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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165759/transient-receptor-potential-melastatin-4-cation-channel-in-pediatric-heart-block
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J Tian, X-J An, M-Y Fu
Progressive cardiac conduction disease (PCCD) is a common pediatric heart conduction disorder. It is an autosomal inheritance of rare mutations, which leads to familial cases of PCCD. In these cases, the His-Purkinje system's conductive capacity is progressively deranged, involving either right or left bundle branch block. Also, QRS complexes display widening is an important characteristic that culminates in complete AV block, syncope, and sudden death. Mutations in TRPM4 gene that encodes for transient receptor potential melastatin 4 have recently been reported to cause familial cases of PCCD and heart block...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165381/factors-associated-with-the-need-for-and-the-impact-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-during-admissions-for-cardiac-surgery
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Salvatore Aiello, Rohit S Loomba
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to determine factors associated with the need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) during admission for cardiac surgery (CS). A secondary aim was to determine how ECMO impacted length, cost, and mortality of the admission. METHODS: Data from the Kids' Inpatient Database (KIDS) were utilized. Admissions with CHD under 18 years of age with cardiac surgery were included. Need for ECMO in these admissions was then identified...
November 22, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165155/association-between-high-and-low-ambient-temperature-and-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-with-cardiac-etiology-in-japan-a-case-crossover-study
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Shin Yamazaki, Takehiro Michikawa
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to examine the association between high and low temperature and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with cardiac etiology. METHODS: The study was conducted under a case-crossover design. Subjects were 97,500 patients aged 40 years or older with OHCA having a cardiac etiology in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka Prefecture from 2005 to 2012. We used national data with an Utstein-style resuscitation registration. Temperature was categorized into five categories with cut points of 5, 10, 24, and 30 °C...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164811/congenital-heart-defects-in-ivf-icsi-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Veronica Giorgione, Fabio Parazzini, Vlasta Fesslova, Sonia Cipriani, Massimo Candiani, Annalisa Inversetti, Cristina Sigismondi, Francesca Tiberio, Paolo Cavoretto
OBJECTIVE: There is no consensus in current practice guidelines whether IVF/ICSI conception represents an indication for performing a fetal echocardiogram. The aim of the study is to assess whether CHD occurs more often with the use of in-vitro-fertilization (IVF)/ intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) techniques as compared to spontaneous pregnancies. METHODS: A systematic search for studies in PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase and Scopus from inception to September 2017 was conducted...
November 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164019/quantitative-analysis-of-electro-anatomical-maps-application-to-an-experimental-model-of-left-bundle-branch-block-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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David Soto Iglesias, Nicolas Duchateau, Constantine Butakoff Kostantyn Butakov, David Andreu, Juan Fernandez-Armenta, Bart Bijnens, Antonio Berruezo, Marta Sitges, Oscar Camara
Electro-anatomical maps (EAMs) are commonly acquired in clinical routine for guiding ablation therapies. They provide voltage and activation time information on a 3-D anatomical mesh representation, making them useful for analyzing the electrical activation patterns in specific pathologies. However, the variability between the different acquisitions and anatomies hampers the comparison between different maps. This paper presents two contributions for the analysis of electrical patterns in EAM data from biventricular surfaces of cardiac chambers...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163163/guanxin-danshen-formulation-protects-against-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-induced-left-ventricular-remodeling-by-upregulating-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE
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Xuehong Deng, Xiaoyan Xing, Guibo Sun, Xudong Xu, Haifeng Wu, Guang Li, Xiaobo Sun
Background: Guanxin Danshen formulation (GXDSF) is a traditional Chinese herbal recipe recorded in the Chinese Pharmacopeia since 1995 edition, which consists of Salviae miltiorrhizae Radix et Rhizoma, Notoginseng Radix et Rhizoma and Dalbergiae odoriferae Lignum. Our previous research suggested GXDSF had positive effect on cardiovascular disease. Therefore, the aim of this study was to elucidate the effects of GXDSF on myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury-induced left ventricular remodelling (MIRI-LVR). Methods: The effects of GXDSF on cardiac function were detected by haemodynamics and echocardiograms...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162494/prevalence-of-multidrug-resistant-organisms-in-migrant-children-admitted-to-an-italian-cardiac-surgery-department-2015-2016
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E Costa, M Tejada, P Gaia, M Cornetta, A Moroni, E Carfora, R Valaperta, C De Siena, N Moussaidi, G Isgrò, A Frigiola
Screening on hospital admission to identify multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) colonization is a frequently discussed topic. We report the results of microbiological screening in 141 Italian and 354 migrant children candidates for cardiac surgery conducted in 2015-2016. In all, 25% of Italian children and more than 65.4% of African and Romanian children carried at least one MDRO (meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; extended-spectrum β-lactamase enzymes; carbapenemase producers; and vancomycin-resistant enterococci)...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162159/pulsed-electron-avalanche-knife-peak-plasmablade%C3%A2-in-pacemaker-and-defibrillator-procedures
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Elif Kaya, Matthias Totzeck, Tienush Rassaf
BACKGROUND: The pulsed electron avalanche knife (PEAK) PlasmaBlade™ is an innovative electrosurgical device that uses a novel technology to cut tissues. It has been proven to be safe and feasible in ear, nose, and throat surgery, but there are only limited data concerning the use of PlasmaBlade™ instead of conventional electrocautery in cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) procedures except for generator replacements. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, single-center study with patients undergoing CIED surgery at our center between December 2015 and March 2017 and evaluate the feasibility and the clinical outcome of the PlasmaBlade™...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160919/appropriate-use-criteria-for-transthoracic-echocardiography-are-they-relevant-to-european-centers
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Robert N Kerley, Kenneth P Thornton, Raymond M Kelly, Siun O'Flynn
BACKGROUND: There is a growing interest in appropriate use criteria (AUC) for cardiovascular imaging referrals in Europe. These criteria, developed by American subspecialty societies, have been in use since 2007 and show a temporal reduction in inappropriate transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) requests. When applied to European centers, inappropriate referral rates as high as 15% have been observed. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of TTE referrals for appropriateness and major abnormality detection was conducted over a two-month period at Cork University Hospital (CUH)...
November 21, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160572/rapid-on-site-evaluation-of-routine-biochemical-parameters-to-predict-right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-and-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism-upon-admission-to-the-emergency-room
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Dong Jia, Fan Liu, Qin Zhang, Guang-Qiao Zeng, Xue-Lian Li, Gang Hou
INTRODUCTION: Patients with acute pulmonary embolism(APE)who present with right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) have a worse prognosis. This study aimed to evaluate the value of routine biochemical parameters in predicting RVD and 30-day mortality in patients with APE. METHODS: We retrospectively collected the clinical data for 154 enrolled patients, including the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), D-dimer, cardiac troponin I (cTnI), and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159313/fibrosis-and-atrial-fibrillation-computerized-and-optical-mapping-a-view-into-the-human-atria-at-submillimeter-resolution
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Brian J Hansen, Jichao Zhao, Vadim V Fedorov
Recent studies strongly suggest that the majority of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with diagnosed or subclinical cardiac diseases have established or even pre-existing fibrotic structural remodeling, which may lead to conduction abnormalities and reentrant activity that sustain AF. As conventional treatments fail to treat AF in far too many cases, an urgent need exists to identify specific structural arrhythmogenic fibrosis patterns, which may maintain AF, in order to identify effective ablation targets for AF treatment...
June 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157592/the-effects-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-therapy-on-troponin-t-and-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ya-Shu Chang, Brendon J Yee, Camilla M Hoyos, Keith K Wong, David R Sullivan, Ronald R Grunstein, Craig L Phillips
INTRODUCTION: Untreated obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart failure. High-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs Trop-T) and B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) are sensitive biomarkers for myocardial injury and heart failure respectively. No randomised controlled trials have examined the treatment effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in patients with OSA on these biomarkers. METHOD: Patients >21 years old with apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI) ≥25/h by overnight polysomnography were recruited...
November 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157297/smoldering-myocarditis-following-immune-checkpoint-blockade
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Timothy G Norwood, Brian C Westbrook, Douglas B Johnson, Silvio H Litovsky, Nina L Terry, Svetlana B McKee, Alan S Gertler, Javid J Moslehi, Robert M Conry
BACKGROUND: Severe myocarditis associated with electrical conduction abnormalities and occasionally heart failure has been well documented following treatment with immune checkpoint blockade with an estimated incidence of less than 1%. However, the incidence, early detection, and management of less severe immune-related myocarditis are unknown since most immunotherapy trials have not included routine cardiac monitoring. Herein, we provide the first description of subclinical or smoldering myocarditis with minimal signs and symptoms following immune checkpoint blockade with a single dose of ipilimumab and nivolumab...
November 21, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157021/gastroparesis-pharmacotherapy-and-cardiac-risk
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Per M Hellström, Ahmad Al-Saffar
BACKGROUND: Gastroparesis is characterized by abnormal gastric motility and delayed emptying with symptoms of early satiety, postprandial fullness, bloating, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Pharmacological discovery has been lagging because potential drugs often are associated with abnormalities of electrical conduction of the myocardium due to interaction with cardiac ion channels leading to limited pharmaceutical options for development of new drugs. OBJECTIVE: Addresses the safety of drugs for gastroparesis in terms of cardiotoxicity related to the clinical use of prokinetics and antiemetics...
November 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155816/liposomal-amphotericin-b-in-travelers-with-cutaneous-and-muco-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-not-a-panacea
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Romain Guery, Benoit Henry, Guillaume Martin-Blondel, Claire Rouzaud, Florence Cordoliani, Gundel Harms, Jean-Pierre Gangneux, Françoise Foulet, Emmanuelle Bourrat, Michel Baccard, Gloria Morizot, Paul-Henri Consigny, Antoine Berry, Johannes Blum, Olivier Lortholary, Pierre Buffet
BACKGROUND: Complex cutaneous and muco-cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL and MCL) often requires systemic therapy. Liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) has a strong potential for a solid clinical benefit in this indication. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of data from a French centralized referral treatment program and from the "LeishMan" European consortium database. All patients with parasitologically proven CL or MCL who received at least one dose of L-AmB were included...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155381/sinoatrial-and-atrioventricular-blocks-who-first-described-them-and-how-retrospectroscope
#16
Max E Valentinuzzi
The relationship among cardiac pacemakers is characterized by the fact that one pacemaker is usually dominant and all the others are subsidiary. The sinoatrial node acts as the dominant pacemaker, and all other potential pacemaker tissues are discharged by a conducted impulse before their respective diastolic depolarizations attain threshold. These pacemakers are called subsidiary to emphasize the fact that, under normal circumstances, they are engaged in conducting impulses, but, under abnormal circumstances, they may become actual pacemakers...
November 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155313/a-phase-ii-multicenter-single-arm-study-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-deferasirox-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-children-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major
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Mehmet Akif Yesilipek, Gulsun Karasu, Zuhre Kaya, Baris B Kuskonmaz, Vedat Uygun, Ilkiz Dag, Onur Ozudogru, Mehmet Ertem
We conducted a prospective, phase II, multicenter, single-arm study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of deferasirox in patients (aged >2 to <18 years) with β-thalassemia major (TM) who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and had evidence of iron overload (serum ferritin >1000 µg/L, cardiac MRI T2* <20 ms, or liver iron concentration [LIC; by MRI R2] ≥5 mg/g). Patients received deferasirox at an initial dose of 10 mg/kg/day, with up-titration to a maximum of 20 mg/kg/day...
November 16, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155283/comparative-analysis-of-media-effects-on-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-in-proarrhythmia-risk-assessment
#18
Derek Schocken, Jayna Stohlman, Jose Vicente, Dulciana Chan, Dakshesh Patel, Murali Krishna Matta, Vikram Patel, Mathew Brock, Daniel Millard, James Ross, David G Strauss, Ksenia Blinova
INTRODUCTION: Cardiotoxicity assessment using human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) forms a key component of the Comprehensive in Vitro Proarrhythmia Assay (CiPA). A potentially impactful factor on iPSC-CM testing is the presence of serum in the experimental media. Generally, serum-free media is used to most accurately reproduce "free" drug concentration. However, caution is needed; drug solubility and cardiomyocyte electrophysiology could be affected by media formulation, potentially impacting interpretation of drug-induced effects...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155072/a-protocol-to-study-ex-vivo-mouse-working-heart-at-human-like-heart-rate
#19
Han-Zhong Feng, Jian-Ping Jin
Genetically modified mice are widely used as experimental models to study human heart function and diseases. However, the fast rate of normal mouse heart at 400-600bpm limits its capacity of assessing kinetic parameters that are important for the physiology and pathophysiology of human heart that beats at a much slower rate (75-180bpm). To extend the value of mouse models, we established a protocol to study ex vivo mouse working hearts at a human-like heart rate. In the presence of 300μM lidocaine to lower pacemaker and conductive activities and prevent arrhythmia, a stable rate of 120-130bpm at 37°C is achieved for ex vivo mouse working hearts...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154821/heterotaxy-syndrome-and-associated-arrhythmias-in-pediatric-patients
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Mary C Niu, Heather A Dickerson, Judson A Moore, Caridad de la Uz, Santiago O Valdés, Jeffrey J Kim, David E Bard, Shaine A Morris, Christina Y Miyake
BACKGROUND: Heterotaxy Syndrome (HS) is a rare disorder with complex anatomy involving misarrangements of the cardiac conduction system. Arrhythmias may be related to anatomic variations and contribute to morbidity. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the associations between arrhythmias, anatomy, and outcomes in a large HS cohort. METHODS: A single center retrospective review of patients diagnosed with HS ≤ 21 years of age was performed...
November 14, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
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