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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/29759676/outcomes-associated-with-electrical-cardioversion-for-atrial-fibrillation-when-performed-autonomously-by-an-advanced-practice-provider
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Theresa A Strzelczyk, Rachel M Kaplan, Meena Medler, Bradley P Knight
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of elective electrical cardioversion (CV) for atrial fibrillation (AF) when performed autonomously by a trained advanced practice provider (APP) using a guideline-directed protocol. BACKGROUND: APPs have emerged as an integral part of the cardiovascular team. METHODS: A licensed advanced practice nurse-clinical nurse specialist was trained and obtained credentials to perform CVs...
December 11, 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723683/beyond-the-length-and-look-of-repolarization-defining-the-non-qtc-electrocardiographic-profiles-of-patients-with-congenital-long-qt-syndrome
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Conor M Lane, J Martijn Bos, Ram K Rohatgi, Michael J Ackerman
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the spectrum and prevalence of ECG features beyond the length and morphology of repolarization in patients with congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS). OBJECTIVE: To characterize the full ECG phenotype of LQTS patients and evaluate differences by age and LQTS genotype. METHODS: Retrospective review of 943 patients with LQTS (57% female, median age 25 years; IQR 9 - 34 years) was performed. Comprehensive analysis of their initial evaluation ECG was performed using definitions outlined in Heart Rhythm Society guidelines...
April 30, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708915/should-percussion-pacing-have-a-role-in-perioperative-advanced-cardiac-life-support-a-case-report
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Chris Giordano, Jordan Miller, Ilan Keidan
Percussion pacing involves using one's fist to repeatedly strike a patient's left sternal border in a rhythmic manner. The resulting increase in ventricular pressure can trigger myocardial depolarization and subsequent contraction. We describe the successful treatment of acute preoperative symptomatic sinus bradycardia with percussion pacing in a 63-year-old patient scheduled for placement of a gastric feeding tube after trauma involving spinal cord injury. Although no longer included in current advanced cardiovascular life support guidelines, percussion pacing may be a suitable alternative to chest compressions in multitrauma cases where the force of compressions could cause further complications...
May 1, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702540/safety-of-dexamethasone-for-nausea-and-vomiting-prophylaxis-in-children-receiving-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Edric Paw Cho Sing, Tal Schechter, Muhammad Ali, Lillian Sung, L Lee Dupuis
BACKGROUND: Many children undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) experience chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) despite receiving prophylaxis. Guideline-consistent CINV prophylaxis includes dexamethasone, but uncertainty with regard to safety potentially limits the use of dexamethasone in children. We describe immediate adverse events (AEs) attributable to dexamethasone given for CINV prophylaxis to children during HSCT conditioning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Children enrolled in a previous prospective study were retrospectively analyzed...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627171/comparison-of-nicardipine-with-clevidipine-in-the-management-of-hypertension-in-acute-cerebrovascular-diseases
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Zachary Rosenfeldt, Katelyn Conklen, Breck Jones, Don Ferrill, Maithili Deshpande, Fazeel M Siddiqui
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In acute stroke, hypertension worsens outcomes. Guidelines do not mention a preferred antihypertensive agent. This present study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of nicardipine and clevidipine in acute stroke. METHODS: This retrospective review compared nicardipine with clevidipine for hypertension in acute stroke patients from March 17, 2015 to December 23, 2016. Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke types were evaluated. Patients were excluded if under 18 years, had traumatic brain injury, had intracranial neoplasm, were on dialysis, had both study drugs during the stroke admission, or the study drug was infused for less than 1 hour...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549927/assessing-guideline-directed-medication-therapy-for-heart-failure-in-end-stage-renal-disease
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B Tate Cutshall, Benjamin T Duhart, Jagannath Saikumar, Michael Samarin, Lydia Hutchison, Joanna Q Hudson
BACKGROUND: Treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) requires guideline-directed medication therapy (GDMT) consisting of either an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or an angiotensin receptor blocker in combination with an indicated beta-blocker. There is concern that end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients are not being prescribed GDMT. The study aim was to determine whether outcomes differ for patients with HFrEF and ESRD receiving GDMT compared to those not receiving GDMT...
March 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548521/the-utility-of-the-triage-electrocardiogram-for-the-detection-of-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Samantha Noll, Heidi Alvey, Namita Jayaprakash, Aniruddha Paranjpe, Joseph Miller, Michele L Moyer, Richard Nowak
INTRODUCTION: Current AHA/ACC guidelines on the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) suggest that an ECG is indicated within 10minutes of arrival for patients arriving to the Emergency Department (ED) with symptoms concerning for STEMI. In response, there has been a creep towards performing ECGs more frequently in triage. The objectives of this study were to quantify the number of triage ECGs performed at our institution, assess the proportion of ECGs performed within current hospital guidelines, and evaluate the rate of STEMI detection in triage ECGs...
February 3, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531385/-the-pacemaker-and-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-registry-of-the-italian-association-of-arrhythmology-and-cardiac-pacing-annual-report-2016
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Alessandro Proclemer, Massimo Zecchin, Antonio D'Onofrio, Giuseppe Boriani, Domenico Facchin, Luca Rebellato, Marco Ghidina, Giulia Bianco, Emanuela Bernardelli, Elsa Pucher, Dario Gregori
BACKGROUND: The pacemaker (PM) and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) registry of the Italian Association of Arrhythmology and Cardiac Pacing (AIAC) monitors the main epidemiological data in real-world practice. The survey for the 2016 activity collects information about demographics, clinical characteristics, main indications for PM/ICD therapy and device types from the Italian collaborating centers. METHODS: The registry collects prospectively national PM and ICD implantation activity on the basis of European cards...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521654/diltiazem-associated-cardiogenic-shock-in-thyrotoxic-crisis
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Ahmed Subahi, Walid Ibrahim, Ashraf Abugroun
CLINICAL FEATURES: The patient we present is a 39-year-old woman with a history of hyperthyroidism who developed fast atrial fibrillation secondary to thyrotoxic storm. After the initiation of intravenous diltiazem drip, she developed hypotension, bradycardia, then asystole cardiac arrest. THERAPEUTIC CHALLENGE: It is well known that calcium channel blockers and beta blockers should be used with extreme caution if the patient with thyroid storm has decompensated heart failure with reduced ejection fraction...
February 28, 2018: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413725/current-practices-and-safety-of-medication-use-during-rapid-sequence-intubation
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Christine M Groth, Nicole M Acquisto, Tina Khadem
PURPOSE: Characterize medication practices during and immediately after rapid sequence intubation (RSI) by provider/location and evaluate adverse drug events. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a multicenter, observational, cross-sectional study of adult and pediatric intensive care unit and emergency department patients over a 24-h period surrounding first intubation. RESULTS: A total of 404 patients from 34 geographically diverse institutions were included (mean age 58 ± 22 years, males 59%, pediatric 8%)...
June 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405806/delayed-sequence-intubation-by-intensive-care-flight-paramedics-in-victoria-australia
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Jacinta Waack, Matthew Shepherd, Emily Andrew, Stephen Bernard, Karen Smith
OBJECTIVE: Delayed sequence intubation (DSI) involves the administration of ketamine to facilitate adequate preoxygenation in the agitated patient. DSI was introduced into the Clinical Practice Guideline for Intensive Care Flight Paramedics in Victoria in late 2013. We aimed to describe the clinical characteristics of patients receiving DSI. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was undertaken of patients who received DSI between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2016, during both primary response and retrieval missions...
February 6, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399750/implantable-loop-recorders-in-patients-with-unexplained-syncope-clinical-predictors-of-pacemaker-implantation
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Martin Huemer, Ann-Kristin Becker, Alexander Wutzler, Philipp Attanasio, Abdul S Parwani, Philipp Lacour, Leif-Hendrik Boldt, Burkert Pieske, Wilhelm Haverkamp, Florian Blaschke
BACKGROUND: Implantable loop recorders (ILR) are a valuable tool for the investigation of unexplained syncopal episodes. The aim of this retrospective single center study was to identify predictive factors for pacemaker implantation in patients with unexplained syncope who underwent ILR insertion. METHODS: 106 patients were retrospectively analyzed (mean age 59.1 years; 47.2% male) with unexplained syncope and negative conventional testing who underwent ILR implantation...
February 5, 2018: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350383/which-position-should-we-take-during-newborn-resuscitation-a-prospective-randomized-multicentre-simulation-trial
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Jacek Smereka, Halla Kaminska, Wojciech Wieczorek, Marek Dabrowski, Jerzy Robert Ladny, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak, Oliver Robak, Michael Frass
BACKGROUND: Early bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for cardiac arrest is crucial in the chain of survival. Cardiac arrest in infants is rare but CPR is also performed in severe bradycardia. The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines recommend starting CPR and continuing it until the heart muscle is sufficiently oxygenated and regains sufficient contractility and function. Among the techniques of CPR that can be applied in newborns, the most common and therefore recommended by the ERC and AHA are the two-finger technique and two-thumb technique...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237655/evaluation-using-cardiac-insertable-devices-and-telephone-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-elucidate-hcm-rationale-and-design-a-prospective-observational-study-on-incidence-of-arrhythmias-in-sweden
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Peter Magnusson, Stellan Mörner
INTRODUCTION: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a heterogeneous disease associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD) mainly due to ventricular tachycardia (VT) or fibrillation even though life-threatening bradycardia occurs. Risk stratification takes several variables into consideration including non-sustained VT (NSVT). An implantable cardioverter defibrillator effectively prevents SCD.Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common among patients with HCM and warrants anticoagulation even without conventional risk factors according to European guidelines...
December 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202647/swallow-presyncope-in-an-athletic-patient-caused-by-third-degree-atrioventricular-block
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Axel Van Damme, Tine De Backer, Philippe Vanderheeren
Introduction Swallow syncope is a neurally mediated syncope. Multiple causes have been described in literature. A rare cause is arrhythmias. Only a limited amount of cases present the association of swallow syncope and third degree AV-block. Case presentation A 39-year-old man presented with episodes of presyncope while eating. Further medical history, physical examination, resting 12-lead ECG, cyclo-ergometry, transthoracic echocardiography and MRI of the heart were normal. 24 h Holter monitoring demonstrated high-grade third-degree atrioventricular (AV) block...
December 5, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166810/anesthetic-management-of-amniotic-fluid-embolism-a-multi-center-retrospective-cohort-study
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Shiri Skolnik, Alexander Ioscovich, Leonid A Eidelman, Atara Davis, Anat Shmueli, Amir Aviram, Sharon Orbach-Zinger
INTRODUCTION: Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare and potentially lethal obstetric complication, commonly occurring during labor, delivery, or immediately postpartum. There is a paucity of data regarding incidence, risk factors, and clinical management. Our primary objective in this study was to evaluate clinical presentation of AFE and delineate anesthesia management of these cases. METHODS: This 10 years retrospective multi-center cohort study was performed in five tertiary university-affiliated medical centers, between the years 2005 and 2015...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135530/should-percussion-pacing-have-a-role-in-perioperative-advanced-cardiac-life-support-a-case-report
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Chris Giordano, Jordan Miller, Ilan Keidan
Percussion pacing involves using one's fist to repeatedly strike a patient's left sternal border in a rhythmic manner. The resulting increase in ventricular pressure can trigger myocardial depolarization and subsequent contraction. We describe the successful treatment of acute preoperative symptomatic sinus bradycardia with percussion pacing in a 63-year-old patient scheduled for placement of a gastric feeding tube after trauma involving spinal cord injury. Although no longer included in current advanced cardiovascular life support guidelines, percussion pacing may be a suitable alternative to chest compressions in multitrauma cases where the force of compressions could cause further complications...
November 9, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104194/-efficacy-of-transdermal-patch-of-bisoprolol-for-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-after-open-heart-surgery
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Kenji Yamamoto, Tomoyuki Yamada, Mamoru Hamuro, Masahide Kawatou, Sakae Enomoto
2014 American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) guidelines recommend beta blocker for prevention and management of perioperative atrial fibrillation and flutter for thoracic surgical procedures. In recent years, transdermal patch of bisoprolol (TDPB) has become available in Japan. We examined the efficacy of TDPB for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) after open heart surgery. Among 289 patients who had undergone open heart surgery in our hospital from December 2013 to April 2016, 48(16.6%)patients, for whom TDPB was used for PAF, were analyzed retrospectively...
November 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060433/ctg-analyzer-a-graphical-user-interface-for-cardiotocography
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Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Luca Burattini, Micaela Morettini, Francesco Di Nardo, Sandro Fioretti, Laura Burattini
Cardiotocography (CTG) is the most commonly used test for establishing the good health of the fetus during pregnancy and labor. CTG consists in the recording of fetal heart rate (FHR; bpm) and maternal uterine contractions (UC; mmHg). FHR is characterized by baseline, baseline variability, tachycardia, bradycardia, acceleration and decelerations. Instead, UC signal is characterized by presence of contractions and contractions period. Such parameters are usually evaluated by visual inspection. However, visual analysis of CTG recordings has a well-demonstrated poor reproducibility, due to the complexity of physiological phenomena affecting fetal heart rhythm and being related to clinician's experience...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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