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QT prolonging medication

Sebastian Polak, Barbara Wiśniowska, Aleksander Mendyk, Adam Pacławski, Jakub Szlęk
Human heart electrophysiology is complex biological phenomenon, which is indirectly assessed by the measured ECG signal. ECG trace is further analyzed to derive interpretable surrogates including QT interval, QRS complex, PR interval, and T wave morphology. QT interval and its modification are the most commonly used surrogates of the drug triggered arrhythmia, but it is known that the QT interval itself is determined by other nondrug related parameters, physiological and pathological. In the current study, we used the computational intelligence algorithms to analyze correlations between various simulated physiological parameters and QT interval...
2018: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Santiago Perez-Lloret, Olivier Rascol
L-DOPA induced dyskinesias (LIDs) may affect up to 40% of Parkinson's disease (PD) and impact negatively health-related quality of life. Amantadine has demonstrated significant antidyskinetic effects in animal PD models and in randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) in patients with PD. These effects are thought to be related to the blockade of NMDA receptors modulating cortico-striatal glutamatergic-dopaminergic interactions involved in the genesis of LIDs. There are three pharmaceutical forms of amantadine currently available in the market: an oral immediate-release (IR) formulation, which is widely available; an extended-release (ER) formulation (ADS-5102) which has been recently developed and approved by the FDA; and an intravenous infusion (IV) solution, which is not commonly used in clinical practice...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Neural Transmission
Deniz Aygün, Fatih Aygün, Kemal Nişli, Firdevs Baş, Agop Çıtak
Aim: We aimed to study electrocardiographic changes in children with diabetic ketoacidosis and ketosis and to evaluate the relation of the changes with serum electrolyte levels and ketosis. Material and Methods: This study was performed in Istanbul Medical Faculty, Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care Department between May 2008 and May 2009. The electrocardiographic parameters and QT length of children with diabetic ketoacidosis and ketosis were evaluated at diagnosis and after the treatment...
December 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
Cecilia Villa Etchegoyen, Guillermo Alberto Keller, Sebastian Mrad, Sixuan Cheng, Guillermo DiGirolamo
Drug-induced QT interval prolongation is the most frequent cause of Long QT syndrome (LQTS) in the clinical practice. This electrophysiological entity, produced by an extended duration of the myocardial repolarization and reflected as a prolonged QT interval in the superficial electrocardiogram (EKG), increases the risk of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (Torsades de Pointes) appearance and sudden death. Certain antiarrhythmic drugs such as amiodarone, sotalol, quinidine, procainamide, verapamil and diltiazem are known as drugs that, due to their mechanism of action, prolong the QT interval, demanding constant monitorization...
February 23, 2018: Current Clinical Pharmacology
Qasim Khan, Mohammad Ismail, Iqbal Haider, Zahid Ali
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Medical inpatients are at increased risk of QT interval prolongation due to multiple risk actors and QT prolonging drugs. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of risk factors for QT prolongation; QT prolonging medications; associated drug-drug interactions (QT-DDIs); their predictors; and TdP (torsades de pointes) risks of drugs. METHODS: This cohort study was carried out in medical wards of two tertiary hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan...
February 16, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
J R Giudicessi, M J Ackerman, M Camilleri
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal sensorimotor dysfunction underlies a wide range of esophageal, gastric, and intestinal motility and functional disorders that collectively constitute nearly half of all referrals to gastroenterologists. As a result, substantial effort has been dedicated toward the development of prokinetic agents intended to augment or restore normal gastrointestinal motility. However, the use of several clinically efficacious gastroprokinetic agents, such as cisapride, domperidone, erythromycin, and tegaserod, is associated with unfavorable cardiovascular safety profiles, leading to restrictions in their use...
February 14, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
John R Giudicessi, Dan M Roden, Arthur A M Wilde, Michael J Ackerman
The acquired and congenital forms of long QT syndrome represent 2 distinct but clinically and genetically intertwined disorders of cardiac repolarization characterized by the shared final common pathway of QT interval prolongation and risk of potentially life-threatening arrhythmias. Over the past 2 decades, our understanding of the spectrum of genetic variation that (1) perturbs the function of cardiac ion channel macromolecular complexes and intracellular calcium-handling proteins, (2) underlies acquired/congenital long QT syndrome susceptibility, and (3) serves as a determinant of QT interval duration in the general population has grown exponentially...
February 6, 2018: Circulation
Wail Ali, Beth A Bubolz, Linh Nguyen, Danny Castro, Jorge Coss-Bu, Michael M Quach, Curtis E Kennedy, Anne E Anderson, Yi-Chen Lai
Objective: Convulsive status epilepticus can exert profound cardiovascular effects in adults including ventricular depolarization-repolarization abnormalities. Whether status epilepticus adversely affects ventricular electrical properties in children is less understood. Therefore, we sought to characterize ventricular alterations and the associated clinical factors in children following convulsive status epilepticus. Methods: We conducted a 2-year retrospective, case-control study...
December 2017: Epilepsia Open
Baris Olten, Michael H Bloch
Our objective was to examine the association between antipsychotic receptor binding profiles and the magnitude of common side-effects. We used regression analysis to examine the association between the receptor binding affinities of antipsychotic agents (log Ki) and degree of specific antipsychotic side-effects. Data on magnitude of weight gain, prolactin increase and QTc prolongation (in Standardized Mean Difference) and risk of sedation and extrapyramidal symptoms (in Odds Ratio) between individual antipsychotic medications as compared to placebo was based on a recent network meta-analysis examining the treatment of schizophrenia...
February 1, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
Omer Yiginer, Mehmet Dogan, Ismet Gun, Huseyin Tayfun Kutlu, Gokhan Degirmencioglu, İlkin Guliyev, Alptug Tokatli, Fethi Kilicaslan
BACKGROUND: The frequency of arrhythmic death developing without a structural cardiac disease is higher in women. Also female gender is an independent risk factor regarding developing Torsades des Pointes. Several studies have been conducted on the effects of physiological and therapeutic sex hormones on cardiac conduction system. AIM: In this study we aim to examine the effect of hormonal changes occurring during in vitro fertilization treatment and especially supraphysiological E2 levels on ventricular repolarization parameters...
February 5, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Christoph Klivinyi, Helmar Bornemann-Cimenti
Long QT syndrome is a cardiac repolarization disorder and is associated with an increased risk of torsades de pointes. The acquired form is most often attributable to administration of specific medications and/or electrolyte imbalance. This review provides insights into the risk for QT prolongation associated with drugs frequently used in the treatment of chronic pain. In the field of pain medicine all the major drug classes (i.e. NSAIDs, opioids, anticonvulsive and antidepressant drugs, cannabinoids, muscle relaxants) contain agents that increase the risk of QT prolongation...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Pain
Mika Seto, Sayo Koga, Ryosuke Kita, Toshihiro Kikuta
QT prolongation is an electrocardiographic change that can lead to lethal arrhythmia. Acquired QT prolongation is known to be caused by drugs and electrolyte abnormalities. We report three cases in which the prolonged QT interval was improved at the time of operation by briefly discontinuing the drugs suspected to have caused the QT prolongation observed on preoperative electrocardiography. The QTc of cases 1, 2, and 3 improved from 518 to 429 ms, 463 to 441 ms, and 473 to 443 ms on discontinuing the use of a gastrointestinal prokinetic agent, a proton pump inhibitor, and a molecular targeted drug, respectively...
December 2017: Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Kai Li, Kathy Vo, Byron K Lee, Newton Addo, Zlatan Coralic
PURPOSE: Results of a study to determine whether i.v. administration of a single dose of 4 mg of ondansetron was associated with QT interval prolongation in emergency department (ED) patients are reported. METHODS: In a prospective observational study conducted at an urban academic medical center ED, a convenience sample of adult ED patients treated with ondansetron 4 mg i.v. were enrolled. A 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) was obtained immediately before and 5 minutes after ondansetron administration...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Mário L de Lemos, Carrie Kung, Victoria Kletas, Nadine Badry, Isabell Kang
Since the introduction of regulatory drug approval guidance on the evaluation of QT interval prolongation, an increasing number of drug monographs has included cautions on the risk of QT prolongation. For example, QT prolongation is mentioned in the Canadian product monographs of 29 drugs commonly seen in oncology practice. This presents two major challenges. First, most guidelines and risk predictive tools for QT prolongation have been developed for hospitalized patients in acute care settings. In contrast, most QT-prolonging oncology drugs are used in medically stable patients in the ambulatory setting...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
Scott R Beach, Christopher M Celano, Alan M Sugrue, Caitlin Adams, Michael J Ackerman, Peter A Noseworthy, Jeff C Huffman
BACKGROUND: Some psychotropic medications have been associated with prolongation of the QT interval and QT prolongation, especially in those with medical illness, and are linked to lethal ventricular arrhythmias, such as Torsades de Pointes (TdP). In 2013, we published a review of QT prolongation, TdP, and psychotropic medications. OBJECTIVE: We provide an update over the past 5 years on the specific concerns most relevant to clinicians who see medically ill patients...
November 3, 2017: Psychosomatics
Danny Y Lee, Tri Trinh, Sion K Roy
Drugs that prolong the electrocardiographic QT interval increase the risk of ventricular arrhythmias, particularly torsades de pointes. Ondansetron, a 5-hydroxytryptamine type 3 receptor antagonist antiemetic, is one such drug. We present the cases of 2 patients who were given intravenous ondansetron and subsequently developed torsades de pointes. Both had normal QT intervals at baseline but were discovered to have risk factors that predisposed them to drug-induced QT prolongation and ventricular arrhythmias...
October 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
Ai Kojima, Fumiaki Shikata, Toru Okamura, Takashi Higaki, Seiko Ohno, Minoru Horie, Shunji Uchita, Yujiro Kawanishi, Kenji Namiguchi, Takumi Yasugi, Hironori Izutani
BACKGROUND: Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) can cause ventricular arrhythmic events with syncope and sudden death resulting from malignant torsades de pointes (TdP) followed by ventricular fibrillations (VFs). However, the syndrome is often overlooked prior to the development of arrhythmic events in patients with congenital heart diseases demonstrating right bundle branch block on electrocardiogram (ECG). We present a case of an adult patient with congenital heart disease who developed VFs postoperatively, potentially due to his mutation in a LQTS related gene, which was not identified on preoperative assessment due to incomplete evaluation of his family history...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Nikhil Mehta, Robert Vannozzi
Lithium has been used for the treatment of bipolar disorder for more than 6 decades. Reports of cardiac side effects resulting in both benign electrocardiographic (ECG) changes and near fatal arrhythmias have been reported in the literature. A systematic literature search was conducted on 2 electronic databases-PubMed and Medline-for the time period between January 1970 and March 2016 using the key word "lithium," along with "electrocardiography" or "ECG." All articles and their references were then screened by title for relevance by 2 authors and a librarian...
December 16, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
Dirk Bandorski, Reinhard Hoeltgen, Nicole Becker, Winfried Padberg, Harilaos Bogossian, Christoph Wiedenroth, Matthias Arlt, Christian Hamm, Werner Seeger, Hossein Ardeschir Ghofrani, Matthias Hecker, Henning Gall, Konstantin Mayer
Background: Prolongation of the corrected QT (QTc) interval is well known for many drugs, some of which are an integral part of the therapeutic regimen after lung transplantation (LTX). Therefore, we investigated the QTc interval after LTX in the present study. Patients and Methods: The medical records of patients after LTX were studied for demographic data, indication of LTX, medication, and baseline and follow-up ECGs. The QT interval was corrected for the patient's heart rate using the different formulae of Bazett, Fridericia, Hodges, and Framingham...
2017: BioMed Research International
Yizhou Ye, E Paul Larrat, Aisling R Caffrey
Drug-induced QT interval prolongation may increase the risk of sudden cardiac death or ventricular arrhythmias (SCD/VA), and therefore affects the safety profile of medications. Administrative databases can be used to inform pharmacoepidemiologic drug safety studies for such rare events. In order to compare event rates between studies, validated operational definitions of these events are needed. We conducted a systematic literature review in PubMed to identify algorithms for SCD/VA. Twenty-two studies were included in the review...
February 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
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