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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225684/assessing-the-risks-associated-with-mri-in-patients-with-a-pacemaker-or-defibrillator
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Robert J Russo, Heather S Costa, Patricia D Silva, Jeffrey L Anderson, Aysha Arshad, Robert W W Biederman, Noel G Boyle, Jennifer V Frabizzio, Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, Steven L Higgins, Rachel Lampert, Christian E Machado, Edward T Martin, Andrew L Rivard, Jason C Rubenstein, Raymond H M Schaerf, Jennifer D Schwartz, Dipan J Shah, Gery F Tomassoni, Gail T Tominaga, Allison E Tonkin, Seth Uretsky, Steven D Wolff
Background The presence of a cardiovascular implantable electronic device has long been a contraindication for the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We established a prospective registry to determine the risks associated with MRI at a magnetic field strength of 1.5 tesla for patients who had a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) that was "non-MRI-conditional" (i.e., not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for MRI scanning). Methods Patients in the registry were referred for clinically indicated nonthoracic MRI at a field strength of 1...
23, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217223/long-term-reliability-of-sweet-tip-type-screw-in-leads
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Asuka Takano, Gaku Sekita, Minako Watanabe, Hiroshi Mukaida, Sayaka Komatsu, Haruna Tabuchi, Hidemori Hayashi, Takashi Tokano, Masataka Sumiyoshi, Yuji Nakazato, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Active fixation leads have provided stable atrial and ventricular pacing; however, long-term follow-up data have not been satisfactory. The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term reliability of active fixation leads and their electrical characteristic stability. METHODS: A total of 1196 pacing leads were implanted in 830 patients consecutively between 2002 and 2013. In this retrospective study, we were able to trace 1092 leads in 750 patients to investigate the prognosis of implanted leads...
February 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202628/effects-of-upgrade-versus-de-novo-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-on-clinical-response-and-long-term-survival-results-from-a-multicenter-study
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Mate Vamos, Julia W Erath, Zsolt Bari, Denes Vagany, Sven P Linzbach, Tatsiana Burmistrava, Carsten W Israel, Gabor Z Duray, Stefan H Hohnloser
BACKGROUND: Benefits of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on morbidity and mortality in selected patients are well known. Although the number of upgrade procedures from single- or dual-chamber devices to CRT is increasing, there are only sparse data on the outcomes of upgrade procedures compared with de novo CRT. This study aimed to evaluate clinical response and survival in patients receiving de novo versus upgrade CRT defibrillator therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Prospectively collected outcome data were compared in patients undergoing de novo or upgrade CRT defibrillator implantation at 3 implant centers in Germany and Hungary...
February 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197280/predictors-of-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-and-valve-surgery-in-adult-patients-in-current-surgical-era
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Bandar Al-Ghamdi, Yaseen Mallawi, Azam Shafquat, Alexandra Ledesma, Nadiah AlRuwaili, Mohamed Shoukri, Shahid Khan, Aly Al Sanei
BACKGROUND: Permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation after cardiac surgery is required in 0.4-6% of patients depending on cardiac surgery type. PPM implantation in the early postoperative period may reduce morbidity and postoperative hospital stay. We performed a retrospective review of electronic medical records of adult patients with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve surgery, or both, over a 3-year period. Our aim was to identify predictors of PPM requirements and PPM dependency on follow-up in the current surgical era...
August 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156008/a-device-histogram-based-simple-predictor-of-mortality-risk-in-icd-and-crt-d-patients-the-heart-rate-score
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Bruce L Wilkoff, Mark Richards, Arjun Sharma, Nicholas Wold, Paul Jones, David Perschbacher, Brian Olshansky
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized survival in cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization defibrillator (CRT-D) patients is predicted by baseline Heart rate Score. METHODS: Heart rate Score is determined from the atrial paced and sensed histogram of a DDD ICD or CRT-D, and defined as percent of beats in the histogram in the tallest 10 beat/minute range bin. It was calculated at initial remote monitoring for patients enrolled in LATITUDE® without persistent atrial fibrillation (AF), and with pulse generators implanted 2006-2011...
February 3, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154601/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-device-implantation-in-a-patient-with-cardiogenic-shock-under-percutaneous-mechanical-circulatory-support
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Kyunghee Lim, Jin-Oh Choi, Jeong Hoon Yang, Seung-Jung Park, Sun Hwa Kim, Jiseok Kang, Hyun Sung Joh, Sun Hye Shin
65-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with acute decompensated heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction and severe mitral regurgitation. Electrocardiography revealed a typical left bundle branch block and atrial fibrillation. Her condition deteriorated despite administering high-doses of inotropes and vasopressors. Pending a decision to therapy, venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was performed when the patient underwent a cardiogenic shock. Although the hemodynamic status stabilized with ECMO support, weaning the patient from ECMO was not possible...
January 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153995/atrial-fibrillation-and-ventricular-arrhythmias-sex-differences-in-electrophysiology-epidemiology-clinical-presentation-and-clinical-outcomes
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Anne M Gillis
Sex-specific differences in the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, clinical treatment, and clinical outcomes of atrial fibrillation (AF), sustained ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death are recognized. Sex hormones cause differences in cardiac electrophysiological parameters between men and women that may affect the risk for arrhythmias. The incidence and prevalence of AF is lower in women than in men. However, because women live longer and AF prevalence increases with age, the absolute number of women with AF exceeds that of men...
February 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147231/syncope-outcomes-and-conditions-associated-with-hospitalization
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Parijat Saurav Joy, Gagan Kumar, Brian Olshansky
PURPOSE: Syncope is a perplexing problem for which hospital admission and readmission are contemplated but outcomes remain uncertain. Our purpose was to determine the incidence of admissions and readmissions for syncope and compare associated conditions, in-hospital outcomes and resource utilization. METHODS: The 2005-2011 California Statewide Inpatient Database was utilized. Patients of age ≥18 admitted under ICD-9-CM code 780.2 ("syncope or collapse") were selected...
January 29, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137751/lead-extraction-with-high-frequency-laser-sheaths-a-single-centre-experience
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Simon Pecha, Matthias Linder, Nils Gosau, Liesa Castro, Julia Vogler, Stephan Willems, Hermann Reichenspurner, Samer Hakmi
OBJECTIVES: Extraction of chronically implanted cardiac implantable electrophysiological devices leads can be difficult. Excimer laser-assisted extraction with 40 Hz sheaths has shown good results in challenging cases. In 2012, a new 80 Hz high-frequency laser sheath became available that delivers twice as many pulses per second. Here, we report our clinical experience with the new GlideLight 80 Hz laser sheath. METHODS: Between January 2012 and August 2016, 292 leads were treated in 151 patients using 80 Hz GlideLight laser sheath...
January 30, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131706/electrical-treatment-of-atrial-arrhythmias-in-heart-failure-patients-implanted-with-a-dual-defibrillator-crt-device-results-from-the-trade-hf-study
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Giovanni Luca Botto, Luigi Padeletti, Gregorio Covino, Paolo Pieragnoli, Mattia Liccardo, Barbara Mariconti, Stefano Favale, Giulio Molon, Paolo De Filippo, Leonardo Bolognese, Maurizio Landolina, Giovanni Raciti, Giuseppe Boriani
BACKGROUND: Ventricular and atrial arrhythmias commonly occur in heart failure patients and are a significant source of symptoms, morbidity and mortality. Some specific generators referred to as dual defibrillators, Dual CRT-Ds, have the ability to treat atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. TRADE-HF is a prospective two-arm randomized study aimed at assessing the benefits of complete automatic management of atrial arrhythmias in patients implanted with a dual CRT-D. METHODS: Primary objective of the TRADE-HF study was to document reduction of unplanned hospital admission for cardiac reasons or death for cardiovascular causes or progression to permanent AF, by comparing fully-automatic device driven therapy for atrial tachycardia or fibrillation (AT/AF) to an in-hospital approach for treatment of symptomatic AT/AF...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123761/clinical-disease-presentation-and-ecg-characteristics-of-lmna-mutation-carriers
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Laura Ollila, Kjell Nikus, Miia Holmström, Mikko Jalanko, Raija Jurkko, Maija Kaartinen, Juha Koskenvuo, Johanna Kuusisto, Satu Kärkkäinen, Eeva Palojoki, Eeva Reissell, Päivi Piirilä, Tiina Heliö
OBJECTIVE: Mutations in the LMNA gene encoding lamins A and C of the nuclear lamina are a frequent cause of cardiomyopathy accounting for 5-8% of familial dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Our aim was to study disease onset, presentation and progression among LMNA mutation carriers. METHODS: Clinical follow-up data from 27 LMNA mutation carriers and 78 patients with idiopathic DCM without an LMNA mutation were collected. In addition, ECG data were collected and analysed systematically from 20 healthy controls...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119381/brain-emboli-after-left-ventricular-endocardial-ablation
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Isaac R Whitman, Rachel A Gladstone, Nitish Badhwar, Henry H Hsia, Byron Lee, S Andrew Josephson, Karl M Meisel, William P Dillon, Christopher Hess, Edward P Gerstenfeld, Gregory M Marcus
BACKGROUND: -Catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia (VT) and premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) is common. Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is associated with a risk of cerebral emboli attributed to cardioversions and numerous ablation lesions in the low-flow left atrium, but cerebral embolic risk in ventricular ablation has not been evaluated. METHODS: -We enrolled 18 consecutive patients meeting study criteria scheduled for VT or PVC ablation over a 9-month period...
January 24, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109316/adenosine-induced-ventricular-fibrillation-in-a-structurally-normal-heart-a-case-report
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Christopher A Rajkumar, Norman Qureshi, Fu Siong Ng, Vasileios F Panoulas, Phang Boon Lim
BACKGROUND: Adenosine is the first-line pharmacotherapy for termination of supraventricular tachycardia through its action on the atrioventricular node. However, pro-arrhythmic effects of adenosine are also recognised, most notably in the presence of pre-excited atrial fibrillation. In this case report, we describe the induction of ventricular fibrillation in a patient with no demonstrable accessory pathway, nor any other structural heart disease. This rare, idiosyncratic reaction has never previously been reported and is of relevance given the widespread and routine use of adenosine in clinical practice...
January 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088306/ventricular-fibrillation-occurring-after-atrioventricular-node-ablation-despite-minimal-difference-between-pre-and-post-ablation-heart-rates
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F Squara, G Theodore, D Scarlatti, E Ferrari
We report the case of an 82-year-old man presenting with ventricular fibrillation (VF) occurring acutely after atrioventricular node (AVN) ablation. This patient had severe valvular cardiomyopathy, chronic atrial fibrillation (AF), and underwent prior to the AVN ablation a biventricular implantable cardiac defibrillator positioning. The VF was successfully cardioverted with one external electrical shock. What makes this presentation original is that the pre-ablation spontaneous heart rate in AF was slow (84 bpm), and that VF occurred after ablation despite a minimal heart rate drop of only 14 bpm...
January 11, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079110/left-ventricular-noncompaction-cardiomyopathy-cardiac-neuromuscular-and-genetic-factors
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REVIEW
Josef Finsterer, Claudia Stöllberger, Jeffrey A Towbin
Left ventricular hypertrabeculation (LVHT) or noncompaction is a myocardial abnormality of unknown aetiology, frequently associated with monogenic disorders, particularly neuromuscular disorders, or with chromosomal defects. LVHT is diagnosed usually by echocardiography by the presence of a bilayered myocardium consisting of a thick, spongy, noncompacted endocardial layer and a thin, compacted, epicardial layer. The pathogenesis of LVHT is unsolved, and the diagnostic criteria, prognosis, and optimal treatment of patients with LVHT are under debate...
January 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064156/high-prevalence-of-baffle-leaks-in-adults-after-atrial-switch-operations-for-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Gabriella De Pasquale, Francesca Bonassin Tempesta, Bruno Santos Lopes, Daniela Babic, Angela Oxenius, Theresa Seeliger, Christiane Gruner, Felix C Tanner, Patric Biaggi, Christine Attenhofer Jost, Matthias Greutmann
AIMS: To determine the prevalence of baffle leaks in adults after atrial switch operations for transposition of the great arteries, as these may predispose to paradoxical embolic events, particularly in patients with transvenous pacemaker or defibrillator leads. METHODS AND RESULTS: We routinely perform contrast echocardiography with agitated saline in all patients after atrial switch operations. For this study, we analysed patients who had saline contrast echocardiography between 2010 and 2012...
January 6, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989789/very-high-rate-programming-in-primary-prevention-patients-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-implanted-with-a-defibrillator-results-from-a-large-multicenter-controlled-study
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Nicolas Clementy, Farid Challal, Eloi Marijon, Serge Boveda, Pascal Defaye, Christophe Leclercq, Jean-Claude Deharo, Nicolas Sadoul, Didier Klug, Olivier Piot, Daniel Gras, Pierre Bordachar, Vincent Algalarrondo, Laurent Fauchier, Dominique Babuty
BACKGROUND: Programming implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) with a high-rate therapy strategy has proven to be effective in reducing shocks, and is associated with a reduced mortality. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the impact of a very-high-rate cutoff programming strategy on outcomes in patients with a primary indication for an ICD due to reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. METHODS: Using data from the French multicenter DAI-PP registry, this cohort-controlled study compared outcomes in 500 patients programmed with a very-high-rate cutoff (VH-RATE group: monitor zone 170-219 beats per minute, VF zone ≥220 beats per minute with 13±4 detection intervals) with 1,500 matched control patients programmed with 1 or 2 therapy zone...
October 28, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956005/differences-between-access-to-follow-up-care-and-inappropriate-shocks-based-on-insurance-status-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-recipients
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Solomon J Sager, Chris Healy, Archana Ramireddy, Harold Rivner, Juan F Viles Gonzalez, James O Coffey, Natalia Rossin, Ka M Lo, Jeffrey J Goldberger, Robert J Myerburg, Raul D Mitrani
Differences in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) utilization based on insurance status have been described, but little is known about postimplant follow-up patterns associated with insurance status and outcomes. We collected demographic, clinical, and device data from 119 consecutive patients presenting with ICD shocks. Insurance status was classified as uninsured/Medicaid (uninsured) or private/Health Maintenance Organization /Medicare (insured). Shock frequencies were analyzed before and after a uniform follow-up pattern was implemented regardless of insurance profile...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931611/arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-clinical-course-and-predictors-of-arrhythmic-risk
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Andrea Mazzanti, Kevin Ng, Alessandro Faragli, Riccardo Maragna, Elena Chiodaroli, Nicoletta Orphanou, Nicola Monteforte, Mirella Memmi, Patrick Gambelli, Valeria Novelli, Raffaella Bloise, Oronzo Catalano, Guido Moro, Valentina Tibollo, Massimo Morini, Riccardo Bellazzi, Carlo Napolitano, Vincenzo Bagnardi, Silvia G Priori
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death, but its progression over time and predictors of arrhythmias are still being defined. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe the clinical course of ARVC and occurrence of life-threatening arrhythmic events (LAE) and cardiovascular mortality; identify risk factors associated with increased LAE risk; and define the response to therapy. METHODS: We determined the clinical course of 301 consecutive patients with ARVC using the Kaplan-Meier method adjusted to avoid the bias of delayed entry...
December 13, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912983/hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Josef Veselka, Nandan S Anavekar, Philippe Charron
Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy is an inherited myocardial disease defined by cardiac hypertrophy (wall thickness ≥15 mm) that is not explained by abnormal loading conditions, and left ventricular obstruction greater than or equal to 30 mm Hg. Typical symptoms include dyspnoea, chest pain, palpitations, and syncope. The diagnosis is usually suspected on clinical examination and confirmed by imaging. Some patients are at increased risk of sudden cardiac death, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation...
November 30, 2016: Lancet
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