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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633348/lifelong-arrhythmic-risk-stratification-in-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-distribution-of-events-and-impact-of-periodical-reassessment
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Chiara Cappelletto, Davide Stolfo, Antonio De Luca, Bruno Pinamonti, Giulia Barbati, Alberto Pivetta, Marco Gobbo, Francesca Brun, Marco Merlo, Gianfranco Sinagra
Aims: The arrhythmic risk stratification of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) remains controversial. We evaluated the long-term distribution of life-threatening arrhythmic events assessing the impact of periodical risk reassessment. Methods and results: Ninety-eight ARVC patients with no previous major ventricular arrhythmias were retrospectively analysed. Patients were assessed at baseline, at 22 [inter-quartile range (IQR) 16-26], 49 (IQR 41-55) and 97 months (IQR 90-108)...
June 13, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630914/deregulated-ca-2-cycling-underlies-the-development-of-arrhythmia-and-heart-disease-due-to-mutant-obscurin
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Li-Yen R Hu, Maegen A Ackermann, Peter A Hecker, Benjamin L Prosser, Brendan King, Kelly A O'Connell, Alyssa Grogan, Logan C Meyer, Christopher E Berndsen, Nathan T Wright, W Jonathan Lederer, Aikaterini Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos
Obscurins are cytoskeletal proteins with structural and regulatory roles encoded by OBSCN. Mutations in OBSCN are associated with the development of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Specifically, the R4344Q mutation present in immunoglobulin domain 58 (Ig58) was the first to be linked with the development of HCM. To assess the effects of R4344Q in vivo, we generated the respective knock-in mouse model. Mutant obscurins are expressed and incorporated normally into sarcomeres...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630172/role-of-his-refractory-premature-ventricular-complexes-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-a-left-bundle-branch-block-morphology-tachycardia
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Shiv Bagga, Parin J Patel, Eric N Prystowsky, Benzy J Padanilam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630170/characterization-of-aortic-valve-closure-artifact-during-outflow-tract-mapping-correlation-with-hemodynamics-and-mechanical-valves
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Jorge Romero, Olujimi Ajijola, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Roderick Tung
BACKGROUND: Premature ventricular contractions originating in the left ventricle outflow tract represent a significant subgroup of patients referred for catheter ablation. Mechanical artifacts from aortic valve leaflet motion may be observed during mapping, although the incidence and characteristics have not been reported. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-eight consecutive patients with left ventricle outflow tract premature ventricular contraction were included. Electric signals recorded on the ablation catheter not coincident with atrial or ventricular depolarization were analyzed on the recording system...
June 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624712/classification-of-ecg-heartbeats-using-nonlinear-decomposition-methods-and-support-vector-machine
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Kandala N V P S Rajesh, Ravindra Dhuli
Classifying electrocardiogram (ECG) heartbeats for arrhythmic risk prediction is a challenging task due to minute variations in the amplitude, duration and morphology of the ECG signal. In this paper, we propose two feature extraction approaches to classify five types of heartbeats: normal, premature ventricular contraction, atrial premature contraction, left bundle branch block and right bundle branch block. In the first approach, ECG beats are decomposed into intrinsic mode functions (IMFs) using ensemble empirical mode decomposition (EEMD)...
June 15, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621884/young-athletes-with-ventricular-premature-beats-continuing-or-not-intense-training-and-competition
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Attilio Parisi, Eliana Tranchita, Carlo Minganti, Fabio Sperandii, Emanuele Guerra, Leonardo Calò, Paolo Borrione, Fabio Pigozzi
INTRODUCTION: Isolated ventricular premature beats (VPBs) are commonly found during pre-participation screening in athletes. Currently the debate about the role of detraining in reducing the number of VPBs is still open. This study evaluated the arrhythmic risk in a population of young competitive athletes who showed VPBs during eligibility evaluation and that did not undergo detraining but continued practicing competitive sports. METHODS: 3746 consecutive subjects underwent pre-participation screening...
June 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607620/manifestation-of-j-wave-induced-by-acetylcholine-applied-for-a-coronary-spasm-provocation-test-in-a-patient-with-aborted-sudden-cardiac-death
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Hiroyuki Kodama, Kazumasa Fujita, Shouhei Moriyama, Kei Irie, Hirotaka Noda, Taku Yokoyama, Mitsuhiro Fukata, Takeshi Arita, Keita Odashiro, Toru Maruyama, Koichi Akashi
A 51-year-old man with a resuscitation episode was referred to our hospital. Coronary angiography revealed a focal spasm overlapped with organic stenosis where a bare metal stent was implanted. Acetylcholine (ACh) provocation test did not induce chest pain. It revealed no discernible ST-T changes but unmasked a J wave at the end of the QRS complex, which was associated with short-coupled repetitive premature ventricular beats. A J wave reportedly appears immediately before the onset of ventricular fibrillation caused by vasospastic angina...
June 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607616/a-proposal-of-clinical-ecg-index-vagal-score-for-determining-the-mechanism-of-paroxysmal-atrioventricular-block
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Sayaka Komatsu, Masataka Sumiyoshi, Seiji Miura, Yuki Kimura, Tomoyuki Shiozawa, Keiko Hirano, Fuminori Odagiri, Haruna Tabuchi, Hidemori Hayashi, Gaku Sekita, Takashi Tokano, Yuji Nakazato, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Paroxysmal atrioventricular block (P-AVB) is a well-known cause of syncope; however, its underlying mechanism is difficult to determine. This study aimed to evaluate a new ECG index, the "vagal score (VS)," to determine the mechanism of P-AVB. METHODS: We evaluated the VS in 20 patients with P-AVB (13 men, 7 women; aged 25-78 years [mean, 59.3 years]). The VS was developed by assigning 1 point each for the following: (1) no AVB or intraventricular conduction disturbance on the baseline ECG, (2) PR prolongation immediately before P-AVB, (3) sinus slowing immediately before P-AVB, (4) initiation of P-AVB by PP prolongation, (5) sinus slowing during ventricular asystole, and (6) resumption of AV conduction with PP shortening, and by assigning -1 point each for (7) the initiation of P-AVB by a premature beat, and (8) resumption of AV conduction by an escape beat...
June 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605034/population-based-values-and-abnormalities-of-the-electrocardiogram-in-the-general-dutch-population-the-lifelines-cohort-study
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M Yldau van der Ende, Joylene E Siland, Harold Snieder, Pim van der Harst, Michiel Rienstra
BACKGROUND: Our aim is to present average values and prevalence of electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities among the general Dutch population in the LifeLines Cohort. HYPOTHESIS: The ECG values previously studied in the Caucasian population of smaller cohorts will be confirmed with ECG data from LifeLines. METHODS: ECG data of 152 180 individuals age 18 to 93 years were available. Individuals with cardiovascular risk factors were excluded to analyze the healthy population...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597737/extension-of-catheter-ablation-and-outcome-for-ventricular-tachycardia-or-premature-ventricular-contractions-from-the-right-ventricular-outflow-tract
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Ki-Hun Kim, Hyoung-Seob Park, Yeo-Jung Song, Jeong-Sook Seo, Han-Young Jin, Dae-Kyeong Kim, Dong-Soo Kim, Young-Soo Lee, Ki-Won Hwang, Guang-Won Seo, Dong-Kie Kim, Pil-Sang Song, Sang-Hoon Seol, Doo-Il Kim, Yoon-Nyun Kim
Objective We aimed to determine whether the extension of ablation could influence the ablation outcome for ventricular tachycardia (VT)/premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) from the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT). Methods and results The radiofrequency catheter ablation results of 33 VT/6 frequent PVCs from the RVOT were analysed. The ablation extension was divided into 3 categories from the final successful ablation point with the earliest activation: (I) focal ablation (15 cases); ablation at 1 or 2 points; (II) focal with extended ablation (12 cases); focal and surrounding area ablation (maximum ≤1 cm) after elimination of clinical VT/PVCs; and (III) broad ablation (12 cases); continued broad ablation (maximum >1 cm) after elimination of clinical VT/PVCs...
February 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590298/diagnostic-and-prognostic-implications-of-exercise-treadmill-and-rest-first-pass-radionuclide-angiography-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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Yen-Wen Wu, Pei-Ying Hsu, Yen-Hung Lin, Mei-Fang Cheng, Chi-Lun Ko, Yih-Hwen Huang, Ruoh-Fang Yen, Jin-Shing Chen, Jou-Wei Lin, Hsao-Hsun Hsu
PURPOSE: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by abnormally increased pulmonary vascular pressure, leading to deteriorated right ventricular function and premature death. Pulmonary mean transit time (PMTT) and biventricular function response to exercise in first-pass radionuclide angiography (FP-RNA) may provide early detection and timely disease monitoring of PH. This study aimed to investigate the diagnostic and prognostic values of this imaging modality in PH patients. METHODS: Left and right ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF/RVEF) and PMTT at rest and immediately after exercise treadmill test were measured by FP-RNA in 77 consecutive patients with clinical presentations suggestive of PH (aged 46 ± 15 years, 33 men), mostly with symptoms of unexplained progressive dyspnea...
June 5, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590042/changes-in-arrhythmogenic-properties-and-five-year-prognosis-after-carbon-ion-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-mediastinum-cancer
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Mari Amino, Koichiro Yoshioka, Makiyoshi Shima, Tohru Okada, Mio Nakajima, Yoshiya Furusawa, Shigetaka Kanda, Sadaki Inokuchi, Teruhisa Tanabe, Yuji Ikari, Tadashi Kamada
INTRODUCTION: Carbon-ion irradiation of rabbit hearts has improved left ventricular conduction abnormalities through upregulation of gap junctions. However, to date, there has been no investigation on the effect of carbon-ion irradiation on electrophysiological properties in human. We investigated this effect in patients with mediastinum extra-cardiac cancer treated with carbon-ion radiotherapy that included irradiating the heart. METHODS AND RESULTS: In April-December 2009, eight patients were prospectively enrolled (including two male, aged 72...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588093/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapy-in-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-cardiomyopathy-predictors-of-appropriate-therapy-outcomes-and-complications
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Gabriela M Orgeron, Cynthia A James, Anneline Te Riele, Crystal Tichnell, Brittney Murray, Aditya Bhonsale, Ihab R Kamel, Stephan L Zimmerman, Daniel P Judge, Jane Crosson, Harikrishna Tandri, Hugh Calkins
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy is characterized by ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Once the diagnosis is established, risk stratification to determine whether implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placement is warranted is critical. METHODS AND RESULTS: The cohort included 312 patients (163 men, age at presentation 33.6±13.9 years) with definite arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy who received an ICD...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585685/pulmonary-artery-a-pivotal-site-for-catheter-ablation-in-idiopathic-rvot-ventricular-arrhythmias
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Chunmiao Wang, Yawen Zhang, Fangde Hong, Ying Huang
In patients without associated myocardial diseases, characterized by left bundle branch block (LBBB) and inferior axis morphologies, repetitive idiopathic right ventricular tachycardias (VTs) and ventricular premature contractions (VPCs) typically arise from right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT). Accumulated evidences have shown that radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is a useful treatment for patients with RVOT ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). Interestingly, several medical centers have showed that pulmonary artery (PA) is a potential novel site for catheter ablation in RVOT-like VAs, particularly in patients where termination of RVOT VAs at the usual site fails...
June 6, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579517/early-regional-wall-distension-is-strongly-associated-with-vulnerability-to-ventricular-fibrillation-but-not-arrhythmia-triggers-following-coronary-occlusion-in-vivo
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José A Barrabés, Javier Inserte, Antonio Rodríguez-Sinovas, Marisol Ruiz-Meana, David Garcia-Dorado
Wall stress may favor ischemic ventricular arrhythmias, yet its association with ventricular fibrillation (VF) or ventricular ectopy has been inconsistent among studies and its potential arrhythmogenicity across the cardiac cycle is unclear. In 91 open-chest pigs undergoing 40-50 min left anterior descending artery occlusion, we assessed the association between diastolic or systolic distension of the ischemic area and the incidence of ventricular premature beats (VPBs) and VF. End-diastolic segment length (EDL) and systolic bulging ([maximum systolic length-EDL] × 100/EDL) were measured by ultrasonic crystals...
June 1, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573445/cardiac-arrhythmias-in-patients-with-exacerbation-of-copd
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Tomasz Rusinowicz, Tadeusz M Zielonka, Katarzyna Zycinska
Supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias are common among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Multiple factors can contribute to the development of arrhythmias in patients with exacerbation of the disease, including: respiratory or heart failure, hypertension, coronary disease and also medications. In the present study we seek to determine the prevalence of cardiac arrhythmias and risk factors among patients with exacerbation of COPD. The study was a retrospective evaluation of 2753 24-h Holter recordings of patients hospitalized in 2004-2016...
June 2, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571189/evaluation-of-ecg-abnormalities-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Sahil Gupta, Rajeev Kumar Gupta, Malini Kulshrestha, Rajib Ratna Chaudhary
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is the most common chronic disease. DM is considered a Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk equivalent. Its macrovascular complications are associated with two-fold increased risk of premature atherosclerotic CVD. Most of the diabetics with cardiovascular involvement are asymptomatic. Electro Cardio Graph (ECG) abnormalities are found to be predictors of silent ischaemia in asymptomatic persons. An abnormal ECG response is associated with statistically significant high risk for cardiac mortality and morbidity...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570022/slow-antegrade-excitation-and-delayed-retrograde-activation-through-an-inexcitable-zone-a-basis-for-arrhythmia-formation-in-infarcted-myocardium-ex-vivo
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Eugene Patterson, Benjamin J Scherlag
INTRODUCTION: The electrophysiologic mechanism for rate-dependent PVBs associated with double potentials (DPs) was investigated in infarcted canine hearts using bipolar and intracellular microelectrode recordings. METHODS AND RESULTS: Dogs exhibiting rate-related ventricular ectopic beats (coupling interval, 390 ± 54 milliseconds) during sinus rhythm or atrial pacing were studied 4-5 days (N = 63) or 25 days (N = 16) following anterior descending coronary artery ligation...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567914/bedside-identification-of-patients-at-risk-for-pvc-induced-cardiomyopathy-is-ecg-useful
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Noelle C Garster, Charles A Henrikson
BACKGROUND: Premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) are an under-recognized cause of cardiomyopathy. Standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) has potential to direct attention towards at-risk patients. METHODS: We performed a single center, retrospective chart review of 1,240 patients that completed ECG and Holter monitoring at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital between 01/01/2011 and 12/31/2013 to investigate the relationship of PVC frequency on ECG with burden on Holter...
June 1, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566296/shortening-of-the-short-refractory-periods-in-short-qt-syndrome
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Anne Rollin, Estelle Gandjbakhch, Carla Giustetto, Chiara Scrocco, Carole Fourcade, Benjamin Monteil, Pierre Mondoly, Christelle Cardin, Carole Maupain, Fiorenzo Gaita, Philippe Maury
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of short QT syndrome (SQTS) remains difficult in case of borderline QT values as often found in normal populations. Whether some shortening of refractory periods (RP) may help in differentiating SQTS from normal subjects is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Atrial and right ventricular RP at the apex and right ventricular outflow tract as determined during standard electrophysiological study were compared between 16 SQTS patients (QTc 324±24 ms) and 15 controls with similar clinical characteristics (QTc 417±32 ms)...
May 31, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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