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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915452/chronic-enalapril-treatment-increases-transient-outward-potassium-current-in-cardiomyocytes-isolated-from-right-ventricle-of-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Luiz Fernando Rodrigues Junior, Ana Carolina de Azevedo Carvalho, Enildo Broetto Pimentel, José Geraldo Mill, José Hamilton Matheus Nascimento
It has been well established that chronic pressure overload resulting from hypertension leads to ventricular hypertrophy and electrophysiological remodeling. The transient outward potassium current (I to) reduction described in hypertensive animals delays ventricular repolarization, leading to complex ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death. Antihypertensive drugs, as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi), can restore I to and reduce the incidence of arrhythmic events. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the differential effects of long-term treatment with ACEi or direct-acting smooth muscle relaxant on the I to of left and right ventricle myocytes of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR)...
December 3, 2016: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915058/larger-rate-dependence-of-late-sodium-current-in-cardiac-purkinje-cells-a-potential-link-to-arrhythmogenesis
#2
Wei Li, Ying Yu, Jian-Wen Hou, Zhi-Wen Zhou, Kai Guo, Peng-Pai Zhang, Zhi-Quan Wang, Jian-Hua Yan, Jian Sun, Qing Zhou, Yue-Peng Wang, Yi-Gang Li
BACKGROUND: Purkinje cells (PCs) have steeper rate-dependence of repolarization and are more susceptible to arrhythmic activity than ventricular myocytes (VMs). Late sodium current (INaL) is rate-dependent and contributes to rate-dependence of repolarization. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to test our hypothesis that PCs have larger rate-dependence of INaL, contributing to their steeper rate-dependence of repolarization and higher susceptibility to arrhythmic activity than VMs...
November 30, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914945/effects-of-zacopride-a-moderate-ik1-channel-agonist-on-triggered-arrhythmia-and-contractility-in-human-ventricular-myocardium
#3
Mohammad T Elnakish, Benjamin D Canan, Ahmet Kilic, Peter J Mohler, Paul M L Janssen
Ventricular tachycardia is the leading cause of sudden arrhythmic death in the U.S. Recently, the moderate IK1 channel activator, zacopride, was shown to suppress triggered ventricular tachycardia in rats. Nonetheless, concerns were raised about the possibility of pro-arrhythmic activity after IK1 channel stimulation based on the promising anti-arrhythmic strategy of IK1 blockade in other animal models. Therefore, the goal of the current study was to investigate the ex-vivo effects of zacopride on triggered arrhythmia and contractility in ventricular human myocardium in order to validate data that was solely obtained from animal models...
November 30, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913400/incidence-risk-factors-and-outcome-of-life-threatening-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-giant-cell-myocarditis
#4
Kaj Ekström, Jukka Lehtonen, Riina Kandolin, Anne Räisänen-Sokolowski, Kaisa Salmenkivi, Markku Kupari
BACKGROUND: Ventricular tachyarrhythmias are characteristic of giant cell myocarditis, but their true incidence, predictors, and outcome are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Our work involved 51 patients with giant cell myocarditis (35 women) aged 52±12 years. Their medical records were reviewed for history, results of laboratory and imaging studies, and occurrence of serious cardiac events, including life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Sudden cardiac death (fatal or aborted) was the primary end point of our analyses, whereas the composite of sudden cardiac death and ventricular tachycardia requiring treatment constituted the secondary end point...
December 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910804/sudden-cardiac-death-a-nationwide-cohort-study-among-the-young
#5
Bjarke Risgaard
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a tragic event affecting millions of individuals worldwide. Although several studies have investigated the epidemiology of SCD, these studies may have been affected by reporting and referral biases, which are reflected in the very different incidence rates and causes of deaths that have previously been reported. Among SCD victims aged < 36 years, inherited cardiac diseases are well known to play an important role. However, the extent to which inherited cardiac diseases also play a role in SCD victims aged < 50 years has not been completely described...
December 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909531/brugada-syndrome-risk-stratification-and-management
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REVIEW
Konstantinos P Letsas Md Fesc, Stamatis Georgopoulos Md, Konstantinos Vlachos Md, Nikolaos Karamichalakis Md, Ioannis Liatakis Md, Panagiotis Korantzopoulos Md PhD, Tong Liu Md PhD, Michael Efremidis Md, Antonios Sideris Md
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...
August 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909495/the-wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator-toy-or-tool
#7
REVIEW
David Duncker Md, Christian Veltmann Md
After the success story of implantable cardioverter/defibrillator systems, prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) remains one of the main duties in cardiology. For patients with unkown or transient risk profile for SCD, a wearable cardioverter/defibrillator (WCD) has been established for temporary and effective prevention of sudden arrhythmic death. Several studies have shown safety and efficacy of the WCD, even though randomized studies proving a mortality benefit are still lacking. This review provides an overview of actual WCD data and usage, special indications and possible risks and complications...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909473/cryoablation-for-the-treatment-of-drug-refractory-symptomatic-atrial-fibrillation-a-regional-medical-center-experience
#8
Robert Tonks Md, Hiba-Tul-Kareem Sayed Md, Ashley Adams Ba, William T Smith Md Facc
INTRODUCTION: PVI is an effective, guideline-based treatment for drug refractory symptomatic AF. Balloon cryoablation has been shown to be a safe and effective method for PVI. In the STOP-AF trial, data was produced from practitioners performing PVI with significant experience at high volume centers. This study evaluates the effectiveness and safety of treating symptomatic, drug refractory AF with PVI via cryoablation after implementation in a regional medical center. METHOD: This represents a retrospective analysis of outcomes after cryoablation treatment for AF in 71 patients over 354...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908250/hypoglycemia-and-cardiac-arrhythmia-mechanisms-evidence-base-and-current-recommendations
#9
Sitara Gulrukh Khan, Mohammed Shahriar Huda
BACKGROUND: With the use of intensive insulin therapy and insulin secretagogues to optimize glycemic control in diabetes, hypoglycemia continues to present a clinical challenge. Hypoglycemia has been implicated in nocturnal sudden death in type 1 diabetes, and the mechanism underlying this is postulated to be cardiac arrhythmia. OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the evidence surrounding hypoglycemia and cardiac arrhythmia. METHODS: A structured search of the Pubmed bibliographic database was undertaken, and relevant peer-reviewed articles on the topic were included in the review...
December 1, 2016: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906444/letter-to-the-editor-arrhythmic-risk-evaluation-in-familial-mediterranean-fever-the-role-of-electrocardiographic-and-echocardiographic-parameters
#10
V Russo, A Rago, F Di Meo, A A Papa, G Nigro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903391/-current-status-of-warfarin-therapy-in-chinese-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-single-center-analysis
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S J Zhao, H W Zhao, X P Wang, C Y Gao, Y H Qin, H X Cai, B Y Chen, J J Cao
Objective: To investigate the current status of warfarin therapy and the related factors in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation(NVAF) based on data from a single center. Methods: We analyzed clinical data including baseline clinical characteristics, complications, concomitant medications and anti-thrombotic treatment in patients who were admitted to our hospital with NVAF from January 2014 to June 2014. The data were analyzed by t test, Chi-square test, fisher exact test and binary logistic regression analysis for the above indexes with warfarin utilization...
November 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901061/inter-individual-variability-and-modeling-of-electrical-activity-a-possible-new-approach-to-explore-cardiac-safety
#12
Jean-Yves Le Guennec, Jérôme Thireau, Aude Ouillé, Julien Roussel, Jérôme Roy, Serge Richard, Sylvain Richard, Eric Martel, Pascal Champéroux
Safety pharmacology aims to predict rare side effects of new drugs. We explored whether rare pro-arrhythmic effects could be linked to the variability of the effects of these drugs on ion currents and whether taking into consideration this variability in computational models could help to better detect and predict cardiac side effects. For this purpose, we evaluated how intra- and inter-individual variability influences the effect of hERG inhibition on both the action potential duration and the occurrence of arrhythmias...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899947/novel-conduction-repolarization-indices-for-the-stratification-of-arrhythmic-risk
#13
Gary Tse
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899394/stress-activated-kinase-mkk7-governs-epigenetics-of-cardiac-repolarization-for-arrhythmia-prevention
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Sanjoy K Chowdhury, Wei Liu, Min Zi, Yatong Li, Shunyao Wang, Hoyee Tsui, Sukhpal Prehar, Simon J Castro, Henggui Zhang, Yong Ji, Xiuqin Zhang, Rui-Ping Xiao, Rongli Zhang, Ming Lei, Lukas Cyganek, Kaomei Guan, Catherine B Millar, Xudong Liao, Mukesh K Jain, Mark R Boyett, Elizabeth J Cartwright, Holly A Shiels, Xin Wang
BACKGROUND: -Ventricular arrhythmia is a leading cause of cardiac mortality. Most antiarrhythmics present paradoxical pro-arrhythmic side effects, culminating in a greater risk of sudden death. METHODS: -We describe a new regulatory mechanism linking mitogen-activated kinase kinase-7 (MKK7) deficiency with increased arrhythmia vulnerability in hypertrophied and failing hearts using mouse models harbouring MKK7 knockout or overexpression. The human relevance of this arrhythmogenic mechanism is evaluated in human induced pluripotent stem cells-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs)...
November 29, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891080/enhanced-burst-suppression-and-disruption-of-local-field-potential-synchrony-in-a-mouse-model-of-focal-cortical-dysplasia-exhibiting-spike-wave-seizures
#15
Anthony J Williams, Chen Zhou, Qian-Quan Sun
Focal cortical dysplasias (FCDs) are a common cause of brain seizures and are often associated with intractable epilepsy. Here we evaluated aberrant brain neurophysiology in an in vivo mouse model of FCD induced by neonatal freeze lesions (FLs) to the right cortical hemisphere (near S1). Linear multi-electrode arrays were used to record extracellular potentials from cortical and subcortical brain regions near the FL in anesthetized mice (5-13 months old) followed by 24 h cortical electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings...
2016: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884249/long-term-arrhythmic-and-nonarrhythmic-outcomes-of-lamin-a-c-mutation-carriers
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Saurabh Kumar, Samuel H Baldinger, Estelle Gandjbakhch, Philippe Maury, Jean-Marc Sellal, Alexander F A Androulakis, Xavier Waintraub, Philippe Charron, Anne Rollin, Pascale Richard, William G Stevenson, Ciorsti J Macintyre, Carolyn Y Ho, Tina Thompson, Jitendra K Vohra, Jonathan M Kalman, Katja Zeppenfeld, Frederic Sacher, Usha B Tedrow, Neal K Lakdawala
BACKGROUND: Mutations in LMNA are variably expressed and may cause cardiomyopathy, atrioventricular block (AVB), or atrial arrhythmias (AAs) and ventricular arrhythmias (VA). Detailed natural history studies of LMNA-associated arrhythmic and nonarrhythmic outcomes are limited, and the prognostic significance of the index cardiac phenotype remains uncertain. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe the arrhythmic and nonarrhythmic outcomes of LMNA mutation carriers and to assess the prognostic significance of the index cardiac phenotype...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884152/use-of-self-gated-radial-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-to-detect-and-classify-arrhythmias-atrial-fibrillation-and-premature-ventricular-contraction
#17
Eve Piekarski, Teodora Chitiboi, Rebecca Ramb, Li Feng, Leon Axel
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmia can significantly alter the image quality of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR); automatic detection and sorting of the most frequent types of arrhythmias during the CMR acquisition could potentially improve image quality. New CMR techniques, such as non-Cartesian CMR, can allow self-gating: from cardiac motion-related signal changes, we can detect cardiac cycles without an electrocardiogram. We can further use this data to obtain a surrogate for RR intervals (valley intervals: VV)...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879279/heart-rate-turbulence-is-a-powerful-predictor-of-cardiac-death-and-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-postmyocardial-infarction-and-heart-failure-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Marcello Disertori, Michela Masè, Marta Rigoni, Giandomenico Nollo, Flavia Ravelli
BACKGROUND: Heart rate turbulence (HRT) has been proposed as a candidate marker of altered autonomic tone, and some studies showed its prognostic value for both cardiac death (CD) and sudden death. Nevertheless, HRT is not currently used in the clinical practice. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the predictive value of HRT for the end points of total mortality, CD, and fatal and nonfatal ventricular arrhythmias in postacute myocardial infarction and heart failure patients...
December 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878125/increased-likelihood-of-arrhythmic-events-associated-with-increased-anxiety-in-patients-with-implanted-cardiac-defibrillators-after-the-ahar-varzegan-earthquake-in-east-azarbaijan-2012
#19
Fatemeh Ranjbar, Fariborz Akbarzadeh, Babak Kazemi, Abdolmohammad Ranjbar, Sonia Sharifi Namin, Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani
OBJECTIVE: To determine the type and pattern of arrhythmic events following the 2012 Ahar-Varzegan Earthquake among patients implanted with cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) in East Azarbaijan province. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, conducted in East Azerbaijan Province of Iran, 132 patients were enrolled in two comparison groups according to the region of residence i.e., earthquake region (n= 98) and non-earthquake (n= 34) region in 2012. Data were collected for those meeting standard criteria for sustained ventricular arrhythmias (VAs), or supraventricular tachycardias (SVTs) and triggered ICD therapies, either shock or anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP)...
October 2016: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875582/changes-in-intracellular-na-following-enhancement-of-late-na-current-in-virtual-human-ventricular-myocytes
#20
Karen Cardona, Beatriz Trenor, Wayne R Giles
The slowly inactivating or late Na+ current, INa-L, can contribute to the initiation of both atrial and ventricular rhythm disturbances in the human heart. However, the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie these pro-arrhythmic influences are not fully understood. At present, the major working hypothesis is that the Na+ influx corresponding to INa-L significantly increases intracellular Na+, [Na+]i; and the resulting reduction in the electrochemical driving force for Na+ reduces and (may reverse) Na+/Ca2+ exchange...
2016: PloS One
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