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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221605/significance-of-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-after-elective-external-direct-current-cardioversion-for-atrial-fibrillation-or-atrial-flutter
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Ronstan Lobo, Allan S Jaffe, Ciara Cahill, Ophelia Blake, Syed Abbas, Thomas B Meany, Terrence Hennessy, Thomas J Kiernan
External transthoracic direct current (DC) cardioversion is a commonly used method of terminating cardiac arrhythmias. Previous research has shown that DC cardioversion resulted in myocardial injury as evidenced by increased levels of cardiac troponin, even though only minimally. Many of these studies were based on the outdated monophasic defibrillators and older, less sensitive troponin assays. This study aimed to assess the effect of external transthoracic DC cardioversion on myocardial injury as measured by the change in the new high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) using the more modern biphasic defibrillators...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221502/impact-of-cardiorespiratory-fitness-on-frequency-of-atrial-fibrillation-stroke-and-all-cause-mortality
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Nasir Hussain, Bernard J Gersh, Karina Gonzalez Carta, Nóra Sydó, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Stephen L Kopecky, Randal J Thomas, Samuel J Asirvatham, Thomas G Allison
Benefits of cardiorespiratory fitness on cardiovascular health are well recognized, but the impact on incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke, and, particularly, risk of stroke and mortality in patients with AF is less clear. From 1993 to 2010, patients referred for a treadmill exercise test (TMET) at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN, were retrospectively identified (N = 76,857). From this, 14,094 local residents were selected. Exclusions were age <18 years; history of heart failure, structural or valvular heart disease, AF or flutter, or stroke...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221283/effectiveness-and-safety-of-simultaneous-hybrid-thoracoscopic-endocardial-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-obese-and-non-obese-patients
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Kevin Phan, Laurent Pison, Nelson Wang, Aran Kanagaratnam, Tristan D Yan, Bart Maesen, Jos G Maessen, Harry J Crijns, Mark La Meir
Background: We evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the hybrid thoracoscopic endocardial epicardial ablation technique for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) in obese versus non-obese patients. Methods: Between January 2010 and January 2015, a cohort of 61 patients were retrospectively identified to undergo ablation of AF as a stand-alone procedure using a thoracoscopic, hybrid epicardial-endocardial technique. All patients underwent continuous 7-day Holter monitoring at 3, 6 months, 1 year and yearly thereafter...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212812/pharmacologic-prevention-of-incident-atrial-fibrillation-long-term-results-from-the-allhat-antihypertensive-and-lipid-lowering-treatment-to-prevent-heart-attack-trial
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Thomas A Dewland, Elsayed Z Soliman, Jose-Miguel Yamal, Barry R Davis, Alvaro Alonso, Christine M Albert, Lara M Simpson, L Julian Haywood, Gregory M Marcus
BACKGROUND: Although atrial fibrillation (AF) guidelines indicate that pharmacological blockade of the renin-angiotensin system may be considered for primary AF prevention in hypertensive patients, previous studies have yielded conflicting results. We sought to determine whether randomization to lisinopril reduces incident AF or atrial flutter (AFL) compared with chlorthalidone in a large clinical trial cohort with extended post-trial surveillance. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a secondary analysis of the ALLHAT (Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial), a randomized, double-blind, active-controlled clinical trial that enrolled hypertensive individuals ≥55 years of age with at least one other cardiovascular risk factor...
December 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211658/letermovir-prophylaxis-for-cytomegalovirus-in-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Francisco M Marty, Per Ljungman, Roy F Chemaly, Johan Maertens, Sanjeet S Dadwal, Rafael F Duarte, Shariq Haider, Andrew J Ullmann, Yuta Katayama, Janice Brown, Kathleen M Mullane, Michael Boeckh, Emily A Blumberg, Hermann Einsele, David R Snydman, Yoshinobu Kanda, Mark J DiNubile, Valerie L Teal, Hong Wan, Yoshihiko Murata, Nicholas A Kartsonis, Randi Y Leavitt, Cyrus Badshah
Background Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection remains a common complication after allogeneic hematopoietic-cell transplantation. Letermovir is an antiviral drug that inhibits the CMV-terminase complex. Methods In this phase 3, double-blind trial, we randomly assigned CMV-seropositive transplant recipients, 18 years of age or older, in a 2:1 ratio to receive letermovir or placebo, administered orally or intravenously, through week 14 after transplantation; randomization was stratified according to trial site and CMV disease risk...
December 6, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204691/first-clinical-experience-of-a-dedicated-irrigated-tip-radiofrequency-ablation-catheter-for-the-ablation-of-cavotricuspid-isthmus-dependent-atrial-flutter
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Sven Knecht, Fabian Burch, Tobias Reichlin, Florian Spies, Aline Mühl, David Altmann, Peter Ammann, Beat Schaer, Stefan Osswald, Christian Sticherling, Michael Kühne
BACKGROUND: Different types of irrigated-tip ablation catheters are available for ablation of atrial flutter (AFL). The aim of this study was to compare an established with a novel dedicated Gold irrigated-tip catheter for ablation of AFL. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared consecutive patients undergoing ablation of AFL using a standard 3.5 mm irrigated-tip platinum-iridium (Pt-Ir) catheter (Thermocool, TC-group) and a 3.5 mm irrigated gold-tip catheter (Gold-group) specifically designed for cavotricuspid isthmus ablation (CTI)...
December 4, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198533/usefulness-of-routine-transtelephonic-monitoring-for-supraventricular-tachycardia-in-infants
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Jonathan Yaari, Dorota Gruber, Andrew D Blaufox
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesize that routine daily transtelephonic monitoring (TTM) transmissions can accurately detect supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in asymptomatic infants and/or assuage parental concerns rather than being used solely to diagnose arrhythmias. STUDY DESIGN: Single center, retrospective chart review of 60 patients with fetal or infant SVT prescribed TTM for at least 30 days, January 2010-September 2016. Patients were excluded if initial SVT was not documented, was perioperative, was atrial flutter/fibrillation, or chaotic atrial tachycardia...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191055/recurrence-after-pulmonary-vein-isolation-is-associated-with-low-contact-force
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Bawer Jalal Tofig, Peter Lukac, Rune Borregaard, Jan Møller Nielsen, Henrik Kjærulf Jensen, Christian Gerdes, Jens Kristensen, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Steen Buus Kristiansen
OBJECTIVES: Recurrent arrhythmia after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) by radiofrequency (RF) ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AFIB) remains a significant challenge. Using contact force (CF) sensing ablation catheters, we aimed to identify procedure related parameters associated with recurrence after de-novo PVI in patients with AFIB. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing a de-novo PVI procedure (n = 120, 63% paroxysmal and 37% persistent AFIB) employing a force-sensing ablation catheter were included...
November 30, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174246/incidence-of-drug-induced-torsades-de-pointes-with-intravenous-amiodarone
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Jayaprakash Shenthar, Jayasheelan Mambally Rachaiah, Vivek Pillai, Siva Sankara Chakali, Vidhyakar Balasubramanian, Manjunath Chollenhalli Nanjappa
AIM: To define the incidence, presentation, and outcomes of drug-induced Torsades de Pointes (TdP) with intravenous (IV) amiodarone. METHODS: From January 2014 to August 2016 a total of 268 patients received IV amiodarone, 142 for ventricular tachycardia, 104 for atrial flutter/fibrillation, and 22 for incessant atrial tachycardia. A uniform dosing of amiodarone to yield 1gm/day was used in all patients. RESULTS: Four of the 268 patients (M:F 1:3) with mean age of 51...
November 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166719/-clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-comparison-between-atrial-fibrillation-patients-underwent-catheter-ablation-under-general-aesthesia-or-local-anesthesia-and-sedation
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J J Xu, L J Gao, D Chang, X J Xiao, R F Zhang, J Lin, Z M Zhao, H Zhang, Y L Xia, X M Yin, Y Z Yang
Objective: To compare the outcome of radiofrequency catheter ablation under local anesthesia/sedation (S) or general anesthesia(GA) in atrial fibrillation patients. Methods: Data of 498 patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation in our departmentfrom January 2014 to December 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Two hundred and twenty patients assigned to the GA group, the other 278 patients to the S group. Patients were followed clinically every 3 months within one year after procedure...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161372/plaaf-score-as-a-novel-predictor-of-long-term-outcome-after-second-generation-cryoballoon-pulmonary-vein-isolation
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Ersan Akkaya, Alexander Berkowitsch, Harald Greiss, Christian W Hamm, Johannes Sperzel, Thomas Neumann, Malte Kuniss
Aims: Predictors of atrial arrhythmia recurrence have not been described in a long-term follow-up study of patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using the cryoballoon technique. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a second-generation cryoballoon and identify pre-procedural predictors of 3-year outcome after PVI. Methods and results: For this observational cohort study, we enrolled 440 patients ablated at our institution with a second-generation cryoballoon...
November 16, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152281/catheter-ablation-of-typical-atrial-flutter-with-the-superior-approach-in-a-patient-with-inferior-vena-cava-interruption
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Vassil Traykov, Daniel Marchov, Galina Kirova, Valeri Gelev
Inferior vena cava (IVC) interruption is a rare condition that might pose difficulties during typical flutter ablation. When azygos vein continuation is present ablation via the femoral route could be performed. In the absence of azygos vein continuation, typical atrial flutter ablation via a superior approach from the SVC is feasible.
November 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145634/risk-profiles-for-acute-health-events-after-incident-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-on-hemodialysis
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Medha Airy, Tara I Chang, Victoria Y Ding, Benjamin A Goldstein, Nisha Bansal, Jingbo Niu, Sankar D Navaneethan, Mintu P Turakhia, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer
Background: Little is known about the cardiovascular risks of incident atrial fibrillation/flutter (AF) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing hemodialysis (HD). Methods: We studied older US patients who newly initiated HD for ESRD (2006-11) and who had not previously been diagnosed with AF, stroke, myocardial infarction (MI) or hip fracture. We used Cox regression with AF as a time-varying covariate, adjusted for socio-demographic characteristics and comorbidities to estimate hazard ratios [HRs (95% confidence intervals)] for the events of ischemic stroke, MI and death...
November 13, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140557/withdrawn-pharmacological-cardioversion-for-atrial-fibrillation-and-flutter
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REVIEW
John Cordina, Gillian E Mead
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation is the commonest cardiac dysrhythmia. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. There are two approaches to the management of atrial fibrillation: controlling the ventricular rate or converting to sinus rhythm in the expectation that this would abolish its adverse effects. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of pharmacological cardioversion of atrial fibrillation in adults on the annual risk of stroke, peripheral embolism, and mortality...
November 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140555/withdrawn-electrical-cardioversion-for-atrial-fibrillation-and-flutter
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REVIEW
Gillian E Mead, Andrew Elder, Andrew D Flapan, John Cordina
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation increases stroke risk and adversely affects cardiovascular haemodynamics. Electrical cardioversion may, by restoring sinus rhythm, improve cardiovascular haemodynamics, reduce the risk of stroke, and obviate the need for long-term anticoagulation. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation or flutter on the risk of thromboembolic events, strokes and mortality (primary outcomes), the rate of cognitive decline, quality of life, the use of anticoagulants and the risk of re-hospitalisation (secondary outcomes) in adults (>18 years)...
November 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134537/current-status-of-cardiovascular-surgery-in-japan-2013-and-2014-a-report-based-on-the-japan-cardiovascular-surgery-database-4-valvular-heart-surgery
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Kiyoharu Nakano, Norimichi Hirahara, Noboru Motomura, Hiroaki Miyata, Shinichi Takamoto
Data from the Japan cardiovascular surgery database from 2013 to 2014 were analyzed to demonstrate the mortality rate and choice of surgical procedures, especially concerning the selection of valve prosthesis for each valve position and patient age group, and the effects of preoperative complications on mortality and prosthetic valve selection. The proportion of each surgical procedure was compared for each patient age in the aortic, mitral, and tricuspid positions. The proportion of mechanical valve prostheses was 23...
November 13, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130002/right-atrial-fibroelastoma-presenting-as-typical-atrial-flutter-rare-disease-in-unusual-location
#17
Ahmad Abuarqoub, Ghada Elshimy, Muhammed Shittu, Aiman Hamdan, Fayez Shamoon
Typical atrial flutter as initial presentation of papillary fibroelastoma involving the cavotricuspid isthmus is not described before in literature. To our knowledge only 14 cases have been reported in literature involving the right atrium. Very unusual location is at the junction between inferior vena cava (IVC) and right atria as only 1 case has been reported.
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129562/preoperative-use-of-oral-beta-adrenergic-blocking-agents-and-the-incidence-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Paul Min Thein, Kyle White, Khyati Banker, Carole Lunny, Sam Mirzaee, Arthur Nasis
BACKGROUND: Current epidemiological data suggests that postoperative atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter (POAF) causes significant morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. The literature for prophylactic management of POAF is limited, resulting in the lack of clear guidelines on management recommendations. AIM: To examine the efficacy of prophylactic rate control agents in reducing the incidence of new-onset POAF in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery...
October 19, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129369/organized-atrial-arrhythmias-after-cardiac-transplantation-the-overlooked-value-of-the-12-lead-electrocardiogram-and-cavotricuspid-atrial-flutter-isthmus
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EDITORIAL
Vincent Y See
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 27, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128265/atrial-flutter-has-less-left-atrial-spontaneous-contrast-and-higher-left-atrial-appendage-emptying-velocity-compared-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Jennifer J Huang, Sridhar Reddy, Tam H Truong, Prakash Suryanarayana, Joseph S Alpert
BACKGROUND: The risk of stroke and thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation is established. There are clear guidelines in anticoagulation management of patient's with atrial fibrillation, however, the evidence surrounding the risk of thromboembolism in patients with atrial flutter is not as clear. We hypothesized that atrial flutter would have indicators of less risk for thromboembolism compared with atrial fibrillation on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); thereby possibly leading to a lower stroke risk...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
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