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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618149/sudden-cardiac-death-in-the-young-epidemiology-and-overview
#1
Mark S Link
Sudden cardiac death (SCD), particularly in the young athlete, is a rare though devastating event for families, institutions, and communities at large. It can also affect the nonathlete and occur at rest, although most commonly associated with exercise activities and/or sports participation. Common causes of SCD include cardiomyopathies, particularly hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the United States, congenital coronary artery anomalies, channelopathies, among others. This report will explore an overview of the prevalence and causes of SCD in the young...
June 15, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614222/next-generation-sequencing-identifies-pathogenic-and-modifier-mutations-in-a-consanguineous-chinese-family-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Xinlin Zhang, Jun Xie, Suhui Zhu, Yuhan Chen, Lian Wang, Biao Xu
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a highly heterogeneous disease displaying considerable interfamilial and intrafamilial phenotypic variation, including disease severity, age of onset, and disease progression. This poorly understood variance raises the possibility of genetic modifier effects, particularly in MYBPC3-associated HCM.In a large consanguineous Chinese HCM family, we identified 8 members harboring the MYBPC3 c.3624delC (p.Lys1209Serfs) disease-causing mutation, but with very disparate phenotypes...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605744/a-clinical-case-of-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-the-clinical-suspicious-and-the-need-of-genetics
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Annamaria Del Franco, Francesca Gualandi, Michele Malagù, Alessandra Ferlini, Dang Xiao, Roberto Ferrari, Matteo Bertini
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a very rare genetic cardiac channelopathy, which has not been sufficiently studied yet. The first clinical manifestation has been described during the first decade of life, linked to strenuous exercise or acute emotion. The absence of structural heart disease and a family history of possible arrhythmogenic disorder generally guide the diagnosis towards a potential channelopathy. The opportunity to perform an extensive genetic analysis allows physicians to make the correct diagnosis and to optimize clinical management...
June 13, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600387/genetic-testing-in-the-evaluation-of-unexplained-cardiac-arrest-from-the-casper-cardiac-arrest-survivors-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-registry
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Greg Mellor, Zachary W M Laksman, Rafik Tadros, Jason D Roberts, Brenda Gerull, Christopher S Simpson, George J Klein, Jean Champagne, Mario Talajic, Martin Gardner, Christian Steinberg, Laura Arbour, David H Birnie, Paul Angaran, Richard Leather, Shubhayan Sanatani, Vijay S Chauhan, Colette Seifer, Jeffrey S Healey, Andrew D Krahn
BACKGROUND: Unexplained cardiac arrest may be because of an inherited arrhythmia syndrome. The role of genetic testing in cardiac arrest survivors without a definite clinical phenotype is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: The CASPER (Cardiac Arrest Survivors with Preserved Ejection Fraction Registry) is a large registry of cardiac arrest survivors where initial assessment reveals normal coronary arteries, left ventricular function, and resting ECG. Of 375 cardiac arrest survivors in CASPER from 2006 to 2015, 174 underwent genetic testing...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598505/paving-the-way-for-bartter-syndrome-type-3-drug-discovery-a-hope-from-basic-research
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Paola Imbrici, Diana Conte, Antonella Liantonio
Understanding the genetic background and the molecular mechanisms of inherited kidney channelopathies is essential to definition of targeted therapeutic approaches for affected patients. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 9, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597987/trafficking-and-localization-to-the-plasma-membrane-of-nav-1-5-promoted-by-the-%C3%AE-2-subunit-is-defective-due-to-a-%C3%AE-2-mutation-associated-with-brugada-syndrome
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Gemma Dulsat, Sonia Palomeras, Eric Cortada, Helena Riuró, Ramon Brugada, Marcel Vergés
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Cardiac channelopathies arise by mutations in genes encoding ion channel subunits. One example is Brugada Syndrome (BrS), which causes arrhythmias and sudden death. BrS is often associated with mutations in SCN5A, encoding Nav 1.5, the α subunit of the major cardiac voltage-gated sodium channel. This channel forms a protein complex including one or two associated β subunits as well as other proteins. RESULTS: We analyzed regulation of Nav 1...
June 9, 2017: Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587156/differential-sarcomere-and-electrophysiological-maturation-of-human-ipsc-derived-cardiac-myocytes-in-monolayer-vs-aggregation-based-differentiation-protocols
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Dorota Jeziorowska, Vincent Fontaine, Charlène Jouve, Eric Villard, Sébastien Dussaud, David Akbar, Valérie Letang, Pauline Cervello, Jean-Michiel Itier, Marie-Pierre Pruniaux, Jean-Sébastien Hulot
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) represent a powerful human model to study cardiac disease in vitro, notably channelopathies and sarcomeric cardiomyopathies. Different protocols for cardiac differentiation of iPSCs have been proposed either based on embroid body formation (3D) or, more recently, on monolayer culture (2D). We performed a direct comparison of the characteristics of the derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) on day 27 ± 2 of differentiation between 3D and 2D differentiation protocols with two different Wnt-inhibitors were compared: IWR1 (inhibitor of Wnt response) or IWP2 (inhibitor of Wnt production)...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583685/usefulness-of-the-r-wave-sign-as-a-predictor-for-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-in-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
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Ahmed A Y Ragab, Charlotte A Houck, Lisette J M E van der Does, Eva A H Lanters, Danielle E Burghouwt, Agnes J Q M Muskens, Natasja M S de Groot
Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an autosomal dominant channelopathy which is responsible for a large number of sudden cardiac deaths in young subjects without structural abnormalities. The most challenging step in management of patients with BrS is identifying who is at risk for developing malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmia (VTA). In patients with BrS, conduction delay in the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) causes a prominent R wave in lead aVR. This electrocardiographic parameter can be useful to detect these high-risk patients...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571716/post-translational-dysfunctions-in-channelopathies-of-the-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Benedetta Terragni, Paolo Scalmani, Silvana Franceschetti, Sandrine Cestèle, Massimo Mantegazza
Channelopathies comprise various diseases caused by defects of ion channels. Modifications of their biophysical properties are common and have been widely studied. However, ion channels are heterogeneous multi-molecular complexes that are extensively modulated and undergo a maturation process comprising numerous steps of structural modifications and intracellular trafficking. Perturbations of these processes can give rise to aberrant channels that cause pathologies. Here we review channelopathies of the nervous system associated with dysfunctions at the post-translational level (folding, trafficking, degradation, subcellular localization, interactions with associated proteins and structural post-translational modifications)...
May 29, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569435/the-new-kids-on-the-block-of-arrhythmogenic-disorders-short-qt-syndrome-and-early-repolarization
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REVIEW
Andrea Mazzanti, Katherine Underwood, Dmitriy Nevelev, Shanna Kofman, Silvia G Priori
Short QT Syndrome (SQTS) is a one of the rarest inheritable cardiac channelopathy, characterized by an accelerated cardiac repolarization, which is also the substrate for the development of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. Up to this date, fewer than 200 SQTS cases have been reported in the literature worldwide. Patients with SQTS may experience a cardiac arrest as early as in the neonatal period or as late as 80 years old. The cumulative probability of experiencing a cardiac arrest by the fifth decade of life approaches 40%, highlighting the importance of early recognition and management...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566242/clinical-and-genetic-diagnosis-of-nonischemic-sudden-cardiac-death
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Juan Jiménez-Jáimez, Vicente Alcalde Martínez, Miriam Jiménez Fernández, Francisco Bermúdez Jiménez, María Del Mar Rodríguez Vázquez Del Rey, Francesca Perin, José Manuel Oyonarte Ramírez, Silvia López Fernández, Inmaculada de la Torre, Rocío García Orta, Mercedes González Molina, Elisa María Cabrerizo, Beatriz Álvarez Abril, Miguel Álvarez, Rosa Macías Ruiz, Concepción Correa, Luis Tercedor
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Nonischemic sudden cardiac death (SCD) is predominantly caused by cardiomyopathies and channelopathies. There are many diagnostic tests, including some complex techniques. Our aim was to analyze the diagnostic yield of a systematic diagnostic protocol in a specialized unit. METHODS: The study included 56 families with at least 1 index case of SCD (resuscitated or not). Survivors were studied with electrocardiogram, advanced cardiac imaging, exercise testing, familial study, genetic testing and, in some cases, pharmacological testing...
May 26, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565819/genetic-basis-of-pediatric-epilepsy-syndromes
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Dongli Zhang, Xiaoming Liu, Xingqiang Deng
Childhood epilepsy affects ~0.5-1% in the general population worldwide. Early-onset epileptic encephalopathies are considered to be severe neurological disorders, which lead to impaired motor, cognitive, and sensory development due to recurrence of seizures. Many of the observed epilepsy phenotypes are associated with specific chromosomal imbalances and thus display gene dosage effects, and also specific mutations of a variety of genes ranging from ion channels to transcription factors. High throughput sequencing technologies and whole exome sequencing have led to the recognition of several new candidate genes with a possible role in the pathogenesis of epileptic encephalopathies...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564577/gene-therapy-and-editing-novel-potential-treatments-for-neuronal-channelopathies
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REVIEW
R C Wykes, G Lignani
Pharmaceutical treatment can be inadequate, non-effective, or intolerable for many people suffering from a neuronal channelopathy. Development of novel treatment options, particularly those with the potential to be curative is warranted. Gene therapy approaches can permit cell-specific modification of neuronal and circuit excitability and have been investigated experimentally as a therapy for numerous neurological disorders, with clinical trials for several neurodegenerative diseases ongoing. Channelopathies can arise from a wide array of gene mutations; however they usually result in periods of aberrant network excitability...
May 28, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562477/sepsis-induced-channelopathy-in-skeletal-muscles-is-associated-with-expression-of-non-selective-channels
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Elisa Balboa, Fujiko Saavedra, Luis A Cea, Aníbal A Vargas, Valeria Ramírez, Rosalba Escamilla, Juan C Sáez, Tomás Regueira
Skeletal muscles (∼50% of the body weight) are affected during acute and late sepsis and represent one sepsis associate organ dysfunction. Cell membrane changes has been proposed to result from a channelopathy of yet unknown cause associated to mitochondrial dysfunction and muscle atrophy. We hypothesize that the channelopathy might be explained at least in part by the expression of non-selective channels. Here, this possibility was studied in a characterized mice model of late sepsis with evident skeletal muscle atrophy induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)...
May 30, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557061/classification-of-involuntary-movements-in-dogs-myoclonus-and-myotonia
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REVIEW
M Lowrie, L Garosi
Myoclonus is a sudden brief, involuntary muscle jerk. Of all the movement disorders, myoclonus is the most difficult to encapsulate into any simple framework. On the one hand, a classification system is required that is clinically useful to aid in guiding diagnosis and treatment. On the other hand, there is need for a system that organizes current knowledge regarding biological mechanisms to guide scientific research. These 2 needs are distinct, making it challenging to develop a robust classification system suitable for all purposes...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552867/an-unusual-case-of-sodium-channel-myotonia-with-transient-weakness-upon-initiating-movements-which-is-characteristic-in-becker-disease
#16
Junpei Yamamoto, Keiichi Hokkoku, Yuki Hatanaka, Shunichi Sakoda, Jun-Hui Yuan M D, Masahiro Sonoo
We reported a 32-year-old man who was a sporadic case of myotonic syndrome with muscle stiffness or transient weakness of limbs upon initiating movements after rest. On examination, he showed painless myotonia with warm-up phenomenon, Hercules-like hypertrophic musculature and myotonic discharges in EMG. The clinical findings resembled to those of Becker disease rather than Thomsen disease. But electrodiagnosis suggested sodium channel myotonia instead of chloride channelopathy. Genetic testing detected a novel missense mutation (p...
May 26, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545873/reveal-linq-versus-reveal-xt-implantable-loop-recorders-intra-and-post-procedural-comparison
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Hoang H Nguyen, Ian H Law, Michael W Rudokas, Jennifer Lampe, Tammy M Bowman, George F Van Hare, Jennifer N Avari Silva
OBJECTIVES: To compare the procedure, recovery, hospitalization times, and costs along with patient/parent satisfaction after newer-generation cardiac implantable loop recorder (Reveal LINQ; Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, Minnesota) and previous-generation implantable loop recorder (Reveal XT; Medtronic Inc). STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study of patients undergoing LINQ implantations between April 2014 and October 2015 was performed. Retrospective chart review of patients undergoing XT implantations was performed for comparison...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545623/genetic-determinants-of-hereditary-bradyarrhythmias-a-contemporary-review-of-a-diverse-group-of-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Saman Rezazadeh, Henry J Duff
Bradyarrhythmia is a common clinical presentation. Although the majority of cases are acquired, genetic screening of families with bradyarrhythmia has led to the discovery of a growing number of causative hereditary mutations. These mutations can interfere with any of the steps required for the occurrence of each cardiac cycle, including generation of an action potential in the sinoatrial node, successful exit of the action potential from the node, propagation of the action potential throughout the atria until the depolarization waves reach the atrioventricular node, and finally transmission of the action potential to the ventricles through the His-Purkinje system...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540055/case-report-of-novel-cacna1a-gene-mutation-causing-episodic-ataxia-type-2
#19
David Alan Isaacs, Michael J Bradshaw, Kelly Brown, Peter Hedera
BACKGROUND: Episodic ataxia type 2 (OMIM 108500) is an autosomal dominant channelopathy characterized by paroxysms of ataxia, vertigo, nausea, and other neurologic symptoms. More than 50 mutations of the CACNA1A gene have been discovered in families with episodic ataxia type 2, although 30%-50% of all patients with typical episodic ataxia type 2 phenotype have no detectable mutation of the CACNA1A gene. CASE: A 46-year-old Caucasian man, with a long history of bouts of imbalance, vertigo, and nausea, presented to our hospital with 2 weeks of ataxia and headache...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536668/brugada-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-vascular-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-sudden-death-risk-amplified
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Jason D'Souza, Divyanshu Malhotra, Aditya Goud, Chanukya Dahagam, George Everett
The vast majority of sudden cardiac arrests occur in patients with structural heart disease and in approximately 10% of the cases, it can occur in those with structurally normal hearts. Brugada syndrome is an autosomal dominant sodium channelopathy that has been implicated in sudden deaths. Given their low prevalence, our knowledge about Brugada syndrome is still evolving. Apart from schizophrenia, there have been no reports of associated medical conditions. We recently encountered a patient with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome who was also found to have Brugada syndrome...
April 19, 2017: Curēus
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