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Premature ventricular contractions

Irene A Hurst, Gregory Webster, Kerri Z Machut, Nina Gotteiner, Ahmad Sami Chaouki, Elizabeth N Groothuis, Karna Murthy
OBJECTIVE(S): In well-appearing newborns with suspected cardiac ectopy, we sought to evaluate our practice and test whether initial electrocardiogram (ECG) findings were associated with neonatal arrhythmias (NA). STUDY DESIGN: We identified well-appearing, non-anomalous infants >34 weeks' gestation with suspected ectopy over 3.5 years. NA was defined as ≥10% premature atrial contractions (PAC), ≥5 beats of atrial tachycardia, ≥2% premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), or ≥3 beats of ventricular tachycardia...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Kirstine Calloe, Anders K Broendberg, Alex H Christensen, Lisbeth N Pedersen, Morten S Olesen, Maria de Los Angeles Tejada, Soren Friis, Morten B Thomsen, Henning Bundgaard, Henrik K Jensen
BACKGROUND: SCN5A mutations can lead to different cardiac diseases. Recently, SCN5A mutations have been linked to the clinical entity multifocal ectopic Purkinje-related premature contractions (MEPPC) characterized by ventricular ectopy and dilated cardiomyopathy. METHODS & RESULTS: A family with a uniform MEPPC-like phenotype, associated with complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias and dilated cardiomyopathy caused by a high frequency of ventricular ectopy was clinically assessed...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Nurdan Bedirli, Berrin Işık, Mehrnoosh Bashiri, Kutluk Pampal, Ömer Kurtipek
RATIONALE: Sugammadex is a cylodextrin derivate that encapsulates steroidal neuromuscular blocker agents and is reported as a safe and well-tolerated drug. In this case report, we present a patient who developed grade 3 anaphylaxis just after sugammadex administration. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 22-year-old woman with diagnosis of Weaver syndrome was scheduled for bilateral mammoplasty and resection of unilateral accessory breast tissue resection. Anesthesia was induced and maintained by propofol, rocuronium, and remifentanil...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Syeda Sara Batool Hamdani, Huma Arshad Cheema, Anjum Saeed, Hassan Suleman Malik, Tayaba Sehar
BACKGROUND: Wilson disease (WD) is one of the most common metabolic liver diseases in older children. It has a strong genetic background with autosomal recessive inheritance. WD is a multisystem disorder with predominant hepatic and neurological manifestations and variable age of presentation. The data on cardiac manifestations in children is very limited and only few adult studies are available in the literature. This study was planned to determine the frequency and spectrum of Electrocardiographic (ECG) changes in pediatric WD...
January 2018: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
Yoshifusa Aizawa, Hiroshi Watanabe, Ken Okumura
Electrocardiograms (ECGs) have been employed to medically evaluate participants in population-based studies, and ECG-derived predictors have been reported for incident atrial fibrillation (AF). Here, we reviewed the status of ECG in predicting new-onset AF. We surveyed population-based studies and revealed ECG variables to be risk factors for incident AF. When available, the predictive values of each ECG risk marker were calculated. Both the atrium-related and ventricle-related ECG variables were risk factors for incident AF, with significant hazard risks (HRs) even after multivariate adjustments...
December 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
Calvin Tong, Marla Kiess, Marc William Deyell, Michael Qiu, Merav Orgad, Valerie Rychel, Ariel Claman, Emma Hardwick, Beverly McCarthy, Candice K Silversides, Jasmine Grewal
OBJECTIVES: To determine cardiac and fetal/neonatal event rates among pregnant women with premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) and compare with control groups. METHODS: Prospective case-control cohort study: 53 consecutive pregnancies in 49 women referred to the St. Paul's Hospital between 2010 and 2016 with PVC burden >1% in women without underlying cardiac disease. Maternal cardiac and fetal/neonatal outcomes were compared with two pregnant control groups: (1) supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) group of 53 women referred for a history of SVT/SVT in the current pregnancy and (2) low-risk group of 53 women with no cardiac disease...
February 20, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Alba Martin-Yebra, Violeta Monasterio, Iwona Cygankiewicz, Antoni Bayes-de-Luna, Enrico G Caiani, Pablo Laguna, Juan Pablo Martinez
OBJECTIVE: We proposed and evaluated a method for correcting possible phase shifts provoked by the presence of ventricular premature contractions (VPCs) for a better assessment of T-wave alternans (TWA). Methods: First, we synthesized ECG signals with artificial TWA in the presence of different noise sources. Then, we assessed the prognostic value for sudden cardiac death (SCD) of the long-term average of TWA amplitude (the index of average alternans, ) in ambulatory ECG signals from congestive heart failure (CHF) and evaluated whether it is sensitive to the presence of VPCs...
March 2018: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
Jason S Bradfield, Olujimi A Ajijola, Marmar Vaseghi, Kalyanam Shivkumar
Ventricular arrhythmias are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) is an essential component of the management of these life-threatening arrhythmias. However, in many patients, despite medical and interventional therapy, VT recurs. Further, some VT substrates (mid-myocardial, left ventricular summit, intra-septal) are not easily targeted, due to limitations of currently available technology. In certain clinical settings, ventricular fibrillation (VF) episodes that have premature ventricular contraction (PVC) triggers can also be targeted with catheter ablation...
February 14, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
Gabriela M Orgeron, Anneline Te Riele, Crystal Tichnell, Weijia Wang, Brittney Murray, Aditya Bhonsale, Daniel P Judge, Ihab R Kamel, Stephan L Zimmerman, Harikrishna Tandri, Hugh Calkins, Cynthia A James
BACKGROUND: Ventricular arrhythmias are a feared complication of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. In 2015, an International Task Force Consensus Statement proposed a risk stratification algorithm for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator placement in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS: To evaluate performance of the algorithm, 365 arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy patients were classified as having a Class I, IIa, IIb, or III indication per the algorithm at baseline...
February 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Krishna Kumar Mohanan Nair, Narayanan Namboodiri, Arun Gopalakrishnan, Ajitkumar Valaparambil
Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC)/ventricular tachycardia (VT) with left bundle branch block (LBBB) morphology and inferior axis has been described classically to originate from the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT). Some uncommon sites of idiopathic ventricular arrhythmia (VA) origins have been revealed including tricuspid annulus (TA) and right ventricular (RV) inflow free wall region. We present a series of two cases who have undergone electrophysiological study and successful radiofrequency ablation of frequent monomorphic PVCs with LBBB pattern originating from relatively uncommon sites of RV - TA and RV inflow free wall region...
February 13, 2018: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Randell K Wexler, Adam Pleister, Subha V Raman
Palpitations are a common problem in the ambulatory primary care setting, and cardiac causes are the most concerning etiology. Psychiatric illness, adverse effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications, and substance use should also be considered. Distinguishing cardiac from noncardiac causes is important because of the risk of sudden death in those with an underlying cardiac etiology. A thorough history and physical examination, followed by targeted diagnostic testing, can distinguish cardiac conditions from other causes of palpitations...
December 15, 2017: American Family Physician
Aljohara Saud Almeneessier, Nader Alasousi, Munir M Sharif, Seithikurippu R Pandi-Perumal, Ahmad Salah Hersi, Ahmed Salem BaHammam
Objectives: To assess the prevalence and types of arrhythmias in Saudi OSA patients and to identify predictors of arrhythmia in this group of patients. Methods: This case-control study included all patients who underwent level I attended overnight polysomnography between 2009 and 2012. Electrocardiographic data collected during sleep studies of patients with and without OSA were manually reviewed. Results: The study comprised 498 patients (394 OSA patients and 104 non-OSA patients (controls)...
October 2017: Sleep Science
Alexander Fürnkranz, Hisaki Makimoto
Idiopathic ventricular tachycardia: Frequent monomorphic premature ventricular contractions or non-sustained ventricular tachycardia without underlying structural heart disease is not a rare condition and may cause significant symptoms. A subgroup of patients develops IVT-associated cardiomyopathy. Current ESC guidelines recommend primary catheter ablation in symptomatic patients with right ventricular outflow tract IVT. Catheter ablation is also recommended in symptomatic patients with a left ventricular outflow tract (or other rare) origin, if antiarrhythmic drugs are ineffective or not desired...
February 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Matthew C Hyman, Danielle Mustin, Gregory Supple, Robert D Schaller, Pasquale Santangeli, Jeffrey Arkles, David Lin, Daniele Muser, Sanjay Dixit, Saman Nazarian, Andrew E Epstein, David J Callans, Francis E Marchlinski, David S Frankel
BACKGROUND: Class IC antiarrhythmic drugs (IC-AADs) can effectively suppress premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). However, IC-AADs increase mortality in patients with PVCs and left ventricular dysfunction after myocardial infarction. Whether IC-AADs can be safely used to treat premature ventricular contraction-induced cardiomyopathy (PVC-CM) remains to be established. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of IC-AADs in patients suspected of having PVC-CM...
February 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
Chia-Ti Tsai, Ming-Wei Kuo, Jiunn-Lee Lin, Alice L Yu, John Yu
Heart failure is a major cardiovascular disease and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Sudden cardiac death (SCD) in heart failure is a disastrous cardiovascular phenomenon. However, few studies have examined the genetic background that determines susceptibility to heart failure and SCD. We found that deficiency of a newly identified gene, Yulink, promoted cardiac alternans in zebrafish cardiomyocytes, and genetic knockdown (KD) resulted in pericardial edema, decreased cardiac output, and premature ventricular contractions...
January 11, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
A Denis, F Sacher, N Derval, R Martin, H S Lim, T Pambrun, G Massoullie, J Duchateau, H Cochet, X Pillois, G Cheniti, A Frontera, M Takigawa, K Vlachos, C Martin, T Kitamura, M Hocini, H Douard, P Jaïs, M Haïssaguerre
Aims: To compare the arrhythmic response to isoproterenol and exercise testing in newly diagnosed arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) patients. Methods and results: We studied isoproterenol [continuous infusion (45 µg/min) for 3 min] and exercise testing (workload increased by 30 W every 3 min) performed in consecutive newly diagnosed ARVC patients. Both tests were evaluated with regard to the incidence of (i) polymorphic premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) and couplet(s) or (ii) sustained or non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) with left bundle branch block [excluding right ventricular outflow tract VT]; and compared to a control group referred for the evaluation of PVCs without structural heart disease...
February 1, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Brett J Wakefield, Anand R Mehta
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December 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Keun Her, Joon Yeong Kim, Ki Moo Lim, Seong Wook Choi
BACKGROUND: Counter-pulsation control (CPC) by ventricular assist devices (VADs) is believed to reduce cardiac load and increase coronary perfusion. However, patients with VADs have a higher risk of arrhythmia, which may cause the CPC to fail. Consequently, CPC has not been applied by VADs in clinical practice. The phase-locked loop (PLL) algorithm for CPC is readily implemented in VADs; however, it requires a normal, consistent heartbeat for adequate performance. When an arrhythmia occurs, the algorithm maintains a constant pumping rate despite the unstable heartbeat...
February 2, 2018: Biomedical Engineering Online
Kyoichiro Yazaki, Kenji Enta, Masahiro Watarai, Mitsuru Kahata, Asako Kumagai, Koji Inoue, Hiroshi Koganei, Masato Otsuka, Yasuhiro Ishii
However, the common strategy for eliminating premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) is to explore the exit site and ablate, which may be difficult in some cases. The origin and the preferential pathway, an insulated pathway connected to the exit, may also become targets for eliminating PVCs.
January 2018: Clinical Case Reports
W Ji, J J Wu, Y J Qian, Y W Chen, L J Fu, J Shen, F Li
Objective: To evaluate the clinical effect and summarize the experience of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for children suffered from premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). Methods: This retrospective study was conducted by descriptive analysis. A total of 108 cases with frequent PVCs from Shanghai Children's Medical Center were treated with RFCA under the guidance of CARTO3 system from January 2011 to December 2016. The immediate success rate of the procedure, the recurrence rate and the perioperative complications were summarized...
January 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
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