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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240965/clinical-impact-of-repolarization-changes-in-supine-versus-upright-body-position
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Susanne Markendorf, Thomas Felix Lüscher, Jin-Hong Gerds-Li, Felix Schönrath, Christian Marc Schmied
BACKGROUND: The impact of postural changes on various electrocardiography (ECG) charac-teristics has only been assessed in a few small studies. This large prospective trial was con-ducted to confirm or refute preliminary data and add important results with immediate impact on daily clinical practice. METHODS: ECGs in supine and upright position from 1028 patients were analyzed. Evaluation was made according to changes in T-wave vector and direction, ST-segment deviation, heart rate, QT interval and QTc interval was performed...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240772/monitoring-of-arrhythmia-and-sudden-death-in-a-hemodialysis-population-the-crash-ilr-study
#2
Paul R Roberts, Donah Zachariah, John M Morgan, Arthur M Yue, Elizabeth F Greenwood, Patrick C Phillips, Philip A Kalra, Darren Green, Robert J Lewis, Paul R Kalra
INTRODUCTION: It has been suggested that sudden cardiac death (SCD) contributes around 50% of cardiovascular and 27% of all-cause mortality in hemodialysis patients. The true burden of arrhythmias and arrhythmic deaths in this population, however, remains poorly characterised. Cardio Renal Arrhythmia Study in Hemodialysis (CRASH-ILR) is a prospective, implantable loop recorder single centre study of 30 established hemodialysis patients and one of the first to provide long-term ambulatory ECG monitoring...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240719/pericardial-effusion-as-a-presenting-symptom-of-hashimoto-thyroiditis-a-case-report
#3
Alberto Leonardi, Laura Penta, Marta Cofini, Lucia Lanciotti, Nicola Principi, Susanna Esposito
Background: Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT) is the most frequent cause of acquired hypothyroidism in paediatrics. HT is usually diagnosed in older children and adolescents, mainly in females and is rare in infants and toddlers with cardiac involvement, including pericardial effusion, that can be found in 10% to 30% of adult HT cases. In this paper, a child with HT and pericardial effusion as the most important sign of HT is described. Case presentation: A four-year-old male child suffering for a few months from recurrent abdominal pain sometimes associated with vomiting underwent an abdominal ultrasound scan outside the hospital...
December 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240666/induction-of-inflammation-in-vivo-by-electrocardiogram-sensor-operation-using-wireless-power-transmission
#4
Jin-Chul Heo, Beomjoon Kim, Yoon-Nyun Kim, Dae-Kwang Kim, Jong-Ha Lee
Prolonged monitoring by cardiac electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors is useful for patients with emergency heart conditions. However, implant monitoring systems are limited by lack of tissue biocompatibility. Here, we developed an implantable ECG sensor for real-time monitoring of ventricular fibrillation and evaluated its biocompatibility using an animal model. The implantable sensor comprised transplant sensors with two electrodes, a wireless power transmission system, and a monitoring system. The sensor was inserted into the subcutaneous tissue of the abdominal area and operated for 1 h/day for 5 days using a wireless power system...
December 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240450/letter-in-response-to-tp-e-interval-and-tp-e-qt-ratio-before-and-after-catheter-ablation-in-patients-with-premature-ventricular-complexes
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Ahmet Korkmaz, Deniz Sahin, Umit Guray
AIM: Recently fragmented QRS (fQRS) on ECG has been introduced as a predictor of myocardial scarring and myocardial ischemia in coronary artery disease. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between fQRS and fractional flow reserve (FFR) results in patients with the intermediate degree of coronary artery stenosis. METHODS: A total of 301 consecutive patients who underwent coronary angiography and FFR measurement for intermediate coronary artery stenosis were included in the study...
December 14, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240004/synchronizing-gait-with-cardiac-cycle-phase-alters-heart-rate-response-during-running
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Keren Constantini, Abigail S L Stickford, Jeffery L Bleich, Paul D Mannheimer, Benjamin D Levine, Robert F Chapman
Timing foot strike to occur in synchrony with cardiac diastole may reduce left ventricular afterload and promote coronary and skeletal muscle perfusion. PURPOSE: To assess heart rate (HR) and metabolic responses to running when foot strikes are timed to occur exclusively during 1) the systolic phase of the cardiac cycle, or 2) the diastolic phase. METHODS: Ten elite male distance runners performed a testing session on a treadmill at 4.72 m[BULLET OPERATOR]s while matching their steps to an auditory tone and wearing a chest strap that transmitted accelerometer and ECG signals...
December 12, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239051/coronary-and-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-asymptomatic-male-marathon-runners
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Christof Burgstahler, Hans Cipowicz, Christoph Thomas, Christoph Schabel, Stefanie Mangold, Dominik Ketelsen, Claus D Claussen, Andreas M Niess, Ilias Tsiflikas
The aim of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of carotid ultrasound (CU) to predict coronary atherosclerosis in asymptomatic male marathon runners. A total of 49 male marathon runners older than 45 years(mean age 53.3±7.2 years, range 45-74 years) received CU and cardiac CT angiography(CTA) including calcium scoring(CS). Results of CU and CTA were classified binary: 1. Absence of atherosclerosis and 2. presence of atherosclerosis. The extend of atherosclerosis was not primary end-point of the study...
December 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238903/a-time-local-subset-feature-selection-for-prediction-of-sudden-cardiac-death-from-ecg-signal
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Elias Ebrahimzadeh, Mohammad Sajad Manuchehri, Sana Amoozegar, Babak Nadjar Araabi, Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh
Prediction of sudden cardiac death continues to gain universal attention as a promising approach to saving millions of lives threatened by sudden cardiac death (SCD). This study attempts to promote the literature from mere feature extraction analysis to developing strategies for manipulating the extracted features to target improvement of classification accuracy. To this end, a novel approach to local feature subset selection is applied using meticulous methodologies developed in previous studies of this team for extracting features from non-linear, time-frequency, and classical processes...
December 14, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237664/giant-retrocardiac-foregut-duplication-cyst-presenting-with-left-atrial-compression-and-palpitations
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Abdus Salam, Mujtaba Mubashir, Hadika Mubashir, Saulat Hasnain Fatimi
A 35-year-old man presented with a 3-month history of palpitations and shortness of breath. An ECG showed premature atrial contractions and episodes of supraventricular tachycardia. A subsequent echocardiogram showed a retrocardiac cystic mass that was compressing the left atrium. A CT scan confirmed these findings by showing a large left-sided posterior mediastinal cyst compressing the left atrium and pulmonary veins. The cyst was successfully excised from the retrocardiac position via left thoracotomy after which there was complete resolution of the palpitations...
December 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237080/cardiopulmonary-coupling-spectrogram-as-an-ambulatory-clinical-biomarker-of-sleep-stability-and-quality-in-health-sleep-apnea-and-insomnia
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Robert Joseph Thomas, Christopher Wood, Matt Travis Bianchi
Study Objectives: Ambulatory tracking of sleep and sleep pathology is rapidly increasing with the introduction of wearable devices. The objective of this study was to evaluate a wearable device which used novel computational analysis of the electrocardiogram (ECG), collected over multiple nights, as a method to track the dynamics of sleep quality in health and disease. Methods: This study used the electrocardiogram as a primary signal, a wearable device, the M1, and an analysis of cardiopulmonary coupling to estimate sleep quality...
December 9, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234912/advanced-ct-acquisition-protocol-with-a-third-generation-dual-source-ct-scanner-and-iterative-reconstruction-technique-for-comprehensive-prosthetic-heart-valve-assessment
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Marguerite E Faure, Laurens E Swart, Marcel L Dijkshoorn, Jos A Bekkers, Marcel van Straten, Koen Nieman, Paul M Parizel, Gabriel P Krestin, Ricardo P J Budde
OBJECTIVES: Multidetector CT (MDCT) is a valuable tool for functional prosthetic heart valve (PHV) assessment. However, radiation exposure remains a concern. We assessed a novel CT-acquisition protocol for comprehensive PHV evaluation at limited dose. METHODS: Patients with a PHV were scanned using a third-generation dual-source CT scanner (DSCT) and iterative reconstruction technique (IR). Three acquisitions were obtained: a non-enhanced scan; a contrast-enhanced, ECG-triggered, arterial CT angiography (CTA) scan with reconstructions at each 5 % of the R-R interval; and a delayed high-pitch CTA of the entire chest...
December 12, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234842/-patients-with-a-wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator-wcd-prescription-function-and-rehabilitation-support
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REVIEW
A Schlitt, M Guha, M Noutsias, H H Klein, H U Klein
Assessment of a permanent risk of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia in patients with severely reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF <35%), e. g. after myocarditis, dilated cardiomyopathy, acute myocardial infarction, in patients with postpartum cardiomyopathy or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization treatment plus defibrillator (CRT-D) infection with temporary explantation of the system is a medical challenge. This is time-consuming and unsafe because life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias may occur during the time of risk assessment...
December 12, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234678/follow-up-measurement-of-corrected-qt-interval-in-adult-patients-before-and-after-lung-transplantation
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233646/induced-brugada-syndrome-possible-sources-of-arrhythmogenesis
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REVIEW
Gonçalo Tomé, João Freitas
Brugada syndrome is an inherited cardiac condition with the potential for development of life-threatening arrhythmias in relatively young individuals without significant structural cardiac abnormalities. The condition is characterized by a distinct coved-type ST segment elevation in the right precordial leads (V1-V3). This hallmark pattern (type 1) is often dynamic and sometimes concealed, and may be unmasked in certain conditions or under the effect of certain agents, which include variation of sympathovagal balance, hormones, metabolic factors and drugs...
December 9, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233092/heart-rate-variability-after-radiofrequency-ablation-of-epicardial-ganglionated-plexuses-on-the-ovine-left-atrium
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Vilius Kviesulaitis, Aras Puodziukynas, Dainius Haroldas Pauza, Vytautas Zabiela, Tomas Kazakevicius, Raimundas Vaitkevicius, Evaldas Diržinauskas, Vytenis Semaška, Antanas Strazdas, Ruta Unikaite, Kristina Rysevaite, Neringa Pauziene, Remigijus Zaliunas
BACKGROUND: Ganglionated plexuses (GP) are terminal parts of cardiac autonomous nervous system (ANS). Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) possibly affects GP. Changes in heart rate variability (HRV) after RFA can reflect ANS modulation. METHODS: Epicardial RFA of GP on the left atrium (LA) was performed under the general anesthesia in 15 mature Romanov sheep. HRV was used to assess the alterations in autonomic regulation of the heart. A 24 - hour ECG monitoring was performed before the ablation, 2 days after it and at each of the 12 following months...
December 12, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232194/persistent-ventricular-bigeminy-during-anesthesia-in-pediatric-patients-a-case-report-of-an-11-year-old-child
#16
Sheetal Dalal, Vikas Chaudhari
An 11-year-old male child with fractures in both bones in his left forearm presented for open reduction and internal fixation. The pre-anesthetic check-up and investigations did not reveal any pre-existing underlying cardio-respiratory disease. The patient had an uneventful peri-operative period during the operation and was comfortable without any anxiety or restlessness. After an uneventful induction and intubation as per routine protocol, the patient received 600 mg of amoxicillin+clavunate intravenously as an antibiotic...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231436/-protective-effect-of-acupuncture-preconditioning-on-oxidative-stress-injury-induced-by-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
#17
Minglu Shao, Yang Li, Huafeng Cui, Man Jiang, Qiwen Tan
OBJECTIVE: To observe the protective effect of acupuncture preconditioning at "Jiaji" (EX-B 2) on acute myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MIRI) in the rats and explore the mechanism. METHODS: Fifty Wistar rats were randomly divided into a control group, a model group, a Jiaji group, a Neiguan group and a Quchi group, 10 rats in each one. In the Jiaji group, the Neiguan group and the Quchi group, electroacupuncture was given for preconditioning at "Jiaji" T4~T5 (EX-B 2), "Neiguan" (PC 6) and "Quchi" (LI 11) for 7 days before modeling...
March 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230874/symmetric-dimethylarginine-in-cats-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-diabetes-mellitus
#18
R Langhorn, I N Kieler, J Koch, L B Christiansen, L R Jessen
BACKGROUND: Symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) has been increasingly used as a marker of early chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats, but little is known about the influence of comorbidities on SDMA in this species. HYPOTHESIS: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and diabetes mellitus (DM), independently of CKD, are associated with changes in serum SDMA. ANIMALS: Ninety-four cats (17 with CKD, 40 with HCM, 17 with DM, and 20 healthy controls)...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230860/cardiac-gating-using-scattering-of-an-8-channel-parallel-transmit-coil-at-7t
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Sven H F Jaeschke, Matthew D Robson, Aaron T Hess
PURPOSE: To establish a cardiac signal from scattering matrix or scattering coefficient measurements made on a 7T 8-channel parallel transmit (pTx) system, and to evaluate its use for cardiac gating. METHODS: Measurements of the scattering matrix and scattering coefficients were acquired using a monitoring pulse sequence and during a standard cine acquisition, respectively. Postprocessing used an independent component analysis and gating feature identification. The effect of the phase of the excitation radiofrequency (RF) field ( B1+ shim) on the cardiac signal was simulated for multiple B1+ shim configurations, and cine images were reconstructed from both the scattering coefficients and electrocardiogram (ECG)...
December 11, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230843/cardiac-function-in-pediatric-patients-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-due-to-21-hydroxylase-deficiency
#20
Christiaan F Mooij, Milanthy S Pourier, Gert Weijers, Chris L de Korte, Zina Fejzic, Hedi L Claahsen van der Grinten, Livia Kapusta
BACKGROUND: Hyperandrogenism and exogenous glucocorticoid excess may cause unfavorable changes in the cardiovascular risk profile of patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cardiac function in pediatric patients with CAH. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 27 pediatric patients with CAH, aged 8-16 years, were evaluated by physical examination, electrocardiogram (ECG), conventional echocardiography, tissue Doppler imaging and two-dimensional (2D) myocardial strain (rate) imaging...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
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