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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583627/resectable-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-role-of-ct-quantitative-imaging-biomarkers-for-predicting-pathology-and-patient-outcomes
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Christophe Cassinotto, Jaron Chong, George Zogopoulos, Caroline Reinhold, Laurence Chiche, Jean-Pierre Lafourcade, Adeline Cuggia, Eric Terrebonne, Anthony Dohan, Benoît Gallix
BACKGROUNDS: Patients with a pancreatic cancer amenable to surgery still have a poor prognosis and high risk of post-operative recurrence. We aimed to assess the value of quantitative imaging biomarkers using computed-tomography (CT) texture analysis to evaluate the pathologic tumor aggressiveness and predict disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma. METHODS: We retrospectively performed attenuation measurements and texture analysis on the portal-venous phase of the pre-operative CT scan of 99 patients that underwent resection of a pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in two university hospitals...
May 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577544/deactivation-vs-asynchronous-pacing-prospective-evaluation-of-a-protocol-for-rhythm-management-in-patients-with-magnetic-resonance-conditional-pacemakers-undergoing-adenosine-stress-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Oliver Klein-Wiele, Marietta Garmer, Gianluca Barbone, Rhyan Urbien, Martin Busch, Kaffer Kara, Harald Schäfer, Michael Schulte-Hermes, Birgit Hailer, Dietrich Grönemeyer
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) imaging with adenosine stress is an important diagnostic tool in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the method is not yet established for CAD patients with pacemakers (PM) in clinical practice. A possible reason is that no recommendations exist for PM setting (paused pacing or asynchronous mode) during adenosine stress. We elaborated a protocol for rhythm management in clinical routine for PM patients that considers heart rate changes under adenosine using a test infusion of adenosine in selected patients...
June 2, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522303/ivabradine-as-an-alternative-to-av-node-ablation-in-a%C3%A2-patient-with-permanent-atrial-fibrillation
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Adolfo Fontenla, Lola Villagraz, Javier de Juan, Álvaro Lozano, Sebastián Giacoman, María López-Gil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521476/differentiation-between-gastrointestinal-schwannomas-and-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-by-computed-tomography
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Ming-Yan He, Rong Zhang, Zhenpeng Peng, Yin Li, Ling Xu, Mengjie Jiang, Zi-Ping Li, Shi-Ting Feng
The aim of the present study was to identify computed tomography (CT) features to assist in differentiating gastrointestinal schwannomas from gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). CT images of gastrointestinal schwannomas (n=15) and GISTs (n=50) were analyzed. The absolute CT values of tumor/aorta during plain scan/arterial phase/venous phase were recorded as tumor plain scan (Tp)/aorta plain scan (Ap), tumor arterial phase (Ta)/aorta arterial phase (Aa) and tumor venous phase (Tv)/aorta venous phase (Av), respectively, and normalized CT values of the three phases were calculated as Sp=Tp/Ap, Sa=Ta/Aa and Sv=Tv/Av, respectively...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507744/mahaim-accessory-pathways
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Demosthenes G Katritsis, Hein J Wellens, Mark E Josephson
The term Mahaim conduction is conventionally used to describe decrementally conducting connections between the right atrium or the AV node and the right ventricle in or close to the right bundle branch. Although such pathways are rare, their unique properties make their diagnosis and treatment cumbersome. In this article we review the published evidence, and discuss the electrocardiographic and electrophysiological characteristics as well as the anatomy and origin of these fibres.
April 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507743/electrophysiological-testing-for-the-investigation-of-bradycardias
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Demosthenes G Katritsis, Mark E Josephson
In this article we review the role of electrophysiological testing in patients presenting with bradycardia due to sinus node or atrioventricular node disease. In sinus bradycardia the role of electrophysiology studies is not established. In AV conduction disturbances, an electrophysiology study may be necessary both for the establishment of atrioventricular block as the main cause of symptoms, and for identification of the anatomic site of block that may dictate the potential need of permanent pacing.
April 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496928/idiopathic-paroxysmal-atrio-ventricular-block-what-is-the-mechanism
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Francisco J Guerrero-Márquez, Eduardo Arana-Rueda, Alonso Pedrote
Idiopathic paroxysmal atrioventricular (AV) block poses a true diagnostic challenge. What is clear about this entity is the confusion about its definition and consequently about its etiology. According to certain sources, the diagnosis of this block requires the lack of a structural cardiac pathology that justifies the observed manifestations and an absence of electrocardiographic disorders prior to an episode. The clinical presentation of idiopathic paroxysmal AV block does not differ from that of another cardiogenic syncope or of a vasovagal syncope with a significant cardioinhibitory component...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438795/cystic-tumour-of-the-atrioventricular-node-treatment-dilemma
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Wael Abuzeid, Robert B H Myers
An asymptomatic 18-year-old black woman was found to have an incidental finding of third-degree atrioventricular (AV) block on a routine ECG. 2-Dimensional transthoracic echocardiography showed a heterogeneous mass in the region of the peri-membranous septum in the AV node area. A cardiac MRI showed a well-defined cystic mass arising from the right side of the interatrial septal wall. An MRI compatible permanent pacemaker was implanted with plans to monitor the tumour with non-invasive imaging. Cystic tumour of the AV node is a rare primary cardiac tumour...
April 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431056/long-term-outcome-of-transvenous-pacemaker-implantation-in-infants-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Laura M Vos, Janneke A E Kammeraad, Matthias W Freund, Andreas C Blank, Johannes M P J Breur
Aim: Evaluation of long-term outcome of transvenous pacemaker (PM) implantation in infants. Methods and Results: A retrospective analysis of all transvenous PM implantations in infants <10 kg between September 1997 and October 2001 was made. Indications for PM implantation, age at implantation, and determinants of long-term outcome including cardiac function, PM function, and PM (system) complications were noted. Seven patients underwent transvenous VVI(R) PM implantation...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340894/wenckebach-pattern-in-right-bundle-branch-block-benign-or-not
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Weiting Huang, Paul Chun Yih Lim, Chi-Keong Ching
A Mobitz type I block (Wenckebach phenomenon) with narrow QRS complex is almost always due to a lesion in the AV node. In a type I block with wide QRS complex (>0.12sec), the block can be in the His-Purkinje system in 60-70% of the cases. Even though the progressive PR prolongation with every conducted beat suggests Wenckebach phenomenon, one needs to pay attention to the accompanying QRS complex. In the setting of persistent right bundle branch block, axis change of subsequent conducted beat before an unconducted p suggests alternating fascicular block, giving clue to unreliable infra-Hisian conduction; and in the setting of symptoms, a pacemaker should be implanted...
March 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320262/intracardiac-electrophysiological-conduction-parameters-in-adult-dogs
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Alicja Cepiel, Agnieszka Noszczyk-Nowak, Robert Pasławski, Adrian Janiszewski, Urszula Pasławska
BACKGROUND: Invasive electrophysiology study (EPS) is one of the most important adjunct tests for the evaluation of arrhythmias in human medicine. Moreover, it is a vital procedure conducted prior to, and after, radiofrequency ablation. However, EPS is neither well known, nor widely used in veterinary medicine. OBJECTIVE: To define the values for intracardiac conduction parameters determined during invasive EPS in dogs. ANIMALS AND METHODS: The study included 16 admitted dogs of various breeds, sex and ages and 6 control Beagles...
March 21, 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318819/slow-pathway-radiofrequency-ablation-using-magnetic-navigation-a-description-of-technique-and-retrospective-case-analysis
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Abhishek Bhaskaran, Maha Albarri, Neil Ross, Sara Al Raisi, Rahul Samantha, Leonette Roode, Fazlur Nadri, Jeanette Ng, Stuart Thomas, Aravinda Thiagalingam, Pramesh Kovoor
BACKGROUND: The Magnetic Navigation System (MNS) catheter was shown to be stable in the presence of significant cardiac wall motion and delivered more effective lesions compared to manual control. This stability could potentially make AV junctional reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) ablation safer. The aim of this study is to describe the method of mapping and ablation of AVNRT with MNS and 3-D electro-anatomical mapping system (CARTO, Biosense Webster, Diamond bar, CA, USA) anatomical mapping, with a view to improve the safety of ablation...
February 21, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219978/a-mutation-in-the-g-protein-gene-gnb2-causes-familial-sinus-node-and-atrioventricular-conduction-dysfunction
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Birgit Stallmeyer, Johanna Kuß, Stefan Kotthoff, Sven Zumhagen, Kirsty S Vowinkel, Susanne Rinne, Lina A Matschke, Corinna Friedrich, Ellen Schulze-Bahr, Stephan Rust, Guiscard Seebohm, Niels Decher, Eric Schulze-Bahr
Rationale: Familial sinus node and atrioventricular (AV) conduction dysfunction is a rare disorder that leads to paroxysmal dizziness, fatigue and syncope due to a temporarily or permanent reduced heart rate. To date, only a few genes for familial sinus and/or AV conduction dysfunction are known and the majority of cases remain etiologically unresolved. Objective: We aim to identify the disease gene in a large three-generation family (n=25) with autosomal dominant sinus node dysfunction (SND) and AV block (AVB) and to characterise the mutation-related pathomechanisms in familial SND+AVB...
February 20, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190736/diagnosis-and-management-of-phantom-tachycardias-based-on-an-electrophysiologically-guided-approach
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Dimitris Tsiachris, Iosif Koutagiar, Konstantinos A Gatzoulis, Petros Arsenos, Aggeliki Rigatou, Polychronis Dilaveris, Skevos Sideris, Achilleas Papadopoulos, Alekos Kritikos, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Non-documented palpitations, or phantom tachycardias, are palpitations deemed to be of unknown origin after evaluation with conventional diagnostic tools, such as 12-lead electrocardiogram and Holter recordings. Our aim was to determine the diagnostic value of an electrophysiologic study (EPS) and its role in the management of patients presenting with non-documented palpitations. METHODS: We performed EPS in 78 consecutive patients with repeatable, poorly tolerated symptoms of paroxysmal, non-documented tachycardia, the absence of structural heart disease and at least one 24-h Holter recording...
September 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089344/heparan-sulfate-storage-in-the-cardiac-conduction-system-triggers-atrioventricular-block
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Rie Kato, Hiroaki Miyahara, Tatsuya Kawano, Atsuko Matsuzuka, Kimiko Noda, Tatsuro Izumi
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the novel biological functions of heparan sulfate (HS) by clinic-pathologically studying a patient with paroxysmal atrioventricular (AV) block. PATIENT: A long-surviving male patient with Sanfilippo syndrome type A presented with paroxysmal AV block at age 33years. He then survived another 2.5years after the onset of paroxysmal AV block and pacemaker implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS: His cardiac histopathological examination at autopsy showed HS storage in the cardiac conduction system (CCS), especially in the atrioventricular node (AVN)-His bundle branches...
May 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057794/purinergic-signaling-in-the-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Geoffrey Burnstock
There is nervous control of the heart by ATP as a cotransmitter in sympathetic, parasympathetic, and sensory-motor nerves, as well as in intracardiac neurons. Centers in the brain control heart activities and vagal cardiovascular reflexes involve purines. Adenine nucleotides and nucleosides act on purinoceptors on cardiomyocytes, AV and SA nodes, cardiac fibroblasts, and coronary blood vessels. Vascular tone is controlled by a dual mechanism. ATP, released from perivascular sympathetic nerves, causes vasoconstriction largely via P2X1 receptors...
January 6, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047088/su-g-brc-09-experimental-validation-of-a-vmat-planning-technique-for-patients-with-hip-prosthesis
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M Milette, L Sporn, M Robinson
PURPOSE: To validate and evaluate the dosimetric accuracy of two different VMAT planning techniques for patients with hip prosthesis of unknown composition. METHODS: A phantom was designed to model a patient with one stainless steel hip prosthesis. PTVs and critical structures contours were copied from a prostate cancer patient. Simultaneous integrated boost VMAT plans covering the prostate and pelvic lymph nodes (50.4Gy and 70Gy in 28 fractions) and sparing the rectum and bladder were generated in Eclipse using AAA dose calculation...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018021/exome-sequencing-identifies-compound-heterozygous-mutations-in-scn5a-associated-with-congenital-complete-heart-block-in-the-thai-population
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Chuphong Thongnak, Pornprot Limprasert, Duangkamol Tangviriyapaiboon, Suchaya Silvilairat, Apichaya Puangpetch, Ekawat Pasomsub, Chonlaphat Sukasem, Wasun Chantratita
Background. Congenital heart block is characterized by blockage of electrical impulses from the atrioventricular node (AV node) to the ventricles. This blockage can be caused by ion channel impairment that is the result of genetic variation. This study aimed to investigate the possible causative variants in a Thai family with complete heart block by using whole exome sequencing. Methods. Genomic DNA was collected from a family consisting of five family members in three generations in which one of three children in generation III had complete heart block...
2016: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989053/conventional-and-novel-predictors-of-permanent-pacemaker-after-tavi-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Guilherme Portugal, Lino Patrício, Ana Abreu, Duarte Cacela, Mário Oliveira, Rui Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common in patients submitted for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), and these patients are at higher risk of developing conduction system disturbances requiring pacemaker (PM) implantation. Conventional predictors for PM use in this population have limited applicability. It was hypothesized that a post-procedural heart rate reduction could gauge the degree of atrioventricular (AV) node injury, and that this would be a clinically useful predictor of a need for PM...
May 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987072/the-value-of-electrophysiologic-study-in-decision-making-regarding-the-need-for-pacemaker-implantation-after-tavi
#20
Oholi Tovia-Brodie, Yael Ben-Haim, Erel Joffe, Ariel Finkelstein, Aharon Glick, Raphael Rosso, Bernard Belhassen, Yoav Michowitz
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate electrophysiologic study (EPS) in risk stratification of relative indications for pacemaker implantation (PMI) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). METHODS: We reviewed files of all patients who had a left bundle branch block (LBBB) and underwent EPS after TAVI between 3/2009 and 5/2015. The indications for EPS were new-onset LBBB and the presence of an old or a new-onset LBBB associated with either PR prolongation after TAVI (∆PR >20 ms) or with "slow" atrial fibrillation (<100/min)...
March 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
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