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Hermann H Klein
Although medical students are rarely instructed in traffic medicine in Germany, they are obliged to inform their patients about their fitness to drive after having become a medical doctor. This article gives an overview on the fitness to drive for patients with syncope by referring to the driving license regulation and the current guidelines released by the department of traffic. The driving license regulation distinguishes between group 1 and group 2 drivers. Group 1 drivers drive vehicles with a total weight less than 3...
May 15, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
Thomas A Gibson, Robert E Weiss, Benjamin C Sun
Introduction: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to identify predictors of serious clinical outcomes after an acute-care evaluation for syncope. Methods: We identified studies that assessed for predictors of short-term (≤30 days) serious clinical events after an emergency department (ED) visit for syncope. We performed a MEDLINE search (January 1, 1990 - July 1, 2017) and reviewed reference lists of retrieved articles. The primary outcome was the occurrence of a serious clinical event (composite of mortality, arrhythmia, ischemic or structural heart disease, major bleed, or neurovascular event) within 30 days...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
Caíque Bueno Terhoch, Henry Fukuda Moreira, Silvia Moreira Ayub-Ferreira, Germano Emilio Conceição-Souza, Vera Maria Cury Salemi, Paulo Roberto Chizzola, Mucio Tavares Oliveira, Silvia Helena Gelas Lage, Edimar Alcides Bocchi, Victor Sarli Issa
AIMS: Explore the association between clinical findings and prognosis in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) and analyze the influence of etiology on clinical presentation and prognosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Prospective cohort of 500 patients admitted with ADHF from Aug/2013-Feb/2016; patients were predominantly male (61.8%), median age was 58 (IQ25-75% 47-66 years); etiology was dilated cardiomyopathy in 141 (28.2%), ischemic heart disease in 137 (27...
February 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Enisa Hodzic
Introduction: Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) is the most common cardiac valve pathology of to day. Aim of article was to identify the types and frequency of potentially malignant arrhythmia and atrial brillation in patients with MVP, to determine the differences in these arrhythmias between classical and non-classical MVP, to evaluate the correlation of potentially malignant arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation with MVP with possible clinical complications of arrhythmogenic sudden cardiac death and potential risk of thromboembolic vascular incident...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Shinya Yamazaki, Taku Kato, Shunpei Ushimaru, Hirokazu Yokoi, Hiroki Mani
A 68-year-old man with a history of coronary artery bypass surgery was referred to our hospital because of pre-syncope on effort. During a treadmill exercise electrocardiogram test, the patient developed advanced atrioventricular block associated with dizziness. Coronary angiography revealed significant stenosis of the right coronary artery, which had not existed at the time of the bypass surgery. We implanted drug-eluting stents in the stenotic lesion, and an exercise test showed resolution of the atrioventricular block...
February 1, 2018: Internal Medicine
Claudia Seyler, Benjamin Meder, Tanja Weis, Thea Schwaneberg, Kerstin Weitmann, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Hugo A Katus, Andreas Dösch
AIMS: Non-ischemic cardiomyopathies (CMPs) comprise heart muscle disorders of different causes with high variability in disease phenotypes and clinical progression. The lack of national structures for the efficient recruitment, clinical and molecular classification, and follow-up of patients with non-ischemic CMPs limit the thorough analysis of disease mechanisms and the evaluation of novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. This paper describes a national, prospective, multicenter registry for patients with non-ischemic CMPs...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
Prakash Goutham Suryanarayana, Jagdesh Kandala, Frank I Marcus
INTRODUCTION: We have observed electrocardiographic (ECG) changes primarily in women during tilt table testing. METHODS: We reviewed 12 lead ECGs during tilt studies between 2012 and 2016 for changes in ST segments and T waves during tilt table testing. Patients with distinctly abnormal baseline ECGs were excluded. RESULTS: Of the 180 tilt studies, 117 (65%) were in women. There were 32 patients with ECG changes during tilting. Of these, 28 (87...
November 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
Ali A Alsaad, Christopher O Austin, Maisha T Robinson, Michael B Phillips
Lateral medullary syndrome (LMS) is an ischemic disease of the medulla oblongata, which involves the territory of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery. Lateral medullary syndrome is often missed as the cause of autonomic dysregulation in patients with recent brain stem stroke. Due to the location of the baroreceptor regulatory center in the lateral medulla oblongata, patients with LMS occasionally have autonomic dysregulation-associated clinical manifestations. We report a case of LMS-associated autonomic dysregulation...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
Yasuhisa Iriki, Naoya Oketani, Mitsuru Ohishi
The patient was an-85-year-old man with hypertension and hyperlipidemia. The patient had a history of faintness on standing. He visited our hospital after experiencing chest oppression and pre-syncope in 2015. Brain magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography did not detect any structural brain or heart disease. Ischemic heart disease was suspected based on the myocardial scintigraphy findings, but coronary angiography revealed no unusual findings. Holter electrocardiography did not reveal the reason for his symptoms...
2016: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
Sana M Al-Khatib, Paul Friedman, Kenneth A Ellenbogen
Advances in the field of defibrillation have brought to practice different types of devices that include the transvenous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) with or without cardiac resynchronization therapy, the subcutaneous ICD (S-ICD), and the wearable cardioverter-defibrillator. To ensure optimal use of these devices and to achieve best patient outcomes, clinicians need to understand how these devices work, learn the characteristics of patients who qualify them for one type of device versus another, and recognize the remaining gaps in knowledge surrounding these devices...
November 1, 2016: Circulation
Márcio Galindo Kiuchi, Frederico Puppim Vitorio, Gustavo Ramalho da Silva, Luis Marcelo Rodrigues Paz, Gladyston Luiz Lima Souto
Premature ventricular complexes are very common, appearing most frequently in patients with hypertension, obesity, sleep apnea, and structural heart disease. Sympathetic hyperactivity plays a critical role in the development, maintenance, and aggravation of ventricular arrhythmias. Recently, Armaganijan et al reported the relevance of sympathetic activation in patients with ventricular arrhythmias and suggested a potential role for catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation in reducing the arrhythmic burden...
December 2015: Medicine (Baltimore)
E Z Golukhova, O I Gromova, V Yu Merzlyakov, K V Shumkov, N I Bulaeva, L A Bockeria
AIM: to assess prognostic value of clinical and instrumental parameters, results of noninvasive electrophysiological tests and biomarkers as predictors of malignant ventricular arrhythmias in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD) during long-term follow-up as well as during myocardial revascularization surgery and early postoperative period. MATERIAL: We prospectively enrolled 97 patients (mean age 61 ± 10 years) with angiographically confirmed coronary artery disease...
2015: Kardiologiia
Tsukasa Kamakura, Mitsuru Wada, Ikutaro Nakajima, Kohei Ishibashi, Koji Miyamoto, Hideo Okamura, Takashi Noda, Takeshi Aiba, Hiroshi Takaki, Satoshi Yasuda, Hisao Ogawa, Wataru Shimizu, Takeru Makiyama, Takeshi Kimura, Shiro Kamakura, Kengo Kusano
BACKGROUND: The clinical characteristics and prognosis of elderly patients with Brugada syndrome (BrS) are largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risks and benefits of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in elderly patients with BrS based on a long follow-up. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 120 BrS patients with ICD (90 for aborted sudden cardiac arrest or syncope, mean age, 46.6±12.2 years; 50 with age ≥60 years at the last follow-up) were included in this study...
August 2015: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Hyun-Jun Kim, Yun Kyung Chung, Kyeong Min Kwak, Se-Jin Ahn, Yong-Hyun Kim, Young-Su Ju, Young-Jun Kwon, Eun-A Kim
OBJECTIVE: Acute carbon monoxide poisoning has important clinical value because it can cause severe adverse cardiovascular effects and sudden death. Acute carbon monoxide poisoning due to charcoal is well reported worldwide, and increased use of charcoal in the restaurant industry raises concern for an increase in occupational health problems. We present a case of carbon monoxide poisoning induced cardiomyopathy in a 47-year-old restaurant worker. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A male patient was brought to the emergency department to syncope and complained of left chest pain...
2015: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Mintu P Turakhia, Aditya J Ullal, Donald D Hoang, Claire T Than, Jared D Miller, Karen J Friday, Marco V Perez, James V Freeman, Paul J Wang, Paul A Heidenreich
BACKGROUND: Identification of silent atrial fibrillation (AF) could prevent stroke and other sequelae. HYPOTHESIS: Screening for AF using continuous ambulatory electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring can detect silent AF in asymptomatic in patients with known risk factors. METHODS: We performed a single-center prospective screening study using a wearable patch-based device that provides up to 2 weeks of continuous ambulatory ECG monitoring (iRhythm Technologies, Inc...
May 2015: Clinical Cardiology
Stéphane Ederhy, Brigitte Duclos, Hakim Mahammedi, Jean-Dominique Doublet
Several types of cardiovascular complications can occur during treatment with targeted therapies: heart failure, QTc lengthening, arterial and venous thrombosis. A clinical examination, ECG and cardiac ultrasound are essential before starting treatment with targeted therapy. Patients with no medical history, who are asymptomatic with a normal ECG and a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) greater than 50% can begin molecular targeted therapy (MTT). Patients must be assessed by a cardiologist before the introduction of MTT if they have a history of ischemic or valvular heart disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke, transient ischemic attack, or ECG anomalies (Q wave, supraventricular arrhythmia, QT greater than 500ms), or LVEF less than 50%...
2011: Bulletin du Cancer
Gonzalo Barón-Esquivias, Nicolás Manito, Javier López Díaz, Antonio Martín Santana, José Manuel García Pinilla, Juan José Gómez Doblas, Manuel Gómez Bueno, Vivencio Barrios Alonso, José Luis Lambert
In the present article, we review publications from the previous year in the following 3 areas: clinical cardiology, geriatric cardiology, and heart failure and transplantation. Among the new developments in clinical cardiology are several contributions from Spanish groups on tricuspid and aortic regurgitation, developments in atrial fibrillation, syncope, and the clinical characteristics of heart disease, as well as various studies on familial heart disease and chronic ischemic heart disease. In geriatric cardiology, the most relevant studies published in 2014 involve heart failure, degenerative aortic stenosis, and data on atrial fibrillation in the geriatric population...
April 2015: Revista Española de Cardiología
Jürgen Potratz
Programmed ventricular stimulation was used extensively in the 1970s and has markedly improved our knowledge about the electrophysiological mechanisms of reentrant ventricular arrhythmias. In numerous observational but also randomized studies, it was shown that the induction of a monomorphic ventricular tachycardia by programmed ventricular stimulation was associated with an increased risk of spontaneous ventricular tachycardia or even sudden cardiac death in the future. Despite these results and the guidelines of ACC and ESC recommending the use of programmed ventricular stimulation in patients with recent and remote myocardial infarction, reduced ejection fraction, and complex ventricular arrhythmias or syncope, programmed ventricular stimulation is only seldom used and does not play a relevant role in clinical practice today...
March 2015: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
Felix G Meinel, Richard R Bayer, Peter L Zwerner, Carlo Nicola De Cecco, U Joseph Schoepf, Fabian Bamberg
In patients with stable chest pain, coronary CT angiography (CCTA) has demonstrated high accuracy in excluding coronary artery disease and CCTA findings carry prognostic significance for the occurrence of future cardiovascular events. Increasingly, CCTA has been adopted as a triage tool in patients with acute chest pain. In specific clinical scenarios, CCTA further represents a useful tool to exclude an ischemic etiology in patients with cardiac arrhythmias or newly diagnosed heart failure. Several novel techniques are currently being investigated which may extend the ability of CCTA to characterize and quantify coronary artery plaque and assess the hemodynamic significance of stenosis...
March 2015: Radiologic Clinics of North America
Sigfus Gizurarson, Marcus Ståhlman, Anders Jeppsson, Yangzhen Shao, Björn Redfors, Lennart Bergfeldt, Jan Borén, Elmir Omerovic
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common form of arrhythmia in humans and is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Obesity and diabetes have been linked to myocardial lipotoxicity - a condition where the heart accumulates and produces toxic lipid species. We hypothesized that obesity and diabetes were involved in the pathophysiology of AF by means of promoting a lipotoxic phenotype in atrial muscle, and that AF predicts mortality in cardiac care patients...
September 2015: Journal of Electrocardiology
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