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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922466/smartphone-based-electrocardiographic-and-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-monitoring
#1
Suneet Mittal
The field of arrhythmia monitoring is changing rapidly. The rapid advent of technology in combination with marked improvements in cellular communication and an increased desire by patients to be actively engaged in their care has ushered in a new era of clinical care. Today, physicians need to think about their patients outside the traditional in-office setting. Two technologies that embody this changing landscape are smartphone-based electrocardiographic (ECG) monitors and remote monitoring of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs)...
January 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914360/white-blood-cell-count-and-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-cardiac-surgery
#2
Kirolos A Jacob, Marc P Buijsrogge, Jos F Frencken, Maarten J Ten Berg, Willem J L Suyker, Diederik van Dijk, Jan M Dieleman
BACKGROUND: Postoperative new-onset atrial fibrillation (PNAF) is the most common complication following cardiac surgery. The inflammatory response, as a potential underlying mechanism, has been extensively studied. In small studies, the white blood cell count (WBC) has been shown to be the only consistent inflammatory marker associated with PNAF. This study aimed to determine the association between perioperative WBC response and PNAF in a larger study cohort. METHODS: Patients ≥18years, undergoing elective cardiac surgery with a preoperative sinus rhythm were included...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909507/symptom-rhythm-correlation-with-patient-owned-device-insights-into-practice-and-challenges
#3
REVIEW
Mohammed Shurrab Md M Sc, Anatoly Langer Md, Eugene Crystal Md, David Newman Md
Capturing symptom/rhythm correlation is crucial in patients who have rhythm-related symptoms. Evolving technology has led from 24 hour and 14 day Holter monitors to now external loop recorders to capture symptom/rhythm correlation. In patients with very infrequent and short-lived symptoms, the only recourse is an implantable recording device. Recently, patient activated recording devices have become available. These have the potential to significantly increase the duration for monitoring symptom/rhythm correlations...
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909500/cardiac-rhythm-device-threshold-testing-via-pulse-oxymetry
#4
Vladimir Fridman Md, Cesare Saponieri Md, Nabil El-Sherif Md Facc Fhrs, Gioia Turitto Md Facc Fhrs
Threshold testing of cardiac rhythm devices is essential to monitoring the proper functioning of such devices (1). However, the currently method of applying multiple ECG leads to the patient is burdensome and time consuming (2). We are presenting a completely new way to perform cardiac rhythm device threshold testing using pulse oximetry. Twenty patients, with varying cardiac rhythm devices and pacing modes, were enrolled and had their atrial and ventricular thresholds tested. A comparison was made between simultaneous threshold determinations via the standard EGM based method and the new pulse oximetry based method...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909499/hyperacute-and-chronic-changes-in-cerebral-magnetic-resonance-images-after-pvac-nmarq-and-epicardial-thoracoscopic-surgical-ablation-for-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
#5
Conn Sugihara Mbbs, Neil Barlow Mbbs, Emma Owens Mbbs, David Sallomi Mb ChB, Neil Sulke Md
Threshold testing of cardiac rhythm devices is essential to monitoring the proper functioning of such devices (1). However, the currently method of applying multiple ECG leads to the patient is burdensome and time consuming (2). We are presenting a completely new way to perform cardiac rhythm device threshold testing using pulse oximetry. Twenty patients, with varying cardiac rhythm devices and pacing modes, were enrolled and had their atrial and ventricular thresholds tested. A comparison was made between simultaneous threshold determinations via the standard EGM based method and the new pulse oximetry based method...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908913/comfrey-herbal-remedy-causing-second-degree-heart-block-do-not-be-outfoxed-by-digitalis
#6
Mathew Kurian Vithayathil, Matthew Edwards
A previously well woman aged 63 years presents to the emergency department with vomiting, palpitations and 3 presyncopal episodes. She had no previous medical or cardiac history, with the patient stating that she tried a herbal remedy of boiled comfrey leaves for insomnia 18 hours before arrival to the department. Her ECG showed multiple abnormalities, including bradycardia, second-degree atrioventricular node block, Mobitz Type 2, a shortened QT interval, downsloping ST depression and presence of U waves...
December 1, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906683/long-term-tolerance-and-cardiac-function-in-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-trastuzumab-therapy
#7
Ping Huang, Shujun Dai, Zhimin Ye, Yajuan Liu, Zhanhong Chen, Yabing Zheng, Xiying Shao, Lei Lei, Xiaojia Wang
We examined the long-term clinical tolerance and cardiac safety of trastuzumab treatment in ninety-four female patients diagnosed with breast cancer with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2) overexpression. Electrocardiography (ECG) was monitored throughout trastuzumab treatment, and left ventricular ejection fractions (LVEFs) were estimated using echocardiography prior to treatment with trastuzumab and every 3 months after its first application. The duration of trastuzumab treatments ranged from 3 to 60 months...
November 30, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903879/the-analysis-of-qt-interval-and-repolarization-morphology-of-the-heart-in-chronic-exposure-to-lead
#8
J Kiełtucki, M Dobrakowski, N Pawlas, B Średniawa, M Boroń, S Kasperczyk
There are no common recommendations regarding electrocardiographic monitoring in occupationally exposed workers. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate whether exposure to lead results in an increase of selected electrocardiography (ECG) pathologies, such as QT interval prolongation and repolarization disorders, in occupationally exposed workers. The study group included 180 workers occupationally exposed to lead compounds. The exposed group was divided according to the median of the mean blood lead level (PbBmean) calculated based on a series of measurements performed during 5-year observation period (35 µg/dl) into two subgroups: low exposure (LE, PbBmean = 20...
November 30, 2016: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903458/cardiac-arrest-among-patients-with-infections-causes-clinical-practice-and-research-implications
#9
REVIEW
Davide Leoni, Jordi Rello
The incidence of sepsis is increasing, and the condition is now the leading cause of death in general intensive care units (ICUs). Our review failed to identify studies of the causes of cardiac arrest among infected patients, even though non-cardiac causes represent 15% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and though one-third of events have positive blood cultures. Sudden cardiac arrest is the result of local damage to the heart and of the impact of systemic and pulmonary conditions on cardiac performance, and its danger is underestimated...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899087/paradoxical-physiological-responses-to-propranolol-in-a-rett-syndrome-patient-a-case-report
#10
P J Santosh, L Bell, K Lievesley, J Singh, F Fiori
BACKGROUND: Rett Syndrome (RTT), caused by a loss-of-function in the epigenetic modulator: X-linked methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2), is a pervasive neurological disorder characterized by compromised brain functions, anxiety, severe mental retardation, language and learning disabilities, repetitive stereotyped hand movements and developmental regression. An imbalance in the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system (dysautonomia) and the resulting autonomic storms is a frequent occurrence in patients with RTT...
November 29, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898406/low-incidence-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-transient-ischemic-attack
#11
Kenneth Bruun Pedersen, Alexander Chemnitz, Charlotte Madsen, Niels C F Sandgaard, Søren Bak, Axel Brandes
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major cause of stroke. Therefore, all patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) should be examined with 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) and continuous monitoring to detect AF. Current guidelines recommend at least 24 h continuous ECG monitoring, which is primarily based on studies investigating patients with ischemic stroke. The aim of our study was to investigate the diagnostic yield of 12-lead ECG and Holter monitoring in patients with TIA...
November 30, 2016: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893378/semi-supervised-stacked-label-consistent-autoencoder-for-reconstruction-and-analysis-of-biomedical-signals
#12
Angshul Majumdar, Anupriya Gogna, Rabab Ward
: An autoencoder based framework that simultaneously reconstruct and classify biomedical signals is proposed. Previous work has treated reconstruction and classification as separate problems. This is the first work that proposes a combined framework to address the issue in a holistic fashion. METHODS: For tele-monitoring purposes, reconstruction techniques of biomedical signals are largely based on compressed sensing (CS); these are 'designed' techniques where the reconstruction formulation is based on some 'assumption' regarding the signal...
November 22, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888794/custom-fpga-processing-for-real-time-fetal-ecg-extraction-and-identification
#13
E Torti, D Koliopoulos, M Matraxia, G Danese, F Leporati
Monitoring the fetal cardiac activity during pregnancy is of crucial importance for evaluating fetus health. However, there is a lack of automatic and reliable methods for Fetal ECG (FECG) monitoring that can perform this elaboration in real-time. In this paper, we present a hardware architecture, implemented on the Altera Stratix V FPGA, capable of separating the FECG from the maternal ECG and to correctly identify it. We evaluated our system using both synthetic and real tracks acquired from patients beyond the 20th pregnancy week...
November 17, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883975/evaluation-of-current-practices-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-the-written-worldwide-tavi-experience-survey
#14
Enrico Cerrato, Luis Nombela-Franco, Tamim M Nazif, Helene Eltchaninoff, Lars Søndergaard, Henrique B Ribeiro, Marco Barbanti, Fabian Nietlispach, Peter De Jaegere, Pierfrancesco Agostoni, Ramiro Trillo, Pilar Jimenez-Quevedo, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Olaf Wendler, Gabriel Maluenda, Mao Chen, Corrado Tamburino, Carlos Macaya, Martin B Leon, Josep Rodes-Cabau
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been adopted worldwide as the standard treatment for severe aortic stenosis in symptomatic patients at prohibitive or high surgical risk, but there are still several areas where consensus and evidence are lacking. The purpose was to obtain a global view of current practice related to TAVI with the potential to identify the main areas of consensus and divergence between centers. METHODS: An online questionnaire was distributed in centers performing TAVI including a total of 59 questions concerning pre-procedural evaluation, procedural practices and post-procedural management...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879618/the-value-of-detecting-asymptomatic-signs-of-myocardial-ischemia-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-in-outpatient-cardiac-rehabilitation
#15
Patricia Lounsbury, Ahmed S Elokda, Jennifer M Bunning, Ross Arena, Ellen E I Gordon
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiographic (ECG) monitored outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (OP-CR) is routinely performed following a variety of cardiovascular procedures and conditions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine if diagnostic-quality ECG monitoring in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) during OP-CR is useful in identifying asymptomatic myocardial ischemia, resulting in change(s) in care or medical management. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of ECG monitoring was done on all OP-CR patients diagnosed with CAD (n = 1213) from January 2000 through June 2013...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878421/the-role-of-the-atrial-electromechanical-delay-in-predicting-atrial-fibrillation-in-beta-thalassemia-major-patients
#16
Anna Rago, Vincenzo Russo, Andrea Antonio Papa, Carmine Ciardiello, Bruno Pannone, Maria Carolina Mayer, Giovanni Cimmino, Gerardo Nigro
BACKGROUND: Paroxysmal atrial tachyarrhythmias frequently occur in beta-thalassemia major (β-TM) patients. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the atrial electromechanical delay (AEMD) in a large β-TM population with normal cardiac function and its relationship to atrial fibrillation (AF) onset. METHODS: Eighty β-TM patients (44 men, 36 women), with a mean age of 36.2 ± 11.1 years, and 80 healthy subjects used as controls, matched for age and gender, were studied for the occurrence of AF during a 5-year follow-up, through 30-day external loop recorder (ELR) monitoring performed every 6 months...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876841/accuracy-of-pulse-interval-timing-in-ambulatory-blood-pressure-measurement
#17
Sarah A Kane, James R Blake, Frank J McArdle, Philip Langley, Andrew J Sims
Blood pressure (BP) monitors rely on pulse detection. Some blood pressure monitors use pulse timings to analyse pulse interval variability for arrhythmia screening, but this assumes that the pulse interval timings detected from BP cuffs are accurate compared with RR intervals derived from ECG. In this study we compared the accuracy of pulse intervals detected using an ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) with single lead ECG. Twenty participants wore an ABPM for three hours and a data logger which synchronously measured cuff pressure and ECG...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875477/smartphone-based-arrhythmia-monitoring
#18
Paul Garabelli, Stavros Stavrakis, Sunny Po
The use of smartphones for arrhythmia monitoring is another leap for ECG utilization and arrhythmia detection - effectively taking the technology to any smartphone user. Smart wearable technology, while very common, is limited mostly to activity tracking and exercise motivation. Rhythm strip generating smartphone products (Kardia Mobile by AliveCor and ECG Check by Cardiac Designs) are more powerful at arrhythmia detection than wearable monitors. These products, which have been studied in a variety of situations, rely on an external device with metal sensors to create a rhythm strip, which is usually Lead I...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874050/automatic-identification-of-systolic-time-intervals-in-seismocardiogram
#19
Ghufran Shafiq, Sivanagaraja Tatinati, Wei Tech Ang, Kalyana C Veluvolu
Continuous and non-invasive monitoring of hemodynamic parameters through unobtrusive wearable sensors can potentially aid in early detection of cardiac abnormalities, and provides a viable solution for long-term follow-up of patients with chronic cardiovascular diseases without disrupting the daily life activities. Electrocardiogram (ECG) and siesmocardiogram (SCG) signals can be readily acquired from light-weight electrodes and accelerometers respectively, which can be employed to derive systolic time intervals (STI)...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872843/an-engineering-perspective-of-external-cardiac-loop-recorder-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Avvaru Srinivasulu, N Sriraam
External cardiac loop recorder (ELR) is a kind of ECG monitoring system that records cardiac activities of a subject continuously for a long time. When the heart palpitations are not the frequent and nonspecific character, it is difficult to diagnose the disease. In such a case, ELR is used for long-term monitoring of heart signal of the patient. But the cost of ELR is very high. Therefore, it is not prominently available in developing countries like India. Since the design of ELR includes the ECG electrodes, instrumentation amplifier, analog to digital converter, and signal processing unit, a comparative review of each part of the ELR is presented in this paper in order to design a cost effective, low power, and compact kind of ELR...
2016: Journal of Medical Engineering
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