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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721811/moving-to-the-rhythm-with-clock-circadian-genes-autophagy-mtor-and-sirt1-in-degenerative-disease-and-cancer
#1
Kenneth Maiese
BACKGROUND: The mammalian circadian clock and its associated clock genes are increasingly be recognized as critical components for a number of physiological and disease processes that extend beyond hormone release, thermal regulation, and sleep-wake cycles. New evidence suggests that clinical behavior disruptions that involve prolonged shift work and even space travel may negatively impact circadian rhythm and lead to multi-system disease. METHODS: In light of the significant role circadian rhythm can hold over the body's normal physiology as well as disease processes, we examined and discussed the impact circadian rhythm and clock genes hold over lifespan, neurodegenerative disorders, and tumorigenesis...
July 17, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721524/human-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes-for-investigation-of-disease-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-strategies-in-inherited-arrhythmia-syndromes-strengths-and-limitations
#2
Simona Casini, Arie O Verkerk, Carol Ann Remme
During the last two decades, significant progress has been made in the identification of genetic defects underlying inherited arrhythmia syndromes, which has provided some clinical benefit through elucidation of gene-specific arrhythmia triggers and treatment. However, for most arrhythmia syndromes, clinical management is hindered by insufficient knowledge of the functional consequences of the mutation in question, the pro-arrhythmic mechanisms involved, and hence the most optimal treatment strategy. Moreover, disease expressivity and sensitivity to therapeutic interventions often varies between mutations and/or patients, underlining the need for more individualized strategies...
July 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721212/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias
#3
REVIEW
Syeda Atiqa Batul, Brian Olshansky, John D Fisher, Rakesh Gopinathannair
Ventricular arrhythmias are an important cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, particularly in those with structural heart disease, inherited cardiomyopathies, and channelopathies. The goals of ventricular arrhythmia management include symptom relief, improving quality of life, reducing implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks, preventing deterioration of left ventricular function, reducing risk of arrhythmic death, and potentially improving overall survival. Guideline-directed medical therapy and implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation remain the mainstay of therapy to prevent sudden cardiac death in patients with ventricular arrhythmias in the setting of structural heart disease...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716593/the-critical-care-literature-2016
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REVIEW
Michael E Winters, Joseph P Martinez, Haney Mallemat, William J Brady
An emergency physician (EP) is often the first health care provider to evaluate, resuscitate, and manage a critically ill patient. Between 2001 and 2009, the annual hours of critical care delivered in emergency departments (EDs) across the United States increased >200%! (Herring et al., 2013). This trend has persisted since then. In addition to seeing more critically ill patients, EPs are often tasked with providing critical care long beyond the initial resuscitation period. In fact, >33% of critically ill patients who are brought to an ED remain there for >6h (Herring et al...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710299/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-related-complete-heart-block-and-torsades-de-pointes
#5
Faisal Inayat, Hafeez Ul Hassan Virk, Waqas Ullah, Iqra Riaz
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a relatively recently recognised clinical entity. It frequently mimics acute coronary syndrome and is accompanied by reversible left ventricular apical ballooning in the absence of angiographically significant coronary artery stenosis. TCM is a reversible condition, and the prognosis is usually well. However, in rare instances, it can be associated with life-threatening arrhythmic complications. Herein, we report the case of a patient with TCM who developed complete atrioventricular block followed by QT prolongation and torsades de pointes...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709811/arrhythmic-risk-stratification-in-non-ischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-where-do-we-stand-after-danish
#6
REVIEW
Polychronis Dilaveris, Christos-Konstantinos Antoniou, Konstantinos A Gatzoulis
Publication of the DANISH randomized trial led to considerable debate, given that it demonstrated no survival benefit stemming from current implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) allocation criteria in patients with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM). Consequently, a thorough reconsideration of our approach to sudden cardiac death (SCD)-risk stratification appears to be in order. NIDCM encompasses a wide spectrum of disease entities, often with differing arrhythmogenicity; however, in its kernel, is still defined by the fundamentals of electrophysiology that dictate that abnormal tissue, exhibiting altered electrophysiological properties is necessary for arrhythmogenesis, but not enough, given that formation of functional circuits is required...
June 7, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709467/amitriptyline-induced-ventricular-tachycardia-a-case-report
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Khandker Mohammad Nurus Sabah, Abdul Wadud Chowdhury, Mohammad Shahidul Islam, Bishnu Pada Saha, Syed Rezwan Kabir, Shamima Kawser
BACKGROUND: In Bangladesh, each emergency physician faces amitriptyline overdose nearly a day. An acute cardiovascular complication, one of the worst complications is mainly responsible for the mortality in tricyclic overdose. Recently, we managed ventricular tachycardia in a young female presented with an impaired consciousness 10 h after intentionally ingesting 2500 mg amitriptyline. Here, we report it, discuss how the electrocardiography is vital to acknowledge and predict it and its' complications and also the recent update of the management of it...
July 14, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708714/sleep-medications-containing-melatonin-can-potentially-induce-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-structurally-normal-hearts-a-two-patient-report
#8
L J de Vries, T Géczy, T Szili-Torok
Idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias (IVAs) are relatively common in the general population and usually have a good prognosis. However, frequent PVCs can lower quality of life (in symptomatic cases) and can cause cardiomyopathy and sudden cardiac death. In this report, we demonstrate a novel trigger for IVAs. Melatonin use for treating sleep-disorders has increased significantly in recent years. We provide here the first human evidence of its pro-arrhythmic effect by presenting two patients (with normal myocardium) with symptomatic PVCs, while on melatonin...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708197/risk-stratification-personalised-model-for-prediction-of-life-threatening-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
#9
Alexander Vladimirovich Frolov, Tatjana Gennadjevna Vaikhanskaya, Olga Petrovna Melnikova, Anatoly Pavlovich Vorobiev, Ludmila Michajlovna Guel
BACKGROUND: The development of prognostic factors of life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VTA) and sudden cardiac death (SCD) continues to maintain its priority and relevance in cardiology. The development of a method of personalised prognosis based on multifactorial analysis of the risk factors associated with life-threatening heart rhythm disturbances is considered a key research and clinical task. AIM: To design a prognostic and mathematical model to define personalised risk for life-threatening VTA in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF)...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707700/deleting-the-arntl-clock-gene-in-the-granular-layer-of-the-mouse-cerebellum-impact-on-the-molecular-circadian-clockwork
#10
Tenna Bering, Mikkel Bloss Carstensen, Martin Fredensborg Rath
The suprachiasmatic nucleus houses the central circadian clock and is characterized by the timely regulated expression of clock genes. However, neurons of the cerebellar cortex also contain a circadian oscillator with circadian expression of clock genes being controlled by the suprachiasmatic nucleus. It has been suggested that the cerebellar circadian oscillator is involved in food anticipation, but direct molecular evidence of the role of the circadian oscillator of the cerebellar cortex is currently unavailable...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707396/role-of-abnormal-repolarization-in-the-mechanism-of-cardiac-arrhythmia
#11
O E Osadchii
In cardiac patients, life-threatening tachyarrhythmia is often precipitated by abnormal changes in ventricular repolarization and refractoriness. Repolarization abnormalities typically evolve as a consequence of impaired function of outward K(+) currents in cardiac myocytes, which may be caused by genetic defects or result from various acquired pathophysiological conditions, including electrical remodelling in cardiac disease, ion channel modulation by clinically used pharmacological agents, and systemic electrolyte disorders seen in heart failure, such as hypokalaemia...
July 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706587/management-of-ventricular-tachycardia-storm-in-patients-with-structural-heart-disease
#12
REVIEW
Daniele Muser, Pasquale Santangeli, Jackson J Liang
Electrical storm (ES) is a medical emergency characterized by repetitive episodes of sustained ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) in a limited amount of time (at least 3 within a 24-h period) leading to repeated appropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapies. The occurrence of ES represents a major turning point in the natural history of patients with structural heart disease being associated with poor short- and long-term survival particularly in those with compromised left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) that can develop hemodynamic decompensation and multi-organ failure...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706272/modeling-atrial-fibrillation-using-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-atrial-tissue
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Zachary Laksman, Marianne Wauchop, Eric Lin, Stephanie Protze, Jeehoon Lee, Wallace Yang, Farzad Izaddoustdar, Sanam Shafaattalab, Lior Gepstein, Glen F Tibbits, Gordon Keller, Peter H Backx
Since current experimental models of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) have significant limitations, we used human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) to generate an atrial-specific tissue model of AF for pharmacologic testing. We generated atrial-like cardiomyocytes (CMs) from hESCs which preferentially expressed atrial-specific genes, and had shorter action potential (AP) durations compared to ventricular-like CMs. We then generated confluent atrial-like CM sheets and interrogated them using optical mapping techniques. Atrial-like CM sheets (~1 cm in diameter) showed uniform AP propagation, and rapid re-entrant rotor patterns, as seen in AF could be induced...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705874/automated-quantification-of-low-amplitude-abnormal-qrs-peaks-from-high-resolution-ecg-recordings-predicts-arrhythmic-events-in-patients-with-cardiomyopathy
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Moloy Das, Adrian M Suszko, Sachin Nayyar, Karthik Viswanathan, Danna A Spears, George Tomlinson, Arnold Pinter, Eugene Crystal, Rupin Dalvi, Sridhar Krishnan, Vijay S Chauhan
BACKGROUND: Cardiomyopathy patients are at risk of sudden death, typically from scar-related abnormalities of electrical activation that promote ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Abnormal intra-QRS peaks may provide a measure of altered activation. We hypothesized that quantification of such QRS peaks (QRSp) in high-resolution ECGs would predict arrhythmic events in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)-eligible cardiomyopathy patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ninety-nine patients with ischemic or non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy undergoing prophylactic ICD implantation were prospectively enrolled (age 62±11 years, left ventricular ejection fraction 27±7%)...
July 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699070/noninvasive-myocardial-blood-flow-assessment-another-marker-of-arrhythmic-risk
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EDITORIAL
Alejandro Velasco, Harish Doppalapudi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 11, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696268/personalizing-risk-stratification-for-sudden-death-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-the-past-present-and-future
#16
REVIEW
Brian P Halliday, John G F Cleland, Jeffrey J Goldberger, Sanjay K Prasad
Results from the DANISH Study (Danish Study to Assess the Efficacy of ICDs in Patients With Non-Ischemic Systolic Heat Failure on Mortality) suggest that for many patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), implantable cardioverter-defibrillators do not increase longevity. Accurate identification of patients who are more likely to die of an arrhythmia and less likely to die of other causes is required to ensure improvement in outcomes and wise use of resources. Until now, left ventricular ejection fraction has been used as a key criterion for selecting patients with DCM for an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator for primary prevention purposes...
July 11, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694398/renal-sympathetic-denervation-assisted-treatment-of-electrical-storm-due-to-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-in-a-patient-with-cathecolaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia
#17
Tolga Aksu, Tümer Erdem Güler, Kazım Serhan Özcan, Serdar Bozyel, Kıvanç Yalın
Electrical storm (ES) is not a rare clinical entity. Sympathetic hyperactivity may play critical role in development and continuation of ES. Some recent reports have demonstrated that catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation (RSD) may reduce sympathetic activation and have a potential role in reducing arrhythmic burden. A 46-year-old man was admitted to clinic with frequent implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks and ES related to catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT). Tachycardia was unresponsive to administration of beta-blockers, verapamil, and flecainide...
July 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687967/relationship-of-non-invasive-quantification-of-myocardial-blood-flow-to-arrhythmic-events-in-patients-with-implantable-cardiac-defibrillators
#18
Michael Ghannam, Krasimira Mikhova, Hong Jun Yun, John J Lazarus, Matthew Konerman, Ashraf Saleh, Richard L Weinberg, Ryan Cunnane, Ravi V Shah, Keri M Hiller, Edward P Ficaro, James R Corbett, Venkatesh L Murthy
BACKGROUND: Ischemia contributes to arrhythmogenesis though its role is incompletely understood. Abnormal myocardial perfusion measured by PET imaging may predict ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) in a high-risk population. METHODS: Patients with implantable cardiac defibrillators who had undergone rubidium-82 cardiac PET imaging were identified. Patients were stratified by median MBF and MFR values for analysis. The Cox proportional hazards model was used to assess the impact of myocardial perfusion on survival free of VT independent of critical covariates...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685702/a-focus-on-pharmacological-management-of-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia
#19
Claudio Barbanti, Alice Maltret, Daniel Sidi
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a channelopathy characterized by adrenergic mediated ventricular arrhythmia. Untreated CPVT is a malignant syndrome with more than 50% of arrhythmic event and up to 25% of fatal or near-fatal cardiac event at 8 years follow-up. Prevention of sudden cardiac death starts with exclusion of competitive sports. Beta blockers (BB) are the cornerstone pharmacological therapy for prevention of cardiac event in CPVT patients. Dose of BB should be the highest tolerable, preferably nadolol...
July 7, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685657/introducing-icd-resistant-mortality-as-an-end-point-to-evaluate-the-clinical-efficacy-of-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy
#20
Vincent Floré, Bert Vandenberk, Ann Belmans, Christophe Garweg, Joris Ector, Rik Willems
OBJECTIVE: A new end point called ICD-resistant mortality was evaluated to assess the clinical efficacy of ICD implantations. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 302 ICD patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy, we investigated which clinical parameters predicted useful ICD implantations using cumulative incidence competing risk analysis. Implantation was deemed clinically useful when the ICD provided appropriate therapy and the patient survived implantation by 1 year and the first shock by 30 days...
July 7, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
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