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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312750/mitral-valve-prolapse-an-underestimated-cause-of-sudden-cardiac-death-a-current-review-of-the-literature
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Michael Spartalis, Eleni Tzatzaki, Eleftherios Spartalis, Antonios Athanasiou, Demetrios Moris, Christos Damaskos, Nikolaos Garmpis, Vassilis Voudris
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a common valve abnormality in general population. Despite the general belief of a benign disorder, several articles since the 1980s report sudden cardiac death (SCD) in MVP patients, with a substantial percentage of asymptomatic young individuals. The problem is to detect those patients at increased risk and implement methods that are suitable to prevent cardiac arrest. This review investigates the correlation between MVP and SCD, the understanding of the pathophysiology, the strategies for detecting those at risk and treatment options...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310559/arrhythmias-in-children-in-early-postoperative-period-after-cardiac-surgery
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Manoj Kumar Sahu, Anupam Das, Bharat Siddharth, Sachin Talwar, Sarvesh Pal Singh, Atul Abraham, Arin Choudhury
BACKGROUND: Postoperative arrhythmias are a known complication after cardiac surgical repairs for congenital heart disease. METHODS: Data were reviewed pertaining to incidence, diagnosis, potential risk factors, and management of postoperative arrhythmias in 369 consecutive patients under 18 years of age, undergoing elective open heart surgery. All children were admitted to the intensive care unit and continuous electrocardiographic monitoring was performed. Patient factors such as Aristotle Basic Complexity Score, total surgical duration, hypotension, tachycardia, serum lactate level, and inotropic score were analyzed...
January 2018: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299677/compression-of-a-giant-pseudomeningocele-causing-transient-anoxic-seizures-a-case-report
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Alhafidz Hamdan, A Saxena, G Rao, M Ivanov
Transient anoxic seizure upon application of pressure on a giant pseudomeningocele has never been reported in the literature; such abrupt changes in intracranial pressure due to large volume of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) translocation, if left untreated may lead to permanent cerebral hypoxic injury and death. Here we describe a case of a 26-year-old woman who had undergone lumbar disc surgery in another unit few months ago and developed a large lump around her back. Any pressure on the lump resulted in headaches and at times episodes of seizures...
January 3, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258517/r-wave-synchronised-atrial-pacing-in-pediatric-patients-with-postoperative-junctional-ectopic-tachycardia-the-atrioventricular-interval-investigated-by-computational-analysis-and-clinical-evaluation
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Andreas Entenmann, Miriam Michel, Bruno Ismer, Roman Gebauer
BACKGROUND: R-wave synchronised atrial pacing is an effective temporary pacing therapy in infants with postoperative junctional ectopic tachycardia. In the technique currently used, adverse short or long intervals between atrial pacing and ventricular sensing (AP-VS) may be observed during routine clinical practice. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyse outcomes of R-wave synchronised atrial pacing and the relationship between maximum tracking rates and AP-VS intervals...
December 19, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225683/concurrent-maternal-and-fetal-tachyarrhythmia-in-pregnancy
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Nadia Gabarin, Edgar T Jaeggi, Danna A Spears, Mathew Sermer, Candice K Silversides, Catriona J Bhagra
The occurrence of a maternal and fetal tachyarrhythmia together in pregnancy is exceedingly rare. We report a case of a persistent fetal atrial ectopic tachycardia occurring in conjunction with a maternal atrial tachycardia with left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Amiodarone was effective in treating both maternal and fetal arrhythmias.
December 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216239/effects-of-early-afterdepolarizations-on-excitation-patterns-in-an-accurate-model-of-the-human-ventricles
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Enid Van Nieuwenhuyse, Gunnar Seemann, Alexander V Panfilov, Nele Vandersickel
Early Afterdepolarizations, EADs, are defined as the reversal of the action potential before completion of the repolarization phase, which can result in ectopic beats. However, the series of mechanisms of EADs leading to these ectopic beats and related cardiac arrhythmias are not well understood. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the influence of this single cell behavior on the whole heart level. For this study we used a modified version of the Ten Tusscher-Panfilov model of human ventricular cells (TP06) which we implemented in a 3D ventricle model including realistic fiber orientations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209225/cxl-1020-a-novel-nitroxyl-hno-prodrug-is-more-effective-than-milrinone-in-models-of-diastolic-dysfunction-a-cardiovascular-therapeutic-an-efficacy-and-safety-study-in-the-rat
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Steve R Roof, Yukie Ueyama, Reza Mazhari, Robert L Hamlin, J Craig Hartman, Mark T Ziolo, John E Reardon, Carlos L Del Rio
The nitroxyl (HNO) prodrug, CXL-1020, induces vasorelaxation and improves cardiac function in canine models and patients with systolic heart failure (HF). HNO's unique mechanism of action may be applicable to a broader subset of cardiac patients. This study investigated the load-independent safety and efficacy of CXL-1020 in two rodent (rat) models of diastolic heart failure and explored potential drug interactions with common HF background therapies. In vivo left-ventricular hemodynamics/pressure-volume relationships assessed before/during a 30 min IV infusion of CXL-1020 demonstrated acute load-independent positive inotropic, lusitropic, and vasodilatory effects in normal rats...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187112/the-impact-of-time-to-rate-control-of-junctional-ectopic-tachycardia-after-congenital-heart-surgery
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Joel Kian Boon Lim, Yee Hui Mok, Yee Jim Loh, Teng Hong Tan, Jan Hau Lee
BACKGROUND: Junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) after congenital heart disease (CHD) surgery is often self-limiting but is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Contributing factors and impact of time to achieve rate control of JET are poorly described. METHODS: From January 2010 to June 2015, a retrospective, single-center cohort study was performed of children who developed JET after CHD surgery . We classified the cohort into two groups: patients who achieved rate control of JET in ≤24 hours and in >24 hours...
November 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184844/effect-of-different-doses-of-oxytocin-on-cardiac-electrophysiology-and-arrhythmias-induced-by-ischemia
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Fariba Houshmand, Mahdieh Faghihi, Alireza Imani, Soleiman Kheiri
The onset of acute myocardial ischemia (MI) is accompanied by a rapid increase in electrical instability and often fatal ventricular arrhythmias. This study investigated that whether oxytocin (OT) can modulate ischemia-induced arrhythmias and considered relationships between the severity of arrhythmia and the electrocardiogram parameters during ischemia. OT (0.0001-1 μg) was administrated intraperitoneally 30 min before ischemia. To examine receptor involved, a selective OT-receptor antagonist, atosiban (ATO), was infused 10 min before OT...
October 2017: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150491/hypothermia-modulates-arrhythmia-substrates-during-different-phases-of-resuscitation-from-ischemic-cardiac-arrest
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Joseph S Piktel, Aurelia Cheng, Matthew McCauley, Zack Dale, Michelle Nassal, Danielle Maleski, Gary Pawlowski, Kenneth R Laurita, Lance D Wilson
BACKGROUND: We designed an innovative porcine model of ischemia-induced arrest to determine dynamic arrhythmia substrates during focal infarct, global ischemia from ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (VT/VF) and then reperfusion to determine the effect of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) on dynamic arrhythmia substrates and resuscitation outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Anesthetized adult pigs underwent thoracotomy and regional plunge electrode placement in the left ventricle...
November 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148642/rare-co-existence-of-coronary-anomalies-anomaly-of-origin-and-distribution-together-with-anomaly-of-intrinsic-coronary-artery-anomaly
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Abraha Hailu, Diana Chin, Carmine Musto, Rosario Fiorilli, Roberto Violini
We describe a 63 year old Romanian female patient admitted to our institution with complaints of typical angina and a diagnosis of non ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Coronary arteriography unveiled anomalous origin of a left circumflex coronary artery from the right coronary sinus of Valsalva near the right coronary ostium and a hyperdominant left anterior descending coronary artery giving off a posterior descending coronary artery with small distal-posterolateral left ventricular branch. The co-existence of a left circumflex coronary artery originating ectopically from the right sinus of Valsalva together with a posterior descending coronary artery originating from the distal end of the anterior descending artery is important to keep in mind especially by those doing coronary angiography in the cardiac catheterization laboratory...
January 2017: Ethiopian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146275/beat-to-beat-variations-in-activation-recovery-interval-derived-from-the-right-ventricular-electrogram-can-monitor-arrhythmic-risk-under-anesthetic-and-awake-conditions-in-the-canine-chronic-atrioventricular-block-model
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Sofieke C Wijers, David J Sprenkeler, Alexandre Bossu, Albert Dunnink, Jet D M Beekman, Rosanne Varkevisser, Alfonso Aranda Hernández, Mathias Meine, Marc A Vos
BACKGROUND: In the chronic atrioventricular block (CAVB) dog model, beat-to-beat variation of repolarization in the left ventricle (LV) quantified as short-term variability of the left monophasic action potential duration (STVLVMAPD) increases abruptly upon challenge with a proarrhythmic drug. This increase occurs before the first ectopic beat (EB), specifically in subjects who demonstrate subsequent repetitive torsades de pointes arrhythmias (TdP). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to demonstrate that STV is feasible to monitor arrhythmic risk through use of the intracardiac electrogram (EGM) derived from the right ventricular (RV) lead from pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators...
November 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145393/estimating-the-probabilities-of-rare-arrhythmic-events-in-multiscale-computational-models-of-cardiac-cells-and-tissue
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Mark A Walker, Viatcheslav Gurev, John J Rice, Joseph L Greenstein, Raimond L Winslow
Ectopic heartbeats can trigger reentrant arrhythmias, leading to ventricular fibrillation and sudden cardiac death. Such events have been attributed to perturbed Ca2+ handling in cardiac myocytes leading to spontaneous Ca2+ release and delayed afterdepolarizations (DADs). However, the ways in which perturbation of specific molecular mechanisms alters the probability of ectopic beats is not understood. We present a multiscale model of cardiac tissue incorporating a biophysically detailed three-dimensional model of the ventricular myocyte...
November 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118996/predictors-of-risk-for-sudden-death-in-childhood-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-the-importance-of-the-ecg-risk-score
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Ingegerd Östman-Smith, Gunnar Sjöberg, Annika Rydberg, Per Larsson, Eva Fernlund
Objective: To establish which risk factors are predictive for sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) diagnosed in childhood. Methods: A Swedish national cohort of patients with HCM diagnosed <19 years of age was collected between 1972 and 2014, consisting of 155 patients with available ECGs, with average follow-up of 10.9±(SD 9.0) years, out of whom 32 had suffered sudden death or cardiac arrest (SD/CA group). Previously proposed risk factors and clinical features, ECG and ultrasound measures were compared between SD/CA group and patients surviving >2 years (n=100), and features significantly more common in SD/CA group were further analysed with univariate and multivariate Cox hazard regression in the total cohort...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110745/an-unusual-course-of-anti-ro-antibody-mediated-fetal-complete-heart-block
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Claudia Renaud, Edgar Jaeggi, Varsha Thakur
Fetal hydrops is a serious complication of immune-mediated congenital complete atrioventricular block. We present the case of a fetus with severe hydrops and profound bradycardia and an unusual favourable outcome. This case enhances the importance of considering the contribution of ventricular ectopic beats to the cardiac output when counselling and predicting outcome of complete heart block.
November 7, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106575/is-the-stroke-volume-during-post-ectopic-beat-associated-with-ventricular-premature-complex-related-symptoms
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Hye Bin Gwag, Eun Kyoung Kim, Jin Kyung Hwang, Seung-Jung Park, Young Keun On, June Soo Kim, Kyoung-Min Park
Aims: This study aimed to investigate if increased stroke volume (SV) after a ventricular premature complex (VPC) was related to VPC-related symptoms. Methods and results: We selected patients having an isolated VPC during echocardiography from a prospective registry that included patients with a structurally normal heart and 24-h VPC >1%. Patients were divided into two groups according to the presence or absence of VPC-related symptoms (skipped beat or palpitation) when VPC occurred...
July 3, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068369/arrhythmia-evaluation-in-wearable-ecg-devices
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Muammar Sadrawi, Chien-Hung Lin, Yin-Tsong Lin, Yita Hsieh, Chia-Chun Kuo, Jen Chien Chien, Koichi Haraikawa, Maysam F Abbod, Jiann-Shing Shieh
This study evaluates four databases from PhysioNet: The American Heart Association database (AHADB), Creighton University Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia database (CUDB), MIT-BIH Arrhythmia database (MITDB), and MIT-BIH Noise Stress Test database (NSTDB). The ANSI/AAMI EC57:2012 is used for the evaluation of the algorithms for the supraventricular ectopic beat (SVEB), ventricular ectopic beat (VEB), atrial fibrillation (AF), and ventricular fibrillation (VF) via the evaluation of the sensitivity, positive predictivity and false positive rate...
October 25, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047005/identification-of-valve-related-artifact-during-cardiac-mapping
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Krishna Kancharla, Thomas M Munger, Rick A Nishimura, Abhishek Deshmukh, Douglas L Packer, Samuel J Asirvatham, Suraj Kapa
PURPOSE: During cardiac mapping, it is critical to discriminate signals related to cardiac conduction versus those due to mechanical interaction with other cardiac structures such as valves. We sought to define characteristics that could facilitate discrimination of valve artifact from cardiac conduction signals. METHODS: Patients with structurally normal heart undergoing mapping for ventricular arrhythmias arising from the vicinity of the aortic valve between January 2013 and May 2015 were included...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024200/novel-automated-point-collection-software-facilitates-rapid-high-density-electroanatomical-mapping-with-multiple-catheter-types
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Leon M Ptaszek, Boyce Moon, Guy Rozen, Srijoy Mahapatra, Moussa Mansour
INTRODUCTION: Manual, point-by-point electroanatomical mapping requires the operator to directly evaluate each point during map construction. Consequently, point collection can be a slow process. An automated 3D mapping system was developed with the goal of improving key mapping metrics, including map completion time and point density. METHODS: Automated 3D mapping software that includes morphology and cycle length discrimination functions for surface and intracardiac electrograms was developed...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016649/small-heterodimer-partner-shp-deficiency-protects-myocardia-from-lipid-accumulation-in-high-fat-diet-fed-mice
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Jung Hun Ohn, Ji Yeon Hwang, Min Kyong Moon, Hwa Young Ahn, Hwan Hee Kim, Young Do Koo, Kwang-Il Kim, Hyuk Jae Chang, Hye Seung Lee, Hak Chul Jang, Young Joo Park
The small heterodimer partner (SHP) regulates fatty acid oxidation and lipogenesis in the liver by regulating peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) γ expression. SHP is also abundantly expressed in the myocardium. We investigated the effect of SHP expression on myocardia assessing not only heart structure and function but also lipid metabolism and related gene expression in a SHP deletion animal model. Transcriptional profiling with a microarray revealed that genes participating in cell growth, cytokine signalling, phospholipid metabolism, and extracellular matrix are up-regulated in the myocardia of SHP knockout (KO) mice compared to those of wild-type (WT) mice (nominal p value < 0...
2017: PloS One
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