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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101660/pocketecg-a-new-noninvasive-method-for-continuous-and-real-time-ecg-monitoring-initial-results-in-children-and-adolescents
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Katarzyna Bieganowska, Agnieszka Kaszuba, Maciej Bieganowski, Krzysztof Kaczmarek
Long-term ECG is widely used in diagnosis and assessment of many cardiac symptoms which may be caused by dangerous arrhythmias that sometimes can be difficult to document. The PocketECG system is a new technological solution for a long-term, noninvasive, continuous and real-time ECG monitoring that provides automatic diagnosis of dysrhythmias. ECG data transmission occurs over a mobile network. The goal of this study was to assess the reliability of long-term ECG recordings acquired with the PocketECG system...
January 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100182/electrocardiographic-assessments-and-cardiac-events-after-fingolimod-first-dose-a-comprehensive-monitoring-study
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Volker Limmroth, Tjalf Ziemssen, Michael Lang, Stephan Richter, Bert Wagner, Judith Haas, Stephan Schmidt, Kathrin Gerbershagen, Christoph Lassek, Luisa Klotz, Olaf Hoffmann, Christian Albert, Katrin Schuh, Monika Baier-Ebert, Guillaume Wendt, Heinke Schieb, Susanne Hoyer, Ralf Dechend, Wilhelm Haverkamp
BACKGROUND: First dose observation for cardiac effects is required for fingolimod, but recommendations on the extent vary. This study aims to assess cardiac safety of fingolimod first dose. Individual bradyarrhythmic episodes were evaluated to assess the relevance of continuous electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring. METHODS: START is an ongoing open-label, multi-center study. At the time of analysis 3951 patients were enrolled. The primary endpoints are the incidence of bradycardia (heart rate < 45 bpm) and second-/third-degree AV blocks during treatment initiation...
January 18, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067212/estimation-of-the-qt-rr-relation-trade-off-between-goodness-of-fit-and-extrapolation-accuracy
#3
Alain Vinet, Bruno Dubé, Réginald Nadeau, Omar Mahiddine, Vincent Jacquemet
Correction of the QT interval in the ECG for changes in heart rate (RR interval) is needed to compare groups of patients and assess the risk of sudden cardiac death. The QTc represents the QT interval at 60 bpm, although most patients typically have a faster heart rate, thus requiring extrapolation of the QT-RR relationship. This paper investigates the ability of QT-RR models with increasing number of parameters to fit beat-to-beat variations in the QT interval and provide a reliable estimate of the QTc. One-, two- and three-parameter functions generalising the Bazett and Fridericia formulas were used in combination with hysteresis reduction (memory) obtained by time-averaging the history of RR intervals with exponentially-decaying weights...
January 9, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056878/usefulness-of-measurement-of-heart-rate-variability-by-holter-ecg-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Nanami Kida, Yoshiharu Tsubakihara, Hirota Kida, Shunro Ageta, Makoto Arai, Yoshinosuke Hamada, Nariaki Matsuura
BACKGROUND: Major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular event (MACCE) is one of most common complications of hemodialysis patients. Heart rate variability (HRV) is the predictor of death in heart disease patients. However, there are no studies on the role of HRV in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: From September 2009 to March 2011, 24-h electrocardiography was performed in 101 hemodialysis patients. Standard deviation of sequential 5-minute N-N interval means (SDANN) and standard deviation of the N-N interval (SDNN) was examined by a 24-h ECG analysis...
January 5, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043186/oral-propranolol-for-infantile-hemangiomas-a-prospective-study-on-the-role-of-48-hour-holter-monitoring-in-additional-safety-assessment
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Jelena Petrovic, Branislav Trifunovic, Goran Vukomanovic, Mirko Topalovic, Goran Trajkovic, Vojislav Parezanović
PURPOSE: Oral propranolol has been recently approved for infantile hemangiomas (IHs), but potential side effects stay a challenge. We sought to make an additional assessment on oral propranolol safety for this indication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective study included 108 infants consecutively treated for IHs at the University Children's Hospital Tirsova, Belgrade from January 2010 to December 2013. Propranolol was administered orally at a daily dose of 0.5 mg/kg and doubled every 48 hours in the absence of side effects until reaching the maximum dose of 2 mg/kg daily...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024133/ranolazine-in-treatment-of-stable-angina-in-woman-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-intermittent-left-bundle-branch-block-a-case-report
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Natalia Yuriivna Osovska, Natalia Vitaliivna Kuzminova
Stable angina is the most frequent manifestation of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in women as compared to men (65% versus 37%). IHD in women has more favorable clinical course because myocardial infarction develops twice as rare as in men. Coronary angiography of angina patients demonstrates normal coronary arteries more frequently in women than in men. Microvascular angina (MVA) is found to be a rather common form of stable IHD as that particular diagnosis is made later in 20-30% of patients who previously underwent coronary angiography...
December 22, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018465/ictal-sinus-pause-and-myoclonic-seizure-in-a-child
#7
Hye Ryun Kim, Gun-Ha Kim, So-Hee Eun, Baik-Lin Eun, Jung Hye Byeon
Ictal tachycardia and bradycardia are common arrhythmias; however, ictal sinus pause and asystole are rare. Ictal arrhythmia is mostly reported in adults with temporal lobe epilepsy. Recently, ictal arrhythmia was recognized as a major warning sign of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. We present an interesting case of a child with ictal sinus pause and asystole. A 27-month-old girl was hospitalized due to 5 episodes of convulsions during the past 2 days. Results of routine electroencephalography (EEG) were normal, but she experienced brief generalized tonic seizure for 3 days...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017937/catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-very-young-adults-a-5-year-follow-up-study
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Ardan M Saguner, Tilman Maurer, Erik Wissner, Francesco Santoro, Christine Lemes, Shibu Mathew, Christian Sohns, Christian H Heeger, Bruno Reißmann, Johannes Riedl, Thomas Fink, Kentaro Hayashi, Peter Wohlmuth, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Feifan Ouyang, Andreas Metzner
AIMS: Catheter ablation is an established therapy for symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF). However, outcome data on catheter ablation for AF in young adults is scarce. METHODS AND RESULTS: From 2005-2014, 85 consecutive young adults (mean age 31 ± 4 years; 69% men) with symptomatic paroxysmal AF (PAF, n = 52) and persistent (Pers) AF (n = 33) underwent pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) [±ablation of complex fractionated atrial electrograms/linear lesions in PVI non-responders] at our centre...
December 25, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011328/impact-of-acute-atrial-fibrillation-af-termination-and-prolongation-of-af-cycle-length-afcl-on-the-outcome-of-ablation-of-persistent-af-a-sub-study-of-the-star-af-ii-trial
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Simon Kochhäuser, Chen-Yang Jiang, Timothy R Betts, Jian Chen, Isabel Deisenhofer, Roberto Mantovan, Laurent Macle, Carlos A Morillo, Wilhelm Haverkamp, Rukshen Weerasooriya, Jean-Paul Albenque, Stefano Nardi, Endrj Menardi, Paul Novak, Prashanthan Sanders, Atul Verma
BACKGROUND: There is controversy about the impact of acute AF termination and prolongation of AFCL during ablation on the long-term procedural outcome. OBJECTIVE: We analyzed the influence of AF termination and AFCL-prolongation on freedom from AF in patients from the STAR-AF II trial. METHODS: Acute changes in AFCL and AF termination were collected during the index procedure of the STAR-AF II trial and compared to recurrence of AF at 18 months...
December 20, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009317/-evaluation-of-the-realtionship-of-different-pathogenic-factors-and-arrhythmias-in-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-and-diabetes
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Z Kurbanova, A Bahshaliyev, R Bayramov, J Ismailzada
Definition of the most important factors and their combination, causing the disturbances of heart rhythm in patients with the pulmonary tuberculosis and diabetes, now attracts more and more attention. For this purpose, extensively used the capabilities of multifactorial analysis, which allowed to evaluate the distribution of the pathological factors and their interaction with each other. The objects of the study were complex examination the data of 90 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and diabetes (insulin-dependent diabetes-27, non-insulin- dependent diabetes-63)...
November 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003625/gene-targeted-analysis-of-clinically-diagnosed-long-qt-russian-families
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Paolo Enrico Maltese, Nina Orlova, Eugenia Krasikova, Elena Emelyanchik, Anna Cheremisina, Alina Kuscaeva, Alla Salmina, Roberta Miotto, Alice Bonizzato, Giulia Guerri, Monia Zuntini, Svetlana Nicoulina, Matteo Bertelli
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) has great genetic heterogeneity: more than 500 mutations have been described in several genes. Despite many advances, a genetic diagnosis still cannot be established in 25-30% of patients. The aim of the present study was to perform genetic evaluation in 9 Russian families with LQTS; here we report the results of 4 positive probands and their relatives (a total of 16 individuals). All subjects underwent clinical examination, 12-lead ECG, and Holter monitoring. Genetic analysis of the 14 genes mainly involved in LQTS was performed using a next-generation sequencing approach...
December 21, 2016: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003418/a-72-year-old-male-with-recurrent-syncope
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Dhanuka Perera, Rakesh Uppal, John Hogan
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 72-year-old patient presented with recurrent syncope 1 year after a myocardial infarction. Two recent falls resulted in fractures to the femur. Serial troponins were negative and ECG demonstrated fixed inferior ST-segment elevation and pathological Q waves. A Holter monitor recorded non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. A subsequent echocardiogram was abnormal, and further investigation with a three-dimensional (3D) cardiac CT coronary angiogram was performed (figure 1)...
December 21, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993911/the-management-of-the-third-stage-of-labour-in-women-with-heart-disease
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Matthew Cauldwell, Philip J Steer, Lorna Swan, Anselm Uebing, Michael A Gatzoulis, Mark R Johnson
OBJECTIVE: In women with heart disease (HD), the third stage of labour is managed with a reduced dose of oxytocin because it can have significant adverse cardiovascular effects. However, women with HD have high rates of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH); consequently, we designed a prospective study to investigate whether higher doses of oxytocin can be given safely and would reduce rates of PPH. METHODS: We performed a single centre, prospective, cohort study comparing the standard 'low-dose' oxytocin infusion (10 U of oxytocin in 500 mL of normal saline given intravenously at 36 mL/hour for 4 hours (12 mU/min), n=29) to the low-dose infusion and an additional 2 U of oxytocin given over 10 min immediately after birth (n=30)...
December 19, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917225/abdominal-epilepsy-as-an-unusual-cause-of-abdominal-pain-a-case-report
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Yilmaz Yunus, Ustebay Sefer, Ulker Ustebay Dondu, Ozanli Ismail, Ehi Yusuf
INTRODUCTION: Abdominal pain, in etiology sometimes difficult to be defined, is a frequent complaint in childhood. Abdominal epilepsy is a rare cause of abdominal pain. OBJECTIVES: In this article, we report on 5 year old girl patient with abdominal epilepsy. METHODS: Some investigations (stool investigation, routine blood tests, ultrasonography (USG), electrocardiogram (ECHO) and electrocardiograpy (ECG), holter for 24hr.) were done to understand the origin of these complaints; but no abnormalities were found...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913321/deterioration-of-r-wave-detection-in-pathology-and-noise-a-comprehensive-analysis-using-simultaneous-truth-and-performance-level-estimation
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Muhammad Kashif, Stephan Jonas, Thomas Deserno
OBJECTIVE: For long-term electrocardiography (ECG) recordings, accurate R-wave detection is essential. Several algorithms have been proposed but not yet compared on large, noisy, or pathological data, since manual ground truth establishment is impossible on such large data. METHODS: We apply the simultaneous truth and performance level estimation (STAPLE) method to ECG signals comparing 9 R-wave detectors: Pan & Tompkins (1985), Chernenko (2007), Arzeno et al. (2008), Manikandan et al...
December 1, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909507/symptom-rhythm-correlation-with-patient-owned-device-insights-into-practice-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Mohammed Shurrab Md M Sc, Anatoly Langer Md, Eugene Crystal Md, David Newman Md
Capturing symptom/rhythm correlation is crucial in patients who have rhythm-related symptoms. Evolving technology has led from 24 hour and 14 day Holter monitors to now external loop recorders to capture symptom/rhythm correlation. In patients with very infrequent and short-lived symptoms, the only recourse is an implantable recording device. Recently, patient activated recording devices have become available. These have the potential to significantly increase the duration for monitoring symptom/rhythm correlations...
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904509/a-new-diagnostic-tool-for-masked-hypertension-impaired-sleep-quality
#17
Fatma Erdem, Ugur Cakır, Osman Yıldırım, Aytekin Alcelik, Ibrahim Donmez, Taha Can Tuman, Sabri Onur Caglar, Alim Erdem, Mehmet Yazıcı
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between masked hypertension and impaired sleep quality. Additionally, we evaluated the diagnostic role and prevalence of poor sleep quality among patients with newly diagnosed masked hypertension. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 112 individuals, 72 patients with newly diagnosed masked hypertension and 40 normotensive healthy volunteers, were included in this study. All patients underwent evaluation comprising 12-lead electrocardiography, transthoracic echocardiography, 24-hour Holter ECG, and basic laboratory tests...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898406/low-incidence-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-transient-ischemic-attack
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Kenneth Bruun Pedersen, Alexander Chemnitz, Charlotte Madsen, Niels C F Sandgaard, Søren Bak, Axel Brandes
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major cause of stroke. Therefore, all patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) should be examined with 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) and continuous monitoring to detect AF. Current guidelines recommend at least 24 h continuous ECG monitoring, which is primarily based on studies investigating patients with ischemic stroke. The aim of our study was to investigate the diagnostic yield of 12-lead ECG and Holter monitoring in patients with TIA...
November 30, 2016: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885745/exaggerated-reactivity-of-parasympathetic-nerves-is-involved-in-ventricular-fibrillation-in-j-wave-syndrome
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Tetsuji Shinohara, Hidekazu Kondo, Toyokazu Otsubo, Akira Fukui, Kunio Yufu, Mikiko Nakagawa, Naohiko Takahashi
INTRODUCTION: Brugada syndrome (BrS) and early repolarization syndrome (ERS) are termed the J-wave syndrome. In most cases of J-wave syndrome, ventricular fibrillation (VF) often occurs around midnight or in the early morning when parasympathetic tone is augmented. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationship between VF and autonomic nervous activity in patients with J-wave syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS: We enrolled 28 consecutive patients with J-wave syndrome (20 BrS and 8 ERS) in whom implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) were implanted between January 2002 and December 2014...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870913/genomic-contributors-to-rhythm-outcome-of-atrial-fibrillation-catheter-ablation-pathway-enrichment-analysis-of-gwas-data
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Daniela Husser, Petra Büttner, Laura Ueberham, Borislav Dinov, Philipp Sommer, Arash Arya, Gerhard Hindricks, Andreas Bollmann
BACKGROUND: Left atrial enlargement and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) are well-known predictors for arrhythmia recurrence after AF catheter ablation (LRAF). In this study, by using pathway enrichment analysis of GWAS data, we tested the hypothesis that genetic pathways associated with these phenotypes are also associated with LRAF. METHODS: Samples from 660 patients with paroxysmal (n = 370) or persistent AF (n = 290) undergoing de-novo AF catheter ablation were genotyped for ~1,000,000 SNPs...
2016: PloS One
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