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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095830/kv7-voltage-activated-potassium-channel-inhibitors-reduce-fluid-resuscitation-requirements-after-hemorrhagic-shock-in-rats
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Sean P Nassoiy, Kenneth L Byron, Matthias Majetschak
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that drugs targeting Kv7 channels could be used to modulate vascular function and blood pressure. Here, we studied whether Kv7 channel inhibitors can be utilized to stabilize hemodynamics and reduce resuscitation fluid requirements after hemorrhagic shock. METHODS: Anesthetized male Sprague-Dawley rats were instrumented with arterial and venous catheters for blood pressure monitoring, hemorrhage and fluid resuscitation. Series 1: Linopirdine (Kv7 channel blocker, 0...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095774/multiple-focal-and-macroreentrant-left-atrial-tachycardias-originating-from-a-spontaneous-scar-at-the-contiguous-aorta-left-atrium-area-in-a-patient-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-case-report
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Kyoichiro Yazaki, Yoichi Ajiro, Fumiaki Mori, Masahiro Watanabe, Kei Tsukamoto, Takashi Saito, Keiko Mizobuchi, Kazunori Iwade
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous scar-related left atrial tachycardia (AT) is a rare arrhythmia. We describe a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) who developed multiple, both focal and macroreentrant left ATs associated with a spontaneous scar located at the aorta-left atrium (LA) contiguous area. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old man with HCM complained of palpitations. Twelve-lead electrocardiogram showed narrow QRS tachycardia with 2:1 atrioventricular conduction...
January 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090710/fibrillatory-wave-amplitude-on-transesophageal-ecg-as-a-marker-of-left-atrial-low-voltage-areas-in-patients-with-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Ran Yin, Yongnan Fu, Zhongming Yang, Bingong Li, Jintian Pen, Zeqi Zheng
BACKGROUND: Low-voltage areas (LVAs) are frequently observed in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (PeAF) and may represent adverse atrial remodeling. However, noninvasive method of evaluating LAVs is not well established. METHODS: In a cohort of 68 patients with PeAF, endocardial voltage maps of left atrium (LA) were created during sinus rhythm after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). LVAs were defined as areas with electrogram amplitudes <0.5 mV. LA-LVAs were correlated with clinical, echocardiographic, surface, and transesophageal electrocardiography (TE-ECG) variables...
January 16, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089743/multichannel-visual-evoked-potentials-in-the-assessment-of-visual-pathways-in-children-with-marked-brain-abnormalities
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Sian E Handley, Alki C Liasis
PURPOSE: To demonstrate how multichannel visual evoked potentials (VEPs) can provide quantitative measures of visual function in in children with marked cortical anatomy abnormalities. METHODS: Four children with marked brain pathology (2 holoprosencephaly, 2 giant interhemispheric cysts with hydrocephalus) underwent pattern reversal and flash VEP recordings from 16 equally distributed electrodes. Voltage maps of the major VEP components were constructed, and their distributions were compared to the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings...
January 9, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078312/biallelic-scn10a-mutations-in-neuromuscular-disease-and-epileptic-encephalopathy
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Marios Kambouris, Julien Thevenon, Ariane Soldatos, Allison Cox, Joshi Stephen, Tawfeg Ben-Omran, Yasser Al-Sarraj, Hala Boulos, William Bone, James C Mullikin, Alice Masurel-Paulet, Judith St-Onge, Yannis Dufford, Corrine Chantegret, Christel Thauvin-Robinet, Jamil Al-Alami, Laurence Faivre, Jean Baptiste Riviere, William A Gahl, Alexander G Bassuk, May Christine V Malicdan, Hatem El-Shanti
OBJECTIVES: Two consanguineous families, one of Sudanese ethnicity presenting progressive neuromuscular disease, severe cognitive impairment, muscle weakness, upper motor neuron lesion, anhydrosis, facial dysmorphism, and recurrent seizures and the other of Egyptian ethnicity presenting with neonatal hypotonia, bradycardia, and recurrent seizures, were evaluated for the causative gene mutation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Homozygosity mapping and whole exome sequencing (WES) identified damaging homozygous variants in SCN10A, namely c...
January 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065832/a-novel-method-to-enhance-phenotype-epicardial-functional-substrates-and-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias-in-brugada-syndrome
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Fa-Po Chung, Sunu Budhi Raharjo, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Shih-Lin Chang, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Feng Hu, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Tze-Fan Chao, Jo-Nan Liao, Chin-Yu Lin, Yao-Ting Chang, Yuan Hung, Abigail Te, Shinya Yamada, Hiroshi Tasaka, Shih-Ann Chen, Chin-Tien Wang
BACKGROUND: Fever is associated with the manifestation of Brugada phenotype and ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation (VT/VF) in patients with Brugada syndrome (BrS). The thermal effect on the pathogenesis of functional substrates in BrS remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to elucidate the thermal effect on BrS phenotype, VT/VF, and electrophysiological characteristics of epicardial functional substrates in BrS. METHODS: We consecutively studied 15 patients with BrS receiving radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for drug-refractory ventricular tachyarrhythmias...
January 5, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026917/voltage-combined-with-pace-mapping-is-simple-and-effective-for-ablation-of-noninducible-premature-ventricular-contractions-originating-from-the-right-ventricular-outflow-tract
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Zefeng Wang, Heping Zhang, Hui Peng, Xuhua Shen, Zhijun Sun, Can Zhao, Ruiqing Dong, Huikuan Gao, Yongquan Wu
BACKGROUND: Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) from the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) can resist conventional mapping strategies. Studies regarding optimal mapping and ablation methods for patients with noninducible RVOT-PVCs are limited. We retrospectively evaluated the efficacy and safety of a novel mapping strategy for these cases: voltage mapping combined with pace mapping. HYPOTHESIS: METHODS: We retrospectively included symptomatic patients (n = 148; 76 males; age, 44...
December 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024389/tribotronic-transistor-array-as-an-active-tactile-sensing-system
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Zhi Wei Yang, Yaokun Pang, Limin Zhang, Cunxin Lu, Jian Chen, Tao Zhou, Chi Zhang, Zhong Lin Wang
Large-scale tactile sensor arrays are of great importance in flexible electronics, human-robot interaction, and medical monitoring. In this paper, a flexible 10 × 10 tribotronic transistor array (TTA) is developed as an active tactile sensing system by incorporating field-effect transistor units and triboelectric nanogenerators into a polyimide substrate. The drain-source current of each tribotronic transistor can be individually modulated by the corresponding external contact, which has induced a local electrostatic potential to act as the conventional gate voltage...
December 27, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018729/volumetric-optical-mapping-in-early-embryonic-hearts-using-light-sheet-microscopy
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Pei Ma, Dennis C Chan, Shi Gu, Michiko Watanabe, Michael W Jenkins, Andrew M Rollins
Optical mapping (OM) of electrical activity using voltage-sensitive fluorescent dyes is a powerful tool for the investigation of embryonic cardiac electrophysiology. However, because conventional OM integrates the signal in depth and projects it to a two-dimensional plane, information acquired is incomplete and dependent upon the orientation of the sample. This complicates interpretation of data, especially when comparing one heart to another. To overcome this limitation, we present volumetric OM using light-sheet microscopy, which enables high-speed capture of optically sectioned slices...
December 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017938/elucidation-of-hidden-slow-conduction-by-double-ventricular-extrastimuli-a-method-for-further-arrhythmic-substrate-identification-in-ventricular-tachycardia-ablation-procedures
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Juan Acosta, David Andreu, Diego Penela, Mario Cabrera, Alicia Carlosena, Viatcheslav Korshunov, Francesca Vassanelli, Roger Borras, Mikel Martínez, Juan Fernández-Armenta, Markus Linhart, José M Tolosana, Lluis Mont, Antonio Berruezo
AIMS: Identification of local abnormal electrograms (EGMs) during ventricular tachycardia substrate ablation (VTSA) is challenging when they are hidden within the far-field signal. This study analyses whether the response to a double ventricular extrastimulus during substrate mapping could identify slow conducting areas that are hidden during sinus rhythm. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients (n = 37) undergoing VTSA were prospectively included. Bipolar EGMs with >3 deflections and duration <133 ms were considered as potential hidden slow conduction EGMs (HSC-EGM) if located within/surrounding the scar area...
December 25, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013218/genetic-targets-of-acute-toluene-inhalation-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Philip J Bushnell, William Ward, Tatiana V Morozova, Wendy M Oshiro, Mimi T Lin, Richard S Judson, Susan D Hester, John M McKee, Mark Higuchi
Interpretation and use of data from high-throughput assays for chemical toxicity require links between effects at molecular targets and adverse outcomes in whole animals. The well-characterized genome of Drosophila melanogaster provides a potential model system by which phenotypic responses to chemicals can be mapped to genes associated with those responses, which may in turn suggest adverse outcome pathways associated with those genes. To determine the utility of this approach, we used the Drosophila Genetics Reference Panel (DGRP), a collection of ~200 homozygous lines of fruit flies whose genomes have been sequenced...
December 24, 2016: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011703/optogenetic-termination-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-the-whole-heart-towards-biological-cardiac-rhythm-management
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Emile C A Nyns, Annemarie Kip, Cindy I Bart, Jaap J Plomp, Katja Zeppenfeld, Martin J Schalij, Antoine A F de Vries, Daniël A Pijnappels
AIMS: Current treatments of ventricular arrhythmias rely on modulation of cardiac electrical function through drugs, ablation or electroshocks, which are all non-biological and rather unspecific, irreversible or traumatizing interventions. Optogenetics, however, is a novel, biological technique allowing electrical modulation in a specific, reversible and trauma-free manner using light-gated ion channels. The aim of our study was to investigate optogenetic termination of ventricular arrhythmias in the whole heart...
December 23, 2016: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001045/are-all-solid-state-lithium-ion-batteries-really-safe-verification-by-differential-scanning-calorimetry-with-an-all-inclusive-microcell
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Takao Inoue, Kazuhiko Mukai
Although all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries (ALIBs) have been believed as the ultimate safe battery, their true character has been an enigma so far. In this paper, we developed an all-inclusive-microcell (AIM) for differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis to clarify the degree of safety (DOS) of ALIBs. Here AIM possesses all the battery components to work as a battery by itself, and DOS is determined by the total heat generation ratio (ΔH) of ALIB compared with the conventional LIB. When DOS = 100%, the safety of ALIB is exactly the same as that of LIB; when DOS = 0%, ALIB reaches the ultimate safety...
January 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997060/comparison-of-left-atrial-bipolar-voltage-and-scar-using-multielectrode-fast-automated-mapping-versus-point-by-point-contact-electroanatomic-mapping-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-repeat-ablation
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Jackson J Liang, Melissa A Elafros, Daniele Muser, Rajeev K Pathak, Pasquale Santangeli, Gregory E Supple, Robert D Schaller, David S Frankel, Sanjay Dixit
INTRODUCTION: Bipolar voltage criteria to delineate LA scar have been derived using PBP contact electroanatomical mapping. It remains unclear how PBP-derived LA scar correlates with ME-FAM derived scar. We aimed to correlate scar and bipolar voltages from left atrial (LA) maps created using point-by-point (PBP) versus multi-electrode fast automated mapping (ME-FAM). METHODS AND RESULTS: In consecutive patients undergoing repeat AF ablation, 2 separate LA maps were created using PBP and ME-FAM during sinus rhythm before ablation...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996023/feasibility-study-on-cardiac-arrhythmia-ablation-using-high-energy-heavy-ion-beams
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H Immo Lehmann, Christian Graeff, Palma Simoniello, Anna Constantinescu, Mitsuru Takami, Patrick Lugenbiel, Daniel Richter, Anna Eichhorn, Matthias Prall, Robert Kaderka, Fine Fiedler, Stephan Helmbrecht, Claudia Fournier, Nadine Erbeldinger, Ann-Kathrin Rahm, Rasmus Rivinius, Dierk Thomas, Hugo A Katus, Susan B Johnson, Kay D Parker, Jürgen Debus, Samuel J Asirvatham, Christoph Bert, Marco Durante, Douglas L Packer
High-energy ion beams are successfully used in cancer therapy and precisely deliver high doses of ionizing radiation to small deep-seated target volumes. A similar noninvasive treatment modality for cardiac arrhythmias was tested here. This study used high-energy carbon ions for ablation of cardiac tissue in pigs. Doses of 25, 40, and 55 Gy were applied in forced-breath-hold to the atrioventricular junction, left atrial pulmonary vein junction, and freewall left ventricle of intact animals. Procedural success was tracked by (1...
December 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995637/active-atrial-function-and-atrial-scar-burden-after-multiple-catheter-ablations-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Jana M Nührich, Anne C Geisler, Daniel Steven, Boris A Hoffmann, Benjamin Schäffer, Gunnar Lund, Christian Stehning, Ulf K Radunski, Arian Sultan, Michael Schwarzl, Gerhard Adam, Stephan Willems, Kai Muellerleile
BACKGROUND: Extensive and repeated substrate modification (SM) is frequently performed as an ablation strategy in persistent atrial fibrillation (persAF). The effect of these extended ablation strategies on atrial function has not been investigated sufficiently so far. The purpose was to assess atrial function by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and its association with left atrial (LA) scar burden by electroanatomical voltage-mapping after multiple persAF ablation procedures. METHODS: We included 16 persAF-patients who had ≥ 2 SM procedures and a control group (CG) of 21 persAF-patients without prior ablation...
December 20, 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989487/effect-of-bkca-channel-opener-ldd175-on-erectile-function-in-an-in%C3%A2-vivo-diabetic-rat-model
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Hyun Hwan Sung, Su Jeong Kang, Mee Ree Chae, Hye Kyung Kim, Jong Kwan Park, Chul Young Kim, Sung Won Lee
INTRODUCTION: The development of novel therapeutic options is imperative in patients with erectile dysfunction, especially those non-responsive to phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. LDD175, a potent BKCa channel opener, has a relaxation effect on the in vitro cavernosal smooth muscle strip. AIM: To investigate the effect of LDD175 on erectile function using in vivo animal disease model. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were assigned to a normal control group and seven diabetic groups: diabetic control, sildenafil (1 and 5 mg/kg), LDD175 (5 and 10 mg/kg), LDD175 5 mg/kg plus sildenafil 1 mg/kg, and LDD175 10 mg/kg plus tetraethylammonium...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980294/what-is-the-acute-antral-lesion-size-after-pulmonary-vein-isolation-using-different-balloon-ablation-technologies
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Laura Perrotta, Athanasios Konstantinou, Stefano Bordignon, Alexander Fuernkranz, Daniela Dugo, Kr Julian Chun, Boris Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Clinical outcome after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) may be linked to both durability of PVI and the antral lesion size. Data on balloon-guided technologies are scarce. We investigated the size of the isolated surface area (ISA) acutely after PVI achieved by cryoballoon (CB) or laser balloon (LB), both using voltage mapping.Methods and Results:In 40 patients (73% male, mean age 66±9 years), a bipolar voltage map before and after PVI in sinus rhythm was acquired to delineate the isolated antral surface area (IASA, contiguous area of low voltage <0...
December 14, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974076/the-new-methodology-and-chemical-contrast-observation-by-use-of-the-energy-selective-back-scattered-electron-detector
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Marek Drab, Janusz Krajniak, Krzysztof P Grzelakowski
We report on a robust method for chemical element-sensitive imaging by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The commercial Auriga FE-SEM microscope (Carl Zeiss, Oberkochen, Germany), equipped with an energy-selective grid detector (EsB) as a part of the experimental setup, was applied for generation of chemical contrast at low accelerating voltages, which is gentle for sensitive samples. The EsB-grid detector, conceptually adapted by us as an energy retarding field analyzer (RFA), was used to detect the two-dimensional (2D) energy spectrum for the first time...
December 2016: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968777/noninvasive-epicardial-and-endocardial-electrocardiographic-imaging-of-scar-related-ventricular-tachycardia
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Linwei Wang, Omar A Gharbia, B Milan Horáček, John L Sapp
BACKGROUND: The majority of life-threatening ventricular tachycardias (VTs) are sustained by heterogeneous scar substrates with narrow strands of surviving tissue. An effective treatment for scar-related VT is to modify the underlying scar substrate by catheter ablation. If activation sequence and entrainment mapping can be performed during sustained VT, the exit and isthmus of the circuit can often be identified. However, with invasive catheter mapping, only monomorphic VT that is hemodynamically stable can be mapped in this manner...
November 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
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