Read by QxMD icon Read


Rajiv Rampat, M Zeeshan Khawaja, Roland Hilling-Smith, Jonathan Byrne, Philip MacCarthy, Daniel J Blackman, Arvindra Krishnamurthy, Ashan Gunarathne, Jan Kovac, Adrian Banning, Raj Kharbanda, Sami Firoozi, Stephen Brecker, Simon Redwood, Vinayak Bapat, Michael Mullen, Suneil Aggarwal, Ganesh Manoharan, Mark S Spence, Saib Khogali, Maureen Dooley, James Cockburn, Adam de Belder, Uday Trivedi, David Hildick-Smith
OBJECTIVES: The authors report the incidence of pacemaker implantation up to hospital discharge and the factors influencing pacing rate following implantation of the LOTUS bioprosthesis (Boston Scientific, Natick, Massachusetts) in the United Kingdom. BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is associated with a significant need for permanent pacemaker implantation. Pacing rates vary according to the device used. The REPRISE II (Repositionable Percutaneous Replacement of Stenotic Aortic Valve Through Implantation of Lotus Valve System) trial reported a pacing rate of 29% at 30 days after implantation of the LOTUS device...
June 26, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Guilherme Portugal, Lino Patrício, Ana Abreu, Duarte Cacela, Mário Oliveira, Rui Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common in patients submitted for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), and these patients are at higher risk of developing conduction system disturbances requiring pacemaker (PM) implantation. Conventional predictors for PM use in this population have limited applicability. It was hypothesized that a post-procedural heart rate reduction could gauge the degree of atrioventricular (AV) node injury, and that this would be a clinically useful predictor of a need for PM...
May 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
John S Pantazopoulos, Alice David, William J Kostis, Nora M Cosgrove, John B Kostis
BACKGROUND: To assess the adverse clinical effects of left anterior hemiblock alove or in combination with right bundle branch block and of complete left bundle branch block in comparison with isolated right bundle branch block, and relate these effects to altered mechanoelectric factors resulting in left ventricular dysfunction. METHODS: In a 16-year follow-up of a statewide database, we studied the occurrence of mortal and morbid cardiovascular (CV) events among patients without apparent ischemic heart disease who had left anterior hemiblock (LAHB, n=4273, right bundle branch block (RBBB) with LAHB (BFBB, n=1857) and left bundle branch block (LBBB, n=9484 as compared to isolated RBBB (n=25288)...
December 10, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
Hideki Hayashi, Qi Wu, Minoru Horie
BACKGROUND: Prolonged QRS duration on electrocardiogram (ECG) has been known as a poor prognostic marker. However, little is known about association between progressive intraventricular conduction disturbance and cardiovascular prognosis. METHODS: From among a database containing 359,737 12-lead ECG recordings, patients whose QRS duration progressively increased from <120 msec to ≥120 msec were selected using software. The prognosis of patients was searched by medical record...
2016: PloS One
Anthony Matta, Kamal Kallab, Alexandre Kharma
AIMS: Data concerning the correlation between the absence of septal q waves and significant stenosis of proximal left anterior descending (LAD) artery shows conflicting results. This retrospective study was conducted to show that absence of septal q waves in leads V5-V6 could be of value in predicting significant coronary artery disease (CAD) and mainly significant proximal LAD coronary artery stenosis. METHODS: Our study included 500 consecutive patients who had coronary angiography, retrospectively chosen, excluding patients with acute coronary syndromes, and patients with abnormal ECGs (abnormal QRS duration, pathological q waves and hemiblocks)...
January 2016: Le Journal Médical Libanais. the Lebanese Medical Journal
Kohei Hasegawa, Tomofumi Takaya, Shumpei Mori, Fumitaka Soga, Hachidai Takahashi, Daisuke Terashita, Hiromasa Otake, Ken-Ichi Hirata
A 73-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of chest pain at rest. Electrocardiography (ECG) showed an ST-segment depression, a negative U-wave in the precordial leads, and a right axis deviation (RAD) tendency. Coronary angiography revealed occlusion of the right coronary artery. Collateral flow from the jeopardized left anterior descending artery to the posterior descending artery (PDA) was fair. After successful revascularization, improvement in the ECG findings was noted. Since blood supply to the left posterior fascicle is dependent on the PDA, the RAD tendency could be explained by the presence of a transient ischemic left posterior hemiblock...
May 25, 2016: International Heart Journal
Milena S Marcolino, Daniel M Palhares, Lorena R Ferreira, Antonio L Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: Chagas disease (ChD) used to be a disease restricted to Latin America, but has become a worldwide problem due to migration of infected individuals to developed countries. Electrocardiography has been considered an essential exam to evaluate ChD patients. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to identify prevalent electrocardiographic abnormalities in a large sample of ChD patients evaluated in the primary care setting. METHODS: This retrospective observational study assessed all consecutive digital 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECG) performed by the Telehealth Network of Minas Gerais, Brazil, from January 1 to December 31, 2011...
September 2015: Global Heart
R Otero-López, M Rivero-Garvía, J Márquez-Rivas, J Valencia
PURPOSE: Hemivertebrae, associated with a failure in the formation and fusion of vertebral body ossification nuclei, are a common cause of thoracic or lumbar scoliosis. A cervical location is rare and even rarer as a cause of cervical subluxation in flexion and extension (for which only one previous case has been found). CASE REPORT: We report on the case of a 7-year-old female patient, who was examined for a cervical fusion defect, consisting of a posterior C4 hemivertebra and a left hemiblock from C5 to C7...
February 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Mark C Bicket, Eva K Ritzl, Rafael J Tamargo, C David Mintz
Intraoperative monitoring of nervous system pathways, including assessing the integrity of descending motor pathways with motor-evoked potentials, is often performed in intracranial and spine operations to reduce the risk of iatrogenic neurological impairment. We present a case in which intraoperative monitoring with motor-evoked potentials resulted in complete heart block in a patient with a history of hemiblock. Neuromonitoring has been associated with arrhythmias in patients with ostensibly normal conduction systems, and we propose that monitoring personnel, anesthesiologists, and surgeons need to be aware of this risk and exercise caution when monitoring motor-evoked potentials in patients with known conduction deficits...
November 15, 2014: A & A Case Reports
Dimitri Tsialtas, Maria G Bolognesi, Tiziano Tecchio, Matteo Azzarone, Federico Quaini, Roberto Bolognesi
BACKGROUND: Preoperative cardiac assessment may essentially contribute to estimate the operative risk in vascular surgery.This study was undertaken to depict the clinical conditions and cardiac status in patients before elective major vascular surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 143 patients with asymptomatic critical aortic abdominal aneurysm, 119 with high-grade carotid stenosis, and 138 with advanced symptomatic ischemia due to peripheral artery disease were assigned to surgical revascularization...
November 2014: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Mouhamad Nasser, Jad Degheili, Mohamed Kanj, Nadim Kanj
SESSION TITLE: Cardiovascular Global Case ReportsSESSION TYPE: Global Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Electrical alternans is an electrocardiographic phenomenon consisting of alternating QRS amplitude or axis in any or all leads. The most readily recognized and understood form of electrical alternans is QRS alternans associated with pericardial effusion. Here we present a case of atypical pattern of electrical alternans in a patient with severe bronchial asthma exacerbation and this is to our knowledge represents a second case of this unusual electrocardiographic sign after a previous case reported by Dr...
October 1, 2014: Chest
S Marrakchi, I Kammoun, S Kachboura
Background. It is important to recognise Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome in electrocardiograms (ECG), as it may mimic ischaemic heart disease, ventricular hypertrophy, and bundle branch block. Recognising WPW syndrome allows for risk stratification, the identification of associated conditions, and the institution of appropriate management. Objective. The present case showed that electrophysiological study is indicated in patients with abnormal ECG and syncope. Case Report. A 40-year-old man with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome was presented to emergency with syncope...
2014: Case Reports in Medicine
George C M Siontis, Peter Jüni, Thomas Pilgrim, Stefan Stortecky, Lutz Büllesfeld, Bernhard Meier, Peter Wenaweser, Stephan Windecker
BACKGROUND: Atrioventricular (AV) conduction disturbances requiring permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation may complicate transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Available evidence on predictors of PPM is sparse and derived from small studies. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to provide summary effect estimates for clinically useful predictors of PPM implantation after TAVR. METHODS: We performed a systematic search for studies that reported the incidence of PPM implantation after TAVR and that provided raw data for the predictors of interest...
July 15, 2014: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Maria Clara Noman de Alencar, Manoel Otávio da Costa Rocha, Márcia Maria de Oliveira Lima, Henrique Silveira Costa, Giovane Rodrigo Sousa, Renata de Carvalho Bicalho Carneiro, Guilherme Canabrava Rodrigues Silva, Fernando Vieira Brandão, Lucas Jordan Kreuser, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro, Maria Carmo Pereira Nunes
BACKGROUND: Chagas disease patients with right bundle-branch block (RBBB) have diverse clinical presentation and prognosis, depending on left ventricular (LV) function. Autonomic disorder can be an early marker of heart involvement. The heart rate recovery (HRR) after exercise may identify autonomic dysfunction, with impact on therapeutic strategies. This study was designed to assess the HRR after symptom-limited exercise testing in asymptomatic Chagas disease patients with RBBB without ventricular dysfunction compared to patients with indeterminate form of Chagas disease and healthy controls...
2014: PloS One
Yanhe Zhu, Bingqi Lai, Xiaolin Niu, Jin Wei, Wuhong Tan, Xinfeng Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine whether baseline electrocardiography (ECG) abnormalities, the appearance of new ECG abnormalities, or other clinical characteristics are associated with increased rates of progression to chronic Keshan disease (KD) among patients with latent KD. METHODS: Four hundred and fourteen new latent KD patients from a monitored population in China were diagnosed and then followed for 10 years. Baseline and 10-year ECG abnormalities were classified according to the Minnesota Code as major and minor...
2014: Journal of Epidemiology
Claudia Stöllberger, Daniel Gerger, Peter Jirak, Christian Wegner, Josef Finsterer
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction (LVHT) is frequently associated with neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) and electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities. The prognostic relevance of newly developed ECG abnormalities in LVHT and its dependency on NMD is largely unknown. Aim of the following retrospective cohort study in LVHT patients was thus to assess the development of new ECG abnormalities and its dependency on NMD and survival. METHODS: Included were patients in whom (a) LVHT was diagnosed between 1995 and 2011, (b) baseline ECG recordings (bECG), and (c) follow-up ECG recordings (fECG) were available...
November 2014: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
C P Gale, A John Camm
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 15, 2014: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Hanfei Zhang, Shaun G Goodman, Gabriel P Steg, Andrzej Budaj, Jose Lopez-Sendon, Paul Dorian, Thao Huynh, Iqwal Mangat, Graham C Wong, Frederick A Spencer, Andrew T Yan
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to study the relationships between left anterior hemiblock (LAHB) and the patient characteristics, management, and clinical outcomes in the setting of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). METHODS: Admission ECGs of patients enrolled in the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) ECG substudy, and the Canadian ACS Registry I, were analysed independently at a blinded core laboratory. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was performed to assess the independent associations between LAHB on the admission ECG and in-hospital and 6-month mortality...
September 15, 2014: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Alma Vargas-Martínez, Víctor Reyna-López, Francisco Rodríguez-Ortega
BACKGROUND: Even though Federal Labor Law includes carbon monoxide poisoning in the list of occupational diseases, the registration of this intoxication rarely occurs in a work environment. The objective was to determine the association of this poisoning with cardiovascular and otoneurologic disorders, in order to establish adequately this diagnosis as a work-related illness. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey performed in a group of broiler production workers, compared with a control group (n = 54)...
January 2014: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
Antonio Luiz P Ribeiro, Milena S Marcolino, Ronald J Prineas, Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiography has been considered an important tool in the management of Chagas disease (ChD) patients, although its value in elderly infected patients is unknown. This study was designed to investigate the prevalence and prognostic value of electrocardiographic abnormalities in Trypanosoma cruzi infected and noninfected older adults. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 1462 participants in Bambuí City, Brazil, with electrocardiogram (ECG) records classified by the Minnesota Code...
February 7, 2014: Journal of the American Heart Association
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"