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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319439/successful-management-of-minoxidil-toxicosis-in-a-dog
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Tyler J M Jordan, Page E Yaxley, Christine A Culler, Anusha Balakrishnan
CASE DESCRIPTION A 2-year-old sexually intact female mixed-breed dog was evaluated at an emergency hospital approximately 5 hours after ingestion of an unknown amount of over-the-counter topical hair growth promoter containing 5% minoxidil foam. Vomiting and signs of lethargy were reported by the owner, and physical examination revealed tachycardia and hypotension. No treatments were performed, and the dog was transferred to a veterinary referral hospital for management of suspected minoxidil toxicosis. CLINICAL FINDINGS On arrival at the referral hospital, the dog was tachycardic (heart rate, 200 to 220 beats/min) and hypotensive (systolic arterial blood pressure, 70 mm Hg)...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276916/-intracellular-molecular-mechanisms-of-adrenergic-regulation-of-pulmonary-vein-myocardium-membrane-potential
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L V Rozenshtraukh, V M Karimova, V S Kuzmin
Pulmonary vein (PV) myocardium is characterized by numerous electrophysiological properties which make this tissue highly prone to spontaneous, ectopic activity partially due to resting potential (RP) instability. PV derived ectopy frequently underlies supraventricular arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation. It has also been demonstrated that adrenergic stimulation causes proarrhythmic alterations in PV. Selective α1- and β-adrenoreceptors stimulation causes RP depolarization and hyperpolarization, respectively, at least in rats...
November 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250249/arrhythmia-induced-cardiomyopathy-prevalent-under-recognized-reversible
#3
Rahul Dhawan, Rakesh Gopinathannair
Arrhythmia-induced cardiomyopathy (AIC) is a clinical condition in which a persistent tachyarrhythmia or frequent ectopy contribute to ventricular dysfunction leading to systolic heart failure. AIC can be partially or completely corrected with adequate treatment of the culprit arrhythmia. Several molecular and cellular alterations by which tachyarrhythmias lead to cardiomyopathy have been identified. AIC can affect children and adults, can be clinically silent in the form of asymptomatic tachycardia with cardiomyopathy, or can present with manifest heart failure...
October 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238947/-thyroid-ectopy-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenges-before-and-in-the-era-of-tsh-neonatal-screening
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Ewelina Szczepanek-Parulska, Aleksandra Hernik, Marek Ruchała
Despite TSH screening in newborns is currently conducted in most developed countries, patients with thyroid ectopy born before the procedure was introduced or those in whom the screening failed to establish diagnosis, might still appear. In the paper we revise the current state of knowledge regarding the clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with thyroid ectopy. As an example, we report diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties in our three patients with thyroid ectopy remaining undiagnosed and untreated during early childhood...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209225/cxl-1020-a-novel-nitroxyl-hno-prodrug-is-more-effective-than-milrinone-in-models-of-diastolic-dysfunction-a-cardiovascular-therapeutic-an-efficacy-and-safety-study-in-the-rat
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Steve R Roof, Yukie Ueyama, Reza Mazhari, Robert L Hamlin, J Craig Hartman, Mark T Ziolo, John E Reardon, Carlos L Del Rio
The nitroxyl (HNO) prodrug, CXL-1020, induces vasorelaxation and improves cardiac function in canine models and patients with systolic heart failure (HF). HNO's unique mechanism of action may be applicable to a broader subset of cardiac patients. This study investigated the load-independent safety and efficacy of CXL-1020 in two rodent (rat) models of diastolic heart failure and explored potential drug interactions with common HF background therapies. In vivo left-ventricular hemodynamics/pressure-volume relationships assessed before/during a 30 min IV infusion of CXL-1020 demonstrated acute load-independent positive inotropic, lusitropic, and vasodilatory effects in normal rats...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161369/pace-capture-guided-ablation-after-contact-force-guided-pulmonary-vein-isolation-results-of-the-randomized-controlled-dragon-trial
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Masaharu Masuda, Masashi Fujita, Osamu Iida, Shin Okamoto, Takayuki Ishihara, Kiyonori Nanto, Takashi Kanda, Akihiro Sunaga, Takuya Tsujimura, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Takuya Ohashi, Masaaki Uematsu
Aims: Before the discovery of contact-force guidance, eliminating pacing capture along the pulmonary vein (PV) isolation line had been reported to improve PV isolation durability and rhythm outcomes. DRAGON (UMIN-CTR, UMIN000015332) aimed to elucidate the efficacy of pace-capture-guided ablation following contact-force-guided PV isolation ablation in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. Methods and results: A total of 156 paroxysmal AF patients with AF-trigger ectopies from any of the four PVs induced by isoproterenol were randomly assigned to undergo pace-capture-guided ablation along a contact-force-guided isolation line around AF-trigger PVs (PC group, n = 76) or contact-force-guided PV isolation ablation alone (control group, n = 80)...
November 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150491/hypothermia-modulates-arrhythmia-substrates-during-different-phases-of-resuscitation-from-ischemic-cardiac-arrest
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Joseph S Piktel, Aurelia Cheng, Matthew McCauley, Zack Dale, Michelle Nassal, Danielle Maleski, Gary Pawlowski, Kenneth R Laurita, Lance D Wilson
BACKGROUND: We designed an innovative porcine model of ischemia-induced arrest to determine dynamic arrhythmia substrates during focal infarct, global ischemia from ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (VT/VF) and then reperfusion to determine the effect of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) on dynamic arrhythmia substrates and resuscitation outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Anesthetized adult pigs underwent thoracotomy and regional plunge electrode placement in the left ventricle...
November 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119219/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-intrathoracic-renal-ectopy
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Jan Waskowski, Daniel Ott, Joerg C Schefold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110996/atrial-ectopy-as-a-mediator-of-the-association-between-race-and-atrial-fibrillation
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Matthew A Christensen, Kaylin T Nguyen, Phyllis K Stein, Raymond B Fohtung, Elsayed Z Soliman, Thomas A Dewland, Eric Vittinghoff, Bruce M Psaty, Susan R Heckbert, Gregory M Marcus
BACKGROUND: Blacks have a lower risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) despite having more AF risk factors, but the mechanism remains unknown. Premature atrial contraction (PAC) burden is a recently identified risk factor for AF. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the burden of PACs explains racial differences in AF risk. METHODS: PAC burden (number per hour) was assessed by 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring in a randomly selected subset of patients in the Cardiovascular Health Study...
October 23, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
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/28994506/inflammatory-cells-in-liquid-based-cytology-smears-classified-as-bacterial-vaginosis
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José Eleutério, Renata Mírian Nunes Eleutério, Leonardo Arruda Martins, Paulo César Giraldo, Ana Katherine Silveira Gonçalves
BACKGROUND: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) remains an enigmatic question. The term "osis" instead of "itis" is used because commonly, there are no inflammatory process associated with BV. However, leukocytes are often observed in it. METHODS: In a transversal study, we evaluated 1178 cases with diagnosis of BV by liquid-based cytology (more than 20% of clue cells), attended in general gynecologic private clinic. Depending of the presence of more than five leukocytes on average per field in immersion objective (1000×), the cases were divided in two groups: few or no leukocytes (< 5 leukocytes per field) (BV) and with leukocytes (≥ 5 leukocytes per field) (BV-L)...
December 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940909/postimplantation-ventricular-ectopic-burden-and-clinical-outcomes-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-defibrillator-patients-a-madit-crt-substudy
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Anne-Christine Ruwald, Mehmet K Aktas, Martin H Ruwald, Valentina Kutyifa, Scott McNitt, Christian Jons, Suneet Mittal, Jonathan S Steinberg, James P Daubert, Arthur J Moss, Wojciech Zareba
BACKGROUND: Frequent ventricular ectopy on preimplantation Holter has been associated with attenuated benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). However, it is unclear whether ectopic burden measured post-CRT implantation can be utilized to evaluate long-term prognosis. We aimed to describe the association between post-CRT implantation ectopic burden and subsequent risk of clinical outcomes. METHODS: At the 12-month follow-up visit, 24-hour Holter recordings were performed in 698 CRT-D patients from the MADIT-CRT study...
September 20, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884872/the-tip-of-the-muscle-is-a-dominant-location-of-ventricular-ectopy-originating-from-papillary-muscles-in-the-left-ventricle
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Petr Peichl, Jakub Baran, Dan Wichterle, Robert Čihák, Tomáš Skála, Bashar Aldhoon, Matevž Jan, Bor Antolič, Josef Kautzner
INTRODUCTION: Frequent ventricular premature complexes (VPCs) may cause symptoms and/or lead to deterioration of LV systolic function. Although frequent VPCs may be abolished by catheter ablation, it may be challenging in case of their origin from the LV papillary muscles (PMs). Our collaborative study aimed to analyze in detail the site of origin and the outcome of ablation. METHODS: Consecutive 34 patients (males: 68%; aged 62 ± 12 years; LV ejection fraction: 50 ± 9%) undergoing catheter ablation of VPCs originating from PMs were included...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852580/incidental-finding-of-dual-ectopic-thyroid-on-computed-tomography-angiography
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Antonio Pierro, Savino Cilla, Pietro Modugno, Giuseppina Sallustio
The presence of simultaneous two ectopic foci of thyroid tissue (dual ectopic thyroid) is rare, and few cases have been reported in the literature. The ectopic thyroid tissue is an extremely uncommon embryological aberration due to the alterations occurring during the embryological development with incomplete migration of thyroid precursors. Commonly ectopic thyroid tissue is a midline structures, but the lateral location is possible but very rare. Ectopic thyroid is common in women and can vary in size from a microscopic focus to a few centimeters...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807377/crem-transgene-mice-an-animal-model-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-thrombogenesis
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A Bukowska, M Felgendreher, B Scholz, C Wolke, J S Schulte, E Fehrmann, E Wardelmann, M D Seidl, U Lendeckel, K Himmler, A Gardemann, A Goette, F U Müller
BACKGROUND: The molecular pathomechanisms underlying atrial thrombogenesis are multifactorial and still require detailed investigations. Transgenic mice with cardiomyocyte-directed expression of the transcriptional repressor CREM-IbΔC-X (CREM-TG) represent an experimental model of atrial fibrillation (AF) that shows a gradual, age-dependent progression from atrial ectopy to persistent AF. Importantly, this model develops biatrial thrombi. The molecular characteristics related to the thrombogenesis in CREM-TG mice have not been studied, yet...
August 1, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794084/mechanically-induced-ectopy-via-stretch-activated-cation-nonselective-channels-is-caused-by-local-tissue-deformation-and-results-in-ventricular-fibrillation-if-triggered-on-the-repolarization-wave-edge-commotio-cordis
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T Alexander Quinn, Honghua Jin, Peter Lee, Peter Kohl
BACKGROUND: External chest impacts (commotio cordis) can cause mechanically induced premature ventricular excitation (PVEM) and, rarely, ventricular fibrillation (VF). Because block of stretch-sensitive ATP-inactivated potassium channels curtailed VF occurrence in a porcine model of commotio cordis, VF has been suggested to arise from abnormal repolarization caused by stretch activation of potassium channels. Alternatively, VF could result from abnormal excitation by PVEM, overlapping with normal repolarization-related electric heterogeneity...
August 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791747/ecg-morphology-of-premature-ventricular-contractions-predicts-the-presence-of-myocardial-fibrotic-substrate-on-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-undergoing-ablation
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Sabrina Oebel, Borislav Dinov, Arash Arya, Sebastian Hilbert, Philipp Sommer, Andreas Bollmann, Gerhard Hindricks, Ingo Paetsch, Cosima Jahnke
BACKGROUND: The most likely origin of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) may be deduced from surface electrocardiogram (ECG) analysis while planning an electrophysiological study (EPS). Apart from purely benign forms of increased ventricular ectopy, myocardial substrate (e.g., regional fibrosis) may be present in certain cases, which will significantly impact the ablation approach. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging can reliably identify fibrotic target lesions and, hence, may assist in adequate patient selection and procedural planning...
November 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782742/laparoscopic-management-of-m%C3%A3-llerian-duct-remnants-in-the-paediatric-age-evidence-and-outcome-analysis
#18
Maja Raicevic, Amulya Kumar Saxena
BACKGROUND: This study performed a literature analysis to determine outcomes of laparoscopic management in Müllerian duct remnants (MDRs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Literature was searched for terms 'Müllerian' 'duct' 'remnants' and 'laparoscopy'. Primary end points were age at surgery, laparoscopic technique, intraoperative complications and postoperative morbidity. RESULTS: The search revealed 10 articles (2003-2014) and included 23 patients with mean age of 1...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775064/ectopy-on-a-single-12-lead-ecg-incident-cardiac-myopathy-and-death-in-the-community
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Kaylin T Nguyen, Eric Vittinghoff, Thomas A Dewland, Jonathan W Dukes, Elsayed Z Soliman, Phyllis K Stein, John S Gottdiener, Alvaro Alonso, Lin Y Chen, Bruce M Psaty, Susan R Heckbert, Gregory M Marcus
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation and heart failure are 2 of the most common diseases, yet ready means to identify individuals at risk are lacking. The 12-lead ECG is one of the most accessible tests in medicine. Our objective was to determine whether a premature atrial contraction observed on a standard 12-lead ECG would predict atrial fibrillation and mortality and whether a premature ventricular contraction would predict heart failure and mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS: We utilized the CHS (Cardiovascular Health) Study, which followed 5577 participants for a median of 12 years, as the primary cohort...
August 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752278/predictors-and-therapy-of-cardiomyopathy-caused-by-frequent-ventricular-ectopy
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REVIEW
Ghaith Sharaf Dabbagh, Frank Bogun
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to describe predictors and therapeutic principles for PVC-induced cardiomyopathy. RECENT FINDINGS: PVC-induced cardiomyopathy is a treatable condition resulting in a reversible form of cardiomyopathy. PVC-induced cardiomyopathy has only recently been recognized as an entity that causes a reversible form of cardiomyopathy. The mechanism of development of PVC-induced cardiomyopathy has not yet been elucidated, although dyssynchrony appears to play a major role...
September 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
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