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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211989/timothy-syndrome-1-genotype-without-syndactyly-and-major-extracardiac-manifestations
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Róbert Sepp, Lidia Hategan, Attila Bácsi, Judit Cseklye, László Környei, János Borbás, Márta Széll, Tamás Forster, István Nagy, Zoltán Hegedűs
Timothy syndrome 1 (TS1) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by multisystem abnormalities including QT prolongation, congenital heart defects, facial dysmorphism, episodic hypoglycemia, and neurological symptoms. A morphological hallmark of TS1 is syndactyly, present in all cases. TS1 is caused by the canonical p.Gly406Arg mutation in the alternatively spliced exon 8A in the CACNA1C gene, encoding for the main cardiac L-type calcium channel. A variant case of TS1 is reported. The proband had intermittent fetal bradycardia with heart rate of 72 bpm...
March 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211883/the-inflammatory-state-provokes-sexual-dimorphism-in-left-ventricular-and-electrocardiographic-effects-of-chronic-cyclosporine-in-rats
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Hany M El-Bassossy, Zainy M Banjar, Mahmoud M El-Mas
Although cardiotoxicity has been recognized as an adverse effect of cyclosporine A (CSA), no information exists regarding sex specificity of CSA cardiotoxicity. We tested the hypothesis that left ventricular (LV) and electrocardiographic (ECG) effects of CSA and related inflammatory/histopathological derangements are sex related. CSA reduced the LV slope of end-systolic pressure volume relationship and increased isovolumic relaxation constant. These effects were more pronounced in male compared to female rats, suggesting LV systolic and diastolic dysfunction...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209348/effects-of-metabolically-healthy-and-unhealthy-obesity-on-prolongation-of-corrected-qt-interval
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Xiaofan Guo, Zhao Li, Liang Guo, Shasha Yu, Hongmei Yang, Liqiang Zheng, Guowei Pan, Yonghong Zhang, Yingxian Sun, Mark J Pletcher
Although obesity and the metabolic syndrome (MS) often co-occur, many obese (OB) subjects have a favorable metabolic profile. It is unclear whether these factors independently influence cardiac electrophysiology including prolongation of the QT interval. We examined associations among obesity, MS, and prolonged corrected QT (QTc) interval in a large sample of Chinese research participants aged ≥35 years recruited from rural areas of Liaoning Province during 2012 to 2013. Of the 11,209 participants, 6,364 (56...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205376/drug-drug-interactions-in-pediatric-oncology-patients
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T E Balk, I H van der Sijs, T van Gelder, J J B Janssen, I M van der Sluis, R W F van Leeuwen, F K Engels
BACKGROUND: Drug-drug interactions (DDIs) can negatively affect pharmacotherapy. However, pediatric DDI studies are scarce. We undertook an exploratory study to investigate prevalence and clinical relevance of DDIs between cytostatic and noncytostatic drugs in outpatient pediatric oncology patients. PROCEDURE: After informed consent and inclusion, the following information was collected: currently prescribed noncytostatic and cytostatic drugs, comorbidities, and use of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), and dietary supplements...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186837/methadone-and-corrected-qt-prolongation-in-pain-and-palliative-care-patients-a-case-control-study
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Katherine M Juba, Tina M Khadem, David J Hutchinson, Jack E Brown
BACKGROUND: Methadone (ME) is commonly used in pain and palliative care (PPC) patients with refractory pain or intolerable opioid adverse effects (AEs). A unique ME AE is its corrected QT (QTc) interval prolongation risk, but most evidence exists in methadone maintenance therapy patients. OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to identify QTc interval prolongation risk factors in PPC patients receiving ME and other medications known to prolong the QTc interval and develop a risk stratification tool...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178705/sudden-cardiac-arrest-triggered-by-coadministration-of-fluconazole-and-amiodarone
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Jiajia Wang, Yanbin Chen, Wei Lei, Cheng Chen, Yehan Zhu, Nan Su, Chuankai Zhang, Jian-An Huang
Fluconazole for fungal infections and amiodarone for arrhythmia are commonly prescribed medications, and coadministration of such medications is sometimes inevitable in clinical practice. However, both medications have been associated with prolonged QTc intervals and subsequent arrhythmias, which are sometimes fatal. We present the case of a 75-year-old man with sudden cardiac arrest triggered by coadministration of fluconazole and amiodarone, which raises the need for caution regarding coadministration of these medications...
February 9, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177919/camkii-inhibition-reduces-isoproterenol-induced-ischemia-and-arrhythmias-in-hypertrophic-mice
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Ying Feng, Jun Cheng, Baozhu Wei, Yanggan Wang
OBJECTIVES: The Ca/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII), an arrhythmogenic molecule, is excessively activated in cardiac hypertrophy. Here, we investigated the effect of CaMKII inhibition in isoproterenol (ISO)-induced arrhythmias in hypertrophic mice. RESULTS: ISO induced multiple types of arrhythmias in the hypertrophic mice but not in the normal mice. The QTc intervals were prolonged and the amplitudes of T waves were increased significantly by ISO prior to arrhythmia initiation...
February 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163537/qtc-interval-in-young-gujarati-hypertensives-effect-of-disease-antihypertensive-monotherapy-and-coexisting-risk-factors
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Jayesh Dalpatbhai Solanki, Bhakti P Gadhavi, Amit H Makwana, Hemant B Mehta, Chinmay J Shah, Pradnya A Gokhale
OBJECTIVES: To study the effect of disease duration, treatment and risk factors on QTc interval among young hypertensives. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control study was conducted on 142 hypertensives (60 males, 82 females) taking calcium channel blocker (CCB) or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) as monotherapy. After blood pressure measurement, we recorded lead II electrocardiograph with minimum ten waveforms. QTc was derived from average of ten values using Bazett's formula...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155223/evaluation-of-prolonged-qt-interval-structural-heart-disease-mimicking-long-qt-syndrome
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Adaya Weissler-Snir, Michael H Gollob, Vijay Chauhan, Melanie Care, Danna A Spears
BACKGROUND: In about 20-25% of patients with congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) a causative pathogenic mutation is not found. The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence of alternative cardiac diagnoses among patients exhibiting prolongation of QT interval with negative genetic testing for LQTS genes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 239 consecutive patients who were evaluated in the inherited arrhythmia clinic at the Toronto General Hospital between July 2013 and December 2015 for possible LQTS...
February 3, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154763/qt-prolongation-due-to-graves-disease
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Zain Kulairi, Nisha Deol, Renee Tolly, Rohan Manocha, Maliha Naseer
Hyperthyroidism is a highly prevalent disease affecting over 4 million people in the US. The disease is associated with many cardiac complications including atrial fibrillation and also less commonly with ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation. Many cardiac pathologies have been extensively studied; however, the relationship between hyperthyroidism and rate of ventricular repolarization manifesting as a prolonged QTc interval is not well known. Prolonged QTc interval regardless of thyroid status is a risk factor for cardiovascular mortality and life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149075/epileptic-patients-are-at-risk-of-cardiac-arrhythmias-a-novel-approach-using-qt-nomogram-tachogram-and-cardiac-restitution-plots
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Marwan S Al-Nimer, Sura A Al-Mahdawi, Namir M Abdullah, Akram Al-Mahdawi
BACKGROUND: Sudden death is reported in patients who had a history of epilepsy and some authors believed that is due to cardiac arrhythmias. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to predict that the epileptic patients are at risk of serious cardiac arrhythmias by QT-nomogram, tachogram (Lorenz), and cardiac restitution plots. METHODS: A total number of 71 healthy subjects (Group I) and 64 newly diagnosed epileptic patients (Group II) were recruited from Al-Yarmouk and Baghdad Teaching hospitals in Baghdad from March 2015 to July 2015 and included in this study...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137792/cardiac-autonomic-regulation-and-repolarization-during-acute-experimental-hypoglycemia-in-type-2-diabetes
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Elaine Chow, Alan Bernjak, Emma Walkinshaw, Alexandra Lubina-Solomon, Jenny Freeman, Ian A Macdonald, Paul J Sheridan, Simon R Heller
Hypoglycemia is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality in trials of intensive therapy in type 2 diabetes (T2DM). We previously observed an increase in arrhythmias during spontaneous prolonged hypoglycemia in T2DM patients. Our aim was to examine changes in cardiac autonomic function and repolarization during sustained experimental hypoglycemia.Twelve adults with T2DM and eleven age, BMI-matched nondiabetic controls underwent paired hyperinsulinemic clamps separated by 4 weeks. Glucose was maintained at euglycemia (6...
January 30, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137545/delayed-normalization-of-electrocardiograms-in-patients-with-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-due-to-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Keisuke Kadooka, Hiromu Hadeishi, Kosuke Kadooka
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is caused by excessive physical and mental stress, and sometimes causes potentially fatal arrhythmias such as torsades de pointes. This study characterized the features of TCM due to aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), particularly the delayed normalization of electrocardiograms compared to that of transthoracic echocardiograms. METHODS: Ten patients with TCM were selected from the 450 SAH patients treated in our hospital between January 2007 and November 2015...
January 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137484/lung-function-percent-emphysema-and-qt-duration-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa-lung-study
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Hilary F Armstrong, Gina S Lovasi, Elsayed Z Soliman, Susan R Heckbert, Bruce M Psaty, John H M Austin, Jerry A Krishnan, Eric A Hoffman, Craig Johnson, Matthew J Budoff, Karol E Watson, R Graham Barr
BACKGROUND: The QT interval on electrocardiogram (ECG) reflects ventricular repolarization; a prolonged QT interval is associated with increased mortality risk. Prior studies suggest an association between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and prolonged QT interval. However, these studies were small and often enrolled hospital-based samples. We tested the hypotheses that lower lung function and increased percent emphysema on computed tomography (CT) are associated with a prolonged QT interval in a general population sample and additionally in those with COPD...
February 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129701/how-gender-affects-the-pharmacotherapeutic-approach-to-treating-psychosis-a-systematic-review
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Bettina Lange, Juliane Katrina Mueller, F Markus Leweke, Jan Malte Bumb
The effectiveness, effective dosages and side effect profiles of antipsychotic medication differ significantly between the sexes. Areas covered: We present a systematic review of gender-differences in the treatment of psychosis focusing on randomized, controlled trials and meta-analyses. Expert opinion: Despite many years of research, the database on gender-differences affecting the pharmacotherapeutic approach to treating psychosis is insufficient. Currently, the US National Institute of Health encouraged the enrolment of female participants in federally supported phase III clinical trials to increase the data available of female patients...
January 27, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126150/drug-induced-qtc-prolongation
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Fady S Riad, Andrew M Davis, Michael P Moranville, John F Beshai
QTc prolongation has a high prevalence of and is associated with increased all-cause mortality. Nonetheless, QTc prolonging medications are often used during patient hospitalizations despite baseline prolongation and QTc changes. Data regarding the real-world relative risk of QTc prolongation in the hospital setting are lacking. In this study, we sought to quantify the degree and relative risk of QTc prolongation in patients receiving Arizona Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (AzCERT) "known risk" medications...
January 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116499/lack-of-relationship-between-plasma-levels-of-escitalopram-and-qtc-interval-length
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Mar Carceller-Sindreu, Javier de Diego-Adeliño, Maria J Portella, Xavier Garcia-Moll, Maria Figueras, Aina Fernandez-Vidal, Josep M Queraltó, Dolors Puigdemont, Enric Álvarez
Despite safety concerns raised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), evidence supporting QT-lengthening effects of escitalopram is far to be conclusive. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between escitalopram plasma levels (Escit-PL) and corrected QT-interval length (QTc-length) in 91 outpatients recruited from a hospital setting. Fifteen patients had an abnormally prolonged QTc-interval, and 3 had QTc-intervals ≥500 ms. No correlation between Escit-PL and QTc-length was found (r = 0.08; p = 0.45)...
January 23, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110482/the-evaluation-of-a-new-marker-of-transmyocardial-repolarization-parameters-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-t-peak-t-end-t-p-e-t-p-e-qtc
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Emine Emektar, Şeref Kerem Çorbacıoğlu, Osman Korucu, Selma Ramadan, Hüseyin Uzunosmanoğlu, Eda Kan, Yunsur Çevik
The cardiovascular manifestations of acute ischemic stroke have been well known. Several electrocardiography (ECG) abnormalities have been reported in patients following acute stroke, including QT interval prolongation, ST segment deviation and T-wave changes. This study aimed to investigate the changes in transmyocardial repolarization parameters, in ischemic stroke patients. The study is a prospective, blind, and controlled clinical study. The patients without cardiac disease who received ischemic stroke diagnoses were included in the study...
January 21, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109524/torsades-de-pointes-with-high-dose-loperamide
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Patrick M Kozak, Amanda K Harris, John A McPherson, Dan M Roden
CASE: A 41year-old male presented with torsades de pointes. The patient was taking over 100mg of loperamide per day to self-medicate for chronic pain. Coronary angiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and genetic testing were negative for pre-disposing ischemia, cardiomyopathy, or genetic variant respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Patients without predisposing genetic or cardiac abnormalities are at risk of life-threatening QTc prolongation and torsades with use of high-dose loperamide...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107212/atypical-recurrence-of-takotsubo-syndrome-giant-t-wave-inversion-and-huge-qtc-prolongation
#20
Amedeo Pergolini, Giordano Zampi, Daniele Pontillo, Enzo Venturini, Paolo Giuseppe Pino, Francesco Musumeci
In this image in clinical medicine, we describe a recurrence case of Takotsubo syndrome with multifaceted ECG presentation.
January 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
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