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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087552/screening-for-atrial-fibrillation-using-economical-and-accurate-technology-safety-a-pilot-study
#1
Mark Lown, Arthur Yue, George Lewith, Paul Little, Mike Moore
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a cause of stroke and a marker of atherosclerosis and of all patients with stroke, around 17% have AF. The screening and treatment of AF could prevent about 12% of all strokes. Several relatively low-cost devices with good accuracy now exist which can detect AF including WatchBP and AliveCor. However, they can only measure the ECG or pulse over short time periods. Inexpensive devices such as heart rate monitors, which are widely available, can measure heart rate for prolonged periods and may have potential in screening for AF...
January 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078546/postoperative-real-time-electrocardiography-monitoring-detects-myocardial-ischemia-a-case-report
#2
Homer Yang, Ashraf Fayad, Alan Chaput, Stuart Oake, Adrian D C Chan, Mary Lou Crossan
PURPOSE: This case report outlines the utility and challenges of remote continuous postoperative electrocardiography ECG) monitoring, which is routed through a secure smartphone to provide real-time detection and management of myocardial ischemia. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 42-yr-old male with previous myocardial infarction and angioplasty underwent a radical prostatectomy. At three hours and 45 min postoperatively, remote real-time ECG monitoring was initiated upon the patient's arrival on a regular surgical ward...
January 11, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075341/a-non-invasive-multichannel-hybrid-fiber-optic-sensor-system-for-vital-sign-monitoring
#3
Marcel Fajkus, Jan Nedoma, Radek Martinek, Vladimir Vasinek, Homer Nazeran, Petr Siska
In this article, we briefly describe the design, construction, and functional verification of a hybrid multichannel fiber-optic sensor system for basic vital sign monitoring. This sensor uses a novel non-invasive measurement probe based on the fiber Bragg grating (FBG). The probe is composed of two FBGs encapsulated inside a polydimethylsiloxane polymer (PDMS). The PDMS is non-reactive to human skin and resistant to electromagnetic waves, UV absorption, and radiation. We emphasize the construction of the probe to be specifically used for basic vital sign monitoring such as body temperature, respiratory rate and heart rate...
January 8, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069275/optimal-configuration-of-adhesive-ecg-patches-suitable-for-long-term-monitoring-of-a-vectorcardiogram
#4
Muammar M Kabir, Erick A Perez-Alday, Jason Thomas, Golriz Sedaghat, Larisa G Tereshchenko
The purpose of this study was to develop optimal configuration of adhesive ECG patches placement on the torso, which would provide the best agreement with the Frank orthogonal ECGs. Ten seconds of orthogonal ECG followed by 3-5min of ECGs using patches at 5 different locations simultaneously on the torso were recorded in 50 participants at rest in sitting position. Median beat was generated for each ECG and 3 patch ECGs that best correlate with orthogonal ECGs were selected for each participant. For agreement analysis, spatial QRS-T angle, spatial QRS and T vector characteristics, spatial ventricular gradient, roundness, thickness and planarity of vectorcardiographic (VCG) loops were measured...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067212/estimation-of-the-qt-rr-relation-trade-off-between-goodness-of-fit-and-extrapolation-accuracy
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Alain Vinet, Bruno Dubé, Réginald Nadeau, Omar Mahiddine, Vincent Jacquemet
Correction of the QT interval in the ECG for changes in heart rate (RR interval) is needed to compare groups of patients and assess the risk of sudden cardiac death. The QTc represents the QT interval at 60 bpm, although most patients typically have a faster heart rate, thus requiring extrapolation of the QT-RR relationship. This paper investigates the ability of QT-RR models with increasing number of parameters to fit beat-to-beat variations in the QT interval and provide a reliable estimate of the QTc. One-, two- and three-parameter functions generalising the Bazett and Fridericia formulas were used in combination with hysteresis reduction (memory) obtained by time-averaging the history of RR intervals with exponentially-decaying weights...
January 9, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059577/echocardiography-is-useful-to-predict-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-isolated-coronary-bypass-surgery-a-prospective-study
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Julien Magne, Baptiste Salerno, Dania Mohty, Claire Serena, Florence Rolle, Alessandro Piccardo, Najmeddine Echahidi, Alexandre Le Guyader, Victor Aboyans
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative atrial fibrillation is a major complication following coronary artery bypass graft. We hypothesized that, beyond clinical and electrocardiogram (ECG) data, transthoracic echocardiography could improve the prediction of postoperative atrial fibrillation. METHODS: We prospectively studied 169 patients in sinus rhythm who underwent isolated coronary artery bypass graft in our institution. Clinical, biological, ECG and transthoracic echocardiography data were collected within 24 h before surgery...
January 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057550/pharmacokinetics-of-lbpt-and-its-primary-metabolites-as-well-as-tolerability-in-the-first-in-human-study
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Hongyun Wang, Hongzhong Liu, Ming Liu, Wenjie Wang, Liya Zhu, Haihong Huang, Pei Hu, Ji Jiang
BACKGROUND: LBPT is a novel platelet-activating factor (PAF) receptor antagonist that is developed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The purpose of this first-in-human study was to evaluate the tolerability and safety of LBPT, to investigate the pharmacokinetics of LBPT and its primary metabolites, as well as to assess the food effect on the pharmacokinetics in healthy Chinese subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: LBPT was evaluated in 2 clinical studies. The first study was a double blind, placebo-controlled and ascending dose study...
January 2, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055987/heart-beat-classification-from-single-lead-ecg-using-the-synchrosqueezing-transform
#8
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/28052945/ecg-changes-in-hyperemesis-gravidarum
#9
Sophie Jessica Mitchell, Patricia Cox
This is a case report of a 30-year-old patient presenting at advanced gestation with hyperemesis, who developed a prolonged QT interval secondary to electrolyte imbalance during recovery. This potentially fatal complication should be considered in all patients with hyperemesis gravidarum, especially after a prolonged period of starvation. We hope to highlight the importance of ECG monitoring and careful prescribing in such cases, something that is not considered in current guidelines.
January 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045723/rate-dependent-left-bundle-branch-block-in-an-ambulatory-surgery-patient-a-case-report
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Ashraf Farag, Justin Tsai, Sam Deeb, Deidre Putman-Garcia, John D Wasnick, Lydia A Conlay
A 52-year-old woman, ASA II (American Society of Anesthesia classification II) scheduled for cholecystectomy in an ambulatory center, exhibited a wide-complex tachycardia with ectopy on the monitor after induction with propofol and succinylcholine. Blood pressure remained stable; amiodarone was administered for presumed ventricular tachycardia. A 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) showed a new left bundle branch block (LBBB) at 98 beats per minute (bpm), which resolved when the heart rate slowed. Surgery was postponed, and both the LBBB and ectopy recurred frequently during the next 24 hours in the intensive care unit, particularly at heart rates >90 bpm...
December 30, 2016: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044401/atrioventricular-synchrony-in-the-background-of-ventricular-noise-and-undersensing
#11
Paweł T Matusik, Andrzej Ząbek, Patrycja S Matusik, Barbara Małecka, Jacek Lelakowski
The 24-hr electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation in patients with double-chamber pacemakers may be challenging. The difficulty increases if not well-known pacemaker algorithm and device malfunction coexist. We show atrial synchronization pace (ASP) in a patient with ventricular lead damage. We provide detailed description of electrocardiogram and intracardiac electrogram. ASP may confuse 24-hr ECG monitoring interpretation, especially in patients with ventricular lead dysfunction.
January 3, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043186/oral-propranolol-for-infantile-hemangiomas-a-prospective-study-on-the-role-of-48-hour-holter-monitoring-in-additional-safety-assessment
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Jelena Petrovic, Branislav Trifunovic, Goran Vukomanovic, Mirko Topalovic, Goran Trajkovic, Vojislav Parezanović
PURPOSE: Oral propranolol has been recently approved for infantile hemangiomas, but potential side effects stay a challenge. We sought to make an additional assessment on oral propranolol safety for this indication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective study included 108 infants consecutively treated for infantile hemangiomas at the University Children's Hospital Tirsova, Belgrade from January 2010 to December 2013. Propranolol was administered orally at a daily dose of 0...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028495/evaluation-of-a-low-cost-and-low-noise-active-dry-electrode-for-long-term-biopotential-recording
#13
Ali Pourahmad, Amin Mahnam
Wet Ag/AgCl electrodes, although very popular in clinical diagnosis, are not appropriate for expanding applications of wearable biopotential recording systems which are used repetitively and for a long time. Here, the development of a low-cost and low-noise active dry electrode is presented. The performance of the new electrodes was assessed for recording electrocardiogram (ECG) and electroencephalogram (EEG) in comparison with that of typical gel-based electrodes in a series of long-term recording experiments...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Signals and Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028373/randomized-controlled-study-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-nitrous-oxide-sedated-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-for-digestive-tract-diseases
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Cai-Xia Wang, Jian Wang, Yuan-Yuan Chen, Jia-Ni Wang, Xin Yu, Feng Yang, Si-Yu Sun
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of nitrous oxide-sedated endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration. METHODS: Enrolled patients were divided randomly into an experimental group (inhalation of nitrous oxide) and a control group (inhalation of pure oxygen) and heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, blood pressure, electrocardiogram (ECG) changes, and the occurrence of complications were monitored and recorded. All patients and physicians completed satisfaction questionnaires about the examination and scored the process using a visual analog scale...
December 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027554/features-of-coronary-heart-disease-development-in-emergency-workers-of-the-chornobyl-accident-depending-on-the-action-of-radiation-and-non-radiation-risk-factors-and-genotypes-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-rs966221-of-phosphodiesterase-4d-gene
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D Belyi, G Pleskach, O Nastina, G Sidorenko, N Kursina, O Bazyka, O Kovalev, A Chumak, I Abramenko
OBJECTIVE: This study devoted to specific features of coronary heart disease (CHD) development in emergency work ers (EW) of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (ChNPP) based on analysis the interaction between radiation and non radiation risk factors and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs966221 of phosphodiesterase (PDE) 4D gene. METHODS: It was examined 397 men with CHD, including 274 EW of 1986-1987 and 123 non irradiated persons (con trol group) who were 66±10 and 69±11 years old relatively...
December 2016: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024133/ranolazine-in-treatment-of-stable-angina-in-woman-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-intermittent-left-bundle-branch-block-a-case-report
#16
Natalia Yuriivna Osovska, Natalia Vitaliivna Kuzminova
Stable angina is the most frequent manifestation of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in women as compared to men (65% versus 37%). IHD in women has more favorable clinical course because myocardial infarction develops twice as rare as in men. Coronary angiography of angina patients demonstrates normal coronary arteries more frequently in women than in men. Microvascular angina (MVA) is found to be a rather common form of stable IHD as that particular diagnosis is made later in 20-30% of patients who previously underwent coronary angiography...
December 22, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018465/ictal-sinus-pause-and-myoclonic-seizure-in-a-child
#17
Hye Ryun Kim, Gun-Ha Kim, So-Hee Eun, Baik-Lin Eun, Jung Hye Byeon
Ictal tachycardia and bradycardia are common arrhythmias; however, ictal sinus pause and asystole are rare. Ictal arrhythmia is mostly reported in adults with temporal lobe epilepsy. Recently, ictal arrhythmia was recognized as a major warning sign of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. We present an interesting case of a child with ictal sinus pause and asystole. A 27-month-old girl was hospitalized due to 5 episodes of convulsions during the past 2 days. Results of routine electroencephalography (EEG) were normal, but she experienced brief generalized tonic seizure for 3 days...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011328/impact-of-acute-atrial-fibrillation-af-termination-and-prolongation-of-af-cycle-length-afcl-on-the-outcome-of-ablation-of-persistent-af-a-sub-study-of-the-star-af-ii-trial
#18
Simon Kochhäuser, Chen-Yang Jiang, Timothy R Betts, Jian Chen, Isabel Deisenhofer, Roberto Mantovan, Laurent Macle, Carlos A Morillo, Wilhelm Haverkamp, Rukshen Weerasooriya, Jean-Paul Albenque, Stefano Nardi, Endrj Menardi, Paul Novak, Prashanthan Sanders, Atul Verma
BACKGROUND: There is controversy about the impact of acute AF termination and prolongation of AFCL during ablation on the long-term procedural outcome. OBJECTIVE: We analyzed the influence of AF termination and AFCL-prolongation on freedom from AF in patients from the STAR-AF II trial. METHODS: Acute changes in AFCL and AF termination were collected during the index procedure of the STAR-AF II trial and compared to recurrence of AF at 18 months...
December 20, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009317/-evaluation-of-the-realtionship-of-different-pathogenic-factors-and-arrhythmias-in-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-and-diabetes
#19
Z Kurbanova, A Bahshaliyev, R Bayramov, J Ismailzada
Definition of the most important factors and their combination, causing the disturbances of heart rhythm in patients with the pulmonary tuberculosis and diabetes, now attracts more and more attention. For this purpose, extensively used the capabilities of multifactorial analysis, which allowed to evaluate the distribution of the pathological factors and their interaction with each other. The objects of the study were complex examination the data of 90 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and diabetes (insulin-dependent diabetes-27, non-insulin- dependent diabetes-63)...
November 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003625/gene-targeted-analysis-of-clinically-diagnosed-long-qt-russian-families
#20
Paolo Enrico Maltese, Nina Orlova, Eugenia Krasikova, Elena Emelyanchik, Anna Cheremisina, Alina Kuscaeva, Alla Salmina, Roberta Miotto, Alice Bonizzato, Giulia Guerri, Monia Zuntini, Svetlana Nicoulina, Matteo Bertelli
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) has great genetic heterogeneity: more than 500 mutations have been described in several genes. Despite many advances, a genetic diagnosis still cannot be established in 25-30% of patients. The aim of the present study was to perform genetic evaluation in 9 Russian families with LQTS; here we report the results of 4 positive probands and their relatives (a total of 16 individuals). All subjects underwent clinical examination, 12-lead ECG, and Holter monitoring. Genetic analysis of the 14 genes mainly involved in LQTS was performed using a next-generation sequencing approach...
December 21, 2016: International Heart Journal
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