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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924325/supraventricular-tachycardia-requiring-repeated-cardioversion-in-a-32-day-old-baby
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Ritesh, B C Nambiar, Praveen Jain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921408/catheter-ablation-for-af-improves-global-thrombotic-profile-and-enhances-fibrinolysis
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Maria Niespialowska-Steuden, Vias Markides, Mohamed Farag, David Jones, Wajid Hussain, Tom Wong, Diana A Gorog
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are at increased risk of thrombotic events despite oral anticoagulation (OAC). Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) can restore and maintain sinus rhythm (SR) in patients with AF. To assess whether RFCA improves thrombotic status. 80 patients (71% male, 64 ± 12y) with recently diagnosed AF, on OAC and scheduled to undergo RFCA or DC cardioversion (DCCV) were recruited. Thrombotic status was assessed using the point-of-care global thrombosis test (GTT), before, and 4-6 weeks after DCCV and 3 months after RFCA...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918550/advance-care-planning-challenges-at-the-emergency-department-of-a-cancer-care-center
#3
Maria T Cruz-Carreras, Patrick Chaftari, Jayne Viets-Upchurch
INTRODUCTION: Code status discussions form an important part of advance care planning (ACP) as it enables physicians to respect the patient's wishes for end-of-life care. However, in some cases, code status discussions can be challenging causing the physician to go against the patient's wishes and the code of medical ethics. This is especially true in an emergency setting. In this paper, we will discuss three cases of advanced cancer patients, where code status discussions posed challenges to healthcare providers...
September 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911514/defibrillation-for-ventricular-fibrillation-a-shocking-update
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Graham Nichol, Michael R Sayre, Federico Guerra, Jeanne Poole
Cardiac arrest is defined as the termination of cardiac activity associated with loss of consciousness, of spontaneous breathing, and of circulation. Sudden cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death (SCD) are terms often used interchangeably. Most patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have shown coronary artery disease or symptoms during the hour before the event. Cardiac arrest is potentially reversible by cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, cardioversion, cardiac pacing, or treatments targeted at the underlying disease (e...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904685/-poorly-tolerated-broad-qrs-complex-tachycardia-in-a-newborn
#5
Désiré Alain Affangla, Mohamed Leye, Angèle Wabo Simo, Franck D'Almeida, Thérèse Yandé Sarr, Adamson Phiri, Adama Kane
Poorly tolerated broad QRS complex tachycardia in a newborn poses problems with its diagnosis and emergency management. We report the case of a 35-day-old newborn with broad QRS complex tachycardia admitted because of cardiocirculatory distress. Doppler echocardiography showed morphologically normal heart. The patient received a loading dose of amiodarone but it didn't attenuate tachycardia. Normal sinus rhythm was restored after cardioversion through Lifeline semi-automatic external defibrillator. Maintenance therapy was based on oral amiodarone...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886992/study-on-the-effect-of-irbesartan-on-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-in-kumamoto-atrial-fibrillation-suppression-trial-silk-study
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Hiroshige Yamabe, Koichi Kaikita, Toshiyuki Matsumura, Atsushi Iwasa, Junjiro Koyama, Takashi Uemura, Yasuhiro Morikami, Ryusuke Tsunoda, Kenji Morihisa, Kazuteru Fujimoto, Ichiro Kajiwara, Kunihiko Matsui, Kenichi Tsujita, Hisao Ogawa
BACKGROUND: Experimental studies suggest that angiotensin II-receptor blockers can influence atrial remodeling and may prevent atrial fibrillation (AF). Therefore, we hypothesized that irbesartan may prevent the recurrence of AF following either catheter ablation or electrical cardioversion of AF. METHODS: Study on the Effect of Irbesartan on Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence in Kumamoto (SILK study) is a prospective, multicenter, randomized, and open-label comparative evaluation of the effects of irbesartan and amlodipine on AF recurrence in hypertensive patients with AF who are scheduled to undergo catheter ablation or electrical cardioversion of AF...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882335/usefulness-of-speckle-tracking-strain-echocardiography-for-assessment-of-risk-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-after-placement-of-a-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Ehimare Akhabue, Chan Seok Park, Sean Pinney, Anelechi Anyanwu, Farooq Chaudhry, Jagat Narula, Ajith Nair, Partho P Sengupta
Patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are at elevated risk of developing ventricular arrhythmias (VA), which can result in right ventricular dysfunction and abnormal LVAD function. Predictors of postoperative VA after LVAD placement are unclear. We hypothesized that global left ventricular circumferential strain (LVCS), a marker of transmural impairment in myocardial function, would independently predict postoperative VA in patients who underwent LVAD implantation. We studied 98 consecutive patients (57 ± 11 years, 83% men) who underwent HeartMate II axial flow LVAD placement...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875586/-it-s-like-a-frog-leaping-about-in-your-chest-illness-and-treatment-perceptions-in-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Elaina C Taylor, Mark O'Neill, Lyndsay D Hughes, Susan Carroll, Rona Moss-Morris
OBJECTIVES: Persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) is an abnormal heart rhythm associated with low quality of life (QoL) and significant health-related costs. The purpose of the study was to examine patients' illness and treatment beliefs and ways of coping with AF symptoms, to provide insight into promoting better QoL and treatment-specific management. DESIGN: Beliefs were explored across three procedural treatment groups using a qualitative cross-sectional design...
September 5, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864237/-comparison-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-dronedarone-and-flecainide-like-maintenance-antiarrhythmic-therapy-for-sinus-rhytm-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Ruth María Sánchez Soriano, Carlos Israel Chamorro Fernández, Juan Miguel Ruiz Nodar, Antonio Javier Chamorro Fernández, Guillermo Grau Jornet, Julio Nuñez Villota
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Dronedarone and flecainide are first pharmacological choice to reduce recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF); however, there are no studies comparing each other. We sought to compare the efficacy in terms of recurrence of AF and safety of both drugs. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study including 123 consecutive patients treated with flecainide or dronedarone due to paroxismal AF (76.4%) or persistent AF (23.6%), from October 2010 to February 2013...
August 29, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853232/rate-control-with-beta-blockers-versus-calcium-channel-blockers-in-the-emergency-setting-predictors-of-medication-class-choice-and-associated-hospitalization
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Clare L Atzema, Peter C Austin
OBJECTIVES: Rate-control is an important component of the management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Previous studies of emergency department (ED) rate-control have been limited by relatively small sample sizes. We examined the use of beta-blockers (BB) versus non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers (CCB) in ED patients from 24 sites, and the associated hospital admission rates. METHODS: In this pre-planned sub-study, we examined chart data on AF patients who visited one of 24 hospital EDs in Ontario, Canada, between April 2008 and March 2009...
August 29, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840739/-rivaroxaban-in-high-risk-patients
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Jindřich Špinar, Lenka Špinarová
Blockade of factor Xa becomes a routine part of clinical practice instead of vitamin K blockade with warfarin, providing a more beneficial and safer effect. The main indications are prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in adults with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Rivaroxaban has the largest number of data across high risk patients. Rivaroxaban is an oral selective anti Xa inhibitor with well predictive pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. It inhibits thrombin formation for 24 hours, is well absorbed and biological availability is 80-100 %...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836507/detection-of-atrial-fibrillation-using-an-earlobe-photoplethysmographic-sensor
#12
Thomas Conroy, Jairo Hernandez Guzman, Burr Hall, Gill Tsouri, Jean-Phillippe Couderc
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in the world, associated with increased risk of thromboembolic events and an increased mortality rate. In addition, a significant portion of AF patients are asymptomatic. Current AF diagnostic methods, often including a body surface electrocardiogram or implantable loop recorder, are both expensive and invasive and offer limited access within the general community. Objective We tested the feasibility of the detection of AF using photoplethysmographic signal acquired from an inexpensive, non-invasive earlobe photoplethysmographic sensor...
August 24, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835835/practical-implementation-of-anticoagulation-strategy-for-patients-undergoing-cardioversion-of-atrial-fibrillation
#13
Andreas Goette, Hein Heidbuchel
Anticoagulation is routinely prescribed to patients with persistent AF before cardioversion to reduce the risk of thromboembolic events. As direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have a rapid onset of action, a consistent anticoagulant effect, if taken correctly, and do not need monitoring or dose adjustments, there is considerable interest in their use for patients with AF undergoing cardioversion. Post-hoc analyses show that DOACs are safe to use prior to and following cardioversion. In addition, two randomised controlled trials, X-VeRT and ENSURE-AF, have demonstrated the efficacy and safety of the DOACs rivaroxaban and edoxaban, respectively, in this setting...
June 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835821/slow-ventricular-tachycardia-presenting-with-acute-liver-failure
#14
Andreas Wannhoff, Christian Nusshag, Wolfgang Stremmel, Uta Merle
OBJECTIVES: Cardiac hepatopathy is an important differential diagnosis of acute liver failure. Slow ventricular tachycardia (slow VT) is a ventricular tachycardia (VT), in which heart rate is below the typical frequency of VT. We here report a case of acute liver failure in a patient with slow VT. METHODS: The 64-year old male patient with history of cardiac pacemaker implantation for complete atrioventricular block was referred to our intensive care unit because of acute liver failure...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822529/atrial-fibrillation-and-hyperthyroidism-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Vivek Reddy, Wael Taha, Shanker Kundumadam, Mazhar Khan
Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia worldwide with increasing frequency noted with age. Hyperthyroidism is a well-known cause of atrial fibrillation with a 16%-60% prevalence of atrial fibrillation in patients with known hyperthyroidism Ross et al. (2016). While hyperthyroidism as a causative factor of atrial fibrillation is well established, this literature review aims to answer several questions on this topic including: 1. The relationship of atrial fibrillation to hyperthyroidism 2. Atrial fibrillation as a predictor of hyperthyroidism 3...
July 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817542/safety-of-transesophageal-echocardiography%C3%A2-guided-electrical-cardioversion-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-inadequate-anticoagulation
#16
Joanna Zaprutko, Artur Baszko, Michał Michalak, Karol Kochman, Radosław Szymański, Jan Kłopocki, Anna Nowicka, Rafał Dankowski, Marek Michalski, Piotr Kałmucki, Andrzej Szyszka
INTRODUCTION    Restoring sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)/atrial flutter (AFl) requires adequate oral anticoagulation prior to direct current cardioversion (DCC). Some patients eligible for DCC are not properly anticoagulated. OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to assess risk factors for thrombus and spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) in the left atrium (LA) as well as the safety profile of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)-guided DCC in patients with inadequate anticoagulation...
August 9, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817537/echocardiography-in-patients-undergoing-cardioversion-for-atrial-fibrillation-and-inadequate-anticoagulation-a-step-beyond-towards-maximum-safety
#17
Paolo Colonna, Ilaria Dentamaro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 9, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811871/do-all-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-need-long-term-anticoagulation
#18
Munish Sharma, Rohit Masih, Daniel A N Mascarenhas
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia worldwide with an estimated number of 2.7-6.1 million cases in the United States (US) alone. The incidence of AF is expected to increase 2.5 fold over the next 50 years in the US. The management of AF is complex and includes mainly three aspects; restoration of sinus rhythm, control of ventricular rate and prevention of systemic thromboembolism. AF as a cause of systemic embolization has been well known for many years, and majority of patients are on oral anticoagulants (OACs) to prevent this...
June 7, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802808/novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-direct-current-cardioversion-for-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Giuseppe Femia, Taufik Fetahovic, Pratap Shetty, Astin Lee
BACKGROUND: For some patients with atrial fibrillation, direct current cardioversion (DCCV) is one strategy that can be used to establish sinus rhythm but appropriate anticoagulation is mandatory to prevent thromboembolic events. Historically, patients were anticoagulated with warfarin with bridging with unfractionated or low molecular weight heparin, however, recently novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), apixaban, dabigatran and rivaroxaban have become more popular. Despite the increase in use, real world data on safety and efficacy is limited...
July 17, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798015/morbidity-and-mortality-conference-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#20
Jacob A Doll, Robert Overton, Manesh R Patel, Sunil V Rao, Michael H Sketch, J Kevin Harrison, James E Tcheng
BACKGROUND: Morbidity and mortality conference is a common educational and quality improvement activity performed in cardiac catheterization laboratories, but best practices for case selection and for maximizing the effectiveness of peer review have not been determined. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed the 10-year percutaneous coronary intervention morbidity and mortality conference experience of an academic medical center. Cases were triggered for review by the occurrence of prespecified procedural events...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
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