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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527890/mechano-electric-coupling-heterogeneity-in-repolarization-and-the-electrocardiographic-t-wave
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V M F Meijborg, C N W Belterman Va, J M T de Bakker, R Coronel, C E Conrath
Stretch influences repolarization by mechano-electric coupling (MEC) and contributes to arrhythmogenesis. Although there is an abundance of research on electrophysiological effects of MEC, it is still unclear how MEC translates to the ECG. We aim to provide an overview of the MEC research focused on the ECG and the underlying changes in electrophysiology. In addition, we present new data on the effect of left ventricular pressure on the electrocardiographic T-wave. We show that an increase in left ventricular pressure leads to prolonged QT-intervals with increased amplitudes of the STT-segment...
May 17, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522232/efficacy-of-new-measures-saving-time-in-acute-stroke-management-a-quantified-analysis
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Ana María Iglesias Mohedano, Andrés García Pastor, Fernando Díaz Otero, Pilar Vázquez Alen, Marta Vales Montero, Elisa Luque Buzo, Nuria Redondo Ráfales, Beatriz Chavarria Cano, Yolanda Fernández Bullido, Jose Antonio Villanueva Osorio, Antonio Gil Núñez
BACKGROUND: Time to treatment remains the most important factor in acute ischemic stroke prognosis. We quantified the effect of new interventions reducing in-hospital delays in acute stroke management and assessed its repercussion on door-to-imaging (DTI), imaging-to-needle (ITN), and door-to-needle (DTN) times. METHODS: Prospective registry of consecutive stroke patients who were candidates for reperfusion therapy attended in a tertiary care hospital from February 1 to December 31, 2014...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515106/direct-comparison-of-2-rule-out-strategies-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-2-h-accelerated-diagnostic-protocol-vs-2-h-algorithm
#3
Karin Wildi, Louise Cullen, Raphael Twerenbold, Jaimi H Greenslade, William Parsonage, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Thomas Nestelberger, Zaid Sabti, Maria Rubini-Giménez, Christian Puelacher, Janosch Cupa, Lukas Schumacher, Patrick Badertscher, Karin Grimm, Nikola Kozhuharov, Claudia Stelzig, Michael Freese, Katharina Rentsch, Jens Lohrmann, Wanda Kloos, Andreas Buser, Tobias Reichlin, John Pickering, Martin Than, Christian Mueller
BACKGROUND: We compared 2 high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn)-based 2-h strategies in patients presenting with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) to the emergency department (ED): the 2-h accelerated diagnostic protocol (2h-ADP) combining hs-cTn, electrocardiogram, and a risk score, and the 2-h algorithm exclusively based on hs-cTn concentrations and their absolute changes. METHODS: Analyses were performed in 2 independent diagnostic cohorts [European Advantageous Predictors of Acute Coronary Syndrome Evaluation (APACE) study, Australian-New Zealand 2-h Accelerated Diagnostic Protocol to Assess patients with chest Pain symptoms using contemporary Troponins as the only biomarker (ADAPT) study] employing hs-cTnT (Elecsys) and hs-cTnI (Architect)...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515003/reverse-atrial-electrical-remodeling-induced-by-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Bryce Alexander, Fariha Sadiq, Kousha Azimi, Benedict Glover, Pavel Antiperovitch, Wilma M Hopman, Zardasht Jaff, Adrian Baranchuk
PURPOSE: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has been shown to improve left atrial function; however the effect on reverse electrical remodeling has been poorly evaluated. We hypothesized that CRT might induce reverse atrial electrical remodeling manifesting in the surface ECG as a shortening in P-wave duration. METHODS: Patients with CRT and more than 92% biventricular pacing at minimum follow-up of 1 year were included in the analysis. Those with prior history of atrial fibrillation (AF) were excluded...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512184/effect-of-intensive-blood-pressure-lowering-on-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-patients-with-hypertension-the-systolic-blood-pressure-intervention-sprint-trial
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Elsayed Z Soliman, Walter T Ambrosius, William C Cushman, Zhu-Ming Zhang, Jeffrey T Bates, Javier A Neyra, Thaddeus Y Carson, Leonardo Tamariz, Lama Ghazi, Monique E Cho, Brian P Shapiro, Jiang He, Lawrence J Fine, Cora E Lewis
Background -It is currently unknown whether intensive blood pressure (BP) lowering beyond that recommended would lead to more lowering of the risk of Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in patients with hypertension, and whether reducing the risk of LVH explains the reported cardiovascular disease (CVD) benefits of intensive BP lowering in this population. Methods -This analysis included 8,164 participants (mean age 67.9 years, 35.3% women, 31.2% blacks) with hypertension but no diabetes from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention (SPRINT) Trial; 4,086 randomly assigned to intensive BP lowering (target systolic BP<120mmHg) and 4,078 assigned to standard BP lowering (target systolic BP <140mmHg)...
May 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511781/correlation-of-right-atrial-enlargement-on-ecg-to-right-atrial-volume-by-echocardiography-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
#6
John D Allison, Francisco Yuri Macedo, Ihab Rafic Hamzeh, Yochai Birnbaum
Previous attempts to validate ECG criteria for right atrial (RA) enlargement (RAE) have been limited by sample sizes and lack of accepted standards for measuring RA size. New guidelines have recommended that RA volume (RAV) be used to determine RA size. Since these guidelines were released, no studies have been published that correlate RAE by ECG to RAV using the new standards. We aimed to validate previously proposed ECG criteria for RAE, commonly called P pulmonale, and to establish whether a correlation exists between P wave amplitudes and RAV as determined by echocardiogram in patients from the pulmonary hypertension (PHT) clinic...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510296/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-single-dose-inhaled-loxapine-in-children-and-adolescents
#7
Sally Selim, Robert Riesenberg, James Cassella, Jeevan Kunta, Edward Hellriegel, Mark A Smith, Alexander A Vinks, Laura Rabinovich-Guilatt
This multisite open-label study sought to characterize the pharmacokinetics and safety of a single dose of inhaled loxapine in children and adolescents. Loxapine powder for oral inhalation was administered via a single-use handheld drug device to children and adolescents (aged 10-17 years) with any condition warranting chronic antipsychotic use. Patients were dosed according to body weight and cohort (<50 kg [n = 15], 2.5 or 5 mg; ≥50 kg [n = 15], 5 or 10 mg); the first 6 patients (cohort 1) enrolled in each weight group received the lower dose...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509783/the-evaluation-of-adolescent-chest-pain-a-screening-ecg-or-psc-17
#8
Patricia E Acra, María T Pérez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review offers an update on entities presenting as chest pain in the adolescent population. It discusses recently proposed tools and shared mental models used in primary and urgent care settings to evaluate chest pain, and their focus on identifying life-threatening processes. We consider whether the current practice may be improved by accounting for the increasingly recognized non-life-threatening causes of adolescent chest pain. RECENT FINDINGS: The present experiences and behaviors of adolescents have added new causes of chest pain to the work-up of this disquieting chief complaint...
May 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507570/scai-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-gene-polymorphisms-and-their-possible-association-with-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-a-preliminary-report
#9
Janusz Siebert, Łukasz Lewicki, Jolanta Myśliwska, Monika Młotkowska, Jan Rogowski
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a frequently encountered complication after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), but its underlying mechanisms are still unclear. The natriuretic peptides have been reported as markers for predicting the occurrence of postoperative AF. This study evaluates whether the ScaI ANP gene polymorphisms predict the occurrence of postoperative AF. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective study of 203 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease undergoing elective CABG was undertaken for atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) ScaI gene polymorphism...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507237/multiscale-ordinal-network-analysis-of-human-cardiac-dynamics
#10
M McCullough, M Small, H H C Iu, T Stemler
In this study, we propose a new information theoretic measure to quantify the complexity of biological systems based on time-series data. We demonstrate the potential of our method using two distinct applications to human cardiac dynamics. Firstly, we show that the method clearly discriminates between segments of electrocardiogram records characterized by normal sinus rhythm, ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. Secondly, we investigate the multiscale complexity of cardiac dynamics with respect to age in healthy individuals using interbeat interval time series and compare our findings with a previous study which established a link between age and fractal-like long-range correlations...
June 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506439/clinical-review-loperamide-toxicity
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REVIEW
Peter E Wu, David N Juurlink
Loperamide is a nonprescription opioid widely used for the treatment of diarrhea. Although it is relatively safe at therapeutic doses, increasing reports describe its misuse and abuse at very high doses either for euphoric effects or to attenuate symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Life-threatening loperamide toxicity can result from the relatively new clinical syndrome of loperamide-induced cardiac toxicity. These patients are often young and may present in cardiac arrest or with unheralded, recurrent syncope in conjunction with ECG abnormalities, including marked QT-interval prolongation, QRS-interval widening, and ventricular dysrhythmias...
May 13, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502112/sglt2-inhibitor-luseogliflozin-added-to-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonist-liraglutide-improves-glycemic-control-with-bodyweight-and-fat-mass-reductions-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-52-week-open-label-single-arm-study
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Yutaka Seino, Daisuke Yabe, Takashi Sasaki, Atsushi Fukatsu, Hisae Imazeki, Hidekazu Ochiai, Soichi Sakai
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of luseogliflozin added to liraglutide monotherapy in Japanese individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This 52-week, multicenter, open-label, single-arm clinical study enrolled Japanese patients who had inadequate glycemic control with diet/exercise and liraglutide monotherapy. Major efficacy endpoints included the changes from baseline in HbA1c, fasting plasma glucose (FPG), and bodyweight...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501559/fast-accurate-and-easy-to-teach-qt-interval-assessment-the-triplicate-concatenation-method
#13
Valentin Saqué, Martino Vaglio, Christian Funck-Brentano, Maya Kilani, Olivier Bourron, Agnès Hartemann, Fabio Badilini, Joe-Elie Salem
BACKGROUND: The gold standard method for assessing the QTcF (QT corrected for heart rate by Fridericia's cube root formula) interval is the "QTcF semiautomated triplicate averaging method" (TAM), which consists of measuring three QTcF values semiautomatically, for each 10-second sequence of a triplicate electrocardiogram set, and averaging them to get a global and unique QTcF value. Thus, TAM is time consuming. We have developed a new method, namely the "QTcF semiautomated triplicate concatenation method" (TCM), which consists of concatenating the three 10-second sequences of the triplicate electrocardiogram set as if they were a single 30-second electrocardiogram, and measuring QTcF only once for the triplicate electrocardiogram set...
May 11, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497858/beat-to-beat-ecg-restitution-a-review-and-proposal-for-a-new-biomarker-to-assess-cardiac-stress-and-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-vulnerability
#14
REVIEW
Anthony A Fossa
BACKGROUND: Cardiac restitution is the ability of the heart to recover from one beat to the next. Ventricular arrhythmia vulnerability can occur when the heart does not properly adjust to sudden changes in rate or in hemodynamics leading to excessive temporal and/or spatial heterogeneity in conduction or repolarization. Restitution has historically been used to study, by invasive means, the dynamics of the relationship between action potential duration (APD) and diastolic interval (DI) in sedated subjects using various pacing protocols...
May 12, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475486/a-new-method-for-qrs-detection-in-ecg-signals-using-qrs-preserving-filtering-techniques
#15
Tanushree Sharma, Kamalesh K Sharma
Detection of QRS complexes in ECG signals is required for various purposes such as determination of heart rate, feature extraction and classification. The problem of automatic QRS detection in ECG signals is complicated by the presence of noise spectrally overlapping with the QRS frequency range. As a solution to this problem, we propose the use of least-squares-optimisation-based smoothing techniques that suppress the noise peaks in the ECG while preserving the QRS complexes. We also propose a novel nonlinear transformation technique that is applied after the smoothing operations, which equalises the QRS amplitudes without boosting the supressed noise peaks...
May 5, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467407/beatbox-hpc-simulation-environment-for-biophysically-and-anatomically-realistic-cardiac-electrophysiology
#16
Mario Antonioletti, Vadim N Biktashev, Adrian Jackson, Sanjay R Kharche, Tomas Stary, Irina V Biktasheva
The BeatBox simulation environment combines flexible script language user interface with the robust computational tools, in order to setup cardiac electrophysiology in-silico experiments without re-coding at low-level, so that cell excitation, tissue/anatomy models, stimulation protocols may be included into a BeatBox script, and simulation run either sequentially or in parallel (MPI) without re-compilation. BeatBox is a free software written in C language to be run on a Unix-based platform. It provides the whole spectrum of multi scale tissue modelling from 0-dimensional individual cell simulation, 1-dimensional fibre, 2-dimensional sheet and 3-dimensional slab of tissue, up to anatomically realistic whole heart simulations, with run time measurements including cardiac re-entry tip/filament tracing, ECG, local/global samples of any variables, etc...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460689/a-new-4-variable-formula-to-differentiate-normal-variant-st-segment-elevation-in-v2-v4-early-repolarization-from-subtle-left-anterior-descending-coronary-occlusion-adding-qrs-amplitude-of-v2-improves-the-model
#17
Brian E Driver, Ayesha Khalil, Timothy Henry, Faraz Kazmi, Amina Adil, Stephen W Smith
INTRODUCTION: Precordial normal variant ST elevation (NV-STE), previously often called "early repolarization," may be difficult to differentiate from subtle ischemic STE due to left anterior descending (LAD) occlusion. We previously derived and validated a logistic regression formula that was far superior to STE alone for differentiating the two entities on the ECG. The tool uses R-wave amplitude in lead V4 (RAV4), ST elevation at 60 ms after the J-point in lead V3 (STE60V3) and the computerized Bazett-corrected QT interval (QTc-B)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458434/noninvasive-recording-of-electrocardiogram-in-conscious-rat-a-new-device
#18
Pradeep Kumar, Pooja Srivastava, Ankit Gupta, Manish Bajpai
AIM: Electrocardiogram (ECG) is an important tool for the study of cardiac electrophysiology both in human beings and experimental animals. Existing methods of ECG recording in small animals like rat have several limitations and ECG recordings of the anesthetized rat lack validity for heart rate (HR) variability analysis. The aim of the present study was to validate the ECG data from new device with ECG of anesthetized rat. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The ECG was recorded on student's physiograph (BioDevice, Ambala) and suitable coupler and electrodes in six animals first by the newly developed device in conscious state and second in anesthetized state (stabilized technique)...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451594/novel-biomarker-for-evaluating-ischemic-stress-using-an-electrogram-derived-phase-space
#19
Wilson W Good, Burak Erem, Jaume Coll-Font, Dana H Brooks, Rob S MacLeod
The underlying pathophysiology of ischemia is poorly understood, resulting in unreliable clinical diagnosis of this disease. This limited knowledge of underlying mechanisms suggested a data driven approach, which seeks to identify patterns in the ECG data that can be linked statistically to underlying behavior and conditions of ischemic tissue. Previous studies have suggested that an approach known as Laplacian eigenmaps (LE) can identify trajectories, or manifolds, that are sensitive to different spatiotemporal consequences of ischemic stress, and thus serve as potential clinically relevant biomarkers...
September 2016: Computing in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451014/role-of-h-fabp-values-in-determining-the-etiologic-factors-of-the-cardiac-injuries
#20
Guleser Akpinar, Ali Duman, Bedia Gulen, Mucahit Kapci, Ertugrul Altinbilek, Ibrahim Ikizceli
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac injury resulting from blunt thoracic trauma is a frequent clinical occurrence which is difficult to diagnose. Our purpose in this study was to research whether H-FABP, which is a new marker for the diagnosis of cardiac injury, can be used in this patient group. METHODS: 50 patients with blunt thoracic injury who were admitted to our emergency service within a period of 8 months and 50 cases as controls were included in our study. RESULTS: Of the 50 patients with blunt thoracic injury in our study, 88% were male while 12% were female...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
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