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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642118/current-state-of-the-art-for-cardiac-arrhythmia-gene-therapy
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REVIEW
J Kevin Donahue
Cardiac arrhythmias are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Currently available therapeutic options lack sufficient efficacy and safety. Gene therapy has been proposed for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. This review will discuss the current state of development for arrhythmia gene therapy. So far, all published studies are short-term, proof-of-concept animal studies. Potential replacement of cardiac pacemakers has been shown for combination gene therapy using the HCN2 gene and either the gene for adenylate cyclase, the skeletal muscle isoform of the sodium channel, or a dominant negative mutant of the potassium channel responsible for resting membrane potential...
June 19, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641381/supraventricular-tachyarrhythmias-in-patients-with-a-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava
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Jongmin Hwang, Hyoung-Seob Park, Jun Kim, Jeong Su Kim, Jong Sung Park, Ki-Hun Kim, Myung Hwan Bae, Sang-Hee Lee, Young Soo Lee, Seongwook Han, Dae-Kyeong Kim, Tae-Joon Cha, Dong Gu Shin, Byung Chun Jung, Yoon-Nyun Kim
Aims: A persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is the most common thoracic venous anomaly. This venous anomaly can impact the evaluation and treatment of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia (SVA). The aim of this study was to assess the proportion and characteristics of PLSVC in adult SVA patients. Methods and results: From July 2002 to July 2012, clinical and procedural data from databases of 10 cardiac electrophysiology laboratories in the Yeungnam region of the Republic of Korea were reviewed...
June 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640102/complicated-atrial-tachycardia-due-to-atrial-fibrillation-originating-from-the-superior-vena-cava-a-case-report
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Huan Wang, Yunfan Wang, Jianwei Fu, Lihong Wang
INTRODUCTION: The superior vena cava (SVC) can act as an origin of atrial fibrillation (AF). The complex structure and special conductive properties of the SVC can result in complicated atrial tachycardia (AT), atrial flutter, or AF. SYMPTOMS AND CLINICAL FINDINGS: We report a case of the clinical observation of various kinds of AT and AF in 1 patient. Electrophysiological (EP) studies confirmed the muscle sleeve in the SVC to be the primary trigger and the only site or origin of tachycardia in this patient...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639986/chitinase-3-like-protein-1-ykl-40-before-and-after-therapy-in-supraventricular-arrhythmias
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Nikolaos Michelakakis, Georgios J Neroutsos, Anastasia S Perpinia, Dimitrios Farmakis, Eugenia G Voukouti, Apostolos J Karavidas, John Parissis, Maria T Georgiakaki, Vlassios N Pyrgakis
BACKGROUND: The inflammatory glycoprotein chitinase-3-like protein 1 or YKL-40 has emerged as a potential biomarker of cardiovascular diseases, including atrial fibrillation (AFib). We sought to assess YKL-40 in a wide spectrum of supraventricular arrhythmias besides AFib in comparison with other inflammatory markers. METHODS: We determined serum levels of YKL-40, C-reactive protein (CRP) and IL-6 in 70 patients with AFib, atrial flutter, atrioventricular node reentry tachycardia or other supraventricular tachycardias before, immediately after therapy and 1 week after therapy; 20 healthy patients served as controls...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638575/danon-disease-for-the-cardiologist-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ryan S D'souza, Luisa Mestroni, Matthew R G Taylor
Danon disease is a rare, X-linked dominant genetic disorder that is caused by defects in the lysosome-associated membrane protein 2 (LAMP2) gene. It manifests predominantly in young males with a classic triad of cardiomyopathy, skeletal myopathy, and intellectual disability. Death from cardiac disease is the ultimate cause of demise in many patients if left untreated. Given the rarity of the condition, the natural history is poorly understood. Here, we present a case report on a 14-year-old Hispanic boy with Danon disease, highlighting major clinical events and diagnostic study findings over a six-year period from age of symptom onset to age of death...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637187/identification-of-pulmonary-vein-reconnection-gaps-with-high-density-mapping-in-redo-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-procedures
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Ignacio García-Bolao, Gabriel Ballesteros, Pablo Ramos, Diego Menéndez, Ane Erkiaga, Renzo Neglia, Marta Jiménez Martín, Enrique Vives-Rodríguez
Aims: Maps obtained by means of electroanatomic high-density mapping (HDM) systems have shown their use in the identification of conduction gaps in experimental atrial linear lesion models. The objective of this study was to assess the use of HDM in the recognition of reconnection gaps in pulmonary veins (PV) in redo atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation procedures. Methods and results: One hundred and eight patients were included in a non-randomized study that assessed the recognition of reconnection gaps in PV by means of HDM compared to a control group that received conventional non-fluoroscopic guidance with a circular multipolar catheter (CMC)...
June 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630170/characterization-of-aortic-valve-closure-artifact-during-outflow-tract-mapping-correlation-with-hemodynamics-and-mechanical-valves
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Jorge Romero, Olujimi Ajijola, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Roderick Tung
BACKGROUND: Premature ventricular contractions originating in the left ventricle outflow tract represent a significant subgroup of patients referred for catheter ablation. Mechanical artifacts from aortic valve leaflet motion may be observed during mapping, although the incidence and characteristics have not been reported. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-eight consecutive patients with left ventricle outflow tract premature ventricular contraction were included. Electric signals recorded on the ablation catheter not coincident with atrial or ventricular depolarization were analyzed on the recording system...
June 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628500/atrial-fibrillation-symptoms-and-sex-race-and-psychological-distress-a-literature-review
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Kelly T Gleason, Saman Nazarian, Cheryl R Dennison Himmelfarb
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) symptoms are a major component of treatment decisions for patients with AF and impact quality of life and functional ability yet are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: This review aimed to determine what is known about the prevalence of symptoms and the association of symptoms to AF characteristics, psychological distress, sex, and race. METHODS: We performed a structured review of AF symptoms as of March 2016 using PubMed, EMBASE, and CINAHL and reference searches of retrieved articles...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625929/verification-of-a-novel-atrial-fibrillation-cryoablation-dosing-algorithm-guided-by-time-to-pulmonary-vein-isolation-results-from-the-cryo-dosing-study-cryoballoon-ablation-dosing-based-on-the-assessment-of-time-to-effect-and-pulmonary-vein-isolation-guidance
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Arash Aryana, David N Kenigsberg, Marcin Kowalski, Charles H Koo, Hae W Lim, Padraig Gearoid O'Neill, Mark R Bowers, Robert B Hokanson, Kenneth A Ellenbogen
BACKGROUND: There are no recommendations on the optimal dosing for cryoablation of atrial fibrillation (Cryo-AF). OBJECTIVE: We developed and prospectively tested a Cryo-AF dosing protocol guided exclusively by time-to-pulmonary vein (PV) isolation (TT-PVI) in patients undergoing a first-time Cryo-AF. METHODS: In this multicenter study, we examined the acute/long-term safety/efficacy of Cryo-AF using the proposed dosing algorithm (Cryo-AFDosing, n=355) against a conventional, non-standardized approach (Cryo-AFConventional, n=400) in a non-randomized fashion...
June 15, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625927/entrainment-and-high-density-three-dimensional-mapping-in-right-atrial-macro-reentry-provide-critical-complementary-information-entrainment-may-unmask-visual-reentry-as-passive
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Bhupesh Pathik, Geoffrey Lee, Chrishan Nalliah, Stephen Joseph, Joseph B Morton, Paul B Sparks, Prashanthan Sanders, Peter M Kistler, Jonathan M Kalman
BACKGROUND: With the recent advent of high-density(HD) 3D mapping, the utility of entrainment is uncertain. On the other hand, the limitations of visual representation and interpretation of these high-resolution 3D maps are unclear. OBJECTIVES: Using both HD 3D mapping and entrainment mapping in right atrial(RA) macro-reentry, we sought to determine their strengths and limitations. METHODS: 15 patients were studied. The number and type of circuits accounting for ≥90% of the tachycardia cycle length(TCL) using HD 3D mapping were verified using systematic entrainment mapping...
June 15, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612913/the-usefulness-of-soluble-st2-and-galectin-3-as-novel-biomarkers-for-better-risk-stratification-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Monika Gawor, Mateusz Śpiewak, Jadwiga Janas, Katarzyna Kożuch, Aleksandra Wróbel, Łukasz Mazurkiewicz, Rafał Baranowski, Magdalena Marczak, Jacek Grzybowski
BACKGROUND: Estimation of sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk is an integral part of clinical management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Identification of novel biomarkers of this disease can provide additional criteria for SCD risk stratification. Soluble suppression of tumorigenicity (sST2) and galectin-3 (Gal-3) are useful biomarkers for prognosis of heart failure (HF). Both of them appear to mediate cardiac fibrosis - an important pathogenetic process in HCM. Data about sST2 and Gal-3 usefulness in patients with HCM are limited...
June 14, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612907/safety-and-efficacy-of-cryoablation-without-the-use-of-fluoroscopy
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Edward Kozluk, Dariusz Rodkiewicz, Agnieszka Piątkowska, Grzegorz Opolski
BACKGROUND: Development of electroanatomical systems make it possible to perform ablations without the use of fluoroscopy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of cryoablation procedures without the use of fluoroscopy. METHODS: The study group consisted of 45 patients (14 female; age 36 ± 15 years) treated with cryoablation using the EnSite electroanatomical system: 10 with ventricular extrasystoly from the right ventricle, 6 with the arrhythmogenic site near the left coronary artery, 17 patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW), 2 patients with atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) type 2, 7 patients with AVNRT type 1, 3 patients with atrial tachycardia...
June 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607612/anatomical-dilatation-of-the-superior-vena-cava-associated-with-an-arrhythmogenic-response-induced-by-svc-scan-pacing-after-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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Hiroshi Imada, Koji Fukuzawa, Kunihiko Kiuchi, Akinori Matsumoto, Hiroki Konishi, Hirotoshi Ichibori, Kiyohiro Hyogo, Jun Kurose, Shumpei Mori, Tomofumi Takaya, Tatsuya Nishii, Kiyosumi Kagawa, Akihiro Yoshida, Hirata Ken-Ichi
BACKGROUND: The relationship between pulmonary vein (PV) arrhythmogenicity and its anatomy has been reported. However, that of the superior vena cava (SVC) has not been well discussed. Arrhythmogenic response induced by pacing stimulation at SVC might help with identifying SVC arrhythmogenicity. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the anatomical dilatation of SVC and the arrhythmogenic response induced by pacing at SVC. METHODS: Forty-three patients who underwent atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation were enrolled in this study...
June 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606635/atrial-and-ventricular-activation-sequence-after-ventricular-induction-entrainment-pacing-during-fast-slow-atrioventricular-nodal-reentrant-tachycardia-new-insight-into-the-use-of-v-a-a-v-for-the-differential-diagnosis-of-supraventricular-tachycardia
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Yoshiaki Kaneko, Tadashi Nakajima, Tadanobu Irie, Takashi Iizuka, Shuntaro Tamura, Masahiko Kurabayashi
BACKGROUND: The atrial and ventricular response observed immediately after cessation of ventricular induction/entrainment pacing is commonly analyzed to discriminate atrial tachycardia (AT) from other supraventricular tachycardias (SVTs) during electrophysiology studies. However, the response in fast-slow atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (F/S-AVNRT) remains poorly investigated. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the atrial and ventricular activation patterns after VP in F/S-AVNRT...
June 9, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598506/atrial-overdrive-pacing-during-wide-qrs-tachycardia-with-rbbb-morphology-what-is-the-mechanism
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Krishna Kumar Mohanan Nair, Narayanan Namboodiri, Suji Karunakaran, Priya Giridhara, Abhilash Sreevilasam Pushpangadhan, Ajitkumar Valaparambil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 9, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597399/effects-of-levosimendan-on-patients-with-heart-failure-complicating-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Guokai Shang, Xinyan Yang, Daijun Song, Yun Ti, Yuanyuan Shang, Zhihao Wang, Mengxiong Tang, Yun Zhang, Wei Zhang, Ming Zhong
BACKGROUND: The prognosis for patients with heart failure (HF), including cardiogenic shock (CS), complicating acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains poor. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to review the relevant literature and evaluate whether levosimendan was associated with better clinical outcomes in these patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane library databases for randomized controlled trials that investigated levosimendan compared with any control in patients with HF/CS complicating ACS...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595345/supraventricular-arrhythmias-in-patients-with-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-cardiomyopathy-associate-with-long-term-outcome-after-catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardias
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Andreas Müssigbrodt, Helge Knopp, Elena Efimova, Alexander Weber, Livio Bertagnolli, Sebastian Hilbert, Jedrzej Kosiuk, Borislav Dinov, Kerstin Bode, Simon Kircher, Nikolaos Dagres, Sergio Richter, Philipp Sommer, Daniela Husser, Andreas Bollmann, Gerhard Hindricks, Arash Arya
Aims: This study aimed to assess the impact of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) on long-term results of radiofrequency catheter ablation therapy of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in a large cohort of patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C). Methods and results: Supraventricular tachycardia occurrence has been studied in patients from our ARVD/C registry (70 patients, 48 male, age 53.2 ± 14.0, 45 patients (64.3%) with previous VT ablation)...
June 7, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594430/substrate-characteristics-and-ablation-outcome-of-left-atrial-tachycardia-in-rheumatic-mitral-valve-disease
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Hongwu Chen, Bing Yang, Weizhu Ju, Fengxiang Zhang, Gang Yang, Kai Gu, Mingfang Li, Hailei Liu, Zidun Wang, Kejiang Cao, Minglong Chen
BACKGROUND: Right atrial tachycardia (AT) is common arrhythmia post-surgical valve replacement in patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD). However, the substrate and the mechanism of left AT in such patients and the ablation efficacy is less known. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-seven RHD patients with AT were enrolled in this study, nine of them (33%) had Left AT. Five and four patients had left AT during the first and second procedure, respectively. A spontaneous scar in the left posterior wall was identified in all patients, and obvious anterior scar in three patients...
June 8, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593735/new-insights-into-the-clinical-signs-of-supraventricular-tachycardia-the-sign-of-lace-tying
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Dominique Blommaert, Fabien Dormal, Olivier Deceuninck, Olivier Xhaet, Elisabeth Ballant, Luc De Roy
BACKGROUND: Supraventricular tachycardias (SVT) are a common arrhythmia therefore an accurate diagnosis is of clinical importance. Although an ECG performed during tachycardia greatly aids diagnosis, patient history and predisposing factors also improve diagnostic accuracy. METHODS: This prospective study included 100 consecutive patients undergoing electrophysiological study for SVT with the aim to reassess their clinical characteristics and describe frequent predisposing factors, such as the "sign of lace-tying" that to our knowledge has not previously been reported...
June 8, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592150/atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-hospitalized-with-heart-failure-patient-characteristics-and-outcomes-from-the-hearts-registry
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M Ajlan, L Almazroa, Khalid F AlHabib, Abdelfatah A Elasfar, Hussam Alfaleh, Hanan Albackr, Tarek Kashour, Ahmad Hersi, Gamal A Hussein, Layth Mimish, Ali Almasood, Waleed AlHabeeb, Saleh AlGhamdi, Mubrouk Alsharari, Esmail Chakra, Asif Malik, Raza Soomro, Abdullah Ghabashi, Mushabab Al-Murayeh, Ahmed Abuosa
Effect of atrial fibrillation (AF) on short- and long-term outcomes in heart failure (HF) is controversial. Accordingly, we examined this relationship in a national multicenter project using data from the Hearts Function Assessment Registry Trial in Saudi Arabia that studied the clinical features and outcomes of patients admitted with de novo and acute on chronic HF. Out of 2593 patients with HF, 449 (17.8%) had AF at presentation. Patients with AF were more likely to be males and older (mean age 65.2 ± 15...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
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