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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353118/magnesium-supplementation-pharmacokinetics-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-with-normal-renal-function
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Peter Biesenbach, Johan Mårtensson, Eduardo Osawa, Glenn Eastwood, Salvatore Cutuli, Jessica Fairley, George Matalanis, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND: Intravenous magnesium is routinely administered in intensive care units (ICU) to treat arrhythmias after cardiothoracic surgery. There are no data on the pharmacokinetics of continuous magnesium infusion therapy. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pharmacokinetics of continuous magnesium infusion, focusing on serum and urinary magnesium concentration, volume of distribution and half-life. METHODS: We administered a 10 mmol bolus of magnesium-sulfate followed by a continuous infusion of 3 mmol/h for 12 h in twenty cardiac surgery patients...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353099/cardiovascular-involvement-in-systemic-rheumatic-diseases-an-integrated-view-for-the-treating-physicians
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REVIEW
Kwang Seob Lee, Andreas Kronbichler, Michael Eisenhut, Keum Hwa Lee, Jae Il Shin
Systemic autoimmune diseases can affect various kinds of organs including the kidney, the skin, soft tissue and the bone. Among others, cardiovascular involvement in rheumatic diseases has been shown to affect myocardium, pericardium, cardiac vessels, conduction system and valves, eventually leading to mortality. In general, underlying chronic inflammation lead to premature atherosclerosis, but also other manifestations such as arrhythmia and heart failure may have a 'silent' progress. Traditional cardiovascular risk factors play a secondary role, while disease-specific factors (i...
January 15, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352184/expression-and-relevance-of-the-g-protein-gated-k-channel-in-the-mouse-ventricle
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Allison Anderson, Kanchan Kulkarni, Ezequiel Marron Fernandez de Velasco, Nicholas Carlblom, Zhilian Xia, Atsushi Nakano, Kirill A Martemyanov, Elena G Tolkacheva, Kevin Wickman
The atrial G protein-gated inwardly rectifying K+ (GIRK) channel is a critical mediator of parasympathetic influence on cardiac physiology. Here, we probed the details and relevance of the GIRK channel in mouse ventricle. mRNAs for the atrial GIRK channel subunits (GIRK1, GIRK4), M2 muscarinic receptor (M2R), and RGS6, a negative regulator of atrial GIRK-dependent signaling, were detected in mouse ventricle at relatively low levels. The cholinergic agonist carbachol (CCh) activated small GIRK currents in adult wild-type ventricular myocytes that exhibited relatively slow kinetics and low CCh sensitivity; these currents were absent in ventricular myocytes from Girk1-/- or Girk4-/- mice...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352041/stress-signaling-jnk2-crosstalk-with-camkii-underlies-enhanced-atrial-arrhythmogenesis
#4
Jiajie Yan, Weiwei Zhao, Justin K Thomson, Xianlong Gao, Dominic M DeMarco, Elena Carrillo, Biyi Chen, Xiaomin Wu, Kenneth S Ginsburg, Mamdouh Bakhos, Donald M Bers, Mark E Anderson, Long-Sheng Song, Michael Fill, Xun Ai
Rationale: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia and advanced age is an inevitable and predominant AF risk factor. However, the mechanisms that couple aging and AF propensity remain unclear, making targeted therapeutic interventions unattainable. Objective: To explore the functional role of an important stress-response c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) in sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca2+ handling and consequently Ca2+-mediated atrial arrhythmias. Methods and Results: We employed a series of cutting-edge electrophysiological and molecular techniques, exploited the power of transgenic mouse models to detail the molecular mechanism, and verified its clinical applicability in parallel studies on donor human hearts...
January 19, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351465/emerging-potential-benefits-of-modulating-nad-metabolism-in-cardiovascular-disease
#5
Daniel S Matasic, Charles Brenner, Barry London
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) and related metabolites are central mediators of fuel oxidation and bioenergetics within cardiomyocytes. Additionally, NAD+ is required for the activity of multifunctional enzymes including sirtuins and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs) that regulate post-translational modifications, DNA damage responses, and calcium signaling. Recent research indicates that NAD+ participates in a multitude of processes dysregulated in cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, supplementation of NAD+ precursors including nicotinamide riboside (NR) that boost or replete the NAD+ metabolome may be cardioprotective...
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350391/-polish-single-center-follow-up-of-s-icd-systems-implanted-for-the-prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-death
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Maciej Kempa, Szymon Budrejko, Grzegorz Sławiński, Tomasz Królak, Ewa Lewicka, Grzegorz Raczak
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) is an effective and modern tool used to protect patients at risk of sudden cardiac death from potentially life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. The first S-ICD systems were implanted in Poland in 2014, but since that time the national experience with that therapy has been limited. Our analysis summarizes the single-center experience at the Department of Cardiology and Electrotherapy of the Medical University of Gdansk with the use of S-ICD from the year 2014 to 2017...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349356/qt-interval-prolongation-due-to-medication-found-in-the-preoperative-evaluation
#7
Mika Seto, Sayo Koga, Ryosuke Kita, Toshihiro Kikuta
QT prolongation is an electrocardiographic change that can lead to lethal arrhythmia. Acquired QT prolongation is known to be caused by drugs and electrolyte abnormalities. We report three cases in which the prolonged QT interval was improved at the time of operation by briefly discontinuing the drugs suspected to have caused the QT prolongation observed on preoperative electrocardiography. The QTc of cases 1, 2, and 3 improved from 518 to 429 ms, 463 to 441 ms, and 473 to 443 ms on discontinuing the use of a gastrointestinal prokinetic agent, a proton pump inhibitor, and a molecular targeted drug, respectively...
December 2017: Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345602/the-mental-health-of-adolescents-and-pre-adolescents-living-with-inherited-arrhythmia-syndromes-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Patricia E Longmuir, Margaret Sampson, Jennifer Ham, Makenzie Weekes, Bhavika J Patel, Robert M Gow
Potentially fatal arrhythmias add to the mental health challenges of adolescence. This systematic review sought to summarise current knowledge regarding the mental health of adolescents and pre-adolescents diagnosed with inherited arrhythmia syndromes. Searches combining psychological problems with inherited cardiac arrhythmia diagnoses identified 16 studies with paediatric (<18 years) inherited arrhythmia patients. All studies were cross-sectional; 8/16 required an implantable cardioverter defibrillator...
January 18, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344737/the-125th-anniversary-of-the-his-bundle-discovery
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REVIEW
Georg H von Knorre
In 1893, Wilhelm His Jr. was the first to describe the AV (atrioventricular) bundle of the vertebrate heart, which now bears his name. Moreover, prior to the turn of the century, W. His Jr. had proved the function of the AV bundle by transection experiments in animals, and had interpreted Adams Stokes disease as heart block due to pathological changes within the bundle. In this way, he was ahead of his time. While clinical interest was limited to the bundle as the location of an AV block in the first half of the 125 years, it has gained attractiveness since then as a target of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures...
January 17, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343971/assessment-of-the-cardiac-safety-between-cetuximab-and-panitumumab-as-single-therapy-in-chinese-chemotherapy-refractory-mcrc
#10
Xue-Miao Tang, Hao Chen, Qing Li, Yiling Song, Shuping Zhang, Xiao-Shuan Xu, Yiwei Xu, Shulin Chen
Objective: The cardiac safety of cetuximab and panitumumab, particularly as single agents, has not been investigated extensively. This trial was designed to specifically evaluate the cardiac safety of cetuximab and panitumumab as single therapy in Chinese chemotherapy-refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients. Patients and methods: Sixty-one patients received cetuximab at an initial dose of 400 mg/m2 intravenously over 120 minutes on day 1 (week 1), followed by a maintenance dose of 250 mg/m2 intravenously over 60 minutes on day 1 of each 7-day cycle...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343803/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-in-a-young-population-with-suspected-inherited-malignant-cardiac-arrhythmias
#11
Anders Krogh Broendberg, Morten Krogh Christiansen, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Lisbeth Noerum Pedersen, Henrik Kjaerulf Jensen
Aborted sudden cardiac death in the young often is due to inherited heart disease. However, the clinical phenotype in these patients is not always evident. The aim of this study was to identify pathogenic molecular genetic variants in a population with suspected inherited cardiac arrhythmias. Eligible patients were admitted to Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark during the period 1999-2013 with arrhythmias assumed caused by a hereditary heart disease, and in whom no genotype had been established. We used the Danish national pacemaker and ICD registry to identify this cohort...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343659/cardiac-mr-imaging-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-techniques-findings-and-clinical-relevance
#12
Yasuo Amano, Mitsunobu Kitamura, Hitoshi Takano, Fumi Yanagisawa, Masaki Tachi, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Shinichiro Kumita, Morimasa Takayama
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a relatively common myocardial genetic disease having a wide variety of symptoms and prognoses. The most serious complications of HCM are sudden cardiac death induced by ventricular arrhythmia or inappropriate changes in blood pressure, and heart failure. Cardiac MR imaging is a valuable imaging method for detecting HCM because of its accurate measurement of wall thickness and myocardial mass without limited view and the unique ability of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) to identify myocardial fibrosis related to the prognosis of HCM...
January 18, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339700/assessment-of-the-relationship-between-reperfusion-success-and-t-peak-to-t-end-interval-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Metin Çağdaş, Süleyman Karakoyun, İbrahim Rencüzoğulları, Yavuz Karabağ, Mahmut Yesin, Yalçın Velibey, İnanç Artaç, Doğan İliş, Süleyman Çağan Efe, Onur Taşar, Halil İbrahim Tanboğa
OBJECTIVE: T-peak-T-end (TPE) interval, which represents the dispersion of repolarization, is defined as the interval between the peak and end of the T-wave, and is associated with increased malignant ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Although prolonged TPE interval is associated with poor short- and long-term outcomes, even in patients with STEMI treated with successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI), clinical, angiographic, and laboratory parameters that affect TPE remain to be elucidated...
January 2018: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339628/downregulation-of-long-non-coding-rna-kcnq1ot1-an-important-mechanism-of-arsenic-trioxide-induced-long-qt-syndrome
#14
Yanan Jiang, Weijie Du, Qun Chu, Ying Qin, Gulnara Tuguzbaeva, Hui Wang, Anqi Li, Guiyang Li, Yanyao Li, Lu Chai, Er Yue, Xi Sun, Zhiguo Wang, Valentin Pavlov, Baofeng Yang, Yunlong Bai
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Arsenic trioxide (ATO) is a known anti-acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) reagent, whose clinical applications are limited by its serious cardiac toxicity and fatal adverse effects, such as sudden cardiac death resulting from long QT syndrome (LQTS). The mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmia due to ATO exposure still need to be elucidated. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as major regulators of various pathophysiological processes. This study aimed to explore the involvement of lncRNAs in ATO-induced LQTS in vivo and in vitro...
January 15, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338549/sedation-in-cardiac-arrhythmias-management
#15
Federico Guerra, Giulia Stronati, Alessandro Capucci
Procedural sedation is of paramount importance for a plethora of electrophysiological procedures. From electrical cardioversion to electrophysiology studies, device implantations, and catheter ablations, intraprocedural sedation and anesthesia have a pivotal role in allowing procedural success while ensuring patient safety and avoiding discomfort. Areas covered: The present review will discuss the current state-of-the-art in sedation and anesthesia during electrical cardioversion, cardiac implantable electronic device implantation, catheter ablation and electrophysiology studies...
January 17, 2018: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338148/novel-applications-of-bedside-monitoring-to-plumb-patient-hemodynamic-state-and-response-to-therapy
#16
Fabio Guarracino, Pietro Bertini, Michael R Pinsky
Hemodynamic monitoring is essential during the treatment of the critically ill in order to address the hemodynamic alterations and assess the response to treatment. Traditionally classified causes of shock and underlying pathophysiological mechanisms are often neglected by resuscitative strategies included in the guidelines. Most of hemodynamic management focuses on the ability to early recognise patients susceptible to increase cardiac output (CO) and mean arterial pressure (MAP) after a defined fluid challenge by eliciting Starling's law of the heart, and less is known of the ones presenting in shock and not volume responsive...
January 16, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338006/a-model-for-cooperative-gating-of-l-type-ca2-channels-and-its-effects-on-cardiac-alternans-dynamics
#17
Daisuke Sato, Rose E Dixon, Luis F Santana, Manuel F Navedo
In ventricular myocytes, membrane depolarization during the action potential (AP) causes synchronous activation of multiple L-type CaV1.2 channels (LTCCs), which trigger the release of calcium (Ca2+) from the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR). This results in an increase in intracellular Ca2+ (Cai) that initiates contraction. During pulsus alternans, cardiac contraction is unstable, going from weak to strong in successive beats despite a constant heart rate. These cardiac alternans can be caused by the instability of membrane potential (Vm) due to steep AP duration (APD) restitution (Vm-driven alternans), instability of Cai cycling (Ca2+-driven alternans), or both, and may be modulated by functional coupling between clustered CaV1...
January 16, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337261/heart-rate-variability-alters-cardiac-repolarization-and-electromechanical-dynamics
#18
Vrishti M Phadumdeo, Seth H Weinberg
Heart rate continuously varies due to autonomic regulation, stochasticity in pacemaking, and circadian rhythm, collectively termed heart rate variability (HRV), during normal physiological conditions. Low HRV is clinically associated with an elevated risk of cardiac arrhythmias. Alternans, a beat-to-beat alternation in action potential duration (APD) and/or intracellular calcium (Ca) transient, is a well-known risk factor associated with cardiac arrhythmias that is typically studied under conditions of a constant pacing rate, i...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336302/-cyclizine-is-sold-in-denmark-as-an-over-the-counter-drug-and-has-serious-side-effects-when-overdosed
#19
Kasper Petersen, Peter Hjorth
Cyclizine is sold in Denmark as an over-the-counter drug and affects not only histaminergic but also muscarinergic, serotonergic and α-adrenergic receptors, with side effects such as respiratory depression and cardiac arrhythmias, leading to fatalities. Due to the numerous side effects, it raises questions concerning the status of cyclizine as an over-the-counter drug. Data of healthcare contacts because of cyclizine intoxication in the 2014-2016 period should be analyzed to further illuminate the health risk of cyclizine poisoning...
January 15, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335317/reduced-n-type-ca2-channels-in-atrioventricular-ganglion-neurons-are-involved-in-ventricular-arrhythmogenesis
#20
Dongze Zhang, Huiyin Tu, Liang Cao, Hong Zheng, Robert L Muelleman, Michael C Wadman, Yu-Long Li
BACKGROUND: Attenuated cardiac vagal activity is associated with ventricular arrhythmogenesis and related mortality in patients with chronic heart failure. Our recent study has shown that expression of N-type Ca2+ channel α-subunits (Cav2.2-α) and N-type Ca2+ currents are reduced in intracardiac ganglion neurons from rats with chronic heart failure. Rat intracardiac ganglia are divided into the atrioventricular ganglion (AVG) and sinoatrial ganglion. Ventricular myocardium receives projection of neuronal terminals only from the AVG...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
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