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Bryan Padraig Finn, Brian Fraser, Susan M O'Connell
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in new-onset type 1 diabetes (T1D). Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), however, is a very rare complication of DKA. We present the case of a patient with new-onset T1D who presented with DKA. He received intravenous fluid resuscitation, insulin and potassium supplementation and subsequently developed SVT, confirmed on a 12-lead electrocardiograph despite a structurally normal heart. Vagal manoeuvres and adenosine failed to restore sinus rhythm, but flecainide was successful...
March 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Shinya Iwasawa, Tomomi Uyeda, Mika Saito, Taku Ishii, Akio Inage, Yuji Hamamichi, Satoshi Yazaki, Tadahiro Yoshikawa
Amiodarone (AMD) is a class III anti-arrhythmic drug that is highly effective for tachyarrhythmia treatment. AMD is widely used in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD); however, higher doses of AMD (> 200 mg/day) can cause various non-cardiac side effects. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy, safety, and adverse events of low-dose AMD (≤ 200 mg/day) for tachyarrhythmia in patients with CHD. We retrospectively studied 80 patients with CHD and tachyarrhythmia who received oral low-dose AMD (≤ 200 mg/day) from January 2004 to March 2016...
March 9, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
Gianni Belcaro, Umberto Cornelli, Mark Dugall, Morio Hosoi, Roberto Cotellese, Beatrice Feragalli
BACKGROUND: This registry study evaluated the effects of Pycnogenol® on edema and thrombotic complications in long-haul flights; jet lag was also evaluated. METHODS: Four hundred and fifty subjects at different risk levels for thrombosis, flying in economy class twice a week for more than 8 hours, were included; 295 completed the registry study and were subdivided in 3 groups according to their risk level - low, moderate, or high. The high-risk group also received Aspirin®...
April 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
Antonella Tufano, Walter Ageno, Pierpaolo Di Micco, Alferio Niglio, Vladimir Rosa, Aitor Ballaz, Andrei Braester, Carmen Mª Rubio, Virginia Isern, Egidio Imbalzano, Manuel Monreal
INTRODUCTION: Current guidelines recommend the use of anticoagulant therapy in patients with symptomatic splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT) and suggest no routine anticoagulation in those with incidental SVT. METHODS: We used the RIETE (Registro Informatizado Enfermedad Trombo Embólica) registry to assess the rate and severity of symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) recurrences and major bleeding events appearing during the course of anticoagulation in patients with symptomatic or incidental SVT...
February 27, 2018: Thrombosis Research
Carlee D Ruediger, Bobby John, Sathesh Kumar, Han S Lim, Geetanjali Rangnekar, Kurt C Roberts-Thomson, Glenn D Young, David Chase, Prashanthan Sanders, Scott R Willoughby
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that ethnicity can make a significant difference to the likelihood of thromboembolic stroke related to atrial fibrillation. Ethnic differences have been shown to alter inflammatory and haemostatic factors; however, this may all be confounded by differences in cardiovascular risk factors between different ethnicity. The impact of different ethnicities on the thrombogenic profile is not known. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in markers of inflammation, endothelial function and tissue remodelling between Caucasian and Indian populations with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)...
January 2018: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Katie A Walsh, Joseph Galvin, John Keaney, Edward Keelan, Gabor Szeplaki
AIMS: Zero- and near-zero-fluoroscopic ablation techniques reduce the harmful effects of ionizing radiation during invasive electrophysiology procedures. We aimed to test the feasibility and safety of a zero-fluoroscopic strategy using a novel integrated magnetic and impedance-based electroanatomical mapping system for radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of supraventricular tachycardias (SVTs). METHODS: We retrospectively studied 92 consecutive patients undergoing electrophysiology studies with/without RFA for supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) performed by a single operator at a single center...
February 23, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
Calvin Tong, Marla Kiess, Marc William Deyell, Michael Qiu, Merav Orgad, Valerie Rychel, Ariel Claman, Emma Hardwick, Beverly McCarthy, Candice K Silversides, Jasmine Grewal
OBJECTIVES: To determine cardiac and fetal/neonatal event rates among pregnant women with premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) and compare with control groups. METHODS: Prospective case-control cohort study: 53 consecutive pregnancies in 49 women referred to the St. Paul's Hospital between 2010 and 2016 with PVC burden >1% in women without underlying cardiac disease. Maternal cardiac and fetal/neonatal outcomes were compared with two pregnant control groups: (1) supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) group of 53 women referred for a history of SVT/SVT in the current pregnancy and (2) low-risk group of 53 women with no cardiac disease...
February 20, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Tomasz Podolecki, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Jacek Kowalczyk, Ewa Jedrzejczyk-Patej, Piotr Chodor, Michal Mazurek, Pawel Francuz, Witold Streb, Katarzyna Mitrega, Zbigniew Kalarus
The aim of the study was to assess the clinical significance of complex ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) (sustained ventricular tachycardia [sVT] and ventricular fibrillation [VF]) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) depending on timing of arrhythmia. We analyzed 4,363 consecutive patients with STEMI treated invasively between 2004 and 2014. The median follow-up was 69.6 months (range: 0 to 139.8 months). The study population was divided into 2 main groups; VA group encompassed 476 patients (10...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
Linda S B Johnson, Anders P Persson, Per Wollmer, Steen Juul-Möller, Tord Juhlin, Gunnar Engström
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is defined as an irregular supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) without p-waves, with a duration >30s. It is not known whether AF characteristics in shorter SVT episodes predict AF and stroke. OBJECTIVES: To determine if irregularity and lack of p-waves, alone or in combination, at short SVT episodes increased the risk of incident AF and ischemic stroke. METHODS: The population-based Malmö Diet and Cancer study includes 24hECG screening of 377 AF-free individuals (mean age 64...
February 12, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
Balaganesh Karmegeraj, Sushmita Namdeo, Abish Sudhakar, Vivek Krishnan, Radhamany Kunjukutty, Balu Vaidyanathan
Background: Limited information is available regarding the prevalence and outcomes of fetal tachyarrhythmias from the developing countries. Aims: This study aims to report referral patterns, management protocols, and pregnancy outcomes of fetuses with tachyarrhythmias reporting to a single center in South India. Methods: All fetuses with documented sustained fetal tachyarrhythmia during the study period (2008-2017) were included. Arrhythmia characterization and hemodynamic evaluation were done using fetal echocardiography...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
Laurent Bertoletti, Ygal Benhamou, Yannick Béjot, Sylvestre Marechaux, Saida Cheggour, Boris Aleil, Nicolas Lellouche, Jean-Guillaume Dillinger, Aurélien Delluc
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are indicated in the treatment and prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, the use of DOACs in unusual VTE, including cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) and splanchnic venous thrombosis (SVT), and in patients with biological thrombophilia including minor thrombophilia (Factor V Leiden and prothrombin G20210A), major innate thrombophilia (protein C and S deficiency, and antithrombin) and major acquired thrombophilia (antiphospholipid syndrome [APS]), remains controversial due to the paucity of available data...
February 2, 2018: Blood Reviews
Shin-Yu Lin, Hei-Hwa Lee, Jong-Feng Lee, Bai-Hsiun Chen
In recent decades, urine drug testing in the workplace has become common in many countries in the world. There have been several studies concerning the use of the urine specimen validity test (SVT) for drug abuse testing administered in the workplace. However, very little data exists concerning the urine SVT on drug abuse tests from court specimens, including dilute, substituted, adulterated, and invalid tests. We investigated 21,696 submitted urine drug test samples for SVT from workplace and court settings in southern Taiwan over 5 years...
January 2018: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
Mingzhu Xu, Tingbo Jiang, Yafeng Zhou, Xiangjun Yang
Fulminant myocarditis is a severe cardiac emergency that may lead to death if effective cardiopulmonary supports are not provided. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic predictors in patients with fulminant myocarditis.We retrospectively analyzed the clinical characteristics, complications, laboratory findings, treatments, as well as electrocardiographic and echocardiographic data of 73 consecutive subjects diagnosed with fulminant myocarditis from June 2012 to June 2016. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify the independent predictive factors of nonsurvivor fulminant myocarditis...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Kandy A Bahadur, Stacey Johnson, Benjamin Lentzner, Mariam Gangat, Joann Carlson, Sadana Balachandar
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) is a rare, self-limiting condition that has been associated with several complications including hypercalcemia. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 6-week-old male who presented to his pediatrician with a dime-sized erythematous nodule consistent with SCFN, who was also found to have supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Laboratory findings revealed hypercalcemia and hyperkalemia. Extensive evaluation for the electrolyte disturbances revealed no other etiology...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
Daniel Fulford, Michael Treadway, Joshua Woolley
Experiential negative symptoms-including diminished motivation-have a profound impact on functional outcomes in schizophrenia. Animal research suggests that abnormalities in dopaminergic regulation can negatively impact effort exertion, a translational model that has been applied to individuals with schizophrenia. Paradigms that assess effort-based decision making, for example, suggest less likelihood of choosing high effort tasks that are high in probability of success, and this preference varies with negative symptoms and impaired functioning...
January 2018: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Huimin Luo, Min Li, Shaokai Wang, Quan Liu, Yaohang Li, Jianxin Wang
Motivation: Computational drug repositioning is an important and efficient approach towards identifying novel treatments for diseases in drug discovery. The emergence of large-scale, heterogeneous biological and biomedical datasets has provided an unprecedented opportunity for developing computational drug repositioning methods. The drug repositioning problem can be modeled as a recommendation system that recommends novel treatments based on known drug-disease associations. The formulation under this recommendation system is matrix completion, assuming that the hidden factors contributing to drug-disease associations are highly correlated and thus the corresponding data matrix is low-rank...
January 22, 2018: Bioinformatics
X M Li, H Y Ge, X Q Liu, L Shi, B J Guo, M T Li, H Jiang, Y Zhang, H J Liu, X C Zheng, A J Li, Y Y Zhang
Objective: The study assessed the clinical characteristics and response to acute intravenous antiarrhythmic drug therapy of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in children. Methods: This was a multicenter prospective descriptive study including 257 children from First Hospital of Tsinghua University, Peking University First Hospital, Children's Hospital Affiliated to Capital Institute of Pediatrics and Beijing Anzhen Hospital who received intravenous antiarrhythmic drug therapy for SVT from July 2014 to February 2017...
January 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Junhong Zhou, On-Yee Lo, Lewis A Lipsitz, Jue Zhang, Jing Fang, Brad Manor
Foot-sole somatosensation is critical for safe mobility in older adults. Somatosensation arises when afferent input activates a neural network that includes the primary somatosensory cortex. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), as a strategy to increase somatosensory cortical excitability, may, therefore, enhance foot-sole somatosensation. We hypothesized that a single session of tDCS would improve foot-sole somatosensation, and thus mobility, in older adults. Twenty healthy older adults completed this randomized, double-blinded, cross-over study consisting of two visits separated by one week...
January 15, 2018: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
Robert H Pass, Leonardo Liberman, Eric S Silver, Christopher M Janson, Andrew D Blaufox, Lynn Nappo, Scott R Ceresnak
BACKGROUND: Concealed left-sided accessory pathways (CLAP) are a cause of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in the young. Most are mapped with right ventricular (RV) apical/outflow pacing. Rarely, alternative means of mapping are required. We review our experience from three pediatric electrophysiology (EP) centers with a rare form of "hidden" CLAP. METHODS: All patients <21 years undergoing EP study from 2008 to 2014 with a "hidden" CLAP (defined as an accessory pathway [AP] for which RV pacing at cycle lengths [CL] stable for mapping did not demonstrate eccentric retrograde conduction) were included...
January 12, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
Angel Mier Hicks, Antonio DeRosa, Michael Raj, Richard Do, Kenneth H Yu, Maeve A Lowery, Anna Varghese, Eileen M O'Reilly
Within gastrointestinal malignancies, primary hepatocellular carcinoma and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are frequently associated with visceral thromboses (VT). Thrombus formation in the portal (PVT), mesenteric (MVT), or splenic vein (SVT) system leads to portal hypertension and intestinal ischemia. VT in PDAC may convey a risk of increased distal thrombosis and poses therapeutic uncertainty regarding the role of anticoagulation. An increasing number of reports describe VT associated with PDAC. It is possible that early diagnosis of these events may help reduce morbidity and speculatively improve oncologic outcomes...
December 12, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
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