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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160150/electrocardiogram-screening-in-children-with-congenital-sensorineural-hearing-loss-prevalence-and-follow-up-of-abnormalities
#1
Zainab Farzal, Jonathan Walsh, Faisal I Ahmad, Jason Roberts, Sunita J Ferns, And Carlton J Zdanski
Objective The purpose is to determine the prevalence of electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities, including borderline and prolonged QT, among screened children with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and to analyze their subsequent medical workup. Study Design Institutional Review Board-approved case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary academic center. Subjects and Methods Cases from 1996 to 2014 involving pediatric patients (N = 1994) with SNHL were analyzed. Abnormal ECGs were categorized as borderline/prolonged QT or other...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159074/only-some-patients-with-bulbar-and-spinal-muscular-atrophy-may-develop-cardiac-disease
#2
Josef Finsterer, Claudia Stöllberger
Objectives: According to recent publications, some patients with spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (BSMA) develop cardiac disease, manifesting as ST-segment abnormalities, Brugada-syndrome, dilative cardiomyopathy, or sudden cardiac death. Here we present neurological and cardiac data of a BSMA patient who was followed up for 10 y. Case report: In a male patient aged 47 y, BSMA was diagnosed at age 37 y upon the typical clinical presentation (postural tremor since age 12 y, dysarthria since age 15 y, muscle cramps since age 29 y, general myalgias since age 32 y, general fasciculations since age 34 y, myoclonic jerks, easy fatigability, dyspnea upon exercise since age 36 y) and a CAG-repeat expansion of 47 ± 1 repeats in the androgen-receptor gene detected at age 37 y...
March 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131836/opportunistic-screening-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-real-life-setting-in-general-practice-in-denmark-the-atrial-fibrillation-found-on-routine-detection-afford-non-interventional-study
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Jonas Hald, Peter Bo Poulsen, Ina Qvist, Lisbeth Holm, Dorte Wedell-Wedellsborg, Lars Dybro, Lars Frost
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a chronic disease with an incidence increasing steeply by age and affecting more than 11 million patients in Europe and the United States. Diagnosing AF is essential for the prevention of stroke by oral anticoagulation. Opportunistic screening for AF in patients ≥65 years of age is recommended by the European and Danish Societies of Cardiology. The study aim was to examine the detection rate of AF in consecutively screened patients in the primary care setting in Denmark. In an open, non-interventional, cluster, multicenter, cross-sectional, observational study patients ≥65 years of age entering consecutively into general practice clinics were invited to nurse-assisted opportunistic screening for AF...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121758/tpeak-tend-dispersion-as-a-predictor-for-malignant-arrhythmia-events-in-patients-with-vasospastic-angina
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Wang Xianpei, Wu Sha, Gao Chuanyu, Yan Juanjuan, Chen Chong, Shi Yongen, Feng Yu, Lin Zhenhao
BACKGROUND: Tpeak-Tend interval (Tp-e interval) in electrocardiogram (ECG) has been reported to predict malignant arrhythmia events (MAE) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and ion channelopathy. Tp-e interval and other ECG parameters as predictors for MAE was evaluated in patients with vasospastic angina (VA). METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixty-two patients with VA (Non-MAE group) and 20 patients with VA complicated by MAE (MAE group) were enrolled in our Division of Cardiology between January 2010 and December 2015...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116311/cardiovascular-emergencies-in-primary-care-an-observational-retrospective-study-of-a-large-scale-telecardiology-service
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Milena Soriano Marcolino, Thales Matheus Mendonça Santos, Fernanda Cotrim Stefanelli, João Antonio de Queiroz Oliveira, Maíra Viana Rego Souza E Silva, Diomildo Ferreira Andrade, Grace Kelly Matos E Silva, Antonio Luiz Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiograms (ECGs) are an essential examination for identification and management of cardiovascular emergencies.The aim of this study was to report on the frequency and recognition of cardiovascular emergencies in primary care units. DESIGN AND SETTING: Observational retrospective study assessing consecutive patients whose digital ECGs were sent for analysis to the team of the Telehealth Network of Minas Gerais. METHODS: Data from patients diagnosed with cardiological emergencies in the primary care setting of 750 municipalities in Minas Gerais, Brazil, between March and September 2015, were collected via telephone contact with the healthcare practitioner who performed the ECG...
November 6, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105550/adherence-to-guidelines-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-in-primary-health-care
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Maaike Giezeman, Mats Arne, Kersti Theander
OBJECTIVE: To describe adherence to international guidelines for chronic heart failure (CHF) management concerning diagnostics, pharmacological treatment and self-care behaviour in primary health care. DESIGN: A cross-sectional descriptive study of patients with CHF, using data obtained from medical records and a postal questionnaire. SETTING: Three primary health care centres in Sweden. SUBJECTS: Patients with a CHF diagnosis registered in their medical record...
November 6, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102451/autonomic-dysfunction-in-cardiology-pathophysiology-investigation-and-management
#7
REVIEW
Amy C Arnold, Jessica Ng, Lucy Lei, Satish R Raj
Presyncope and syncope are common medical findings, with a > 40% estimated lifetime prevalence. These conditions are often elicited by postural stress and can be recurrent and accompanied by debilitating symptoms of cerebral hypoperfusion. Therefore, it is critical for physicians to become familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of common underlying causes of presyncope and syncope. In some patients, altered postural hemodynamic responses result from a failure of compensatory autonomic nervous system reflex mechanisms...
September 14, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101266/a-59-year-old-woman-with-visible-precordial-pulsations
#8
Alastair J Moss, Renzo Pessotto, Andrew D Flapan
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A retired 59-year-old woman presented to the cardiology clinic concerned with cardiac pulsations that were visible on her chest wall. These were not associated with dyspnoea, syncope or chest discomfort.Of note, 8 years previously, she complained of recurrent nocturnal diaphoresis and 5 kg weight loss. Blood sampling at that time revealed a microcytic anaemia, reactive thrombocytosis and raised inflammatory markers (erythrocyte sedimentation rate 99 mm/hour, C-reactive protein 161 mg/L)...
November 3, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081906/brugada-type-1-electrocardiogram-should-we-treat-the-electrocardiogram-or-the-patient
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REVIEW
Pietro Delise, Giuseppe Allocca, Nadir Sitta
Patients with a Brugada type 1 electrocardiogram (ECG) pattern may suffer sudden cardiac death (SCD). Recognized risk factors are spontaneous type 1 ECG and syncope of presumed arrhythmic origin. Familial sudden cardiac death (f-SCD) is not a recognized independent risk factor. Finally, positive electrophysiologic study (+EPS) has a controversial prognostic value. Current ESC guidelines recommend implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation in patients with a Brugada type 1 ECG pattern if they have suffered a previous resuscitated cardiac arrest (class I recommendation) or if they have syncope of presumed cardiac origin (class IIa recommendation)...
September 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073313/things-we-do-for-no-reason-echocardiogram-in-unselected-patients-with-syncope
#10
Charles L Madeira, Michael J Craig, Andrew Donohoe, John R Stephens
Syncope is a common cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Echocardiogram is frequently used as a diagnostic tool in the evaluation of syncope, performed in 39% to 91% of patients. The diagnostic yield of echocardiogram for detecting clinically important abnormalities in patients with a normal history, physical examination, and electrocardiogram (ECG), however, is extremely low. In contrast, echocardiograms performed on patients with syncope with a positive cardiac history, abnormal examination, and/or ECG identify an abnormality in up to 29% of cases, though these abnormalities are not always defi nitively the cause of symptoms...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049078/hearts-and-minds-real-life-cardiotoxicity-with-clozapine-in-psychosis
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George Joy, Eromona Whiskey, Mark Bolstridge, Alejandro Porras-Segovia, Theresa A McDonagh, Carla M Plymen, Sukhi S Shergill
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia has a 1% prevalence in the population; 30% of these patients are treatment refractory. Clozapine is the only drug licensed to treat treatment refractory psychosis, but concerns about potential adverse effects result in only a proportion of eligible patients being treated. Although a well-documented neutropenia risk is mitigated by routine blood testing, cardiac toxicity is a commonly cited reason to discontinue clozapine treatment. However, there is little data on the real-life cardiac outcomes in those receiving clozapine treatment...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029775/-management-of-nstemi-in-a-hospital-without-interventional-cardiology-and-without-use-of-grace-score-does-the-clinician-appreciation-match-the-grace-score-calculated-retrospectively-for-the-coronarography-delay
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F Bouriche, S Yvorra, A Hassan, F Paganelli, L Bonello, S Luigi, F Attia
PURPOSE: The management of non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS) remains an issue for mobidity, mortality, and an economic stake. The first aim of the study was to evaluate the additional value of the GRACE score for the compliance with the recommended times to coronary angiography in an hospital without interventional cardiology. We also analysed the in-hospital and 6-month mortality and the predictive factors of compliance for the coronarography delays. METHODS: Retrospective monocenter cross-sectional study including consecutive patients with chest pain suggestive of a NSTEACS during 1 year...
November 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992960/tp-e-interval-and-tp-e-qt-ratio-in-patients-with-celiac-disease
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K Demirtaş, Ç Yayla, M Yüksel, B Açar, S Ünal, A G Ertem, M Kaplan, M Y Akpinar, Z M Y Kiliç, E Kayaçetin
OBJECTIVES: Celiac disease is a chronic immune-mediated disease of the small intestine. It has been known that dilated cardiomyopathy and ischemic coronary artery disease have become more frequent in patients with celiac disease. The aim of the study was to assess Tp-e interval and Tp-e/QT ratio in patients with celiac disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was conducted at a single center in collaboration with gastroenterology and cardiology clinics. Between January 2014 and June 2015, a total of 76 consecutive patients were enrolled (38 patients with celiac disease and 38 control subjects)...
October 7, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980288/novel-and-heteroplasmic-mutations-in-mitochondrial-trna-genes-in-brugada-syndrome
#14
Mahsasadat Fallah Tafti, Mehri Khatami, Shiva Rezaei, Mohammad Mehdi Heidari, Mehdi Hadadzadeh
BACKGROUND: Brugada syndrome (BrS) is a rare cardiac arrhythmia characterized by sudden death associated with electrocardiogram patterns characterized by incomplete right bundle-branch block and ST-segment elevations in the anterior precordial leads. This syndrome predominantly is seen in younger males with structurally normal hearts. Mitochondrial variants particularly mt-tRNA mutations, are hot spots that lead to cardiological disorders. Previous studies have shown that mutations in mitochondrial tRNA genes play an important causal or modifying role in BrS...
October 5, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973591/war-medicine-and-cultural-diplomacy-in-the-americas-frank-wilson-and-brazilian-cardiology
#15
Simone P Kropf, Joel D Howell
American cultural diplomacy played a key role in the institutionalization of Brazilian cardiology. In 1942, Frank Wilson, an internationally recognized pioneer in electrocardiography, made an extended wartime visit to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The visit was sponsored by the United States Department of State as part of Roosevelt's Good Neighbor Policy and brought Wilson together with a group of physicians who would establish the specialty of cardiology in Brazil. This US cultural and diplomatic initiative strengthened an academic network that was already evolving and would eventually prove to be of benefit to both sides...
October 1, 2017: Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965673/european-society-of-veterinary-cardiology-screening-guidelines-for-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-doberman-pinschers
#16
REVIEW
G Wess, O Domenech, J Dukes-McEwan, J Häggström, S Gordon
BACKGROUND: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is the most common cardiac disease in large breed dogs and is inherited in Doberman Pinschers with a high prevalence (58%). OBJECTIVE: The European Society for Veterinary Cardiology convened a task force to formulate screening guidelines for DCM in Dobermans. RECOMMENDATIONS: Screening for occult DCM in Dobermans should start at three years of age and use both Holter monitoring and echocardiography...
October 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928990/detection-of-a-left-superior-vena-cava-during-a-pacemaker-implantation-in-cotonou
#17
A Sonou, M Hounkponou, L Codjo, P M Adjagba, C Houehanou, H Dohou, S Assani, Y Tchabi, M Houenassi
Persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC) is a rare congenital anomaly. Its prevalence in the general population is 0.1 to 0.5%. LSVC is 5 times rarer when accompanied by an absence of the right superior vena cava (RSVC). We present the case of a 54-year-old man who carries a persistent LSVC without RSVC. Clinically, this patient presented a regular bradycardia at 40 per minute associated with a heart failure syndrome. The electrocardiogram diagnosed a complete atrioventricular block and transthoracic echocardiography showed dilated left heart cavities and a left ventricular ejection fraction of 50%...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928069/comments-on-the-new-international-criteria-for-electrocardiographic-interpretation-in-athletes
#18
Luis Serratosa-Fernández, Domingo Pascual-Figal, María Dolores Masiá-Mondéjar, María Sanz-de la Garza, Zigor Madaria-Marijuan, Juan Ramón Gimeno-Blanes, Carmen Adamuz
Sudden cardiac death is the most common medical cause of death during the practice of sports. Several structural and electrical cardiac conditions are associated with sudden cardiac death in athletes, most of them showing abnormal findings on resting electrocardiogram (ECG). However, because of the similarity between some ECG findings associated with physiological adaptations to exercise training and those of certain cardiac conditions, ECG interpretation in athletes is often challenging. Other factors related to ECG findings are race, age, sex, sports discipline, training intensity, and athletic background...
November 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919593/electrocardiographic-algorithms-to-guide-a-management-strategy-of-idiopathic-outflow-tract-ventricular-arrhythmias
#19
Bartosz Ludwik, Karol Deutsch, Mariusz Mazij, Janusz Śledź, Aleksandra Morka, Michał Labus, Michał Chrabąszcz, Bartosz Szafran, Jerzy Śpikowski, Lesław Szydłowski, Sebastian M Stec
INTRODUCTION    The current guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology outlined electrocardiographic (ECG) differentiation of site of origin (SOO) in patients with idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias (IVA).  OBJECTIVES    The aim of this study was to compare three ECG algorithms for differentiating SOO and to determine their diagnostic value for the management of outflow tract IVA. PATIENTS AND METHODS    Patients with IVA with inferior axis who underwent successful radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) using the 3D-electroanatomical system were analyzed...
September 6, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915139/left-and-right-ventricular-morphology-function-and-late-gadolinium-enhancement-extent-and-localization-change-with-different-clinical-presentation-of-acute-myocarditis-data-from-the-italian-multicenter-study-on-myocarditis-itamy
#20
Gianluca Di Bella, Giovanni Camastra, Lorenzo Monti, Santo Dellegrottaglie, Paolo Piaggi, Claudio Moro, Alessia Pepe, Chiara Lanzillo, Gianluca Pontone, Martina Perazzolo Marra, Mauro Di Roma, Alessandra Scatteia, Giovanni D Aquaro
AIMS: Poor data exist about cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) findings in a large sample of acute myocarditis with different clinical presentations (heart failure, arrhythmias, and infarct-like presentation). METHODS: Five hundred and forty-three in-patients with a clinical suspected of acute myocarditis confirmed by CMR were enrolled. The clinical indications to perform CMR were chest pain and/or dyspnea and/or palpitations, or effort intolerance/malaise in the last month; elevated troponin and/or new ventricular dysfunction, and/or new ECG abnormalities; and suspected inflammatory cause...
November 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
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