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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737732/the-role-of-heart-rate-variability-parameters-in-activity-recognition-and-energy-expenditure-estimation-using-wearable-sensors
#1
Heesu Park, Suh-Yeon Dong, Miran Lee, Inchan Youn
Human-activity recognition (HAR) and energy-expenditure (EE) estimation are major functions in the mobile healthcare system. Both functions have been investigated for a long time; however, several challenges remain unsolved, such as the confusion between activities and the recognition of energy-consuming activities involving little or no movement. To solve these problems, we propose a novel approach using an accelerometer and electrocardiogram (ECG). First, we collected a database of six activities (sitting, standing, walking, ascending, resting and running) of 13 voluntary participants...
July 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719515/anaesthetic-management-of-patients-with-myopathies
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Mark Schieren, Jerome Defosse, Andreas Böhmer, Frank Wappler, Mark U Gerbershagen
: The anaesthetic management of patients with myopathies is challenging. Considering the low incidence and heterogeneity of these disorders, most anaesthetists are unfamiliar with key symptoms, associated co-morbidities and implications for anaesthesia. The pre-anaesthetic assessment aims at the detection of potentially undiagnosed myopathic patients and, in case of known or suspected muscular disease, on the quantification of disease progression. Ancillary testing (e.g. echocardiography, ECG, lung function testing etc...
July 15, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714410/management-of-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-in-patients-with-acute-stroke
#3
Carlo Maida, Antonino Tuttolomondo, Domenico Di Raimondo, Antonio Pinto
BACKGROUND: Stroke represent one of the most devastating of all neurological diseases, affecting about 15 million people per year and is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and currently the leading cause of adult disability in developed countries. Blood pressure and heart rate may undergo several modifications in patients with both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in fact raised blood pressure levels may lead to cerebral edema, hematoma expansion or hemorrhagic transformation and in contrast low blood pressure can lead to increased cerebral infarction or perihematomal ischemia...
July 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677509/therapy-of-cardiac-arrhythmias-in-children-an-emerging-role-of-electroanatomical-mapping-systems
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Casale Matteo, Mezzetti Maurizio, Tulino Viviana, Michele Scarano, Busacca Paolo, Dattilo Giuseppe
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac arrhythmias are challenging diseases in childhood. Most of them in pediatric subjects (90.2%) are atrioventricular reentrant tachycardias and atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardias. The standard 12-lead ECG is a highly accurate diagnostic tool but an invasive electrophysiological study is often required. The main concern about this kind of procedures is their invasive nature and the need of radiations, so antiarrhythmic agents are currently the first line therapy...
July 5, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668906/a-current-approach-to-heart-failure-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#5
REVIEW
Domenico D'Amario, Antonio Amodeo, Rachele Adorisio, Francesco Danilo Tiziano, Antonio Maria Leone, Gianluigi Perri, Piergiorgio Bruno, Massimo Massetti, Alessandra Ferlini, Marika Pane, Giampaolo Niccoli, Italo Porto, Gianluca A D'Angelo, Josip Anđelo Borovac, Eugenio Mercuri, Filippo Crea
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic, progressive neuromuscular condition that is marked by the long-term muscle deterioration with significant implications of pulmonary and cardiac dysfunction. As such, end-stage heart failure (HF) in DMD is increasingly becoming the main cause of death in this population. The early detection of cardiomyopathy is often challenging, due to a long subclinical phase of ventricular dysfunction and difficulties in assessment of cardiovascular symptomatology in these patients who usually loose ambulation during the early adolescence...
July 1, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666944/sodium-channel-blocker-challenge-in-the-familial-screening-of-brugada-syndrome-safety-and-predictors-of-positivity
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Dylan Therasse, Frederic Sacher, Bertrand Petit, Dominique Babuty, Philippe Mabo, Raphael Martins, Laurence Jesel, Philippe Maury, Jean Luc Pasquie, Jacques Mansourati, Jean Marc Dupuis, Florence Kyndt, Aurélie Thollet, Beatrice Guyomarch, Julien Barc, Jean Jacques Schott, Herve Le Marec, Richard Redon, Vincent Probst, Jean-Baptiste Gourraud
BACKGROUND: Sodium-channel blocker challenge (SCBC) is frequently performed to unmask Brugada syndrome. OBJECTIVE: We aim to identify predictors of positivity and complications of SCBC in the setting of familial screening of Brugada syndrome. METHODS: All consecutive patients from 2000 to 2014 who benefit from a sodium-channel blocker and belong to a family with at least 2 subjects affected by the syndrome were enrolled and followed prospectively...
June 27, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657491/novel-noninvasive-method-of-cerebrovascular-blood-volume-assessment-using-brain-bioimpedance
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Mohamad Hakam Tiba, Brendan M McCracken, Sardar Ansari, Ashwin Belle, Brandon C Cummings, Venkatakrishna Rajajee, Parag G Patil, Hasan B Alam, Kevin R Ward
Cerebro-vascular autoregulation (CAR) is the ability of vessels to modulate their tone in response to changes in pressure. CAR, as an auto-protective mechanism is critical in preventing secondary brain injury post trauma. Monitoring of changes in cerebral blood volume might be valuable in evaluating CAR and response to various therapies. In this study, we utilized an ocular-brain bioimpedance interface to assess real time changes in cerebral blood volume in response to a number of physiologic challenges. We hypothesize that changes in brain bioimpedance (dz) would track changes in cerebral blood volume...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656926/structural-echocardiographic-abnormalities-seen-in-hiv-aids-patients-are-independent-of-cd4-count
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J A Ogunmodede, P M Kolo, I A Katibi, A K Salami, Abo Omotoso
INTRODUCTION: The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection remains one of the most daunting public health challenges today. Cardiac involvement in HIV/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is frequent and has been recognized on autopsy since the emergence of the pandemic. The objective of the study was to assess the pattern of structural echocardiographic (echo) findings in HIV/AIDS patients and compare this to the echo findings in apparently healthy HIV-negative controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty HIV-positive patients were recruited consecutively from the HIV patients attending the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, North Central, Nigeria...
June 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651797/left-ventricular-hypertrophy-by-the-surface-ecg
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REVIEW
Ljuba Bacharova, E Harvey Estes
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is defined as an increase in left ventricular mass (LVM) associated with structural changes of myocardium. The increase in LVM and associated changes are associated with changes in depolarization and repolarization, manifested as a variety of altered QRS and T patterns. Increased QRS voltage has been considered to be a specific ECG finding in LVH, and ECG criteria based on this increased QRS voltage are generally recommended. These ECG changes are also predictive of adverse cardiovascular outcomes...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644794/electrocardiogram-signal-quality-assessment-based-on-structural-image-similarity-metric
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Yalda Shahriari, Richard Fidler, Michele Pelter, Yong Bai, Andrea Villaroman, Xiao Hu
OBJECTIVE: We developed an image-based electrocardiographic (ECG) quality assessment technique that mimics how clinicians annotate ECG signal quality. METHODS: We adopted the Structural Similarity Measure (SSIM) to compare images of two ECG records that are obtained from displaying ECGs in a standard scale. Then a subset of representative ECG images from the training set was selected as templates through a clustering method. SSIM between each image and all the templates were used as the feature vector for the linear discriminant analysis (LDA) classifier...
June 21, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644151/ecg-based-4d-dose-reconstruction-of-cardiac-arrhythmia-ablation-with-carbon-ion-beams-application-in-a-porcine-model
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Daniel Richter, H Immo Lehmann, Anna Eichhorn, Anna M Constantinescu, Robert Kaderka, Matthias Prall, Patrick Lugenbiel, Mitsuru Takami, Dierk Thomas, Christoph Bert, Marco Durante, Douglas L Packer, Christian Graeff
Noninvasive ablation of cardiac arrhythmia by scanned particle radiotherapy is highly promising, but especially challenging due to cardiac and respiratory motion. Irradiations for catheter-free ablation in intact pigs were carried out at the GSI Helmholtz Center in Darmstadt using scanned carbon ions. Here, we present real-time electrocardiogram (ECG) data to estimate time-resolved (4D) delivered dose. For 11 animals, surface ECGs and temporal structure of beam delivery were acquired during irradiation. R waves were automatically detected from surface ECGs...
June 23, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638298/uncertainty-of-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-chest-pain-risk-stratification
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Htoo Kyaw, Sivacharan Buddhavarapu, Joseph Abboud, Deepika Misra
BACKGROUND: Chest pain is a common presenting symptom in the emergency department (ED). Although the diagnostic workup for chest pain is well established, the best time to perform invasive cardiac catheterization in patients with low to moderate risk of coronary artery disease is still unclear, particularly if noninvasive tests such as the electrocardiogram (ECG) and nuclear myocardial perfusion scan show nonsignificant findings. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 52-year-old female who presented to the ED with acute-onset chest pain that had started early in the morning while she was sleeping...
2017: Ochsner Journal
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/28588014/different-approaches-for-catheter-ablation-of-para-hisian-accessory-pathways-implications-for-mapping-and-ablation
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Ming Liang, Zulu Wang, Yanchun Liang, Guitang Yang, Zhiqing Jin, Mingyu Sun, Yaling Han
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation of para-Hisian accessory pathways (APs) can be challenging because of adjacent conduction tissue. Some different approaches for ablation, including the inferior vena cava approach (IVC-A), the noncoronary cusp approach (NCC-A), or the superior vena cava approach (SVC-A), have been reported. However, when should para-Hisian APs be mapped and ablated by the IVC-A, NCC-A, or SVC-A is not well established. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study included 55 consecutive patients (mean age, 53±11 years, 36 males) with para-Hisian APs...
June 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582906/paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-recognition-based-on-multi-scale-r%C3%A3-nyi-entropy-of-ecg
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Yi Xin, Yizhang Zhao, Yuanhui Mu, Qin Li, Caicheng Shi
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common type of arrhythmia disease, which has a high morbidity and can lead to some serious complications. The ability to detect and in turn prevent AF is extremely significant to the patient and clinician. OBJECTIVE: Using ECG to detect AF and develop a robust and effective algorithm is the primary objective of this study. METHODS: Some studies show that after AF occurs, the regulatory mechanism of vagus nerve and sympathetic nerve will change...
May 19, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559848/efficient-fetal-maternal-ecg-signal-separation-from-two-channel-maternal-abdominal-ecg-via-diffusion-based-channel-selection
#16
Ruilin Li, Martin G Frasch, Hau-Tieng Wu
There is a need for affordable, widely deployable maternal-fetal ECG monitors to improve maternal and fetal health during pregnancy and delivery. Based on the diffusion-based channel selection, here we present the mathematical formalism and clinical validation of an algorithm capable of accurate separation of maternal and fetal ECG from a two channel signal acquired over maternal abdomen. The proposed algorithm is the first algorithm, to the best of the authors' knowledge, focusing on the fetal ECG analysis based on two channel maternal abdominal ECG signal, and we apply it to two publicly available databases, the PhysioNet non-invasive fECG database (adfecgdb) and the 2013 PhysioNet/Computing in Cardiology Challenge (CinC2013), to validate the algorithm...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558750/approach-selection-of-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-ventricular-arrhythmias-originating-from-the-left-ventricular-summit-potential-relevance-of-pseudo-delta-wave-intrinsicoid-deflection-time-maximal-deflection-index
#17
Cheng Zheng, Jin Li, Jia Li, De-Pu Zhou, Xiao-Wei Li, Shu-Jie Wu, Jia-Feng Lin
BACKGROUND: Ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) originating from the left ventricular summit is a challenge for radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA). The present study aimed to investigate the appropriate RFCA strategy for VAs originating from the left ventricular summit. METHODS: Forty-five consecutive patients with VAs arising from the left ventricular summit were successfully ablated at our cardiac electrophysiology center and reviewed in the study. RESULTS: Thirty-two cases of VAs were eliminated in the left ventricular endocardium by retrograde transaortic (n = 22, 22/45, 48...
May 30, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552419/a-new-algorithm-for-arrhythmia-interpretation
#18
Marzieh Mirtajaddini
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiogram (ECG) is an essential tool used to diagnose serious heart disease but its interpretation is challenging for undergraduate students and junior practitioners despite numerous methods that have been suggested to aid ECG interpretation. This paper aims to present a new algorithm for arrhythmia interpretation that is superior to current methods to be used as a supplement to lecture materials for medical students. METHODS: A new systematic algorithm is introduced in this paper...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534239/analysis-of-screening-electrocardiogram-for-the-subcutaneous-defibrillator-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#19
Vincent C Thomas, Mark Peterson, Martin McDaniel, Humberto Restrepo, Abraham Rothman, Amit Jain
Candidates for the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) are screened using an electrocardiogram (S-ECG) tool to measure appropriate detection. We sought to define the S-ICD candidacy of congenital heart disease patients using the S-ECG tool. We also analyzed the reliability of the (S-ECG) tool between measurers in this population. Patients above the age of 12 and with a diagnosis associated with either a higher incidence of cardiac arrest or vascular access challenges were asked to undergo screening...
May 22, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529261/clinical-implications-of-electrocardiograms-for-patients-with-type-a-acute-aortic-dissection
#20
Masami Kosuge, Kazuo Kimura, Keiji Uchida, Munetaka Masuda, Kouichi Tamura
Type A acute aortic dissection (AAD) is a serious cardiovascular emergency requiring urgent surgery. Timely accurate diagnosis is essential, but often challenging, because of the wide spectrum of clinical presentations. In patients with type A AAD, chest pain is the most common symptom; furthermore, ischemic ST-T changes such as ST-segment elevation or depression or negative T waves are frequently observed on presentation ECG. These clinical presentations of type A AAD are difficult to differentiate from those of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), which could lead to delayed diagnosis and treatment of type A AAD or misdiagnosis of ACS followed by inappropriate treatment...
May 19, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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