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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444167/electrical-cardiac-injuries-current-concepts-and-management
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Victor Waldmann, Kumar Narayanan, Nicolas Combes, Daniel Jost, Xavier Jouven, Eloi Marijon
Electrical injuries are a commonly encountered hazard in both the home and workplace. However, clinicians are often uncomfortable when faced with the patient who presents with an electric shock due to sparse literature and lack of systematic recommendations on this topic. Electrical injuries can range from minor skin burns to life threatening internal organ damage. A thorough clinical assessment to ascertain the path of current through the body and possible internal injury is essential. The main concern in an apparently stable individual after an electric shock is the potential for delayed occurrence of cardiac arrhythmias which will require monitoring in the intensive care setting...
April 20, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425226/a-review-of-pediatric-pulmonary-hypertension-with-new-guidelines
#2
Serdar Kula, Ayhan Pektaş
This study aims to review pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH) by comparing the guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Respiratory Society (ERS), the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Thoracic Society (ATS), and the European Pediatric Pulmonary Vascular Disease Network (EPPVDN). All three sets of guidelines define PH as having a mean pulmonary artery pressure of ≥25 mmHg and accept the validity of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification system. Every child with a high index of suspicion for PH should undergo an initial work-up of chest X-rays, electrocardiography, and echocardiography...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401854/inappropriate-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-shocks-in-brugada-syndrome-pattern-in-primary-and-secondary-prevention
#3
Aimé Bonny, Mohammed A Talle, Thibaut Vaugrenard, Jérôme Taieb, Marcus Ngantcha
BACKGROUND: Inappropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) shocks is a common complication in Brugada syndrome. However, the incidence in recipients of ICD for primary and secondary prevention is unknown. METHOD AND RESULTS: We compared the rate of inappropriate shocks in patients with Brugada syndrome that had an ICD for primary and secondary prevention. We studied 51 patients, 86.5% of whom were males. Their mean age at diagnosis was 47 ± 11 years...
January 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395095/comparison-of-inflight-first-aid-performed-by-cabin-crew-members-and-medical-volunteers
#4
Jung Ha Kim, Smi Choi-Kwon, Young Hwan Park
Background: Since the number of air travellers, including the elderly and passengers with an underlying disease, is increasing every year, the number of inflight emergency patients is expected to increase as well. We attempted to identify the incidence and types of reported inflight medical incidents and analyse the first aid performed by cabin crew members or medical volunteers in flights by an Asian airline. We also investigated the cases of inflight deaths and aircraft diversions. Methods: We reviewed the cabin reports and medical records submitted by cabin crew members and inflight medical volunteers from 2009 to 2013...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393750/severe-cardiac-involvement-in-gaucher-type-iiic-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Yılmaz Kör, Mehmet Keskin, Osman Başpınar
Gaucher disease is an autosomal-recessive lysosomal storage disease characterised by the accumulation of glucocerebroside in macrophages; it is caused by mutations in glucocerebrosidase gene-1 in many organ tissues such as the liver, spleen, and bone marrow. Its different clinical subtypes, according to the presence and severity of neurological symptoms, are as follows: type I, non-neuronopathic (95%); type II, acute neuronopathic; and type III, chronic neuronopathic. Type IIIC is a rare subgroup characterised by cardiovascular involvement as well as eye-movement disorders and late-onset neurological symptoms...
April 10, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383846/-a-case-of-swallow-syncope
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P Trinco, B Falque, A-C Stilman, K Windhausen
Syncope accounts for nearly 5 % of the emergency intake causes. Swallow syncope is a rare form of cardio-neurogenic syncope. Less than a hundred cases were reported since its first description in the mid-18th century. We present the case of an 83-year-old patient with recurrent syncope occurring during meals. Telemetry monitoring revealed a severe bradycardia with complete AV block and a pause of 8 seconds. A dual chamber pacemaker was implanted and the syncopal episodes were abolished. We shall briefly review the diagnostic methods, mechanisms, and therapy of swallow syncope...
July 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367598/early-repolarization-in-normal-adolescents-is-common
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Humera Ahmed, Richard J Czosek, David S Spar, Timothy K Knilans, Jeffrey B Anderson
In adults with structurally normal hearts, the early repolarization pattern (ERP) on electrocardiogram (ECG) may be associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death. The prevalence and significance of the ERP in children is unknown. This study examines the prevalence of the ERP, the population in which it is found, and whether there exists any correlation with increased LV mass or family history of significant cardiac events. This was a secondary review of data obtained from healthy adolescents undergoing a limited ECG and transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) as part of a cardiac screening study...
April 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355718/-the-clinical-characteristics-of-stroke-in-young-patients-with-cardiac-myxoma
#8
G F Cao, Q Bi, L Cao, C Wang
Objective: To investigate the clinical characteristics of stroke in young patients with cardiac myxoma. Methods: Medical records of young patients (aged between 18-44 years) diagnosed with cardiac myxoma in Beijing Anzhen Hospital affiliated to Capital Medical University from January 2005 to March 2016 were retrospective reviewed. Results: A total of 117 cases were included (85 female and 32 male)with the average age (36±7)years old. Most myxomas (83.8%) were located in the left atrium, 7.7% were in the right atrium, 3...
April 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323171/acquired-long-qt-syndrome-in-hospitalized-patients
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Haixu Yu, Li Zhang, Jinqiu Liu, Ying Liu, Peter R Kowey, Yanli Zhang, Yue Chen, Yushan Wei, Lianjun Gao, Huihua Li, Jie Du, Yunlong Xia
BACKGROUND: Acquired long QT syndrome (ALQTS) has long been overlooked in clinical practice. Recent studies reported that severe ALQTS (QTc ≥500 ms) in hospitalized patients is associated with increased all-cause mortality. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the role of ALQTS in the clinical outcomes of hospitalized patients. METHODS: Electronic medical records were reviewed to identify severe ALQTS in hospitalized patients in a single study center from 9-1-2013 to 2-28-2014...
March 16, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321775/presence-and-extent-of-cardiac-computed-tomography-angiography-defined-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-presenting-with-syncope
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S Altintas, T Dinh, N G H M Marcks, M Kok, A J J Aerts, B Weijs, Y Blaauw, J E Wildberger, M Das, B L J H Kietselaer, H J G M Crijns
BACKGROUND: In syncope patients, presence of coronary artery disease (CAD) is associated with poor prognosis. However, data concerning CAD prevalence in syncope patients without known cardiovascular disease are lacking. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate presence and extent of CAD in syncope patients. METHODS: We included 142 consecutive patients presenting with syncope at the outpatient cardiology clinic who underwent coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography...
March 20, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303324/short-qt-syndrome-in-pediatrics
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REVIEW
Roberta Pereira, Oscar Campuzano, Georgia Sarquella-Brugada, Sergi Cesar, Anna Iglesias, Josep Brugada, Fernando E S Cruz Filho, Ramon Brugada
Short QT syndrome is a malignant cardiac disease characterized by the presence of ventricular tachyarrhythmias leading to syncope and sudden cardiac death. Currently, international guidelines establish diagnostic criteria when QTc is below 340 ms. This entity is one of the main diseases responsible for sudden cardiac death in the pediatric population. In recent years, clinical, genetic and molecular advances in pathophysiological mechanisms related to short QT syndrome have improved diagnosis, risk stratification, and preventive measures...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286245/pacing-as-a-treatment-for-reflex-mediated-vasovagal-situational-or-carotid-sinus-hypersensitivity-syncope-a-systematic-review-for-the-2017-acc-aha-hrs-guideline-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-patients-with-syncope-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology
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Paul D Varosy, Lin Y Chen, Amy L Miller, Peter A Noseworthy, David J Slotwiner, Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy
OBJECTIVE: To determine, using systematic review of the biomedical literature, whether pacing reduces risk of recurrent syncope and relevant clinical outcomes among adult patients with reflex-mediated syncope. METHODS: MEDLINE (through PubMed), EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (through October 7, 2015) were searched for randomized trials and observational studies examining pacing and syncope, and the bibliographies of known systematic reviews were also examined...
March 9, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286220/pacing-as-a-treatment-for-reflex-mediated-vasovagal-situational-or-carotid-sinus-hypersensitivity-syncope-a-systematic-review-for-the-2017-acc-aha-hrs-guideline-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-patients-with-syncope-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology
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Paul D Varosy, Lin Y Chen, Amy L Miller, Peter A Noseworthy, David J Slotwiner, Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy
OBJECTIVE: To determine, using systematic review of the biomedical literature, whether pacing reduces risk of recurrent syncope and relevant clinical outcomes among adult patients with reflex-mediated syncope. METHODS: MEDLINE (through PubMed), EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (through October 7, 2015) were searched for randomized trials and observational studies examining pacing and syncope, and the bibliographies of known systematic reviews were also examined...
March 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265287/pernicious-anemia-associated-cobalamin-deficiency-and-thrombotic-microangiopathy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Farhanah Yousaf, Bruce Spinowitz, Chaim Charytan, Marilyn Galler
A 43-year-old Hispanic male without significant previous medical history was brought to emergency department for syncope following a blood draw to investigate a 40 lbs weight loss during the past 6 months associated with decreased appetite and progressive fatigue. The patient also reported a 1-month history of jaundice. On examination, he was hemodynamically stable and afebrile with pallor and diffuse jaundice but without skin rash or palpable purpura. Normal sensations and power in all extremities were evident on neurological exam...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262331/adverse-events-following-quadrivalent-meningococcal-crm-conjugate-vaccine-menveo%C3%A2-reported-to-the-vaccine-adverse-event-reporting-system-vaers-2010-2015
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Tanya R Myers, Michael M McNeil, Carmen S Ng, Rongxia Li, Paige W Lewis, Maria V Cano
BACKGROUND: Limited data are available describing the post-licensure safety of meningococcal vaccines, including Menveo®. We reviewed reports of adverse events (AEs) to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) to assess safety in all age groups. METHODS: VAERS is a national spontaneous vaccine safety surveillance system co-administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration. We searched the VAERS database for US reports of adverse events in persons who received Menveo from 1 January 2010 through 31 December 2015...
March 2, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259551/diagnostic-yield-of-device-interrogation-in-the-evaluation-of-syncope-in-an-elderly-population
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Robert N D'Angelo, Christopher C Pickett
BACKGROUND: Device interrogation has become a standard part of the syncope evaluation for patients admitted with permanent pacemakers (PPM) or implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD), although few studies have shown interrogation yields clinically useful data. The purpose of this study is to determine the diagnostic yield of device interrogation as well as other commonly performed tests in the workup of unexplained syncope in patients with previously implanted PPMs or ICDs. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of 88 patients admitted to our medical center for syncope with previously implanted pacemakers between January 1, 2005 and January 1, 2015 using ICD-9 billing data...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242292/systemic-mastocytosis-kounis-syndrome-and-coronary-intervention-case-report-and-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Elizabeth D Paratz, Nancy Khav, Andrew T Burns
A 72-year-old male reported a long-standing history of unexplained syncope. Stress echocardiography demonstrated inducible anterior hypokinesis, and he proceeded to percutaneous coronary intervention for an 80% stenosis of the left anterior descending artery. Thirty minutes post-procedure, he experienced a pulseless electrical activity (PEA) cardiac arrest. Urgent repeat angiography demonstrated profound coronary artery spasm consistent with Kounis syndrome. Three days later, a second PEA arrest occurred. Systemic mastocytosis was ultimately diagnosed as the cause of his recurrent syncopal episodes and cardiac arrests...
February 15, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240408/tilt-table-testing-to-diagnose-pseudosyncope-in-the-pediatric-population
#18
Jeffrey A Robinson, Jill K Shivapour, Christopher S Snyder
OBJECTIVE: Pseudosyncope can be difficult to distinguish from true syncope. Often, pediatric patients with pseudosyncope undergo multiple tests and referrals before the appropriate diagnosis is reached. The purpose is to describe the utility of the head-up tilt table test to elicit the diagnosis of pseudosyncope in the pediatric population. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review from November 2012 to December 2015 of patients age ≤23 years referred for 30-minute, 80-degree tilt table test...
February 27, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236737/panayiotopoulos-syndrome-with-a-special-emphasis-of-ictal-semiologic-features
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A Destina Yalçın, Hülya Ertaşoğlu Toydemir
PURPOSE: The aim was to identify the demographic, electroencephalographic findings, clinical features, especially ictal semiological symptoms of patients diagnosed with Panayiotopoulos Syndrome. METHOD: The semiologic and EEG findings of 42 patients were reviewed. Statistical analysis was used to determine the frequencies of semiologic features and to define the symptom clusters. RESULTS: The most common clinical features were nausea (54.8%), vomiting (50...
March 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224105/nutrient-stimulation-of-mesenteric-blood-flow-implications-for-older-critically-ill-patients
#20
REVIEW
Thu An Nguyen, Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, Liza K Phillips, Leeanne S Chapple, Michael Horowitz, Karen L Jones, Adam M Deane
Nutrient ingestion induces a substantial increase in mesenteric blood flow. In older persons (aged ≥ 65 years), particularly those with chronic medical conditions, the cardiovascular compensatory response may be inadequate to maintain systemic blood pressure during mesenteric blood pooling, leading to postprandial hypotension. In older ambulatory persons, postprandial hypotension is an important pathophysiological condition associated with an increased propensity for syncope, falls, coronary vascular events, stroke and death...
February 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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