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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447159/catheter-ablation-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-beneficial-effect-of-a%C3%A2-short-term-adjunctive-amiodarone-therapy-on-the-long-term-outcome
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Klaus Kettering, Felix Gramley
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation has become the first line therapy in patients with symptomatic, recurrent, drug-refractory atrial fibrillation. Circumferential pulmonary vein ablation is still the standard approach in these patients. However, the results are not very favorable (especially in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation). Therefore, more complex ablation strategies and the usefulness of (short-term) adjunctive antiarrhythmic drug therapy are a matter of discussion. The aim of this study was to analyze whether short-term amiodarone therapy after catheter ablation (3 months) has a positive effect on the success rates after circumferential pulmonary vein ablation in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation...
April 26, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444455/prevalence-predictors-and-prognostic-implications-of-residual-impairment-of-functional-capacity-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Mohammad Abdelghani, Rafael Cavalcante, Yosuke Miyazaki, Robbert J de Winter, Rogério Sarmento-Leite, José A Mangione, Alexandre Abizaid, Pedro A Lemos, Patrick W Serruys, Fabio S de Brito
BACKGROUND: Patients with degenerative aortic stenosis (AS) referred for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) typically have advanced cardiac and vascular adverse remodeling and multiple comorbidities and, therefore, might not recover a normal functional capacity after valve replacement. We sought to investigate the prevalence, the predictors, and the prognostic impact of residual impairment of functional capacity after TAVI. METHODS AND RESULTS: Out of 790 patients undergoing TAVI with impaired functional capacity (NYHA II-IV) at baseline, NYHA functional class improved in 592 (86...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431066/limited-left-atrial-surgical-ablation-effectively-treats-atrial-fibrillation-but-decreases-left-atrial-function
#3
Marieke G Compier, Laurens F Tops, Jerry Braun, Katja Zeppenfeld, Robert J Klautz, Martin J Schalij, Serge A Trines
Aims: Limited left atrial (LA) surgical ablation with bipolar radiofrequency is considered to be an effective procedure for treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). We studied whether limited LA surgical ablation concomitant to cardiac surgery is able to maintain LA function. Methods and Results: Thirty-six consecutive patients (age 66 ± 12 years, 53% male, 78% persistent AF) scheduled for valve surgery and/or coronary revascularization and concomitant LA surgical ablation were included...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430960/triple-site-pacing-for-cardiac-resynchronization-in-permanent-atrial-fibrillation-follow-up-results-from-a-prospective-observational-study
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Pedro Marques, Miguel Nobre Menezes, Gustavo Lima da Silva, Tatiana Guimarães, Ana Bernardes, Nuno Cortez-Dias, Luis Carpinteiro, João de Sousa, Fausto J Pinto
Aims: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) is associated with a particularly high non-response rate in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to assess the effectiveness of triple-site (Tri-V) pacing CRT in this population. Methods and results: Prospective observational study of patients with permanent AF who underwent CRT implantation with an additional right ventricle lead in the outflow tract septal wall. After implantation, programming mode (Tri-V or biventricular pacing) was selected based on cardiac output determination...
April 19, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427903/atrial-fibrillation-is-associated-with-hypermethylation-in-human-left-atrium-and-treatment-with-decitabine-reduces-atrial-tachyarrhythmias-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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R Doñate Puertas, E Meugnier, C Romestaing, C Rey, E Morel, J Lachuer, N Gadot, A Scridon, C Julien, F Tronc, B Chapuis, C Valla, A Janin, L Pirola, A Méjat, S Rome, P Chevalier
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. As the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathology are largely unknown, this cardiac arrhythmia remains difficult to treat. To identify specific molecular actors involved in AF, we have performed a transcriptomic analysis on left atrium (LA) from patients with valvular heart disease with or without AF. We showed that 1627 genes had altered basal expression level in LA tissue of AF patients compared with the control group. The significantly enriched gene ontology biological process "anatomical structure morphogenesis" contained the highest number of genes in line with changes in structure that occur when the human heart remodels following AF development (ie, LA dilatation and interstitial fibrosis)...
March 30, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424890/left-atrial-electromechanical-conduction-time-predicts-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-mitral-stenosis-a-5-year-follow-up-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
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Ozkan Candan, Cetin Gecmen, Arzu Kalayci, Cem Dogan, Emrah Bayam, Mehmet Ozkan
Prolonged left atrial electromechanical conduction time is related with atrial electrical remodeling, and is predictive of the development of atrial fibrillation. The aim of our study was to examine whether left atrial electromechanical conduction time (EMT) and left atrial strain as measured by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) are predictors for the development of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with mitral stenosis (MS) at 5-year follow-up. A total of 81 patients (61% females; mean age 38.1 ± 12...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422282/analysis-of-circulating-mir-1-mir-23a-and-mir-26a-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-undergoing-coronary-bypass-artery-grafting-surgery
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Andre Feldman, Dalmo Antonio Ribeiro Moreira, Carlos Gun, Hui-Tzu Lin Wang, Mario Hiroyuki Hirata, Juliana de Freitas Germano, Gabriela Guimarães Sousa Leite, Pedro Farsky
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia after cardiac surgery. From a pathophysiological point of view, a myriad of factors such as trauma, atrial dilation, ischemia, mechanical myopericarditis, autonomic imbalance, loss of connexins, AF nest remodeling, inflammation, sutures, and dysfunction caused by postextracorporeal circulation can contribute to postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) resulting in a longer hospital stay and consequently higher cost. Recent studies showed that short fragments of RNA, called microRNA (miRNA), can contribute to the development of several cardiovascular diseases, including AF...
May 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418895/gender-differences-in-fibrosis-remodeling-in-patients-with-long-standing-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Zhi Li, Zengwei Wang, Zongtao Yin, Yuji Zhang, Xiaodong Xue, Jinsong Han, Yan Zhu, Jian Zhang, Maximilian Y Emmert, Huishan Wang
The success rate of catheter ablation in atrial fibrillation (AF) is known to be lower in females than in males. However, while the exact mechanism for this phenomenon remains to be elucidated, tissue fibrosis may play an important role in this regard. It has been shown that fibrosis promotes AF and its recurrence, thereby substantially reducing the efficacy of catheter ablation in AF patients. Thus, we hypothesized that fibrosis may contribute to gender differences in the outcomes of AF catheter ablation.Here we systematically assessed pulmonary vein sleeves obtained from 166 patients with and without long-standing persistent-AF (LSP-AF) in order to identify gender-specific mechanistic differences in fibrosis remodeling of AF patients...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416818/large-scale-analyses-of-common-and-rare-variants-identify-12-new-loci-associated-with-atrial-fibrillation
#9
(no author information available yet)
Atrial fibrillation affects more than 33 million people worldwide and increases the risk of stroke, heart failure, and death. Fourteen genetic loci have been associated with atrial fibrillation in European and Asian ancestry groups. To further define the genetic basis of atrial fibrillation, we performed large-scale, trans-ancestry meta-analyses of common and rare variant association studies. The genome-wide association studies (GWAS) included 17,931 individuals with atrial fibrillation and 115,142 referents; the exome-wide association studies (ExWAS) and rare variant association studies (RVAS) involved 22,346 cases and 132,086 referents...
April 17, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387462/identification-and-electrophysiological-characterization-of-early-left-atrial-structural-remodeling-as-a-predictor-for-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-pulmonary-vein-isolation
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Atsuhiko Yagishita, Dina Sparano, Ivan Cakulev, J Rod Gimbel, Timothy Phelan, Hossam Mustafa, Samer De Oliveira, Judith Mackall, Mauricio Arruda
BACKGROUND: Voltage-guided substrate ablation following pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) improves atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation outcomes. However, by setting upper voltage cutoff of 0.5 mV during sinus rhythm (SR) to guided substrate ablation using electroanatomic voltage mapping (EAVM), mildly affected low voltage area (maLVA) may be undetected. We sought to determine the optimal bipolar voltage cutoff to identify maLVA, its electrogram complexity, and the implication on ablation outcome...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381281/association-of-atrial-fibrillation-susceptibility-genes-atrial-fibrillation-phenotypes-and-response-to-catheter-ablation-a-gene-based-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: Previous studies have suggested PITX2, KCNN3 and ZFHX3 as atrial fibrillation (AF) susceptibility genes. Single common genetic polymorphisms of those genes have been linked with AF phenotypes and rhythm outcome of AF catheter ablation although their mechanisms remain elusive. New gene-based association tests may help clarifying genotype-phenotype correlations. Therefore, we hypothesized that PITX2, KCNN3 and ZFHX3 associate with left atrial enlargement and persistent AF and subsequently with ablation outcome...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379329/median-nerve-stimulation-prevents-atrial-electrical-remodelling-and-inflammation-in-a-canine-model-with-rapid-atrial-pacing
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Qingyan Zhao, Shudi Zhang, Hongyi Zhao, Shujuan Zhang, Zixuan Dai, Yongsheng Qian, Youjing Zhang, Xi Wang, Yanhong Tang, Congxin Huang
Aims: Studies have shown that stellate ganglion nerve activity has association with atrial electrical remodelling and atrial fibrillation (AF) inducibility, while median nerve stimulation (MNS) decreases cardiac sympathetic drive. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that MNS suppresses atrial electrical remodelling and AF vulnerability. Methods and results: The atrial effective refractory period (AERP) and AF inducibility at baseline and after 3 h of rapid atrial pacing were determined in dogs undergoing MNS (n = 7), MNS+ application of methyllycaconitine (n = 7) or sham procedure (n = 6)...
March 31, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374271/effect-of-preoperative-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-on-mid-term-outcomes-after-surgical-ventricular-restoration-for-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Koji Furukawa, Mitsuhiro Yano, Eisaku Nakamura, Masakazu Matsuyama, Masanori Nishimura, Katsuya Kawagoe, Kunihide Nakamura
OBJECTIVES: The impact of surgical ventricular restoration (SVR) on survival and major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) is still controversial. The purposes of this study were to analyze our surgical experience with SVR for ischemic cardiomyopathy and to determine the effect of preoperative left ventricular diastolic dysfunction on mid-term outcomes after SVR. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between April 2010 and May 2016, 19 patients underwent SVR. The mean age was 60 ± 11 years and the mean New York Heart Association functional class was 2...
April 4, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369234/postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-following-cardiac-surgery-a-persistent-complication
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Jason W Greenberg, Timothy S Lancaster, Richard B Schuessler, Spencer J Melby
Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common, expensive and potentially morbid complication following cardiac surgery. POAF occurs in around 35% of cardiac surgery cases and has a peak incidence on postoperative day 2. Patients who develop POAF incur on average $10 000-$20 000 in additional hospital treatment costs, 12-24 h of prolonged ICU time, and an additional 2 to 5 days in the hospital. POAF has been identified as an independent predictor of numerous adverse outcomes, including a 2- to 4-fold increased risk of stroke, reoperation for bleeding, infection, renal or respiratory failure, cardiac arrest, cerebral complications, need for permanent pacemaker placement, and a 2-fold increase in all-cause 30-day and 6-month mortality...
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347833/skin-sympathetic-nerve-activity-precedes-the-onset-and-termination-of-paroxysmal-atrial-tachycardia-and-fibrillation
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Andrea Uradu, Juyi Wan, Anisiia Doytchinova, Keith C Wright, Andrew Y T Lin, Lan S Chen, Changyu Shen, Shien-Fong Lin, Thomas H Everett, Peng-Sheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Skin sympathetic nerve activity (SKNA) is useful for estimating sympathetic tone in humans. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to test the hypotheses that (1) increased SKNA is associated with the onset and termination of paroxysmal atrial tachycardia (AT) and atrial fibrillation (AF) and (2) sinoatrial node response to SKNA is reduced in patients with more frequent AT or AF episodes. METHODS: SKNA and electrocardiogram were recorded in 11 patients (4 men and 7 women; average age 66 ± 10 years), including 3 patients with AT (11 ± 18 episodes per patient) and 8 patients with AF (24 ± 26 episodes per patient)...
March 24, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344125/capadenoson-a-clinically-trialed-partial-adenosine-a1-receptor-agonist-can-stimulate-adenosine-a2b-receptor-biased-agonism
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Jo-Anne Baltos, Elizabeth A Vecchio, Matthew A Harris, Cheng Xue Qin, Rebecca H Ritchie, Arthur Christopoulos, Paul J White, Lauren T May
The adenosine A2B receptor (A2BAR) has been identified as an important therapeutic target in cardiovascular disease, however in vitro and in vivo targeting has been limited by the paucity of pharmacological tools, particularly potent agonists. Interestingly, 2-((6-amino-3,5-dicyano-4-(4-(cyclopropylmethoxy)phenyl)-2-pyridinyl)thio)acetamide (BAY60-6583), a potent and subtype-selective A2BAR agonist, has the same core structure as 2-amino-6-[[2-(4-chlorophenyl)-1,3-thiazol-4-yl]methylsulfanyl]-4-[4-(2-hydroxyethoxy)phenyl]pyridine-3,5-dicarbonitril (capadenoson)...
March 23, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340186/monocyte-to-hdl-cholesterol-ratio-and-left-atrial-remodelling-in-atrial-fibrillation
#17
Ugur Canpolat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338788/hypertension-and-atrial-fibrillation-an-intimate-association-of-epidemiology-pathophysiology-and-outcomes
#18
Mikhail S Dzeshka, Farhan Shahid, Alena Shantsila, Gregory Y H Lip
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most prevalent sustained arrhythmia found in clinical practice. AF rarely exists as a single entity but rather as part of a diverse clinical spectrum of cardiovascular diseases, related to structural and electrical remodeling within the left atrium, leading to AF onset, perpetuation, and progression. Due to the high overall prevalence within the AF population arterial hypertension plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of AF and its complications. Fibroblast proliferation, apoptosis of cardiomyocytes, gap junction remodeling, accumulation of collagen both in atrial and ventricular myocardium all accompany ageing-related structural remodeling with impact on electrical activity...
February 18, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335897/mitral-loop-cerclage-annuloplasty-for-secondary-mitral-regurgitation-first-human-results
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Yong-Hyun Park, Min-Ku Chon, Robert J Lederman, Si-Chan Sung, Hyung-Gon Je, Ki-Seok Choo, Sang-Hyun Lee, Eun-Seok Shin, Jeong-Su Kim, Ki-Won Hwang, Soo-Yong Lee, Kook-Jin Chun, Cheol-Min Kim, June-Hong Kim
OBJECTIVES: This is an early feasibility clinical test of mitral loop cerclage annuloplasty to treat secondary mitral valve regurgitation. BACKGROUND: Secondary mitral regurgitation is characterized by cardiomyopathy, mitral annular enlargement, and leaflet traction contributing to malcoaptation. Transcatheter mitral loop cerclage applies circumferential compression to the mitral annulus by creating a loop through the coronary sinus across the interventricular septum, protecting entrapped coronary arteries from compression, and interactive annular reduction under echocardiographic guidance...
March 27, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335740/mir-21-enhances-cardiac-fibrotic-remodeling-and-fibroblast-proliferation-via-cadm1-stat3-pathway
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Wei Cao, Peng Shi, Jian-Jun Ge
BACKGROUND: Cardiac fibrosis play a key role in the atrial fibrillation pathogenesis but the underlying potential molecular mechanism is still understood. However, potential mechanisms for miR-21 upregulation and its role in cardiac fibrosis remain unclear. The controls cell proliferation and processes fundamental to disease progression. METHODS: In this study, immunohistochemistry, real-time RT-PCR, cell transfection, cell cycle, cell proliferation and Western blot were used, respectively...
March 23, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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