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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108014/electrocardiographic-spatial-loops-indicate-organization-of-atrial-fibrillation-minutes-before-ablation-related-transitions-to-atrial-tachycardia
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Tina Baykaner, Rishi Trikha, Junaid A B Zaman, David E Krummen, Paul J Wang, Sanjiv M Narayan
BACKGROUND: During ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF), it is challenging to anticipate transitions to organized tachycardia (AT). Defining indices of this transition may help to understand fibrillatory conduction and help track therapy. OBJECTIVE: To determine the timescale over which atrial fibrillation (AF) organizes en route to atrial tachycardia (AT) using the ECG referenced to intracardiac electrograms. METHODS: In 17 AF patients at ablation (58...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099159/reducing-false-arrhythmia-alarm-rates-using-robust-heart-rate-estimation-and-cost-sensitive-support-vector-machines
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Qiang Zhang, Xianxiang Chen, Zhen Fang, Qingyuan Zhan, Ting Yang, Shanhong Xia
To lessen the rate of false critical arrhythmia alarms, we used robust heart rate estimation and cost-sensitive support vector machines. The PhysioNet MIMIC II database and the 2015 PhysioNet/CinC Challenge public database were used as the training dataset; the 2015 Challenge hidden dataset was for testing. Each record had an alarm labeled with asystole, extreme bradycardia, extreme tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia or ventricular flutter/fibrillation. Before alarm onsets, 300 s multimodal data was provided, including electrocardiogram, arterial blood pressure and/or photoplethysmogram...
January 18, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078546/postoperative-real-time-electrocardiography-monitoring-detects-myocardial-ischemia-a-case-report
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Homer Yang, Ashraf Fayad, Alan Chaput, Stuart Oake, Adrian D C Chan, Mary Lou Crossan
PURPOSE: This case report outlines the utility and challenges of remote continuous postoperative electrocardiography ECG) monitoring, which is routed through a secure smartphone to provide real-time detection and management of myocardial ischemia. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 42-yr-old male with previous myocardial infarction and angioplasty underwent a radical prostatectomy. At three hours and 45 min postoperatively, remote real-time ECG monitoring was initiated upon the patient's arrival on a regular surgical ward...
January 11, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060863/the-systematic-evaluation-of-identifying-the-infarct-related-artery-utilizing-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-patients-presenting-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Carine E Hamo, Igor Klem, Sunil V Rao, Vincent Songco, Samer Najjar, Edward G Lakatta, Subha V Raman, Robert A Harrington, John F Heitner
BACKGROUND: Identification of the infarct-related artery (IRA) in patients with STEMI using coronary angiography (CA) is often based on the ECG and can be challenging in patients with severe multi-vessel disease. The current study aimed to determine how often percutaneous intervention (PCI) is performed in a coronary artery different from the artery supplying the territory of acute infarction on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). METHODS: We evaluated 113 patients from the Reduction of infarct Expansion and Ventricular remodeling with Erythropoetin After Large myocardial infarction (REVEAL) trial, who underwent CMR within 4±2 days of revascularization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058408/msieve-differential-behavioral-privacy-in-time-series-of-mobile-sensor-data
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Nazir Saleheen, Supriyo Chakraborty, Nasir Ali, Md Mahbubur Rahman, Syed Monowar Hossain, Rummana Bari, Eugene Buder, Mani Srivastava, Santosh Kumar
Differential privacy concepts have been successfully used to protect anonymity of individuals in population-scale analysis. Sharing of mobile sensor data, especially physiological data, raise different privacy challenges, that of protecting private behaviors that can be revealed from time series of sensor data. Existing privacy mechanisms rely on noise addition and data perturbation. But the accuracy requirement on inferences drawn from physiological data, together with well-established limits within which these data values occur, render traditional privacy mechanisms inapplicable...
September 2016: Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055987/heart-beat-classification-from-single-lead-ecg-using-the-synchrosqueezing-transform
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Christophe L Herry, Martin Frasch, Andrew Je Seely, Hau-Tieng Wu
The processing of ECG signal provides a wealth of information on cardiac function and overall cardiovascular health. While multi-lead ECG recordings are often necessary for a proper assessment of cardiac rhythms, they are not always available or practical, for example in fetal ECG applications. Moreover, a wide range of small non-obtrusive single-lead ECG ambulatory monitoring devices are now available, from which heart rate variability (HRV) and other health-related metrics are derived. Proper beat detection and classification of abnormal rhythms is important for reliable HRV assessment and can be challenging in single-lead ECG monitoring devices...
January 5, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044401/atrioventricular-synchrony-in-the-background-of-ventricular-noise-and-undersensing
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Paweł T Matusik, Andrzej Ząbek, Patrycja S Matusik, Barbara Małecka, Jacek Lelakowski
The 24-hr electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation in patients with double-chamber pacemakers may be challenging. The difficulty increases if not well-known pacemaker algorithm and device malfunction coexist. We show atrial synchronization pace (ASP) in a patient with ventricular lead damage. We provide detailed description of electrocardiogram and intracardiac electrogram. ASP may confuse 24-hr ECG monitoring interpretation, especially in patients with ventricular lead dysfunction.
January 3, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043359/aberrant-effects-of-altrenogest-and-exposure-to-exogenous-gonadotropins-on-follicular-cysts-appearance-in-gilts
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A J Ziecik, J Klos, E Przygrodzka, R Milewski, B Jana
Research was conducted to determine the effect of altrenogest and exposure to exogenous gonadotropins on ovarian function in prepubertal and mature gilts. Crossbred, presumably sexually mature gilts (n = 51), were fed with altrenogest for 18 consecutive days and the day after the last feeding with altrenogest, gilts were treated with eCG and 72 hours later challenged with hCG. Animals were slaughtered on Days 10 to 13 of their gonadotropins synchronized estrous cycle. Ovaries were examined for the number of CL, number of follicular cysts, and presence of corpora albicantia...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043186/oral-propranolol-for-infantile-hemangiomas-a-prospective-study-on-the-role-of-48-hour-holter-monitoring-in-additional-safety-assessment
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Jelena Petrovic, Branislav Trifunovic, Goran Vukomanovic, Mirko Topalovic, Goran Trajkovic, Vojislav Parezanović
PURPOSE: Oral propranolol has been recently approved for infantile hemangiomas (IHs), but potential side effects stay a challenge. We sought to make an additional assessment on oral propranolol safety for this indication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective study included 108 infants consecutively treated for IHs at the University Children's Hospital Tirsova, Belgrade from January 2010 to December 2013. Propranolol was administered orally at a daily dose of 0.5 mg/kg and doubled every 48 hours in the absence of side effects until reaching the maximum dose of 2 mg/kg daily...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042584/st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-situs-inversus-dextrocardia-a-case-report
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Koh Keng Tat, Asri Said, Oon Yen Yee, Siti Nadia Binti Che Adinan, Ong Tiong Kiam
ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in situs inversus dextrocardia is a rare combination and poses many challenges in terms of diagnosis and management. These include the early detection of dextrocardia as well as the interpretation of the ECG. In addition, percutaneous coronary intervention could be challenging in the setting of dextrocardia because of diffi culty in cannulating the coronary arteries, selection of catheters, catheter manipulation, image acquisition and interpretation.
December 2016: ASEAN Heart Journal: Official Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029558/radiation-dose-levels-of-retrospectively-ecg-gated-coronary-ct-angiography-using-70-kvp-tube-voltage-in-patients-with-high-or-irregular-heart-rates
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Mathias Meyer, Holger Haubenreisser, Uwe Joseph Schoepf, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Melissa M Ong, Christina Doesch, Sonja Sudarski, Martin Borggrefe, Stefan O Schoenberg, Thomas Henzler
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Despite ongoing technical refinements, coronary computed tomography angiography (cCTA) remains challenging in its diagnostic value by electrocardiographic (ECG) misregistration and motion artifacts, which commonly occur in patients with atrial fibrillation and high or irregular heart rates. The aim of this study was to evaluate the radiation dose and the number of inconclusive coronary segments at cCTA using retrospective ECG gating at 100 and 70 kV. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With institutional review board approval, 154 patients (median age 54 years, 98 men) with high or irregular heart rate prospectively underwent retrospectively ECG-gated cCTA without tube current modulation on a third-generation dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) system at 70 kV (n = 103) or on a second-generation DSCT system at 100 kV (n = 51)...
October 28, 2016: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011798/stepwise-mass-screening-for-atrial-fibrillation-using-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-the-strokestop-ii-study-design
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Johan Engdahl, Emma Svennberg, Leif Friberg, Faris Al-Khalili, Viveka Frykman, Katrin Kemp Gudmundsdottir, Tove Fredriksson, Mårten Rosenqvist
AIM: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most prevalent clinical arrhythmia and a major risk factor for ischaemic stroke. Treatment with oral anticoagulants (OACs) reduces the risk of stroke by two thirds in AF patients with risk factors. Due to its often paroxysmal and asymptomatic presentation, AF is sometimes challenging to diagnose. So far, AF screening studies have applied opportunistic or systematic screening, most often using a single 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) recording or ambulatory ECG...
December 23, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931558/time-to-shift-from-contemporary-to-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-in-diagnosis-of-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Jamshed J Dalal, C K Ponde, Brian Pinto, C N Srinivas, Joy Thomas, Sunil Kumar Modi, Sanjay Mehta, Suvin Shetty, Manimarane, Bhupen Desai
Early rule-in and rule-out of non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) is a challenge. In patients with inconclusive findings on ECG, cardiac biomarkers play a crucial role in the diagnosis. The introduction of the new high-sensitive cardiac troponin test (hs-TnI assay) has changed the landscape of NSTEMI diagnosis. The new hs-TnI assay can detect troponin values at a lower level compared with a contemporary cardiac troponin (cTn) assay. The hs-cTnI assay has a coefficient of variation of ≤10%, well below the 99th percentile value...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929045/fractal-based-analysis-of-the-influence-of-odorants-on-heart-activity
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Hamidreza Namazi, Vladimir V Kulish
An important challenge in heart research is to make the relation between the features of external stimuli and heart activity. Olfactory stimulation is an important type of stimulation that affects the heart activity, which is mapped on Electrocardiogram (ECG) signal. Yet, no one has discovered any relation between the structures of olfactory stimuli and the ECG signal. This study investigates the relation between the structures of heart rate and the olfactory stimulus (odorant). We show that the complexity of the heart rate is coupled with the molecular complexity of the odorant, where more structurally complex odorant causes less fractal heart rate...
December 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928226/achieving-timely-percutaneous-reperfusion-for-rural-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-by-direct-transport-to-an-urban-pci-hospital
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Charles-Lwanga K Bennin, Saif Ibrahim, Farah Al-Saffar, Lyndon C Box, Joel A Strom
BACKGROUNDS: ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) guidelines recommend reperfusion by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) ≤ 90 min from time of first medical contact (FMC). This strategy is challenging in rural areas lacking a nearby PCI-capable hospital. Recommended reperfusion times can be achieved for STEMI patients presenting in rural areas without a nearby PCI-capable hospital by ground transportation to a central PCI-capable hospital by use of protocol-driven emergency medical service (EMS) STEMI field triage protocol...
October 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909532/ajmaline-challenge-to-unmask-infrahisian-disease-in-patients-with-recurrent-and-unexplained-syncope-preserved-ejection-fraction-with-or-without-conduction-abnormalities-on-surface-ecg
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Francesco Pentimalli, Luca Bacino, Matteo Ghione, Giambattista Siri, Massimo Gazzarata, Paolo Bellotti
Background: Pharmacological challenge with class I antiarrhythmic drug is a recommended diagnostic test in patients with unexplained syncope only in the presence of bundle branch block, when non-invasive tests have failed to make the diagnosis. Its role in patients with minor or no conduction disturbances on 12-leads ECG has not been evaluated yet. It is also not clear which are the values of His-Ventricular interval to be considered diagnostic. We sought to evaluate the role of ajmaline challenge in unmasking the presence of an infrahisian disease in patients with recurrent and unexplained syncope, regardless of the existence of conduction disturbances on surface ECG...
August 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909531/brugada-syndrome-risk-stratification-and-management
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REVIEW
Konstantinos P Letsas Md Fesc, Stamatis Georgopoulos Md, Konstantinos Vlachos Md, Nikolaos Karamichalakis Md, Ioannis Liatakis Md, Panagiotis Korantzopoulos Md PhD, Tong Liu Md PhD, Michael Efremidis Md, Antonios Sideris Md
The Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an arrhythmogenic disease associated with an increased risk of ventricular fibrillation and sudden cardiac death. The risk stratification and management of BrS patients, particularly of asymptomatic ones, still remains challenging. A previous history of aborted sudden cardiac death or arrhythmic syncope in the presence of spontaneous type 1 ECG pattern of BrS phenotype appear to be the most reliable predictors of future arrhythmic events. Several other ECG parameters have been proposed for risk stratification...
August 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909507/symptom-rhythm-correlation-with-patient-owned-device-insights-into-practice-and-challenges
#18
REVIEW
Mohammed Shurrab Md M Sc, Anatoly Langer Md, Eugene Crystal Md, David Newman Md
Capturing symptom/rhythm correlation is crucial in patients who have rhythm-related symptoms. Evolving technology has led from 24 hour and 14 day Holter monitors to now external loop recorders to capture symptom/rhythm correlation. In patients with very infrequent and short-lived symptoms, the only recourse is an implantable recording device. Recently, patient activated recording devices have become available. These have the potential to significantly increase the duration for monitoring symptom/rhythm correlations...
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904846/complete-congenital-heart-block-in-a-neonate-with-a-complex-congenital-heart-defect-in-africa
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Clovis Nkoke, Edvine Yonta Wawo, Liliane Kuate Mfeukeu, Larissa Makamte, Sandrine Dikosso Edie, Flore Esiene Balana
Congenital heart block (CHB) is rare disorder that has a higher mortality when associated with structural congenital heart defects. Very few cases have been reported in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We present a case of complete CHB associated with a complex congenital heart defect in a neonate in Cameroon. A 1-month-old neonate in Cameroon was referred for the evaluation of bradycardia. The obstetrical ultrasound done during pregnancy revealed fetal bradycardia without further evaluation. Clinical examination showed well a developed neonate with bradycardia at 62 beats/minute, and mild cyanosis with oxygen saturation at 93% at room air...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903458/cardiac-arrest-among-patients-with-infections-causes-clinical-practice-and-research-implications
#20
REVIEW
D Leoni, J Rello
The incidence of sepsis is increasing, and the condition is now the leading cause of death in general intensive care units. Our review failed to identify studies of the causes of cardiac arrest among infected patients, even though non-cardiac causes represent 15% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and though one-third of events have positive blood cultures. Sudden cardiac arrest is the result of local damage to the heart and of the impact of systemic and pulmonary conditions on cardiac performance, and its danger is underestimated...
November 27, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
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