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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331443/pacemaker-use-following-heart-transplantation
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Hari R Mallidi, Michael Bates
BACKGROUND: The incidence of permanent pacemaker implantation after orthotopic heart transplantation has been reported to be 2%-24%. Transplanted hearts usually exhibit sinus rhythm in the operating room following reperfusion, and most patients do not exhibit significant arrhythmias during the postoperative period. However, among the patients who do exhibit abnormalities, pacemakers may be implanted for early sinus node dysfunction but are rarely used after 6 months. Permanent pacing is often required for atrioventricular block...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330534/-electrosurgery-in-patients-with-pacemaker-or-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
#2
Ann Sophie Claire Lønnberg, Berit Thornvig Philberts, Christian Bonde
Electrosurgery is a very useful tool and one of the most commonly used techniques. However, the technique can interfere with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. This article provides practical recommendations for the use of electrosurgery in these patients.
March 13, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329322/utilization-and-in-hospital-complications-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-trends-in-the-united-states-from-2003-to-2013
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Seyed Mohammadreza Hosseini, Kasra Moazzami, Guy Rozen, Jeena Vaid, Ahmed Saleh, E Kevin Heist, Mark Vangel, Jeremy N Ruskin
Aims: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implantation has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality in selected patients with heart failure. We sought to investigate the utilization and in-hospital complications of cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) and pacemaker (CRT-P) implantations in the United States from 2003 to 2013. Methods and results: Patients receiving CRT-D or CRT-P were identified in the National Inpatient Sample database (NIS), using the International Classification of Diseases-Ninth Revision-Clinical Modification procedure codes...
March 13, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329292/surgical-septal-myectomy-or-alcohol-septal-ablation-which-approach-offers-better-outcomes-for-patients-with-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
#4
Shi Sum Poon, Mark Field, Dhiraj Gupta, Duke Cameron
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether surgical septal myectomy (SM) is more beneficial than alcohol septal ablation (ASA) in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Altogether 218 articles were found using the reported search, of which 15 studies represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. There were 14 observational studies and 1 meta-analysis study. The authors, journal, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes and results of these articles are tabulated...
February 28, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329164/large-animal-model-of-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-in-pacing-induced-end-stage-heart-failure
#5
Marcin Malinowski, Alistair G Proudfoot, David Langholz, Lenora Eberhart, Michael Brown, Hans Schubert, Jeremy Wodarek, Tomasz A Timek
OBJECTIVES: Functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) is common in patients with advanced heart failure and frequently complicates left ventricular assist device implantation yet remains poorly understood. We set out to establish large animal model of FTR that could serve as a research platform to investigate the pathogenesis of FTR associated with end-stage heart failure. METHODS: : Through right thoracotomy, ten adult sheep underwent implantation of pacemaker with epicardial LV lead, five sonomicrometry crystals on the right ventricle, and left and right ventricular telemetry pressure sensors during a beating heart off-pump procedure...
February 21, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324965/high-dielectric-material-in-mri-numerical-assessment-of-the-reduction-of-the-induced-local-power-on-implanted-cardiac-leads
#6
Eugenio Mattei, Elena Lucano, Federica Censi, Leonardo M Angelone, Giovanni Calcagnini
High dielectric materials (HDM) have been proposed in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to increase the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the images acquired while reducing the radiofrequency (RF) absorption in tissue. The aim of this study is to assess the potential merit of using HDM to reduce power induced at the tip of an endocardial lead in patients undergoing MRI. Numerical simulations were performed using a commercial finite-differences time-domain (FDTD) software to model the RF field generated by a birdcage body coil at 64 MHz on a human body model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321268/caudal-fluoroscopy-to-guide-venous-access-for-pacemaker-device-implantation-should-this-now-be-standard-practice
#7
Hitesh C Patel, Carl Hayward, Shane Nanayakkara, Archer Broughton, Justin A Mariani
We describe a technique that uses both posterior-anterior and caudal fluoroscopy to achieve venous access for pacemaker device implantation. A significant advantage of this technique is the ability to clearly demarcate both the anatomy of venous drainage and the lung border. We would encourage all centres to adopt this technique as a safe approach to venous access.
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320451/personal-medical-electronic-devices-and-walk-through-metal-detector-security-systems-assessing-electromagnetic-interference-effects
#8
Joshua Guag, Bisrat Addissie, Donald Witters
BACKGROUND: There have been concerns that Electromagnetic security systems such as walk-through metal detectors (WTMDs) can potentially cause electromagnetic interference (EMI) in certain active medical devices including implantable cardiac pacemakers and implantable neurostimulators. Incidents of EMI between WTMDs and active medical devices also known as personal medical electronic devices (PMED) continue to be reported. This paper reports on emission measurements of sample WTMDs and testing of 20 PMEDs in a WTMD simulation system...
March 20, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318133/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-the-self-expandable-venus-a-valve-and-corevalve-devices-preliminary-experiences-in-china
#9
Yan-Biao Liao, Zhen-Gang Zhao, Xin Wei, Yuan-Ning Xu, Zhi-Liang Zuo, Yi-Jian Li, Ming-Xia Zheng, Yuan Feng, Mao Chen
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been demonstrated to be an effective alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in patients with aortic stenosis who are deemed high risk or inoperable. Currently, TAVI procedures in China mostly make use of the domestic Venus A-Valve and the CoreValve; however, there is no data on their comparative performance. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing TAVI with the aforementioned devices were included...
March 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315744/cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-infections-who-is-at-greatest-risk
#10
Parijat Saurav Joy, Gagan Kumar, Jeanne E Poole, Barry London, Brian Olshansky
BACKGROUND: Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) infections are associated with hospitalization, mortality, increased costs and adverse outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Determine the burden of infections for CIEDs based on device type, associated comorbidities and clinical characteristics over a 12-year period. METHODS: Utilizing the National Inpatient Sample database from 2000-2012, procedures for device related infection (DRI) were identified using ICD-9-CM code for CIED removal with diagnosis codes for device-related infection or systemic infection...
March 15, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304219/surgical-or-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-intermediate-risk-patients
#11
Michael J Reardon, Nicolas M Van Mieghem, Jeffrey J Popma, Neal S Kleiman, Lars Søndergaard, Mubashir Mumtaz, David H Adams, G Michael Deeb, Brijeshwar Maini, Hemal Gada, Stanley Chetcuti, Thomas Gleason, John Heiser, Rüdiger Lange, William Merhi, Jae K Oh, Peter S Olsen, Nicolo Piazza, Mathew Williams, Stephan Windecker, Steven J Yakubov, Eberhard Grube, Raj Makkar, Joon S Lee, John Conte, Eric Vang, Hang Nguyen, Yanping Chang, Andrew S Mugglin, Patrick W J C Serruys, Arie P Kappetein
Background Although transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) is an accepted alternative to surgery in patients with severe aortic stenosis who are at high surgical risk, less is known about comparative outcomes among patients with aortic stenosis who are at intermediate surgical risk. Methods We evaluated the clinical outcomes in intermediate-risk patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis in a randomized trial comparing TAVR (performed with the use of a self-expanding prosthesis) with surgical aortic-valve replacement...
March 17, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301285/wireless-power-transfer-for-a-pacemaker-application
#12
Vladimir Vulfin, Shai Sayfan-Altman, Reuven Ianconescu
An artificial pacemaker is a small medical device that uses electrical impulses, delivered by electrodes contracting the heart muscles, to regulate the beating of the heart. The pacemaker is implanted under the skin, and uses for many years regular non-rechargeable batteries. However, the demand for rechargeable batteries in pacemakers increased, and the aim of this work is to design an efficient charging system for pacemakers.
March 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299537/minimal-invasive-right-ventricular-and-atrial-pacemaker-lead-repositioning-as-a-first-alternative-is-superior-in-avoiding-pocket-complications-with-passive-fixation-leads
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István Osztheimer, Szabolcs Szilágyi, Zsuzsanna Pongor, Endre Zima, Levente Molnár, Tamás Tahin, Emin Evren Özcan, Gábor Széplaki, Béla Merkely, László Gellér
PURPOSE: Lead dislocations of pacemaker systems are reported in all and even in high-volume centers. Repeated procedures necessitated by lead dislocations are associated with an increased risk of complications. We investigated a minimal invasive method for right atrial and ventricular lead repositioning. METHODS: The minimal invasive method was applied only when passive fixation leads were implanted. During the minimal invasive procedure, a steerable catheter was advanced through the femoral vein to move the distal end of the lead to the appropriate position...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296065/direct-percutaneous-transaxillary-implantation-of-a-novel-self-expandable-transcatheter-heart-valve-for-aortic-stenosis
#14
Florian Deuschl, Niklas Schofer, Moritz Seiffert, Samer Hakmi, Isamu Mizote, Andreas Schaefer, Johannes Schirmer, Hermann Reichenspurner, Stefan Blankenberg, Lenard Conradi, Ulrich Schäfer
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate safety, feasibility, and efficacy of transaxillary TAVI using a novel self-expandable transcatheter heart valve (THV) via a direct percutaneous technique. METHODS: The analysis comprises 12 consecutive patients with severe aortic stenosis treated with the ACURATE Neo™ THV (Symetis) by direct percutaneous transaxillary access. RESULTS: Patients presented with a mean age of 79.9 ± 6.2 years and high calculated surgical risk (logEuroSCORE I: 19...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295442/cremation-of-leadless-pacemaker
#15
Lily Cheung, Gary C P Chan, Joseph Y S Chan, Chu-Pak Lau
Cremation of implanted cardiac electronic devices can be associated with explosion from rapid gas formation causing potential hazard to the crematoria staffs and facilities. We present four patients who had undergone cremation with a leadless pacemaker (Micra(TM) , Medtronic Inc., MN) left inside their bodies. There was neither reported explosion nor damage to the cremation chamber during the cremation process. In this small series, cremation of Micra(TM) is not associated with noticeable explosion. This article is protected by copyright...
March 11, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294432/should-we-treat-severe-vasovagal-syncope-with-a-pacemaker
#16
REVIEW
R Sutton
Cardiac pacing for vasovagal syncope (VVS) addresses the cardioinhibitory component of the reflex but cannot directly affect vasodepression, which occurs in every reflex even when hidden by dominant cardioinhibition. The randomized controlled trials of pacing in VVS have, after almost 2 decades, determined that a small number of patients can benefit because their vasodepressor component is not severe. Early studies compared pacing with no therapy yielding highly significant benefits. Subsequently, all study patients had implanted devices with half being switched off...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294370/is-there-a-prognostic-relevance-of-electrophysiological-studies-in-bundle-branch-block-patients
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Harilaos Bogossian, Gerrit Frommeyer, Kornelius Göbbert, Fuad Hasan, Quy Suu Nguyen, Ilias Ninios, Dejan Mijic, Dirk Bandorski, Reinhard Hoeltgen, Melchior Seyfarth, Bernd Lemke, Lars Eckardt, Markus Zarse
BACKGROUND: The present European guidelines suggest a diagnostic electrophysiological (EP) study to determine indication for cardiac pacing in patients with bundle branch block and unexplained syncope. We evaluated the prognostic relevance of an EP study for mortality and the development of permanent complete atrioventricular (AV) block in patients with symptomatic bifascicular block and first-degree AV block. HYPOTHESIS: The HV interval is a poor prognostic marker to predict the development of permanent AV block in patients with symptomatic bifascicular block (BFB) and AV block I°...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294363/an-innovation-in-pacemaker-lead-implantation-via-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-the-3d-alpha-curve-stylet
#18
Jahangir Rashid Beig, Mohd Iqbal Dar, Nisar A Tramboo, Imran Hafeez, Ajaz A Lone, Hilal A Rather
Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) draining into coronary sinus is typically detected incidentally during transcatheter interventions utilizing left subclavian venous approach. In our experience, we have encountered this anomaly on a few occasions and in all these cases we successfully implanted leads in the right ventricle (RV) by shaping the stylet into a 'U-shaped' or 'pigtail shaped' curve. Herein, we report a case of an adult male who underwent successful dual chamber pacemaker implantation via PLSVC through left axillary venous approach...
March 11, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294359/premature-trigger-of-eri-in-medtronic-enrhythm-devices
#19
Melissa E Middeldorp, Rajiv Mahajan, Adrian D Elliott, Rajeev K Pathak, Darragh Twomey, Lauren Wilson, Simon Stolcman, Dian A Munawar, Sharath Kumar, Dennis H Lau, Prashanthan Sanders
INTRODUCTION: Medical technology has made significant advances over the last few decades with smaller and more dynamic pacemakers. However, technical failures leading to premature replacement is a cause of concern. We present a series of Medtronic EnRhythm devices that reached premature elective replacement indicator (ERI). METHODS: The database of Centre of Heart Rhythm Disorders was searched for EnRhythm device implantation from 2006 to 2011. Battery depletion <8...
March 11, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294356/prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of-left-bundle-branch-block-according-to-classical-or-strict-definition-criteria-in-permanent-pacemaker-patients
#20
Andrea Mazza, Maria Grazia Bendini, Raffaele De Cristofaro, Mariolina Lovecchio, Sergio Valsecchi, Massimo Leggio, Giuseppe Boriani
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that the presence of left bundle branch block (LBBB) is associated with an increased risk of cardiac mortality and heart failure (HF). Recently, new criteria to define strict LBBB have been proposed: QRS duration ≥140 ms for men and ≥130 ms for women, along with mid-QRS notching or slurring in ≥2 contiguous leads. HYPOTHESIS: We assessed the prevalence and prognostic significance of LBBB according to classical (QRS duration ≥120ms) and strict criteria in permanent pacemaker patients...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
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