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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390251/a-confused-ecg-with-multiple-rhythms-caused-by-atrial-premature-contractions-a-case-report
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Yang Hongliang, Yu Ming, Zhao Qini, Si Daoyuan, Tong Yaliang, Wang Ying, He Yuquan
INTRODUCTION: Atrial premature contractions (APCs) are commonly encountered in clinical practice. The APCs may influence heart conduction system and induce other arrhythmia. The disorder of atrioventricular conduction is related to electrophysiological phenomena, difficult to understand and diagnose. CASE REPORT: We presented a 15-year-old male patient whose baseline electrocardiogram (ECG) was confused with multiple rhythms. Electrophysiological study results showed sinus rhythm with nonconducted APCs in bigeminal rhythm...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312750/mitral-valve-prolapse-an-underestimated-cause-of-sudden-cardiac-death-a-current-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Michael Spartalis, Eleni Tzatzaki, Eleftherios Spartalis, Antonios Athanasiou, Demetrios Moris, Christos Damaskos, Nikolaos Garmpis, Vassilis Voudris
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a common valve abnormality in general population. Despite the general belief of a benign disorder, several articles since the 1980s report sudden cardiac death (SCD) in MVP patients, with a substantial percentage of asymptomatic young individuals. The problem is to detect those patients at increased risk and implement methods that are suitable to prevent cardiac arrest. This review investigates the correlation between MVP and SCD, the understanding of the pathophysiology, the strategies for detecting those at risk and treatment options...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232194/persistent-ventricular-bigeminy-during-anesthesia-in-pediatric-patients-a-case-report-of-an-11-year-old-child
#3
Sheetal Dalal, Vikas Chaudhari
An 11-year-old male child with fractures in both bones in his left forearm presented for open reduction and internal fixation. The pre-anesthetic check-up and investigations did not reveal any pre-existing underlying cardio-respiratory disease. The patient had an uneventful peri-operative period during the operation and was comfortable without any anxiety or restlessness. After an uneventful induction and intubation as per routine protocol, the patient received 600 mg of amoxicillin+clavunate intravenously as an antibiotic...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223947/-trigeminy-of-ventricular-bigeminy-caused-by-reentrant-mechanism-reentry-of-reentry
#4
Oscar A Pellizzón, Marcelo V Elizari
The process that follows an acute myocardial infarction generates an appropriate substrate for the formation of reentry circuits, considered to be the most frequent mechanism of ventricular extrasystoles and tachyarrhythmias. We present the case of a patient with an acute myocardial infarction unusually concurring with ventricular trigeminy coupled to ventricular bigeminated extrasystoles giving rise to a trigeminy sequence over the bigeminy, which indicates the existence of two reentry circuits (reentry of reentry) that trigger ventricular flutter...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186409/dynamic-j-point-elevation-associated-with-bigeminy-in-a-patient-with-early-repolarization-phenotype
#5
Thomas Andrew Nelson, Justin Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 27, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111791/ventricular-bigemini-or-something-less-common
#6
Simon Dubrey, Georgios Karagiannis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093808/sanger-sequencing-as-a-first-line-approach-for-molecular-diagnosis-of-andersen-tawil-syndrome
#7
Armando Totomoch-Serra, Manlio F Marquez, David E Cervantes-Barragán
In 1977, Frederick Sanger developed a new method for DNA sequencing based on the chain termination method, now known as the Sanger sequencing method (SSM).  Recently, massive parallel sequencing, better known as next-generation sequencing (NGS),  is replacing the SSM for detecting mutations in cardiovascular diseases with a genetic background. The present opinion article wants to remark that "targeted" SSM is still effective as a first-line approach for the molecular diagnosis of some specific conditions, as is the case for Andersen-Tawil syndrome (ATS)...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056132/nedaplatin-induced-arrhythmia-retrospective-analysis-of-three-cases
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Ying-Jie Song, Tao Fan, Chang-Yin Quan, Sheng-Hua Cao, Yuan Zhang, Xin-Hong Shao
Nedaplatin (NDP) is a second-generation platinum derivative that was developed in Japan. Nowadays, it is being widely used in the management of lung cancer, esophageal cancer, head and neck cancers, especially when cisplatin and carboplatin cannot be tolerated or show drug resistance. To the best of our knowledge, there are few reported cases of NDP-induced bradycardia in the relevant medical literature. The current report presents three patients treated with NDP chemotherapy-induced serious arrhythmias. The three cases developed sinus tachycardia and atrial premature beats, complete left bundle branch block, and bigeminy ventricular premature contraction, in the second, sixth and second cycle, respectively...
October 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046176/dysrhythmias-in-laypersons-during-centrifuge-simulated-suborbital-spaceflight
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Rahul Suresh, Rebecca S Blue, Charles H Mathers, Tarah L Castleberry, James M Vanderploeg
INTRODUCTION: There are limited data on cardiac dysrhythmias in laypersons during hypergravity exposure. We report layperson electrocardiograph (ECG) findings and tolerance of dysrhythmias during centrifuge-simulated suborbital spaceflight. METHODS: Volunteers participated in varied-length centrifuge training programs of 2-7 centrifuge runs over 0.5-2 d, culminating in two simulated suborbital spaceflights of combined +Gz and +Gx (peak +4.0 Gz, +6.0 Gx, duration 5 s)...
November 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960715/evaluation-of-echocardiography-and-cardiac-biomarker-concentrations-in-dogs-with-gastric-dilatation-volvulus
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Brent D Aona, John E Rush, Elizabeth A Rozanski, Suzanne M Cunningham, Claire R Sharp, Lisa M Freeman
OBJECTIVE: To assess abnormalities in concentrations of cardiac troponin I (cTnI), lactate, and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in relation to arrhythmias, echocardiographic measurements, and survival in dogs with gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV). DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: University hospital. ANIMALS: Twenty-two dogs with naturally occurring GDV. SAMPLES: Concentrations of cTnI, plasma lactate, and NT-proBNP were recorded at presentation to the emergency room, the time closest to echocardiography, and the highest recorded concentrations during hospitalization...
November 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878588/bigeminy-and-a-pacemaker
#11
Luke Cunningham, Yochai Birnbaum
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653364/bigeminal-sandwiches-galore
#12
Thomas Lindow, Angelica Niklasson, Daniel Manna, Olle Pahlm
A long run of PVCs "sandwiched" in between the sinus beats resulting in an almost doubling of the heart rate-interpolated PVCs in bigeminy-is described. This case illustrates three interesting aspects of interpolated PVCs. Although they are not uncommon, long runs of interpolated PVCs in bigeminy are rare findings. In this case, the arrhythmia had a duration of 3 minutes. Second, it illustrates the "age-old wisdom" of partial retrograde conduction. Also, even though the arrhythmia resulted in an almost doubling of the heart rate, the patient remained asymptomatic...
June 27, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631768/-alternating-bundle-branch-block-during-bigeminy-supraventricular-extrasystole-triggered-by-a-linking-phenomenon
#13
Alberto Battaglia, Domenico Caponi, Luca Gaido, Fiorenzo Gaita
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492868/efficacy-of-flecainide-in-the-treatment-of-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Prince J Kannankeril, Jeremy P Moore, Marina Cerrone, Silvia G Priori, Naomi J Kertesz, Pamela S Ro, Anjan S Batra, Elizabeth S Kaufman, David L Fairbrother, Elizabeth V Saarel, Susan P Etheridge, Ronald J Kanter, Michael P Carboni, Matthew V Dzurik, Darlene Fountain, Heidi Chen, E Wesley Ely, Dan M Roden, Bjorn C Knollmann
Importance: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a potentially lethal genetic arrhythmia syndrome characterized by polymorphic ventricular tachycardia with physical or emotional stress, for which current therapy with β-blockers is incompletely effective. Flecainide acetate directly suppresses sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium release-the cellular mechanism responsible for triggering ventricular arrhythmias in CPVT-but has never been assessed prospectively. Objective: To determine whether flecainide dosed to therapeutic levels and added to β-blocker therapy is superior to β-blocker therapy alone for the prevention of exercise-induced arrhythmias in CPVT...
July 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388306/premature-ventricular-complex-is-more-prevalent-during-acute-exacerbated-than-stable-states-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-is-related-to-cardiac-troponin-t
#15
Gunnar Einvik, Rahul Bhatnagar, Nils Henrik Holmedahl, Anke Neukamm, Torbjørn Omland, Vidar Søyseth
During acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), myocardial stress may be aggravated. Sparse data exist concerning the prevalence and correlates of cardiac arrhythmias in the stable and exacerbated states of COPD. We hypothesized that AECOPD is associated with increased prevalence of cardiac arrhythmias independent of COPD-severity and co-morbidity, and explored possible mechanisms. A 24-hour Holter recording was obtained in 74 patients with stable COPD and 45 patients with AECOPD (mean age 54 years, 56% women)...
April 7, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001123/fine-scale-spatial-and-temporal-variation-in-temperature-and-arrhythmia-episodes-in-the-va-normative-aging-study
#16
Antonella Zanobetti, Brent A Coull, Itai Kloog, David Sparrow, Pantel S Vokonas, Diane R Gold, Joel Schwartz
Many studies have demonstrated that cold and hot temperatures are associated with increased deaths and hospitalization rates; new findings indicate also an association with more specific cardiac risk factors. Most of these existing studies have relied on few weather stations to characterize exposures; few have used residence-specific estimates of temperature, or examined the exposure-response function. We investigated the association of arrhythmia episodes with spatial and temporal variation in temperature...
January 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875987/biomarkers-of-cardiovascular-injury-and-stress-are-associated-with-increased-frequency-of-ventricular-ectopy-a-population-based-study
#17
Julia Brox Skranes, Gunnar Einvik, Silje Kjeka Namtvedt, Anna Randby, Harald Hrubos-Strøm, Jon Brynildsen, Tor-Arne Hagve, Virend K Somers, Helge Røsjø, Torbjørn Omland
BACKGROUND: Asymptomatic ventricular arrhythmias are common and associated with increased risk of cardiovascular mortality. Cardiac troponins, natriuretic peptides and C-reactive protein (CRP) are also predictive of adverse cardiovascular events in the general population, but limited information is available on the relationship between these biomarkers and ventricular ectopy in a community-based population. The objectives were to evaluate the associations between ventricular ectopic activity and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), high sensitivity-troponin I (hs-TnI) and hs-CRP in a community-based setting...
November 22, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867290/ranolazine-is-an-effective-and-safe-treatment-of-adults-with-symptomatic-premature-ventricular-contractions-due-to-triggered-ectopy
#18
Gary L Murray
Early and delayed afterdepolarizations (EAD/DAD) cause triggered ventricular ectopy. Because ranolazine (RAN) suppresses EAD/DAD, we postulated that RAN might be effective in reducing premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). To assess the effect of RAN in patients with symptomatic PVCs due to triggered ectopy and its safety and tolerability. A total of 59 patients with symptomatic PVCs were identified from full-disclosure Holters. Doses of 500 and 1,000 mg offlabel RAN, daily, were given to 34 and 66% patients, respectively, and repeat Holters were performed prospectively during mean followup of 3...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761157/current-topics-in-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia
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REVIEW
Naokata Sumitomo
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is induced by emotions or exercise in patients without organic heart disease and may be polymorphic or bidirectional in nature. The prognosis of CPVT is not good, and therefore prevention of sudden death is of utmost importance. Genetic variants of CPVT include RyR2, CASQ2, CALM2, TRD, and possibly KCNJ2 and ANK2 gene mutations. Hypotheses that suggest the causes of CPVT include weakened binding of FKBP12.6 and RyR2, a store overload-induced Ca(2+) release (SOICR), unzipping of intramolecular domain interactions in RyR2, and molecular and functional abnormalities caused by mutations in the CASQ2 gene...
October 2016: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703634/cardiac-arrest-after-sugammadex-administration-in-a-patient-with-variant-angina-a-case-report
#20
Myoung Jin Ko, Yong Han Kim, Eunsu Kang, Byeong-Cheol Lee, Sujung Lee, Jae-Wook Jung
A 76-year-old man with no notable medical history was scheduled for a robot-assisted radical prostatectomy. After the operation, he was given sugammadex. Two minutes later, ventricular premature contraction bigeminy began, followed by cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest occurred three times and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was done. The patient recovered after the third cardiopulmonary resuscitation and was transferred to the intensive care unit. Coronary angiography was done on postoperative day 1. The patient was diagnosed with variant angina and discharged uneventfully on postoperative day 8...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
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