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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909497/persistent-atrial-fibrillation-and-atrial-flutter-complicated-by-tachycardiomyopathy-because-of-intermittent-conduction-through-accessory-pathway
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L Valeri, A Coppolino, G Rossetti, A Vado, G Amoroso, G Bricco, A Battisti, L Correndo, S Dogliani, A Magliarditi, D Pancaldo, M De Benedictis, A Bassignana, B Doronzo
The term tachycardiomyopathy refers to a specific form of tachycardia-related cardiomyopathy caused by supraventricular or ventricular tachyarrhytmias that are both associated with ventricular rates higher than 120 bpm. The arrhythmias which are most frequently associated with these forms of heart disease are atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, particularly found in the elderly population. The most frequent clinical manifestation is heart failure. In this case we are reporting a clinical case of a patient that came to our attention because of an episode of heart failure associated with atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909478/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Miriam Shanks Md PhD, Victoria Delgado Md PhD, Jeroen J Bax Md PhD
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established therapy for heart failure patients who remain symptomatic despite optimal medical therapy, have reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (<35%) and wide QRS duration (>120 ms), preferably with left bundle branch block morphology. The response to CRT depends on the cardiac substrate: presence of correctable left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony, presence of myocardial fibrosis (scar) and position of the left ventricular pacing lead. Patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy have shown higher response rates to CRT compared with patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893890/alternating-qrs-complex-morphologic-characteristics-in-a-man-presenting-with-scrotal-edema
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Jin Ge, Christopher Groh, Nora Goldschlager
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893401/heartbeat-classification-using-abstract-features-from-the-abductive-interpretation-of-the-ecg
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Tomas Teijeiro, Paulo Felix, Jesus Presedo, Daniel Castro
: This paper aims to prove that automatic beat classification on ECG signals can be effectively solved with a pure knowledge-based approach, using an appropriate set of abstract features obtained from the interpretation of the physiological processes underlying the signal. METHODS: A set of qualitative morphological and rhythm features are obtained for each heartbeat as a result of the abductive interpretation of the ECG. Then, a QRS clustering algorithm is applied in order to reduce the effect of possible errors in the interpretation...
November 21, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844192/-right-bundle-branch-block-during-right-ventricular-pacing
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Harilaos Bogossian, Fuad Hasan, Gerrit Frommeyer, Bernd Lemke, Markus Zarse
INTRODUCTION: We describe the case of a 78-year-old patient who presented for ablation of a wide complex tachycardia with right bundle branch block (RBBB) morphology. A pacemaker spike at the QRS onset indicated supraventricular tachycardia with AV synchronous ventricular pacemaker activation. METHODS: Correct positioning of the ventricular lead in the right ventricular apex was confirmed by fluoroscopy and echocardiography, excluding malpositioning of the right ventricular lead...
November 14, 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810292/special-electrophysiological-characteristics-of-pediatric-idiopathic-ventricular-tachycardia
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Shuenn-Nan Chiu, Wei-Lun Wu, Chun-Wei Lu, Kun-Lang Wu, Wei-Chieh Tseng, Ming-Tai Lin, Chien-Chih Chang, Jou-Kou Wang, Mei-Hwan Wu
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic ventricular tachycardia (VT) is an important pediatric arrhythmia but relevant studies in Asian cohort are rare. We determined the electrophysiological characteristics and outcomes of this rhythm disturbance. METHODS: From an institutional database, patients aged <18years without structural heart disease who have sustained monomorphic VT (longer than 30s) during 1995-2016 were enrolled. RESULTS: We enrolled 57 idiopathic VT patients (male:female=31:26)...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778339/permanent-his-bundle-pacing-an-adolescent-with-promise
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EDITORIAL
James P Daubert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 24, 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756040/predictors-of-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-a-systematic-review
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John Rickard, Henry Michtalik, Ritu Sharma, Zackary Berger, Emmanuel Iyoha, Ariel R Green, Nowreen Haq, Karen A Robinson
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have sought to determine variables associated with improved "response" to cardiac resynchronization therapy(CRT). Such variables, however, are often derived from inadequately controlled, single center cohort studies calling external validity into question. We sought to determine predictors of response to CRT-D and CRT-P utilizing the methods of systematic review. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase®, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) from January 1, 1995, as this is the date of first article reporting use of CRT through October 20, 2014...
September 25, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748530/sudden-death-and-its-risk-factors-after-atrioventricular-junction-ablation-and-pacemaker-implantation-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Ru-Xing Wang, Hon-Chi Lee, Jia-Ping Li, David O Hodge, Yong-Mei Cha, Paul A Friedman, Thomas M Munger, Komandoor Srivathsan, Behzad B Pavri, Win-Kuang Shen
BACKGROUND: Although sudden death (SD) is a rare complication after atrioventricular junction (AVJ) ablation and permanent pacemaker implantation, the risk factors leading to this SD remain unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate SD and its risk factors after ablate-and-pace strategy for rate control in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients during long-term follow-up. HYPOTHESIS: METHODS: From January 2005 to December 2009, we enrolled into this study 517 AF patients with AVJ ablation and right ventricular pacemaker implantation...
October 17, 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738752/-optimisation-of-subcutaneous-defibrillator-programming-after-inappropriate-shocks-due-to-new-onset-of-right-bundle-branch-block
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Claudia Schaarschmidt, Christof Kolb
The subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) has become an established tool for the prevention of sudden cardiac death. Based on its detection properties, the S‑ICD is essentially dependent on correct morphology discrimination of the QRS complex and avoidance of potential T‑wave sensing. We report on a patient who experienced multiple inappropriate S‑ICD shocks due to T‑wave oversensing in the setting of new onset of right bundle branch block. Strategies for the optimisation of the device programming are discussed...
October 13, 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723506/self-organizing-visualization-and-pattern-matching-of-vectorcardiographic-qrs-waveforms
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Hui Yang, Fabio Leonelli
QRS morphology is commonly used in the electrocardiographic diagnosis of ventricular depolarization such as left bundle branch block (LBBB) and ventricular septal infarction. We investigated whether pattern matching of QRS loops in the 3-dimensional vectorcardiogram (VCG) will improve the grouping of patients whose space-time electrical activity akin to each other, thereby assisting in clinical decision making. First, pattern dissimilarity of VCG QRS loops is qualitatively measured and characterized among patients, resulting in a 93×93 distance matrix of patient-to-patient dissimilarity...
September 28, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687552/a-computer-human-interaction-model-to-improve-the-diagnostic-accuracy-and-clinical-decision-making-during-12-lead-electrocardiogram-interpretation
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Andrew W Cairns, Raymond R Bond, Dewar D Finlay, Cathal Breen, Daniel Guldenring, Robert Gaffney, Anthony G Gallagher, Aaron J Peace, Pat Henn
INTRODUCTION: The 12-lead Electrocardiogram (ECG) presents a plethora of information and demands extensive knowledge and a high cognitive workload to interpret. Whilst the ECG is an important clinical tool, it is frequently incorrectly interpreted. Even expert clinicians are known to impulsively provide a diagnosis based on their first impression and often miss co-abnormalities. Given it is widely reported that there is a lack of competency in ECG interpretation, it is imperative to optimise the interpretation process...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634052/a-systematic-review-of-prenatal-screening-for-congenital-heart-disease-by-fetal-electrocardiography
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Kim M J Verdurmen, Noortje B Eijsvoogel, Carlijn Lempersz, Rik Vullings, Christian Schroer, Judith O E H van Laar, S Guid Oei
BACKGROUND: Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common severe congenital anomaly worldwide. Diagnosis early in pregnancy is important, but the detection rate by two-dimensional ultrasonography is only 65%-81%. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate existing data on CHD and noninvasive abdominal fetal electrocardiography (ECG). SEARCH STRATEGY: A systematic review was performed through a search of the Cochrane Library, PubMed, and Embase for studies published up to April 2016 using the terms "congenital heart disease," "fetal electrocardiogram," and other similar keywords...
November 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613649/anodal-stimulation-in-two-dogs-with-transvenous-permanent-bipolar-pacemakers
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M A Oyama, M J Hezzell, D S Laughlin, C L Thorn, M S Kraus, A R Gelzer
Management of symptomatic bradyarrhythmias such as complete atrioventricular block often involves permanent implantation of a transvenous pacemaker. Both during and after implantation, the operator can telemetrically assess and adjust a variety of electrical parameters associated with the pacemaker function in order to optimize the sensitivity, reliability, and power consumption of the device. Herein, we report an unexpected change in the paced electrocardiographic QRS complex morphology in two dogs undergoing bipolar pacing associated with changes in the pacemaker output amplitude settings first detected during threshold testing...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612189/ptrf-cavin-1-deficiency-causes-cardiac-dysfunction-accompanied-by-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-and-cardiac-fibrosis
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Takuya Taniguchi, Naoki Maruyama, Takehiro Ogata, Takeru Kasahara, Naohiko Nakanishi, Kotaro Miyagawa, Daisuke Naito, Tetsuro Hamaoka, Masahiro Nishi, Satoaki Matoba, Tomomi Ueyama
Mutations in the PTRF/Cavin-1 gene cause congenital generalized lipodystrophy type 4 (CGL4) associated with myopathy. Additionally, long-QT syndrome and fatal cardiac arrhythmia are observed in patients with CGL4 who have homozygous PTRF/Cavin-1 mutations. PTRF/Cavin-1 deficiency shows reductions of caveolae and caveolin-3 (Cav3) protein expression in skeletal muscle, and Cav3 deficiency in the heart causes cardiac hypertrophy with loss of caveolae. However, it remains unknown how loss of PTRF/Cavin-1 affects cardiac morphology and function...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610087/changes-in-myocardial-composition-and-conduction-properties-in-rat-heart-failure-model-induced-by-chronic-volume-overload
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David Sedmera, Jan Neckar, Jiri Benes, Jana Pospisilova, Jiri Petrak, Kamil Sedlacek, Vojtech Melenovsky
Volume overload leads to development of eccentric cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. In our previous report, we have shown myocyte hypertrophy with no fibrosis and decrease in gap junctional coupling via connexin43 in a rat model of aorto-caval fistula at 21 weeks. Here we set to analyze the electrophysiological and protein expression changes in the left ventricle and correlate them with phenotypic severity based upon ventricles to body weight ratio. ECG analysis showed increased amplitude and duration of the P wave, prolongation of PR and QRS interval, ST segment elevation and decreased T wave amplitude in the fistula group...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576695/tachycardia-detection-in%C3%A2-modern%C3%A2-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators
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Thomas Brüggemann, Daniel Dahlke, Amin Chebbo, Ilka Neumann
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) have to reliably sense, detect, and treat malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Inappropriate treatment of non life-threatening tachyarrhythmias should be avoided. This article outlines the functionality of ICDs developed and manufactured by BIOTRONIK. Proper sensing is achieved by an automatic sensitivity control which can be individually tailored to solve special under- and oversensing situations. The programming of detection zones for ventricular fibrillation (VF), ventricular tachycardia (VT), and zones to monitor other tachyarrhythmias is outlined...
September 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27569295/nonischemic-left-ventricular-scar-and-cardiac-sudden-death-in-the-young
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Cira R T di Gioia, Carla Giordano, Bruna Cerbelli, Annalinda Pisano, Elena Perli, Enrico De Dominicis, Barbara Poscolieri, Vincenzo Palmieri, Costantino Ciallella, Paolo Zeppilli, Giulia d'Amati
Nonischemic Left Ventricular Scar (NLVS) is a pattern of myocardial injury characterized by midventricular and/or subepicardial gadolinium hyper enhancement at cardiac magnetic resonance, in absence of significant coronary artery disease. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of NLVS in juvenile sudden cardiac death and to ascertain its aetiology at autopsy. We examined 281 consecutive cases of sudden death of subjects aged 1 to 35 years of age. NLVS was defined as a thin, grey rim of subepicardial and/or midmyocardial scar in the left ventricular free wall and/or the septum, in absence of significant stenosis of coronary arteries...
August 25, 2016: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567390/sudden-qrs-morphology-change-during-ventricular-pacing-in-a-scar-related-isthmus-what-is-the-mechanism
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Philippe Maury, Anne Rollin, Jean-Marc Sellal, Alexandre Duparc, Pierre Mondoly, Christelle Cardin, Christian De Chillou
We present an example of sudden modification in QRS morphology during ventricular pacing inside a scar-related isthmus. This is explained by a "concealed" sudden block in both the orthodromic and antidromic wavefront directions, allowing then the activation to proceed through a now overt antidromic conduction.
August 4, 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554423/qrs-complex-waveform-indicators-of-ventricular-activation-slowing-simulation-studies
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Ljuba Bacharova, Vavrinec Szathmary, Jana Svehlikova, Anton Mateasik, Milan Tysler
Diffuse or regional activation slowing in ventricular myocardium can result from different cardiac pathologies, such as left ventricular hypertrophy, ischemia or fibrosis. Altered ventricular activation sequence leads to deformations of the activation front and consequently to the changes in the QRS complex. Using a computer model we simulated the effect of slowed ventricular activation on the QRS waveform with a special interest in ECG changes which reproduce the ECG criteria of left ventricular hypertrophy (ECG-LVH)...
August 5, 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
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