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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164383/image-quality-and-radiation-dose-of-coronary-ct-angiography-performed-with-whole-heart-coverage-ct-scanner-with-intra-cycle-motion-correction-algorithm-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Daniele Andreini, Gianluca Pontone, Saima Mushtaq, Maria Elisabetta Mancini, Edoardo Conte, Marco Guglielmo, Valentina Volpato, Andrea Annoni, Andrea Baggiano, Alberto Formenti, Valentina Ditali, Marco Perchinunno, Cesare Fiorentini, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate image quality, coronary evaluability and radiation exposure of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) performed with whole-heart coverage cardiac-CT in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 164 patients with AF who underwent a clinically indicated CCTA with a 16-cm z-axis coverage scanner. In all patients CCTA was performed using prospective ECG-triggering with targeted RR interval. We evaluated image quality, coronary evaluability and effective dose (ED)...
November 21, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154691/optimal-screening-methods-to-detect-cardiac-disorders-in-athletes-an-evidence-based-review
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Zachary K Winkelmann, Ashley K Crossway
Reference/Citation:  Harmon KG, Zigman M, Drezner JA. The effectiveness of screening history, physical exam, and ECG to detect potentially lethal cardiac disorders in athletes: a systematic review/meta-analysis. J Electrocardiol. 2015;48(3):329-338. CLINICAL QUESTION:   Which screening method should be considered best practice to detect potentially lethal cardiac disorders during the preparticipation physical examination (PE) of athletes? DATA SOURCES:   The authors completed a comprehensive literature search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Embase, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), and SPORTDiscus from January 1996 to November 2014...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154431/association-between-electrocardiographic-and-echocardiographic-markers-of-stage-b-heart-failure-and-cardiovascular-outcome
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Hong Yang, Thomas H Marwick, Ying Wang, Mark Nolan, Kazuaki Negishi, Faisal Khan, Peter M Okin
AIMS: The detection of non-ischaemic (mainly hypertension, diabetes, and obesity) stage B heart failure (SBHF) may facilitate the recognition of those at risk of progression to overt HF and HF prevention. We sought the relationship of specific electrocardiographic (ECG) markers of SBHF to echocardiographic features of SBHF and their prognostic value for development of HF. The ECG markers were Cornell product (Cornell-P), P-wave terminal force in lead V1 (PTFV1), ST depression in lead V5 V6 (minSTmV5V6), and increased heart rate...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144513/predictors-of-heart-rhythm-disturbances-in-hypertensive-obese-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Lyudmila Sergeevna Korostovtseva, Nadezhda Edvinovna Zvartau, Oxana Petrovna Rotar, Yurii Vladimirovich Sviryaev, Aleksandra Olegovna Konradi
Objective: To assess the incidence and predictors of heart rhythm and conduction disturbances in hypertensive obese patients with and without obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Methods: This is an open, cohort, prospective study. Out of 493 screened patients, we selected 279 hypertensive, obese individuals without severe concomitant diseases: 75 patients without sleep-disordered breathing (non-SDB group), and 204 patients with OSA (OSA group). At baseline, all patients underwent examination, including ECG, Holter ECG monitoring, and sleep study...
September 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138794/noninvasive-cardiac-testing-vs-clinical-evaluation-alone-in-acute-chest-pain-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-romicat-ii-randomized-clinical-trial
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Samuel W Reinhardt, Chien-Jung Lin, Eric Novak, David L Brown
Importance: The incremental benefit of noninvasive testing in addition to clinical evaluation (history, physical examination, an electrocardiogram [ECG], and biomarker assessment) vs clinical evaluation alone for patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with acute chest pain is unknown. Objective: To examine differences in outcomes with clinical evaluation and noninvasive testing (coronary computed tomographic angiography [CCTA] or stress testing) vs clinical evaluation alone...
November 14, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134982/electrocardiographic-and-blood-pressure-measurements-in-captive-african-lions-panthera-leo-immobilized-with-xylazine-ketamine-combination
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T O Omóbòwálé, P I Otuh, O A Adejumobi, J O Abiola, T Adebiyi, B N Ogunro, A O Adeogun
Electrocardiographic and blood pressure measurements are extremely valuable diagnostic tools in the evaluationof the cardiovascular system of living animals. In this study, 6-lead electrocardiograms were recorded from five male captiveAfrican lions (Panthera leo). Also, blood pressure measurements were recorded and compared from three different sites;fore limb, hind limb and the tail, were recorded. Immobilization was done with a combination of Ketamine Hydrochloride(10mg/kg) and Xylazine (3mg/kg). Measurements were recorded as mean ± standard deviation...
June 30, 2017: Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences: Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118329/aortic-stiffness-improves-the-prediction-of-both-diagnosis-and-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Alexandra Yannoutsos, Mathieu Ahouah, Céline Dreyfuss Tubiana, Jirar Topouchian, Michel E Safar, Jacques Blacher
Elective coronography has low diagnostic yield for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). We aim to determine whether non-invasive aortic stiffness assessment improves diagnostic accuracy of CAD screening by reducing the number of false-positive results from the cardiac stress test. A cross-sectional study was conducted from January 2013 to September 2014 in our medical center. Electrocardiogram (ECG) stress test coupled with nuclear imaging was performed in 367 consecutive patients routinely followed for myocardial ischemia screening...
November 9, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115010/gender-aspects-on-exercise-induced-ecg-changes-in-relation-to-scintigraphic-evidence-of-myocardial-ischaemia
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Shahnaz Akil, Bo Hedén, Olle Pahlm, Marcus Carlsson, Håkan Arheden, Henrik Engblom
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study aimed to determine the diagnostic performance of exercise-induced ST response in relation to findings by myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (MPS), with focus on gender differences, in patients with suspected or established stable ischemic heart disease. METHODS: MPS findings of 1 021 patients (518 females) were related to the exercise-induced ST response alone (blinded and unblinded to gender) and ST response together with additional exercise stress test (EST) variables (exercise capacity, blood pressure and heart rate response)...
November 8, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105550/adherence-to-guidelines-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-in-primary-health-care
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Maaike Giezeman, Mats Arne, Kersti Theander
OBJECTIVE: To describe adherence to international guidelines for chronic heart failure (CHF) management concerning diagnostics, pharmacological treatment and self-care behaviour in primary health care. DESIGN: A cross-sectional descriptive study of patients with CHF, using data obtained from medical records and a postal questionnaire. SETTING: Three primary health care centres in Sweden. SUBJECTS: Patients with a CHF diagnosis registered in their medical record...
November 6, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100255/multidetector-computed-tomography-angiography-md-cta-of-coronary-artery-bypass-grafts-update-2017
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Florian Jungmann, Tilman Emrich, Peter Mildenberger, Anna Lena Emrich, Christoph Düber, K F Kreitner
Background Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is still an important therapeutic approach in the treatment especially of advanced coronary artery disease. In this study, we elucidate the current role of multidetector computed tomography angiography (MD-CTA) in imaging patients after CABG surgery. Method This study is based on recent reports in the literature (2007 - 2016) on imaging of CABG using 64-slice MD-CT scanners and beyond. We included 13 reports that compared ECG-gated MD-CTA with conventional invasive coronary angiography (ICA) as the reference standard for the assessment of graft patency and for the detection of > 50 % stenoses...
November 3, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096885/stress-induced-cardiomyopathy-in-cancer-patients
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Dana Elena Giza, Juan Lopez-Mattei, Pimprapa Vejpongsa, Ezequiel Munoz, Gloria Iliescu, Danai Kitkungvan, Saamir A Hassan, Peter Kim, Michael S Ewer, Cezar Iliescu
Takotsubo syndrome, also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SC), is underrecognized in cancer patients. This study aims to investigate the incidence, natural history, and triggers of SC in cancer patients and its impact on cancer therapy and overall survival. A total of 30 subjects fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for SC at MD Anderson Cancer Center over a 6-year period. Clinical presentation, electrocardiogram, laboratory data, and transthoracic echocardiogram results registered during the acute phase and follow-up were collected...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091000/image-quality-of-prospectively-ecg-triggered-coronary-ct-angiography-in-heart-transplant-recipients
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Andrea Bartykowszki, Márton Kolossváry, Ádám Levente Jermendy, Júlia Karády, Bálint Szilveszter, Mihály Károlyi, Orsolya Balogh, Balázs Sax, Béla Merkely, Pál Maurovich-Horvat
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is among the top causes of death 1 year after heart transplantation (HTx). Coronary CT angiography (CTA) is a potential alternative to invasive imaging in the diagnosis of CAV. However, the higher heart rate (HR) of HTx recipients prompts the use of retrospective ECG-gating, which is associated with higher radiation dose, a major concern in this patient population. Therefore, we sought to evaluate the feasibility and image quality of low-radiation-dose prospectively ECG-triggered coronary CTA in HTx recipients...
November 1, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090492/late-potentials-and-their-correlation-with-ventricular-structure-in-patients-with-ventricular-arrhythmias
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Peter Marstrand, Anna Axelsson, Jens Jakob Thune, Niels Vejlstrup, Steen Pehrson, Henning Bundgaard, Juliane Theilade
INTRODUCTION: The presence of late potentials (LP) may indicate a predisposition to ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. We investigated the association between presence of LP and structural cardiac anomalies assessed by magnetic resonance (CMR) in patients presenting with ventricular arrhythmias. METHODS: We included 42 patients admitted with ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation who had undergone both signal-averaged ECG recording and CMR imaging...
November 1, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073313/things-we-do-for-no-reason-echocardiogram-in-unselected-patients-with-syncope
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Charles L Madeira, Michael J Craig, Andrew Donohoe, John R Stephens
Syncope is a common cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Echocardiogram is frequently used as a diagnostic tool in the evaluation of syncope, performed in 39% to 91% of patients. The diagnostic yield of echocardiogram for detecting clinically important abnormalities in patients with a normal history, physical examination, and electrocardiogram (ECG), however, is extremely low. In contrast, echocardiograms performed on patients with syncope with a positive cardiac history, abnormal examination, and/or ECG identify an abnormality in up to 29% of cases, though these abnormalities are not always defi nitively the cause of symptoms...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072993/tilted-ecg-an-unusual-tilt-test-response
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Anunay Gupta, Neeraj Parakh, Rajnish Juneja
Tilt testing is a commonly used diagnostic tool to evaluate syncope of undetermined etiology. We hereby describe a twelve year old male child who developed presyncope during provocative head up tilt testing along with ST segment elevation in cardiac monitor during presyncope. Patient underwent repeat head up tilt testing along with holter monitoring which showed a left bundle branch block escape rhythm. Hence development of ST elevation was due to the improper filter application in single lead ECG monitor. This case highlights the importance of filters in electrocardiographic monitoring...
March 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072629/a-score-based-approach-to-18-f-fdg-pet-images-as-a-tool-to-describe-metabolic-predictors-of-myocardial-doxorubicin-susceptibility
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Matteo Bauckneht, Silvia Morbelli, Francesco Fiz, Giulia Ferrarazzo, Roberta Piva, Alberto Nieri, Matteo Sarocchi, Paolo Spallarossa, Maria Elisa Canepari, Eleonora Arboscello, Andrea Bellodi, Massimo Massaia, Andrea Gallamini, Paolo Bruzzi, Cecilia Marini, Gianmario Sambuceti
PURPOSE: To verify the capability of (18)F-fluorodeoxy-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) to identify patients at higher risk of developing doxorubicin (DXR)-induced cardiotoxicity, using a score-based image approach. METHODS: 36 patients underwent FDG-PET/CT. These patients had shown full remission after DXR-based chemotherapy for Hodgkin's disease (DXR dose: 40-50 mg/m² per cycle), and were retrospectively enrolled. Inclusion criteria implied the presence of both pre- and post-chemotherapy clinical evaluation encompassing electrocardiogram (ECG) and echocardiography...
October 26, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069044/diagnostic-value-of-the-corrected-qt-difference-between-leads-v1-and-v6-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-thromboembolism
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Seong Jun Park, Chang Hee Kwon, Byeong Joo Bae, Bum Sung Kim, Sung Hea Kim, Hyun-Joong Kim, Hweung Kon Hwang, Sang-Man Chung
In acute pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE), right ventricular pressure overload impairs right-sided cardiac conduction and repolarization. We hypothesized that if heterogeneity of repolarization between right and left ventricles occurs in acute PTE, there would be the difference of repolarization between them. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic value of corrected QT interval (QTc) difference between leads V1 and V6 (V1 - V6) in patients with acute PTE.A total of 89 patients with suspected acute PTE who underwent computed tomographic angiography (CTA) were enrolled from January to December 2015...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068499/changes-in-paced-signals-may-predict-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Mina Attin, Spencer Rosero, Jimmy Ding, Scot Nolan, Rebecca Tucker
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of patients with chronic illnesses have implanted cardiac rhythm devices such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD). This study was conducted to identify potentially useful predictors of in-hospital cardiac arrest (I-HCA) within paced electrocardiogram (ECG) signals from cardiovascular patients with implanted medical devices. METHODS: In this retrospective study of 17 subjects, full-disclosure ECG traces prior to the time of documented I-HCA were analyzed to determine R-R intervals and QRS durations (QRSd)...
October 25, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064258/new-or-presumed-new-left-bundle-branch-block-in-patients-with-suspected-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Vijaya K Pera, David M Larson, Scott W Sharkey, Ross F Garberich, Christopher J Solie, Yale L Wang, Jay H Traverse, Anil K Poulose, Timothy D Henry
AIMS: Using a comprehensive large prospective regional ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) system database, we evaluated the prevalence, clinical and angiographic characteristics, and outcomes in patients with ischemic symptoms and new or presumed new left bundle branch block (LBBB). We then tested a new hierarchical diagnosis and triage algorithm to identify more accurately new LBBB patients with an acute culprit lesion. METHODS AND RESULTS: From March 2003 to June 2013, 3903 consecutive STEMI patients were treated using the Minneapolis Heart Institute regional STEMI protocol including 131 patients (3...
February 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063124/-diagnostic-importance-of-the-pr-segment-when-interpreting-the-ecg
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C Adler, M Halbach, J Adler, G Michels, H Reuter
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October 23, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
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