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Inés García-Lunar, Víctor Castro-Urda, Jorge Toquero-Ramos, Susana Mingo-Santos, Vanessa Moñivas-Palomero, Cristina Daniela Mitroi, Manuel Sánchez-García, Elena Pérez-Pereira, Hugo E Delgado, Ignacio Fernández-Lozano
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Cardiac resynchronization therapy is associated with improved quality of life and reduced morbidity and mortality in patients with severe ventricular dysfunction and wide QRS. However, its role in the reduction of ventricular arrhythmias is more controversial. METHODS: We compared the incidence of ventricular arrhythmias in patients who were undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator in terms of the degree of echocardiographic response to resynchronization...
June 4, 2014: Revista Española de Cardiología
En-Young Nicole Cho, Roland von Känel, Birgit Marten-Mittag, Joram Ronel, Christof Kolb, Jens Baumert, Karl-Heinz Ladwig
OBJECTIVE: The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is the gold standard therapy to prevent life-threatening arrhythmias. Phobic anxiety predicts ventricular arrhythmia in coronary heart disease patients, but little is known about phobic anxiety in ICD patients. This study aimed to identify determinants and the course of phobic anxiety in ICD patients. PATIENTS: 140 outpatients living with an ICD (mean age 56±14 years, 66% men). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Phobic anxiety was assessed with the Symptom Checklist-90 Revised at a mean of 27±21 months (range 3-109) post-ICD placement (baseline) and after an average follow-up of 41±18 months (range 10-82)...
May 2012: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Adnan Ozcetin, Hasan Belli, Umit Ertem, Talat Bahcebasi, Ahmet Ataoglu, Fatih Canan
BACKGROUND: Conversion disorder is thought to be associated with psychological factors because of the presence of conflict and other stressors prior to the condition. AIM: The aim of this study is to compare adult patients with pseudoseizure-type conversion disorder with healthy control group in terms of childhood trauma, dissociative disorder and family history of psychiatric disorders. METHOD: 56 female patients were admitted to the general psychiatry hospital outpatient clinic between January and July 2005...
November 2009: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
Tien-En Chen, Chun-Chieh Wang, Shang-Hung Chang, San-Jou Yeh, Delon Wu
BACKGROUND: An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is the therapy of choice for survivors of life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias or sudden cardiac death. To date there is little data concerning the clinical features and outcome of ICD therapy among Taiwanese. This study identifies factors related to the outcome of ICD therapy over a ten-year period at this institution. METHODS: Forty-nine ICDs were implanted in 46 patients between August 1996 and January 2006...
January 2008: Chang Gung Medical Journal
S A Doggrell
Amiodarone has been used as an anti-arrhythmic drug since the 1970s and has an established role in the treatment of ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Although considered to be a class III anti-arrhythmic, amiodarone also has class I, II and IV actions, which gives it a unique pharmacological and anti-arrhythmic profile. Amiodarone is a structural analogue of thyroid hormone and some of its anti-arrhythmic properties and toxicity may be attributable to interactions with nuclear thyroid hormone receptors. The lipid solubility of amiodarone gives it an exceptionally long half-life...
November 2001: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
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