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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784533/long-qt-syndrome-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature-and-current-evidence
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REVIEW
Syed Raza Shah, Ki Park
Long QT syndrome (LQT) represents a heterogeneous family of cardiac electrophysiologic disorders characterized by QT prolongation and T-wave abnormalities on the electrocardiogram. It is commonly associated with syncope, however, sudden cardiac death can occur due to torsades de pointes. LQT is a clinical diagnosis and should be suspected in individuals on the basis of clinical presentation, family history and electrocardiogram characteristics. Management is focused on the prevention of syncope and ultimately sudden death...
May 10, 2018: Current Problems in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784482/role-of-surface-electrocardiograms-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices
#2
REVIEW
Emanuela T Locati, Giuseppe Bagliani, Alessio Testoni, Maurizio Lunati, Luigi Padeletti
Surface electrocardiograms, both resting 12-lead electrocardiographs and ambulatory electrocardiograph monitoring, play an essential role in establishing indications for cardiac implantable electronic devices (pacemakers, cardiac implantable defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapies), and in the evaluation of patients already implanted. Current devices have prolonged memory capabilities (defined as Holter functions) and remote monitoring functions, to evaluate the electrical properties and the automatic detection of arrhythmias...
June 2018: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781854/salvage-of-threatened-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Andrew M Simpson, W Tyler Rockwell, Roger A Freedman, W Bradford Rockwell
BACKGROUND: The treatment of infected or exposed cardiac pacing and defibrillator devices is controversial. The conservative and widely accepted management calls for removal of the device and leads with immediate or delayed replacement of new components in a new site. Lead extraction carries a 2% major complication risk. In this article, we describe our experience with device salvage techniques and review the current literature. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series of consecutive patients with infected, exposed, or at-risk implanted cardiac devices that were treated with aggressive surgical debridement, local pocket irrigation, and revision...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781515/remaining-longevity-and-evidence-of-failure-of-cardiac-implantable-electrophysiology-devices-recovered-from-funeral-homes
#4
David Laslett, Ralph J Verdino, James N Kirkpatrick
BACKGROUND: Given the prohibitive cost of pacemakers and defibrillators for medically underserved patients in low-income countries, these devices are sometimes recovered from funeral homes for charitable re-implantation. Many devices are implanted near the end of the patients' lives, meaning that recovered devices from funeral homes have the potential for significant remaining longevity. METHODS: After sending letters asking funeral directors in the Philadelphia area to donate explanted pacemakers and defibrillators, 78 devices were recovered...
May 21, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779524/inappropriate-automatic-mode-switching-episodes-what-s-the-mechanism
#5
Juan Benezet-Mazuecos, José Antonio Iglesias, Juan José de la Vieja, Angel Miracle, Pepa Sanchez-Borque, José Manuel Rubio
We present a case series of five patients reporting abnormal automatic mode switching (AMS) episodes during routinary cardiac defibrillator (ICD) and pacemaker (PM) follow-up. This non-previously described phenomenon was reported to St. Jude Medical (Abbott) Technical Support that confirmed the inappropriate automatic mode switching.
May 2018: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779297/cardiac-rhythm-management-devices
#6
Irene Stevenson, Alex Voskoboinik
BACKGROUND: The last decade has seen ongoing evolution and use of cardiac rhythm management devices, including pacemakers, cardiac resynchronisation therapy, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and loop recorders. General practitioners are increasingly involved in follow-up and management of patients with these devices. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to provide an overview of different cardiac rhythm management devices, including their role, implant procedure, post-procedural care, potential complications and follow‑up...
May 2018: Australian journal of general practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777286/-fitness-to-drive-with-cardiovascular-diseases-current-guidelines-of-the-german-federal-highway-research-institute
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W Jung, B Hajredini, V Zvereva
The general rules for participation in road traffic are specified in the German Driving License Regulations (FeV). The assessment of fitness to drive motor vehicles is, in addition to Annex 4 of the FeV, governed by the guidelines of the German Federal Highway Research Institute, which implements the requirements of the European Union in Germany. By anchoring the assessment guidelines on fitness to drive in the FeV (Annex 4) and the publication in the Traffic Journal, the guidelines have a normative character...
May 17, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775072/exploring-the-patients-experiences-of-living-with-a-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
#8
Jacqueline Forman, Jennifer Baumbusch, Heather Jackson, Jen Lindenberg, Alyssa Shook, Jamil Bashir
BACKGROUND: The implantable cardioverter defibrillator provides effective treatment for the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest but significant risks associated with transvenous implantation persist. The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator has proven to be an alternative and innovative treatment option for select patients to mitigate these risks. Obtaining the patients' perspectives can provide clinicians with essential information to guide implant selection, procedural decision-making, and support patient management...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769232/end-tidal-carbon-dioxide-output-in-manual-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-versus-active-compression-decompression-device-during-prehospital-quality-controlled-resuscitation-a-case-series-study
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Piritta Anniina Setälä, Ilkka Tapani Virkkunen, Antti Jaakko Kämäräinen, Heini Sisko Annamari Huhtala, Janne Severi Virta, Arvi Mikael Yli-Hankala, Sanna Elisa Hoppu
BACKGROUND: Active compression-decompression (ACD) devices have enhanced end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2 ) output in experimental cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) studies. However, the results in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients have shown inconsistent outcomes, and earlier studies lacked quality control of CPR attempts. We compared manual CPR with ACD-CPR by measuring ETCO2 output using an audiovisual feedback defibrillator to ensure continuous high quality resuscitation attempts...
May 16, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769224/right-ventricular-dysfunction-and-long-term-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-patients-with-and-without-severe-left-ventricular-dysfunction
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Niyada Naksuk, Nicholas Tan, Deepak Padmanabhan, Krishna Kancharla, Nayani Makkar, Vidhushei Yogeswaran, Prakriti Gaba, Pranita Kaginele, David C Riley, Alan M Sugrue, Andrew N Rosenbaum, Majd A El-Harasis, Samuel J Asirvatham, Suraj Kapa, Christopher J McLeod
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular systolic dysfunction (RVD) often coexists with various cardiopulmonary diseases. However, the association between RVD and risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) has not been well studied. This study examined the risk of SCD associated with RVD in patients with heterogeneous underlying cardiac diseases. METHODS: The Mayo Clinic cardiac care unit database included 5463 consecutive patients with complete echocardiographic evaluation to assess right ventricular systolic function and RVD severity...
June 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768077/strategy-to-address-private-location-cardiac-arrest-a-public-safety-survey
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Jennifer Blackwood, Mickey Eisenberg, Dawn Jorgenson, James Nania, Bryan Howard, Bryan Collins, Peter Connell, Tim Day, Cody Rohrbach, Thomas Rea
OBJECTIVE: Most cardiac arrests occur in the private setting where response is often delayed and outcomes are poor. We surveyed public safety personnel to determine if they would volunteer to respond into private locations and/or be equipped with a personal automated external defibrillator (AED) as part of a vetted responder program that would use smart geospatial technology. METHODS: We conducted an anonymized survey among personnel from fire-based emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue organizations from Washington State...
May 16, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765434/risk-factors-and-prognostic-role-of-an-electrical-storm-in-patients-after-myocardial-infarction-with-an-implanted-icd-for-secondary-prevention
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Wojciech Kwaśniewski, Artur Filipecki, Michał Orszulak, Witold Orszulak, Dagmara Urbańczyk, Robert Roczniok, Maria Trusz-Gluza, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec
Introduction: The aim of our study was to determine the risk factors for electrical storm (ES) and to assess the impact of ES on the long-term prognosis in patients after myocardial infarction (MI) with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) for secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Material and methods: We retrospectively analyzed 416 patients with coronary artery disease after MI who had an implanted ICD for secondary prevention of SCD. Fifty (12%) patients had one or more incidents of an electrical storm - the ES (+) group...
April 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764553/-interposed-abdominal-pulling-pressing-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-improve-the-resuscitation-effect-for-patients-with-cardiac-arrest
#13
Dabing Wang, Xiaonan Feng, Yujuan Han
OBJECTIVE: To study the impact of interposed abdominal pulling-pressing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (IAPP-CPR) for patients with cardiac arrest (CA). METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. A total of 122 CA patients admitted to Department of Emergency of Shandong Provincial Mining Industry Group Company Central Hospital from July 2013 to December 2017 were enrolled. They were divided into standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation (S-CPR) group (n = 62) and IAPP-CPR group (n = 60) according to order of admission...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762239/quality-and-safety-in-health-care-part-xliv-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-and-subcutaneous-defibrillator-implantable-devices
#14
Jay A Harolds
This article discusses 2 specialized implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) devices. A special type of implantable device is available for cardiac resynchronization therapy, which can also have a defibrillator, in which case it is called a CRT-D device. In patients who meet guidelines for eligibility, a CRT-D will diminish the number of significant cardiac events including death. A subcutaneous ICD device does not need any leads placed in the vascular system and therefore does not have some of the complications that may be seen with transvenous ICDs...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761861/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-in-heart-failure-patients-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-and-diabetes
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Abhinav Sharma, Sana M Al-Khatib, Justin A Ezekowitz, Lauren B Cooper, Christopher B Fordyce, G Michael Felker, Gust H Bardy, Jeanne E Poole, J Thomas Bigger, Alfred E Buxton, Arthur J Moss, Daniel J Friedman, Kerry L Lee, Richard Steinman, Paul Dorian, Riccardo Cappato, Alan H Kadish, Peter J Kudenchuk, Daniel B Mark, Eric D Peterson, Lurdes Y T Inoue, Gillian D Sanders
AIM: There is limited information on the outcomes after primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation in patients with heart failure (HF) and diabetes. This analysis evaluates the effectiveness of a strategy of ICD plus medical therapy vs. medical therapy alone among patients with HF and diabetes. METHODS AND RESULTS: A patient-level combined-analysis was conducted from a combined dataset that included four primary prevention ICD trials of patients with HF or severely reduced ejection fractions: Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial I (MADIT I), MADIT II, Defibrillators in Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Treatment Evaluation (DEFINITE), and Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure Trial (SCD-HeFT)...
May 15, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761679/gender-related-differences-in-outcomes-of-patients-with-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#16
Roman Nevzorov, Avital Porter, Shanie Mostov, Shirit Kazum, Alon Eisen, Gustavo Goldenberg, Zaza Iakobishvili, Jairo Kusniec, Gregory Golovchiner, Boris Strasberg, Moti Haim
BACKGROUND: Gender-related differences (GRD) exist in the outcome of patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). OBJECTIVES: To assess GRD in patients who underwent CRT. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of 178 patients who were implanted with a CRT in a tertiary center 2005-2009 was analyzed. Primary outcome was 1 year mortality. Secondary endpoints were readmission and complication rates. RESULTS: No statistically significant difference was found in 1 year mortality rates (14...
May 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761670/arrhythmic-events-in-brugada-syndrome-a-nationwide-israeli-survey-of-the-clinical-characteristics-treatment-and-long-term-follow-up-israbru-vf
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Eran Leshem, Michael Rahkovich, Anna Mazo, Mahmoud Suleiman, Miri Blich, Avishag Laish-Farkash, Yuval Konstantino, Rami Fogelman, Boris Strasberg, Michael Geist, Israel Chetboun, Moshe Swissa, Michael Ilan, Aharon Glick, Yoav Michowitz, Raphael Rosso, Michael Glikson, Bernard Belhassen
BACKGROUND: Limited information exists about detailed clinical characteristics and management of the small subset of Brugada syndrome (BrS) patients who had an arrhythmic event (AE). OBJECTIVES: To conduct the first nationwide survey focused on BrS patients with documented AE. METHODS: Israeli electrophysiology units participated if they had treated BrS patients who had cardiac arrest (CA) (lethal/aborted; group 1) or experienced appropriate therapy for tachyarrhythmias after prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation (group 2)...
May 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761339/-syncope-in-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
#18
REVIEW
Hubert Seggewiß, Angelika Koljaja-Batzner, Kornelia Seggewiß, Malte Meesmann
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common genetic cardiac disease. The most important pathophysiological finding is dynamic (outflow tract) obstruction of the left ventricle in about 70% of affected patients. Especially in younger patients, an increased risk of sudden cardiac death has been observed. Syncope and presyncope-in addition to extremely variable cardiac symptoms (dyspnea and angina)-are common. The etiology of syncope is complex. The most important aspect for diagnosis is a detailed history regarding the accompanying circumstances of the syncope...
May 14, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761338/-journey-of-the-s%C3%A2-icd-to-first-line-therapy
#19
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/29760243/underutilisation-of-public-access-defibrillation-is-related-to-retrieval-distance-and-time-dependent-availability
#20
Charles D Deakin, Steve Anfield, Gillian A Hodgetts
INTRODUCTION: Public access defibrillation doubles the chances of neurologically intact survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Although there are increasing numbers of defibrillators (automated external defibrillator (AEDs)) available in the community, they are used infrequently, despite often being available. We aimed to match OHCAs with known AED locations in order to understand AED availability, the effects of reduced AED availability at night and the operational radius at which they can be effectively retrieved...
May 14, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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