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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932497/evaluation-of-amiodarone-versus-metoprolol-in-treating-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Alireza Kamali, Amir Sanatkar, Mehrzad Sharifi, Esmaeil Moshir
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia affecting patients in open heart ICU after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Most cardiac surgery textbooks recommend beta blockers as the drug of choice for treating such a condition while many experienced physicians and a number of anesthesiology references offer amiodarone as the drug of choice. Therefore, because of insufficient evidence and the aforementioned controversy, we decided to conduct a study evaluating these two antiarrhythmic medicines...
June 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929012/current-practice-in-the-management-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-critically-ill-patients-a-uk-wide-survey
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Chung Shen Chean, Daniel McAuley, Anthony Gordon, Ingeborg Dorothea Welters
BACKGROUND: New-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in critically ill patients. Although evidence base and expert consensus opinion for management have been summarised in several international guidelines, no specific considerations for critically ill patients have been included. We aimed to establish current practice of management of critically ill patients with new-onset AF. METHODS: We designed a short user-friendly online questionnaire...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917011/prevalence-predictors-and-prognostic-implications-of-pr-interval-prolongation-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Theodora Nikolaidou, Pierpaolo Pellicori, Jufen Zhang, Syed Kazmi, Kevin M Goode, John G Cleland, Andrew L Clark
AIMS: To determine the prevalence, incidence, predictors, and prognostic implications of PR interval prolongation in patients referred with suspected heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients referred with suspected heart failure were prospectively enrolled. After excluding patients with implantable cardiac devices and atrial fibrillation, 1420 patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HeFREF) [age: median 71 (interquartile range IQR 63-78) years; men: 71%; NT-ProBNP: 1319 (583-3378) ng/L], 1094 with heart failure and normal ejection fraction (HeFNEF) [age: 76 (70-82) years; men: 47%; NT-ProBNP: 547 (321-1171) ng/L], and 1150 without heart failure [age: 68 (60-75) years; men: 51%; NT-ProBNP: 86 (46-140) ng/L] were included...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916640/clinical-profile-and-consequences-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Ethan J Rowin, Anais Hausvater, Mark S Link, Patrick Abt, William Gionfriddo, Wendy Wang, Hassan Rastegar, N A Mark Estes, Martin S Maron, Barry J Maron
Background -Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common sustained arrhythmia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), is capable of producing symptoms that impact quality of life and is associated with risk for embolic stroke. However, the influence of AF on clinical course and outcome in HCM remains incompletely resolved. Methods -Records were accessed of 1558 consecutive patients followed at the Tufts Medical Center Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Institute for 4.8 ± 3.4 years, from 2004 to 2014. Results -Of the 1558 HCM patients, 304 (20%) had episodes of AF, of which 226 (74%) were confined to symptomatic paroxysmal AF (PAF; average 5 ± 5; range 1 to > 20), while 78 (26%) developed permanent AF, preceded by 7 ± 6 PAF episodes...
September 15, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912982/severe-thyrotoxicosis-secondary-to-povidone-iodine-from-peritoneal-dialysis
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Kirstie Lithgow, Christopher Symonds
A 73-year-old male on home peritoneal dialysis (PD) with recent diagnosis of atrial fibrillation presented with fatigue and dyspnea. Hyperthyroidism was diagnosed with TSH < 0.01 mIU/L and FT4 > 100 pmol/L. He had no personal or family history of thyroid disease. There had been no exposures to CT contrast, amiodarone, or iodine. Technetium thyroid scan showed diffusely decreased uptake. He was discharged with a presumptive diagnosis of thyroiditis. Three weeks later, he had deteriorated clinically...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882638/delayed-onset-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-ventricular-tachycardia-after-an-automobile-lightning-strike
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Dorian Drigalla, Shannon E Essler, C Keith Stone
BACKGROUND: Lightning strike is a rare medical emergency. The primary cause of death in lightning strike victims is immediate cardiac arrest. The mortality rate from lightning exposure can be as high as 30%, with up to 70% of patients left with significant morbidity. CASE REPORT: An 86-year-old male was struck by lightning while driving his vehicle and crashed. On initial emergency medical services evaluation, he was asymptomatic with normal vital signs. During his transport, he lost consciousness several times and was found to be in atrial fibrillation with intermittent runs of ventricular tachycardia during the unconscious periods...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865890/natriuretic-propeptides-as-markers-of-atrial-fibrillation-burden-and-recurrence-from-the-amio-cat-trial
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Stine Darkner, Jens Peter Goetze, Xu Chen, Kristoffer Henningsen, Steen Pehrson, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen
Natriuretic peptides are established plasma markers of systolic heart failure, but their usefulness for the evaluation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is unknown. We examined mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in patients undergoing ablation for AF. A subpopulation of 102 patients (median age 60 [52;65], 82% male) from the AMIO-CAT trial (Recurrence of arrhythmia following short-term oral AMIOdarone after CATheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study) undergoing ablation for paroxysmal (n = 55) or persistent (n = 47) AF was studied...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862932/atrial-fibrillation-in-heart-failure-us-ambulatory-cardiology-practices-and-the-potential-for-uptake-of-catheter-ablation-an-national-cardiovascular-data-registry-ncdr-%C3%A2-research-to-practice-r2p-project
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Jehu S Mathew, Lucas N Marzec, Kevin F Kennedy, Philip G Jones, Paul D Varosy, Frederick A Masoudi, Thomas M Maddox, Larry A Allen
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure with reduced ejection fraction frequently coexist. The AATAC (Ablation versus Amiodarone for Treatment of persistent Atrial fibrillation in patients with Congestive heart failure and an implantable device) trial suggests that catheter ablation may benefit these patients. However, applicability to contemporary ambulatory cardiology practice is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using the outpatient National Cardiovascular Data Registry(®) Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence Registry, we identified participants meeting AATAC enrollment criteria between 2013 and 2014...
August 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853765/pulmonary-embolism-four-days-after-interruption-of-therapy-with-rivaroxaban
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Claudia Stöllberger, Gabor Göndör
Thrombosis after cessation of anticoagulation, also named rebound thrombosis, is a matter of concern and controversy. There are only few published data about occurrence of rebound thrombosis associated with non-vitamin K-antagonist oral anticoagulant drugs (NOACs). We report on a 58-year-old male with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) with a CHA2DS2VASC score of 4 who developed central pulmonary embolism four days after interruption of rivaroxaban because of parotid surgery. He had received 40 mg enoxaparin/d...
August 24, 2017: Hämostaseologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814251/the-role-of-radiopharmaceuticals-in-amiodarone-induced-thyroid-pathology
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Doina Piciu, Alexandru Irimie
Amiodarone is a di-iodinated benzofuran derivative and is classified as a class III antiarrhythmic agent. It is one of the most powerful and effective antiarrhythmics, being a first-line agent due to its ability to treat ventricular and supraventricular dysrhythmias; since 1960 the drug has become one of the most frequently prescribed antiarrhythmics, despite its potentially serious, side effects. By far, one of the most challenging condition is the thyroid pathology induced by this drug. Each 200 mg tablet of amiodarone contains approximately 75 mg of iodine, 3-10% from each tablet being released as free iodine...
August 16, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794867/rapid-onset-of-amiodarone-induced-pulmonary-toxicity-after-lung-lobe-resection-a-case-report-and-review-of-recent-literature
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Heiko Baumann, Phillip Fichtenkamm, Thomas Schneider, Jürgen Biscoping, Michael Henrich
Amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity (APT) is a severe side effect that can lead to lung fibrosis or fatal respiratory failure. Usually APT occurs during long term therapy after administration of prolonged loading doses or high cumulative doses. We present the case of a 58 year old woman who underwent thoracic surgery with lobe resection. She developed atrial fibrillation with hemodynamic-instability on the first post-operative day. We initiated amiodarone therapy and four days later she developed respiratory failure...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726654/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-amiodarone-and-carvedilol-combination-in-treatment-of-patients-with-severe-cardiac-rhythm-disorders
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E Tsetskhladze, I Khintibidze
Different arrhythmias are cause of sudden death in many patients with heart failure. Amiodarone is usually used for prevent this arrhythmias, but it is not drug of choice for treatment the patients with heart failure. We retrospectively analyzed 142 patients with moderate and severe heart failure and history of myocardial infarction. These patients have received amiodarone, carvedilol or combination of these two medications together with standard therapy. In our retrospective analysis, the combination therapy with Amiodarone and Carvedilol had highly significant decrease arrhythmic death compare with carvedilol and amiodarone groups...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722795/influence-of-renal-function-on-anticoagulation-control-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-taking-vitamin-k-antagonists
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José M Lobos-Bejarano, Angel Castellanos Rodríguez, Vivencio Barrios, Carlos Escobar, José Polo-García, José Carlos Del Castillo-Rodríguez, Diego Vargas-Ortega, Adriana Lopez-Pineda, Luis Prieto-Valiente, Gregory Y H Lip
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been related to poor anticoagulation control and an increased risk of bleeding. This study aims to evaluate the association between impaired renal function (eGFR <60 mL/min/1.73 m(2) ) and anticoagulation control in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) on vitamin K antagonists (VKA) therapy. We also assessed whether the predictive value of the SAMe-TT2 R2 score prevailed for subgroups both with and without CKD...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684901/comparison-of-posttransplant-outcomes-in-patients-with-no-acute-or-chronic-amiodarone-use-before-heart-transplantation
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Rasmus Rivinius, Matthias Helmschrott, Arjang Ruhparwar, Fabrice F Darche, Dierk Thomas, Tom Bruckner, Hugo A Katus, Andreas O Doesch
BACKGROUND: Major concerns about the safety of pretransplant amiodarone use have been raised. As a result of its long half-life, the cardiac allograft is exposed to amiodarone posing potential risks such as bradycardia, requirement for pacemaker implantation, or increased mortality after heart transplantation (HTX). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the posttransplant outcomes of patients with no, acute, or chronic amiodarone use before HTX. METHODS: This retrospective single-center study included 530 adult patients who received HTX between 06/1989 and 12/2012...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660415/-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-sepsis
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M Keller, R Meierhenrich
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation is the most common new onset arrhythmia in patients hospitalized with sepsis; however, there are no specific treatment guidelines and the ideal therapeutic approaches still remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: To begin with the current state of knowledge concerning the underling mechanisms, the incidence and prognostic impact of new onset atrial fibrillation during sepsis are presented. Then a possible therapeutic algorithm for the special situation of sepsis is derived with respect to the currently existing atrial fibrillation guidelines...
June 28, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638008/-the-results-of-pulmonary-veins-isolation-to-prevent-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation
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P V Lednev, Yu V Belov, R N Komarov, A V Stonogin, A I Katkov
AIM: To compare an efficacy of primary surgical (epicardial bipolar pulmonary veins isolation) and pharmacological (amiodarone) prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 117 patients with coronary artery disease without previous paroxysms of atrial fibrillation who were randomized into 3 groups. The first (I) group (n=39) included patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting without radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary veins and prophylactic amiodarone administration...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613212/baseline-serum-globulin-as-a-predictor-of-the-recurrence-of-lone-atrial-fibrillation-after-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation
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Qing Zhou, Hailong Cao, Zhenjun Xu, Rongfang Lan, Xin Chen, Dongjin Wang, Wei Xu
OBJECTIVE: Inflammation and autoimmune responses play an important role in recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF). Serum globulin levels are a commonly used clinical index that represents inflammation and autoimmune response. This study aimed to determine the relationship between baseline serum globulin levels and the risk of recurrence after ablation in lone AF patients. METHODS: We enrolled 348 lone AF patients undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation for the first time for whom complete follow-up data were available...
May 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584642/pretreatment-with-intravenous-amiodarone-improves-the-efficacy-of-ibutilide-treatment-on-cardioversion-rate-and-maintenance-time-of-sinus-rhythm-in-patients-with-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Zengxiang Dong, Hong Yao, Zhuangzhuang Miao, Hao Wang, Rongsheng Xie, Ye Wang, Yingfang Shang, Chunlin Gong, Zhaoguang Liang
The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy and safety of the pharmacological conversion of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) using amiodarone or/and ibutilide. Seventy-nine consecutive patients (48 males and 31 females; mean age, 64.6±11.2 years; range, 40-80 years) with non-valvular chronic AF lasting >7 days (range, 7-97 days) that were admitted to hospital for elective pharmacological cardioversion were randomly assigned to receive treatment with intravenous ibutilide (1 mg plus an additional 1 mg if required; n=39) or intravenous amiodarone (300 mg) plus intravenous ibutilide (1 mg; n=40)...
June 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571241/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-complicated-by-amiodarone-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-don-t-let-your-guard-down
#19
Vipin Kumar Singh, Vijeta Maheshwari
Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic agent which is commonly used to treat both supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias. This iodine containing compound has been associated with several adverse events like it tends to accumulate in several organs. Among those, the most serious is Amiodarone Pulmonary Toxicity (APT). While the incidence of this complication has decreased with the use of lower doses of amiodarone but it can occur with any dose. Pulmonary complications usually present as an acute or subacute pneumonitis...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554987/the-impact-of-cardiac-rhythm-on-the-mitral-valve-area-and-gradient-in-patients-with-mitral-stenosis
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Hasan Arı, Selma Arı, Alper Karakuş, Sencer Camcı, Kübra Doğanay, Ahmet Tütüncü, Mehmet Melek, Tahsin Bozat
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of cardiac rhythm on the echocardiographic mitral valve area (MVA) and transmitral gradient calculation in relation to net atrioventricular compliance (Cn). METHODS: Patients (n=22) with mild or moderate pure rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) (MVA <2 cm2 and MVA >1 cm2) and atrial fibrillation (AF) were evaluated. All patients underwent transthoracic electrical DC cardioversion under amiodarone treatment...
May 24, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
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