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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667218/early-repolarization-is-involved-in-ventricular-fibrillation-in-patients-with-variant-angina
#1
Tetsuji Shinohara, Hidekazu Kondo, Akira Fukui, Hidefumi Akioka, Yasushi Teshima, Kunio Yufu, Mikiko Nakagawa, Naohiko Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Variant angina (VA) is caused by reversible coronary artery spasm, which is characterized by chest pain with ST segment elevations on a standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) at rest. VA attack often causes lethal ventricular arrhythmia. The early repolarization (ER) pattern is associated with ventricular fibrillation (VF). However, whether the ER pattern is involved in VF in patients with VA is not known. We investigated the association between the ER pattern and VF in patients with VA...
April 17, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666358/revisiting-atrioventricular-nodal-ablation-and-cardiac-pacing-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-patient-with-dextrocardia
#2
Munish Sharma, Ritesh Neupane, Koroush Khalighi
BACKGROUND Poorly controlled ventricular rate associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) leads to tachycardia-induced left ventricular dysfunction. Atrioventricular (AV) nodal ablation and cardiac pacing is the standard of care in refractory congestive heart failure (CHF) due to AF with moderate to rapid ventricular response that failed conventional medical therapy. If the patient is not a candidate for AF ablation with pulmonary vein isolation and elimination of AF foci, this is an effective approach, but it does have some challenges when done in a patient with dextrocardia and situs inversus...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663283/eeg-artifact-versus-subclinical-status-epilepticus-in-a-patient-following-cardiac-arrest
#3
Jean E Cibula, Daniel S Demos, Brenda G Fahy
BACKGROUND: A challenge in ICU EEG interpretation is identifying subclinical status epilepticus versus patterns on the ictal-interictal continuum versus other repetitive patterns. In the electrically noisy intensive care unit, identifying and eliminating interference and artifact allow accurate diagnoses from the EEG, avoiding unnecessary treatment or sedation. METHODS: We present a case during Impella (Abiomed Inc, Danvers, MA) continuous flow left ventricular assist device use where the EEG artifact was initially misinterpreted as seizure by the resident and treated as status epilepticus because of the "focal" sharply contoured repetitive pattern...
April 16, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661665/combining-early-post-resuscitation-eeg-and-hrv-features-improves-the-prognostic-performance-in-cardiac-arrest-model-of-rats
#4
Chenxi Dai, Zhi Wang, Liang Wei, Gang Chen, Bihua Chen, Feng Zuo, Yongqin Li
OBJECTIVE: Early and reliable prediction of neurological outcome remains a challenge for comatose survivors of cardiac arrest (CA). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the predictive ability of EEG, heart rate variability (HRV) features and the combination of them for outcome prognostication in CA model of rats. METHODS: Forty-eight male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into 6 groups (n=8 each) with different cause and duration of untreated arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was initiated after 5, 6 and 7min of ventricular fibrillation or 4, 6 and 8min of asphyxia...
April 9, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660447/the-usefulness-of-ventricular-pacing-during-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-in-a-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-a-case-report
#5
Sen Matsumoto, Yasuharu Matsunaga-Lee, Nobutaka Masunaga, Yuzuru Takano
A 69-year-old woman with palpitations was referred to our hospital for a second session of atrial fibrillation (AF) catheter ablation. She had a history of AF ablation including pulmonary vein (PV) isolation and persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) isolation. Electrophysiologic studies showed the veno-atrial connections that had recovered. After PV isolation was performed, AF was induced by atrial premature contraction (APC) from the PLSVC, and AF storm occurred. During PLSVC isolation, AF was not induced by APC from the PLSVC...
April 13, 2018: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660142/use-of-digoxin-in-atrial-fibrillation-one-step-further-in-the-mortality-controversy-from-the-affirm-study
#6
Richard Charnigo, Paul Khairy, Jing Guo, Azadeh Shohoudi, Claude S Elayi
BACKGROUND: Whether there is a causal association between digoxin and mortality among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), with or without congestive heart failure (HF), has been controversial; in particular, two prior analyses of data from the Atrial Fibrillation Follow-up Investigation of Rhythm Management (AFFIRM) trial have yielded conflicting results. We sought to investigate how digoxin impacts mortality, in the full AFFIRM cohort and for various subgroups, by applying marginal structural modeling (MSM) to AFFIRM data...
April 16, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658871/new-onset-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction-after-coronary-surgery-incidence-risk-factors-and-prognosis
#7
Nan Cheng, Changqing Gao, Rong Wang, Ming Yang, Lin Zhang
BACKGROUND: The incidence, risk factors, and long-term prognosis of new-onset ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) in patients with impaired left ventricular function have not been thoroughly examined. Methods: This study enrolled 612 consecutive patients with impaired left ventricular function (ejection fraction <50%) undergoing CABG at a single institution between March, 1996, and September, 2015. Outcomes were analyzed and compared, including in-hospital mortality and long-term survival...
March 26, 2018: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657734/treatment-of-a-patient-with-acute-aortic-dissection-using-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-after-an-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-case-report
#8
Takahiro Yukawa, Kazuhiro Sugiyama, Kazuki Miyazaki, Takahiro Tanabe, Susumu Ishikawa, Yuichi Hamabe
Case: Circulatory support using veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for aortic disease is conventionally contraindicated. In this case, a 66-year-old man experienced cardiopulmonary arrest caused by acute aortic dissection. When exercising in the gym, he experienced chest discomfort, so the staff immediately called an ambulance. While in the ambulance, he experienced cardiopulmonary arrest. His initial electrocardiogram showed ventricular fibrillation. At the emergency department, we immediately performed extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
April 2018: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657596/high-defibrillation-threshold-with-a-subcutaneous-implantable-cardiac-defibrillator-due-to-the-lead-having-been-positioned-in-the-fat-layer
#9
Tatsuhiko Hirao, Junichi Nitta, Akira Sato, Yoshihide Takahashi, Masahiko Goya, Kenzo Hirao
A 46-year-old female with a body mass index of 38.9 kg/m2 and no organic heart disease underwent a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation for secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death in the setting of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation. Defibrillation threshold (DFT) testing during implantation detected high shock impedance and high DFT. Fluoroscopy revealed subcoil fat between the lead and the sternum, which we suspected was the reason for the high shock impedance and high DFT...
April 2018: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657587/impact-of-ranolazine-on-ventricular-arrhythmias-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
George Bazoukis, Gary Tse, Konstantinos P Letsas, Costas Thomopoulos, Katerina K Naka, Panagiotis Korantzopoulos, Xenophon Bazoukis, Paschalia Michelongona, Stamatis S Papadatos, Konstantinos Vlachos, Tong Liu, Michael Efremidis, Adrian Baranchuk, Stavros Stavrakis, Costas Tsioufis
Ranolazine is a new medication for the treatment of refractory angina. However, except its anti-anginal properties, it has been found to act as an anti-arrhythmic. The aim of our systematic review is to present the existing data about the impact of ranolazine in ventricular arrhythmias. We searched MEDLINE and Cochrane databases as well clinicaltrials.gov until September 1, 2017 to find all studies (clinical trials, observational studies, case reports/series) reported data about the impact of ranolazine in ventricular arrhythmias...
April 2018: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657252/periprocedural-complications-in-patients-undergoing-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-without-discontinuation-of-a-vitamin-k-antagonist-and-direct-oral-anticoagulants
#11
Toshiya Kojima, Katsuhito Fujiu, Nobuaki Fukuma, Hiroshi Matsunaga, Tsukasa Oshima, Jun Matsuda, Takumi Matsubara, Yu Shimizu, Gaku Oguri, Eriko Hasumi, Hiroyuki Morita, Issei Komuro
BACKGROUND: Periprocedural anticoagulation is important in catheter ablation (CA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) and there is increasing evidence that uninterrupted vitamin K antagonist (VKA) therapy is superior to interrupted anticoagulation strategies. Since the emergence of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), numerous studies have shown promising results for their use in uninterrupted strategies. However, further studies are needed to further define the efficacy and safety of performing AF ablation with uninterrupted factor XA inhibitors or direct thrombin inhibitors...
April 13, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657079/functional-selectivity-of-cardiac-preganglionic-sympathetic-neurones-in-the-rabbit-heart
#12
Reshma A Chauhan, John Coote, Emily Allen, Pott Pongpaopattanakul, Kieran E Brack, G Andre Ng
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown regional and functional selectivity of cardiac postganglionic neurones indicating there might exist a similar heterogeneity in spinal segmental preganglionic neurones, which requires further investigation. METHODS: Right and left sympathetic chains were electrically stimulated from T6 to T1 in the innervated isolated rabbit heart preparation (n = 18). Sinus rate, left ventricular pressure, retrograde ventriculo-atrial conduction, monophasic action potential duration, effective refractory period, ventricular fibrillation threshold and electrical restitution were measured...
March 27, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656326/the-impact-of-the-cartosound%C3%A2-image-directly-acquired-from-the-left-atrium-for-integration-in-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
#13
Kenichi Kaseno, Kaori Hisazaki, Kohki Nakamura, Etsuko Ikeda, Kanae Hasegawa, Daisetsu Aoyama, Yuichiro Shiomi, Hiroyuki Ikeda, Tetsuji Morishita, Kentaro Ishida, Naoki Amaya, Hiroyasu Uzui, Hiroshi Tada
PURPOSE: Intracardiac echocardiographic (ICE) imaging might be useful for integrating three-dimensional computed tomographic (CT) images for left atrial (LA) catheter navigation during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. However, the optimal CT image integration method using ICE has not been established. METHODS: This study included 52 AF patients who underwent successful circumferential pulmonary vein isolation (CPVI). In all patients, CT image integration was performed after the CPVI with the following two methods: (1) using ICE images of the LA derived from the right atrium and right ventricular outflow tract (RA-merge) and (2) using ICE images of the LA directly derived from the LA added to the image for the RA-merge (LA-merge)...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652656/electrocardiogram-abnormalities-related-to-anti-malarials-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#14
Taneisha K McGhie, Paula Harvey, Jiandong Su, Nicole Anderson, George Tomlinson, Zahi Touma
OBJECTIVES: Cardiotoxicity with potential conduction/structural abnormalities on electrocardiogram (ECG) have been reported with anti-malarial (AM). We aimed to study whether cumulative AM is associated with ECG abnormalities. METHODS: A standard resting supine ECG was performed on consecutive patients attending the Lupus Clinic since 2012. ECG abnormalities were grouped into structural [left ventricular hypertrophy or atrial enlargement] and conduction abnormalities [prolonged corrected QT interval (QTc), short PR interval, left bundle branch block (LBBB), right bundle branch block (RBBB) and atrioventricular block (AVB), bradycardia, tachycardia, premature atrial complex, ectopic atrial rhythm, atrial fibrillation, premature ventricular complex and ventricular bigeminy]...
April 13, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652271/prophylactic-preoperative-levosimendan-for-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction-single-centered-randomized-prospective-study
#15
Pushkar Mahendra Desai, Manjula S Sarkar, Sanjeeta R Umbarkar
Background: Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB) is often complicated by hemodynamic instability, especially in patients with prior left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and appropriate choice of inotrope plays a vital role in perioperative management of these patients. Aim and Objective: To study hemodynamic effects and immediate outcome of prophylactic infusion of levosimendan in patients with the LV dysfunction undergoing OPCAB surgery and whether this strategy helps in successful conduct of OPCAB surgery...
April 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650978/percutaneous-closure-of-left-atrial-appendage-significantly-affects-lipidome-metabolism
#16
G Yücel, M Behnes, C Barth, A Wenke, B Sartorius, K Mashayekhi, B Yazdani, T Bertsch, J Rusnak, A Saleh, U Hoffmann, C Fastner, S Lang, X Zhou, K Sattler, M Borggrefe, I Akin
Patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and a high risk for oral anticoagulation can be treated by percutaneous implantation of left atrial appendage occlusion devices (LAAC) to reduce the risk of cardio-embolic stroke. This study evaluates whether LAAC may influence lipid metabolism, which has never been investigated before. Patients with successful LAAC were included consecutively. Venous peripheral blood samples of patients were collected immediately before (T0, baseline) and 6 months after (T1, mid-term) LAAC...
April 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650119/assessing-the-malignant-ventricular-arrhythmic-substrate-in-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
#17
Carlo Pappone, Giuseppe Ciconte, Francesco Manguso, Gabriele Vicedomini, Valerio Mecarocci, Manuel Conti, Luigi Giannelli, Paolo Pozzi, Valeria Borrelli, Lorenzo Menicanti, Zarko Calovic, Giuseppe Della Ratta, Josep Brugada, Vincenzo Santinelli
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend the use of implanted cardioverter-defibrillators in patients with Brugada syndrome and induced ventricular tachyarrhythmias, but there is no evidence supporting it. OBJECTIVES: This prospective registry study was designed to explore clinical and electrophysiological predictors of malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmia inducibility in Brugada syndrome. METHODS: A total of 191 consecutive selected patients with (group 1; n = 88) and without (group 2; n = 103) Brugada syndrome-related symptoms were prospectively enrolled in the registry...
April 17, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648690/incremental-value-of-left-atrial-active-function-measured-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#18
Kaori Fujimoto, Katsuji Inoue, Makoto Saito, Haruhiko Higashi, Tamami Kono, Teruyoshi Uetani, Jun Aono, Takayuki Nagai, Kazuhisa Nishimura, Jun Suzuki, Takafumi Okura, Shuntaro Ikeda, Satoshi Nakatani, Jitsuo Higaki
PURPOSE: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) impairs left ventricular (LV) diastolic function leading to left atrial (LA) dilatation. Because Doppler echocardiography cannot accurately assess LV diastolic function in hearts with heterogeneous hypertrophy, assessment of LA function might be useful for risk stratification of patients with HCM. This study aimed to elucidate the impact of LA function on outcome in patients with patients. METHODS: Seventy-six patients with HCM who underwent echocardiographic and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging were retrospectively enrolled...
April 12, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644942/postnatal-undernutrition-in-mice-causes-cardiac-arrhythmogenesis-which-is-exacerbated-when-pharmacologically-stressed
#19
J R Visker, D P Ferguson
Growth restriction caused by postnatal undernutrition increases risk for cardiovascular disease in adulthood with the potential to induce arrhythmogenesis. Thus, the purpose was to determine if undernutrition during development produced arrhythmias at rest and when stressed with dobutamine in adulthood. Mouse dams were fed (CON: 20% protein), or low-protein (LP: 8%) diet before mating. A cross-fostering model was used where pups nursed by dams fed LP diet in early [EUN; postnatal day (PN) 1-10], late (LUN; PN11-21) and whole (PUN; 1-21) phases of postnatal life...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643926/the-evaluation-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-non-hemorrhagic-stroke-and-atrial-fibrillation
#20
REVIEW
Mahdi Najafi-Dalui, Hasan Shemirani, Reyhaneh Zavar, Ali Eghbal
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common tachyarrhythmia and an important risk factor for thromboembolic stroke. CHA2DS2-VASc score was introduced for assessment of embolic events and as criteria for starting anticoagulants. This study was performed to evaluate the left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) in patients with non-hemorrhagic stroke and AF. METHODS: This cross-sectional study consisted of 76 consecutive patients with suspected non-hemorrhagic stroke referred to the Cardiology Department of Alzahra and Ayatollah Kashani hospitals in Isfahan, Iran, during 2015-2016...
November 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
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