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Pedro Martínez-Losas, Pablo Salinas, Carlos Ferrera, María Teresa Nogales-Romo, Francisco Noriega, María Del Trigo, Iván Javier Núñez-Gil, Luis Nombela-Franco, Nieves Gonzalo, Pilar Jiménez-Quevedo, Javier Escaned, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz, Carlos Macaya, Ana Viana-Tejedor
AIM: To investigate the impact of coronary artery disease in a cohort of patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest with non-diagnostic electrocardiogram. METHODS: From March 2004 to February 2016, 203 consecutive patients resuscitated from in or out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest and non-diagnostic post-resuscitation electrocardiogram (defined as ST segment elevation or pre-sumably new left bundle branch block) who underwent invasive coronary angiogram during hospitalization were included...
August 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919827/is-a-mechanical-assist-device-better-than-manual-chest-compression-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chaiyaporn Yuksen, Thidathit Prachanukool, Kasamon Aramvanitch, Nuttamon Thongwichit, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Yuwares Sittichanbuncha
BACKGROUND: Chest compression quality is a determinant of survival from sudden cardiac arrest. The CPR RsQ Assist Device (CPR RAD) is a new cardiopulmonary resuscitation device for chest compression. It is operated manually but it does not pull up on the chest on the up stroke. The aim of this study was to compare the CPR RAD with standard manual compression in terms of chest compression quality in a manikin model. METHODS: Participants were randomly assigned to either the device or manual chest compression group...
2017: Open Access Emergency Medicine: OAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916511/failure-to-treat-life-threatening-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias-in-contemporary-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-implications-for-strategic-programming
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Anna Margrethe Thøgersen, Jacob Moesgaard Larsen, Jens Brock Johansen, Moeen Abedin, Charles D Swerdlow
BACKGROUND: In clinical trials, manufacturer-specific, strategic programming of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), including faster detection rates, reduces unnecessary therapy but permits therapy for ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation (VF). Present consensus recommends a generic rate threshold between 185 and 200 beats per minute, which exceeds the rate tested in clinical trials for some manufacturers. In a case series, we sought to determine the relationship between programmed parameters and failure of modern ICDs to treat VF...
September 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916405/love-death-a-retrospective-and-prospective-follow-up-mortality-study-over-45-years
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Lena Lange, Barbra Zedler, Marcel A Verhoff, Markus Parzeller
BACKGROUND: Although sexual activity can cause moderate stress, it can cause natural death in individuals with pre-existing illness. The aim of this study was to identify additional pre-existing health problems, sexual practices, and potential circumstances that may trigger fatal events. METHODS: This medicolegal postmortem, retrospective, and prospective study is based on data of autopsies performed at the Institute of Legal Medicine of the University hospital, Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911514/defibrillation-for-ventricular-fibrillation-a-shocking-update
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Graham Nichol, Michael R Sayre, Federico Guerra, Jeanne Poole
Cardiac arrest is defined as the termination of cardiac activity associated with loss of consciousness, of spontaneous breathing, and of circulation. Sudden cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death (SCD) are terms often used interchangeably. Most patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have shown coronary artery disease or symptoms during the hour before the event. Cardiac arrest is potentially reversible by cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, cardioversion, cardiac pacing, or treatments targeted at the underlying disease (e...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884833/circulatory-flow-restoration-versus-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-new-therapeutic-approach-in-sudden-cardiac-arrest
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Sayed Nour, Daniel Carbognani, Juan Carlos Chachques
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) remains a major problem for health authorities worldwide. Insufficiencies of current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are most probably related to an inappropriate concept and applied methods that still concentrate on heartbeat as priority, instead of blood circulation to maintain organs' perfusions. The aim of this works is to propose a new therapeutic approach for SCA in a more effective and secure manner compared with current CPR methods. It correlates to a non-invasive circulatory flow restoration (CFR) device composed of a multilayered thoracic and infradiaphragmatic compartments that will be pulsated alternatively and in fixed frequencies using a low-pressure pneumatic generator...
September 8, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877999/sudden-cardiac-arrest-while-eating-a-hot-dog-a-rare-presentation-of-brugada-syndrome-in-a-child
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Isa Ozyilmaz, Bedir Akyol, Yakup Ergul
Patients who are diagnosed with Brugada syndrome (BS) usually experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and arrhythmia when they have a high fever, consume alcohol, and, more frequently, during their night sleep. In some rare cases, an SCA can be seen depending on a possible vagal stimulus, such as eating a large bite of food. We describe a 9-year-old patient who had a sudden cardiac attack while he was eating a large hot dog. After successful resuscitation, a suspicious ST elevation in V2 was seen in his electrocardiographic evaluation...
September 6, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870144/higher-survival-rates-in-exercise-related-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests-compared-to-non-exercise-related-a-study-from-the-swedish-register-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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Matilda F Torell, Anneli Strömsöe, Ellen Zagerholm, Johan Herlitz, Andreas Claesson, Leif Svensson, Mats Börjesson
Background Despite the positive effects of physical activity, the risk of sudden cardiac arrest is transiently increased during and immediately after exercise. The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence of exercise-related out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the general population and to compare characteristics and prognosis of these cardiac arrests with non-exercise-related out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. Methods Data from all cases of treated out-of-hospital cardiac arrest outside of home reported to the Swedish Register of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation from 2011-2015 in three counties of Sweden were investigated (population 2...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867265/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantation-rates-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-are-the-rates-guideline-concordant
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Edwin C Ho, Sheldon Cheskes, Paul Angaran, Laurie J Morrison, Theresa Aves, Cathy Zhan, Dennis T Ko, Paul Dorian
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice guidelines recommend implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) for the secondary prevention of sudden death after a cardiac arrest not from a reversible cause, but "real world" implantation rates are not well described. METHODS: Adults with out of hospital cardiac arrest attended by Emergency Medical Services are captured in the Toronto Regional RescuNET database. We analyzed those who survived to hospital discharge and collected data on age, sex, initial rhythm, ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) on presenting electrocardiogram (ECG), in-hospital revascularization, neurologic status (Modified Rankin Scale [MRS]) at discharge, and admission hospital type...
August 23, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865781/sex-and-circadian-periodicity-of-cardiovascular-diseases-are-women-sufficiently-represented-in-chronobiological-studies
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REVIEW
Roberto Manfredini, Raffaella Salmi, Rosaria Cappadona, Fulvia Signani, Stefania Basili, Niki Katsiki
Women are often excluded/underrepresented in clinical trials; sometimes, the number of men/women participants or separate analysis by sex are not reported. A robust body of evidence demonstrated that several life-threatening acute cardiovascular diseases, for example, acute myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac death, cardiac arrest, rupture or dissection of aortic aneurysms, and stroke, exhibit a circadian periodicity with a morning peak. An analysis of 20 years of chronobiologic studies (44% of them, accounting for 85% of total cases, with separate analysis by sex) confirmed that morning hours are a critical time of onset of acute cardiovascular diseases in men and women...
October 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858113/extraction-of-a-dual-chamber-pacemaker-and-inserting-of-a-new-automatic-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-the-easy-procedure-almost-became-catastrophic-a-case-report
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Márcio Galindo Kiuchi, Guilherme Miglioli Lobato, Shaojie Chen
BACKGROUND: The cardiovascular illnesses are in the middle of the foremost reasons of death around the world. Deaths in Europe, from sudden cardiac death (SCD), reach nearby 700,000 individuals every year. In the United States, statistics point to the existence of nearly 1 million yearly deaths from cardiovascular sickness, of which 330,000 are the consequence of abrupt. The significance of automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) has been proven in subjects with preceding myocardial infarction and stark systolic left ventricular dysfunction (secondary prevention)...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856660/prognostic-indicators-of-survival-and-survival-prediction-model-following-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-patients-with-sudden-refractory-cardiac-arrest
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Sung Woo Lee, Kap Su Han, Jong Su Park, Ji Sung Lee, Su Jin Kim
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) has been considered in selected candidates with potentially reversible causes during a limited period. Candidate selection and the identification of predictable conditions are important factors in determining outcomes during CPR in the emergency department (ED). The objective of this study was to determine the key indicators and develop a prediction model for survival to hospital discharge in patients with sudden cardiac arrest who received ECPR...
August 30, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855776/the-value-of-arterial-blood-gas-parameters-for-prediction-of-mortality-in-survivors-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Katharina Isabel von Auenmueller, Martin Christ, Benjamin Michel Sasko, Hans-Joachim Trappe
CONTEXT: Sudden cardiac death is one of the leading causes of death in Europe, and early prognostication remains challenging. There is a lack of valid parameters for the prediction of survival after cardiac arrest. AIMS: This study aims to investigate if arterial blood gas parameters correlate with mortality of patients after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients who were admitted to our hospital after resuscitation following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2013, were included in this retrospective study...
July 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852203/presence-of-obesity-is-associated-with-lower-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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A Jahangir, M Mirza, M Shahreyar, T Mengesha, R Shearer, S Sultan, A Jahangir, I Choudhuri, V Nangia, A Dhala, A Bhatia, I Niazi, J Sra, A J Tajik
BACKGROUND: Higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with greater prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, yet an inverse relationship between obesity and survival after cardiovascular events has been described. It is unclear whether a similar relationship exists for patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) at high risk for mortality. We aimed to assess the impact of BMI on mortality and cardiovascular hospitalization in patients with ICD. METHODS: Patients who underwent ICD implantation in 2010-2011 were divided into normal (<25 kg/m(2)), overweight (25-29...
August 30, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844345/the-effect-of-atomoxetine-a-selective-norepinephrine-reuptake-inhibitor-on-respiratory-arrest-and-cardiorespiratory-function-in-the-dba-1-mouse-model-of-sudep
#15
Haiting Zhao, Joseph F Cotten, Xiaoyan Long, Hua-Jun Feng
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a significant public health burden. The mechanisms of SUDEP are elusive, although cardiorespiratory dysfunction is a likely contributor. Clinical and animal studies indicate that seizure-induced respiratory arrest (S-IRA) is the primary event leading to death in many SUDEP cases. Our prior studies demonstrated that intraperitoneal (IP) injection of atomoxetine, a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (NRI) widely used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, suppresses S-IRA in DBA/1 mice...
August 22, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843329/safety-and-feasibility-of-the-transcatheter-approach-to-create-a-reverse-potts-shunt-in-children-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Younes Boudjemline, Aleksander Sizarov, Sophie Malekzadeh-Milani, Cristian Mirabile, Marien Lenoir, Diala Khraiche, Marilyne Lévy, Damien Bonnet
BACKGROUND: The reversed Potts shunt improves right ventricular (RV) function in patients with suprasystemic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The proximity of the left pulmonary artery (LPA) to the descending aorta (DAo) permits the creation of a transcatheter connection. We sought to assess the safety, feasibility, and hemodynamic efficacy of the transcatheter Potts shunt (TPS) in children. METHODS: The TPS procedure was performed using radiofrequency energy for vessel perforation and deployment of a covered stent to connect the DAo and LPA...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838970/out-of-hospital-sudden-cardiac-arrest-in-children-with-congenital-heart-defects
#17
Jarle Jortveit, Jakob Klcovansky, Gaute Døhlen, Leif Eskedal, Sigurd Birkeland, Henrik Holmstrøm
AIMS: Out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a rare but devastating event in children and adolescents. The risk is assumed to be higher in children with congenital heart defects (CHDs) than in healthy individuals. The aim of the present study was to investigate the rate of and survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in children 2-18 years old with CHDs. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data concerning all live births in Norway between 1994 and 2009 were retrieved from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway, the patient administrative systems at all hospitals in Norway, the Oslo University Hospital's Clinical Registry for Congenital Heart Defects and the Norwegian Cause of Death Registry...
August 24, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836556/epinephrine-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-helpful-or-harmful
#18
REVIEW
Huan Shao, Chun-Sheng Li
OBJECTIVE: Epinephrine is the primary drug administered during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to reverse cardiac arrest. The evidence for the use of adrenaline in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and in-hospital resuscitation is inconclusive. We conducted a systematic review on the clinical efficacy of adrenaline in adult OHCA patients to evaluate whether epinephrine provides any overall benefit for patients. DATA SOURCES: The EMBASE and PubMed databases were searched with the key words "epinephrine," "cardiac arrest," and variations of these terms...
September 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834879/effect-of-acid-base-balance-on-postoperative-course-in-children-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-after-the-modified-norwood-procedure
#19
Marcin Gładki, Tomasz Składzień, Rafał Żurek, Elżbieta Broniatowska, Elżbieta Wójcik, Janusz H Skalski
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a congenital heart defect that requires 3-stage cardiac surgical treatment and multidirectional specialist care. The condition of newborns in the first postoperative days following the modified Norwood procedure is characterized by considerable hemodynamic instability that may result in a sudden cardiac arrest. It is believed that the most important cause of hemodynamic instability is the fluctuations in redistribution between pulmonary and systemic blood flow.The paper analyzes the postoperative course in 40 neonates with HLHS following the modified Norwood procedure performed under deep hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass hospitalized in Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit (CSICU) in the years 2014-2015...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833626/cardiac-imaging-to-detect-coronary-artery-disease-in-athletes-aged-35-years-and-older-a-scoping-review
#20
Thijs L Braber, Johannes B Reitsma, Arend Mosterd, Martin J Willemink, Niek H J Prakken, Martin Halle, Sanjay Sharma, Birgitta K Velthuis
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a devastating event in athletes. Screening efforts that were first directed at athletes younger than 35 years, are now focusing on the rapidly growing group of older sportspersons. Athletes aged ≥35 years have a 10-fold increased risk of exercise-related cardiac arrest, mostly due to coronary artery disease (CAD). Although cardiac imaging is pivotal in identifying CAD, the role of imaging modalities in screening asymptomatic older sportspersons remains unclear. We performed a scoping review to identify the role of cardiac imaging to detect CAD in older sportspersons and to identify gaps in the existing literature...
August 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
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