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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645806/brugada-syndrome-a-general-cardiologist-s-perspective
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REVIEW
Marija M Polovina, Milica Vukicevic, Bojan Banko, Gregory Y H Lip, Tatjana S Potpara
Brugada syndrome (BrS) is one of the commonest inherited primary arrhythmia syndromes typically presenting with arrhythmic syncope or sudden cardiac death (SCD) due to polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation precipitated by vagotonia or fever in apparently healthy adults, less frequently in children. The prevalence of the syndrome (0.01%-0.3%) varies among regions and ethnicities, being the highest in Southeast Asia. BrS is diagnosed by the "coved type" ST-segment elevation≥2mm followed by a negative T-wave in ≥1 of the right precordial leads V1-V2...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642118/current-state-of-the-art-for-cardiac-arrhythmia-gene-therapy
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REVIEW
J Kevin Donahue
Cardiac arrhythmias are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Currently available therapeutic options lack sufficient efficacy and safety. Gene therapy has been proposed for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. This review will discuss the current state of development for arrhythmia gene therapy. So far, all published studies are short-term, proof-of-concept animal studies. Potential replacement of cardiac pacemakers has been shown for combination gene therapy using the HCN2 gene and either the gene for adenylate cyclase, the skeletal muscle isoform of the sodium channel, or a dominant negative mutant of the potassium channel responsible for resting membrane potential...
June 19, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632743/in-silico-assessment-of-the-effects-of-quinidine-disopyramide-and-e-4031-on-short-qt-syndrome-variant-1-in-the-human-ventricles
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Cunjin Luo, Kuanquan Wang, Henggui Zhang
AIMS: Short QT syndrome (SQTS) is an inherited disorder associated with abnormally abbreviated QT intervals and an increased incidence of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. SQT1 variant (linked to the rapid delayed rectifier potassium channel current, IKr) of SQTS, results from an inactivation-attenuated, gain-of-function mutation (N588K) in the KCNH2-encoded potassium channels. Pro-arrhythmogenic effects of SQT1 have been well characterized, but less is known about the possible pharmacological antiarrhythmic treatment of SQT1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623036/-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-dysplasia-literature-review-and-case-report
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William Alejandro Camargo-Ariza, Silvia Juliana Galvis-Blanco, Tatiana Del Pilar Camacho-Enciso, Carlos Alberto Quiroz-Romero, Juan José Bermudez-Echeverry
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia is an inherited autosomal dominant pathology with an estimated prevalence of 1:2,500 to 1:5,000, being higher in males (3:1). It is characterized histologically by replacement of cardiomyocytes by fibro-adipose tissue, which predisposes to ventricular arrhythmias, right ventricular failure, and sudden cardiac death. The main goal of treatment is to reduce the risk of sudden death and improve the quality of life of patients. We present the case of a 23 year old woman whose clinical symptoms started with palpitations, chest pain with physical activity, syncope and headache 6 years ago during her first pregnancy...
June 13, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616646/molecular-genetic-diagnostics-for-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-sudden-cardiac-death-syndromes
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B Stallmeyer, S Dittmann, G Seebohm, J Müller, E Schulze-Bahr
Inherited forms of ventricular arrhythmias are rare diseases, but a major cause for severe cardiac events, sudden unexplained death syndromes, and death in young adults, infants, and children. Each disorder is genetically heterogeneous (5-20 genes per disease) and molecular testing may include both core genes and less common disease genes as well. Owing to the rapid development and feasibility of sequencing technologies enabling a parallel analysis of several hundred genes up to a whole exome, disease mutations can be identified very efficiently, but have to be seen in the complexity and natural variance of the human genome...
June 14, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608483/brugada-syndrome-brugada-phenocopy-or-none
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Umut Kocabas, Can Hasdemir, Esra Kaya, Cuneyt Turkoglu, Adrian Baranchuk
Brugada syndrome is a form of inherited arrhythmia syndrome characterized by a distinct ST-segment elevation in the right precordial leads. Brugada phenocopies are clinical entities that present with an electrocardiographic pattern identical to Brugada syndrome and may obey to various clinical conditions. We present a case of a suicidal attempt using a high dose of propafenone causing a Brugada-type electrocardiographic pattern. Is this a Brugada syndrome case, a Brugada phenocopy or something else?
June 13, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600387/genetic-testing-in-the-evaluation-of-unexplained-cardiac-arrest-from-the-casper-cardiac-arrest-survivors-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-registry
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Greg Mellor, Zachary W M Laksman, Rafik Tadros, Jason D Roberts, Brenda Gerull, Christopher S Simpson, George J Klein, Jean Champagne, Mario Talajic, Martin Gardner, Christian Steinberg, Laura Arbour, David H Birnie, Paul Angaran, Richard Leather, Shubhayan Sanatani, Vijay S Chauhan, Colette Seifer, Jeffrey S Healey, Andrew D Krahn
BACKGROUND: Unexplained cardiac arrest may be because of an inherited arrhythmia syndrome. The role of genetic testing in cardiac arrest survivors without a definite clinical phenotype is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: The CASPER (Cardiac Arrest Survivors with Preserved Ejection Fraction Registry) is a large registry of cardiac arrest survivors where initial assessment reveals normal coronary arteries, left ventricular function, and resting ECG. Of 375 cardiac arrest survivors in CASPER from 2006 to 2015, 174 underwent genetic testing...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596175/calcium-signaling-and-cardiac-arrhythmias
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REVIEW
Andrew P Landstrom, Dobromir Dobrev, Xander H T Wehrens
There has been a significant progress in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which calcium (Ca(2+)) ions mediate various types of cardiac arrhythmias. A growing list of inherited gene defects can cause potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia syndromes, including catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, congenital long QT syndrome, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In addition, acquired deficits of multiple Ca(2+)-handling proteins can contribute to the pathogenesis of arrhythmias in patients with various types of heart disease...
June 9, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584071/scn5a-genetic-polymorphisms-associated-with-increased-defibrillator-shocks-in-brugada-syndrome
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Pattarapong Makarawate, Narumol Chaosuwannakit, Suda Vannaprasaht, Dujdao Sahasthas, Seok Hwee Koo, Edmund Jon Deoon Lee, Wichittra Tassaneeyakul, Hector Barajas-Martinez, Dan Hu, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth
BACKGROUND: Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an inherited primary arrhythmia disorder leading to sudden cardiac arrest. SCN5A, encoding the α-subunit of the cardiac sodium channel (Nav1.5), is the most common pathogenic gene of BrS. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is the standard treatment for secondary prevention. This study aimed to evaluate association of the SCN5A variant with this cardiac conduction disturbance and appropriate ICD shock therapy in Thai symptomatic BrS patients with ICD implants...
June 5, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569435/the-new-kids-on-the-block-of-arrhythmogenic-disorders-short-qt-syndrome-and-early-repolarization
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REVIEW
Andrea Mazzanti, Katherine Underwood, Dmitriy Nevelev, Shanna Kofman, Silvia G Priori
Short QT Syndrome (SQTS) is a one of the rarest inheritable cardiac channelopathy, characterized by an accelerated cardiac repolarization, which is also the substrate for the development of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. Up to this date, fewer than 200 SQTS cases have been reported in the literature worldwide. Patients with SQTS may experience a cardiac arrest as early as in the neonatal period or as late as 80 years old. The cumulative probability of experiencing a cardiac arrest by the fifth decade of life approaches 40%, highlighting the importance of early recognition and management...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557294/a-mechanism-for-nav-1-5-downregulation-and-sodium-current-decrease-in-heart-failure
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EDITORIAL
Sara Pagans, Marcel Vergés
The pore-forming α-subunit of the cardiac voltage-gated sodium channel, NaV 1.5, is responsible for the initial upstroke of the cardiac action potential. NaV 1.5 cell surface expression and function are modulated by its interaction with regulatory proteins and by posttranslational modifications, such as phosphorylation, arginine methylation or ubiquitination (1) . Genetic mutations in the SCN5A gene, which encodes NaV 1.5, have been associated with a variety of inherited cardiac arrhythmias, including long QT syndrome type 3, Brugada syndrome, atrial fibrillation, and congenital sick sinus syndrome...
May 30, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551783/mitochondrial-mutations-in-cardiac-disorders
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Sung Ryul Lee, Jin Han
Mitochondria individually encapsulate their own genome, unlike other cellular organelles. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is a circular, double-stranded, 16,569-base paired DNA containing 37 genes: 13 proteins of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, two ribosomal RNAs (rRNAs; 12S and 16S), and 22 transfer RNAs (tRNAs). The mtDNA is more vulnerable to oxidative modifications compared to nuclear DNA because of its proximity to ROS-producing sites, limited presence of DNA damage repair systems, and continuous replication in the cell...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544109/express-with-caution-epitope-tags-and-cdna-variants-effects-on-herg-channel-trafficking-half-life-and-function
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Marika L Osterbur Badhey, Alexander C Bertalovitz, Thomas V McDonald
INTRODUCTION: Genetic mutations in KCNH2, which encodes hERG, the alpha subunit of the potassium channel responsible for the IKr current, cause long QT syndrome (LQTS), an inherited cardiac arrhythmia disorder. Electrophysiology techniques are used to correlate genotype with molecular phenotype to determine which mutations identified in patients diagnosed with LQTS are disease causing, and which are benign. These investigations are usually done using heterologous expression in cell lines, and often, epitope fusion tags are used to enable isolation and identification of the protein of interest...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534967/whole%C3%A2-exome-sequencing-identifies-a-novel-mutation-r367g-in-scn5a-to-be-associated-with-familial-cardiac-conduction-disease
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Rong Yu, Xue-Feng Fan, Chan Chen, Zheng-Hua Liu
Cardiac conduction disease is a primary cause of sudden cardiac death. Sodium voltage‑gated channel‑α subunit 5 (SCN5A) mutations have been reported to underlie a variety of inherited arrhythmias. Numerous disease‑causing mutations of SCN5A have been identified in patients with ≥10 different conditions, including type 3 long‑QT syndrome and Brugada syndrome. The present study investigated a family with a history of arrhythmia, with the proband having a history of arrhythmia and syncope. Whole‑exome sequencing was applied in order to detect the disease‑causing mutation in this family, and Sanger sequencing was used to confirm the co‑segregation among the family members...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527921/drug-induced-fatal-arrhythmias-acquired-long-qt-and-brugada-syndromes
#15
REVIEW
Isik Turker, Tomohiko Ai, Hideki Itoh, Minoru Horie
Since the early 1990s, the concept of primary "inherited" arrhythmia syndromes or ion channelopathies has evolved rapidly as a result of revolutionary progresses made in molecular genetics. Alterations in genes coding for membrane proteins such as ion channels or their associated proteins responsible for the generation of cardiac action potentials (AP) have been shown to cause specific malfunctions which eventually lead to cardiac arrhythmias. These arrhythmic disorders include congenital long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, short QT syndrome, progressive cardiac conduction disease, etc...
May 17, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516454/a-multiscale-computational-modelling-approach-predicts-mechanisms-of-female-sex-risk-in-the-setting-of-arousal-induced-arrhythmias
#16
Pei-Chi Yang, Laura L Perissinotti, Fernando López-Redondo, Yibo Wang, Kevin R DeMarco, Mao-Tsuen Jeng, Igor Vorobyov, Robert D Harvey, Junko Kurokawa, Sergei Y Noskov, Colleen E Clancy
Female sex is a risk factor for inherited and acquired Long-QT associated Torsade de Pointes (TdP) arrhythmias, and sympathetic discharge is a major factor in triggering TdP in female Long-QT syndrome patients. We used a combined experimental and computational approach to predict 'the perfect storm' of hormone concentration, IKr block, and sympathetic stimulation that induces arrhythmia in females with inherited and acquired Long-QT. More specifically, we developed mathematical models of acquired and inherited Long-QT syndrome in male and female ventricular human myocytes by combining effects of a hormone and a hERG blocker dofetilide or hERG mutations...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504961/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Alessandra Lorenzon, Martina Calore, Giulia Poloni, Leon J De Windt, Paola Braghetta, Alessandra Rampazzo
Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway plays essential roles in heart development as well as cardiac tissue homoeostasis in adults. Abnormal regulation of this signaling pathway is linked to a variety of cardiac disease conditions, including hypertrophy, fibrosis, arrhythmias, and infarction. Recent studies on genetically modified cellular and animal models document a crucial role of Wnt/β-catenin signaling in the molecular pathogenesis of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC), an inherited disease of intercalated discs, typically characterized by ventricular arrhythmias and progressive substitution of the myocardium with fibrofatty tissue...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484840/epidemiology-of-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-any-changes-in-the-past-decades
#18
REVIEW
Benjamin Jong-Ming Pang, Martin Stephen Green
Ventricular tachyarrhythmias include potentially lethal episodes of sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) as well as hemodynamically tolerated ventricular ectopic activity. Sustained VT or VF may develop in the setting of acute myocardial infarction or as clinical sequelae of advanced cardiomyopathy. The incidence of these serious arrhythmias is estimated from retrospective and observational studies and registries of sudden cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death. Over the past few decades, there has been a gradual decline in the incidence of life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias which has been largely driven by upstream treatments for and prevention of coronary artery disease and its sequelae...
May 8, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472724/relevance-of-molecular-testing-in-patients-with-a-family-history-of-sudden-death
#19
Silke Kauferstein, Nadine Herz, Stefanie Scheiper, Stephanie Biel, Tina Jenewein, Malte Kunis, Damir Erkapic, Britt-Maria Beckmann, Thomas Neumann
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a major cause of death in industrial countries. Although SCD occurs mainly in adults, it may also affect young persons, where genetic cardiac disorders comprise at least half of these cases. This includes primary arrhythmogenic disorders such as long QT syndrome and inherited cardiomyopathies. However, in many cases, postmortem examinations provide no conclusive results explaining the cause of death. Since family members of the deceased may eventually have inherited the same disease, they are at risk of SCD...
April 13, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470179/autoimmune-channelopathies-as-a-novel-mechanism-in-cardiac-arrhythmias
#20
REVIEW
Pietro Enea Lazzerini, Pier Leopoldo Capecchi, Franco Laghi-Pasini, Mohamed Boutjdir
Cardiac arrhythmias confer a considerable burden of morbidity and mortality in industrialized countries. Although coronary artery disease and heart failure are the prevalent causes of cardiac arrest, in 5-15% of patients, structural abnormalities at autopsy are absent. In a proportion of these patients, mutations in genes encoding cardiac ion channels are documented (inherited channelopathies), but, to date, the molecular autopsy is negative in nearly 70% of patients. Emerging evidence indicates that autoimmunity is involved in the pathogenesis of cardiac arrhythmias...
May 4, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
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