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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146482/impaired-left-atrial-strain-as-a-predictor-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-aortic-valve-replacement-independently-of-left-atrial-size
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Guilherme Pessoa-Amorim, Jennifer Mancio, Luís Vouga, José Ribeiro, Vasco Gama, Nuno Bettencourt, Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Left atrial dysfunction in aortic stenosis may precede atrial enlargement and predict the occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF). To test this hypothesis, we assessed left atrial function and determined its impact on the incidence of AF after aortic valve replacement. METHODS: A total of 149 severe aortic stenosis patients (74±8.6 years, 51% men) with no prior AF were assessed using speckle-tracking echocardiography. Left atrial function was evaluated using peak atrial longitudinal strain (PALS), peak atrial contraction strain (PACS), and phasic left atrial volumes...
November 13, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141873/a-new-predictor-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-hatch-score
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Mithat Selvi, Hasan Gungor, Cemil Zencir, Sevil Gulasti, Ufuk Eryilmaz, Cagdas Akgullu, Selim Durmaz
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between HATCH score and atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. 369 patients (103 patients with AF and 266 patients without AF) undergoing isolated CABG surgery were analyzed. Complete medical records were retrospectively collected to investigate HATCH score. The median age of patients with AF was significantly higher than the median age of non-AF group (60.8±10.0 years vs 67.8±9.5 years, P<0.001). HATCH score was significantly higher in patients who developed AF after CABG surgery than the non-AF group (P=0...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140555/withdrawn-electrical-cardioversion-for-atrial-fibrillation-and-flutter
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REVIEW
Gillian E Mead, Andrew Elder, Andrew D Flapan, John Cordina
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation increases stroke risk and adversely affects cardiovascular haemodynamics. Electrical cardioversion may, by restoring sinus rhythm, improve cardiovascular haemodynamics, reduce the risk of stroke, and obviate the need for long-term anticoagulation. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation or flutter on the risk of thromboembolic events, strokes and mortality (primary outcomes), the rate of cognitive decline, quality of life, the use of anticoagulants and the risk of re-hospitalisation (secondary outcomes) in adults (>18 years)...
November 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138143/minimally-invasive-stand-alone-cox-maze-procedure-for-persistent-and-long-standing-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-perioperative-safety-and-5-year-outcomes
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Niv Ad, Sari D Holmes, Ted Friehling
BACKGROUND: Rhythm control is challenging in patients with extended atrial fibrillation (AF) duration and persistent/long-standing persistent AF. Among surgical approaches to treat AF, the Cox maze procedure performed using alternative energy sources remains superior to other beating heart techniques. We examined permanence of safety and success for the on-pump, minimally invasive, stand-alone Cox maze procedure 5 years after surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Stand-alone, right 5 cm minithoracotomy, Cox maze III/IV procedure for nonparoxysmal AF was conducted in 133 patients (mean follow-up=65±34 months)...
November 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136152/concomitant-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-solitary-pulmonary-nodule-and-atrial-fibrillation
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Rongxin Lu, Ju Mei, Dongfang Zhao, Zhaolei Jiang, Haibo Xiao, Mingsong Wang, Nan Ma
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of both solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) and non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) has increased over the past decade. We performed concomitant video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with modified epicardial radiofrequency ablation procedure for NVAF and SPN resection. METHODS: Sixteen patients (7 men, mean age 62.6 ± 11.2 years) with SPN and NVAF underwent this procedure. Of these patients, 10 had paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and 6 persistent atrial fibrillation...
November 10, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134537/current-status-of-cardiovascular-surgery-in-japan-2013-and-2014-a-report-based-on-the-japan-cardiovascular-surgery-database-4-valvular-heart-surgery
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Kiyoharu Nakano, Norimichi Hirahara, Noboru Motomura, Hiroaki Miyata, Shinichi Takamoto
Data from the Japan cardiovascular surgery database from 2013 to 2014 were analyzed to demonstrate the mortality rate and choice of surgical procedures, especially concerning the selection of valve prosthesis for each valve position and patient age group, and the effects of preoperative complications on mortality and prosthetic valve selection. The proportion of each surgical procedure was compared for each patient age in the aortic, mitral, and tricuspid positions. The proportion of mechanical valve prostheses was 23...
November 13, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131765/comprehensive-cross-sectional-imaging-of-the-pulmonary-veins
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Cameron Hassani, Farhood Saremi
The pulmonary veins carry oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart, but their importance to the radiologist extends far beyond this seemingly straightforward function. The anatomy of the pulmonary veins is variable among patients, with several noteworthy variant and anomalous patterns, including supernumerary pulmonary veins, a common ostium, anomalous pulmonary venous return, and levoatriocardinal veins. Differences in pulmonary vein anatomy and the presence of variant or anomalous anatomy can be of critical importance, especially for preoperative planning of pulmonary and cardiac surgery...
November 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129562/preoperative-use-of-oral-beta-adrenergic-blocking-agents-and-the-incidence-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Paul Min Thein, Kyle White, Khyati Banker, Carole Lunny, Sam Mirzaee, Arthur Nasis
BACKGROUND: Current epidemiological data suggests that postoperative atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter (POAF) causes significant morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. The literature for prophylactic management of POAF is limited, resulting in the lack of clear guidelines on management recommendations. AIM: To examine the efficacy of prophylactic rate control agents in reducing the incidence of new-onset POAF in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery...
October 19, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127542/left-atrial-function-after-epicardial-pulmonary-vein-isolation-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Louise Bagge, Per Blomström, Lena Jidéus, Stefan Lönnerholm, Carina Blomström-Lundqvist
PURPOSE: Epicardial pulmonary vein isolation has become an increasingly used therapy for medically resistant atrial fibrillation. The purpose of the present study was therefore to evaluate if epicardial pulmonary vein isolation combined with ganglionated plexi ablation affects the size and mechanical function of the left atrium, and whether the effects are dependent on the extensiveness of the ablation applications. METHODS: A total of 42 patients underwent an echocardiographic examination prior to and 6 months after a minimal invasive epicardial pulmonary vein isolation procedure for the assessment of the effects on left atrial size and function...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126549/predicting-new-onset-post-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-atrial-fibrillation-with-existing-risk-scores
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Benjamin D Pollock, Giovanni Filardo, Briget da Graca, Teresa K Phan, Gorav Ailawadi, Vinod Thourani, Ralph J Damiano, James R Edgerton
BACKGROUND: New-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operation is associated with poorer survival. Blanket prophylaxis efforts have not appreciably decreased incidence, making targeted prevention for high-risk patients desirable. We compared predictive abilities of existing scores developed/used to predict adverse CABG outcomes (Society of Thoracic Surgeons' [STS] risk of mortality) or AF not associated with cardiac operation (the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology [CHARGE]-AF score, the CHA2DS2-VASc score), and a risk model for predicting postoperative AF following cardiac operations (POAF score), with age (the most consistently identified post-CABG AF risk factor)...
November 7, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121194/cost-effectiveness-of-colchicine-treatment-on-post-operative-atrial-fibrillation-poaf-events-in-patients-of-major-cardiac-surgery
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M Barman, Mahmoud Tantawy, Mark Sopher, Carsten Lennerz
Background: Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) occurs in 20-50% of patients amid post-operative stay after Cardiac Surgery. We intend to determine whether colchicine therapy in patients undergoing cardiac surgery is a cost-effective strategy for prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation. To undertake cost utility analysis and calculate ICUR for colchicine therapy in these subgroup of patients. Design: Decision tree model to calculate the incremental cost utility ratio comparing two treatment strategies in patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
November 7, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120136/postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-prophylaxis-and-lung-resection-%C3%A2-our-experience-with-608-consecutive-patients
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Vjekoslav Karadža, Dinko Stančić-Rokotov, Jasna Špiček Macan, Nevenka Hodoba, Nevenka Kolarić, Sanja Sakan
Postoperative atrial fibrillation is a common complication after lung resection. It is burdened by increased mortality and morbidity, prolonged hospitalization, and higher resource utilization in thoracic surgery patients. Therefore, some kind of pharmacological prophylaxis is recommended. In our patients, diltiazem, a calcium antagonist, is administered. We collected data on all 608 patients having undergone lung resection (no less than lobectomy) between November 2012 and May 2015. This period included patients having received diltiazem during their postoperative stay in our Intensive Care Unit and surgical ward, and those that did not receive it...
March 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114598/long-term-survival-and-toxicity-outcomes-of-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-esophageal-cancer-a-large-single-institutional-cohort-study
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Anhui Shi, Zhongxing Liao, Pamela K Allen, Linus Ho, Mariela Blum Murphy, Dipen M Maru, Stephen G Swisher, Wayne L Hofstetter, Reza J Mehran, James D Cox, Ritsuko Komaki, Steven H Lin
Purpose: In patients with esophageal cancer (EC), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) improves dose sparing to the heart and lung, with some evidence showing clinical benefit. Herein, we report our cumulative clinical experience with the use of IMRT for EC. Methods and materials: This is a retrospective analysis of 587 patients with nonmetastatic EC who were treated consecutively with IMRT from January 2004 to June 30, 2013. All patients with stage I-IVA (American Joint Committee on Cancer 2002) received concurrent chemoradiation therapy either preoperatively or definitively...
July 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109881/hypothermia-with-extreme-bradycardia-following-spinal-cord-infarction-of-septic-origin
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Philippe Hantson, Thierry Duprez
Among other autonomic dysfunctions complicating acute spinal cord injury, deep hypothermia is rare but may induce serious cardiovascular complications. There are few pharmacological options to influence hypothermia. A 66-year-old woman was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) for serious cardiac arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation and asystole) in the context of a deep hypothermia (axillary temperature below 32°C). She had been admitted to the hospital two months before for an acute L4-L5 infectious spondylodiscitis without any initial neurological deficit...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109075/atrioesophageal-fistula-clinical-presentation-procedural-characteristics-diagnostic-investigations-and-treatment-outcomes
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REVIEW
Hui-Chen Han, Francis J Ha, Prashanthan Sanders, Ryan Spencer, Andrew W Teh, David O'Donnell, Omar Farouque, Han S Lim
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous or surgical ablation are increasingly used worldwide in the management of atrial fibrillation. The development of atrioesophageal fistula (AEF) is among the most serious and lethal complications of atrial fibrillation ablation. We sought to characterize the clinical presentation, procedural characteristics, diagnostic investigations, and treatment outcomes of all reported cases of AEF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Electronic searches were conducted in PubMed and Embase for English scientific literature articles...
November 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108780/-bayes-syndrome-in-cardiac-surgery-prevalence-of-interatrial-block-in-patients-younger-than-65-years-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-and-association-with-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation
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Eusebio García-Izquierdo Jaén, Pablo Cobo Rodríguez, Luis Solís Solís, Chinh Pham Trung, Diego Jiménez Sánchez, Manuel Sánchez García, Victor Castro Urda, Jorge Toquero Ramos, Ignacio Fernández Lozano
OBJECTIVE: Interatrial block (IAB) is a well-known entity that is associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). This association is called Bayes' syndrome. The aim of our study was to define the prevalence of IAB among patients younger than 65 years undergoing cardiac surgery and determine whether there is an association between the presence of interatrial conduction delay and postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF). METHOD: A total of 207 patients were enrolled...
November 3, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105078/a-systematic-review-of-the-incidence-of-and-risk-factors-for-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-following-general-surgery
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REVIEW
R Chebbout, E G Heywood, T M Drake, J R L Wild, J Lee, M Wilson, M J Lee
Atrial fibrillation is a common cardiac arrhythmia and can occur de novo following a surgical procedure. It is associated with increased inpatient and long-term mortality. There is limited evidence concerning new-onset atrial fibrillation following abdominal surgery. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of and risk factors for postoperative atrial fibrillation in the general surgical population. A systematic search of the Embase, MEDLINE and Cochrane (CENTRAL) databases was conducted. Studies were included in the review if they reported cases of new-onset atrial fibrillation within 30 days of the index operation...
November 4, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104639/snail1-is-positively-correlated-with-atrial-fibrosis-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-rheumatic-heart-disease
#18
Furong Guo, Xin Yi, Mingjiang Li, Jinrong Fu, Sha Li
The present study investigated the association between Snail1 and atrial fibrosis in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and to determine the possible mechanism underlying this interrelation. A total of 19 patients were included in the current study and were divided into two groups: A sinus rhythm (SR) group (n=9) and an AF group (n=10). All patients underwent heart valve replacement surgery, during which ~200 mg right atrium tissue was obtained. Hematoxylin and eosin and Masson's trichrome-stained sections were used to evaluate the morphological changes of cardiomyocytes and the level of fibrosis...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104202/-successful-surgical-treatment-of-primary-cardiac-lymphoma-detected-with-the-onset-of-acute-heart-failure-report-of-a-case
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Ryosai Inoue, Bun Nakamura, Masahiro Inagaki, Taro Fujii, Koji Hirano, Yasumi Maze, Toshiya Tokui
A 83-year-old woman, suffering from rapidly worsening dyspnea and weight gain from a week ago, was referred for evaluation and treatment of cardiac tumor in the right atrium. Echocardiography and enhanced computed tomography revealed a large tumor, more than 6 cm, occupying the right atrium and blocking the tricuspid valve inflow. Electrocardiogram showed bradycardiac atrial fibrillation. We performed partial resection with cardiopulmonary bypass, in order to improve hemodynamics and to make a definite diagnosis...
November 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104194/-efficacy-of-transdermal-patch-of-bisoprolol-for-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-after-open-heart-surgery
#20
Kenji Yamamoto, Tomoyuki Yamada, Mamoru Hamuro, Masahide Kawatou, Sakae Enomoto
2014 American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) guidelines recommend beta blocker for prevention and management of perioperative atrial fibrillation and flutter for thoracic surgical procedures. In recent years, transdermal patch of bisoprolol (TDPB) has become available in Japan. We examined the efficacy of TDPB for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) after open heart surgery. Among 289 patients who had undergone open heart surgery in our hospital from December 2013 to April 2016, 48(16.6%)patients, for whom TDPB was used for PAF, were analyzed retrospectively...
November 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
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