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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318658/sudden-death-in-athletes
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Domenico Corrado, Alessandro Zorzi
Competitive sports activity is associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiovascular death (SCD) in adolescents and young adults with clinically silent cardiovascular disorders. While in middle-aged/senior athletes atherosclerotic coronary artery disease accounts for the vast majority of SCDs, in young athletes the spectrum of substrates is wider and includes inherited (cardiomyopathies) and congenital (anomalous origin of coronary arteries) structural heart diseases. Inherited ion channel diseases have been implicated in SCDs occurring with an apparently normal heart at autopsy...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314387/twin-pregnancy-complicated-by-esophageal-atresia-duodenal-atresia-gastric-perforation-and-hypoplastic-left-heart-structures-in-one-twin-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Mohamad K Abou Chaar, Mariana L Meyers, Bethany D Tucker, Henry L Galan, Kenneth W Liechty, Timothy M Crombleholme, Ahmed I Marwan
BACKGROUND: The antenatal diagnosis of a combined esophageal atresia without tracheoesophageal fistula and duodenal atresia with or without gastric perforation is a rare occurrence. These diagnoses are difficult and can be suspected on ultrasound by nonspecific findings including a small stomach and polyhydramnios. Fetal magnetic resonance imaging adds significant anatomical detail and can aid in the diagnosis of these complicated cases. Upon an extensive literature review, there are no reports documenting these combined findings in a twin pregnancy...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306488/spinal-neurenteric-cyst-in-a-dog
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Daniela S Alder, Anna Oevermann, Stephan A Pfister, Frank Steffen
CASE DESCRIPTION An 11-year-old English Cocker Spaniel was evaluated because of chronic progressive ataxia of the hind limbs. CLINICAL FINDINGS The dog had no history of previous illness, and findings of physical examination and laboratory tests were unremarkable. Neurologic examination revealed that the dog was ambulatory with severe ataxia of the hind limbs. Proprioception was decreased in the right and left hind limbs (right affected more than left), and spinal reflexes were bilaterally unremarkable. Moderate signs of pain were detected during palpation of the lumbar portion of the vertebral column...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301892/evaluating-the-performance-of-ultrasound-screening-for-congenital-heart-disease-a-descriptive-cohort-study
#4
Rosemary J Froehlich, Lindsay Maggio, Phinnara Has, Erika F Werner, Dwight J Rouse
Objective The objective of this study was to evaluate the rate of abnormal fetal echocardiogram after normal detailed anatomy ultrasound when both are performed by maternal-fetal medicine specialists. Study Design Retrospective review of women who underwent detailed anatomy ultrasound and fetal echocardiography between 16 and 26 weeks' gestation at a single center. Women included had at least one indication for fetal echocardiography as recommended by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and normal cardiac anatomy on initial detailed anatomy ultrasound...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295158/first-trimester-ultrasound-tests-alone-or-in-combination-with-first-trimester-serum-tests-for-down-s-syndrome-screening
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S Kate Alldred, Yemisi Takwoingi, Boliang Guo, Mary Pennant, Jonathan J Deeks, James P Neilson, Zarko Alfirevic
BACKGROUND: Down's syndrome occurs when a person has three, rather than two copies of chromosome 21; or the specific area of chromosome 21 implicated in causing Down's syndrome. It is the commonest congenital cause of mental disability and also leads to numerous metabolic and structural problems. It can be life-threatening, or lead to considerable ill health, although some individuals have only mild problems and can lead relatively normal lives. Having a baby with Down's syndrome is likely to have a significant impact on family life...
March 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291620/pacing-in-congenital-heart-disease-a-four-decade-experience-in-a-single-tertiary-centre
#6
Disha Midha, Zhong Chen, David G Jones, Howell J Williams, Karen Lascelles, Julian Jarman, Jonathan Clague, Janice Till, Konstatinos Dimopoulos, Sonya V Babu-Narayan, Vias Markides, Michael A Gatzoulis, Tom Wong
BACKGROUND: The increased risk of brady- and tachy-arrhythmias in the congenital heart disease (CHD) population means that cardiac rhythm management devices are often required at an early age and expose patients to device-related complications. The present study drew upon four decades of experience at a tertiary adult congenital heart disease ACHD center and aimed to investigate the indication for cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) and predictors of late device-related complication requiring re-intervention...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290825/-myocardial-crypt-of-the-left-ventricle-combined-with-barlows-syndrome
#7
S L Dzemeshkevich, V E Sinitsyn, Yu V Frolova, S V Fedulova, E V Zaklyazminskaya, A A Bukaeva, D G Tarasov, M S Malikova, A V Dombrovskaya, M E Polyak
Myocardial crypts were initially described in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Modern diagnostic data show that this structural abnormality can be found in patients with other diseases, or might represent the variant of normal heart development in healthy individuals. The prognostic significance of this finding is uncertain. In this publication we present a clinical case of the combination of myocardial crypt and Barlows syndrome.
December 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287478/myocardial-ischemic-postconditioning-promotes-autophagy-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-the-activation-of-the-nnos-ampk-mtor-pathway
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Maojuan Hao, Suhua Zhu, Liang Hu, Hongyi Zhu, Xiaowei Wu, Qingping Li
Autophagy participates in the progression of many diseases, comprising ischemia/ reperfusion (I/R). It is reported that it is involved in the protective mechanism of ischemic postconditioning (IPostC). According to research, neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) is also involved in the condition of I/R and IPostC. However, the relationship between nNOS, autophagy and IPostC has not been previously investigated. We hypothesize that IPostC promotes autophagy activity against I/R injury partially through nNOS-mediated pathways...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267896/treatment-of-supraventricular-tachycardia-in-a-horse
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Dorothy D Whelchel, Brett S Tennent-Brown, Amanda E Coleman, Gregg S Rapoport, Uriel Blas-Machado, Herbert W Maisenbacher, Brenton C Credille, Steeve Giguère
OBJECTIVE: To describe the treatment of persistent supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in a young horse in endurance training. CASE SUMMARY: A 6-year-old Arab gelding in endurance training presented for a dysrhythmia and decreased performance. SVT was diagnosed and conversion to a normal sinus rhythm was achieved following administration of a constant rate infusion of amiodarone. However, reversion to SVT occurred shortly after initiation of ridden exercise. A second attempt to convert the dysrhythmia with amiodarone failed, but normal sinus rhythm was achieved with transvenous electrical cardioversion (TVEC)...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264510/peripheral-and-cerebral-resistance-arteries-in-the-spontaneously-hypertensive-heart-failure-rat-effects-of-stilbenoid-polyphenols
#10
Danielle I Lee, Crystal Acosta, Christopher M Anderson, Hope D Anderson
Hypertension is associated with aberrant structure and mechanical properties of resistance arteries. We determined the effects of resveratrol, a non-flavonoid polyphenol found in foods such as red grapes, and structurally-similar analogues (pterostilbene and gnetol) on systolic blood pressure (SBP) and resistance arteries from the spontaneously hypertensive heart failure (SHHF) rat. SBP was elevated in 17-week-old SHHF vs. Sprague-Dawley rats (normotensive control; 194 ± 3 vs. 142 ± 6 mmHg, p < 0.01) and was unaffected by resveratrol, pterostilbene, or gnetol (2...
February 28, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258544/effect-of-loss-of-heart-rate-variability-on-t-wave-heterogeneity-and-qt-variability-in-heart-failure-patients-implications-in-ventricular-arrhythmogenesis
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Sachin Nayyar, Muhammad A Hasan, Kurt C Roberts-Thomson, Thomas Sullivan, Mathias Baumert
Heart rate variability (HRV) modulates dynamics of ventricular repolarization. A diminishing value of HRV is associated with increased vulnerability to life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, however the causal relationship is not well-defined. We evaluated if fixed-rate atrial pacing that abolishes the effect of physiological HRV, will alter ventricular repolarization wavefronts and is relevant to ventricular arrhythmogenesis. The study was performed in 16 subjects: 8 heart failure patients with spontaneous ventricular tachycardia [HFVT], and 8 subjects with structurally normal hearts (H Norm)...
March 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255936/sudden-arrhythmic-death-during-exercise-a-post-mortem-genetic-analysis
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Oscar Campuzano, Olallo Sanchez-Molero, Anna Fernandez, Irene Mademont-Soler, Monica Coll, Alexandra Perez-Serra, Jesus Mates, Bernat Del Olmo, Ferran Pico, Laia Nogue-Navarro, Georgia Sarquella-Brugada, Anna Iglesias, Sergi Cesar, Esther Carro, Juan Carlos Borondo, Josep Brugada, Josep Castellà, Jordi Medallo, Ramon Brugada
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac death is a natural and unexpected death that occurs within 1 h of the first symptom. Most sudden cardiac deaths occur during exercise, mostly as a result of myocardial infarction. After autopsy, some cases, especially in the young, are diagnosed as cardiomyopathies or remain without a conclusive cause of death. In both situations, genetic alterations may explain the arrhythmia. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to identify a genetic predisposition to sudden cardiac death in a cohort of post-mortem cases of individuals who died during exercise, with a structurally normal heart, and were classified as arrhythmogenic death...
March 3, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254494/sodium-restriction-modulates-innate-immunity-and-prevents-cardiac-remodeling-in-a-rat-model-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Bernard Jover, Christelle Reynes, Caroline Rugale, Cyril Reboul, Laura Jeanson, Michel Tournier, Anne Dominique Lajoix, Caroline Desmetz
In the view of the relationships between excessive sodium intake, immunity and target organ damage, we hypothesized that reduction in dietary sodium would be beneficial in the prevention of cardiac alterations through a restrained local immunity response in a rat model of metabolic syndrome. Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a 60% fructose diet with either a normal sodium (0.64% NaCl) or a low sodium content (<0.01% NaCl) for 8weeks. After 4weeks, rats were infused or not with angiotensin II (200ng.kg(-1).min(-1), sc) for 4weeks...
February 27, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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/28251027/spontaneous-remission-of-congenital-complete-atrioventricular-block-in-anti-ro-la-antibody-negative-monozygotic-twins-case-report
#15
Taner Kasar, Murat Saygı, İsa Özyılmaz, Yakup Ergül
BACKGROUND: Congenital complete atrioventricular block without any structural heart disease and anti-Ro/La negativity is very rare. Discordant complete atrioventricular block, which is more frequently defined in the literature as an autoimmune mechanism, is much more rare in monozygotic twins. CASE REPORT: The 26-year-old healthy mother had given birth in her first spontaneous, uneventful pregnancy to monozygotic twins at week 35. While the first twin's physical examination proved her to be normal with a pulse rate consistent with her age, the second twin had a pulse rate of approximately 40 beats/minute...
January 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246702/-interaction-between-heart-and-brain-in-sudden-cardiac-death
#16
M Fatar, I Akin, M Borggrefe, M Platten, A Alonso
The heart and brain are constantly interacting under normal physiological conditions. This interaction is under the control of the autonomic nervous system with parasympathetic and sympathetic nerve fibers including the participating brain structures. Pathological conditions, such as epilepsy and ischemic cerebral stroke influence heart function, especially the frequency and may result in severe arrhythmia. An asymmetric influence of the left and right brain hemispheres on the heart rate is still under debate...
February 28, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229989/prenatal-diagnosis-of-right-dominant-heart-in-fetuses-a-tertiary-center-experience-over-a-7-year-period
#17
Juan Feng, Mei Zhu, Hao Liang, Qiao Li
BACKGROUND: Right dominant heart (RDH) in fetuses can occur with a number of cardiac as well as noncardiac anomalies. Analysis of the enlargement of the right cardiac chamber in the fetus remains a major challenge for sonographers and echocardiographers. The aim of this study was to report the experience with prenatal diagnosis of RDH in the fetuses over a 7-year period. METHODS: Fetuses with prenatal diagnosis of RDH from July 2009 to July 2016 were evaluated in two different categories: according to the gestational age, Group I (n = 154, second trimester) and Group II (n = 298, third trimester); and according to the fetal echocardiography diagnosis, Group A (n = 452, abnormal cardiac structure) and Group B (n = 90, normal cardiac structure)...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217832/gestational-protein-restriction-study-of-the-probable-effects-on-cardiac-muscle-structure-and-function-in-adult-rats
#18
Mona G Amer, Nader M Mohamed, Aly A M Shaalan
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) has been linked to heart disease in adulthood. This study aimed to examine the effect of gestational protein restriction during fetal and early postnatal life on the cardiac muscle structure and function in adult offspring. Pregnant female rats were randomly divided into two dietary groups: normal-protein diet (NP) and low-protein diet (LP). Fifteen male offspring from each group were included in the study. Offspring body weights were recorded at birth and monthly from weaning until 24 weeks of age while systolic blood pressure was measured weekly...
February 20, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212445/long-term-effects-of-fetal-undernutrition-on-rat-heart-role-of-hypertension-and-oxidative-stress
#19
Pilar Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Angel L López de Pablo, Concha F García-Prieto, Beatriz Somoza, Begoña Quintana-Villamandos, José J Gómez de Diego, Perla Y Gutierrez-Arzapalo, David Ramiro-Cortijo, M Carmen González, Silvia M Arribas
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Fetal undernutrition is a risk factor for heart disease in both genders, despite the protection of women against hypertension development. Using a rat model of maternal undernutrition (MUN) we aimed to assess possible sex differences in the development of cardiac alterations and the implication of hypertension and cardiac oxidative stress. METHODS: Male and female offspring from rats fed ad libitum (control) or with 50% of the normal daily intake during the second half of gestation (MUN) were used...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211133/an-unusual-short-rp-tachycardia-what-is-the-mechanism
#20
Joshua Balog
A 68-year-old man with a history of a structurally normal heart by echocardiography, an unsuccessful ablation of a narrow complex tachycardia and frequent symptoms of palpitations presents for an electrophysiology study and ablation. Baseline 12-lead EKG demonstrated sinus rhythm without ventricular preexcitation. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
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