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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431056/long-term-outcome-of-transvenous-pacemaker-implantation-in-infants-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Laura M Vos, Janneke A E Kammeraad, Matthias W Freund, Andreas C Blank, Johannes M P J Breur
Aim: Evaluation of long-term outcome of transvenous pacemaker (PM) implantation in infants. Methods and Results: A retrospective analysis of all transvenous PM implantations in infants <10 kg between September 1997 and October 2001 was made. Indications for PM implantation, age at implantation, and determinants of long-term outcome including cardiac function, PM function, and PM (system) complications were noted. Seven patients underwent transvenous VVI(R) PM implantation...
April 1, 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/28423725/preoperative-assessment-of-mitral-valve-abnormalities-in-left-atrial-myxoma-patients-using-cardiac-ct
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Jing Chen, Zhi-Gang Yang, En-Sen Ma, Qin Zhang, Xi Liu, Ying-Kun Guo
BACKGROUND: To retrospectively evaluate mitral valve abnormality in left atrial myxoma patients by using cardiac computed tomography (CT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cardiac CT was performed in 56 patients with left atrial myxoma and 50 controls. Tumor and mitral valve characteristics were analyzed. The mitral valve parameters differences were compared between patients with myxoma and controls, myxoma with or without mitral valve obstruction, different obstruction degrees, respectively...
March 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416972/crucial-role-of-pulmonary-vein-firing-as-an-initiator-of-typical-atrial-flutter-evidence-of-a-close-relationship-between-atrial-fibrillation-and-typical-atrial-flutter
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Takashi Kaneshiro, Kentaro Yoshida, Yukio Sekiguchi, Hiroshi Tada, Kenji Kuroki, Keisuke Kuga, Yoshiyuki Kamiyama, Hitoshi Suzuki, Yasuchika Takeishi, Kazutaka Aonuma
BACKGROUND: Several studies reported that cavotricuspid isthmus-dependent atrial flutter (typical AFL) frequently coexists with atrial fibrillation (AF); however, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully investigated. This study aimed to reveal the mechanisms of the initiation of typical AFL and the association between typical AFL and AF. METHODS: Among 154 consecutive patients undergoing a first catheter ablation of AF, we investigated the appearance and mechanism of spontaneous initiation of typical AFL during catheter ablation...
April 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413114/left-atrial-appendage-thrombi-relate-to-easily-accessible-clinical-parameters-in-patients-undergoing-atrial-fibrillation-transcatheter-ablation-a-multicenter-study
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Matteo Anselmino, Lucia Garberoglio, Sebastiano Gili, Emanuele Bertaglia, Giuseppe Stabile, Raffaella Marazzi, Sakis Themistoclakis, Franceso Solimene, Simone Frea, Walter Grosso Marra, Mara Morello, Marco Scaglione, Roberto De Ponti, Fiorenzo Gaita
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is routinely performed before atrial fibrillation (AF) transcatheter ablation to exclude the presence of left atrial (LA) or LA appendage (LAA) thrombi. The aim of the study is to evaluate if easily accessible clinical parameters may relate to the presence of LA or LAA thrombi to identify patients who could potentially avoid TEE. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between January 2012 and September 2014, data from 1539 consecutive patients undergoing TEE, as a work-up before AF transcatheter ablation, in six large volume centers were collected...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410946/right-atrial-dysfunction-in-the-fetus-with-severely-regurgitant-tricuspid-valve-disease-a-potential-source-of-cardiovascular-compromise
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Lisa W Howley, Nee Scze Khoo, Anita J Moon-Grady, Sonali S Patel, Fayeza Alrais, Wayne Tworetzky, Timothy Colen, Paul Brooks, Jean Trines, Tiina Ojala, Lisa K Hornberger
BACKGROUND: In severe right heart obstruction (RHO), redistribution of cardiac output to the left ventricle (LV) is well tolerated by the fetal circulation. Although the same should be true of severely regurgitant tricuspid valve disease (rTVD) with reduced or no output from the right ventricle, affected fetuses more frequently develop hydrops or suffer intrauterine demise. We hypothesized that right atrium (RA) function is altered in rTVD but not in RHO, which could contribute to differences in outcomes...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398556/prognosis-associated-with-redo-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-following-complete-device-and-lead-extraction-due-to-device-related-infection
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Martin Seifert, Viviane Moeller, Anita Arya, Thomas Schau, Frank Hoelschermann, Christian Butter
Aims: An increase in the number of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implantations worldwide has led to a consequent increase in the number of infections associated with the device, making extraction of the CRT device inevitable. Redo CRT implantation after treatment and recovery following device extraction is challenging. This study aimed to evaluate the success rate, complications, and long-term prognosis of redo CRT implantation, including the rates of subclavian, cava, and coronary sinus (CS) vein thrombosis as well as re-infection...
April 6, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398019/epidemiology-anatomy-pathophysiology-and-clinical-evaluation-of-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation
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Yee-Ping Sun, Patrick T O' Gara
Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is commonly encountered in the management of patients with a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Primary TR is the result of structural abnormalities of the valve or chordal attachments whereas functional TR results from alterations in right ventricular (RV) or right atrial (RA) size, shape or function. The vast majority of TR cases seen in practice are functional in nature and usually results from left-sided heart disease (e.g., mitral valve disease, left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction) and/or pulmonary vascular disease, though it also manifests in the presence of isolated chronic atrial fibrillation (AF)...
April 10, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397961/the-association-between-wedging-of-the-aorta-and-cardiac-structural-anatomy-as-revealed-using-multidetector-row-computed-tomography
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Shumpei Mori, Robert H Anderson, Tomofumi Takaya, Takayoshi Toba, Tatsuro Ito, Sei Fujiwara, Yoshiaki Watanabe, Tatsuya Nishii, Atsushi K Kono, Ken-Ichi Hirata
The aortic root is wedged within the cardiac base. The precise extent of aortic wedging, however, and its influence on the surrounding cardiac structures, has not been systematically investigated. We analysed 100 consecutive patients, who underwent coronary arterial computed tomographic angiography. We assessed the extent of aortic wedging by measuring the vertical distance between the non-adjacent aortic sinus and the inferior epicardium. A shorter distance indicates deeper aortic wedging. We assessed the tilt angle and diameter of the ascending aorta, the relative heights of the left atrial roof and the oval fossa, the shape of the proximal right coronary artery, the angle of the aorta relative to the left ventricular axis, and the lung volume...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386917/epidemiology-and-one-year-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-and-preserved-mid-range-and-reduced-ejection-fraction-an-analysis-of-the-esc-heart-failure-long-term-registry
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Ovidiu Chioncel, Mitja Lainscak, Petar M Seferovic, Stefan D Anker, Maria G Crespo-Leiro, Veli-Pekka Harjola, John Parissis, Cecile Laroche, Massimo Francesco Piepoli, Candida Fonseca, Alexandre Mebazaa, Lars Lund, Giuseppe A Ambrosio, Andrew J Coats, Roberto Ferrari, Frank Ruschitzka, Aldo P Maggioni, Gerasimos Filippatos
AIMS: The objectives of the present study were to describe epidemiology and outcomes in ambulatory heart failure (HF) patients stratified by left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and to identify predictors for mortality at 1 year in each group. METHODS AND RESULTS: The European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Long-Term Registry is a prospective, observational study collecting epidemiological information and 1-year follow-up data in 9134 HF patients. Patients were classified according to baseline LVEF into HF with reduced EF [EF <40% (HFrEF)], mid-range EF [EF 40-50% (HFmrEF)] and preserved EF [EF >50% (HFpEF)]...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
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/28379310/echocardiographic-predictors-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Wesley T O'Neal, Pratik Sandesara, Nikhil Patel, Sanjay Venkatesh, Ayman Samman-Tahhan, Muhammad Hammadah, Heval M Kelli, Elsayed Z Soliman
Aims: To determine if markers of diastolic dysfunction are associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) development among patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Methods and results: We examined the association of several echocardiographic measures of diastolic dysfunction with incident AF in 573 patients (mean age = 68 ± 9.5 years; 48% men; 79% white) with HFpEF from the Treatment of Preserved Cardiac Function Heart Failure With an Aldosterone Antagonist Trial (TOPCAT) who were free of baseline AF...
March 30, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373784/left-ventricular-noncompaction-a-rare-form-of-cardiomyopathy-revelation-modes-and-predictors-of-mortality-in-adults-through-23-cases
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Iliyasse Asfalou, Sanae Boulaamayl, Maha Raissouni, Najat Mouine, Mohamed Sabry, Jamal Kheyi, Nawal Doghmi, Aatif Benyass
OBJECTIVES: To describe modes of clinical presentation and echocardiographic, angiographic, and rhythmic features, and prognostic characteristics of left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC) in North African adults, through one of the first series in Morocco. BACKGROUND: LVNC is a rare congenital disorder, described for the first time by Engberding in 1984. The suspected diagnosis in thromboembolic, hemodynamic, or rhythm events requires both echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)...
April 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363352/impact-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-property-on-left-atrial-function-from-simultaneous-left-atrial-and-ventricular-three-dimensional-echocardiographic-volume-measurement
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Michiyo Yamano, Tetsuhiro Yamano, Yumi Iwamura, Takeshi Nakamura, Hirokazu Shiraishi, Takeshi Shirayama, Satoaki Matoba
Simultaneous left atrial (LA) and left ventricular (LV) 3-dimensional (3D) echocardiographic volume measurements enable the quantifying of precise LA function, by virtue of their independence on any geometric assumption and capability of measurement for net LA conduit volume. We sought to elucidate the impact of conventional Doppler LV diastolic property on LA volume and function derived from this method. Our study subjects consisted of 381 patients who underwent 3D echocardiography. From LA time-volume curve, maximum and minimum volume index (VI) and VI before atrial contraction (LAVIpre-c) were determined; subsequently, active emptying volume was calculated as LAVIpre-c - minimum LAVI...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352633/bay%C3%A3-s-syndrome-and-acute-cardioembolic-ischemic-stroke
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REVIEW
Adrià Arboix, Lucía Martí, Sebastien Dorison, María José Sánchez
Bayés syndrome is an under-recognized clinical condition characterized by advanced interatrial block. Bayés syndrome is a subclinical disease that manifests electrocardiographically as a prolonged P wave duration > 120 ms with biphasic morphology ± in the inferior leads. The clinical relevance of Bayés syndrome lies in the fact that is a clear arrhythmological syndrome and has a strong association with supraventricular arrhythmias, particularly atypical atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation. Likewise, Bayés syndrome has been recently identified as a novel risk factor for non-lacunar cardioembolic ischemic stroke and vascular dementia...
March 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347535/incidence-and-predictors-of-aggravation-of-mitral-regurgitation-after-atrial-septal-defect-closure
#16
Shunsuke Nishimura, Chisato Izumi, Masashi Amano, Makoto Miyake, Toshihiro Tamura, Hirokazu Kondo, Kazuaki Kaitani, Kazuo Yamanaka, Yoshihisa Nakagawa
BACKGROUND: The association between atrial septal defect (ASD) and mitral regurgitation (MR) is well known. However, data about the predictors of changes in MR after ASD closure are limited. The purpose of this study was to clarify the chronological changes in MR after ASD closure and the predictors of aggravation of MR. METHODS: In this single-center cohort study, we retrospectively investigated 129 consecutive adult patients (mean age, 53 ± 14 years) who underwent surgical ASD closure between 1987 and 2014...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344621/transseptal-balloon-atrial-septostomy-for-decompression-of-the-left-atrium-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-as-a-bridge-to-transplantation-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Paweł Litwiński, Marcin Demkow, Małgorzata Sobieszczańska, Jarosław Szymański, Józef Stolarek, Mariusz Kuśmierczyk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341544/echocardiographic-assessment-of-right-ventricular-function-in-routine-practice-which-parameters-are-useful-to-predict-one-year-outcome-in-advanced-heart-failure-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Takayuki Kawata, Masao Daimon, Koichi Kimura, Tomoko Nakao, Seitetsu L Lee, Megumi Hirokawa, Tomoko S Kato, Masafumi Watanabe, Yutaka Yatomi, Issei Komuro
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) function has recently gained attention as a prognostic predictor of outcome even in patients who have left-sided heart failure. Since several conventional echocardiographic parameters of RV systolic function have been proposed, our aim was to determine if any of these parameters (tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion: TAPSE, tissue Doppler derived systolic tricuspid annular motion velocity: S', fractional area change: FAC) are associated with outcome in advanced heart failure patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325614/gothic-aortic-arch-and-cardiac-mechanics-in-young-patients-after-arterial-switch-operation-for-d-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Giovanni Di Salvo, Ziad Bulbul, Valeria Pergola, Ziad Issa, Ghassan Siblini, Nisreen Muhanna, Domenico Galzerano, Bahaa Fadel, Mansour Al Joufan, Majid Al Fayyadh, Zohair Al Halees
BACKGROUND: In patients who have undergone arterial switch operation (ASO) for d-transposition of the great arteries a gothic aortic arch (GA) morphology has been found and it has been associated with abnormal aortic bio-elastic properties. HYPOTHESIS: GA is frequent in ASO patients and may have an impact on cardiac mechanics. Our study aims were to assess 1- the occurrence of GA in a large sample of patients after ASO; 2- the association between GA and aortic bio-elastic properties; and 3- the impact of GA on left ventricular (LV) function using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE)...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320863/rac1-gtpase-regulates-11%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-2-and-fibrotic-remodeling
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Daniel Lavall, Pia Schuster, Nadine Jacobs, Andrey Kazakov, Michael Böhm, Ulrich Laufs
The aim of the study was to characterize the role of Rac1 GTPase for the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) mediated pro-fibrotic remodeling. Transgenic mice with cardiac overexpression of constitutively active Rac1 (RacET) develop an age-dependent phenotype with atrial dilatation, fibrosis and atrial fibrillation. Expression of MR was similar in RacET and wild-type (WT) mice. The expression of 11β hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11β-HSD2) was age-dependently upregulated in the atria and the left ventricles of RacET mice on mRNA and protein level...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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