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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431133/prediction-of-sudden-and-non-sudden-cardiac-death-in-post-infarction-patients-with-reduced-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-by-periodic-repolarization-dynamics-madit-ii-substudy
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Konstantinos D Rizas, Scott McNitt, Wolfgang Hamm, Steffen Massberg, Stefan Kääb, Wojciech Zareba, Jean-Philippe Couderc, Axel Bauer
Aims: To test the value of Periodic Repolarization Dynamics (PRD), a recently validated electrocardiographic marker of sympathetic activity, as a novel approach to predict sudden cardiac death (SCD) and non-sudden cardiac death (N-SCD) and to improve identification of patients that profit from ICD-implantation. Methods and results: We included 856 post-infarction patients with left-ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤30% of the MADIT-II trial in sinus rhythm...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431055/electrocardiographic-differentiation-of-idiopathic-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-ectopy-from-early-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
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Jan Novak, Alessandro Zorzi, Silvia Castelletti, Antonis Pantasis, Ilaria Rigato, Domenico Corrado, William Mckenna, Pier D Lambiase
Aims: The differentiation between idiopathic right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) arrhythmias and early arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) can be challenging. We aimed to assess whether QRS morphological features and coupling interval of ventricular ectopic beats (VEBs) can improve differentiation between the two conditions. Methods and Results: Twenty desmosomal-gene mutation carriers (13 females, mean age 43 years) with no or mild ARVC phenotypic expression and 33 age- and sex-matched subjects with idiopathic RVOT arrhythmias were studied...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431054/the-variability-of-automated-qrs-duration-measurement
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Vlastimil Vancura, Dan Wichterle, Ivan Ulc, Jirí Šmíd, Marek Brabec, Marta Zárybnická, Richard Rokyta
Aims: Previous studies have demonstrated substantial variability in manual assessment of QRS complex duration (QRSd). Disagreements in QRSd measurements were also found in several automated algorithms tested on digitized electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings. The aim of our study was to investigate the variability of automated QRSd measurements performed by two commercially available electrocardiographs. Methods and Results: Two GE MAC 5000 (GE-1 and GE-2) electrocardiographs and two Mortara ELI 350 (Mortara-1 and Mortara-2) electrocardiographs were used in the study...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431053/occurrence-of-simultaneous-cathodal-anodal-capture-with-left-ventricular-quadripolar-leads-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-an-electrocardiogram-evaluation
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Eraldo Occhetta, Gabriele Dell'Era, Ailia Giubertoni, Andrea Magnani, Francesco Rametta, Alessandro Blandino, Vincenzo Magnano, Maurizio Malacrida, Paolo Marino
Aims: The occurrence of left ventricular (LV) anodal activation during pacing with modern multipolar cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) systems has never been reported. The aim of our study was to demonstrate, by means of electrocardiogram (ECG) analysis, the occurrence of simultaneous cathodal-anodal LV capture with quadripolar LV leads. Methods and Results: We studied 10 first-time recipients of a CRT device equipped with a quadripolar LV lead. During follow-up, standard supine 12-lead ECGs were obtained in available cathode-to-anode LV pacing configurations with a pulse amplitude equal to twice the pacing threshold...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430947/electrocardiographic-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-predicts-cardiovascular-morbidity-and-mortality-in-hypertensive-patients-the-allhat-study
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Casper N Bang, Elsayed Z Soliman, Lara M Simpson, Barry R Davis, Richard B Devereux, Peter M Okin
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiographic (ECG) left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a strong predictor of cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. However, the predictive value of ECG LVH in treated hypertensive patients remains unclear. METHODS: A total of 33,357 patients (aged ≥ 55 years) with hypertension and at least 1 other coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factor were randomized to chlorthalidone, amlodipine, or lisinopril. The outcome of the present study was all-cause mortality; and secondary endpoints were CHD, nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, angina, heart failure (HF), and peripheral arterial disease...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430309/variation-in-use-of-technology-among-vascular-access-specialists-an-analysis-of-the-picc1-survey
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Vineet Chopra, Latoya Kuhn, David Ratz, Suzanne Winter, Peter J Carr, David Paje, Sarah L Krein
BACKGROUND: While the use of technologies such as ultrasound and electrocardiographic (ECG) guidance systems to place peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) has grown, little is known about the clinicians who use these tools or their work settings. METHODS: Using data from a national survey of vascular access specialists, we identified technology users as PICC inserters that: (a) use ultrasound to find a suitable vein for catheter placement; (b) measure catheter-to-vein ratio; and (c) use ECG for PICC placement...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429500/electrocardiographic-appearance-of-aortic-stenosis-before-and-after-aortic-valve-replacement
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Ivana I Vranic
BACKGROUND: So far, the specific appearance of QRS complex, ST-segment, and T wave was observed in aortic stenosis (AS). S-wave dynamic change in leads V1 -V3 was not reported in AS. METHODS: In a single-center, prospective study, we included a total number of 1.175 patients who underwent surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR). We conducted 3-year gathering of patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic severe AS, and separated them by hemodynamic stability into groups A and B, through EFLV (of more or less than 50%), AVA (of more or less than 0...
April 21, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427736/interactions-between-reciprocal-st-segment-downsloping-during-st-elevated-myocardial-infarction-and-global-cardiac-perfusion-and-functional-abnormalities
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Riccardo Liga, Enrico Orsini, Paolo Caravelli, Marco De Carlo, Anna Sonia Petronio, Mario Marzilli
Reciprocal ST-segment downsloping on electrocardiogram is a frequent finding during ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI), but its etiology is still disputed. We sought to evaluate the relation between reciprocal ST-segment downsloping during STEMI and major cardiac perfusion and functional parameters. One hundred eighty-five patients with STEMI underwent emergency coronary angiography. The presence of reciprocal ST-segment downsloping was assessed. At coronary angiography, the corrected TIMI frame count (cTFC) was computed both on culprit and remote vessels and the occurrence of "no/slow reflow" phenomenon after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) identified...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423127/evaluation-of-anomalous-coronary-arteries-from-the-pulmonary-artery
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Alper Guzeltas, Erkut Ozturk, Ibrahim Cansaran Tanidir, Taner Kasar, Sertac Haydin
Objective: This study evaluated clinical and diagnostic findings, treatment methods, and follow-up of cases of anomalous coronary arteries from the pulmonary artery. Methods: The study included all cases diagnosed with anomalous coronary arteries from the pulmonary artery between January 2012 and January 2016. Data from patients' demographic characteristics, electrocardiography, echocardiography, angiographic findings, operation, intensive care unit stay, and follow-up were evaluated...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420811/the-t-allele-of-rs8075977-in-the-5-flanking-region-of-the-pedf-gene-is-associated-with-reduced-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-elderly-chinese-men
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Shou-Yuan Ma, Yuan-Yuan Guo, Shu-Xia Wang, Jin-Xin Shi, Jie Liu, Jian-Feng Liu, Ping Zhu
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a multifactorial disease with a genetic component. Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) exerts anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-thrombotic, and anti-angiogenic effects and thus has received increasing attention as a sensitive biomarker of atherosclerosis and CAD. To explore the potential association between PEDF single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and CAD, we performed this case-control study of consecutive elderly Chinese Han male patients (n = 416) and age-matched male controls (n = 528) without a history of CAD or electrocardiographic signs of CAD...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416200/comparison-of-qrs-duration-and-associated-cardiovascular-events-in-american-indian-men-versus-women-the-strong-heart-study
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Jason F Deen, Dorothy A Rhoades, Carolyn Noonan, Lyle G Best, Peter M Okin, Richard B Devereux, Jason G Umans
Electrocardiographic QRS duration at rest is associated with sudden cardiac death and death from coronary heart disease in the general population. However, its relation to cardiovascular events in American Indians, a population with persistently high cardiovascular disease mortality, is unknown. The relation of QRS duration to incident cardiovascular disease during 17.2 years of follow-up was assessed in 1,851 male and female Strong Heart Study participants aged 45 to 74 years without known cardiovascular disease at baseline...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412852/transitional-hemodynamics-in-infants-of-diabetic-mothers-by-targeted-neonatal-echocardiography-electrocardiography-and-peripheral-flow-study
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Ingrid Anne Mandy Schierz, Giuseppa Pinello, Ettore Piro, Mario Giuffrè, Simona La Placa, Giovanni Corsello
OBJECTIVE: Metabolic alterations of intrauterine environment in diabetes mellitus (DM) lead to fetal cardiac dysfunctions that can persist after birth. The aim of the study was to assess the cardiovascular adaptation in infants born to diabetic mothers (IDM) with different degrees of glycometabolic control, in relation to revised guidelines for diagnosis of DM and quality improvements in neonatal care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational case-control study was conducted on IDM with gestational, type 1, and type 2 DM...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412843/continuous-ecg-monitoring-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-or-heart-failure-easi-versus-gold-standard
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Loreto Lancia, Andrea Toccaceli, Cristina Petrucci, Silvio Romano, Maria Penco
The purpose of the study was to compare the EASI system with the standard 12-lead surface electrocardiogram (ECG) for the accuracy in detecting the main electrocardiographic parameters (J point, PR, QT, and QRS) commonly monitored in patients with acute coronary syndromes or heart failure. In this observational comparative study, 253 patients who were consecutively admitted to the coronary care unit with acute coronary syndrome or heart failure were evaluated. In all patients, two complete 12-lead ECGs were acquired simultaneously...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412760/left-ventricular-aneurysm-may-not-manifest-as-persistent-st-elevation-on-electrocardiogram
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Olatunde Ola, Carissa Dumancas, Tuoyo Omasan Mene-Afejuku, Adedoyin Akinlonu, Mohammed Al-Juboori, Ferdinand Visco, Savi Mushiyev, Gerald Pekler
BACKGROUND Electrocardiographic presentations of left ventricle aneurysms are diverse; however, a persistent ST segment elevation post myocardial infarction is most commonly reported. CASE REPORT The authors present a case of a 67-year-old man who presented to the emergency department after three days of chest pain and was found to have an acute myocardial infarction with an incidental finding of a left ventricular aneurysm. His surface electrocardiogram, however, demonstrated only inverted T waves in the precordial leads...
April 16, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400936/clinical-profile-and-management-of-poisoning-with-suicide-tree-an-observational-study
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M Suraj Menon, Prasantha Kumar, C I Jayachandran
INTRODUCTION: The clinical features, management, and the associations of dosage in poisoning with the cardiotoxic plant Cerbera odollam (suicide tree), responsible for more than half of plant poisoning deaths in the South Indian State of Kerala alone, have not been evaluated. There are only few studies on its clinical features and none on the usage of cardiac pacing in its management, given its rarity in the Western world. We depend on data for similar toxins to form our management protocols...
October 2016: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400921/validity-of-electrocardiographic-criteria-for-increased-left-ventricular-mass-in-young-patients-in-the-general-population
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Eduard Sklyar, Paul Ginelli, Aaron Barton, Richard Peralta, Jonathan N Bella
AIM: To investigate validity of electrocardiographic (ECG) criteria for left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in young adults. METHODS: Retrospectively, echocardiograms showing LVH and concomitant electrocardiograms were collected in patients 18 to 39 years old. A control group of patients without LVH was collected. Using echocardiogram as the gold standard, electrocardiograms were analyzed using common voltage criteria. RESULTS: Study included 100 subjects (52% male, mean age = 28 ± 6...
March 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400028/predicting-clinical-and-echocardiographic-response-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-with-a-score-combining-clinical-electrocardiographic-and-echocardiographic-parameters
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Anne Bernard, Aymeric Menet, Sylvestre Marechaux, Maxime Fournet, Frederic Schnell, Yves Guyomar, Christophe Leclercq, Philippe Mabo, Laurent Fauchier, Erwan Donal
The L2ANDS2 score was previously found to be able to assess the probability of left ventricular (LV) remodeling. We sought to evaluate this score in terms of clinical outcomes: 275 patients with heart failure, from 2 centers, implanted with a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device were followed at least 2 years after implantation. Baseline clinical, electrocardiographic, and echocardiographic characteristics including left bundle branch block, age >70 years, nonischemic etiology, LV end-diastolic diameter <40 mm/m(2), and septal flash by echocardiography were integrated in 4 scoring systems...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396229/troponin-testing-in-patients-without-chest-pain-or-electrocardiographic-ischemic-changes
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Zvi Shimoni, Rossina Arbuzov, Paul Froom
BACKGROUND: Although often recommended by experts, it is unclear if elevated troponin measurements have clinical utility in patients without chest pain or ischemic electrocardiographic changes. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine clinical utility, and downstream testing in patients with elevated troponin values but without chest pain or electrocardiographic changes. METHODS: We selected all patients aged 30-100 years hospitalized in cardiology and internal medicine departments from July 1, 2013 until July 31, 2016...
April 7, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395892/associations-of-sex-hormones-with-surface-electrocardiogram-j-point-amplitude-in-healthy-volunteers
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David A McNamara, Jason Ng, Leonard Ilkhanoff, Andi Schaechter, Jeffrey J Goldberger, Alan H Kadish
Gender differences in J point height exist. Previous studies suggest male sex hormones mediate effects on cardiovascular disease through myocardial repolarization. Our objective was to assess whether male and female sex hormones are associated with J point amplitude in healthy subjects. We conducted a cross-sectional study of 475 healthy, mixed racial population of men, and premenopausal women (age 33 ± 9 years, 56% male). Baseline J point amplitude (JPA) was obtained from continuous surface electrocardiograms...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388657/clinical-decision-tool-for-crt-p-vs-crt-d-implantation-findings-from-prose-icd
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Victor Nauffal, Yiyi Zhang, Tanyanan Tanawuttiwat, Elena Blasco-Colmenares, John Rickard, Joseph E Marine, Barbara Butcher, Sanaz Norgard, Timm-Michael Dickfeld, Kenneth A Ellenbogen, Eliseo Guallar, Gordon F Tomaselli, Alan Cheng
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices reduce mortality through pacing-induced cardiac resynchronization and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy for ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). Whether certain factors can predict if patients will benefit more from implantation of CRT pacemakers (CRT-P) or CRT defibrillators (CRT-D) remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: We followed 305 primary prevention CRT-D recipients for the two primary outcomes of HF hospitalization and ICD therapy for VAs...
2017: PloS One
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