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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792780/cardiovascular-screening-practices-and-attitudes-from-the-ncaa-autonomous-power-5-conferences
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Christopher W Miars, Andreas Stamatis, Grant B Morgan, Jonathan A Drezner
BACKGROUND: The development of athlete-specific electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation standards, along with recent rates of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in athletes being higher than previously estimated, has heightened the debate in the sports medicine community regarding cardiovascular screening of the college athlete, including whether certain high-risk subsets, such as male basketball athletes, should undergo more intensive screening. HYPOTHESIS: ECG and/or echocardiography screening in National Collegiate Athletic Association Autonomous 5 Division I (A5DI) schools will be more common than previous reports, and there will be more frequent use of noninvasive cardiac screening for men's basketball players than the general athlete population...
May 1, 2018: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792716/options-to-improve-the-quality-of-kidney-grafts-from-expanded-criteria-donors-experimental-study
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J Molacek, V Opatrný, V Treska, R Matejka, O Hes
INTRODUCTION: There is a worldwide discrepancy between the number of donors and the number of organs needed for transplantation, leading to certain expansion of criteria, resulting in acceptance of donor organs. This means that organs with worse parenchymal qualities may be harvested for transplantation. One possibility, how to ameliorate the quality of these organs, is to change the concept of their preservation during cold ischemia or even after sudden circulatory arrest, prior to the collection of the organ itself...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791724/resolving-ambiguities-in-sudep-classification
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Orrin Devinsky, Elizabeth Bundock, Dale Hesdorffer, Elizabeth Donner, Brian Moseley, Esma Cihan, Fizza Hussain, Daniel Friedman
OBJECTIVE: To examine the consistency of applying the Nashef et al (2012) criteria to classify sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). METHODS: We reviewed cases from the North American SUDEP Registry (n = 250) and Medical Examiner Offices (n = 1301: 698 Maryland, 457 New York City, 146 San Diego). Two epileptologists with expertise in SUDEP and epilepsy-related mortality independently reviewed medical records, scene investigation, autopsy, and toxicology and assigned a SUDEP class...
May 23, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791306/cause-of-caregiver-death-and-surviving-caregiver-coping-style-predict-thwarted-belongingness-in-bereaved-youth
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Michelle E Roley-Roberts, Ryan M Hill, Christopher M Layne, Hayley Goldenthal, Julie B Kaplow
OBJECTIVES: Both bereavement and thwarted belongingness serve as risk markers for youth suicide-related behaviors. This study examined candidate predictors of thwarted belongingness among bereaved youth, including caregiver cause of death and surviving caregiver coping style. METHODS: Forty-three caregiver-bereaved families (58 children aged 7-13 years old) participated in a longitudinal study investigating associations between hypothesized bereavement-related contextual factors and youth thwarted belongingness...
May 23, 2018: Archives of Suicide Research: Official Journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786598/-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-an-intraoperative-death-case-analysis-and-substantiation-of-the-standards-of-perioperative-anesthetic-management-in-a-non-cardiosurgery-clinic
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Roman N Fedosiuk, Liliia O Shchupachynska
The article is based on the case analysis of a sudden and unexpected intraoperative death of a 51-year-old female patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, who was undergoing a non-cardiac operation in a non-cardiosurgery clinic, from acute precipitation of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction provoked by surgery and anesthesia. It emphasizes the importance of raising non-cardiac anesthesiologists' awareness of the issue and having clear standards of pre-operative evaluation and perioperative management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in order to avoid fatal medical errors...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786595/-genetically-determined-abnormal-electrical-activity-of-the-brain-and-the-heart
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Iwona Mańka-Gaca, Beata Łabuz-Roszak, Agnieszka Machowska-Majchrzak
Mutations leading to disorders within ion (mainly potassium and sodium) channels, have different degrees of expression in the brain and in the heart, which can cause simultaneous occurrence of disorders in both organs. This is manifested by the occurrence of epileptic seizures and cardiac electrical disturbances, further exacerbated by stimulation of autonomic structures within the central nervous system. In all patients with unclear paroxysmal disorders, and in those with unexplained sudden cardiac death, consideration should be given to the possibility of occurrence of genetically determined disorders in the ion channels...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784545/spontaneously-aborted-sudden-cardiac-death-in-brugada-syndrome
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João Português, Lucy Calvo, Filipa Canário-Almeida, Sílvia Ribeiro, Victor Sanfins, António Lourenço
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784533/long-qt-syndrome-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature-and-current-evidence
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Syed Raza Shah, Ki Park
Long QT syndrome (LQT) represents a heterogeneous family of cardiac electrophysiologic disorders characterized by QT prolongation and T-wave abnormalities on the electrocardiogram. It is commonly associated with syncope, however, sudden cardiac death can occur due to torsades de pointes. LQT is a clinical diagnosis and should be suspected in individuals on the basis of clinical presentation, family history and electrocardiogram characteristics. Management is focused on the prevention of syncope and ultimately sudden death...
May 10, 2018: Current Problems in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784492/electrocardiogram-and-imaging-an-integrated-approach-to-arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathies
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Ketty Savino, Giuseppe Bagliani, Federico Crusco, Margherita Padeletti, Massimo Lombardi
Cardiovascular imaging has radically changed the management of patients with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies. This article focuses on the role of echocardiography and MRI in the diagnosis of these structural diseases. Cardiomyopathies with hypertrophic pattern (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, restrictive cardiomyopathies, amyloidosis, Anderson-Fabry disease, and sarcoidosis), cardiomyopathies with dilated pattern, inflammatory cardiac diseases, and right ventricular arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy are analyzed. Finally, anatomic predictors of arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death are discussed...
June 2018: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783280/pericardial-cyst-cause-of-sudden-cardiac-death
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Marie Brix Ley, Maiken Kudahl Larsen
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of sudden death in the world. The etiology of sudden cardiac death involves a wide range of diseases, but seldom pericardial cysts. A pericardial cyst is an uncommon cyst usually located in the middle mediastinum and rarely in the posterior part. They are usually harmless and asymptomatic. Here, we present a case of a 63-year-old woman who presented with dyspnea and hoarseness, but died suddenly after a CT scan was attempted. The detailed forensic pathologic and histologic examination revealed a pericardial cyst located in the posterior mediastinum...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782639/sudden-cardiac-death-in-athletes-and-the-value-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Sophie I Mavrogeni, Flora Bacopoulou, Despoina Apostolaki, George P Chrousos
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the non-traumatic death, due to loss of heart function that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly within 6 hours of a previously normal state of health. It is related to intense competitive sports promoting ventricular tachycardia (VT)/ventricular fibrillation (VF) in the presence of underlying abnormal substrate. A serial evaluation of cardiac physiologic changes taking place during training will allow the better understanding of athlete's heart and will facilitate its discrimination from other gray-zone cardiomyopathies...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782340/fatal-airway-obstruction-in-a-man-with-a-cystic-hygroma
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Cassandra Maria Wygant, Stephen D Cohle
We describe a 24-year-old man with a cystic hygroma of the left side of the lower neck that led to sudden death. Cystic hygroma (cystic lymphangioma) is a congenital malformation of the lymphatic system. The patient, who had a tracheostomy because of airway obstruction from the cystic hygroma, was found dead with his tracheostomy tube on the floor next to him. Complications of cystic hygroma include infiltration of the neck causing airway obstruction, dysphagia, pain, and obstructive sleep apnea.
May 3, 2018: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781517/a-homozygous-scn5a-mutation-associated-with-atrial-standstill-and-sudden-death
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Reina Bianca Tan, Ivan Gando, Lei Bu, Frank Cecchin, William Coetzee
BACKGROUND: Atrial standstill is an arrhythmogenic condition characterized by the absence of spontaneous electrical and mechanical atrial activity or in response to stimulation. There are few reported familial cases which have been associated with SCN5A mutations co-segregating with GJA5 or RYR2 however isolated SCN5A mutations are rare. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical and biophysical consequence of a novel SCN5A mutation identified in a family with progressive atrial standstill and sudden death...
May 21, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780643/late-diagnosis-of-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-a-coronary-artery-from-the-inappropriate-sinus-of-valsalva-during-investigation-of-chest-pain
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Brunna Priscylla Américo Carvalho, Marcio Antônio Dos Santos, Wilson Pedro Guimarães Neto, Júlio César Queiroz De França, Márcio Rogério de Souza Braite, Rodrigo Bottura De Araújo, Isabella Gomes Carvalho, Moacir Fernandes de Godoy
In this work are reported two cases of anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA), with the left main coronary artery (LMCA) arising at the right sinus of Valsalva in a 77-year-old woman and in a 79-year-old man submitted to angiography after positive ischemic tests. The origin of the LMCA or the left descendant artery (LDA) from the right sinus of Valsalva has a prevalence of 0.2%, the origin of the circumflex artery (CXA) from the right sinus 0.5%, and the origin of the right coronary artery (RCA) from the left sinus of Valsalva has a prevalence of 0...
2018: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779893/a-new-risk-score-for-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-with-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Seung Hun Lee, Myung Ho Jeong, Ju Han Kim, Min Chul Kim, Doo Sun Sim, Young Joon Hong, Youngkeun Ahn, Shung Chull Chae, In Whan Seong, Jong Sun Park, Jei Keon Chae, Seung Ho Hur, Kwang-Soo Cha, Hyo-Soo Kim, Hyeon Cheol Gwon, Ki Bae Seung, Seung Woon Rha
BACKGROUND: Ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (VT/VF) is a major cause of sudden cardiac death after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study aims to investigate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of VT/VF, to identify the variables associated with VT/VF, and to construct a new scoring system. METHODS: Patients with relatively preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) (≥40%) included in the Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry-National Institutes of Health registry were enrolled in this study...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779501/marine-n-3-pufa-heart-rate-variability-and-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-patients-on-chronic-dialysis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jesper M Rantanen, Erik B Schmidt, Sam Riahi, Søren Lundbye-Christensen, Jeppe H Christensen
Marine n-3 PUFA may improve autonomic dysfunction by an increase in heart rate variability (HRV) and may reduce the risk of malignant ventricular arrhythmias. Only a few smaller studies have examined such effects in patients on chronic dialysis, who often have autonomic dysfunction and a high risk of sudden cardiac death, which accounts for almost 30 % of all deaths. This cross-sectional study investigated the association between the plasma phospholipid content of n-3 PUFA and 24-h HRV or ventricular arrhythmias in patients on chronic dialysis...
May 21, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779361/palliative-and-end-of-life-care-for-heart-failure-patients-in-an-aging-society
#17
Takahiro Okumura, Akinori Sawamura, Toyoaki Murohara
The populations of Asian countries are expected to age rapidly in the near future, with a dramatic increase in the number of heart failure (HF) patients also anticipated. The need for palliative and end-of-life care for elderly patients with advanced HF is currently recognized in aging societies. However, palliative care and active treatment for HF are not mutually exclusive, and palliative care should be provided to reduce suffering occurring at any stage of symptomatic HF after the point of diagnosis. HF patients are at high risk of sudden cardiac death from the early stages of the disease onwards...
May 23, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779123/pulmonary-valve-replacement-after-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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REVIEW
Hideki Tatewaki, Akira Shiose
In this review article, we describe pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) late after repaired Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Since the introduction of surgical intervention for patients with TOF in 1945, surgical management of TOF has dramatically improved early survival with mortality rates, less than 2-3%. However, the majority of these patients continue to experience residual right ventricular outflow tract pathology, most commonly pulmonary valve regurgitation (PR). The patients are generally asymptomatic during childhood and adolescence and, however, are at risk for severe PR later which can result in exercise intolerance, heart failure, arrhythmias, and sudden death...
May 19, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776992/cardiomyopathy-mutation-f88l-in-troponin-t-abolishes-length-dependency-of-myofilament-ca-2-sensitivity
#19
Sherif M Reda, Murali Chandra
Recent clinical studies have revealed a new hypertrophic cardiomyopathy-associated mutation (F87L) in the central region of human cardiac troponin T (TnT). However, despite its implication in several incidences of sudden cardiac death in young and old adults, whether F87L is associated with cardiac contractile dysfunction is unknown. Because the central region of TnT is important for modulating the muscle length-mediated recruitment of new force-bearing cross-bridges (XBs), we hypothesize that the F87L mutation causes molecular changes that are linked to the length-dependent activation of cardiac myofilaments...
May 18, 2018: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776957/sudden-death-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-observations-from-the-current-as-registry
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Tomohiko Taniguchi, Takeshi Morimoto, Hiroki Shiomi, Kenji Ando, Norio Kanamori, Koichiro Murata, Takeshi Kitai, Yuichi Kawase, Chisato Izumi, Takao Kato, Katsuhisa Ishii, Kazuya Nagao, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Mamoru Toyofuku, Naritatsu Saito, Kenji Minatoya, Takeshi Kimura
BACKGROUND: The annual incidence of sudden death has been reported to be low (<1%/year) in asymptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), and there is a paucity of data on the risk factors of sudden death in patients with severe AS. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated the incidence and risk factors of sudden death during the median follow-up period of 1334 days in the Contemporary Outcomes After Surgery and Medical Treatment in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis (CURRENT AS) registry enrolling 3815 consecutive patients with severe AS between 2003 and 2011...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
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