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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716973/incremental-benefit-of-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy-with-versus-without-a-defibrillator
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Pieter Martens, Frederik H Verbrugge, Petra Nijst, Matthias Dupont, Dieter Nuyens, Hugo Van Herendael, Maximo Rivero-Ayerza, Wilson H Tang, Wilfried Mullens
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incremental value of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) in contemporary optimally treated patients with heart failure (HF) undergoing cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT). METHODS: Consecutive patients with HF undergoing CRT-pacemaker (CRT-P) or CRT-defibrillator (CRT-D) implantation in a single tertiary care centre between October 2008 and August 2015 were retrospectively evaluated. For patients with a primary prevention indication of the CRT-D, no benefit of the ICD was defined as absence of appropriate therapy (device analysis) or lethal ventricular tachyarrhythmias (mode of death analysis) during follow-up...
July 17, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687248/device-therapy-for-rate-control-pacing-resynchronisation-and-av-node-ablation
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REVIEW
Dennis H Lau, Anand Thiyagarajah, Stephan Willems, Thomas Rostock, Dominik Linz, Martin K Stiles, David Kaye, Jonathan M Kalman, Prashanthan Sanders
Atrioventricular node ablation (AVNA) is generally reserved for patients whose atrial fibrillation (AF) is refractory all other therapeutic options, since the recipients will often become pacemaker dependent. In such patients, this approach may prove particularly useful, especially if a tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy is suspected. Historically, an "ablate and pace" approach has involved AVNA and right ventricular pacing, with or without an atrial lead. There is also an evolving role for atrioventricular node ablation in patients with AF who require cardiac resynchronization therapy for treatment of systolic heart failure...
May 31, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637845/successful-conservative-management-of-a-permanent-pacemaker-pocket-infection-a-less-invasive-approach
#3
Alexander James Keeley, Daniel Hammersley, Madhava Dissanayake
We present a successful conservative management strategy for a frail elderly patient with a cardiac resynchronisation pacemaker who presented with evidence of an Enterobacter cloacae pacemaker pocket infection. A device washout and debridement procedure was performed, with reburial of the device in a new prepectoral pocket and creation of a closed-loop continuous antibiotic infusion into the infected pacemaker pocket. This was followed by a 6-week course of ambulatory intravenous antibiotic therapy. This conservative management strategy avoided the need for a more invasive and high-risk full device extraction, which the patient clearly stated he did not wish to have...
June 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513407/-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-who-is-a-candidate-and-who-is-not
#4
M Kloosterman, A H Maass, M Rienstra, I C Van Gelder
- Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) is a treatment for patients with impaired cardiac pump function (left ventricular ejection fraction ≤ 35%) and a wide QRS complex who, despite maximum tolerated medical therapy, remain symptomatic.- In addition to reducing symptoms, CRT can reduce hospital admissions and improve survival.- Selection of patients for CRT remains difficult. Despite the fact that predicting and influencing success of CRT has improved, ~30% of patients do not respond to the therapy.- Optimizing therapy and follow-up of patients after implantation requires a multidisciplinary approach tailored to the individual patient...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490242/-telemetry-data-based-on-comparative-study-of-physical-activity-in-patients-with-resynchronization-device
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Csaba Melczer, László Melczer, Ilona Goják, Attila Kónyi, Sándor Szabados, L Bence Raposa, András Oláh, Pongrác Ács
INTRODUCTION: The effect of regular physical activity on health is widely recognized, but several studies have shown its key importance for heart patients. AIM: The present study aimed to define the PA % values, and to convert them into metabolic equivalent values (MET), which describes oxygen consumption during physical activity. METHOD: A total of seventeen patients with heart disease; 3 females and 14 males; age: 57.35 yrs ± 9.54; body mass 98...
May 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477282/implantation-of-carillon-%C3%A2-mitral-contour-system-with-transvenous-left-ventricular-lead-in-place
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T Wengenmayer, J Reinöhl, J Steinfurt, A Mittag, C Bode, J Biermann
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) is an established treatment option for chronic heart failure patients with left bundle branch block. Although a concomitant functional mitral regurgitation is often reduced by CRT, many patients need additional mitral valve repair. Placing a CARILLON(®) Mitral Contour System (CMCS) over a transvenous CRT lead is currently not recommended, since both of them are implanted in the coronary sinus (CS). The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of sequential implantation of a transvenous LV lead followed by CMCS implantation, and to assess LV lead performance and possibility of extraction...
May 5, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471012/effects-of-epicardial-versus-transvenous-left-ventricular-lead-placement-on-left-ventricular-function-and-cardiac-perfusion-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Vincent F van Dijk, Jim Fanggiday, Jippe C Balt, Maurits C E F Wijffels, Edgar J Daeter, Johannes C Kelder, Lucas V A Boersma
INTRODUCTION: Optimal left ventricular (LV) lead position in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is crucial to achieve an optimal effect on hemodynamics. Due to various difficulties, up to 30% of transvenous LV lead placements fail, or a suboptimal position is achieved. Surgical epicardial LV lead placement could be performed at a position anticipated to be the optimal site. This could have a more favorable effect, which may be expressed by increased improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and cardiac perfusion...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421570/-real-world-experience-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-at-a-swiss-tertiary-care-center
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Stephan Winnik, Christian Elsener, Burkhardt Seifert, Christoph Starck, Agnes Straub, Ardan M Saguner, Alexander Breitenstein, Nazmi Krasniqi, Markus J Wilhelm, Laurent Haegeli, Firat Duru, Stefano Benussi, Francesco Maisano, Thomas F Lüscher, Johannis Holzmeister, David Huerlimann, Frank Ruschitzka, Jan Steffel
BACKGROUND: Based on a reduction in morbidity and mortality, cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) has evolved as a standard therapy for patients with advanced heart failure. OBJECTIVE: To provide insight into patient demographics, safety, echocardiographic remodelling and long-term follow-up of patients treated with CRT in a "real-world" setting at a Swiss tertiary care centre. METHODS: Patients implanted with a CRT device at the University Heart Centre Zurich between 2000 and 2015 were consecutively enrolled...
April 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363209/successful-transvenous-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy-in-a-case-of-coronary-sinus-ostial-atresia
#9
David Wilson, Nauman Ahmed, Phoebe Sun, Ihab Diab
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343276/an-updated-review-of-cardiac-devices-in-heart-failure
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REVIEW
C Murphy, H Zafar, F Sharif
BACKGROUND: Heart failure has the highest rates of adult hospitalisations, the highest mortality rates and significant costs associated with its care. The cost of heart failure is expected continue to grow on a global scale, with $108 billion spent on heart failure in 2012. Mortality rates are high, with incident cases of heart failure resulting in 30% 1-year mortality, and in hospital mortality of acute heart failure, 28%. METHODS AND RESULTS: This article reviews the devices currently in use for the treatment of heart failure, as well as those that are under investigation...
March 25, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336517/gender-specific-outcomes-of-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy-with-or-without-defibrillator
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EDITORIAL
Valentina Kutyifa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318519/major-developments-in-the-2016-european-guidelines-for-heart-failure
#12
J C Trullàs, Á González-Franco
The European Society of Cardiology has recently published new guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure (HF). This article aims to review these recommendations and their level of scientific evidence and to present the most innovative aspects. The most significant deviations from the 2012 edition are: 1) the introduction of the concept of HF with midrange LVEF (40-49%); 2) a new diagnostic algorithm for chronic HF, initially considering the clinical probability; 3) recommendations on preventing or delaying the apparition of HF; 4) indications for the use of the new sacubitril-valsartan compound, the first angiotensin receptor blocker and neprilysin inhibitor; 5) modification of indications for cardiac resynchronisation therapy; and 6) a new algorithm for a combined diagnostic and treatment strategy for acute HF based on the presence or absence of congestion and hypoperfusion...
March 15, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262910/surgical-placement-of-left-ventricular-lead-for-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy-after-failure-of-percutaneous-attempt
#13
Mehmet Ezelsoy, Muhammed Bayram, Suleyman Yazici, Nuran Yazicioglu, Ertan Sagbas
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac resynchronisation therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment to improve functional status and prolong survival of patients in advanced chronic heart failure. This study assessed the surgical outcomes of left anterior mini-thoracotomy for the implantation of left ventricular epicardial pacing leads in cardiac resynchronisation therapy. METHODS: Our study consisted of 30 consecutive patients who underwent cardiac resynchronisation therapy with a left thoracotomy between November 2010 and April 2012 in our clinic...
January 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258679/-predictive-parameters-of-occurrence-of-adequate-interventions-in-patients-with-implanted-cardioverter-defibrillators-with-or-without-resynchronisation-therapy-in-primary-prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#14
Jacek Lelakowski, Anna Rydlewska, Maria Lelakowska, Joanna Pudło, Justyna Piekarz
The task of the ICD is to detect ventricular arrhythmias and treatment of its adequate intervention. The task of the CRTD in addition to the above tasks is the treatment of heart failure. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the predictive parameters of adequate interventions in patients with an ICD and CRTD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study consisted of 273 patients (230 M, mean age 65±11 years) with ICD and/or CRTD. The inclusion criteria were: left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤ 35%, NYHA class ≥ II, implantation in primary SCD prevention and in case of CRTD additionally LBBB with wide QRS ≥ 120ms...
February 20, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242289/epicardial-crt-d-in-a-pacing-dependant-patient-without-transvenous-options
#15
Hariharan Sugumar, George Matalanis, Liam Toner, David O'Donnell
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) is generally limited to transvenous techniques especially in pacing-dependant patients. We describe a novel case in which an epicardial CRT-D system was successfully implanted with a two-year follow-up in a pacing-dependant patient.
February 11, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176981/reuse-of-pacemakers-defibrillators-and-cardiac-resynchronisation-devices
#16
Raja J Selvaraj, R Sakthivel, Santhosh Satheesh, Ajith Ananthakrishna Pillai, Pascal Sagnol, Xavier Jouven, Bernard Dodinot, Jayaraman Balachander
OBJECTIVE: Access to pacemakers remains poor among many patients in low/middle-income countries. Reuse of explanted pacemakers is a possible solution, but is still not widespread because of concerns regarding outcomes, especially infection. Our objective was to study early outcomes with implants using reused devices and compare them with those with implants using new devices. METHODS: We studied all patients who underwent implantation of a new or reused pacemaker, cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) device or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in the last 5 years at a single institution...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148576/lead-or-be-led-an-update-on-leadless-cardiac-devices-for-general-physicians
#17
REVIEW
Benedict M Wiles, Paul R Roberts
Implantable cardiac devices have an increasingly important role. Pacemakers remain the only effective treatment for symptomatic bradycardia; cardiac resynchronisation therapy is a proven treatment for heart failure; and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) are superior to medical therapy in prevention of sudden cardiac death. Our ageing population has led to a rising number of device implants. Physicians in all specialties increasingly encounter patients with cardiac devices and require an understanding of their capabilities and functions...
February 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133475/age-of-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy-in-elderly
#18
Levent Cerit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110567/-hungarian-heart-failure-registry-2015-2016-preliminary-results
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Noémi Nyolczas, Krisztina Heltai, Attila Borbély, Tamás Habon, Zoltán Járai, Erzsébet Sziliczei, Péter Stadler, Réka Faludi, Béla Herczeg, Előd Papp, Ferenc Lakatos, Katalin Nagy, András Katona, Imre Kovács, János Tomcsányi, András Nagy, Róbert Sepp
Heart failure is associated with a poor prognosis despite significant advances in the pharmacological and device therapy and incurs very high cost because of frequent hospitalizations. Therefore, professional high-quality care is essential for both patients and the healthcare system. The best way to evaluate the quality of care for a particular disease is the use of disease-specific registries. Until now, there has not been a registry evaluating characteristics and management of heart failure patients in Hungary...
January 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104669/sex-specific-outcomes-with-addition-of-defibrillation-to-resynchronisation-therapy-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#20
Sérgio Barra, Rui Providência, Rudolf Duehmke, Serge Boveda, Eloi Marijon, Christian Reitan, Rasmus Borgquist, Didier Klug, Pascal Defaye, Nicolas Sadoul, Jean-Claude Deharo, Iannish Sadien, Kiran Patel, Khang-Li Looi, David Begley, Anthony W Chow, Jean-Yves Le Heuzey, Sharad Agarwal
OBJECTIVE: Among primary prevention patients with heart failure receiving cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT), the impact of additional implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) treatment on outcomes and its interaction with sex remains uncertain. We aim to assess whether the addition of the ICD functionality to CRT devices offers a more pronounced survival benefit in men compared with women, as previous research has suggested. METHODS: Observational multicentre cohort study of 5307 consecutive patients with ischaemic or non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy and no history of sustained ventricular arrhythmias having CRT implantation with (cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), n=4037) or without (cardiac resynchronisation therapy pacemaker (CRT-P), n=1270) defibrillator functionality...
May 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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