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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785752/skin-lesions-over-the-pocket-area-that-may-mimic-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-infection-a-case-series
#1
Panagiotis Korantzopoulos, Sofia Plakoutsi, Elizabeth Florou, Aris Bechlioulis
BACKGROUND: The early and correct diagnosis of cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infections is critical given that early aggressive treatment with complete removal of the system along with antimicrobial therapy dramatically improves outcomes. Pocket infection manifested by local signs of inflammation is the most common form of CIED infections. Conditions mimicking pocket infection have been described in the literature. These include various types of malignancy and rarely allergic reactions/contact dermatitis to pacemaker compounds...
May 21, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761338/-journey-of-the-s%C3%A2-icd-to-first-line-therapy
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REVIEW
Elif Kaya, Reza Wakili, Tienush Rassaf
The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD®, Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA, previously Cameron Health, San Clemente, CA, USA) represents an important milestone in ICD therapy for prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Since the introduction of the S‑ICD in 2010, the device has undergone further development. Based on the unique feature of an entirely extracardiac implantation, the S‑ICD is able to reduce the common perioperative and long-term complications of the usual endovascular implanted ICD systems...
May 14, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759627/complications-and-health-care-costs-associated-with-transvenous-cardiac-pacemakers-in-a-nationwide-assessment
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Daniel J Cantillon, Derek V Exner, Nima Badie, Kevin Davis, Ning Yan Gu, Yelena Nabutovsky, Rahul Doshi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to retrospectively characterize transvenous pacemaker (TVP) complications and associated health care costs in a large-scale U.S. patient cohort. BACKGROUND: TVP complications have previously been shown to affect more than 1 in 10 patients but may be underestimated. Pacemakers are widely implanted across community and urban hospitals by operators of varying specialization and experience. METHODS: Truven Health MarketScan databases track U...
November 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755632/is-there-always-a-need-for-permanent-pacemaker-replacement-after-device-infection-a-tale-of-two-patients
#4
Munish Sharma, Daniel A N Mascarenhas
There has been an increase in number of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) implantation and with this we have witnessed increased rates of CIED infection mainly in elderly population. It is important to assess conditions that may not reliably improve with cardiac pacing or those who lack adequate beneficial effect from permanent pacing before contemplating implantation or reimplantation of these devices. Sometimes, the initial cardiac pathology may revert obviating the need for reimplantation as in the two cases that we have discussed below...
April 2018: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750928/surgical-management-of-tricuspid-valve-infective-endocarditis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Bobby Yanagawa, Malak Elbatarny, Subodh Verma, Samantha Hill, Amine Mazine, John D Puskas, Jan O Friedrich
BACKGROUND: This meta-analysis compares the early and late outcomes of valve repair versus replacement, the primary surgical strategies for tricuspid valve infective endocarditis (IE). METHODS: We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE databases until 2016 for studies comparing tricuspid valve repair and replacement. RESULTS: The main outcomes were mortality, recurrent IE and need for reoperation. There were 12 unmatched retrospective observational studies with 1165 patients (median follow up 3...
May 8, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749940/safety-and-efficacy-of-transvenous-lead-extraction-utilizing-the-evolution-mechanical-lead-extraction-system-a-single-center-experience
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Saumya Sharma, Ijeoma A Ekeruo, Nikita P Nand, Ajay Sundara Raman, Xu Zhang, Sunil K Reddy, Ramesh Hariharan
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of mechanical lead extraction utilizing the Evolution system. BACKGROUND: Compared with other techniques commonly used for lead extraction, data regarding the safety and efficacy of mechanical lead extraction using the Evolution system is limited and needs further evaluation. METHODS: Between June 1, 2009 and September 30, 2016, we retrospectively analyzed 400 consecutive patients who exclusively underwent mechanical lead extraction utilizing the Evolution system...
February 2018: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749035/trends-in-replacement-of-pacemaker-leads-in-the-netherlands-a-long-term-nationwide-follow-up-study
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L M de Vries, M J G Leening, W A Dijk, C A M Hooijschuur, B H Ch Stricker, N M van Hemel
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to investigate trends over time in longevity and reasons for replacement with or without extraction of pacemaker leads after first implantation. METHODS: Data collected between 1984 and 2006 in the national Dutch pacemaker registry were used. This registry covered 84% of sold leads. First lead replacement with or without extraction of one or more leads implanted with a first pacemaker generator was the endpoint of interest. The time interval of and reason for first replacement were analysed...
May 10, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746650/age-dependent-morbidity-and-mortality-outcomes-after-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
#8
Amjad I Hussain, Andreas Auensen, Cathrine Brunborg, Jan Otto Beitnes, Lars Gullestad, Kjell I Pettersen
OBJECTIVES: This study addressed the assumption of increased morbidity and mortality after surgical aortic valve replacement in patients older than 80 years with severe aortic stenosis. METHODS: This prospective study was performed in consecutive patients referred for aortic valve replacement. The age-dependent change in cognitive and physical function, quality of life and rehospitalization and complication rates during the following year and 5-year all-cause mortality were documented...
May 9, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701365/long-term-outcomes-in-octogenarians-following-isolated-aortic-valve-replacement
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Sara Simões Costa, Diogo Rijo, João Pedro Monteiro, Daniel Martins, Nelson Santos Paulo, Luis Vouga, Miguel Guerra
INTRODUCTION: Isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR) in elderly patients is associated with increased operative risk, due to higher prevalence of associated risk factors and other comorbidities, making outcome prediction essential. In patients with symptomatic severe aortic disease, advanced age is often a reason for a transcatheter rather than surgical aortic valve replacement. In the era of TAVI, there has been renewed interest in the outcomes of conventional AVR for high and intermediate risk patients...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692938/a-case-of-pacemaker-endocarditis-caused-by-aerococcus-urinae
#10
Sandra Samuelsson, Charles Kennergren, Magnus Rasmussen
Background: Aerococcus urinae has lately been acknowledged as a cause of infective endocarditis (IE) especially in older males with underlying urinary tract disorders. In this population, cardiac implanted electronical devices (CIED) are not uncommon, but despite the capacity of A. urinae to form biofilm in vitro , no cases of aerococcal CIED infections have been reported to date. Case Presentation: An 84-year-old male with pacemaker was admitted with dysuria one month after a transurethral procedure for urinary bladder cancer...
2018: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672690/infections-and-associated-costs-following-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-device-implantations-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Nicolas Clémenty, Phuong Lien Carion, Lucie de Léotoing, Ludovic Lamarsalle, Fanny Wilquin-Bequet, Benedict Brown, Koen J P Verhees, Jérôme Fernandes, Jean-Claude Deharo
Aims: This study assessed the contemporary occurrence of cardiac device infections (CDIs) following implantation in French hospitals and estimated associated costs. Methods and Results: A retrospective analysis was conducted on the French National Hospital Database (PMSI). Patients with a record of de novo cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation or replacement interventions in France in 2012 were identified and followed until the end of 2015. Cardiac device infections (CDIs) were identified based on coding using the French classification for procedures [Classification Commune des Actes Médicaux (CCAM)] and International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10)...
April 17, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661453/late-onset-post-transplantation-central-nervous-system-lymphoproliferative-disorder-case-report
#12
J Rego Silva, R A Macau, H Oliveira Coelho, F Camelo, P Cruz, A Mateus, A Oliveira, C Oliveira, A Ramos
Post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a heterogeneous group of conditions that complicate organ transplantation and are due to immunosuppression. Central nervous system (CNS)-PTLD is rare but its incidence is increasing. It often occurs late and is associated with kidney transplantation and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. Outcomes are poor. We present the case of a 77-year-old white male who received a cadaveric kidney transplant in 2003. Maintenance immunosuppression consisted of mycofenolate mofetil (MMF), cyclosporine, and prednisolone...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628472/hcn4-overexpressing-mouse-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-generate-a-new-rapid-rhythm-in-rats-with-bradycardia
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Yukihiro Saito, Kazufumi Nakamura, Masashi Yoshida, Hiroki Sugiyama, Makoto Takano, Satoshi Nagase, Hiroshi Morita, Kengo F Kusano, Hiroshi Ito
A biological pacemaker is expected to solve the persisting problems of an artificial cardiac pacemaker including short battery life, lead breaks, infection, and electromagnetic interference. We previously reported HCN4 overexpression enhances pacemaking ability of mouse embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (mESC-CMs) in vitro. However, the effect of these cells on bradycardia in vivo has remained unclear. Therefore, we transplanted HCN4-overexpressing mESC-CMs into bradycardia model animals and investigated whether they could function as a biological pacemaker...
April 6, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607544/outcome-of-pediatric-heart-transplantation-in-blood-culture-positive-donors-in-the-united-states
#14
Shahnawaz M Amdani, Wei Du, Sanjeev Aggarwal
Active donor infection at time of organ procurement poses a potential infection risk and may increase post-transplant morbidity and mortality in recipients. Our hypothesis was that pediatric heart transplant recipients from blood culture positive donors (BCPD) would have increased morbidity and mortality compared to non-blood culture positive donors (NBCPD). A retrospective analyses of pediatric heart transplant recipients using the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) between 1987 and 2015 were conducted...
April 1, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580281/a-retrospective-review-of-146-active-and-passive-fixation-bradycardia-lead-implantations-in-74-dogs-undergoing-pacemaker-implantation-in-a-research-setting-of-short-term-duration
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Lynne E Swanson, Barbara A Huibregtse, Brian A Scansen
BACKGROUND: Canine veterinary patients increasingly benefit from implantation of transvenous pacemakers for bradyarrhythmias. No published data exist examining procedural outcomes of pacemaker implantation performed in the preclinical laboratory. The purpose was to review short term complication, infection, dislodgement, penetration rates, plus overall morbidity following pacemaker implantation in the research setting. A retrospective review of 74 Class A purpose-bred mongrels implanted with active (n = 89) and passive fixation (n = 57) intracardiac leads for dual (n = 72) or single (n = 2) chamber pacing was performed...
March 27, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563819/a-case-of-brucella-melitensis-endocarditis-in-a-patient-with-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-device
#16
Wasl Al-Adsani, Ali Ahmad, Mohammad Al-Mousa
Background: Brucellosis is a bacterial infection, caused by the nonmotile gram-negative aerobic coccobacilli. The clinical manifestation of brucellosis is variable, ranging from mild disease to severe disease. The gold standard test to confirm the diagnosis of brucellosis is assaying blood, bone marrow, or other body fluids or by tissue culture. Preferred first-line treatment in adults with uncomplicated, nonlocalized disease consists of doxycycline-aminoglycoside combination. The recommended duration of treatment is 6 weeks...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552930/cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-and-vascular-access-strategies-to-overcome-problems
#17
Mariusz Kusztal, Krzysztof Nowak
For arrhythmia treatment or sudden cardiac death prevention in hemodialysis patients, there is a frequent need for placement of a cardiac implantable electronic device (pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or cardiac resynchronization device). Leads from a cardiac implantable electronic device can cause central vein stenosis and carry the risk of tricuspid regurgitation or contribute to infective endocarditis. In patients with end-stage kidney disease requiring vascular access and cardiac implantable electronic device, the best strategy is to create an arteriovenous fistula on the contralateral upper limb for a cardiac implantable electronic device and avoidance of central vein catheter...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541816/percutaneous-ventricular-septal-defect-closure-in-patients-under-1-year-of-age
#18
Nazmi Narin, Ozge Pamukcu, Aydin Tuncay, Ali Baykan, Suleyman Sunkak, Onur Tasci, Kazim Uzum, Levent Saltık
Untreated ventricular septal defect (VSD) is an important cause of congestive heart failure in early infancy. Growth is impaired in this population, and surgical closure is challenging because of congestion in the lungs, making infants prone to respiratory infection, and because of their poor nutritional status. The aim of this study is to share our experience with percutaneous VSD closure in patients under 1 year of age. Patients with hemodynamically significant left-to-right shunt, less than 1 year of age, and with VSD diameter ≤ 6 mm were retrospectively included in the study between December 2014 and January 2017...
June 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540431/device-complications-with-addition-of-defibrillation-to-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy-for-primary-prevention
#19
Sérgio Barra, Rui Providência, Serge Boveda, Rudolf Duehmke, Kumar Narayanan, Anthony W Chow, Olivier Piot, Didier Klug, Pascal Defaye, Daniel Gras, Jean-Claude Deharo, Paul Milliez, Antoine Da Costa, Pierre Mondoly, Jorge Gonzalez-Panizo, Christophe Leclercq, Patrick Heck, Munmohan Virdee, Nicolas Sadoul, Jean-Yves Le Heuzey, Eloi Marijon
OBJECTIVE: In patients indicated for cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT), the choice between a CRT-pacemaker (CRT-P) versus defibrillator (CRT-D) remains controversial and indications in this setting have not been well delineated. Apart from inappropriate therapies, which are inherent to the presence of a defibrillator, whether adding defibrillator to CRT in the primary prevention setting impacts risk of other acute and late device-related complications has not been well studied and may bear relevance for device selection...
March 14, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509774/economic-assessment-of-traditional-surgical-intervention-versus-use-of-a-new-innovative-radiofrequency-based-surgical-system-in-device-replacements
#20
Alexander Kypta, Hermann Blessberger, Juergen Kammler, Alexander Nahler, Kurt Neeser, Michael Lichtenauer, Christoph Edlinger, Joerg Kellermair, Daniel Kiblboeck, Thomas Lambert, Johannes Auer, Clemens Steinwender
INTRODUCTION: Intra-operative complications like mechanical damages to the leads, infections and hematomas during generator replacements of implantable pacemakers and defibrillators contribute to additional costs for hospitals. The aim of this study was to evaluate operation room use, costs and budget impact of generator replacements using either a traditional surgical intervention (TSI) with scissors, scalpel and electrocautery vs. a new radiofrequency energy based surgical system, called PEAK PlasmaBladeTM (PPB)...
2018: PloS One
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