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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
August 24, 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
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
Bhumika Thakur, Abhishek Mukherjee, Abhijit Sen, Arpan Banerjee
Multisensory processing involves participation of individual sensory streams, e.g., vision, audition to facilitate perception of environmental stimuli. An experimental realization of the underlying complexity is captured by the "McGurk-effect"- incongruent auditory and visual vocalization stimuli eliciting perception of illusory speech sounds. Further studies have established that time-delay between onset of auditory and visual signals (AV lag) and perturbations in the unisensory streams are key variables that modulate perception...
2016: Scientific Reports
Shu-Fen Wung
Bradyarrhythmias are common clinical findings consisting of physiologic and pathologic conditions (sinus node dysfunction and atrioventricular [AV] conduction disturbances). Bradyarrhythmias can be benign, requiring no treatment; however, acute unstable bradycardia can lead to cardiac arrest. In patients with confirmed or suspected bradycardia, a thorough history and physical examination should include possible causes of sinoatrial node dysfunction or AV block. Management of bradycardia is based on the severity of symptoms, the underlying causes, presence of potentially reversible causes, presence of adverse signs, and risk of progression to asystole...
September 2016: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
P D Larsen, A J Kerr, M Hood, S A Harding, D Hooks, D Heaven, N A Lever, S Sinclair, D Boddington, E W Tang, J Swampillai, M K Stiles
BACKGROUND: The New Zealand Cardiac Implanted Device Registry (Device) has recently been developed under the auspices of the New Zealand Branch of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. This study describes the initial Device registry cohort of patients receiving a new pacemaker, their indications for pacing and their perioperative complications. METHODS: The Device Registry was used to audit patients receiving a first pacemaker between 1(st) January 2014 and 1(st) June 2015...
July 19, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
W Van Mieghem, H Ector, J Claessens, H De Geest
Two cases of acquired complete heart block in young adults, without apparent etiology, are presented. The anatomical and functional abnormalities are located probably distal to the bundle of Hiss in one patient, in the AV node and right bundle branch in the other. The time between occurrence of a first episode of complete heart and definite complete A-V block can be considerable. Treatment consists in implantation of a demand pacemaker.
January 1972: Acta Clinica Belgica
Raphael P Martins, Vincent Galand, Nathalie Behar, Philippe Mabo, Jean-Claude Daubert, Christophe Leclercq
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
James E Ip, Jim W Cheung, Christopher F Liu, George Thomas, Steven M Markowitz, Bruce B Lerman
In some elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), especially in combination with heart failure, a rate control strategy may be preferred. When pharmacological therapy is ineffective or not tolerated, it is reasonable to perform atrioventricular (AV) node ablation with ventricular pacing as a class IIA indication per current guidelines.(1) We describe a case in which this approach was necessary for management. However, the presence of peri-procedural, drug-induced AV block just before ablation provided a unique and challenging circumstance...
May 26, 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
Odette A Rodda, Matthew Lynch, Sarah Parsons
We present a case of Fabry disease with an uncommon pattern of asymmetrical hypertrophy with septal prominence resulting in an erroneous diagnosis of hypertrophic cardilmyopathy clinically. The deceased presented for a medicolegal autopsy following his sudden death after an AV node ablation. Fabry disease continues to be an important misdiagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in a clinical setting. Early diagnosis of Fabry disease is essential so that early treatment can be instituted.
August 2016: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Takahiko Kinjo, Shingo Sasaki, Masaomi Kimura, Shingen Owada, Daisuke Horiuchi, Kenichi Sasaki, Taihei Itoh, Yuji Ishida, Yoshihiro Shoji, Kimitaka Nishizaki, Yuichi Tsushima, Hirofumi Tomita, Ken Okumura
BACKGROUNDS: Postpacing interval (PPI) measured after entrainment pacing describes the distance between pacing site and reentrant circuit. However, the influential features to PPI remain to be elucidated. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study included 22 cases with slow/fast atrioventricular (AV) nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT), 14 orthodromic AV reciprocating tachycardia (AVRT) using an accessary pathway, 22 typical atrial flutter (AFL), and 18 other macroreentrant atrial tachycardia (atypical AFL)...
August 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
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