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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773912/development-and-evaluation-of-a-novel-system-for-inducing-orthostatic-challenge-by-tilt-tests-and-lower-body-negative-pressure
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Łukasz Dziuda, Mariusz Krej, Maciej Śmietanowski, Aleksander Sobotnicki, Mariusz Sobiech, Piotr Kwaśny, Anna Brzozowska, Paulina Baran, Krzysztof Kowalczuk, Franciszek W Skibniewski
Lower body negative pressure (LBNP) is a method derived from space medicine, which in recent years has been increasingly used by clinicians to assess the efficiency of the cardiovascular regulatory mechanisms. LBNP with combined tilt testing is considered as an effective form of training to prevent orthostatic intolerance. We have developed a prototype system comprising a tilt table and LBNP chamber, and tested it in the context of the feasibility of the device for assessing the pilots' efficiency. The table allows for controlled tilting in the range from -45 to +80° at the maximum change rate of 45°/s...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765889/amount-of-weight-bearing-during-tilt-table-inclination-with-neutral-and-unilateral-knee-flexion-postures
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Jung Hyun Yang, Tae Wan Kim, Sang Hun Kim, Byeong Ju Lee, Jin A Yoon, Nam Hoon Moon, Myung Jun Shin, Yong Beom Shin
Objective: To analyze the amount of weight-bearing during tilt table increments, with a review of neutral and unilateral knee flexion postures. Methods: There were 17 healthy participants enrolled in this study. The subjects were tilted from 10° to 90°, and their body weight was measured at each 10° increment. In the first test, both plantar pressures, with the subjects in neutral posture, were recorded. During the second and third tests, the angle of inclination was thus recorded and increased, with the subjects in unilateral knee flexion posture; flexion was maintained at 25° by attaching a cylindrical support to the tilt table at the level of the popliteal fossa...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759842/temporal-relationship-of-asystole-to-onset-of-transient-loss-of-consciousness-in-tilt-induced-reflex-syncope
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Dirk P Saal, Roland D Thijs, Erik W van Zwet, Marianne Bootsma, Michele Brignole, David G Benditt, J Gert van Dijk
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the onset of asystole and transient loss of consciousness (TLOC) in tilt-induced reflex syncope and estimate how often asystole was the principal cause of TLOC. BACKGROUND: The presence of asystole in vasovagal syncope (VVS) may prompt physicians to consider pacemaker therapy for syncope prevention, but the benefit of pacing is limited in VVS. METHODS: We evaluated electrocardiography, electroencephalography, blood pressure, and clinical findings during tilt-table tests...
December 26, 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739317/novel-functional-advanced-echocardiography-for-the-assessment-of-myocardial-mechanics-in-children-with-neurocardiogenic-syncope-a-blinded-prospective-speckle-tracking-head-up-tilt-table-challenge-study
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Kai O Hensel, Markus Roskopf, Francisca Abellan Schneyder, Andreas Heusch
BACKGROUND: Data on left ventricular (LV) function in patients with neurocardiogenic syncope (NS) is conflicting in adults and lacking in children. The aim of this study was to analyze LV myocardial performance in children with NS at rest and during head-up tilt-table (HUTT) testing. METHODS: This is the first study to combine HUTT and speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) in children with NS. 43 consecutive normotensive pediatric patients with NS (mean age 13...
May 8, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738355/morning-blood-pressure-surge-is-associated-independently-with-orthostatic-hypotension-in-hypertensive-patients-under-treatment
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Hakan Caf, Yurdaer Dönmez, Emel Çeliker Güler, Onur Kaypakli, Yahya Kemal İçen, Mevlüt Koç
OBJECTIVE: Morning blood pressure surge (MBPS) and orthostatic hypotension (OH) play a role in the occurrence of cardiovascular events. We aimed to investigate the association between MBPS and OH in hypertensive patients under treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively included 297 patients (mean age: 53.8±10.7 years, male/female: 101/196) with essential hypertension. Tilt table testing was performed for the diagnosis of OH. OH was classified into three groups as initial OH (0-15 s), classical OH (15 s to 3 min), and delayed OH (3-30 min)...
May 7, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725383/therapeutic-effect-of-radiofrequency-ablation-on-children-with-supraventricular-tachycardia-and-the-risk-factors-for-postoperative-recurrence
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Chunli Li, Libo Jia, Zhenzhou Wang, Ling Niu, Xinjiang An
The present study investigated the therapeutic effect of radiofrequency ablation on children with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), and explored the risk factors for postoperative recurrence. A total of 312 patients with pediatric SVT were selected in the Affiliated Children's Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University from April, 2011 to March, 2017. All the patients were subjected to radiofrequency ablation, and clinical data were retrospectively analyzed. Tilt table test was performed before and after treatment, and heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure before and after treatment were compared...
May 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717103/angina-pectoris-in-young-male-due-to-agenesis-of-left-circumflex-artery
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Thomas J Guterbaum, Kristian A Øvrehus, Karsten T Veien, Jacob E Møller, Hans Mickley
BACKGROUND This case study demonstrated that although highly symptomatic, agenesis of the left circumflex artery was a benign finding. Anomalies of the coronary arteries were found to be the cause of sudden death in a young individual. Left circumflex anomalies were not associated with major cardiac events. CASE REPORT A 20-year-old male was admitted due to syncope preceded by chest pain. His electrocardiogram (ECG) showed global ST segment elevation as well as biphasic T waves in anterior precordial leads...
May 2, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696345/tilt-table-testing-for-syncope-and-collapse
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REVIEW
Ritsuko Kohno, Wayne O Adkisson, David G Benditt
Head-up tilt (HUT) has long been used to examine heart rate and blood pressure adaptation to changes in position. During such studies, incidental observations noted that some test subjects experienced total or near-total transient loss of consciousness and that, in some cases, hypotension was associated with unexpected marked bradycardia compatible with a vasovagal syncope (VVS) reaction. The first report of HUT as a clinical tool to confirm a diagnosis of suspected VVS was published in 1966, and led to the concept of using HUT as a diagnostic tool for VVS...
April 25, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658863/swallow-syncope-after-whiplash-neck-injury
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Luka Lipar, Pia Vovk, Tereza Weiss, Jus Ksela
Swallow syncope is a rare dysautonomic syndrome characterized by temporary loss of consciousness upon swallowing solid foods or liquids, displaying primarily in individuals with an underlying structural or functional esophageal or cardiac pathology. However, the evidence also suggests that isolated vagal dysfunction or abnormal reactions of esophageal mechanoreceptors after mechanical irritation, demyelination, or trauma can potentially evoke  a cardioinhibitory response or vasodepression upon swallowing. We present a case of a 49-year-old otherwise healthy female patient who developed swallow syncope two weeks after whiplash neck injury acquired in a rear-end collision...
March 5, 2018: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562964/internal-jugular-vein-volume-during-head-down-tilt-and-carbon-dioxide-exposure-in-the-spacecot-study
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Karina Marshall-Goebel, Brian Stevens, Chethan Venkatasubba Rao, Jose I Suarez, Eusebia Calvillo, Philippe Arbeille, Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, Dorit B Donoviel, Edwin Mulder, Eric M Bershad
BACKGROUND: Cerebral hemodynamics and venous outflow from the brain may be altered during exposure to microgravity or head-down tilt (HDT), an analog of microgravity, as well as by increased ambient CO2 exposure as experienced on the International Space Station. METHODS: Six healthy subjects underwent baseline tilt table testing at 0°, 6°, 12°, 18°, 24°, and 30° HDT. The right internal jugular (IJ) vein cross-sectional area (CSA) was measured at four intervals from the submandibular to the clavicular level and IJ volume was calculated...
April 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540893/effect-of-balance-training-in-older-adults-using-wii-fit-plus
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Ayesha Afridi, Arshad Nawaz Malik, Shaukat Ali, Imran Amjad
The Nintendo Wii-fit plus is a type of Virtual Reality exer-gaming with graphical and auditory response system. A case series was conducted at Shifa Tamer-e-Millat University Islamabad from January-July 2016. Sixteen adults more than 60 years age (07 males and 09 females) were recruited through convenient sampling. The specified Wii fit plus training was provided to all patients and the games included the Soccer heading, Ski slalom, table tilt and yoga. Berg balance test, time up and go and functional reach test were used before and after 06 weeks of treatment (4 days / week)...
March 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530592/postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-pots-in-denmark-increasingly-recognized-or-new-epidemic
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Louise Brinth, Kirsten Pors, Jasmina Medic Spahic, Richard Sutton, Artur Fedorowski, Jesper Mehlsen
AIMS: The incidence of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) has grown in recent years. Whether this is an emerging epidemic or increasing recognition is unclear. METHODS: We retrospectively examined 8790 tilt-table tests (HUT) performed between 1997 and 2014 in patients with orthostatic intolerance and/or suspected syncope. Tests were reclassified according to the current diagnostic criteria for POTS. The number of POTS diagnoses in proportion to the number of tilt tests performed per year was calculated...
March 3, 2018: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523389/postural-tachycardia-syndrome-diagnosis-physiology-and-prognosis
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REVIEW
Amy C Arnold, Jessica Ng, Satish R Raj
Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a heterogeneous clinical syndrome that has gained increasing interest over the past few decades due to its increasing prevalence and clinical impact on health-related quality of life. POTS is clinically characterized by sustained excessive tachycardia upon standing that occurs in the absence of significant orthostatic hypotension and other medical conditions and or medications, and with chronic symptoms of orthostatic intolerance. POTS represents one of the most common presentations of syncope and presyncope secondary to autonomic dysfunction in emergency rooms and in cardiology, neurology, and primary care clinics...
February 28, 2018: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457115/comparison-of-inflationary-non-invasive-blood-pressure-inibp-monitoring-technology-and-conventional-deflationary-non-invasive-blood-pressure-dnibp-measurement-in-detecting-hypotension-during-cesarean-section
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Akiko Yamashita, Shingo Irikoma
Background: The Nihon Kohden linear inflationary non-invasive blood pressure (iNIBP) monitoring technology is an oscillometric device that measures blood pressure by detecting oscillations during inflation. Systolic blood pressure can be recorded without overinflating the cuff higher than the true systolic pressure. Thus, total time taken for inflation and deflation is shorter than that by the conventional deflation devices. In this study, the ability of iNIBP to detect maternal hypotension during cesarean section faster than deflationary non-invasive blood pressure (dNIBP) monitoring devices under clinical settings was evaluated prospectively...
2018: JA Clinical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448152/the-clinical-utility-of-qualitative-electroencephalography-during-tilt-table-testing-a-retrospective-study
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Srikanth Muppidi, Babak Razavi, Mitchell G Miglis, Safwan Jaradeh
OBJECTIVE: To assess electroencephalography (EEG) changes during tilt table testing in syncope and other orthostatic syndromes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed consecutive tilt table studies with simultaneous EEG from April 2014 to May 2016 at our center. All patients had video EEG during tilt table. All patients had at least 10 min of head up tilt unless they had syncope or did not tolerate the study. Video EEG was interpreted by epileptologists. RESULTS: Eighty-seven patients met the inclusion criteria...
April 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406344/digital-radiography-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-technique-and-radiographic-results
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Brad L Penenberg, Sanjum P Samagh, Sean S Rajaee, Antonia Woehnl, William W Brien
BACKGROUND: Obtaining the ideal acetabular cup position in total hip arthroplasty remains a challenge. Advancements in digital radiography and image analysis software allow the assessment of the cup position during the surgical procedure. This study describes a validated technique for evaluating cup position during total hip arthroplasty using digital radiography. METHODS: Three hundred and sixty-nine consecutive patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty were prospectively enrolled...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381726/a-single-center-randomized-controlled-trial-observing-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-modified-step-up-graded-valsalva-manoeuver-in-patients-with-vasovagal-syncope
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Li He, Lan Wang, Lun Li, Xiaoyan Liu, Yijun Yu, Xiaoyun Zeng, Huanhuan Li, Ye Gu
Non-pharmacological therapies, especially the physical maneuvers, are viewed as important and promising strategies for reducing syncope recurrences in vasovagal syncope (VVS) patients. We observed the efficacy of a modified Valsalva maneuver (MVM) in VVS patients. 72 VVS patients with syncope history and positive head-up tilt table testing (HUTT) results were randomly divided into conventional treatment group (NVM group, n = 36) and conventional treatment plus standard MVM for 30 days group (MVM group, n = 36)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335614/reliability-of-pulse-waveform-separation-analysis-responses-to-an-orthostatic-challenge
#18
Lee Stoner, Keeron Stone, Erik D Hanson, James Faulkner, Simon Fryer, Daniel Credeur
Cardiovascular autonomic nervous system function can be assessed using an orthostatic challenge to induce arterial wave reflection. While arterial reflection is typically estimated using a central augmentation index, a superior estimation can be obtained using pulse wave separation analysis to estimate the aortic backward pressure wave (Pb). However, to be of value in a clinical or research setting, an assessment tool must be precise (reliable). Therefore, this study sought to determine the measurement precision of Pb responses to a modified tilt-table test...
March 2018: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315657/dysautonomy-in-different-death-risk-groups-rassi-score-in-patients-with-chagas-heart-disease
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Catherine Masiel Merejo Peña, Michel Silva Reis, Basílio de Bragança Pereira, Emília Matos do Nascimento, Roberto Coury Pedrosa
BACKGROUND: It has been difficult to prove that "catecholamine-induced cardiomyopathy" contributes to the mechanism of sudden cardiac death in Chagas heart disease. Also, it is almost impossible to rule out the possibility that it is not involved in the process. More importantly, the vagal-cholinergic pathway in the ventricle plays a direct role in the prevention of the initiation of complex ventricular arrhythmias, including nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation responsible for sudden death...
January 5, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240992/heart-rate-recovery-and-diastolic-blood-pressure-ratio-on-the-treadmill-test-predict-an-induction-and-recurrence-of-vasovagal-syncope
#20
Yu Jeong Choi, Ki-Woon Kang, Sang Hyun Jang, Jae Guk Kim, Soo Joo Lee, Kyung Tea Jung
Background/Aims: The induction and recurrence of syncope is a concerning situation that could be unpredicted in the vasovagal syncope (VVS). We investigated a simple predictor for the induced and recurrent VVS during Head-Up table-tilt Test (HUT) and clinically follow-up. Methods: The 143 consecutive patients with VVS (age 31 ± 19 years, 33 male) who referred by a cardiologist or neurologist and had undergone an echocardiogram, HUT, and a treadmill exercise test (TMT) were recruited and clinically follow-up...
December 18, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
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