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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529489/the-electrogenic-na-k-pump-is-a-key-determinant-of-repolarization-abnormality-susceptibility-in-human-ventricular-cardiomyocytes-a-population-based-simulation-study
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Oliver J Britton, Alfonso Bueno-Orovio, László Virág, András Varró, Blanca Rodriguez
Background: Cellular repolarization abnormalities occur unpredictably due to disease and drug effects, and can occur even in cardiomyocytes that exhibit normal action potentials (AP) under control conditions. Variability in ion channel densities may explain differences in this susceptibility to repolarization abnormalities. Here, we quantify the importance of key ionic mechanisms determining repolarization abnormalities following ionic block in human cardiomyocytes yielding normal APs under control conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527921/drug-induced-fatal-arrhythmias-acquired-long-qt-and-brugada-syndromes
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REVIEW
Isik Turker, Tomohiko Ai, Hideki Itoh, Minoru Horie
Since the early 1990s, the concept of primary "inherited" arrhythmia syndromes or ion channelopathies has evolved rapidly as a result of revolutionary progresses made in molecular genetics. Alterations in genes coding for membrane proteins such as ion channels or their associated proteins responsible for the generation of cardiac action potentials (AP) have been shown to cause specific malfunctions which eventually lead to cardiac arrhythmias. These arrhythmic disorders include congenital long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, short QT syndrome, progressive cardiac conduction disease, etc...
May 17, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527814/desmoplakin-missense-and-non-missense-mutations-in-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-genotype-phenotype-correlation
#3
Silvia Castelletti, Annina S Vischer, Petros Syrris, Lia Crotti, Carla Spazzolini, Alice Ghidoni, Gianfranco Parati, Sharon Jenkins, Maria-Christina Kotta, William J McKenna, Peter J Schwartz, Antonis Pantazis
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is traditionally considered as primarily affecting the right ventricle. Mutations in genes encoding desmosomal proteins account for 40-60% of cases. Genotype-phenotype correlations are scant and mostly non gene-specific. Accordingly, we assessed the genotype-phenotype correlation for desmoplakin (DSP) missense and non-missense mutations causing ARVC. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed 27 ARVC patients carrying a missense or a non-missense DSP mutation, with complete clinical assessment...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522367/qrs-t-wave-and-calcium-alternans-in-a-type-i-diabetic-mouse-model-for-spontaneous-post-myocardial-infarction-ventricular-tachycardia-a-mechanism-for-the-antiarrhythmic-effect-of-statins
#4
Hongwei Jin, Charles M Welzig, Mark Aronovitz, Farzad Noubary, Robert Blanton, Bo Wang, Mohammad Rajab, Alfred Albano, Mark S Link, Sami F Noujaim, Ho-Jin Park, Jonas B Galper
BACKGROUND: The incidence of sudden arrhythmic death is markedly increased in diabetics. OBJECTIVE: Develop a mouse model for Post MI VT in the diabetic heart and determine the mechanism of an antiarrhythmic effect of statins. METHODS: EKG transmitters were implanted in wild type (WT), placebo and pravastatin treated Type I diabetic Akita mice, MIs induced by coronary ligation, Ca(2+) transients studied by optical mapping, Ca(2+) transients and sparks in left VM (VM) by the Ionoptix system and confocal microscopy...
May 15, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521022/management-of-untreatable-ventricular-arrhythmias-during-pharmacologic-challenges-with-sodium-channel-blockers-for-suspected-brugada-syndrome
#5
Stefano Poli, Mauro Toniolo, Massimo Maiani, Davide Zanuttini, Luca Rebellato, Igor Vendramin, Ermanno Dametto, Guglielmo Bernardi, Flavio Bassi, Carlo Napolitano, Ugolino Livi, Alessandro Proclemer
Pharmacologic challenge with sodium channel blockers is part of the diagnostic workout in patients with suspected Brugada syndrome. The test is overall considered safe but both ajmaline and flecainide detain well known pro-arrhythmic properties. Moreover, the treatment of patients with life-threatening arrhythmias during these diagnostic procedures is not well defined. Current consensus guidelines suggest to adopt cautious protocols interrupting the sodium channel blockers as soon as any ECG alteration appears...
May 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514017/isopimaric-acid-a-multi-targeting-ion-channel-modulator-reducing-excitability-and-arrhythmicity-in-a-spontaneously-beating-mouse-atrial-cell-line
#6
Sajjad Salari, Malin Silverå Ejneby, Johan Brask, Fredrik Elinder
AIM: Atrial fibrillation is the most common persistent cardiac arrhythmia, and it is not well controlled by present drugs. Because some resin acids open voltage-gated potassium channels and reduce neuronal excitability, we explored the effects of the resin acid isopimaric acid (IPA) on action potentials and ion currents in cardiomyocytes. METHODS: Spontaneously beating mouse atrial HL-1 cells were investigated with the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. RESULTS: 1-25 μmol L(-1) IPA reduced the action potential frequency by up to 50%...
May 17, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510647/epicardial-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantation-in-a-4-month-old-infant-bridged-to-heart-transplantation
#7
Cristina Carro, Alberto Francesco Cereda, Giuseppe Annoni, Stefano Maria Marianeschi
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is the gold standard therapy for the prevention of sudden cardiac death. Nevertheless, ICD placement in the paediatric population is still limited because of several technical difficulties. Several implantation techniques have been proposed but experience in infants with very low weight and less than 6 months is very limited. We herein describe a case of a minimally invasive ICD epicardial implantation in a 4-month-old infant weighing 5 kg. A diagnosis of arrhythmic cardiomyopathy with left ventricular non-compaction disease with ventricular tachycardia storms, QT prolongation and Wolff-Parkinson-White pattern was made...
May 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507837/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-association-with-cardiac-arrhythmias
#8
REVIEW
Muhammad A Mangi, Hiba Rehman, Abdul M Minhas, Muhammad Rafique, Vikas Bansal, Jonathan Constantin
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a public health burden all over the world. A significant percentage of the patients with NAFLD have a co-existing metabolic syndrome that is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Clinical as well as epidemiological research shows that NAFLD is not simply related to liver-related morbidity and mortality but is also associated with an elevated risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), irregularities of cardiac function as well as cardiac structure, valvular heart disease, and arrhythmias...
April 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506549/impact-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-on-in-hospital-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-treated-by-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#9
Răzvan Constantin Șerban, Laszlo Hadadi, Ioana Șuș, Eva Katalin Lakatos, Zoltan Demjen, Alina Scridon
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are less likely to beneficiate of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI), and have poorer prognosis. We aimed to evaluate the impact of COPD on the in-hospital outcomes of pPCI-treated STEMI patients. METHODS: Data were collected from 418 STEMI patients treated by pPCI. Inotropics and diuretics usage, cardiogenic shock, asystole, kidney dysfunction, and left ventricular ejection fraction were used as markers of hemodynamic complications...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503020/circadian-rhythm-in-mrna-expression-of-the-glutathione-synthesis-gene-gclc-is-controlled-by-peripheral-glial-clocks-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#10
Eileen S Chow, Dani M Long, Jadwiga M Giebultowicz
Circadian coordination of metabolism, physiology, and behaviour is found in all living kingdoms. Clock genes are transcriptional regulators, and their rhythmic activities generate daily rhythms in clock-controlled genes which result in cellular and organismal rhythms. Insects provide numerous examples of rhythms in behaviour and reproduction, but less is known about control of metabolic processes by circadian clocks in insects. Recent data suggest that several pathways involved in protecting cells from oxidative stress may be modulated by the circadian system, including genes involved in glutathione (GSH) biosynthesis...
December 2016: Physiological Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500540/prediction-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-by-regional-washout-rate-in-cardiac-mibg-spect-imaging
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Hironori Yamamoto, Takahisa Yamada, Shunsuke Tamaki, Takashi Morita, Yoshio Furukawa, Yusuke Iwasaki, Masato Kawasaki, Atsushi Kikuchi, Takumi Kondo, Tatsuhisa Ozaki, Masahiro Seo, Yoshihiro Sato, Iyo Ikeda, Eiji Fukuhara, Makoto Abe, Jun Nakamura, Masatake Fukunami
BACKGROUND: The sympathetic nervous system provides an important trigger for major arrhythmic events through regional heterogeneity of sympathetic activity, which could be evaluated by SPECT imaging as the regional MIBG washout rate (WR). There is little information available on the prognostic value of regional WR in SPECT imaging for the prediction of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). METHODS: We studied 73 CHF outpatients with LVEF < 40%...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500264/s1p1-mediated-anti-ras-cardioprotection-pivotal-role-of-mast-cell-aldh2
#12
Alice Marino, Takuya Sakamoto, Pablo A Robador, Kengo Tomita, Roberto Levi
In the ischemic-reperfused (I/R) heart, renin-containing mast cells (MC) release enzymatically active renin, activating a local renin-angiotensin system (RAS), causing excessive norepinephrine release and arrhythmic dysfunction. Activation of Gi-receptors on MC, and/or ischemic preconditioning (IPC), prevent renin release, thus providing anti-RAS cardioprotection. We questioned whether sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a sphingolipid produced in the I/R heart, might afford anti-RAS cardioprotection by activating Gi-coupled S1P1 receptors (S1P1R) on MC...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500178/electrical-substrate-elimination-in-135-consecutive-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
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Carlo Pappone, Josep Brugada, Gabriele Vicedomini, Giuseppe Ciconte, Francesco Manguso, Massimo Saviano, Raffaele Vitale, Amarild Cuko, Luigi Giannelli, Zarko Calovic, Manuel Conti, Paolo Pozzi, Andrea Natalizia, Simonetta Crisà, Valeria Borrelli, Ramon Brugada, Georgia Sarquella-Brugada, Marco Guazzi, Alessandro Frigiola, Lorenzo Menicanti, Vincenzo Santinelli
BACKGROUND: There is emerging evidence that localization and elimination of abnormal electric activity in the epicardial right ventricular outflow tract may be beneficial in patients with Brugada syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 135 symptomatic Brugada syndrome patients having implantable cardiac defibrillator were enrolled: 63 (group 1) having documented ventricular tachycardia (VT)/ventricular fibrillation (VF) and Brugada syndrome-related symptoms, and 72 (group 2) having inducible VT/VF without ECG documentation at the time of symptoms...
May 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497941/antiarrhythmic-effects-of-ranolazine-used-both-alone-for-prevention-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-as-an-add-on-to-intravenous-amiodarone-for-its-pharmacological-cardioversion-a-meta-analysis
#14
Renato DE Vecchis, Carmelina Ariano, Anna Giasi, Carmela Cioppa
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence from relatively small randomized controlled trials would seem to support a useful role of ranolazine for the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). The present study is aimed at providing information about the possible beneficial anti-arrhythmic properties of ranolazine. In particular, the meta-analysis carried out in this study focuses on the application of ranolazine to prophylaxis and treatment of atrial fibrillation. METHODS: Both randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non randomized observational studies concerning the effects of ranolazine on AF were included in the meta-analysis...
May 10, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496938/brugada-syndrome-risk-stratification-and-management
#15
REVIEW
Yoshifusa Aizawa
The Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an arrhythmogenic disease associated with an increased risk of ventricular fibrillation and sudden cardiac death. The risk stratification and management of BrS patients, particularly of asymptomatic ones, still remains challenging. A previous history of aborted sudden cardiac death or arrhythmic syncope in the presence of spontaneous type 1 ECG pattern of BrS phenotype appear to be the most reliable predictors of future arrhythmic events. Several other ECG parameters have been proposed for risk stratification...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496076/-early-results-of-complex-fractionated-atrial-electrogram-mapping-guided-atrial-fibrillation-surgery
#16
Kazuaki Fukahara, Mari Sakai, Shigeki Yokoyama, Toshio Doi, Naoki Yoshimura
OBJECTIVE: Although the Cox-maze operation is the standard surgical procedure for permanent atrial fibrillation(AF), conversion to sinus rhythm is limited by patient characteristics, including the duration of AF, atrial size, and voltage of fibrillation waves. A surgical strategy based on structural alteration of the electrical substrates of AF is required to achieve better outcomes of AF surgery. Complex fractionated atrial electrogram (CFAE) plays an important role in the electrical substrate of AF...
May 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495433/ventricular-and-supraventricular-ectopy-in-subjects-with-early-repolarization
#17
Teresa Trenkwalder, Ryan King, Bernhard M Kaess, Christian Hengstenberg, Heribert Schunkert, Till Ittermann, Stephan B Felix, Mathias Busch, Marcus Dörr, Wibke Reinhard
Early repolarization (ER) is a common electrocardiographic (ECG) finding that is associated with an increased risk of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation and sudden cardiac death. This study investigated whether the presence of ER is a predictor of ventricular and supraventricular ectopy as a marker for electrical instability. Standard 12-lead electrocardiograms of the first follow-up in the population-based Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP-1) (n = 3,300, age 20 to 79 years) were analyzed to identify subjects with an ER pattern...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495249/heart-rate-variability-to-monitor-performance-in-elite-athletes-criticalities-and-avoidable-pitfalls
#18
Daniela Lucini, Ilaria Marchetti, Antonio Spataro, Mara Malacarne, Manuela Benzi, Stefano Tamorri, Roberto Sala, Massimo Pagani
BACKGROUND: Spectral analysis of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a simple, non-invasive technique that is widely used in sport to assess sympatho-vagal regulation of the heart. Its employment is increasing partly due to the rising usage of wearable devices. However data acquisition using these devices may be suboptimal because they cannot discriminate between sinus and non-sinus beats and do not record any data regarding respiratory frequency. This information is mandatory for a correct clinical interpretation...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494446/mutation-load-of-multiple-ion-channel-gene-mutations-in-brugada-syndrome
#19
Francesca Gualandi, Fatima Zaraket, Michele Malagù, Giulia Parmeggiani, Cecilia Trabanelli, Sergio Fini, Xiao Dang, Xiaoming Wei, Mingyan Fang, Matteo Bertini, Roberto Ferrari, Alessandra Ferlini
Brugada syndrome is a primary arrhythmic syndrome that accounts for 20% of all sudden cardiac death cases in individuals with a structurally normal heart. Pathogenic variants associated with Brugada syndrome have been identified in over 19 genes, with SCN5A as a pivotal gene accounting for nearly 30% of cases. In contrast to other arrhythmogenic channelopathies (such as long QT syndrome), digenic inheritance has never been reported in Brugada syndrome. Exploring 66 cardiac genes using a new custom next-generation sequencing panel, we identified a double heterozygosity for pathogenic mutations in SCN5A and TRPM4 in a Brugada syndrome patient...
May 12, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487061/the-spectrum-of-ambulatory-electrocardiographic-monitoring
#20
REVIEW
Harry G Mond
Since its introduction as a clinical investigative tool, the 12-lead electrocardiograph (ECG) has been the gold standard for recognition of cardiac arrhythmias. The resting 12-lead ECG, however, gives only a rhythm snapshot in time, whereas arrhythmias maybe short-lived, paroxysmal and even asymptomatic making documentation in many patients very difficult. To overcome this, ambulatory ECG monitoring has been developed as a means of recording the ECG in patients over a set period of time, whether it be short-, medium- or long-term...
April 13, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
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