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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538759/comparison-of-two-central-venous-pressure-control-strategies-to-prevent-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Mario Augusto Cray da Costa, Wesley Lirani, Ana Caroline Wippich, Luana Lopes, Eduardo de Souza Tolentino, Beatriz Zampar, Marcelo Derbli Schafranski
Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) takes place in 10-40% of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), and increases cardiovascular mortality. Enlargement of atrial chambers is associated with increased AF incidence, so patients with higher central venous pressure (CVP) are expected to have larger atrial distension, which increases AF incidence. Objective: To compare post-CABG AF incidence, following two CVP control strategies. Methods: Interventional, randomized, controlled clinical study...
April 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496928/idiopathic-paroxysmal-atrio-ventricular-block-what-is-the-mechanism
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REVIEW
Francisco J Guerrero-Márquez, Eduardo Arana-Rueda, Alonso Pedrote
Idiopathic paroxysmal atrioventricular (AV) block poses a true diagnostic challenge. What is clear about this entity is the confusion about its definition and consequently about its etiology. According to certain sources, the diagnosis of this block requires the lack of a structural cardiac pathology that justifies the observed manifestations and an absence of electrocardiographic disorders prior to an episode. The clinical presentation of idiopathic paroxysmal AV block does not differ from that of another cardiogenic syncope or of a vasovagal syncope with a significant cardioinhibitory component...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492792/cervical-cannulation-for-surgical-repair-of-congenital-cardiac-defects-in-infants-and-small-children
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Pankaj Garg, Arvind Kumar Bishnoi, Ketav Lakhia, Parth Solanki, Jigar Surti, Komal Shah, Sanjay Patel
INTRODUCTION: The biggest challenge faced in minimally invasive pediatric cardiac surgery is cannulation for cardiopulmonary bypass. Our technique and experience of cervical cannulation in infants and small children for repair of congenital cardiac defects is reported in this study. METHODS: From January 2013 to June 2015, 37 children (22 males) with mean age of 17.97±8.63 months and weight of 8.06±1.59 kg were operated on for congenital cardiac defects through right lateral thoracotomy...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491086/left-univentricular-pacing-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-using-rate-adaptive-atrioventricular-delay
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Li-Jin Pu, Yu Wang, Lu-Lu Zhao, Tao Guo, Shu-Min Li, Bao-Tong Hua, Ping Yang, Jun Yang, Yan-Zhou Lu, Liu-Qing Yang, Ling Zhao, Hai-Yun Luo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate left univentricular (LUV) pacing for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) using a rate-adaptive atrioventricular delay (RAAVD) algorithm to track physiological atrioventricular delay (AVD). METHODS: A total of 72 patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) were randomized to RAAVD LUV pacing versus standard biventricular (BiV) pacing in a 1: 1 ratio. Echocardiography was used to optimize AVD for both groups. The effects of sequential BiV pacing and LUV pacing with optimized A-V (right atrio-LV) delay using an RAAVD algorithm were compared...
February 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416247/adaptive-crt-in-patients-with-normal-av-conduction-and-left-bundle-branch-block-does-qrs-duration-matter
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Hiro Yamasaki, Daniel Lustgarten, Jeffrey Cerkvenik, David Birnie, Maurizio Gasparini, Kathy Lia-Fun Lee, Yukio Sekiguchi, Niraj Varma, Bernd Lemke, Randall C Starling, Kazutaka Aonuma
BACKGROUND: Adaptive cardiac resynchronization therapy (aCRT) is a dynamic optimization algorithm which paces only the left ventricle (LV) when atrio-ventricular (AV) conduction is normal, thus reducing right ventricular (RV) pacing. However, the impact of QRS duration on aCRT efficacy remains uncertain. We examined whether QRS duration impacts aCRT effectiveness in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) and preserved AV conduction. METHODS: Randomized patients in the Adaptive CRT trial, which enrolled NYHA III/IV patients, were used in this analysis...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380134/quality-of-life-score-as-a-predictor-of-death-in-dogs-with-degenerative-mitral-valve-disease
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Célia M C Strunz, Mário Marcondes-Santos, Julio Yoshio Takada, Fernanda S Fragata, Antônio de Pádua Mansur
Background: The knowledge of the variables predicting mortality is important in clinical practice and for therapeutic monitoring in mitral valve disease. Objectives: To determine whether a quality of life score evaluated with the Functional Evaluation of Cardiac Health questionnaire would predict mortality in dogs with degenerative mitral valve disease (DMVD). Methods: Thirty-six client-owned dogs with mitral valve disease underwent clinical, laboratory, and echocardiographic evaluations at baseline and were monitored for 6 months...
April 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344442/voltage-directed-cavo-tricuspid-isthmus-ablation-using-a-novel-ablation-catheter-mapping-technology-in-a-myotonic-dystrophy-type-i-patient
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Vincenzo Russo, Anna Rago, Andrea Antonio Papa, Federica Di Meo, Carmine Ciardiello, Giovanni Cimmino, Gerardo Nigro
A successful case of maximum voltage-directed cavo-tricuspid isthmus (CTI) ablation using a novel ablation catheter mapping technology in a myotonic dystrophy type I (DM1) patient is reported. The patient complained recurrent episodes of atrial flutter, revealed by the atrio-ventricular electrograms analysis during the routine pacemaker controls.
October 2016: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327874/left-atrial-deformation-analysis-in-patients-with-corrected-tetralogy-of-fallot-by-3d-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-from-the-magyar-path-study
#8
Kálmán Havasi, Péter Domsik, Anita Kalapos, Jackie S McGhie, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Tamás Forster, Attila Nemes
Background: Three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography coupled with speckle-tracking echocardiographic (STE) capability is a novel methodology which has been demontrated to be useful for the assessment of left atrial (LA) volumes and functional properties. There is increased scientific interest on myocardial deformation analysis in adult patients with corrected tetralogy of Fallot (cTOF). Objectives: To compare LA volumes, volume-based functional properties and strain parameters between cTOF patients and age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
February 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320606/autoantibodies-with-beta-adrenergic-activity-from-chronic-chagasic-patients-induce-cardiac-arrhythmias-and-early-afterdepolarization-in-a-drug-induced-lqt2-rabbit-hearts
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Marco Antonio Vidal Jiménez, José H M Nascimento, Gustavo Monnerat, Leonardo Maciel, Claudia N Paiva, Roberto Coury Pedrosa, Antonio C Campos de Carvalho, Emiliano Medei
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrhythmias are one of the main causes of death in ChCP and other dilated cardiomyopathies. Previous studies demonstrated that ventricular arrhythmias are associated with the presence of autoantibodies with beta-adrenergic activity, Ab-β. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether Ab-β, present in chronic chagasic patients (ChCP), induce cardiac arrhythmias in the pharmacological type-2 long QT syndrome model (LQTS-2). METHODS/RESULTS: The LQTS2 was established by perfusion of Tyrode saline solution with a potassium channel blocker E-4031 (5μM) in isolated rabbit hearts or in rabbit cardiac strips, in order to record ECG or action potential, respectively...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270595/differential-responses-of-rabbit-ventricular-and-atrial-transient-outward-current-ito-to-the-ito-modulator-ns5806
#10
Hongwei Cheng, Mark B Cannell, Jules C Hancox
Transient outward potassium current (Ito) in the heart underlies phase 1 repolarization of cardiac action potentials and thereby affects excitation-contraction coupling. Small molecule activators of Ito may therefore offer novel treatments for cardiac dysfunction, including heart failure and atrial fibrillation. NS5806 has been identified as a prototypic activator of canine Ito This study investigated, for the first time, actions of NS5806 on rabbit atrial and ventricular Ito Whole cell patch-clamp recordings of Ito and action potentials were made at physiological temperature from rabbit ventricular and atrial myocytes...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259425/incidence-associated-factors-and-clinical-impact-of-severe-infections-in-a-large-multicentric-cohort-of-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Íñigo Rúa-Figueroa, Javier López-Longo, María Galindo-Izquierdo, Jaime Calvo-Alén, Víctor Del Campo, Alejandro Olivé-Marqués, Sabina Pérez-Vicente, Antonio Fernández-Nebro, Mariano Andrés, Celia Erausquin, Eva Tomero, Loreto Horcada, Esther Uriarte, Mercedes Freire, Carlos Montilla, Ana Sánchez-Atrio, Gregorio Santos, Alina Boteanu, Elvira Díez-Álvarez, Javier Narváez, Víctor Martínez-Taboada, Lucía Silva-Fernández, Esther Ruiz-Lucea, José Luis Andreu, José Ángel Hernández-Beriain, Marian Gantes, Blanca Hernández-Cruz, José Pérez-Venegas, Ángela Pecondón-Español, Carlos Marras, Mónica Ibáñez-Barceló, Gema Bonilla, Vicente Torrente, Iván Castellví, Juan José Alegre, Joan Calvet, Jose Luis Marenco, Enrique Raya, Tomás Vázquez, Victor Quevedo, Santiago Muñoz-Fernández, Manuel Rodríguez-Gómez, Jesús Ibáñez, José M Pego-Reigosa
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the incidence of severe infection and investigate the associated factors and clinical impact in a large systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) retrospective cohort. METHODS: All patients in the Spanish Rheumatology Society Lupus Registry (RELESSER) who meet ≥4 ACR-97 SLE criteria were retrospectively investigated for severe infections. Patients with and without infections were compared in terms of SLE severity, damage, comorbidities, and demographic characteristics...
January 27, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247926/noninvasive-determination-of-hv-interval-using-magnetocardiography
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Sengottuvel Senthilnathan, Raja J Selvaraj, Rajesh Patel, Santhosh Satheesh, Gireesan Katholil, Madhukar P Janawadkar, Thimmakudy S Radhakrishnan
BACKGROUND: The His-ventricular (HV) interval is an important index of atrioventricular conduction, but at present can be reliably measured only during an invasive electrophysiology (EP) study. Magnetocardiography (MCG) is a noninvasive measurement of weak magnetic fields generated by the heart. We compared HV interval noninvasively assessed using MCG with the corresponding values measured directly in an EP study. METHODS: MCG was measured using a 37-channel system inside a magnetically shielded room in patients who had previously undergone an EP study...
May 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245049/first-report-on-biventricular-stress-cardiomyopathy-with-concomitant-atrio-ventricular-high-grade-conduction-disorder
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Beata Morawiec, Sophie Degrauwe, Juan Fernando Iglesias, Olivier Muller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237611/abnormal-pregnancy-outcome-associated-with-high-dose-maternal-tranylcypromine-therapy-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Debra Kennedy, William S Webster, Majella Hill, Helen E Ritchie
BACKGROUND: Tranylcypromine is a non-selective inhibitor of monamine oxidase which also inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine. Spontaneous hypertensive reactions to the drug have been reported. In sheep tranylcypromine has been shown to cause a dose-dependent reduction in uterine blood flow. A similar effect in a pregnant woman might induce constriction of the uterine arteries and temporary fetal hypoxia. CASES: MotherSafe is a state-based Teratogen Information service and currently provides counselling to around 22,000 consumers and healthcare professionals annually regarding exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding We report on the outcome of 2 pregnancies in a patient treated with high dose tranylcypromine as well as pimozide, diazepam and alprazolam...
February 22, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237536/early-experience-of-macitentan-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#15
S Herbert, W Gin-Sing, L Howard, R M R Tulloh
BACKGROUND: Endothelin receptor antagonists (ERA) have been recognised as effective therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension in congenital heart disease (CHD-PH), and Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) since the Breathe 5 study. A new dual receptor antagonist - Macitentan - is currently undergoing trials to determine its efficacy in simple ES. To date there is little information on this therapy in CHD and we report our first experience, some with more complex diseases. METHODS: Data was collected prospectively from September 2014...
February 6, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203348/flibanserin-for-hypoactive-sexual-desire-disorder-place-in-therapy
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REVIEW
Faina Gelman, Jessica Atrio
The pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of female sexual interest in pre- and post-menopausal women present a complex arena for patients and physicians to navigate. Flibanserin was the first pharmacologic treatment, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in August 2015, for hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women. Side effects, contraindications and lack of approval in postmenopausal women are all limitations, as are issues surrounding patient and physician knowledge and access...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198938/left-atrial-deformation-analysis-in-patients-with-corrected-tetralogy-of-fallot-by-3d-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-from-the-magyar-path-study
#17
Kálmán Havasi, Péter Domsik, Anita Kalapos, Jackie S McGhie, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Tamás Forster, Attila Nemes
Background: Three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography coupled with speckle-tracking echocardiographic (STE) capability is a novel methodology which has been demontrated to be useful for the assessment of left atrial (LA) volumes and functional properties. There is increased scientific interest on myocardial deformation analysis in adult patients with corrected tetralogy of Fallot (cTOF). Objectives: To compare LA volumes, volume-based functional properties and strain parameters between cTOF patients and age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
February 13, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155224/symptomatic-inspiration-induced-atrio-ventricular-block-treated-with-pacemaker-implant
#18
Diego A Hoffmann, Andrés Nicolás Atamañuk, Graciela Aurora Ruiz, Raul Chirife, Maria Cristina Tentori, Simón Salzberg
BACKGROUND: The respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. It consists of phasic variations of sinus cycle length produced by an autonomic reflex, and is characterized by increased heart rate during inspiration and decline in expiration. This phenomenon is due to a reduction of the parasympathetic tone during inspiration, causing a rise in the heart rate, while during expiration the opposite phenomenon occurs. This arrhythmia is more frequent in young adults, although it can also be seen in any age group...
February 3, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134404/-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-recurrence-in-patient-with-chronic-kidney-disease-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Francesco Caccetta, Maurizio Caroppo, Fernando Musio, Anna Mudoni, Antonella Accogli, Maria Dolores Zacheo, Domenica Burzo, Rolando Mangia, Michele Accogli, Vitale Nuzzo
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (CT) is a syndrome characterized by an acute and transient left ventricular dysfunction, electrocardiographic abnormalities suggestive of acute coronary syndrome, chest pain and/or dyspnea, left ventricular mid-apical segments akinesia and normal coronary angiography. It is mainly observed in postmenopausal women after an intense physical or mental stress. The course is usually favourable but sometimes severe complications occur. The recurrence rate is 2-10%. We present the case of a recurrence of CT in a female, 79 years old, with hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 3 who was admitted to the emergency room for dyspnea and vomiting...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100430/three-decades-later-the-fate-of-the-population-of-patients-who-underwent-the-atriopulmonary-fontan-procedure
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Chin Leng Poh, Diana Zannino, Robert G Weintraub, David S Winlaw, Leeanne E Grigg, Rachael Cordina, Tim Hornung, Andrew Bullock, Robert N Justo, Thomas L Gentles, Charlotte Verrall, Karin du Plessis, David S Celermajer, Yves d'Udekem
OBJECTIVE: To review our experience of patients with an atrio-pulmonary Fontan circulation to determine their long-term outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: A retrospective analysis of long-term follow-up data using the Australia and New Zealand Fontan Registry was performed. There were 215 patients surviving hospital discharge after an atrio-pulmonary Fontan completion. A total of 163 patients were alive at latest follow-up, with 52 deaths. Twelve patients had required heart transplantation and 95 had Fontan failure (death, transplantation, Fontan takedown, Fontan conversion, severe systemic ventricular dysfunction or NYHA≥3)...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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