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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523023/surgical-repair-of-partial-atrioventricular-septal-defect
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Tariq Waqar, Muhammad Usman Riaz, Muhammad Shuaib
OBJECTIVE: To review the results of surgical correction of partial atrioventricular septal defect and associated cardiac comorbidities. METHODS: Retrospective case analysis of electronic database of department of paediatrics cardiac surgery, CPEIC, Multan was done. Forty consecutive patients operated for partial atrioventricular septal defect repair from September 2011 to October 2016 were included. Mean age was 14.67±7.96 years. 60% (24) patients were male. Regarding echocardiographic findings, pre-operatively 40% (n=16) had mild, 47...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507743/electrophysiological-testing-for-the-investigation-of-bradycardias
#2
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/28506648/antegrade-versus-continuous-retrograde-del-nido-cardioplegia-in-the-david-i-operation
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Xuan Jiang, Tianxiang Gu, Enyi Shi, Chun Wang, Zongyi Xiu, Guangwei Zhang
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of continuous retrograde del Nido cardioplegia for myocardial protection is still controversial. We hypothesised that antegrade and retrograde cardioplegia offer equivalent safety for myocardial protection in the David I procedure. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 33 patients undergoing the David I operation with antegrade or retrograde del Nido solution from June 2014 to January 2016. The outcomes were compared. The follow-up was 1 month to 15 months...
April 26, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503840/a-critical-note-on-treatment-of-a-severe-diltiazem-intoxication-high-dose-calcium-and-glucagon-infusions
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N M Van Veggel, G J Van der Veen, T C Jansen, E M Westerman
The morbidity and mortality of a severe calcium channel blocker intoxication is high due to serious toxic cardiac effects. Its treatment is supported by low-quality evidence from heterogeneous literature. We describe a case of a severe diltiazem intoxication and critically appraise the efficacy and role of high-dose calcium and glucagon infusions. A 53-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency department with a cardiogenic shock with complete AV block, not responding to atropine, isoprenaline and an external pacemaker...
May 15, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499089/nanoencapsulation-of-aloe-vera-in-synthetic-and-naturally-occurring-polymers-by-electro-hydrodynamic-processing-of-interest-in-food-technology-and-bioactive-packaging
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Sergio Torres-Giner, Sabina Wilkanowicz, Beatriz Meléndez-Rodríguez, Jose M Lagaron
This work originally reports on the use of electro-hydrodynamic processing (EHDP) to encapsulate Aloe vera (AV) (Aloe barbadensis Miller) using both synthetic polymers, i.e. polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH), and naturally occurring polymers, i.e. barley starch (BS), whey protein concentrate (WPC) and maltodextrin. The AV leaf juice was used as the water-based solvent for EHDP and the resultant biopolymer solution properties were evaluated to determine their effect on the process. Morphological analysis revealed that, at the optimal processing conditions, synthetic polymers mainly produced fiber-like structures while naturally occurring polymers generated capsules...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496932/mobitz-type-2-av-block-dissolved-with-contrast-injection
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Umit Yasar Sinan, Veysel Oktay, Mefat Selishta, Mustafa Yıldız
There are many cases in the literature concerning the occurence of atrioventricular block in acute myocardial infarction. The prevelance and management of AV block in the setting of chronic myocardial ischemia remains unclear. Our case presented with stable angina pectoris. Treadmill test revealed Mobitz Type 2 AV block which disappeared with contrast injection and re-occured after injection during PCI.
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
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/28496025/identification-of-a-novel-gla-gene-mutation-p-ile239met-in-fabry-disease-with-a-predominant-cardiac-phenotype
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Beáta Csányi, Lidia Hategan, Viktória Nagy, Izabella Obál, Edina T Varga, János Borbás, Annamária Tringer, Sabrina Eichler, Tamás Forster, Arndt Rolfs, Róbert Sepp
Fabry disease (FD) is an X-linked inherited lysosomal storage disorder caused by mutations in the GLA gene, encoding for the enzyme α-galactosidase A. Although hundreds of mutations in the GLA gene have been described, many of them are variants of unknown significance. Here we report a novel GLA mutation, p.Ile239Met, identified in a large Hungarian three-generation family with FD. A 69 year-old female index patient with a clinical history of renal failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and 2nd degree AV block was screened for mutation in the GLA gene...
May 12, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488817/neladenoson-bialanate-hydrochloride-a-prodrug-of-a-partial-adenosine%C3%A2-a1-receptor-agonist-for-the-chronic-treatment-of-heart-diseases
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Daniel Meibom, Barbara Albrecht-Küpper, Nicole Diedrichs, Walter Hübsch, Raimund Kast, Thomas Krämer, Ursula Krenz, Hans-Georg Lerchen, Joachim Mittendorf, Peter G Nell, Frank Süssmeier, Alexandros Vakalopoulos, Katja Zimmermann
Adenosine is known to be released under a variety of physiological and pathophysiological conditions to facilitate the protection and regeneration of injured ischemic tissues. The activation of myocardial adenosine A1 receptors (A1 Rs) has been shown to inhibit myocardial pathologies associated with ischemia and reperfusion injury, suggesting several options for new cardiovascular therapies. When full A1 R agonists are used, the desired protective and regenerative cardiovascular effects are usually overshadowed by unintended pharmacological effects such as induction of bradycardia, atrioventricular (AV) blocks, and sedation...
May 10, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478942/follow-up-of-troponin-i-concentration-in-dogs-with-atrioventricular-block-and-dual-chamber-pacing-in-a-case-matched-study
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Nicola Wiedemann, Nicolai Hildebrandt, Gabriel Wurtinger, Estelle Henrich, Esther Hassdenteufel, Matthias Schneider
BACKGROUND: Increased cardiac troponin I (cTnI) concentration has been reported in dogs with atrioventricular (AV) block before and shortly following pacemaker implantation. The role of AV dyssynchrony, age, or concurrent cardiac disease on cTnI concentration remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: To investigate change in cTnI concentration following dual-chamber pacemaker implantation on short- and long-term follow-up and to compare cTnI values to a case-matched control group...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469873/third-degree-av-block-sensitive-to-prednisolone-72-hours-post-avnrt-ablation
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Abdul S Parwani, Anna I Schröder, Daniela Blaschke, Florian Blaschke, Martin Huemer, Philipp Attanasio, Burkert Pieske, Leif-Hendrik Boldt, Wilhelm Haverkamp
A patient developed a transient first-degree AV block during a radiofrequency ablation of an atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. Three days later the patient presented with a third-degree AV block. It resolved within 24 h under antiphlogistic therapy. Patient was asymptomatic without necessity for pacemaker implantation at 12 months follow-up.
May 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467647/prediction-of-optimal-cardiac-resynchronization-by-vectors-extracted-from-electrograms-in-dyssynchronous-canine-hearts
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Elien B Engels, Marc Strik, Lars B van Middendorp, Marion Kuiper, Kevin Vernooy, Frits W Prinzen
INTRODUCTION: Proper optimization of atrioventricular (AV) and interventricular (VV) intervals can improve the response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). It has been demonstrated that the area of the QRS complex (QRSarea) extracted from the vectorcardiogram can be used as a predictor of optimal CRT-device settings. We explored the possibility of extracting vectors from the electrograms (EGMs) obtained from pacing electrodes and of using these EGM-based vectors (EGMVs) to individually optimize acute haemodynamic CRT response...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465426/a-novel-agonist-of-the-trif-pathway-induces-a-cellular-state-refractory-to-replication-of-zika-chikungunya-and-dengue-viruses
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Kara M Pryke, Jinu Abraham, Tina M Sali, Bryan J Gall, Iris Archer, Andrew Liu, Shelly Bambina, Jason Baird, Michael Gough, Marita Chakhtoura, Elias K Haddad, Ilsa T Kirby, Aaron Nilsen, Daniel N Streblow, Alec J Hirsch, Jessica L Smith, Victor R DeFilippis
The ongoing concurrent outbreaks of Zika, Chikungunya, and dengue viruses in Latin America and the Caribbean highlight the need for development of broad-spectrum antiviral treatments. The type I interferon (IFN) system has evolved in vertebrates to generate tissue responses that actively block replication of multiple known and potentially zoonotic viruses. As such, its control and activation through pharmacological agents may represent a novel therapeutic strategy for simultaneously impairing growth of multiple virus types and rendering host populations resistant to virus spread...
May 2, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462533/protein-kinase-a-activity-leads-to-the-extension-of-the-acrosomal-process-in-starfish-sperm
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Keisuke Niikura, Md Shahanoor Alam, Masahiro Naruse, Mitsuru Jimbo, Hideaki Moriyama, Adrian Reich, Gary M Wessel, Midori Matsumoto
Acrosomal vesicles (AVs) of sperm undergo exocytosis during the acrosome reaction, which is immediately followed by the actin polymerization-dependent extension of an acrosomal process (AP) in echinoderm sperm. In the starfish Asterias amurensis, a large proteoglycan, acrosome reaction-inducing substance (ARIS), together with asteroidal sperm-activating peptide (asterosap) and/or cofactor for ARIS, induces the acrosome reaction. Asterosap induces a transient elevation of intracellular cGMP and Ca(2+) levels, and, together with ARIS, causes a sustained increase in intracellular cAMP and Ca(2+) ...
April 29, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451840/clinical-characteristics-associated-with-bradycardia-and-asystole-in-patients-with-syncope-undergoing-long-term-electrocardiographic-monitoring-with-implantable-loop-recorder
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Peter Mitro, Miloš Šimurda, Ervin Müller
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective single center cohort study was to assess the occurrence of bradycardia during implantable loop recorder (ILR) monitoring in patients with unexplained syncope and negative conventional testing and to identify clinical predictors of bradycardia and pacemaker implantation. METHODS: An ILR was implanted in 112 patients (31 men, 81 women, mean age 64 ±13 years) with syncope which was not explained after conventional diagnostic work-up...
April 27, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450351/prospective-study-of-adenosine-on-atrioventricular-nodal-conduction-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-patients-after-heart-transplant
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Jonathan N Flyer, Warren A Zuckerman, Marc E Richmond, Brett R Anderson, Tamar G Mendelsberg, Jennie M McAllister, Leonardo Liberman, Linda J Addonizio, Eric S Silver
Background -Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is common after heart transplant. Adenosine, the standard therapy for treating SVT in children and adults without transplant, is relatively contraindicated post-transplant due to a presumed risk of prolonged atrioventricular (AV) block in denervated hearts. This study tested whether adenosine caused prolonged asystole after transplant and if it was effective in blocking AV nodal conduction in these patients. Methods -This was a single center prospective clinical study including healthy heart transplant recipients ages 6 months - 25 years presenting for routine cardiac catheterization during 2015 - 2016...
April 27, 2017: Circulation
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/28423233/ivabradine-versus-metoprolol-in-patients-with-acute-inferior-wall-myocardial-infarction-expanding-arena-for-ivabradine
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Rajendra K Go Khroo, K Priti, Bhanwar L Ranwa, Kamal Kishor, Devendra Bisht, Sajal Gupta
BACKGROUND: Atrioventricular (AV) blocks are of concern with the use of beta blockers in inferior wall myocardial infarction (MI). Ivabradine lowers heart rate with a lesser risk of AV blocks. OBJECTIVES: To compare ivabradine with metoprolol in acute inferior wall MI in terms of feasibility, tolerability and efficacy METHODS: It was a prospective double blind single centre randomized controlled study. Of 1032 patients with acute inferior wall MI, 468 eligible patients were randomized in 1:1 manner to ivabradine (group A) and metoprolol (group B)...
April 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416247/adaptive-crt-in-patients-with-normal-av-conduction-and-left-bundle-branch-block-does-qrs-duration-matter
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Hiro Yamasaki, Daniel Lustgarten, Jeffrey Cerkvenik, David Birnie, Maurizio Gasparini, Kathy Lia-Fun Lee, Yukio Sekiguchi, Niraj Varma, Bernd Lemke, Randall C Starling, Kazutaka Aonuma
BACKGROUND: Adaptive cardiac resynchronization therapy (aCRT) is a dynamic optimization algorithm which paces only the left ventricle (LV) when atrio-ventricular (AV) conduction is normal, thus reducing right ventricular (RV) pacing. However, the impact of QRS duration on aCRT efficacy remains uncertain. We examined whether QRS duration impacts aCRT effectiveness in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) and preserved AV conduction. METHODS: Randomized patients in the Adaptive CRT trial, which enrolled NYHA III/IV patients, were used in this analysis...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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