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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350969/mechanisms-of-spontaneous-pacing-sa-nodal-cells-neonatal-cardiomyocytes-and-human-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
#1
Martin Morad, Xiaohua Zhang
The sino-atrial node is the primary site from which the mammalian heart is paced, but the mechanisms underlying the pacemaking still remain clouded. It is generally believed that the hyperpolarization-activated current I<sub><i>f</i></sub>, encoded by Hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) genes, contributes significantly to pacing, which in tandem with inward current generated by efflux of Ca<sup>2+</sup> via the Na<sup>+</sup>-Ca<sup>2+</sup> exchanger (NCX), resulting from the released Ca<sup>2+</sup>, mediates the diastolic depolarization...
March 28, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350861/efficacy-and-effects-on-cardiac-function-of-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-vs-direct-current-cardioversion-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-with-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
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Maojing Wang, Shanglang Cai, Wei Ding, Yujie Deng, Qing Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of catheter ablation vs. direct current synchronized cardioversion (DCC) in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) and left ventricular systolic dysfunction, and to define baseline features of patients that will get more benefit from ablation. METHODS: From July 2013 to October 2014, 97 consecutive single-center patients with persistent AF and symptomatic heart failure (left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <50%) underwent DCC followed by amiodarone (n = 40) or circumferential pulmonary vein isolation (PVI; n = 57) according to patient's preference were recruited in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346695/contribution-of-small-conductance-k-channels-to-sinoatrial-node-pacemaker-activity-insights-from-atrial-specific-na-ca-2-exchange-knockout-mice
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Angelo G Torrente, Rui Zhang, Heidi Wang, Audrey Zaini, Brian Kim, Xin Yue, Kenneth D Philipson, Joshua I Goldhaber
Small conductance K(+) (SK) channels have been implicated as modulators of spontaneous depolarization and electrical conduction that may be involved in cardiac arrhythmia. However, neither their presence nor their contribution to sinoatrial node (SAN) pacemaker activity have been investigated. Using quantitative PCR (q-PCR), immunostaining and patch clamp recordings of membrane current and voltage, we identified all three SK isoforms (SK1, SK2 and SK3) in mouse SAN. Inhibition of SK channels with the specific blocker apamin prolonged action potentials (APs) in isolated SAN cells...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346479/rare-variants-in-fox-1-homolog-a-rbfox1-are-associated-with-lower-blood-pressure
#4
Karen Y He, Heming Wang, Brian E Cade, Priyanka Nandakumar, Ayush Giri, Erin B Ware, Jeffrey Haessler, Jingjing Liang, Jennifer A Smith, Nora Franceschini, Thu H Le, Charles Kooperberg, Todd L Edwards, Sharon L R Kardia, Xihong Lin, Aravinda Chakravarti, Susan Redline, Xiaofeng Zhu
Many large genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified common blood pressure (BP) variants. However, most of the identified BP variants do not overlap with the linkage evidence observed from family studies. We thus hypothesize that multiple rare variants contribute to the observed linkage evidence. We performed linkage analysis using 517 individuals in 130 European families from the Cleveland Family Study (CFS) who have been genotyped on the Illumina OmniExpress Exome array. The largest linkage peak was observed on chromosome 16p13 (MLOD = 2...
March 27, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345491/a-comparison-of-toxicities-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-with-and-without-renal-impairment-treated-with-decitabine
#5
Lauren B Levine, Julianna Vf Roddy, Miryoung Kim, Junan Li, Gary Phillips, Alison R Walker
Purpose There are limited data regarding the clinical use of decitabine for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia in patients with a serum creatinine of 2 mg/dL or greater. Methods We retrospectively evaluated 111 patients with acute myeloid leukemia who had been treated with decitabine and compared the development of toxicities during cycle 1 in those with normal renal function (creatinine clearance greater than or equal to 60 mL/min) to those with renal dysfunction (creatinine clearance less than 60 mL/min)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345395/evaluation-of-the-predictive-value-of-cha2ds2-vasc-score-for-in-stent-restenosis
#6
Samet Yilmaz, Mehmet Kadri Akboga, Dursun Aras, Serkan Topaloglu
The CHA2DS2-VASc (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75 years, diabetes mellitus, previous stroke, vascular disease, age 65-74 years, female gender) score is used to estimate thromboembolic risk in atrial fibrillation (AF). Its usefulness in predicting in-stent restenosis (ISR) is unknown. We evaluated the predictive value of the CHA2DS2-VASc score in AF-free patients who have undergone stent implantation. A total of 1350 patients who underwent coronary angiography and successful bare-metal stent implantation were analyzed...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345365/atrioventricular-nodal-ablation-in-patients-with-resynchronization-therapy-and-atrial-fibrillation-long-term-results
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Arleen Aune, Svein Færestrand, Per Ivar Hoff, Peter Schuster
OBJECTIVES: Atrioventricular nodal ablation (AVNA) is recommended for patients (pts) with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) having atrial fibrillation (AF) and incomplete ventricular capture (Class IIa, level B). AVNA reduces mortality and improves the New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class during intermediate term follow-up. The objectives were to study the long-term outcome regarding quality of life (QoL) and survival of our CRT pts after AVNA. DESIGN: 37 CRT-pts undergoing AVNA due to inadequate biventricular pacing were included in the study...
March 27, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345270/false-positive-retroaortic-left-circumflex-coronary-artery-in-a-patient-with-atrial-septal-defect
#8
Saurabh Kumar Gupta, Anunay Gupta, Sivasubramanian Ramakrishnan, Shyam S Kothari
Retroaortic course of coronary artery is a relative contraindication for device closure of an atrial septal defect. In this brief report, we demonstrate, for the first time, inferior aortic recess mimicking retroaortic left circumflex coronary artery in a patient with atrial septal defect. This distinction is important to avoid spurious diagnosis of anomalous coronary artery denying patient a chance of nonsurgical closure of atrial septal defect.
March 27, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345131/effect-of-botulinum-toxin-on-inducibility-and-maintenance-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-ovine-myocardial-tissue
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Alireza Nazeri, Anand V Ganapathy, Ali Massumi, Mehran Massumi, Egemen Tuzun, Raymond Stainback, Ana-Maria Segura, Macarthur A Elayda, Mehdi Razavi
BACKGROUND: Aberrant vagal stimulation may promote the generation and propagation of atrial fibrillation (AF). Researchers have suggested that botulinum toxin (BTX), a neurotoxin that decreases neural vagal stimulation, may decrease the incidence of postoperative AF. The exact electrophysiologic mechanism underlying the observations and histopathologic alterations associated with BTX are unclear. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the electrophysiologic, functional, and histopathologic effects of BTX on fibrillation induction in ovine atria...
March 27, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344625/congenital-aortocaval-fistula-mimicking-atrial-septal-defect-on-transthoracic-echocardiography
#10
Alaa Quisi, Gülhan Yüksel Kalkan, Ahmet Oytun Baykan, Murat Çaylı
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344621/transseptal-balloon-atrial-septostomy-for-decompression-of-the-left-atrium-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-as-a-bridge-to-transplantation-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#11
Paweł Litwiński, Marcin Demkow, Małgorzata Sobieszczańska, Jarosław Szymański, Józef Stolarek, Mariusz Kuśmierczyk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344619/the-watchman-flx-a-new-device-for-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-design-potential-benefits-and-first-clinical-experience
#12
Marek Grygier, Anna Olasińska-Wiśniewska, Aleksander Araszkiewicz, Olga Trojnarska, Anna Babicz-Sadowska, Maciej Lesiak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344613/anp-and-bnp-plasma-levels-in-patients-with-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis-after-percutaneous-balloon-mitral-valvuloplasty
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Łukasz Mazurkiewicz, Witold Rużyłło, Zbigniew Chmielak, Ewa Opalińska-Ciszek, Jadwiga Janas, Piotr Hoffman, Tomasz Hryniewiecki, Jacek Grzybowski
INTRODUCTION: Atrial (ANP) and B-type (BNP) natriuretic peptides are hormones secreted by the heart as a response to volume expansion and pressure overload. AIM: To assess the changes of ANP and BNP after percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV) and to investigate factors associated with endpoints. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 96 patients (90.7% females, age 51.6 ±12.2 years) with rheumatic mitral valve stenosis (mitral valve area (MVA) 1...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344442/voltage-directed-cavo-tricuspid-isthmus-ablation-using-a-novel-ablation-catheter-mapping-technology-in-a-myotonic-dystrophy-type-i-patient
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Vincenzo Russo, Anna Rago, Andrea Antonio Papa, Federica Di Meo, Carmine Ciardiello, Giovanni Cimmino, Gerardo Nigro
A successful case of maximum voltage-directed cavo-tricuspid isthmus (CTI) ablation using a novel ablation catheter mapping technology in a myotonic dystrophy type I (DM1) patient is reported. The patient complained recurrent episodes of atrial flutter, revealed by the atrio-ventricular electrograms analysis during the routine pacemaker controls.
October 2016: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344424/is-left-atrial-size-a-predictor-of-mortality-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-a-single-center-study
#15
Khalid S Ibrahim, Fadia A Mayyas, Khalid Kheirallah, Nizar R AlWaqfi, David R Van Wagoner
BACKGROUND: To investigate the left atrial (LA) size as an independent predictor of mortality following coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). METHODS: This single center study evaluated determinants of mortality in 1070 patients who underwent isolated CABG from 2005-2014. Clinical, laboratory and demographic data were obtained from medical records. Collinearity between enlarged LA size (diameter ≥ 4 cm) and covariates was identified. The adjusted effects of enlarged LA size on 30-day mortality post CABG were tested using multiple logistic regression models...
March 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344420/insomnia-and-the-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-population-based-cohort-study
#16
Hsiu-Hao Lee, Yueh-Chung Chen, Jien-Jiun Chen, Shih-Hsiang Lo, Yue-Liang Guo, Hsiao-Yun Hu
BACKGROUND: Although advancements in the treatment of atrial fibrillation have improved patient prognosis for this persistent condition, interest in atrial fibrillation development is growing. Of note is the fact that additional attention is being focused on the accompanying effect of insomnia. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of insomnia on the risk of atrial fibrillation development. METHODS: This was a nationwide population-based retrospective cohort study using data from the Taiwan National health Insurance Research Database...
March 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344204/atrial-septum-hematoma%C3%A3-another-way-to-die-in-acute-aortic-dissection
#17
Juan Carlos Gómez-Polo, Isidre Vilacosta, Estela Aguilar-Navarro, Carlos Ferrera, Sandra Rosillo, Guillermo García-Diego, Carmen Olmos, Pedro Martínez-Losas, David Vivas, Francisco J Noriega-Sanz, Ana Viana-Tejedor, Luis Ortega
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 25, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344202/three-year-clinical-outcome-after-2nd-generation-cryoballoon-based-pulmonary-vein-isolation-for-the-treatment-of-paroxysmal-and-persistent-atrial-fibrillation%C3%A3-a-2-center-experience
#18
Christian-H Heeger, Erik Wissner, Milena Knöll, Benedikt Knoop, Bruno Reissmann, Shibu Mathew, Christian Sohns, Christine Lemes, Tilman Maurer, Francesco Santoro, Johannes Riedl, Osamu Inaba, Thomas Fink, Laura Rottner, Peter Wohlmuth, Britta Goldmann, Feifan Ouyang, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Andreas Metzner
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using the 2nd-generation cryoballoon (CB2) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) has demonstrated encouraging acute and mid-term results. However, follow-up data on outcomes beyond 1 year are sparse. We investigated the 3-year outcome after PVI using the CB2.Methods and Results:100 patients with paroxysmal (PAF, 70/100 [70%] patients) or persistent AF (pAF, 30/100 [30%] patients) underwent CB2-based PVI in 2 experienced centers in Germany...
March 24, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344147/evaluation-of-deprescribing-amiodarone-after-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-critical-illness
#19
Areerut Leelathanalerk, Wannisa Dongtai, Yvonne Huckleberry, Brian Kopp, John Bloom, Joseph Alpert
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shed light on the continued prescription of inpatient medications upon hospital discharge despite the original intent of short-term inpatient therapy. Amiodarone, an antiarrhythmic associated with significant adverse effects with long-term use, is commonly used for new-onset atrial fibrillation in critical illness (NAFCI). While it is often preferred in this setting of hemodynamic instability, a prescription for long-term use should be carefully considered, preferably by a cardiologist...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344142/viewpoint-stroke-prevention-in-recent-guidelines-for-the-management-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-an-appraisal
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Tatjana S Potpara, Gregory Y H Lip, Carina Blomström Lundqvist, Chern-En Chiang, A John Camm
Formal guidelines play an important role in disseminating the best available evidence knowledge and are expected to provide simple and practical recommendations for the most optimal management of patients with various conditions. Such guidelines have important implications for many disease states, which thereby could be more professionally managed in everyday clinical practice by clinicians with divergent educational backgrounds, and also more easily implemented in wards or outpatient clinics eliminating inequalities in health care management...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
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