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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203348/flibanserin-for-hypoactive-sexual-desire-disorder-place-in-therapy
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076594/predictive-factors-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Cynthia de Oliveira Folla, Cinthia Cristina de Santana Melo, Rita de Cassia Gengo E Silva
Objective: To analyze predictive demographic and perioperative variables of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients who underwent exclusively coronary artery bypass grafting. Methods: This was a retrospective cohort. We randomly selected 105 medical records of patients who underwent exclusively coronary artery bypass grafting in 2014. Demographic, clinical (preoperative and immediate postoperative) data and related with surgical procedure were collected from medical records...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076472/evaluation-of-lymphatic-spread-visceral-metastasis-and-tumoral-local-invasion-in-esophageal-carcinomas
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Francisco Tustumi, Cintia Mayumi Sakurai Kimura, Flavio Roberto Takeda, Rubens Antônio Aissar Sallum, Ulysses Ribeiro-Junior, Ivan Cecconello
Background: Knowing esophageal tumors behavior in relationship to lymph node involvement, distant metastases and local tumor invasion is of paramount importance for the best esophageal tumors management. Aim: To describe lymph node involvement, distant metastases, and local tumor invasion in esophageal carcinoma, according to tumor topography and histology. Methods: A total of 444 patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and 105 adenocarcinoma were retrospectively analyzed...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052912/atrio-ventricular-block-from-metastatic-lung-cancer-to-the-aortic-root
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Reginald T Ho, Matthew DeCaro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011797/reappraisal-and-new-observations-on-atrial-tachycardia-ablated-from-the-non-coronary-aortic-sinus-of-valsalva
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Shomu Bohora, Yash Lokhandwala, Eduardo Back Sternick, Robert H Anderson, Hein J J Wellens
AIMS: The clinical characteristics of atrial tachycardias (AT) ablated from the non-coronary aortic sinus (NCS) are thus far described only in small series. We aimed to outline, in a large cohort of patients, the clinical, electrocardiographic, electrophysiological characteristics of this tachycardia. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analysed data pertaining to clinical, electrocardiographic, and electrophysiological characteristics of 43 consecutive patients from an overall cohort of 441 with AT who were successfully ablated from the NCS...
December 23, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990619/doxorubicin-and-liposomal-doxorubicin-differentially-affect-expression-of-mir-208a-and-let-7g-in-rat-ventricles-and-atria
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Jan Novak, Jiri Sana, Tibor Stracina, Marie Novakova, Ondrej Slaby
Anthracyclines use is limited by profound cardiotoxicity. Involvement of miRNAs in anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity (AIC) is still not completely understood. Thus, the expression of AIC-related microRNAs was determined in rat atria and ventricles after doxorubicin (DOX) and liposomal doxorubicin (L-DOX) administration. Vehiculum, DOX or L-DOX were applied intraperitoneally in a single dose to male Wistar rats (3 groups: control, DOX and L-DOX, respectively). Rats were sacrificed after 24 h, and samples from left atrium (LA)/ventricle (LV) and right atrium (RA)/ventricle (RV) were obtained...
December 19, 2016: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907893/factors-impacting-complication-rates-for-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-from-2003-to-2015
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Eunice Yang, Esra Gucuk Ipek, Muhammad Balouch, Yuliya Mints, Jonathan Chrispin, Joseph E Marine, Ronald D Berger, Hiroshi Ashikaga, Jack Rickard, Hugh Calkins, Saman Nazarian, David D Spragg
AIMS: Complications from catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) are well described. Changing aspects of AF ablation including patient populations referred, institutional experience, and emerging catheter and pharmacological options may impact complication rates. We assessed procedural complication trends in AF ablation patients from 2003-2015 to identify what factors affect adverse event rates. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated consecutively enrolled patients undergoing initial AF ablation from 2003 through 2015...
October 6, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904843/cardiac-surgery-in-africa-a-thirty-five-year-experience-on-open-heart-surgery-in-cote-d-ivoire
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Koffi Herve Yangni-Angate, Christophe Meneas, Florent Diby, Manga Diomande, Anicet Adoubi, Yves Tanauh
BACKGROUND: Few centers for open heart surgery (OHS) are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Lack of OHS results is also noted. By reporting our African experience on OHS, the aim of this study was to fill the gap. METHODS: It is a retrospective study on 2,612 patients who were subject to an OHS between 1978 and 2013. Data were collected from demographical, clinical, investigative studies, surgical and outcomes parameters. RESULTS: There were 1,475 cases of rheumatic heart diseases (RHD), 126 endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF), 741 congenital heart diseases (CHDs) and 270 various affections...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862043/pulmonary-vein-isolation-with-the-cryoballoon-technique-feasibility-procedural-outcomes-and-adoption-in-the-real-world-data-from-one-shot-technologies-to-pulmonary-vein-isolation-1stop-project
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Luigi Padeletti, Antonio Curnis, Claudio Tondo, Maurizio Lunati, Stefano Porcellini, Roberto Verlato, Luigi Sciarra, Gaetano Senatore, Domenico Catanzariti, Loira Leoni, Maurizio Landolina, Pietro Delise, Saverio Iacopino, Paolo Pieragnoli, Giuseppe Arena
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation (CA) is recommended for patients with drug refractory symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF). "One Shot" catheters have been introduced to simplify CA and cryoballoon ablation (CBA) is spreading rapidly. Few real-world data are available on standard clinical practice, mainly from single-center experience. We aimed to evaluate clinical settings, demographics, and acute procedural outcomes in a large cohort of patients treated with CBA. METHODS: A total of 903 patients (73% male, mean age 59 ± 11) underwent pulmonary vein CBA...
January 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847261/clinically-apparent-long-term-electric-disturbances-in-the-acute-and-very-long-term-of-patent-foramen-ovale-device-based-closure
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Gianluca Rigatelli, Marco Zuin, Luigi Pedon, Roberto Zecchel, Fabio Dell'Avvocata, Antonio Carrozza, Marco Zennaro, Gianni Pastore, Francesco Zanon
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Incidence of electrical disturbances in patients submitted to transcatheter patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure has not been fully clarified in a large population. The aim of the study is to assess the incidence of atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachi-arrhythmias, and atrio-ventricular block in the acute and very long-term follow-up. METHODS/MATERIALS: We reviewed the medical and instrumental data of 1000 consecutive patients (mean age 47...
October 29, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769853/atrioesophageal-fistula-formation-with-cryoballoon-ablation-is-most-commonly-related-to-the-left-inferior-pulmonary-vein
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Roy M John, Sunil Kapur, Kenneth A Ellenbogen, Jayanthi N Koneru
BACKGROUND: Collateral damage has been reported with use of the cryoballoon for pulmonary vein isolation. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and characteristics associated with atrioesophageal fistula (AEF) after cryoballoon use. METHODS: Cases of AEF reported with use of the cryoballoon since 2011 were collected from the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database, publications, and the manufacturer's database...
February 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751678/prognosis-of-super-elderly-healthy-japanese-patients-after-pacemaker-implantation-for-bradycardia
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Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Takamichi Miyamoto, Takamasa Iwai, Junji Yamaguchi, Sadahiro Hijikata, Ryoichi Miyazaki, Naoyuki Miwa, Masahiro Sekigawa, Nobuhiro Hara, Yasutoshi Nagata, Toshihiro Nozato, Yasuteru Yamauchi, Toru Obayashi, Mitsuaki Isobe
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of super-elderly patients (age≥85 years) who undergo bradycardia pacemaker (PM) implantation remains unknown. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 868 patients (men 49.0%, 76.6±10.6 years) who could walk unassisted and whose expected life expectancy was more than 1 year, receiving their first bradycardia PM implantation between January 1, 2006, and June 30, 2013. Clinical outcomes were compared between super-elderly patients (n=201, mean age 88...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747725/high-dose-verapamil-in-episodic-and-chronic-cluster-headaches-and-cardiac-adverse-events-is-it-as-safe-as-we-think
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Joachim Alexandre, Xavier Humbert, Marion Sassier, Paul Milliez, Antoine Coquerel, Sophie Fedrizzi
Cluster headache (CH) is a primary headache disorder with relatively effective treatments. Although few sufficiently controlled trials are available, verapamil is recommended as the first-line prophylactic drug for CH by the French Headache Society (with a low level of evidence, level B) and by the EFNS (European Federation of Neurological Societies, level A). Daily doses of more than 480 mg (and up to 1200 mg daily) are frequently used off-label, while 360 mg daily is the only dosage to have demonstrated its effectiveness in a double-blind trial against placebo, and the usual label posology used by cardiologists is 240 mg daily in hypertension...
December 2015: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716829/analysis-of-microstructure-of-the-cardiac-conduction-system-based-on-three-dimensional-confocal-microscopy
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Daniel Romero, Oscar Camara, Frank Sachse, Rafael Sebastian
The specialised conducting tissues present in the ventricles are responsible for the fast distribution of the electrical impulse from the atrio-ventricular node to regions in the subendocardial myocardium. Characterisation of anatomical features of the specialised conducting tissues in the ventricles is highly challenging, in particular its most distal section, which is connected to the working myocardium via Purkinje-myocardial junctions. The goal of this work is to characterise the architecture of the distal section of the Purkinje network by differentiating Purkinje cells from surrounding tissue, performing a segmentation of Purkinje fibres at cellular scale, and mathematically describing its morphology and interconnections...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713503/left-atrial-trajectory-impairment-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-disclosed-by-geometric-morphometrics-and-parallel-transport
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Paolo Piras, Concetta Torromeo, Federica Re, Antonietta Evangelista, Stefano Gabriele, Giuseppe Esposito, Paola Nardinocchi, Luciano Teresi, Andrea Madeo, Claudia Chialastri, Michele Schiariti, Valerio Varano, Massimo Uguccioni, Paolo E Puddu
The analysis of full Left Atrium (LA) deformation and whole LA deformational trajectory in time has been poorly investigated and, to the best of our knowledge, seldom discussed in patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Therefore, we considered 22 patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) and 46 healthy subjects, investigated them by three-dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography, and studied the derived landmark clouds via Geometric Morphometrics with Parallel Transport. Trajectory shape and trajectory size were different in Controls versus HCM and their classification powers had high AUC (Area Under the Receiving Operator Characteristic Curve) and accuracy...
October 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660904/cannula-design-and-recirculation-during-venovenous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Oscar Palmér, Kenneth Palmér, Jan Hultman, Mikael Broman
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used as a lifesaving rescue treatment in refractory respiratory or cardiac failure. During venovenous (VV) ECMO, the presence of recirculation is known, but quantification and actions to minimize recirculation after measurement are to date not routinely practiced. In the current study, we investigated the effect of draining cannula design on recirculation fraction (Rf) during VV ECMO; conventional mesh cannula was compared with a multistage cannula. The effect of adjusting cannula position was also studied...
November 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
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