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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432528/conventional-acupuncture-for-cardiac-arrhythmia-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jing Liu, Si-Nai Li, Lu Liu, Kun Zhou, Yan Li, Xiao-Yun Cui, Jie Wan, Jin-Jin Lu, Yan-Chao Huang, Xu-Sheng Wang, Qian Lin
OBJECTIVE: To exam the effect and safety of conventional acupuncture (CA) on cardiac arrhythmia. METHODS: Nine medical databases were searched until February 2016 for randomized controlled trials. Heterogeneity was measured by Cochran Q test. Meta-analysis was conducted if I(2) was less than 85% and the characteristics of included trials were similar. RESULTS: Nine qualified studies involving 638 patients were included. Only 1 study had definitely low risk of bias, while 7 trials were rated as unclear and 1 as high...
April 22, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429528/use-of-adenosine-to-shorten-the-post-ablation-waiting-period-for-cavotricuspid-isthmus-dependent-atrial-flutter
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Gustavo Morales, Yousef H Darrat, Nicolas Lellouche, Sun Moon Kim, Muhammad Butt, Katrina Bidwell, William Lippert, Gbolahan Ogunbayo, David Hamon, Luigi Di Biase, Andrea Natale, Kevin Parrott, Claude S Elayi
BACKGROUND: Dormant conduction unmasked by adenosine predicts clinical recurrences of cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) dependent atrial flutter following catheter ablation. Conventional practice involves a waiting period of 20 to 30 minutes after achievement of a bidirectional line of block (BDB) to monitor for recovery of conduction. OBJECTIVE: Assess whether abolition of dormant conduction with adenosine immediately after CTI ablation and BDB can predict the lack of CTI conduction recovery during the following 30 minutes...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429499/atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-isolated-pulmonary-veins-is-sinus-rhythm-achievable
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Judit Szilágyi, Gregory M Marcus, Nitish Badhwar, Byron K Lee, Randall J Lee, Vasanth Vedantham, Zian H Tseng, Tomos Walters, Melvin Scheinman, Jeffrey Olgin, Edward P Gerstenfeld
BACKGROUND: The cornerstone of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is isolation of the pulmonary veins (PVs). Patients with recurrent AF undergoing repeat ablation usually have PV reconnection (PVr). The ablation strategy and outcome of patients undergoing repeat ablation who have persistent isolation of all PVs (PVi) at the time of repeat ablation is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied consecutive patients with recurrent AF undergoing repeat ablation and compared patients with PVi to those with PVr...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420481/safety-and-feasibility-of-subcutaneous-purse-string-suture-of-the-femoral-vein-after-electrophysiological-procedures-on-uninterrupted-oral-anticoagulation
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Marc Kottmaier, Felix Bourier, Tilko Reents, Alina Reiter, Marielouise Kornmayer, Verena Semmler, Martha Telishevska, Katharina Koch-Büttner, Michael Deiss, Stephanie Brooks, Christian Grebmer, Carsten Lennerz, Christoph Kolb, Gabriele Hessling, Isabel Deisenhofer
The aim of this study was to compare safety and feasibility of a subcutaneous purse-string suture (PSS) with manual compression (MC) to gain hemostasis in patients after multiple femoral venous punctures undergoing electrophysiological procedures on uninterrupted oral anticoagulation (OAK). A total of 784 patients who underwent catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (n = 564) or (a)typical atrial flutter (n = 220) were assessed. Four hundred sixty-two patients received PSS (58.9%) and 322 patients (41...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416972/crucial-role-of-pulmonary-vein-firing-as-an-initiator-of-typical-atrial-flutter-evidence-of-a-close-relationship-between-atrial-fibrillation-and-typical-atrial-flutter
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Takashi Kaneshiro, Kentaro Yoshida, Yukio Sekiguchi, Hiroshi Tada, Kenji Kuroki, Keisuke Kuga, Yoshiyuki Kamiyama, Hitoshi Suzuki, Yasuchika Takeishi, Kazutaka Aonuma
BACKGROUND: Several studies reported that cavotricuspid isthmus-dependent atrial flutter (typical AFL) frequently coexists with atrial fibrillation (AF); however, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully investigated. This study aimed to reveal the mechanisms of the initiation of typical AFL and the association between typical AFL and AF. METHODS: Among 154 consecutive patients undergoing a first catheter ablation of AF, we investigated the appearance and mechanism of spontaneous initiation of typical AFL during catheter ablation...
April 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401455/what-is-the-appropriate-lesion-set-for-ablation-in-patients-with-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Jorge Romero, Carola Gianni, Andrea Natale, Luigi Di Biase
Special attention must be paid to detect, diagnose, and optimize management of reversible or treatable causes of long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (LSPAF) such as obesity, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), hypertension, hypo or hyperthyroidism, inflammatory and infectious diseases, and stress. Though, we strongly believe that the role of the pulmonary veins (PVs) is more pronounced in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) than in persistent AF, performing an adequate pulmonary vein isolation is still key in LSPAF...
May 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400367/health-literacy-and-awareness-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Stephanie R Reading, Alan S Go, Margaret C Fang, Daniel E Singer, In-Lu Amy Liu, Mary Helen Black, Natalia Udaltsova, Kristi Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common clinically significant arrhythmia in adults and a major risk factor for ischemic stroke. Nonetheless, previous research suggests that many individuals diagnosed with AF lack awareness about their diagnosis and inadequate health literacy may be an important contributing factor to this finding. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined the association between health literacy and awareness of an AF diagnosis in a large, ethnically diverse cohort of Kaiser Permanente Northern and Southern California adults diagnosed with AF between January 1, 2006 and June 30, 2009...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394443/noninvasive-predictors-of-perioperative-atrial-arrhythmias-in-patients-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-undergoing-pulmonary-valve-replacement
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Daniel Cortez, Waseem Barham, Emily Ruckdeschel, Nandita Sharma, Anthony C McCanta, Johannes von Alvensleben, William H Sauer, Kathryn K Collins, Joseph Kay, Sonali Patel, Duy T Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) have increased risk of atrial arrhythmias. HYPOTHESIS: A measure of atrial dispersion, the P-wave vector magnitude (Pvm), can identify patients at risk for perioperative atrial flutter (AFL) or intra-atrial re-entrant tachycardia (IART) in a large TOF cohort. METHODS: We performed a blinded, retrospective analysis of 158 TOF patients undergoing pulmonary valve replacement between 1997 and 2015...
April 10, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390638/treatment-of-idiopathic-diaphragm-flutter-a-case-study
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Michael Chiou, María Victoria Herrero, John R Bach, Jeffrey L Cole, Enrique Luis Gonzales
Diaphragm flutter is a rare disorder defined by dyspnea and often thoracoabdominal pain associated with rapid rhythmic involuntary contractions of the diaphragm with no effective treatment. A 35-year-old woman's flutter was triggered by increasing the depth of breathing and by (electrical) stimulation of the diaphragm. Medical therapy, phrenic nerve crush, and diaphragm pacer stimulation were ineffective. Since increasing diaphragm activity was a trigger, resting the diaphragm was tried. A manual resuscitator and, subsequently, mouthpiece and nasal noninvasive ventilatory support (NVS) instantaneously halted the flutter for 3 months and almost instantaneously for another 6 months...
April 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381269/digoxin-versus-placebo-no-intervention-or-other-medical-interventions-for-atrial-fibrillation-and-atrial-flutter-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Naqash J Sethi, Sanam Safi, Joshua Feinberg, Emil E Nielsen, Christian Gluud, Janus C Jakobsen
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia of the heart with a prevalence of approximately 2% in the western world. Atrial flutter, another arrhythmia, occurs less often with an incidence of approximately 200,000 new patients per year in the USA. Patients with atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter have an increased risk of death and morbidities. In the management of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, it is often necessary to use medical interventions to lower the heart rate...
April 5, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372818/elevated-mercury-concentrations-in-the-feathers-of-grey-faced-petrels-pterodroma-gouldi-in-new-zealand
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P O' B Lyver, S P Aldridge, A M Gormley, S Gaw, S Webb, R T Buxton, C J Jones
Our objective was to measure the concentrations of Hg, As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Pb, Sb, V and Zn in the body feathers of grey-faced petrel (Pterodroma gouldi), fluttering shearwater (Puffinus gavia), little shearwater (Puffinus assimilis) and common diving petrel (Pelecanoides urinatrix) from breeding colonies in New Zealand between 2006 and 2013. The mean Hg concentration (36.48ppm; SD=9.59) in grey-faced petrel feathers was approximately 8.5 to 14 times that detected in the other three species sampled. We detected no trend or differences in Hg concentrations in grey-faced petrels over the 8years of this study, but Hg concentrations varied between breeding colonies although there was no strong relationship with latitude...
April 1, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363947/antimitochondrial-antibodies-positive-myositis-accompanied-by-cardiac-involvement
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Tetsuo Yamanaka, Toru Fukatsu, Yoshimaro Ichinohe, Yasunobu Hirata
We report a 55-year-old man who experienced proximal muscle weakness accompanied by the atrial flutter (AFL) with 1:1 conduction. Detailed examination revealed elevated antimitochondrial antibodies (AMA) and creatine kinase (CK). AFL was converted to sinus rhythm by cardioversion. He was diagnosed as AMA-positive myositis-associated AFL and was treated by prednisolone. Although his muscle weakness and CK level improved, AFL with 1:1 conduction reappeared. Therefore, radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) was needed to treat the AFL, resulting in maintenance of sinus rhythm...
March 31, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359691/ablation-of-supraventricular-arrhythmias-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease-a-contemporary-review
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REVIEW
Nicolas Combes, Nicolas Derval, Sebastien Hascoët, Alexandre Zhao, Denis Amet, Mathieu Le Bloa, Alice Maltret, François Heitz, Jean-Benoit Thambo, Eloi Marijon
Supraventricular arrhythmias are an important and increasing cause of morbidity in adults with congenital heart disease, requiring specific management strategies. Pharmacological treatment has limited efficacy, and is often associated with some side-effects. Major improvements in catheter ablation techniques have opened new opportunities to better understand underlying mechanisms of supraventricular arrhythmias, offer better therapy, and eventually improve symptoms and quality of life in these patients. An array of tools and techniques are necessary to access relevant anatomical areas to address the arrhythmogenic substrate...
March 27, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357884/an-intriguing-case-of-acute-myocardial-ischaemia-in-a-patient-with-severe-respiratory-failure-with-veno-venous-extracorporeal-support
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Guido Tavazzi, Mary White, Susanna Price
We describe a case of a young woman requiring veno-venous extracorporeal support for severe secondary respiratory failure who developed a myocardial ischaemia due to an intermittent obstruction of the right coronary sinus by a fluttering thrombus. She was medically treated with full anticoagulation regimen, needed for the veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support, without any other ischaemic or embolic event.
March 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352633/bay%C3%A3-s-syndrome-and-acute-cardioembolic-ischemic-stroke
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REVIEW
Adrià Arboix, Lucía Martí, Sebastien Dorison, María José Sánchez
Bayés syndrome is an under-recognized clinical condition characterized by advanced interatrial block. Bayés syndrome is a subclinical disease that manifests electrocardiographically as a prolonged P wave duration > 120 ms with biphasic morphology ± in the inferior leads. The clinical relevance of Bayés syndrome lies in the fact that is a clear arrhythmological syndrome and has a strong association with supraventricular arrhythmias, particularly atypical atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation. Likewise, Bayés syndrome has been recently identified as a novel risk factor for non-lacunar cardioembolic ischemic stroke and vascular dementia...
March 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
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/28341563/avoidance-of-on-target-off-tumor-activation-using-a-co-stimulation-only-chimeric-antigen-receptor
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Jonathan Fisher, Pierre Abramowski, Nisansala Dilrukshi Wisidagamage Don, Barry Flutter, Anna Capsomidis, Gordon Weng-Kit Cheung, Kenth Gustafsson, John Anderson
Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) combine T cell activation with antibody-mediated tumor antigen specificity, bypassing the need for T cell receptor (TCR) ligation. A limitation of CAR technology is on-target off-tumor toxicity caused by target antigen expression on normal cells. Using GD2 as a model cancer antigen, we hypothesized that this could be minimized by using T cells expressing Vγ9Vδ2 TCR, which recognizes transformed cells in a major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-unrestricted manner, in combination with a co-stimulatory CAR that would function independently of the TCR...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340160/safety-of-fluoroscopy-guided-transseptal-approach-for-ablation-of-left-sided-arrhythmias
#18
Zviad Matoshvili, Hamid Bastani, Tara Bourke, Frieder Braunschweig, Nikola Drca, Kristjan Gudmundsson, Per Insulander, Anette Jemtrén, Göran Kennebäck, Ott Saluveer, Jonas Schwieler, Jari Tapanainen, Christer Wredlert, Mats Jensen-Urstad
Aims: The transseptal approach is used for left atrial access during the ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) and other left-sided arrhythmia substrates. Transseptal puncture (TP) is commonly performed with fluoroscopic guidance, contrast injection, and pressure monitoring. In many centres, additional techniques [intracardiac echocardiography (ICE), transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE), radiofrequency needle] are used to facilitate TP but its use adds costs. In this retrospective study, we studied the safety and complication rate when TP was routinely done with fluoroscopic guidance, contrast injection, and pressure monitoring using ICE or TEE only in selected cases...
March 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340110/peri-mitral-atrial-flutter-personalized-ablation-strategy-based-on-arrhythmogenic-substrate
#19
Jinbo Yu, Kai Chen, Bing Yang, Fengxiang Zhang, Weizhu Ju, Hongwu Chen, Gang Yang, Mingfang Li, Benqi Wang, Kai Gu, Feifan Ouyang, Siew Yen Ho, Sunny Po, Minglong Chen
Aims: The aim of this study is to characterize the arrhythmogenic substrate for peri-mitral atrial flutter (PMAFL), thereby determining a personalized ablation strategy to treat PMAFL. Methods and results: Thirty-six consecutive PMAFL patients (mean age: 63.8 ± 11.3, 23 males) underwent detailed three-dimensional electroanatomic mapping in left atrium (LA). The LA was divided into septal-anterior wall (SAW), posterior inferior wall (PIW), and mitral isthmus (MI) region, respectively...
March 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340054/outcomes-of-atrial-arrhythmia-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-in-patients-with-ebstein-s-anomaly
#20
Abdallah Hassan, Nicholas Y Tan, Htin Aung, Heidi M Connolly, David O Hodge, Emily R Vargas, Bryan C Cannon, Douglas L Packer, Samuel J Asirvatham, Christopher J McLeod
Aims: Atrial arrhythmias are common in patients with Ebstein's anomaly (EA) despite cardiac surgical repair and concomitant Maze procedures. We aimed to evaluate the outcome of radiofrequency catheter ablation in this group of patients. Methods and results: All patients with EA and atrial arrhythmias who underwent catheter ablation for atrial arrhythmias between 1/1999 and 1/2016 were included. Atrial arrhythmia recurrence was identified as the primary outcome; secondary outcomes included repeat ablation, need for antiarrhythmic medications after ablation, and death...
February 27, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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