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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722339/structured-pain-management-reduces-patient-discomfort-after-catheter-ablation-and-rhythm-device-surgery
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M Dörschner, A Bollmann, B Dinov, S Richter, M Döring, A Arya, A Müssigbrodt, S Kircher, N Dagres, P Sommer, G Hindricks, K Bode
BACKGROUND: The goal was to test the effectiveness of a structured pain management programme after invasive electrophysiological interventions in cardiology including ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) or ventricular tachycardia (VT) and implantation, or explantation, of pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators. METHODS: This was a prospective study with a pre-/post-design where a post-intervention group (116 consecutive patients) was compared to a pre-intervention group (102 consecutive patients) after implementation of a structured pain-management programme using the numeric rating scale (NRS 0-10) and classified as moderate-to-severe if NRS > 3...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708197/risk-stratification-personalised-model-for-prediction-of-life-threatening-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Alexander Vladimirovich Frolov, Tatjana Gennadjevna Vaikhanskaya, Olga Petrovna Melnikova, Anatoly Pavlovich Vorobiev, Ludmila Michajlovna Guel
BACKGROUND: The development of prognostic factors of life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VTA) and sudden cardiac death (SCD) continues to maintain its priority and relevance in cardiology. The development of a method of personalised prognosis based on multifactorial analysis of the risk factors associated with life-threatening heart rhythm disturbances is considered a key research and clinical task. AIM: To design a prognostic and mathematical model to define personalised risk for life-threatening VTA in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF)...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666317/right-ventricular-and-tricuspid-valve-function-in-patients-chronically-implanted-with-leadless-pacemakers
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Erwan Salaun, Lilith Tovmassian, Blandine Simonnet, Roch Giorgi, Frédéric Franceschi, Linda Koutbi-Franceschi, Jérôme Hourdain, Gilbert Habib, Jean-Claude Deharo
Aims: Leadless cardiac pacing has recently been proposed as alternative to conventional right ventricular (RV) pacing. With this approach, devices are directly screwed or fixed with tines in the RV wall, but the possible consequences on RV and tricuspid valve (TV) structure and function remain unknown. We thus conducted a study to evaluate this potential impact in chronically implanted patients. Methods and results: Repeated echocardiographic studies were performed prior to implantation, at discharge, and 2 months thereafter on all consecutive patients implanted with a leadless pacemaker at our centre between October 2014 and end-December 2015...
June 28, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641397/myocardial-scar-location-as-detected-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-is-associated-with-the-outcome-in-heart-failure-patients-undergoing-surgical-ventricular-reconstruction
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Serenella Castelvecchio, Giulia Careri, Federico Ambrogi, Antonia Camporeale, Lorenzo Menicanti, Francesco Secchi, Massimo Lombardi
OBJECTIVES: Post-infarction myocardial scar causes adverse left ventricular remodelling and negatively affects the prognosis. We sought to investigate whether scar extent and location obtained by cardiac magnetic resonance may affect the reverse remodelling and survival of heart failure patients undergoing surgical ventricular reconstruction. METHODS: From January 2011 to December 2015, 151 consecutive patients with previous myocardial infarction and left ventricular remodelling underwent surgical ventricular reconstruction at our Institution, of which 88 (58%) patients had a preoperative protocol-standardized late gadolinium enhancement (LGE)-cardiac magnetic resonance examination during the week before surgery...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629374/multi-purpose-ecg-telemetry-system
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Mohamed Marouf, Goran Vukomanovic, Lazar Saranovac, Miroslav Bozic
BACKGROUND: The Electrocardiogram ECG is one of the most important non-invasive tools for cardiac diseases diagnosis. Taking advantage of the developed telecommunication infrastructure, several approaches that address the development of telemetry cardiac devices were introduced recently. Telemetry ECG devices allow easy and fast ECG monitoring of patients with suspected cardiac issues. Choosing the right device with the desired working mode, signal quality, and the device cost are still the main obstacles to massive usage of these devices...
June 19, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627934/adult-patient-decision-making-regarding-implantation-of-complex-cardiac-devices-a-scoping-review
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Alison Malecki-Ketchell, Paul Marshall, Joan Maclean
BACKGROUND: Complex cardiac rhythm management device (CRMD) therapy provides an important treatment option for people at risk of sudden cardiac death. Despite the survival benefit, device implantation is associated with significant physical and psychosocial concerns presenting considerable challenges for the decision-making process surrounding CRMD implantation for patients and physicians. AIMS: The purpose of this scoping review was to explore what is known about how adult (>16 years) patients make decisions regarding implantation of CRMD therapy...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626201/survival-and-heart-failure-hospitalization-in-patients-with-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-with-or-without-a-defibrillator-for-primary-prevention-in-japan%C3%A3-analysis-of-the-japan-cardiac-device-treatment-registry-database
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Hisashi Yokoshiki, Akihiko Shimizu, Takeshi Mitsuhashi, Hiroshi Furushima, Yukio Sekiguchi, Tetsuyuki Manaka, Nobuhiro Nishii, Takeshi Ueyama, Norishige Morita, Hideo Okamura, Takashi Nitta, Kenzo Hirao, Ken Okumura
BACKGROUND: Randomized control trials comparing the effectiveness of cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, with (CRT-D) or without (CRT-P) a defibrillator, are scarce in heart failure patients with no prior sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmias.Methods and Results:The Japan Cardiac Device Treatment Registry (JCDTR) has data for 2714 CRT-D and 555 CRT-P recipients for primary prevention with an implantation date between January 2011 and August 2015. Of these patients, follow-up data were available for 717...
June 13, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616642/-identification-of-common-locations-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests-in-a%C3%A2-german-metropolis
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C Hanefeld, F Rosbund, A Kloppe, C Kloppe
BACKGROUND: Most patients who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest initially have a shockable rhythm. Fast defibrillation and correctly performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are key factors for patient survival. These can be carried out by bystanders if an automated external defibrillator (AED) is available even in the absence of emergency services. AIM: The place and time of CPRs in a German city were investigated and the strategic placement of emergency medical services and AEDs necessary were evaluated...
June 14, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553848/implementation-of-targeted-temperature-management-after-cardiac-arrest-in-polish-intensive-care-units-what-has-changed-in-the-last-five-years
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Paweł Krawczyk, Anna Tarczyńska, Grzegorz Dziadek, Miłosz Gołębiowski, Andrzej A Kononowicz, Janusz Andres
BACKGROUND: Studies conducted up to 2010 indicate the underuse of targeted temperature management (TTM) in Poland. AIM: This study evaluated the current degree of TTM implementation in Polish intensive care units (ICUs) and analysed the implementation process since 2005. METHODS: A telephone survey, conducted from December 2014 to July 2015, was carried out to determine the number of ICUs using TTM in patients after cardiac arrest. We collected data on the details and prevalence of TTM, and the impact of organisational and financial issues and recently published papers on its use...
May 29, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529306/normalization-of-diffuse-st-depression-with-avr-elevation-after-rehydration-in-a-patient-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Sachin R Patel, Vikas J Patel, Brittany Clark, George Rust
BACKGROUND Isolated ST elevation in lead aVR in combination with global ST depression with normalization after rehydration is a unique electrocardiographic pattern that is associated with a broad range of diagnoses. Its association with left main coronary artery disease and other acute coronary syndromes suggest the need for early and aggressive cardiac evaluation. CASE REPORT A 53-year-old man presented with altered mental status and loss of consciousness. He was unresponsive, hypotensive, tachycardiac, and diaphoretic...
May 22, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526597/slow-ventricular-tachycardia-in-a-91-year-old-man-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-and-acute-respiratory-failure
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Nicola Vargas, Loredana Tibullo, Cesare A E Landi, Giovanni Carifi, Emanuela Landi, Elisa Salsano, Francesco Di Grezia, Fiore Candelmo
Slow ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with devices such as an implantable cardioverter - defibrillator (ICD) is more common than in the rest of the population. The incidence in elderly patients with an ICD remains largely unknown. In younger patients, slow VT is generally asymptomatic or associated with limited clinical relevance. It may be efficiently and safely terminated by anti-tachycardia pacing. We present a case of slow VT in a 91-year-old man with ICD with type 1 acute respiratory failure and drowsiness...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526495/automated-external-defibrillator-and-operator-performance-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Jolande A Zijlstra, Loes E Bekkers, Michiel Hulleman, Stefanie G Beesems, Rudolph W Koster
AIM: An increasing number of failing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) is reported: AEDs not giving a shock or other malfunction. We assessed to what extent AEDs are 'failing' and whether this had a device-related or operator-related cause. METHODS: We studied analysis periods from AEDs used between January 2012 and December 2014. For each analysis period we assessed the correctness of the (no)-shock advice (sensitivity/specificity) and reasons for an incorrect (no)-shock advice...
May 16, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520944/multiple-causes-of-syncope-in-the-elderly-diagnostic-outcomes-of-a-dutch-multidisciplinary-syncope-pathway
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Susanne C de Ruiter, Johan F H Wold, Tjeerd Germans, Jaap H Ruiter, René W M M Jansen
Aims: To assess the diagnostic outcomes of a multidisciplinary pathway for elderly syncope patients. Methods and results: Observational cohort study at a Fall and Syncope Clinic, including consecutive syncope patients aged ≥65 years between 2011 and 2014. Measurements: The sort, number, and accuracy of diagnoses resulting in syncope. Secondary outcomes: reliability of the medical history and the number of electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities. The 117 included patients (72% females) had a mean age of 80 ± 6...
May 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496929/management-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-focus-on-treatment-options
#14
REVIEW
Pawel Matusik, Jacek Lelakowski, Barbara Malecka, Jacek Bednarek, Remigiusz Noworolski
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is leading cardiac arrhythmia with important clinical implications. Its diagnosis is usually made on the basis on 12-lead ECG or 24-hour Holter monitoring. More and more clinical evidence supports diagnostic use of cardiac event recorders and cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIED). Treatment options in patients with atrial fibrillation are extensive and are based on chosen rhythm and/or rate control strategy. The use and selected contraindications to AF related pharmacotherapy, including anticoagulants are shown...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495249/heart-rate-variability-to-monitor-performance-in-elite-athletes-criticalities-and-avoidable-pitfalls
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Daniela Lucini, Ilaria Marchetti, Antonio Spataro, Mara Malacarne, Manuela Benzi, Stefano Tamorri, Roberto Sala, Massimo Pagani
BACKGROUND: Spectral analysis of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a simple, non-invasive technique that is widely used in sport to assess sympatho-vagal regulation of the heart. Its employment is increasing partly due to the rising usage of wearable devices. However data acquisition using these devices may be suboptimal because they cannot discriminate between sinus and non-sinus beats and do not record any data regarding respiratory frequency. This information is mandatory for a correct clinical interpretation...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487061/the-spectrum-of-ambulatory-electrocardiographic-monitoring
#16
REVIEW
Harry G Mond
Since its introduction as a clinical investigative tool, the 12-lead electrocardiograph (ECG) has been the gold standard for recognition of cardiac arrhythmias. The resting 12-lead ECG, however, gives only a rhythm snapshot in time, whereas arrhythmias maybe short-lived, paroxysmal and even asymptomatic making documentation in many patients very difficult. To overcome this, ambulatory ECG monitoring has been developed as a means of recording the ECG in patients over a set period of time, whether it be short-, medium- or long-term...
April 13, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460828/the-future-of-atrial-fibrillation-management-integrated-care-and-stratified-therapy
#17
REVIEW
Paulus Kirchhof
Atrial fibrillation is one of the major cardiovascular health problems: it is a common, chronic condition, affecting 2-3% of the population in Europe and the USA and requiring 1-3% of health-care expenditure as a result of stroke, sudden death, heart failure, unplanned hospital admissions, and other complications. Early diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, ideally before the first complication occurs, remains a challenge, as shown by patients who are only diagnosed with the condition when admitted to hospital for acute cardiac decompensation or stroke...
April 28, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457562/complications-after-implantation-of-a-new-generation-insertable-cardiac-monitor-results-from-the-loop-study
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Søren Zöga Diederichsen, Ketil Jørgen Haugan, Søren Højberg, Anders Gaarsdal Holst, Lars Køber, Kenneth Bruun Pedersen, Claus Graff, Derk Krieger, Axel Brandes, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen
BACKGROUND: Insertable cardiac monitors (ICM) are leadless devices utilized in long-term monitoring of the heart rhythm. The implantation procedure of the new-generation ICMs is minimally invasive, but little experience exists regarding complications. We thus aimed to investigate adverse events (AE) according to procedure-related characteristics after implantation of a large number of new-generation ICMs. METHODS: The study population consisted of participants randomized to receive ICM in a multi-center trial...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457245/cardiac-arrhythmias-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-pacemakers-implantable-cardiac-defibrillators-and-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-devices
#19
REVIEW
Frank Cecchin, Daniel G Halpern
Implanting cardiac rhythm medical devices in adults with congenital heart disease requires training in congenital heart disease. The techniques and indications for device implantation are specific to the anatomic diagnosis and state of disease progression. It often requires a team of physicians and is best performed at a specialized adult congenital heart center.
June 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457043/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-at-pacemaker-implantation-site
#20
Rudra Prasad Samanta, Goli Vasu Babu
Expanding clinical indications of cardiac rhythm management have led to an increased use of pacemaker implantation which is associated with increased incidence of pacemaker infections. Staphylococcus aureus and epidermidis account for the majority of pacemaker infections. Infection of implantable cardiac devices by mycobacterium species, particularly mycobacterial tuberculosis is rare. We present a case of delayed pacemaker pocket infection with tuberculosis and review of literature of pacemaker infections with mycobacterium species...
February 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
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