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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049164/electrocardiogram-in-patients-with-acute-inferior-myocardial-infarction-due-to-occlusion-of-circumflex-artery
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Qun Li, De-Zhao Wang, Bu-Xing Chen
To investigate the diagnostic value of electrocardiographic (ECG) ST-segment in acute inferior myocardial infarction (AIMI) caused by the left circumflex branch (LCX).A total of 240 clinical cases with AIMI in our hospital were retrospectively analyzed. All of them had received percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 12 hours after symptom onset. The clinical features, ECG manifestations, and coronary artery lesion characteristics of the patients were collected.The right coronary artery (RCA) was shown to be the infarct-related artery (IRA) in 177 patients, while LCX was responsible for AIMI in 63 cases...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041881/-age-related-changes-of-heart-rate-variability-at-various-insulin-sensitivity-and-telomere-length
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A S Boytsov, N O Tkachyeva, I L Streltsova, N E Dudinskaya, U D Akasheva, V E Plokhova, D I Strazhesko
AIM: To study relationship between age-associated changes of heart rate variability (HRV), telomere length (TL), and lowering of insulin sensitivity (IS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included in this study 229 individuals aged 23‒91 years without clinical manifestations of cardiovascular and other somatic diseases. In all participants, we analyzed HRV parameters obtained at 24-hour ECG monitoring (24-h ECG) and 5 minutes ECG recordings in the supine and standing positions...
July 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039828/-clinical-laboratory-and-instrumental-criteria-for-myocarditis-established-in-comparison-with-myocardial-biopsy-a-non-invasive-diagnostic-algorithm
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O V Blagova, Yu V Osipova, A V Nedostup, E A Kogan, V A Sulimov
AIM: To determine the diagnostic value of different clinical, laboratory, and instrumental signs in the diagnosis of myocarditis in patients with the picture of idiopathic arrhythmias, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and in a comparison group when comparing with myocardial morphological examination. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A study group included 100 patients (35 women; mean age, 44.7±12.5 years) with idiopathic arrhythmias (n=20) and DCM as a syndrome (n=100). All underwent myocardial morphological examination: endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) (n=71), intraoperative biopsy (n=13), study of the explanted heart (n=6), and autopsy (n=11)...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038102/st-elevation-magnitude-correlates-with-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-conduction-delay-in-type-i-brugada-ecg
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Kevin M W Leong, Fu Siong Ng, Cheng Yao, Caroline Roney, Patricia Taraborrelli, Nicholas W F Linton, Zachary I Whinnett, David C Lefroy, D Wyn Davies, Phang Boon Lim, Sian E Harding, Nicholas S Peters, Prapa Kanagaratnam, Amanda M Varnava
BACKGROUND: The substrate location and underlying electrophysiological mechanisms that contribute to the characteristic ECG pattern of Brugada syndrome (BrS) are still debated. Using noninvasive electrocardiographical imaging, we studied whole heart conduction and repolarization patterns during ajmaline challenge in BrS individuals. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 13 participants (mean age, 44±12 years; 8 men), 11 concealed patients with type I BrS and 2 healthy controls, underwent an ajmaline infusion with electrocardiographical imaging and ECG recordings...
October 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037240/kh176-under-development-for-rare-mitochondrial-disease-a-first-in-man-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-in-healthy-male-volunteers
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Saskia Koene, Edwin Spaans, Luc Van Bortel, Griet Van Lancker, Brant Delafontaine, Fabio Badilini, Julien Beyrath, Jan Smeitink
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial disorders are a clinically, biochemically and genetically heterogeneous group of multi-system diseases, with an unmet medical need for treatment. KH176 is an orally bio-available small molecule under development for the treatment of mitochondrial(-related) diseases. The compound is a member of a new class of drugs, acting as a potent intracellular redox-modulating agent essential for the control of oxidative and redox pathologies. The aim of this randomized, placebo controlled, double-blinded phase 1 study was to test safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of single and multiple doses of KH176 in healthy male volunteers...
October 16, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036652/adapting-detection-sensitivity-based-on-evidence-of-irregular-sinus-arrhythmia-to-improve-atrial-fibrillation-detection-in-insertable-cardiac-monitors
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Helmut Pürerfellner, Prashanthan Sanders, Shantanu Sarkar, Erin Reisfeld, Jerry Reiland, Jodi Koehler, Evgeny Pokushalov, Luboš Urban, Lukas R C Dekker
Aims: Intermittent change in p-wave discernibility during periods of ectopy and sinus arrhythmia is a cause of inappropriate atrial fibrillation (AF) detection in insertable cardiac monitors (ICM). To address this, we developed and validated an enhanced AF detection algorithm. Methods and results: Atrial fibrillation detection in Reveal LINQ ICM uses patterns of incoherence in RR intervals and absence of P-wave evidence over a 2-min period. The enhanced algorithm includes P-wave evidence during RR irregularity as evidence of sinus arrhythmia or ectopy to adaptively optimize sensitivity for AF detection...
October 3, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036615/monitoring-of-cerebral-oximetry-during-head-up-tilt-test-in-adults-with-history-of-syncope-and-orthostatic-intolerance
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E Bachus, H Holm, V Hamrefors, O Melander, R Sutton, M Magnusson, A Fedorowski
Aims: We applied near-infrared-spectroscopy (NIRS) to measure absolute frontal cerebral tissue oxygen saturation (SctO2) during head-up tilt test (HUT) in patients investigated for unexplained syncope. Methods and results: Synchronized non-invasive beat-to-beat haemodynamic monitoring, ECG, SctO2 (NIRS; normal range: 60-80%), and peripheral oxygen saturation (left hand, SpO2) were applied during HUT in a random sample of patients with unexplained syncope. Tracings of 54 patients (mean-age: 55 ± 19 years, 39% male) with negative HUT, vasovagal syncope (VVS), or orthostatic hypotension (OH) were analysed...
September 28, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036457/feasibility-evaluation-of-long-term-use-of-beta-blockers-and-calcium-antagonists-in-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
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Tsukasa Kamakura, Mitsuru Wada, Kohei Ishibashi, Yuko Y Inoue, Koji Miyamoto, Hideo Okamura, Satoshi Nagase, Takashi Noda, Takeshi Aiba, Satoshi Yasuda, Wataru Shimizu, Shiro Kamakura, Kengo Kusano
Aims: Beta-blockers (BBs) and calcium antagonists (CAs) are reported to aggravate ST-segment elevation in some patients with Brugada syndrome (BrS). The feasibility of their long-term use in BrS still remains unknown. We investigated the safety of long-term use of BB and CA in BrS patients. Methods and results: Of the 360 consecutive BrS patients, 29 [5: a history of ventricular fibrillation (VF), 17: syncope, 7: asymptomatic] took BB and/or CA (BB: 22, CA: 8) for more than 1 year for the treatment of co-morbidities such as atrial tachyarrhythmia, vasospastic angina, and neurally mediated syncope...
September 23, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035225/a-review-of-automated-methods-for-detection-of-myocardial-ischemia-and-infarction-using-electrocardiogram-and-electronic-health-record
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Sardar Ansari, Negar Farzaneh, Marlena Duda, Kelsey Horan, Hedvig B Andersson
There is a growing body of research focusing on automatic detection of ischemia and myocardial infarction (MI) using computer algorithms. In clinical settings, ischemia and MI are diagnosed using ECG recordings as well as medical context including patient symptoms, medical history and risk factors, information that is often stored in the electronic health records. The ECG signal is inspected to identify changes in the morphology such as ST-segment deviation and T wave changes. Some of the proposed methods compute similar features automatically while others use non-conventional features such as wavelet coefficients...
October 16, 2017: IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034539/recurrent-extensive-anterior-myocardial-infarction-with-left-and-right-bundle-branch-block
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Hexi Jiang, Qinghua Chang, Yingjie Zhang, Renguang Liu
The diagnosis of myocardial infarction with left bundle branch block is difficult. We report a case of 56-year-old man with old extensive anterior myocardial infarction and left bundle branch block (masked each other). The recurrent myocardial infarction indicated right bundle branch block and first-degree atrioventricular block, making a clear diagnosis of complicated and interesting ECG.
October 15, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025777/oesophageal-ischaemia-an-uncommon-cause-of-chest-pain
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Ayodele Sasegbon, Akram Algieder, Bashir Rameh
A 79-year-old woman with a history of ischaemic heart disease and atrial fibrillation presented to hospital with severe chest pain. Blood tests showed an elevated D-dimer and a rise in troponin I. ECG showed right bundle branch block pattern and T wave inversion in leads V1 to V3, although these changes were present in old ECGs. A chest X-ray was done which was normal. Due to the nature and severity of her pain a CT aortic angiogram was done. This did not show any evidence of aortic dissection or a pulmonary embolism...
October 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024579/impact-of-the-norepinephrine-prodrug-droxidopa-on-the-qtc-interval-in-healthy-individuals
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William B White, L Arthur Hewitt, Ali A Mehdirad
A double-blind, 4-period crossover study (NCT01327066) was conducted to assess the effect of the novel norepinephrine prodrug droxidopa on the QT interval in in healthy subjects. Subjects were randomized to receive a single dose of droxidopa 600 mg (maximal dose) and 2000 mg (supratherapeutic dose) compared with the positive control, moxifloxacin 400 mg, and placebo, each separated by a 3-day washout period. Patients were monitored by continuous Holter monitoring, and electrocardiograms (ECGs) were extracted 0...
October 11, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023950/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-tc-99m-and-fluorescence-labeled-elastin-derived-peptide-vapg-for-multimodal-tumor-imaging-in-murine-tumor-model
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Myoung Hyoun Kim, Chang Guhn Kim, Seul-Gi Kim, Dae-Weung Kim
We developed a Tc-99m and fluorescence labeled peptide, Tc-99m TAMRA-GHEG-ECG-VAPG to target tumor cells, and evaluated the diagnostic performance as a dual-modality imaging agent for tumor in a murine model. TAMRA-GHEG-ECG-VAPG was synthesized using Fmoc solid-phase peptide synthesis. Radiolabeling of TAMRA-GHEG-ECG-VAPG with Tc-99m was done using ligand exchange via tartrate. Binding affinity and in vitro cellular uptake studies were performed. Gamma camera imaging, biodistribution and ex vivo imaging studies were performed in murine models with SW620 tumors...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023795/real-time-ecg-simulation-for-hybrid-mock-circulatory-loops
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Leonie Korn, Daniel Rüschen, Niklas Zander, Steffen Leonhardt, Marian Walter
Classically, mock circulatory loops only simulate mechanical properties of the circulation. To connect the hydraulic world with electrophysiology, we present a real-time electrical activity model of the heart and show how to integrate this model into a real-time mock loop simulation. The model incorporates a predefined conduction pathway and a simplified volume conductor to solve the bidomain equations and the forward problem of electrocardiography, resulting in a physiological simulation of the electrocardiogram (ECG) at arbitrary electrode positions...
October 12, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021091/an-evaluation-of-multiple-algorithms-for-the-measurement-of-the-heart-rate-corrected-jtpeak-interval
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Jean-Philippe Couderc, Shiyang Ma, Alex Page, Connor Besaw, Jean Xia, W Brian Chiu, Johan de Bie, Jose Vicente, Martino Vaglio, Fabio Badilini, Saeed Babaeizadeh, Cheng-Hao Simon Chien, Mathias Baumert
Interest in the effects of drugs on the heart rate-corrected JTpeak (JTpc) interval from the body-surface ECG has spawned an increasing number of scientific investigations in the field of regulatory sciences, and more specifically in the context of the Comprehensive in vitro Proarrhythmia Assay (CiPA) initiative. We conducted a novel initiative to evaluate the role of automatic JTpc measurement technologies by comparing their ability to distinguish multi- from single-channel blocking drugs. A set of 5232 ECGs was shared by the FDA (through the Telemetric and Holter ECG Warehouse) with 3 ECG device companies (AMPS, Mortara, and Philips)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020721/artefact-mimicking-torsades-treat-the-patient-not-the-ecg
#16
Una Bergin, Richard M Lynch
ECG interpretation is an essential skill in the management of the acutely unwell patient and in addition to history taking and physical examination has been shown to have a significant effect on referral patterns to cardiologists. One of the basic initial steps in ECG interpretation is assessment for the presence of artefact which if present can dramatically influence the diagnosis. The most common sources of artefact are tremor e.g. in Parkinson’s disease, loose skin electrodes and electromagnetic interference from other medical devices and mobile phones...
February 2017: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020031/sudden-cardiac-death-and-pump-failure-death-prediction-in-chronic-heart-failure-by-combining-ecg-and-clinical-markers-in-an-integrated-risk-model
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Julia Ramírez, Michele Orini, Ana Mincholé, Violeta Monasterio, Iwona Cygankiewicz, Antonio Bayés de Luna, Juan Pablo Martínez, Pablo Laguna, Esther Pueyo
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) and pump failure death (PFD) are common endpoints in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients, but prevention strategies are different. Currently used tools to specifically predict these endpoints are limited. We developed risk models to specifically assess SCD and PFD risk in CHF by combining ECG markers and clinical variables. METHODS: The relation of clinical and ECG markers with SCD and PFD risk was assessed in 597 patients enrolled in the MUSIC (MUerte Súbita en Insuficiencia Cardiaca) study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017215/-pulmonary-embolism-despite-rivaroxaban-in-an-obese-patient
#18
Thomas Schuh, Claudia Stöllberger
Introduction Rivaroxaban, an oral factor Xa inhibitor, is approved for therapy of venous thromboembolism. It is unclear whether the standard dose for patients with a body mass index (BMI) > 40 kg/m(2) is sufficient. History The 45-year-old patient was admitted because of increasing respiratory distress. She had a history of pulmonary embolism 30 months before the admission, a factor V Leiden mutation and several hospitalisations due to dermatomycoses. The patient briefly took phenprocoumon which was changed to 20 mg rivaroxaban due to a lack of adherence...
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993731/small-and-intermediate-calcium-activated-potassium-channel-openers-improve-rat-endothelial-and-erectile-function
#19
Simon G Comerma-Steffensen, Ingrid Carvacho, Elise R Hedegaard, Ulf Simonsen
Modulation of endothelial calcium-activated potassium (KCa) channels has been proposed as an approach to restore endothelial function. The present study investigated whether novel openers of KCa channels with small (KCa2.x) and intermediate (KCa3.1) conductance, NS309 and NS4591, improve endothelium-dependent relaxation and erectile function. Rat corpus cavernosum (CC) strips were mounted for isometric tension recording and processed for immunoblotting. Mean arterial pressure (MAP), intracavernosal pressure (ICP), and electrocardiographic (ECG) measurements were conducted in anesthetized rats...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992716/the-short-term-effect-of-smoking-on-fetal-ecg
#20
István Péterfi, Lóránd Kellényi, Lehel Péterfi, András Szilágyi
BACKGROUND: The number of women who smoke during pregnancy is significant even today. The harmful effects of smoking during peregnancy are well-known but there are no data on the effects of smoking on fetal electrocardiography (ECG). The lack of data is in connection with the difficulties of recording fetal ECG through the maternal abdomen. The study aimed to evaluate the direct effects of smoking on the fetal electrocardiography (ECG) during the third trimester of pregnancy. METHOD: Third trimester pregnant women who were not able to give up the harmful passion of smoking despite repeated attempts of persuasion were recruited in the study on voluntary basis...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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