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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643129/magnetohydrodynamic-voltage-recorder-for-comparing-peripheral-blood-flow
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Kevin J Wu, T Stan Gregory, Michael C Lastinger, Jonathan R Murrow, Zion Tsz Ho Tse
Blood flow is a clinical metric for monitoring of cardiovascular diseases but current measurements methods are costly or uncomfortable for patients. It was shown that the interaction of the magnetic field (B 0) during MRI and blood flow in the body, through the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) effect, produce voltages (V MHD) observable through intra-MRI electrocardiography (ECG), which are correlated with regional blood flow. This study shows the reproducibility of V MHD outside the MRI and its application in a portable flow monitoring device...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636519/how-we-eat-may-be-as-important-as-what-we-eat-eating-behaviour-and-heart-rate-variability
#2
Mehmet Emre Ozpelit, Ebru Ozpelit
Objective Diet exerts a crucial role on cardiovascular health. Evidence is mainly based on the content and the amount of dietary intakes. Some recent reports demonstrated that eating behaviour may also be of significant importance in cardiovascular health. In this study we aimed to investigate the effects of eating behaviour on heart rate variability (HRV) in healthy subjects. Methods and results In total, 521 healthy subjects with 24-hour Holter ECG recordings filled out a special questionnaire about their eating behaviour and lifestyles...
March 30, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635190/characteristics-of-structured-physical-training-currently-provided-in-cardiac-patients-insights-from-the-exercise-training-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-etcr-italian-survey
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Marco Ambrosetti, Patrick Doherty, Pompilio Faggiano, Ugo Corrà, Carlo Vigorito, Dominique Hansen, Patrizio Sarto, Ana Abreu, Roberto F E Pedretti
BACKGROUND:   Uncertainty exists about current delivery levels of exercise training (ET) during Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) programmes. AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate ET modalities in the real world of CR facilities in Italy. METHODS: This was an observational survey of aggregate data, collected from CR facilities on a voluntary basis. Snapshots of a single working day at a local site were made, in terms of characteristics of patients and ET programmes delivered...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625016/brugada-syndrome-and-exercise-practice-current-knowledge-shortcomings-and-open-questions
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Giuseppe Mascia, Elena Arbelo, Jaime Hernández Ojeda, Francesco Solimene, Ramon Brugada, Josep Brugada
Since its recognition as a clinical entity in 1992, the Brugada Syndrome (BrS), a hereditary disease characterized by a typical electrocardiogram (ECG) pattern potentially predisposing to sudden cardiac death (SCD), has attracted the attention of many physicians for its circadian pattern of ventricular arrhythmias (VA), mostly occurring at rest. Exercise may potentially worsen the ECG abnormalities in BrS patients, resulting in higher peak J-point amplitudes during the vasovagal reaction of the recovery period, possibly leading to an increased risk of cardiac events...
June 18, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621884/young-athletes-with-ventricular-premature-beats-continuing-or-not-intense-training-and-competition
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Attilio Parisi, Eliana Tranchita, Carlo Minganti, Fabio Sperandii, Emanuele Guerra, Leonardo Calò, Paolo Borrione, Fabio Pigozzi
INTRODUCTION: Isolated ventricular premature beats (VPBs) are commonly found during pre-participation screening in athletes. Currently the debate about the role of detraining in reducing the number of VPBs is still open. This study evaluated the arrhythmic risk in a population of young competitive athletes who showed VPBs during eligibility evaluation and that did not undergo detraining but continued practicing competitive sports. METHODS: 3746 consecutive subjects underwent pre-participation screening...
June 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612902/comparison-of-prognostic-values-of-cardiopulmonary-and-heart-rate-parameters-in-exercise-testing-in-men-with-heart-failure
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Łukasz Czubaszewski, Anna Straburzyńska-Lupa, Jacek Migaj, Ewa Straburzyńska-Migaj
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is the gold standard in the evaluation of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). However, this test is relatively expensive, assessment of its results requires experience, and in Poland it is available only in tertiary health care centers. Many heart rate (HR) parameters taken during a standard electrocardiographic (ECG) exercise test also shows prognostic values. Thus, the aim of this study is to compare prognostic values of ventilatory and HR parameters in exercise testing in CHF patients, and to find out if HR parameters can be used instead of ventilatory in the evaluation of a prognosis...
June 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610987/-tracking-interlead-heterogeneity-of-r-and-t-wave-morphology-to-disclose-latent-risk-for-sudden-cardiac-death
#7
Richard L Verrier, Heikki Huikuri
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) due primarily to ventricular fibrillation claims 1.5 million lives worldwide each year. In 45-50% of cases, it is the first manifestation of underlying heart disease. Traditional risk factors including smoking, hypertension, age, sex, as well as depressed left ventricular ejection fraction lack sufficient sensitivity and specificity to forewarn impending life-threatening arrhythmias. There has been a decades-long search for electrocardiographic (ECG) markers of SCD risk. Several interval-based indices such as QT dispersion and Tpeak-Tend interval held initial promise but ultimately yielded mixed results...
June 10, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557966/-the-usefulness-of-the-scale-before-exercise-and-exercise-to-identify-coronary-artery-disease-by-physiotherapists
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Anna Mejer-Barczewska, Joanna Kapusta, Małgorzata Godala, Edward Kowalczyk, Robert Irzmański, Jan Kowalski
Myocardial ischemia can be assessed by ECG at rest or doing the stress test, which also serves to evaluate the results of cardiac rehabilitation. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the usefulness of the scale before exercise and exercise to assess the risk of coronary heart disease and recognition by physiotherapists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included three groups of people: 1. 65 patients with stable coronary heart disease (IHD), including 45 men and 20 women, ranging in age from 33 to 79 years, an average of 60...
May 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549119/systematic-review-of-cost-effectiveness-of-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-in-patients-with-ischaemic-heart-disease-a-report-from-the-cardiovascular-committee-of-the-european-association-of-nuclear-medicine-endorsed-by-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular
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Elin Trägårdh, Siok Swan Tan, Jan Bucerius, Alessia Gimelli, Oliver Gaemperli, Oliver Lindner, Denis Agostini, Christopher Übleis, Roberto Sciagrà, Riemer H Slart, S Richard Underwood, Fabien Hyafil, Marcus Hacker, Hein J Verberne
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of death and disability. Several diagnostic tests, such as myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS), are accurate for the detection of CAD, as well as having prognostic value for the prediction of cardiovascular events. Nevertheless, the diagnostic and prognostic value of these tests should be cost-effective and should lead to improved clinical outcome. We have reviewed the literature on the cost-effectiveness of MPS in different circumstances: (i) the diagnosis and management of CAD; (ii) comparison with exercise electrocardiography (ECG) and other imaging tests; (iii) as gatekeeper to invasive coronary angiography (ICA), (iv) the impact of appropriate use criteria; (v) acute chest pain, and (vi) screening of asymptomatic patients with type-2 diabetes...
May 26, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547175/influence-of-body-mass-index-and-type-of-low-level-exercise-on-the-side-effect-profile-of-regadenoson
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Carlos Salgado-Garcia, Amelia Jimenez-Heffernan, Juana Lopez-Martin, Manuela Molina-Mora, Tarik Aroui, Elena Sanchez de Mora, Carlos Ramos-Font, Francisco Rivera de Los Santos, Carlos Ruiz-Frutos
PURPOSE: Regadenoson, an A2A adenosine receptor pharmacologic stress agent for radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), is administered as a single, fixed dose. We studied the side effect profile of regadenoson combined with two types of low-level exercise, according to body mass index (BMI). METHODS: Three hundred and fifty-six patients (46.1% men, mean age 67.7±10.7 years, range 31-90 years) underwent regadenoson stress testing combined with low-level exercise...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545575/impaired-chronotropic-response-to-physical-activities-in-heart-failure-patients
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Hong Shen, Jianrong Zhao, Xiaohong Zhou, Jingbo Li, Qing Wan, Jing Huang, Hui Li, Liqun Wu, Shungang Yang, Ping Wang
BACKGROUND: While exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation has a beneficial effect on heart failure hospitalization and mortality, it is limited by the presence of chronotropic incompetence (CI) in some patients. This study explored the feasibility of using wearable devices to assess impaired chronotropic response in heart failure patients. METHODS: Forty patients with heart failure (left ventricular ejection fraction, LVEF: 44.6 ± 5.8; age: 54.4 ± 11.7) received ECG Holter and accelerometer to monitor heart rate (HR) and physical activities during symptom-limited treadmill exercise testing, 6-min hall walk (6MHW), and 24-h daily living...
May 25, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543790/are-heart-rate-monitors-valuable-tools-for-diagnosing-arrhythmias-in-endurance-athletes
#12
R Gajda, E K Biernacka, W Drygas
Millions of physically active individuals worldwide use heart rate monitors (HRMs) to control their exercise intensity. In many cases, the HRM indicates an unusually high heart rate (HR) or even arrhythmias during training. Unfortunately, studies assessing the reliability of these devices to help control HR disturbances during exercise do not exist. We examined 142 regularly training endurance runners and cyclists, aged 18-51 years, with unexplained HR abnormalities indicated by various HRMs to assess the utility of HRMs in diagnosing exertion-induced arrhythmias...
May 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542392/acute-exercise-does-not-modify-brain-activity-and-memory-performance-in-app-ps1-mice
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Angelica Miki Stein, Victor Munive, Ana M Fernandez, Angel Nuñez, Ignacio Torres Aleman
Age is the main risk factor for Alzheimer´s disease (AD). With an increasingly aging population, development of affordable screening techniques to determine cognitive status will help identify population-at-risk for further follow-up. Because physical exercise is known to modulate cognitive performance, we used it as a functional test of cognitive health. Mice were submitted to treadmill running at moderate speed for 30 min, and their brain activity was monitored before and after exercise using electrocorticogram (ECG) recordings...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531140/a-cuffless-blood-pressure-measurement-based-on-the-impedance-plethysmography-technique
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Shing-Hong Liu, Da-Chuan Cheng, Chun-Hung Su
In the last decade, cuffless blood pressure measurement technology has been widely studied because it could be applied to a wearable apparatus. Electrocardiography (ECG), photo-plethysmography (PPG), and phonocardiography are always used to detect the pulse transit time (PTT) because the changed tendencies of the PTT and blood pressure have a negative relationship. In this study, the PPG signal was replaced by the impedance plethysmography (IPG) signal and was used to detect the PTT. The placement and direction of the electrode array for the IPG measurement were discussed...
May 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523371/impact-of-electrocardiogram-screening-during-drug-challenge-test-for-the-prediction-of-t-wave-oversensing-by-a-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
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Tsukasa Kamakura, Mitsuru Wada, Kohei Ishibashi, Yuko Y Inoue, Koji Miyamoto, Hideo Okamura, Satoshi Nagase, Takashi Noda, Takeshi Aiba, Satoshi Yasuda, Kengo Kusano
Screening tests conducted at rest may be inadequate for the prediction of the T-wave oversensing (TWOS) in subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) candidates with Brugada syndrome (BrS) because of the dynamic nature of electrocardiogram (ECG) morphology. We evaluated the utility of ECG screening during drug challenge (DC) for prediction of TWOS in BrS patients implanted with an S-ICD. The study enrolled 6 consecutive BrS patients implanted with an S-ICD. In addition to baseline ECG screening, pre-implant screening during DC using a sodium channel blocker was performed in all patients...
May 18, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510313/categorization-and-theoretical-comparison-of-quantitative-methods-for-assessing-qt-rr-hysteresis
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REVIEW
Hugo Gravel, Daniel Curnier, Nagib Dahdah, Vincent Jacquemet
BACKGROUND: In the human electrocardiogram, there is a lag of adaptation of the QT interval to heart rate changes, usually termed QT/RR hysteresis (QT-hys). Subject-specific quantifiers of QT-hys have been proposed as potential biomarkers, but there is no consensus on the choice of the quantifier. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was conducted to identify original articles reporting quantifiers of repolarization hysteresis from the surface ECG in humans...
May 16, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497858/beat-to-beat-ecg-restitution-a-review-and-proposal-for-a-new-biomarker-to-assess-cardiac-stress-and-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-vulnerability
#17
REVIEW
Anthony A Fossa
BACKGROUND: Cardiac restitution is the ability of the heart to recover from one beat to the next. Ventricular arrhythmia vulnerability can occur when the heart does not properly adjust to sudden changes in rate or in hemodynamics leading to excessive temporal and/or spatial heterogeneity in conduction or repolarization. Restitution has historically been used to study, by invasive means, the dynamics of the relationship between action potential duration (APD) and diastolic interval (DI) in sedated subjects using various pacing protocols...
May 12, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493201/nuclear-cardiology-practice-in-spain
#18
Amelia Jimenez-Heffernan, Santiago Aguade-Bruix, Irene Casans-Tormo
BACKGROUND: In Spain, nuclear cardiology (NC) procedures represent the second most frequently performed studies in nuclear medicine (NM) centers. METHODS: The NC Working Group of the Spanish Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging invited NM departments across the country to answer an online questionnaire regarding 2014 activity. RESULTS: Data on 40,161 patients from 42 centers were collected. The responding public centers served 39% of Spain´s population...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485510/longstanding-persistent-accelerated-idioatrial-rhythm-benign-sinus-node-like-rhythm-or-insidious-rhythm
#19
Hailei Liu, Chao Zhu, Bing Yang, Weizhu Ju, Hongwu Chen, Fengxiang Zhang, Kai Gu, Mingfang Li, Pipin Kojodjojo, Minglong Chen
INTRODUCTION: Detailed description of longstanding persistent accelerated idioatrial rhythm (AIAR) is lacking. This observational study investigated the clinical manifestations, electrophysiological characteristics, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of this unusual arrhythmia. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifteen patients (11 males; average age 25.9±15.7 years) suspected with longstanding persistent AIAR were enrolled in our study. All patients had ECG, 24-hour Holter monitoring, isoproterenol provocation test, echocardiogram, and exercise treadmill test...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473507/cost-effectiveness-of-anatomical-and-functional-test-strategies-for-stable-chest-pain-public-health-perspective-from-a-middle-income-country
#20
Eduardo G Bertoldi, Steffen F Stella, Luis Eduardo P Rohde, Carisi A Polanczyk
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research is to evaluate the relative cost-effectiveness of functional and anatomical strategies for diagnosing stable coronary artery disease (CAD), using exercise (Ex)-ECG, stress echocardiogram (ECHO), single-photon emission CT (SPECT), coronary CT angiography (CTA) or stress cardiacmagnetic resonance (C-MRI). SETTING: Decision-analytical model, comparing strategies of sequential tests for evaluating patients with possible stable angina in low, intermediate and high pretest probability of CAD, from the perspective of a developing nation's public healthcare system...
May 4, 2017: BMJ Open
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