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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332241/atrial-fibrillation-is-associated-with-sudden-cardiac-death-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pattara Rattanawong, Sikarin Upala, Tanawan Riangwiwat, Veeravich Jaruvongvanich, Anawin Sanguankeo, Wasawat Vutthikraivit, Eugene H Chung
PURPOSE: Recent studies suggest that atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk and mortality including sudden cardiac death (SCD). According to the Cardiovascular Heath Study cohort, the incident rate of SCD was higher in the AF population (2.9 per 1000 per year) compared with non-AF controls (1.3 per 1000 per year). In this study, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the association between AF and SCD. METHODS: We comprehensively searched the databases of MEDLINE and EMBASE from inception to January 2017...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325973/cardiac-electronic-implantable-devices-after-tricuspid-valve-surgery
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Raphaël P Martins, Vincent Galand, Christophe Leclercq, Jean-Claude Daubert
The demand for tricuspid valve (TV) surgery has increased continuously these last years. Recent registry data have confirmed that TV repair or replacement carry an increased risk of conduction disorders requiring permanent pacemaker implantation, specifically for patients having multivalve surgery. The implantation of an endocardial right ventricular lead in those patients may impair TV function, and some other approaches may be discussed to avoid traversing the valve. This contemporary review describes the different options currently available for patients requiring pacemaker or defibrillation leads implantation after TV surgery...
January 8, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322351/from-pacemaker-to-wearable-techniques-for-ecg-detection-systems
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REVIEW
Ashish Kumar, Rama Komaragiri, Manjeet Kumar
With the alarming rise in the deaths due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD), present medical research scenario places notable importance on techniques and methods to detect CVDs. As adduced by world health organization, technological proceeds in the field of cardiac function assessment have become the nucleus and heart of all leading research studies in CVDs in which electrocardiogram (ECG) analysis is the most functional and convenient tool used to test the range of heart-related irregularities. Most of the approaches present in the literature of ECG signal analysis consider noise removal, rhythm-based analysis, and heartbeat detection to improve the performance of a cardiac pacemaker...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320931/physician-decision-making-in-anticoagulating-atrial-fibrillation-a-prospective-survey-of-a-physician-notification-system-for-atrial-fibrillation-detected-on-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-of-patients-at-increased-risk-of-stroke
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Justin M Cloutier, Clarence Khoo, Brett Hiebert, Anthony Wassef, Colette M Seifer
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness of a physician notification system for atrial fibrillation (AF) detected on cardiac devices, and to assess predictors of anticoagulation in patients with device-detected AF. METHODS: In 2013, a physician notification system for AF detected on a patient's CIED [including pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices] was implemented, with a recommendation to consider oral anticoagulation in high-risk patients...
January 1, 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318430/an-eight-year-prospective-controlled-study-about-the-safety-and-diagnostic-value-of-cardiac-and-non-cardiac-1-5-t-mri-in-patients-with-a-conventional-pacemaker-or-a-conventional-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Pierpaolo Lupo, Riccardo Cappato, Giovanni Di Leo, Francesco Secchi, Giacomo D E Papini, Sara Foresti, Hussam Ali, Guido M G De Ambroggi, Antonio Sorgente, Gianluca Epicoco, Paola M Cannaò, Francesco Sardanelli
OBJECTIVES: To investigate safety and diagnostic value of 1.5-T MRI in carriers of conventional pacemaker (cPM) or conventional implantable defibrillator (cICD). METHODS: We prospectively compared cPM/cICD-carriers undergoing MRI (study group, SG), excluding those device-dependent or implanted <6 weeks before enrolment or prior to 01/01/2000, with cPM/cICD-carriers undergoing chest x-ray, CT or follow-up (reference group, RG). RESULTS: 142 MRI (55 cardiac) were performed in 120 patients with cPM (n=71) or cICD (n=71)...
January 9, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317140/transvenous-pacing-in-pediatric-patients-with-bipolar-lumenless-lead-ten-year-clinical-experience
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Paolo De Filippo, Fabrizio Giofrè, Cristina Leidi, Michele Senni, Paola Ferrari
INTRODUCTION: A number of challenges can affect long-term performance of endocardial implanted systems in pediatric patients. Select Secure™ lead offers potential advantages for this population. This analysis aims to evaluate long-term performance of this lead in children, with and without congenital heart disease. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients younger than 16years, implanted with at least one Select Secure™ lead at our institution, was performed...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316936/perioperative-complications-after-surgical-treatment-in-degenerative-adult-de-novo-scoliosis
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Maciej J K Simon, Henry F H Halm, Markus Quante
BACKGROUND: Degenerative adult de novo (DAD) scoliosis appears characteristically in the sixth or seventh decade with symptoms of severe back pain and radiculopathy or spinal claudication. The aim of this study was to enhance the knowledge of perioperative complications and detect possible risk factors in this selective DAD scoliosis surgery. METHODS: This retrospective study included only patients with DAD scoliosis undergone correction spondylodesis with previous failure of conservative treatment...
January 10, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314081/predictors-and-outcomes-of-patients-requiring-repeat-transvenous-lead-extraction-of-pacemaker-and-defibrillator-leads
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Simon Claridge, Jonathan Johnson, Gazi Sadnan, Jonathan M Behar, Bradley Porter, Benjamin Sieniewicz, Tom Jackson, Jessica Webb, Justin Gould, Manav Sohal, Shoaib Hamid, Nik Patel, Jaswinder Gill, Christopher A Rinaldi
BACKGROUND: A proportion of patients who undergo an initial lead extraction procedure will require a second, repeat extraction. Data regarding this clinical entity are scarce and neither the predisposing risk factors for, nor outcomes from these procedures have been described previously. We sought to determine the incidence, risk factors and outcomes of repeat lead extraction. METHODS: A database of extraction procedures from 2001-2015 was analyzed. Repeat extraction procedures were identified and the indication for extraction was dichotomized into infection and lead related problems...
January 5, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313141/-annual-report-2015-of-the-german-cardiac-pacemaker-and-defibrillator-register-part-2-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-cardiac-pacemaker-working-group-at-the-iqtig-institute-for-quality-assurance-and-transparency-in-health-care
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REVIEW
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313140/-annual-report-2015-of-the-german-cardiac-pacemaker-and-defibrillator-register-part-1-pace-makers
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REVIEW
A Markewitz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 8, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305146/a-novel-trousers-like-technique-for-the-extraction-of-22-year-old-pacemaker-leads
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Christos D Kontogiannis, Marinos Kosmopoulos, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Eleftherios Spartalis, Maria-Eirini Tselegkidi, Eftychia Hamodraka, Sofia Chatzidou
Cardiac management devices have become an integral part of our armament for treatment of heart diseases. However, complications may arise mandating extraction of either the device or the lead. The non-interventional lead extraction has become a topic of avid debate as simple traction is associated with low success rates while laser-assisted extraction carries a high economic cost. Herein we present a case of 22-year-old pacemaker leads extracted with a novel "trouser-like technique" that could present an attractive alternative for leads implanted in a time lapse of more than 10 years when laser sheaths are not accessible...
January 2, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302939/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-high-risk-inoperable-patients-repositionable-versus-non-repositionable-self-expanding-valve
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Verena Veulemans, Dagmar B Sötemann, Laura Kleinebrecht, Stefanie Keymel, Christian Jung, Tobias Zeus, Malte Kelm, Ralf Westenfeld
BACKGROUND: Although next-generation cardiac prostheses have shown favorable results in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), these have mostly been documented in intermediate-risk patients. Whether this could be translated to high-risk patients is not known. Hence, the safety and clinical performance of the new, repositionable CoreValve Evolut R-System (ERS) was evaluated by comparison with a non-repositionable CoreValve-System (CVS), in 96 high-risk/inoperable (HRI) patients...
July 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300970/patients-knowledge-and-attitudes-regarding-living-with-implantable-electronic-devices-results-of-a-multicentre-multinational-patient-survey-conducted-by-the-european-heart-rhythm-association
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Kristina Hermann Haugaa, Tatjana S Potpara, Serge Boveda, Jean-Calude Deharo, Jian Chen, Dan Dobreanu, Stefano Fumagalli, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Antonio Hernandez Madrid, Torben Bjerregaard Larsen, Elena Sciarrafia, Milos Taborsky, Roland Richard Tilz, Paolo Pieragnoli, Andrzej Przybylski, Nikolaos Dagres
The purpose of this patient survey was to analyse the knowledge, experiences, and attitudes regarding cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) in patients with pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), or cardiac resynchronization devices. Of the 1644 patients with CIEDs from seven European countries, 88% were over 50 years of age. Most patients (90%) knew what device they were implanted with and felt sufficiently informed about the indications for therapy. As many as 42% of patients needed additional information on the battery replacement and limitations in physical activity...
December 28, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300890/lateral-thoracotomy-for-epicardial-pacemaker-placement-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Paulina J Haight, Robert E Stewart, Elizabeth V Saarel, Gosta B Pettersson, Hani K Najm, Peter F Aziz
OBJECTIVES: Our institution adopted a lateral thoracotomy approach to epicaridal pacemaker implantation with the objective of avoiding epicardial scar tissue and to achieve adequate lead pacing and sensing. We sought to assess the short-term outcomes of this approach. METHODS: A single-centre review was conducted in paediatric patients and adults with congenital heart disease or inherited arrhythmia syndromes who underwent a lateral thoracotomy for epicardial pacemaker placement from August 2010 to January 2016...
January 2, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300871/leadless-pacemaker-implantation-in-achondroplastic-dwarfism-and-recurrent-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-infections-a-case-report
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Giovanni Morani, Bruna Bolzan, Gianluca Borio, Luca Tomasi, Flavio Luciano Ribichini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 29, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297907/-combined-left-atrial-appendage-percutaneous-closure-and-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-a-single-center-experience
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Elisa Pelissero, Marco Giuggia, Maria Chiara Todaro, Giuseppe Trapani, Benedetta Giordano, Gaetano Senatore
BACKGROUND: We evaluated long-term safety and efficacy of concomitant left atrial appendage (LAA) closure and atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. METHODS: From February 2013 to June 2017, all patients referred for AF ablation and LAA closure (group 1) were enrolled in the study and compared with a matched control group undergoing AF ablation only (group 2). Pulmonary vein isolation was achieved in all cases with radiofrequency or cryoballoon. LAA was occluded with Watchman or Amplatzer Cardiac Plug or Amulet (ACP) devices...
December 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281579/safety-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-cardiac-devices
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Saman Nazarian, Rozann Hansford, Amir A Rahsepar, Valeria Weltin, Diana McVeigh, Esra Gucuk Ipek, Alan Kwan, Ronald D Berger, Hugh Calkins, Albert C Lardo, Michael A Kraut, Ihab R Kamel, Stefan L Zimmerman, Henry R Halperin
BACKGROUND: Patients who have pacemakers or defibrillators are often denied the opportunity to undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) because of safety concerns, unless the devices meet certain criteria specified by the Food and Drug Administration (termed "MRI-conditional" devices). METHODS: We performed a prospective, nonrandomized study to assess the safety of MRI at a magnetic field strength of 1.5 Tesla in 1509 patients who had a pacemaker (58%) or an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (42%) that was not considered to be MRI-conditional (termed a "legacy" device)...
December 28, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280096/management-of-bradyarrhythmias-in-heart-failure-a-tailored-approach
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Daniele Masarone, Ernesto Ammendola, Anna Rago, Rita Gravino, Gemma Salerno, Marta Rubino, Tommaso Marrazzo, Antonio Molino, Paolo Calabrò, Giuseppe Pacileo, Giuseppe Limongelli
Patients with heart failure (HF) may develop a range of bradyarrhythmias including sinus node dysfunction, various degrees of atrioventricular block, and ventricular conduction delay. Device implantation has been recommended in these patients, but the specific etiology should be sought as it may influence the choice of the type of device required (pacemaker vs. implantable cardiac defibrillator). Also, pacing mode must be carefully set in patients with heart failure (HF) and left ventricular systolic dysfunction...
December 27, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277685/cardiac-rhythm-and-pacemaking-abnormalities-in-patients-affected-by-endemic-pemphigus-in-colombia-may-be-a-result-of-deposition-of-autoantibodies-complement-fibrinogen-and-other-molecules
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Ana Maria Abreu Velez, Michael S Howard, Jorge Enrique Velazquez-Velez
BACKGROUND: We showed that one third of the patients affected by endemic pemphigus foliaceus in El Bagre, Colombia (El Bagre-EPF) display autoreactivity to the heart. OBJECTIVE: We aim to investigate rhythm disturbances with presence of autoantibodies and correlate them with electrocardiographic changes in these patients. METHODS: We performed a study comparing 30 patients and 30 controls from the endemic area, matched by demographics including age, sex and weight; work activities, comorbidities, among other variables...
December 22, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274800/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-device-implantation-in-a-patient-with-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-without-communicating-innominate-vein-should-we-proceed-from-the-same-side-a-dilemma-revisited
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Debabrata Bera, Neeta Bachani, Prashant Pawar, Chetan Rathi, Vadivelu Ramalingam, Yash Lokhandwala
Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is an uncommon congenital anomaly. We report a case of implantation of cardiac resynchronization therapy - pacemaker (CRT-P) device in a 38-year-old lady with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. After left axillary vein puncture, we faced an unexpected entry of left subclavian to PLSVC draining into the coronary sinus (CS). The target posterolateral vein which had been identified before seemed to have an acute angle at its entry into the CS. Hence, at this stage we were in a dilemma, whether to switch to the right side or to continue from the same side...
December 21, 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
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