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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805198/severe-reversible-hypocalcemic-cardiomyopathy-diagnosed-36-years-after-subtotal-thyroidectomy-a-case-report
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Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Patrycja Lachowska-Kotowska
Chronic hypocalcemia, irrespectively of its etiology, can lead to severe impairment of the left ventricular (LV) contractility manifesting as dilated cardiomyopathy, usually defined as hypocalcemic cardiomyopathy (hypocaCM). This rarely diagnosed type of heart failure (HF), can be completely reversible, when treated properly with calcium and vitamin D supplementation or, in some subjects, with human recombinant parathormone. A CASE REPORT: The authors present a case of a 60-year-old male admitted with advanced pulmonary congestion, recurrent pulmonary edema and pleural effusion...
July 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801137/the-challenges-of-treating-recurrent-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-due-to-coronary-vasospasm-lessons-from-an-interesting-case
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Naveen Trehan, Mobeen Ur Rehman, Anupama Kottam
Coronary artery vasospasm can cause recurrent anginal episodes with ST-segment elevation. Vasospasm induced myocardial ischemia can lead to arrhythmias including life threatening ventricular tachycardia (VT). Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), although not routinely recommended for treating vasospastic angina, can be considered for discrete coronary spasm that is not amenable to vasodilator therapy. We present a challenging case of a 41-year-old lady with recurrent episodes of vasospastic angina and VT refractory to medical therapy, which was successfully treated with PCI and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800177/exercise-stress-test-reveals-ineligibility-for-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
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Motomi Tachibana, Nobuhiro Nishii, Hiroshi Morita, Koji Nakagawa, Atsuyuki Watanabe, Kazufumi Nakamura, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: The eligibility of patients with Brugada syndrome (BrS) for implantation of a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) is not well known. This study aimed to clarify the eligibility of BrS patients for S-ICD using electrocardiography (ECG) at rest and during exercise testing. We also analyzed factors associated with ineligibility for S-ICD from standard 12-lead ECG at rest. METHODS: We enrolled 110 consecutive BrS patients who visited Okayama university hospital from December 2015 to December 2016...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800036/improved-outcomes-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-rats-treated-with-vagus-nerve-stimulation-and-its-potential-mechanism
#4
Peng Sun, Jiangang Wang, Shen Zhao, Zhengfei Yang, Ziren Tang, Navami Ravindra, Jennifer Bradley, Joseph P Ornato, Mary Ann Peberdy, Wanchun Tang
Studies have demonstrated that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) reduces ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of VNS in a rat model of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We further investigated whether the beneficial effects of VNS were dependent on the alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR). Forty animals were randomized into 4 groups and all underwent CPR (n = 10 each): (1) CPR alone (control); (2) VNS during CPR; (3) α7nAChR antagonist methyllycaconitine citrate (MLA) with VNS; (4) α7nAChR agonist 3-(2, 4-dimethoxybenzylidene) anabaseine (GTS-21) without VNS...
August 9, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799814/electromagnetic-interference-of-dental-equipment-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators
#5
Manoela Teixeira de Sant'Anna Dadalti, Antônio José Ledo Alves da Cunha, Marcos César Pimenta de Araújo, Luis Gustavo Belo de Moraes, Patrícia de Andrade Risso
OBJECTIVE: Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are subject to electromagnetic interference (EMI). The aim of this study was to assess both the EMI of dental equipments with ICDs and related factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: High- and low-speed handpieces, an electric toothbrush, an implant motor and two types of ultrasonic devices were tested next to an ICD with different sensitivity settings. The ICD was immersed in a saline solution with electrical resistance of 400-800 ohms to simulate the resistance of the human body...
August 11, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798015/morbidity-and-mortality-conference-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Jacob A Doll, Robert Overton, Manesh R Patel, Sunil V Rao, Michael H Sketch, J Kevin Harrison, James E Tcheng
BACKGROUND: Morbidity and mortality conference is a common educational and quality improvement activity performed in cardiac catheterization laboratories, but best practices for case selection and for maximizing the effectiveness of peer review have not been determined. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed the 10-year percutaneous coronary intervention morbidity and mortality conference experience of an academic medical center. Cases were triggered for review by the occurrence of prespecified procedural events...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797352/subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-finding-a-place%C3%A2-in-sudden-cardiac-death-prevention-emerging-or-emerged
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Jeanne E Poole, Jordan M Prutkin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797351/implant-and-midterm-outcomes-of-the-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-registry-the-effortless-study
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Lucas Boersma, Craig Barr, Reinoud Knops, Dominic Theuns, Lars Eckardt, Petr Neuzil, Marcoen Scholten, Margaret Hood, Juergen Kuschyk, Paul Jones, Elizabeth Duffy, Michael Husby, Kenneth Stein, Pier D Lambiase
BACKGROUND: The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) was developed to defibrillate ventricular arrhythmias, avoiding drawbacks of transvenous leads. The global EFFORTLESS S-ICD (Evaluation oF FactORs ImpacTing CLinical Outcome and Cost EffectiveneSS of the S-ICD) registry is collecting outcomes in 985 patients during a 5-year follow-up. OBJECTIVES: The primary goal of the EFFORTLESS registry is to determine the safety of the S-ICD by evaluating complications and inappropriate shock rate...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794139/denervated-myocardium-is-preferentially-associated-with-sudden-cardiac-arrest-in-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-a-pilot-competing-risks-analysis-of-cause-specific-mortality
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James A Fallavollita, Jonathan D Dare, Randolph L Carter, Sunil Baldwa, John M Canty
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have identified multiple risk factors that are associated with total cardiac mortality. Nevertheless, identifying specific factors that distinguish patients at risk of arrhythmic death versus heart failure could better target patients likely to benefit from implantable cardiac defibrillators, which have no impact on nonsudden cardiac death. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a pilot competing risks analysis of the National Institutes of Health-sponsored PAREPET trial (Prediction of Arrhythmic Events with Positron Emission Tomography)...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789916/flecainide-reduces-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-patients-with-genotype-ryr2-positive-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia
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Fernando Wangüemert Pérez, Julio Salvador Hernández Afonso, María Del Val Groba Marco, Eduardo Caballero Dorta, Luis Álvarez Acosta, Oscar Campuzano Larrea, Guillermo Pérez, Josep Brugada Terradellas, Ramón Brugada Terradellas
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is an inherited disease characterized by polymorphic or bidirectional ventricular arrhythmias (VA) triggered by physical or emotional stress in young people with a structurally normal heart. Beta-blockers are the cornerstone of treatment, while flecainide has recently been incorporated into the therapeutic arsenal. The aim of this study was to report our experience with this drug. METHODS: The cohort included 174 genotype-positive CPVT-patients from 7 families...
August 5, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789753/psychometric-testing-of-the-emotional-responses-post-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-scale
#11
Jaclyn Conelius
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The implantable cardioverter (ICD) is the mainstay of treatment for patients at risk for and those who have had life threatening arrhythmias. The negative emotional responses are important for clinicians to identify. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of The Emotional Responses Post Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Scale among patients with ICD. METHODS: This study was completed in phases; content validity, construct validity, internal consistency, reliability of the instrument and test-retest reliability...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781823/inappropriate-shock-in-a-subcutaneous-cardiac-defibrillator-due-to-residual-air
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Shawn Lee, Nektarios Souvaliotis, Davendra Mehta, Ranjit Suri
Inappropriate shock due to residual air in subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillators is not a well-known complication. Obtaining overpenetrated X-rays, recognizing electrocardiogram findings, limiting blunt finger dissection, and switching to sense at another vector are techniques which might lead to avoidance of unnecessary wound exploration or device removal.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780582/implantable-cardiac-defibrillator-and-mortality-in-non-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Ana C Alba, Farid Foroutan, Juan Duero Posada, Luciano Battioni, Toni Schofield, Mosaad Alhussein, Thomas Agoritsas, Frederick A Spencer, Gordon Guyatt
OBJECTIVES: The benefit of implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) in symptomatic patients with systolic dysfunction and non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy remains controversial. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effect of ICD in patients with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy on (1) all-cause mortality, (2) cardiovascular mortality and (3) sudden cardiac death. METHODS: We searched citations in meta-analyses published until 2012, and in MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed and Cochrane databases from 2012 to October 2016...
August 5, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780194/scar-characterization-to-predict-life-threatening-arrhythmic-events-and%C3%A2-sudden-cardiac-death-in-patients-with-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-the-gaudi-crt-study
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Juan Acosta, Juan Fernández-Armenta, Roger Borràs, Ignasi Anguera, Felipe Bisbal, Julio Martí-Almor, Jose M Tolosana, Diego Penela, David Andreu, David Soto-Iglesias, Reinder Evertz, María Matiello, Concepción Alonso, Roger Villuendas, Teresa M de Caralt, Rosario J Perea, Jose T Ortiz, Xavier Bosch, Luis Serra, Xavier Planes, Andreas Greiser, Okan Ekinci, Luis Lasalvia, Lluis Mont, Antonio Berruezo
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze whether scar characterization could improve the risk stratification for life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death (SCD). BACKGROUND: Among patients with a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) indication, appropriate defibrillator (CRT-D) therapy rates are low. METHODS: Primary prevention patients with a class I indication for CRT were prospectively enrolled and assigned to CRT-D or CRT pacemaker according to physician's criteria...
July 28, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774567/minnesota-heart-safe-communities-are-community-based-initiatives-increasing-pre-ambulance-cpr-and-aed-use
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Lori L Boland, Michelle B Formanek, Kim K Harkins, Carol L Frazee, Jonathan W Kamrud, Andrew C Stevens, Charles J Lick, Demetris Yannopoulos
AIM: Implementation research that describes how successfully resuscitation guidelines are translated into practice are lacking. We examined whether recent community-based initiatives being conducted as part of the Minnesota Heart Safe (HS) Communities program increase the delivery of CPR and use of automated external defibrillators (AED) by bystanders and first responders prior to ambulance arrival. METHODS: Non-EMS witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) with presumed cardiac etiology treated by a single ambulance service in 2013-2015 were studied...
July 31, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768700/randomised-clinical-simulation-designed-to-evaluate-the-effect-of-telemedicine-using-google-glass-on-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr
#16
Nuria Pérez Alonso, Manuel Pardo Rios, Laura Juguera Rodriguez, Tomas Vera Catalan, Francisca Segura Melgarejo, Belen Lopez Ayuso, Carolina Martínez Riquelme, Joaquin Lasheras Velasco
AIM: Through a clinical simulation, this study aims to assess the effect of telematics support through Google Glass (GG) from an expert physician on performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed by a group of nurses, as compared with a control group of nurses receiving no assistance. METHODS: This was a randomised study carried out at the Catholic University of Murcia (November 2014-February 2015). Nursing professionals from the Emergency Medical Services in Murcia (Spain) were asked to perform in a clinical simulation of cardiac arrest...
August 2, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767532/cardiac-arrest-secondary-to-lightning-strike-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Elena L Rotariu, Mioara D Manole
Lightning strike injuries, although less common than electrical injuries, have a higher morbidity rate because of critical alterations of the circulatory system, respiratory system, and central nervous system. Most lightning-related deaths occur immediately after injury because of arrhythmia or respiratory failure. We describe the case of a pediatric patient who experienced cardiorespiratory arrest secondary to a lightning strike, where the Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support chain of survival was well executed, leading to return of spontaneous circulation and intact neurological survival...
August 1, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766423/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators
#18
Helen Ballantyne
What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice? The article discussed the factors associated with health-related quality of life in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). In my practice, I discuss ICDs regularly with patients who have these devices and with those who may require them imminently. The article provided information that will enable me to ensure these discussions are person-centred.
August 2, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766047/prognostic-value-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-life-threatening-arrhythmia-detected-by-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-japanese-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Yasuki Hen, Mayuko Tsugu-Yagawa, Nobuo Iguchi, Yuko Utanohara, Kaori Takada, Haruhiko Machida, Ayako Takara, Kunihiko Teraoka, Kanki Inoue, Itaru Takamisawa, Morimasa Takayama, Tsutomu Yoshikawa
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is effective to prevent sudden death in HCM patients. We reviewed ICD records to analyze the relation between life-threatening arrhythmia and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in Japanese hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients. In 102 consecutive patients (median age 63 years, 63 males) implanted with an ICD after CMR with gadolinium enhancement (median follow-up 2.8 years), the outcome of life-threatening arrhythmic events (appropriate ICD interventions for ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation) was examined...
August 1, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765769/initial-experience-with-the-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-a-single-japanese-center
#20
Nobuhiro Nishii, Motomi Tachibana, Yoshimasa Morimoto, Satoshi Kawada, Akihito Miyoshi, Hiroyasu Sugiyama, Koji Nakagawa, Atsuyuki Watanabe, Kazufumi Nakamura, Hiroshi Morita, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) is recognized as a viable alternative to the transvenous ICD. The safety and efficacy of this device has been demonstrated in Western countries, but studies with S-ICD implantation in Japanese patients have not been reported. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twelve patients received an S-ICD implant in our institute between February and September 2016. All S-ICDs were successfully implanted without complications...
August 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
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