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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104790/contemporary-management-of-patients-undergoing-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-in-hospital-and-1-year-follow-up-findings-from-the-esc-ehra-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-long-term-registry
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Elena Arbelo, Josep Brugada, Carina Blomström Lundqvist, Cécile Laroche, Josef Kautzner, Evgeny Pokushalov, Pekka Raatikainen, Michael Efremidis, Gerhard Hindricks, Alberto Barrera, Aldo Maggioni, Luigi Tavazzi, Nikolaos Dagres
AIMS: The ESC-EHRA Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Long-Term registry is a prospective, multinational study that aims at providing an accurate picture of contemporary real-world ablation for atrial fibrillation (AFib) and its outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 104 centres in 27 European countries participated and were asked to enrol 20-50 consecutive patients scheduled for first and re-do AFib ablation. Pre-procedural, procedural and 1-year follow-up data were captured on a web-based electronic case record form...
January 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100969/proarrhythmic-antiarrhythmic
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Mark Pollet, Mohammad Saeed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100174/prediction-of-ineffective-elective-cardioversion-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-retrospective-multi-center-patient-cohort-study
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Tapio Hellman, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Tuija Vasankari, Ilpo Nuotio, Fausto Biancari, Aissa Bah, Juha Hartikainen, Marianne Mäkäräinen, K E Juhani Airaksinen
BACKGROUND: Elective cardioversion (ECV) of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a standard procedure to restore sinus rhythm. However, predictors for ineffective ECV (failure of ECV or recurrence of AF within 30 days) are unknown. METHODS: We investigated 1998 ECVs performed for AF lasting >48 h in 1,342 patients in a retrospective multi-center study. Follow-up data were collected from 30 days after ECV. RESULTS: Median number of cardioversions was one per patient with a range of 1-10...
January 18, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098197/dantrolene-versus-amiodarone-for-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-randomized-double-blinded-experimental-study
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Thomas Wiesmann, Dennik Freitag, Wolfgang Dersch, Daphne Eschbach, Marc Irqsusi, Thorsten Steinfeldt, Hinnerk Wulf, Carsten Feldmann
Dantrolene was introduced for treatment of malignant hyperthermia. It also has antiarrhythmic properties and may thus be an alternative to amiodarone for the treatment of ventricular fibrillation (VF). Aim of this study was to compare the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) with dantrolene and amiodarone in a pig model of cardiac arrest. VF was induced in anesthetized pigs. After 8 min of untreated VF, chest compressions and ventilation were started and one of the drugs (amiodarone 5 mg kg(-1), dantrolene 2...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097671/junctional-ectopic-tachycardia-localization-and-procedural-approach-using-cryoablation
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Alyson R Pierick, Ian H Law, Jennifer R Muldonado, Nicholas H VON Bergen
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) may still be difficult to control with antiarrhythmic therapy. Transcatheter ablation can be challenging and may be associated with a high risk of unintended AV block. The objective of this manuscript is to report the procedural technique, the location of the successful ablation and the procedural characteristics while utilizing 3D mapping for cryoablation of JET. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on all patients who had undergone cryothermal ablation for the treatment of JET at a single center...
January 18, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091919/effects-of-deltorphin-ii-and-its-retroenantio-analog-on-cardiac-tolerance-to-ischemia-and-reperfusion
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A V Mukhomedzyanov, L N Maslov, M V Ovchinnikov, M V Sidorova, J M Pei, S Yu Tsibul'nikov, A V Tsepokina, M V Khutornaya, A G Kutikhin
Selective agonist of δ2-opioid receptors deltorphin II and its retroenantio analog (0.12 mg/kg intravenously) were preventively injected to male Wistar rats 15 min prior to 45-min coronary occlusion or 5 min before 120-min reperfusion. Administration of deltorphin II before artery occlusion and before reperfusion decreased the infarct size/area at risk ratio. Deltorphin II prevented the appearance of ischemia-provoked ventricular arrhythmias and exerted no effect on HR and BP (systolic and diastolic). The retroenantio analog of deltorphin II produced no antiarrhythmic or infarct-limiting effects, but reduced HR without affecting BP...
January 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089876/antiarrhythmic-drug-therapy-in-patients-with-arrhythmogenic-dysplasia-cardiomyopathy-is-there-a-role-for-flecainide
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EDITORIAL
Hugh Calkins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087064/effect-of-cyp2d6-polymorphisms-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-propafenone-and-its-two-main-metabolites
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Mohammad-Reza Rouini, Minoo Afshar
AIM OF THE STUDY: Propafenone (PPF) is an antiarrhythmic drug, metabolized mainly by CYP2D6 to 5-hydroxypropafenone (5OH-PPF) and by CYP3A4 to norpropafenone (NOR-PPF). CYP2D6 shows a high degree of genetic polymorphism which is associated with diminished antiarrhythmic efficacy or cardiac seizures/cardiotoxicity. This study aimed to investigate the effect of the CYP2D6 polymorphism on the pharmacokinetics of PPF and its two main metabolites. The usefulness of PPF/5OH-PPF ratio for CYP2D6 phenotyping in healthy adults was also evaluated...
December 19, 2016: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073882/the-role-of-superior-vena-cava-in-catheter-ablation-of-long-standing-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Kai Xu, Yuanlong Wang, Shaohui Wu, Li Zhou, Liang Zhao, Weifeng Jiang, Xiaodong Zhang, Xu Liu
AIMS: The superior vena cava (SVC) has been established as an important source of atrial fibrillation (AF). The role of SVC in long-standing persistent AF and the efficacy of empiric electrical isolation of the SVC are still unclear. The purpose of this study was to judge the role of SVC in catheter ablation of long-standing persistent AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 102 consecutive patients with long-standing persistent AF were enrolled. All patients underwent circumferential pulmonary vein isolation, complex fractionated atrial electrograms ablation, and linear ablation during the index procedure...
January 9, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069273/does-antiarrhythmic-drugs-premedication-improve-electrical-cardioversion-success-in-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Elisabetta Toso, Mario Iannaccone, Domenico Caponi, Francesco Rotondi, Antonio Santoro, Cristina Gallo, Marco Scaglione, Fiorenzo Gaita
AIMS: Aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) administration for at least one month before ECV on the acute and long term success rate of the procedure. METHODS: 1313 consecutive persistent AF patients were enrolled in 3 different centers (Turin, Asti and Avellino): 692 patients received AADs before and after ECV (group A), 621 patients were treated only after the procedure, at discharge (group B). Primary end point was the restoration and maintenance of sinus rhythm acutely and at a long-term follow up...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066659/percutaneous-epicardial-ablation-of-incessant-atrial-tachycardia-originating-from-the-left-atrial-appendage
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Ji-Eun Ban, Tae Young Park, Sang-Weon Park
A 38-year-old woman presented with antiarrhythmic drug-refractory atrial tachycardia (AT). Holter recording demonstrated incessant episodes of AT followed by a long sinus pause. Electrophysiologic study revealed that the earliest endocardial activation was observed at the neck of the left atrial appendage (LAA). After unsuccessful endocardial ablation, epicardial access via a percutaneous subxiphoid approach demonstrated that the earliest epicardial atrial activation was observed on the opposite site to the endocardial LAA neck suggestive of ligament of Marshall (LOM) muscle sleeve as regarding the epicardial sharp potentials under guidance of a circular mapping catheter...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057773/inverse-remodelling-of-k2p3-1-k-channel-expression-and-action-potential-duration-in-left-ventricular-dysfunction-and-atrial-fibrillation-implications-for-patient-specific-antiarrhythmic-drug-therapy
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Constanze Schmidt, Felix Wiedmann, Xiao-Bo Zhou, Jordi Heijman, Niels Voigt, Antonius Ratte, Siegfried Lang, Stefan M Kallenberger, Chiara Campana, Alexander Weymann, Raffaele De Simone, Gabor Szabo, Arjang Ruhparwar, Klaus Kallenbach, Matthias Karck, Joachim R Ehrlich, István Baczkó, Martin Borggrefe, Ursula Ravens, Dobromir Dobrev, Hugo A Katus, Dierk Thomas
AIMS: Atrial fibrillation (AF) prevalence increases with advanced stages of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. Remote proarrhythmic effects of ventricular dysfunction on atrial electrophysiology remain incompletely understood. We hypothesized that repolarizing K2P3.1 K(+ )channels, previously implicated in AF pathophysiology, may contribute to shaping the atrial action potential (AP), forming a specific electrical substrate with LV dysfunction that might represent a target for personalized antiarrhythmic therapy...
January 4, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054729/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-empiric-thoracic-vein-isolation-for-the-treatment-of-paroxysmal-and-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-without-structural-heart-disease
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Koichiro Ejima, Ryuta Henmi, Yuji Iwanami, Daigo Yagishita, Morio Shoda, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
INTRODUCTION: The guidelines suggest that an adjuvant substrate modification in addition to pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) may be needed for persistent atrial fibrillation (PerAF) assuming that catheter ablation is less successful for PerAF than paroxysmal AF (PAF). To revisit the above assumption, we compared the outcome of the same catheter ablation strategy between PAF and PerAF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two-hundred and thirty-three consecutive patients (mean age 60±10 years, 53 PerAF and 8 long-lasting PerAF) without structural heart disease underwent catheter ablation of AF by the same strategy using an empiric thoracic vein isolation (a wide circumferential PVI plus empiric superior vena cava isolation) as a major part of the strategy without any adjuvant substrate modification...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040290/obstructive-sleep-and-atrial-fibrillation-pathophysiological-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-implications
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REVIEW
Christos A Goudis, Dimitrios G Ketikoglou
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the commonest arrhythmia in clinical practice and is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common breathing disorder, is an independent risk factor for AF. Several pathophysiological mechanisms, including apnea-induced hypoxia, intrathoracic pressure shifts, sympathovagal imbalance, atrial remodeling, oxidative stress, inflammation and neurohumoral activation have been implicated in the occurrence of AF in OSA patients...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039911/effective-suppression-of-atrial-fibrillation-by-the-antihistaminic-agent-antazoline-first-experimental-insights-into-a-novel-antiarrhythmic-agent
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Gerrit Frommeyer, Magdalena Sterneberg, Dirk G Dechering, Sven Kaese, Nils Bögeholz, Christian Pott, Michael Fehr, Harilaos Bogossian, Peter Milberg, Lars Eckardt
INTRODUCTION: The antihistaminic antazoline (ANT) was reported to be highly effective and safe for rapid conversion of atrial fibrillation (AF). We therefore analyzed underlying mechanisms in an experimental whole-heart model. METHODS AND RESULTS: Isolated and retrogradely perfused rabbit hearts underwent a standardized protocol employing atrial burst pacing induced AF in 5 of 20 hearts under baseline conditions (7 episodes). Thereafter, a combination of acetylcholine and isoproterenol was employed to enhance AF occurrence...
December 31, 2016: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024133/ranolazine-in-treatment-of-stable-angina-in-woman-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-intermittent-left-bundle-branch-block-a-case-report
#16
Natalia Yuriivna Osovska, Natalia Vitaliivna Kuzminova
Stable angina is the most frequent manifestation of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in women as compared to men (65% versus 37%). IHD in women has more favorable clinical course because myocardial infarction develops twice as rare as in men. Coronary angiography of angina patients demonstrates normal coronary arteries more frequently in women than in men. Microvascular angina (MVA) is found to be a rather common form of stable IHD as that particular diagnosis is made later in 20-30% of patients who previously underwent coronary angiography...
December 22, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019045/autonomic-modulation-for-the-treatment-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-therapeutic-use-of-percutaneous-stellate-ganglion-blocks
#17
Marat Fudim, Richard Boortz-Marx, Chetan B Patel, Albert Y Sun, Jonathan P Piccini
Ventricular tachycardia (VT), ventricular fibrillation (VF) and electrical storm are commonly encountered emergency conditions in cardiac and surgical intensive care units. In most cases, recurrent ventricular arrhythmias or electrical storm are associated with a heightened sympathetic tone. These arrhythmias can be difficult to treat and may be refractory to beta-blockade, antiarrhythmic therapy, sedation, and mechanical hemodynamic support. While monomorphic ventricular tachycardia and PVC-triggered polymorphic ventricular tachycardia may sometimes be amenable to successful ablation, some patients may be too critically ill to make such an approach feasible...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017937/catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-very-young-adults-a-5-year-follow-up-study
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Ardan M Saguner, Tilman Maurer, Erik Wissner, Francesco Santoro, Christine Lemes, Shibu Mathew, Christian Sohns, Christian H Heeger, Bruno Reißmann, Johannes Riedl, Thomas Fink, Kentaro Hayashi, Peter Wohlmuth, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Feifan Ouyang, Andreas Metzner
AIMS: Catheter ablation is an established therapy for symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF). However, outcome data on catheter ablation for AF in young adults is scarce. METHODS AND RESULTS: From 2005-2014, 85 consecutive young adults (mean age 31 ± 4 years; 69% men) with symptomatic paroxysmal AF (PAF, n = 52) and persistent (Pers) AF (n = 33) underwent pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) [±ablation of complex fractionated atrial electrograms/linear lesions in PVI non-responders] at our centre...
December 25, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017337/biatrial-or-left-atrial-lesion-set-for-ablation-during-mitral-surgery-risks-and-benefits
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Andrei Churyla, Adam Iddriss, Adin-Christian Andrei, Jane Kruse, S Chris Malaisrie, Rod Passman, Zhi Li, Richard Lee, Patrick M McCarthy
BACKGROUND: Controversy exists when performing surgical atrial fibrillation ablation whether there is an increase in postoperative complications using biatrial (BA) lesions compared with only left atrial (LA) lesions, and some studies indicate similar efficacy. This study compares the clinical outcomes of BA and LA ablation lesions in mitral valve surgery patients. METHODS: From 2004 through 2014, 2,137 patients had mitral valve surgery with or without other surgeries in a single center...
December 22, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012118/risk-factors-for-qtc-prolongation-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
#20
Eline Vandael, Bert Vandenberk, Joris Vandenberghe, Rik Willems, Veerle Foulon
Background QTc-interval prolongation has been associated with serious adverse events, such as Torsade de Pointes and sudden cardiac death. In the prevention of QTc-prolongation, special attention should go to high-risk patients. Aim of the review The aim of this review is to summarize and assess the evidence for different risk factors for QTc-prolongation (demographic factors, comorbidities, electrolytes, QTc-prolonging medication). Methods Potential studies were retrieved based on a systematic search of articles published until June 2015 in the databases Medline and Embase...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
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