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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029073/clinical-genetics-and-outcome-of-left-ventricular-non-compaction-cardiomyopathy
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Farbod Sedaghat-Hamedani, Jan Haas, Feng Zhu, Christian Geier, Elham Kayvanpour, Martin Liss, Alan Lai, Karen Frese, Regina Pribe-Wolferts, Ali Amr, Daniel Tian Li, Omid Shirvani Samani, Avisha Carstensen, Diana Martins Bordalo, Marion Müller, Christine Fischer, Jing Shao, Jing Wang, Ming Nie, Li Yuan, Sabine Haßfeld, Christine Schwartz, Min Zhou, Zihua Zhou, Yanwen Shu, Min Wang, Kai Huang, Qiutang Zeng, Longxian Cheng, Tobias Fehlmann, Philipp Ehlermann, Andreas Keller, Christoph Dieterich, Katrin Streckfuß-Bömeke, Yuhua Liao, Michael Gotthardt, Hugo A Katus, Benjamin Meder
Aims: In this study, we aimed to clinically and genetically characterize LVNC patients and investigate the prevalence of variants in known and novel LVNC disease genes. Introduction: Left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC) is an increasingly recognized cause of heart failure, arrhythmia, thromboembolism, and sudden cardiac death. We sought here to dissect its genetic causes, phenotypic presentation and outcome. Methods and results: In our registry with follow-up of in the median 61 months, we analysed 95 LVNC patients (68 unrelated index patients and 27 affected relatives; definite familial LVNC = 23...
October 6, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025768/action-potential-shortening-and-impairment-of-cardiac-function-by-ablation-of-slc26a6
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Padmini Sirish, Hannah A Ledford, Valeriy Timofeyev, Phung N Thai, Lu Ren, Hyo Jeong Kim, Seojin Park, Jeong Han Lee, Gu Dai, Maryam Moshref, Choong-Ryoul Sihn, Wei Chun Chen, Maria Valeryevna Timofeyeva, Zhong Jian, Rafael Shimkunas, Leighton T Izu, Nipavan Chiamvimonvat, Ye Chen-Izu, Ebenezer N Yamoah, Xiao-Dong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Intracellular pH (pHi) is critical to cardiac excitation and contraction; uncompensated changes in pHi impair cardiac function and trigger arrhythmia. Several ion transporters participate in cardiac pHi regulation. Our previous studies identified several isoforms of a solute carrier Slc26a6 to be highly expressed in cardiomyocytes. We show that Slc26a6 mediates electrogenic Cl(-)/HCO3(-) exchange activities in cardiomyocytes, suggesting the potential role of Slc26a6 in regulation of not only pHi, but also cardiac excitability...
October 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025749/late-onset-postcapillary-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-and-mustard-or-senning-baffles
#3
Marie-A Chaix, Annie Dore, Lise-Andrée Mercier, François-Pierre Mongeon, François Marcotte, Réda Ibrahim, Anita W Asgar, Azadeh Shohoudi, Fabien Labombarda, Blandine Mondésert, Nancy Poirier, Paul Khairy
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data regarding late-onset pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with transposition of the great arteries and atrial switch surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted on 140 adults with transposition of the great arteries and atrial switch surgery, age 37.3±7.8, 37.1% female, in order to assess the prevalence and characteristics of late-onset PH and explore associated factors. Patients were followed for a median of 32...
October 12, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025686/-usefulness-of-spectral-tissue-doppler-e-e-ratio-in-the-management-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#4
S Arques, E Roux
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac rhythm disorder encountered in daily clinical practice. It carries high morbidity and mortality rates, mainly related to sudden death, heart failure and stroke. Validation of noninvasive markers in the diagnosis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and risk stratification is therefore attractive in this clinical setting. The spectral tissue Doppler-derived E/e' ratio is a simple and user-friendly index which has been validated in the assessment of left ventricular diastolic pressures, regardless of rhythm...
October 9, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025556/patients-with-brugada-syndrome-and-implanted-cardioverter-defibrillators-long-term-follow-up
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Jaime Hernandez-Ojeda, Elena Arbelo, Roger Borras, Paola Berne, Jose M Tolosana, Andrea Gomez-Juanatey, Antonio Berruezo, Oscar Campuzano, Georgia Sarquella-Brugada, Lluis Mont, Ramon Brugada, Josep Brugada
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) indications for primary prevention in Brugada syndrome (BrS) are still debated. OBJECTIVES: The authors investigated the long-term outcome after ICD implantation in a large cohort of BrS patients. METHODS: Of a total of 370 patients with BrS in follow-up (age 43 ± 14 years; 74% male), 104 patients (28.1%) were treated with ICDs. The authors analyzed the long-term incidence of shocks and complications...
October 17, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023958/stroke-induced-chronic-systolic-dysfunction-driven-by-sympathetic-overactivity
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Michael Bieber, Rudolf A Werner, Edit Tanai, Ulrich Hofmann, Takahiro Higuchi, Kai Schuh, Peter U Heuschmann, Stefan Frantz, Oliver Ritter, Peter Kraft, Christoph Kleinschnitz
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac diseases are established risk factors for ischemic stroke incidence and severity. Conversely, there is increasing evidence that brain ischemia can cause cardiac dysfunction. The mechanisms underlying this neurogenic heart disease are incompletely understood. While it is established that ischemic stroke is associated with cardiac arrhythmias, myocardial damage, elevated cardiac enzymes and plasma catecholamines in the acute phase, nothing is known about the delayed consequences of ischemic stroke on cardiovascular function...
October 10, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023952/pharmacokinetics-and-electrophysiological-effects-of-sotalol-hydrochloride-in-horses
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B Broux, D De Clercq, A Decloedt, L Vera, M Devreese, R Gehring, S Croubels, G van Loon
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmias in horses may require long term anti-arrhythmic therapy. Unfortunately, oral anti-arrhythmic drugs for use in horses are currently scarce. In human patients and small animals, sotalol, a β-blocker with class III anti-arrhythmic properties, is often used for long-term treatment. OBJECTIVES: To determine the pharmacokinetics of sotalol at multiple oral dosages in unfasted horses, as well as the effects on electro- and echocardiographic measurements, right atrial and ventricular monophasic action potential (MAP) and effective refractory period (ERP)...
October 10, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021856/refractory-ventricular-tachycardia-caused-by-inflow-cannula-mechanical-injury-in-a-patient-with-left-ventricular-assist-device-catheter-ablation-and-pathological-findings
#8
Stefano Pedretti, Manlio Cipriani, Edgardo Bonacina, Sara Vargiu, Vered Gil Ad, Maria Frigerio, Maurizio Lunati
In patients with left ventricular assist device (LVAD), a minority of post-operative ventricular tachycardias (VTs) is caused by contact between the inflow cannula and the endocardium. Currently, electrophysiologic characteristics and pathologic features of this condition are lacking. We report on a case of a successfully ablated mechanical VT. After VT recurrence, heart transplantation took place. Pathologic observations were consistent with direct tissue injury and inflammation, eventually contributing to persisting arrhythmias...
October 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021847/a-new-mapping-method-to-estimate-exit-sites-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-using-intracardiac-echocardiography-and-m-mode-for-catheter-ablation
#9
Osamu Inaba, Junichi Nitta, Syunsuke Kuroda, Masahiro Sekigawa, Masahito Suzuki, Yukihiro Inamura, Akira Satoh, Mitsuaki Isobe, Kenzo Hirao
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation of premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) has been used as a curative therapy in many cases. Intracardiac ultrasound with a magnetic sensor probe has recently become available for catheter ablation. In this study, we assessed a new mapping method, contraction mapping, for determining the optimal ablation sites using intracardiac ultrasound and M-mode. This study sought to assess the accuracy of the new mapping method using intracardiac echocardiography. METHODS: Eighteen patients (10 males and eight females; mean age, 63±12 years) with 104 mapping points diagnosed as idiopathic PVCs were included in this study...
October 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021842/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Hisashi Yokoshiki, Hirofumi Mitsuyama, Masaya Watanabe, Takeshi Mitsuhashi, Akihiko Shimizu
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) using a biventricular pacing system has been an effective therapeutic strategy in patients with symptomatic heart failure with a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of 35% or less and a QRS duration of 130 ms or more. The etiology of heart failure can be classified as either ischemic or non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. Ischemic etiology of patients receiving CRT is prevalent predominantly in North America, moderately in Europe, and less so in Japan. CRT reduces mortality similarly in both ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, whereas reverse structural left ventricular remodeling occurs more favorably in non-ischemic cardiomyopathy...
October 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020391/association-between-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-and-sudden-cardiac-death-findings-from-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study-aric
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Yiyi Zhang, Eliseo Guallar, Foram N Ashar, Ryan J Longchamps, Christina A Castellani, John Lane, Megan L Grove, Josef Coresh, Nona Sotoodehnia, Leonard Ilkhanoff, Eric Boerwinkle, Nathan Pankratz, Dan E Arking
Aims: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a major public health burden. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been implicated in a wide range of cardiovascular diseases including cardiomyopathy, heart failure, and arrhythmias, but it is unknown if it also contributes to SCD risk. We sought to examine the prospective association between mtDNA copy number (mtDNA-CN), a surrogate marker of mitochondrial function, and SCD risk. Methods and results: We measured baseline mtDNA-CN in 11 093 participants from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study...
June 30, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018647/burden-of-arrhythmias-in-epilepsy-patients-a-nationwide-inpatient-analysis-of-1-4-million-hospitalizations-in-the-united-states
#12
Rupak Desai, Chintan Rupareliya, Upenkumar Patel, Syeda Naqvi, Smit Patel, Abhishek Lunagariya, Zabeen Mahuwala
Arrhythmias have been one of the common complications in epilepsy patients and have also been the reason for death. However, limited data exist about the burden and outcomes of arrhythmias by subtypes in epilepsy. Our study aims at evaluating the burden and differences in outcomes of various subtypes of arrhythmias in epilepsy patient population. The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database from 2014 was examined for epilepsy and arrhythmias related discharges using appropriate International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes...
August 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018635/a-new-wavelet-based-ecg-delineator-for-the-evaluation-of-the-ventricular-innervation
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Matteo Cesari, Jesper Mehlsen, Anne-Birgitte Mehlsen, Helge Bjarup Dissing Sorensen
T-wave amplitude (TWA) has been proposed as a marker of the innervation of the myocardium. Until now, TWA has been calculated manually or with poor algorithms, thus making its use not efficient in a clinical environment. We introduce a new wavelet-based algorithm for the delineation QRS complexes and T-waves, and the automatic calculation of TWA. When validated in the MIT/BIH Arrhythmia database, the QRS detector achieved sensitivity and positive predictive value of 99.84% and 99.87%, respectively. The algorithm was validated also on the QT database and it achieved sensitivity of 99...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018522/ventricular-arrhythmia-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-the-perfect-storm
#14
Justine Bhar-Amato, William Davies, Sharad Agarwal
Ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VAs) commonly occur early in ischaemia, and remain a common cause of sudden death in acute MI. The thrombolysis and primary percutaneous coronary intervention era has resulted in the modification of the natural history of an infarct and subsequent VA. Presence of VA could independently influence mortality in patients recovering from MI. Appropriate risk assessment and subsequent treatment is warranted in these patients. The prevention and treatment of haemodynamically significant VA in the post-infarct period and of sudden cardiac death remote from the event remain areas of ongoing study...
August 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018519/limitations-and-challenges-in-mapping-ventricular-tachycardia-new-technologies-and-future-directions
#15
Adam J Graham, Michele Orini, Pier D Lambiase
Recurrent episodes of ventricular tachycardia in patients with structural heart disease are associated with increased mortality and morbidity, despite the life-saving benefits of implantable cardiac defibrillators. Reducing implantable cardiac defibrillator therapies is important, as recurrent shocks can cause increased myocardial damage and stunning, despite the conversion of ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation. Catheter ablation has emerged as a potential therapeutic option either for primary or secondary prevention of these arrhythmias, particularly in post-myocardial infarction cases where the substrate is well defined...
August 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018518/cardiac-effects-of-lightning-strikes
#16
Theodoros Christophides, Sarosh Khan, Mahmood Ahmad, Hossam Fayed, Richard Bogle
Lightning strikes are a common and leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Multiple organ systems can be involved, though the effects of the electrical current on the cardiovascular system are one of the main modes leading to cardiorespiratory arrest in these patients. Cardiac effects of lightning strikes can be transient or persistent, and include benign or life-threatening arrhythmias, inappropriate therapies from cardiac implantable electronic devices, cardiac ischaemia, myocardial contusion, pericardial disease, aortic injury, as well as cardiomyopathy with associated ventricular failure...
August 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018034/a-distinct-cellular-basis-for-early-cardiac-arrhythmias-the-cardinal-manifestation-of-arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy-and-the-skin-phenotype-of-cardiocutaneous-syndromes
#17
Jennifer Karmouch, Qiong Q Zhou, Christina Y Miyake, Raffaella Lombardi, Kai Kretzschmar, Marie Bannier-Hélaouët, Hans Clevers, Xander H Wehrens, James T Willerson, Ali J Marian
Rationale: Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM) is caused primarily by mutations in genes encoding desmosome proteins. Ventricular arrhythmias are the cardinal and typically early manifestations, whereas myocardial fibroadiposis is the pathological hallmark. Homozygous DSP (desmoplakin) and JUP (plakoglobin) mutations are responsible for a subset of ACM patients that exhibit cardiac arrhythmias and dysfunction, palmo-planter keratosis, and hair abnormalities (cardiocutaneous syndromes). Objective: To determine phenotypic consequences of deletion of Dsp in a subset of cells common to the heart and skin...
October 10, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018010/unusual-complications-from-amitriptyline-intoxication
#18
Takeshi Nishimura, Hayato Maruguchi, Atsunori Nakao, Shinichi Nakayama
Althoughtricyclic antidepressants(TCAs) are frequently prescribed to patients with depression, these drugs can also be misused. A 21-year-old comatose patient was referred to our hospital presenting with ventricular tachycardia. Despite initial treatment including intravascular lipid emulsion, ventricular fibrillation occurred soon after arrival. Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and therapeutic hypothermia were administered. Refractory arrhythmia disappeared on the next day. A high concentration of amitriptyline was identified in his blood samples on arrival...
October 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017930/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-using-wideband-sequences-in-patients-with-non-conditional-cardiac-implanted-electronic-devices
#19
Duc H Do, Vaughn Eyvazian, Aileen J Bayoneta, Peng Hu, J Paul Finn, Jason S Bradfield, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Noel G Boyle
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been performed safely in patients without MRI-conditional cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED), but experience specifically with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is limited in this patient population. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the safety of CMR in non-MRI-conditional CIED and the interpretability of images using wideband sequences. METHODS: We performed 114 consecutive CMR studies in 111 patients (mean age 59±14 years with 12 pacemakers, 73 implantable cardioverter defibrillators, 29 biventricular defibrillators) utilizing a wideband pulse sequence for late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging...
October 7, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016821/super-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-reduces-appropriate-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapy
#20
Ammar M Killu, Anna Mazo, Avishay Grupper, Malini Madhavan, Tracy Webster, Kelly L Brooke, David O Hodge, Samuel J Asirvatham, Paul A Friedman, Michael Glikson, Yong-Mei Cha
Aims: To determine the frequency of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy following cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT-D) implantation in super and non-super responders and whether greater improvement in left ventricular (LV) function after CRT is associated with a reduced burden in ICD therapy. Methods and results: This is a two-centre, retrospective study between January 2002 and September 2011. Patients were classified as non-super responders and super-responders based on the post-CRT ejection fraction (EF) of < 50% and ≥50%, respectively...
August 4, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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