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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432853/an-evidence-based-approach-to-reducing-cardiac-telemetry-alarm-fatigue
#1
Ekta Srinivasa, Jaspreet Mankoo, Charles Kerr
BACKGROUND: It is estimated that between 80% and 99% of alarms in the clinical areas are in actionable alarms (Gross, Dahl, & Nielson). Alarm management is one of the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals (2014) because sentinel events have directly been linked to the devices generating these alarms. PURPOSE: At an acute care facility in Boston, a multidisciplinary team consisting of Nursing, Biomedical Engineers, Patient Safety and Providers was formed to conduct a pilot study on the state of telemetry alarms on a surgical floor...
April 22, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432528/conventional-acupuncture-for-cardiac-arrhythmia-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#2
Jing Liu, Si-Nai Li, Lu Liu, Kun Zhou, Yan Li, Xiao-Yun Cui, Jie Wan, Jin-Jin Lu, Yan-Chao Huang, Xu-Sheng Wang, Qian Lin
OBJECTIVE: To exam the effect and safety of conventional acupuncture (CA) on cardiac arrhythmia. METHODS: Nine medical databases were searched until February 2016 for randomized controlled trials. Heterogeneity was measured by Cochran Q test. Meta-analysis was conducted if I(2) was less than 85% and the characteristics of included trials were similar. RESULTS: Nine qualified studies involving 638 patients were included. Only 1 study had definitely low risk of bias, while 7 trials were rated as unclear and 1 as high...
April 22, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431063/left-ventricular-dysfunction-is-associated-with-frequent-premature-ventricular-complexes-and-asymptomatic-ventricular-tachycardia-in-children
#3
R A Bertels, L M Harteveld, L H Filippini, S A Clur, N A Blom
Aims: To assess the risk factors for left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in a paediatric population with idiopathic frequent premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) and asymptomatic ventricular tachycardias (VTs). Methods and Results: Paediatric patients with the diagnosis of idiopathic frequent PVCs and asymptomatic VTs were retrospectively evaluated. Frequent PVCs were defined as ≥5% on 24 h Holter recording. Left ventricular dysfunction was defined as a shortening fraction of ≤28%...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427554/clinical-and-hemodynamic-improvements-after-adding-ambrisentan-to-background-pde5i-therapy-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-exhibiting-a-suboptimal-therapeutic-response-athena-1
#4
Shelley Shapiro, Fernando Torres, Jeremy Feldman, Anne Keogh, Martine Allard, Christiana Blair, Hunter Gillies, James Tislow, Ronald J Oudiz
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a condition which may lead to right ventricular failure and premature death. While recent data supports the initial combination of ambrisentan (a selective ERA) and tadalafil (a PDE5i) in functional class II or III patients, there is no published data describing the safety and efficacy of ambrisentan when added to patients currently receiving a PDE5i and exhibiting a suboptimal response. The ATHENA-1 study describes the safety and efficacy of the addition of ambrisentan in this patient population...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424631/mechanisms-underlying-the-emergence-of-post-acidosis-arrhythmia-at-the-tissue-level-a-theoretical-study
#5
Jieyun Bai, Renli Yin, Kuanquan Wang, Henggui Zhang
Acidosis has complex electrophysiological effects, which are associated with a high recurrence of ventricular arrhythmias. Through multi-scale cardiac computer modeling, this study investigated the mechanisms underlying the emergence of post-acidosis arrhythmia at the tissue level. In simulations, ten Tusscher-Panfilov ventricular model was modified to incorporate various data on acidosis-induced alterations of cellular electrophysiology and intercellular electrical coupling. The single cell models were incorporated into multicellular one-dimensional (1D) fiber and 2D sheet tissue models...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422337/in-vivo-validation-of-a-novel-algorithm-for-automatic-premature-ventricular-contractions-recognition
#6
Jedrzej Kosiuk, Guilherme Portugal, Sebastian Hilbert, Silke John, Mario Oliveira, Gerhard Hindricks, Andreas Bollmann
INTRODUCTION: Template-matching algorithms are routinely used in the catheter ablation of patients with premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). However, systematic analysis of the accuracy and spatial resolution of such systems is lacking. Therefore, the aim of this evaluation was to perform a systematic in-vivo validation of performance of a novel automated template-matching algorithm. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a porcine model, paced beats simulating PVCs from different origins were investigated...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414603/cardiovascular-findings-in-ponies-with-equine-metabolic-syndrome
#7
Natalie Heliczer, Vinzenz Gerber, Rupert Bruckmaier, Johannes H van der Kolk, Cristobal Navas de Solis
OBJECTIVE To determine whether hypertension, high sympathetic tone, resting and exercising arrhythmias, and echocardiographic changes consistent with hypertensive cardiomyopathy were associated with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) in ponies. DESIGN Prospective case-control study. ANIMALS 19 privately owned ponies with a diagnosis of EMS (history of laminitis, body condition score ≥ 7/9, cresty neck score ≥ 3/5, and abnormal oral sugar test result; cases) and 20 healthy control ponies. PROCEDURES Heart rate (HR), noninvasively measured arterial blood pressure (BP), markers of autonomic tone (splenic volume and HR variability), 24-hour and exercising ECGs, and echocardiograms were compared between cases and controls...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408652/premature-ventricular-contraction-coupling-interval-variability-destabilizes-cardiac-neuronal-and-electrophysiological-control-insights-from-simultaneous-cardioneural-mapping
#8
David Hamon, Pradeep S Rajendran, Ray W Chui, Olujimi A Ajijola, Tadanobu Irie, Ramin Talebi, Siamak Salavatian, Marmar Vaseghi, Jason S Bradfield, J Andrew Armour, Jeffrey L Ardell, Kalyanam Shivkumar
BACKGROUND: Variability in premature ventricular contraction (PVC) coupling interval (CI) increases the risk of cardiomyopathy and sudden death. The autonomic nervous system regulates cardiac electrical and mechanical indices, and its dysregulation plays an important role in cardiac disease pathogenesis. The impact of PVCs on the intrinsic cardiac nervous system, a neural network on the heart, remains unknown. The objective was to determine the effect of PVCs and CI on intrinsic cardiac nervous system function in generating cardiac neuronal and electric instability using a novel cardioneural mapping approach...
April 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408160/physical-training-promotes-similar-effects-to-the-blockade-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-on-the-cardiac-morphology-and-function-in-old-female-rats-subjected-to-premature-ovarian-failure
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Ana Carolina S Felix, Sabrina G V Dutra, Ada C Gastaldi, Pâmela C Bonfim, Suenimeire Vieira, Hugo Celso Dutra de Souza
We investigated the effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition and aerobic physical training on the heart of old female rats (82-wk-old) submitted to premature ovarian failure (10-wk.-old). We used different approaches: morphology and function by echocardiography, reactivity of the coronary bed and left ventricular contractibility (Langendorff Technique). Female Wistar ovariectomized (OVX) rats (n=42) were assigned to one of four groups: OVX, vehicle treated only; OVX-EM, Enalapril Maleate only (EM, 10mg·kg(-1)·d(-1)); OVX-T, aerobic trained only; and OVX-EMT, treated with Enalapril Maleate and aerobic trained...
April 10, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406705/tolerance-of-isolated-rabbit-hearts-to-short-ischemic-periods-is-affected-by-increased-lv-mass-fraction
#10
M Hlaváčová, V Olejníčková, M Ronzhina, T Stračina, O Janoušek, M Nováková, P Babula, J Kolářová, I Provazník, H Paulová
Hypertrophied hearts are known for increased risk of arrhythmias and are linked with reduced ischemic tolerance. However, still little is known about state characterized only by increased left ventricle (LV) mass fraction. Seventeen isolated rabbit hearts with various LV mass were divided into two groups according to LV weight/heart weight ratio (LVW/HW ratio), namely group H and L (with higher and lower LVW/HW ratio, respectively) and underwent three short cycles of global ischemia and reperfusion. The differences in electrogram (heart rate, QRS(max), mean number, onset and dominant form of ventricular premature beats) and in biochemical markers of myocardial injury (creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase - LDH) and lipid peroxidation (4-hydroxy-2-nonenal - 4-HNE) were studied...
April 12, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403080/characteristics-of-diurnal-ventricular-premature-complex-variation-in-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-arrhythmias-after-catheter-ablation
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Shih-Jie Jhuo, Li-Wei Lo, Shih-Lin Chang, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Fa-Po Chung, Yu-Feng Hu, Tze-Fan Chao, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Jo-Nan Liao, Chin-Yu Lin, Yao-Ting Chang, Chung-Hsing Lin, Rohit Walia, Abigail Louise D Te, Shinya Yamada, Sunu Budhi Raharjo, Wei-Hua Tang, Kun-Tai Lee, Wen-Ter Lai, Shih-Ann Chen
Diurnal variations in ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VAs) have been demonstrated in idiopathic arrhythmogenic heart disease. The electrophysiological characteristics of diurnal variations in idiopathic right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) VA have not previously been elucidated. Sixty-two consecutive patients undergoing catheter ablation for idiopathic RVOT VA (mean age: 42.8 ± 12.3 years, 35 females) were enrolled. The diurnal variation type (group 1, n = 36) was defined as those patients who had most ventricular premature contractions (VPCs) during the night hours by preprocedure Holter recordings...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398018/cardiac-imaging-in-patients-with-arterial-hypertension
#12
Francesco Antonini-Canterin, Elisa Leiballi, Flavia Martinis, Daniela Pavan
Hypertension is considered the major modifiable risk factor for premature cardiovascular disease, being more common than other important risk factors as cigarette smoking, dyslipidemia, or diabetes [1]. In older patients, systolic pressure and pulse pressure are more powerful determinants of cardiovascular events than diastolic pressure [2]. Importantly, the cardiovascular risk associated with hypertension is significantly affected by the presence or absence of other major risk factors [3]. Among imaging features, left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is the more common and early in patients with hypertension [4]...
April 10, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396860/aortic-valve-replacement-for-moderate-aortic-stenosis-with-severe-calcification-and-left-ventricualr-dysfunction-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nikhil Narang, Roberto M Lang, Vladimir M Liarski, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Marion A Hofmann Bowman
A 55-year-old man with a history of erosive, seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and interstitial lung disease presented with shortness of breath. Echocardiography showed new-onset severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction with an ejection fraction (EF) of 15% and moderately increased mean aortic valve gradient of 20 mmHg in a trileaflet aortic valve with severe sclero-calcific degeneration. Coronary angiography revealed no significant obstructive coronary disease. Invasive hemodynamic studies and dobutamine stress echocardiography were consistent with moderate aortic stenosis...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396530/downregulation-of-plzf-gene-ameliorates-metabolic-and-cardiac-traits-in-the-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat
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František Liška, Vladimír Landa, Václav Zídek, Petr Mlejnek, Jan Šilhavý, Miroslava Šimáková, Hynek Strnad, Jaroslava Trnovská, Vojtěch Škop, Ludmila Kazdová, Colby G Starker, Daniel F Voytas, Zsuzsanna Izsvák, Massimiliano Mancini, Ondřej Šeda, Vladimír Křen, Michal Pravenec
The spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR), one of the most widely used model of essential hypertension, is predisposed to left ventricular hypertrophy, myocardial fibrosis, and metabolic disturbances. Recently, quantitative trait loci influencing blood pressure, left ventricular mass, and heart interstitial fibrosis were genetically isolated within a minimal congenic subline that contains only 7 genes, including mutant Plzf (promyelocytic leukemia zinc finger) candidate gene. To identify Plzf as a quantitative trait gene, we targeted Plzf in the SHR using the transcription activator-like effector nuclease technique and obtained SHR line harboring targeted Plzf gene with a premature stop codon...
April 10, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396041/association-of-holter-derived-heart-rate-variability-parameters-with-the-development-of-congestive-heart-failure-in-the-cardiovascular-health-study
#15
Vaiibhav N Patel, Brian R Pierce, Rohan K Bodapati, David L Brown, Diane G Ives, Phyllis K Stein
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine whether Holter-based parameters of heart rate variability (HRV) are independently associated with incident heart failure among older adults in the CHS (Cardiovascular Health Study) as evidenced by an improvement in the predictive power of the Health Aging and Body Composition Heart Failure (Health ABC) score. BACKGROUND: Abnormal HRV, a marker of autonomic dysfunction, has been associated with multiple adverse cardiovascular outcomes but not the development of congestive heart failure (CHF)...
March 30, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393439/effect-of-intracoronary-administration-of-aav1-serca2a-on-ventricular-remodelling-in-patients-with-advanced-systolic-heart-failure-results-from-the-agent-hf-randomized-phase-2-trial
#16
Jean-Sébastien Hulot, Joe-Elie Salem, Alban Redheuil, Jean-Philippe Collet, Shaida Varnous, Patrick Jourdain, Damien Logeart, Estelle Gandjbakhch, Claude Bernard, Stéphane N Hatem, Richard Isnard, Philippe Cluzel, Claude Le Feuvre, Pascal Leprince, Nadjib Hammoudi, François M Lemoine, David Klatzmann, Eric Vicaut, Michel Komajda, Gilles Montalescot, Anne-Marie Lompré, Roger J Hajjar
AIMS: Restoration of sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) ATPase (SERCA2a) activity through gene transfer improved cardiac function in experimental and pilot studies in humans with heart failure. The AGENT-HF (NCT01966887) trial investigated the impact of adeno-associated virus (AAV1)/SERCA2a on ventricular remodelling using multimodality non-invasive cardiac imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS: AGENT-HF was a single centre, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in adult patients with NYHA class III-IV ischaemic or non-ischaemic heart failure and left ventricular ejection fraction ≤35%...
April 10, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392116/carotid-dissection-complicated-by-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia
#17
Bria D Giacomino, Michael C Giudici
In this case report, we describe a patient with fibromuscular dysplasia who suffered spontaneous bilateral carotid artery dissections. This was followed by significant variations in blood pressure and heart rates during her admission. Unfortunately, during an episode of bradycardia, a premature ventricular contraction occurred during the T wave which resulted in polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. As described in the case and in graphic depiction, this hemodynamic instability resolved after stenting of the carotid artery...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388306/premature-ventricular-complex-is-more-prevalent-during-acute-exacerbated-than-stable-states-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-is-related-to-cardiac-troponin-t
#18
Gunnar Einvik, Rahul Bhatnagar, Nils Henrik Holmedahl, Anke Neukamm, Torbjørn Omland, Vidar Søyseth
During acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), myocardial stress may be aggravated. Sparse data exist concerning the prevalence and correlates of cardiac arrhythmias in the stable and exacerbated states of COPD. We hypothesized that AECOPD is associated with increased prevalence of cardiac arrhythmias independent of COPD-severity and co-morbidity, and explored possible mechanisms. A 24-hour Holter recording was obtained in 74 patients with stable COPD and 45 patients with AECOPD (mean age 54 years, 56% women)...
April 7, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373789/arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-with-biventricular-involvement-and-heart-failure-in-a-9-year-old-girl
#19
Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, Mehnaz Atiq Ahmed, Jamie Miller, Joseph B Selvanayagam
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is seldom recognized clinically in infancy or under the age of 10. We report a case of a 9-year-old girl with ARVC, who presented with signs and symptoms of heart failure and palpitations. Holter monitoring showed frequent premature ventricular beats and echocardiogram revealed dilated and dysfunctional right ventricle with normal tricuspid valve and no evidence of intracardiac shunt. Cardiac magnetic resonance showed classical features of ARVC with both ventricular involvements...
April 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373621/sudden-cardiac-death-during-first-time-jogging
#20
Hiromitsu Kurata, Akiko Ishigami, Itsuo Tokunaga, Yasushi Nagasaki, Akiyoshi Nishimura
With increased interest in fitness and health care, jogging has become more popular as an exercise to promote health. However, sudden cardiac death during sports or exercise has also been reported. Some apparently healthy elderly individuals take up sports for both recreation and health improvement based only on completion of a questionnaire, without undergoing medical evaluation. We report the case of a 66-year-old Japanese man who suddenly died of acute ischemic heart disease during first-time jogging. He collapsed an hour after starting...
2017: Journal of Medical Investigation: JMI
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