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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316148/ablation-of-complex-fractionated-electrograms-with-or-without-additional-linear-lesions-for-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-the-adline-trial
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Sonia Ammar-Busch, Felix Bourier, Tilko Reents, Verena Semmler, Marta Telishevska, Susanne Kathan, Monika Hofmann, Gabriele Hessling, Isabel Deisenhofer
BACKGROUND: For persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, different strategies including complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAE) ablation and linear lesions (LL) have been used in addition to pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). However, it is still a matter of debate if extended substrate modification improves long-term outcome. The aim of this study was to determine the benefit of LL in addition to PVI and CFAE ablation regarding freedom from arrhythmia recurrence in patients with persistent AF...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315135/repeat-procedures-using-the-second-generation-cryoballoon-for-recurrence-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-initial-ablation-with-conventional-radiofrequency
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Valentina De Regibus, Saverio Iacopino, Juan-Pablo Abugattas, Giacomo Mugnai, Darragh Moran, Erwin Ströker, Hugo-Enrique Coutino, Ken Takarada, Rajin Choudhury, Gaetano Paparella, Vincent Umbrain, Pedro Brugada, Carlo de Asmundis, Gian-Battista Chierchia
PURPOSE: Pulmonary vein isolation is now widely accepted for the treatment of symptomatic atrial fibrillation refractory to antiarrhythmic drugs. However, multiple procedures are often required to significantly reduce atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence. In the present study, we analyzed the acute results and the midterm clinical outcome of a second-generation cryoballoon ablation (CB-A) performed during repeat procedures for recurrence of AF after an initial procedure performed with conventional radiofrequency (RF)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295882/identifying-atrial-fibrillation-in-outpatients-initiating-oral-anticoagulants-based-on-medico-administrative-data-results-from-the-french-national-healthcare-databases
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Cécile Billionnet, François Alla, Éric Bérigaud, Antoine Pariente, Géric Maura
PURPOSE: Identifying atrial fibrillation (AF) in outpatients treated with oral anticoagulants (OACs) from claims databases is challenging when the outpatient indication is not available, as OACs are also prescribed for deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism (DVT/PE) that may be treated in the ambulatory setting. An algorithm was developed to identify AF in outpatients initiating OAC from medico-administrative data. METHODS: Among patients initiating OAC in 2013 in the French healthcare databases, those treated for orthopaedic indications were excluded...
March 14, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295387/short-and-long-term-clinical-predictors-of-pharmacological-cardioversion-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-by-dofetilide-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-160-patients
#4
Hafeez Ul Hassan Virk, Waqas T Qureshi, Nayani Makkar, Joseph Bastawrose, Nektarios Souvaliotis, Joshua Aziz, Emad Aziz
INTRODUCTION: Dofetilide is a class III antiarrhythmic prescribed to cardiovert persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) to sinus rhythm (SR). HYPOTHESIS: To determine the clinical predictors of cardioversion and readmission in persistent AF patients on dofetilide. METHODS: We analyzed 160 patients with persistent AF who were started on dofetilide and followed for 1 year. We examined age, sex, race, hypertension, diabetes, smoking, dyslipidemia, CAD, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), creatinine, BMI and concomitant use of calcium channel blockers (CCB), β-blockers in a multivariable logistic regression model...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290888/-the-development-of-pulmonary-damage-when-receiving-amiodarone
#5
N T Vatutin, A N Shevelyok, A E Degtiarova, G G Taradin, Yu P Gricenko, I V Vasilenko
In this report we describe in detail a case from clinical practice of the most dangerous side effect of an antiarrhythmic agent amiodarone - amiodarone induced pulmonary toxicity.
August 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290880/-treatment-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-the-search-for-optimal-solutions
#6
S G Kanorskii
Atrial fibrillation (AF) - the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice, impair the quality of life significantly increases morbidity and mortality. Current methods of treatment of patients with AF, except anticoagulant therapy hitherto failed to provide significant improvement in cardiovascular events are of limited effectiveness and cause significant side effects. The article presents the current opportunities and challenges for the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation. Analysis of these data will allow for an informed choice of treatment facilities for individual patients...
August 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290846/-galectin-3-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-and-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-and-metabolic-syndrome
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V A A, E L Zaslavskaya, A V Soboleva, E I Baranova, O V Listopad, S E Nifontov, A O Nrady, E V Shlyakhto
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate serum galectin 3 and to determine the potential clinical value of this parameter in patients with atrial fibrillation - AF (paroxysmal and persistent) and metabolic syndrome (MS). DESIGN AND METHODS: We examined 100 patients with MS (50 with paroxysmal or persistent AF and 50 without arrhythmia) and 50 healthy persons. Serum galectin 3 measured by ELISA method, ECHO cardiography was performed to all examined persons. RESULTS: Galectin 3 in patients with MS and AF was higher, than in patients with MS without arrhythmia and much more higher than galectin 3 in healthy persons 0,72 (0,44;1,36), 0,44 (0,42;1,22) and 0,32 (0,28;0,42) ng/ml (<0,01)...
June 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285409/pharmacological-blockade-of-small-conductance-ca-2-activated-k-channels-by-ica-reduces-arrhythmic-load-in-rats-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Laura A Hundahl, Stefan M Sattler, Lasse Skibsbye, Jonas G Diness, Jacob Tfelt-Hansen, Thomas Jespersen
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with development of ventricular fibrillation (VF) is a common cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD). At present, no pharmacological treatment has successfully been able to prevent VF in the acute stage of AMI. This study investigates the antiarrhythmic effect of inhibiting small conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (SK) channels using the pore blocker N-(pyridin-2-yl)-4-(pyridin-2-yl)thiazol-2-amine (ICA) in AMI rats. Acute coronary ligation was performed in 26 anesthetized rats, and ECG, monophasic action potentials (MAPs), and ventricular effective refractory period (vERP) were recorded...
March 11, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285383/adenosine-administration-during-hybrid-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-to-test-dormant-pulmonary-vein-conduction
#9
Mindy Vroomen, Mark La Meir, Jos G Maessen, Harry J Crijns, Laurent Pison
BACKGROUND: Adenosine administration after initial pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) reveals dormant conduction and predicts atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence. Elimination of dormant conduction when present may increase a long-term success rate of AF ablation procedures. There are no studies till date using adenosine to reveal acute reconduction of pulmonary veins (PVs) after epicardial PVI during a hybrid AF ablation procedure. METHODS: We included 24 patients (21 male, 55 ± 9 years) undergoing hybrid ablation for symptomatic paroxysmal (n = 12) and persistent (n = 12) AF, using an epicardial bipolar radiofrequency clamp to perform PVI...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284858/inhibition-of-potassium-currents-is-involved-in-antiarrhythmic-effect-of-moderate-ethanol-on-atrial-fibrillation
#10
Baode Yang, Chenxing Li, Junyi Sun, Xinghui Wang, Xinling Liu, Chun Yang, Lina Chen, Jun Zhou, Hao Hu
Excessive consumption of alcohol is a well-established risk factor of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the effects of moderate alcohol drinking remain to be elucidated. This study was designed to determine the effects of moderate ethanol ingestion on atrial fibrillation and the electrophysiological mechanisms. In acetylcholine-induced canine and mouse AF models, the moderate ethanol prevented the generation and persistence of AF through prolonging the latent period of AF and shortening the duration of AF...
March 9, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284524/evaluation-of-atrial-fibrillation-management-and-cardiovascular-risk-profile-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Gediminas Račkauskas, Vytautas Zabiela, Germanas Marinskis, Arvydas Baranauskas, Deimilė Balkutė, Justina Alunderytė, Aras Puodžiūkynas, Tomas Kazakevičius, Vilius Kviesulaitis, Audrius Aidietis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study to investigate the most frequent risk factors of atrial fibrillation (AF), co-morbidities, complications associated with AF and the use of anticoagulants and other medications in patients who were referred to university hospitals in Lithuania. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled consecutive inpatients and outpatients with AF presenting to cardiologists in the two biggest Lithuanian university hospitals from November 2013 to May 2014...
February 20, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283860/long-term-outcome-after-second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-for-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-a-3-years-follow-up
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Ken Takarada, Ingrid Overeinder, Carlo de Asmundis, Erwin Stroker, Giacomo Mugnai, Valentina de Regibus, Darragh Moran, Hugo Coutino-Moreno, Juan-Pablo Abugattas, Rajin Choudhury, Diego Ruggiero, Gaetano Paparella, Saverio Iacopino, Pedro Brugada, Gian-Battista Chierchia
BACKGROUND: The second-generation cryoballoon (cryoballoon Advance; CB-A) offers excellent outcomes on the mid-term follow-up. To the best of our knowledge, little is known regarding the long-term outcome after CB-A ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the freedom from recurrence of AF during a 3-year follow-up period, among consecutive patients having undergone pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) with the CB-A for paroxysmal AF (PAF)...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283549/mild-hypothermia-preserves-myocardial-conduction-during-ischemia-by-maintaining-gap-junction-intracellular-communication-and-sodium-channel-function
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Michelle Mj Nassal, Xiaoping Wan, Zack Dale, Isabelle Deschenes, Lance D Wilson, Joseph Stephen Piktel
BACKGROUND: Acute cardiac ischemia induces conduction velocity (CV) slowing and conduction block, promoting reentrant arrhythmias leading to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Previously, we found that mild hypothermia (MH, 32°C) attenuates ischemia-induced conduction block and CV slowing in a canine model of early global ischemia. Acute ischemia impairs cellular excitability and the GJ protein connexin 43 (Cx43). We hypothesized that MH prevented ischemia-induced conduction block and CV slowing by preserving GJ expression and localization...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281674/new-insights-into-the-intracellular-distribution-pattern-of-cationic-amphiphilic-drugs
#14
Magdalena Vater, Leonhard Möckl, Vanessa Gormanns, Carsten Schultz Fademrecht, Anna M Mallmann, Karolina Ziegart-Sadowska, Monika Zaba, Marie L Frevert, Christoph Bräuchle, Florian Holsboer, Theo Rein, Ulrike Schmidt, Thomas Kirmeier
Cationic amphiphilic drugs (CADs) comprise a wide variety of different substance classes such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, and antiarrhythmics. It is well recognized that CADs accumulate in certain intracellular compartments leading to specific morphological changes of cells. So far, no adequate technique exists allowing for ultrastructural analysis of CAD in intact cells. Azidobupramine, a recently described multifunctional antidepressant analogue, allows for the first time to perform high-resolution studies of CADs on distribution pattern and morphological changes in intact cells...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275618/extracorporeal-life-support-for-refractory-ventricular-tachycardia
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Sujatha P Bhandary, Nicholas Joseph, James P Hofmann, Theodosios Saranteas, Thomas J Papadimos
Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is a very effective bridging therapy in patients with refractory ventricular tachycardia (VT) associated with cardiogenic shock. A moribund patient in extremis, is not amenable to optimization by standard ACC/AHA guidelines. New approaches and novel salvage techniques are necessary to improve outcomes in patients with refractory clinical settings such as malignant ventricular arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock and/or pulmonary failure until further management options are explored...
February 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274521/cavopulmonary-anastomosis-during-same-hospitalization-as-stage-1-norwood-hybrid-palliative-surgery
#16
Sachin D Tadphale, Xinyu Tang, Nahed O ElHassan, Brandon Beam, Parthak Prodhan
BACKGROUND: Limited literature has examined characteristics of infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) who remain hospitalized during the interstage period. We described their epidemiologic characteristics, in-hospital outcomes, and identified risk factors that predict the need for superior cavopulmonary anastomosis (SCPA) during the same hospitalization. METHODS: This retrospective multicenter database analysis included infants with HLHS who underwent stage 1 palliation from 2004 through 2013...
March 5, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269259/recommendations-for-antiarrhythmic-drugs-based-on-latent-semantic-analysis-with-fc-means-clustering
#17
Juyoung Park, Mingon Kang, Junbeom Hur, Kyungtae Kang
In this paper, we propose a novel model for the appropriate recommendation of antiarrhythmic drugs by introducing a fusion of a latent semantic analysis and k-means clustering. Our model not only captures the latent factors between the types of arrhythmia and patients but also has the ability to search a group of patients with similar arrhythmias. The performance studies conducted against the MIT-BIH arrhythmia database show that clinicians accepted 66.67% of the drugs recommended from our model with a balanced f-score of 38...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267476/cardioversion-and-subsequent-quality-of-life-and-natural-history-of-atrial-fibrillation
#18
Sean D Pokorney, Sunghee Kim, Laine Thomas, Gregg C Fonarow, Peter R Kowey, Bernard J Gersh, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Eric D Peterson, Jonathan P Piccini
Cardioversion is a class I procedure for patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) pursuing rhythm control. There are few contemporary reports on quality of life and outcomes after cardioversion. METHODS: Using the nationwide prospective ORBIT-AF registry, cardioversion patients were propensity matched 3:1 to noncardioverted patients and Cox proportional hazards modeling evaluated hospitalization at 1 year in those with and without cardioversion. Cardiovascular outcomes, AF progression, and quality of life were evaluated for the matched cohorts with and without cardioversion...
March 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267474/results-of-a-curtailed-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-azimilide-in-patients-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-the-shield-2-trial
#19
Victoria M Robinson, David B Bharucha, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Paul Dorian, Peter R Kowey
BACKGROUND: Frequent hospital attendances in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) result in significant morbidity and health care costs. Current drugs to reduce ICD shocks and hospital visits have limited efficacy and considerable toxicity. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of azimilide, a novel oral class III antiarrhythmic, for use in ICD patients. METHODS: A total of 240 patients were enrolled in a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the effect of oral azimilide 75 mg daily in ICD patients with previously documented ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, and a left ventricular ejection fraction ≤40%...
March 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266935/genetic-causes-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-the-young
#20
Andrea Mazzanti, Riccardo Maragna, Silvia G Priori
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this article, we discuss the most recent and relevant studies published in the field of inherited arrhythmogenic disorders, focusing in particular on channelopathies (Long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia) and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). RECENT FINDINGS: We discuss the updated diagnostic criteria for channelopathies released by the European Society of Cardiology, the new results on the value of programmed electrical stimulation in patients with Brugada syndrome, and the recent evidences supporting a genotype-specific therapy for Long QT syndrome type 3...
March 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
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