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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352700/high-sensitivity-troponin-in-the-management-of-tachyarrhythmias
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Mark Mariathas, Cameron Gemmell, Bartosz Olechowski, Zoe Nicholas, Michael Mahmoudi, Nick Curzen
BACKGROUND: The introduction of the highly sensitive troponin (hs-trop) assays into clinical practice has allowed for the more rapid diagnosis or exclusion of type 1 myocardial infarctions (T1MI) by clinicians, in addition type 2 myocardial infarctions (T2MI) are now more frequently detected. Tachyarrhythmias are one of the common causes of T2MI, the medium and long term outcome for this cohort of T2MI is yet to be clarified. METHODS: Retrospective review of consecutive patients admitted with a diagnosis of either (a) non ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) or (b) tachyarrhythmia was performed...
November 28, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346256/causes-preventability-and-cost-of-unplanned-rehospitalizations-within-30-days-of-discharge-following-lung-transplantation
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Andrew M Courtwright, Derek Zaleski, Lisa Gardo, Vivek N Ahya, Jason D Christie, Maria Crespo, Denis Hadjiliadis, James Lee, Maria Molina, Namrata Patel, Mary Porteous, Edward E Cantu, Christian Bermudez, Joshua M Diamond
BACKGROUND: Unplanned rehospitalizations (UR) within 30 days of discharge are common following lung transplantation. It is unknown whether UR represent preventable gaps in care or necessary interventions for complex patients. The objective of this study was to assess the incidence, causes, risk factors, and preventability of UR following initial discharge after lung transplantation. METHODS: This was a single-center prospective cohort study. Subjects completed a modified Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) to assess frailty at listing and at initial hospital discharge after transplantation and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) at discharge...
January 18, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330130/perioperative-electrophysiology-study-in-tetralogy-of-fallot-patients-undergoing-pulmonary-valve-replacement-will-identify-those-at-high-risk-for-subsequent-ventricular-tachycardia
#3
Amneet Sandhu, Emily Ruckdeschel, William H Sauer, Kathryn K Collins, Joseph Kay, Amber Khanna, James Jaggers, David Campbell, Max Mitchell, Duy T Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VAs) are the most common cause of death in patients with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), but predicting those at risk remains a challenge. Electrophysiological study (EPS) has been proposed to risk stratify TOF patients. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate a perioperative EPS-guided approach to risk stratify TOF patients undergoing PVR and guide concomitant cryoablation. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of TOF patients undergoing EPS at time of PVR from 2006-present was conducted at 2 centers...
January 9, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326834/ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
#4
Marwan M Refaat, Jad Ballout, Moussa Mansour
With improved surgical techniques and medical management for patients with congenital heart diseases, more patients are living longer and well into adulthood. This improved survival comes with a price of increased morbidity, mainly secondary to increased risk of tachyarrhythmias. One of the major arrhythmias commonly encountered in this subset of cardiac patients is AF. Similar to the general population, the risk of AF increases with advancing age, and is mainly secondary to the abnormal anatomy, abnormal pressure and volume parameters in the hearts of these patients and to the increased scarring and inflammation seen in the left atrium following multiple surgical procedures...
December 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321708/holter-monitorisation-results-in-early-period-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Sefer Günaydin, Birgül Baştan, Hürtan Acar, Belgin Petek Balci, Aytül Mutlu, Özlem Çokar
Introduction: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) has a similar risk with persistent AF for ischemic stroke. Holter monitorization (HM) and other long-term monitorization methods increased the detection of PAF and short-lasting runs of tachyarrhythmias. Their classification as PAF and roles in the etiology of ischemic stroke is controversial. In this study, we aimed to investigate the frequency of any duration of PAF and clinical characteristics of the patients with acute ischemic stroke who have undergone 24-hrs HM...
December 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318633/long-term-outcomes-following-cryoablation-of-atrioventricular-nodal-reentrant-tachycardia-in-children
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Mehmet Karacan, Nida Çelik, Celal Akdeniz, Volkan Tuzcu
BACKGROUND: Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is a common tachyarrhythmia substrate in children, which is successfully treated by catheter ablation using radiofrequency or cryothermal energy. In recent years, cryoablation (Cryo) using electroanatomical system guidance is more commonly preferred for use in children in order to decrease the risk of an atrioventricular block. However, there are concerns regarding the long-term efficacy of Cryo in treating AVNRT. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and long-term efficacy of Cryo for AVNRT in children...
January 9, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318371/proteomics-and-transcriptomics-in-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Marc Sühling, Carmen Wolke, Christian Scharf, Uwe Lendeckel
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common tachyarrhythmia. AF, due to substantial remodeling processes initiated in the atria, is a typically self-sustaining and progressive disease. Atrial remodeling has been intensively investigated at the molecular level in recent decades. Although the application of "omics" technologies has already significantly contributed to our current understanding of the pathophysiology of AF, the complexity of the latter and the large heterogeneity of AF patients remained a major limitation...
January 9, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315991/efficacy-of-catheter-ablation-of-focal-sources-in-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Yoshihide Takahashi, Syu Yamashita, Masahito Suzuki, Kento Yabe, Kenzo Hirao
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies suggest that atrial fibrillation (AF) is maintained by electrical activity arising from focal sources. We sought to test whether catheter ablation that targets focal sources can improve on current ablation protocols for persistent AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: In patients with persistent AF whose AF did not terminate with pulmonary vein isolation, the left atrium was mapped with a 20-pole high-density mapping catheter using CARTO®3 navigation...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315411/improving-procedural-and-one-year-outcome-after-contact-force-guided-pulmonary-vein-isolation-the-role-of-interlesion-distance-ablation-index-and-contact-force-variability-in-the-close-protocol
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Thomas Phlips, Philippe Taghji, Milad El Haddad, Michael Wolf, Sébastien Knecht, Yves Vandekerckhove, René Tavernier, Mattias Duytschaever
Aims: We have recently shown that a contact force (CF)-guided ablation protocol respecting region-specific criteria of lesion contiguity and lesion depth ('CLOSE' protocol) is associated with high incidence of acute durable pulmonary vein (PV) isolation (PVI) and a high single-procedure arrhythmia-free survival at 1 year. In the present study, we compared efficiency, safety, and efficacy of 'CLOSE'-guided PVI to conventional CF-guided PVI (CONV-CF). Methods and results: Fifty consecutive paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) patients underwent PV encircling using a CF-sensing catheter targeting an interlesion distance (ILD) ≤6 mm and ablation index (AI) ≥400 and ≥550 at posterior and anterior wall ('CLOSE' group)...
January 4, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312717/predictors-of-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-occurring-late-after-intracardiac-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-combination-of-qrs-duration-change-rate-and-tricuspid-regurgitation-pressure-gradient
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Shuichi Shiraishi, Masashi Takahashi, Ai Sugimoto, Masanori Tsuchida
Background: To determine potential predictors of ventricular tachyarrhythmia and sudden cardiac death (SCD) occurring late after repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Methods: Since 1964, 415 patients had undergone total repair for TOF at Niigata University Hospital. Of these, 89 patients who were followed for more than 10 years at our institute were retrospectively reviewed. Results: The mean follow-up period was 24.3 years. During the study period, one patient died of cerebral bleeding, and two patients had SCD...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312673/staged-hybrid-procedure-in-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-safety-efficacy-and-atrial-tachyarrhythmia
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EDITORIAL
Min Suk Choi, Dong Seop Jeong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302263/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-atrioventricular-nodal-reentry-tachycardia-in-children-and-adolescents-a-single-center-experience
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Myung Chul Hyun
Purpose: Atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) is less common in pediatric patients than in adult patients. Thus, data for pediatric AVNRT patients are insufficient. Hence, we aimed to analyze the patient characteristics, treatment, and any recurrences in pediatric AVNRT patients. Methods: We reviewed the records of 50 pediatric AVNRT patients who had undergone radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) between January 1998 and December 2016 at a single regional center...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302124/extracorporeal-life-support-as-a-rescue-measure-for-managing-life-threatening-arrythmia-and-brugada-syndrome
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Asaad G Beshish, Allison Weinberg, Waseem Ostwani, Gabe E Owens
We describe the use of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (E-CPR) to transiently stabilize a 3-month-old patient who presented with ventricular tachyarrhythmias leading to spontaneous cardiac arrest. The patient required 4 days of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) where he was diagnosed with probable Brugada syndrome (BS). The patient was discharged home in stable condition after implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement. This case highlights the importance of early transfer to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) center in the setting of unexplained cardiac arrhythmia in a pediatric patient...
December 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288861/resolution-of-tachyarrhythmia-following-posterior-fossa-decompression-surgery-for-chiari-malformation-type-i-a-case-report
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Christopher Elia, James Brazdzionis, Vartan Tashjian
INTRODUCTION: Chiari malformation type I (CM) commonly present with symptoms such as tussive headaches, paresthesias and in severe cases, corticobulbar dysfunction.3 However, patients may present with atypical symptoms lending to the complexity in this patient population. We present a case of a CM patient presenting with atypical cardiac symptoms and arrhythmias, all of which resolved after surgical decompression. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 31-year-old female presented with atypical chest pain, palpitations, tachycardia, headaches, and dizziness for 2 years...
December 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281579/safety-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-cardiac-devices
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Saman Nazarian, Rozann Hansford, Amir A Rahsepar, Valeria Weltin, Diana McVeigh, Esra Gucuk Ipek, Alan Kwan, Ronald D Berger, Hugh Calkins, Albert C Lardo, Michael A Kraut, Ihab R Kamel, Stefan L Zimmerman, Henry R Halperin
BACKGROUND: Patients who have pacemakers or defibrillators are often denied the opportunity to undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) because of safety concerns, unless the devices meet certain criteria specified by the Food and Drug Administration (termed "MRI-conditional" devices). METHODS: We performed a prospective, nonrandomized study to assess the safety of MRI at a magnetic field strength of 1.5 Tesla in 1509 patients who had a pacemaker (58%) or an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (42%) that was not considered to be MRI-conditional (termed a "legacy" device)...
December 28, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274899/repolarization-in-perfused-myocardium-predicts-reperfusion-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias
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Olesya G Bernikova, Ksenia A Sedova, Natalia V Arteyeva, Aleksey O Ovechkin, Sergey N Kharin, Dmitry N Shmakov, Jan E Azarov
BACKGROUND: Aim of the study was to find out which myocardial repolarization parameters predict reperfusion ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation (VT/VF) and determine how these parameters express in ECG. METHODS: Coronary occlusion and reperfusion (30/30min) was induced in 24 cats. Local activation and end of repolarization times (RT) were measured in 88 intramyocardial leads. Computer simulations of precordial electrograms were performed. RESULTS: Reperfusion VT/VF developed in 10 animals...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250295/early-pulmonary-vein-conduction-recovery-after-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
#17
Ayman Mortada, Saeed Khaled, Samir Wafa, Hayam Eldamanhoury, Ahmed Nabil
Background: Pulmonary vein electrical isolation (PVI) is an effective treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF). However, recurrence of pulmonary vein (PV) conduction after ablation may limit long-term success. Early identification and treatment of acute PV conduction recovery during initial ablation may have an impact on subsequent clinical results. Objective: To assess the prevalence of acute PV conduction recovery during the observation time after PV isolation for paroxysmal AF, and to evaluate the impact of re-isolation treatment on long-term clinical results...
April 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250249/arrhythmia-induced-cardiomyopathy-prevalent-under-recognized-reversible
#18
Rahul Dhawan, Rakesh Gopinathannair
Arrhythmia-induced cardiomyopathy (AIC) is a clinical condition in which a persistent tachyarrhythmia or frequent ectopy contribute to ventricular dysfunction leading to systolic heart failure. AIC can be partially or completely corrected with adequate treatment of the culprit arrhythmia. Several molecular and cellular alterations by which tachyarrhythmias lead to cardiomyopathy have been identified. AIC can affect children and adults, can be clinically silent in the form of asymptomatic tachycardia with cardiomyopathy, or can present with manifest heart failure...
October 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250225/atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Tabitha G Moe, Victor A Abrich, Edward K Rhee
Advances in surgical techniques have led to the survival of most patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) up to their adulthood. During their lifetime, many of them develop atrial tachyarrhythmias due to atrial dilatation and scarring from surgical procedures. More complex defects and palliative repairs are linked to a higher incidence and earlier occurrence of arrhythmias. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common in patients who have atrial septal defects repaired after age 55 and in patients with tetralogy of Fallot repaired after age 45...
June 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247520/lithium-induced-electrocardiographic-changes-a-complete-review
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REVIEW
Nikhil Mehta, Robert Vannozzi
Lithium has been used for the treatment of bipolar disorder for more than 6 decades. Reports of cardiac side effects resulting in both benign electrocardiographic (ECG) changes and near fatal arrhythmias have been reported in the literature. A systematic literature search was conducted on 2 electronic databases-PubMed and Medline-for the time period between January 1970 and March 2016 using the key word "lithium," along with "electrocardiography" or "ECG." All articles and their references were then screened by title for relevance by 2 authors and a librarian...
December 16, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
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