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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344737/the-125th-anniversary-of-the-his-bundle-discovery
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Georg H von Knorre
In 1893, Wilhelm His Jr. was the first to describe the AV (atrioventricular) bundle of the vertebrate heart, which now bears his name. Moreover, prior to the turn of the century, W. His Jr. had proved the function of the AV bundle by transection experiments in animals, and had interpreted Adams Stokes disease as heart block due to pathological changes within the bundle. In this way, he was ahead of his time. While clinical interest was limited to the bundle as the location of an AV block in the first half of the 125 years, it has gained attractiveness since then as a target of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures...
January 17, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341176/different-responses-of-supraventricular-tachycardia-with-2-1-av-block-to-consecutive-premature-ventricular-contractions
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Svetoslav Kurtev, Cristina Valduva, László Sághy, Robert Pap
A 52-year old female was admitted with complaints of palpitations for two years. The transthoracic echocardiography and electrocardiogram were both normal at the time of admission. We performed an electrophysiology study where the baseline intervals were in normal range. During burst atrial pacing we observed HV prolongation (HV = 80 ms) and infra-Hisian block. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 16, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325979/an-unusual-case-of-complete-atrioventricular-block-causing-takotsubo-syndrome
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Abhishek Rathore, Bharatraj Banavalikar, Jayaprakash Shenthar, Debashish Acharya, Javed Parvez, Kikkeri Hemanna Setty Srinivasa
Complete atrioventricular (AV) block in association with Takotsubo syndrome (TS) has been well recognized, but the cause and effect relationship has not been elucidated. We describe a 78-year-old female who presented with complete AV block but one week later developed new-onset, diffuse T-wave inversions, QT prolongation, and acceleration of junctional escape rate. Left ventriculogram revealed features typical of TS. One year after permanent pacemaker implantation, complete AV block persisted despite the reversal of wall motion defects implying that conduction abnormality was the trigger of TS rather than its consequence...
January 8, 2018: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275956/lyme-carditis-early-occurrence-and-prolonged-recovery
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Jianwei Fu Md, Luna Bhatta
Lyme carditis is an uncommon manifestation of early disseminated Lyme disease. This case illustrates a 66-year-old male with complaints of fatigue, myalgias, and fever after a tick bite 3days earlier. A large erythema migrans was found on the chest wall. Initial electrocardiogram showed sinus rhythm with second degree 2:1 atrioventricular (AV) block, which progressed to intermittent complete AV block rapidly. He was treated with intravenous ceftriaxone. Over the course of 2-weeks of antibiotic therapy, the intermittent high-grade AV block improved slowly and progressively...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260369/predictors-of-right-ventricular-pacing-and-pacemaker-dependence-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-patients
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Esseim Sharma, Antony F Chu
PURPOSE: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an increasingly prevalent therapy in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. Conduction disturbances requiring permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation are a known complication of TAVR. This study investigated the progression of cardiac conduction disease in the post-TAVR pacemaker population and identified predictors of post-TAVR right ventricular (RV) pacing dependence. METHODS: Prospectively collected echocardiographic, ECG, and PPM interrogation data of 262 consecutive patients who underwent TAVR with placement of a balloon-expandable valve at one institution from March 2012 to October 2016 were analyzed...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259045/risk-of-cardiac-rhythm-disturbances-and-aortic-regurgitation-in-different-spondyloarthritis-subtypes-in-comparison-with-general-population-a-register-based-study-from-sweden
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Karin Bengtsson, Helena Forsblad-d'Elia, Elisabeth Lie, Eva Klingberg, Mats Dehlin, Sofia Exarchou, Ulf Lindström, Johan Askling, Lennart T H Jacobsson
OBJECTIVES: To describe the incidence of atrioventricular (AV) block II-III, atrial fibrillation (AF), pacemaker implantation (PM) and aortic regurgitation in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), undifferentiated spondyloarthritis (uSpA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) compared with the general population (GP) and with each other. METHODS: A prospective nationwide study with cohorts of patients with AS (n=6448), PsA (n=16 063) and uSpA (n=5190) and a GP (n=2 66 435) cohort, identified in 2001-2009 in the Swedish National Patient and Population registers...
December 19, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250237/resolution-of-av-block-after-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Matthew Glassy, Nayereh Pezeshkian, Yingbo Yang, Uma N Srivatsa
We report a case with complete atrioventricular block (AVB) present both during sinus rhythm and with atrial fibrillation (AF). He had declined pacemaker placement and opted for ablation for the symptomatic AF. He underwent staged hybrid approach with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical maze (VATS) followed by endocardial ablation. VATS included ganglionic plexi cauterization. One month after the endocardial procedure, he had complete resolution of AF and AVB and remains so at 18 months follow up. We discuss possible abolition of vagal input for this improvement in AV conduction...
August 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250217/atrial-fibrillation-is-associated-with-increased-pacemaker-implantation-rates-in-the-placement-of-aortic-transcatheter-valve-partner-trial
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Angelo B Biviano, Tamim Nazif, Jose Dizon, Hasan Garan, Mark Abrams, Jessica Fleitman, Dua Hassan, Samir Kapadia, Vasilis Babaliaros, Ke Xu, Josep Rodes-Cabau, Wilson Y Szeto, William F Fearon, Danny Dvir, Todd Dewey, Mathew Williams, Steven Kindsvater, Michael J Mack, John G Webb, D Craig Miller, Craig R Smith, Martin B Leon, Susheel Kodali
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with worse outcomes in many cardiovascular diseases. There are few data examining pacemaker implantation rates and indications in patients with AF who undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). To examine the impact of AF on the incidence of and indications for pacemakers in patients undergoing TAVR, we evaluated data of 1723 patients without pre-existing pacemakers who underwent TAVR in the Placement of AoRTic TraNscathetER Valve (PARTNER) trial. Permanent pacemaker implantation rates and indications were compared in groups based on baseline and discharge heart rhythm: sinus rhythm (SR) vs...
June 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240293/transvenous-pacemaker-implantation-after-the-bidirectional-glenn-operation-for-patients-with-complex-congenital-disease
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Danielle E Harake, Kevin M Shannon, Jamil A Aboulhosn, Jeremy P Moore
INTRODUCTION: The bidirectional Glenn operation for congenital heart disease produces anatomical constraints to conventional transvenous pacemaker implantation. An iliac approach, although not previously described in this population, is potentially a preferable alternative to a thoracotomy for epicardial pacing. METHODS AND RESULTS: A single-center retrospective review was performed for all patients that underwent transvenous pacemaker implantation following the bidirectional Glenn operation with partial biventricular repair...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229209/randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-dose-escalation-study-investigation-of-the-safety-pharmacokinetics-and-antihyperalgesic-activity-of-l-4-chlorokynurenine-in-healthy-volunteers
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Mark Wallace, Alexander White, Kathy A Grako, Randal Lane, Allen Jo Cato, H Ralph Snodgrass
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Neuropathic pain is a significant medical problem needing more effective treatments with fewer side effects. Overactive glutamatergic transmission via N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) are known to play a role in central sensitization and neuropathic pain. Although ketamine, a NMDAR channel-blocking antagonist, is often used for neuropathic pain, its side-effect profile and abusive potential has prompted the search for a safer effective oral analgesic. A novel oral prodrug, AV-101 (l-4 chlorokynurenine), which, in the brain, is converted into one of the most potent and selective GlyB site antagonists of the NMDAR, has been demonstrated to be active in animal models of neuropathic pain...
October 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202647/swallow-presyncope-in-an-athletic-patient-caused-by-third-degree-atrioventricular-block
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Axel Van Damme, Tine De Backer, Philippe Vanderheeren
Introduction Swallow syncope is a neurally mediated syncope. Multiple causes have been described in literature. A rare cause is arrhythmias. Only a limited amount of cases present the association of swallow syncope and third degree AV-block. Case presentation A 39-year-old man presented with episodes of presyncope while eating. Further medical history, physical examination, resting 12-lead ECG, cyclo-ergometry, transthoracic echocardiography and MRI of the heart were normal. 24 h Holter monitoring demonstrated high-grade third-degree atrioventricular (AV) block...
December 5, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194653/electrophysiological-markers-predicting-impeding-av-block-during-ablation-of-atrioventricular-nodal-re-entry-tachycardia
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Nikolaos Fragakis, Lydia Krexi, Panagiota Kyriakou, Melani Sotiriadou, Charalambos Lazaridis, Athanasios Karamanolis, Panagiotis Dalampyras, Stelios Tsakiroglou, Vassilios Skeberis, Dimitrios Tsalikakis, Vassilios Vassilikos
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency (RF) ablation of the slow pathway (SP) in atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) is occasionally complicated with atrioventricular block (AVB) often predicted by junctional beats (JB) with loss of ventriculo-atrial (VA) conduction. METHODS: We analysed retrospectively 153 patients undergoing ablation of SP for typical AVNRT. Patients were divided into two age groups: 127 ≤70 years and 26 > 70 years. We analysed the interval between the atrial electrogram in the His-bundle position and the distal ablation catheter [A(H)-A(RFd)] and the proximal coronary sinus catheter [A(RFd)-A(CS)] before RF applications with and without JB...
November 30, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186415/atrioventricular-dromotropathy-evidence-for-a-distinctive-entity-in-heart-failure-with-prolonged-pr-interval
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Floor C W M Salden, Valentina Kutyifa, Martin Stockburger, Frits W Prinzen, Kevin Vernooy
Heart failure (HF) is often accompanied by atrioventricular (AV) conduction disturbance, represented by prolongation of the PR interval on the electrocardiogram. Studies suggest that PR prolongation exists in at least 10% of HF patients, and it seems more prevalent in the presence of prolonged QRS duration. A prolonged PR interval may result in elevated left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic pressure, diastolic mitral regurgitation, and reduced LV pump function. This seems especially the case in patients with heart disease, in whom it is associated with an increased risk for atrial fibrillation, advanced AV heart block, HF, and death...
November 24, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184615/mobitz-type-ii-atrioventricular-block-following-tramadol-and-fentanyl-in-a-patient-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-systolic-heart-failure
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Alaa A Rahhal, Amer H Aljundi, Abdulrahman Arabi
Serotonin syndrome is a potentially fatal condition allied with increased serotonergic activity in the central nervous system. There are published data reporting serotonin syndrome induced by either tramadol or fentanyl in combination with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in adult patients; however, there are no reports of serotonin syndrome resulting from the combination of tramadol and fentanyl. We report a case of a 52-year-old woman who was admitted to cardiology service and who developed Mobitz Type II atrioventricular (AV) block after administration of oral tramadol and intravenous fentanyl...
July 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168986/skin-aging-parameters-a-window-to-heart-block
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Hisham Samir Roshdy, Mohammad Hassan Soliman, Ibtesam Ibrahim El-Dosouky, Soheir Ghonemy
BACKGROUND: Skin acts as a mirror to the internal state of the body. HYPOTHESIS: We tried to find the relation between skin aging parameters and the incidence of degenerative AV block. METHODS: This study included 97 patients divided into 2 groups; group D comprised 49 patients with advanced-degree AV block, and group C comprised the 48 matched control group. All were subjected to full history taking, thorough clinical examination, calculation of intrinsic skin aging score, and resting 12-lead surface electrocardiography (ECG)...
November 23, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165759/transient-receptor-potential-melastatin-4-cation-channel-in-pediatric-heart-block
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J Tian, X-J An, M-Y Fu
Progressive cardiac conduction disease (PCCD) is a common pediatric heart conduction disorder. It is an autosomal inheritance of rare mutations, which leads to familial cases of PCCD. In these cases, the His-Purkinje system's conductive capacity is progressively deranged, involving either right or left bundle branch block. Also, QRS complexes display widening is an important characteristic that culminates in complete AV block, syncope, and sudden death. Mutations in TRPM4 gene that encodes for transient receptor potential melastatin 4 have recently been reported to cause familial cases of PCCD and heart block...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162403/cope-s-sign-and-complete-heart-block-in-a-78-year-old-patient-with-biliary-colic
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Panteleimon E Papakonstantinou, Natalia I Asimakopoulou, Emmanuel Kanoupakis, Spyridon Maragkoudakis, Simeon Panagiotakis, Achilleas Gikas
INTRODUCTION: Acute cholecystitis and biliary colic may have signs and symptoms similar to those of Acute Coronary Syndrome(ACS) along with ischemic ECG changes. Cholecystitis and/or biliary colic have been both reported as trigger factors for bradyarrhythmia in the literature. CASE REPORT: A 78-year-old male patient was admitted to our Emergency Department (ED) due to acute abdominal pain. The ECG on admission showed sinus bradycardia with a rate of 40 beats per minute (bpm) without signs of acute ischemia and a brief period (7 s) of complete atrioventricular (AV) block...
November 18, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144513/predictors-of-heart-rhythm-disturbances-in-hypertensive-obese-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Lyudmila Sergeevna Korostovtseva, Nadezhda Edvinovna Zvartau, Oxana Petrovna Rotar, Yurii Vladimirovich Sviryaev, Aleksandra Olegovna Konradi
Objective: To assess the incidence and predictors of heart rhythm and conduction disturbances in hypertensive obese patients with and without obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Methods: This is an open, cohort, prospective study. Out of 493 screened patients, we selected 279 hypertensive, obese individuals without severe concomitant diseases: 75 patients without sleep-disordered breathing (non-SDB group), and 204 patients with OSA (OSA group). At baseline, all patients underwent examination, including ECG, Holter ECG monitoring, and sleep study...
September 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134433/practice-makes-perfect-relationship-between-hospital-procedure-volume-and-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-after-paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia-ablation
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Vratika Agarwal, Neeraj Shah, Kathan Mehta, Anand Agarwal, Jonathan Willner, James Lafferty
PURPOSE: Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) ablation can result in injury to the atrioventricular (AV) node causing complete heart block requiring permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation. Few studies have examined the impact of hospital PSVT ablation volume and PPM implantation rates post ablation. METHODS: We included adult patients from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database, from 1998 to 2011, using ICD-9 diagnoses codes 427.0 and 427.89 for PSVT and ICD-9 procedure code 37...
November 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127856/acute-and-long-term-effects-of-fingolimod-on-heart-rhythm-and-heart-rate-variability-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Ruken Özge Akbulak, Sina C Rosenkranz, Benjamin N Schaeffer, Hans O Pinnschmidt, Stephan Willems, Christoph Heesen, Boris A Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: Fingolimod can lead to increased risk of cardiac events such as bradycardia or atrioventricular (AV) block. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate acute and long-term effects of fingolimod on heart rhythm (HR), heart rate variability (HRV) and development of AV-blocks. METHODS: In 64 patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis Holter ECG monitoring (HEM) and HRV analysis were performed 24h before, six h during and 72h after initiation of fingolimod...
November 2, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
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