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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721126/the-thyroid-gland-in-postmenopausal-women-physiology-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Małgorzata Gietka-Czernel
The incidence of most thyroid diseases: hypothyroidism, nodular goitre, and cancer is highest among postmenopausal and elderly women. The diagnosis of thyroid dysfunction in this group of patients is difficult because the symptoms can be nonspecific or common with menopausal and ageing complaints. In the interpretation of thyroid function tests the physiological changes in secretion and metabolism of thyrotropin (TSH) and thyroid hormones must be considered, as well as the influence of comorbidities. Unrecognised thyroid dysfunction leads to increased: cardiovascular risk, bone fractures, cognitive impairment, depression, and mortality...
June 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713507/multi-arrhythmias-detection-with-an-xml-rule-based-system-from-12-lead-electrocardiogram
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Abdeldjalil Khelassi, Sarra-Nassira Yelles-Chaouche, Faiza Benais
BACKGROUND: The computer-aided detection of cardiac arrhythmias stills a crucial application in medical technologies. The rule based systems RBS ensure a high level of transparency and interpretability of the obtained results. AIM: To facilitate the diagnosis of the cardiologists and to reduce the uncertainty made in this diagnosis. METHODS: In this research article, we have realized a classification and automatic recognition of cardiac arrhythmias, by using XML rules that represent the cardiologist knowledge...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635904/-myocardial-fibrosis-current-aspects-of-the-problem
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V N Karetnikova, V V Kashtalap, S N Kosareva, O L Barbarash
Fibrosis is one of the main components in the progression of most cardiovascular diseases, including coronary heart disease, by causing structural changes in the myocardium and vascular wall. The quantitative and qualitative characteristics of fibrosis of the myocardium are responsible for decreasing its elastic properties, developing diastolic dysfunction, impairing myocardial contractility, developing systolic dysfunction and cardiac arrhythmias, and worsening coronary blood flow in patients with heart failure of different etiologies...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629510/screening-strategies-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Nicky J Welton, Alexandra McAleenan, Howard Hz Thom, Philippa Davies, Will Hollingworth, Julian Pt Higgins, George Okoli, Jonathan Ac Sterne, Gene Feder, Diane Eaton, Aroon Hingorani, Christopher Fawsitt, Trudie Lobban, Peter Bryden, Alison Richards, Reecha Sofat
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac arrhythmia that increases the risk of thromboembolic events. Anticoagulation therapy to prevent AF-related stroke has been shown to be cost-effective. A national screening programme for AF may prevent AF-related events, but would involve a substantial investment of NHS resources. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review of the diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) of screening tests for AF, update a systematic review of comparative studies evaluating screening strategies for AF, develop an economic model to compare the cost-effectiveness of different screening strategies and review observational studies of AF screening to provide inputs to the model...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629374/multi-purpose-ecg-telemetry-system
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Mohamed Marouf, Goran Vukomanovic, Lazar Saranovac, Miroslav Bozic
BACKGROUND: The Electrocardiogram ECG is one of the most important non-invasive tools for cardiac diseases diagnosis. Taking advantage of the developed telecommunication infrastructure, several approaches that address the development of telemetry cardiac devices were introduced recently. Telemetry ECG devices allow easy and fast ECG monitoring of patients with suspected cardiac issues. Choosing the right device with the desired working mode, signal quality, and the device cost are still the main obstacles to massive usage of these devices...
June 19, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
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/28571623/reprint-of-assay-validation-of-the-cardiac-isoform-of-troponin-i-in-double-crested-cormorant-phalacrocorax-auritus-plasma-for-diagnosis-of-cardiac-damage
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Melissa Daigneault, Kendal E Harr, Karen M Dean, Steven J Bursian
Cardiac abnormalities, initially found in Deepwater Horizon weathered MC252 crude oil exposed Double Crested Cormorants (DCCOs) upon gross necropsy, were further investigated using echocardiography. Clinical and statistically significant changes including decreased ventricular myocardial contractility and arrhythmia were elucidated by echocardiography and interpreted by boarded cardiologists as potentially life threatening. The objective of this investigation was to initiate development of an antemortem, sensitive blood screening test for cardiac damage due to oil exposure of avian species...
May 29, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544600/effect-of-magnesium-on-arrhythmia-incidence-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Alireza Mohammadzadeh, Farshad Towfighi, Naser Jafari
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrhythmia after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is a common complication of cardiac surgery. The effect of serum magnesium, hypomagnesaemia treatment and prophylactic administration of magnesium in the development and prevention of arrhythmias is controversial and there are many different ideas. This study evaluates the therapeutic effects of magnesium in cardiac arrhythmia after CABG surgery. METHODS: The clinical trial enrolled 250 patients who underwent CABG...
May 22, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469490/species-dependent-mechanisms-of-cardiac-arrhythmia-a-cellular-focus
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REVIEW
Andrew G Edwards, William E Louch
Although ventricular arrhythmia remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, available antiarrhythmic drugs have limited efficacy. Disappointing progress in the development of novel, clinically relevant antiarrhythmic agents may partly be attributed to discrepancies between humans and animal models used in preclinical testing. However, such differences are at present difficult to predict, requiring improved understanding of arrhythmia mechanisms across species. To this end, we presently review interspecies similarities and differences in fundamental cardiomyocyte electrophysiology and current understanding of the mechanisms underlying the generation of afterdepolarizations and reentry...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424310/heart-rate-regulation-in-diving-sea-lions-the-vagus-nerve-rules
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REVIEW
Paul J Ponganis, Birgitte I McDonald, Michael S Tift, Cassondra L Williams
Recent publications have emphasized the potential generation of morbid cardiac arrhythmias secondary to autonomic conflict in diving marine mammals. Such conflict, as typified by cardiovascular responses to cold water immersion in humans, has been proposed to result from exercise-related activation of cardiac sympathetic fibers to increase heart rate, combined with depth-related changes in parasympathetic tone to decrease heart rate. After reviewing the marine mammal literature and evaluating heart rate profiles of diving California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), we present an alternative interpretation of heart rate regulation that de-emphasizes the concept of autonomic conflict and the risk of morbid arrhythmias in marine mammals...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403120/detection-of-pulmonary-embolism-during-cardiac-arrest-ultrasonographic-findings-should-be-interpreted-with-caution
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Rasmus Aagaard, Philip Caap, Nicolaj C Hansson, Morten T Bøtker, Asger Granfeldt, Bo Løfgren
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that the right ventricle is more dilated during resuscitation from cardiac arrest caused by pulmonary embolism, compared with hypoxia and primary arrhythmia. DESIGN: Twenty-four pigs were anesthetized and cardiac arrest was induced using three different methods. Pigs were resuscitated after 7 minutes of untreated cardiac arrest. Ultrasonographic images were obtained and the right ventricular diameter was measured...
July 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391114/genotype-phenotype-dilemma-in-a-case-of-sudden-cardiac-death-with-the-e1053k-mutation-and-a-deletion-in-the-scn5a-gene
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T Jenewein, B M Beckmann, S Rose, H H Osterhues, U Schmidt, C Wolpert, P Miny, C Marschall, M Alders, C R Bezzina, A A M Wilde, S Kääb, S Kauferstein
Mutations in the cardiac sodium channel gene SCN5A may result in various arrhythmia syndromes such as long QT syndrome type 3 (LQTS), Brugada syndrome (BrS), sick sinus syndrome (SSS), cardiac conduction diseases (CCD) and possibly dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). In most of these inherited cardiac arrhythmia syndromes the phenotypical expression may range from asymptomatic phenotypes to sudden cardiac death (SCD). A 16-year-old female died during sleep. Autopsy did not reveal any explanation for her death and a genetic analysis was performed...
March 20, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385671/safety-and-utility-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices
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Jordan B Strom, Jill B Whelan, Changyu Shen, Shuang Qi Zheng, Koenraad J Mortele, Daniel B Kramer
BACKGROUND: Off-label magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for patients with cardiac implantable electrical devices has been limited owing to concerns about safety and unclear diagnostic and prognostic utility. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to define major and minor adverse events with off-label MRI scans. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated patients with non-MRI-conditional cardiac implantable electrical devices referred for MRI scans under a strict clinical protocol...
April 3, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314141/assay-validation-of-the-cardiac-isoform-of-troponin-i-in-double-crested-cormorant-phalacrocorax-auritus-plasma-for-diagnosis-of-cardiac-damage
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Melissa Daigneault, Kendal E Harr, Karen M Dean, Steven J Bursian
Cardiac abnormalities, initially found in Deepwater Horizon weathered MC252 crude oil exposed Double Crested Cormorants (DCCOs) upon gross necropsy, were further investigated using echocardiography. Clinical and statistically significant changes including decreased ventricular myocardial contractility and arrhythmia were elucidated by echocardiography and interpreted by boarded cardiologists as potentially life threatening. The objective of this investigation was to initiate development of an antemortem, sensitive blood screening test for cardiac damage due to oil exposure of avian species...
March 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183285/early-detection-of-myocardial-infarction-following-blunt-chest-trauma-by-computed-tomography-a-case-report
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Thung-Lip Lee, Chin-Feng Hsuan, Chen-Hsiang Shih, Huai-Wen Liang, Hsing-Shan Tsai, Wei-Kung Tseng, Kwan-Lih Hsu
BACKGROUND: Blunt cardiac trauma encompasses a wide range of clinical entities, including myocardial contusion, cardiac rupture, valve avulsion, pericardial injuries, arrhythmia, and even myocardial infarction. Acute myocardial infarction due to coronary artery dissection after blunt chest trauma is rare and may be life threatening. Differential diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction from cardiac contusion at this setting is not easy. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we demonstrated a case of blunt chest trauma, with computed tomography detected myocardium enhancement defect early at emergency department...
February 10, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163191/csahi-study-detection-of-drug-induced-ion-channel-receptor-responses-qt-prolongation-and-arrhythmia-using-multi-electrode-arrays-in-combination-with-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Takashi Kitaguchi, Yuta Moriyama, Tomohiko Taniguchi, Sanae Maeda, Hiroyuki Ando, Takaaki Uda, Koji Otabe, Masao Oguchi, Shigekazu Shimizu, Hiroyuki Saito, Atsushi Toratani, Mahoko Asayama, Wataru Yamamoto, Emi Matsumoto, Daisuke Saji, Hiroki Ohnaka, Norimasa Miyamoto
INTRODUCTION: The use of multi-electrode arrays (MEA) in combination with human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) provides a promising method to predict comprehensive cardiotoxicity, including drug-induced QT prolongation and arrhythmia. We previously demonstrated that MEA in combination with hiPSC-CMs could provide a generalizable platform by using 7 reference drugs at 10 testing facilities. Using this approach, we evaluated responses to reference drugs that modulate a range of cardiac ion currents and have a range of arrhythmogenic effects...
May 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122413/the-heart-is-a-representation-of-life-an-exploration-of-illness-beliefs-in-couples-living-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Tomas Dalteg, Jonas Sandberg, Dan Malm, Anna Sandgren, Eva Benzein
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore illness beliefs in couples where one spouse has atrial fibrillation. BACKGROUND: Beliefs are the lenses through which we view the world, guiding our behaviour and constructing our lives. Couples evolve an ecology of beliefs from their interaction whereby their actions and choices arise from their beliefs. Atrial fibrillation is a common cardiac arrhythmia that has implications for both patients and partners. A couple's illness beliefs play an important role in convalescence and illness management, and no previous studies have explored illness beliefs in couples living with atrial fibrillation...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122216/stabilization-of-the-activated-herg-channel-voltage-sensor-by-depolarization-involves-the-s4-s5-linker
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Samrat Thouta, Christina M Hull, Yu Patrick Shi, Valentine Sergeev, James Young, Yen M Cheng, Thomas W Claydon
Slow deactivation of hERG channels is critical for preventing cardiac arrhythmia yet the mechanistic basis for the slow gating transition is unclear. Here, we characterized the temporal sequence of events leading to voltage sensor stabilization upon membrane depolarization. Progressive increase in step depolarization duration slowed voltage-sensor return in a biphasic manner (τfast = 34 ms, τslow = 2.5 s). The faster phase of voltage-sensor return slowing correlated with the kinetics of pore opening. The slower component occurred over durations that exceeded channel activation and was consistent with voltage sensor relaxation...
January 24, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049836/stochastic-initiation-and-termination-of-calcium-mediated-triggered-activity-in-cardiac-myocytes
#19
Zhen Song, Zhilin Qu, Alain Karma
Cardiac myocytes normally initiate action potentials in response to a current stimulus that depolarizes the membrane above an excitation threshold. Aberrant excitation can also occur due to spontaneous calcium (Ca(2+)) release (SCR) from intracellular stores after the end of a preceding action potential. SCR drives the Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchange current inducing a "delayed afterdepolarization" that can in turn trigger an action potential if the excitation threshold is reached. This "triggered activity" is known to cause arrhythmias, but how it is initiated and terminated is not understood...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045334/design-and-validation-of-a-three-instrument-toolkit-for-the-assessment-of-competence-in-electrocardiogram-rhythm-recognition
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José M Hernández-Padilla, José Granero-Molina, Verónica V Márquez-Hernández, Fiona Suthers, Olga M López-Entrambasaguas, Cayetano Fernández-Sola
BACKGROUND: Rapid and accurate interpretation of cardiac arrhythmias by nurses has been linked with safe practice and positive patient outcomes. Although training in electrocardiogram rhythm recognition is part of most undergraduate nursing programmes, research continues to suggest that nurses and nursing students lack competence in recognising cardiac rhythms. In order to promote patient safety, nursing educators must develop valid and reliable assessment tools that allow the rigorous assessment of this competence before nursing students are allowed to practise without supervision...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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