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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431053/occurrence-of-simultaneous-cathodal-anodal-capture-with-left-ventricular-quadripolar-leads-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-an-electrocardiogram-evaluation
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Eraldo Occhetta, Gabriele Dell'Era, Ailia Giubertoni, Andrea Magnani, Francesco Rametta, Alessandro Blandino, Vincenzo Magnano, Maurizio Malacrida, Paolo Marino
Aims: The occurrence of left ventricular (LV) anodal activation during pacing with modern multipolar cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) systems has never been reported. The aim of our study was to demonstrate, by means of electrocardiogram (ECG) analysis, the occurrence of simultaneous cathodal-anodal LV capture with quadripolar LV leads. Methods and Results: We studied 10 first-time recipients of a CRT device equipped with a quadripolar LV lead. During follow-up, standard supine 12-lead ECGs were obtained in available cathode-to-anode LV pacing configurations with a pulse amplitude equal to twice the pacing threshold...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427903/atrial-fibrillation-is-associated-with-hypermethylation-in-human-left-atrium-and-treatment-with-decitabine-reduces-atrial-tachyarrhythmias-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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R Doñate Puertas, E Meugnier, C Romestaing, C Rey, E Morel, J Lachuer, N Gadot, A Scridon, C Julien, F Tronc, B Chapuis, C Valla, A Janin, L Pirola, A Méjat, S Rome, P Chevalier
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. As the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathology are largely unknown, this cardiac arrhythmia remains difficult to treat. To identify specific molecular actors involved in AF, we have performed a transcriptomic analysis on left atrium (LA) from patients with valvular heart disease with or without AF. We showed that 1627 genes had altered basal expression level in LA tissue of AF patients compared with the control group. The significantly enriched gene ontology biological process "anatomical structure morphogenesis" contained the highest number of genes in line with changes in structure that occur when the human heart remodels following AF development (ie, LA dilatation and interstitial fibrosis)...
March 30, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427650/effect-of-ultrasound-on-the-interaction-between-epicatechin-gallate-and-bovine-serum-albumin-in-a-model-wine
#3
Qing-An Zhang, Xi-Zhe Fu, Juan Francisco García Martín
Ultrasound is considered as a potential novel technique for improving the quality of some wines. In this paper, a model wine firstly was constructed with the standards of (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) as target compounds. Then, the experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of ultrasonic irradiation on the binding properties between ECG and BSA including quenching mechanism, binding parameters, binding forces, energy transfer distance and conformational changes determined by spectral analysis...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419650/cardiovascular-safety-in-refractory-incontinent-patients-with-overactive-bladder-receiving-add-on-mirabegron-therapy-to-solifenacin-beside
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Marcus J Drake, Scott MacDiarmid, Christopher R Chapple, Adil Esen, Stavros Athanasiou, Javier Cambronero Santos, David Mitcheson, Sender Herschorn, Emad Siddiqui, Moses Huang, Matthias Stoelzel
AIMS/OBJECTIVES: In the BESIDE study, combination therapy (antimuscarinic [solifenacin] and β3 -adrenoceptor agonist [mirabegron]) improved efficacy over solifenacin monotherapy without exacerbating anticholinergic side effects in overactive bladder (OAB) patients; however, a potential synergistic effect on the cardiovascular (CV) system requires investigation. METHODS: OAB patients remaining incontinent despite daily solifenacin 5 mg during 4-week single-blind run-in, were randomised 1:1:1 to double-blind daily combination (solifenacin 5 mg/mirabegron 25 mg, increasing to 50 mg after week 4), solifenacin 5 or 10 mg for 12 weeks...
April 16, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416512/investigating-the-genetic-architecture-of-the-pr-interval-using-clinical-phenotypes
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Jonathan D Mosley, M Benjamin Shoemaker, Quinn S Wells, Dawood Darbar, Christian M Shaffer, Todd L Edwards, Lisa Bastarache, Catherine A McCarty, Will Thompson, Christopher G Chute, Gail P Jarvik, David R Crosslin, Eric B Larson, Iftikhar J Kullo, Jennifer A Pacheco, Peggy L Peissig, Murray H Brilliant, James G Linneman, John S Witte, Josh C Denny, Dan M Roden
BACKGROUND: One potential use for the PR interval is as a biomarker of disease risk. We hypothesized that quantifying the shared genetic architectures of the PR interval and a set of clinical phenotypes would identify genetic mechanisms contributing to PR variability and identify diseases associated with a genetic predictor of PR variability. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used ECG measurements from the ARIC study (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities; n=6731 subjects) and 63 genetically modulated diseases from the eMERGE network (Electronic Medical Records and Genomics; n=12 978)...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415901/sloping-abr-baselines-and-the-ecg-myogenic-artefact
#6
Guy Lightfoot
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the possibility that a sloping baseline in an ABR recording has its origins in cardiac activity and if so, identify how it is expressed. DESIGN: The effect of ECG removal on the averaged ABR was investigated at two artefact rejection levels. STUDY SAMPLE: Ten 1-minute records of raw EEG containing ABR responses but contaminated with cardiac activity were recorded from babies under 12 weeks of age and re-averaged using two artefact rejection levels...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415163/fragmented-qrs-and-abnormal-creatine-kinase-mb-are-predictors-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-angina-and-normal-electrocardiographys
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Jung Joo Lee, Jae Hoon Lee, Jin Woo Jeong, Jun Young Chung
Background/Aims: Patients with symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD) often display normal tracings or only nonspecific changes on electrocardiography (ECG). The aim of this study was to explore strategic elements of the ECG and other potential factors that are predictive of CAD in this scenario. Methods: This was an observational study of 142 patients with the chief complaint of chest pain, each of whom presented with a normal ECG and was subjected to emergency coronary angiography (CAG)...
April 17, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414603/cardiovascular-findings-in-ponies-with-equine-metabolic-syndrome
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Natalie Heliczer, Vinzenz Gerber, Rupert Bruckmaier, Johannes H van der Kolk, Cristobal Navas de Solis
OBJECTIVE To determine whether hypertension, high sympathetic tone, resting and exercising arrhythmias, and echocardiographic changes consistent with hypertensive cardiomyopathy were associated with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) in ponies. DESIGN Prospective case-control study. ANIMALS 19 privately owned ponies with a diagnosis of EMS (history of laminitis, body condition score ≥ 7/9, cresty neck score ≥ 3/5, and abnormal oral sugar test result; cases) and 20 healthy control ponies. PROCEDURES Heart rate (HR), noninvasively measured arterial blood pressure (BP), markers of autonomic tone (splenic volume and HR variability), 24-hour and exercising ECGs, and echocardiograms were compared between cases and controls...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406035/diagnostic-accuracy-of-random-ecg-in-primary-care-for-early-asymptomatic-cardiac-autonomic-neuropathy
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Herbert F Jelinek, Marc T P Adam, Robert Krones, David J Cornforth
AIMS: Cardiac autonomic reflex tests (CARTs) are time consuming and require patient cooperation for detecting cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN). Heart rate variability (HRV) analysis requires less patient cooperation and is quicker to complete. However the reliability of HRV results as a clinical tool, with respect to length of recording and accuracy of diagnosis is inconclusive. The current study investigated the reproducibility associated with varying length of recording for early CAN (eCAN) assessment...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402037/atrial-electrophysiological-and-molecular-remodelling-induced-by-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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Devika Channaveerappa, Jacob C Lux, Kelly L Wormwood, Timothy A Heintz, Meredith McLerie, Jacqueline A Treat, Hannah King, Donia Alnasser, Robert J Goodrow, Glenn Ballard, Robert Decker, Costel C Darie, Brian K Panama
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) affects 9-24% of the adult population. OSA is associated with atrial disease, including atrial enlargement, fibrosis and arrhythmias. Despite the link between OSA and cardiac disease, the molecular changes in the heart which occur with OSA remain elusive. To study OSA-induced cardiac changes, we utilized a recently developed rat model which closely recapitulates the characteristics of OSA. Male Sprague Dawley rats, aged 50-70 days, received surgically implanted tracheal balloons which were inflated to cause transient airway obstructions...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400316/glucose-ingestion-causes-cardiac-repolarization-disturbances-in-type-1-long-qt-syndrome-patients-and-healthy-subjects
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Louise Hyltén-Cavallius, Eva W Iepsen, Michael Christiansen, Claus Graff, Allan Linneberg, Oluf Pedersen, Jens J Holst, Torben Hansen, Signe S Torekov, Jørgen K Kanters
BACKGROUND: Both hypo- and severe hyperglycaemia constitute known risk factors for cardiac repolarization changes potentially leading to malignant arrhythmias. Patients with loss of function mutations in KCNQ1 are characterized by long QT-syndrome (LQTS) and may be at increased risk of glucose-induced repolarization disturbances. OBJECTIVE: We hypothezised that KCNQ1 LQTS patients are at particular risk of cardiac repolarization changes during the relative hyperglycaemia that occurs after an oral glucose load...
April 8, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396083/ecg-patterns-indicate-severity-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism-insights-from-serial-ecg-changes-in-a-patient-treated-with-thrombolysis
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Fu-Qiang Sheng, Rong Xu, Jin-Dong Xia, Mao-Rong He
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 7, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389218/walking-training-at-the-heart-rate-of-pain-threshold-improves-cardiovascular-function-and-autonomic-regulation-in-intermittent-claudication-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marcel Chehuen, Gabriel G Cucato, Celso Ricardo F Carvalho, Raphael M Ritti-Dias, Nelson Wolosker, Anthony S Leicht, Cláudia Lúcia M Forjaz
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the effects of walking training (WT) on cardiovascular function and autonomic regulation in patents with intermittent claudication (IC). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Forty-two male patients with IC (≥50years) were randomly allocated into two groups: control (CG, n=20, 30min of stretching exercises) and WT (WTG, n=22, 15 bouts of 2min of walking interpolated by 2min of upright rest-walking intensity was set at the heart rate of pain threshold)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389016/myotonic-dystrophy-and-brugada-syndrome-a-common-pathophysiologic-pathway
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Andrés Ricardo Pérez-Riera, Adrian Baranchuk, Li Zhang, Raimundo Barbosa-Barros, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Pedro Brugada
Type 1 myotonic dystrophy (DM1) is a hereditary neuromuscular disease affecting multiple organs in human adults. Here we report a 42-year-old man diagnosed with DM1. Having a history of progressive muscular weakness and gradual loss of visual acuity, he was referred to us by his ophthalmologist for risk assessment of undergoing cataract surgery. Cardiology workup revealed type 1 Brugada ECG pattern, positive late potentials and inducible ventricular fibrillation in an electrophysiology study. Literature review revealed that those ECG changes may be observed in DM1, suggesting that DM1 and Brugada syndrome may share a common pathophysiologic pathway...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386627/baroreflex-gain-and-vasomotor-sympathetic-modulation-in-resistant-hypertension
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Isabelle Magalhães Guedes Freitas, Leonardo Barbosa de Almeida, Natália Portela Pereira, Pedro Augusto de Carvalho Mira, Rogério Baumgratz de Paula, Daniel Godoy Martinez, Edgar Toschi-Dias, Mateus Camaroti Laterza
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the gain and latency of arterial baroreflex control of heart rate in patients with resistant hypertension compared to patients with essential hypertension and normotensive subjects. METHODS: Eighteen patients with resistant hypertension (56 ± 10 years, mean of four antihypertensive drugs), 17 patients with essential hypertension (56 ± 11 years, mean of two antihypertensive drugs), and 17 untreated normotensive controls (50 ± 15 years) were evaluated by spectral analysis of the spontaneous fluctuations of arterial pressure (beat-to-beat) and heart rate (ECG)...
April 6, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383534/the-effect-of-therapeutic-hypothermia-on-heart-rate-variability
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Z A Vesoulis, R Rao, S B Trivedi, A M Mathur
OBJECTIVE: Heart rate variability (HRV) reflects integrity of the autonomic nervous system. However, no study has investigated the impact of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) on HRV measures in infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). In this study, we evaluate the influence of temperature on measures of HRV for a group of infants with favorable outcomes, as compared with a control group of infants with unfavorable outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Term-born infants with moderate-severe HIE underwent standard TH treatment and prospective electroencephalography (EEG) and electrocardiogram (ECG) recording...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378237/successful-ablation-of-lymph-nodes-using-irreversible-electroporation-ire-in-a-porcine-survival-model
#17
Stefan Fritz, Christof M Sommer, Thomas Longerich, Clemens Kuhn-Neureuther, Boris Radeleff, Jens Werner, Thilo Hackert
BACKGROUND: Irreversible electroporation (IRE), a nonthermal injury ablation technique, has been shown to be effective and safe in various organs, such as in the kidney, liver, prostate, or in pancreas. In contrast to radiofrequency or microwave ablation, IRE is also effective in the neighborhood of major vessels. Many human cancers reveal lymphatic spread. The present study aimed to evaluate technical feasibility and safety of IRE in lymphatic tissue. To our knowledge, this is the first report showing successful IRE of lymph nodes in a standardized porcine survival model...
April 4, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376710/electrocardiographic-changes-mimicking-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-a-large-intracranial-tumour-a-diagnostic-dilemma
#18
Nilukshana Yogendranathan, H M M T B Herath, S P Pahalagamage, Aruna Kulatunga
BACKGROUND: ST elevation Myocardial infarction is a medical emergency. A variety of noncardiac conditions had been known to mimic the ECG changes that are seen in acute coronary syndrome. Although the common ECG changes that are documented with raised intracranial pressure are T inversions, prolongation of QT interval and sinus bradycardia, ST elevation or depression, arrhythmias and prominent U waves have also been recognized. However, ST elevations in association with primary intracranial tumours are rarely reported...
April 4, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376642/cardiovascular-sequel-of-neck-irradiation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
#19
Manish Goyal, Pragya Shukla, Deepak Gupta, Shyam Bisht, Nar Singh Verma, Sunita Tiwari, Madan Lal Bhatt
PURPOSE: Introduction: The baroreflex is an important afferent mechanism controlling autonomic functions. As afferent nerves course through the neck, they are susceptible to damage by neck irradiation in the head and neck cancer patients. With increased survival of head and neck cancer patients because of improved therapy, the cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in them have become apparent and is of clinical concern. There are few case reports of baroreflex failure as a chronic sequel to neck irradiation...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373893/comparison-of-baseline-wander-removal-techniques-considering-the-preservation-of-st-changes-in-the-ischemic-ecg-a-simulation-study
#20
Gustavo Lenis, Nicolas Pilia, Axel Loewe, Walther H W Schulze, Olaf Dössel
The most important ECG marker for the diagnosis of ischemia or infarction is a change in the ST segment. Baseline wander is a typical artifact that corrupts the recorded ECG and can hinder the correct diagnosis of such diseases. For the purpose of finding the best suited filter for the removal of baseline wander, the ground truth about the ST change prior to the corrupting artifact and the subsequent filtering process is needed. In order to create the desired reference, we used a large simulation study that allowed us to represent the ischemic heart at a multiscale level from the cardiac myocyte to the surface ECG...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
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