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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646013/doxorubicin-effect-on-myocardial-metabolism-as-a-pre-requisite-for-subsequent-development-of-cardiac-toxicity-a-translational-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-observation
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Matteo Bauckneht, Giulia Ferrarazzo, Francesco Fiz, Silvia Morbelli, Matteo Sarocchi, Fabio Pastorino, Alberto Ghidella, Elena Pomposelli, Maurizio Miglino, Pietro Ameri, Laura Emionite, Flavia Ticconi, Eleonora Arboscello, Ambra Buschiazzo, Elena Augusta Massimelli, Salvatore Fiordoro, Anna Borra, Vanessa Cossu, Annalisa Bozzano, Adalberto Ibatici, Mirco Ponzoni, Paolo Spallarossa, Andrea Gallamini, Paolo Bruzzi, Gianmario Sambuceti, Cecilia Marini
The present translational study aimed to verify whether serial (18)F-fluoro-deoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (FDG-PET/CT), predicts doxorubicin cardiotoxicity. Methods: Fifteen athymic mice were treated with intravenous administration of saline (n = 5), doxorubicin 5 mg/Kg (n = 5) or doxorubicin 7.5 mg/Kg (n = 5) and submitted to dynamic microPET scan to estimate left ventricular glucose consumption (LV-MRGlu) before and after chemotherapy. Thereafter, we retrospectively identified 69 patients successfully treated with Adriamycin, Bleomycin, Vinblastine, and Dacarbazine (ABVD) regimen for Hodgkin's Disease (HD) and submitted to four consecutive FDG-PET/CT scans...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645806/brugada-syndrome-a-general-cardiologist-s-perspective
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REVIEW
Marija M Polovina, Milica Vukicevic, Bojan Banko, Gregory Y H Lip, Tatjana S Potpara
Brugada syndrome (BrS) is one of the commonest inherited primary arrhythmia syndromes typically presenting with arrhythmic syncope or sudden cardiac death (SCD) due to polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation precipitated by vagotonia or fever in apparently healthy adults, less frequently in children. The prevalence of the syndrome (0.01%-0.3%) varies among regions and ethnicities, being the highest in Southeast Asia. BrS is diagnosed by the "coved type" ST-segment elevation≥2mm followed by a negative T-wave in ≥1 of the right precordial leads V1-V2...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645449/high-incidence-of-st-t-changes-in-women-during-tilt-table-testing
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Prakash Goutham Suryanarayana, Jagdesh Kandala, Frank I Marcus
INTRODUCTION: We have observed electrocardiographic (ECG) changes primarily in women during tilt table testing. METHODS: We reviewed 12 lead ECGs during tilt studies between 2012 and 2016 for changes in ST segments and T waves during tilt table testing. Patients with distinctly abnormal baseline ECGs were excluded. RESULTS: Of the 180 tilt studies, 117 (65%) were in women. There were 32 patients with ECG changes during tilting. Of these, 28 (87...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643129/magnetohydrodynamic-voltage-recorder-for-comparing-peripheral-blood-flow
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Kevin J Wu, T Stan Gregory, Michael C Lastinger, Jonathan R Murrow, Zion Tsz Ho Tse
Blood flow is a clinical metric for monitoring of cardiovascular diseases but current measurements methods are costly or uncomfortable for patients. It was shown that the interaction of the magnetic field (B 0) during MRI and blood flow in the body, through the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) effect, produce voltages (V MHD) observable through intra-MRI electrocardiography (ECG), which are correlated with regional blood flow. This study shows the reproducibility of V MHD outside the MRI and its application in a portable flow monitoring device...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641846/conduction-abnormalities-and-permanent%C3%A2-pacemaker-implantation-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-using-the-repositionable-lotus-device-the-united-kingdom-experience
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Rajiv Rampat, M Zeeshan Khawaja, Roland Hilling-Smith, Jonathan Byrne, Philip MacCarthy, Daniel J Blackman, Arvindra Krishnamurthy, Ashan Gunarathne, Jan Kovac, Adrian Banning, Raj Kharbanda, Sami Firoozi, Stephen Brecker, Simon Redwood, Vinayak Bapat, Michael Mullen, Suneil Aggarwal, Ganesh Manoharan, Mark S Spence, Saib Khogali, Maureen Dooley, James Cockburn, Adam de Belder, Uday Trivedi, David Hildick-Smith
OBJECTIVES: The authors report the incidence of pacemaker implantation up to hospital discharge and the factors influencing pacing rate following implantation of the LOTUS bioprosthesis (Boston Scientific, Natick, Massachusetts) in the United Kingdom. BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is associated with a significant need for permanent pacemaker implantation. Pacing rates vary according to the device used. The REPRISE II (Repositionable Percutaneous Replacement of Stenotic Aortic Valve Through Implantation of Lotus Valve System) trial reported a pacing rate of 29% at 30 days after implantation of the LOTUS device...
June 26, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640933/could-ivabradine-be-a-new-treatment-for-the-short-qt-syndrome
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EDITORIAL
Jules C Hancox
The short QT syndrome (SQTS) is a rare condition involving accelerated ventricular repolarization, abbreviated rate-corrected (QTc ) QT intervals on the electrocardiogram (ECG), poor rate adaptation of the QT interval, and an increased risk of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias and of sudden cardiac death (1-3). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631204/adaptive-step-size-lms-improves-ecg-detection-during-mri-at-1-5-and-3%C3%A2-t
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André Guillou, Jean-Marc Sellal, Sarah Ménétré, Grégory Petitmangin, Jacques Felblinger, Laurent Bonnemains
OBJECTIVE: We describe a new real-time filter to reduce artefacts on electrocardiogram (ECG) due to magnetic field gradients during MRI. The proposed filter is a least mean square (LMS) filter able to continuously adapt its step size according to the gradient signal of the ongoing MRI acquisition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We implemented this filter and compared it, within two databases (at 1.5 and 3 T) with over 6000 QRS complexes, to five real-time filtering strategies (no filter, low pass filter, standard LMS, and two other filters optimized within the databases: optimized LMS, and optimized Kalman filter)...
June 19, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630183/bioavailability-of-lumefantrine-is-significantly-enhanced-with-a-novel-formulation-approach-a-randomized-open-label-pharmacokinetic-study-in-healthy-volunteers
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Jay Prakash Jain, F Joel Leong, Lan Chen, Sampath Kalluri, Vishal Koradia, Daniel S Stein, Marie-Christine Wolf, Gangadhar Sunkara, Jagannath Kota
The artemether-lumefantrine combination requires food intake for optimal absorption of lumefantrine. In an attempt to enhance bioavailability of lumefantrine, new solid dispersion formulations (SDF) were developed, and the pharmacokinetics of two SDF variants were assessed in a randomized, open-label, sequential two-part study in healthy volunteers. In Part 1, relative bioavailability of the two SDF variants was compared with the conventional formulation after administration of a single dose of 480 mg under fasted conditions in three parallel cohorts...
June 19, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625505/bioequivalence-study-of-a-new-fixed-dose-combination-tablet-containing-s-amlodipine-nicotinate-and-olmesartan-medoxomil-in-healthy-korean-male-subjects
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Mi Jin Oh, Hyun Hwan Hwang, Hyun Gyu Kim, Geun Hyeog Lee, Yun-Seok Cho, Sun Young Lee, Soo Yeon Kang, Kyung Hee Cho, Yun Young Lee, Yun Jeong Lee, Choon-Gon Jang, Seok-Yong Lee
PURPOSE: A fixed-dose combination (FDC) pill of amlodipine (relatively old calcium channel blocker as dihydropyridine) and olmesartan (relatively new angiotensin II receptor blocker) is used for hypertension that is not adequately controlled with a single-formulation drug. Because the FDC is a one-pill formulation, and amlodipine and olmesartan have different mechanisms of action, it is expected to improve patients' medication compliance and have an increased blood pressure-lowering efficacy...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622175/predictors-prognosis-and-management-of-new-clinically-important-atrial-fibrillation-after-noncardiac-surgery-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Pablo Alonso-Coello, Deborah Cook, Shou Chun Xu, Alben Sigamani, Otavio Berwanger, Soori Sivakumaran, Homer Yang, Denis Xavier, Luz Ximena Martinez, Pedro Ibarra, Purnima Rao-Melacini, Janice Pogue, Kelly Zarnke, Pilar Paniagua, Jack Ostrander, Salim Yusuf, P J Devereaux
BACKGROUND: Despite the frequency of new clinically important atrial fibrillation (AF) after noncardiac surgery and its increased association with the risk of stroke at 30 days, there are limited data informing their prediction, association with outcomes, and management. METHODS: We used the data from the PeriOperative ISchemic Evaluation trial to determine, in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, the association of new clinically important AF with 30-day outcomes, and to assess management of these patients...
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621884/young-athletes-with-ventricular-premature-beats-continuing-or-not-intense-training-and-competition
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Attilio Parisi, Eliana Tranchita, Carlo Minganti, Fabio Sperandii, Emanuele Guerra, Leonardo Calò, Paolo Borrione, Fabio Pigozzi
INTRODUCTION: Isolated ventricular premature beats (VPBs) are commonly found during pre-participation screening in athletes. Currently the debate about the role of detraining in reducing the number of VPBs is still open. This study evaluated the arrhythmic risk in a population of young competitive athletes who showed VPBs during eligibility evaluation and that did not undergo detraining but continued practicing competitive sports. METHODS: 3746 consecutive subjects underwent pre-participation screening...
June 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620573/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-complete-heart-block
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Murtaza Sundhu, Mehmet Yildiz, Mubbasher Syed, Bhavan Shah, Sajjad Gul, Omer Afzal, Lon Castle
INTRODUCTION: Third degree or complete heart block (CHB) is a medical emergency and usually requires permanent pacemaker placement. CHB can be caused by cardiac ischemia or non-ischemic conditions such as infiltrative diseases or fibrosis. The purpose of this study is to identify the baseline clinical characteristics associated with ischemic versus non-ischemic causes of complete heart block and compare their outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional review broad approval was granted by the Cleveland Clinic Health System...
May 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619579/recording-sympathetic-nerve-activity-from-the-skin
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REVIEW
Thomas H Everett, Anisiia Doytchinova, Yong-Mei Cha, Peng-Sheng Chen
Sympathetic tone is important in cardiac arrhythmogenesis; however, methods to estimate sympathetic tone are either invasive or require proper sinus node function that may be abnormal in disease states. Because of the direct and extensive connections among various nerve structures, it is possible for the sympathetic nerves in the various structures to activate simultaneously. Therefore, we hypothesized that nerve activity can be recorded from the skin and it can be used to estimate the cardiac sympathetic tone...
May 10, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610987/-tracking-interlead-heterogeneity-of-r-and-t-wave-morphology-to-disclose-latent-risk-for-sudden-cardiac-death
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Richard L Verrier, Heikki Huikuri
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) due primarily to ventricular fibrillation claims 1.5 million lives worldwide each year. In 45-50% of cases, it is the first manifestation of underlying heart disease. Traditional risk factors including smoking, hypertension, age, sex, as well as depressed left ventricular ejection fraction lack sufficient sensitivity and specificity to forewarn impending life-threatening arrhythmias. There has been a decades-long search for electrocardiographic (ECG) markers of SCD risk. Several interval-based indices such as QT dispersion and Tpeak-Tend interval held initial promise but ultimately yielded mixed results...
June 10, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607616/a-proposal-of-clinical-ecg-index-vagal-score-for-determining-the-mechanism-of-paroxysmal-atrioventricular-block
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Sayaka Komatsu, Masataka Sumiyoshi, Seiji Miura, Yuki Kimura, Tomoyuki Shiozawa, Keiko Hirano, Fuminori Odagiri, Haruna Tabuchi, Hidemori Hayashi, Gaku Sekita, Takashi Tokano, Yuji Nakazato, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Paroxysmal atrioventricular block (P-AVB) is a well-known cause of syncope; however, its underlying mechanism is difficult to determine. This study aimed to evaluate a new ECG index, the "vagal score (VS)," to determine the mechanism of P-AVB. METHODS: We evaluated the VS in 20 patients with P-AVB (13 men, 7 women; aged 25-78 years [mean, 59.3 years]). The VS was developed by assigning 1 point each for the following: (1) no AVB or intraventricular conduction disturbance on the baseline ECG, (2) PR prolongation immediately before P-AVB, (3) sinus slowing immediately before P-AVB, (4) initiation of P-AVB by PP prolongation, (5) sinus slowing during ventricular asystole, and (6) resumption of AV conduction with PP shortening, and by assigning -1 point each for (7) the initiation of P-AVB by a premature beat, and (8) resumption of AV conduction by an escape beat...
June 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600804/noninvasive-pulmonary-transit-time-a-new-parameter-for-general-cardiac-performance
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Anouk G W de Lepper, Ingeborg H F Herold, Salvatore Saporito, R Arthur Bouwman, Massimo Mischi, Hendrikus H M Korsten, Koen D Reesink, Patrick Houthuizen
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary transit time (PTT) assessed with contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a novel tool to evaluate cardiac function. PTT represents the time for a bolus of contrast to pass from the right to the left ventricle, measured according to the indicator dilution principles using CEUS. We investigated the hypothesis that PTT is a measure of general cardiac performance in patient populations eligible for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS: The study population consisted of heart failure patients referred for CRT with NYHA class II-IV, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)≤35% and QRS≥120 ms...
June 9, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598574/socioeconomic-status-and-the-development-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-hispanics-african-americans-and-non-hispanic-whites
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Eric Shulman, Faraj Kargoli, Philip Aagaard, Ethan Hoch, Luigi Di Biase, John Fisher, Jay Gross, Soo Kim, Kevin J Ferrick, Andrew Krumerman
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Despite having a higher burden of traditional AF risk factors, African American and Hispanic minorities have a lower incidence of AF when compared to non-Hispanic whites, referred to as the "racial paradox." HYPOTHESIS: Lower SES among Hispanics and African Americans may help to explain the lower incidence rates of AF compared to non-Hispanic whites...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593735/new-insights-into-the-clinical-signs-of-supraventricular-tachycardia-the-sign-of-lace-tying
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Dominique Blommaert, Fabien Dormal, Olivier Deceuninck, Olivier Xhaet, Elisabeth Ballant, Luc De Roy
BACKGROUND: Supraventricular tachycardias (SVT) are a common arrhythmia therefore an accurate diagnosis is of clinical importance. Although an ECG performed during tachycardia greatly aids diagnosis, patient history and predisposing factors also improve diagnostic accuracy. METHODS: This prospective study included 100 consecutive patients undergoing electrophysiological study for SVT with the aim to reassess their clinical characteristics and describe frequent predisposing factors, such as the "sign of lace-tying" that to our knowledge has not previously been reported...
June 8, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591063/a-new-technique-for-lipid-core-plaque-detection-by-optical-coherence-tomography-for-prevention-of-peri-procedural-myocardial-infarction-a-case-report
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Yongcheol Kim, Muthukaruppan Gnanadesigan, Gijs van Soest, Thomas W Johnson
RATIONALE: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) provides effective revascularization of atherosclerotic coronary arteries but the invasive nature of treatment can result in complications. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 53-year old man underwent coronary angiography due to chest pain with minimal ST-segment elevation in the inferior leads of the electrocardiogram. DIAGNOSIS: We proceeded directly to coronary angiography and delineated a moderate stenosis with haziness in the mid right coronary artery (RCA)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588675/fragmented-qrs-complex-is-a-prognostic-marker-of-microvascular-reperfusion-and-changes-in-lv-function-occur-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-who-underwent-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Ruoxi Zhang, Shuyuan Chen, Qi Zhao, Meng Sun, Bo Yu, Jingbo Hou
The present study aimed to investigate the in-hospital and long-term prognostic value of fragmented QRS complex (fQRS) for microvascular reperfusion and changes in left ventricular (LV) function in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). A total of 216 patients with STEMI undergoing primary PCI were included in the current study. Patients were divided into two groups based on the presence (n=126) or absence (n=90) of fQRS following electrocardiograms (ECGs) on admission...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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