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#1
David J Callans
Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are very common and usually do not require treatment. However, in the clinical setting of troublesome symptoms, or when PVCs trigger polymorphic ventricular tachycardia or cause cardiomyopathy, proper treatment is critical. In this review, the clinical syndrome of PVC-induced cardiomyopathy, including risk factors for development and treatment, is discussed. Although PVC-induced cardiomyopathy is typically associated with frequent PVCs there are also patients with this burden that do not develop cardiomyopathy, suggesting a differential susceptibility...
December 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312750/mitral-valve-prolapse-an-underestimated-cause-of-sudden-cardiac-death-a-current-review-of-the-literature
#2
REVIEW
Michael Spartalis, Eleni Tzatzaki, Eleftherios Spartalis, Antonios Athanasiou, Demetrios Moris, Christos Damaskos, Nikolaos Garmpis, Vassilis Voudris
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a common valve abnormality in general population. Despite the general belief of a benign disorder, several articles since the 1980s report sudden cardiac death (SCD) in MVP patients, with a substantial percentage of asymptomatic young individuals. The problem is to detect those patients at increased risk and implement methods that are suitable to prevent cardiac arrest. This review investigates the correlation between MVP and SCD, the understanding of the pathophysiology, the strategies for detecting those at risk and treatment options...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310559/arrhythmias-in-children-in-early-postoperative-period-after-cardiac-surgery
#3
Manoj Kumar Sahu, Anupam Das, Bharat Siddharth, Sachin Talwar, Sarvesh Pal Singh, Atul Abraham, Arin Choudhury
BACKGROUND: Postoperative arrhythmias are a known complication after cardiac surgical repairs for congenital heart disease. METHODS: Data were reviewed pertaining to incidence, diagnosis, potential risk factors, and management of postoperative arrhythmias in 369 consecutive patients under 18 years of age, undergoing elective open heart surgery. All children were admitted to the intensive care unit and continuous electrocardiographic monitoring was performed. Patient factors such as Aristotle Basic Complexity Score, total surgical duration, hypotension, tachycardia, serum lactate level, and inotropic score were analyzed...
January 2018: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310391/catheter-ablation-of-premature-ventricular-contractions-originating-from-aortic-sinus-cusps-in-a-patient-with-dextrocardia-and-situs-solitus-a-case-report
#4
Chao-Feng Chen, Xiao-Hua Liu, Xiao-Fei Gao, Bin Chen, Yi-Zhou Xu
BACKGROUND: Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) originating from aortic sinus cusps is not infrequent and can be eliminated effectively by radiofrequency ablation with rare complications. However, after a review of the medical literature, and to our knowledge, this is the first case of successful idiopathic aortic sinus cusps-PVC-ablation using a 3-dimensional (3D) mapping system in an adult with dextrocardia. METHODS: A 62-year-old male with dextrocardia and situs inversus underwent catheter ablation of frequent PVCs...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305677/coupling-interval-variability-of-premature-ventricular-contractions-in-patients-with-different-underlying-pathology-an-insight-into-the-arrhythmia-mechanism
#5
Lennart J de Vries, Mihran Martirosyan, Ron T van Domburg, Sip A Wijchers, Tamas Géczy, Tamas Szili-Torok
PURPOSE: Coupling interval (CI) variability of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) is influenced by the underlying arrhythmia mechanism. The aim of this study was to compare CI variability of PVCs in different myocardial disease entities, in order to gain insight into their arrhythmia mechanism. METHODS: Sixty-four patients with four underlying pathologies were included: idiopathic (n = 16), non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM) (n = 16), familial cardiomyopathy (PLN/LMNA) (n = 16), and post-MI (n = 16)-associated PVCs...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290096/protective-effect-of-fenofibrate-against-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-cardiac-arrhythmias-in-isolated-rat-hearts
#6
Ishfaq A Bukhari, Abdulrahman A Almotrefi, Osama Y Mohamed, Abeer A Al-Masri, Saeed Ahmed Sheikh
Fenofibrate is a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-α activator that lowers triglycerides and influences cytochrome P-450 (CYP-450) epoxygenase dependent arachidonic acid (AA) metabolism. CYP-450 epoxygenase metabolizes AA to epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs). EETs have coronary dilating, cardiac and renal protective properties. Fibrates possess similar properties due to their CYP-450 epoxygenase inducing properties that leads to increase in endogenous EETs production. In the current investigations fenofibrate (100 mg/kg, orally) for two weeks decreased ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) in the isolated rat hearts...
December 31, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277286/the-relationship-between-the-s-wave-in-lead-1-and-recurrence-of-rvot-pvc-ablation
#7
Hacı Murat Güneş, Gültekin Günhan Demir, Oğuz Karaca, Filiz Kızılırmak Yılmaz, Ersin İbişoğlu, Tayyar Gökdeniz, Mehmet Onur Omaygenç, Ekrem Güler, Gamze Babur Güler, Ümeyir Savur, Beytullah Çakal, İrfan Barutçu, Fethi Kılıçaslan
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency catheter ablation (CA) is a common non-pharmacological treatment option for ventricular premature contractions (PVCs) originating from right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT). In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between recurrence after CA for RVOT-PVC and S-wave in lead 1 that was shown to be associated with RVOT depolarization. METHODOLOGY: A total of 104 patients who were referred to our clinic for CA for idiopathic RVOT-PVC between 2012 and 2015years were enrolled...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250239/frequent-premature-ventricular-contractions-and-cardiomyopathy-chicken-and-egg-situation
#8
REVIEW
Kıvanç Yalin, Ebru Gölcük
Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are usually regarded as benign in the absence of structural heart disease. However, frequent PVCs can lead to depressed LV function, called PVC-induced cardiomyopathy and can be reversible after suppression of PVCs. On the other hand, PVCs can be a part of underlying structural heart disease and may be linked to increased risk of sudden death. In this work, we reviewed the current literature on PVC-induced cardiomyopathy based on a case presentation.
August 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237664/giant-retrocardiac-foregut-duplication-cyst-presenting-with-left-atrial-compression-and-palpitations
#9
Abdus Salam, Mujtaba Mubashir, Hadika Mubashir, Saulat Hasnain Fatimi
A 35-year-old man presented with a 3-month history of palpitations and shortness of breath. An ECG showed premature atrial contractions and episodes of supraventricular tachycardia. A subsequent echocardiogram showed a retrocardiac cystic mass that was compressing the left atrium. A CT scan confirmed these findings by showing a large left-sided posterior mediastinal cyst compressing the left atrium and pulmonary veins. The cyst was successfully excised from the retrocardiac position via left thoracotomy after which there was complete resolution of the palpitations...
December 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234357/neonatal-arrhythmias-diagnosis-treatment-and-clinical-outcome
#10
REVIEW
Ji-Eun Ban
Arrhythmias in the neonatal period are not uncommon, and may occur in neonates with a normal heart or in those with structural heart disease. Neonatal arrhythmias are classified as either benign or nonbenign. Benign arrhythmias include sinus arrhythmia, premature atrial contraction, premature ventricular contraction, and junctional rhythm; these arrhythmias have no clinical significance and do not need therapy. Supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, atrioventricular conduction abnormalities, and genetic arrhythmia such as congenital long-QT syndrome are classified as nonbenign arrhythmias...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226502/s-r-difference-in-v1-v2-is-a-novel-criterion-for-differentiating-the-left-from-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-arrhythmias
#11
Onur Kaypakli, Hasan Koca, Durmus Yıldıray Sahin, Fadime Karataş, Suleyman Ozbicer, Mevlüt Koç
AIM: The correct estimation of the VA origin as RVOT or LVOT results in reduced ablation duration reduced radiation exposure and decreased number of vascular access. In our study, we aimed to detect the predictive value of S-R difference in V1-V2 for differentiating the left from right ventricular outflow tract arrhythmias. METHODS: We included 123 patients with symptomatic frequent premature ventricular outflow tract contractions who underwent successful catheter ablation (70 male, 53 female; mean age 46...
December 10, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225871/the-application-of-catheter-ablation-in-a-rare-case-with-coughing-induced-supraventricular-tachyarrhythmias
#12
Xin-Hua Wang, Zheng Li, Ji-Tao Wang, Ben He
Coughing could induce symptomatic, frequent atrial premature contractions (APCs), and episodes of atrial tachycardia (AT) in a rare case. If multiple arrhythmic drugs therapy failed to control the symptoms, catheter ablation was an effective therapeutic option for abolishing such atrial tachyarrhythmias guided by the electroanatomic mapping systems.
December 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216988/catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-structural-heart-disease-indications-strategies-and-outcomes-part-ii
#13
REVIEW
Srinivas R Dukkipati, Jacob S Koruth, Subbarao Choudry, Marc A Miller, William Whang, Vivek Y Reddy
In contrast to ventricular tachycardia (VT) that occurs in the setting of a structurally normal heart, VT that occurs in patients with structural heart disease carries an elevated risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD), and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are the mainstay of therapy. In these individuals, catheter ablation may be used as adjunctive therapy to treat or prevent repetitive ICD therapies when antiarrhythmic drugs are ineffective or not desired. However, certain patients with frequent premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) or VT and tachycardiomyopathy should be considered for ablation before ICD implantation because left ventricular function may improve, consequently decreasing the risk of SCD and obviating the need for an ICD...
December 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216987/catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-structurally-normal-hearts-indications-strategies-and-outcomes-part-i
#14
REVIEW
Srinivas R Dukkipati, Subbarao Choudry, Jacob S Koruth, Marc A Miller, William Whang, Vivek Y Reddy
Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) is being increasingly performed; yet, there is often confusion regarding indications, outcomes, and how to identify those patient populations most likely to benefit. The management strategy differs between those with structural heart disease and those without. For the former, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is typically required due to an elevated risk for sudden cardiac death, and catheter ablation can be used as adjunctive therapy to treat or prevent repetitive ICD therapies...
December 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214082/congenital-absence-of-left-circumflex-artery-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Setri Fugar, Lydia Issac, Alexis Kofi Okoh, Christelle Chedrawy, Nadia El Hangouche, Neha Yadav
Congenital absence of the left circumflex artery is a rare coronary anomaly with few reported cases in the literature. These patients are usually diagnosed incidentally when they undergo coronary angiography or coronary CT to rule out underlying coronary artery disease. In this article, we report a case of a 46-year-old man who was incidentally found to have a congenitally absent left circumflex artery with a superdominant right coronary artery after a workup was initiated for frequent premature ventricular contractions and regional wall motion on echocardiogram...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206554/front-line-treatment-options-for-chronic-phase-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#16
Neil P Shah
The Oncology Grand Rounds series is designed to place original reports published in the Journal into clinical context. A case presentation is followed by a description of diagnostic and management challenges, a review of the relevant literature, and a summary of the authors' suggested management approaches. The goal of this series is to help readers better understand how to apply the results of key studies, including those published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, to patients seen in their own clinical practice...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202532/-premature-outflow-tract-ventricular-contraction-combined-with-complete-bundle-branch-block-the-characteristic-electrocardiographic-and-ablation-target-potential-features
#17
C Y Di, Z Wan, K Li, Y S Ding, W H Lin
Objective: To explore the characteristics of electrocardiogram(ECG) and target potential features of premature ventricular contraction (PVC) in patients with complete left/right bundle branch block (CL/RBBB) and compare with those without CL/RBBB. Methods: A retrospective analysis was done in 8 outflow tract PVC patients with CL/RBBB, who successfully underwent radiofrequency ablation from August 2009 to June 2017. According to the bundle branch block chamber, patients were divided into the complete right bundle branch block (CRBBB) group (n=4) and the complete left bundle branch block (CLBBB) group (n=4)...
December 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200022/relationship-between-ventricular-arrhythmias-conduction-disorders-and-myocardial-fibrosis-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
#18
Lucian Muresan, Irinel Oancea, Razvan Ovidiu Mada, Ana Petcu, Cristina Pamfil, Crina Muresan, Mirela Rinzis, Dana Pop, Dumitru Zdrenghea, Simona Rednic
BACKGROUND: Delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DE-MRI) is a noninvasive diagnostic tool able to identify myocardial fibrosis. In patients with scleroderma, its relationship with arrhythmias and conduction disorders has not been fully explored. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible correlations between ventricular arrhythmias, conduction disorders, and myocardial fibrosis in patients with systemic sclerosis. METHODS: Thirty-six patients with diffuse or limited cutaneous scleroderma underwent 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), 24-hour Holter ECG monitoring, transthoracic echocardiography, and cardiac DE-MRI, with gadolinium administration in 33 patients...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196050/alpha-tocopherol-succinate-increases-cyclooxygenase-2-activity-tissue-specific-action-in-pregnant-rat-uterus-in-vitro
#19
Anna Kothencz, Judit Hajagos-Tóth, Adrienn Csányi, Róbert Gáspár
AIMS: Lipid soluble vitamin E plays a role in several physiological mechanisms, however, the mechanism of this action is controversial. We investigated how tocopherol (α-tocopherol acid succinate) influences the effects of cyclooxygenase inhibitors (COXi) in the smooth muscles. MAIN METHODS: The contractility of the samples from 22-day-pregnant myometrium and non-pregnant myometrium and trachea was determined in an isolated organ bath in vitro. The activity of cyclooxygenase enzymes (COX) was also measured in the tissues...
November 28, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192592/a-case-of-an-atrial-tachycardia-originating-from-an-occluded-coronary-sinus-ostium-with-a-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava
#20
Tatsuhiko Hirao, Yasuteru Yamauchi, Hironori Sato, Shu Yamashita, Atsuhiko Yagishita, Takamichi Miyamoto, Masahiko Goya, Kenzo Hirao
We present a case of a 37-year-old female who complained of frequent palpitations caused by an atrial tachycardia and atrial premature contractions. Angiography revealed that the coronary sinus was occluded at the ostium and connected to a persistent left superior vena cava. An electrophysiological study and three-dimensional mapping revealed that the origin of the atrial tachycardia and atrial premature contractions was at the coronary sinus ostium in the right atrium. After repeat applications of radiofrequency energy at that site, no further atrial tachycardia or atrial premature contractions were induced by atrial burst pacing...
September 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
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