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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819885/adenosine-assisted-clipping-of-intracranial-aneurysms
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Torstein R Meling, Luis Romundstad, Geir Niemi, Jon Narum, Per Kristian Eide, Angelika G Sorteberg, Wilhelm A Sorteberg
Temporary parent vessel clip occlusion in aneurysm surgery is not always practical or feasible. Adenosine-induced transient cardiac arrest may serve as an alternative. We retrospectively reviewed our clinical database between September 2011 and July 2014. All patients who underwent microsurgical clipping of intracranial aneurysms under adenosine-induced asystole were included. A total of 18 craniotomies were performed, and 18 aneurysms were clipped under adenosine-induced asystole (7 basilar arteries, 8 internal carotid arteries, 1 middle cerebral artery, and 1 anterior communicating artery) in 16 patients (10 females, 6 males)...
August 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819033/allele-specific-gene-silencing-another-step-in-the-inexorable-advance-of-gene-therapy-for-cardiac-arrhythmia-management
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EDITORIAL
Stanley Nattel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 18, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818746/patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-coronary-artery-disease-double-trouble
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REVIEW
Ewelina Michniewicz, Elżbieta Mlodawska, Paulina Lopatowska, Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk, Jolanta Malyszko
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cardiovascular disease while atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Both diseases share associated risk factors - hypertension, diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, obesity and smoking. Moreover, inflammation plays a causative role in both diseases. The prevalence of CAD in patients with AF is from 17% to 46.5% while the prevalence of AF among patients with CAD is low and it is estimated from 0.2% to 5%. AF is a well-established factor of poor short- and long-term prognosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and is associated with a marked increase in overall mortality...
August 14, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818530/recent-developments-in-clinical-trials-of-botulinum-neurotoxins
#4
Antoniangela Cocco, Alberto Albanese
Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) are increasingly used in clinical practice for several indications. Following the pioneering years of discoveries, the recent years have witnessed an increase of new indications and new toxin brands. We review here the clinical trials on BoNTs performed since 2014 and put them into perspective. We also review the ongoing trials listed by the National Institutes of Health registry (Clinicaltrials.gov). The following indications are reviewed here: blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, spasticity, cerebral palsy, urinary incontinence, headache, topical formulations, postoperative cardiac arrhythmia, keloids and scars...
August 14, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818065/case-reports-of-two-pedigrees-with-recessive-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-associated-with-homozygous-thr335ala-variant-in-dsg2
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Sami Qadri, Olli Anttonen, Juho Viikilä, Eija H Seppälä, Samuel Myllykangas, Tero-Pekka Alastalo, Miia Holmström, Tiina Heliö, Juha W Koskenvuo
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is an inherited cardiac disease, involving changes in ventricular myocardial tissue and leading to fatal arrhythmias. Mutations in desmosomal genes are thought to be the main cause of ARVC. However, the exact molecular genetic etiology of the disease still remains largely inconclusive, and this along with large variabilities in clinical manifestations complicate clinical diagnostics. CASE PRESENTATION: We report two families (n = 20) in which a desmoglein-2 (DSG2) missense variant c...
August 17, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817241/association-between-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-heart-failure-risk-in-the-elderly
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Catarina Magalhães Porto, Vanessa De Lima Silva, João Soares Brito da Luz, Brivaldo Markman Filho, Vera Magalhães da Silveira
AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between vitamin D deficiency and risk of heart failure in elderly patients of cardiology outpatient clinics. METHODS AND RESULTS: A cross-sectional study with an analytical approach was employed. Clinical data were collected from the elderly from August 2015 to February 2016. The dependent variable was the risk of heart failure; the independent variable was vitamin D deficiency; and intervening factors were age, gender, education, ethnicity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, renal failure, dementia, stroke, dyslipidaemia, depression, smoking, alcoholism, obesity, andropause, and cardiac arrhythmia...
August 17, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815597/cardiac-action-potential-repolarization-re-visited-early-repolarization-shows-all-or-none-behaviour
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Beatriz Trenor, Karen Cardona, Javier Saiz, Denis Noble, Wayne Giles
In healthy mammalian hearts the action potential (AP) waveform initiates and modulates each contraction, or heartbeat. As a result, action potential height and duration are key physiological variables. In addition, rate-dependent changes in ventricular action potential duration (APD), and variations in APD at a fixed heart rate, are both reliable biomarkers of electrophysiological stability. Present guidelines for the likelihood that candidate drugs will increase arrhythmias rely on small changes in APD and Q-T intervals as criteria for Safety Pharmacology decisions...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815011/genomic-upregulation-of-cardiac-cav1-2%C3%AE-and-ncx1-by-estrogen-in-women
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Rita Papp, Glenna C L Bett, Agnieszka Lis, Randall L Rasmusson, István Baczkó, András Varró, Guy Salama
BACKGROUND: Women have a higher risk of lethal arrhythmias than men in long QT syndrome type 2 (LQTS2), but the mechanisms remain uncertain due to the limited availability of healthy control human tissue. We have previously reported that in female rabbits, estrogen increases arrhythmia risk in drug-induced LQTS2 by upregulating L-type Ca(2+) (ICa,L) and sodium-calcium exchange (INCX) currents at the base of the epicardium by a genomic mechanism. This study investigates if the effects of estrogen on rabbit ICa,L and INCX apply to human hearts...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814790/in-silico-investigation-of-a-kcnq1-mutation-associated-with-short-qt-syndrome
#9
Ismail Adeniran, Dominic G Whittaker, Aziza El Harchi, Jules C Hancox, Henggui Zhang
Short QT syndrome (SQTS) is a rare condition characterized by abnormally 'short' QT intervals on the ECG and increased susceptibility to cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death. This simulation study investigated arrhythmia dynamics in multi-scale human ventricle models associated with the SQT2-related V307L KCNQ1 'gain-of-function' mutation, which increases slow-delayed rectifier potassium current (IKs). A Markov chain (MC) model recapitulating wild type (WT) and V307L mutant IKs kinetics was incorporated into a model of the human ventricular action potential (AP) for investigation of QT interval changes and arrhythmia substrates...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814663/parasympathetic-dysfunction-and-antiarrhythmic-effect-of-vagal-nerve-stimulation-following-myocardial-infarction
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Marmar Vaseghi, Siamak Salavatian, Pradeep S Rajendran, Daigo Yagishita, William R Woodward, David Hamon, Kentaro Yamakawa, Tadanobu Irie, Beth A Habecker, Kalyanam Shivkumar
Myocardial infarction causes sympathetic activation and parasympathetic dysfunction, which increase risk of sudden death due to ventricular arrhythmias. Mechanisms underlying parasympathetic dysfunction are unclear. The aim of this study was to delineate consequences of myocardial infarction on parasympathetic myocardial neurotransmitter levels and the function of parasympathetic cardiac ganglia neurons, and to assess electrophysiological effects of vagal nerve stimulation on ventricular arrhythmias in a chronic porcine infarct model...
August 17, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814447/acute-myocarditis-secondary-to-cardiac-tuberculosis
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Alice Cowley, Laura Dobson, John Kurian, Christopher Saunderson
Isolated myocardial involvement in tuberculosis is exceedingly rare but there are reports it can present with sudden cardiac death, atrioventricular block, ventricular arrhythmias or congestive cardiac failure. We report the case of a 33 year-old male, of South Asian descent, who presented with chest pain, shortness of breath and an abnormal ECG. The patient had no significant past medical history and coronary angiogram showed no evidence of coronary artery disease. Of note the patient had recently been discharged from a local district hospital with an episode of myocarditis...
August 16, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812138/-telemetric-follow-up-of-implantable-electronic-cardiac-devices-optimisation-of-care-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Ralph Bosch, Ingrid Mutscher
Remote follow-up of patients with implantable electronic cardiac devices (IECD) is a scientifically well-evaluated and technically mature method. Advantages over conventional follow-up include rapid detection of clinically relevant events (i. e. arrhythmias) and of technical problems. Additionally, telemetric follow-up of IECDs has a high degree of acceptance among both patients as well as health care professionals and carries the potential to reduce health care costs. The implementation of a remote follow-up programme is associated with organisational, infrastructural and legal aspects, which are reviewed...
August 15, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811871/do-all-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-need-long-term-anticoagulation
#13
Munish Sharma, Rohit Masih, Daniel A N Mascarenhas
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia worldwide with an estimated number of 2.7-6.1 million cases in the United States (US) alone. The incidence of AF is expected to increase 2.5 fold over the next 50 years in the US. The management of AF is complex and includes mainly three aspects; restoration of sinus rhythm, control of ventricular rate and prevention of systemic thromboembolism. AF as a cause of systemic embolization has been well known for many years, and majority of patients are on oral anticoagulants (OACs) to prevent this...
June 7, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811767/effectiveness-and-safety-of-recombinant-human-brain-natriuretic-peptide-in-the-treatment-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-elderly-in-combination-with-cardiac-failure
#14
Hong Xu, Bosong Wang, Qingmei Meng, Jinlong Li, Weidong Sun, Li Xin, Liping Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects and safety of recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide (rhBNP) in the treatment of elderly acute myocardial infarction induced cardiac failure. METHODS: One hundred and forty-six patients who were diagnosed as elderly acute myocardial infarction induced cardiac failure in the hospital from July 2014 to July 2015 were selected. They were divided into a test group and a control group, 73 each. Patients in both groups were given conventional treatment such as stabilization of atherosclerotic plaques, anti-platelet and remodeling and reversion of myocardium...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810537/cilostazol-protects-mice-against-myocardium-ischemic-reperfusion-injury-by-activating-a-ppar%C3%AE-jak2-stat3-pathway
#15
Jiangjin Li, Xiaoli Xiang, Xiaoxuan Gong, Yafei Shi, Jing Yang, Zuo Xu
Myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MIR) injury causes severe arrhythmias and a high lethality. The present study is designed to investigate the effect of cilostazol on MIR injury and the underlying mechaism. We measured the effects of cilostazol on heart function parameters in a mouse model of MIR. Proinflammatory cytokines and apoptosis proteins in the myocardium were examined to investigate the anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptosis ability of cilostazol. The participation of PPARγ/JAK2/STAT3 pathway was investigated...
August 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809582/iodixanol-versus-iopromide-at-coronary-ct-angiography-lumen-opacification-and-effect-on-heart-rhythm-the-randomized-isocor-trial
#16
Marisa M Lubbers, Marc Kock, André Niezen, Tjebbe Galema, Marcel Kofflard, Tobias Bruning, Henriette S Kooij, Hanneke van Valen, Marcel Dijkshoorn, Ronald Booij, Anthony Padmos, Alain Vogels, Ricardo P J Budde, Koen Nieman
Purpose To show that equal coronary lumen opacification can be achieved with iso- and low-osmolar contrast media when it is injected at the same iodine delivery rate with contemporary cardiac computed tomographic (CT) protocols and to investigate the cardiovascular effect of iso-osmolar contrast media and the image quality achieved. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval and written informed consent were obtained for the Effect of Iso-osmolar Contrast Medium on Coronary Opacification and Heart Rhythm in Coronary CT Angiography, or IsoCOR, trial...
August 15, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807383/prediction-of-major-cardiac-events-after-vascular-surgery
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Danielle M Gualandro, Christian Puelacher, Giovanna LuratiBuse, Gisela B Llobet, Pai C Yu, Francisco A Cardozo, Noemi Glarner, Andres Zimmerli, Jaqueline Espinola, Sydney Corbière, Daniela Calderaro, Andre C Marques, Ivan B Casella, Nelson de Luccia, Mucio T Oliveira, Andreas Lampart, Daniel Bolliger, Luzius Steiner, Manfred Seeberger, Christoph Kindler, Stefan Osswald, Lorenz Gürke, Bruno Caramelli, Christian Mueller
OBJECTIVE: Predicting cardiac events is essential to provide patients with the best medical care and to assess the risk-benefit ratio of surgical procedures. The aim of our study was to evaluate the performance of the Revised Cardiac Risk Index (Lee) and the Vascular Study Group of New England Cardiac Risk Index (VSG) scores for the prediction of major cardiac events in unselected patients undergoing arterial surgery and to determine whether the inclusion of additional risk factors improved their accuracy...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807015/genomic-upregulation-of-cardiac-cav1-2%C3%AE-and-ncx1-by-estrogen-in-women
#18
Rita Papp, Glenna C L Bett, Agnieszka Lis, Randall L Rasmusson, István Baczkó, András Varró, Guy Salama
BACKGROUND: Women have a higher risk of lethal arrhythmias than men in long QT syndrome type 2 (LQTS2), but the mechanisms remain uncertain due to the limited availability of healthy control human tissue. We have previously reported that in female rabbits, estrogen increases arrhythmia risk in drug-induced LQTS2 by upregulating L-type Ca(2+) (ICa,L) and sodium-calcium exchange (INCX) currents at the base of the epicardium by a genomic mechanism. This study investigates if the effects of estrogen on rabbit ICa,L and INCX apply to human hearts...
August 14, 2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806047/electrolytes-potassium-disorders
#19
Taiwona L Elliott
Hypokalemia (ie, potassium levels less than 3.5 mEq/L) occurs in fewer than 1% of healthy individuals, but is present in up to 20% of hospitalized patients, 40% of patients taking diuretics, and 17% of patients with cardiovascular conditions. Hypokalemia often is asymptomatic; symptoms are more common in older adults. Common symptoms are cardiac arrhythmias and muscle weakness or pain. Management consists of intravenous potassium replacement during cardiac monitoring for patients with marked symptoms, echocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities, or severe hypokalemia (ie, level less than 3...
August 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804970/arrhythmogenic-gene-remodelling-in-elderly-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-with-aortic-stenosis-and-normal-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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R Ashrafi, P Modi, A Y Oo, D M Pullan, K Jian, H Zhang, J Yanni Gerges, G Hart, M R Boyett, G K Davis, J P H Wilding
Type 2 diabetes is associated with higher rate of ventricular arrhythmias and this is hypothesised to be independent of coronary artery disease or hypertension. To investigate further we compared changes in left ventricular myocardial gene expression in Type 2 diabetes to patients in a control group with left ventricular hypertrophy. 9 control patients and 7 patients with type 2 diabetes with aortic stenosis undergoing aortic valve replacement had standard ECGs, signal averaged ECGs and echocardiograms prior to surgery...
August 14, 2017: Experimental Physiology
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