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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916172/biometric-verification-by-cross-correlation-analysis-of-12-lead-ecg-patterns-ranking-of-the-most-reliable-peripheral-and-chest-leads
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Vessela Krasteva, Irena Jekova, Roger Abächerli
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiogram (ECG)-based biometrics relies on the most stable and unique beat patterns, i.e. those with maximal intra-subject and minimal inter-subject waveform differences seen from different leads. We investigated methodology to evaluate those differences, aiming to rank the most prominent single and multi-lead ECG sets for biometric verification across a large population. METHODS: A clinical standard 12-lead resting ECG database, including 460 pairs of remote recordings (distanced 1year apart) was used...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906534/management-of-a-complicated-redo-giant-dissecting-aortic-aneurysm
#2
Ibrahim Kara, Alper Erkin, MHalil Ibrahim Erkengel, Kiyasettin Asil
Giant aortic aneurysm is defined as an aneurysm of the aorta of greater than 10 cm in diameter. This rare condition is associated with a high risk of morbidity and mortality and it may lead to fatal complications such as rupture and/or dissection if not managed with proper surgical planning and expertise. Other than atherosclerosis, the main causes of giant ascending aortic aneurysms include Marfan and Ehlers-Danhlos syndromes. Herein we report on a young male patient who had had an aortic valve replacement five years earlier due to a bicuspid aortic valve leading to aortic failure, accompanied by aortic coarctation...
July 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899954/differentiating-the-qrs-morphology-of-posterior-fascicular-ventricular-tachycardia-from-right-bundle-branch-block-and-left-anterior-hemiblock-aberrancy
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Yoav Michowitz, Oholi Tovia-Brodie, Ishai Heusler, Avi Sabbag, Michael Rahkovich, Hezzy Shmueli, Aharon Glick, Bernard Belhassen
BACKGROUND: Left posterior fascicular ventricular tachycardia (LPF-VT) is frequently misdiagnosed as supraventricular tachycardia with aberrant right bundle branch block (RBBB) and left anterior hemiblock (LAHB). The purpose of the present study was to define the morphological ECG characteristics of LPF-VT and attempt to differentiate it from RBBB and LAHB aberrancy. METHODS AND RESULTS: A systematic Medline search was used to identify or locate ECG tracings from patients with LPF-VTs...
September 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872094/-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-present-and-development-trend
#4
Yi He, Haiting Zhou, Shuqiang Zhu, Yongbing Wu
Currently, although surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) is still the golden standard in treatment of severe aortic stenosis according to the guideline, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is gradually becoming a common treatment for patients who are prohibitive or in high risk for SAVR. Recently, the valve manufacturers, including medical companies in China, are making their utmost to develop valve device, leading remarkable results achieved by TAVI. With the complications being controlled, TAVI displays promising future...
August 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853533/-the-importance-of-lead-avr-in-the-evaluation-of-an-ecg-strip
#5
Asaf Shemer, Pinchas Halpern
Over the years, the aVR lead has been overlooked by clinicians while observing a normal 12-lead ECG (electrocardiogram). A positive P-QRS complex in the aVR lead should raise prompt suspicion for either a congenital heart malrotation or a lead misplacement. In this article we present a case of an asymptomatic patient and a pathological ECG strip displaying ST elevations and a positive QRS in the aVR lead. A follow-up ECG was performed in the emergency department, and revealed a normal sinus rhythm with no abnormalities indicating acute ischemia...
August 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833552/a-rare-complication-of-mechanical-aortic-valve-replacement-separation-in-the-region-of-the-mitral-aortic-intervalvular-fibrosa
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Mehmet Celik, Ahmet Güner, Alev Kılıçgedik, Sabahattin Gunduz, Abdulrahman Naser, Elif Eroglu Büyüköner, Muzaffer Kahyaoglu, Cagatay Onal, Gokhan Kahveci
A 28-year-old man was admitted to our emergency service with a shortness of breath and palpitation. On admission, his blood pressure was high and he was in hypertensive pulmonary edema. His physical examination showed rales in both lungs and pansystolic murmur at mitral focus. His medical history included aortic valve replacement (AVR) because of native aortic valve infective endocarditis. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed normal functional aortic valve. Color flow imaging demonstrated severe mitral regurgitation with posterior eccentric jet...
August 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829829/intermediate-cd14-cd16-monocytes-decline-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-and-correlate-with-functional-capacity-and-left-ventricular-systolic-function
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Jonas Neuser, Paolo Galuppo, Daniela Fraccarollo, Jens Willig, Tibor Kempf, Dominik Berliner, Johann Bauersachs, Julian Daniel Widder
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is the method of choice for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis, who are ineligible or at high risk for surgery. Though TAVR leads to a significant reduction in mortality, a notable amount of patients are re-hospitalized early after TAVR. Parameters or biomarkers predicting outcome are therefore needed to identify patients who benefit most. Specific monocyte subsets have been associated with cardiovascular diseases and were shown to possess prognostic value...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804970/arrhythmogenic-gene-remodelling-in-elderly-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-with-aortic-stenosis-and-normal-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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R Ashrafi, P Modi, A Y Oo, D M Pullan, K Jian, H Zhang, J Yanni Gerges, G Hart, M R Boyett, G K Davis, J P H Wilding
Type 2 diabetes is associated with higher rate of ventricular arrhythmias and this is hypothesised to be independent of coronary artery disease or hypertension. To investigate further we compared changes in left ventricular myocardial gene expression in Type 2 diabetes to patients in a control group with left ventricular hypertrophy. 9 control patients and 7 patients with type 2 diabetes with aortic stenosis undergoing aortic valve replacement had standard ECGs, signal averaged ECGs and echocardiograms prior to surgery...
August 14, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764236/clinical-significance-of-the-forsaken-avr-in-evaluation-of-tachyarrhythmias-a-reminder
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Dharmendra Jain, Pradeep Nigam, Manoj Indurkar, Riyas Chiramkara
INTRODUCTION: Mechanism of a regular, monomorphic Wide QRS Complex Tachycardia (WCT) is an important diagnostic challenge in day to day practice for the clinicians and affects further management and prognosis. Many of the WCT and Narrow Complex Tachycardia (NCT) produce certain characteristic changes in lead aVR by which we can differentiate between them. AIM: The present study was aimed to evaluate tachyarrhythmias in relation to lead aVR and to highlight the clinical significance of lead aVR, "The Neglected Lead"...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761561/coronary-perforation-of-distal-diagonal-branch-followed-by-prolonged-recurrent-cardiac-tamponade-finally-resolved-with-pericardiotomy-the-potential-risk-of-hydrophilic-guide-wires
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Rafał Januszek, Krzysztof Bartuś, Radosław Litwinowicz, Artur Dziewierz, Łukasz Rzeszutko
PURPOSE: Coronary artery perforation (CAP) is a complication of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs). Hydrophilic guide-wires have been shown to increase the probability of CAP. Depending on the size of perforations we adopt different treatments. CASE: We present the case of a 73-year old male with coronary artery disease and severe aortic valve stenosis. The patient was in the process of qualifying for a transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Unfortunately, CAP of the first diagonal branch of the LAD occurred during PCI...
2017: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757765/pulseless-electrical-activity-in-acute-massive-pulmonary-embolism-during-thrombolytic-therapy
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Han-Hua Yu, Jing-Ren Jeng
We report a case of acute pulmonary embolism with hemodynamic instability diagnosed by a computed tomography pulmonary angiogram. The patient developed pulseless electrical activity during systemic thrombolytic therapy with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator. Successful return of spontaneous circulation was achieved after immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation with chest compressions for 6 min. His electrocardiogram (ECG) on arrival in the emergency department displayed sinus tachycardia, an S wave in lead I, a Q wave in lead III, incomplete right bundle branch block (RBBB), T-wave inversion (TWI) in leads V1-V3, ST elevation in leads aVR and V1, and ST depression in leads I, II, III, aVF, and V4-V6...
January 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755616/endotracheal-hamartoma-case-report-two-contrasting-clinical-presentations-of-a-rare-entity
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Curtis Hon, Carl J O'Hara, Virginia R Litle
INTRODUCTION: The majority of tracheal tumors in adults are malignant. The finding of a benign tumor in the trachea is uncommon and endotracheal hamartomas are rare. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report two cases presenting within six months at our institution. The first patient is a 67 year-old man who was found to have an asymptomatic endotracheal hamartoma on chest imaging for aortic valve replacement. The second patient is a 46 year-old man with an extensive continued tobacco use disorder and a known endotracheal lesion identified 8 years prior to intervention...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739246/three-dimensional-measurement-of-aortic-annulus-dimensions-using-area-or-circumference-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-valve-sizing-does-it-make-a-difference
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Alexandros Papachristidis, Michael Papitsas, Damian Roper, Yanzhong Wang, Rafal Dworakowski, Jonathan Byrne, Olaf Wendler, Philip MacCarthy, Mark J Monaghan
BACKGROUND: The use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is increasing worldwide. We present our 6-year experience using three-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and investigate whether different sizing methods of the aortic annulus lead to different prosthesis size that may impact outcome. METHODS: We investigated 262 patients who underwent TAVR and had 3D TEE data sets of the aortic annulus. We have used the area-derived diameter (Darea = 2(area/π)) and the circumference-derived diameter (Dcirc = Circumference/π) to size the prosthesis in separate populations in different time periods...
September 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687077/joint-analysis-of-left-ventricular-expression-and-circulating-plasma-levels-of-omentin-after-myocardial-ischemia
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Louis A Saddic, Sarah M Nicoloro, Olga T Gupta, Michael P Czech, Joshua Gorham, Stanton K Shernan, Christine E Seidman, Jon G Seidman, Sary F Aranki, Simon C Body, Timothy P Fitzgibbons, Jochen D Muehlschlegel
BACKGROUND: Omentin-1, also known as Intelectin-1 (ITLN1), is an adipokine with plasma levels associated with diabetes, obesity, and coronary artery disease. Recent studies suggest that ITLN1 can mitigate myocardial ischemic injury but the expression of ITLN1 in the heart itself has not been well characterized. The purpose of this study is to discern the relationship between the expression pattern of ITLN1 RNA in the human heart and the level of circulating ITLN1 protein in plasma from the same patients following myocardial ischemia...
July 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684437/the-role-and-clinical-implications-of-diastolic-dysfunction-in-aortic-stenosis
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REVIEW
Polydoros N Kampaktsis, Damianos G Kokkinidis, Shing-Chiu Wong, Manolis Vavuranakis, Nikolaos J Skubas, Richard B Devereux
Diastolic dysfunction in aortic stenosis results primarily from left ventricular hypertrophy and myocardial fibrosis due to chronically elevated left ventricular systolic pressure. Currently, diastolic dysfunction does not have an explicit clinical role in management of patients with aortic stenosis. Studies have shown that improvement in diastolic dysfunction follows left ventricular remodelling after aortic valve replacement and that it occurs gradually or incompletely. Retrospective studies suggest that advanced grades of diastolic dysfunction at baseline are associated with increased mortality and adverse events even after aortic valve replacement...
October 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658116/an-interesting-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-treatment-for-lethal-ventricular-arrhythmias-caused-by-coronary-artery-spasm-a-case-report
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Jie Sun, Li Feng, Fei Li, Yanchun Zhang, Jianting Dong
RATIONALE: Coronary artery spasm (CAS) could cause serious lethal ventricular arrhythmias. While implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have been recommend for secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death related to lethal ventricular arrhythmias. However, in resuscitated sudden cardiac death caused by CAS, the effect of ICD is still not well clear. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 60-year-old male presented with 2 episodes of syncope. Coronary angiography showed normal coronary arteries...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655532/surgical-relief-of-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-in-adults-with-congenital-aortic-stenosis-and-associated-aortic-annulus-hypoplasia-and-or-subaortic-obstruction
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Tanveer Ahmad, Amalan Thuraisingam, Marco Larobina, Peter Skillington
BACKGROUND: In children and adolescents, a Ross/Konno operation is commonly done to both enlarge the aortic root and provide a competent aortic valve with relief of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO). Optimum management is not so straightforward in adults. METHODS: Between 1995 and 2014, 16 patients of mean age 39.4 years (18-57 years) with hypoplastic aortic annulus (AA) measuring 20mm and less, and mean aortic valve/LVOT gradient of 61mmHg (30-70mmHg) presented for surgery...
June 3, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636475/surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-for-stenosis-of-tavi-device
#18
M Sooknunden, M A Radermecker, J O Defraigne, Vincent Tchana-Sato
We here report the case of a stenosis of the CoreValve(®) system due to reduced mobility of prosthesis cusps for which a surgical replacement of the aortic valve was proposed. The exact mechanism leading to this impaired mobility of the leaflets is yet to be determined. We also underline the fact a transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) device can be replaced by a surgical replacement without excessive operative risks despite the patient being initially considered as high-risk.
March 1, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611879/pitfalls-in-electrocardiographic-diagnosis-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-low-risk-chest-pain
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REVIEW
Semhar Z Tewelde, Amal Mattu, William J Brady
Less than half of patients with a chest pain history indicative of acute coronary syndrome have a diagnostic electrocardiogram (ECG) on initial presentation to the emergency department. The physician must dissect the ECG for elusive, but perilous, characteristics that are often missed by machine analysis. ST depression is interpreted and often suggestive of ischemia; however, when exclusive to leads V1-V3 with concomitant tall R waves and upright T waves, a posterior infarction should first and foremost be suspected...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610762/early-trifecta-valve-failure-report-of-a-cluster-of-cases-from-a-tertiary-care-referral-center
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Ankur Kalra, Hasan Rehman, Mahesh Ramchandani, Colin M Barker, Gerald M Lawrie, Ross M Reul, Michael J Reardon, Neal S Kleiman
BACKGROUND: The Trifecta valve (St Jude Medical, Inc, St Paul, Minn) was approved for commercial use by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2011. Several isolated cases have been reported since then, describing early structural valve deterioration. We report a case series of 8 Trifecta valve failures, describing patients' clinical substrate and management, and the pathologic characteristics of the explanted valves. METHODS: Trifecta valve failure occurred in 7 patients (8 valves) receiving 19-mm (n = 2), 21-mm (n = 3), 23-mm (n = 1), and 25-mm (n = 2) valves...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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