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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432194/diagnostic-value-of-prehospital-ecg-in-acute-stroke-patients
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Tobias Bobinger, Bernd Kallmünzer, Markus Kopp, Natalia Kurka, Martin Arnold, Stefan Heider, Stefan Schwab, Martin Köhrmann
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diagnostic yield of prehospital ECG monitoring provided by emergency medical services in the case of suspected stroke. METHODS: Consecutive patients with acute stroke admitted to our tertiary stroke center via emergency medical services and with available prehospital ECG were prospectively included during a 12-month study period. We assessed prehospital ECG recordings and compared the results to regular 12-lead ECG on admission and after continuous ECG monitoring at the stroke unit...
April 21, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431055/electrocardiographic-differentiation-of-idiopathic-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-ectopy-from-early-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
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Jan Novak, Alessandro Zorzi, Silvia Castelletti, Antonis Pantasis, Ilaria Rigato, Domenico Corrado, William Mckenna, Pier D Lambiase
Aims: The differentiation between idiopathic right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) arrhythmias and early arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) can be challenging. We aimed to assess whether QRS morphological features and coupling interval of ventricular ectopic beats (VEBs) can improve differentiation between the two conditions. Methods and Results: Twenty desmosomal-gene mutation carriers (13 females, mean age 43 years) with no or mild ARVC phenotypic expression and 33 age- and sex-matched subjects with idiopathic RVOT arrhythmias were studied...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421842/the-management-of-ventricular-dysrhythmia-in-aconite-poisoning
#3
James M Coulson, Thomas M Caparrotta, John P Thompson
INTRODUCTION: Aconite poisoning is relatively rare but is frequently complicated by ventricular dysrhythmias, which may be fatal. Molecular basis of aconite alkaloid ventricular arrhythmogenicity: Aconite exerts its toxic effects due to the presence of an admixture of alkaloids present in all parts of the plant. The major target of these aconite alkaloids is the fast voltage-gates sodium channel, where they cause persistent activation. This blockade of the channel in the activated state promotes automaticity within the ventricular myocardium and the generation of ventricular arrhythmias...
June 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401865/the-effect-of-mitral-valve-surgery-on-ventricular-arrhythmia-in-patients-with-bileaflet-mitral-valve-prolapse
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Niyada Naksuk, Faisal F Syed, Chayakrit Krittanawong, Mark J Anderson, Elisa Ebrille, Christopher V DeSimone, Vaibhav R Vaidya, Shiva P Ponamgi, Rakesh M Suri, Michael J Ackerman, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Samuel J Asirvatham, Peter A Noseworthy
BACKGROUND: Bileaflet mitral valve prolapse (biMVP) is associated with frequent ventricular ectopy (VE) and malignant ventricular arrhythmia. We examined the effect of mitral valve (MV) surgery on VE burden in biMVP patients. METHODS: We included 32 consecutive patients undergoing MV surgery for mitral regurgitation secondary to biMVP between 1993 and 2012 at Mayo Clinic who had available pre- and post-operative Holter monitoring data. Characteristics of patients with a significant reduction in postoperative VE (group A, defined as >10% reduction in VE burden compared to baseline) were compared with the rest of study patients (group B)...
November 2016: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395912/dobutamine-stress-echocardiography-impact-of-abnormal-blood-potassium-levels-on-cardiac-arrhythmias
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Jared G Bird, Robert B McCully, Patricia A Pellikka, Garvan C Kane
BACKGROUND: Guidelines suggest that an abnormal blood potassium level is a relative contraindication to performing dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE). However, this has not been previously studied. METHODS: We reviewed a consecutive series of patients who had potassium testing within 48 hours of undergoing DSE for the evaluation of myocardial ischemia over a 10-year period (N = 13,198). Normal potassium range in our laboratory is 3.6-5.2 mmol/L. Hemolyzed samples were not included...
April 7, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388306/premature-ventricular-complex-is-more-prevalent-during-acute-exacerbated-than-stable-states-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-is-related-to-cardiac-troponin-t
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Gunnar Einvik, Rahul Bhatnagar, Nils Henrik Holmedahl, Anke Neukamm, Torbjørn Omland, Vidar Søyseth
During acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), myocardial stress may be aggravated. Sparse data exist concerning the prevalence and correlates of cardiac arrhythmias in the stable and exacerbated states of COPD. We hypothesized that AECOPD is associated with increased prevalence of cardiac arrhythmias independent of COPD-severity and co-morbidity, and explored possible mechanisms. A 24-hour Holter recording was obtained in 74 patients with stable COPD and 45 patients with AECOPD (mean age 54 years, 56% women)...
April 7, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387822/differences-in-the-structural-characteristics-and-distribution-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-between-left-and-right-atrial-fibrillation
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Hideyuki Hasebe, Kentaro Yoshida, Masataka Iida, Naoki Hatano, Toshiro Muramatsu, Akihiko Nogami, Kazutaka Aonuma
Aims: Right atrial (RA) fibrillation (RAF) was previously characterized by initiation from RA ectopies, presence of a right-to-left dominant frequency gradient during atrial fibrillation (AF), and augmentation of the gradient by adenosine triphosphate infusion. We investigated structural characteristics of the bi-atria and epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) volume in patients with RAF. Methods and results: By using multidetector computed tomography, RA, left atrial (LA), right and LA appendage (RAA and LAA, respectively) volumes, pulmonary vein (PV) sizes, and EAT volumes were compared between the RAF group (n = 8) and LA fibrillation (LAF) group (n = 32)...
April 6, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339601/characterization-and-consistency-of-interactions-of-triggers-and-substrate-at-the-onset-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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David G Jones, Vias Markides, Anthony W C Chow, Richard J Schilling, Prapa Kanagaratnam, Tom Wong, D Wyn Davies, Nicholas S Peters
Aims: Initiating mechanisms of atrial fibrillation (AF) remain poorly understood, involving complex interaction between triggers and the atrial substrate. This study sought to classify the transitional phenomena, hypothesizing that there is consistency within and between patients in trigger-substrate interaction during transition to AF. Methods and results: Non-contact left atrial (LA) mapping was performed in 17 patients undergoing ablation for paroxysmal AF. All had spontaneous ectopy...
January 25, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336184/atrial-fibrillation-management-in-a-breeding-stallion
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N Heliczer, K Mitchell, O Lorello, J Dauvillier, D Burger, C C Schwarzwald, C Navas de Solis
A 20-year-old warmblood breeding stallion presented to a University practice for semen collection and evaluation was incidentally diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF). Electrocardiogram recordings during breeding revealed inappropriately rapid tachycardia and occasional ventricular premature depolarizations/aberrant ventricular conduction. Transvenous electrical cardioversion was performed. After successful cardioversion the horse displayed supraventricular ectopy and atrial contractile dysfunction and was administered sotalol hydrochloride in an attempt to decrease the risk of AF recurrence...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302110/beneficial-effects-of-a-coriolus-versicolor-based-vaginal-gel-on-cervical-epithelization-vaginal-microbiota-and-vaginal-health-a-pilot-study-in-asymptomatic-women
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Santiago Palacios, Fernando Losa, Damián Dexeus, Javier Cortés
BACKGROUND: To assess the effect of a 12-day treatment using a vaginal gel based on niosomes containing hyaluronic acid, ß-glucan, alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, Coriolus versicolor, Asian centella, Azadirachta indica and Aloe vera on vaginal microbiota, cervical epithelization and vaginal health. METHODS: Open-label, prospective pilot study conducted in asymptomatic women in daily practice. Cervical epithelization was evaluated by colposcopy using an ectopy epithelization score (from 5: no ectopy to 1: severe ectopy and bleeding), vaginal microbiota using the VaginaStatus-Diagnostic test (Instiüt für Mikroökologie, Herborn, Germany) and further rated by the investigator using a 5-point Liker scale (from 5: normal to 1: very severe deterioration in which all evaluated species were altered), and vaginal health using the Vaginal Health Index...
March 16, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252842/effects-of-transendocardial-stem-cell-injection-on-ventricular-proarrhythmia-in-patients-with-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-results-from-the-poseidon-and-tac-hft-trials
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Archana Ramireddy, Chad R Brodt, Adam M Mendizabal, Darcy L DiFede, Chris Healy, Vishal Goyal, Yahya Alansari, James O Coffey, Juan F Viles-Gonzalez, Alan W Heldman, Jeffrey J Goldberger, Robert J Myerburg, Joshua M Hare, Raul D Mitrani
Transendocardial stem cell injection in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) improves left ventricular function and structure but has ill-defined effects on ventricular arrhythmias. We hypothesized that mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) implantation is not proarrhythmic. Post hoc analyses were performed on ambulatory ECGs collected from the POSEIDON and TAC-HFT trials. Eighty-eight subjects (mean age 61 ± 10 years) with ICM (mean EF 32.2% ± 9.8%) received treatment with MSC (n = 48), Placebo (n = 21), or bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMC) (n = 19)...
March 2, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231562/corrigendum-to-prevalence-of-human-papillomavirus-genotypes-and-mucosal-iga-anti-viral-responses-in-women-with-cervical-ectopy-j-clin-virol-47-2010-43-48
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Olga L Monroy, Cecilia Aguilar, Marcela Lizano, Fernando Cruz-Talonia, Rosa M Cruz, Leticia Rocha-Zavaleta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223296/cardiac-effects-of-sulfonylurea-related-hypoglycemia
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Timothy L Middleton, Jencia Wong, Lynda Molyneaux, Belinda A Brooks, Dennis K Yue, Stephen M Twigg, Ted Wu
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of sulfonylurea-related hypoglycemia on cardiac repolarization and ectopy in the setting of well-controlled type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Thirty subjects with sulfonylurea-treated type 2 diabetes underwent 48 h of concurrent continuous glucose monitoring and ambulatory electrocardiography. Ventricular repolarization (QTc) and QT dynamicity were analyzed during periods of hypoglycemia (<3.5 mmol/L for >20 min) and compared with periods of euglycemia and hyperglycemia combined...
February 21, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215569/cardiac-phenotype-and-long-term-prognosis-of-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-dysplasia-patients-with-late-presentation
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Aditya Bhonsale, Anneline S J M Te Riele, Abhishek C Sawant, Judith A Groeneweg, Cynthia A James, Brittney Murray, Crystal Tichnell, Thomas P Mast, Michelle J van der Pols, Maarten J M Cramer, Dennis Dooijes, Jeroen F van der Heijden, Harikrishna Tandri, J Peter van Tintelen, Daniel P Judge, Richard N W Hauer, Hugh Calkins
BACKGROUND: The clinical profile of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D) patients with late presentation is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the genotype, cardiac phenotype, and long-term outcomes of ARVC/D patients with late presentation (age ≥50 years at diagnosis). METHODS: Five hundred two patients with an ARVC/D diagnosis from Johns Hopkins and Utrecht Registries were studied and long-term clinical outcomes ascertained...
February 12, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213055/electrophysiological-measurements-that-can-explain-and-guide-temporary-accelerated-pacing-to-avert-re-occurrence-of-torsade-de-pointes-arrhythmias-in-the-canine-chronic-atrioventricular-block-model
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Sofieke C Wijers, Alexandre Bossu, Albert Dunnink, Jet D M Beekman, Rosanne Varkevisser, Alfonso Aranda Hernández, Mathias Meine, Marc A Vos
BACKGROUND: Pacing at higher rates is known to suppress torsade de pointes (TdP) arrhythmias. Nevertheless, exact application and mechanism need further clarification. In the anesthetized canine chronic atrioventricular block model, ventricular remodeling is responsible for a high and reproducible incidence of TdP upon a challenge with dofetilide. OBJECTIVE: We used this model to investigate by what mechanism accelerated pacing averts TdP and what repolarization parameter could be used to guide temporary accelerated pacing (TAP)...
May 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174323/mild-hypokalemia-and-supraventricular-ectopy-increases-the-risk-of-stroke-in-community-dwelling-subjects
#16
Nick Mattsson, Preman Kumarathurai, Bjørn Strøier Larsen, Olav Wendelboe Nielsen, Ahmad Sajadieh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke is independently associated with the common conditions of hypokalemia and supraventricular ectopy, and we hypothesize that the combination of excessive supraventricular ectopic activity and hypokalemia has a synergistic impact on the prognosis in terms of stroke in the general population. METHODS: Subjects (55-75 years old) from the Copenhagen Holter Study cohort (N=671) with no history of atrial fibrillation or stroke were studied-including baseline values of potassium and ambulatory 48-hour Holter monitoring...
February 7, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170028/long-term-prognostic-significance-of-right-bundle-branch-morphology-ventricular-ectopy-induced-during-stress-test-in-patients-with-intermediate-to-high-probability-of-coronary-artery-disease
#17
Loïc Bière, Tin-Hinan Mezdad, Jean-Marc Dupuis, Laurent Vervueren, Hervé Rakotonirina, Fabrice Prunier, Alain Furber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159815/validation-of-the-prognostic-utility-of-the-electrocardiogram-for-acute-drug-overdose
#18
Alex F Manini, Ajith P Nair, Rajesh Vedanthan, David Vlahov, Robert S Hoffman
BACKGROUND: While it is certain that some emergency department patients with acute drug overdose suffer adverse cardiovascular events (ACVE), predicting ACVE is difficult. The prognostic utility of the ECG for heterogeneous drug overdose patients remains to be proven. This study was undertaken to validate previously derived features of the initial ECG associated with ACVE in this population. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a prospective validation cohort study to evaluate adult emergency department patients with acute drug overdose at 2 urban university hospitals over 5 years in whom an emergency department admission ECG was performed...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137981/sudden-cardiac-death-the-pro-arrhythmic-interaction-of-an-acute-loading-with-an-underlying-substrate
#19
George R Sutherland
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a complex phenomenon, occurring either in apparently normal individuals or in those where there is a recognized underlying cardiac abnormality. In both groups, the lethal arrhythmia has frequently been related to the physiologic trigger of either exercise or stress. Prior research into SCD has focused mainly on a combination of identifying either vulnerable myocardial substrates; pharmacological approaches to altering electrical activation/repolarisation in substrates; or the suppression of induced lethal arrhythmias with implantable defibrillators...
January 29, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045723/rate-dependent-left-bundle-branch-block-in-an-ambulatory-surgery-patient-a-case-report
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Ashraf Farag, Justin Tsai, Sam Deeb, Deidre Putman-Garcia, John D Wasnick, Lydia A Conlay
A 52-year-old woman, ASA II (American Society of Anesthesia classification II) scheduled for cholecystectomy in an ambulatory center, exhibited a wide-complex tachycardia with ectopy on the monitor after induction with propofol and succinylcholine. Blood pressure remained stable; amiodarone was administered for presumed ventricular tachycardia. A 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) showed a new left bundle branch block (LBBB) at 98 beats per minute (bpm), which resolved when the heart rate slowed. Surgery was postponed, and both the LBBB and ectopy recurred frequently during the next 24 hours in the intensive care unit, particularly at heart rates >90 bpm...
February 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
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