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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350968/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-cardiac-applications-opportunities-and-challenges
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Adrien Moreau, Mohamed Boutjdir, Mohamed Chahine
Chronic diseases are the primary cause of mortality worldwide, accounting for 67% of deaths. One of the major challenges in developing new treatments is the lack of understanding of the exact underlying biological and molecular mechanisms. Chronic cardiovascular diseases are the single most common cause of death worldwide, and sudden deaths due to cardiac arrhythmias account for approximately 50% of all such cases. Traditional genetic screening for genes involved in cardiac disorders is laborious and frequently fails to detect the mutation that explains or causes the disorder...
March 28, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346695/contribution-of-small-conductance-k-channels-to-sinoatrial-node-pacemaker-activity-insights-from-atrial-specific-na-ca-2-exchange-knockout-mice
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Angelo G Torrente, Rui Zhang, Heidi Wang, Audrey Zaini, Brian Kim, Xin Yue, Kenneth D Philipson, Joshua I Goldhaber
Small conductance K(+) (SK) channels have been implicated as modulators of spontaneous depolarization and electrical conduction that may be involved in cardiac arrhythmia. However, neither their presence nor their contribution to sinoatrial node (SAN) pacemaker activity have been investigated. Using quantitative PCR (q-PCR), immunostaining and patch clamp recordings of membrane current and voltage, we identified all three SK isoforms (SK1, SK2 and SK3) in mouse SAN. Inhibition of SK channels with the specific blocker apamin prolonged action potentials (APs) in isolated SAN cells...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345953/reperfusion-ventricular-arrhythmia-bursts-identify-larger-infarct-size-in-spite-of-optimal-epicardial-and-microvascular-reperfusion-using-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Kirian van der Weg, Wichert J Kuijt, Sebastiaan Cam Bekkers, Jan Gp Tijssen, Cynthia L Green, Miguel E Lemmert, Mitchell W Krucoff, Anton Pm Gorgels
AIMS: Ventricular arrhythmia (VA) bursts following recanalisation in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are related to larger infarct size (IS). Inadequate microvascular reperfusion, as determined by microvascular obstruction (MVO) using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), is also known to be associated with larger IS. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that VA bursts identify larger infarct size in spite of optimal microvascular reperfusion. METHODS: All 65 STEMI patients from the Maastricht ST elevation (MAST) study with brisk epicardial flow (TIMI 3), complete ST recovery post-percutaneous coronary intervention and early CMR were included...
March 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344440/increased-heterogeneity-of-ventricular-repolarization-in-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1-population
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Vincenzo Russo, Andrea Antonio Papa, Anna Rago, Paola D'Ambrosio, Giovanni Cimmino, Alberto Palladino, Luisa Politano, Gerardo Nigro
Sudden cardiac death in myotonic dystrophy type I (DM1) patients can be attributed to atrioventricular blocks as far as to the development of life-threatening arrhythmias which occur even in hearts with normal left ventricular systolic and diastolic function. Heterogeneity of ventricular repolarization is considered to provide an electrophysiological substrate for malignant arrhythmias. QTc dispersion (QTc-D), JTc dispersion (JTc-D) and transmural dispersion of repolarization (TDR) could reflect the physiological variability of regional and transmural ventricular repolarization...
October 2016: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343764/channelopathies-genetic-testing-and-risk-stratification
#5
Arthur A M Wilde, Ahmad Amin
The cardiac channelopathies are a group of diseases with (disease-) specific electrocardiographic (ECG) characteristics and a disease-specific risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). This group includes the Long QT Syndromes (LQTS), Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT), Brugada Syndrome (BrS), Short QT Syndromes (SQTS), and Early Repolarization Syndrome (ERS). In the past 2 decades the genetic basis for these disease entities has largely been unraveled and that, together with the identification of the genetic basis of the cardiomyopathies, has paved the way for the complete new field of Cardiogenetics...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343763/identifying-high-risk-post-infarction-patients-by-autonomic-testing-below-the-tip-of-the-iceberg
#6
Axel Bauer
Despite major advances in medical therapies late mortality after myocardial infarction (MI) is still high. A substantial proportion of post-MI patients die from sudden cardiac death. Prophylactic implantable-cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy has been established for post-MI patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF ≤35%). However, most patients who die after MI have an LVEF >35%. For this large group of patients, no specific prophylactic strategies exist. There is strong evidence that measures of cardiac autonomic dysfunction after MI provide important prognostic information in post-MI patients with preserved LVEF...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343597/national-trends-and-in-hospital-outcomes-in-pregnant-women-with-heart-disease-in-the-united-states
#7
Fabio V Lima, Jie Yang, Jianjin Xu, Kathleen Stergiopoulos
Investigation of trends and outcomes in heart disease (HD) and pregnancy has been limited. We chose to identify the prevalence, trends, and outcomes of pregnant women with different forms of HD in the United States. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's National Inpatient Sample was screened for hospital admissions for delivery in pregnant women with HD from 2003 to 2012. Maternal clinical characteristics and outcomes were identified in women with and without HD, and in HD subtypes: congenital (CHD), valvular HD, cardiomyopathy, and pulmonary hypertension (PH)...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342713/a-laboratory-score-at-presentation-to-rule-out-serious-cardiac-outcomes-or-death-in-patients-presenting-with-symptoms-suggestive-of-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Peter A Kavsak, Colleen Shortt, Jinhui Ma, Natasha Clayton, Jonathan Sherbino, Stephen A Hill, Matthew McQueen, Shamir R Mehta, P J Devereaux, Andrew Worster
BACKGROUND: We evaluated whether a low high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) cutoff combined with glucose, red cell distribution width (RDW), and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) can be used to rule-out a serious cardiac outcome or death in patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: This was a prospective observational emergency department (ED) study enrolling consecutive patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of ACS (ClinicalTrials...
March 23, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342631/systematic-review-impact-of-the-new-task-force-criteria-in-the-diagnosis-of-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
#9
Giuseppe Femia, Raymond W Sy, Rajesh Puranik
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is an inherited disorder of cardiac desmosomes associated with ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. The clinical diagnosis is problematic and relies on a complex criteria composed of clinical and non-clinical parameters. In 2010, the original 1994 Task Force Criteria (TFC) was revised with particular attention given to the imaging parameters. METHODS: Five retrospective studies compared the diagnostic concordance between the 1994 and 2010 TFC...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341634/contribution-of-two-pore-potassium-channels-to-cardiac-ventricular-action-potential-revealed-using-human-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes
#10
Sam Chai, Xiaoping Wan, Drew M Nassal, Haiyan Liu, Christine S Moravec, Angelina Ramirez-Navarro, Isabelle Deschenes
Two pore potassium channels (K2p) have been described in modulating background conductance as leak channels in different physiological systems. In the heart, the expression of K2p channels is heterogeneous with equivocation regarding their functional role. Our objective was to determine the K2p expression profile and their physiological and pathophysiological contribution to cardiac electrophysiology. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) cells generated from humans were differentiated into cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CM)...
March 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341588/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-of-51-genes-involved-in-primary-electrical-disease
#11
Dorien Proost, Johan Saenen, Geert Vandeweyer, Annelies Rotthier, Maaike Alaerts, Emeline M Van Craenenbroeck, Joachim Van Crombruggen, Geert Mortier, Wim Wuyts, Christiaan Vrints, Jurgen Del Favero, Bart Loeys, Lut Van Laer
Primary electrical disease (PED) is characterized by cardiac arrhythmias, which can lead to sudden cardiac death in the absence of detectable structural heart disease. PED encompasses a diversity of inherited syndromes, predominantly Brugada syndrome, early repolarization syndrome, long QT syndrome, short QT syndrome, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. To overcome the diagnostic challenges imposed by the clinical and genetic heterogeneity of PED, we developed a targeted gene panel for next-generation sequencing of 51 PED genes...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341373/drugs-to-prevent-sudden-cardiac-death
#12
Julia W Erath, Stefan H Hohnloser
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) remains a major public health burden despite enormous advances in post-resuscitation care, management of structural heart diseases, and antiarrhythmic treatment modalities. Primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death require understanding of the underlying substrate causing ventricular arrhythmias and its modification by pharmacological (i.e. heart failure therapy) or interventional (catheter ablation) methods. Antiarrhythmic drug therapy has experienced ups and downs during the last 30years balancing high antiarrhythmic potential, toxic side effects and pro-arrhythmic potency...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340691/fabry-disease-a-fundamental-genetic-modifier-of-cardiac-function
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REVIEW
A Tadevosyan
Fabry disease (FD) is an inherited X-linked metabolic storage disorder triggered by abnormalities in the GLA gene at Xq22, which leads to a deficiency in α-galactosidase A and massive accumulation of intralysosomal glycosphingolipids. Cardiac complications are very common in FD and are the main cause of late morbidity, as well as early mortality in both hemizygous men and heterozygous women. There is a need for a multidisciplinary approach to evaluation and management of FD patients as there is a wide range of presentation of FD, which varies with mutation and other organ involvement/dysfunction...
January 2017: Current Research in Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340197/the-evolution-and-benefit-of-device-therapy-in-patients-listed-for-heart-transplant
#14
Bert Vandenberk, Mark Hinderks, Gabor Voros, Christophe Garweg, Johan Vanhaecke, Rik Willems
Aims: The latest 2015 ESC Guidelines on the prevention of sudden cardiac death make a Class IIa recommendation for ICD implantation in patients listed for heart transplantation. This recommendation was based on expert consensus in view of the sparsity of data. Methods and results: All patients listed for heart transplantation at the University Hospitals of Leuven from 2002 until 2014 were studied retrospectively. Exclusion criteria were age <16 years, cardiac disease other than ischaemic or dilated cardiomyopathy and re-transplantation...
March 9, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340164/denervation-of-the-extrinsic-cardiac-sympathetic-nervous-system-as-a-treatment-modality-for-arrhythmia
#15
Chance M Witt, Luciana Bolona, Michelle O Kinney, Christopher Moir, Michael J Ackerman, Suraj Kapa, Samuel J Asirvatham, Christopher J McLeod
Denervation of the extrinsic cardiac sympathetic nervous system is a method of altering the autonomic tone experienced by the heart and vasculature. It has been studied and employed as a therapy for cardiac disease for decades. Currently, there is a high level of interest in using cardiac denervation for treatment of arrhythmias. This review describes the anatomy and physiology of the cardiac autonomic nervous system followed by a discussion of the mechanistic studies which provide a basis for the therapeutic use of sympathetic denervation...
March 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340078/image-integration-into-3-dimensional-electro-anatomical-mapping-system-facilitates-safe-ablation-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-originating-from-the-aortic-root-and-its-vicinity
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Mario Jularic, Ruken Özge Akbulak, Benjamin Schäffer, Julia Moser, Jana Nuehrich, Christian Meyer, Christian Eickholt, Stephan Willems, Boris A Hoffmann
Aims: During ablation in the vicinity of the coronary arteries establishing a safe distance from the catheter tip to the relevant vessels is mandatory and usually assessed by fluoroscopy alone. The aim of the study was to investigate the feasibility of an image integration module (IIM) for continuous monitoring of the distance of the ablation catheter tip to the main coronary arteries during ablation of ventricular arrhythmias (VA) originating in the sinus of valsalva (SOV) and the left ventricular summit part of which can be reached via the great cardiac vein (GCV)...
March 7, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340054/outcomes-of-atrial-arrhythmia-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-in-patients-with-ebstein-s-anomaly
#17
Abdallah Hassan, Nicholas Y Tan, Htin Aung, Heidi M Connolly, David O Hodge, Emily R Vargas, Bryan C Cannon, Douglas L Packer, Samuel J Asirvatham, Christopher J McLeod
Aims: Atrial arrhythmias are common in patients with Ebstein's anomaly (EA) despite cardiac surgical repair and concomitant Maze procedures. We aimed to evaluate the outcome of radiofrequency catheter ablation in this group of patients. Methods and results: All patients with EA and atrial arrhythmias who underwent catheter ablation for atrial arrhythmias between 1/1999 and 1/2016 were included. Atrial arrhythmia recurrence was identified as the primary outcome; secondary outcomes included repeat ablation, need for antiarrhythmic medications after ablation, and death...
February 27, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340026/high-rate-of-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-sensing-screening-failure-in-patients-with-brugada-syndrome-a-comparison-with-other-inherited-primary-arrhythmia-syndromes
#18
Giulio Conte, Mihoko Kawabata, Carlo de Asmundis, Erika Taravelli, Francesco Petracca, Diego Ruggiero, Maria Luce Caputo, François Regoli, Gian-Battista Chierchia, Alessandra Chiodini, Alessandro Del Bufalo, Tiziano Moccetti, Masahiko Goya, Kenzo Hirao, Alessandro Vicentini, Gaetano M De Ferrari, Pedro Brugada, Angelo Auricchio
Aims: Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) can avoid important complications associated with transvenous leads in patients with inherited primary arrhythmia syndromes, who do not need pacing therapy. Few data are available on the percentage of patients with inherited arrhythmia syndromes eligible for S-ICD implantation. Aim of this study was to analyse the eligibility for S-ICD in a series of patients with Brugada syndrome (BrS), and to compare it with patients with other channelopathies...
March 7, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339995/long-term-flecainide-therapy-in-type-3-long-qt-syndrome
#19
Ehud Chorin, Rivki Taub, Aron Medina, Nir Flint, Sami Viskin, Jesaia Benhorin
Aims: Type 3 long QT syndrome (LQT3) is caused by gain-of-function mutations in the cardiac sodium channel gene (SCN5A). Previous reports on the long-term use of sodium channel blockers in LQT3 are sparse. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of flecainide therapy in patients with LQT3 who carry the D1790G SCN5A mutation. Methods and results: The study population comprised 30 D1790G carriers who were treated with flecainide and followed for 1-215 months (mean 145 ± 54 months, median 140 months)...
February 28, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339577/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-for-patients-with-cardiac-sarcoidosis
#20
Akinori Sairaku, Yukihiko Yoshida, Yukiko Nakano, Haruo Hirayama, Mayuho Maeda, Haruki Hashimoto, Yasuki Kihara
Aims: Sarcoidosis with cardiac involvement is a rare pathological condition, and therefore cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for patients with cardiac sarcoidosis is even further rare. We aimed to clarify the clinical features of patients with cardiac sarcoidosis who received CRT. Methods and results: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data on CRT at three cardiovascular centres to detect cardiac sarcoidosis patients. We identified 18 (8.9%) patients with cardiac sarcoidosis who met the inclusion criteria out of 202 with systolic heart failure who received CRT based on the guidelines...
January 25, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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