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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622988/outflow-tract-ventricular-premature-beats-ablation-in-the-presence-or-absence-of-structural-heart-disease-technical-considerations-and-clinical-outcomes
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Haitham Badran, Rania Samir, Mohamed Amin
Background: Premature ventricular beats (PVBs) are early depolarization of the myocardium originating in the ventricle. In case of very frequent PVBs, patients are severely symptomatic with impaired quality of life and are at risk of pre-syncope, syncope, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death particularly in the presence of structural heart disease. Ventricular outflow tracts are the most common sites of origin of idiopathic PVBs especially in patients without structural heart disease...
December 2017: The Egyptian heart journal: (EHJ): official bulletin of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557531/beta-blocker-therapy-is-associated-with-a-lower-incidence-of-syncope-due-to-fast-ventricular-tachycardias-among-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-patients-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction-results-from-a-multicenter-study
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Javier Jiménez-Candil, Ignasi Anguera, Olga Durán, Jesús Hernández, Javier Fernández-Portales, José Luis Moríñigo, Ana Martín, Paolo Dallaglio, Loreto Bravo, Andrea di Marco, Pedro Luis Sánchez
INTRODUCTION: Among implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patients, a substantial proportion of syncopes are due to fast ventricular tachycardias (FVTs). In the experimental models of ventricular tachycardias, the arterial vasoconstriction plays an important role in recovering the arterial pressure. Since beta-blockers increase vascular resistance, we hypothesized that beta-blockers could reduce the occurrence of syncope due to FVTs. Our objective was to determine the relationship between the beta-blocker therapy and the incidence of syncope in FVT (cycle length [CL] 250-320 ms) occurring in ICD patients...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408436/predicting-arrhythmic-risk-in-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Laurens P Bosman, Arjan Sammani, Cynthia A James, Julia Cadrin-Tourigny, Hugh Calkins, J Peter van Tintelen, Richard N W Hauer, Folkert W Asselbergs, Anneline S J M teRiele
While many studies evaluate predictors of ventricular arrhythmias in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), a systematic review consolidating this evidence is currently lacking. Therefore, we searched MEDLINE and Embase for studies analyzing predictors of ventricular arrhythmias (sustained ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation (VT/VF), appropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy, or sudden cardiac death) in patients with definite ARVC, patients with borderline ARVC, and ARVC-associated mutation carriers...
February 3, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315367/sudden-death-in-patients-with-ebstein-anomaly
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Christine H Attenhofer Jost, Nicholas Y Tan, Abdalla Hassan, Emily R Vargas, David O Hodge, Joseph A Dearani, Heidi Connolly, Samuel J Asirvatham, Christopher J McLeod
Aims: Ventricular dysfunction or structural alteration of either ventricle is a well-established risk factor for sudden death (SD). Ebstein anomaly (EA) can present with both right and left heart abnormalities; however, predictors of SD have not been described. We therefore sought to characterize the incidence and risk factors of SD among a large cohort of patients with EA. Methods and results: All EA patients who underwent evaluation at a high-volume institution over a 4-decade period were retrospectively reviewed...
January 5, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273259/contemporary-application-of-point-of-care-echocardiography-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Jordan Chenkin, Clare L Atzema
Point-of-care echocardiography is revolutionizing the management of patients presenting with undifferentiated shock and cardiac arrest in the emergency department (ED). Its primary purpose is to aid the clinician in rapidly ruling in and ruling out life-threatening diagnoses at the bedside. In addition, it has become an important component of the clinical examination for stable patients seen in the ED with nonspecific signs and symptoms such as shortness of breath or syncope. Although first described to facilitate the diagnosis of pericardial effusions and cardiac standstill, ED echocardiography has since evolved and is now widely used by emergency physicians to help diagnose other important cardiovascular pathologic conditions that may be contributing to undifferentiated shock, such as left ventricular failure and right ventricular dilatation resulting from pulmonary embolism...
February 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150126/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Juan José Santos Mateo, María Sabater Molina, Juan Ramón Gimeno Blanes
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common inherited cardiovascular disease. It is characterized by increased ventricular wall thickness and is highly complex due to its heterogeneous clinical presentation, several phenotypes, large number of associated causal mutations and broad spectrum of complications. It is caused by mutations in sarcomeric proteins, which are identified in up to 60% of cases of the disease. Clinical manifestations of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy include shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations and syncope, which are related to the onset of diastolic dysfunction, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, ischemia, atrial fibrillation and abnormal vascular responses...
November 14, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110073/vasovagal-syncope-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction
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Yoshiaki Yamaguchi, Koichi Mizumaki, Kunihiro Nishida, Tamotsu Sakamoto, Yosuke Nakatani, Naoya Kataoka, Koichiro Kinugawa, Hiroshi Inoue
Vasovagal syncope (VVS) is known to have a benign prognosis and be associated with enhanced contraction and activation of the left ventricular (LV) mechanoreceptors. However, a little is known about VVS in patients with LV dysfunction. The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence and prognosis of VVS in patients with LV dysfunction. We enrolled 368 patients with unexplained syncope. In 7 of these patients, LV ejection fraction was lower than 40%. The results of a head-up tilt test (HUT) and the recurrence of syncope were compared between these 7 patients with LV dysfunction and the remaining patients...
November 6, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912181/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-genetics-pathogenesis-clinical-manifestations-diagnosis-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Ali J Marian, Eugene Braunwald
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic disorder that is characterized by left ventricular hypertrophy unexplained by secondary causes and a nondilated left ventricle with preserved or increased ejection fraction. It is commonly asymmetrical with the most severe hypertrophy involving the basal interventricular septum. Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction is present at rest in about one third of the patients and can be provoked in another third. The histological features of HCM include myocyte hypertrophy and disarray, as well as interstitial fibrosis...
September 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864371/left-ventricular-noncompaction-in-older-patients
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Tao Tian, Kun-Qi Yang, Yi Mao, Lan-Lan Zhou, Lin-Ping Wang, Yan Xiao, Yan-Kun Yang, Yin Zhang, Xu Meng, Xian-Liang Zhou
BACKGROUND: Information on left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) in older people is sparse. This study aimed to investigate the clinical profile of LVNC in an older cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between August 2007 and September 2015, older patients (age ≥ 60 years) who were diagnosed with LVNC using cardiovascular magnetic resonance were prospectively enrolled at our hospital. RESULTS: A total of 35 patients (male, 80%; mean age, 65 ± 5 years) were prospectively included in this study...
August 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858113/extraction-of-a-dual-chamber-pacemaker-and-inserting-of-a-new-automatic-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-the-easy-procedure-almost-became-catastrophic-a-case-report
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Márcio Galindo Kiuchi, Guilherme Miglioli Lobato, Shaojie Chen
BACKGROUND: The cardiovascular illnesses are in the middle of the foremost reasons of death around the world. Deaths in Europe, from sudden cardiac death (SCD), reach nearby 700,000 individuals every year. In the United States, statistics point to the existence of nearly 1 million yearly deaths from cardiovascular sickness, of which 330,000 are the consequence of abrupt. The significance of automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) has been proven in subjects with preceding myocardial infarction and stark systolic left ventricular dysfunction (secondary prevention)...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671805/valvular-heart-disease-in-adults-management-of-native-valve-disease
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REVIEW
Xin Zhang, Steven M Hollenberg
Patients with valvular heart disease (VHD) should be treated for diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. They also should receive therapy for left ventricular dysfunction, undergo interval echocardiography, and participate in aerobic exercise. Valve replacement should be considered for patients with aortic stenosis (AS) and syncope, presyncope, heart failure, angina, or severe AS with left ventricular dysfunction. Valve replacement is performed with open or transcatheter procedures; the latter are preferred for patients with high surgical risk...
June 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507838/recurrent-stress-cardiomyopathy-during-copd-exacerbation-are-beta-adrenergic-agonists-only-to-blame
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Ioanna Katsa, Panagiota Christia, Daniele Massera, Robert Faillace
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a variant of stress-induced cardiomyopathy, characterized by transient left ventricular dysfunction that may be associated with emotional or physical triggers. We present the case of a 51-year-old Caucasian female with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who presented with syncope and was found to have her second lifetime episode of stress-induced cardiomyopathy. Eight months prior, she had been admitted with a COPD exacerbation and was found to have left ventricular (LV) dysfunction with ejection fraction (EF) of 22% attributed to TCM with subsequent normalization of her left ventricular function...
April 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492156/electrical-storm-or-naxos-syndrome-in-an-adult-causing-recurrent-syncope
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Muhammad Furrakh Maqbool, Muhammad Sajid, Ahmed Noeman
Among the rare and well-known causes of sudden cardiac death by malignant arrthymias is a condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. It commonly presents with right ventricular dilatation, dysfunction and ventricular tachycardia of left bundle branch morphology due to fibro-fatty infiltration of right ventricle in second to fifth decade of life, making it an unrecognized and important cause of sudden cardiac death. Two rare variants of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy are Carvajal syndrome and Naxos syndrome...
April 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431063/left-ventricular-dysfunction-is-associated-with-frequent-premature-ventricular-complexes-and-asymptomatic-ventricular-tachycardia-in-children
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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/28275558/myocardial-strain-and-symptom-severity-in-severe-aortic-stenosis-insights-from-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Tarique Al Musa, Akhlaque Uddin, Peter P Swoboda, Pankaj Garg, Timothy A Fairbairn, Laura E Dobson, Christopher D Steadman, Anvesha Singh, Bara Erhayiem, Sven Plein, Gerald P McCann, John P Greenwood
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic severe aortic stenosis (AS) is a class I indication for replacement in patients when left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is preserved. However, symptom reporting is often equivocal and decision making can be challenging. We aimed to quantify myocardial deformation using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in patients classified by symptom severity. METHODS: Forty-two patients with severe AS referred to heart valve clinic were studied using tagged CMR imaging...
February 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247566/natural-history-of-severe-aortic-stenosis-diastolic-wall-strain-as-a-novel-prognostic-marker
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Edinrin Obasare, Vikas Bhalla, Deepakraj Gajanana, Mary Rodriguez Ziccardi, Jose N Codolosa, Vincent M Figueredo, Dennis Lynn Morris, Gregg S Pressman
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Diastolic wall strain (DWS) has been proposed as a simple noninvasive measure of left ventricular (LV) stiffness. This study investigated DWS as a possible predictor of mortality in severe aortic stenosis (AS). METHODS: 138 patients with severe AS (indexed aortic valve area [AVA]<0.6 cm2 /m2 ) and normal ejection fraction (>55%) were included. 52 patients (38%) had aortic valve interventions or poor image quality (n=5) and were excluded leaving 86 in the study group (84±8 years, 70% female, 69% African American)...
April 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079110/left-ventricular-noncompaction-cardiomyopathy-cardiac-neuromuscular-and-genetic-factors
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REVIEW
Josef Finsterer, Claudia Stöllberger, Jeffrey A Towbin
Left ventricular hypertrabeculation (LVHT) or noncompaction is a myocardial abnormality of unknown aetiology, frequently associated with monogenic disorders, particularly neuromuscular disorders, or with chromosomal defects. LVHT is diagnosed usually by echocardiography by the presence of a bilayered myocardium consisting of a thick, spongy, noncompacted endocardial layer and a thin, compacted, epicardial layer. The pathogenesis of LVHT is unsolved, and the diagnostic criteria, prognosis, and optimal treatment of patients with LVHT are under debate...
April 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747019/cardiogenic-syncope-possibly-related-to-bevacizumab-containing-combination-chemotherapy-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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EDITORIAL
Haruka Chino, Yosuke Amano, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Jun Matsuda, Norihiko Takeda, Goh Tanaka, Daiya Takai, Takahide Nagase
We report the case of a 55-year-old man with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma who received carboplatin-paclitaxel-bevacizumab chemotherapy as second-line therapy. After four cycles of chemotherapy, he experienced syncope with a decrease in blood pressure. Electrocardiography (ECG) revealed atrial fibrillation. Cardiac ultrasonography showed a markedly reduced ejection fraction (45%), with moderate decrease in comparison to that before chemotherapy (66%). Bisoprolol fumarate was initiated, and the conversion to sinus rhythm was detected by ECG 4 days after the syncope...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707537/exercise-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-review-of-current-evidence-national-guideline-recommendations-and-a-proposal-for-a-new-direction-to-fitness
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REVIEW
Waseem Hindieh, Arnon Adler, Adaya Weissler-Snir, Dana Fourey, Sarah Harris, Harry Rakowski
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a common genetic disorder with a prevalence of 1:500 in the general population. Amongst a varied spectrum of clinical presentations, the most feared complication of this cardiac disorder is sudden cardiac death. Although only a minority of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who suffer sudden cardiac death or resuscitated cardiac arrest do so during exercise, strenuous physical activity is regarded as an important trigger for these tragic outcomes. Furthermore, during exercise, patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may develop augmentation of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, myocardial ischemia, diastolic dysfunction and/or inappropriate vasodilation in non-exercising vascular beds...
April 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27439928/sinus-surgery-complicated-by-ventricular-fibrillation-in-a-young-patient-inverted-reverse-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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Gültekin Günhan Demir, Gamze Babur Güler, Ekrem Güler, Hacı Murat Güneş, Filiz Kızılırmak
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC), also known as left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome or stress cardiomyopathy, is characterized by transient left ventricular systolic dysfunction and the absence of obstructive lesion in the epicardial coronary arteries. The most common presentation is acute substernal chest pain, although occasionally dyspnea and syncope, and rarely shock with ST-segment elevation and elevated cardiac biomarkers have been observed. Inverted (reverse) TTC is a rare pattern characterized hypokinesis of the basal and midventricular segments...
July 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
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