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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802656/rethinking-papillary-muscle-resection-for-refractory-ventricular-tachycardia-in-the-lvad-era-a-case-report
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Zachary J Il'Giovine, Adam D DeVore, Chetan B Patel, Jason Koontz, Jacob Schroder
We report the case of a 57-year-old man with a history of ischemic cardiomyopathy who presented to the hospital with recurrent episodes of ventricular tachycardia refractory to antiarrhythmic medications. Mapping identified a deep premature ventricular contraction focus in the anterolateral papillary muscle, an area that has been previously identified as difficult to treat with radiofrequency catheter ablation. The hospital course was complicated by cardiogenic shock and VT-storm, and the patient ultimately underwent surgical resection of the anterolateral papillary muscle with left ventricular assist device placement as a successful bridge to cardiac transplantation...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797679/multiform-premature-ventricular-contractions-a-reason-not-to-ablate
#2
EDITORIAL
Roderick Tung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 7, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795517/cardiovascular-adaptation-to-the-fontan-circulation
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REVIEW
Gruschen R Veldtman, Alexander R Opotowsky, Samuel G Wittekind, Jack Rychik, Daniel J Penny, Mark Fogel, Bradley S Marino, Marc Gewillig
Although medium-term survival following Fontan operations in the modern era has improved dramatically, late cardiovascular and extracardiac morbidity are common and are associated with impaired quality of life and premature late mortality. This serves as a reminder of the extraordinary adaptations required of the cardiovascular system when the systemic arterial, systemic venous and pulmonary circulations are placed in series coupled to a single ventricular pump. This article reviews the key features and principles that govern interactions between the ventricle, systemic arterial circulation, the systemic venous and pulmonary circulatory compartments, the microcirculation, and lymphatic circulations...
August 10, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795038/indentation-in-the-right-ventricle-by-an-incomplete-pericardium-on-3-dimensional-reconstructed-computed-tomography
#4
Hak Ju Kim, Jae Gun Kwak
We report the case of a 17-year-old girl who presented with an indentation in the right ventricle caused by an incomplete pericardium on preoperative 3-dimensional reconstructed computed tomography. She was to undergo surgery for a partial atrioventricular septal defect and secundum atrial septal defect. Preoperative electrocardiography revealed occasional premature ventricular beats. We found the absence of the left side of the pericardium intraoperatively, and this absence caused strangulation of the diaphragmatic surface of the right ventricle...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794532/local-anaesthetic-systemic-toxicity-following-oral-ingestion-in-a-child-revisiting-dibucaine
#5
Raylene Dias, Nandini Dave, Milind S Tullu, Chandrahas T Deshmukh
Dibucaine, a potent and toxic local anaesthetic, although currently withdrawn by the United States Food and Drug Administration for use as a spinal anaesthetic, continues to remain available in many over-the-counter topical formulations. Systemic toxicity following oral ingestion of local anaesthetics is rare. We report a case of accidental ingestion of dibucaine (ear drops) in a 7-year-old child who developed diplopia, giddiness, ventricular premature contractions and a right bundle branch block. We also present a brief discussion on the pharmacologic and toxicity profile of dibucaine, the Naranjo algorithm for assessing causality in case of adverse drug reactions and a review of current guidelines on the management of local anaesthetic systemic toxicity...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794084/mechanically-induced-ectopy-via-stretch-activated-cation-nonselective-channels-is-caused-by-local-tissue-deformation-and-results-in-ventricular-fibrillation-if-triggered-on-the-repolarization-wave-edge-commotio-cordis
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T Alexander Quinn, Honghua Jin, Peter Lee, Peter Kohl
BACKGROUND: External chest impacts (commotio cordis) can cause mechanically induced premature ventricular excitation (PVEM) and, rarely, ventricular fibrillation (VF). Because block of stretch-sensitive ATP-inactivated potassium channels curtailed VF occurrence in a porcine model of commotio cordis, VF has been suggested to arise from abnormal repolarization caused by stretch activation of potassium channels. Alternatively, VF could result from abnormal excitation by PVEM, overlapping with normal repolarization-related electric heterogeneity...
August 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791747/ecg-morphology-of-premature-ventricular-contractions-predicts-presence-of-myocardial-fibrotic-substrate-on-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-undergoing-ablation
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Sabrina Oebel, Borislav Dinov, Arash Arya, Sebastian Hilbert, Philipp Sommer, Andreas Bollmann, Gerhard Hindricks, Ingo Paetsch, Cosima Jahnke
BACKGROUND: The most likely origin of PVCs may be deduced from surface ECG analysis while planning an electrophysiological study (EPS). Apart from purely benign forms of increased ventricular ectopy, myocardial substrate (e.g., regional fibrosis) may be present in certain cases, which will significantly impact the ablation approach. CMR imaging can reliably identify fibrotic target lesions and, hence, may assist in adequate patient selection and procedural planning. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed 101 patients (59% male, mean age 57...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775064/ectopy-on-a-single-12-lead-ecg-incident-cardiac-myopathy-and-death-in-the-community
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Kaylin T Nguyen, Eric Vittinghoff, Thomas A Dewland, Jonathan W Dukes, Elsayed Z Soliman, Phyllis K Stein, John S Gottdiener, Alvaro Alonso, Lin Y Chen, Bruce M Psaty, Susan R Heckbert, Gregory M Marcus
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation and heart failure are 2 of the most common diseases, yet ready means to identify individuals at risk are lacking. The 12-lead ECG is one of the most accessible tests in medicine. Our objective was to determine whether a premature atrial contraction observed on a standard 12-lead ECG would predict atrial fibrillation and mortality and whether a premature ventricular contraction would predict heart failure and mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS: We utilized the CHS (Cardiovascular Health) Study, which followed 5577 participants for a median of 12 years, as the primary cohort...
August 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770871/yield-of-48-hour-holter-monitoring-in-children-with-unexplained-palpitations-and-significance-of-associated-symptoms
#9
Rabbia Aman, Ahmad Usaid Qureshi, Masood Sadiq
OBJECTIVE: To determine the yield of 48-hour Holter monitoring in children with unexplained palpitations and the significance of associated symptoms. METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted at the Children's Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore, Pakistan, from January 1 to December 31, 2015. All children above 5 years of age with history of intermittent palpitations and normal basic cardiovascular workup were enrolled. A 48-hour Holter study was performed using Motara Holter Monitoring System...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768905/ectopic-expression-of-cdk8-induces-eccentric-hypertrophy-and-heart-failure
#10
Duane D Hall, Jessica M Ponce, Biyi Chen, Kathryn M Spitler, Adrianne Alexia, Gavin Y Oudit, Long-Sheng Song, Chad E Grueter
Widespread changes in cardiac gene expression occur during heart failure, yet the mechanisms responsible for coordinating these changes remain poorly understood. The Mediator complex represents a nodal point for modulating transcription by bridging chromatin-bound transcription factors with RNA polymerase II activity; it is reversibly regulated by its cyclin-dependent kinase 8 (Cdk8) kinase submodule. Here, we identified increased Cdk8 protein expression in human failing heart explants and determined the consequence of this increase in cardiac-specific Cdk8-expressing mice...
August 3, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765087/circardian-variability-patterns-predict-and-guide-premature-ventricular-contraction-ablation-procedural-inducibility-and-outcomes
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David Hamon, Guillaume Abehsira, Kai Gu, Albert Liu, Marie Blaye-Felice Sadron, Sophie Billet, Thomas Kambur, Mohammed Amer Swid, Noel G Boyle, Gopi Dandamudi, Philippe Maury, Minglong Chen, John M Miller, Nicolas Lellouche, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Jason S Bradfield
BACKGROUND: Infrequent intra-procedural premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) may impede radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) outcome and pharmacological induction is unpredictable. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether PVC circadian variation could help predict drug response. METHODS: Consecutive patients referred for RFA with detailed Holter monitoring and frequent monomorphic PVCs were included. Patients were divided into 3 groups based on hourly PVC count relationship to corresponding mean HR during each of the 24 hours on Holter: fast-HR-dependent PVC (F-HR-PVC) type for a positive correlation (Pearson, P<0...
July 29, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756100/clinical-recognition-of-pure-premature-ventricular-complex-induced-cardiomyopathy-at-presentation
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Diego Penela, Juan Fernández-Armenta, Luis Aguinaga, Luis Tercedor, Augusto Ordoñez, Felipe Bisbal, Juan Acosta, Luca Rossi, Roger Borras, Adelina Doltra, José T Ortiz-Pérez, Xavier Bosch, Rosario J Perea, Susana Prat-González, David Soto-Iglesias, Jose M Tolosana, Francesca Vassanelli, Mario Cabrera, Markus Linhart, Mikel Martinez, Lluis Mont, Antonio Berruezo
BACKGROUND: Frequent premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) can induce or worsen left ventricle (LV) systolic dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: To identify the clinical pattern of patients having a "pure PVC-induced" cardiomyopathy at presentation. METHODS: Prospective multicenter study included 155 consecutive patients [55±12 years old, 96 (62%) men, 23±12% mean PVC burden] with LV dysfunction and frequent PVCs submitted for ablation and followed up for at least 12 months...
July 26, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752531/cardiac-sarcoidosis-diagnosed-by-multimodality-imaging
#13
Kana Fujikura, Mario J Garcia
A 66-year-old woman presented with frequent premature ventricular contractions (PVC) and akinesis of the basal septum on echocardiography. Coronary angiography was normal. Cardiac magnetic resonance showed mid-wall enhancement. Positron emission tomography showed a perfusion defect at the same location using 13N-ammonia, but increased 18-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake. These findings supported the diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis. High-dose steroids initially reduced frequency of PVCs but had to be withdrawn due to severe side effects...
July 28, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751863/bone-morphogenetic-protein-9-protects-against-neonatal-hyperoxia-induced-impairment-of-alveolarization-and-pulmonary-inflammation
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Xueyu Chen, Mar Orriols, Frans J Walther, El Houari Laghmani, Annemarie M Hoogeboom, Anne C B Hogen-Esch, Pieter S Hiemstra, Gert Folkerts, Marie-José T H Goumans, Peter Ten Dijke, Nicholas W Morrell, Gerry T M Wagenaar
Aim: Effective treatment of premature infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is lacking. We hypothesize that bone morphogenetic protein 9 (BMP9), a ligand of the TGF-β family that binds to the activin receptor-like kinase 1 (ALK1)-BMP receptor type 2 (BMPR2) receptor complex, may be a novel therapeutic option for BPD. Therefore, we investigated the cardiopulmonary effects of BMP9 in neonatal Wistar rats with hyperoxia-induced BPD. Methods: Directly after birth Wistar rat pups were exposed to 100% oxygen for 10 days...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748840/cardiovascular-involvement-in-severe-malaria-a-prospective-study-in-ranchi-jharkhand
#15
Hemant Narayan Ray, Darshit Doshi, Appu Rajan, Amit K Singh, S B Singh, M K Das
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Malaria is considered as the most important parasitic disease of humans, causing seri- ous illness that can be fatal, if not diagnosed and treated immediately. It is a multisystem disorder affecting nearly every system of the body. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the involvement of cardiovascular system in severe malaria using non-invasive methods. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted on patients of severe malaria who were admitted between June and November 2015 in the Department of Medicine, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India...
April 2017: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746929/excessive-maternal-orange-intake-a-reversible-etiology-of-fetal-premature-ductus-arteriosus-constriction-a-case-report
#16
Shaimaa Rakha
Ductus arteriosus (DA) is a crucial element in the fetal circulation. Therefore, premature constriction of DA during the third trimester can have hazardous complications such as right ventricular dysfunction, fetal heart failure, hydrops, and even in utero demise. Normally, premature constriction is prevented by a balance between prostaglandin E2 and fetal oxygenation. Thus, drugs with antiprostaglandin effects are well-known causes for fetal DA constriction. A similar effect was discovered in eating polyphenol-rich food...
July 27, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745465/premature-ventricular-complexes-in-children-with-structurally-normal-hearts-clinical-review-and-recommendations-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
#17
Fabrizio Drago, Loira Leoni, Gabriele Bronzetti, Berardo Sarubbi, Giulio Porcedda
Premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) have always been a matter of debate among physicians and a cause for concern for family members of affected patients. The available literature on isolated PVCs in children is limited to case reports and small single-center retrospective series that are consistent in demonstrating the benign course of PVCs and their frequent disappearance during childhood, though many questions remain unanswered. Nevertheless, two key actions should be undertaken in pediatric patients with documented PVCs: 1) to rule out the presence of structural heart disease; 2) to determine whether symptoms are due to PVCs, or whether PVC frequency is responsible for left ventricular dysfunction...
October 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745124/dysfunction-of-the-foetal-arterial-duct-results-in-a-wide-spectrum-of-cardiovascular-pathology
#18
Marc Gewillig, Stephen C Brown, Mieke Roggen, Benedicte Eyskens, Ruth Heying, Patrice Givron, Bjorn Cools, Luc de Catte
OBJECTIVE: Foetal ductal problems may have various cardiopulmonary consequences. This study aimed to identify the spectrum of ductus arteriosus (DA) dysfunction (closure, constriction, kinking, aneurysm and thrombosis) and the resultant clinical and echocardiographic presentation in foetuses and neonates. METHODS AND RESULTS: This is a retrospective analysis of serial pre- and post-natal data of 27 cases of foetal ductal dysfunction diagnosed at a median gestational age of 33 weeks (range 20-39)...
July 26, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739617/paediatric-chest-wall-trauma-causing-delayed-presentation-of-ventricular-arrhythmia
#19
Angela M Tegethoff, Emerald Raney, Jenny Mendelson, Michael R Minckler
This report describes a paediatric patient presenting with haemodynamically stable non-sustained ventricular tachycardia 1 day after minor blunt chest trauma. Initial laboratory studies, chest X-ray and echocardiography were normal; however, cardiac MRI revealed precordial haematoma, myocardial contusion and small pericardial effusion. Throughout her hospital course, she remained asymptomatic aside from frequent couplets and triplets of premature ventricular contractions. Ectopy was controlled with oral verapamil...
July 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736711/left-ventricular-pseudoaneurysm-as-a-complication-of-left-ventricular-summit-premature-ventricular-contraction-ablation
#20
Sanjay Dandamudi, Susan S Kim, Nishant Verma, S Chris Malaisrie, Roderick Tung, Bradley P Knight
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: HeartRhythm Case Reports
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