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Atrial- Ventricular block

Akshay Shekhar, Xianming Lin, Fang-Yu Liu, Jie Zhang, Huan Mo, Lisa Bastarache, Joshua C Denny, Nancy J Cox, Mario Delmar, Dan M Roden, Glenn I Fishman, David S Park
Rapid impulse propagation in the heart is a defining property of pectinated atrial myocardium (PAM) and the ventricular conduction system (VCS) and is essential for maintaining normal cardiac rhythm and optimal cardiac output. Conduction defects in these tissues produce a disproportionate burden of arrhythmic disease and are major predictors of mortality in heart failure patients. Despite the clinical importance, little is known about the gene regulatory network that dictates the fast conduction phenotype. Here, we have used signal transduction and transcriptional profiling screens to identify a genetic pathway that converges on the NRG1-responsive transcription factor ETV1 as a critical regulator of fast conduction physiology for PAM and VCS cardiomyocytes...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Ru-Xing Wang, Hon-Chi Lee, Jia-Ping Li, David O Hodge, Yong-Mei Cha, Paul A Friedman, Thomas M Munger, Komandoor Srivathsan, Behzad B Pavri, Win-Kuang Shen
BACKGROUND: Although sudden death (SD) is a rare complication after atrioventricular junction (AVJ) ablation and permanent pacemaker implantation, the risk factors leading to this SD remain unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate SD and its risk factors after ablate-and-pace strategy for rate control in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients during long-term follow-up. HYPOTHESIS: METHODS: From January 2005 to December 2009, we enrolled into this study 517 AF patients with AVJ ablation and right ventricular pacemaker implantation...
October 17, 2016: Clinical Cardiology
M Hirschvogel, M Bassilious, L Jagschies, S M Wildhirt, M W Gee
A model for patient-specific cardiac mechanics simulation is introduced, incorporating a 3-dimensional finite element model of the ventricular part of the heart which is coupled to a reduced-order 0-dimensional closed-loop vascular system, heart valve and atrial chamber model.The ventricles are modeled by a nonlinear orthotropic passive material law. The electrical activation is mimicked by a prescribed parametrized active stress acting along a generic muscle fiber orientation. Our activation function is constructed such that the start of ventricular contraction and relaxation as well as the active stress curve's slope are parameterized...
October 15, 2016: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
Alban-Elouen Baruteau, Thomas Barnetche, Luc Morin, Zakaria Jalal, Nicholas S Boscamp, Emmanuel Le Bret, Jean-Benoit Thambo, Julie A Vincent, Alain Fraisse, Alejandro J Torres
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter techniques are emerging for left atrial (LA) decompression under venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO). We aimed to assess whether balloon atrioseptostomy (BAS) is a safe and efficient strategy. METHODS: All patients who underwent percutaneous static BAS under VA-ECMO at four tertiary institutions were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: From 2000 to 2014, BAS was performed in 64 patients (32 adults and 32 children)...
October 14, 2016: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
Martin Grett, Martin Christ, Hans-Joachim Trappe
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the incidence and risk factors for progression to pacemaker dependency or the need for cardiac resynchronization in typical patients with an implanted defibrillator with regard to an alternative implantation of a subcutaneous ICD (S-ICD). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: After retrospective analysis of 291 patients with first implantation of a transvenous single chamber ICD (VVI-ICD) from 2010-2016 and excluding those with an indication for pacemaker or lack of follow-up data, 121 patients were included and investigated with regard to the following endpoints: need for pacemaker stimulation, upgrade for cardiac resynchronization (CRT), and secondary occurrence and effectiveness of antitachycardia pacing (ATP)...
October 13, 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
Maria Cecilia Gonzalez Corcia, Juan Sieira, Andrea Sarkozy, Carlo de Asmundis, Gian-Battista Chierchia, Jaime Hernandez Ojeda, Gudrun Pappaert, Pedro Brugada
AIMS: To investigate the clinical characteristics, prognoses, and presence of risk factors in young patients with Brugada syndrome (BS). METHODS AND RESULTS: A consecutive cohort of 128 young BS patients (≤25 years old at diagnosis) was analysed. Eighty-eight patients (69%) were asymptomatic, whereas 40 (31%) presented with clinical manifestations of BS. Markers of prognosis and risk were identified upon comparison of these two groups. A history of malignant syncope was strong predictors of ventricular arrhythmic events...
October 13, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Zhichao Xiao, Wenting Guo, Bo Sun, Donald J Hunt, Jinhong Wei, Yingjie Liu, Yundi Wang, Ruiwu Wang, Peter P Jones, Thomas G Back, S R Wayne Chen
Recent three-dimensional structural studies reveal that the Central domain of ryanodine receptor (RyR) serves as a transducer that converts long-range conformational changes into the gating of the channel pore. Interestingly, the Central domain encompasses one of the mutation hotspots (corresponding to amino acid residues 3778-4201) that contains a number of cardiac RyR (RyR2) mutations associated with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) and atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the functional consequences of these Central domain RyR2 mutations are not well understood...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
D A Frese, J D Thomason, C Reinhardt, S Bartle, D Rethorst, G H Loneragan, D Thomson
INTRODUCTION: Atrial premature complexes have been reported to be the most common arrhythmia in cattle and is suspected to be secondary to systemic disease, especially gastrointestinal disease. In order to properly identify pathologic arrhythmia in cattle, the normal rhythm and arrhythmia prevalence should be defined. The objective of this study was to determine the normal heart rate, rhythm, number of ventricular premature complexes (VPCs), and atrial premature complexes (APCs) in unrestrained Angus steers...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
Jose F Condado, Hanna A Jensen, Aneel Maini, Yi-An Ko, Mohammad H Rajaei, Lillian L Tsai, Chandan Devireddy, Bradley Leshnower, Kreton Mavromatis, Eric L Sarin, James Stewart, Robert A Guyton, Vasilis Babaliaros, Edward P Chen, Michael Halkos, Amy Simone, Patricia Keegan, Peter C Block, Vinod H Thourani
BACKGROUND: Screening for internal carotid artery stenosis (ICAS) with Doppler ultrasound is commonly used before cardiovascular surgery. Nevertheless, the relationship between ICAS and procedure-related stroke in isolated aortic valve replacement is unclear. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with artery stenosis who underwent ICAS screening before surgical (SAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) between January 2007 and August 2014. Logistic regression models were used to determine the relation between post-procedure stroke and total (sum of left and right ICAS) and maximal unilateral ICAS...
October 4, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Yashwant Agrawal, Monoj Konda, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta
Complications of valvular infective endocarditis involving the peri-annular region puts the patient at a significantly high risk of adverse outcomes including heart failure and death. The "mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa" is relatively avascular and offers little resistance to the spread of abscesses, aneurysm, and fistula formation. Aorto-cavitary fistulous tract formation in the setting of native valve infective endocarditis is associated with higher rates of heart failure, ventricular septal defect, and atrioventricular block than nonruptured abscesses...
October 2016: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
Julie Larsen, Peter Bushnell, John Steffensen, Morten Pedersen, Klaus Qvortrup, Richard Brill
We assessed the functional properties in atrial and ventricular myocardium (using isolated cardiac strips) of smooth dogfish (Mustelus canis), clearnose skate (Raja eglanteria), and sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) by blocking Ca(2+) release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) with ryanodine and thapsigargin and measuring the resultant changes in contraction-relaxation parameters and the force-frequency relationship at 20 °C and 30 °C. We also examined ultrastructural differences with electron microscopy...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
Katsuhide Hayashi, Ritsuko Kohno, Yoshihisa Fujino, Masao Takahashi, Yasushi Oginosawa, Hisaharu Ohe, Tetsu Miyamoto, Shota Fukuda, Masaru Araki, Shinjo Sonoda, Yutaka Otsuji, Haruhiko Abe
BACKGROUND: Whether pacing from the right ventricular (RV) septum improves prognosis is unclear. Furthermore, the clinical characteristics of patients who develop atrial fibrillation (AF) and cardiovascular events during long-term RV septal pacing have not been described.Methods and Results:We retrospectively evaluated the incidence of AF and cardiovascular events, including cardiac death, heart failure requiring hospitalization, or stroke, for a median of 4.0 years in 123 recipients of dual-chamber pacemakers implanted for atrioventricular block with preserved left ventricular function, who were free from AF before device implantation...
September 27, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
Srinivasa Prasad, Narayanan Namboodiri, Anees Thajudheen, Gurbhej Singh, Mukund A Prabhu, S P Abhilash, Krishnakumar Mohanan Nair, Aamir Rashid, V K Ajit Kumar, Jaganmohan A Tharakan
BACKGROUND: Many subjects in community have non-type 1 Brugada pattern ECG with atypical symptoms, relevance of which is not clear. Provocative tests to unmask type 1 Brugada pattern in these patients would help in diagnosing Brugada Syndrome. However sensitivity and specificity of provocating drugs are variable. METHODS: We studied 29 patients referred to our institute with clinical presentation suggestive but not diagnostic of Brugada or with non-Type 1 Brugada pattern ECG...
March 2016: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
R Liu, S B Qiao, F H Hu, W X Yang, J S Yuan, J G Cui
Objective: To observe the long-term prognosis and related outcome predictors for hypertrophic obstructive cadiomyopathy (HOCM) patients underwent alcohol septal ablation (ASA). Methods: A total of 227 consecutive patients(age: (47.8±11.7) years) treated by ASA from September 2005 to December 2013 in our hospital were included and followed-up for 4.42 years(range: ( 1.17-9.93) years). Follow up rate is 97.4%(221/227). General information, medical history, data of ASA and complications during hospitalization were obtained through access to medical records of patients...
September 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
Veysel Tosun, Necmettin Korucuk, Mustafa Mustafa Karakaş, Ünal Güntekin
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries is a rare abnormality accounting for approximately 1% of clinically apparent congenital heart disease. Age at time of diagnosis and survival rate vary and depend on associated anomalies, including pulmonary stenosis, ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, atrioventricular block, and atrioventricular valve regurgitation. Reported cases of corrected transposition of the great arteries with single coronary ostium anomaly and atrial septal defect are very rare...
September 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
John J Wang, Olle Pahlm, Galen S Wagner, James W Warren, B Milan Horáček, John L Sapp
BACKGROUND: Existing criteria recommended by ACC/ESC for identifying patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) from the 12-lead ECG perform with high specificity (SP) but low sensitivity (SE). In our previous studies, we found that the SE of acute ischemia detection can be markedly improved without any loss of SP by calculating, from the 12-lead ECG, ST deviation in 3 "optimal" vessel-specific leads (VSLs). To further validate the method, we evaluated the SP performance using a dataset with non-ischemic ST-segment changes...
August 18, 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
Andrew Mathias, Arthur J Moss, Scott McNitt, Wojciech Zareba, Ilan Goldenberg, Scott D Solomon, Valentina Kutyifa
BACKGROUND: Clinical implications of complete left-sided reverse remodeling due to cardiac resynchronization therapy with a defibrillator (CRT-D), defined as reduction in both left ventricular end-systolic volume (LVESV) and left atrial volume (LAV), are unknown. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the rate and predictive value of complete left-sided reverse remodeling on heart failure (HF) and death events in CRT-D patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) enrolled in MADIT-CRT (Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial With Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy)...
September 20, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Hang Zhang, Chang Pan, Juan Zhang, Lin-Lin Zhu, Kai Huang, Yun Zhong, Zuo-Ying Hu
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most frequent tachyarrhythmia in patients with a permanent pacemaker. Angiotensin II receptor antagonists have a protective effect against the occurrence of AF in patients with heart diseases. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of olmesartan in the prevention of new-onset AF and AF burden in atrioventricular block (AVB) patients with dual-chamber (DDD) pacemaker implantation. METHODS: This was a single-center, prospective, randomized, single-blind, controlled clinical study...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
Guifang Sun, Fengqi Liu, Renhai Qu
OBJECTIVES: The impact of high thoracic sympathetic block (HTSB) on myocardial fibrosis in chronic heart failure (HF) is unclear. Myocardial collagen synthesis can be assessed by measuring circulating biomarkers. We observed the effect of HTSB on serum collagen biomarkers in HF. METHODS: Forty-four patients were randomized to a control and a HTSB group. They received routine medications. Repeated epidural injections were given to the HTSB group for 4 weeks. Echocardiography and measurements of serum carboxy-terminal propeptide of procollagen type I (PICP) and amino-terminal propeptide of procollagen type III (PIIINP) were performed at baseline and 4 weeks later...
September 3, 2016: Cardiology
Jo-Nan Liao, Tze-Fan Chao, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Chi-Woon Kong, Shih-Ann Chen
A permanent pacemaker (PPM) with dual chamber pacing (DDD) offers atrioventricular synchronization for patients with atrioventricular block (AVB). Single lead atrial synchronous ventricular pacing mode (VDD) is an alternative, but there are concerns about its efficacy and risk of atrial undersensing. Whether VDD can be a good alternative in patients with AVB remains unknown. The aim of the present study was to compare the long-term risk of mortality of VDD with DDD pacing.A total of 207 patients undergoing PPM implantations for AVB with VDD mode were enrolled from 2000 to 2013...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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