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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667071/optimizing-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-an-update-on-new-insights-and-advancements
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Adam Grimaldi, Eiran Z Gorodeski, John Rickard
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review focuses on the current advancements in optimizing patient response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). RECENT FINDINGS: It has been well known that not every patient will derive benefit from CRT, and of those that do, there are varying levels of response. Optimizing CRT begins well before device implant and involves appropriate patient selection and an understanding of the underlying substrate. After implant, there are different CRT device programming options that can be enabled to help overcome barriers as to why a patient may not respond...
April 17, 2018: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667046/radiotherapy-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-clinical-and-dosimetric-aspects
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Giulia Riva, Ombretta Alessandro, Ruggero Spoto, Annamaria Ferrari, Cristina Garibaldi, Federica Cattani, Rosa Luraschi, Elena Rondi, Nicola Colombo, Fulvio Lorenzo Francesco Giovenzana, Carlo Maria Cipolla, Mikolaj Winnicki, Martina Persiani, Fabiana Castelluccia, Massimo Sarra Fiore, Roberto Orecchia, Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa
As a result of aging, the number of patients with cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) requiring radiotherapy (RT) continues to rise. The aim of this work was to evaluate RT-related malfunctions of CIED in a cohort of patients who underwent RT in our clinic from June 2010 to December 2016. We retrospectively analyzed 93 RT treatments in 63 patients with CIEDs. Patients were treated with 3D conformal RT, intensity-modulated RT and stereotactic RT. We collected clinical characteristics of cancer, models of CIEDs, total RT dose to tumor and radiation energy...
April 17, 2018: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667016/inflammation-and-the-risk-of-atrial-high-rate-episodes-ahres-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices
#3
Daniele Pastori, Kazuo Miyazawa, Yanguang Li, Farhan Shahid, Hussein Hado, Gregory Y H Lip
INTRODUCTION: Atrial high-rate episodes (AHREs) are associated with an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation and thromboembolism. The characteristics of 'real world' patients developing AHREs are poorly known. METHODS: We included 496 consecutive patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). Primary endpoint was occurrence of AHREs, defined as > 175 bpm and lasting > 5 min, in a median follow-up of 16.5 (IQR 3.9-38.6) months (1082...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665860/the-use-of-cangrelor-with-heparin-for-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-in-a-patient-with-acute-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
#4
Yan K Gernhofer, Michael Ross, Swapnil Khoche, Victor Pretorius
BACKGROUND: Optimal anticoagulation strategy for cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in end-stage heart failure patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) requiring left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation remains uncertain. Presently, there are no large-scale randomized studies comparing outcomes of alternative anticoagulation strategies for CPB in this patient population. A novel antiplatelet agent - cangrelor, which is a potent P2Y12 inhibitor with robust antiplatelet efficacy, rapid reversibility, and measurable drug effect, has become available since 2015...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665405/adherence-to-2016-european-society-of-cardiology-guidelines-predicts-outcome-in-a-large-real-world-population-of-heart-failure-patients-requiring-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-adherence-to-guidelines-predicts-crt-outcome
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Giuseppe Stabile, Patrizia Pepi, Pietro Palmisano, Antonio D'Onofrio, Antonio De Simone, Salvatore Ivan Caico, Domenico Pecora, Antonio Rapacciuolo, Giuseppe Arena, Massimiliano Marini, Paolo Pieragnoli, Sandra Badolati, Gianluca Savarese, Gianpiero Maglia, Assunta Iuliano, Giovanni Luca Botto, Maurizio Malacrida, Emanuele Bertaglia
BACKGROUND: Professional guidelines are based on the best available evidence. However, patients treated in clinical practice may differ from those included in reference trials. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in a large population of patients implanted with a CRT device, stratified in accordance with the 2016 European heart failure (HF) guidelines. METHODS: We collected data on 930 consecutive patients from the CRT-MORE registry...
April 14, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663442/complexity-of-scar-and-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-of-any-etiology-long-term-data-from-the-scarfear-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-predictors-of-appropriate-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapy-delivery-registry
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Stefano Pedretti, Sara Vargiu, Matteo Baroni, Santo Dellegrottaglie, Barbara Lanzarin, Alberto Roghi, Angela Milazzo, Giuseppina Quattrocchi, Maurizio Lunati, Patrizia Pedrotti
BACKGROUND: Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) assessed with cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) correlates with ventricular arrhythmias and survival in patients with structural heart disease. Whether some LGE characteristics may specifically improve prediction of arrhythmic outcomes is unknown. HYPOTHESIS: We sought to evaluate scar characteristics assessed with CMR to predict implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) interventions in dilated cardiomyopathy of different etiology...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661441/clinical-evolution-of-patients-using-ventricular-assist-devices-as-a-bridge-for-transplantation
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V Cestari, V L Pessoa, J D de Souza Neto, T Moreira, R Florêncio, G G de Vasconcelos, L Souza, A Braga, M G Sobral
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical evolution of patients with implantation of ventricular assist device (VAD) and identify the intervening factors for death. METHODS: This analytical, retrospective study was carried out in a public reference hospital in cardiopulmonary diseases located in northeastern Brazil. The study population encompassed the medical records of 16 patients who underwent VAD implantation. Data collection took place from January to August 2016, through the consultation of medical records...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660446/a-novel-technique-for-ligation-of-the-cephalic-vein-reduces-hemorrhaging-during-a-two-in-one-insertion-of-dual-cardiac-device-leads
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Takatsugu Kajiyama, Marehiko Ueda, Masayuki Ishimura, Naotaka Hashiguchi, Masahiro Nakano, Yusuke Kondo, Yoshio Kobayashi
The cutdown technique for the cephalic vein is a common access route for transvenous cardiac device leads (TVLs), and sometimes one cephalic vein can accomodate two TVLs. We examined a novel ligation technique to balance the hemostasis and lead maneuverability for this two-in-one insertion. A total of 22 patients scheduled for cardiac device implantations with two or more leads were enrolled. The ipsilateral cephalic vein was identified for inserting the TVLs with a cutdown. If two TVLs could be introduced into one cephalic vein, hemostasis was established by ligating the venous wall between the TVLs...
April 13, 2018: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658939/simultaneous-recordings-of-cortical-local-field-potentials-electrocardiogram-electromyogram-and-breathing-rhythm-from-a-freely-moving-rat
#9
Yu Shikano, Takuya Sasaki, Yuji Ikegaya
Monitoring the physiological dynamics of the brain and peripheral tissues is necessary for addressing a number of questions about how the brain controls body functions and internal organ rhythms when animals are exposed to emotional challenges and changes in their living environments. In general experiments, signals from different organs, such as the brain and the heart, are recorded by independent recording systems that require multiple recording devices and different procedures for processing the data files...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658864/right-ventricular-perforation-by-a-defibrillator-lead-migrating-to-the-left-breast
#10
Jerneja Tasic, Rok Zbacnik, Igor Zupan, Jus Ksela
Cardiac perforation after an ICD implantation is a rare complication, with a reported incidence between 0.6-5.2%. Its manifestation might be acute, subacute, or delayed, with an acute perforation occurring within the first 24 hours after implantation, frequently accompanied by severe clinical signs, while subacute and delayed perforations have a more benign progression. Here, we report a case of a 69-year old patient with an acute right ventricular perforation by a defibrillator lead migrating all the way through the pericardium and thoracic wall into the left breast, with an unusually mild and benign clinical course, delaying prompt diagnosis and postponing subsequent surgical treatment...
March 5, 2018: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657598/late-ratchet-syndrome-involving-isolated-left-ventricular-lead-dislodgement-post-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-defibrillator-generator-change
#11
Vern Hsen Tan, Kelvin Wong
Lead dislodgement following cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) generator change is rare. We report a case including the postulate mechanism of an isolated left ventricular lead dislodgement 3 months after cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator pulse generator change.
April 2018: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657589/prognostic-significance-of-nonsustained-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-receiving-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-for-primary-prevention-analysis-of-the-japan-cardiac-device-treatment-registry-database
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Hisashi Yokoshiki, Akihiko Shimizu, Takeshi Mitsuhashi, Hiroshi Furushima, Yukio Sekiguchi, Tetsuyuki Manaka, Nobuhiro Nishii, Takeshi Ueyama, Norishige Morita, Hideo Okamura, Takashi Nitta, Kenzo Hirao, Ken Okumura
Background: Whether nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (NSVT) is a marker of increased risk of sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VTAs) remains to be established in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy with a defibrillator (CRT-D) for primary prevention. Methods: Among the follow-up data of the Japan cardiac device treatment registry (JCDTR) with an implantation date between January 2011 and August 2015, information regarding a history of NSVT before the CRT-D implantation for primary prevention had been registered in 269 patients...
April 2018: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656279/drug-eluting-resorbable-magnesium-scaffold-implantation-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-pilot-study
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Quentin de Hemptinne, Fabien Picard, Rachid Briki, Ahmad Awada, Paul-Gaël Silance, Dariouch Dolatabadi, Nadia Debbas, Philippe Unger
OBJECTIVES: To assess feasibility and short-term clinical outcomes associated with resorbable magnesium scaffold (RMS) implantation in the setting of primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). BACKGROUND: RMS implantation has demonstrated favorable clinical outcomes in stable coronary artery disease patients. However, to date, data are lacking in the setting of STEMI. METHODS: This is a single-center prospective non-randomized pilot study...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651826/new-percutaneous-interventions-in-heart-failure
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Elisabetta Moscarella, Salvatore Brugaletta, Manel Sabaté
Chronic heart failure (HF) is one of the main causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide and represents a growing challenge in interventional cardiology. Its prevalence is recently increasing due to the improvements in cardiac care with subsequent significant reduction in the HF acute mortality. HF may occur with either a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) (LVEF<40%, HFrEF) or a preserved EF (typically LVEF≥50%, HFpEF) indicative of diastolic dysfunction. Despite recent advances in drug therapies as well as in nonpharmacological strategies, including defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization therapy, LV assist devices (LVAD), mortality in HF remains high...
April 12, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651309/causes-of-differences-in-the-uptake-of-cardiac-implantation-electronic-devices-in-slovenia-in-comparison-to-other-countries
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Valentina Prevolnik Rupel, Renata Erker, Marko Divjak
Introduction: The purpose of this study is to analyse and present the causes of the differences in crude utilization rate in cardiac implantation electronic devices, specifically pacemakers and automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, across 5 European countries, with a specific emphasis on Slovenia. Methods: Based on the results of the analysis of the uptake of cardiac implantation electronic devices across countries studied in MedtecHTA project, the targeted interviews were conducted to explain the factors that impact the differences and explain data in Slovenia...
March 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649579/prognostic-value-of-nutrition-status-in-the-response-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Belén Alvarez-Alvarez, Javier García-Seara, Moisés Rodríguez-Mañero, Diego Iglesias-Alvarez, Jose L Martínez-Sande, Rosa M Agra-Bermejo, Xesús A Fernández López, Laila González-Melchor, Francisco Gude Sampedro, Carla Díaz-Louzao, José R González-Juanatey
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is indicated in symptomatic heart failure (HF) patients after achieving optimal medical therapy. However, there are still a large percentage of patients who do not respond to CRT. Malnutrition is a frequent comorbidity in patients with HF, and it is associated with a poorer prognosis. Here, we evaluate the nutritional status of patients assessed by Controlling Nutritional Status (CONUT) score and its association with structural remodeling and cardiovascular events...
April 9, 2018: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643282/safety-and-efficacy-of-subcutaneous-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-patients-at-high-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-death-primary-japanese-experience
#17
Shingo Sasaki, Hirofumi Tomita, Takuo Tsurugi, Yuji Ishida, Yoshihiro Shoji, Kimitaka Nishizaki, Takahiko Kinjo, Tomohide Endo, Fumie Nishizaki, Kenji Hanada, Kenichi Sasaki, Daisuke Horiuchi, Masaomi Kimura, Takumi Higuma, Hideharu Okamatsu, Yasuaki Tanaka, Junjiroh Koyama, Ken Okumura
BACKGROUND: The entirely subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) was introduced as a new alternative to conventional transvenous ICD (TV-ICD) in Japan in February 2016, but its safety and efficacy are unclear.Methods and Results:A total of 60 patients (48 men, median age, 60 years; IQR, 44-67 years; primary prevention, n=24) underwent S-ICD implantation between February 2016 and August 2017. The device pocket was formed in the intermuscular space between the serratus anterior muscle and the latissimus dorsi muscle, and the parasternal S-ICD lead was placed according to pre-implant screening...
April 11, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642693/tricuspid-valve-surgery-repair-and-replacement
#18
Ahmed El-Eshmawi, Pandis Dimosthenis, Gilbert H Tang
The tricuspid valve has historically received less attention than any other cardiac valve with regard to pathophysiology and surgical management. The tricuspid valve is part of a complex functional apparatus that includes the right atrium, right ventricle, and pulmonary circulation. Functional tricuspid regurgitation is the most common tricuspid valve disease and it occurs secondary to dilatation of tricuspid annulus and/or tethering of valve leaflets from right ventricular dilatation and dysfunction. However, recent expansion in the use of right-sided transvenous devices such as pacemakers and implantable defibrillators has been met with a parallel increase in the risk of organic tricuspid disease...
April 11, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629921/assessment-of-cardiac-thrombosis-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-device-using-multidetector-cardiac-computed-tomography
#19
Chukwuemeka A Obi, Nicholas Chan, Monica G Rizkalla, John N Makaryus
: A 79-year-old man with nonischemic cardiomyopathy who underwent left ventricular assist device HeartMate II and automated implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement presented with recurrent refractory sustained ventricular tachycardia, elevated lactate dehydrogenase, and low haptoglobin. Echocardiography demonstrated no thrombosis; cardiac computed tomography showed patent inflow and outflow cannulas while detecting an irregularly shaped mass adherent to the left coronary cusp of the aortic valve, suggesting a thrombus...
April 7, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628471/a-case-of-a-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-defibrillator-exhibiting-a-lower-and-alternately-variable-basic-rate
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Keigo Iwazaki, Toshiya Kojima, Takahide Murasawa, Jun Yokota, Hikaru Tanimoto, Jun Matsuda, Nobuaki Fukuma, Takumi Matsubara, Yu Shimizu, Gaku Oguri, Eriko Hasumi, Hitoshi Kubo, Kyungho Chang, Katsuhito Fujiu, Issei Komuro
A cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) (Medtronic Inc. Protecta XT) was implanted in a 67-year-old man who had cardiac sarcoidosis with extremely low cardiac function. He had ventricular tachycardia which was controlled by catheter ablation, medication and pacing. The programmed mode was DDI, lower rate was 90 beats/minute, paced AV delay was 150 ms, and the noncompetitive atrial pacing (NCAP) function was programmed as 300 ms.After his admission for pneumonia and heart failure, we changed his DDI mode to a DDD mode because he had atrial tachycardia, which led to inadequate bi-ventricular pacing...
April 6, 2018: International Heart Journal
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