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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782862/evaluation-of-cardiac-arrhythmic-risks-using-a-rabbit-model-of-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
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Bianca Hemmeryckx, Yuanbo Feng, Liesbeth Frederix, Marleen Lox, Sander Trenson, Rob Vreeken, Hua Rong Lu, David Gallacher, Yicheng Ni, H Roger Lijnen
Patients with heart disease have a higher risk to develop cardiac arrhythmias, either spontaneously or drug-induced. In this study, we have used a rabbit model of myocardial infarction (MI) with severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) to study potential drug-induced cardiac risks with N-(piperidin-2-ylmethyl)-2,5-bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)benzamide (flecainide). Upon ligation of the left circumflex arteries, male New Zealand White rabbits developed a large MI and moderate or severe LVSD 7 weeks after surgery, in comparison to SHAM-operated animals...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779201/clinical-acceptability-of-trimetazidine-modified-release-80-mg-once-daily-versus-trimetazidine-modified-release-35-mg-twice-daily-in-stable-angina-pectoris
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Yuri M Pozdnyakov
INTRODUCTION: Trimetazidine (TMZ) is an anti-ischemic metabolic agent that has been shown to be efficacious in angina treatment, both in monotherapy and in combination. A new formulation of TMZ modified-release (MR) 80 mg was developed, which is to be taken once daily (od), instead of twice daily (bid) for the currently available TMZ MR 35 mg, with the aim of simplifying the medication regimen. METHODS: The present study was an international, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group phase III study with a 12-week treatment period...
May 19, 2018: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761985/-design-and-implementation-of-hand-held-electrocardiogram-monitor
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Xiaowen Xu, Tianhan Li
A hand-held electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor with capacitive coupling is designed in this study that can rapidly detect ECG signals through clothing. This new device improves many deficiencies of the traditional ECG monitor, such as infection due to direct skin contacting, inconvenience, and time-consuming. In specificity, the hand-held ECG monitor consists of two parts, a sensor and an embedded terminal. ECG signals are initially detected by a sensing electrode placed on the chest through clothing, then treated by single ended differential amplification, filtering and master amplification, and later processed through A/D conversion and ECG signal transmission by CC2540 module...
December 1, 2017: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760727/expanded-cd133-cells-from-human-umbilical-cord-blood-improved-heart-function-in-rats-after-severe-myocardial-infarction
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Alejandro Correa, Gabriel Salles Ottoboni, Alexandra Cristina Senegaglia, Luiz Guilherme Achcar Capriglione, Nelson Itiro Miyague, Lidiane Maria Boldrini Leite, Valderez Ravaglio Jamur, Carmen Lúcia Kuniyoshi Rebelatto, Márcia Olandoski, Paulo Roberto Slud Brofman
Pharmacological approaches are partially effective in limiting infarct size. Cell therapies using a cell population enriched with endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) CD133+ have opened new perspectives for the treatment of ischemic areas after infarction. This preclinical study evaluated the effect of intramyocardial transplantation of purified or expanded human umbilical cord blood-derived CD133+ cells on the recovery of rats following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Histology studies, electrocardiogram, and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) were used to evaluate heart recovery...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759901/new-data-on-resynchronization-ablation-anticoagulation-an-assist-device-and-athletes-electrocardiograms-a-mosaic-of-updates
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Jean-Yves Le Heuzey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2018: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759777/the-impact-of-the-pr-interval-in-patients-receiving-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-results-from-the-reverse-study
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Jeffrey Senfield, Claude Daubert, William T Abraham, Stefano Ghio, Martin St John Sutton, Jeffrey Cerkvenik, Cecilia Linde, Michael R Gold
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the impact of baseline PR interval on cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) outcomes in the REVERSE (Resynchronization Reverses Remodeling in Systolic Left Ventricular Dysfunction) study. BACKGROUND: The baseline electrocardiogram has important prognostic value to determine response to CRT. Specifically, QRS duration and morphology are strong predictors of response and outcomes; however, the prognostic importance of the PR interval is less clear...
August 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759542/a-new-qt-interval-correction-formulae-to-adjust-for-increases-in-heart-rate
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Simon W Rabkin, Elena Szefer, Darby J S Thompson
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to develop a formula from a large population-based study that best fit the QT-heart rate (HR) relationship independent of the standard mathematical relationships. BACKGROUND: Attempts to adjust or correct for the impact of HR on the QT interval (QTc) have applied various mathematical equations to electrocardiographic (ECG) data rather than allowing the data to determine the form of the relationship. METHODS: A spline correction function was developed using the ECG data from NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys) II and III...
July 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750877/respiratory-induced-hemodynamic-changes-measured-by-whole-body-multichannel-impedance-plethysmography
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P Langer, P Jurák, V Vondra, J Halámek, M Mešťaník, I Tonhajzerová, I Viščor, L Soukup, M Matejkova, E Závodná, P Leinveber
The cardiovascular system is described by parameters including blood flow, blood distribution, blood pressure, heart rate and pulse wave velocity. Dynamic changes and mutual interactions of these parameters are important for understanding the physiological mechanisms in the cardiovascular system. The main objective of this study is to introduce a new technique based on parallel continuous bioimpedance measurements on different parts of the body along with continuous blood pressure, ECG and heart sound measurement during deep and spontaneous breathing to describe interactions of cardiovascular parameters...
May 10, 2018: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749935/improvement-of-reverse-remodeling-using-electrocardiogram-fusion-optimized-intervals-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-a-randomized-study
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Emilce Trucco, José María Tolosana, Elena Arbelo, Ada Doltra, María Ángeles Castel, Eva Benito, Roger Borràs, Eduard Guasch, Silvia Vidorreta, Barbara Vidal, Silvia Montserrat, Marta Sitges, Antonio Berruezo, Josep Brugada, Lluís Mont
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare patient response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) using fusion-optimized atrioventricular (AV) and interventricular (VV) intervals versus nominal settings. BACKGROUND: The additional benefit obtained by AV- and VV-interval optimization in patients undergoing CRT remains controversial. Previous studies show short-term benefit in hemodynamic parameters; however, midterm randomized comparison between electrocardiogram optimization and nominal parameters is lacking...
February 2018: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749592/-a-systematic-review-of-the-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-subjects-who-suffer-an-embolic-stroke-of-undetermined-source
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J Molina-Seguin, A B Vena, L Colas-Campas, I Benalbdelhak, F Purroy
INTRODUCTION: The concept of embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS) has recently appeared to better characterise patients with cryptogenic stroke. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A systematic review of studies published since 2014 was performed to evaluate the epidemiology, clinical features and prognosis of patients with ESUS and their proportion among patients with cryptogenic stroke. RESULTS: Ten studies were identified with a total of 14,810 patients...
May 16, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748527/extreme-right-axis-deviation-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-hazardous-signal-of-poor-prognosis
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Qingyu Wang, Shuo Pan, Fuqiang Liu, Dan Yang, Jun-Kui Wang
BACKGROUND New-onset extreme right axis deviation and right bundle branch block (RBBB) are rare during acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and has only been reported in several cases reflecting the severity of AMI. It could predict severe clinical complications and higher risks in coronary artery disease. Although there is little electrophysiological explanation, the complications are severe. They should be emphasized in newly diagnosed extreme right axis deviation and RBBB in AMI. CASE REPORT A 72-year-old male was admitted to our department with a chief complaint of intermittent retrosternal chest pain and was diagnosed with extensive anterior myocardial infarction with RBBB, by elevated myocardial enzymes and ECG...
May 11, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746871/discrete-typing-units-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-detected-by-real-time-pcr-in-chilean-patients-with-chronic-chagas-cardiomyopathy
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Catalina Muñoz-San Martín, Inés Zulantay, Miguel Saavedra, Cristián Fuentealba, Gabriela Muñoz, Werner Apt
Chagas disease is a major public health problem in Latin America and has spread to other countries due to immigration of infected persons. 10-30% of patients with chronic Chagas disease will develop cardiomyopathy. Chagas cardiomyopathy is the worst form of the disease, due to its high morbidity and mortality. Because of its prognostic value and adequate medical monitoring, it is very important to identify infected people who could develop Chagas cardiomyopathy. The aim of this study was to determine if discrete typing units (DTUs) of Trypanosoma cruzi are related to the presence of heart disease in patients with chronic Chagas disease...
May 7, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745496/-pulse-transit-time-detection-based-on-waveform-time-domain-feature-and-dynamic-difference-threshold
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Zengding Liu, Ji Chen, Minfang Tang
Aiming at the defects that the traditional pulse transit time (PTT) detection methods are sensitive to changes in photoplethysmography (PPG) signal and require heavy computation, we proposed a new algorithm to detect PTT based on waveform time domain feature and dynamic difference threshold. We calculated the PTT by using dynamic difference threshold method to detect the R-waves of electrocardiogram (ECG), shortening the main peak detection range in PPG signal according to the characteristics of the waveform time domain, and using R wave to detect the main peak of PPG signal...
June 1, 2017: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743419/metabolic-syndrome-and-the-risk-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-middle-aged-east-asian-men
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Yong-Giun Kim, Kee-Joon Choi, Seungbong Han, Ki Won Hwang, Chang Hee Kwon, Gyung-Min Park, Ki-Bum Won, Soe Hee Ann, Jun Kim, Shin-Jae Kim, Sang-Gon Lee, Gi-Byoung Nam, You-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Although the prevalence of both atrial fibrillation (AF) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been increasing in East Asia, the association between them is uncertain.Methods and Results:A total of 24,741 middle-aged Korean men without baseline AF were enrolled in a health screening program from January 2003 to December 2008. Among them, 21,981 subjects were evaluated to determine the risk of AF based on baseline MetS status through December 2016. At every visit, the subjects were evaluated for AF using ECG...
May 10, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742737/inadvertent-defibrillator-lead-placement-into-the-left-ventricle-after-mitraclip-implantation-a-case-report
#15
Giuseppe Santarpia, Francesco Passafaro, Eugenia Pasceri, Annalisa Mongiardo, Antonio Curcio, Ciro Indolfi
RATIONALE: Inadvertent pacemaker/defibrillator lead placement into the left ventricle is an unusual cardiac device-related complication and its diagnosis is not always easy and often misunderstood. Thromboembolic events are frequently associated with this procedural complication. Percutaneous lead extraction should be performed when diagnosis is made early after device implantation while long-life oral anticoagulation is a wise option when the diagnosis is delayed and the lead is not removed...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741930/highly-sensitive-index-of-cardiac-autonomic-control-based-on-time-varying-respiration-derived-from-ecg
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Pierre Gilfriche, Laurent M Arsac, Yannick Daviaux, Jaime Diaz-Pineda, Brice Miard, Olivier Morellec, Jean-Marc André
Frequency-domain indices of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) have been used as a marker of sympathovagal balance. However, they have been shown to be degraded by inter-individual or task-dependent variability, and especially breathing frequency. The study introduces a new method for analyzing respiratory (vagally) mediated Heart Rate Variability, to better assess subtle variations in sympathovagal balance, using ECG information. We evaluated the sensitivity of our new method comparatively to classic HRV analyses with cognitive workload...
May 9, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739328/a-novel-ultrafast-low-dose-computed-tomography-protocol-allows-concomitant-coronary-artery-evaluation-and-lung-cancer-screening
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Carlo Gaudio, Gennaro Petriello, Francesco Pelliccia, Alessandra Tanzilli, Alberto Bandiera, Gaetano Tanzilli, Francesco Barillà, Vincenzo Paravati, Massimo Pellegrini, Enrico Mangieri, Paolo Barillari
BACKGROUND: Cardiac computed tomography (CT) is often performed in patients who are at high risk for lung cancer in whom screening is currently recommended. We tested diagnostic ability and radiation exposure of a novel ultra-low-dose CT protocol that allows concomitant coronary artery evaluation and lung screening. METHODS: We studied 30 current or former heavy smoker subjects with suspected or known coronary artery disease who underwent CT assessment of both coronary arteries and thoracic area (Revolution CT, General Electric)...
May 8, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735255/computed-tomography-predictors-of-mortality-stroke-and-conduction-disturbances-in-women-undergoing-tavr-a-sub-analysis-of-the-win-tavi-registry
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Marco Spaziano, Alaide Chieffo, Yusuke Watanabe, Jaya Chandrasekhar, Samantha Sartori, Thierry Lefèvre, Anna Sonia Petronio, Patrizia Presbitero, Didier Tchetche, Alessandro Iadanza, Nicholas M Van Mieghem, Julinda Mehilli, Roxana Mehran, Marie-Claude Morice
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve calcification patterns were associated with short- and long-term outcomes in previous small observational datasets of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The specific impact of multi detector-row computed tomography (MDCT) findings on outcomes in women has not been reported. We sought to describe the associations between MDCT characteristics and clinical outcomes in a registry of 547 women undergoing TAVI. METHODS: WIN-TAVI is the first all-female registry to study the safety and effectiveness of TAVI in women (n = 1019)...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731285/prehospital-acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-identification-in-san-diego-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-effect-of-a-new-software-algorithm
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Christanne Coffey, John Serra, Mat Goebel, Sarah Espinoza, Edward Castillo, James Dunford
BACKGROUND: A significant increase in false positive ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) electrocardiogram interpretations was noted after replacement of all of the City of San Diego's 110 monitor-defibrillator units with a new brand. These concerns were brought to the manufacturer and a revised interpretive algorithm was implemented. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the effects of a revised interpretation algorithm to identify STEMI when used by San Diego paramedics...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728250/minimal-ensemble-based-on-subset-selection-using-ecg-to-diagnose-categories-of-can
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Jemal Abawajy, Andrei Kelarev, Xun Yi, Herbert F Jelinek
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Early diagnosis of cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is critical for reversing or decreasing its progression and prevent complications. Diagnostic accuracy or precision is one of the core requirements of CAN detection. As the standard Ewing battery tests suffer from a number of shortcomings, research in automating and improving the early detection of CAN has recently received serious attention in identifying additional clinical variables and designing advanced ensembles of classifiers to improve the accuracy or precision of CAN diagnostics...
July 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
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