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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909519/clinical-use-and-limitations-of-non-invasive-electrophysiological-tests-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Valentina D A Corino, Luca T Mainardi, Frida Sandberg, Leif Sörnmo, Pyotr G Platonov
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a complex arrhythmia, that has been studied non-invasively assessing atrial refractory period, atrioventricular node (AV) node refractory period, and ventricular response. The AV node plays a fundamental role as it filters many of the numerous irregular atrial impulses bombarding the node. Despite its importance, the electrophysiological (EP) characteristics of the AV node are not routinely evaluated since conventional EP techniques for assessment of refractory period or conduction velocity of the AV node are not applicable in AF...
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909513/assessment-of-sinoatrial-node-function-in-patients-with-persistent-and-long-standing-persistent-forms-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-maze-iii-procedure-combined-with-mitral-valve-operation
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Kulikov Aleksei A, Bokeria Leo A
RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: Assessment of sinoatrial node function after Maze III procedure combined with a mitral valve operation. METHODS: 100 patients were included in the research with persistent and long-standing persistent forms of atrial fibrillation (AF) and need of operative treatment concerning valve disease. The following preoperative preparation methods were executed to all patients: Electrocardiogram in 12 standard assignments;Two-dimensional echocardiographic with assessment of systolic and diastolic functions of the left ventricle, size of the left atrium and grade of valve disease;Transesophageal echocardiography for exclusion of blood clots in the left atrium and left atrial appendage;Coronary angiography for exclusion of coronary heart disease;Computer tomography for examination of cardiac chambers and anatomic characteristics of pulmonary veins...
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909484/lyme-arrhythmia-in-an-avid-golfer-a-diagnostic-challenge-and-a-therapeutic-dilemma
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Ujjwal Rastogi, Dr Nidhi Kumars
Lyme disease is a multisystem disorder affecting dermatologic, cardiac, nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Cardiac manifestations occur in about 5% of Lyme infections and stem from the involvement of the cardiac conduction system, resulting in varying degrees of sino-atrioventricular block. Occasionally, Lyme infection may also present with myopericarditis. Unlike isolated conduction node disease, myocardial involvement presents a great diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma for the physician. We report the case of a 68 year-old male cardiologist who presented with new onset exertional dyspnea and palpitations...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855290/transcatheter-leadless-cardiac-pacing-the-new-alternative-solution
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Antoine Da Costa, Amandine Axiotis, Cécile Romeyer-Bouchard, Loucif Abdellaoui, Zahi Afif, Jean Baptiste Guichard, Antoine Gerbay, Karl Isaaz
INTRODUCTION: A lack of information about the feasibility and safety of leadless pacemaker (LPMs) exists in a fragile population of patients with limited venous anatomy access or conventional pacemaker (PM) contraindication. Accordingly, the goal of this prospective observational study was to report our experience with this new leadless technology in a subset of patients with contraindication or limited venous access. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between May 2015 and July 2016, 14 patients were consecutively included...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849189/sleep-related-bradyarrhythmic-events-and-heart-rate-variability-in-apparently-healthy-individuals
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Tolga Çimen, Hamza Sunman, Mehmet Erat, Tolga Han Efe, Ahmet Akyel, Murat Bilgin, Sadık Açıkel, Mehmet Doğan, Ekrem Yeter
OBJECTIVE: It is thought that abnormal cardiac impulses of the autonomic nervous system during sleep are responsible for sleep-related bradyarrhythmias. Despite a proposed common etiopathogenesis and having common name of "sleep-related bradyarrhythmias," precise importance of sinoatrial or atrioventricular (AV) node involvement remains elusive. This study aimed to determine whether there is a difference in sleeprelated bradyarrhythmias from the point of view of heart rate variability (HRV)...
November 10, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834761/three-dimensional-visualization-of-human-cardiac-conduction-tissue-in-whole-heart-specimens-by-high-resolution-phase-contrast-ct-imaging-using-synchrotron-radiation
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Gen Shinohara, Kiyozo Morita, Masato Hoshino, Yoshihiro Ko, Takuro Tsukube, Yukihiro Kaneko, Hiroyuki Morishita, Yoshihiro Oshima, Hironori Matsuhisa, Ryuma Iwaki, Masashi Takahashi, Takaaki Matsuyama, Kazuhiro Hashimoto, Naoto Yagi
BACKGROUND: The feasibility of synchrotron radiation-based phase-contrast computed tomography (PCCT) for visualization of the atrioventricular (AV) conduction axis in human whole heart specimens was tested using four postmortem structurally normal newborn hearts obtained at autopsy. METHODS: A PCCT imaging system at the beamline BL20B2 in a SPring-8 synchrotron radiation facility was used. The PCCT imaging of the conduction system was performed with "virtual" slicing of the three-dimensional reconstructed images...
November 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788993/av-nodal-ablation-in-tricuspid-atresia-anatomical-challenges
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Jeffrey Munro, Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran, Komandoor Srivathsan
Patients with congenital heart disease often present unique challenges, especially in the electrophysiology laboratory. Here we present a case of a patient with medically refractory symptomatic atrial tachycardia, tricuspid atresia and a history of a modified Fontan procedure. The approach of an AV node ablation for palliation in our patient was met with challenges in identification of a His-bundle recording and successful ablation after identification of the His-bundle recording from a left sided approach...
May 2016: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775372/mathematical-model-of-the-atrioventricular-nodal-double-response-tachycardia-and-double-fire-pathology
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Beata Jackowska-Zduniak, Urszula Forys
A proposed model consisting of two coupled models (Hodgkin-Huxley and Yanagihara-Noma-Irisawa model) is considered as a description of the heart's action potential. System of ordinary differential equations is used to recreate pathological behaviour in the conducting heart's system such as double fire and the most common tachycardia: atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT). Part of the population has an abnormal accessory pathways: fast and slow (Fujiki, 2008). These pathways in the atrioventricular node (AV node) are anatomical and functional contributions of supraventricular tachycardia...
December 1, 2016: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766308/cardiac-disease-and-arrhythmogenesis-mechanistic-insights-from-mouse-models
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Lois Choy, Jie Ming Yeo, Vivian Tse, Shing Po Chan, Gary Tse
The mouse is the second mammalian species, after the human, in which substantial amount of the genomic information has been analyzed. With advances in transgenic technology, mutagenesis is now much easier to carry out in mice. Consequently, an increasing number of transgenic mouse systems have been generated for the study of cardiac arrhythmias in ion channelopathies and cardiomyopathies. Mouse hearts are also amenable to physical manipulation such as coronary artery ligation and transverse aortic constriction to induce heart failure, radiofrequency ablation of the AV node to model complete AV block and even implantation of a miniature pacemaker to induce cardiac dyssynchrony...
September 2016: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738063/brugada-syndrome-in-the-young-an-assessment-of-risk-factors-predicting-future-events
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Maria Cecilia Gonzalez Corcia, Juan Sieira, Andrea Sarkozy, Carlo de Asmundis, Gian-Battista Chierchia, Jaime Hernandez Ojeda, Gudrun Pappaert, Pedro Brugada
AIMS: To investigate the clinical characteristics, prognoses, and presence of risk factors in young patients with Brugada syndrome (BS). METHODS AND RESULTS: A consecutive cohort of 128 young BS patients (≤25 years old at diagnosis) was analysed. Eighty-eight patients (69%) were asymptomatic, whereas 40 (31%) presented with clinical manifestations of BS. Markers of prognosis and risk were identified upon comparison of these two groups. A history of malignant syncope was strong predictors of ventricular arrhythmic events...
October 13, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738057/clinically-guided-pacemaker-choice-and-setting-pacemaker-expert-programming-study
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Matteo Ziacchi, Pietro Palmisano, Ernesto Ammendola, Gabriele Dell'era, Federico Guerra, Stefano Aquilani, Vittorio Aspromonte, Giuseppe Boriani, Michele Accogli, Giuseppe Del Giorno, Eraldo Occhetta, Alessandro Capucci, Renato Pietro Ricci, Giampiero Maglia, Mauro Biffi
AIM: The aim of this multicentre, observational, transversal study was to evaluate pacemaker (PM) choice and setting in a large number of patients, in order to understand their relationship with the patients' clinical characteristics. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study enrolled a total of 1858 patients (71 ± 14 years, 54% male), consecutively evaluated during scheduled PM follow-up visits in 7 Italian cardiac arrhythmia centres. To evaluate the appropriateness of PM choice in relation to the patients' clinical characteristics, we analysed their rhythm disorders at the time of device implantation and the characteristics of the devices implanted...
October 13, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666912/atrial-tachycardia-ablated-successfully-from-the-aorta
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Mahipat Soni, Deepak Bohara, Anup Taksande, Ajay Mahajan, Pratap Nathani, Yash Lokhandwala
We present a case of recurrent highly symptomatic atrial tachycardia. During electrophysiology (EP) study, this was found to arise close to the AV node. To avoid conduction system damage by radiofrequency (RF) ablation, the aortic cusps were mapped. The tachycardia focus was close to the non-coronary cusp and ablated safely and successfully from this site.
December 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661415/ivabradine-reduced-ventricular-rate-in-patients-with-non-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Wanwarang Wongcharoen, Adisai Ruttanaphol, Siriluck Gunaparn, Arintaya Phrommintikul
BACKGROUND: It has been shown that If channels can be found in AV node, apart from the sinus node. Previous animal studies showed that If inhibitor resulted in the rate-dependent reduction in AV node conduction during atrial fibrillation (AF). Therefore, we aimed to examine the effect of ivabradine on ventricular rate in patients with non-paroxysmal AF. METHOD: This study was a prospective randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study. Ivabradine, 5mg twice a day (n=21), or placebo (n=11) was administered for 1month to adult patients with non-paroxysmal AF, in addition to standard therapy...
September 16, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651588/correlation-of-maternal-autoantibodies-with-fetal-congenital-heart-block
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Dey Madhusudan, Agarwal Raju, Nambula Vijaya
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune fetal congenital heart block (CHB) is the most severe manifestation of neonatal lupus, and it is seen when maternal autoimmune antibodies cross the placenta and damage the AV node of the fetus. CHB is mainly associated with maternal SLE with anti-Ro/SSA- and anti-La/SSB-positive status, and incidence of CHB increases when both the antibodies are present. This study was conducted to know the incidence of fetal CHB in patients of SLE who had ANA, anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB positivity...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651007/position-paper-for-management-of-elderly-patients-with-pacemakers-and-implantable-cardiac-defibrillators-groupe-de-rythmologie-et-stimulation-cardiaque-de-la-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-fran%C3%A3-aise-de-cardiologie-et-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-fran%C3%A3-aise-de-g%C3%A3-riatrie-et-g%C3%A3-rontologie
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Laurent Fauchier, Christine Alonso, Frédéric Anselme, Hugues Blangy, Pierre Bordachar, Serge Boveda, Nicolas Clementy, Pascal Defaye, Jean-Claude Deharo, Patrick Friocourt, Daniel Gras, Franck Halimi, Didier Klug, Jacques Mansourati, Benjamin Obadia, Jean-Luc Pasquié, Dominique Pavin, Nicolas Sadoul, Jérôme Taieb, Olivier Piot, Olivier Hanon
Despite the increasingly high rate of implantation of pacemakers (PM) and cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) in elderly patients, data supporting their clinical and cost-effectiveness in this age stratum are ambiguous and contradictory. We reviewed the data regarding the applicability, safety, and effectiveness of the conventional pacing, ICD and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in elderly patients. Although peri-procedural risk may be slightly higher in the elderly, the procedure of implantation of PMs and ICDs is still relatively safe in this age group...
September 1, 2016: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642736/-consciousness-disorders-from-cardiological-view
#16
Hans-Joachim Trappe
Consciousness disorders may have many causes, mainly cardiac arrhythmias. The incidence of bradyarrhythmias (BA) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is 0.3-18 % and caused by sinus node dysfunction (SND), high degree atrioventricular (AV) block or bundle branch blocks. SND are sinus bradycardia or sinus arrest. 1st degree AV-block occurs in 4-13 % of patients with ACS caused by rhythm disturbances in atrium, AV node, bundle of His or the Tawara system. 1st or 2nd degree AV block is seen very frequently within 24 hours after beginning of ACS and these arrhythmias are frequently transient and no more present after 72 hours...
September 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619976/st-segment-elevation-following-cardioversion-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-emergency-department-unmasked-myocardial-infarction-due-to-left-main-coronary-artery-plaque-rupture-or-unspecific-finding
#17
Dirk Prochnau, Ralf Surber, Matthias Hoyme, Sylvia Otto, Anna Selle, Tudor C Poerner
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a frequent reason for emergency department visits. According to current guidelines either rate- or rhythm-control are acceptable therapeutic options in such situations. In this report, we present the complicated clinical course of a patient with AF and a rapid ventricular response. Because of paroxysmal AF, the patient was on chronic oral anticoagulation therapy with warfarin. Pharmacological treatment was ineffective to control ventricular rate, and immediate synchronized electrical cardioversion was performed...
September 13, 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27604147/complete-atrioventricular-block-complicating-mitral-infective-endocarditis-caused-by-streptococcus-agalactiae
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Masaru Arai, Koichi Nagashima, Mahoto Kato, Naotaka Akutsu, Misa Hayase, Kanako Ogura, Yukino Iwasawa, Yoshihiro Aizawa, Yuki Saito, Yasuo Okumura, Haruna Nishimaki, Shinobu Masuda, Astushi Hirayama
BACKGROUND Infective endocarditis (IE) involving the mitral valve can but rarely lead to complete atrioventricular block (CAVB). CASE REPORT A 74-year-old man with a history of infective endocarditis caused by Streptococcus gordonii (S. gordonii) presented to our emergency room with fever and loss of appetite, which had lasted for 5 days. On admission, results of serologic tests pointed to severe infection. Electrocardiography showed normal sinus rhythm with first-degree atrioventricular block and incomplete right bundle branch block, and transthoracic echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography revealed severe mitral regurgitation caused by posterior leaflet perforation and 2 vegetations (5 mm and 6 mm) on the tricuspid valve...
September 8, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27557488/atrial-tachycardia-originating-in-the-vicinity-of-the-noncoronary-sinus-of-valsalva-report-of-a-series-including-the-first-case-of-ablation-related-complete-atrioventricular-block
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Michael Barkagan, Yoav Michowitz, Aharon Glick, Oholi Tovia-Brodie, Raphael Rosso, Bernard Belhassen
BACKGROUND: A few series of focal atrial tachycardia (AT) originating from the noncoronary sinus of Valsalva (NCSV) have been reported in the literature during the last decade. METHODS AND RESULTS: Of 147 patients with AT referred for radiofrequency ablation (RFA), we identified nine (6%) originating in the vicinity of the NCSV. Clinical AT was induced during electrophysiological study in all patients without (n = 6) and with (n = 3) isoproterenol infusion. Mean cycle length of the induced tachycardia was 399 ± 85 ms...
November 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553931/magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-transatrial-electrophysiological-studies-in-swine-using-active-catheter-tracking-experience-with-14-cases
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Matthias Grothoff, Matthias Gutberlet, Gerhard Hindricks, Christian Fleiter, Bernhard Schnackenburg, Steffen Weiss, Sascha Krueger, Christopher Piorkowski, Thomas Gaspar, Steve Wedan, Thomas Lloyd, Philipp Sommer, Sebastian Hilbert
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility of performing comprehensive Cardiac Magnetic resonance (CMR) guided electrophysiological (EP) interventions in a porcine model encompassing left atrial access. METHODS: After introduction of two femoral sheaths 14 swine (41 ± 3.6 kg) were transferred to a 1.5 T MR scanner. A three-dimensional whole-heart sequence was acquired followed by segmentation and the visualization of all heart chambers using an image-guidance platform...
August 23, 2016: European Radiology
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