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arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy

J Vila, R Pariaut, N S Moïse, E M Oxford, P R Fox, C A Reynolds, C Saelinger
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression and distribution of desmosomal and gap junction proteins of the intercalated disc in the atria of boxers with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). ANIMALS: Nineteen control dogs and 13 boxers with histopathologically confirmed ARVC. METHODS: Right and left atrial samples were examined using immunofluorescence and Western blots. The intercalated disc proteins investigated included total and phosphorylated connexin43 (Cx43 and pCx43), connexin45, connexin40, plakoglobin, plakophilin-2, desmoplakin, and N-cadherin...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
Seiko Ohno
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is characterized by degeneration of the right ventricle and ventricular tachycardia originating from the right ventricle. Additionally, the disease is an inherited cardiomyopathy that mainly follows the autosomal dominant pattern. More than 10 genes have been reported as causative genes for ARVC, and more than half of ARVC patients carry mutations in desmosome related genes. The desmosome is one of the structures involved in cell adhesion and its disruption leads to various diseases, including a skin disease called pemphigus...
October 2016: Journal of Arrhythmia
Sahan P Semasinghe Bandaralage, Selvanayagam Nirthanan, Selvanayagam Niranjan
Despite proven effectiveness in treating tachyarrhythmias, sotalol is proarrhythmic and can cause torsades de pointes. Given the emergence of studies that show no benefit from rhythm control strategies in managing atrial fibrillation, as well as the introduction of nonpharmacological approaches to treating arrhythmias, we felt it necessary to ascertain if there was any role for sotalol given its side effects. Review of the literature regarding sotalol use in the prevention and treatment of supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias seems to show that more effective and safer agents and nonpharmacological alternatives are currently available...
October 3, 2016: American Journal of Therapeutics
Kristin McLeod, Samuel Wall, Ida Skrinde Leren, Jørg Saberniak, Kristina Hermann Haugaa
BACKGROUND: Altered right ventricular structure is an important feature of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC), but is challenging to quantify objectively. The aim of this study was to go beyond ventricular volumes and diameters and to explore if the shape of the right and left ventricles could be assessed and related to clinical measures. We used quantifiable computational methods to automatically identify and analyse malformations in ARVC patients from Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) images...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Livija Sušić, Vedrana Baraban, Josip Vincelj, Lana Maričić, Jasmina Ćatić, Robert Blažeković, Spomenka Manojlović
Detection of an intracardiac mass always represents a clinical challenge. We present a 61-year-old female patient with symptoms of New York Heart Association class III. Two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography revealed a hypoechogenic mass in the cavity of the dilated right ventricle (RV). Cardiac MRI described a pathologic structure of the RV free wall with pedunculated tumor in its cavity. Three months later, on a repeated echocardiography, there were three individual masses. The patient underwent surgery and the pathohistologic report demonstrated thrombotic masses...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
Akm Monwarul Islam, Md Toufiqur Rahman, Abu Hana Chowdhury
Naxos disease is a rare autosomal recessive form of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) with woolly hair and palmoplantar keratoderma. The cardiomyopathy presents by adolescence with syncope, ventricular tachycardia (VT) of left bundle branch block (LBBB) morphology, and/or ventricular fibrillation. The diagnosis and management of ARVC are at present in evolution; the recently published modified Task Force Criteria for diagnosis and International Task Force consensus statement for treatment of ARVC will hopefully bring about uniformity in recognition and management of Naxos disease as well...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Štěpán Havránek, Tomáš Paleček, Petr Kuchynka, Ivana Vítková
Arrhythmogenic left ventricular cardiomyopathy (ALVC) is a rare condition characterised by progressive fibrofatty replacement of the myocardium of the left ventricle in combination with arrhythmias of left ventricular origin. ALVC has been linked to autosomal dominant mutations of genes encoding desmosomal proteins, similarly to the classic arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy with which it also shares pathological and prognostic features. It seems that isolated left or right ventricular abnormalities represent two extremes of the spectrum of clinical manifestations of a single disease: arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Chaoyu Sun, Lei Tong, Wenran Zhao, Yan Wang, Yuan Meng, Lexun Lin, Bingchen Liu, Yujia Zhai, Zhaohua Zhong, Xueqi Li
Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) is a common causative agent in the development of inflammatory cardiomyopathy. However, whether the expression of peripheral blood microRNAs (miRNAs) is altered in this process is unknown. The present study investigated changes to miRNA expression in the peripheral blood of CVB3-infected mice. Utilizing miRNA microarray technology, differential miRNA expression was examined between normal and CVB3-infected mice. The present results suggest that specific miRNAs were differentially expressed in the peripheral blood of mice infected with CVB3, varying with infection duration...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
M Qasem, V Utomi, K George, J Somauroo, A Zaidi, L Forsythe, S Bhattacharrya, G Lloyd, B Rana, L Ring, S Robinson, R Senior, N Sheikh, M Sitali, J Sandoval, R Steeds, M Stout, J Willis, D Oxborough
INTRODUCTION: Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is an inherited pathology that can increase the risk of sudden death. Current Task Force Criteria for echocardiographic diagnosis do not include new, regional assessment tools which may be relevant in a phenotypically diverse disease. We adopted a systematic review and meta-analysis approach to highlight echocardiographic indices that differentiated ARVC patients and healthy controls. METHODS: Data was extracted and analysed from prospective trials that employed a case-control design meeting strict inclusion and exclusion as well as a-priori quality criteria...
September 29, 2016: Echo Research and Practice
Julius Bogomolovas, Jennifer R Fleming, Brian R Anderson, Rhys Williams, Stephan Lange, Bernd Simon, Muzamil M Khan, Rüdiger Rudolf, Barbara Franke, Belinda Bullard, Daniel J Rigden, Henk Granzier, Siegfried Labeit, Olga Mayans
Missense single-nucleotide polymorphisms (mSNPs) in titin are emerging as a main causative factor of heart failure. However, distinguishing between benign and disease-causing mSNPs is a substantial challenge. Here, we research the question of whether a single mSNP in a generic domain of titin can affect heart function as a whole and, if so, how. For this, we studied the mSNP T2850I, seemingly linked to arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). We used structural biology, computational simulations and transgenic muscle in vivo methods to track the effect of the mutation from the molecular to the organismal level...
September 2016: Open Biology
Masayuki Koyama, Toshiyuki Yano, Keisuke Kikuchi, Daigo Nagahara, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Tetsuji Miura
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September 20, 2016: European Heart Journal
Christian Steinberg, Gareth J Padfield, Jean Champagne, Shubhayan Sanatani, Paul Angaran, Jason G Andrade, Jason D Roberts, Jeffrey S Healey, Vijay S Chauhan, David H Birnie, Mikyla Janzen, Brenda Gerull, George J Klein, Richard Leather, Christopher S Simpson, Colette Seifer, Mario Talajic, Martin Gardner, Andrew D Krahn
BACKGROUND: Unexplained cardiac arrest (UCA) may be explained by inherited arrhythmia syndromes. The Cardiac Arrest Survivors With Preserved Ejection Fraction Registry prospectively assessed first-degree relatives of UCA or sudden unexplained death victims to screen for cardiac abnormalities. METHODS AND RESULTS: Around 398 first-degree family members (186 UCA, 212 sudden unexplained death victims' relatives; mean age, 44±17 years) underwent extensive cardiac workup, including ECG, signal averaged ECG, exercise testing, cardiac imaging, Holter-monitoring, and selective provocative drug testing with epinephrine or procainamide...
September 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Francesco Danilo Tiziano, Vincenzo Palmieri, Maurizio Genuardi, Paolo Zeppilli
Although relatively rare, inherited primitive cardiac disorders (IPCDs) in athletes have a deep social impact since they often present as sudden cardiac death (SCD) of young and otherwise healthy persons. The diagnosis of these conditions is likely underestimated due to the lack of shared clinical criteria and to the existence of several borderline clinical pictures. We will focus on the clinical and molecular diagnosis of the most common IPCDs, namely hypertrophic cardiomyopathies, long QT syndrome, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, and left ventricular non-compaction...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
Deniz Akdis, Corinna Brunckhorst, Firat Duru, Ardan M Saguner
This overview gives an update on the molecular mechanisms, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and therapy of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM). ACM is mostly hereditary and associated with mutations in genes encoding proteins of the intercalated disc. Three subtypes have been proposed: the classical right-dominant subtype generally referred to as ARVC/D, biventricular forms with early biventricular involvement and left-dominant subtypes with predominant LV involvement. Typical symptoms include palpitations, arrhythmic (pre)syncope and sudden cardiac arrest due to ventricular arrhythmias, which typically occur in athletes...
August 2016: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
Zhikui Wang, Zhaoxia Wang, Zhongqi Zhou, Yueqin Ren
BACKGROUND: This study sought to investigate crucial genes correlated with diabetic nephropathy (DN), and their potential functions, which might contribute to a better understanding of DN pathogenesis. METHODS: The microarray dataset GSE1009 was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus, including 3 diabetic glomeruli samples and 3 healthy glomeruli samples. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified by LIMMA package. Their potential functions were then analyzed by the GO and KEGG pathway enrichment analyses using the DAVID database...
2016: BMC Nephrology
Elnur Alizade, Mahmut Yesin, Mehmet Vefik Yazicioğlu, Ekrem Bilal Karaayvaz, Adem Atici, Şükrü Arslan, Anıl Avci, Göksel Acar, Mustafa Tabakci, Servet Izci, Selçuk Pala
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) is characterized by progressive replacement of ventricular myocytes with variable amounts of fibrous and adipose tissue. Several studies have suggested that the interval from the peak to the end of the electrocardiographic T wave (Tp-e) may correspond to the transmural dispersion of repolarization and that increased Tp-e interval and Tp-e/QT ratio are associated with malignant ventricular arrhythmias. The aim of this study was to evaluate repolarization dispersion measured from the 12-lead surface electrocardiogram (including Tp-e interval, Tp-e/QT, and Tp-e/QTc ratio) in asymptomatic ARVD patients METHODS: We selected 27 patients with asymptomatic ARVD and 27 age- and gender-match young, healthy volunteers...
March 28, 2016: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
Elnur Alizade, Mahmut Yesin, Mehmet Mustafa Tabakci, Anıl Avci, Mustafa Bulut, Göksel Acar, Zeki Şimşek, Servet Izci, Süleyman Barutçu, Selçuk Pala
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) is characterized by the progressive replacement of ventricular myocytes with variable amounts of fibrous and adipose tissue. Several studies have suggested that speckle tracking echocardiographic (STE) parameters such as strain (S) and strain rate (SR) may prove useful in the early detection of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate RV myocardial function using the STE method in both asymptomatic and symptomatic patients with ARVD and to assess its potential role in the differential diagnosis of these two presentations...
September 7, 2016: Echocardiography
M J van der Pols, T P Mast, P Loh, J F van der Heijden, M J Cramer, R N Hauer, A S J M Te Riele
PURPOSE: With the increased use of genetic testing for arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C), this disease is being increasingly recognised among elderly patients. However, elderly ARVD/C patients were underrepresented in prior cohorts. We aimed to describe the phenotypical characteristics and outcomes among ARVD/C patients surviving ≥50 years. METHODS: We assessed detailed phenotypical data of 29 patients who (1) presented at ≥50 years of age; and (2) fulfilled 2010 Task Force Criteria (TFC) for ARVD/C by last follow-up...
August 31, 2016: Netherlands Heart Journal
Mimount Bourfiss, Anneline S J M Te Riele, Thomas P Mast, Maarten J Cramer, Jeroen F VAN DER Heijden, Toon A B VAN Veen, Peter Loh, Dennis Dooijes, Richard N W Hauer, Birgitta K Velthuis
INTRODUCTION: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) is associated with desmosomal mutations. Although desmosomal disruption affects both ventricles and atria, little is known about atrial involvement in ARVD/C. OBJECTIVE: To describe the extent and clinical significance of structural atrial involvement and atrial arrhythmias (AA) in ARVD/C stratified by genotype. METHODS: We included 71 patients who met ARVD/C Task Force Criteria and underwent cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging and molecular genetic analysis...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Cira R T di Gioia, Carla Giordano, Bruna Cerbelli, Annalinda Pisano, Elena Perli, Enrico De Dominicis, Barbara Poscolieri, Vincenzo Palmieri, Costantino Ciallella, Paolo Zeppilli, Giulia d'Amati
Nonischemic Left Ventricular Scar (NLVS) is a pattern of myocardial injury characterized by midventricular and/or subepicardial gadolinium hyper enhancement at cardiac magnetic resonance, in absence of significant coronary artery disease. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of NLVS in juvenile sudden cardiac death and to ascertain its aetiology at autopsy. We examined 281 consecutive cases of sudden death of subjects aged 1 to 35 years of age. NLVS was defined as a thin, grey rim of subepicardial and/or midmyocardial scar in the left ventricular free wall and/or the septum, in absence of significant stenosis of coronary arteries...
August 25, 2016: Human Pathology
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