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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931611/arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-clinical-course-and-predictors-of-arrhythmic-risk
#1
Andrea Mazzanti, Kevin Ng, Alessandro Faragli, Riccardo Maragna, Elena Chiodaroli, Nicoletta Orphanou, Nicola Monteforte, Mirella Memmi, Patrick Gambelli, Valeria Novelli, Raffaella Bloise, Oronzo Catalano, Guido Moro, Valentina Tibollo, Massimo Morini, Riccardo Bellazzi, Carlo Napolitano, Vincenzo Bagnardi, Silvia G Priori
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death, but its progression over time and predictors of arrhythmias are still being defined. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe the clinical course of ARVC and occurrence of life-threatening arrhythmic events (LAE) and cardiovascular mortality; identify risk factors associated with increased LAE risk; and define the response to therapy. METHODS: We determined the clinical course of 301 consecutive patients with ARVC using the Kaplan-Meier method adjusted to avoid the bias of delayed entry...
December 13, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925253/fast-and-sensitive-analysis-of-beta-blockers-by-ultra-highperformance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-ultrahigh-resolution-tof-mass-spectrometry
#2
Jana Tomková, Peter Ondra, Eva Kocianová, Jan Václavík
This paper presents a method for the determination of acebutolol, betaxolol, bisoprolol, metoprolol, nebivolol and sotalol in human serum by liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with ultra-high-resolution TOF mass spectrometry (UHPLC-UHR-TOF MS). After liquid-liquid extraction, beta blockers were separated on a reverse phase analytical column Acclaim RS 120 (100 × 2.1 mm, 2.2 µm). The total run time was 6 min for each sample. Linearity, limit of detection (LOD), limit of quantification (LOQ), matrix effects, specificity, precision, accuracy, recovery and sample stability were evaluated...
December 7, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909477/sotalol-versus-amiodarone-in-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
#3
John Somberg Md, Janos Molnar Md
The availability of intravenous (IV) Sotalol has equalized the treatment options since both amiodarone and sotalol are available in both IV and oral formulations. A review of the efficacy of sotalol as compared to amiodarone both for conversion of atrial fibrillation (AF) and maintenance of normal sinus rhythm (NSR) following cardiac surgery was undertaken. Standard methods of meta-analysis were employed. Full text publications of clinical trials written in English that compared the efficacy of sotalol to amiodarone were included in the analysis...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903390/-current-status-of-antiarrhythmic-drug-use-and-safety-assessment-in-chinese-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#4
R He, X Du, S W Liu, L J Sun, Y Li, H Zeng, Y Y Li, C Sun, Y Zhang, C S Ma, W Gao
Objective: To investigate the current status of antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) use in Chinese patients with atrial fibrillation(AF) and assess the safety of AADs in this patient cohort. Methods: From January 2011 to December 2013, a total of 4 008 AF patients treated with AADs was enrolled in this study and patients were followed up for 24 months. Detailed information of prescribed drug, the causes of drug discontinuation and side effects were recorded. Results: Amiodarone was prescribed to 64.3%(2 579 cases) and propafenone to 31...
November 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882422/predictors-of-pharmacological-therapy-of-ectopic-atrial-tachycardia-in-children
#5
Haiyan Ge, Xiaomei Li, Haiju Liu, He Jiang
Ectopic atrial tachycardia (EAT) is a relatively common type of supraventricular tachycardia in the pediatric population, and it can be resistant to antiarrhythmic drugs and lead to tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy (TIC) if not properly managed. The purpose of this study was to determine the predictors of the response to pharmacological therapy in children with EAT. From January 2009 to April 2014, 115 children were admitted to our hospital with a diagnosis of EAT and placed on antiarrhythmic drugs. We examined the clinical history, response to therapy, and follow-up of the children...
November 24, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857521/global-chemical-reactivity-parameters-for-several-chiral-beta-blockers-from-the-density-functional-theory-viewpoint
#6
Mona Maria Talmaciu, Ede Bodoki, Radu Oprean
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Beta-adrenergic antagonists have been established as first line treatment in the medical management of hypertension, acute coronary syndrome and other cardiovascular diseases, as well as for the prevention of initial episodes of gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with cirrhosis and esophageal varices, glaucoma, and have recently become the main form of treatment of infantile hemangiomas. The aim of the present study is to calculate for 14 beta-blockers several quantum chemical descriptors in order to interpret various molecular properties such as electronic structure, conformation, reactivity, in the interest of determining how such descriptors could have an impact on our understanding of the experimental observations and describing various aspects of chemical binding of beta-blockers in terms of these descriptors...
2016: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785856/minimal-t-wave-representation-and-its-use-in-the-assessment-of-drug-arrhythmogenicity
#7
Saeed Shakibfar, Claus Graff, Jørgen K Kanters, Jimmi Nielsen, Samuel Schmidt, Johannes J Struijk
BACKGROUND: Recently, numerous models and techniques have been developed for analyzing and extracting features from the T wave which could be used as biomarkers for drug-induced abnormalities. The majority of these techniques and algorithms use features that determine readily apparent characteristics of the T wave, such as duration, area, amplitude, and slopes. METHODS: In the present work the T wave was down-sampled to a minimal rate, such that a good reconstruction was still possible...
October 27, 2016: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765191/pitx2-modulates-atrial-membrane-potential-and-the-antiarrhythmic-effects%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-sodium-channel-blockers
#8
Fahima Syeda, Andrew P Holmes, Ting Y Yu, Samantha Tull, Stefan Michael Kuhlmann, Davor Pavlovic, Daniel Betney, Genna Riley, Jan P Kucera, Florian Jousset, Joris R de Groot, Stephan Rohr, Nigel A Brown, Larissa Fabritz, Paulus Kirchhof
BACKGROUND: Antiarrhythmic drugs are widely used to treat patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), but the mechanisms conveying their variable effectiveness are not known. Recent data suggested that paired like homeodomain-2 transcription factor (PITX2) might play an important role in regulating gene expression and electrical function of the adult left atrium (LA). OBJECTIVES: After determining LA PITX2 expression in AF patients requiring rhythm control therapy, the authors assessed the effects of Pitx2c on LA electrophysiology and the effect of antiarrhythmic drugs...
October 25, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759583/does-sotalol-still-have-a-role-in-the-management-of-arrhythmias
#9
Sahan P Semasinghe Bandaralage, Selvanayagam Nirthanan, Selvanayagam Niranjan
Despite proven effectiveness in treating tachyarrhythmias, sotalol is proarrhythmic and can cause torsades de pointes. Given the emergence of studies that show no benefit from rhythm control strategies in managing atrial fibrillation, as well as the introduction of nonpharmacological approaches to treating arrhythmias, we felt it necessary to ascertain if there was any role for sotalol given its side effects. Review of the literature regarding sotalol use in the prevention and treatment of supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias seems to show that more effective and safer agents and nonpharmacological alternatives are currently available...
October 3, 2016: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756610/promising-approach-for-the-preclinical-assessment-of-cardiac-risks-using-left-ventricular-pressure-volume-loop-analyses-in-anesthetized-monkeys
#10
Tomomichi Ishizaka, Yu Yoshimatsu, Yu Maeda, Wataru Takasaki, Katsuyoshi Chiba, Kazuhiko Mori
INTRODUCTION: Load-independent cardiac parameters obtained from the ventricular pressure-volume relationship are recognized as gold standard indexes for evaluating cardiac inotropy. In this study, for better analyses of cardiac risks, load-independent pressure-volume loop parameters were assessed in addition to load-dependent inotropic, hemodynamic and electrocardiographic changes in isoflurane-anesthetized monkeys. METHODS: The animals were given milrinone (a PDE 3 inhibitor), metoprolol (a β-blocker), or dl-sotalol (a β+IKr blocker) intravenously over 10min at two dose levels including clinically relevant doses (n=5/drug)...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755533/digoxin-and-prostate-cancer-survival-in-the-finnish-randomized-study-of-screening-for-prostate-cancer
#11
Kalle J Kaapu, Teemu J Murtola, Kirsi Talala, Kimmo Taari, Teuvo Lj Tammela, Anssi Auvinen
BACKGROUND: Protective effects have been suggested for digoxin against prostate cancer risk. However, few studies have evaluated the possible effects on prostate cancer-specific survival. We studied the association between use of digoxin or beta-blocker sotalol and prostate cancer-specific survival as compared with users of other antiarrhythmic drugs in a retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Our study population consisted of 6537 prostate cancer cases from the Finnish Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer diagnosed during 1996-2009 (485 digoxin users)...
November 22, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751700/best-clinical-practice-emergency-medicine-management-of-stable-monomorphic-ventricular-tachycardia
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Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation are the causes of approximately 300,000 deaths per year in the United States. VT is classified based on hemodynamic status and appearance. Stable, monomorphic VT treatment is controversial. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to provide emergency physicians with an evidence-based review of the medical management of stable, monomorphic VT. DISCUSSION: Stable, monomorphic VT is part of a larger class of ventricular dysrhythmias defined by a rate of at least 120 beats/min with QRS > 120 ms without regularly occurring P:QRS association...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733494/long-term-outcome-after-catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-nonischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Daniele Muser, Pasquale Santangeli, Simon A Castro, Rajeev K Pathak, Jackson J Liang, Tatsuya Hayashi, Silvia Magnani, Fermin C Garcia, Mathew D Hutchinson, Gregory G Supple, David S Frankel, Michael P Riley, David Lin, Robert D Schaller, Sanjay Dixit, Erica S Zado, David J Callans, Francis E Marchlinski
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation (CA) of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy can be challenging because of the complexity of underlying substrates. We sought to determine the long-term outcomes of endocardial and adjuvant epicardial CA in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined 282 consecutive patients (aged 59±15 years, 80% males) with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy who underwent CA. Ablation was guided by activation/entrainment mapping for tolerated VT and pacemapping/targeting of abnormal electrograms for unmappable VT...
October 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704551/challenge-of-paediatric-compounding-to-solid-dosage-forms-sachets-and-hard-capsules-finnish-perspective
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Mia Sivén, Satu Kovanen, Outi Siirola, Tuomas Hepojoki, Sari Isokirmo, Niina Laihanen, Tiina Eränen, Jukka Pellinen, Anne M Juppo
OBJECTIVES: The study evaluated the quality of compounded sachets and hard gelatine capsules and their feasibility in paediatric drug administration. METHODS: Commercial tablets were compounded to sachets and capsules in hospital environment, and the uniformity of content and simulated drug dose were determined. KEY FINDINGS: Compounded formulations were successfully obtained for a range of drug substances; dipyridamole, spironolactone, warfarin and sotalol formulations were within acceptable limits for uniformity of content, in most cases...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704082/evaluation-of-drug-mediated-arrhythmic-changes-in-spontaneous-beating-cardiomyocytes-by-afm
#15
A T Chen, S Zou
Arrhythmia caused by drug-induced cardiotoxicity is among the leading reasons for late-stage drug attrition and is therefore a core subject in safety testing of new compounds. Alternative methods such as surface and interface characterization approaches for assessing the drug-mediated cardiotoxicity should be promoted, in order to reduce, refine and replace the use of laboratory animals. Here, we investigate the possibility of using known human Ether-à-go-go-Related Gene (hERG) channel blockers to induce irregular beating patterns in the mouse and human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived (miPSC and hiPSC) cardiomyocyte (CM) model systems...
September 29, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617886/probing-the-photosensitizing-and-inhibitory-effects-of-dissolved-organic-matter-by-using-n-n-dimethyl-4-cyanoaniline-dmabn
#16
Frank Leresche, Urs von Gunten, Silvio Canonica
Dissolved organic matter (DOM) can act as a photosensitizer and an inhibitor in the phototransformation of several nitrogen-containing organic contaminants in surface waters. The present study was performed to select a probe molecule that is suitable to measure these antagonistic properties of DOM. Out of nine studied nitrogen-containing aromatic compounds, 4-cyanoaniline, N,N-dimethyl-4-cyanoaniline (DMABN), sotalol (a β-blocker) and sulfadiazine (a sulfonamide antibiotic) exhibited a marked photosensitized transformation that could be substantially inhibited by addition of phenol as a model antioxidant...
October 6, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614058/translating-qt-interval-prolongation-from-conscious-dogs-to-humans
#17
V F S Dubois, G Smania, H Yu, R Graf, A Chain, M Danhof, O Della Pasqua
AIM: Despite screening procedures in early drug development, uncertainty remains about the propensity of new chemical entities (NCEs) to prolong the QT/QTc interval. The evaluation of pro-arrhythmic activity using a comprehensive in vitro pro-arrhythmia assay does not fully account for pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PKPD) differences in vivo. Here we evaluate the correlation between drug-specific parameters describing QT interval prolongation in dogs and in humans. METHODS: Using estimates of the drug-specific parameter, data on the slopes of the PKPD relationships of 9 compounds with varying QT prolonging effects (cisapride, sotalol, moxifloxacin, carabersat, GSK945237, SB237376 and GSK618334, and two anonymised NCEs) were analysed...
September 10, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554842/efficacy-of-intravenous-and-oral-sotalol-in-pharmacologic-conversion-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
David J Milan, J Philip Saul, John C Somberg, Janos Molnar
OBJECTIVES: The role of sotalol is well established for the maintenance of sinus rhythm after successful conversion of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, its role in pharmacologic conversion of AF is poorly defined. The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of sotalol to that of other antiarrhythmic agents for AF conversion. METHODS: Standard methods of meta-analysis were employed. Full-text publications of clinical trials in English that compared the efficacy of sotalol to that of other antiarrhythmics or placebo/no treatment were eligible for inclusion...
August 24, 2016: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27506347/electromembrane-extraction-of-polar-basic-drugs-from-plasma-with-pure-bis-2-ethylhexyl-phosphite-as-supported-liquid-membrane
#19
Chuixiu Huang, Knut Fredrik Seip, Astrid Gjelstad, Stig Pedersen-Bjergaard
Electromembrane extraction (EME) of polar basic drugs from human plasma was investigated for the first time using pure bis(2-ethylhexyl) phosphite (DEHPi) as the supported liquid membrane (SLM). The polar basic drugs metaraminol, benzamidine, sotalol, phenylpropanolamine, ephedrine, and trimethoprim were selected as model analytes, and were extracted from 300 μL of human plasma, through 10 μL of DEHPi as SLM, and into 100 μL of 10 mM formic acid as acceptor solution. The extraction potential across the SLM was 100 V, and extractions were performed for 20 min...
August 31, 2016: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27461025/the-use-of-dronedarone-for-recurrent-ventricular-tachycardia-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Jacques Rizkallah, Vikas Kuriachan, L Brent Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Dronedarone is a benzofuran derivative resembling amiodarone that was intended to reduce the iodine-associated tissue deposition and organ toxicity seen with the latter. The utility of dronedarone for patients with ventricular arrhythmias has not been thoroughly evaluated. We present our experience with its use to treat refractory ventricular tachycardia storm and review the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: An 85 year-old gentleman with multiple medical comorbidities including ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy with severe biventricular systolic dysfunction presented with ventricular tachycardia storm...
2016: BMC Research Notes
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