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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811555/identification-of-novel-micrornas-in-the-sheep-heart-and-their-regulation-in-heart-failure
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Lee Lee Wong, Miriam T Rademaker, Eng Leng Saw, Kar Sheng Lew, Leigh J Ellmers, Christopher J Charles, Arthur Mark Richards, Peipei Wang
Study of microRNA (miRNAs) using sheep models is limited due to lack of miRNA information. We therefore investigated oar-miRNAs and their regulation in an ovine model of heart failure (HF). Left ventricular (LV) tissue was collected from normal (Cont), HF (LV pacing @ ~220bpm for 13-days) and HF-recovery sheep (HF-R, 26-days after pacing cessation). MiRNA expression was profiled using next-generation sequencing (NGS) and miRNA array, and validated by stem-loop qPCR. Detected sequences were mapped against the ovine genome (Oar v4...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801038/qrs-duration-reflects-underlying-changes-in-conduction-velocity-during-increased-intraventricular-pressure-and-heart-failure
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Jorge G Quintanilla, Javier Moreno, Tamara Archondo, José Manuel Alfonso-Almazán, José María Lillo-Castellano, Elena Usandizaga, María Jesús García-Torrent, Cruz Rodríguez-Bobada, Pablo González, Luis Borrego, Victoria Cañadas-Godoy, Juan J González-Ferrer, Nicasio Pérez-Castellano, Julián Pérez-Villacastín, David Filgueiras-Rama
Pressure overload and heart failure electrophysiological remodeling (HF-ER) in pigs are associated with decreased conduction velocity (CV) and dispersion of repolarization, which lead to higher risk of ventricular arrhythmia. This work aimed to establish the correlation between QRS complex duration and underlying changes in CV during increased intraventricular pressure (IVP) and/or HF-ER ex-vivo, and to determine whether QRS duration could be sensitive to an acute increase in left ventricular afterload in-vivo...
August 8, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800949/pulmonary-sinus-cusps-mapping-and-ablation-a-new-concept-and-approach-for-idiopathic-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-arrhythmias
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Jinlin Zhang, Cheng Tang, Yonghua Zhang, Xi Su
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) may originate from the pulmonary sinus cusps (PSCs) far more frequently than previously recognized . OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to assess if mapping and ablation in PSCs might be an appropriate first choice for treatment in unselected patients with idiopathic RVOT VAs. METHODS: Ninety consecutive patients with VAs of RVOT-type origin were prospectively enrolled at our institution between August 2015 and September 2016...
August 8, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800169/global-multi-electrode-contact-mapping-plus-ablation-with-a-single-catheter-preclinical-and-preliminary-experience-in-humans-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Hans Kottkamp, Fabian Moser, Andreas Rieger, Doreen Schreiber, Christian Pönisch, Monica Trofin
INTRODUCTION: One question for the technological advancement of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is whether a creative new concept can combine and even improve the diagnostic mapping options of single-tip and basket catheters with the simplicity of the use of balloon catheters for ablation. Herein, we describe the first in-human experience with a single catheter offering such a complete solution. METHODS AND RESULTS: A new catheter (Globe®) with a distal multi-electrode array consisting of 16 ribs with 122 gold-plated electrodes was used...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762918/-noninvasive-electrophysiological-mapping-in-patients-with-complete-left-bundle-branch-block-and-different-modes-of-biventricular-pacing
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S V Zubarev, M P Chmelevsky, M A Budanova, M A Trukshina, T A Lyubimtseva, V K Lebedeva, D S Lebedev
OBJECTIVE: to investigate possibilities of noninvasive electrophysiological mapping (NEM) during biventricular (BiV) pacing and to compare the results with data of 12 lead ECG and tissue Doppler echocardiography (TDI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 25 patients with complete left bundle branch block (LBBB) and implanted cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) system. Twenty-two patients were CRT responders, three other patients did not demonstrate a clear effect...
May 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756779/quality-improvement-primer-part-1-preparing-for-a-quality-improvement-project-in-the-emergency-department
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Lucas B Chartier, Amy H Y Cheng, Antonia S Stang, Samuel Vaillancourt
Emergency medicine (EM) providers work in a fast-paced and often hectic environment that has a high risk for patient safety incidents and gaps in the quality of care. These challenges have resulted in opportunities for frontline EM providers to play a role in quality improvement (QI) projects. QI has developed into a mature field with methodologies that can dramatically improve the odds of having a successful project with a sustainable impact. However, this expertise is not yet commonly taught during professional training...
July 31, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753023/transparent-and-highly-responsive-phototransistors-based-on-a-solution-processed-nanometers-thick-active-layer-embedding-a-high-mobility-electron-transporting-polymer-and-a-hole-trapping-molecule
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Lorenzo Caranzi, Giuseppina Pace, Mauro Sassi, Luca Beverina, Mario Caironi
Organic materials are suitable for light sensing devices showing unique features such as low cost, large area, and flexibility. Moreover, transparent photodetectors are interesting for smart interfaces, windows, and display-integrated electronics. The ease of depositing ultrathin organic films with simple techniques enables low light absorbing active layers, resulting in the realization of transparent devices. Here, we demonstrate a strategy to obtain high efficiency organic photodetectors and phototransistors based on transparent active layers with a visible transmittance higher than 90%...
August 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752324/effect-of-glucose-on-3d-cardiac-microtissues-derived-from%C3%A2-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Michael Balistreri, Justin A Davis, Katherine F Campbell, André Monteiro Da Rocha, Marjorie C Treadwell, Todd J Herron
Maternal hyperglycemia is a risk factor for fetal cardiac anomalies. This study aimed to assess the effect of high glucose on human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocyte self-assembly into 3D microtissues and their calcium handling. Stem cells were differentiated to beating cardiomyocytes using established protocols. On the final day of the differentiation process, cells were treated with control media, 12 mM glucose, or 12 mM mannitol (an osmolality control). Once beating, the cardiac cells were dissociated with trypsin, collected, mixed with collagen, and plated into custom-made silicone micro molds in order to generate 3D cardiac microtissues...
July 27, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747516/redundant-and-diverse-intranodal-pacemakers-and-conduction-pathways-protect-the-human-sinoatrial-node-from-failure
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Ning Li, Brian J Hansen, Thomas A Csepe, Jichao Zhao, Anthony J Ignozzi, Lidiya V Sul, Stanislav O Zakharkin, Anuradha Kalyanasundaram, Jonathan P Davis, Brandon J Biesiadecki, Ahmet Kilic, Paul M L Janssen, Peter J Mohler, Raul Weiss, John D Hummel, Vadim V Fedorov
The human sinoatrial node (SAN) efficiently maintains heart rhythm even under adverse conditions. However, the specific mechanisms involved in the human SAN's ability to prevent rhythm failure, also referred to as its robustness, are unknown. Challenges exist because the three-dimensional (3D) intramural structure of the human SAN differs from well-studied animal models, and clinical electrode recordings are limited to only surface atrial activation. Hence, to innovate the translational study of human SAN structural and functional robustness, we integrated intramural optical mapping, 3D histology reconstruction, and molecular mapping of the ex vivo human heart...
July 26, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730712/slow-conduction-through-an-arc-of-block-a-basis-for-arrhythmia-formation-post-myocardial-infarction
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Eugene Patterson, Benjamin J Scherlag, Edward J Berbari, Ralph Lazzara
INTRODUCTION: The electrophysiologic basis for characteristic rate-dependent, constant-late-coupled (390+54 msec) premature ventricular beats (PVBs) present 4-5 days following coronary artery occlusion were examined in 108 anesthetized dogs. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fractionated/double potentials were observed in injured zone bipolar and composite electrograms at prolonged sinus cycle lengths (1296 ± 396 msec). At shorter cycle lengths, conduction of the delayed potential decremented, separating from the initial electrogram by a progressively prolonged isoelectric interval...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730651/a-comparison-of-the-electrophysiologic-and-electroanatomic-characteristics-between-the-right-and-left-atrium-in-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-is-the-right-atrium-a-window-into-the-left
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Sandeep Prabhu, Aleksandr Voskoboinik, Alex Ja McLellan, Kah Y Peck, Bupesh Pathik, Chrishan J Nalliah, Geoff R Wong, Sonia M Azzopardi, Geoffrey Lee, Justin Mariani, Liang-Han Ling, Andrew J Taylor, Jonathan M Kalman, Peter M Kistler
INTRODUCTION: The right atrium (RA) is readily accessible; however, it is unclear whether changes in the RA are representative of the LA. We performed detailed bi-atrial electroanatomic mapping to determine the electrophysiological relationship between the atria. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients with persistent AF underwent bi-atrial electroanatomical mapping with a contact force catheter acquiring points with a CF > 10 g prior to ablation. Points were analyzed for tissue voltage, complex electrograms, low voltage (< 0...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714074/altered-metabolomic-genomic-signature-a-potential-noninvasive-biomarker-of-epilepsy
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Helen C Wu, Fabien Dachet, Farhad Ghoddoussi, Shruti Bagla, Darren Fuerst, Jeffrey A Stanley, Matthew P Galloway, Jeffrey A Loeb
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify noninvasive biomarkers of human epilepsy that can reliably detect and localize epileptic brain regions. Having noninvasive biomarkers would greatly enhance patient diagnosis, patient monitoring, and novel therapy development. At the present time, only surgically invasive, direct brain recordings are capable of detecting these regions with precision, which severely limits the pace and scope of both clinical management and research progress in epilepsy...
July 17, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695661/relationships-between-gastric-slow-wave-frequency-velocity-and-extracellular-amplitude-studied-by-a-joint-experimental-theoretical-approach
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T H-H Wang, P Du, T R Angeli, N Paskaranandavadivel, J C Erickson, T L Abell, L K Cheng, G O'Grady
BACKGROUND: Gastric slow wave dysrhythmias are accompanied by deviations in frequency, velocity, and extracellular amplitude, but the inherent association between these parameters in normal activity still requires clarification. This study quantified these associations using a joint experimental-theoretical approach. METHODS: Gastric pacing was conducted in pigs with simultaneous high-resolution slow wave mapping (32-256 electrodes; 4-7.6 mm spacing). Relationships between period, velocity, and amplitude were quantified and correlated for each wavefront...
July 11, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695377/ventricular-dyssynchrony-assessment-using-ultra-high-frequency-ecg-technique
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Pavel Jurak, Josef Halamek, Jaroslav Meluzin, Filip Plesinger, Tereza Postranecka, Jolana Lipoldova, Miroslav Novak, Vlastimil Vondra, Ivo Viscor, Ladislav Soukup, Petr Klimes, Petr Vesely, Josef Sumbera, Karel Zeman, Roshini S Asirvatham, Jason Tri, Samuel J Asirvatham, Pavel Leinveber
PURPOSE: The aim of this proof-of-concept study is to introduce new high-dynamic ECG technique with potential to detect temporal-spatial distribution of ventricular electrical depolarization and to assess the level of ventricular dyssynchrony. METHODS: 5-kHz 12-lead ECG data was collected. The amplitude envelopes of the QRS were computed in an ultra-high frequency band of 500-1000 Hz and were averaged (UHFQRS). UHFQRS V lead maps were compiled, and numerical descriptor identifying ventricular dyssynchrony (UHFDYS) was detected...
September 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680604/atrial-flutter-in-a-patient-with-atrial-septal-defect-and-anomalous-venous-drainage-unusual-approach-for-ablation
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Ivo Roca-Luque, Nuria Rivas, Laura Dos, Jaume Francisco, Jordi Pérez-Rodon, Antònia Pijuan, David Garcia-Dorado, Àngel Moya
Atrial flutter ablation in CHD (Congenital Heart Disease) patients is a challenging procedure because of the possibility of multiple circuits. Electroanatomical mapping and pacing maneuvers are crucial to determine critical isthmus. Moreover, vascular abnormalities and residual cardiac defects need to be known before the ablation to decide the better strategy for ablation.
July 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667054/analysis-of-decreases-in-systemic-arterial-pressure-and-heart-rate-in-response-to-the-hydrogen-sulfide-donor-sodium-sulfide
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Kevin W Swan, Bryant Minkyu Song, Allen L Chen, Travis J Chen, Ryan A Chan, Bradley T Guidry, Prasad V G Katakam, Edmund K Kerut, Thomas D Giles, Philip Kadowitz
The actions of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) on the heart and vasculature have been extensively reported. However, the mechanisms underlying the effects of H2S are unclear in the anesthetized rat. The objective of the current study is to investigate the effect of H2S on the electrocardiogram and examine the relationship between H2S-induced changes in heart rate (HR), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and respiratory function. Intravenous (iv) administration of the H2S donor sodium sulfide (Na2S) in the anesthetized Sprague-Dawley (SD) rat decreased MAP and HR and produced changes in respiratory function...
June 30, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661206/protective-regulation-of-the-ace2-ace-gene-expression-by-estrogen-in-human-atrial-tissue-from-elderly-men
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A Bukowska, L Spiller, C Wolke, U Lendeckel, S Weinert, J Hoffmann, P Bornfleth, I Kutschka, A Gardemann, B Isermann, A Goette
Data from animal experiments and clinical investigations suggest that components of the renin-angiotensin system are markedly affected by sex hormones. However, whether estrogen affects human atrial myocardium has not been investigated yet. In this study, we determined the effects of estrogen on key components of atrial renin-angiotensin system: angiotensin-converting enzyme, responsible for generation of angiotensin II and angiotensin-converting enzyme 2, counteracting majority of AngII effects, and different renin-angiotensin system receptors, AT1R, AT2R, and MAS...
August 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649507/permanent-his-bundle-pacing-at-the-time-of-atrioventricular-node-ablation-a-3-dimensional-mapping-approach
#18
Sukit Ringwala, Bradley P Knight, Nishant Verma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641861/permanent-his-bundle-pacing-in-intra-hisian-conduction-block-mechanistic-insights
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Bengt Herweg, Paul Z Gerczuk, Aamir Sofi, Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman, S Serge Barold
We are reporting a patient with discrete intra-His conduction block and describe a refined technique of permanent His bundle pacing assuring reliable ventricular capture. Meticulous mapping of the site of block with lead placement distal to the site of block and non-selective His bundle pacing with local myocardial capture as an additional safety back up appears to be the technique of choice.
June 9, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639747/the-effect-of-activation-rate-on-left-atrial-bipolar-voltage-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Steven E Williams, Nick Linton, Louisa O'Neill, James Harrison, John Whitaker, Rahul Mukherjee, Christopher A Rinaldi, Jaswinder Gill, Steven Niederer, Matthew Wright, Mark O'Neill
INTRODUCTION: Bipolar voltage is used during electroanatomic mapping to define abnormal myocardium, but the effect of activation rate on bipolar voltage is not known. We hypothesized that bipolar voltage may change in response to activation rate. By examining corresponding unipole signals we sought to determine the mechanisms of such changes. METHODS AND RESULTS: LA extrastimulus mapping was performed during CS pacing in 10 patients undergoing 1(st) time paroxysmal atrial fibrillation ablation...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
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