital-heart-disease-short-title-anti-tachycardia-pacing-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Collin C Kramer, Jennifer Maldonado, Mark Olson, Jean C Gingerich, Luis Ochoa, Ian H Law
BACKGROUND: Intra atrial reentrant tachycardia (IART) is a common sequela in the congenital heart disease (CHD) population which significantly increases morbidity and mortality. Atrial antitachycardia devices (ATD) capable of atrial anti tachycardia pacing (ATP) therapy have been used to manage IART in the CHD population but there is limited data on their safety and efficacy. OBJECTIVES: To determine if ATD implantation was associated with reduced direct current (DC) cardioversions and to compare ATP success between different CHD diagnoses and ATP programs...
December 12, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244075/the-athlete-s-heart-is-a-proarrhythmic-heart-and-what-that-means-for-clinical-decision-making
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Hein Heidbuchel
Recurring questions when dealing with arrhythmias in athletes are about the cause of the arrhythmia and, more importantly, about the eligibility of the athlete to continue sports activities. In essence, the relation between sports and arrhythmias can be understood along three lines: sports as arrhythmia trigger on top of an underlying problem, sports as arrhythmic substrate promotor, or sports as substrate inducer. Often, there is no sharp divider line between these entities. The athlete's heart, a heart that adapts so magically to cope with the demands of exercise, harbours many structural and functional changes that by themselves predispose to arrhythmia development, at the atrial, nodal and ventricular levels...
December 13, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241906/rare-presentation-of-sarcoidosis-multimodal-imaging-diagnosis-of-cardiac-involvement
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Joao Abecasis, Mariana Castro, Regina Ribeiras, Victor Gil
We report a case of sarcoidosis with an unusual presentation, initially manifesting as bilateral pulmonary embolism and then as a cardiac form of the disease with an ominous clinical event consisting of sustained ventricular tachycardia. The diagnosis was established by clinical and magnetic resonance criteria despite normal conventional echocardiographic study. Detailed functional assessment provided by tracking techniques (speckle tracking echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance tissue tracking) enabled the detection of regional deformation abnormalities, indicating prominent circumferential strain and epicardial layer alterations, partly matching the structural changes depicted by distribution of delayed enhancement...
December 11, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234357/neonatal-arrhythmias-diagnosis-treatment-and-clinical-outcome
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Ji-Eun Ban
Arrhythmias in the neonatal period are not uncommon, and may occur in neonates with a normal heart or in those with structural heart disease. Neonatal arrhythmias are classified as either benign or nonbenign. Benign arrhythmias include sinus arrhythmia, premature atrial contraction, premature ventricular contraction, and junctional rhythm; these arrhythmias have no clinical significance and do not need therapy. Supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, atrioventricular conduction abnormalities, and genetic arrhythmia such as congenital long-QT syndrome are classified as nonbenign arrhythmias...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216988/catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-structural-heart-disease-indications-strategies-and-outcomes-part-ii
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REVIEW
Srinivas R Dukkipati, Jacob S Koruth, Subbarao Choudry, Marc A Miller, William Whang, Vivek Y Reddy
In contrast to ventricular tachycardia (VT) that occurs in the setting of a structurally normal heart, VT that occurs in patients with structural heart disease carries an elevated risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD), and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are the mainstay of therapy. In these individuals, catheter ablation may be used as adjunctive therapy to treat or prevent repetitive ICD therapies when antiarrhythmic drugs are ineffective or not desired. However, certain patients with frequent premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) or VT and tachycardiomyopathy should be considered for ablation before ICD implantation because left ventricular function may improve, consequently decreasing the risk of SCD and obviating the need for an ICD...
December 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216987/catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-structurally-normal-hearts-indications-strategies-and-outcomes-part-i
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REVIEW
Srinivas R Dukkipati, Subbarao Choudry, Jacob S Koruth, Marc A Miller, William Whang, Vivek Y Reddy
Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) is being increasingly performed; yet, there is often confusion regarding indications, outcomes, and how to identify those patient populations most likely to benefit. The management strategy differs between those with structural heart disease and those without. For the former, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is typically required due to an elevated risk for sudden cardiac death, and catheter ablation can be used as adjunctive therapy to treat or prevent repetitive ICD therapies...
December 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208503/maternal-complications-induced-by-digoxin-treatment-of-fetal-tachycardia-a-retrospective-series-of-18-cases
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S Moatassim, S Touleimat, T Hazelzet, M-D Brasseur, A Diguet, I Durand, E Verspyck
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate maternal tolerance to digoxin, used alone or associated to other antiarrhythmic drugs in the management of fetal tachycardia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at Rouen University Hospital between January 2009 and July 2016. All women who have received a treatment by either digoxin alone or associated with another antiarrhythmic drug for fetal tachycardia were included in the study. Maternal cardiac and extracardiac adverse effects were reported and comparisons between electrocardiograms before and during treatment with digoxin alone were performed...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193418/causes-and-predictors-of-30-day-readmission-after-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices-implantation-insights-from-nationwide-readmissions-database
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Shahzad Ahmad, Muhammad Bilal Munir, Michael S Sharbaugh, Andrew D Althouse, Deepak Kumar Pasupula, Samir Saba
INTRODUCTION: Readmissions are a burden on health care resources and have negative impact on patients. Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIED) are frequently used in the management of rhythm disorders and advanced heart failure. We assessed 30-day readmissions in patients admitted for CIED implantation in a sample of United States patients. METHODS: Data were extracted from Nationwide Readmissions Database for calendar year 2013. Patients admitted for CIED implantation were identified using ICD-9 codes...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186419/management-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-the-ablation-era-results-of-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-survey
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Roland Richard Tilz, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Daniel Scherr, Kristina Herman Haugaa, Konstantinos Iliodromitis, Helmut Pürerfellner, Marek Kiliszek, Nikolaos Dagres
Patients with sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) are at risk of sudden death. Treatment options for VT include antiarrhythmic drug therapy, insertion of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, and catheter ablation. Evidence on indications for VT ablation, timing, ablation strategies, and periprocedural management is sparse. The aim of this European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) survey was to evaluate clinical practice regarding management of VT among the European countries. An electronic questionnaire was sent to members of the EHRA Electrophysiology Research Network...
November 23, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178898/the-wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator-as-a-bridge-to-reimplantation-in-patients-with-icd-or-crt-d-related-infections
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L Castro, S Pecha, M Linder, J Vogler, N Gosau, C Meyer, S Willems, H Reichenspurner, S Hakmi
BACKGROUND: The approach to treat device infection in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) is a challenging procedure. Optimal treatment is complete extraction of the infected device. To protect these patients from sudden cardiac arrest while waiting for reimplantation and to avoid recurrent infection, a wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) seems to be a valuable solution. Therefore, we investigated the management and outcome of patients with ICD or CRT-D infections using the WCD as a bridge to re-implantation after lead extraction procedures...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173673/ventricular-arrhythmias
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REVIEW
William F Dresen, John D Ferguson
Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is the most common form of wide complex tachycardia and is associated with a high mortality rate. Electrocardiographic analysis remains paramount in diagnosis and helps to direct therapy. Antiarrhythmic agents, although effective in reducing arrhythmia burden, have never demonstrated a mortality benefit. The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator aids not only in the acute termination of ventricular arrhythmia, but provides a wealth of information for the long-term management of patients with VT...
February 2018: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173413/sudden-cardiac-death-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
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REVIEW
Nikolaos Dagres, Gerhard Hindricks
Sudden cardiac death in acute coronary syndromes mostly results from complex ventricular arrhythmias. Although the incidence has fallen with contemporary management, they still pose a threat for many patients. Treatment consists of immediate termination by electrical cardioversion and prompt coronary revascularization for relief of ischemia. Beta-blockers administered prophylactically have a protective effect. For recurrent episodes, pharmacologic treatment consists of beta-blockers and amiodarone, or, in nonresponsive patients, lidocaine...
December 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173400/channelopathies-as-causes-of-sudden-cardiac-death
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REVIEW
Peter J Schwartz, Michael J Ackerman, Arthur A M Wilde
This article reviews the main clinical aspects of 3 channelopathies: the long QT syndrome, the catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, and the Brugada syndrome. The text summarizes our views on clinical presentation and diagnosis, on risk stratification, and on therapy. Special attention is given to the progress in the understanding of the genetic bases and on the growing impact of genetics on therapy, which, at least in the case of long QT syndrome, now allows gene-specific management.
December 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147570/management-of-an-acute-catecholamine-induced-cardiomyopathy-and-circulatory-collapse-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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R T Casey, B G Challis, D Pitfield, R M Mahroof, N Jamieson, C J Bhagra, A Vuylsteke, S J Pettit, K C Chatterjee
A phaeochromocytoma (PC) is a rare, catecholamine-secreting neuroendocrine tumour arising from the adrenal medulla. Presenting symptoms of this rare tumour are highly variable but life-threatening multiorgan dysfunction can occur secondary to catecholamine-induced hypertension or hypotension and subsequent cardiovascular collapse. High levels of circulating catecholamines can induce an acute stress cardiomyopathy, also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Recent studies have focused on early diagnosis and estimation of the prevalence of acute stress cardiomyopathy in patients with PC, but very little is reported about management of these complex cases...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102365/pregnancy-in-women-with-a-cardiomyopathy-outcomes-and-predictors-from-a-retrospective-cohort
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Gilles Billebeau, Martin Etienne, Riadh Cheikh-Khelifa, Daniele Vauthier-Brouzes, Estelle Gandjbakhch, Richard Isnard, Jacky Nizard, Michel Komajda, Marc Dommergues, Philippe Charron
BACKGROUND: Pregnancies in women with pre-existing cardiomyopathies are considered at high risk for complications. However, few data are available to characterize their natural history and predict the outcome. AIMS: Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence and predictors of acute cardiac and obstetric events in women with a cardiomyopathy during pregnancy, excluding peripartum cardiomyopathy. METHODS: In this retrospective study in a referral centre for cardiomyopathies, we included 43 consecutive pregnancies in 36 women with dilated, hypertrophic, arrhythmogenic right ventricular or tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy, or left ventricular non-compaction...
October 25, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098486/implantable-loop-recorders-in-the-real-world-a-study-of-two-canadian-centers
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Omar A Ibrahim, Doran Drew, Christopher J Hayes, William McIntyre, Colette M Seifer, Wilma Hopman, Benedict Glover, Adrian M Baranchuk
PURPOSE: Implantable loop recorders (ILRs) are increasingly being used for ambulatory electrocardiography. We sought to evaluate ILR indications, diagnostic yield, ILR-guided interventions, and complications in two Canadian centers. METHODS: This was a retrospective study using electronic medical records to identify ILR implants at Queen's University and the University of Manitoba. Information was collected on patient characteristics, medications, indication for implant, results of prior investigations, diagnostic outcome, and subsequent management...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
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