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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344950/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-left-ventricular-endocardial-pacing-in-advanced-heart-failure-clinically-efficacious-but-at-what-cost
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Adam Graham, Rui Providenica, Shohreh Honarbakhsh, Neil Srinivasan, Vinit Sawhney, Ross Hunter, Pier Lambiase
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac resynchronization using a left ventricular (LV) epicardial lead placed in the coronary sinus is now routinely used in management of heart failure patients. LV endocardial pacing is an alternative when this is not feasible, with outcomes data sparse. OBJECTIVE: To review the available evidence on the efficacy and safety of endocardial LV pacing via meta-analysis. METHODS: EMBASE, MEDLINE and COCHRANE databases with the search term "endocardial biventricular pacing" or "endocardial cardiac resynchronization" or "left ventricular endocardial" or "endocardial left ventricular"...
January 18, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343297/pulmonary-valve-replacement-after-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-reconstruction-with-homograft-vs-contegra%C3%A2-a-case-control-comparison-of-mortality-and-morbidity
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Nicolas Poinot, Jean-Francois Fils, Hélène Demanet, Hugues Dessy, Dominique Biarent, Pierre Wauthy
BACKGROUND: Repair of congenital heart defects involving the right ventricular outflow tract may require the implantation of a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit. This conduit is likely to be replaced during childhood. This study compares the operative outcomes of the replacement procedure of Contegra® and homografts in pulmonary position. METHODS: From 1999 to 2016, 82 children underwent 87 right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit replacements (60 Contegra® and 27 homografts)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342993/-analysis-of-prognosis-and-associated-risk-factors-in-pediatric-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Q Liu, C Zhang, Q Q Li, Y Zhu, D Zhang, W G Zhao, H Gu
Objective: To analyze the prognosis and associated risk factors of pediatric idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. Methods: A total of 119 patients under 18 years of age diagnosed as idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension in the Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Center in Beijing Anzhen Hospital between June 2007 and May 2017 were enrolled in this retrospective study. The clinical informations and follow-up data were collected. The endpoints of follow-up were defined as death or undergoing lung transplantation...
January 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342243/devices-in-heart-failure-diagnosis-detection-and-disease-modification
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John Gierula, Mark T Kearney, Klaus K Witte
Introduction/background: Implantable cardiac devices are widely used in chronic heart failure (CHF) therapy. This review covers current CHF treatment with electronic cardiac devices, areas of discussion and emerging technologies. Sources of data: A comprehensive search of available literature resources including Pubmed, MEDLINE and EMBASE was performed. National and international guidelines were accessed. Areas of agreement: Excessive right ventricular pacing is detrimental to cardiac function...
January 12, 2018: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341172/statin-use-and-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-device-infection-a-cohort-study-in-a-veteran-population
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Talal Alzahrani, Angelike P Liappis, Larry M Baddour, Pamela E Karasik
BACKGROUND: The rate of cardiovascular implantable electronic device infection (CIEDI) has increased, despite the use of perioperative antibiotics at the time of device placement or revision. This is due, in part, to the presence of multiple comorbid conditions in an elderly population, in general, who require CIED. Statins may have an antibacterial effect, although there is currently no evidence that the likelihood of CIEDI has been impacted by statin use. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed to assess whether statins are associated with a reduced risk of CIEDI...
January 17, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340831/noninvasive-quantification-of-left-to-right-shunt-by-phase-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-secundum-atrial-septal-defect-the-effects-of-breath-holding-and-comparison-with-invasive-oximetry
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Yuzo Yamasaki, Satoshi Kawanami, Takeshi Kamitani, Koji Sagiyama, Ichiro Sakamoto, Ken-Ichi Hiasa, Hidetake Yabuuchi, Michinobu Nagao, Hiroshi Honda
To investigate the effect of breath-holding on left-to-right shunts in patients with a secundum atrial septal defect (ASD). Thirty-five consecutive patients with secundum ASDs underwent right heart catheterization and invasive oximetry. Phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed for the main pulmonary artery and ascending aorta. All measurements were obtained during free breathing (FB) (quiet breathing; no breath-hold), expiratory breath-hold (EBH), and inspiratory breath-hold (IBH). Pulmonary circulation flow (Qp) and systemic circulation flow (Qs) were calculated by multiplying the heart rate by the stroke volume...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340731/sensitive-cardiac-troponins-could-they-be-new-biomarkers-in-pediatric-pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-congenital-heart-disease
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Seyma Kayali, Ilker Ertugrul, Tamer Yoldas, Ozkan Kaya, Senem Ozgür, Utku A Orün, Selmin Karademir
To analyze the role of sensitive cardiac troponin I (scTnI) and high-sensitive troponin T (hscTnT) in the determination of myocardial injury caused by volume and pressure load due to pulmonary hypertension (PH) and to investigate if these markers may be useful in the management of PH in childhood. Twenty-eight patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) with left to right shunt and PH, 29 patients with CHD with left to right shunt but without PH, and 18 healthy children, in total 75 individuals, were included in the study...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339923/an-acute-bout-of-housework-activities-has-beneficial-effects-on-executive-function
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Kenji Tsuchiya, Shinichi Mitsui, Ryuji Fukuyama, Noriki Yamaya, Takaaki Fujita, Kaori Shimoda, Fusae Tozato
Purpose: Although acute bouts of exercise reportedly have beneficial effects on executive function, inactive people may find it difficult to start exercising. In this study, we focused on housework activities (HAs) that generate a sense of accomplishment and require a mild intensity of physical activity. We examined the impact of an acute bout of HA on executive function and oxygenated hemoglobin (oxy-Hb) flow to related cortical regions. Materials and methods: Twenty-five participants (age, 18-21 years; mean, 19...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339921/cardiopulmonary-exercise-test-and-pao2-in-evaluation-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-copd
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Ingunn Skjørten, Janne Mykland Hilde, Morten Nissen Melsom, Jonny Hisdal, Viggo Hansteen, Kjetil Steine, Sjur Humerfelt
Background: Exercise tolerance decreases as COPD progresses. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is common in COPD and may reduce performance further. COPD patients with and without PH could potentially be identified by cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET). However, results from previous studies are diverging, and a unified conclusion is missing. We hypothesized that CPET combined with arterial blood gases is useful to discriminate between COPD outpatients with and without PH. Methods: In total, 93 COPD patients were prospectively included...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338918/filling-pressures-in-fontan-revisited-comparison-between-pulmonary-artery-wedge-ventricular-end-diastolic-and-left-atrial-pressures-in-adults
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William R Miranda, Alexander C Egbe, Donald J Hagler, Nathaniel W Taggart, Rick A Nishimura, Heidi M Connolly, Carole A Warnes
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP) has been shown to correlate better with left atrial pressure (LAP) than ventricular end-diastolic pressure (VEDP) in acquired heart disease. The correlation between VEDP and PAWP and their performance as surrogates for LAP in Fontan patients is unknown. METHODS: Offline single-beat simultaneous measurement of PAWP and VEDP was performed in 50 adult Fontan patients and non-simultaneous hemodynamic data abstracted for calculation of pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR)...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338122/no-co-and-h2-s-what-about-gasotransmitters-in-fish-and-amphibian-hearts
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REVIEW
Sandra Imbrogno, Mariacristina Filice, Maria Carmela Cerra, Alfonsina Gattuso
The gasotransmitters nitric oxide (NO), carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2 S), long considered only toxicant, are produced in vivo during the catabolism of common biological molecules, and are crucial for a large variety of physiological processes. Mounting evidence is emerging that in poikilotherm vertebrates, as in mammals, they modulate the basal performance of the heart and the response to stress challenges. In this review, we will focus on teleost fish and amphibians to highlight the evolutionary importance in vertebrates of the cardiac control elicited by NO, CO and H2 S, and the conservation of the intracellular cascades they activate...
January 16, 2018: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333676/ether-%C3%A3-go-go-k-channels-effective-modulators-of-neuronal-excitability
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Christiane K Bauer, Jürgen R Schwarz
Mammalian EAG (ether-à-go-go) channels are voltage-gated K+ channels. They are encoded by the KCNH gene family and divided into three subfamilies, eag (Kv10), erg (eag-related gene; Kv11) and elk (eag-like; Kv12). All EAG channel subtypes are expressed in the brain where they effectively modulate neuronal excitability. This Topical Review describes the biophysical properties of each of the EAG channel subtypes, their function in neurons and the neurological diseases induced by EAG channel mutations. In contrast to the function of erg currents in the heart where they contribute to repolarization of the cardiac action potential, erg currents in neurons are involved in the maintenance of the resting potential, setting of action potential threshold and frequency accommodation...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332920/aorto-cutaneous-fistula-after-surgical-treatment-of-stanford-type-a-aortic-dissection
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Chenyu Zhao, Zhicheng Zhu, Xiaomei Zheng, Kexiang Liu
An aorto-cutaneous fistula is a rare complication that occurs after aortic surgery. Due to its rarity, postoperative complications are not normally highlighted in most standard teaching. We report here a case of aorto-cutaneous fistula after surgical treatment of a Stanford type A aortic dissection (AD) in a 67-year-old Chinese male. The patient presented with severe right heart dysfunction and a mass was found in the upper-middle of his chest, which started bleeding in the next years. On admission, preoperative aortic computed tomography angiography (CTA) showed a huge hematoma located in the anterior superior mediastinum and a shunt between the embedding cavity of the aortic root and right atrium...
January 15, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332912/impairment-of-iodine-123-metaiodobenzylguanidine-123i-mibg-uptake-in-patients-with-pulmonary-artery-hypertension
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Kenjuro Higo, Kayoko Kubota, Sunao Miyanaga, Masaaki Miyata, Masatoyo Nakajo, Megumi Jinguji, Mitsuru Ohishi
According to recent studies, lung uptake of iodine-123-metaiodobenzylguanidine (123I-MIBG) is impaired in many lung diseases and low lung uptake of 123I-MIBG suggests endothelial dysfunction of the pulmonary artery. 123I-MIBG scintigraphy in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) has not yet been clinically evaluated. We hypothesized that the lung uptake of 123I-MIBG is reduced in patients with PH and differs among PH subtypes. The purpose of the present study was to analyze the lung uptake of 123I-MIBG in patients with PH and compare it with the data obtained by echocardiography or right heart catheterization...
January 15, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332606/tricuspid-flow-and-regurgitation-in-congenital-heart-disease-and-pulmonary-hypertension-comparison-of-4d-flow-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-and-echocardiography
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Mieke M P Driessen, Marjolijn A Schings, Gertjan Tj Sieswerda, Pieter A Doevendans, Erik H Hulzebos, Marco C Post, Repke J Snijder, Jos J M Westenberg, Arie P J van Dijk, Folkert J Meijboom, Tim Leiner
BACKGROUND: Tricuspid valve (TV) regurgitation (TR) is a common complication of pulmonary hypertension and right-sided congenital heart disease, associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Estimation of TR severity by echocardiography and conventional cardiovasvular magnetic resonance (CMR) is not well validated and has high variability. 4D velocity-encoded (4D-flow) CMR was used to measure tricuspid flow in patients with complex right ventricular (RV) geometry and varying degrees of TR...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330935/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-in-a-young-adult-with-transplanted-heart-what-happened-to-denervation
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Marcello Chinali, Roberto Formigari, Giorgia Grutter
This manuscript describes the first report of takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a young heart transplant recipient following angry debate. Our patient is a 21-year-old woman with cardiac transplant performed owing to right ventricular failure in congenital heart disease. Positive echocardiography with typical asymmetry of regional function, positive enzymes, and negative biopsy and angiography met the criteria for the diagnosis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Patient was discharged after 1 week in good clinical conditions and fully recovered cardiac function...
January 13, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330882/rate-of-cough-during-treatment-with-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-placebo-controlled-trials
#17
Davor Vukadinović, Aleksandra Nikolovska Vukadinović, Daniel Lavall, Ulrich Laufs, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Michael Böhm
Use of protective angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I) in patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is sometimes limited by incident coughing. In clinical trials cough occurred also on placebo. We performed a meta-analysis including randomized, placebo-controlled trials reporting cough on ACE-I in patients with CVD. We evaluated the attributable fraction of cough on ACE-I accounting rate on placebo: placebo-adjusted ACE-I (%) = (ACE-I (%) - Placebo (%))/ACE-I (%). 65,054 patients from 22 included studies were analyzed...
January 13, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326113/acute-heart-failure-with-new-onset-continuous-murmur-in-a-26-year-old-man
#18
Yi-Chen Wang, Chen-Wei Huang, Ting-Wei Lin
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 26-year-old man with an unremarkable medical history sensed a momentary retrosternal 'pop' followed by overwhelming dyspnoea, without reporting any prodromal symptoms. At the emergency department, he had a significant tachycardia (170 bpm) and an extreme low diastolic blood pressure (<30 mm Hg). A loud, harsh and continuous murmur could be maximally auscultated at the right lower sternal border. ECG revealed global ST depression with ST elevation in lead aVR...
January 11, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325918/bioactive-fraction-of-rhodiola-algida-against-chronic-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-its-anti-proliferation-mechanism-in-rats
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Xingmei Nan, Shanshan Su, Ke Ma, Xiaodong Ma, Ximeng Wang, Dongzhu Zhaxi, Rili Ge, Zhanqiang Li, Dianxiang Lu
BACKGROUND: Rhodiola algida has long been used to prevent acute and chronic altitude sickness. In our previous study, we screened for a bioactive fraction from R. algida. However, the effects and mechanisms of this bioactive fraction on chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension remain to be elucidated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of bioactive fraction from R. algida (ACRT) on chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (HPAH) and to understand the possible mechanism of its pharmacodynamic actions...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325227/soluble-st2-in-end-stage-heart-failure-before-and-after-support-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device
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C C S Tseng, M M H Huibers, L H Gaykema, E Siera-de Koning, F Z Ramjankhan, A S Maisel, N de Jonge
BACKGROUND: The interleukin-33 (IL-33)/supressor of tumorigenicity 2 (ST2) pathway is suggested to play an important role in fibrosis, remodeling and the progression of heart failure (HF). Increased soluble (sST2) levels are associated with adverse outcome in the average HF population. Less is known about sST2 levels in end-stage HF. Therefore, we studied sST2 levels in end-stage HF and the effect of unloading by left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support on sST2 levels. METHOD AND RESULTS: Serial plasma measurements of sST2 were performed pre-implantation and 1, 3 and 6 months after (LVAD) implantation in 38 patients...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
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