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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760243/underutilisation-of-public-access-defibrillation-is-related-to-retrieval-distance-and-time-dependent-availability
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Charles D Deakin, Steve Anfield, Gillian A Hodgetts
INTRODUCTION: Public access defibrillation doubles the chances of neurologically intact survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Although there are increasing numbers of defibrillators (automated external defibrillator (AEDs)) available in the community, they are used infrequently, despite often being available. We aimed to match OHCAs with known AED locations in order to understand AED availability, the effects of reduced AED availability at night and the operational radius at which they can be effectively retrieved...
May 14, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740728/transvenous-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-implantation-in-patients-with-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-in-a-tertiary-center
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Xueying Chen, Ziqing Yu, Jin Bai, Wei Wang, Shengmei Qin, Jingfeng Wang, Zhe Sun, Fei Han, Yangang Su, Junbo Ge
PURPOSE: Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is rare and often asymptomatic, which might cause difficulties in the implantation of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of PLSVC and to study the clinical characteristics and significance of PLSVC in patients with CIED implantation. METHODS: Thirty-three patients with PLSVC were collected from 7047 CIED recipients over recent 10 years in our center...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730094/dual-defibrillation-in-patients-with-refractory-ventricular-fibrillation-review-and-case-report
#3
REVIEW
Karim Hajjar, Iskandar Berbari, Chady El Tawil, Ralphe Bou Chebl, Gilbert Abou Dagher
In the setting of cardiac arrest, refractory ventricular fibrillation (VF) is difficult to manage, and mortality rates are high. Double sequential defibrillation (DSD) has been described in the literature as a successful means to terminate this malignant rhythm, after failure of traditional Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) measures. The authors herein present a case of refractory VF in a patient with cardiac arrest, on whom DSD was successful in reversion to sinus rhythm, and provide a thorough review of similar cases in the literature...
April 30, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572320/decreased-camp-level-and-decreased-downregulation-of-%C3%AE-1-adrenoceptor-expression-in-therapeutic-hypothermia-resuscitated-myocardium-are-associated-with-improved-post-resuscitation-myocardial-function
#4
Wei Wang, Tianfeng Hua, Hao Li, Xiaobo Wu, Jennifer Bradley, Mary Ann Peberdy, Joseph P Ornato, Wanchun Tang
BACKGROUND: Epinephrine administered during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is associated with severe post-resuscitation myocardial dysfunction. We previously demonstrated that therapeutic hypothermia reduced the severity of post-resuscitation myocardial dysfunction caused by epinephrine; however, the relationship between myocardial adrenoceptor expression and myocardial protective effects by hypothermia remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: Rats weighing between 450 and 550 g were randomized into 5 groups: (1) normothermic placebo, (2) normothermic epinephrine, (3) hypothermic placebo, (4) hypothermic epinephrine, and (5) sham (not subject to cardiac arrest and resuscitation)...
March 23, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29539652/small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy-and-device-assisted-enteroscopy-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-small-bowel-disorders-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-technical-review
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Emanuele Rondonotti, Cristiano Spada, Samuel Adler, Andrea May, Edward J Despott, Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Simon Panter, Dirk Domagk, Ignacio Fernandez-Urien, Gabriel Rahmi, Maria Elena Riccioni, Jeanin E van Hooft, Cesare Hassan, Marco Pennazio
SMALL-BOWEL CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY (SBCE): 1: ESGE recommends that prior to SBCE patients ingest a purgative (2 L of polyethylene glycol [PEG]) for better visualization.Strong recommendation, high quality evidence.However, the optimal timing for taking purgatives is yet to be established. 2: ESGE recommends that SBCE should be performed as an outpatient procedure if possible, since completion rates are higher in outpatients than in inpatients.Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence...
April 2018: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493810/effect-of-t1-mapping-technique-and-diminished-image-resolution-on-quantification-of-infarct-mass-and-its-ability-in-predicting-appropriate-icd-therapy
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Nadia A Farrag, Venkat Ramanan, Graham A Wright, Eranga Ukwatta
PURPOSE: Myocardial infarct (MI) may consist of an infarct core (IC) and a heterogeneous, semi-viable border zone (BZ). Patients with chronic MI in the left ventricular (LV) myocardium are at increased risk of developing ventricular arrhythmias, and may therefore qualify for implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. Indices based on MI mass, as determined by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging, are shown to be sensitive in predicting adverse ventricular arrhythmic events...
April 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317455/improving-temporal-trends-in-survival-and-neurological-outcomes-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Jason E Buick, Ian R Drennan, Damon C Scales, Steven C Brooks, Adams Byers, Sheldon Cheskes, Katie N Dainty, Michael Feldman, P Richard Verbeek, Cathy Zhan, Alex Kiss, Laurie J Morrison, Steve Lin
BACKGROUND: Considerable effort has gone into improving outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Studies suggest that survival is improving; however, prior studies had insufficient data to pursue the relationship between markers of guideline compliance and temporal trends. The objective of the study was to evaluate trends in OHCA survival over an 8-year period that included the implementation of the 2005 and 2010 international cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines...
January 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124430/oversensing-of-the-wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator-during-bipolar-ventricular-stimulation
#8
Martin Manninger, Tanja Odeneg, Friedrich Fruhwald, Helmut Brussee, Daniel Scherr
The wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) is a temporary treatment option for patients with potentially reversible risk of sudden cardiac death. This case demonstrates a pitfall during WCD usage in a pacemaker-dependent patient as well as a possible solution allowing continuation of WCD therapy. Bipolar stimulation may lead to double counting of the WCD detection algorithm resulting in false alarm or inappropriate therapy.
December 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978402/double-sequential-defibrillation-for-refractory-ventricular-fibrillation
#9
Chady El Tawil, Sandra Mrad, Basem F Khishfe
A 54-year-old suffered from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Compressions were started within minutes and the patient was in refractory ventricular fibrillation despite multiple asynchronized shocks and maximal doses of antiarrhythmic agents. Double sequential defibrillation was attempted with successful Return Of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) after a total of 61min of cardiac arrest. The patient was discharged home neurologically intact. Double sequential defibrillation could be a simple effective approach to patients with refractory ventricular fibrillation...
December 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955086/twiddlers-syndrome-presenting-as-life-threatening-electrical-storm
#10
Shahrukh Hashmani, Aamir Hameed Khan
A 75-year-old man underwent implantation of a single chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for primary prevention of his underlying severe non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy. Thirteen months later, he presented to the emergency room(ER) with inappropriate ICD shocks as a result of over sensing of the right ventricular lead and double counting of the right atrial signals. The chest X-ray (CXR) revealed a right ventricular ICD lead displaced into the right atrium with coiling in the pocket. The right ventricular shocking coil was noted at the tricuspid annulus...
October 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760205/probing-oral-anticoagulation-in-patients-with-atrial-high-rate-episodes-rationale-and-design-of-the-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-high-rate-episodes-noah-afnet-6-trial
#11
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Paulus Kirchhof, Benjamin F Blank, Melanie Calvert, A John Camm, Gregory Chlouverakis, Hans-Christoph Diener, Andreas Goette, Andrea Huening, Gregory Y H Lip, Emmanuel Simantirakis, Panos Vardas
Oral anticoagulation prevents ischemic strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Early detection of AF and subsequent initiation of oral anticoagulation help to prevent strokes in AF patients. Implanted cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators allow seamless detection of atrial high rate episodes (AHRE), but the best antithrombotic therapy in patients with AHRE is not known. RATIONALE: Stroke risk is higher in pacemaker patients with AHRE than in those without, but the available data also show that stroke risk in patients with AHRE is lower than in patients with AF...
August 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639949/comet-assay-in-evaluating-deoxyribonucleic-acid-damage-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#12
Radka Hazuková, Martina Rezácová, Renata Köhlerová, Tomáš Tomek, Eva Cermáková, Jaromír Kocí, Miloslav Pleskot
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate whether out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) may induce severe DNA damage measured using comet assay in successfully resuscitated humans and to evaluate a short-term prognostic role. METHODS: In this prospective, controlled, blinded study (1/2013-1/2014), 41 patients (age, 63±14 years) successfully resuscitated from non traumatic OHCA and 10 healthy controls (age, 53±17 years) were enrolled. DNA damage [double-strand breaks (DSBs) and single-strand breaks (SSBs)] was measured using comet assay in peripheral lymphocytes sampled at admission...
July 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636098/repeated-procedures-at-the-generator-pocket-are-a-determinant-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-infection
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Eduardo Arana-Rueda, Alonso Pedrote, Manuel Frutos-López, Juan Acosta, Beatriz Jauregui, Lorena García-Riesco, Álvaro Arce-León, Federico Gómez-Pulido, Juan A Sánchez-Brotons, Encarnación Gutiérrez-Carretero, Arístides de Alarcón-González
BACKGROUND: Rates of cardiac-device infections have increased in recent years, but the current incidence and risk factors for infection in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are not well known. HYPOTHESIS: The increasing number of ICD infections is related to accumulated pocket manipulations over time. METHODS: This single-center, prospective study included patients that underwent ICD implantation from 2008 to 2015...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625370/rationale-and-design-of-the-apixaban-for-the-reduction-of-thrombo-embolism-in-patients-with-device-detected-sub-clinical-atrial-fibrillation-artesia-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Renato D Lopes, Marco Alings, Stuart J Connolly, Heather Beresh, Christopher B Granger, Juan Benezet Mazuecos, Giuseppe Boriani, Jens C Nielsen, David Conen, Stefan H Hohnloser, Georges H Mairesse, Philippe Mabo, A John Camm, Jeffrey S Healey
BACKGROUND: Device-detected subclinical atrial fibrillation (AF) refers to infrequent, short-lasting, asymptomatic AF that is detected only with long-term continuous monitoring. Subclinical AF is common and associated with an increased risk of stroke; however, the risk of stroke with subclinical AF is lower than for clinical AF, and very few patients with subclinical AF alone have been included in large AF anticoagulation trials. The net benefit of anticoagulation in patients with subclinical AF is unknown...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624593/double-sequential-defibrillation-therapy-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests-the-london-experience
#15
Amber C Emmerson, Mark Whitbread, Rachael T Fothergill
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in treatment for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), a subgroup of patients remain in refractory ventricular fibrillation (RVF) during resuscitation. Recent evidence suggests that double sequential defibrillation (DSD), where two shocks are delivered to the patient in quick succession, may provide an effective therapy for RVF. This study describes the characteristics and survival outcomes of OHCA patients treated by ambulance clinicians using a local DSD protocol in an attempt to resolve RVF...
August 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482353/haemodynamic-findings-in-obstructive-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-pulsus-bisferiens-and-brockenbrough-braunwald-morrow-sign
#16
Andrea Barison, Annamaria Del Franco, Giancarlo Todiere
: A 55-year-old gentleman with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and heart failure symptoms underwent cardiac catheterization, which confirmed a significant pressure drop (60 mmHg) across the left ventricular outflow tract, a double-peaked pulse (pulsus bisferiens) and an absent postextrasystolic potentiation (Brockenbrough-Braunwald-Morrow sign) in the left ventricular outflow tract and the aorta. He was treated with medical therapy optimization and intracardiac defibrillator implantation. Cardiac catheterization may provide characteristic clues not only to diagnose obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, but also to understand its pathophysiological correlates...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411139/the-quidam-study-hydroquinidine-therapy-for-the-management-of-brugada-syndrome-patients-at-high-arrhythmic-risk
#17
Antoine Andorin, Jean-Baptiste Gourraud, Jacques Mansourati, Swanny Fouchard, Hervé le Marec, Philippe Maury, Philippe Mabo, Jean-Sylvain Hermida, Jean-Claude Deharo, Béatrice Delasalle, Simon Esnault, Nicolas Sadoul, Jean-Marc Davy, Antoine Leenhardt, Didier Klug, Pascal Defaye, Dominique Babuty, Frédéric Sacher, Vincent Probst
BACKGROUND: Although the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) remains the main therapy for Brugada syndrome (BrS), it does not reduce life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia. Based on pathophysiologic mechanisms, hydroquinidine (HQ) has been suggested for effective prevention of arrhythmia. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to provide evidence-based data supporting HQ use to prevent life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia in high-risk patients with BrS...
August 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373784/left-ventricular-noncompaction-a-rare-form-of-cardiomyopathy-revelation-modes-and-predictors-of-mortality-in-adults-through-23-cases
#18
Iliyasse Asfalou, Sanae Boulaamayl, Maha Raissouni, Najat Mouine, Mohamed Sabry, Jamal Kheyi, Nawal Doghmi, Aatif Benyass
OBJECTIVES: To describe modes of clinical presentation and echocardiographic, angiographic, and rhythmic features, and prognostic characteristics of left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC) in North African adults, through one of the first series in Morocco. BACKGROUND: LVNC is a rare congenital disorder, described for the first time by Engberding in 1984. The suspected diagnosis in thromboembolic, hemodynamic, or rhythm events requires both echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)...
April 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267474/results-of-a-curtailed-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-azimilide-in-patients-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-the-shield-2-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Victoria M Robinson, David B Bharucha, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Paul Dorian, Peter R Kowey
BACKGROUND: Frequent hospital attendances in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) result in significant morbidity and health care costs. Current drugs to reduce ICD shocks and hospital visits have limited efficacy and considerable toxicity. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of azimilide, a novel oral class III antiarrhythmic, for use in ICD patients. METHODS: A total of 240 patients were enrolled in a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the effect of oral azimilide 75 mg daily in ICD patients with previously documented ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, and a left ventricular ejection fraction ≤40%...
March 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098197/dantrolene-versus-amiodarone-for-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-randomized-double-blinded-experimental-study
#20
Thomas Wiesmann, Dennik Freitag, Wolfgang Dersch, Daphne Eschbach, Marc Irqsusi, Thorsten Steinfeldt, Hinnerk Wulf, Carsten Feldmann
Dantrolene was introduced for treatment of malignant hyperthermia. It also has antiarrhythmic properties and may thus be an alternative to amiodarone for the treatment of ventricular fibrillation (VF). Aim of this study was to compare the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) with dantrolene and amiodarone in a pig model of cardiac arrest. VF was induced in anesthetized pigs. After 8 min of untreated VF, chest compressions and ventilation were started and one of the drugs (amiodarone 5 mg kg(-1), dantrolene 2...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
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