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supraventricular arrhythmias

Amee M Bigelow, Brandon S Arnold, Gregory C Padrutt, John M Clark
In current practice, children with anatomically normal hearts routinely undergo fluoroscopy-free ablations. Infants and children with congenital heart disease (CHD) represent the most difficult population to perform catheter ablation without fluoroscopy. We report two neonatal patients with CHD in whom cardiac ablations were performed without fluoroscopy. The first infant had pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum with refractory supraventricular tachycardia, and the second infant presented with Ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve along with persistent supraventricular tachycardia...
October 21, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
Sahan P Semasinghe Bandaralage, Selvanayagam Nirthanan, Selvanayagam Niranjan
Despite proven effectiveness in treating tachyarrhythmias, sotalol is proarrhythmic and can cause torsades de pointes. Given the emergence of studies that show no benefit from rhythm control strategies in managing atrial fibrillation, as well as the introduction of nonpharmacological approaches to treating arrhythmias, we felt it necessary to ascertain if there was any role for sotalol given its side effects. Review of the literature regarding sotalol use in the prevention and treatment of supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias seems to show that more effective and safer agents and nonpharmacological alternatives are currently available...
October 3, 2016: American Journal of Therapeutics
Priccila Zuchinali, Gabriela C Souza, Maurício Pimentel, Diego Chemello, André Zimerman, Vanessa Giaretta, Joyce Salamoni, Bianca Fracasso, Leandro I Zimerman, Luis E Rohde
Importance: The presumed proarrhythmic action of caffeine is controversial. Few studies have assessed the effect of high doses of caffeine in patients with heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction at high risk for ventricular arrhythmias. Objective: To compare the effect of high-dose caffeine or placebo on the frequency of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, both at rest and during a symptom-limited exercise test. Design, Setting, and Participants: Double-blinded randomized clinical trial with a crossover design conducted at the heart failure and cardiac transplant clinic of a tertiary-care university hospital...
October 17, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
Alessandro Giamberti, Francesca R Pluchinotta, Massimo Chessa, Alessandro Varrica, Raffaele Vitale, Alessandro Frigiola, Carlo Pappone, Marco Ranucci
AIMS: Supraventricular arrhythmias are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in adult patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Intraoperative ablation offers an alternative for patients who failed ablation procedures or are requiring concomitant surgical intervention. We present our long-term results with the surgical treatment of arrhythmias in adults with CHD (ACHD) undergoing elective cardiac surgery and the clinical predictors for arrhythmia recurrence. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between 2002 and 2013, 80 consecutive patients with CHD, mean age of 39 years, underwent intraoperative ablation with monopolar irrigated radiofrequency during cardiac surgery procedures...
October 12, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
George A Carberry, Elisabetta Nocerino, Peter J Mason, Denise J Schwahn, Scott Hetzel, Alyssa M Turnquist, Fred T Lee, Christopher L Brace
Purpose To determine how close to the heart pulmonary microwave ablation can be performed without causing cardiac tissue injury or significant arrhythmia. Materials and Methods The study was performed with approval from the institutional animal care and use committee. Computed tomographic fluoroscopically guided microwave ablation of the lung was performed in 12 swine. Antennas were randomized to either parallel (180° ± 20°) or perpendicular (90° ± 20°) orientation relative to the heart surface and to distances of 0-10 mm from the heart...
October 12, 2016: Radiology
C Schwarzwald
Heart murmurs and arrhythmias are common in horses. Assessment of their clinical relevance concerning health, performance, safety and longevity of sports horses is of highest importance. A comprehensive cardiovascular examination is crucial for diagnosis and assessment of the severity of disease. Recently, an expert panel of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM) developed a consensus statement containing recommendations for sports horses with heart disease...
October 2016: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Siegfried Lang, Uzair Ansari, Michael Behnes, Dennis Hillenbrand, Katja Schramm, Christian Fastner, Xiaobo Zhou, Verena Bill, Ursula Hoffmann, Theano Papavassiliu, Elif Elmas, Darius Haghi, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin
AIMS: Previous studies revealed that patients with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) have a higher mortality rate than the general population. Supraventricular tachycardia is a well-known complication of TTC. This study was performed to determine the short- and long-term prognostic impact of atrial fibrillation associated with TTC patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Our institutional database constituted a collective of 114 patients diagnosed with TTC from 2003 to 2015...
October 4, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Eduardo Verde, Armando Pérez de Prado, Juan M López-Gómez, Borja Quiroga, Marian Goicoechea, Ana García-Prieto, Esther Torres, Javier Reque, José Luño
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Supraventricular arrhythmias are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Nevertheless, this condition has received little attention in patients on hemodialysis. The objective of this study was to analyze the incidence of intradialysis supraventricular arrhythmia and its long-term prognostic value. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We designed an observational and prospective study in a cohort of patients on hemodialysis with a 10-year follow-up period...
October 3, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Emilia Szafran, Artur Baszko, Anna Bukowska-Posadzy, Tomasz Moszura, Bożena Werner, Aldona Siwińska, Maciej Banach, Jarosław Walkowiak, Waldemar Bobkowski
INTRODUCTION: There are only a few available studies evaluating quality of life (QoL) in pediatric patients with cardiac arrhythmia. The aim of the study was to evaluate medical and psychological parameters of the QoL in children with a diagnosed supraventricular tachyarrhythmia (SVT) and to compare the obtained data with a group of healthy children (HC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Inclusion criteria: children aged 7-18 with SVT, treated at Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Department of Pediatric Cardiology...
October 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
Antonello D'Andrea, Eduardo Bossone, Juri Radmilovic, Lucia Riegler, Enrica Pezzullo, Raffaella Scarafile, Maria Giovanna Russo, Maurizio Galderisi, Raffaele Calabrò
Cardiac changes in athletes involve the left ventricle and atrium. Mild left atrial enlargement is common among competitive athletes, possibly a physiologic adaptation to exercise conditioning. The prevalence of this remodeling and the association with supraventricular arrhythmias has not been systematically addressed. Echocardiography screens for patients with disease involving the left atrium. New techniques like speckle tracking can recognize early atrial dysfunction and assess left atrial myocardial function in patients with either physiologic or pathologic left ventricular hypertrophy...
November 2016: Cardiology Clinics
Patricia E Thomas, Scott L Macicek
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation has been used to manage supraventricular arrhythmia in children since 1990. This article reviews the history of catheter ablation used to treat arrhythmia in children and discusses new frontiers in the field. We also address ablation in adult patients with a history of congenital heart disease (CHD) that was diagnosed and initially treated in childhood. METHODS: We conducted an evidence-based literature review to gather available data on ablation for supraventricular tachycardia in children and adult patients with CHD...
2016: Ochsner Journal
Wesley T O'Neal, Elsayed Z Soliman, Jimmy T Efird, Suzanne E Judd, Virginia J Howard, George Howard, Leslie A McClure
Several reports have suggested that particulate matter (PM) exposure increases the risk for atrial arrhythmias. However, data from large-scale epidemiologic studies supporting this hypothesis are lacking. We examined the association of PM <2.5 μm in diameter (PM2.5) concentration with premature atrial contractions (PACs) in 26,609 (mean age=65±9.4 years; 55% female; 41% black) participants from the REGARDS (REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke) study. Estimates of short- (2 weeks) and long-term (1 year) PM2...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
Cecilia Gutierrez, Daniel G Blanchard
Atrial fibrillation is a supraventricular arrhythmia that adversely affects cardiac function and increases the risk of stroke. It is the most common arrhythmia and a major source of morbidity and mortality; its prevalence increases with age. Pulse rate is sensitive, but not specific, for diagnosis, and suspected atrial fibrillation should be confirmed with 12-lead electrocardiography. Because normal electrocardiographic findings do not rule out atrial fibrillation, home monitoring is recommended if there is clinical suspicion of arrhythmia despite normal test results...
September 15, 2016: American Family Physician
K I Konovalova, E M Elfimova, E A Butorova, A V Aksenova, P V Galitsin, O S Bulkina, A Yu Litvin, I E Chazova
The paper describes a clinical case of a female patient with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in the presence of congenital hemangioma of the face, soft palate, and tongue concurrent with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, and sinoatrial block (maximally up to 3.9 sec). Continuous positive airway pressure therapy could reduce the number of paroxysms of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia and eliminate sinoatrial block...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
Shengyao Li, Ming Guo, Huimin Mao, Zhuye Gao, Hao Xu, Dazhuo Shi
BACKGROUND: Recurrent cardiovascular event remains high in stable coronary artery disease (SCAD), especially in patients with multiple risk factors, despite a high rate of use conventional treatment. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a promising complementary and alternative medicine for treating SCAD, while evidence for its effect on long-term survival is limited. This study was designed to test if Chinese herbal medicine in addition to conventional treatment is more effective than conventional treatment alone in reducing major adverse cardiac event (MACE) for SCAD patients with multiple risk factors during a 1-year follow-up...
September 15, 2016: Trials
S Honarbakhsh, V Baker, C Kirkby, K Patel, G Robinson, S Antoniou, L Richmond, W Ullah, R J Hunter, M Finlay, M J Earley, M Whitbread, R J Schilling
INTRODUCTION: Supraventricular tachycardias (SVTs) are a common cause of acute hospital presentations. Adenosine is an effective treatment. To date, no studies have directly compared paramedic-with hospital-delivered treatment of acute SVT with adenosine. METHOD: Randomised controlled trial comparing the treatment of SVT and discharge by paramedics with conventional emergency department (ED)-based care. Patients were excluded if they had structural heart disease or contraindication to adenosine...
September 9, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Jan Zdarek, Carsten W Israel
Modern implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD) systems offer a multitude of algorithms to optimize performance in sensing and tachycardia detection even in difficult circumstances (e. g., ventricular tachycardia during supraventricular tachycardia, fine ventricular fibrillation with intermittent undersensing), to reliably discriminate sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmia from noise, nonsustained and supraventricular tachyarrhythmia, and to limit shock therapy only to those arrhythmias that definitely need to be treated by a shock...
September 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
Uzung Yoon, Laura Marinelli, Sayed Ali, Seymour Huberfeld, Rafael Barrera, John B Chang
Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic drug that has been commonly used to treat supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias. This drug is an iodine-containing compound that tends to accumulate in several organs, including the lungs. Especially, its main metabolically active metabolite desethylamiodarone can adversely affect many organs. A very well-known severe complication of amiodarone therapy is the amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity. This article presents the case study of an 82-year-old male patient with acute amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity...
September 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
Ertan Yetkin, Hakan Atalay, Mehmet Ileri
BACKGROUND: Atrial septal aneurysm is a localized deformity of interatrial septum, generally at the level of fossa ovalis which protrudes into right or left atrium or both. The purpose of this study was to assess the frequency and covariates of atrial septal aneurysm in adult patients undergoing transthoracic echocardiography in our outpatient clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From December 2011 to May 2016, 16,570 patients were included in the study. Records of patients were retrospectively analyzed from our previously established database...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Kavitha N Pundi, Krishna N Pundi, Jonathan N Johnson, Joseph A Dearani, Zhuo Li, David J Driscoll, Philip L Wackel, Christopher J McLeod, Frank Cetta, Bryan C Cannon
OBJECTIVES: We sought to examine the incidence and predictors of arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death (SCD) after Fontan operation. BACKGROUND: Arrhythmias and SCD have been reported following operations for congenital heart disease, but the incidence and risk factors have not been well defined in patients after a Fontan operation. METHODS: We reviewed records of all patients who had a Fontan operation from 1973 to 2012 (n = 1052) at our institution...
August 22, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
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