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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/28345361/implant-of-permanent-pacemaker-during-acute-coronary-syndrome-mortality-and-associated-factors-in-the-ariam-registry
#2
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/28345212/cardiac-iodine-123-metaiodobenzylguanidine-scintigraphy-may-be-useful-to-identify-pathologic-from-physiologic-sinus-bradycardia
#3
Akihiro Sunaga, Masaharu Masuda, Masashi Fujita, Osamu Iida, Takashi Kanda, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Takakazu Morozumi, Toshiaki Mano, Masaaki Uematsu
BACKGROUND: Sinus bradycardia includes pathologic sick sinus syndrome (SSS) and physiologic bradycardia such as athletes' heart. Pacemaker implantation is indicated for patients with symptomatic SSS; however, the indication remains difficult to determine in those with mild and/or unspecific symptoms. The sympathetic tone is increased in response to reduced cardiac output in SSS, whereas excessive vagal tone has been seen in physiological bradycardia. We sought to determine if cardiac iodine-123-metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy ((123) I-MIBG) was useful in differentiating pathologic from physiologic sinus bradycardia...
March 27, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344623/should-we-implant-a-permanent-pacemaker-in-patients-with-left-bundle-branch-block-and-pq-prolongation-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#4
Krzysztof Błaszyk, Anna Komosa, Marek Grygier, Anna Olasińska-Wiśniewska, Aleksander Araszkiewicz, Maciej Lesiak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344442/voltage-directed-cavo-tricuspid-isthmus-ablation-using-a-novel-ablation-catheter-mapping-technology-in-a-myotonic-dystrophy-type-i-patient
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Vincenzo Russo, Anna Rago, Andrea Antonio Papa, Federica Di Meo, Carmine Ciardiello, Giovanni Cimmino, Gerardo Nigro
A successful case of maximum voltage-directed cavo-tricuspid isthmus (CTI) ablation using a novel ablation catheter mapping technology in a myotonic dystrophy type I (DM1) patient is reported. The patient complained recurrent episodes of atrial flutter, revealed by the atrio-ventricular electrograms analysis during the routine pacemaker controls.
October 2016: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344023/cardiac-vagal-control-in-a-knock-in-mouse-model-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy-with-a-troponin-mutation
#6
Dong-Yun Zhan, Cheng-Kun Du, Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Sachio Morimoto, Shuji Shimizu, Toru Kawada, Mikiyasu Shirai, James T Pearson
The aim of this study was to evaluate cardiac vagal nerve activity and identify the abnormality of cardiac vagal control in heart failure caused by dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) using a knock-in mouse model with a ΔK210 mutation in the cardiac troponin T gene. The effects of electrical stimulation of the cervical vagal nerve at 5 and 10Hz (peripheral vagal control) and α2-adrennoceptor stimulation by intravenous medetomidine at 0.1mg/kg (central vagal control) were examined in wild-type (WT) mice and DCM mice...
March 16, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343966/astrocytes-regulate-daily-rhythms-in-the-suprachiasmatic-nucleus-and-behavior
#7
Chak Foon Tso, Tatiana Simon, Alison C Greenlaw, Tanvi Puri, Michihiro Mieda, Erik D Herzog
Astrocytes are active partners in neural information processing [1, 2]. However, the roles of astrocytes in regulating behavior remain unclear [3, 4]. Because astrocytes have persistent circadian clock gene expression and ATP release in vitro [5-8], we hypothesized that they regulate daily rhythms in neurons and behavior. Here, we demonstrated that daily rhythms in astrocytes within the mammalian master circadian pacemaker, the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), determine the period of wheel-running activity. Ablating the essential clock gene Bmal1 specifically in SCN astrocytes lengthened the circadian period of clock gene expression in the SCN and in locomotor behavior...
March 18, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343654/negative-concordant-t-waves-during-paced-ventricular-rhythm-an-honest-enemy-is-better-than-a-false-friend
#8
Irene di Matteo, Pasquale Crea
The ECG diagnosis of myocardial infarction and ischemia in pacemaker patients is often challenging. The three criteria, proposed by Sgarbossa et al. in 1996, useful to suspect myocardial ischaemia in patient with left bundle branch block were demonstrated to be valid also in pacemaker patients. In the last years, concordant negative T waves in patients with ventricular paced rhythm were linked to various expressions of acute myocardial injury. If available, comparison with previous ECG is crucial. Partial persistence of cardiac memory during fusion beats created an anomalous concordance between negative T waves and QRS axis and could induce erroneous suspicions...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343653/swallow-induced-syncope-and-carotid-sinus-hypersensitivity-coincident-or-associated-conditions
#9
Eed Abu Zaid, Moti Haim, Hilmi Alnsasra, Yuval Konstantino
Swallow induced syncope is a rare clinical condition which is thought to result from an abnormal vagal reflex leading to bradycardia and cerebral hypoperfusion. It mostly occurs in patients with organic or functional disorders of the esophagus, and often requires permanent pacemaker implantation, along with treatment of the underlying esophageal pathology. In the following case, we report of a 71-year-old male with achalasia post per oral endoscopic myectomy, who presented with syncope and documented AV-block while eating solid food...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341981/meta-analysis-of-fontan-procedure-extracardiac-conduit-vs-intracardiac-lateral-tunnel
#10
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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/28341502/significance-of-blunted-venous-waveforms-seen-on-upper-extremity-ultrasound
#11
Xuan-Binh D Pham, Ezinne J Ihenachor, Hoover Wu, Jerry J Kim, Amy H Kaji, Matthew C Koopmann, Timothy J Ryan, Christian de Virgilio
INTRODUCTION: Current guidelines recommend vascular mapping ultrasound (US) prior to arteriovenous fistula creation. Blunted venous waveforms (BVW) suggest central venous stenosis; however, this relationship and one between BVW and the presence of a central venous catheter (CVC) remain unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All patients who received upper-extremity vascular mapping US between January 2013 and October 2014 at a single institution were retrospectively reviewed...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341362/sinus-bradycardia-in-habitual-cocaine-users
#12
Sona M Franklin, Sudarone Thihalolipavan, John M Fontaine
Common physiological manifestations of cocaine are related to its adrenergic effects, due to inhibition of dopamine and norepinephrine uptake at the postsynaptic terminal. Few studies have documented bradycardia secondary to cocaine use, representing the antithesis of its adrenergic effects. We assessed the prevalence of sinus bradycardia (SB) in habitual cocaine users and postulated a mechanism for this effect. One hundred sixty-two patients with a history of cocaine use were analyzed and compared with age- and gender-matched controls...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340894/wenckebach-pattern-in-right-bundle-branch-block-benign-or-not
#13
Weiting Huang, Paul Chun Yih Lim, Chi-Keong Ching
A Mobitz type I block (Wenckebach phenomenon) with narrow QRS complex is almost always due to a lesion in the AV node. In a type I block with wide QRS complex (>0.12sec), the block can be in the His-Purkinje system in 60-70% of the cases. Even though the progressive PR prolongation with every conducted beat suggests Wenckebach phenomenon, one needs to pay attention to the accompanying QRS complex. In the setting of persistent right bundle branch block, axis change of subsequent conducted beat before an unconducted p suggests alternating fascicular block, giving clue to unreliable infra-Hisian conduction; and in the setting of symptoms, a pacemaker should be implanted...
March 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340410/development-of-fusogenic-glass-surfaces-that-impart-spatiotemporal-control-over-macrophage-fusion-direct-visualization-of-multinucleated-giant-cell-formation
#14
James J Faust, Wayne Christenson, Kyle Doudrick, Robert Ros, Tatiana P Ugarova
Implantation of synthetic material, including vascular grafts, pacemakers, etc. results in the foreign body reaction and the formation of multinucleated giant cells (MGCs) at the exterior surface of the implant. Despite the long-standing premise that fusion of mononucleated macrophages results in the formation of MGCs, to date, no published study has shown fusion in context with living specimens. This is due to the fact that optical-quality glass, which is required for the majority of live imaging techniques, does not promote macrophage fusion...
March 2, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340223/implantation-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-devices-using-three-leads-by-cephalic-vein-dissection-approach
#15
Alexios Hadjis, Riccardo Proietti, Vidal Essebag
Aims: Percutaneous subclavian, axillary, and cephalic vein access are all used in conjunction for atrial and ventricular lead implantation, though no standard approach for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implantation has been established. We describe an effective and a safe technique for implanting three leads via cephalic vein for CRT pacemaker and/or defibrillator implantations. Methods and results: A total of 171 consecutive patients undergoing de novo implantation of CRT pacemaker or defibrillator were included...
March 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340150/severe-conduction-defects-requiring-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-in-patients-with-a-new-onset-left-bundle-branch-block-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#16
V J Nijenhuis, V F Van Dijk, S M Chaldoupi, J C Balt, J M Ten Berg
Aims: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is frequently associated with cardiac conduction defects (CCD) requiring permanent pacemaker implantation (PPI). Although new-onset left bundle branch block (LBBB) is often seen, the rate of progression to severe CCD is unclear. We aimed to find clinical and electrocardiographic (ECG) parameters associated with severe CCD requiring PPI in patients with a new-onset LBBB after TAVI and assess its effect on clinical outcome. Methods and results: All consecutive patients undergoing TAVI who developed a new-onset LBBB were retrospectively analysed...
March 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340095/non-laser-percutaneous-extraction-of-pacemaker-and-defibrillation-leads-a-decade-of-progress
#17
Giulia Domenichini, Hanney Gonna, Rajan Sharma, Sergio Conti, Lorenzo Fiorista, Sue Jones, Maria Arthur, Shaumik Adhya, Marjan Jahangiri, Edward Rowland, Mark M Gallagher
Aims: Non-laser-based methods are safe in lead extraction but in the past have been less effective than laser methods. In the past decade, new equipment has been introduced including the Evolution® Mechanical Dilator Sheath and the Evolution® RL. We sought to determine the impact of new equipment on outcome in mechanical lead extraction. Methods and results: We considered 288 consecutive patients (age 66 ± 18 years) who underwent transvenous lead extraction (TLE) of 522 leads in the decade to the end of 2014...
March 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340014/association-between-right-ventricular-lead-position-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#18
Mads Brix Kronborg, Jens Brock Johansen, Sam Riahi, Helen Hoegh Petersen, Jens Haarbo, Ole Dan Jørgensen, Jens Cosedis Nielsen
Aims: To evaluate the association between an apical vs. non-apical right ventricular lead position (RV-LP) and clinical outcome in a large nationwide cohort of patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Methods and results: We included consecutive Danish patients receiving a CRT device from 2008 to 2012, identified from the Danish Pacemaker and ICD Register. Endpoints were mortality, mortality or hospitalization for heart failure (HF), and clinical response (improvement ≥1 New York Heart Association class at follow-up)...
March 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339659/the-use-of-guideline-recommended-beta-blocker-therapy-in-primary-prevention-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-patients-insight-from-danish-nationwide-registers
#19
Anne-Christine Ruwald, Gunnar Hilmar Gislason, Michael Vinther, Jens Brock Johansen, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Helen Høgh Petersen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Sam Riahi, Christian Jøns
Aims: We aimed to examine the use of guideline recommended beta-blocker therapy prior to and after primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation in a 'real-life' setting. Methods and results: From the Danish Pacemaker and ICD Registry we identified all 1st-time primary prevention ICD and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) implantations in Denmark from 2007-12 (n = 2935). Use of beta-blocker, type and dose was acquired through the Danish Prescription Registry...
February 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339657/comment-on-clinical-features-and-changes-in-epidemiology-of-infective-endocarditis-on-pacemaker-devices-over-a-27-year-period
#20
Umit Guray, Yesim Guray, Burcu Demirkan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 18, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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