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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784482/role-of-surface-electrocardiograms-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices
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REVIEW
Emanuela T Locati, Giuseppe Bagliani, Alessio Testoni, Maurizio Lunati, Luigi Padeletti
Surface electrocardiograms, both resting 12-lead electrocardiographs and ambulatory electrocardiograph monitoring, play an essential role in establishing indications for cardiac implantable electronic devices (pacemakers, cardiac implantable defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapies), and in the evaluation of patients already implanted. Current devices have prolonged memory capabilities (defined as Holter functions) and remote monitoring functions, to evaluate the electrical properties and the automatic detection of arrhythmias...
June 2018: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784478/gerbezius-pulsus-mira-inconstantia-and-the-first-descriptions-of-the-atrioventricular-block
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REVIEW
Donatella Lippi
This article reconstructs the steps leading to the identification of the atrioventricular block, from its first descriptions to current studies, highlighting the roles of Arthur Keith (1866-1955) and Martin Flack (1882-1931), who contributed to establish the theoretic basis for electrocardiography.
June 2018: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783683/estimating-respiratory-rate-in-post-anesthesia-care-unit-patients-using-infrared-thermography-an-observational-study
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Nadine Hochhausen, Carina Barbosa Pereira, Steffen Leonhardt, Rolf Rossaint, Michael Czaplik
The post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) is the central hub for recovery after surgery, especially when the surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Aside from clinical aspects, respiratory impairment is one of the major causes of morbidity and affected recovery in the PACU and should therefore be monitored. In previous studies, infrared thermography was applied to assess the breathing rate (BR) of healthy volunteers. Here, the transferability of published methods for postoperative patients in the PACU was examined...
May 18, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779586/multimodality-assessment-of-right-ventricular-strain-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Brett J Carroll, Benedikt H Heidinger, Dominique C Dabreo, Jason D Matos, Donya Mohebali, Stephanie A Feldman, Ian McCormick, Diana Litmanovich, Warren J Manning
Optimal risk stratification is essential in managing patients with an acute pulmonary embolism (PE). There are limited data evaluating the potential additive value of various methods of evaluation of right ventricular (RV) strain in PE. We retrospectively evaluated RV strain by computed tomography (CT), transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), electrocardiography (ECG), and troponin levels in consecutive hospitalized patients with acute PE (May 2007 to December 2014). Four-hundred and seventy-seven patients met inclusion criteria...
March 28, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779525/geometrical-constraint-of-sources-in-noninvasive-localization-of-premature-ventricular-contractions
#5
Jana Svehlikova, Michal Teplan, Milan Tysler
The inverse problem of electrocardiography for localization of a premature ventricular contraction (PVC) origin was solved and compared for three types of the equivalent cardiac electrical generator: transmembrane voltages, epicardial potentials, and dipoles. Instead of regularization methods usually used for the ill-posed inverse problems an assumption of a single point source representative of the heart generator was applied to the solution as a geometrical constraint. Body surface potential maps were simulated from eight modeled origins of the PVC in the heart model...
May 2018: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776700/assessment-of-the-utility-of-ordering-a-troponin-in-low-and-intermediate-risk-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-supraventricular-tachycardia-a-retrospective-chart-review
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David Noorvash, Rosemarie Ramos, Linda Hatch, Andrew Muck, Adriana Segura Olson
BACKGROUND: A troponin assay is commonly sent for patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs) with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Multiple studies suggest that elevated troponin levels do not predict coronary artery disease in these patients. Patients with elevated troponins are more likely to have additional cardiac testing, which can lead to increased health care costs and unnecessary invasive procedures. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate low- to intermediate-risk patients (HEART [history, electrocardiography, age, risk factors and troponin] Score 1-6) presenting to the ED with SVT...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775243/protective-and-therapeutic-effects-of-dexpanthenol-on-isoproterenol-induced-cardiac-damage-in-rats
#7
Ferhat Kalkan, Hakan Parlakpinar, Olcay M Disli, Lokman H Tanriverdi, Onural Ozhan, Alaaddin Polat, Aslı Cetin, Nigar Vardi, Yılmaz O Otlu, Ahmet Acet
The purpose of the study was to explore the protective and therapeutic effects of dexpanthenol (DEX) on isoproterenol (ISO)-induced cardiac damage. Forty rats were distributed into four groups: group I (Control); group II (ISO); ISO (150 mg/kg/day) was given to rats once a day for 2 consecutive days with an interval of 24 h; group III (DEX+ISO): DEX (250 mg/kg) was applied 30 min before the first ISO administration and continued in the next two days after second ISO administration; group IV (ISO+DEX): After the ISO treatment at 1st and 2nd days, DEX was given at 3rd and 4th days...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774391/comparison-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-by-electrocardiography-and-echocardiography-in-children-using-analytics-tool
#8
Lauren Tague, Justin Wiggs, Qianxi Li, Robert McCarter, Elizabeth Sherwin, Jacqueline Weinberg, Craig Sable
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a common finding on pediatric electrocardiography (ECG) leading to many referrals for echocardiography (echo). This study utilizes a novel analytics tool that combines ECG and echo databases to evaluate ECG as a screening tool for LVH. SQL Server 2012 data warehouse incorporated ECG and echo databases for all patients from a single institution from 2006 to 2016. Customized queries identified patients 0-18 years old with LVH on ECG and an echo performed within 24 h. Using data visualization (Tableau) and analytic (Stata 14) software, ECG and echo findings were compared...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774373/cardiovascular-system-changes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-continued-low-disease-activity
#9
Małgorzata Biskup, Wojciech Biskup, Maria Majdan, Bożena Targońska-Stępniak
Systemic inflammation and disease activity seem to contribute to excessive prevalence of cardiovascular (CV) diseases (CVDs) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The objective of the study was to assess chosen CV parameters in RA patients who have continuous low disease activity. The study group consisted of 70 RA patients without known CVD and 33 healthy controls, of a comparable age. All RA patients had continued low disease activity (DAS28 ≤ 3.2) from 2 to 7 years. The groups were assessed for: blood pressure, serum amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), carotid intima media thickness (cIMT), electrocardiography (ECG), ejection fraction (EJ) and diastolic dysfunction (E/A ratio) in echocardiography...
May 17, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765335/heart-rate-variability-during-a-joint-attention-task-in-toddlers-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
#10
Lucia Billeci, Alessandro Tonacci, Antonio Narzisi, Zaira Manigrasso, Maurizio Varanini, Francesca Fulceri, Caterina Lattarulo, Sara Calderoni, Filippo Muratori
Background: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders featuring early impairments in social domain, with autonomic nervous system (ANS) unbalance possibly representing a useful marker for such disturbances. Impairments in joint attention (JA) are one of the earliest markers of social deficits in ASD. In this study, we assessed the feasibility of using wearable technologies for characterizing the ANS response in ASD toddlers during the presentation of JA stimuli...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764506/cardiotoxicity-of-5-fluorouracil-and-capecitabine-in-chinese-patients-a-prospective-study
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Jianjun Peng, Chao Dong, Chang Wang, Weihua Li, Hao Yu, Min Zhang, Qun Zhao, Bo Zhu, Jun Zhang, Wenliang Li, Fenghua Wang, Qiong Wu, Wenhao Zhou, Ying Yuan, Meng Qiu, Gong Chen
BACKGROUND: 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) and capecitabine-associated cardiotoxicity ranging from asymptomatic electrocardiography (ECG) abnormalities to severe myocardial infarction has been reported in a number of studies, but such cardiotoxicity in Chinese patients with malignant diseases has not been investigated to date. In the present study, we aimed to prospectively evaluate the incidence rates and clinical manifestations of 5-FU- and capecitabine-associated cardiotoxicity in cancer patients recruited from multiple centers in China...
May 11, 2018: Cancer communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761670/arrhythmic-events-in-brugada-syndrome-a-nationwide-israeli-survey-of-the-clinical-characteristics-treatment-and-long-term-follow-up-israbru-vf
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Eran Leshem, Michael Rahkovich, Anna Mazo, Mahmoud Suleiman, Miri Blich, Avishag Laish-Farkash, Yuval Konstantino, Rami Fogelman, Boris Strasberg, Michael Geist, Israel Chetboun, Moshe Swissa, Michael Ilan, Aharon Glick, Yoav Michowitz, Raphael Rosso, Michael Glikson, Bernard Belhassen
BACKGROUND: Limited information exists about detailed clinical characteristics and management of the small subset of Brugada syndrome (BrS) patients who had an arrhythmic event (AE). OBJECTIVES: To conduct the first nationwide survey focused on BrS patients with documented AE. METHODS: Israeli electrophysiology units participated if they had treated BrS patients who had cardiac arrest (CA) (lethal/aborted; group 1) or experienced appropriate therapy for tachyarrhythmias after prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation (group 2)...
May 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759909/the-predictive-value-of-arteriogenic-erectile-dysfunction-for-coronary-artery-disease-in-men
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Sherif Salah Azab, Hossam El Din Hosni, Taha A El Far, Nashaat Nabil Ismail, Yasser K El Bakdady, Ahmed F Mohamed
BACKGROUND: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is assumed to be connected with vascular disease caused by endothelial dysfunction, and characterized by the incapability of the smooth muscle cells lining the arterioles to relax, therefore, inhibit vasodilatation. AIM: To assess the predictive value of arteriogenic ED for coronary artery disease in men above the age of 40 years. METHODS: 75 Patients reporting arteriogenic ED and 25 men with normal erectile function were enrolled in the study...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759842/temporal-relationship-of-asystole-to-onset-of-transient-loss-of-consciousness-in-tilt-induced-reflex-syncope
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Dirk P Saal, Roland D Thijs, Erik W van Zwet, Marianne Bootsma, Michele Brignole, David G Benditt, J Gert van Dijk
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the onset of asystole and transient loss of consciousness (TLOC) in tilt-induced reflex syncope and estimate how often asystole was the principal cause of TLOC. BACKGROUND: The presence of asystole in vasovagal syncope (VVS) may prompt physicians to consider pacemaker therapy for syncope prevention, but the benefit of pacing is limited in VVS. METHODS: We evaluated electrocardiography, electroencephalography, blood pressure, and clinical findings during tilt-table tests...
December 26, 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759537/real-time-localization-of-ventricular-tachycardia-origin-from-the-12-lead-electrocardiogram
#15
John L Sapp, Meir Bar-Tal, Adam J Howes, Jonathan E Toma, Ahmed El-Damaty, James W Warren, Paul J MacInnis, Shijie Zhou, B Milan Horáček
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to develop rapid computational methods for identifying the site of origin of ventricular activation from the 12-lead electrocardiogram. BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia in patients with structural heart disease frequently relies on a substrate-based approach, which may use pace mapping guided by body-surface electrocardiography to identify culprit exit sites. METHODS: Patients undergoing ablation of scar-related VT (n = 38) had 12-lead electrocardiograms recorded during pacing at left ventricular endocardial sites (n = 1,012) identified on 3-dimensional electroanatomic maps and registered to a generic left ventricular endocardial surface divided into 16 segments and tessellated into 238 triangles; electrocardiographic data were reduced for each lead to 1 variable, consisting of QRS time integral...
July 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759429/defining-blanking-period-post-pulmonary-vein-antrum-isolation
#16
Pouria Alipour, Zahra Azizi, Meysam Pirbaglou, Paul Ritvo, Alfredo Pantano, Atul Verma, Yaariv Khaykin
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the exact period after pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVI) during which early recurrence of atrial tachyarrhythmia (ERAT) does not predict late arrhythmia recurrence (LR), in order to better define the blanking period. BACKGROUND: Recurrence of atrial fibrillation after PVI is not uncommon. The first 3 months after PVI have been commonly treated as a blanking period, during which ERAT is not thought to predict LR after PVI; however, recent studies have shown that ERAT does predict LR...
June 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759092/cardiac-function-in-children-with-premature-ventricular-contractions-the-effect-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-supplementation
#17
Taliha Oner, Rahmi Ozdemir, Onder Doksöz, Dildar B Genc, Baris Guven, Savas Demirpence, Murat M Yilmazer, Yilmaz Yozgat, Timur Mese, Vedide Tavli
BACKGROUND: Premature ventricular contractions are accepted as benign in structurally normal hearts. However, reversible cardiomyopathy can sometimes develop. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have anti-arrhythmic properties in animals and humans.AimWe evaluated left ventricular function in children with premature ventricular contractions with normal cardiac anatomy and assessed the impact of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on left ventricular function in a prospective trial. METHODS: A total of 25 patients with premature ventricular contraction, with more than 2% premature ventricular contractions on 24-hour Holter electrocardiography, and 30 healthy patients were included into study...
May 15, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755075/-huge-left-thrombosis-after-mitral-valvuloplasty-and-maze-procedure-report-of-a-case
#18
Hitomi Naruse, Noriyasu Kawada, Koichi Muramatsu, Hirokuni Naganuma, Kazuhiro Hashimoto
Generally, anticoagulation therapy is not essential for patients who maintain sinus rhythm after mitral valvuloplasty. A 66-year-old woman who had undergone mitral valvuloplasty and maze procedure for treatment of mitral valve regurgitation and atrial fibrillation 4 years ago was diagnosed as having left atrial thrombosis despite maintenance of sinus rhythm on electrocardiography. Echocardiography showed narrow mitral valvular area(1.5 cm2), loss of A wave and a huge left atrium. Repeat surgery was performed to replace the mitral valve and to remove the thrombus...
March 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754451/maternal-exercise-season-and-sex-modify-the-human-fetal-circadian-rhythm
#19
Julie Sletten, Germaine Cornelissen, Jørg Assmus, Torvid Kiserud, Susanne Albrechtsen, Jörg Kessler
AIM: The knowledge on circadian rhythmicity is rapidly expanding. We aimed to define the longitudinal development of the circadian heart rate rhythm in the human fetus in an unrestricted, out-of-hospital setting, and to examine the effects of maternal physical activity, season and fetal sex. METHODS: We recruited 48 women with low-risk singleton pregnancies. Using a portable monitor for continuous fetal electrocardiography, fetal heart rate recordings were obtained around gestational weeks 24, 28, 32 and 36...
May 13, 2018: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754170/cardiac-support-device-asd-delivers-bone-marrow-stem-cells-repetitively-to-epicardium-has-promising-curative-effects-in-advanced-heart-failure
#20
Shizhong Yue, Muhammad Naveed, Wang Gang, Dingding Chen, Zhijie Wang, Feng Yu, Xiaohui Zhou
Ventricular restraint therapy is a non-transplant surgical option for the management of advanced heart failure (HF). To augment the therapeutic applications, it is hypothesized that ASD shows remarkable capabilities not only in delivering stem cells but also in dilated ventricles. Male SD rats were divided into four groups (n = 6): normal, HF, HF + ASD, and HF + ASD-BMSCs respectively. HF was developed by left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery ligation in all groups except normal group. Post-infarcted electrocardiography (ECG) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) showed abnormal heart function in all model groups and HF + ASD-BMSCs group showed significant improvement as compared to other HF, HF + ASD groups on day 30...
May 12, 2018: Biomedical Microdevices
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