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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148067/should-theophylline-be-added-to-the-j-wave-syndrome-therapeutic-armamentarium
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EDITORIAL
Charles Antzelevitch, Sami Viskin
The substrate for both early repolarization syndrome (ERS) and Brugada syndrome (BrS), the so-called J wave syndromes, has been shown to develop as a consequence of genetic variants causing a loss of function of inward currents such sodium (INa ) and calcium (ICa ) channel currents or a gain of function in outward currents such as the transient outward current (Ito ). These changes in ion channel function result in an outward shift of the balance of currents active during the early phases of the epicardial action potential in the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) of the heart in the case BrS and in the inferior left ventricle in the case of ERS...
November 16, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145303/epicardial-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-brugada-syndrome-with-electrical-storm-during-ventricular-fibrillation-a-case-report
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Shufen Jiang, Xiaomeng Yin, Chang Dong, Yunlong Xia, Jinqiu Liu
RATIONALE: Brugada syndrome (BrS) is characterized by ST segment elevation at the J point ≥2 mm in the right precordial electrocardiogram (ECG) leads, in the absence of structural heart disease, electrolyte disturbances, or ischemia. It is a well-described cause of sudden death in young patients, especially in the age of between 30 and 40 years old. Here, we reported an unusual case of electrical storm (ES) of ventricular fibrillation (VF) caused by BrS with complete right bundle-branch block (CRBBB) in a 75-year-old male patient...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119274/quantification-of-pulmonary-regurgitation-and-prediction-of-pulmonary-valve-replacement-by-echocardiography-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-defects-in-comparison-to-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Claudia Dellas, Laura Kammerer, Verena Gravenhorst, Joachim Lotz, Thomas Paul, Michael Steinmetz
Pulmonary regurgitation (PR) is common in patients with congenital heart defects (CHD) and contributes to morbidity and mortality in the long-term. We investigated in this retrospective analysis whether readily accessible echocardiographic parameters are useful for quantification of PR and for predicting pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) in comparison to the gold-standard phase contrast (PC) flow measurements from cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). Continuous wave (CW) Doppler and colour flow images in echocardiograms from 53 patients with CHD were analysed...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071756/novel-electrophysiological-criteria-for-septal-ventricular-outflow-tract-tachycardias-requiring-a-sequential-bilateral-ablation
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Chin-Yu Lin, Fa-Po Chung, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Shih-Lin Chang, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Feng Hu, Jo-Nan Liao, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Tze-Fan Chao, Yao-Ting Chang, Yun-Yu Chen, Abigail Louise D Te, Shinya Yamada, Ling Kuo, Jennifer Jeanne B Vicera, Ting-Yung Chang, Hoang Quang Minh, Simon Salim, Ting-Chung Huang, Shih-Ann Chen
BACKGROUND: Septal ventricular outflow tract ventricular arrhythmias (OT-VAs) are defined as septal origin VAs from the right ventricular or left ventricular OT. Patients with septal OT-VAs may require a sequential bilateral OT ablation. This study aimed to evaluate the electrophysiological characteristics and ablation outcome in patients with septal OT-VAs. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the electrocardiography and electrophysiological parameters in 96 patients (mean age 49 ± 15 years, 49 male) undergoing bilateral activation mapping before catheter ablation of idiopathic septal OT-VAs...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067078/tetralogy-of-fallot-repair-in-patients-presenting-after-infancy-a-single-surgeon-experience
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Tariq Waqar, Muhammad Usman Riaz, Tania Mahar
OBJECTIVE: To determine the early surgical outcomes of Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair in children and young adults operated after the age of one year. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 307 cases of primary repair of Tetralogy of Fallot were done between September 2012 to February 2017, at CPE Institute of cardiology, Multan. Out of 307 operated patients, 4 (1.3%) patients had previous modified Blalock Taussig shunts, 2 (0.6%) associated ASD with TOF, 3 (0...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060114/an-in-vitro-study-of-the-influence-of-monocusp-patch-size-on-the-hemodynamics-for-reconstructing-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-in-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Wentao Feng, Jie Yao, Xianda Yang, Zhaowei Chu, Meng Guo, Lizhen Wang, Yubo Fan
For relief of right ventricular outflow tract obstruction in the operative treatment of tetralogy of Fallot and other complex congenital heart disease, it is often necessary to perform transannular monocusp patch to prevent right ventricular pressure overload and reduce pulmonary regurgitation. But the the geometric relationship between a monocusp patch length and the size of RVOT is not well defined. Five 20 mm sized monocusp patches were tested in simulated RVOTs which sized from 18 mm to 22 mm at 1 mm interval, respectively...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050815/right-ventricular-outflow-tract-reintervention-after-primary-tetralogy-of-fallot-repair-in-neonates-and-young-infants
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Shyamasundar Balasubramanya, David Zurakowski, Michele Borisuk, Aditya K Kaza, Sitaram M Emani, Pedro J Del Nido, Christopher W Baird
OBJECTIVE: To assess the outcomes following primary tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair in neonates and young infants with pulmonary stenosis (PS) and pulmonary atresia and compare differences in reintervention on the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) among those undergoing valve sparing repair (VSR), transannular RVOT patch (TAP), and right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery (RV-PA) conduit surgeries. METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively in 101 patients who underwent TOF repair over a 10-year period between January 2005 and September 2015...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038102/st-elevation-magnitude-correlates-with-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-conduction-delay-in-type-i-brugada-ecg
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Kevin M W Leong, Fu Siong Ng, Cheng Yao, Caroline Roney, Patricia Taraborrelli, Nicholas W F Linton, Zachary I Whinnett, David C Lefroy, D Wyn Davies, Phang Boon Lim, Sian E Harding, Nicholas S Peters, Prapa Kanagaratnam, Amanda M Varnava
BACKGROUND: The substrate location and underlying electrophysiological mechanisms that contribute to the characteristic ECG pattern of Brugada syndrome (BrS) are still debated. Using noninvasive electrocardiographical imaging, we studied whole heart conduction and repolarization patterns during ajmaline challenge in BrS individuals. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 13 participants (mean age, 44±12 years; 8 men), 11 concealed patients with type I BrS and 2 healthy controls, underwent an ajmaline infusion with electrocardiographical imaging and ECG recordings...
October 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029050/small-sized-conduits-in-the-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-in-young-children-bicuspidalized-homografts-are-a-good-alternative-to-standard-conduits
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Katrien François, Katya De Groote, Kristof Vandekerckhove, Hans De Wilde, Daniel De Wolf, Thierry Bové
OBJECTIVES: Downsizing a homograft (HG) through bicuspidalization has been used for more than 2 decades to overcome the shortage of small-sized conduits for reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) in young children. Our goal was to investigate the durability of bicuspidalized HGs compared with other small HGs. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 93 conduits ≤20 mm, implanted over 23 years, was performed. The end-points were survival, structural valve degeneration and conduit replacement...
October 3, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026988/pulmonary-annular-motion-velocity-reflects-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-function-in-children-with-surgically-repaired-congenital-heart-disease
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Yasunobu Hayabuchi, Akemi Ono, Yukako Homma, Shoji Kagami
Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is generally evaluated using analyses of tricuspid annular motion. However, it represents only one aspect of RV performance. Whether measuring pulmonary annular motion velocity could serve as a novel way to evaluate global RV and/or RV outflow tract (RVOT) performance in pediatric congenital heart disease (CHD) patients with surgically repaired RVOT was evaluated. In this prospective study, tissue Doppler-derived pulmonary annular motion velocity was measured in children (aged 2-5 years) with RVOT reconstruction (RVOTR group, n = 48) and age-matched healthy children (Control, n = 60)...
October 12, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017776/early-outcomes-of-percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation-using-the-edwards-sapien-xt-transcatheter-heart-valve-system
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Nikolaus A Haas, Ronald Giacomo Carere, Oliver Kretschmar, Eric Horlick, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Daniël de Wolf, Marc Gewillig, Michael Mullen, Anja Lehner, Cornelia Deutsch, Peter Bramlage, Peter Ewert
BACKGROUND: Patients with congenital or acquired heart defects affecting the pulmonary valve and right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) commonly require multiple surgical interventions, resulting in significant morbidity. A less invasive alternative is percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI). Though studies have previously reported the safety and efficacy of the early generation transcatheter heart valves (THVs), data on more recent devices are severely lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a multinational, multicentre, retrospective, observational registry analysis of patients who underwent PPVI using the Edwards SAPIEN XT THV...
October 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016800/the-prognostic-impact-of-single-extra-stimulus-on-programmed-ventricular-stimulation-in-brugada-patients-without-previous-cardiac-arrest-multi-centre-study-in-japan
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Masahiko Takagi, Yukio Sekiguchi, Yasuhiro Yokoyama, Naohiko Aihara, Masayasu Hiraoka, Kazutaka Aonuma
Aims: The prognostic value of programmed electrical stimulation (PES) in Brugada syndrome (BrS) remains controversial. One of the reasons for discrepant results may be due to the selection of stimulation protocol. We evaluated the prognostic value of a positive PES result (PES+) according to the inducible pacing sites and the number of extra-stimuli in BrS patients without previous cardiac arrest (CA). Methods and results: We enrolled 224 consecutive BrS patients without previous CA (mean age 51 ± 14 years, 209 males), who underwent PES with the identical protocol...
June 16, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988456/electrocardiographic-features-of-failed-and-recurrent-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-catheter-ablation-of-idiopathic-ventricular-arrhythmias
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Shinya Yamada, Fa-Po Chung, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Shih-Lin Chang, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Feng Hu, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Tze-Fan Chao, Jo-Nan Liao, Chung-Hsing Lin, Chin-Yu Lin, Yao-Ting Chang, Ting-Yung Chang, Abigail Louise D Te, Shih-Ann Chen
INTRODUCTION: Various ECG algorithms have been proposed to identify the origin of idiopathic outflow tract (OT)-ventricular arrhythmia (VA). However, electrocardiographic features of failed and recurrent right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) ablation of idiopathic OT-VAs have not been clearly elucidated. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 264 consecutive patients (mean age: 44.0±13.0 years, 96 male) undergoing RVOT ablation for OT-VAs with a transition ≥ V3 , including 241 patients (91...
October 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971487/application-of-a-simplified-hand-sewn-trileaflet-valved-conduit-in-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-reconstruction-as-an-alternative-for-bovine-jugular-vein-graft-single-center-experience
#14
Hui-Feng Zhang, Ming Ye, Xian-Gang Yan, Gang Chen, Qi-Lin Tao, Bing Jia
The Bovine jugular vein (BJV) graft for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction (RVOT) is limited applied due to possible graft failure. In this study, we reported the clinical application of simplified hand-sewn trileaflet valved conduit as an alternative for BJV graft. We retrospectively included 68 patients underwent 76 conduits implantation including 22 new simplified hand-sewn trileaflet valved conduits (Group A) and 54 BJV grafts (Group B). For patients in Group A, a hand-sewn trileaflet valved conduit with valves made of autologous pericardium or expanded polytetrafluoroethylene was applied...
October 2, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969470/the-reverse-boomerang-sign-a-marker-for-first-trimester-transposition-of-great-arteries
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Nathalie Jeanne Bravo-Valenzuela, Alberto Borges Peixoto, Edward Araujo Júnior, Fabricio Da Silva Costa, Simon Meagher
OBJECTIVE: To describe a new sonographic marker of transposition of great arteries (TGA) during the first-trimester screening. METHODS: We reviewed six cases of TGA from 2013 to 2016 in which an antenatal diagnosis of TGA at first-trimester screening (11-13 + 6 weeks of gestation) was confirmed postnatally. We specifically assessed images obtained by scanning the fetal heart in three vessels (3V) and three-vessel with trachea (3VT) views using color Doppler...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958609/the-importance-of-bilateral-monitoring-of-cerebral-oxygenation-nirs-clinical-case-of-asymmetry-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-secondary-to-previous-cerebral-infarction
#16
S Matcan, P Sanabria Carretero, M Gómez Rojo, L Castro Parga, F Reinoso-Barbero
Cerebral oximetry based on near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) technology is used to determine cerebral tissue oxygenation. We hereby present the clinical case of a 12-month old child with right hemiparesis secondary to prior left middle cerebral artery stroke 8 months ago. The child underwent surgical enlargement of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) with cardiopulmonary bypass. During cardiopulmonary bypass, asymmetric NIRS results were detected between both hemispheres. The utilization of multimodal neuromonitoring (NIRS-BIS) allowed acting on both perfusion pressure and anesthetic depth to balance out the supply and demand of cerebral oxygen consumption...
September 25, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942387/percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation-what-have-we-learned-over-the-years
#17
Younes Boudjemline
Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation has been widely accepted as an alternative to surgery in selected patients with right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) dysfunction. This totally new field of our specialty pushed centres to rethink overall strategies on how to treat RVOT dysfunction. In this review, we will focus on challenges related to patient selection, and discuss innovative procedural techniques developed over the years to enlarge the number of candidates for the technique.
September 24, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940794/percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation-for-reconstruction-of-a-patch-repaired-right-ventricular-outflow-tract
#18
Anoosh Esmaeili, Simone Bollmann, Markus Khalil, Roberta De Rosa, Stephan Fichtlscherer, Hakan Akintuerk, Dietmar Schranz
Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) is nowadays an accepted treatment option to repair post-surgical conduit dysfunction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT). In addition, many patients need a pulmonary valve to reconstruct a hemodynamically incompetent native or conduit free outflow tract. Based on our experience with percutaneous stent-valve placement in a cohort of 125 patients, we report here transvenous reconstruction of a conduit-free, patch repaired outflow tract by utilizing balloon-expandable stent-valves in 23 patients with a median age of 22 years (5-60 years)...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928601/early-right-ventricular-apical-pacing-induced-gene-expression-alterations-are-associated-with-deterioration-of-left-ventricular-systolic-function
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Haiyan Xu, Xiongwei Xie, Jiangjin Li, Yuanyuan Zhang, Changsong Xu, Jing Yang
The chronic high-dose right ventricular apical (RVA) pacing may have deleterious effects on left ventricular (LV) systolic function. We hypothesized that the expression changes of genes regulating cardiomyocyte energy metabolism and contractility were associated with deterioration of LV function in patients who underwent chronic RVA pacing. Sixty patients with complete atrioventricular block and preserved ejection fraction (EF) who underwent pacemaker implantation were randomly assigned to either RVA pacing (n = 30) group or right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) pacing (n = 30) group...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919593/electrocardiographic-algorithms-to-guide-a-management-strategy-of-idiopathic-outflow-tract-ventricular-arrhythmias
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Bartosz Ludwik, Karol Deutsch, Mariusz Mazij, Janusz Śledź, Aleksandra Morka, Michał Labus, Michał Chrabąszcz, Bartosz Szafran, Jerzy Śpikowski, Lesław Szydłowski, Sebastian M Stec
INTRODUCTION    The current guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology outlined electrocardiographic (ECG) differentiation of site of origin (SOO) in patients with idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias (IVA).  OBJECTIVES    The aim of this study was to compare three ECG algorithms for differentiating SOO and to determine their diagnostic value for the management of outflow tract IVA. PATIENTS AND METHODS    Patients with IVA with inferior axis who underwent successful radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) using the 3D-electroanatomical system were analyzed...
September 6, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
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