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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090637/diltiazem-prevents-stress-induced-contractile-deficits-in-cardiomyocytes-but-does-not-reverse-the-cardiomyopathy-phenotype-in-mybpc3-knock-in-mice
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Frederik Flenner, Birgit Geertz, Silke Reischmann-Düsener, Florian Weinberger, Thomas Eschenhagen, Lucie Carrier, Felix W Friedrich
Left ventricular hypertrophy, diastolic dysfunction and fibrosis are main features of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Guidelines recommend β-adrenoceptor or Ca(2+) channel antagonists as pharmacological treatment. The Ca(2+) channel blocker diltiazem recently showed promising beneficial effects in pre-clinical HCM, particularly in patients carrying MYBPC3 mutations. In the present study we evaluated whether diltiazem could ameliorate or reverse the disease phenotype in cells and in vivo in Mybpc3-targeted knock-in (KI) mouse model of HCM...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
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/28043830/fetal-primary-cardiac-tumors-during-perinatal-period
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REVIEW
Shi-Min Yuan
Fetal primary cardiac tumors are rare, but they may cause complications, which are sometimes life threatening, including arrhythmias, hydrops fetalis, ventricular outflow/inflow obstruction, cardiac failure, and even sudden death. Among fetal primary cardiac tumors, rhabdomyomas are most common, followed by teratomas, fibromas, hemangiomas, and myxomas. Everolimus, a mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor, has been reported to be an effective drug to cause tumor remission in three neonates with multiple cardiac rhabdomyomas...
October 28, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042286/importance-of-fetal-arrhythmias-to-the-neonatologist-and-pediatrician
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Annette Wacker-Gussmann, Ronald T Wakai, Janette F Strasburger
Sudden, unexplained death during the perinatal period remains a major, longstanding challenge. Recent advances in diagnostic techniques and genetic testing has provided evidence that a significant fraction of these deaths may result from lethal cardiac arrhythmias. In this paper, we review current methods of diagnosing arrhythmia in the fetus and strategies for management of life-threatening arrhythmia throughout the perinatal period, including transitional care at the time of delivery.
October 2016: NeoReviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977016/heart-sounds-at-home-feasibility-of-an-ambulatory-fetal-heart-rhythm-surveillance-program-for-anti-ssa-positive-pregnancies
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B F Cuneo, A J Moon-Grady, S-E Sonesson, S Levasseur, L Hornberger, M T Donofrio, A Krishnan, A Szwast, L Howley, D W Benson, E Jaeggi
OBJECTIVE: Fetuses exposed to anti-SSA (Sjögren's) antibodies are at risk of developing irreversible complete atrioventricular block (CAVB), resulting in death or permanent cardiac pacing. Anti-inflammatory treatment during the transition period from normal heart rhythm (fetal heart rhythm (FHR)) to CAVB (emergent CAVB) can restore sinus rhythm, but detection of emergent CAVB is challenging, because it can develop in ⩽24 h. We tested the feasibility of a new technique that relies on home FHR monitoring by the mother, to surveil for emergent CAVB...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968776/the-electrocardiogram-of-the-neonate-and-infant
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Konrad Brockmeier, Rewa Nazal, Narayanswami Sreeram
The ECG in children has a number of characteristic differences compared to the ECG of the adult. The transition of the ECG in neonates after birth represents dynamic changes of the circulatory system due to the postnatal adaptation, different physiologic properties of the fetal and neonatal myocardium, the location and orientation of the heart in the chest and influence of body mass during that period and later on in childhood. The complexity of the changes implies a broad variation of ECG changes during the first days and weeks of life, whose interpretation requires expert knowledge...
November 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943499/prenatal-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-accelerate-idioventricular-rhythm
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Jean-Claude Fouron, Ariane McNeal-Davidson, Sylvia Abadir, Anne Fournier, Jean-Luc Bigras, Christine Boutin, Myriam Brassard, Marie-Josée Raboisson, Nicolaas van Doesburg, Annie Berger, Sophie Brisebois, Roxanne Gendron
OBJECTIVES: Since postnatal identification of accelerated idioventricular rhythm (AIVR) is essentially based on specific electrocardiographic patterns, its prenatal diagnosis is challenging and its genuine incidence undetermined. Therefore the objectives of this study are: 1) To evaluate the performance of specific ultrasonographic approaches in intrauterine identification of cardiocirculatory events linked to electrocardiographic signs of AIVR, including its left or right ventricular origin, and 2) To assess the prenatal prognosis of the arrhythmia...
December 10, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843561/predictors-of-poor-outcome-among-children-with-heterotaxy-syndrome-a-retrospective-review
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Eiméar McGovern, Eoin Kelleher, James E Potts, John O'Brien, Kevin Walsh, Lars Nolke, Colin J McMahon
OBJECTIVE: To determine predictors of poor outcome in patients with heterotaxy syndrome. METHODS: A retrospective review of children with heterotaxy syndrome, in a single tertiary paediatric cardiology centre, was conducted between 1 January 1997 and 1 January 2014 to determine predictors of poor outcome. Poor outcome was defined as death, cardiac transplantation or New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III or IV. RESULTS: There were 35 patients diagnosed with heterotaxy syndrome, 17 of whom were diagnosed antenatally...
2016: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27710806/sleep-related-changes-in-cardiovascular-autonomic-regulation-in-left-coronary-artery-ligation-rats-neural-mechanism-facilitating-arrhythmia-after-myocardial-infarction
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Wei-Lun Lin, Li-Wei Lo, Hau-Ruey Chen, Chun-Ting Lai, Shinya Yamada, Shin-Huei Liu, Yu-Hui Chou, Shih-Ann Chen, Yun-Ching Fu, Terry B J Kuo
BACKGROUND: Autonomic imbalance with increased sympathetic and decreased parasympathetic activities is observed in patients after myocardial infarction (MI). We aimed to investigate sleep-related changed in autonomic regulation in left coronary artery (LCA) ligation rats. METHODS: Wireless transmission of polysomnographic recording was performed in sham and LCA ligation male rats during normal daytime sleep with and without atenolol treatment. Spectral analyses of the electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyogram (EMG) were evaluated to define active waking (AW), quiet and paradoxical sleeps (QS, PS)...
September 30, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703828/right-atrial-appendage-aneurysm-in-a-newborn-diagnosed-with-fetal-echocardiography
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Helen Bornaun, Elif Yartaşı Tik, Gonca Keskindemirci, Ali Ekiz, Kazım Öztarhan, Reyhan Dedeoğlu, Merih Çetinkaya
Right atrial appendage aneurysm is a very rare condition which can be asymptomatic or can cause arrhythmia or life-threatening thromboembolism. We report a case of newborn with right atrial appendage aneurysm who was diagnosed with fetal echocardiography. Anticoagulant therapy was applied to prevent thromboembolism and he is still going on follow-up without any complaint.
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646553/ep08-09-pulsed-doppler-imaging-of-renal-artery-and-vein-is-useful-for-diagnosis-of-fetal-arrhythmia
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T Itai, M Shimura, F Sekiguchi, N Koshimizu, M Odagami, A Mochizuki, K Kim, H Nagase, M Kawataki, H Ishikawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612189/ptrf-cavin-1-deficiency-causes-cardiac-dysfunction-accompanied-by-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-and-cardiac-fibrosis
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Takuya Taniguchi, Naoki Maruyama, Takehiro Ogata, Takeru Kasahara, Naohiko Nakanishi, Kotaro Miyagawa, Daisuke Naito, Tetsuro Hamaoka, Masahiro Nishi, Satoaki Matoba, Tomomi Ueyama
Mutations in the PTRF/Cavin-1 gene cause congenital generalized lipodystrophy type 4 (CGL4) associated with myopathy. Additionally, long-QT syndrome and fatal cardiac arrhythmia are observed in patients with CGL4 who have homozygous PTRF/Cavin-1 mutations. PTRF/Cavin-1 deficiency shows reductions of caveolae and caveolin-3 (Cav3) protein expression in skeletal muscle, and Cav3 deficiency in the heart causes cardiac hypertrophy with loss of caveolae. However, it remains unknown how loss of PTRF/Cavin-1 affects cardiac morphology and function...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559745/multiple-cardiac-rhabdomyomas-visualised-using-micro-ct-in-a-case-of-tuberous-sclerosis
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J Ciaran Hutchinson, Michael T Ashworth, Neil J Sebire, Owen J Arthurs
Cardiac rhabdomyoma is the most common tumour of the heart in infancy and childhood, representing approximately 60% of all primary cardiac tumours in these age groups. Though they have a tendency to regress with advancing age and are histologically benign, rhabdomyomas may cause mechanical obstruction to blood flow, arrhythmia, congestive cardiac failure and death and may be associated with underlying genetic syndromes such as tuberous sclerosis. We present the case of a primigravida in her early 20s with no significant medical history who was referred to the Fetal Medicine Unit at 34 weeks' gestation following the detection of an irregular fetal heartbeat...
August 25, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556316/mitral-valve-prolapse-in-pregnancy
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Shi-Min Yuan, Song-Li Yan
Mitral valve prolapse is a benign condition. Mitral regurgitation is only complicated in patients with severe mitral valve prolapse. Women with mitral valve prolapse in the absence of other cardiovascular disorders tolerate pregnancy well and do not develop remarkable cardiac complications. Nevertheless, serious complications of mitral valve prolapse, including arrhythmia, infective endocarditis and cerebral ischemic events, can be present in pregnancy. Debates remain with regard to the use of prophylactic antibiotics and β-blockers in the pregnant women with mitral valve prolapse...
April 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27539165/the-natural-history-of-fetal-long-qt-syndrome
#15
Bettina F Cuneo, Janette F Strasburger, Ronald T Wakai
INTRODUCTION: Fetal magnetocardiography (fMCG), the magnetic analog of ECG, has provided invaluable insight into the mechanisms of fetal arrhythmias. In the past 15years, we have evaluated over 300 fetuses with arrhythmia by fMCG. We review the unique characteristics and natural history of the long QT syndrome (LQTS) rhythms. METHODS: We reviewed the fMCGs of subjects referred with suspected LQTS based on either a positive family history or echo diagnosis of the LQTS rhythms (sinus bradycardia, ventricular tachycardia, or 2:1 AV conduction) to the Biomagnetism laboratory in the Department of Medical Physics, UW-Madison...
November 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530200/fetal-echocardiography-for-early-detection-of-congenital-heart-diseases
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Narasimhan Chitra, I B Vijayalakshmi
BACKGROUND: Fetal echocardiography is a complete two-dimensional and Doppler ultrasound evaluation of the human fetal cardiovascular system. It is completely noninvasive, harmless, and also serves as the fetal electrocardiogram. AIM: To analyze the fetal echocardiographic cases referred to a tertiary cardiac center. MATERIALS, METHODS, AND RESULTS: A total of 478 cases of fetal echocardiograms performed over a period of 5.5 years were compiled and analyzed...
August 16, 2016: Journal of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27439413/current-management-of-ebstein-s-anomaly-in-the-adult
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REVIEW
Lucy M Safi, Richard R Liberthson, Ami Bhatt
Ebstein's anomaly is a congenital malformation of the tricuspid valve and the right heart with a spectrum of clinical and morphologic presentations. Minor anomalies of the tricuspid valve may not be recognized until adulthood whereas major anomalies leading to heart failure and cyanosis require surgical intervention earlier in life. Echocardiography is the imaging modality of choice for both diagnosis and management of patients with Ebstein's anomaly. Surgical correction includes tricuspid valve repair or replacement and associated findings such as interatrial communications and arrhythmias should be addressed at the time of surgery...
September 2016: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27394656/-hypertensive-disorders-during-pregnancy-cardiovascular-long-term-outcomes
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B Alvarez-Alvarez, N Martell-Claros, M Abad-Cardiel, J A García-Donaire
Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) induces maternal and fetal damage, but it can also be the beginning of future metabolic and vascular disorders. The relative risk of chronic hypertension after PIH is between 2.3 and 11, and the likelihood of subsequent development of type 2 diabetes is multiplied by 1.8. Women with prior preeclampsia/eclampsia have a twofold risk of stroke and a higher frequency of arrhythmias and hospitalization due to heart failure. Furthermore, a tenfold greater risk for long-term chronic kidney disease is observed as well...
July 6, 2016: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27383230/cryopreservation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-in-combination-with-trehalose-and-reversible-electroporation
#19
Barbara Dovgan, Ariana Barlič, Miomir Knežević, Damijan Miklavčič
New cryopreservation approaches for medically applicable cells are of great importance in clinical medicine. Current protocols employ the use of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), which is toxic to cells and causes undesirable side effects in patients, such as cardiac arrhythmias, neurological events, and others. Trehalose, a nontoxic disaccharide, has been already studied as a cryoprotectant. However, an efficient approach for loading this impermeable sugar into mammalian cells is missing. In our study, we assessed the efficiency of combining reversible electroporation and trehalose for cryopreservation of human adipose-derived stem cells...
July 6, 2016: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358709/pregnancy-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-with-severe-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction
#20
Jaeouk Shin, Minsu Kim, Junsoo Lee, Sihun Kim, Myeonggun Kim, Hyunjung Hwang, Jeonggeun Moon, Mi-Seung Shin, Wook-Jin Chung
Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) patients with severe left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction (those with a gradient of > 100 mm Hg) are at the highest risk of hemodynamic deterioration during pregnancy. Complications of HOCM include sudden cardiac death, heart failure, and arrhythmias. Physiological changes during pregnancy may induce these complications, affecting maternal and fetal health conditions. Therefore, close monitoring with appropriate management is essential for the well-being of both mother and fetus...
June 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
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