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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899542/predominant-obstructive-or-central-sleep-apnea-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-influence-of-characterizing-apneas-versus-apneas-and-hypopneas
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Johanna Strotmann, Henrik Fox, Thomas Bitter, Florian Schindhelm, Klaus-Jürgen Gutleben, Dieter Horstkotte, Olaf Oldenburg
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is common in patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib). Although a high proportion of respiratory events are hypopneas, previous studies have only used apneas to differentiate obstructive (OSA) from central (CSA) sleep apnea. This study investigated the impact of using apneas and hypopneas versus apneas only to define the predominant type of SDB in Afib patients with preserved ejection fraction. PATIENTS/METHODS: This retrospective analysis was based on high-quality cardiorespiratory polygraphy (PG) recordings (07/2007-03/2016) that were re-analyzed using 2012 American Academy of Sleep Medicine criteria, with differentiation of apneas and hypopneas as obstructive or central...
September 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828707/pathology-and-diagnosis-of-renal-non-al-amyloidosis
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REVIEW
Sanjeev Sethi, Jason D Theis
Renal amyloidosis is characterized by acellular Congo red positive deposits in the glomeruli, interstitium and/or arteries. Light chain restriction on immunofluorescence studies is present in AL-amyloidosis, the most common type of amyloidosis involving the kidney. The detection of Congo red positive deposits coupled with negative immunofluorescence studies is highly suggestive of non-AL amyloidosis. Some of the non-AL amyloidosis are common while others are relatively rare. The clinical features, laboratory and renal pathology findings are helpful in the diagnosis and typing of non-AL amyloidosis...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819885/adenosine-assisted-clipping-of-intracranial-aneurysms
#3
Torstein R Meling, Luis Romundstad, Geir Niemi, Jon Narum, Per Kristian Eide, Angelika G Sorteberg, Wilhelm A Sorteberg
Temporary parent vessel clip occlusion in aneurysm surgery is not always practical or feasible. Adenosine-induced transient cardiac arrest may serve as an alternative. We retrospectively reviewed our clinical database between September 2011 and July 2014. All patients who underwent microsurgical clipping of intracranial aneurysms under adenosine-induced asystole were included. A total of 18 craniotomies were performed, and 18 aneurysms were clipped under adenosine-induced asystole (7 basilar arteries, 8 internal carotid arteries, 1 middle cerebral artery, and 1 anterior communicating artery) in 16 patients (10 females, 6 males)...
August 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738693/the-accuracy-of-spacelabs-90207-in-blood-pressure-monitoring-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#4
Eliza Miszkowska-Nagórna, Jolanta Neubauer-Geryk, Jacek Wolf, Melanie Wielicka, Grzegorz Raczak, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Leszek Bieniaszewski
PURPOSE: Irregular heart rhythm in the course of atrial fibrillation (AFib) results in lower blood pressure (BP) measurements reproducibility which is further limited by various BP-monitors used. Therefore the aim of our study was to estimate accuracy of oscillometric BP measurement (SpaceLabs 90207) with reference to mercury manometer-based readings. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Study was performed in 47 hemodynamically stable patients aged 63 ± 12 yo with paroxysmal or persistent AFib, at baseline...
July 24, 2017: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639986/chitinase-3-like-protein-1-ykl-40-before-and-after-therapy-in-supraventricular-arrhythmias
#5
Nikolaos Michelakakis, Georgios J Neroutsos, Anastasia S Perpinia, Dimitrios Farmakis, Eugenia G Voukouti, Apostolos J Karavidas, John Parissis, Maria T Georgiakaki, Vlassios N Pyrgakis
BACKGROUND: The inflammatory glycoprotein chitinase-3-like protein 1 or YKL-40 has emerged as a potential biomarker of cardiovascular diseases, including atrial fibrillation (AFib). We sought to assess YKL-40 in a wide spectrum of supraventricular arrhythmias besides AFib in comparison with other inflammatory markers. METHODS: We determined serum levels of YKL-40, C-reactive protein (CRP) and IL-6 in 70 patients with AFib, atrial flutter, atrioventricular node reentry tachycardia or other supraventricular tachycardias before, immediately after therapy and 1 week after therapy; 20 healthy patients served as controls...
September 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596457/statin-adherence-is-associated-with-reduced-recurrent-stroke-risk-in-patients-with-or-without-atrial-fibrillation
#6
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Alexander C Flint, Carol Conell, Xiushui Ren, Hooman Kamel, Sheila L Chan, Vivek A Rao, S Claiborne Johnston
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Outpatient statin use reduces the risk of recurrent ischemic stroke among patients with stroke of atherothrombotic cause. It is not known whether statins have similar effects in ischemic stroke caused by atrial fibrillation (AFib). METHODS: We studied outpatient statin adherence, measured by percentage of days covered, and the risk of recurrent ischemic stroke in patients with or without AFib in a 21-hospital integrated healthcare delivery system...
July 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576826/archaeal-fibrillarin-nop5-heterodimer-2-o-methylates-rna-independently-of-the-c-d-guide-rnp-particle
#7
Miglė Tomkuvienė, Janina Ličytė, Ingrida Olendraitė, Zita Liutkevičiūtė, Béatrice Clouet-d'Orval, Saulius Klimašauskas
Archaeal fibrillarin (aFib) is a well-characterized S-adenosyl methionine (SAM)-dependent RNA 2'-O-methyltransferase that is known to act in a large C/D ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex together with Nop5 and L7Ae proteins and a box C/D guide RNA. In the reaction, the guide RNA serves to direct the methylation reaction to a specific site in tRNA or rRNA by sequence complementarity. Here we show that a Pyrococcus abyssi aFib-Nop5 heterodimer can alone perform SAM-dependent 2'-O-methylation of 16S and 23S ribosomal RNAs in vitro independently of L7Ae and C/D guide RNAs...
September 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535166/adult-height-prevalent-coronary-calcium-score-and-incident-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-a-multi-ethnic-cohort
#8
Joseph Yeboah, Michael J Blaha, Erin D Michos, Waqas Qureshi, Michael Miedema, Peter Flueckiger, Carlos J Rodriguez, Moyses Szklo, Alain G Bertoni
We assessed the relationships among adult height, coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores, incident atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events, and atrial fibrillation (Afib) in a multi-ethnic cohort. We used race/ethnicity -specific height (dichotomized by median and quartiles) as the predictor variable within the four race/ethnic groups in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (N = 6,814). After a mean of 10.2 years of follow-up (2000-2012), 556 ASCVD events (8.2%) and 539 afib events (7.9%) occurred...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391210/atrial-fibrillation-detection-via-accelerometer-and-gyroscope-of-a-smartphone
#9
Olli Lahdenoja, Tero Hurnanen, Zuhair Iftikhar, Sami Nieminen, Timo Knuutila, Antti Saraste, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Tuija Vasankari, Juhani Airaksinen, Mikko Pankaala, Tero Koivisto
We present a smartphone-only solution for the detection of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), which utilizes the builtin accelerometer and gyroscope sensors (Inertial Measurement Unit, IMU) in the detection. Depending on the patient's situation, it is possible to use the developed smartphone application either regularly or occasionally for making a measurement of the subject. The smartphone is placed on the chest of the patient who is adviced to lay down and perform a non-invasive recording, while no external sensors are needed...
April 5, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379023/-cardiovascular-complications-of-cancers-and-anti-cancer-therapy
#10
Jiří Vyskočil, Katarína Petráková, Petr Jelínek, Michal Furdek
In our aging population the incidence of cancer is increasing in the elderly. We are thus facing a new challenge especially considering incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in this patients population. Overall survival of cancer patients has significantly improved therefore cancer has become in many cases a chronic disease. We are about to be treating patients who either may develop a new CVD or their current CVD may deteriorate. Cancer can cause various cardiovascular conditions locally (pressure in mediastinum, effusions) or systemically (increased risk of pulmonary embolism, arrhythmias, carcinoid heart disease)...
December 0: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373155/processes-and-recommendations-for-creating-mhealth-apps-for-low-income-populations
#11
Laura Siga Stephan, Eduardo Dytz Almeida, Raphael Boesche Guimaraes, Antonio Gaudie Ley, Rodrigo Gonçalves Mathias, Maria Valéria Assis, Tiago Luiz Luz Leiria
BACKGROUND: Mobile health (mHealth) apps have shown to improve health indicators, but concerns remain about the inclusion of populations from low- and medium-income countries (LMIC) in these new technologies. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a chronic condition with a challenging management. Previous studies have shown socioeconomic differences in the prescription of anticoagulant treatment and shared decision strategies are encouraged to achieve better outcomes. mHealth can aid both doctors and patients in this matter...
April 3, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359658/unrecognized-fibrinogen-a-%C3%AE-chain-amyloidosis-results-from%C3%A2-targeted-genetic-testing
#12
Isabel Tavares, João Paulo Oliveira, Ana Pinho, Luciana Moreira, Liliana Rocha, Josefina Santos, Joaquim Pinheiro, Paulo Pinho Costa, Luísa Lobato
BACKGROUND: Fibrinogen A α-chain (AFib) amyloidosis results from autosomal-dominant mutations in the gene encoding AFib (FGA). Patients with this disorder typically present with proteinuria. Isolated cases of AFib amyloidosis, carrying the FGA p.Glu545Val variant, were identified in the district of Braga, in northwest Portugal. This observation led us to hypothesize that this disorder might be an unrecognized cause of kidney disease in that region and prompted us to carry out targeted genetic testing for the p...
August 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329395/long-term-symptom-improvement-and-patient-satisfaction-following-catheter-ablation-of-supraventricular-tachycardia-insights-from-the-german-ablation-registry
#13
Johannes Brachmann, Thorsten Lewalter, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Dietrich Andresen, Stephan Willems, Stefan G Spitzer, Florian Straube, Burghard Schumacher, Lars Eckardt, Dejan Danilovic, Dierk Thomas, Matthias Hochadel, Jochen Senges
Aims: To analyse outcomes of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) ablations performed within a prospective German Ablation Quality Registry. Methods and results: Data from 12 566 patients who underwent catheter ablation of SVT between January 2007 and January 2010 to treat atrial fibrillation (AFIB, 37.2% of procedures), atrial flutter (AFL, 29.9%), atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia (AVNRT, 23.2%), atrioventricular re-entrant tachycardia (6.3%), and focal atrial tachycardia (AT, 3...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269032/monitoring-and-detecting-atrial-fibrillation-using-wearable-technology
#14
Shamim Nemati, Mohammad M Ghassemi, Vaidehi Ambai, Nino Isakadze, Oleksiy Levantsevych, Amit Shah, Gari D Clifford
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is diagnosed by analysis of the morphological and rhythmic properties of the electrocardiogram. It was recently shown that accurate detection of AFib is possible using beat-to-beat interval variations. This raises the question of whether AFib detection can be performed using a pulsatile waveform such as the Photoplethysmogram (PPG). The recent explosion in use of recreational and professional ambulatory wrist-based pulse monitoring devices means that an accurate pulse-based AFib screening algorithm would enable large scale screening for silent or undiagnosed AFib, a significant risk factor for multiple diseases...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227245/monitoring-and-detecting-atrial-fibrillation-using-wearable-technology
#15
Shamim Nemati, Mohammad M Ghassemi, Vaidehi Ambai, Nino Isakadze, Oleksiy Levantsevych, Amit Shah, Gari D Clifford, Shamim Nemati, Mohammad M Ghassemi, Vaidehi Ambai, Nino Isakadze, Oleksiy Levantsevych, Amit Shah, Gari D Clifford, Mohammad M Ghassemi, Shamim Nemati, Nino Isakadze, Vaidehi Ambai, Oleksiy Levantsevych, Amit Shah, Gari D Clifford
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is diagnosed by analysis of the morphological and rhythmic properties of the electrocardiogram. It was recently shown that accurate detection of AFib is possible using beat-to-beat interval variations. This raises the question of whether AFib detection can be performed using a pulsatile waveform such as the Photoplethysmogram (PPG). The recent explosion in use of recreational and professional ambulatory wrist-based pulse monitoring devices means that an accurate pulse-based AFib screening algorithm would enable large scale screening for silent or undiagnosed AFib, a significant risk factor for multiple diseases...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225286/-closure-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-by-means-of-the-atriclip-system
#16
Aleš Mokráček, Vojtěch Kurfirst, Alan Bulava, Jiří Haniš
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is related to a high risk of stroke. The main role in etiopathogenesis is played by the left atrial appendage (LAA). As many as 95 % of thrombi in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation are located in the appendage. Prevention of stroke then consists in permanent anticoagulation which, however, has its limits and risks. An alternative method is the left atrial appendage occlusion. In our report, we would like to present a new possibility of the closure using the epicardial system AtriClip (AtriCure)...
December 0: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190945/mems-based-flexible-force-sensor-for-tri-axial-catheter-contact-force-measurement
#17
Hardik J Pandya, Jun Sheng, Jaydev P Desai
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a significant healthcare problem caused by the uneven and rapid discharge of electrical signals from pulmonary veins (PVs). The technique of radiofrequency (RF) ablation can block these abnormal electrical signals by ablating myocardial sleeves inside PVs. Catheter contact force measurement during RF ablation can reduce the rate of AFib recurrence, since it helps to determine effective contact of the catheter with the tissue, thereby resulting in effective power delivery for ablation...
February 2017: Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150186/serelaxin-in-acute-heart-failure-patients-with-and-without-atrial-fibrillation-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-relax-ahf-trial
#18
Gerasimos Filippatos, Dimitrios Farmakis, Marco Metra, Gad Cotter, Beth A Davison, G Michael Felker, Barry H Greenberg, Tsushung A Hua, Peter S Pang, Piotr Ponikowski, Min Qian, Thomas A Severin, Adriaan A Voors, John R Teerlink
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a common comorbidity in HF and affects patients' outcome. We sought to assess the effects of serelaxin in patients with and without AFib. METHODS: In a post hoc analysis of the RELAX-AHF trial, we compared the effects of serelaxin on efficacy end points, safety end points and biomarkers in 1161 patients with and without AFib on admission electrocardiogram. RESULTS: AFib was present in 41.3% of patients...
June 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104790/contemporary-management-of-patients-undergoing-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-in-hospital-and-1-year-follow-up-findings-from-the-esc-ehra-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-long-term-registry
#19
Elena Arbelo, Josep Brugada, Carina Blomström-Lundqvist, Cécile Laroche, Josef Kautzner, Evgeny Pokushalov, Pekka Raatikainen, Michael Efremidis, Gerhard Hindricks, Alberto Barrera, Aldo Maggioni, Luigi Tavazzi, Nikolaos Dagres
Aims: The ESC-EHRA Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Long-Term registry is a prospective, multinational study that aims at providing an accurate picture of contemporary real-world ablation for atrial fibrillation (AFib) and its outcome. Methods and results: A total of 104 centres in 27 European countries participated and were asked to enrol 20-50 consecutive patients scheduled for first and re-do AFib ablation. Pre-procedural, procedural and 1-year follow-up data were captured on a web-based electronic case record form...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045742/management-of-anticoagulation-with-rivaroxaban-in-trauma-and-acute-care-surgery-complications-and-reversal-strategies-as-compared-to-warfarin-therapy
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Sara P Myers, Esmaeel R Dadashzadeh, Jessica Cheung, Louis Alarcon, Matthew Kutcher, Joshua B Brown, Matthew D Neal
BACKGROUND: Rivaroxaban has gained popularity as an anticoagulant (AC) for stroke prevention in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (afib) and venous thromboembolism (VTE). Although adverse bleeding events are associated with all AC, lack of point-of-care testing to measure the effect of rivaroxaban in emergent situations has contributed to perceived increased risk among physicians. METHODS: This study aims to describe a single-center experience with trauma and emergency general surgery (EGS) patients taking rivaroxaban and evaluate outcomes compared with patients taking warfarin using a propensity score analysis...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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