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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100981/isolated-left-subclavian-artery-complete-atrioventricular-block-and-tricuspid-atresia-in-a-neonate
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Kanupriya Chaturvedi, Deepa Prasad, Ravi Ashwath, James P Strainic, Christopher S Snyder
Isolated left subclavian artery is one of the rarer aortic arch anomalies. It has been associated with other congenital heart diseases, typically tetralogy of Fallot, double-outlet right ventricle, and atrial and ventricular septal defects. Its significant clinical implications include a left-to-right shunt from the vertebrobasilar system, which causes pulmonary overcirculation and subclavian steal. We present an unusual case of a premature infant who was diagnosed prenatally with congenital complete atrioventricular block and tricuspid atresia and was found to have an isolated left subclavian artery postnatally...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100980/accessory-mitral-valve-leaflet-causing-severe-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-in-a-preterm-neonate-with-a-partial-atrioventricular-septal-defect
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J Kevin Wilkes, Charles D Fraser, Thomas J Seery
Atrioventricular septal defects represent a class of congenital cardiac malformations that vary in presentation and management strategy depending upon the severity of the particular lesions present. We present the case of a premature neonate who had a partial atrioventricular septal defect and an accessory mitral (or left atrioventricular) valve leaflet. The latter caused severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and severely depressed left ventricular function. We found only one other report of this atrioventricular valve abnormality in association with atrioventricular septal defect...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099609/premature-ventricular-contractions-associated-with-isotretinoin-use
#3
Sevil Alan, Betül Ünal, Aytül Yildirim
Isotretinoin has been considered a unique drug for acne treatment. However, it is associated with numerous adverse effects. Isotretinoin can trigger premature ventricular contractions. This report describes a 33-year-old-woman who presented with palpitations for 1 week while undergoing 1-month isotretinoin treatment for mild-moderate facial acne. An electrocardiogram and Holter monitoring showed premature ventricular contractions during isotretinoin (Roaccutane, Roche) treatment. Isotretinoin-related premature ventricular contractions were strongly suggested in this case due to the existence of documented premature ventricular contractions on electrocardiograms and the disappearance of these premature ventricular contractions two weeks after termination of the treatment To the authors' knowledge, there has been 1 reported case of premature ventricular contractions linked to isotretinoin use; this report describes a second such case...
November 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098488/pulse-wave-velocity-and-myocardial-performance-index-in-premature-ovarian-insufficiency
#4
Muhammed Necati Murat Aksoy, Nermin Akdemir, Harun Kilic, Sabiye Yilmaz, Ramazan Akdemir, Huseyin Gunduz
OBJECTIVE: Epidemiological studies suggest that women with loss of ovarian function at early ages may be especially burdened by cardiovascular disease (CVD). In this study, we aimed to evaluate pulse wave velocity and myocardial performance index in patients with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI). DESIGN: We enrolled 51 female patients (mean age 38.9 ± 6.7 years) with POI and 49 healthy subjects (mean age 36.8 ± 5.2 years). All participants underwent a detailed echocardiographic examination and pulse wave velocity (PWV) measurement which is basically the velocity of pulse wave travelling from carotid to femoral artery...
January 18, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090255/clinical-utility-of-echocardiography-for-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-in-children-with-bronchopulmonary-dsyplasia
#5
Young Earl Choi, Hwa Jin Cho, Eun Song Song, In Seok Jeong, Namsik Yoon, Young Youn Choi, Jae Sook Ma, Young Kuk Cho
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) may result in chronic pulmonary artery hypertension and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. Various echocardiographic assessments of RV dysfunction have been used to determine whether echocardiographic measurements of premature infants with BPD could provide sensitive measures of RV function that correlates with BPD severity. METHODS: Twenty-eight control subjects without BPD (non BPD group), 28 patients with mild BPD, 11 patients with moderate BPD, and six patients with severe BPD underwent echocardiograms with standard measurement such as ejection fraction by M-mode, tricuspid regurgitation pressure gradient, myocardial performance index (MPI) derived from pulse Doppler, and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) measurements...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072689/an-observational-study-on-the-effect-of-premature-ventricular-complex-burden-on-long-term-outcome
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Chin-Yu Lin, Shih-Lin Chang, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Yun-Yu Chen, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Feng Hu, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Tze-Fan Chao, Fa-Po Chung, Jo-Nan Liao, Yao-Ting Chang, Chung-Hsing Lin, Rohit Walia, Abigail Louise D Te, Shinya Yamada, Chuen-Wang Chiou, Hsuan-Ming Tsao, Shih-Ann Chen
The long-term clinical impact of premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) on mortality and morbidity has not been fully studied. This study aimed to investigate the association between the burden of PVCs and adverse clinical outcome.A total of 5778 subjects, who were pacemaker-free and ventricular tachycardia-free at baseline, received 24-hour electrocardiography monitoring between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2004. Clinical event data were retrieved from the Bureau of National Health Insurance of Taiwan...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070238/hematological-disorders-and-pulmonary-hypertension
#7
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Rajamma Mathew, Jing Huang, Joseph M Wu, John T Fallon, Michael H Gewitz
Pulmonary hypertension (PH), a serious disorder with a high morbidity and mortality rate, is known to occur in a number of unrelated systemic diseases. Several hematological disorders such as sickle cell disease, thalassemia and myeloproliferative diseases develop PH which worsens the prognosis. Associated oxidant injury and vascular inflammation cause endothelial damage and dysfunction. Pulmonary vascular endothelial damage/dysfunction is an early event in PH resulting in the loss of vascular reactivity, activation of proliferative and antiapoptotic pathways leading to vascular remodeling, elevated pulmonary artery pressure, right ventricular hypertrophy and premature death...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069327/early-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery-is-it-a-real-burden
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Elisabeth M J P Mouws, Ameeta Yaksh, Paul Knops, Charles Kik, Eric Boersma, Ad J J C Bogers, Natasja M S de Groot
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of ventricular dysrhythmias (VD) [ventricular premature beats (VPBs), ventricular couplets (Vcouplets), ventricular runs (Vruns)] after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has so far not been examined. The goal of this study is to examine characteristics of VD and whether they precede ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VTA) during a postoperative follow-up period of 5 days using continuous rhythm registrations. In addition, we determined predictive factors of VD/VTA...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065839/cardiovascular-function-in-long-term-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-survivors
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Saro H Armenian, David Horak, Jessica M Scott, George Mills, Aida Siyahian, Jennifer Berano Teh, Pamela S Douglas, Stephen J Forman, Smita Bhatia, Lee W Jones
Peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak), as measured by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), is a powerful independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality in a broad range of populations. We assessed the safety and feasibility of CPET in aging long-term HCT survivors, a population at high risk for premature-onset of CVD. Next we examined how organ-specific impairments (e.g. cardiac, pulmonary, hematologic) impact VO2peak after HCT. Twenty consecutive HCT survivors underwent a comprehensive assessment of cardiopulmonary health that included CPET, echocardiography with strain, pulmonary function testing, six-minute walk test, and timed-up and go...
January 5, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061370/fine-particulate-air-pollution-and-premature-ventricular-contractions-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-regards-study
#10
Wesley T O'Neal, Elsayed Z Soliman, Jimmy T Efird, Virginia J Howard, George Howard, Leslie A McClure
BACKGROUND: It is unknown if higher levels of ambient particulate matter (PM) exposure increase the risk for premature ventricular contractions (PVC) in a population-based study of men and women, and if this relationship varies by race or sex. METHODS: We examined the association of PM <2.5µm in diameter (PM2.5) concentration with PVCs in 26,121 (mean age=64±9.3 years; 55% female; 41% black) participants from the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study...
January 3, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058808/repeatability-of-ectopic-beats-from-48-hr-ambulatory-electrocardiography-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
#11
Michelle L Meyer, Elsayed Z Soliman, Lisa M Wruck, Thomas H Mosley, Lynne E Wagenknecht, Anna K Poon, Eric A Whitsel, Alvaro Alonso, Gerardo Heiss, Laura R Loehr
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to characterize the repeatability of ectopic beats, defined by premature atrial contractions (PACs) and premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), on ambulatory electrocardiogram (aECG) monitoring and evaluate the effect of length of aECG monitoring on the repeatability estimates. METHODS: This analysis includes 95 randomly selected participants from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC; 2011-2013). The participants wore a Holter monitor for two, 48-hr periods separated by a mean of 38 days following an identical, standardized protocol...
January 6, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052405/myocardial-layer-specific-analysis-in-patients-with-heterozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
#12
Zhaoting Leng, Rongjuan Li, Yijia Li, Lvya Wang, Yueli Wang, Ya Yang
OBJECTIVE: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is the most common and serious monogenic disorder of lipid metabolism, causing premature coronary heart disease (CHD) due to accelerated atherosclerosis from birth, and the study of left ventricular (LV) function of this disease is seldom. The purpose of this study was to explore the value of layer-specific strain on assessing the early damage of LV function in asymptomatic and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) well-preserved patients with heterozygous FH (HeFH)...
January 3, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042971/left-ventricular-rotational-mechanics-in-early-infancy-normal-reference-ranges-and-reproducibility-of-peak-values-and-time-to-peak-values
#13
Shiraz A Maskatia, Wesley Lee, Carolyn A Altman, Nancy A Ayres, Douglas K Feagin, Ricardo H Pignatelli
INTRODUCTION: Left ventricular cardiac twist and torsion values have been described in premature and term neonates, but not in early infancy. Early and late peak untwist rates and time to peak (TTP) values have not been described in infants. METHODS: 53 term infants were enrolled prospectively. The following parameters were obtained by two blinded observers at 1-2months postnatal age: peak twist and torsion (twist indexed to LV length), peak twist rate and torsion rate, TTP twist, early peak untwist rate, TTP early untwist rate, late peak untwist rate, TTP late untwist rate...
December 30, 2016: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040762/glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-plasma-levels-are-correlated-with-degree-of-hypothermia-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-congenital-heart-disease-surgery
#14
Luca Vedovelli, Massimo Padalino, Sara D'Aronco, Giovanni Stellin, Carlo Ori, Virgilio P Carnielli, Manuela Simonato, Paola Cogo
OBJECTIVES: Improved congenital heart defect (CHD) operations have reduced operative mortality to 3%. The major concern is now long-term neurological outcomes. We measured plasma glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), an early marker of brain injury, during different phases of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), to correlate the increase of GFAP to clinical parameters or specific operative phases. METHODS: We performed a prospective, single-centre, observational study in children undergoing cardiac operations...
December 31, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040057/the-effects-of-mebudipine-on-myocardial-arrhythmia-induced-by-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-isolated-rat-heart
#15
R Ghiasi, M Mohammadi, M Majidinia, B Yousefi, A Ghiasi, R Badalzadeh
Reperfusion of the heart after an ischemic insult may lead to potentially lethal arrhythmias and cardimyocyte cell death via apoptosis and necrosis. In addition, previous studies showed that calcium channel blockers may have a protective role in the myocardium against arrhythmia and irreversible tissue injury. Therefore, this study was aimed to investigate the effects of mebudipine on myocardial arrhythmias and tissue injury induced by ischemia/reperfusion injury in isolated rat hearts. Male Wistar rats (250‑300g) were randomly divided to Sham group (without ischemia), control group (ischemia without drug), drug group (ischemia with mebudipine 0...
November 30, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032935/a-double-ventricular-response-through-dual-av-nodal-pathways-can-mimic-a-premature-ventricular-contraction
#16
Taihei Itoh, Takumi Yamada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 29, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028497/providing-an-efficient-algorithm-for-finding-r-peaks-in-ecg-signals-and-detecting-ventricular-abnormalities-with-morphological-features
#17
Mohammad Pooyan, Fateme Akhoondi
Ventricular arrhythmias are one of the most important causes of annual deaths in the world, which may lead to sudden cardiac deaths. Accurate and early diagnosis of ventricular arrhythmias in heart diseases is essential for preventing mortality in cardiac patients. Ventricular activity on the electrocardiogram (ECG) signal is in the interval from the beginning of QRS complex to T wave end. Variations in the ECG signal and its features may indicate heart condition of patients. The first step to extract features of ECG in time domain is finding R peaks...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Signals and Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026917/voltage-combined-with-pace-mapping-is-simple-and-effective-for-ablation-of-noninducible-premature-ventricular-contractions-originating-from-the-right-ventricular-outflow-tract
#18
Zefeng Wang, Heping Zhang, Hui Peng, Xuhua Shen, Zhijun Sun, Can Zhao, Ruiqing Dong, Huikuan Gao, Yongquan Wu
BACKGROUND: Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) from the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) can resist conventional mapping strategies. Studies regarding optimal mapping and ablation methods for patients with noninducible RVOT-PVCs are limited. We retrospectively evaluated the efficacy and safety of a novel mapping strategy for these cases: voltage mapping combined with pace mapping. HYPOTHESIS: METHODS: We retrospectively included symptomatic patients (n = 148; 76 males; age, 44...
December 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024942/uncomplicated-pregnancy-in-a-patient-treated-with-alcohol-septal-ablation-for-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
#19
Pavol Tomasov, Roman Chmel, Marta Novackova, Josef Veselka
Pregnancy in women with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is associated with a slightly increased risk of maternal morbidity and mortality, as well as a higher risk of premature births. One of the risk factors complicating pregnancies in HCM is left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO). We report a case of a symptomatic patient with HCM and LVOTO who was treated with alcohol septal ablation and then had an uncomplicated pregnancy.
October 20, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012210/elimination-of-ventricular-arrhythmia-in-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-by-targeting-catecholamine-sensitive-area-a-dominant-subordinate-relationship-between-origin-sites-of-bidirectional-ventricular-premature-contractions
#20
Yasuhiro Shirai, Masahiko Goya, Seiko Ohno, Minoru Horie, Shozaburo Doi, Mitsuaki Isobe, Kenzo Hirao
We report on a patient diagnosed with CPVT who underwent catheter ablation of VPCs induced by epinephrine. VPCs were classified roughly into 3 types. Type 1 and Type 2 VPCs (RBBB configuration and inferior axis) were eliminated by radio frequency applications at the left aortic sinus of Valsalva and the anterolateral papillary muscle (APM), respectively. Although no spontaneous VPCs were seen after the elimination of Type 1 and 2 VPCs, pacing resulting in capture at the APM induced type 3 VPC (RBBB configuration and superior axis) reproducibly...
December 24, 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
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