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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643171/elimination-of-the-negative-component-of-the-unipolar-electrogram-as-a-local-procedural-endpoint-during-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-catheter-ablation-using-contact-force-sensing-the-uniforce-study
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Agustín Bortone, Philippe Lagrange, Bruno Cauchemez, Cyril Durand, Pierre Dieuzaide, Sébastien Prévot, Alexis Mechulan, Thomas Pambrun, Ruairidh Martin, Pauline Parlier, Alexandre Masse, Eloi Marijon, Jean-Paul Albenque
PURPOSE: Elimination of the negative component of the unipolar atrial electrogram is a reliable indicator of the creation of a transmural lesion. Contact-force (CF) sensing technology has the potential to increase the durability of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). In the present multicenter study, we assessed the 2-year sinus rhythm (SR) maintenance rate in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) after PVI guided by these two approaches. METHODS: Two hundred fifteen consecutive PAF patients (62...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642714/comparative-effectiveness-of-acupuncture-and-antiarrhythmic-drugs-for-the-prevention-of-cardiac-arrhythmias-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#2
Yanda Li, Hector Barajas-Martinez, Bo Li, Yonghong Gao, Zhenpeng Zhang, Hongcai Shang, Yanwei Xing, Dan Hu
Introduction and Objectives: This study was designed to systematically evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment for arrhythmia compared to existing drug therapy. Methods: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were identified through searches of the MEDLINE, CNKI, Embase, and Cochrane databases (1970 through 2016) and hand searches of cross-references from original articles and reviews. Clinical trials that randomized arrhythmia patients to acupuncture therapy vs. conventional drugs, sham acupuncture, or bed rest were included for analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639752/eosinophils-in-patients-with-lone-atrial-fibrillation
#3
Peng Chen, Junzhu Chen, Xudong Xie, Junhui Zhu, Liang Xia
BACKGROUND: Inflammation has been evidenced as a critical contributable mechanism for the atrial fibrillation (AF) onset and development. As the consistent inflammatory and oxidative marker, the effects of white blood cell (WBC) and its differential on lone atrial fibrillation (LAF) were investigated in the study. METHODS: 126 patients with paroxysmal LAF who scheduled for rhythm control drug therapy and 120 age- and gender-matched subjects in sinus rhythm were included sequentially...
June 22, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622331/in-silico-assessment-of-genetic-variation-in-kcna5-reveals-multiple-mechanisms-of-human-atrial-arrhythmogenesis
#4
Michael A Colman, Haibo Ni, Bo Liang, Nicole Schmitt, Henggui Zhang
A recent experimental study investigating patients with lone atrial fibrillation identified six novel mutations in the KCNA5 gene. The mutants exhibited both gain- and loss-of-function of the atrial specific ultra-rapid delayed rectifier K+ current, IKur. The aim of this study is to elucidate and quantify the functional impact of these KCNA5 mutations on atrial electrical activity. A multi-scale model of the human atria was updated to incorporate detailed experimental data on IKur from both wild-type and mutants...
June 16, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609477/atrial-arrhythmogenicity-of-kcnj2-mutations-in-short-qt-syndrome-insights-from-virtual-human-atria
#5
Dominic G Whittaker, Haibo Ni, Aziza El Harchi, Jules C Hancox, Henggui Zhang
Gain-of-function mutations in KCNJ2-encoded Kir2.1 channels underlie variant 3 (SQT3) of the short QT syndrome, which is associated with atrial fibrillation (AF). Using biophysically-detailed human atria computer models, this study investigated the mechanistic link between SQT3 mutations and atrial arrhythmogenesis, and potential ion channel targets for treatment of SQT3. A contemporary model of the human atrial action potential (AP) was modified to recapitulate functional changes in IK1 due to heterozygous and homozygous forms of the D172N and E299V Kir2...
June 13, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607609/efficacy-of-ranolazine-in-preventing-atrial-fibrillation-following-cardiac-surgery-results-from-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Chintan Trivedi, Ankit Upadhyay, Kinjal Solanki
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication after cardiac surgery. Ranolazine is a Food and Drug Administration approved anti-ischemic drug, which also has anti-arrhythmic properties. Recent studies have demonstrated the benefit of ranolazine in preventing post-operative AF (POAF) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Hence, we performed a meta-analysis of published studies comparing ranolazine plus standard therapy versus standard therapy for POAF prevention in patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
June 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605469/surgical-ablation-for-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-in-concomitant-cardiac-surgery-mid-long-term-result%C3%A2
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Wenda Gu, Huiming Guo, Cong Lu, Huanlei Huang, Jing Liu, Jian Liu, Bin Xie, Ruobin Wu, Jimei Chen, Jian Zhuang
OBJECTIVES: Surgical ablation is an option for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing concomitant cardiac surgery. This study aims to evaluate the outcome of surgical ablation during concomitant cardiac surgery and to identify the independent predictors for a primary end-point consisting of AF or atrial flutter (AFL) recurrence, death, permanent pacemaker implantation and necessity for anti-arrhythmic drugs and the effects of reintervention for AF/AFL recurrence. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for 1028 patients who underwent surgical ablation during concomitant cardiac surgery from October 2004 to April 2015...
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592292/effects-of-amiodarone-on-short-qt-syndrome-variant-3-in-human-ventricles-a-simulation-study
#8
Cunjin Luo, Kuanquan Wang, Henggui Zhang
BACKGROUND: Short QT syndrome (SQTS) is a newly identified clinical disorder associated with atrial and/or ventricular arrhythmias and increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). The SQTS variant 3 is linked to D172N mutation to the KCNJ2 gene that causes a gain-of-function to the inward rectifier potassium channel current (I K1), which shortens the ventricular action potential duration (APD) and effective refractory period (ERP). Pro-arrhythmogenic effects of SQTS have been characterized, but less is known about the possible pharmacological treatment of SQTS...
June 7, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579576/automated-ablation-annotation-algorithm-reduces-re-conduction-of-isolated-pulmonary-vein-and-improves-outcome-after-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Nobuaki Tanaka, Koichi Inoue, Koji Tanaka, Yuko Toyoshima, Takafumi Oka, Masato Okada, Hiroyuki Inoue, Ryo Nakamaru, Yasushi Koyama, Atsunori Okamura, Katsuomi Iwakura, Yasushi Sakata, Kenshi Fujii
BACKGROUND: Durable pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is critical in reducing recurrence after radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). The VISITAG Module, an automatic annotation system that takes account of catheter stability and contact force (CF), might be useful in accomplishing this.Methods and Results:In 49 patients undergoing VISITAG-guided AF ablation (group A), we set the following automatic annotation criteria: catheter stability range of motion ≤1...
June 2, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576833/spinal-cord-stimulation-reduces-ventricular-arrhythmias-during-acute-ischemia-by-attenuation-of-regional-myocardial-excitability
#10
Kimberly Howard-Quijano, Tatsuo Takamiya, Erica A Dale, Jasmine Kipke, Yukiko Kubo, Tristan Grogan, Andyshea Afyouni, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Aman Mahajan
BACKGROUND: Myocardial ischemia creates autonomic nervous system imbalance and can trigger cardiac arrhythmias. We hypothesize that neuromodulation by spinal cord stimulation (SCS) will attenuate local cardiac sympathoexcitation from ischemia-induced increases in afferent signaling, reduce ventricular arrhythmias, and improve myocardial function during acute ischemia. METHODS: Yorkshire pigs (n=20) were randomized to SCS (50 Hz at 200μsec duration, current 90% motor threshold) or Sham for 30 min prior to ischemia...
June 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574147/the-pak1-signalling-pathway-in-cardiac-disease-from-mechanistic-study-to-therapeutic-exploration
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REVIEW
Yanwen Wang, Shunyao Wang, Ming Lei, Mark Boyett, Hoyee Tsui, Wei Liu, Xin Wang
p21-activated kinase 1 (Pak1) is a member of the highly conserved family of serine/threonine protein kinases regulated by Ras-related small G-proteins, Cdc42/Rac1. It has been previously demonstrated to be involved in cardiac protection. Based on recent studies, this review assembles an overview of the role of Pak1 in cardiac diseases including disrupted Ca(2+) homoeostasis related cardiac arrhythmias, β-adrenergic stress and pressure overload-induced hypertrophy, and ischemia/reperfusion injury. These findings demonstrate the importance of Pak1 regulation through phosphorylation and transcriptional modification of hypertrophy and/or arrhythmia-related genes...
June 2, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552271/comparing-the-success-rates-of-standard-and-modified-valsalva-maneuvers-to-terminate-psvt-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Şeref Kerem Çorbacıoğlu, Emine Akıncı, Yunsur Çevik, Halit Aytar, Mehmet Veysel Öncül, Sedat Akkan, Hüseyin Uzunosmanoğlu
PURPOSE: The study aimed to detect whether modified Valsalva maneuver (VM) is more effective than the standard VM in terminating paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). METHODOLOGY: This randomized controlled trial was conducted in the emergency department of a training and research hospital between Dec. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2016. Participants were divided into two groups, randomly assigned standard VM or modified VM, as the first treatment with two-dimensional permutation blocks; in the order of arrival of the patients...
May 22, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552058/potential-of-sulphur-containing-amino-acids-in-the-prevention-of-catecholamine-induced-arrhythmias
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Adriana Adameova, Paramjit S Tappia, Robert Hatala, Naranjan S Dhalla
BACKGROUND: Various physiological and pathological stimuli can hypersensitize the sympathetic nervous system resulting in a substantial release of catecholamines (CA) and consequent alterations in excitation-contraction coupling and excitation-transcription coupling. OBSERVATIONS: It has been shown that oxidation products of CA, rather than CA themselves, are responsible for such adaptation to a new equilibrium. While chronic, sustained accumulation of CA and their toxic products are associated with the depression in cardiac contractile force and remodeling, acute excessive release of CA can result in brief oxidative bursts and serious damage leading in lethal arrhythmias...
May 26, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542320/the-ik1-kir2-1-channel-agonist-zacopride-prevents-and-cures-acute-ischemic-arrhythmias-in-the-rat
#14
Xu-Wen Zhai, Li Zhang, Yun-Fei Guo, Ying Yang, Dong-Ming Wang, Yan Zhang, Pan Li, Yi-Fan Niu, Qi-Long Feng, Bo-Wei Wu, Ji-Min Cao, Qing-Hua Liu
Arrhythmogenesis in acute myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with depolarization of resting membraine potential (RMP) and decrease of inward rectifier potassium current (IK1) in cardiomyocytes. However, clinical anti-arrhythmic agents that primarily act on RMP by enhancing the IK1 channel are not currently available. We hypothesized that zacopride, a selective and moderate agonist of the IK1/Kir2.1 channels, prevents and cures acute ischemic arrhythmias. To test this viewpoint, adult Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were subjected to MI by ligating the left main coronary artery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541596/effects-of-ivabradine-and-beta-blocker-therapy-on-dobutamine-induced-ventricular-arrhythmias
#15
Kadir Uğur Mert, Gurbet Özge Mert, Bektas Morrad, Senan Tahmazov, Fezan Mutlu, Yüksel Cavusoglu
BACKGROUND: Indirect evidences suggest that the If blocker (ivabradine) may exert an antiarrhythmic effect in ventricular myocardium in heart failure patients by inhibiting spontaneous depolarizations but the clinical relevance of this mechanism is not known. Dobutamine (DOB) has been known to increase heart rate and the incidence of cardiac arrhythmias. In this study, we evaluated the effects of ivabradine on DOB-induced ventricular arrhythmias and compared it with that of β blocker therapy...
May 25, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541006/focal-atrial-tachycardia-arising-from-the-inferior-vena-cava
#16
Yeong Min Lim, Jae Sun Uhm, Hui Nam Pak
The inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare site of focal atrial tachycardia (AT). Here, we report a 20-year-old woman who underwent catheter ablation for anti-arrhythmic drug-resistant AT originating from the IVC. She had undergone open-heart surgery for patch closure of an atrial septal defect 17 years previously and permanent pacemaker implantation for sinus node dysfunction 6 years previously. The AT focus was at the anterolateral aspect of the IVC-right atrial junction, and it was successfully ablated under three-dimensional electroanatomical-mapping guidance...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497941/antiarrhythmic-effects-of-ranolazine-used-both-alone-for-prevention-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-as-an-add-on-to-intravenous-amiodarone-for-its-pharmacological-cardioversion-a-meta-analysis
#17
Renato DE Vecchis, Carmelina Ariano, Anna Giasi, Carmela Cioppa
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence from relatively small randomized controlled trials would seem to support a useful role of ranolazine for the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). The present study is aimed at providing information about the possible beneficial anti-arrhythmic properties of ranolazine. In particular, the meta-analysis carried out in this study focuses on the application of ranolazine to prophylaxis and treatment of atrial fibrillation. METHODS: Both randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non randomized observational studies concerning the effects of ranolazine on AF were included in the meta-analysis...
May 10, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496076/-early-results-of-complex-fractionated-atrial-electrogram-mapping-guided-atrial-fibrillation-surgery
#18
Kazuaki Fukahara, Mari Sakai, Shigeki Yokoyama, Toshio Doi, Naoki Yoshimura
OBJECTIVE: Although the Cox-maze operation is the standard surgical procedure for permanent atrial fibrillation(AF), conversion to sinus rhythm is limited by patient characteristics, including the duration of AF, atrial size, and voltage of fibrillation waves. A surgical strategy based on structural alteration of the electrical substrates of AF is required to achieve better outcomes of AF surgery. Complex fractionated atrial electrogram (CFAE) plays an important role in the electrical substrate of AF...
May 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476169/effects-of-diacetyl-liensinine-on-electrophysiology-in-rabbit-ventricular-myocytes
#19
Feng Cao, Teng Wang, Wenmao Ding, Zhe Li, Shaobo Shi, Xiaozhan Wang
BACKGROUND: Diacetyl-liensinine is a chemosynthetic derivative of liensinine, extracted from the seed embryo of Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn, in China. It has been found to have extensive anti- arrhythmic actions. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of diacetyl-liensinine on electro- physiology of myocytes. METHODS: We exposed rabbit ventricular myocytes to diacetyl-liensinine using standard whole-cell patch-clamp technique and measured the action potential, L-type calcium current (I Ca-L), delayed rectifier potassium current (I K), transient outward potassium current (I to) and inward rectifier potassium current (I K1)...
May 5, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430892/anti-arrhythmic-potential-of-the-late-sodium-current-inhibitor-gs-458967-in-murine-scn5a-1798insd-and-human-scn5a-1795insd-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes
#20
Vincent Portero, Simona Casini, Maaike Hoekstra, Arie O Verkerk, Isabella Mengarelli, Luiz Belardinelli, Sridharan Rajamani, Arthur A M Wilde, Connie R Bezzina, Marieke W Veldkamp, Carol Ann Remme
Aims: Selective inhibition of cardiac late sodium current (INaL) is an emerging target in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias. We investigated the electrophysiological effects of GS-458967 (GS967), a potent, selective inhibitor of INaL, in an overlap syndrome model of both gain and loss of sodium channel function, comprising cardiomyocytes derived from both human SCN5A-1795insD+/- induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC-CMs) and mice carrying the homologous mutation Scn5a-1798insD+/-...
June 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
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