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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350968/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-cardiac-applications-opportunities-and-challenges
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Adrien Moreau, Mohamed Boutjdir, Mohamed Chahine
Chronic diseases are the primary cause of mortality worldwide, accounting for 67% of deaths. One of the major challenges in developing new treatments is the lack of understanding of the exact underlying biological and molecular mechanisms. Chronic cardiovascular diseases are the single most common cause of death worldwide, and sudden deaths due to cardiac arrhythmias account for approximately 50% of all such cases. Traditional genetic screening for genes involved in cardiac disorders is laborious and frequently fails to detect the mutation that explains or causes the disorder...
March 28, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350967/molecular-hydrogen-potentiates-beneficial-anti-infarct-effect-of-hypoxic-postconditioning-in-isolated-rat-hearts-novel-cardioprotective-intervention
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Marek Zálešák, Branislav Kura, Ján Graban, Veronika Ledvényiová-Farkašová, Jan Slezak, Tatiana Ravingerova
Generation of free radicals through incomplete reduction of oxygen during ischemia/ reperfusion is well-described. On the other hand, molecular hydrogen (H<sub>2</sub>) reduces oxidative stress due to its ability to react with strong oxidants and easily penetrate cells by diffusion, without disturbing metabolic redox reactions. This study was designed to explore cardioprotective potential of hypoxic postconditioning (HpostC) against ischemia/reperfusion (30-min global I/120-min R) in isolated rat hearts using oxygen-free Krebs-Henseleit buffer (KHB)...
March 28, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346695/contribution-of-small-conductance-k-channels-to-sinoatrial-node-pacemaker-activity-insights-from-atrial-specific-na-ca-2-exchange-knockout-mice
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Angelo G Torrente, Rui Zhang, Heidi Wang, Audrey Zaini, Brian Kim, Xin Yue, Kenneth D Philipson, Joshua I Goldhaber
Small conductance K(+) (SK) channels have been implicated as modulators of spontaneous depolarization and electrical conduction that may be involved in cardiac arrhythmia. However, neither their presence nor their contribution to sinoatrial node (SAN) pacemaker activity have been investigated. Using quantitative PCR (q-PCR), immunostaining and patch clamp recordings of membrane current and voltage, we identified all three SK isoforms (SK1, SK2 and SK3) in mouse SAN. Inhibition of SK channels with the specific blocker apamin prolonged action potentials (APs) in isolated SAN cells...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345953/reperfusion-ventricular-arrhythmia-bursts-identify-larger-infarct-size-in-spite-of-optimal-epicardial-and-microvascular-reperfusion-using-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Kirian van der Weg, Wichert J Kuijt, Sebastiaan Cam Bekkers, Jan Gp Tijssen, Cynthia L Green, Miguel E Lemmert, Mitchell W Krucoff, Anton Pm Gorgels
AIMS: Ventricular arrhythmia (VA) bursts following recanalisation in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are related to larger infarct size (IS). Inadequate microvascular reperfusion, as determined by microvascular obstruction (MVO) using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), is also known to be associated with larger IS. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that VA bursts identify larger infarct size in spite of optimal microvascular reperfusion. METHODS: All 65 STEMI patients from the Maastricht ST elevation (MAST) study with brisk epicardial flow (TIMI 3), complete ST recovery post-percutaneous coronary intervention and early CMR were included...
March 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345361/implant-of-permanent-pacemaker-during-acute-coronary-syndrome-mortality-and-associated-factors-in-the-ariam-registry
#5
María Dolores Pola-Gallego-de-Guzmán, Manuel Ruiz-Bailén, Maria-Angeles Martínez-Arcos, Artur Gómez-Blizniak, Ana-Maria Castillo Rivera, Jesus Cobo Molinos
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute coronary syndrome complicated with high degree atrioventricular block still have a high mortality. A low percentage of these patients need a permanent pacemaker (PPM) but mortality and associated factors with the PPM implant in acute coronary syndrome patients are not known. We assess whether PPM implant is an independent variable in the mortality of acute coronary syndrome patients. Also, we explored the variables that remain independently associated with PPM implantation...
March 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345203/major-electrocardiographic-abnormality-predicts-support-care-need-certification-and-or-death-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-with-no-history-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Tazuo Okuno, Keisuke Watanabe, Kumie Nakajima, Osamu Iritani, Hiroshi Yano, Takuro Morita, Taroh Himeno, Yuta Igarashi, Masashi Okuro, Shigeto Morimoto
AIM: Not only cardiovascular disease (CVD) itself, but also subclinical major electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities are related to frailty in older adults. We investigated whether major ECG abnormality was associated with first support/care-need certification in Long-Term Care Insurance or death in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: We analyzed 1078 community-dwelling older adults with no history of certification aged 65-94 years. Relationships between baseline major ECG abnormality and risk of first certification or death were estimated using the Cox proportional hazards model...
March 27, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344440/increased-heterogeneity-of-ventricular-repolarization-in-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1-population
#7
Vincenzo Russo, Andrea Antonio Papa, Anna Rago, Paola D'Ambrosio, Giovanni Cimmino, Alberto Palladino, Luisa Politano, Gerardo Nigro
Sudden cardiac death in myotonic dystrophy type I (DM1) patients can be attributed to atrioventricular blocks as far as to the development of life-threatening arrhythmias which occur even in hearts with normal left ventricular systolic and diastolic function. Heterogeneity of ventricular repolarization is considered to provide an electrophysiological substrate for malignant arrhythmias. QTc dispersion (QTc-D), JTc dispersion (JTc-D) and transmural dispersion of repolarization (TDR) could reflect the physiological variability of regional and transmural ventricular repolarization...
October 2016: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344202/three-year-clinical-outcome-after-2nd-generation-cryoballoon-based-pulmonary-vein-isolation-for-the-treatment-of-paroxysmal-and-persistent-atrial-fibrillation%C3%A3-a-2-center-experience
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Christian-H Heeger, Erik Wissner, Milena Knöll, Benedikt Knoop, Bruno Reissmann, Shibu Mathew, Christian Sohns, Christine Lemes, Tilman Maurer, Francesco Santoro, Johannes Riedl, Osamu Inaba, Thomas Fink, Laura Rottner, Peter Wohlmuth, Britta Goldmann, Feifan Ouyang, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Andreas Metzner
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using the 2nd-generation cryoballoon (CB2) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) has demonstrated encouraging acute and mid-term results. However, follow-up data on outcomes beyond 1 year are sparse. We investigated the 3-year outcome after PVI using the CB2.Methods and Results:100 patients with paroxysmal (PAF, 70/100 [70%] patients) or persistent AF (pAF, 30/100 [30%] patients) underwent CB2-based PVI in 2 experienced centers in Germany...
March 24, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344142/viewpoint-stroke-prevention-in-recent-guidelines-for-the-management-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-an-appraisal
#9
REVIEW
Tatjana S Potpara, Gregory Y H Lip, Carina Blomström Lundqvist, Chern-En Chiang, A John Camm
Formal guidelines play an important role in disseminating the best available evidence knowledge and are expected to provide simple and practical recommendations for the most optimal management of patients with various conditions. Such guidelines have important implications for many disease states, which thereby could be more professionally managed in everyday clinical practice by clinicians with divergent educational backgrounds, and also more easily implemented in wards or outpatient clinics eliminating inequalities in health care management...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343764/channelopathies-genetic-testing-and-risk-stratification
#10
Arthur A M Wilde, Ahmad Amin
The cardiac channelopathies are a group of diseases with (disease-) specific electrocardiographic (ECG) characteristics and a disease-specific risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). This group includes the Long QT Syndromes (LQTS), Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT), Brugada Syndrome (BrS), Short QT Syndromes (SQTS), and Early Repolarization Syndrome (ERS). In the past 2 decades the genetic basis for these disease entities has largely been unraveled and that, together with the identification of the genetic basis of the cardiomyopathies, has paved the way for the complete new field of Cardiogenetics...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343763/identifying-high-risk-post-infarction-patients-by-autonomic-testing-below-the-tip-of-the-iceberg
#11
Axel Bauer
Despite major advances in medical therapies late mortality after myocardial infarction (MI) is still high. A substantial proportion of post-MI patients die from sudden cardiac death. Prophylactic implantable-cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy has been established for post-MI patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF ≤35%). However, most patients who die after MI have an LVEF >35%. For this large group of patients, no specific prophylactic strategies exist. There is strong evidence that measures of cardiac autonomic dysfunction after MI provide important prognostic information in post-MI patients with preserved LVEF...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343597/national-trends-and-in-hospital-outcomes-in-pregnant-women-with-heart-disease-in-the-united-states
#12
Fabio V Lima, Jie Yang, Jianjin Xu, Kathleen Stergiopoulos
Investigation of trends and outcomes in heart disease (HD) and pregnancy has been limited. We chose to identify the prevalence, trends, and outcomes of pregnant women with different forms of HD in the United States. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's National Inpatient Sample was screened for hospital admissions for delivery in pregnant women with HD from 2003 to 2012. Maternal clinical characteristics and outcomes were identified in women with and without HD, and in HD subtypes: congenital (CHD), valvular HD, cardiomyopathy, and pulmonary hypertension (PH)...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342713/a-laboratory-score-at-presentation-to-rule-out-serious-cardiac-outcomes-or-death-in-patients-presenting-with-symptoms-suggestive-of-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Peter A Kavsak, Colleen Shortt, Jinhui Ma, Natasha Clayton, Jonathan Sherbino, Stephen A Hill, Matthew McQueen, Shamir R Mehta, P J Devereaux, Andrew Worster
BACKGROUND: We evaluated whether a low high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) cutoff combined with glucose, red cell distribution width (RDW), and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) can be used to rule-out a serious cardiac outcome or death in patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: This was a prospective observational emergency department (ED) study enrolling consecutive patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of ACS (ClinicalTrials...
March 23, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342631/systematic-review-impact-of-the-new-task-force-criteria-in-the-diagnosis-of-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
#14
Giuseppe Femia, Raymond W Sy, Rajesh Puranik
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is an inherited disorder of cardiac desmosomes associated with ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. The clinical diagnosis is problematic and relies on a complex criteria composed of clinical and non-clinical parameters. In 2010, the original 1994 Task Force Criteria (TFC) was revised with particular attention given to the imaging parameters. METHODS: Five retrospective studies compared the diagnostic concordance between the 1994 and 2010 TFC...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342096/-emergency-treatment-of-tachycardias
#15
N Deubner, H Greiss, T Neumann
The treatment of symptomatic tachycardia is a key challenge in intensive care medicine and emergency care. Making a quick and authoritative diagnosis on an ECG and applying adequate emergency treatment requires a structured approach to analyzing and treating arrhythmias. This CME article offers a practical categorization of the multitude of tachycardias, with medical and electrical treatment options and ECG examples. Appropriate first- and second-line treatment options are presented for most common tachyarrhythmias...
March 24, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341981/meta-analysis-of-fontan-procedure-extracardiac-conduit-vs-intracardiac-lateral-tunnel
#16
REVIEW
J Zheng, Z Li, Q Li, X Li
This meta-analysis was designed to determine the effect of an intracardiac lateral tunnel (ILT) versus an extracardiac conduit (ECC) on patients undergoing a Fontan procedure. A search of the literature in PubMed, Embase, China Academic Literature, and Wanfang databases yielded 23 studies comprising approximately 1000 patients for analysis. There were statistically significant differences between ILT and ECC in the frequency of early sinus node dysfunction, early total arrhythmias, late supraventricular tachycardia, late sinus node dysfunction, late total arrhythmias, and need for pacemaker...
March 24, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341634/contribution-of-two-pore-potassium-channels-to-cardiac-ventricular-action-potential-revealed-using-human-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes
#17
Sam Chai, Xiaoping Wan, Drew M Nassal, Haiyan Liu, Christine S Moravec, Angelina Ramirez-Navarro, Isabelle Deschenes
Two pore potassium channels (K2p) have been described in modulating background conductance as leak channels in different physiological systems. In the heart, the expression of K2p channels is heterogeneous with equivocation regarding their functional role. Our objective was to determine the K2p expression profile and their physiological and pathophysiological contribution to cardiac electrophysiology. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) cells generated from humans were differentiated into cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CM)...
March 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341588/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-of-51-genes-involved-in-primary-electrical-disease
#18
Dorien Proost, Johan Saenen, Geert Vandeweyer, Annelies Rotthier, Maaike Alaerts, Emeline M Van Craenenbroeck, Joachim Van Crombruggen, Geert Mortier, Wim Wuyts, Christiaan Vrints, Jurgen Del Favero, Bart Loeys, Lut Van Laer
Primary electrical disease (PED) is characterized by cardiac arrhythmias, which can lead to sudden cardiac death in the absence of detectable structural heart disease. PED encompasses a diversity of inherited syndromes, predominantly Brugada syndrome, early repolarization syndrome, long QT syndrome, short QT syndrome, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. To overcome the diagnostic challenges imposed by the clinical and genetic heterogeneity of PED, we developed a targeted gene panel for next-generation sequencing of 51 PED genes...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341414/myocardial-extracellular-volume-is-not-associated-with-malignant-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-high-risk-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#19
Jesús G Mirelis, Javier Sánchez-González, Esther Zorio, Tomas Ripoll-Vera, Rafael Salguero-Bodes, David Filgueiras-Rama, Esther González-López, María Gallego-Delgado, Rodrigo Fernández-Jiménez, María Jesús Soleto, Juana Núñez, Gonzalo Pizarro, Javier Sanz, Valentín Fuster, Pablo García-Pavía, Borja Ibáñez
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Myocardial interstitial fibrosis, a hallmark of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), has been proposed as an arrhythmic substrate. Fibrosis is associated with increased extracellular volume (ECV), which can be quantified by computed tomography (CT). We aimed to analyze the association between CT-determined ECV and malignant ventricular arrhythmias. METHODS: A retrospective case-control observational study was conducted in HCM patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, undergoing a CT-protocol with continuous iodine contrast infusion to determine equilibrium ECV...
March 21, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341373/drugs-to-prevent-sudden-cardiac-death
#20
Julia W Erath, Stefan H Hohnloser
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) remains a major public health burden despite enormous advances in post-resuscitation care, management of structural heart diseases, and antiarrhythmic treatment modalities. Primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death require understanding of the underlying substrate causing ventricular arrhythmias and its modification by pharmacological (i.e. heart failure therapy) or interventional (catheter ablation) methods. Antiarrhythmic drug therapy has experienced ups and downs during the last 30years balancing high antiarrhythmic potential, toxic side effects and pro-arrhythmic potency...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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