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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744977/supraventricular-premature-beats-and-risk-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-coronary-artery-disease
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Santeri Nortamo, Tuomas V Kenttä, Olavi Ukkola, Heikki V Huikuri, Juha S Perkiömäki
INTRODUCTION: The significance of premature atrial contraction (PAC) count and supraventricular runs (SVR) for the risk of development of new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) is not well established. METHODS: The Innovation to Reduce Cardiovascular Complications of Diabetes at the Intersection (ARTEMIS) study cohort consisted of 1946 patients with CAD who underwent clinical and echocardiographic examinations, 24-hour ambulatory ECG monitoring and laboratory tests...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742643/sensitive-troponin-i-and-stress-testing-in-the-emergency-department-for-the-early-management-of-chest-pain-using-2-hour-protocol
#2
Shahriar Dadkhah, Zakaria Almuwaqqat, Samian Sulaiman, Husein Husein, Quang Nguyen, Saad Ali, Tuncay Taskesen
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in identifying high-risk patients with non-ST segment ACS (acute coronary syndrome), low risk patients presenting with atypical chest pain and non-diagnostic Electrocardiogram (ECG) continued to undergo unnecessary admissions and testing. Since 1992, our chest pain protocol included using 4-hour serial biomarkers from ED admission in combination with stress testing to evaluate these patients. Our study aimed at determining whether a new accelerated diagnostic protocol using sensitive cardiac troponin I (cTnI) 2 hours after admission to the ED followed by stress testing is safe and effective in emergency settings, allowing for appropriate triage, earlier discharge and reducing costs...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738786/atrial-time-and-voltage-dispersion-are-both-needed-to-predict-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Daniel Cortez, Maria Baturova, Arne Lindgren, Jonas Carlson, Yuri V Shubik, Bertil Olsson, Pyotr G Platonov
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a known risk factor for ischemic stroke. Electrocardiographic predictors of AF in population studies such as the Framingham Heart Study, as well as in hypertensive patients have demonstrated a predictive value of the P-wave duration for development of AF. QRS vector magnitude has had a predictive value in ventricular arrhythmia development. We aimed to assess the value of the three-dimensional P-wave vector magnitude and its relationship to P-wave duration for prediction of new-onset AF after ischemic stroke...
July 24, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733932/a-new-algorithm-for-ecg-interference-removal-from-single-channel-emg-recording
#4
Shayan Yazdani, Mahmood Reza Azghani, Mohammad Hossein Sedaaghi
This paper presents a new method to remove electrocardiogram (ECG) interference from electromyogram (EMG). This interference occurs during the EMG acquisition from trunk muscles. The proposed algorithm employs progressive image denoising (PID) algorithm and ensembles empirical mode decomposition (EEMD) to remove this type of interference. PID is a very recent method that is being used for denoising digital images mixed with white Gaussian noise. It detects white Gaussian noise by deterministic annealing. To the best of our knowledge, PID has never been used before, in the case of EMG and ECG separation or in other 1D signal denoising applications...
July 21, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732031/breast-tissue-ablation-with-irreversible-electroporation-in-rabbits-a-safety-and-feasibility-study
#5
Wenlong Zhang, Wanning Wang, Wei Chai, Xiaomei Luo, Jiannan Li, Jian Shi, Liqi Bi, Lizhi Niu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Irreversible electroporation (IRE) was confirmed to control several solid tumors effectively in vivo. Our preclinical study aimed to assess the feasibility and safety of IRE in the breast of rabbit. METHODS: Thirty New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into 3 groups of 10 rabbits (control group, IRE group A, and B). Two mono-electrode needles were inserted into the breast tissue by percutaneous puncture. Electrocardiogram and vital signs were monitored before, during, and after ablation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730712/slow-conduction-through-an-arc-of-block-a-basis-for-arrhythmia-formation-post-myocardial-infarction
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Eugene Patterson, Benjamin J Scherlag, Edward J Berbari, Ralph Lazzara
INTRODUCTION: The electrophysiologic basis for characteristic rate-dependent, constant-late-coupled (390+54 msec) premature ventricular beats (PVBs) present 4-5 days following coronary artery occlusion were examined in 108 anesthetized dogs. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fractionated/double potentials were observed in injured zone bipolar and composite electrograms at prolonged sinus cycle lengths (1296 ± 396 msec). At shorter cycle lengths, conduction of the delayed potential decremented, separating from the initial electrogram by a progressively prolonged isoelectric interval...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725938/declining-radiation-dose-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-german-cardiac-ct-registry-experience-2009-2014
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Axel Schmermund, Mohamed Marwan, Jörg Hausleiter, Sebastian Barth, Oliver Bruder, Sebastian Kerber, Grigorius Korosoglou, Alexander Leber, Werner Moshage, Stephen Schröder, Steffen Schneider, Jochen Senges, Stephan Achenbach
BACKGROUND: Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) is increasingly used as a test to rule out coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with a low to intermediate pre-test probability of the disease. We used the database of the German CT registry, collected between 2009 and 2014 in a broad patient population, to analyze contemporary radiation dose associated with coronary CTA in clinical practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The prospective observational registry included a total of 7061 patients ≥18 years, referred to 12 participating centers for a clinically indicated cardiac CT examination...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725029/prominent-differences-in-left-ventricular-performance-and-myocardial-properties-between-right-ventricular-and-left-ventricular-based-pacing-modes-in-rats
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Wesam Mulla, Sharon Etzion, Sigal Elyagon, Roni Gillis, Michael Murninkas, Yuval Konstantino, Ingra Mannhardt, Thomas Eschenhagen, Noah Liel-Cohen, Yoram Etzion
Biventricular pacing is an important modality to improve left ventricular (LV) synchronization and long-term function. However, the biological effects of this treatment are far from being elucidated and existing animal models are limited and demanding. Recently, we introduced an implanted device for double-site epicardial pacing in rats and echocardiographically demonstrated favorable effects of LV and biventricular (LV-based) pacing modes typically observed in humans. Here, this new animal model was further characterized...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719614/beat-id-towards-a-computationally-low-cost-single-heartbeat-biometric-identity-check-system-based-on-electrocardiogram-wave-morphology
#9
Joana S Paiva, Duarte Dias, João P S Cunha
In recent years, safer and more reliable biometric methods have been developed. Apart from the need for enhanced security, the media and entertainment sectors have also been applying biometrics in the emerging market of user-adaptable objects/systems to make these systems more user-friendly. However, the complexity of some state-of-the-art biometric systems (e.g., iris recognition) or their high false rejection rate (e.g., fingerprint recognition) is neither compatible with the simple hardware architecture required by reduced-size devices nor the new trend of implementing smart objects within the dynamic market of the Internet of Things (IoT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719430/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-improves-the-diagnosis-of-perioperative-mi
#10
Jamie C Brown, Eslam Samaha, Srikar Rao, Mohammad A Helwani, Andreas Duma, Frank Brown, Brian F Gage, J Philip Miller, Allan S Jaffe, Fred S Apple, Mitchell G Scott, Peter Nagele
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI) after noncardiac surgery has traditionally relied on using relatively insensitive contemporary cardiac troponin (cTn) assays. We hypothesized that using a recently introduced novel high-sensitivity cTnT (hscTnT) assay would increase the detection rate of perioperative MI. METHODS: In this ancillary study of the Vitamins in Nitrous Oxide trial, readjudicated incidence rates of myocardial injury (new isolated cTn elevation) and MI were compared when diagnosed by contemporary cTnI versus hscTnT...
July 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707575/bayes-syndrome-and-imaging-techniques
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Ivan Hernandez Betancor, Maria Manuela Izquierdo-Gomez, Javier Garcia Niebla, Ignacio Laynez-Cerdeña, Martin Jesus Garcia-Gonzalez, Antonio Barragan-Acea, Jose Luis Iribarren-Sarriá, Juan Jose Jimenez-Rivera, Juan Lacalzada-Almeida
Interatrial block (IAB) is due to disruption in the Bachmann region (BR). According to whether interatrial electrical conduction is delayed or completely blocked through the BR, it can be classified as IAB of first, second or third degree. On the surface electrocardiogram, a P wave ≥ 120 ms (partial IAB) is observed or associated to the prolongation of the P wave with a biphasic (positive / negative) morphology in the inferior leads (advanced IAB). Bayes syndrome is defined as an advanced IAB associated with atrial arrhythmia, more specifically atrial fibrillation...
July 13, 2017: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707135/secondary-stroke-prevention-in-cryptogenic-stroke-and-embolic-stroke-of-undetermined-source-esus
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REVIEW
Hans-Christoph Diener, Richard Bernstein, Robert Hart
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: The purpose of the study was to review the literature on cryptogenic stroke and embolic stroke of undetermined stroke (ESUS). Cryptogenic stroke according to TOAST criteria is a stroke which is not due to cardiogenic embolism, small vessel disease with lacunes or large vessel disease of brain supplying arteries. In the context of secondary stroke prevention studies, cryptogenic stroke is not operationally defined. RECENT FINDINGS: The new concept of "embolic stroke of undetermined source" (ESUS) provides an operational definition...
September 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702812/characterisation-of-human-av-nodal-properties-using-a-network-model
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Mikael Wallman, Frida Sandberg
Characterisation of the AV-node is an important step in determining the optimal form of treatment for supraventricular tachycardias. To integrate and analyse patient-specific measurements, mathematical modelling has emerged as a valuable tool. Here we present a model of the human AV-node, consisting of a series of interacting nodes, each with separate dynamics in refractory time and conduction delay. The model is evaluated in several scenarios, including atrial fibrillation (AF) and clinical pacing, using simulated and measured data...
July 13, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699707/-electrocardiographic-interpretation-in-athletes-2017-recommendations-for-non-cardiologists
#14
Philippe Meyer, Vincent Gabus
A resting electrocardiogram (ECG) is recommended for screening of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. However, ECG interpretation in athletes requires an adequate training because normal physiological training adaptations in athletes can sometimes be hardly distinguished from abnormal findings suggestive of underlying pathology. In 2017, a consensus of international experts established new recommendations for a clear and accurate interpretation of ECGs in athletes. This article aims to guide non-cardiologists according to these new data, allowing a better triage of anomalies requiring further investigations...
July 12, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697894/underestimation-of-the-incidence-of-new-onset-post-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-atrial-fibrillation-and-its-impact-on-30-day-mortality
#15
Giovanni Filardo, Benjamin D Pollock, Briget da Graca, Teresa K Phan, Danielle M Sass, Gorav Ailawadi, Vinod Thourani, Ralph Damiano
OBJECTIVE: Inconsistent definitions of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting have caused uncertainty about its incidence and risk. We examined the extent to which limiting the definition to post-coronary artery bypass grafting atrial fibrillation events requiring treatment underestimates its incidence and impact on 30-day mortality. METHODS: We assessed in-hospital atrial fibrillation and 30-day mortality in 9268 consecutive patients without preoperative atrial fibrillation who underwent isolated coronary artery bypass grafting at 5 US hospitals (2004-2010)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695377/ventricular-dyssynchrony-assessment-using-ultra-high-frequency-ecg-technique
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Pavel Jurak, Josef Halamek, Jaroslav Meluzin, Filip Plesinger, Tereza Postranecka, Jolana Lipoldova, Miroslav Novak, Vlastimil Vondra, Ivo Viscor, Ladislav Soukup, Petr Klimes, Petr Vesely, Josef Sumbera, Karel Zeman, Roshini S Asirvatham, Jason Tri, Samuel J Asirvatham, Pavel Leinveber
PURPOSE: The aim of this proof-of-concept study is to introduce new high-dynamic ECG technique with potential to detect temporal-spatial distribution of ventricular electrical depolarization and to assess the level of ventricular dyssynchrony. METHODS: 5-kHz 12-lead ECG data was collected. The amplitude envelopes of the QRS were computed in an ultra-high frequency band of 500-1000 Hz and were averaged (UHFQRS). UHFQRS V lead maps were compiled, and numerical descriptor identifying ventricular dyssynchrony (UHFDYS) was detected...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694394/assessment-of-electrocardiographic-parameters-in-adult-patients-undergoing-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy
#17
Gündüz Durmuş, Muhsin Kalyoncuoğlu, Mehmet Baran Karataş, Yiğit Çanga, Semi Öztürk, Ender Özal, Yasin Çakıllı, Tuncay Kırış, Barış Güngör, Ahmet Taha Alper, Mehmet Mustafa Can, Osman Bolca
OBJECTIVE: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a safe and effective treatment for urinary tract calculi. While serious side effects are rare, transient cardiac arrhythmias may occur. New electrocardiographic (ECG) parameters, such as P wave dispersion (PWD), QT dispersion (QTd), T peak to T end (Tp-e) interval, Tp-e interval/QT ratio, and Tp-e interval/corrected QT ratio have been defined to help predict atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. However, effect of ESWL on these ECG parameters has not been previously investigated...
July 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693345/anesthesia-quality-and-patient-safety-in-china-a-survey
#18
Bin Zhu, Huan Gao, Xiangyong Zhou, Jeffrey Huang
There has been no nationwide investigation into anesthesia quality and patient safety in China. The authors surveyed Chinese anesthesiologists about anesthesia quality by sending a survey to all anesthesiologist members of the New Youth Anesthesia Forum via WeChat. The respondents could choose to use a mobile device or desktop to complete the survey. The overall response rate was 43%. Intraoperative monitoring: 77.9% of respondents reported that electrocardiogram monitoring was routinely applied for all patients; only 55% of the respondents reported that they routinely used end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring for their patients under general anesthesia...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685712/effects-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-shensong-yangxin-capsules-on-heart-rhythm-and-function-in-congestive-heart-failure-patients-with-frequent-ventricular-premature-complexes-a-randomized-double-blind-multicenter-clinical-trial
#19
Xi Wang, Dan Hu, Song Dang, He Huang, Cong-Xin Huang, Ming-Jie Yuan, Yan-Hong Tang, Qing-Shan Zheng, Fang Yin, Shu Zhang, Bo-Li Zhang, Run-Lin Gao
BACKGROUND: Pharmacological therapy for congestive heart failure (CHF) with ventricular arrhythmia is limited. In the study, our aim was to evaluate the effects of Chinese traditional medicine Shensong Yangxin capsules (SSYX) on heart rhythm and function in CHF patients with frequent ventricular premature complexes (VPCs). METHODS: This double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study randomized 465 CHF patients with frequent VPCs to the SSYX (n = 232) and placebo groups (n = 233) for 12 weeks of treatment...
July 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677509/therapy-of-cardiac-arrhythmias-in-children-an-emerging-role-of-electroanatomical-mapping-systems
#20
Casale Matteo, Mezzetti Maurizio, Tulino Viviana, Michele Scarano, Busacca Paolo, Dattilo Giuseppe
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac arrhythmias are challenging diseases in childhood. Most of them in pediatric subjects (90.2%) are atrioventricular reentrant tachycardias and atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardias. The standard 12-lead ECG is a highly accurate diagnostic tool but an invasive electrophysiological study is often required. The main concern about this kind of procedures is their invasive nature and the need of radiations, so antiarrhythmic agents are currently the first line therapy...
July 5, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
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