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Simon P Overeem, Esmé J Donselaar, Jorrit T Boersen, Erik Groot Jebbink, Cornelis H Slump, Jean-Paul P M de Vries, Michel M P J Reijnen
PURPOSE: To assess the dynamic behavior of chimney grafts during the cardiac cycle. METHODS: Three chimney endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) stent-graft configurations (Endurant and Advanta V12, Endurant and Viabahn, and Endurant and BeGraft) were placed in silicone aneurysm models and subjected to physiologic flow. Electrocardiography (ECG)-gated contrast-enhanced computed tomography was used to visualize geometric changes during the cardiac cycle. Endograft and chimney graft surface, gutter volume, chimney graft angulation over the center lumen line, and the D-ratio (the ratio between the lengths of the major and minor axes) were independently assessed by 2 observers at 10 time points in the cardiac cycle...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Ali J Marian, Yanli Tan, Lili Li, Jeffrey T Chang, Petros Syrris, Manouchehr Hessabi, Mohammad H Rahbar, James T Willerson, Benjamin Y Cheong, Chia-Ying Liu, Neal S Kleiman, David A Bluemke, Sherif F Nagueh
<u>Rationale:</u> Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic paradigm of cardiac hypertrophy. Cardiac hypertrophy and interstitial fibrosis are important risk factors for sudden death and morbidity in HCM. Oxidative stress is implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis. Treatment with anti-oxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) reverses cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis in animal models of HCM. <u>Objective:</u> To determine effect sizes of NAC on indices of cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis in patients with established HCM...
March 14, 2018: Circulation Research
Basilio Vescio, Maria Salsone, Antonio Gambardella, Aldo Quattrone
Heart rate variability (HRV) is commonly used to assess autonomic functions and responses to environmental stimuli. It is usually derived from electrocardiographic signals; however, in the last few years, photoplethysmography has been successfully used to evaluate beat-to-beat time intervals and to assess changes in the human heart rate under several conditions. The present work describes a simple design of a photoplethysmograph, using a wearable earlobe sensor. Beat-to-beat time intervals were evaluated as the time between subsequent pulses, thus generating a signal representative of heart rate variability, which was compared to RR intervals from classic electrocardiography...
March 13, 2018: Sensors
Ali Abdollahi Gharbali, Shirin Najdi, José Manuel Fonseca
OBJECTIVE: In this paper, the contribution of distance-based features to automatic sleep stage classification is investigated. The potency of these features is analyzed individually and in combination with 48 conventionally used features. METHODS: The distance-based set consists of 32 features extracted by calculating Itakura, Itakura-Saito and COSH distances of autoregressive and spectral coefficients of Electrocardiography (EEG) (C3 -A2 ), Left EOG, Chin EMG and ECG signals...
March 7, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
Julie D Lankiewicz, Tess Wong, Marilyn Moucharite
Surgical site infection incidence following coronary artery bypass graft surgery was observed across 27,296 procedures within a Medicare population. A facility-level case-control claims analysis demonstrated a significant 25% reduction (P = .04) in suspected surgical site infection at 90 days after coronary artery bypass graft surgery at facilities utilizing a single-patient-use electrocardiography cable and lead wire system.
March 7, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
Yalcin Velibey, Baris Yaylak, Tolga Sinan Guvenc, Goksel Cinier, Koray Kalenderoglu, Ozge Guzelburc, Ozlem Yildirimturk
BACKGROUND: Temporary transvenous pacemaker implantation is an important and critical procedure for emergency physicians. Traditionally, temporary pacemakers are inserted by electrocardiography (ECG) guidance in the emergency department because fluoroscopy at the bedside in an unstable patient can be limited by time and equipment availability. However, in the presence of atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, and patent foramen ovale, the pacemaker lead can be implanted inadvertently into the left ventricle or directly into the coronary sinus instead of right ventricle...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Mengye Li, Karan R Chadda, Gareth D K Matthews, Celia M Marr, Christopher L-H Huang, Kamalan Jeevaratnam
Exercising horses uniquely accommodate 7-8-fold increases in heart rate (HR). The present experiments for the first time analysed the related adaptations in action potential (AP) restitution properties recorded by in vivo telemetric electrocardiography from Thoroughbred horses. The horses were subjected to a period of acceleration from walk to canter. The QRS durations, and QT and TQ intervals yielded AP conduction velocities, AP durations (APDs) and diastolic intervals respectively. From these, indices of active, λ = QT/(QRS duration), and resting, λ0 = TQ/(QRS duration), AP wavelengths were calculated...
2018: PloS One
Bo Xu, Paul Cremer, Wael Jaber, Stuart Moir, Serge C Harb, L Leonardo Rodriguez
Exercise stress electrocardiography is unreliable as a test for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) if the patient has left bundle branch block. The authors provide an algorithm for using alternative tests: exercise stress echocardiography, dobutamine echocardiography, computed tomographic (CT) angiography, and nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging.
March 2018: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Vivek Wadhawa, Jigar Shah, Chirag Doshi, Jaydip Ramani, Ketav Lakhia, Divyesh Rathod, Reema Tavar, Jignesh Kothari
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe our experience with the presentation and management of cardiac echinococcosis and the outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study from January 2012 to September 2017 in 10 patients operated on for cardiac echinococcosis. There were 6 men and 4 women; the age range was 17-55 years (mean age, 35.9 ± 12.04 years). Among the 10 patients, 3 had multiple cysts and of the 7 patients with a solitary cyst, 5 cysts were in the left ventricle, 1 was in the right ventricle and 1 was in the interventricular septum...
March 7, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Lei Wang, Yushu Chen, Bing Zhang, Wei Chen, Chunhua Wang, Li Song, Ziqian Xu, Jie Zheng, Fabao Gao
Objective: A failed electrocardiography (ECG)-trigger often leads to a long acquisition time (TA) and deterioration in image quality. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and optimize the technique of self-gated (SG) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) for cardiac late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging of rats with myocardial infarction/reperfusion. Materials and Methods: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance images of 10 rats were obtained using SG-LGE or ECG with respiration double-gating (ECG-RESP-gating) method at 7T to compare differences in image interference and TA between the two methods...
March 2018: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
Songjie Hu, Jie Lou, Youping Zhang, Ping Chen
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common malignant gastrointestinal tumors with the high morbidity and mortality, affecting the quality of human life. This study aimed to identify the role of heart rate variability (HRV) in patients with GC. METHODS: From January 2010 to June 2014, 383 consecutive patients diagnosed with GC were enrolled in this study. Clinical and pathological information from each patient were retrospectively recorded. HRV, including standard deviation of normal-to-normal RR intervals (SDNN) and root mean square of successive differences (RMSSD), were measured by electrocardiography...
March 7, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Catherine M Ivy, Julia M York, Sabine L Lague, Beverly A Chua, Luis Alza, Kevin G McCracken, William K Milsom, Graham R Scott
Hypoxia at high altitudes constrains O2 supply to support metabolism, thermoregulation in the cold, and exercise. High-altitude natives that somehow overcome this challenge-who live, reproduce, and sometimes perform impressive feats of exercise at high altitudes-are a powerful group in which to study the evolution of physiological systems underlying hypoxia resistance. Here, we sought to determine whether a common pulse oximetry system for rodents (MouseOx Plus) can be used reliably in studies of high-altitude birds by examining the hypoxia responses of the Andean goose...
May 2018: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
Sinem Özyılmaz, Muhammet Hulusi Satılmışoğlu, Mehmet Gül, Hüseyin Uyarel, Osman Akin Serdar
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between serum uric acid (UA) level and the predicted risk score for sudden cardiac death in 5 years (the HCM Risk-SCD), galectin-3 level, and positive fragmented QRS (fQRS) on electrocardiography (ECG) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). METHODS: This was a prospective, observational study. In all, 115 consecutive patients (age >17 years) with HCM and 80 healthy participants were included in the study...
March 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Folkert Steinhagen, Maximilian Kanthak, Guido Kukuk, Christian Bode, Andreas Hoeft, Stefan Weber, Se-Chan Kim
INTRODUCTION: A significant increase of the p-wave of a real-time intracavitary electrocardiography is a reliable and safe method to confirm the central venous catheter tip position close to the atrium. However, conflicting data about the feasibility of electrocardiography exist in patients with atrial fibrillation. METHODS: An observational prospective case-control cohort study was set up to study the feasibility and accuracy of the electrocardiography-controlled central venous catheter tip placement in 13 patients with atrial fibrillation versus 10 patients with sinus rhythm scheduled for elective surgery...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Salih Kilic, Umut Kocabas, Levent Hurkan Can, Oğuz Yavuzgil, Mustafa Çetin, Mehdi Zoghi
BACKGROUND: Thrombolytic therapy is recommended for patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who cannot undergo primary percutaneous coronary intervention within the first 120 min. The aim of this study wasz to demonstrate the value of CHA₂DS₂-VASc and CHA₂DS₂-VASc-HS scores in predicting failed reperfusion in STEMI patients treated with thrombolytic therapy. METHODS: A total of 537 consecutive patients were enrolled in the study; 139 had failed thrombolysis while the remaining 398 fulfilled the criteria for successful thrombolysis...
March 7, 2018: Cardiology Journal
Naotaka Kishimoto, Munenori Kato, Yasunori Nakanishi, Akari Hasegawa, Yoshihiro Momota
Variant angina is caused by coronary artery spasm (CAS) with ST-segment elevation. We herein report a case of recurrent CAS during 2 operations in the same patient. An 80-year-old woman was scheduled to undergo tracheostomy, submandibular dissection, left partial maxillectomy, and coronoidectomy. We administered ephedrine and phenylephrine to manage hypotension during general anesthesia. Immediately after the administration of these drugs, the ST segment elevated. We decided to cease the operation and transport the patient to the department of cardiology...
2018: Anesthesia Progress
Glaucylara Reis Geovanini, Rui Wang, Jia Weng, Russell Tracy, Nancy S Jenny, Ary L Goldberger, Madalena D Costa, Yongmei Liu, Peter Libby, Susan Redline
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) associates with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Immune abnormalities and surges in sympathetic activity accompany OSA and CVD. We hypothesized that OSA associates with leukocytosis partially by abnormalities in autonomic nervous system (ANS) function that would suggest a pathway linking OSA and CVD. METHODS: Participants from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a prospective cohort of individuals initially without overt CVD, underwent polysomnography and assays for white blood cells (WBC) and subsets...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Lincoln M Tracy, Julian Koenig, Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis, Stephen J Gibson, Melita J Giummarra
Previous research has suggested that heart rate variability (HRV; the variability in the interval between successive heartbeats) can predict the perception of experimentally-induced pain (i.e., pain sensitivity). However, little research has sought to investigate sex-specific associations between HRV and pain sensitivity. This is an important consideration, given that sex differences in resting HRV have been observed, and there has been extensive debate about sex differences in sensitivity to experimentally-induced pain...
March 2, 2018: International Journal of Psychophysiology
Gündüz Durmuş, Erdal Belen, Mehmet Mustafa Can
BACKGROUND: The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), has been proposed as potential indicator of cardiovascular events. Our aim was to determine the relationship between NLR and development of myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery (MINS). METHODS: This observational cohort study included 255 consecutive noncardiac surgery patients aged ≥45 years. Electrocardiography recordings and high sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hscTnT) levels of the patients were obtained for a period of 3 days postoperatively...
February 27, 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
Mohammad Shenasa
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February 20, 2018: Journal of Electrocardiology
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