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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329110/mid-term-outcomes-of-concomitant-surgical-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-for-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy%C3%A2
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Elisabetta Lapenna, Alberto Pozzoli, Michele De Bonis, Giovanni La Canna, Teodora Nisi, Simona Nascimbene, Luca Vicentini, Stefania Di Sanzo, Benedetto Del Forno, Davide Schiavi, Ottavio Alfieri
OBJECTIVES: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and it is often poorly tolerated because of loss of atrial contraction and reduced filling time with rapid ventricular rates. Restoring sinus rhythm is of great clinical benefit to HCM patients. Very few data exist regarding surgical ablation of concomitant AF in this setting. The aim of this study was to evaluate the mid-term outcome of surgical AF ablation in patients who underwent cardiac surgery due to HCM...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328711/management-of-atrial-fibrillation-with-rapid-ventricular-response-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-secondary-analysis-of-electronic-health-record-data
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Ari Moskowitz, Kenneth P Chen, Avraham Z Cooper, Abdullah Chahin, Mohammad M Ghassemi, Leo Anthony Celi
PURPOSE: Atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response (RVR) is common during critical illness. In this study, we explore the comparative effectiveness of three commonly used drugs (metoprolol, diltiazem, and amiodarone) in the management of atrial fibrillation with RVR in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Data pertaining to the first ICU admission were extracted from the Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care (MIMIC) III database. Patients who received one of the above pharmacologic agents while their heart rate was > 110bpm and had atrial fibrillation documented in the clinical chart were included...
March 21, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286836/intravenous-amiodarone-versus-digoxin-in-atrial-fibrillation-rate-control-a-clinical-trial
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Majid Shojaee, Bahareh Feizi, Reza Miri, Jalil Etemadi, Amir Hossein Feizi
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of rapid ventricular response arterial fibrillation (rapid AF) varies depending on the decision of the in-charge physician, condition of the patient, availability of the drug, and the treatment protocol of the hospital. The present study was designed aiming to compare IV digoxin and amiodarone in controlling the heart rate of patients presenting to emergency department with rapid AF and relative contraindication for first line drug in this regard. METHOD: In the present clinical trial, patients presented to the ED with rapid AF and relative contraindication for calcium channel blockers and beta-blockers were treated with either IV amiodarone or IV digoxin and compared regarding success rate and complication using SPSS version 22...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190945/mems-based-flexible-force-sensor-for-tri-axial-catheter-contact-force-measurement
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Hardik J Pandya, Jun Sheng, Jaydev P Desai
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a significant healthcare problem caused by the uneven and rapid discharge of electrical signals from pulmonary veins (PVs). The technique of radiofrequency (RF) ablation can block these abnormal electrical signals by ablating myocardial sleeves inside PVs. Catheter contact force measurement during RF ablation can reduce the rate of AFib recurrence, since it helps to determine effective contact of the catheter with the tissue, thereby resulting in effective power delivery for ablation...
February 2017: Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109316/adenosine-induced-ventricular-fibrillation-in-a-structurally-normal-heart-a-case-report
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Christopher A Rajkumar, Norman Qureshi, Fu Siong Ng, Vasileios F Panoulas, Phang Boon Lim
BACKGROUND: Adenosine is the first-line pharmacotherapy for termination of supraventricular tachycardia through its action on the atrioventricular node. However, pro-arrhythmic effects of adenosine are also recognised, most notably in the presence of pre-excited atrial fibrillation. In this case report, we describe the induction of ventricular fibrillation in a patient with no demonstrable accessory pathway, nor any other structural heart disease. This rare, idiosyncratic reaction has never previously been reported and is of relevance given the widespread and routine use of adenosine in clinical practice...
January 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029361/comparison-of-outcomes-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-reduced-versus-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Mina M Benjamin, Ashish Chaddha, Emmanuel Sampene, Michael E Field, Peter S Rahko
Patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) and a rapid ventricular response may present with a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). We compared long-term outcomes of these patients with those with preserved LVEF. This retrospective cohort study included 385 consecutive adults with newly diagnosed AF with rapid ventricular response, presenting to a single medical center from January 2006 to August 2014. Patients with a history of coronary artery disease or known cardiomyopathy were excluded...
October 11, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919874/diltiazem-versus-metoprolol-for-rate-control-in-atrial-fibrillation-with-rapid-ventricular-response-in-the-emergency-department
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Michelle C Hines, Brent N Reed, Vijay Ivaturi, Laura J Bontempo, Michael C Bond, Bryan D Hayes
PURPOSE: The impact of patient-specific factors on the choice of β-blocker versus calcium channel blocker therapy for rate control in emergency department (ED) patients treated for atrial fibrillation (AF) was investigated. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted to evaluate the influence of demographics, prior medication use, hemodynamic and clinical characteristics, and other variables on selection of first-line therapy for AF among patients admitted to the ED of an academic medical center over a 22-month period (October 2012-July 2014) who received i...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909497/persistent-atrial-fibrillation-and-atrial-flutter-complicated-by-tachycardiomyopathy-because-of-intermittent-conduction-through-accessory-pathway
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L Valeri, A Coppolino, G Rossetti, A Vado, G Amoroso, G Bricco, A Battisti, L Correndo, S Dogliani, A Magliarditi, D Pancaldo, M De Benedictis, A Bassignana, B Doronzo
The term tachycardiomyopathy refers to a specific form of tachycardia-related cardiomyopathy caused by supraventricular or ventricular tachyarrhytmias that are both associated with ventricular rates higher than 120 bpm. The arrhythmias which are most frequently associated with these forms of heart disease are atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, particularly found in the elderly population. The most frequent clinical manifestation is heart failure. In this case we are reporting a clinical case of a patient that came to our attention because of an episode of heart failure associated with atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868213/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-concurrently-diagnosed-new-rapid-atrial-fibrillation-or-flutter-and-new-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Yasser Rodriguez, Andrew D Althouse, Evan C Adelstein, Sandeep K Jain, George Stuart Mendenhall, Samir Saba, Alaa A Shalaby, Andrew H Voigt, Norman C Wang
BACKGROUND: Characteristics and outcomes of concurrently diagnosed new rapid atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter (AFL) and new heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) are not well described. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of subjects referred for expedited transesophageal echocardiography-guided rhythm-control strategies for concurrent new rapid AF/AFL and new LVEF ≤ 40% diagnosed during the same admission was analyzed...
December 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651407/apixaban-induced-liver-injury
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Sherri-Anne Clarke, Ali A Alsaad, Anwar Mack, Michael B Phillips
An 81-year-old woman with well-controlled hypertension presented to the emergency department with new-onset atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response. Treatment for atrial fibrillation was initiated, including rate control and anticoagulation with 5 mg of apixaban two times per day for primary stroke prophylaxis. Three days after initiation of apixaban, the patient noted new-onset abdominal pain, worsening shortness of breath and weakness. Laboratory results showed elevated liver enzymes. Workup for elevated transaminase did not reveal any underlying infectious or autoimmune process...
September 20, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619976/st-segment-elevation-following-cardioversion-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-emergency-department-unmasked-myocardial-infarction-due-to-left-main-coronary-artery-plaque-rupture-or-unspecific-finding
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Dirk Prochnau, Ralf Surber, Matthias Hoyme, Sylvia Otto, Anna Selle, Tudor C Poerner
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a frequent reason for emergency department visits. According to current guidelines either rate- or rhythm-control are acceptable therapeutic options in such situations. In this report, we present the complicated clinical course of a patient with AF and a rapid ventricular response. Because of paroxysmal AF, the patient was on chronic oral anticoagulation therapy with warfarin. Pharmacological treatment was ineffective to control ventricular rate, and immediate synchronized electrical cardioversion was performed...
September 13, 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553695/a-warning-sign
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Sandeep Patri, Soji Joseph, Yashwant Agrawal
A 64year old man presented with atypical chest pain of 6h duration. Physical examination showed tachycardia and an irregularly irregular pulse. Initial EKG showed atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular rate. Intravenous Diltiazem was administered following which there was resolution of atrial fibrillation as well as his chest pain. Troponin T and CPK-MB were minimally elevated at 0.05ng/ml (0.0-0.03ng/ml) and 8.6ng/ml (0.0-7.0ng/ml) respectively. A repeat EKG obtained after symptom resolution showed biphasic T wave inversions in V2 and V3 which prompted an emergent coronary angiogram that revealed 90% occlusion of the proximal LAD...
March 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27475259/pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-rfca-for-atrial-fibrillation-the-lungs-the-atrium-or-the-ventricle
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REVIEW
Isha Verma, Hemantkumar Tripathi, Rutuja Rajanikant Sikachi, Abhinav Agrawal
Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder in United States, characterised by rapid and irregular beating of both the atria resulting in the similar ventricular response. While rate and rhythm control using pharmacological regimens remain the primary management strategies in these patients, radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is rapidly rising as an alternative modality of treatment. Increase in the incidence of RFCA has shed light on complications associated with this procedure. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is one of the long-term complications that has been observed postcatheter ablation...
December 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27452987/comparison-of-weight-based-dose-vs-standard-dose-diltiazem-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-presenting-to-the-emergency-department
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Adam L Ross, David M O'Sullivan, Michael J Drescher, Michelle A Krawczynski
BACKGROUND: Despite evidence-based recommended weight-based (WB) dosing of diltiazem for the initial treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) with rapid ventricular response (RVR), many providers utilize lower initial doses of diltiazem. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether a low, standard dose of diltiazem is noninferior to WB diltiazem as an initial bolus dose in the treatment of AF with RVR. METHODS: This retrospective review included patients who presented to the emergency department (ED) of an urban, academic tertiary medical center experiencing AF with RVR from November 2010 to August 2014...
October 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27446216/sanguineous-pericardial-effusion-and-cardiac-tamponade-in-the-setting-of-graves-disease-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-previously-reported-cases
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Peter V Bui, Sonia N Zaveri, J Rush Pierce
Introduction. Pericardial effusion in the setting of hyperthyroidism is rare. We present a patient with Graves' disease who developed a sanguineous pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade. Case Description. A 76-year-old man presenting with fatigue was diagnosed with Graves' disease and treated with methimazole. Two months later, he was hospitalized for uncontrolled atrial fibrillation. Electrocardiography showed diffuse low voltage and atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular rate. Chest radiograph revealed an enlarged cardiac silhouette and left-sided pleural effusion...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27401780/safety-and-feasibility-of-treatment-with-rivaroxaban-for-non-canonical-indications-a-case-series-analysis
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Domenico Acanfora, Chiara Acanfora, Pietro Scicchitano, Marialaura Longobardi, Giuseppe Furgi, Gerardo Casucci, Bernardo Lanzillo, Ilaria Dentamaro, Annapaola Zito, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi, Marco Matteo Ciccone
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are used for the prevention of thromboembolic complications in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and those at risk of deep venous thrombosis. Their rapid onset of action and predictable pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles make them the optimal alternative to warfarin in the treatment of these two categories of patients. Unfortunately, however, NOACs cannot be used in patients with valvular AF or valvular cardiac prostheses...
October 2016: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27138313/atrial-fibrillation-due-to-licorice-root-syrup
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Musluhittin Emre Erkuş, İbrahim Halil Altıparmak, Recep Demirbağ, Özgür Günebakmaz
While it is known that consumption of licorice may lead to cardiac arrhythmias, there have been no reports of atrial fibrillation resulting from the consumption of licorice root syrup. A 57-year-old male with no prior history of cardiovascular disease was admitted to the emergency department with palpitation. His electrocardiogram showed atrial fibrillation with a moderate to rapid ventricular rate. In laboratory assessment, potassium was 2.0 mmol/L and plasma renin activity and aldosterone level were suppressed (<300 ng/L/hour, 42 ng/L respectively)...
April 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27127736/initial-outcome-following-invasive-cardiac-electrophysiologic-studies-and-radiofrequency-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Kelechukwu Uwanuruochi, Sabari Saravanan, Anita Ganasekar, Benjamin S Solomon, Ravikumar Murugesan, Ruchit A Shah, Jaishankar Krishnamoorthy, Ulhas M Pandurangi
BACKGROUND: Cardiac electrophysiologic study and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) have become an established mode of treatment for patients with refractory arrhythmias. These procedures are carried out regularly at the cardiac catheterization laboratory of Madras Medical Mission India. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate our experience with cardiac electrophysiologic studies (EPS) and RFA catheter of atrial fibrillation (AF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study carried out in the Cardiac Electrophysiology Department of the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission, India...
April 2016: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27092187/practical-applicability-of-landiolol-an-ultra-short-acting-%C3%AE-1-selective-blocker-for-rapid-atrial-and-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction
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Yuko Wada, Takeshi Aiba, Yasuyuki Tsujita, Hideki Itoh, Mitsuru Wada, Ikutaro Nakajima, Kohei Ishibashi, Hideo Okamura, Koji Miyamoto, Takashi Noda, Yasuo Sugano, Hideaki Kanzaki, Toshihisa Anzai, Kengo Kusano, Satoshi Yasuda, Minoru Horie, Hisao Ogawa
BACKGROUND: Landiolol effectively controls rapid heart rate in atrial fibrillation or flutter (AF/AFL) patients with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. However, predicting landiolol Responders and Non-Responders and patients who will experience adverse effects remains a challenge. The aim of this study was to clarify the potential applicability of landiolol for rapid AF/AFL and refractory ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VTs) in patients with heart failure. METHODS: A total of 39 patients with AF/AFL with ventricular response ≥120 bpm and 12 VTs were retrospectively enrolled...
April 2016: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26927707/impact-of-thyroidectomy-on-cardiac-manifestations-of-graves-disease
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Jason M Gauthier, Hossam Eldin Mohamed, Salem I Noureldine, Timo Z Nazari-Shafti, Tina K Thethi, Emad Kandil
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Graves' disease (GD) has multiple adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. We aimed to examine the outcome of thyroidectomy in patients with cardiac manifestations of GD and evaluate their associated postoperative complications. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis using a prospectively collected database. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of our prospectively collected thyroid surgery database was performed. Forty patients with hyperthyroidism due to GD were identified, and each was appropriately age matched to a euthyroid patient with multinodular goiter (MNG)...
May 2016: Laryngoscope
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