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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097671/junctional-ectopic-tachycardia-localization-and-procedural-approach-using-cryoablation
#1
Alyson R Pierick, Ian H Law, Jennifer R Muldonado, Nicholas H VON Bergen
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) may still be difficult to control with antiarrhythmic therapy. Transcatheter ablation can be challenging and may be associated with a high risk of unintended AV block. The objective of this manuscript is to report the procedural technique, the location of the successful ablation and the procedural characteristics while utilizing 3D mapping for cryoablation of JET. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on all patients who had undergone cryothermal ablation for the treatment of JET at a single center...
January 18, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058808/repeatability-of-ectopic-beats-from-48-hr-ambulatory-electrocardiography-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
#2
Michelle L Meyer, Elsayed Z Soliman, Lisa M Wruck, Thomas H Mosley, Lynne E Wagenknecht, Anna K Poon, Eric A Whitsel, Alvaro Alonso, Gerardo Heiss, Laura R Loehr
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to characterize the repeatability of ectopic beats, defined by premature atrial contractions (PACs) and premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), on ambulatory electrocardiogram (aECG) monitoring and evaluate the effect of length of aECG monitoring on the repeatability estimates. METHODS: This analysis includes 95 randomly selected participants from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC; 2011-2013). The participants wore a Holter monitor for two, 48-hr periods separated by a mean of 38 days following an identical, standardized protocol...
January 6, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052965/the-sglt2-inhibitor-dapagliflozin-prevents-cardiomyopathy-in-a-diabetic-lipodystrophic-mouse-model
#3
Michael Joubert, Benoît Jagu, David Montaigne, Xavier Marechal, Angela Tesse, Audrey Ayer, Lucile Dollet, Cédric Le May, Gilles Toumaniantz, Alain Manrique, Flavien Charpentier, Bart Staels, Jocelyne Magré, Bertand Cariou, Xavier Prieur
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a well-recognized independent risk factor for heart failure (HF). T2DM is associated with altered cardiac energy metabolism, leading to ectopic lipid accumulation and glucose overload, the exact contribution of these two parameters remaining unclear. To provide new insight into the mechanism driving the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy, we studied a unique model of T2DM: lipodystrophic Bscl2(-/-) (seipin knockout (SKO)) mice. Echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging revealed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with left ventricular dysfunction in SKO mice and these two abnormalities were strongly correlated with hyperglycemia...
January 4, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028007/ectopic-left-ventricular-apical-diverticulum
#4
Srinivasa Prasad, Gurbhej Singh, Deepa S Kumar, S Sivasankaran, V K Ajit Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 27, 2016: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012557/exercise-testing-for-long-term-follow-up-in-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
#5
Daniel Karlsson, Jan Engvall, Agota Alfoldine Ando, Meriam Åström Aneq
OBJECTIVES: We investigated arrhythmia, electrocardiography and physical work capacity (PWC) in the follow-up of ARVC. DESIGN: Twenty-three patients (13 men; age 41±12years) fulfilling diagnostic criteria were re-investigated after at least five years. RESULTS: Ventricular arrhythmia during exercise testing (ET) was present in 14 patients (61%) and showed variation between examinations. In eleven (48%), complex ventricular ectopic activity was observed at peak exercise or immediately thereafter...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011584/effect-of-anisotropy-on-ventricular-vulnerability-to-unidirectional-block-and-reentry-by-single-premature-stimulation-during-normal-sinus-rhythm-in-rat-heart
#6
Stefano Rossi, Andrea Buccarello, Philip R Ershler, Robert L Lux, Sergio Callegari, Domenico Corradi, Luca Carnevali, Andrea Sgoifo, Michele Miragoli, Ezio Musso, Emilio Macchi
Single high-intensity premature stimuli when applied to the ventricles during ventricular drive of an ectopic site, as in the Winfree's "pinwheel experiment", usually induce reentry arrhythmias in the normal heart, while single low-intensity stimuli barely do. Yet, ventricular arrhythmia vulnerability during normal sinus-rhythm remains largely unexplored. With a view to define the role of anisotropy on ventricular vulnerability to unidirectional conduction block and reentry, we revisited the pinwheel experiment with reduced constraints in the in situ rat heart...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008297/altered-calcium-handling-and-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-acute-ischemia
#7
REVIEW
Peter Baumeister, T Alexander Quinn
Acute ischemia results in deadly cardiac arrhythmias that are a major contributor to sudden cardiac death (SCD). The electrophysiological changes involved have been extensively studied, yet the mechanisms of ventricular arrhythmias during acute ischemia remain unclear. What is known is that during acute ischemia both focal (ectopic excitation) and nonfocal (reentry) arrhythmias occur, due to an interaction of altered electrical, mechanical, and biochemical properties of the myocardium. There is particular interest in the role that alterations in intracellular calcium handling, which cause changes in intracellular calcium concentration and to the calcium transient, play in ischemia-induced arrhythmias...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974163/microcephaly-proteins-wdr62-and-aspm-define-a-mother-centriole-complex-regulating-centriole-biogenesis-apical-complex-and-cell-fate
#8
Divya Jayaraman, Andrew Kodani, Dilenny M Gonzalez, Joseph D Mancias, Ganeshwaran H Mochida, Cristiana Vagnoni, Jeffrey Johnson, Nevan Krogan, J Wade Harper, Jeremy F Reiter, Timothy W Yu, Byoung-Il Bae, Christopher A Walsh
Mutations in several genes encoding centrosomal proteins dramatically decrease the size of the human brain. We show that Aspm (abnormal spindle-like, microcephaly-associated) and Wdr62 (WD repeat-containing protein 62) interact genetically to control brain size, with mice lacking Wdr62, Aspm, or both showing gene dose-related centriole duplication defects that parallel the severity of the microcephaly and increased ectopic basal progenitors, suggesting premature delamination from the ventricular zone. Wdr62 and Aspm localize to the proximal end of the mother centriole and interact physically, with Wdr62 required for Aspm localization, and both proteins, as well as microcephaly protein Cep63, required to localize CENPJ/CPAP/Sas-4, a final common target...
November 23, 2016: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939495/development-and-impact-of-arrhythmias-after-the-norwood-procedure-a-report-from-the-pediatric-heart-network
#9
Matthew E Oster, Shan Chen, Nicholas Dagincourt, Yaniv Bar-Cohen, Matthew Brothers, Nicole Cain, Steven D Colan, Richard J Czosek, Jamie A Decker, David G Gamboa, Salim F Idriss, Joel A Kirsh, Martin J LaPage, Richard G Ohye, Elizabeth Radojewski, Maully Shah, Eric S Silver, Anoop K Singh, Joel D Temple, John Triedman, Jonathan R Kaltman
OBJECTIVES: The study objective was to determine the predictors of new-onset arrhythmia among infants with single-ventricle anomalies during the post-Norwood hospitalization and the association of those arrhythmias with postoperative outcomes (ventilator time and length of stay) and interstage mortality. METHODS: After excluding patients with preoperative arrhythmias, we used data from the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial to identify risk factors for tachyarrhythmias (atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, junctional ectopic tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia) and atrioventricular block (second or third degree) among 544 eligible patients...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932430/bladder-agenesis-ectopic-ureters-and-a-multicystic-dysplastic-horseshoe-kidney-in-one-twin-newborn-with-normal-amniotic-fluid-index-in-utero
#10
Marium Naveed Khan, William F Walsh
A monochorionic-diamniotic twin baby presented with intrauterine growth restriction and anuria. The baby was found to have bladder agenesis, a pelvic dysplastic horseshoe kidney, vertebral anomalies, a ventricular septal defect and facial dysmorphisms. It was surprising to find no abnormalities in amniotic fluid indices prenatally, suggesting the possibility of urine output that declined as the pregnancy proceeded. Some degree of twin-to-twin transfusion of amniotic fluid was also possible, which could have rescued the oligohydramnios known to be associated with kidney and urinary tract abnormalities...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907103/tbx20-is-an-essential-regulator-of-embryonic-heart-growth-in-zebrafish
#11
Steffen Just, Linda Raphel, Ina M Berger, Anja Bühler, Mirjam Keßler, Wolfgang Rottbauer
The molecular mechanisms that regulate cardiomyocyte proliferation during embryonic heart growth are not completely deciphered yet. In a forward genetic N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU) mutagenesis screen, we identified the recessive embryonic-lethal zebrafish mutant line weiches herz (whz). Homozygous mutant whz embryos display impaired heart growth due to diminished embryonic cardiomyocyte proliferation resulting in cardiac hypoplasia and weak cardiac contraction. By positional cloning, we found in whz mutant zebrafish a missense mutation within the T-box 20 (Tbx20) transcription factor gene leading to destabilization of Tbx20 protein...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889788/inhibition-of-angiotensin-ii-production-increases-susceptibility-to-acute-ischemia-reperfusion-arrhythmia
#12
Eylem Taskin, Kadir Ali Tuncer, Celal Guven, Salih Tunc Kaya, Nurcan Dursun
BACKGROUND Myocardial ischemia and reperfusion lead to impairment of electrolyte balance and, eventually, lethal arrhythmias. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of pharmacological inhibition of angiotensin-II (Ang-II) production on heart tissue with ischemia-reperfusion damage, arrhythmia, and oxidative stress. MATERIAL AND METHODS Rats were divided into 4 groups: only ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R), captopril (CAP), aliskiren (AL), and CAP+AL. The drugs were given by gavage 30 min before anesthesia...
November 27, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875987/biomarkers-of-cardiovascular-injury-and-stress-are-associated-with-increased-frequency-of-ventricular-ectopy-a-population-based-study
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Julia Brox Skranes, Gunnar Einvik, Silje Kjeka Namtvedt, Anna Randby, Harald Hrubos-Strøm, Jon Brynildsen, Tor-Arne Hagve, Virend K Somers, Helge Røsjø, Torbjørn Omland
BACKGROUND: Asymptomatic ventricular arrhythmias are common and associated with increased risk of cardiovascular mortality. Cardiac troponins, natriuretic peptides and C-reactive protein (CRP) are also predictive of adverse cardiovascular events in the general population, but limited information is available on the relationship between these biomarkers and ventricular ectopy in a community-based population. The objectives were to evaluate the associations between ventricular ectopic activity and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), high sensitivity-troponin I (hs-TnI) and hs-CRP in a community-based setting...
November 22, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875591/reentry-and-ectopic-pacemakers-emerge-in-a-three-dimensional-model-for-a-slab-of-cardiac-tissue-with-diffuse-microfibrosis-near-the-percolation-threshold
#14
Sergio Alonso, Rodrigo Weber Dos Santos, Markus Bär
Arrhythmias in cardiac tissue are generally associated with irregular electrical wave propagation in the heart. Cardiac tissue is formed by a discrete cell network, which is often heterogeneous. Recently, it was shown in simulations of two-dimensional (2D) discrete models of cardiac tissue that a wave crossing a fibrotic, heterogeneous region may produce reentry and transient or persistent ectopic activity provided the fraction of conducting connections is just above the percolation threshold. Here, we investigate the occurrence of these phenomena in three-dimensions by simulations of a discrete model representing a thin slab of cardiac tissue...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847165/bartonella-associated-inflammatory-cardiomyopathy-in-a-dog
#15
R A Santilli, S Battaia, M Perego, M Tursi, E Grego, C Marzufero, P Gianella
A 6-year-old, male, mongrel dog was presented for acute onset of dyspnea and cough. At admission, the dog was cachectic and severely depressed. The electrocardiogram showed a sinus rhythm conducted with left bundle truncular branch block and interrupted by frequent multiform ventricular ectopic beats organized in allorhythmias. Thoracic radiographs revealed a marked cardiomegaly with perihilar edema, whereas transthoracic echocardiography revealed a dilated cardiomyopathy with segmental dyskinesis. Furosemide, enalapril, pimobendan, and mexiletine were prescribed, and a Holter was scheduled after resolution of congestive heart failure...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833567/myofibroblasts-electrotonically-coupled-to-cardiomyocytes-alter-conduction-insights-at-the-cellular-level-from-a-detailed-in-silico-tissue-structure-model
#16
Florian Jousset, Ange Maguy, Stephan Rohr, Jan P Kucera
Fibrotic myocardial remodeling is typically accompanied by the appearance of myofibroblasts (MFBs). In vitro, MFBs were shown to slow conduction and precipitate ectopic activity following gap junctional coupling to cardiomyocytes (CMCs). To gain further mechanistic insights into this arrhythmogenic MFB-CMC crosstalk, we performed numerical simulations in cell-based high-resolution two-dimensional tissue models that replicated experimental conditions. Cell dimensions were determined using confocal microscopy of single and co-cultured neonatal rat ventricular CMCs and MFBs...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791149/cardiac-arrhythmia-in-a-mouse-model-of-sodium-channel-scn8a-epileptic-encephalopathy
#17
Chad R Frasier, Jacy L Wagnon, Yangyang Oliver Bao, Luke G McVeigh, Luis F Lopez-Santiago, Miriam H Meisler, Lori L Isom
: Patients with early infantile epileptic encephalopathy (EIEE) are at increased risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). De novo mutations of the sodium channel gene SCN8A, encoding the sodium channel Nav1.6, result in EIEE13 (OMIM 614558), which has a 10% risk of SUDEP. Here, we investigated the cardiac phenotype of a mouse model expressing the gain of function EIEE13 patient mutation p.Asn1768Asp in Scn8a (Nav1.6-N1768D). We tested Scn8a(N1768D/+) mice for alterations in cardiac excitability...
October 26, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751290/aconite-poisoning-with-arrhythmia-and-shock
#18
Sandeep Tak, Manoj Lakhotia, Alok Gupta, Amit Sagar, Gopal Bohra, Rajesh Bajari
A 55-year-old male presented with history of nausea, vomiting, palpitation paresthesis and profuse sweating in emergency department 2h after ingestion of "Bachnaag" (Aconite) root. Examination revealed shock with irregular pulses. Initial ECG showed frequent multifocal ventricular ectopics (VE), which later turned to short runs of ventricular tachycardia (VT). Immediate gastric lavage was done and activated charcoal given. Patient was treated with fluid resuscitation without any improvement in blood pressure...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732926/quantitative-analysis-of-ventricular-ectopic-beats-in-short-term-rr-interval-recordings-to-predict-imminent-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia
#19
Marisol Martínez-Alanis, Silvia Ruiz-Velasco, Claudia Lerma
BACKGROUND: Most approaches to predict ventricular tachyarrhythmias which are based on RR intervals consider only sinus beats, excluding premature ventricular complexes (PVCs). The method known as heartprint, which analyses PVCs and their characteristics, has prognostic value for fatal arrhythmias on long recordings of RR intervals (>70,000 beats). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate characteristics of PVCs from short term recordings (around 1000 beats) and their prognostic value for imminent sustained tachyarrhythmia...
October 3, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662633/radionuclide-assessment-of-cardiac-function-and-dyssynchrony-in-children-with-idiopathic-ventricular-tachycardia
#20
Konstantin V Zavadovsky, Victor V Saushkin, Mikhail S Khlynin, Sergey V Popov, Yuri B Lishmanov
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of idiopathic ventricular tachycardia and premature ventricular beats on cardiac function and dyssynchrony and to elucidate relationships between data of scintigraphic and intracardiac electrophysiology studies (EPSs). METHODS: The study comprised 64 patients with idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias (VAs; median age of 14 years ranging from 8 to 18 years). The control group comprised 20 patients (median age of 12 ranging from 7 to 16 years) without cardiac arrhythmias...
November 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
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