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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822614/heterogeneity-in-a-large-pedigree-with-danon-disease-implications-for-pathogenesis-and-management
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Jonathan C P Roos, Matthew J Daniels, Elizabeth Morris, Hanna I Hyry, Timothy M Cox
BACKGROUND: Danon disease is an X-linked disturbance of autophagy manifesting with cognitive impairment and disordered heart and skeletal muscle. After a period of relative stability, patients deteriorate rapidly and may quickly become ineligible for elective heart transplantation - the only life-saving therapy. METHODS: We report a large pedigree with diverse manifestations of Danon disease in hemizygotes and female heterozygotes. RESULTS: Malignant cardiac arrhythmias requiring amiodarone treatment induced thyroid disease in two patients; intractable thyrotoxicosis, which enhances autophagy, caused the death of a 21year-old man...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817194/prediction-and-prognosis-of-ventricular-tachycardia-recurrence-after-catheter-ablation-with-remote-magnetic-navigation-for-electrical-storm-in-patients-with-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Qi Jin, Peter Karl Jacobsen, Steen Pehrson, Xu Chen
BACKGROUND: Ventricular tachycardia (VT) recurrence after catheter ablation for electrical storm is commonly seen in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM). HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that VT recurrence can be predicted and be related to the all-cause death after VT storm ablation guided by remote magnetic navigation (RMN) in patients with ICM. METHODS: A total of 54 ICM patients (87% male; mean age, 65 ± 7.1 years) presenting with VT storm undergoing acute ablation using RMN were enrolled...
August 17, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814251/the-role-of-radiopharmaceuticals-in-amiodarone-induced-thyroid-pathology
#3
Doina Piciu, Alexandru Irimie
Amiodarone is a di-iodinated benzofuran derivative and is classified as a class III antiarrhythmic agent. It is one of the most powerful and effective antiarrhythmics, being a first-line agent due to its ability to treat ventricular and supraventricular dysrhythmias; since 1960 the drug has become one of the most frequently prescribed antiarrhythmics, despite its potentially serious, side effects. By far, one of the most challenging condition is the thyroid pathology induced by this drug. Each 200 mg tablet of amiodarone contains approximately 75 mg of iodine, 3-10% from each tablet being released as free iodine...
August 16, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794867/rapid-onset-of-amiodarone-induced-pulmonary-toxicity-after-lung-lobe-resection-a-case-report-and-review-of-recent-literature
#4
Heiko Baumann, Phillip Fichtenkamm, Thomas Schneider, Jürgen Biscoping, Michael Henrich
Amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity (APT) is a severe side effect that can lead to lung fibrosis or fatal respiratory failure. Usually APT occurs during long term therapy after administration of prolonged loading doses or high cumulative doses. We present the case of a 58 year old woman who underwent thoracic surgery with lobe resection. She developed atrial fibrillation with hemodynamic-instability on the first post-operative day. We initiated amiodarone therapy and four days later she developed respiratory failure...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793999/association-of-qt-prolonging-medication-use-in-ckd-with-electrocardiographic-manifestations
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Soren Snitker, Rebecca M Doerfler, Elsayed Z Soliman, Rajat Deo, Wendy L St Peter, Susan Kramlik, Michael J Fischer, Sankar Navaneethan, Patrice Delafontaine, Bernard G Jaar, Akinlolu Ojo, Gail K Makos, Anne Slaven, Matthew R Weir, Min Zhan, Jeffrey C Fink
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Several drugs used in CKD can prolong electrocardiographic conduction. We examined the use of electrocardiogram QT-prolonging medications in predialysis CKD and their association with QT duration. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: In total, 3252 Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort participants with at least one study electrocardiogram between 2003 and 2011 were included. QT-prolonging medications used in 100 or more visits (n=16,451 visits) along with diuretics and proton pump inhibitors, given their potential for electrolyte disturbances, were examined for QT interval prolongation...
August 9, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781898/suicide-by-ingestion-of-caffeine
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Frédéric Aknouche, Emilie Guibert, Alison Tessier, Aude Eibel, Pascal Kintz
BACKGROUND: Mr K, aged 48, was found sweating by his partner at home at 11.50 pm. He claimed to have attempted suicide. She immediately called the Emergency Unit to ask for support. At the phone, the physician on duty indicated her to give a pill of Lysanxia (prazepam) to decrease the level of stress of the victim. However, the clinical situation worsened and he was taken to the hospital at 1.00 am. At his arrival at 1.28 am he was in cardiac arrest. Despite intensive resuscitation manoeuvres, death was pronounced at 2...
2017: Egyptian journal of forensic sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780582/implantable-cardiac-defibrillator-and-mortality-in-non-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Ana C Alba, Farid Foroutan, Juan Duero Posada, Luciano Battioni, Toni Schofield, Mosaad Alhussein, Thomas Agoritsas, Frederick A Spencer, Gordon Guyatt
OBJECTIVES: The benefit of implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) in symptomatic patients with systolic dysfunction and non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy remains controversial. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effect of ICD in patients with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy on (1) all-cause mortality, (2) cardiovascular mortality and (3) sudden cardiac death. METHODS: We searched citations in meta-analyses published until 2012, and in MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed and Cochrane databases from 2012 to October 2016...
August 5, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761607/-severe-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-a-patient-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-automated-implantable-defibrillator-aid
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Stéphane Méo Ikama, Jospin Makani, Bertrand Ellenga-Mbolla, Louis Igor Ondze-Kafata, Thierry Raoul Gombet, Gisèle Kimbally-Kaky
Severe ventricular arrhythmias are frequent during heart failure; they are a life-threatening condition due to the increased risk of sudden death. Efficient management remains limited in sub-Saharan Africa because of the limited or unavailable medical resources as automated implantable defibrillator (AID). We report the case of a 56-year old patient with non ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy with very low left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)who underwent AID implantation for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death due to ventricular arrhythmias in 2012...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745218/ventricular-extrasystoles-after-first-dose-of-sofosbuvir-in-a-patient-treated-with-propranolol-but-not-with-amiodarone-a-case-report
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Samir Rouabhia, Sabah Baghazza, Hamza Sadouki, Sihem Djezzar, Rafik Bencherif, Rofia Guehimeche, Mourad Sadelaoud, Djamel Mallem, Karima Chaabna
BACKGROUND: Sofosbuvir is a direct-acting antiviral drug used to treat chronic hepatitis C infection. In 2015, Gilead Sciences, the manufacturer of sofosbuvir, warned that bradycardia could occur when sofosbuvir is administered in combination with amiodarone. Interestingly, among reported cases of patients with sofosbuvir and amiodarone related bradycardia, some of them were also treated with propranolol. OBJECTIVE: We herein report a case of ventricular extrasystoles within three hours after the coadministration of sofosbuvir-containing regimen with propranolol...
July 25, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730319/management-of-postoperative-junctional-ectopic-tachycardia-in-pediatric-patients-a-survey-of-30-centers-in-germany-austria-and-switzerland
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Andreas Entenmann, Miriam Michel, Ulrike Herberg, Nikolaus Haas, Matthias Kumpf, Matthias Gass, Friedemann Egender, Roman Gebauer
Postoperative junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) is a frequent complication after pediatric cardiac surgery. Current recommendations on how and when to treat JET are inconsistent. We evaluated the management strategies of postoperative JET in German-speaking countries. We sent an online survey to 30 centers of pediatric cardiology that perform surgery for congenital heart defects in Germany (24), Austria (4), and Switzerland (2). The survey asked 18 questions about how and in what treatment sequence postoperative JET was managed...
July 21, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726654/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-amiodarone-and-carvedilol-combination-in-treatment-of-patients-with-severe-cardiac-rhythm-disorders
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E Tsetskhladze, I Khintibidze
Different arrhythmias are cause of sudden death in many patients with heart failure. Amiodarone is usually used for prevent this arrhythmias, but it is not drug of choice for treatment the patients with heart failure. We retrospectively analyzed 142 patients with moderate and severe heart failure and history of myocardial infarction. These patients have received amiodarone, carvedilol or combination of these two medications together with standard therapy. In our retrospective analysis, the combination therapy with Amiodarone and Carvedilol had highly significant decrease arrhythmic death compare with carvedilol and amiodarone groups...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724562/the-role-of-macrophages-in-interstitial-lung-diseases-number-3-in-the-series-pathology-for-the-clinician-edited-by-peter-dorfm%C3%A3-ller-and-alberto-cavazza
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Giulio Rossi, Alberto Cavazza, Paolo Spagnolo, Salvatore Bellafiore, Elisabetta Kuhn, Pierpaolo Carassai, Laura Caramanico, Gloria Montanari, Gaia Cappiello, Alessandro Andreani, Francesca Bono, Nazarena Nannini
The finding of collections of macrophages/histiocytes in lung biopsy and bronchoalveolar lavage is relatively common in routine practice. This morphological feature in itself is pathological, but the exact clinical significance and underlying disease should be evaluated together with clinical data, functional respiratory and laboratory tests and imaging studies.Morphological characteristics of macrophages and their distribution along the different pulmonary structures should be examined carefully by pathologists...
September 30, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724134/association-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-with-survival-in-patients-with-and-without-improved-ejection-fraction-secondary-analysis-of-the-sudden-cardiac-death-in-heart-failure-trial
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Selcuk Adabag, Kristen K Patton, Alfred E Buxton, Thomas S Rector, Kristine E Ensrud, Kairav Vakil, Wayne C Levy, Jeanne E Poole
Importance: Improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) to >35% occurs in many patients with reduced EF at baseline. To our knowledge, whether implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy improves survival for these patients is unknown. Objective: To examine the efficacy of ICD therapy in reducing risk of all-cause mortality and sudden cardiac death among patients with an EF ≤35% at baseline, with or without an improvement in EF to >35% during follow-up...
July 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722795/influence-of-renal-function-on-anticoagulation-control-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-taking-vitamin-k-antagonists
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José M Lobos-Bejarano, Angel Castellanos Rodríguez, Vivencio Barrios, Carlos Escobar, José Polo-García, José Carlos Del Castillo-Rodríguez, Diego Vargas-Ortega, Adriana Lopez-Pineda, Luis Prieto-Valiente, Gregory Y H Lip
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been related to poor anticoagulation control and an increased risk of bleeding. This study aims to evaluate the association between impaired renal function (eGFR <60 mL/min/1.73 m(2) ) and anticoagulation control in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) on vitamin K antagonists (VKA) therapy. We also assessed whether the predictive value of the SAMe-TT2 R2 score prevailed for subgroups both with and without CKD...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714083/acute-liver-failure-with-amiodarone-infusion-a-case-report-and-systematic-review
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P Jaiswal, B M Attar, J E Yap, K Devani, R Jaiswal, Y Wang, R Szynkarek, D Patel, M Demetria
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Amiodarone, a commonly used class III antiarrhythmic agent notable for a relatively long half-life of up to 6 months and its pronounced adverse effect profile, is used for both acute and chronic management of cardiac arrhythmias. Chronic use of amiodarone has been associated with asymptomatic hepatotoxicity; however, acute toxicity is thought to be uncommon. There are only six reported cases of acute liver failure (ALF) secondary to amiodarone. In all these cases the outcome of death during the same hospitalization resulted...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713431/an-unexpected-cause-of-bradycardia-in-a-patient-with-bacterial-meningitis
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Petros Ioannou, Magdalini Velegraki, Stella Soundoulounaki, Achilleas Gikas, Diamantis P Kofteridis
Sinus bradycardia which is a sinus rhythm with a resting heart rate of less than 60 bpm is caused by intrinsic cardiac disorders like sick sinus syndrome or inferior myocardial infarction, metabolic and environmental causes (such as hypothyroidism and electrolyte disorders), medications (such as beta-blockers and amiodarone), infection (such as myocarditis), increased intracranial pressure, and toxic exposure, while it can sometimes be a normal phenomenon, especially during sleep, in athletes, and during pregnancy...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705229/brugada-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-case-report
#17
Anusha Battineni, Rohit Gummi, Naresh Mullaguri, Raghav Govindarajan
BACKGROUND: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a fatal neuromuscular disorder characterized by progressive death of the upper and lower motor neurons in the central nervous system. Patients with this disease die mostly as a result of respiratory failure; however, owing to prolonged survival through assisted ventilation, cardiovascular causes are increasingly responsible for mortality. We report what is to the best of our knowledge the first case of type 2 Brugada syndrome causing ventricular tachyarrhythmia and cardiac arrest in a patient with upper limb onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685697/does-pharmacological-therapy-still-play-a-role-in-preventing-sudden-death-in-surgically-treated-tetralogy-of-fallot
#18
Gabriele Bronzetti, Maurizio Brighenti, Marco Bonvicini
Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is the most common cyanotic congenital heart disease, with a familial recurrence risk of 3%. Despite the performing of an optimal surgical repair, TOF patients may feature a poor medium and long-term survival rate: atrial re-entrant tachycardia will develop in more than 30% of patients and high-grade ventricular arrhythmias will be seen in about 10% of patients. These life-threatening arrhythmias and consequent sudden death continue to represent serious complications following TOF repair...
July 7, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684901/comparison-of-posttransplant-outcomes-in-patients-with-no-acute-or-chronic-amiodarone-use-before-heart-transplantation
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Rasmus Rivinius, Matthias Helmschrott, Arjang Ruhparwar, Fabrice F Darche, Dierk Thomas, Tom Bruckner, Hugo A Katus, Andreas O Doesch
BACKGROUND: Major concerns about the safety of pretransplant amiodarone use have been raised. As a result of its long half-life, the cardiac allograft is exposed to amiodarone posing potential risks such as bradycardia, requirement for pacemaker implantation, or increased mortality after heart transplantation (HTX). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the posttransplant outcomes of patients with no, acute, or chronic amiodarone use before HTX. METHODS: This retrospective single-center study included 530 adult patients who received HTX between 06/1989 and 12/2012...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682034/-fabry-s-disease-an-example-of-cardiorenal-syndrome-type-5
#20
Gianluca Villa, Stefano Romagnoli, Aashish Sharma, Claudio Ronco
Fabry's disease (FD) is a severe congenital metabolic disorder characterized by the deficient activity of lysosomal exoglycohydrolase alpha-galactosidase, characterized by glycosphingolipid deposition in several cells, such as capillary endothelial cells, renal, cardiac, and nerve cells. As a systemic disease leading to a contemporaneous myocardial and renal dysfunction, FD might be an example of cardiorenal syndrome type 5 (CRS-5). Kidney damage is commonly characterized by proteinuria, isosthenuria and altered tubular function when occurs at the second-third decade, azotemia and end-stage renal disease in third-fifth decade...
March 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
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