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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784681/use-of-intracardiac-echocardiography-in-interventional-cardiology-working-with-the-anatomy-rather-than-fighting-it
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REVIEW
Andres Enriquez, Luis C Saenz, Raphael Rosso, Frank E Silvestry, David Callans, Francis E Marchlinski, Fermin Garcia
The indications for catheter-based structural and electrophysiological procedures have recently expanded to more complex scenarios, in which an accurate definition of the variable individual cardiac anatomy is key to obtain optimal results. Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) is a unique imaging modality able to provide high-resolution real-time visualization of cardiac structures, continuous monitoring of catheter location within the heart, and early recognition of procedural complications, such as pericardial effusion or thrombus formation...
May 22, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784482/role-of-surface-electrocardiograms-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices
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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/29782639/sudden-cardiac-death-in-athletes-and-the-value-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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REVIEW
Sophie I Mavrogeni, Flora Bacopoulou, Despoina Apostolaki, George P Chrousos
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the non-traumatic death, due to loss of heart function that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly within 6 hours of a previously normal state of health. It is related to intense competitive sports promoting ventricular tachycardia (VT)/ventricular fibrillation (VF) in the presence of underlying abnormal substrate. A serial evaluation of cardiac physiologic changes taking place during training will allow the better understanding of athlete's heart and will facilitate its discrimination from other gray-zone cardiomyopathies...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782356/acute-neurologic-complications-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-systematic-review
#4
Raoul Sutter, Kai Tisljar, Stephan Marsch
OBJECTIVES: We determine the frequency, risk factors, and mortality of neurologic complications in adults on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and propose an algorithm for preventive strategies. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases. STUDY SELECTION: Screening was performed using predefined search terms to identify cohort studies reporting neurologic complications in adults during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation from 1990 to 2017...
May 18, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782269/-assessment-of-efficacy-of-combined-pharmacotherapy-with-fixed-perindopril-amlodipine-combination-in-patients-with-combined-cardiovascular-pathology-in-outpatient-practice
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E I Bezuglova, Y V Luneva, A A Kornilov, S V Povetkin
AIM: to study effects of using fixed perindopril/amlodipine combination in complex treatment of patients with combined cardiac pathology in active observation mode, in comparison with other angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE inhibitors) or angiotensin II receptor antagonists (ARA), including free combination with calcium channel blockers (CCB) in conditions of routine outpatient practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The design of the study included two stages: I - monitoring effectiveness of pharmacotherapy performed in routine outpatient practice (duration of 2 months), II - "active treatment (management)" - changing the pharmacotherapy scheme in patients who did not reach the target level of "office" blood pressure (BP), monitoring patients for 6 months and carrying out, if necessary, dose correction of the newly appointed treatment regimen...
March 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781990/fetal-mouse-cardiovascular-imaging-using-a-high-frequency-ultrasound-30-45mhz-system
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Marlin Touma
Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common cause of childhood morbidity and early mortality. Prenatal detection of the underlying molecular mechanisms of CHDs is crucial for inventing new preventive and therapeutic strategies. Mutant mouse models are powerful tools to discover new mechanisms and environmental stress modifiers that drive cardiac development and their potential alteration in CHDs. However, efforts to establish the causality of these putative contributors have been limited to histological and molecular studies in non-survival animal experiments, in which monitoring the key physiological and hemodynamic parameters is often absent...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781687/assessment-of-nurses-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-knowledge-and-skills-within-three-district-hospitals-in-botswana
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Lakshmi Rajeswaran, Megan Cox, Stoffel Moeng, Billy M Tsima
BACKGROUND:  Nurses are usually the first to identify the need for and initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on patients with cardiopulmonary arrest in the hospital setting. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation has been shown to reduce in-hospital deaths when received from adequately trained health care professionals. AIM:  We aimed to investigate nurses' retention of CPR knowledge and skills at district hospitals in Botswana. METHODS:  A quantitative, quasi-experimental study was conducted at three hospitals in Botswana...
April 12, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779622/anticoagulation-during-ecmo-in-neonatal-and-paediatric-patients
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Rebecca Barton, Vera Ignjatovic, Paul Monagle
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is a form of Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) which is used frequently in the paediatric and neonatal setting to support either the pulmonary, or both the pulmonary and cardiac systems. Management of ECMO requires the use of systemic anticoagulation to prevent patient and circuit based thrombosis, which in turn increases the risk of haemorrhage. A number of coagulation tests, laboratory and point of care based, are used to monitor anticoagulation, however the evidence for correlation of the test results with level of anticoagulant and clinical outcomes in children remains poor...
May 8, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779501/marine-n-3-pufa-heart-rate-variability-and-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-patients-on-chronic-dialysis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jesper M Rantanen, Erik B Schmidt, Sam Riahi, Søren Lundbye-Christensen, Jeppe H Christensen
Marine n-3 PUFA may improve autonomic dysfunction by an increase in heart rate variability (HRV) and may reduce the risk of malignant ventricular arrhythmias. Only a few smaller studies have examined such effects in patients on chronic dialysis, who often have autonomic dysfunction and a high risk of sudden cardiac death, which accounts for almost 30 % of all deaths. This cross-sectional study investigated the association between the plasma phospholipid content of n-3 PUFA and 24-h HRV or ventricular arrhythmias in patients on chronic dialysis...
May 21, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779297/cardiac-rhythm-management-devices
#10
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/29778315/the-risk-of-hemorrhagic-transformation-after-thrombolysis-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-chinese-versus-north-americans-a-comparative-study
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Xiaomeng Xu, Deren Wang, Fang Wang, Casey Norton, Xinfeng Liu, Magdy Selim
BACKGROUND: There is a widespread belief that Asians are more susceptible to hemorrhagic transformation (HT) after receiving recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). However, this has not been examined in clinical practice. This study aims to compare the incidence of symptomatic hemorrhagic transformation (SHT) among thrombolysis-treated AIS patients in China and in the United States. METHODS: We compared 212 consecutive patients receiving thrombolysis within 4...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777740/rapid-response-systems
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REVIEW
Patrick G Lyons, Dana P Edelson, Matthew M Churpek
INTRODUCTION: Rapid response systems are commonly employed by hospitals to identify and respond to deteriorating patients outside of the intensive care unit. Controversy exists about the benefits of rapid response systems. AIMS: We aimed to review the current state of the rapid response literature, including evolving aspects of afferent (risk detection) and efferent (intervention) arms, outcome measurement, process improvement, and implementation. DATA SOURCES: Articles written in English and published in PubMed...
May 16, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777559/utility-of-heart-rate-turbulence-and-t-wave-alternans-to-assess-risk-for-re-admission-and-cardiac-death-in-hospitalized-heart-failure-patients
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Shinya Yamada, Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yu Sato, Takamasa Sato, Masashi Kamioka, Takashi Kaneshiro, Masayoshi Oikawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Hitoshi Suzuki, Takafumi Ishida, Yasuchika Takeishi
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) patients have a higher risk of recurrent HF and cardiac death, and electrical remodeling is considered to be an important factor for HF progression. The present study aimed to validate the utility of electrocardiogram and Holter monitoring for the risk stratification of HF patients. METHODS: Our study comprised 215 patients (144 males, mean age 62 years) who had been hospitalized due to acute decompensated HF. Electrocardiogram (QRS duration and QTc interval) and 24-hour Holter monitoring (heart rate variability, heart rate turbulence and T-wave alternans [TWA]) were performed in stable condition before discharge...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777477/cardiac-and-gait-rhythms-in-healthy-younger-and-older-adults-during-treadmill-walking-tasks
#14
Matthew W Wittstein, Joseph M Starobin, Randy J Schmitz, Sandra J Shulz, Francis Jay Haran, Christopher K Rhea
BACKGROUND: Aging and pathology result in changes in the dynamics of several physiological subsystems. Often, these changes are concurrent, altering the dynamics between subsystems. Cardiac and gait rhythms are one example in which patterns change during physical activity. AIMS: The purpose of this research is to simultaneously monitor changes in cardiac and gait rhythms when participants complete various treadmill walking tasks-normal speed, fast speed, and while synchronizing steps with a blinking metronome...
May 17, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776623/nonrestorative-sleep-in-healthy-young-adults-without-insomnia-associations-with-executive-functioning-fatigue-and-pre-sleep-arousal
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Ruben Tinajero, Paula G Williams, Matthew R Cribbet, Holly K Rau, Daniel L Bride, Yana Suchy
OBJECTIVES: Previous research suggests that nonrestorative sleep (NRS), even in the absence of insomnia symptoms or other sleep disorders, may be associated with daytime dysfunction. This study examined the association between NRS and daytime dysfunction in healthy adults screened for insomnia and sleep apnea. DESIGN: Multi-day assessment approach. SETTING: Community-based adults and college students. PARTICIPANTS: Healthy young adults without insomnia and sleep apnea (n = 79; 68% female, mean age = 27...
June 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775243/protective-and-therapeutic-effects-of-dexpanthenol-on-isoproterenol-induced-cardiac-damage-in-rats
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Ferhat Kalkan, Hakan Parlakpinar, Olcay M Disli, Lokman H Tanriverdi, Onural Ozhan, Alaaddin Polat, Aslı Cetin, Nigar Vardi, Yılmaz O Otlu, Ahmet Acet
The purpose of the study was to explore the protective and therapeutic effects of dexpanthenol (DEX) on isoproterenol (ISO)-induced cardiac damage. Forty rats were distributed into four groups: group I (Control); group II (ISO); ISO (150 mg/kg/day) was given to rats once a day for 2 consecutive days with an interval of 24 h; group III (DEX+ISO): DEX (250 mg/kg) was applied 30 min before the first ISO administration and continued in the next two days after second ISO administration; group IV (ISO+DEX): After the ISO treatment at 1st and 2nd days, DEX was given at 3rd and 4th days...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774076/the-human-somatostatin-receptor-type-2-as-an-imaging-and-suicide-reporter-gene-for-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-therapy-of-myocardial-infarction
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Katrien Neyrinck, Natacha Breuls, Bryan Holvoet, Wouter Oosterlinck, Esther Wolfs, Hubert Vanbilloen, Olivier Gheysens, Robin Duelen, Willy Gsell, Ivo Lambrichts, Uwe Himmelreich, Catherine M Verfaillie, Maurilio Sampaolesi, Christophe M Deroose
Rationale: Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) are being investigated as a cell source for regenerative medicine since they provide an infinitive pool of cells that are able to differentiate towards every cell type of the body. One possible therapeutic application involves the use of these cells to treat myocardial infarction (MI), a condition where billions of cardiomyocytes (CMs) are lost. Although several protocols have been developed to differentiate PSCs towards CMs, none of these provide a completely pure population, thereby still posing a risk for neoplastic teratoma formation...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773575/measuring-physical-activity-with-implanted-cardiac-devices-a-systematic-review
#18
Lindsey Rosman, Rachel Lampert, Samuel F Sears, Matthew M Burg
BACKGROUND: Physical activity is predictive of cardiovascular outcomes in patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices, yet it is not regularly assessed in routine care. Current-generation cardiovascular implantable electronic devices, however, continuously monitor patient activity through a built-in accelerometer, which provides new opportunities to remotely assess patient activity, detect changes in clinical status, and incorporate these data in risk stratification models...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772593/-coagulation-monitoring-and-bleeding-management-in-cardiac-surgery
#19
Berthold Bein, Robert Schiewe
The transfusion of allogeneic blood products is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. An impaired hemostasis is frequently found in patients undergoing cardiac surgery and may in turn cause bleeding and transfusions. A goal directed coagulation management addressing the often complex coagulation disorders needs sophisticated diagnostics. This may improve both patients' outcome and costs. Recent data suggest that coagulation management based on a rational algorithm is more effective than traditional therapy based on conventional laboratory variables such as PT and INR...
May 2018: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772591/-monitoring-and-modern-hemodynamic-concepts-in-cardiac-anesthesia
#20
Matthias Heringlake, Christian Schmidt, Sebastian Brandt
Patients undergoing cardiac surgery are growing older, present with more comorbidities, and are frequently scheduled for more complex and prolonged surgical procedures. Routine application of neurological as well as extended hemodynamic monitoring combined with goal-directed perioperative hemodynamic optimization, targeting optimization of systemic and cerebral oxygen balance, show promise to reduce postoperative complications and to improve mortality in this high risk population. Expert recommendations suggest to avoid synthetic colloids for fluid optimization...
May 2018: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
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