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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795038/indentation-in-the-right-ventricle-by-an-incomplete-pericardium-on-3-dimensional-reconstructed-computed-tomography
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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/28770871/yield-of-48-hour-holter-monitoring-in-children-with-unexplained-palpitations-and-significance-of-associated-symptoms
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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/28735831/wenxin-keli-for-ventricular-premature-complexes-with-heart-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Min Li, Ruijin Qiu, Guihua Tian, Xiaoyu Zhang, Chengyu Li, Shiqi Chen, Qin Zhang, Hongcai Shang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Wenxin Keli (WXKL) alone or combined with Western medicine in treating ventricular premature complexes (VPCs) with heart failure (HF). METHODS: We searched five databases to identify relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published before May 2016. Two review authors independently searched and screened the literature, extracted the data as well as assessed the methodological quality of the included studies by using criteria from the Cochrane Handbook, and analyzed via using Review Manager 5...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735292/pathogenesis-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-is-mutation-rather-than-disease-specific-a-comparison-of-the-cardiac-troponin-t-e163r-and-r92q-mouse-models
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Cecilia Ferrantini, Raffaele Coppini, Josè Manuel Pioner, Francesca Gentile, Benedetta Tosi, Luca Mazzoni, Beatrice Scellini, Nicoletta Piroddi, Annunziatina Laurino, Lorenzo Santini, Valentina Spinelli, Leonardo Sacconi, Pieter De Tombe, Rachel Moore, Jil Tardiff, Alessandro Mugelli, Iacopo Olivotto, Elisabetta Cerbai, Chiara Tesi, Corrado Poggesi
BACKGROUND: In cardiomyocytes from patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, mechanical dysfunction and arrhythmogenicity are caused by mutation-driven changes in myofilament function combined with excitation-contraction (E-C) coupling abnormalities related to adverse remodeling. Whether myofilament or E-C coupling alterations are more relevant in disease development is unknown. Here, we aim to investigate whether the relative roles of myofilament dysfunction and E-C coupling remodeling in determining the hypertrophic cardiomyopathy phenotype are mutation specific...
July 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730712/slow-conduction-through-an-arc-of-block-a-basis-for-arrhythmia-formation-post-myocardial-infarction
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Eugene Patterson, Benjamin J Scherlag, Edward J Berbari, Ralph Lazzara
INTRODUCTION: The electrophysiologic basis for characteristic rate-dependent, constant-late-coupled (390+54 msec) premature ventricular beats (PVBs) present 4-5 days following coronary artery occlusion were examined in 108 anesthetized dogs. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fractionated/double potentials were observed in injured zone bipolar and composite electrograms at prolonged sinus cycle lengths (1296 ± 396 msec). At shorter cycle lengths, conduction of the delayed potential decremented, separating from the initial electrogram by a progressively prolonged isoelectric interval...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717114/the-efficacy-of-isochronal-3d-mapping-based-ablation-of-ventricular-arrhythmia
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Masahito Suzuki, Junichi Nitta, Yosuke Hayashi, Kikou Lee, Keita Watanabe, Tatsuhiko Hirao, Nobutaka Kato, Yukihiro Inamura, Akira Sato, Masahiko Goya, Kenzo Hirao, Mitsuaki Isobe
Treatment of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) commonly involves ablating sites showing electrograms with the earliest activity relative to the VA, but there is no threshold value for prematurity guaranteeing success. Ablation of sites with great prematurity can still result in failure.We hypothesized that isochronal map area (ISCA), derived from isochrones indicating electrogram prematurity, could help identify ablation targets in VA patients, as well as predict outcome. Specifically, we hypothesized that smaller ICSA for a given prematurity value would indicate a shallower arrhythmogenic focus leading to a higher likelihood of successful ablation...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715142/cholinesterase-inhibition-reduces-arrhythmias-in-asymptomatic-chagas-disease
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Renata Rodrigues Teixeira de Castro, Graciema Porphirio, Sergio Salles Xavier, Ruy Silveira Moraes, Elton Luis Ferlin, Jorge Pinto Ribeiro, Antonio Claudio Lucas da Nóbrega
INTRODUCTION: Parasympathetic dysfunction may play a role in the genesis of arrhythmias in Chagas disease. AIM: This study evaluates the acute effects of pyridostigmine (PYR), a reversible cholinesterase inhibitor, on the occurrence of arrhythmias in patients with Chagas cardiac disease. METHOD: Following a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over protocol, 17 patients (age 50±2 years) with Chagas cardiac disease type B underwent 24-hour Holter recordings after oral administration of either pyridostigmine bromide (45 mg, 3 times/day) or placebo (PLA)...
July 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700475/association-of-ventricular-arrhythmia-and-in-hospital-mortality-in-stroke-patients-in-florida-a-nonconcurrent-prospective-study
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Arielle A Dahlin, Chase C Parsons, Noël C Barengo, Juan Gabriel Ruiz, Melissa Ward-Peterson, Juan Carlos Zevallos
Stroke remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Current evidence identified electrocardiographic abnormalities and cardiac arrhythmias in 50% of patients with an acute stroke. The purpose of this study was to assess whether the presence of ventricular arrhythmia (VA) in adult patients hospitalized in Florida with acute stroke increased the risk of in-hospital mortality.Secondary data analysis of 215,150 patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke hospitalized in the state of Florida collected by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration from 2008 to 2012...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666343/intraoperative-arrhythmias-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-transient-innocent-events
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Charlotte A Houck, Tanwier T T K Ramdjan, Ameeta Yaksh, Christophe P Teuwen, Eva A H Lanters, Ad J J C Bogers, Natasja M S de Groot
Aims: The significance and incidences of intraoperative arrhythmias occurring in the operating room (OR) in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) are unknown. Aims of this study were to determine incidences of intraoperative arrhythmias in children with CHD and to examine whether they are associated with persistent arrhythmias during follow-up. Methods and results: Continuous ECG recordings obtained from 134 consecutive paediatric CHD patients were manually examined from the moment the aortic cross-clamp (ACC) was removed [use of ACC and cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)], when CPB was stopped (use of only CPB) or when the sternum was closed (no use of ACC and CPB) until departure from the OR...
June 28, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642714/comparative-effectiveness-of-acupuncture-and-antiarrhythmic-drugs-for-the-prevention-of-cardiac-arrhythmias-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yanda Li, Hector Barajas-Martinez, Bo Li, Yonghong Gao, Zhenpeng Zhang, Hongcai Shang, Yanwei Xing, Dan Hu
Introduction and Objectives: This study was designed to systematically evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment for arrhythmia compared to existing drug therapy. Methods: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were identified through searches of the MEDLINE, CNKI, Embase, and Cochrane databases (1970 through 2016) and hand searches of cross-references from original articles and reviews. Clinical trials that randomized arrhythmia patients to acupuncture therapy vs. conventional drugs, sham acupuncture, or bed rest were included for analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624712/classification-of-ecg-heartbeats-using-nonlinear-decomposition-methods-and-support-vector-machine
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Kandala N V P S Rajesh, Ravindra Dhuli
Classifying electrocardiogram (ECG) heartbeats for arrhythmic risk prediction is a challenging task due to minute variations in the amplitude, duration and morphology of the ECG signal. In this paper, we propose two feature extraction approaches to classify five types of heartbeats: normal, premature ventricular contraction, atrial premature contraction, left bundle branch block and right bundle branch block. In the first approach, ECG beats are decomposed into intrinsic mode functions (IMFs) using ensemble empirical mode decomposition (EEMD)...
August 1, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621884/young-athletes-with-ventricular-premature-beats-continuing-or-not-intense-training-and-competition
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Attilio Parisi, Eliana Tranchita, Carlo Minganti, Fabio Sperandii, Emanuele Guerra, Leonardo Calò, Paolo Borrione, Fabio Pigozzi
INTRODUCTION: Isolated ventricular premature beats (VPBs) are commonly found during pre-participation screening in athletes. Currently the debate about the role of detraining in reducing the number of VPBs is still open. This study evaluated the arrhythmic risk in a population of young competitive athletes who showed VPBs during eligibility evaluation and that did not undergo detraining but continued practicing competitive sports. METHODS: 3746 consecutive subjects underwent pre-participation screening...
June 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607620/manifestation-of-j-wave-induced-by-acetylcholine-applied-for-a-coronary-spasm-provocation-test-in-a-patient-with-aborted-sudden-cardiac-death
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Hiroyuki Kodama, Kazumasa Fujita, Shouhei Moriyama, Kei Irie, Hirotaka Noda, Taku Yokoyama, Mitsuhiro Fukata, Takeshi Arita, Keita Odashiro, Toru Maruyama, Koichi Akashi
A 51-year-old man with a resuscitation episode was referred to our hospital. Coronary angiography revealed a focal spasm overlapped with organic stenosis where a bare metal stent was implanted. Acetylcholine (ACh) provocation test did not induce chest pain. It revealed no discernible ST-T changes but unmasked a J wave at the end of the QRS complex, which was associated with short-coupled repetitive premature ventricular beats. A J wave reportedly appears immediately before the onset of ventricular fibrillation caused by vasospastic angina...
June 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607616/a-proposal-of-clinical-ecg-index-vagal-score-for-determining-the-mechanism-of-paroxysmal-atrioventricular-block
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Sayaka Komatsu, Masataka Sumiyoshi, Seiji Miura, Yuki Kimura, Tomoyuki Shiozawa, Keiko Hirano, Fuminori Odagiri, Haruna Tabuchi, Hidemori Hayashi, Gaku Sekita, Takashi Tokano, Yuji Nakazato, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Paroxysmal atrioventricular block (P-AVB) is a well-known cause of syncope; however, its underlying mechanism is difficult to determine. This study aimed to evaluate a new ECG index, the "vagal score (VS)," to determine the mechanism of P-AVB. METHODS: We evaluated the VS in 20 patients with P-AVB (13 men, 7 women; aged 25-78 years [mean, 59.3 years]). The VS was developed by assigning 1 point each for the following: (1) no AVB or intraventricular conduction disturbance on the baseline ECG, (2) PR prolongation immediately before P-AVB, (3) sinus slowing immediately before P-AVB, (4) initiation of P-AVB by PP prolongation, (5) sinus slowing during ventricular asystole, and (6) resumption of AV conduction with PP shortening, and by assigning -1 point each for (7) the initiation of P-AVB by a premature beat, and (8) resumption of AV conduction by an escape beat...
June 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579517/early-regional-wall-distension-is-strongly-associated-with-vulnerability-to-ventricular-fibrillation-but-not-arrhythmia-triggers-following-coronary-occlusion-in-vivo
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José A Barrabés, Javier Inserte, Antonio Rodríguez-Sinovas, Marisol Ruiz-Meana, David Garcia-Dorado
Wall stress may favor ischemic ventricular arrhythmias, yet its association with ventricular fibrillation (VF) or ventricular ectopy has been inconsistent among studies and its potential arrhythmogenicity across the cardiac cycle is unclear. In 91 open-chest pigs undergoing 40-50 min left anterior descending artery occlusion, we assessed the association between diastolic or systolic distension of the ischemic area and the incidence of ventricular premature beats (VPBs) and VF. End-diastolic segment length (EDL) and systolic bulging ([maximum systolic length-EDL] × 100/EDL) were measured by ultrasonic crystals...
June 1, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573445/cardiac-arrhythmias-in-patients-with-exacerbation-of-copd
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Tomasz Rusinowicz, Tadeusz M Zielonka, Katarzyna Zycinska
Supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias are common among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Multiple factors can contribute to the development of arrhythmias in patients with exacerbation of the disease, including: respiratory or heart failure, hypertension, coronary disease and also medications. In the present study we seek to determine the prevalence of cardiac arrhythmias and risk factors among patients with exacerbation of COPD. The study was a retrospective evaluation of 2753 24-h Holter recordings of patients hospitalized in 2004-2016...
June 2, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570022/slow-antegrade-excitation-and-delayed-retrograde-activation-through-an-inexcitable-zone-a-basis-for-arrhythmia-formation-in-infarcted-myocardium-ex-vivo
#17
Eugene Patterson, Benjamin J Scherlag
INTRODUCTION: The electrophysiologic mechanism for rate-dependent PVBs associated with double potentials (DPs) was investigated in infarcted canine hearts using bipolar and intracellular microelectrode recordings. METHODS AND RESULTS: Dogs exhibiting rate-related ventricular ectopic beats (coupling interval, 390 ± 54 milliseconds) during sinus rhythm or atrial pacing were studied 4-5 days (N = 63) or 25 days (N = 16) following anterior descending coronary artery ligation...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567914/bedside-identification-of-patients-at-risk-for-pvc-induced-cardiomyopathy-is-ecg-useful
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Noelle C Garster, Charles A Henrikson
BACKGROUND: Premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) are an underrecognized cause of cardiomyopathy. Standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) has potential to direct attention toward at-risk patients. METHODS: We performed a single-center, retrospective chart review of 1,240 patients who completed ECG and Holter monitoring at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2013 to investigate the relationship of PVC frequency on ECG with burden on Holter...
June 1, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492868/efficacy-of-flecainide-in-the-treatment-of-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Prince J Kannankeril, Jeremy P Moore, Marina Cerrone, Silvia G Priori, Naomi J Kertesz, Pamela S Ro, Anjan S Batra, Elizabeth S Kaufman, David L Fairbrother, Elizabeth V Saarel, Susan P Etheridge, Ronald J Kanter, Michael P Carboni, Matthew V Dzurik, Darlene Fountain, Heidi Chen, E Wesley Ely, Dan M Roden, Bjorn C Knollmann
Importance: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a potentially lethal genetic arrhythmia syndrome characterized by polymorphic ventricular tachycardia with physical or emotional stress, for which current therapy with β-blockers is incompletely effective. Flecainide acetate directly suppresses sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium release-the cellular mechanism responsible for triggering ventricular arrhythmias in CPVT-but has never been assessed prospectively. Objective: To determine whether flecainide dosed to therapeutic levels and added to β-blocker therapy is superior to β-blocker therapy alone for the prevention of exercise-induced arrhythmias in CPVT...
July 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463019/fatal-cardiac-glycoside-poisoning-due-to-mistaking-foxglove-for-comfrey
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I-Lin Wu, Jiun-Hao Yu, Chih-Chuan Lin, Chen-June Seak, Kent R Olson, Hsien-Yi Chen
CONTEXT: Accidental ingestion of foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) can cause significant cardiac toxicity. We report a patient who ingested foxglove mistaking it for comfrey and developed refractory ventricular arrhythmias. The patient died despite treatment with digoxin-specific antibody fragments (DSFab) and veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO). CASE DETAILS: A 55-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with nausea, vomiting and generalized weakness eight hours after drinking "comfrey" tea...
August 2017: Clinical Toxicology
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