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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231325/cardiovascular-exercise-and-burden-of-arrhythmia-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ane Katrine Skielboe, Thomas Quaade Bandholm, Stine Hakmann, Malene Mourier, Thomas Kallemose, Ulrik Dixen
BACKGROUND: Physical activity at moderate-high intensity is recommended to prevent lifestyle diseases. Patients with atrial fibrillation are at risk of a sedentary lifestyle due to fear of exercise-induced episodes of atrial fibrillation. The burden of arrhythmia can be reduced by physical exercise. The effect of exercise intensity on burden of atrial fibrillation needs to be studied further. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a 12-week randomized controlled trial, 76 patients with paroxysmal/persistent atrial fibrillation were allocated to perform exercise at either low intensity or high intensity (50% and 80% of maximal perceived exertion, respectively)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228305/clinical-presentation-management-and-outcomes-in-the-indian-heart-rhythm-society-atrial-fibrillation-ihrs-af-registry
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A Vora, A Kapoor, M Nair, Y Lokhandwala, C Narsimhan, A G Ravikishore, S K Dwivedi, N Namboodiri, R Hygriv, A Saxena, A Nabar, S Garg, N Bardoloi, R Yadav, A Nambiar, U Pandurangi, D Jhala, A Naik, Nagmallesh, S Rajagopal, R Selvaraj, V Arora, A Thachil, J Thomas, G Panicker
AIM: A national atrial fibrillation (AF) registry was conducted under the aegis of the Indian Heart Rhythm Society (IHRS), to capture epidemiological data-type of AF, clinical presentation and comorbidities, current treatment practices, and 1-year follow-up outcomes. METHODS: A total of 1537 patients were enrolled from 24 sites in India in the IHRS-AF registry from July 2011 to August 2012. Their baseline characteristics and follow-up data were recorded in case report forms and subsequently analyzed...
January 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227480/detection-of-atrial-fibrillation-with-seismocardiography
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Mikko Pankaala, Tero Koivisto, Olli Lahdenoja, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Antti Saraste, Tuija Vasankari, Juhani Airaksinen, Mikko Pankaala, Tero Koivisto, Olli Lahdenoja, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Antti Saraste, Tuija Vasankari, Juhani Airaksinen, Tero Koivisto, Olli Lahdenoja, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Antti Saraste, Tuija Vasankari, Mikko Pankaala, Juhani Airaksinen
In this paper we study the feasibility of seismocardiography (SCG) for the detection of Atrial Fibrillation (AF). In this preclinical study, data acquired from one patient having paroxysmal AF (no other heart diseases) is used to introduce specific changes in SCG signal due to AF. Observed changes and phenomena create a foundation for the development of SCG-based AF detection algorithms. SCG data was recorded from the sternum of an AF patient in dorso-ventral direction while at rest in a supine position using a three-axis high precision MEMS accelerometer simultaneously with a one-lead ECG...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226544/kurtosis-as-a-statistical-approach-to-identify-the-pivot-point-of-the-rotor
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Shivaram P Arunachalam, Elizabeth M Annoni, Siva K Mulpuru, Paul A Friedman, Elena G Tolkacheva, Shivaram P Arunachalam, Elizabeth M Annoni, Siva K Mulpuru, Paul A Friedman, Elena G Tolkacheva, Elena G Tolkacheva, Paul A Friedman, Elizabeth M Annoni, Siva K Mulpuru, Shivaram P Arunachalam
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia that causes stroke affecting more than 2.3 million people in the US. Catheter ablation to terminate AF is successful for paroxysmal AF but suffers limitations with persistent AF patients as current mapping methods cannot identify AF active substrates outside of pulmonary vein region. In this work, we developed a novel Kurtosis based mapping technique that can accurately identify pivot points of the rotors that were induced in ex-vivo isolated rabbit heart...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226202/predictors-of-acute-myocarditis-in-complicated-scrub-typhus-an-endemic-province-in-the-republic-of-korea
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Jung Yeon Chin, Ki-Woon Kang, Kyung Min Moon, Jongwoo Kim, Yu Jeong Choi
Background/Aims: Scrub typhus is known as a self-limited infectious disease. Cardiac complication is uncommon and usually not life-threatening. Until now, few cases of fulminant myocarditis by scrub typhus have been reported. So, we investigated incidence and predictors of acute myocarditis in severe scrub typhus. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 89 patients among 91 scrub typhus confirmed patients who examined an echocardiogram and cardiac biomarkers from 2005 to 2015 in the intensive care unit at our hospital...
February 23, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217229/evaluation-of-the-characteristics-of-rotational-activation-at-high-dominant-frequency-and-complex-fractionated-atrial-electrogram-sites-during-atrial-fibrillation
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Koji Kumagai, Kentaro Minami, Daisuke Kutsuzawa, Shigeru Oshima
BACKGROUND: High-dominant frequency (DF) and continuous complex fractionated atrial electrogram (CFAE) sites as surrogates for localized sources maintaining atrial fibrillation (AF) are potential AF ablation targets. This study aimed to evaluate the characteristics of a rotational activation at high-DF and continuous CFAE sites in AF patients. METHODS: Thirty-two consecutive AF patients (5 paroxysmal and 27 non-paroxysmal) underwent ablation using the NavX system...
February 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216515/particular-morphology-of-inferior-pulmonary-veins-and-difficulty-of-cryoballoon-ablation-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Ryobun Yasuoka, Takashi Kurita, Yasuhito Kotake, Naotaka Hashiguchi, Koichiro Motoki, Kazuhiro Kobuke, Yoshitaka Iwanaga, Shunichi Miyazaki
BACKGROUND: The CRYO-Japan PMS study indicated that cryoballoon ablation (Cryo-Abl) has a lower acute success rate of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for the right and left inferior PVs (RIPV and LIPV, respectively) than for the superior PVs. This study aimed to determine if the orientation and position of the inferior PVs are related to the difficulty of acute success of PVI.Methods and Results:We investigated 30 consecutive patients who underwent Cryo-Abl. A "difficult PV" was defined as the requirement for >2 cooling applications and/or touch-up ablation to achieve PVI...
February 17, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215568/reduction-in-radiation-dose-for-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-over-time-a-12-year-single-centre-experience-of-2-344-patients
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Aleksandr Voskoboinik, Elana S Kalman, Yonatan Savicky, Paul B Sparks, Joseph B Morton, Geoffrey Lee, Peter M Kistler, Jonathan M Kalman
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is a well-established treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF), with contact force-sensing catheters joining 3D-mapping systems and image integration as technological advancements over the last decade. OBJECTIVE: To analyze trends in radiation exposure at our centre for AF ablation over the last 12 years. METHODS: We reviewed prospectively collected data of 2,344 consecutive PVI procedures for either paroxysmal or persistent AF between 1/2004 - 12/2015...
February 12, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215479/lessons-from-individualized-cryoballoon-sizing-is-there-a-role-for-the-small-balloon
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Stefan Hartl, Uwe Dorwarth, Benedikt Bunz, Michael Wankerl, Ullrich Ebersberger, Ellen Hoffmann, Florian Straube
BACKGROUND: Cryoablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is well established. The single-big-balloon strategy has been preferred for pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using the second generation cryoballoon (CBG2). Individual PV-morphologies raise the question if an individualized anatomic approach using the 23-mm or 28-mm CB is reasonable. METHODS: Consecutive patients were prospectively enrolled in the non-randomized single-center study. Patients were treated with the 28-mm CB, if any PV was >21mm, the 23-mm CB, if all PV were ≤21mm, or both sizes, if PVI was difficult...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211197/recurrences-in-the-blanking-period-and-12-month-success-rate-by-continuous-cardiac-monitoring-after-cryoablation-of-paroxysmal-and-non-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Paolo Pieragnoli, Alessandro Paoletti Perini, Giuseppe Ricciardi, Luca Checchi, Andrea Giomi, Iacopo Muraca, Letizia Mannucci, Luigi Padeletti
INTRODUCTION: Recurrences within the blanking period (early recurrences) are common after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation by pulmonary vein isolation (PVI), but their clinical significance is still controversial. We aimed at evaluating the significance of within-blanking recurrences at 12-month follow-up after cryoballoon (CB) PVI, and to assess the real procedural success rate by continuous monitoring of cardiac rhythm. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixty consecutive AF patients (34 paroxysmal, 56...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209438/excessive-daytime-sleepiness-in-a-patient-with-coexisting-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1-myasthenia-gravis-and-graves-disease
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Katarzyna Kapica-Topczewska, Robert Pogorzelski, Joanna Tarasiuk, Wiesław Drozdowski, Piotr Lewczuk, Alina Kułakowska
A 41-year-old female with history of Graves' disease, bilateral cataract, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation was admitted because of muscle weakness, daytime sleepiness, fatigability, drowsiness, bilateral eyelid ptosis, descending of head and lower jaw. On neurological examination the patient was presented with muscle weakness, muscle atrophy (in face and sternocleidomastoid muscles), features of myotonia and apocamnosis (orbicular muscles). Electromyography revealed myopathic changes, myotonic and pseudomyotonic discharges, positive repetitive nerve stimulation test in proximal muscles...
February 3, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207162/plasma-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-are-associated-with-the-sizes-of-the-left-atrium-and-pulmonary-vein-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Jin-Yi Li, Yan He, Hong-Hong Ke, Yu Jin, Zhi-Yuan Jiang, Guo-Qiang Zhong
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress and inflammatory processes are responsible for the pathogenesis of AF, but their relationship with the sizes of the LA and PVs in AF patients remains unclear. HYPOTHESIS: Oxidative stress and inflammatory processes are associated with the sizes of the LA and PVs in AF patients. METHODS: 82 AF patients were compared to 30 control patients by using a case-control study design. Oxidative stress, inflammatory biomarkers and the sizes of the LA and PVs were detected...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205119/use-of-three-dimensional-computed-tomography-overlay-for-real-time-cryoballoon-ablation-in-atrial-fibrillation-reduces-radiation-dose-and-contrast-dye
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B Oude Velthuis, M Molenaar, H G Reinhart Dorman, J Y Stevenhagen, M F Scholten, J van der Palen, J M van Opstal
AIMS: Cryoballoon pulmonary vein (PV) isolation in patients with atrial fibrillation has proven to be effective in short-term and long-term follow-up. To visualise the PV anatomy, pre-ablation contrast pulmonary venography is commonly performed. Three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) overlay is a new technique creating a live 3D image of the left atrium by integrating a previously obtained CT scan during fluoroscopy. To evaluate the benefits of 3D CT overlay during cryoballoon ablation, we studied the use of 3D CT overlay versus contrast pulmonary venography in a randomised fashion in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation undergoing cryoballoon PV isolation...
February 15, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197274/early-changes-in-the-antithrombin-and-thrombin-antithrombin-complex-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Mariya Negreva, Svetoslav Georgiev, Krasimira Prodanova, Julia Nikolova
BACKGROUND: Data on coagulation changes in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) are scarce. The aim of this study was to examine plasma antithrombin (AT) levels and activity as well as thrombin-antithrombin (TAT) complex levels in the early hours of the clinical manifestation of PAF. METHODS: Fifty-one patients (26 men and 25 women; mean age 59.84 ± 1.60 years) were consecutively selected with PAF duration < 24 hours, and 52 controls (26 men and 26 women; mean age 59...
June 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185351/persistent-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-with-or-without-contact-force-sensing
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Ayman A Hussein, Amr F Barakat, Walid I Saliba, Khaldoun G Tarakji, Mohamed Bassiouny, Bryan Baranowski, Patrick Tchou, Mandeep Bhargava, Thomas Dresing, Thomas Callahan, Daniel Cantillon, Mohamed Kanj, Bruce D Lindsay, Oussama M Wazni
INTRODUCTION: Arrhythmia recurrences remain common after ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation (PersAF). Contact force sensing catheters have been introduced for objective assessment of contact during radiofrequency application and have been suggested to improve outcomes in ablation of paroxysmal AF, but little is known about their role in PersAF ablation. We aimed to compare the procedural profiles and outcomes of (PersAF) ablation with or without using contact force (CF) sensing catheters...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181276/modulation-of-autonomic-nervous-activity-in-the-termination-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Jen-Hung Huang, Yung-Kuo Lin, Ming-Hsiung Hsieh, Shih-Ann Chen, Wan-Chun Chiu, Yi-Jen Chen
BACKGROUND: Autonomic nervous activity plays a critical role in the genesis of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF, PAF). However, the role of autonomic nervous activity on AF termination has not been elucidated. Heart rate variability (HRV) is widely used to evaluate autonomic nervous activity in humans. The purpose of this study was to assess whether autonomic nervous activity assessed by HRV contributes to AF termination. METHODS: Electrocardiograms (ECGs) and HRV were studied in patients with termination of sustained (>30 s) PAF by 24-h ambulatory Holter monitoring...
February 9, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181212/prevalence-and-characteristic-of-osafed-syndrome-in-atrial-fibrillation-primary-care-patients
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Jacek Wolf, Tadeusz Dereziński, Anna Szyndler, Krzysztof Narkiewicz
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) constitutes the most prevalent arrhythmia affecting up-to 2% percent of general population. Apart from well-established risk factors which increase the odds for the development of AF e.g. age or arterial hypertension, recent analyses indicated that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may independently, negatively modify arrhythmia occurrence profile. Concurrently, erectile dysfunction (ED) is commonly neglected, potent marker of cardiovascular risk which considerably worsens men's psychological state...
February 9, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179613/left-atrial-appendage-thrombi-formation-in-japanese-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients-during-anticoagulation-therapy%C3%A3-warfarin-vs-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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Mihoko Kawabata, Masahiko Goya, Takeshi Sasaki, Shingo Maeda, Yasuhiro Shirai, Takuro Nishimura, Takakatsu Yoshitake, Shinya Shiohira, Mitsuaki Isobe, Kenzo Hirao
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac arrhythmia, associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality including thromboembolic events. The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombi in Japanese non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients undergoing preprocedural transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) during anticoagulation therapy, and to compare the efficacy of warfarin and direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC)...
February 7, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178140/utility-of-duranta-a-wireless-patch-type-electrocardiographic-monitoring-system-developed-in-japan-in-detecting-covert-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-cryptogenic-stroke-a-case-report
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Hisanao Akiyama, Saki Nukui, Takashi Araga, Masashi Hoshino, Keita Tanaka, Satoru Kashima, Rie Sasaki, Kenji Uchino, Yasuhiro Hasegawa
RATIONALE: Subcutaneous implantable electrocardiographs are highly effective in detecting covert atrial fibrillation (AF) in cryptogenic stroke. However, these invasive devices are not indicated for all cryptogenic stroke patients, and noninvasive improvements over conventional Holter-type ambulatory electrocardiography are needed. We evaluated the clinical application and effectiveness of Duranta (ImageONE Co., Ltd.), a wireless patch-type electrocardiographic monitoring system developed in Japan for chronically ill patients or home-based patients at the end of life...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155065/left-atrial-strain-assessed-by-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-predicts-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-catheter-ablation-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Atsushi Mochizuki, Satoshi Yuda, Takefumi Fujito, Mina Kawamukai, Atsuko Muranaka, Daigo Nagahara, Shinya Shimoshige, Akiyoshi Hashimoto, Tetsuji Miura
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown the utility of left atrial (LA) function determined by two-dimensional or three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D- or 3D-STE) for identifying patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). However, whether 3D-STE is applicable for prediction of the recurrence of AF after catheter ablation (CA) remains unknown. We examined whether any 3D-STE parameters are better than 2D-STE parameters for the prediction of AF recurrence. METHODS: Forty-two patients with paroxysmal AF (58 ± 10 years old, 69% male) underwent 2D- and 3D-STE within 3 days before first-time CA...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Echocardiography
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