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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526702/t-wave-morphology-restitution-predicts-sudden-cardiac-death-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Julia Ramírez, Michele Orini, Ana Mincholé, Violeta Monasterio, Iwona Cygankiewicz, Antonio Bayés de Luna, Juan Pablo Martínez, Esther Pueyo, Pablo Laguna
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic heart failure are at high risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Increased dispersion of repolarization restitution has been associated with SCD, and we hypothesize that this should be reflected in the morphology of the T-wave and its variations with heart rate. The aim of this study is to propose an electrocardiogram (ECG)-based index characterizing T-wave morphology restitution (TMR), and to assess its association with SCD risk in a population of chronic heart failure patients...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523857/arrhythmia-burden-and-related-outcomes-in-eisenmenger-syndrome
#2
Shankar Baskar, Philippa Horne, Samantha Fitzsimmons, Philip R Khoury, Joseph Vettukattill, Koichiro Niwa, Teiji Agaki, Mark Spence, Hisanori Sakazaki, Gruschen Veldtman
BACKGROUND: Patients with Eisenmenger syndrome have a shorter lifespan than the general population. A significant proportion develop arrhythmia and some, sudden death. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to characterize the frequency, type and effects of arrhythmias in adult patients with Eisenmenger's syndrome and to identify risk factors for arrhythmias. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients aged ≥ 18 years of age with Eisenmenger's syndrome from three institutions...
May 19, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514878/anticoagulant-cessation-following-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-limits-of-the-ecg-guided-approach
#3
Matteo Anselmino, Chiara Rovera, Giovanni Marchetto, Federico Ferraris, Davide Castagno, Fiorenzo Gaita
Long-term cessation of oral anticoagulation (OAC) following successful catheter or surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is debated. Usually, in the presence of sinus rhythm at serial ECG recordings, the CHADS2, CHA2DS2VASc, and HAS-BLED scores are adopted to guide decision regarding OAC management. Areas covered: The safety of OAC cessation in patients without recurrent AF but with historically elevated risk for thromboembolism remains largely unknown. Taking the cue from two clinical cases, we provide an updated summary of the latest evidence regarding how to manage OAC after a successful atrial fibrillation ablation...
May 18, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511168/-the-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-influence-on-the-course-and-progression-of-ischemic-heart-disease
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Ігор М Скрипник, Ольга В Щербак, Ганна С Маслова
INTRODUCTION: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) can be considered a risk factor of progression of diseases associated with atherosclerosis, especially ischemic heart disease (IHD) with a high probability of early myocardial infarction (MI). AIM: To study the peculiarities and nature of ischemic heart disease clinical picture in patients with concomitant NASH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved 58 patients with ischemic heart disease...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506600/cardiac-hemangioma-caused-ventricular-arrhythmia-a-rare-case-and-literature-review
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Yanqiu Wang, Shuang Liu, Jun Yang, Tianxiang Gu, Limin Zhang
Cardiac hemangioma is a rare primary cardiac tumor. We reported the case of patient with left ventricular hemangioma who was referred to our hospital complaining of palpitation for one week. 24 h Holter revealed high episode of ventricular arrhythmia. Echocardiography showed a mass at left ventricle, which was also confirmed by MRI. The mass was successfully resected and postoperative pathology confirmed cardiac capillary hemangioma. The patient recovered well with no cardiac arrhythmia after surgery over 12 months of follow-up...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506548/antiarrhythmic-medication-is-superior-to-catheter-ablation-in-suppressing-supraventricular-ectopic-complexes-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Christina Alhede, Trine K Lauridsen, Arne Johannessen, Ulrik Dixen, Jan S Jensen, Pekka Raatikainen, Gerhard Hindricks, Haakan Walfridsson, Ole Kongstad, Steen Pehrson, Anders Englund, Juha Hartikainen, Peter S Hansen, Jens C Nielsen, Christian Jons
BACKGROUND: Supraventricular ectopic complexes (SVEC) originating in the pulmonary veins are known triggers of atrial fibrillation (AF) which led to the development of pulmonary vein isolation for AF. However, the long-term prevalence of SVEC after catheter ablation (CA) as compared to antiarrhythmic medication (AAD) is unknown. Our aims were to compare the prevalence of SVEC after AAD and CA and to estimate the association between baseline SVEC burden and AF burden during 24months of follow-up...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503795/automatic-detection-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-ischaemic-stroke-better-than-routine-diagnostic-workup
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T Uphaus, A Grings, S Gröschel, A Müller, M Weber-Krüger, R Wachter, K Gröschel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Prolonged electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring after ischaemic stroke increases the diagnostic yield of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (pAF). In order to facilitate the additional workload involved in ECG analysis due to prolonged monitoring times, we investigated the effectiveness of pAF detection with an automated software algorithm (SA) in comparison to the routine staff-based analysis (RA) during standard stroke-unit care. Therefore, patients with acute ischaemic stroke or transitory ischaemic attack presenting with sinus rhythmus on the admission ECG and no history of atrial fibrillation were prospectively included...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501267/gender-equity-imbalance-in-electrocardiology-a-call-to-action
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EDITORIAL
E Clarke Whalen, G Xu, I Cygankiewicz, L Bacharova, W Zareba, J S Steinberg, L G Tereshchenko, A Baranchuk
Despite the increasing number of women entering the medical profession, senior positions and academic productivity in many fields of medicine remain to be men dominated. We explored gender equity in electrocardiology as perceived by recent academic productivity and also active participation (presidencies and board constituents) in both the International Society of Electrocardiology (ISE) and the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology (ISHNE). Academic productivity was measured by authorship (first and senior) in the Journal of Electrocardiology (JECG) and the Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology (ANE) in 2015...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500172/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-provide-in-vivo-biological-pacemaker-function
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Samuel Chauveau, Evgeny P Anyukhovsky, Meital Ben-Ari, Shulamit Naor, Ya-Ping Jiang, Peter Danilo, Tania Rahim, Stephanie Burke, Xiaoliang Qiu, Irina A Potapova, Sergey V Doronin, Peter R Brink, Ofer Binah, Ira S Cohen, Michael R Rosen
BACKGROUND: Although multiple approaches have been used to create biological pacemakers in animal models, induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) have not been investigated for this purpose. We now report pacemaker function of iPSC-CMs in a canine model. METHODS AND RESULTS: Embryoid bodies were derived from human keratinocytes, their action potential characteristics determined, and their gene expression profiles and markers of differentiation identified...
May 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497441/-cryptogenic-stroke-in-a-young-patient-with-heart-disease-and-kidney-failure
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B Oyanguren, R Segoviano, E Alegria, E Besada, M Gonzalez-Salaices, M Eimil-Ortiz, C Lopez de Silanes
INTRODUCTION: Fabry's disease is an infrequent metabolic pathology linked to the X chromosome which causes a wide variety of signs and symptoms. CASE REPORT: A 39-year-old male who was admitted to our stroke unit with right-side hemiparesis (1 + 0) and dysarthria (1). The score on the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale was 2. The patient presented angiokeratomas in both thighs. A computerised axial tomography scan of the head showed left thalamic acute infarction...
May 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496929/management-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-focus-on-treatment-options
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REVIEW
Pawel Matusik, Jacek Lelakowski, Barbara Malecka, Jacek Bednarek, Remigiusz Noworolski
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is leading cardiac arrhythmia with important clinical implications. Its diagnosis is usually made on the basis on 12-lead ECG or 24-hour Holter monitoring. More and more clinical evidence supports diagnostic use of cardiac event recorders and cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIED). Treatment options in patients with atrial fibrillation are extensive and are based on chosen rhythm and/or rate control strategy. The use and selected contraindications to AF related pharmacotherapy, including anticoagulants are shown...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488266/qt-interval-prolongation-in-opioid-agonist-treatment-analysis-of-continuous-12-lead-electrocardiogram-recordings
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Geoffrey K Isbister, Amanda L Brown, Anthony Gill, Alexander J Scott, Leonie Calver, Adrian J Dunlop
BACKGROUND: Methadone is a widely used opioid agonist treatment associated with QT prolongation and torsades des pointes. We investigated the QT interval in patients treated with methadone or buprenorphine using continuous 12-lead holter recordings. METHODS: We prospectively recorded 24 h holters in patients prescribed methadone or buprenorphine, compared to controls. After their normal dose a continuous 12-lead holter recorder was attached for 24 h. Digital electrocardiograms were extracted hourly from the holter recordings...
May 9, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487467/overall-survival-and-clinical-characteristics-of-brca-associated-cholangiocarcinoma-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Talia Golan, Maria Raitses-Gurevich, Robin K Kelley, Andrea G Bocobo, Ayelet Borgida, Rachna T Shroff, Spring Holter, Steven Gallinger, Daniel H Ahn, Dan Aderka, Jain Apurva, Tanois Bekaii-Saab, Eitan Friedman, Milind Javle
BACKGROUND: Biliary tract malignancies, in particular cholangiocarcinomas (CCA), are rare tumors that carry a poor prognosis. BRCA2 mutation carriers have an increased risk of developing CCA with a reported relative risk of ∼5 according to the Breast Cancer Linkage Consortium. In addition to this risk, there are potential therapeutic implications in those harboring somatic and/or germline (GL) BRCA mutations. Therefore, it is important to define the clinical characteristics of GL/somatic BRCA1/2 variants in CCA patients...
May 9, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486916/are-markers-of-cardiac-dysfunction-useful-in-the-assessment-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-dialysis-patients
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Beata Franczyk, Anna Gluba-Brzózka, Piotr Bartnicki, Maciej Banach, Jacek Rysz
Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality of dialysis patients is a major problem in this group. The purpose of this study was also to evaluate whether any of studied markers are better than troponin in early detection of the occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias and prolongation of QT interval. This study included 45 patients undergoing haemodialysis. ECG Holter and echocardiographic examination were performed before and after dialysis. The concentration of markers: copeptin, GDF-15, HFABP and troponin were measured with the use of ELISA tests...
May 8, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485510/longstanding-persistent-accelerated-idioatrial-rhythm-benign-sinus-node-like-rhythm-or-insidious-rhythm
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Hailei Liu, Chao Zhu, Bing Yang, Weizhu Ju, Hongwu Chen, Fengxiang Zhang, Kai Gu, Mingfang Li, Pipin Kojodjojo, Minglong Chen
INTRODUCTION: Detailed description of longstanding persistent accelerated idioatrial rhythm (AIAR) is lacking. This observational study investigated the clinical manifestations, electrophysiological characteristics, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of this unusual arrhythmia. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifteen patients (11 males; average age 25.9±15.7 years) suspected with longstanding persistent AIAR were enrolled in our study. All patients had ECG, 24-hour Holter monitoring, isoproterenol provocation test, echocardiogram, and exercise treadmill test...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484313/management-of-cardiac-involvement-in-muscular-dystrophies-paediatric-versus-adult-forms
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REVIEW
Alberto Palladino, Paola D'Ambrosio, Andrea Antonio Papa, Roberta Petillo, Chiara Orsini, Marianna Scutifero, Gerardo Nigro, Luisa Politano
Muscular dystrophies are a group of genetic disorders characterized by muscle degeneration and consequent substitution by fat and fibrous tissue. Cardiac involvement is an almost constant feature in a great part of these diseases, as both primary myocardial involvement and secondary involvement due to respiratory insufficiency, pulmonary hypertension or reduced mobility. Primary myocardial involvement usually begins more precociously compared to the secondary involvement. In fact the first signs of cardiomyopathy can be observed in the first decade of life in muscular dystrophies with childhood onset and later in adult form of muscular dystrophies as myotonic dystrophy type 1...
December 2016: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483715/analysis-of-locomotor-behavior-in-the-german-mouse-clinic
#17
Annemarie Zimprich, Manuela A Östereicher, Lore Becker, Petra Dirscherl, Luise Ernst, Helmut Fuchs, Valerie Gailus-Durner, Lillian Garrett, Florian Giesert, Lisa Glasl, Angelika Hummel, Jan Rozman, Martin Hrabě de Angelis, Daniela Vogt-Weisenhorn, Wolfgang Wurst, Sabine M Hölter
BACKGROUND: Generation and phenotyping of mutant mouse models continues to increase along with the search for the most efficient phenotyping tests. Here we asked if a combination of different locomotor tests is necessary for comprehensive locomotor phenotyping, or if a large data set from an automated gait analysis with the CatWalk system would suffice. NEW METHOD: First we endeavored to meaningfully reduce the large CatWalk data set by Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to decide on the most relevant parameters...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475486/a-new-method-for-qrs-detection-in-ecg-signals-using-qrs-preserving-filtering-techniques
#18
Tanushree Sharma, Kamalesh K Sharma
Detection of QRS complexes in ECG signals is required for various purposes such as determination of heart rate, feature extraction and classification. The problem of automatic QRS detection in ECG signals is complicated by the presence of noise spectrally overlapping with the QRS frequency range. As a solution to this problem, we propose the use of least-squares-optimisation-based smoothing techniques that suppress the noise peaks in the ECG while preserving the QRS complexes. We also propose a novel nonlinear transformation technique that is applied after the smoothing operations, which equalises the QRS amplitudes without boosting the supressed noise peaks...
May 5, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473866/increase-of-short-term-heart-rate-variability-induced-by-blood-pressure-measurements-during-ambulatory-blood-pressure-monitoring
#19
Attila Frigy, Annamária Magdás, Victor-Dan Moga, Ioana Georgiana Coteț, Miklós Kozlovszky, László Szilágyi
Objective. The possible effect of blood pressure measurements per se on heart rate variability (HRV) was studied in the setting of concomitant ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) and Holter ECG monitoring (HM). Methods. In 25 hypertensive patients (14 women and 11 men, mean age: 58.1 years), 24-hour combined ABPM and HM were performed. For every blood pressure measurement, 2-minute ECG segments (before, during, and after measurement) were analyzed to obtain time domain parameters of HRV: SDNN and rMSSD...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473280/safety-of-early-performance-of-the-six-minute-walk-test-following-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-cross-sectional-study
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Lívia S Diniz, Victor R Neves, Ana C Starke, Marco P T Barbosa, Raquel R Britto, Antônio L P Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: The six-minute walk test (6MWT) is a simple, low cost, reliable, and valid method for evaluating the functional capacity of cardiac patients. However, its early use and safety following acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is recent and has been little investigated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and to compare the safety and the cardiac behavior of early performance of the 6MWT in patients following uncomplicated AMI up to 4 days or more than 4 days after the event...
April 8, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
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