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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314845/distribution-and-prognostic-significance-of-fragmented-qrs-in-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
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Hiroshi Morita, Atsuyuki Watanabe, Yoshimasa Morimoto, Satoshi Kawada, Motomi Tachibana, Koji Nakagawa, Nobuhiro Nishii, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: Fragmented QRS complexes (fQRS) in the right precordial leads are associated with occurrence of ventricular fibrillation (VF) in Brugada syndrome. Recently, epicardial mapping has revealed abnormal electrograms at the right ventricular (RV) outflow tract and inferior region of the right ventricle. fQRS may reflect the extent of the area of abnormal potentials, but whether the distribution of fQRS has prognostic value is not known. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated the existence of fQRS in 456 patients with Brugada syndrome, including 117 patients with syncope and 23 patients with VF...
March 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303658/anchor-balloon-buddy-wire-and-wire-and-sheath-techniques-to-deploy-percutaneous-pulmonary-valves-in-tetralogy-of-fallot-patients
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Ruchit R Shah, Paul Poommipanit, Mark A Law, Zahid Amin
Advances in surgical techniques in tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) patients have improved survival of these patients into adulthood. The procedure requires right ventricular outflow tract or trans-annular patch with resultant pulmonary stenosis and/or regurgitation. As such, adult patients seen with this condition may have increasing right ventricular hypertrophy and/or right ventricular dilation. Recently, the Sapien XT valve (Edwards Lifesciences, CA) was approved by the FDA for pulmonary implantation. In some cases, advancing the valve in right ventricular outflow tract is difficult...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301100/comparison-of-mr-flow-quantification-in-peripheral-and-main-pulmonary-arteries-in-patients-after-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-surgery-a-retrospective-study
#3
Tobias Rutz, Christian Meierhofer, Susanne Naumann, Stefan Martinoff, Peter Ewert, Heiko C Stern, Sohrab Fratz
PURPOSE: To compare the quantification of pulmonary stroke volume (SV) by phase contrast magnetic resonance (PC-MR) in the main pulmonary artery (MPA) to the sum of SVs in both peripheral pulmonary arteries (PPA) in different right ventricular (RV) outflow pathologies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pulmonary SV was determined by PC-MR in the MPA and the PPA in healthy individuals (H, n = 54), patients after correction for tetralogy of Fallot with significant pulmonary regurgitation and without pulmonary or RV outflow tract stenosis (PR, n = 50), and in patients with RV outflow tract or pulmonary valve stenosis (PS, n = 50)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300528/functional-near-tricuspid-atresia-in-a-patient-with-absent-pulmonary-valve-and-an-intact-ventricular-septum
#4
Yasunobu Miki, Toshikatsu Tanaka, Yoshihiro Oshima
Absent pulmonary valve with an intact ventricular septum is a rare malformation. We report a case of absent pulmonary valve and intact ventricular septum with functional near-tricuspid atresia caused by pulmonary regurgitation. Initial palliation with main pulmonary artery ligation and bilateral pulmonary artery banding was performed at 1 day of age. More antegrade flow across the tricuspid valve was recognised postoperatively, resulting in a successful right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction by a hand-sewn bileaflet polytetrafluoroethylene valve and modified Blalock-Taussig shunt at 11 days of age...
August 30, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296032/right-ventricular-remodelling-after-transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-implantation
#5
Efstathios D Pagourelias, Ana M Daraban, Razvan O Mada, Jürgen Duchenne, Oana Mirea, Bjorn Cools, Ruth Heying, Derize Boshoff, Jan Bogaert, Werner Budts, Marc Gewillig, Jens-Uwe Voigt
OBJECTIVES: To define the optimal timing for percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) in patients with severe pulmonary regurgitation (PR) after Fallot's Tetralogy (ToF) correction. BACKGROUND: PPVI among the aforementioned patients is mainly driven by symptoms or by severe right ventricular (RV) dilatation/dysfunction. The optimal timing for PPVI is still disputed. METHODS: Twenty patients [age 13.9 ± 9.2 years, (range 4.3-44...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293003/-surgical-repair-of-coronary-pulmonary-artery-fistulae-with-giant-coronary-aneurysm
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Naoki Hashiyama, Yusuke Katayama, Makoto Mo, Munetaka Masuda
A 69-year-old woman was referred to our hospital due to dyspnea on exertion and a heart murmur. A chest X-ray showed a bulge at the left 3rd arch and chest computed tomography( CT) revealed a giant mass adjacent to the right ventricular outflow. Multidetector-row CT and coronary angiography showed a giant coronary aneurysm (55×45 mm) and fistulae arising from the left main coronary trunk and entering into the main pulmonary artery (PA). The pulmonary to systemic flow ratio was 1.84. She was diagnosed with coronary-pulmonary artery fistulae with giant coronary aneurysm...
March 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292861/assessment-of-diffuse-ventricular-myocardial-fibrosis-using-native-t1-in-children-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Deane Yim, Eugenie Riesenkampff, Pablo Caro-Dominguez, Shi-Joon Yoo, Mike Seed, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
BACKGROUND: Myocardial fibrosis is linked with adverse clinical outcomes in adults after tetralogy of Fallot repair (rTOF). Native T1 times (T1) by cardiac magnetic resonance have been shown to be a surrogate marker of diffuse myocardial fibrosis. The objective was to quantify native T1 in children post-rTOF and to evaluate their relationship with surgical, imaging, and clinical factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: A retrospective cross-sectional study was performed. Midventricular native T1 were obtained in 100 children post-rTOF using a modified look-locker inversion recovery cardiac magnetic resonance sequence and compared with 35 pediatric controls...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289498/intracardiac-fungal-mass-in-a-term-neonate
#8
Magdy M El-Sayed Ahmed, Mustafa Kurkluoglu, Conor F Hynes, Darren Klugman, Elena Puscasiu, Dilip S Nath
Systemic fungal infections pose insidious challenges in neonatal intensive care settings. We present the case of a 9-day-old male term neonate admitted for polymicrobial sepsis and hepatic dysfunction who later developed candidemia superinfection. Despite broad antifungal therapy, the fungemia was complicated by progressive growth of a fungus ball in the right ventricular outflow tract that threatened cardiac function. Surgical excision of the mass was undertaken by right atriotomy and histologic examination confirmed Candida albicans...
October 2016: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282453/the-use-of-a-novel-signal-analysis-to-identify-the-origin-of-idiopathic-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-ventricular-tachycardia-during-sinus-rhythm-simultaneous-amplitude-frequency-electrogram-transformation-mapping
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Abigail Louise D Te, Satoshi Higa, Fa-Po Chung, Chin-Yu Lin, Men-Tzung Lo, Che-An Liu, Chen Lin, Yi-Chung Chang, Shih-Lin Chang, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Feng Hu, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Tze-Fan Chao, Jonan Liao, Yao-Ting Chang, Chung-Hsing Lin, Yuan Hung, Shinya Yamada, Kuo-Li Pan, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Shih-Ann Chen
INTRODUCTION: The signal characteristics of intracardiac bipolar electrograms at the origin of idiopathic RVOT-VT during sinus rhythm remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: The study sought to develop a novel real-time/online technique, simultaneous amplitude frequency electrogram transformation (SAFE-T), to quantify and localize the diseased ventricular substrate in idiopathic RVOT-VT. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the intracardiac bipolar recordings in 70 consecutive patients (26% male, mean age 42±12 years) who underwent successful radiofrequency catheter ablation of idiopathic RVOT-VT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276717/rv-to-pa-conduits-impact-of-transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-replacement-in-adults-a-national-register-study
#10
Kristofer Skoglund, Gunnar Svensson, Ulf Thilén, Mikael Dellborg, Peter Eriksson
OBJECTIVE: The use of a conduit is an established surgical method for reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract in congenital heart disease; however, its limited durability makes reintervention almost inevitable. We studied the trends in new implantation, reoperation, and transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) from a Swedish national perspective. DESIGN AND RESULTS: The Swedish registry of congenital heart disease (SWEDCON) was used to collect data...
February 15, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267085/hemolytic-anemia-due-to-right-ventricular-to-pulmonary-artery-conduit-stenosis
#11
Sudha Rao, Julie A Creaden, Shunyou Gong, Cynthia Rigsby, John M Costello
Hemolytic anemia is a well-recognized complication in patients with left-sided mechanical heart valves. It is rare to see hemolysis with a bioprosthetic valve in the right ventricular outflow tract. We report a 4-year-old-girl with history of truncus arteriosus status-post repair who developed hemolytic anemia as a result of a calcified and obstructed bioprosthetic right ventricular to pulmonary artery-valved conduit. The hemolysis was alleviated by replacing the obstructed conduit with a larger valved conduit...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262259/diagnostical-mistakes-in-ablation-procedures-associated-with-a-high-placement-of-the-leads-v1-v3
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Damián Longo, Claudio Poliserpi, Francisco Toscano Quilon, Pedro Díaz Uberti, Carlos López, Javier García-Niebla, Irma Ramella
The misplacement of electrodes for surface electrocardiogram (ECG) recording that we use daily as a reference for mapping precise locations in invasive procedures may, besides inducing diagnostical mistakes, greatly increase the duration of the procedure and making more feasible the incidence of complications, especially in ablation of arrhythmic substrates of ventricular outflow tracts such as premature ventricular contractions (PVC's) and accessory pathways, if the right precordial electrodes (V1-V3) are higher positioned...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262222/unusual-changes-in-ventricular-repolarization-before-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-arrhythmias
#13
Piotr Kukla, Agnieszka Sławuta, Marek Jastrzębski, Jacek Gajek, Sebastian Stec
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251220/coexisting-ventricular-septal-defect-affects-the-features-of-ruptured-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysms
#14
Yan Jin, Xiu-Min Han, Hui-Shan Wang, Zeng-Wei Wang, Min-Hua Fang, Yan Yu, Xiao-Xuan Fang
To determine the correlation exists between ventricular septal defect (VSD) and ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (RSVA). Methods: Between September 2003 and April 2014, 80 RSVA patients underwent surgical repair. These patients were retrospectively divided into two groups: the VSD group (38 cases) and the non-VSD group (42 cases).  Results: Rupture points of SVA originated more frequently in the right coronary sinus (RCS) of patients in the VSD group than those in the non-VSD group (p=0.002). In the VSD group, more than 92...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248919/increased-local-sympathetic-nerve-activity-during-pathogenesis-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-originating-from-the-right-ventricular-outflow-tract
#15
Zefeng Wang, Huikuan Gao, Ruiqing Dong, Can Zhao, Tianyu Yu, Lu Yang, Hui Peng, Yongquan Wu
BACKGROUND The contribution of local sympathetic nerves to ventricular arrhythmia (VA) originating from the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) has not been elucidated. This study used a canine model to investigate the anatomical changes of the RVOT associated with VA, and the distribution of local sympathetic nerves. MATERIAL AND METHODS The RVOT-VA canine model (6 dogs) was induced with a circular catheter and high-frequency stimulation (100 Hz) in the middle of the pulmonary artery trunk. Six dogs who were not given stimulation served as the control group...
March 1, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248409/immediate-and-long-term-outcomes-of-percutaneous-transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-implantation
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Roland Fiszer, Paweł Dryżek, Małgorzata Szkutnik, Sebastian Góreczny, Alexandra Krawczuk, Jadwiga Moll, Tomasz Moszura, Szymon Pawlak, Jacek Białkowski
BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) has become an alternative to heart surgery for patients after previous right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) or pulmonary artery (PA) surgical interventions. The objective was to present immediate and long-term outcomes of transcutaneous pulmonary valve replacement. METHODS: Between 06/2009 and 06/2016, 46 patients underwent TPVR. Initial diagnoses included tetralogy of Fallot, common arterial trunk, transposition of great arteries post Rastelli correction, left ventricle outflow obstruction after Ross operation, pulmonary atresia, and isolated dysplastic pulmonary valve stenosis...
March 1, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247577/an-unusual-presentation-of-papillary-fibroelastoma-originating-from-right-ventricular-outflow-tract
#17
Mehmet Erdogan, Murat Can Guney, Hüseyin Ayhan, Hacı Ahmet Kasapkara, Emrah Uğuz, Tahir Durmaz, Telat Keleş, Engin Bozkurt
Papillary fibroelastomas (PFEs) are primary cardiac tumors with a benign and avascular nature. Majority of the PFEs are originated from the valvular endocardium, while the most common site is aortic valve. In this case, we present a patient with multiple PFEs originating from the right ventricular outflow tract who was admitted to our clinic with exertional dyspnea. As far as we know, this is the first case of this unusual presentation of multiple PFEs and also had a history of breast cancer and permanent pacemaker reported in the literature...
March 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247463/echocardiographic-linear-fractional-shortening-for-quantification-of-right-ventricular-systolic-function-a-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-validation-study
#18
Aparna Srinivasan, Jiwon Kim, Omar Khalique, Alexi Geevarghese, Melissa Rusli, Tara Shah, Antonino Di Franco, Javid Alakbarli, Samantha Goldburg, Meenakshi Rozenstrauch, Richard B Devereux, Jonathan W Weinsaft
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography (echo)-based linear fractional shortening (FS) is widely used to assess left ventricular dysfunction (LVdys ), but has not been systematically tested for right ventricular dysfunction (RVdys ). METHODS: The population comprised LVdys patients with and without RVdys (EF<50%) on cardiac MRI (CMR): Echo included standard RV indices (fractional area change [FAC], TAPSE, S', and FS in parasternal long-axis (RV outflow tract [RVOT ]) and apical four-chamber views (width [RVWD ], length [RVLG ])...
March 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246444/m-mode-echocardiographic-reference-values-in-pantja-goats
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Parul Singh, Narendra Singh Jadon, Deepti Bodh, Manjul Kandpal
AIM: The aim of this study was to establish M-mode echocardiographic reference values in Pantja goats and to study the effect of gender and body weight (BW) on these parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 18, clinically healthy, adult Pantja goats of either sex, aged 2-4 years and weighing 10-44 kg were included in the study. Echocardiographic examination was performed in the standing unsedated animal. All measurements were made from the right parasternal long-axis left ventricular outflow tract view of the heart...
January 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242754/sodium-permeable-and-hypersensitive-trek-1-channels-cause-ventricular-tachycardia
#20
Niels Decher, Beatriz Ortiz-Bonnin, Corinna Friedrich, Marcus Schewe, Aytug K Kiper, Susanne Rinné, Gunnar Seemann, Rémi Peyronnet, Sven Zumhagen, Daniel Bustos, Jens Kockskämper, Peter Kohl, Steffen Just, Wendy González, Thomas Baukrowitz, Birgit Stallmeyer, Eric Schulze-Bahr
In a patient with right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) tachycardia, we identified a heterozygous point mutation in the selectivity filter of the stretch-activated K2P potassium channel TREK-1 (KCNK2 or K2P2.1). This mutation introduces abnormal sodium permeability to TREK-1. In addition, mutant channels exhibit a hypersensitivity to stretch-activation, suggesting that the selectivity filter is directly involved in stretch-induced activation and desensitization. Increased sodium permeability and stretch-sensitivity of mutant TREK-1 channels may trigger arrhythmias in areas of the heart with high physical strain such as the RVOT We present a pharmacological strategy to rescue the selectivity defect of the TREK-1 pore...
February 27, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
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