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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890861/computed-tomography-angiography-planning-identifies-the-target-vessel-for-optimum-infarct-location-and-improves-clinical-outcome-in-alcohol-septal-ablation-for-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
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Robert Michael Cooper, Sukumaran Rajeswari Binukrishnan, Adeel Shahzad, Jonathan Hasleton, Ulrich Sigwart, Rodney Hilton Stables
AIMS: Alcohol septal ablation (ASA) is an established treatment option in HOCM. ASA is ineffective in some: inaccurate infarct and inability to identify a vessel contribute. We aimed to improve accuracy of infarct using CT angiography guidance and provide a more predictable and satisfactory outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-one successive patients with symptomatic LVOT obstruction refractory to medication underwent CT angiography planning to guide ASA. CT was performed using a dual source CT system...
November 29, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862860/incidence-and-predictors-of-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-following-treatment-with-the-repositionable-lotus%C3%A2-transcatheter-aortic-valve
#2
Sarah Zaman, Liam McCormick, Robert Gooley, Hashrul Rashid, Satish Ramkumar, Damon Jackson, Samuel Hui, Ian T Meredith
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence and predictors of permanent pacemaker (PPM) requirement following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the mechanically expanded Lotus(TM) Valve System (Boston Scientific). BACKGROUND: Pacemaker implantation is the most common complication following TAVR. Predictors of pacing following TAVR with the Lotus valve have not been systematically assessed. METHODS: Consecutive patients with severe aortic stenosis who underwent Lotus valve implantation were prospectively recruited at a single-centre...
November 12, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844192/-right-bundle-branch-block-during-right-ventricular-pacing
#3
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/27832846/pre-existing-right-bundle-branch-block%C3%A2-increases-risk-for-death-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-with-a-balloon-expandable-valve
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Yusuke Watanabe, Ken Kozuma, Hirofumi Hioki, Hideyuki Kawashima, Yugo Nara, Akihisa Kataoka, Fukuko Nagura, Makoto Nakashima, Shinichi Shirai, Norio Tada, Motoharu Araki, Kensuke Takagi, Futoshi Yamanaka, Masanori Yamamoto, Kentaro Hayashida
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the impact of pre-existing right bundle branch block (RBBB) on clinical outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: The impact of pre-existing RBBB on clinical outcomes after TAVR is unknown. METHODS: Between October 2013 and August 2015, 749 patients undergoing TAVR using the Edwards SAPIEN XT prosthesis were prospectively enrolled in the OCEAN-TAVI (Optimized Transcatheter Valvular Intervention) registry from 8 Japanese centers...
November 14, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790494/masquerading-bundle-branch-block-a-poor-prognostic-sign-revisited
#5
Suheil Dhanse, Hashir Kareem, Tom Devasia, Mugula Sudhakar Rao
Masquerading bundle branch block is a rare but important finding on the Electrocardiogram (ECG). It is an indication of severe and diffuse conduction system disease and usually indicates poor prognosis. The precordial leads show a Right Bundle Branch Block (RBBB) pattern while the limb leads resemble a Left Bundle Branch Block (LBBB). This finding on an ECG is almost invariably associated with severe underlying heart disease. It is extremely important to be aware of this finding as it is a marker of poor cardiac outcomes...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774265/ventricular-conduction-abnormalities-as-predictors-of-long-term-survival-in-acute-de-novo-and-decompensated-chronic-heart-failure
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Heli Tolppanen, Krista Siirila-Waris, Veli-Pekka Harjola, David Marono, Jiri Parenica, Philipp Kreutzinger, Tuomo Nieminen, Marie Pavlusova, Tuukka Tarvasmaki, Raphael Twerenbold, Jukka Tolonen, Roman Miklik, Markku S Nieminen, Jindrich Spinar, Christian Mueller, Johan Lassus
AIMS: Data on the prognostic role of left and right bundle branch blocks (LBBB and RBBB), and nonspecific intraventricular conduction delay (IVCD; QRS ≥ 110 ms, no BBB) in acute heart failure (AHF) are controversial. Our aim was to investigate electrocardiographic predictors of long-term survival in patients with de novo AHF and acutely decompensated chronic heart failure (ADCHF). METHODS AND RESULTS: We analysed the admission electrocardiogram of 982 patients from a multicenter European cohort of AHF with 3...
March 2016: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751284/absent-right-bundle-branch-block-is-it-a-clue-of-pre-excitation-in-ebstein-s-anomaly
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Pranil Bhalchandra Gangurde, Abhay Tidake, Hetan Shah, Ajay Mahajan, Yash Lokhandwala, Pratap Nathani
A 14-year-old male with a history of symptomatic tachycardia was referred for ablation. Sinus rhythm electrocardiogram was not showing any pre-excitation. Tachycardia episode was showing antidromic tachycardia with left bundle branch block morphology. Echocardiographic examination was showing Ebstein's anomaly with septal tricuspid leaflet displaced 24mm apically. The right bundle branch block (RBBB) was concealed during sinus rhythm. The RBBB was revealed with ablation of right posterior atriofascicular accessory pathway...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747166/right-ventricular-failure-predicted-from-right-bundle-branch-block-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-validation
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Santhosh R Devarapally, Sameer Arora, Ali Ahmad, Mike Sood, Amaar El Sergany, Terrence Sacchi, Barry Saul, Rahul Gaglani, John Heitner
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) failure has proven to be independently associated with adverse outcomes. Electrocardiographic parameters assessing RV function are largely unknown, making echocardiography the first line for RV function assessment. It is however, limited by geometrical assumptions and is inferior to cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) which is widely regarded as the most accurate tool for assessing RV function. METHODS: We seek to determine the correlation of ECG parameters of right bundle branch block (RBBB) with RV ejection fraction (EF) and RV dimensions using the CMRI...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693168/-cardiac-permanent-pacemaker-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-predictive-and-scientific-review
#9
C Moini, B Sidia, D Poindron, L Fiorina, A Farge, W Amara, M El Issa
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is nowadays a worldwide technique in the field of treating aortic stenosis. One of the main side effects linked to the technique are mostly attached to rhythm disturbances, such as atrioventricular (AV) and intraventricular blocks. Consequently, a pacemaker implantation is often required. That implantation rate is estimated between 8 and 30%, depending on the valve chosen. Thanks to main meta analysis on the subject, it has been managed to isolate the following risks factors for AV block development: preoperative right bundle branch block (RBBB: the most powerful element), complete AV block during the procedure, male gender, a so-called porcelain aorta, the absence of previous valvular surgery, the aortic annulus size (i...
September 29, 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663607/permanent-his-bundle-pacing-in-patients-with-prosthetic-cardiac-valves
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Parikshit S Sharma, Faiz A Subzposh, Kenneth A Ellenbogen, Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman
BACKGROUND: Conduction disease is not uncommon after prosthetic valve (PV) surgery. The feasibility of His-bundle pacing (HBP) in this patient population is not well studied. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to report our experience with permanent HBP in patients undergoing pacemaker implantation after PV surgery. METHODS: Permanent HBP was attempted in patients with AV conduction disease after PV surgery referred for pacemaker implantation...
September 20, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610948/interventricular-conduction-disorders-after-orthotopic-heart-transplantation-risk-factors-and-clinical-relevance
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Sonia Ferretto, Elvin Tafciu, Immacolata Giuliani, Giuseppe Feltrin, Tomaso Bottio, Antonio Gambino, Angela Fraiese, Sabino Iliceto, Gino Gerosa, Loira Leoni
BACKGROUND: Causes and significance of interventricular conduction disorders (IVCDs) after orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) are still unknown. METHODS: We retrospectively researched the presence of IVCDs in 240 patients who underwent bicaval OHT in three time periods: at day 1, after 1 year, and after 3 years from OHT. To evaluate the impact of the surgical technique, a control population treated with biatrial anastomosis was used. RESULTS: The most common IVCD was right bundle branch block (RBBB)...
September 9, 2016: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553102/prevalence-and-prognostic-implications-of-bundle-branch-block-in-comatose-survivors-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Johannes Grand, Jakob Hartvig Thomsen, Jesper Kjaergaard, Niklas Nielsen, David Erlinge, Sebastian Wiberg, Michael Wanscher, John Bro-Jeppesen, Christian Hassager
This study reports the prevalence and prognostic impact of right bundle branch block (RBBB) and left bundle branch block (LBBB) in the admission electrocardiogram (ECG) of comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The present study is part of the predefined electrocardiographic substudy of the prospective randomized target temperature management trial, which found no benefit of targeting 33°C over 36°C in terms of outcome. Six-hundred eighty-two patients were included in the substudy. An admission ECG, which defined the present study population, was available in 602 patients (88%)...
October 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27507405/predictors-and-prognostic-significance-of-right-ventricular-ejection-fraction-in-patients-with-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Marwa A Sabe, Sharif A Sabe, Kenya Kusunose, Scott D Flamm, Brian P Griffin, Deborah H Kwon
BACKGROUND: Decreased right ventricular (RV) ejection fraction (RVEF) portends poor prognosis in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy, and previous studies have suggested an association between mitral regurgitation (MR) and RVEF. We sought to evaluate this association and whether mitral valve repair or replacement affects the relationship between RV function and mortality. METHODS: We included 588 patients (mean age, 63±11 years; 75% male) with ischemic cardiomyopathy who underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging between 2002 and 2008...
August 30, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27457729/electrophysiological-observations-of-acute-his-bundle-injury-during-permanent-his-bundle-pacing
#14
Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman, Gopi Dandamudi, Kenneth A Ellenbogen
BACKGROUND: Permanent His bundle pacing (HBP) is a physiological alternative to right ventricular pacing (RVP). Catheter manipulation during HBP can cause trauma to the His bundle during implantation. We sought to determine acute and long-term incidence of His bundle (HB) injury with HBP. METHODS: Patients undergoing permanent HBP at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center from 2006 to 2014 formed the study group. Patients with pre-existing His-Purkinje disease (HPD) were excluded from the study...
September 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451270/gender-differences-in-the-electrocardiogram-screening-of-athletes
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Bram B Bessem, Matthijs M C de Bruijn, Wybe W Nieuwland
OBJECTIVES: Gender-related differences are frequently used in medicine. Electrocardiograms are also subject to such differences. This study evaluated gender differences in ECG parameters of young athletes, discussing the possible implications of these differences for ECG criteria used in the cardiovascular screening of young athletes. DESIGN: Observational cross-sectional study. METHODS: In 2013 and 2014 all the ECGs from the cardiovascular screenings performed at University Sports Medical Centre in Groningen of the student athletes who wanted to participate in a college sports program were collected...
July 6, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27435408/flecainide-toxicity-a-case-report-and-systematic-review-of-its-electrocardiographic-patterns-and-management
#16
Michael A Valentino, Andrew Panakos, Loheetha Ragupathi, Janna Williams, Behzad B Pavri
In the setting of flecainide toxicity, supraventricular tachycardia can manifest as a bizarre right or left bundle branch block, sometimes with a northwest axis, and can easily be mistaken for ventricular tachycardia leading to inappropriate therapy. We conducted a comprehensive literature review for cases of flecainide toxicity. We found 21 articles of flecainide toxicity in adult patients in which 22 ECG tracings were published. In patients with flecainide toxicity and QRS duration ≤ 200 ms, the ECGs were more likely to show RBBB, visible P waves (p = 0...
July 19, 2016: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27424074/ecg-parameters-predict-left-ventricular-conduction-delay-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction
#17
Gianni Pastore, Massimiliano Maines, Lina Marcantoni, Francesco Zanon, Franco Noventa, Giorgio Corbucci, Enrico Baracca, Silvio Aggio, Claudio Picariello, Daniela Lanza, Gianluca Rigatelli, Mauro Carraro, Loris Roncon, S Serge Barold
BACKGROUND: Estimating left ventricular electrical delay (Q-LV) from a 12-lead ECG may be important in evaluating cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of Q-LV interval on ECG configuration. METHODS: One hundred ninety-two consecutive patients undergoing CRT implantation were divided electrocardiographically into 3 groups: left bundle branch block (LBBB), right bundle branch block (RBBB), and nonspecific intraventricular conduction delay (IVCD)...
July 14, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27391877/association-between-progressive-intraventricular-conduction-disturbance-and-cardiovascular-events
#18
Hideki Hayashi, Qi Wu, Minoru Horie
BACKGROUND: Prolonged QRS duration on electrocardiogram (ECG) has been known as a poor prognostic marker. However, little is known about association between progressive intraventricular conduction disturbance and cardiovascular prognosis. METHODS: From among a database containing 359,737 12-lead ECG recordings, patients whose QRS duration progressively increased from <120 msec to ≥120 msec were selected using software. The prognosis of patients was searched by medical record...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27367818/effect-of-the-antihypertensive-and-lipid-lowering-treatment-to-prevent-heart-attack-trial-allhat-on-conduction-system-disease
#19
Thomas A Dewland, Elsayed Z Soliman, Barry R Davis, Jared W Magnani, Jose-Miguel Yamal, Linda B Piller, L Julian Haywood, Alvaro Alonso, Christine M Albert, Gregory M Marcus
IMPORTANCE: Cardiac conduction abnormalities are associated with an increased risk for morbidity and mortality, and understanding factors that accelerate or delay conduction system disease could help to identify preventive and therapeutic strategies. Antifibrotic and anti-inflammatory properties of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and treatment for hyperlipidemia may reduce the risk for incident conduction system disease. OBJECTIVE: To identify the effect of pharmacologic therapy randomization and clinical risk factors on the incidence of conduction system disease...
August 1, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27296108/effects-of-ventricular-conduction-block-patterns-on-mortality-in-hospitalized-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-a-single-center-cohort-study
#20
Xiaoping Li, Rong Luo, Wei Fang, Xiaolei Xu, Guodong Niu, Yixian Xu, Michael Fu, Wei Hua, Xiushan Wu
BACKGROUND: Ventricular conduction blocks (VCBs) are associated with poor outcomes in patients with known cardiac diseases. However, the prognostic implications of VCB patterns in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) patients need to be evaluated. The purpose of this study was to determine all-cause mortality in patients with DCM and VCB. METHODS: This cohort study included 1119 DCM patients with a median follow-up of 34.3 (19.5-60.8) months, patients were then divided into left bundle branch block (LBBB), right bundle branch block (RBBB), intraventricular conduction delays (IVCD) and narrow QRS groups...
2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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