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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348023/impaired-recovery-of-left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-cardiomyopathy-and-left%C3%A2-bundle-branch-block
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Edward Sze, Zainab Samad, Allison Dunning, Kristen Bova Campbell, Zak Loring, Brett D Atwater, Karen Chiswell, Joseph A Kisslo, Eric J Velazquez, James P Daubert
BACKGROUND: Patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) often respond to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) improvement. Guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT), not CRT, is first-line therapy for patients with reduced LVEF with LBBB. However, there are little data on how patients with reduced LVEF and LBBB respond to GDMT. OBJECTIVES: This study examined patients with cardiomyopathy and sought to assess rates of LVEF improvement for patients with LBBB compared to other QRS morphologies...
January 23, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345383/interesting-mode-of-initiation-of-lbbb-tachycardia-what-is-the-mechanism
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Krishna Kumar Mohanan Nair, Narayanan Namboodiri, Hiren Kevadiya, Ajitkumar Valaparambil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326870/lyme-carditis-with-isolated-left-bundle-branch-block-and-myocarditis-successfully-treated-with-oral-doxycycline
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Burke A Cunha, Maekal Elyasi, Prince Singh, Ismail Jimada
Lyme disease may present with a variety of cardiac manifestations ranging from first degree to third degree heart block. Cardiac involvement with Lyme disease may be asymptomatic, or symptomatic. Atrioventrical conduction abnormalities are the most common manifestation of Lyme carditis. Less common, are alternating right bundle branch block (RBBB) and left bundle branch block (LBBB). We present an interesting case of a young male whose main manifestation of Lyme carditis was isolated LBBB. He also had mild Lyme myocarditis...
2018: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314085/new-onset-left-bundle-branch-block-associated-idiopathic-nonischemic-cardiomyopathy-and-time-from-diagnosis-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-the-neolith-ii-study
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Norman C Wang, Jack Z Li, Evan C Adelstein, Andrew D Althouse, Michael S Sharbaugh, Sandeep K Jain, G Stuart Mendenhall, Alaa A Shalaby, Andrew H Voigt, Samir Saba
BACKGROUND: The optimal timing for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) after diagnosis of new-onset left bundle branch block (LBBB)-associated idiopathic nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM) and treatment with guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) is unknown. The purpose of this study was to describe relationships between time from diagnosis to CRT and outcomes in new-onset LBBB-associated idiopathic NICM with LVEF ≤35%. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study examined associations between time from diagnosis to CRT (≤9 months versus > 9 months) and clinical and echocardiographic outcomes...
January 4, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309601/different-responses-to-exercise-between-andersen-tawil-syndrome-and-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia
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Yuko Y Inoue, Takeshi Aiba, Hiro Kawata, Tomoko Sakaguchi, Wataru Mitsuma, Hiroshi Morita, Takashi Noda, Hiroshi Takaki, Keiko Toyohara, Yoshiaki Kanaya, Toshiyuki Itoi, Takeshi Mitsuhashi, Naokata Sumitomo, Yongkeun Cho, Satoshi Yasuda, Shiro Kamakura, Kengo Kusano, Yoshihiro Miyamoto, Minoru Horie, Wataru Shimizu
Aims: Andersen-Tawil Syndrome (ATS) and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) are both inherited arrhythmic disorders characterized by bidirectional ventricular tachycardia (VT). The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of exercise stress tests for differentiating between ATS and CPVT. Methods and results: We included 26 ATS patients with KCNJ2 mutations from 22 families and 25 CPVT patients with RyR2 mutations from 22 families...
December 22, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304097/left-bundle-branch-block-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-prevalence-genetic-relationship-and-prognosis
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Abdallah Fayssoil, Rabah Ben Yaou, Adam Ogna, Cendrine Chaffaut, France Leturcq, Olivier Nardi, Karim Wahbi, Denis Duboc, Frederic Lofaso, Helene Prigent, Bernard Clair, Pascal Crenn, Guillaume Nicolas, Pascal Laforet, Anthony Behin, Sylvie Chevret, David Orlikowski, Djillali Annane
BACKGROUND: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an inherited myogenic disorder due to mutations in the dystrophin gene on chromosome Xp21.1. We designed this study to determine the prevalence of left bundle branch block (LBBB), whether there is a relationship between LBBB and genetic pattern, and to assess predictive factors for acute cardiac events and mortality in adult DMD patients. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of DMD followed at the Home Mechanical Ventilation Unit of the Raymond Poincare University Hospital...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290387/exercise-induced-left-bundle-branch-block-a-case-report-with-stress-echocardiographic-assessment
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Jesper Jensen, Juliane Theilade, Thomas Kümler
We report the case of a 51-year-old male who presented with exertional chest discomfort and dyspnea concurring with an exercise-induced left bundle branch block (EI-LBBB). Possible underlying causes and treatment options are presented and discussed. The case represents the first stress-echocardiographic assessment of a case with EI-LBBB, performed in order to document a possible left ventricular dyssynchrony during the EI-LBBB and thereby the possible treatment option of biventricular pacemaker implantation...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286395/benefits-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-an-asynchronous-heart-failure-model-induced-by-left-bundle-branch-ablation-and-rapid-pacing
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Jingfeng Wang, Zhenning Nie, Haiyan Chen, Xianhong Shu, Zhaohua Yang, Ruiming Yao, Yangang Su, Junbo Ge
It is now well recognized that heart failure (HF) patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) derive substantial clinical benefits from cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and LBBB has become one of the important predictors for CRT response. The conventional tachypacing-induced HF model has several major limitations, including absence of stable LBBB and rapid reversal of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction after cessation of pacing. Hence, it is essential to establish an optimal model of chronic HF with isolated LBBB for studying CRT benefits...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273234/body-surface-activation-mapping-of-electrical-dyssynchrony-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-patients-potential-for-optimization
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Alan J Bank, Ryan M Gage, Antonia E Curtin, Kevin V Burns, Jeffrey M Gillberg, Subham Ghosh
BACKGROUND: Electrical synchronization is likely improved by cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), but is difficult to quantify with 12-lead ECG. We aimed to quantify changes in electrical synchrony and potential for optimization with CRT using a body-surface activation mapping (BSAM) system. METHODS: Standard deviation of activation times (SDAT) was calculated in 94 patients using BSAM at baseline CRT (CRTbl), native, and different CRT configurations. RESULTS: SDAT decreased 20% from native to CRTbl (p<0...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251398/relation-between-electrical-and-mechanical-dyssynchrony-in-patients-with-left-bundle-branch-block-an-electro-and-vectorcardiographic-study
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Jan De Pooter, Milad El Haddad, Victor Kamoen, Thomas Tibin Kallupurackal, Roland Stroobandt, Marc De Buyzere, Frank Timmermans
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines select patients for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) mainly on electrocardiographic parameters like QRS duration and left bundle branch block (LBBB). However, among those LBBB patients, heterogeneity in mechanical dyssynchrony occurs and might be a reason for nonresponse to CRT. This study assesses the relation between electrocardiographic characteristics and presence of mechanical dyssynchrony among LBBB patients. METHODS: The study included patients with true LBBB (including mid-QRS notching) on standard 12-lead electrocardiograms...
December 18, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203081/semi-automated-qrs-score-as-a-predictor-of-survival-in-crt-treated-patients-with-strict-left-bundle-branch-block
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C Reitan, U Chaudhry, B Atwater, J Jacobsson, J P Couderc, X Xia, J Carlson, P G Platonov, R Borgquist
BACKGROUND: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) is widely used for treating selected heart failure patients, but patients with myocardial scar respond worse to treatment. The Selvester QRS scoring system estimates myocardial scar burden using 12-lead ECG. This study's objective was to investigate the scores correlation to mortality in a CRT population. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data on consecutive CRT patients was collected. 401 patients with LBBB and available ECG data were included in the study...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197473/electrocardiographic-findings-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-presenting-with-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Bradley Sarak, Shaun G Goodman, David Brieger, Chris P Gale, Nigel S Tan, Andrzej Budaj, Graham C Wong, Thao Huynh, Mary K Tan, Jacob A Udell, Akshay Bagai, Keith A A Fox, Andrew T Yan
We sought to characterize presenting electrocardiographic findings in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACSs) and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). In the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events and Canadian ACS Registry I, we examined presenting and 24- to 48-hour follow-up ECGs (electrocardiogram) of ACS patients who survived to hospital admission, stratified by presentation with OHCA. We assessed the prevalence of ST-segment deviation and bundle branch blocks (assessed by an independent ECG core laboratory) and their association with in-hospital and 6-month mortality among those with OHCA...
November 3, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183713/right-bundle-branch-block-pattern-after-uncomplicated-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-pacing-in-a-patient-with-a-left-sided-superior-vena-cava-and-corrected-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Anunay Gupta, Neeraj Parakh, Rajnish Juneja
Usually an electrocardiogram after right ventricular (RV) pacing should yield left bundle branch block (LBBB) pattern. However, the presence of right bundle branch block (RBBB) pattern after pacemaker implantation should alert the physician to a malposition of lead. We report a case of 18-year-old female who underwent dual chamber pacemaker implantation and had RBBB pattern post implantation. Detailed evaluation revealed an uncomplicated right ventricular outflow tract pacing. The possible causes of this abnormal pattern after an uncomplicated RV pacing are also reviewed...
November 25, 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178366/do-we-overestimate-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-by-two-dimensional-echocardiography-in-patients-with-left-bundle-branch-block
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Ali K Cabuk, Gizem Cabuk, Ahmet Sayin, Murat Karamanlioglu, Barış Kilicaslan, Cenk Ekmekci, Hatice Solmaz, Omer F Aslanturk, Oner Ozdogan
AIMS: Left bundle branch block (LBBB) causes a dyssynchronized contraction of left ventricle. This is a kind of regional wall-motion abnormality and measuring left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) by two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography could be less reliable in this particular condition. Our aim was to evaluate the role of dyssynchrony index (SDI), measured by three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography, in assessment of LVEF and left ventricular volumes accurately in patients with LBBB...
November 26, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174250/assessment-of-right-ventriclular-systolic-function-prior-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-does-it-make-any-difference
#15
Mohamed A Abdelhamid, Mazen T Ghanem, Ayman M Abdelmotaleb
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an effective treatment for patients with advanced heart failure (HF). Nearly 30% of candidates are inadequate responders. The benefit of patients with right sided heart failure from CRT is still a matter of debate. We examined the effect of CRT on right ventricular (RV) dimensions and overall systolic function and whether RV function prior to CRT could have an impact on CRT response. METHODS: 94 patients with a mean age of 53...
November 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174022/patients-with-left-bundle-branch-block-and-left-axis-deviation-show-a-specific-left-ventricular-asynchrony-pattern-implications-for-left-ventricular-lead-placement-during-crt-implantation
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Luigi Sciarra, Paolo Golia, Zefferino Palamà, Antonio Scarà, Ermenegildo De Ruvo, Alessio Borrelli, Anna Maria Martino, Monia Minati, Alessandro Fagagnini, Claudia Tota, Lucia De Luca, Domenico Grieco, Pietro Delise, Leonardo Calò
BACKGROUND: Left bundle branch block (LBBB) and left axis deviation (LAD) patients may have poor response to resynchronization therapy (CRT). We sought to assess if LBBB and LAD patients show a specific pattern of mechanical asynchrony. METHODS: CRT candidates with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy and LBBB were categorized as having normal QRS axis (within -30° and +90°) or LAD (within -30° and -90°). Patients underwent tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) to measure time interval between onset of QRS complex and peak systolic velocity in ejection period (Q-peak) at basal segments of septal, inferior, lateral and anterior walls, as expression of local timing of mechanical activation...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173611/a-novel-pacing-strategy-with-low-and-stable-output-pacing-the-left-bundle-branch-immediately-beyond-the-conduction-block
#17
Weijian Huang, Lan Su, Shengjie Wu, Lei Xu, Fangyi Xiao, Xiaohong Zhou, Kenneth A Ellenbogen
This report demonstrates the feasibility of pacing the left bundle branch (LBB) immediately beyond the conduction block to functionally restore the impaired His-Purkinje conduction system in a patient with heart failure and left bundle branch block (LBBB). The pacing required only a low pacing output (0.5 volts/0.5 ms) to correct the LBBB with accompanying right BBB on the electrocardiogram. Over 1-year of follow-up, the patient had a significant improvement in clinical outcome and echocardiographic measurements...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164019/quantitative-analysis-of-electro-anatomical-maps-application-to-an-experimental-model-of-left-bundle-branch-block-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#18
David Soto Iglesias, Nicolas Duchateau, Constantine Butakoff Kostantyn Butakov, David Andreu, Juan Fernandez-Armenta, Bart Bijnens, Antonio Berruezo, Marta Sitges, Oscar Camara
Electro-anatomical maps (EAMs) are commonly acquired in clinical routine for guiding ablation therapies. They provide voltage and activation time information on a 3-D anatomical mesh representation, making them useful for analyzing the electrical activation patterns in specific pathologies. However, the variability between the different acquisitions and anatomies hampers the comparison between different maps. This paper presents two contributions for the analysis of electrical patterns in EAM data from biventricular surfaces of cardiac chambers...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121757/association-between-qrs-duration-on-prehospital-ecg-and-mortality-in-patients-with-suspected-stemi
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Rikke Hansen, Martin Frydland, Ole Kristian Møller-Helgestad, Matias Greve Lindholm, Lisette Okkels Jensen, Lene Holmvang, Hanne Berg Ravn, Jesper Kjærgaard, Christian Hassager, Jacob Eifer Møller
BACKGROUND: QRS duration has previously shown association with mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with thrombolytics, less is known in patients with suspected ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) when assessing QRS duration on prehospital ECG. Thus, the objective was to investigate the prognostic effect of QRS duration on prehospital ECG and presence of classic left and right bundle branch block (LBBB/RBBB) for all-cause mortality in patients with suspected STEMI...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121498/cardiac-involvement-in-myotonic-dystrophy-the-role-of-troponins-and-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide
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Rea Valaperta, Claudia De Siena, Rosanna Cardani, Fortunata Lombardia, Edina Cenko, Benedetta Rampoldi, Barbara Fossati, Elisa Brigonzi, Roberta Rigolini, Paola Gaia, Giovanni Meola, Elena Costa, Raffaele Bugiardini
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) and type 2 (DM2) are dominant inherited muscular dystrophies with multiple systemic involvement, often producing cardiac injury. This study sought to determine the clinical significance of elevated high sensitivity cardiac troponin T and I (hs-cTnT and hs-cTnI), and N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) in this population. METHODS: Sixty DM patients (35 men and 25 women; mean age: 45.1 years, range: 12-73 years) underwent clinical cardiac investigations and measurements of serum hs-cTnT, hs-cTnI, creatine kinase (CK), and NT-proBNP...
October 21, 2017: Atherosclerosis
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