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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928069/comments-on-the-new-international-criteria-for-electrocardiographic-interpretation-in-athletes
#1
Luis Serratosa-Fernández, Domingo Pascual-Figal, María Dolores Masiá-Mondéjar, María Sanz-de la Garza, Zigor Madaria-Marijuan, Juan Ramón Gimeno-Blanes, Carmen Adamuz
Sudden cardiac death is the most common medical cause of death during the practice of sports. Several structural and electrical cardiac conditions are associated with sudden cardiac death in athletes, most of them showing abnormal findings on resting electrocardiogram (ECG). However, because of the similarity between some ECG findings associated with physiological adaptations to exercise training and those of certain cardiac conditions, ECG interpretation in athletes is often challenging. Other factors related to ECG findings are race, age, sex, sports discipline, training intensity, and athletic background...
September 16, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918214/efficient-noise-tolerant-estimation-of-heart-rate-variability-using-single-channel-photoplethysmography
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Reza Firoozabadi, Eric D Helfenbein, Saeed Babaeizadeh
BACKGROUND: The feasibility of using photoplethysmography (PPG) for estimating heart rate variability (HRV) has been the subject of many recent studies with contradicting results. Accurate measurement of cardiac cycles is more challenging in PPG than ECG due to its inherent characteristics. METHODS: We developed a PPG-only algorithm by computing a robust set of medians of the interbeat intervals between adjacent peaks, upslopes, and troughs. Abnormal intervals are detected and excluded by applying our criteria...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912183/arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Domenico Corrado, Cristina Basso, Daniel P Judge
Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy is an inherited heart muscle disorder, predisposing to sudden cardiac death, particularly in young patients and athletes. Pathological features include loss of myocytes and fibrofatty replacement of right ventricular myocardium; biventricular involvement is often observed. It is a cell-to-cell junction cardiomyopathy, typically caused by genetically determined abnormalities of cardiac desmosomes, which leads to detachment of myocytes and alteration of intracellular signal transduction...
September 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894151/the-effects-of-ageing-and-adrenergic-challenge-on-electrocardiographic-phenotypes-in-a-murine-model-of-long-qt-syndrome-type-3
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Karan R Chadda, Shiraz Ahmad, Haseeb Valli, Ingrid den Uijl, Ali Bak Al-Hadithi, Samantha C Salvage, Andrew A Grace, Christopher L-H Huang, Kamalan Jeevaratnam
Long QT Syndrome 3 (LQTS3) arises from gain-of-function Nav1.5 mutations, prolonging action potential repolarisation and electrocardiographic (ECG) QT interval, associated with increased age-dependent risk for major arrhythmic events, and paradoxical responses to β-adrenergic agents. We investigated for independent and interacting effects of age and Scn5a+/ΔKPQ genotype in anaesthetised mice modelling LQTS3 on ECG phenotypes before and following β-agonist challenge, and upon fibrotic change. Prolonged ventricular recovery was independently associated with Scn5a+/ΔKPQ and age...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887765/heartbeat-detection-in-multimodal-physiological-signals-using-signal-quality-assessment-based-on-sample-entropy
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Omkar Singh, Ramesh Kumar Sunkaria
This paper presents a novel technique to identify heartbeats in multimodal data using electrocardiogram (ECG) and arterial blood pressure (ABP) signals. Multiple physiological signals such as ECG, ABP, and Respiration are often recorded in parallel from the activity of heart. These signals generally possess related information as they are generated by the same physical system. The ECG and ABP correspond to the same phenomenon of contraction and relaxation activity of heart. Multiple signals acquired from various sensors are generally processed independently, thus discarding the information from other measurements...
September 8, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885062/out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-always-coronary-angiography
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Andrea Rognoni, Chiara Cavallino, Marco Giovanni Mennuni, Lucia Barbieri, Roberta Rosso, Francesco Rametta, Federico Nardi, Alessandro Lupi, Angelo Sante Bongo
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains one of the principle challenges in the setting of critical care medicine and emergency cardiology. Areas covered: Long-term survival rates even after successful resuscitation are variable but increasing in the recent years; due to the improvement of base and advanced cardiac life support techniques an increasing number of resuscitated patients are admitted to the hospital. Recent data suggested that patients surviving to hospital discharge after OHCA presented long-term outcome similar to patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction...
September 18, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874683/inter-patient-ecg-heartbeat-classification-with-temporal-vcg-optimized-by-pso
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Gabriel Garcia, Gladston Moreira, David Menotti, Eduardo Luz
Classifying arrhythmias can be a tough task for a human being and automating this task is highly desirable. Nevertheless fully automatic arrhythmia classification through Electrocardiogram (ECG) signals is a challenging task when the inter-patient paradigm is considered. For the inter-patient paradigm, classifiers are evaluated on signals of unknown subjects, resembling the real world scenario. In this work, we explore a novel ECG representation based on vectorcardiogram (VCG), called temporal vectorcardiogram (TVCG), along with a complex network for feature extraction...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869899/a-deep-convolutional-neural-network-model-to-classify-heartbeats
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U Rajendra Acharya, Shu Lih Oh, Yuki Hagiwara, Jen Hong Tan, Muhammad Adam, Arkadiusz Gertych, Ru San Tan
The electrocardiogram (ECG) is a standard test used to monitor the activity of the heart. Many cardiac abnormalities will be manifested in the ECG including arrhythmia which is a general term that refers to an abnormal heart rhythm. The basis of arrhythmia diagnosis is the identification of normal versus abnormal individual heart beats, and their correct classification into different diagnoses, based on ECG morphology. Heartbeats can be sub-divided into five categories namely non-ectopic, supraventricular ectopic, ventricular ectopic, fusion, and unknown beats...
August 24, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843654/pdf-ecg-in-clinical-practice-a-model-for-long-term-preservation-of-digital-12-lead-ecg-data
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Roberto Sassi, Raymond R Bond, Andrew Cairns, Dewar D Finlay, Daniel Guldenring, Guido Libretti, Lamberto Isola, Martino Vaglio, Roberto Poeta, Marco Campana, Claudio Cuccia, Fabio Badilini
BACKGROUND: In clinical practice, data archiving of resting 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs) is mainly achieved by storing a PDF report in the hospital electronic health record (EHR). When available, digital ECG source data (raw samples) are only retained within the ECG management system. OBJECTIVE: The widespread availability of the ECG source data would undoubtedly permit successive analysis and facilitate longitudinal studies, with both scientific and diagnostic benefits...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840587/study-design-and-rationale-for-biomedical-shirt-based-electrocardiography-monitoring-in-relevant-clinical-situations-ecg-shirt-study
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Paweł Balsam, Piotr Lodziński, Agata Tymińska, Krzysztof Ozierański, Łukasz Januszkiewicz, Renata Główczyńska, Katarzyna Wesołowska, Michał Peller, Radosław Pietrzak, Tomasz Książczyk, Sonia Borodzicz, Łukasz Kołtowski, Mariusz Borkowski, Bożena Werner, Grzegorz Opolski, Marcin Grabowski
BACKGROUND: Today, the main challenge for researchers is to develop new technologies which may help to improve the diagnoses of cardiovascular disease (CVD), thereby reducing healthcare costs and improving the quality of life for patients. This study aims to show the utility of biomedical shirt-based electrocardiography (ECG) monitoring of patients with CVD in different clinical situations using the Nuubo® ECG (nECG) system. METHODS: An investigator-initiated, multicentre, prospective observational study was carried out in a cardiology (adult and paediatric) and cardiac rehabilitation wards ...
August 25, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800628/genome-wide-analysis-of-sotalol-induced-ikr-inhibition-during-ventricular-repolarization-generepol-study-lack-of-common-variants-with-large-effect-sizes
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Joe-Elie Salem, Marine Germain, Jean-Sébastien Hulot, Pascal Voiriot, Bruno Lebourgeois, Jean Waldura, David-Alexandre Tregouet, Beny Charbit, Christian Funck-Brentano
Many drugs used for non-cardiovascular and cardiovascular purposes, such as sotalol, have the side effect of prolonging cardiac repolarization, which can trigger life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias by inhibiting the potassium-channel IKr (KCNH2). On the electrocardiogram (ECG), IKr inhibition induces an increase in QTc and Tpeak-Tend (TpTe) interval and a decrease of T wave maximal amplitude (TAmp). These changes vary markedly between subjects, suggesting the existence of predisposing genetic factors. 990 healthy individuals, prospectively challenged with an oral 80mg sotalol dose, were monitored for changes in ventricular repolarization on ECG between baseline and 3 hours post dosing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783079/an-ultra-low-power-turning-angle-based-biomedical-signal-compression-engine-with-adaptive-threshold-tuning
#12
Jun Zhou, Chao Wang
Intelligent sensing is drastically changing our everyday life including healthcare by biomedical signal monitoring, collection, and analytics. However, long-term healthcare monitoring generates tremendous data volume and demands significant wireless transmission power, which imposes a big challenge for wearable healthcare sensors usually powered by batteries. Efficient compression engine design to reduce wireless transmission data rate with ultra-low power consumption is essential for wearable miniaturized healthcare sensor systems...
August 6, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774440/heart-rate-variability-metrics-for-fine-grained-stress-level-assessment
#13
Tânia Pereira, Pedro R Almeida, João P S Cunha, Ana Aguiar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In spite of the existence of a multitude of techniques that allow the estimation of stress from physiological indexes, its fine-grained assessment is still a challenge for biomedical engineering. The short-term assessment of stress condition overcomes the limits to stress characterization with long blocks of time and allows to evaluate the behaviour change in real-world settings and also the stress level dynamics. The aim of the present study was to evaluate time and frequency domain and nonlinear heart rate variability (HRV) metrics for stress level assessment using a short-time window...
September 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772335/qtc-interval-in-adolescents-and-young-athletes-influence-of-correction-formulas
#14
Salvatore Francesco Gervasi, Massimiliano Bianco, Vincenzo Palmieri, Francesco Cuccaro, Paolo Zeppilli
A QTc interval at the upper limits in young athletes can be challenging. Regardless of factors able to influence it (age, electrolytes, etc.), several authors underlined that rate correction formulas can often underestimate/overestimate it. Our objective was to identify the most reliable formula and relative upper normal limit of QTc for this population. The rest ECG of 701 healthy elite male athletes was analyzed. QTc was calculated with 4 formulas (Bazett, Fridericia, Framingham, Hodges). Correlation/regression analysis of QTc vs...
September 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765984/-acute-chest-pain
#15
REVIEW
M Möckel, T Störk
Patients presenting with acute chest pain are a challenge for attending physicians in private practice and specialists for emergency and acute medicine in hospitals because a wide spectrum of diagnoses may be the cause, ranging from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) to harmless muscular tension. The evaluation of patients with acute chest pain follows basic principles independent of the setting: A thorough clinical investigation by the responsible physician including medical history and physical examination, followed by a 12-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) and further focused diagnostics...
August 1, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764236/clinical-significance-of-the-forsaken-avr-in-evaluation-of-tachyarrhythmias-a-reminder
#16
Dharmendra Jain, Pradeep Nigam, Manoj Indurkar, Riyas Chiramkara
INTRODUCTION: Mechanism of a regular, monomorphic Wide QRS Complex Tachycardia (WCT) is an important diagnostic challenge in day to day practice for the clinicians and affects further management and prognosis. Many of the WCT and Narrow Complex Tachycardia (NCT) produce certain characteristic changes in lead aVR by which we can differentiate between them. AIM: The present study was aimed to evaluate tachyarrhythmias in relation to lead aVR and to highlight the clinical significance of lead aVR, "The Neglected Lead"...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762476/use-of-early-clinical-trial-data-to-support-thorough-qt-study-waiver-for-upadacitinib-and-utility-of-food-effect-to-demonstrate-ecg-assay-sensitivity
#17
Mohamed-Eslam F Mohamed, Jiewei Zeng, Ping Jiang, Balakrishna Hosmane, Ahmed A Othman
Exposure-response analyses of QT data from early-stage clinical studies represent a valuable tool to assess the QT prolongation potential for drugs in development in lieu of stand-alone thorough QT (TQT) studies. However, demonstrating adequate ECG assay sensitivity can be challenging in the absence of a positive pharmacological control. Upadacitinib is a Janus Kinase 1 inhibitor currently being evaluated in Phase 3 rheumatoid arthritis trials. Exposure-response analyses to evaluate the QT prolongation potential for upadacitinib from Phase 1 trials and the utility of the effect of food on QTcF to demonstrate ECG assay sensitivity are presented...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752472/technical-challenges-related-to-implementation-of-a-formula-one-real-time-data-acquisition-and-analysis-system-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit
#18
B Rajeswari Matam, Heather Duncan
Most existing, expert monitoring systems do not provide the real time continuous analysis of the monitored physiological data that is necessary to detect transient or combined vital sign indicators nor do they provide long term storage of the data for retrospective analyses. In this paper we examine the feasibility of implementing a long term data storage system which has the ability to incorporate real-time data analytics, the system design, report the main technical issues encountered, the solutions implemented and the statistics of the data recorded...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737732/the-role-of-heart-rate-variability-parameters-in-activity-recognition-and-energy-expenditure-estimation-using-wearable-sensors
#19
Heesu Park, Suh-Yeon Dong, Miran Lee, Inchan Youn
Human-activity recognition (HAR) and energy-expenditure (EE) estimation are major functions in the mobile healthcare system. Both functions have been investigated for a long time; however, several challenges remain unsolved, such as the confusion between activities and the recognition of energy-consuming activities involving little or no movement. To solve these problems, we propose a novel approach using an accelerometer and electrocardiogram (ECG). First, we collected a database of six activities (sitting, standing, walking, ascending, resting and running) of 13 voluntary participants...
July 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719515/anaesthetic-management-of-patients-with-myopathies
#20
Mark Schieren, Jerome Defosse, Andreas Böhmer, Frank Wappler, Mark U Gerbershagen
: The anaesthetic management of patients with myopathies is challenging. Considering the low incidence and heterogeneity of these disorders, most anaesthetists are unfamiliar with key symptoms, associated co-morbidities and implications for anaesthesia. The pre-anaesthetic assessment aims at the detection of potentially undiagnosed myopathic patients and, in case of known or suspected muscular disease, on the quantification of disease progression. Ancillary testing (e.g. echocardiography, ECG, lung function testing etc...
October 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
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