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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139149/under-recognized-entity-of-the-transient-rise-in-the-atrial-capture-threshold-early-after-dual-chamber-pacemaker-implantation
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Yoshiko Uehara, Kentaro Yoshida, Akira Kimata, Kojiro Ogawa, Daisuke Abe, Yasuaki Tsumagari, Hidekazu Tsuneoka, Yoshiaki Yui, Yoko Ito, Mari Ebine, Noriyuki Takeyasu, Kazutaka Aonuma, Akihiko Nogami
BACKGROUND: Steroid-eluting pacemaker leads suppress acute rises in pacing threshold by preventing inflammatory processes. However, we occasionally encounter not persistent but transient rise in the atrial capture threshold (TRACT) early after pacemaker implantation. We believe that this phenomenon is under-recognized in clinical practice and may potentially lead to unnecessary re-intervention. We aimed to clarify the prevalence, predictors, and possible mechanisms of TRACT. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed clinical records from 239 consecutive patients who underwent dual-chamber pacemaker implantation for sick sinus syndrome (SSS) (N = 102) or atrioventricular block (AVB) (N = 137)...
November 15, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131294/clinical-echocardiographic-and-pacing-parameters-affecting-atrial-fibrillation-burden-in-tachycardia-bradycardia-patients
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Jan Bohdan Ciszewski, Tomasz Chwyczko, Ilona Kowalik, Wojciech Majda, Michał Mirosław Farkowski, Agnieszka Jankowska, Anna Borowiec, Paweł Syska, Hanna Szwed, Mariusz Pytkowski
BACKGROUND: The influence of different factors on the atrial fibrillation (AF) development in the population of tachycardia bradycardia syndrome (TBS) patients remains unclear. There is no data examining such an impact of different right ventricular pacing percentage (RVp%) profiles. AIM: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the relationship between the AF burden (AFB) and different clinical, echocardiographic and pacing parameters in TBS patients. METHODS: We performed a prospective, one-year registry of TBS patients with documented AF referred to the dual-chamber pacemaker (DDD) implantation...
November 13, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117988/an-overlooked-case-of-pacemaker-related-heart-failure
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Hitesh C Patel, Justin A Mariani
This case describes an iatrogenic cause of heart failure: the pacemaker syndrome. The diagnosis was initially overlooked but in retrospect could have easily been made by reviewing the rhythm strip recorded during the echocardiogram. The patient eventually received the correct treatment to restore atrioventricular synchrony and experienced rapid resolution to her disabling symptoms. LEARNING POINTS: New-onset heart failure following a pacemaker implant should be evaluated with an echocardiogram...
December 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104201/-cardiac-perforation-after-pacemaker-implantation-report-of-a-case
#4
Yuko Ohashi, Kazuhiro Ohkura, Ayano Yamada
A 71-year-old woman was diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome (SSS) upon her cardiogenic cerebral embolism and underwent pacemaker implantation. Active fixation leads were positioned at the right atrial appendage and ventricular septum. Twenty-one days later at her routine checkup, she was asymptomatic and there were no signs of cardiac tamponade or pacing failure. But echocardiography and computed tomography revealed a large amount of pericardial effusion due to the lead perforation. We performed open drainage because her anticoagulant could not be stopped for her history of cerebral infarction...
November 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103011/seizure-triggered-by-sick-sinus-syndrome
#5
Nilesh Patel, Faisal Majeed, Anupam Ashutosh Sule
Sick sinus syndrome (SSS) is a dysfunction of sinoatrial node resulting in symptomatic bradycardia or sinus pauses causing decreased cardiac output with cerebral hypoperfusion and usually presents as syncope, presyncope or fatigue. The occurrence of a seizure is very rare. A 69-year-old man suffered two episodes of generalised tonic-clonic seizures. MRI and electroencephalogram failed to reveal the cause of seizures. In the emergency room, he experienced presyncope simultaneous to bradycardia and sinus pauses...
November 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073001/kearns-sayre-syndrome-looking-beyond-a-v-conduction
#6
Mani Ram Krishna
A 15-year-old boy was diagnosed with Kayne Sayre Syndrome. He presented with pigmentary retinopathy, progressive ophthalmoplegia and complete heart block. He received a transvenous dual chamber pacemaker. Two years later he died suddenly while at home. This case highlights the importance of recognizing mechanisms other than heart block as a cause of sudden death in a patient with KSS.
May 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064616/gain-of-function-hcn2-variants-in-genetic-epilepsy
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Melody Li, Snezana Maljevic, A Marie Phillips, Slave Petrovski, Michael Hildebrand, Rosemary Burgess, Therese Mount, Federico Zara, Pasquale Striano, Julian Schubert, Holger Thiele, Peter Nürnberg, Michael Wong, Judith L Weisenberg, Liu Lin Thio, Holger Lerche, Ingrid E Scheffer, Samuel F Berkovic, Steven Petrou, Christopher A Reid
Genetic generalized epilepsy (GGE) is a common epilepsy syndrome that encompasses seizure disorders characterized by spike-and-wave discharges (SWDs). Pacemaker hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channels (HCN) are considered integral to SWD genesis, making them an ideal gene candidate for GGE. We identified HCN2 missense variants from a large cohort of 585 GGE patients, recruited by the Epilepsy Phenome-Genome Project (EPGP), and performed functional analysis using two-electrode voltage clamp recordings from Xenopus oocytes...
October 24, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965962/spanish-pacemaker-registry-14th-official-report-of-the-spanish-society-of-cardiology-working-group-on-cardiac-pacing-2016
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Óscar Cano Pérez, Marta Pombo Jiménez, María Luisa Fidalgo Andrés, Diego Lorente Carreño, Raúl Coma Samartín
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: This report describes the results of analysis of implanted pacemakers reported to the Spanish Pacemaker Registry. METHODS: The analysis was based on information provided by the European Pacemaker Identification Card. RESULTS: Information was received from 115 hospitals, with a total of 12 697 cards, representing 32.3% of the estimated activity. Use of conventional and resynchronization pacemakers was 818 and 79 units per million inhabitants, respectively...
September 28, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964554/impact-of-cardio-renal-syndrome-on-adverse-outcomes-in-patients-with-fabry-disease-in-a-long-term-follow-up
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M Siegenthaler, U Huynh-Do, P Krayenbuehl, E Pollock, U Widmer, H Debaix, E Olinger, M Frank, M Namdar, F Ruschitzka, A Nowak
AIMS: Fabry disease (FD) is a rare X-linked lysosomal storage disease with a deficiency of α-galactosidase A leading to progressive sphingolipid accumulation in different organs, among them heart and kidney. We evaluated the impact of cardio-renal syndrome (CRS) on the incidence of major cardiovascular complications and death in a prospective FD cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 104 genetically proven FD patients were annually followed at the University Hospitals Zurich and Bern...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964153/mechanism-underlying-impaired-cardiac-pacemaking-rhythm-during-ischemia-a-simulation-study
#10
Xiangyun Bai, Kuanquan Wang, Yongfeng Yuan, Qince Li, Halina Dobrzynski, Mark R Boyett, Jules C Hancox, Henggui Zhang
Ischemia in the heart impairs function of the cardiac pacemaker, the sinoatrial node (SAN). However, the ionic mechanisms underlying the ischemia-induced dysfunction of the SAN remain elusive. In order to investigate the ionic mechanisms by which ischemia causes SAN dysfunction, action potential models of rabbit SAN and atrial cells were modified to incorporate extant experimental data of ischemia-induced changes to membrane ion channels and intracellular ion homeostasis. The cell models were incorporated into an anatomically detailed 2D model of the intact SAN-atrium...
September 2017: Chaos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962507/minimal-access-versus-conventional-aortic-valve-replacement-a-meta-analysis-of-propensity-matched-studies
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Sharaf-Eldin Shehada, Yacine Elhmidi, Fanar Mourad, Daniel Wendt, Mohamed El Gabry, Jaroslav Benedik, Matthias Thielmann, Heinz Jakob
Conventional aortic valve replacement (CAVR) via a full sternotomy is the standard surgical approach for aortic valve replacement. Minimal access aortic valve replacement (MAAVR) is commonly performed via a partial sternotomy and a right minithoracotomy. Such procedures aim not only to reduce the invasiveness but to offer the same quality, safety and results of the conventional approach. Our goal was to compare both procedures by performing a meta-analysis of reports with risk adjustment that performed a propensity-matched analysis...
October 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944149/a-case-of-leprosy-erythema-nodosum-leprosum-and-hemophagocytic-syndrome-a-continuum-of-manifestations-of-same-agent-host-interactions
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Prasan Kumar Panda, Ramjas Prajapati, Arvind Kumar, Manisha Jana, Pradeep Immanuel, Pranay Tanwar, Naveet Wig
A young adult man with 4-years history of lepromatous leprosy (received irregularly multidrug therapy) presented with two and half years history of symptoms suggestive of chronic erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL), initially responded to steroids and thalidomide, but later on failed. During the last 2-months, he developed fever, vomiting, and subsequently altered sensorium. On evaluation, he had hepatosplenomegaly, hyponatremia, hyperferritinemia, hemophagocytosis in bone marrow aspiration, lobular panniculitis in skin biopsy, and multiple parenchymal nodules in chest imaging...
August 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935680/cardiac-events-during-competitive-recreational-and-daily-activities-in-children-and-adolescents-with-long-qt-syndrome
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Kristina D Chambers, Virginie Beausejour Ladouceur, Mark E Alexander, Robyn J Hylind, Laura Bevilacqua, Douglas Y Mah, Vassilios Bezzerides, John K Triedman, Edward P Walsh, Dominic J Abrams
BACKGROUND: The 2005 Bethesda Conference Guidelines advise patients with long QT syndrome against competitive sports. We assessed cardiac event rates during competitive and recreational sports, and daily activities among treated long QT syndrome patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Long QT syndrome patients aged ≥4 years treated with anti-adrenergic therapy were included. Demographics included mechanism of presentation, corrected QT interval pretreatment, symptom history, medication compliance, and administration of QT-prolonging medications...
September 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930912/reducing-elevated-heart-rates-in-patients-with-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-with-the-if-funny-channel-current-inhibitor-ivabradine
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Sebastian Nuding, Jochen Schröder, Peter Presek, Andreas Wienke, Ursula Müller-Werdan, Henning Ebelt, Karl Werdan
INTRODUCTION: A heart rate higher than 90 beats/min indicates an unfavorable prognosis for patients with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). We sought to investigate the effect of the pacemaker current (If) inhibitor ivabradine on heart rate, hemodynamics, and disease severity among patients with MODS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective, controlled, randomized, open-label, two-arm phase II trial, seventy patients with MODS, a sinus rhythm of at least 90 beats/min, and contraindications to β-blocker therapy were randomly assigned to receive the standard treatment ± ivabradine (5 mg twice daily) for 96 h via the enteral route...
September 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928990/detection-of-a-left-superior-vena-cava-during-a-pacemaker-implantation-in-cotonou
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A Sonou, M Hounkponou, L Codjo, P M Adjagba, C Houehanou, H Dohou, S Assani, Y Tchabi, M Houenassi
Persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC) is a rare congenital anomaly. Its prevalence in the general population is 0.1 to 0.5%. LSVC is 5 times rarer when accompanied by an absence of the right superior vena cava (RSVC). We present the case of a 54-year-old man who carries a persistent LSVC without RSVC. Clinically, this patient presented a regular bradycardia at 40 per minute associated with a heart failure syndrome. The electrocardiogram diagnosed a complete atrioventricular block and transthoracic echocardiography showed dilated left heart cavities and a left ventricular ejection fraction of 50%...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926419/peduncular-hallucinosis-and-autonomic-dysfunction-in-anti-aquaporin-4-antibody-syndrome
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Renee Berry, Peter K Panegyres
Neuromyelitis optica is a rare, severe inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, previously described as affecting only the optic nerve and spinal cord. Since the discovery of a highly specific autoantibody, anti-aquaporin-4, lesions are now recognized outside these regions. We report a man with severe, debilitating symptoms resulting from a symptomatic lesion within the diencephalon, manifesting with abnormal circadian rhythms, autonomic dysfunction, behavioral disturbance, and complex visual hallucinations...
September 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912977/isolated-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-sick-sinus-syndrome-and-challenging-pacemaker-implantation
#17
Hatice S Kemal, Aziz Gunsel, Levent Cerit, Murat Kocaoglu, Hamza Duygu
Persistent left superior vena cava with absent right superior vena cava is a very rare venous anomaly and is known as isolated PLSVC. It is usually an asymptomatic anomaly and is mostly detected during difficult central venous access or pacemaker implantation, though it could also be associated with an increased incidence of congenital heart disease, arrhythmias, and conduction disturbances. Herein, we describe a dual-chamber pacemaker implantation in a patient with isolated PLSVC and sick sinus syndrome.
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899536/utility-of-new-generation-pacemakers-in-sleep-apnea-screening
#18
Margarida Dias, Inês Gonçalves, Bruno Amann, Pedro Marques, Cristina Martinho, Catarina Leitão, Rita Pinto Basto, João de Sousa, Paula Pinto, Cristina Bárbara
OBJECTIVE: Patients with cardiac pacemakers present a high prevalence of undiagnosed sleep apnea syndrome (SAS). New-generation pacemakers have algorithms that identify sleep respiratory events. Our aim was to evaluate their accuracy in the diagnosis of SAS. METHODS: We performed a prospective study that included patients with new-generation pacemakers (Reply 200 pacemakers). All patients underwent a polysomnography (PSG). On the same night, the respiratory disturbance index of the PSG (RDI-PSG) and of the pacemaker (RDI-PM) were recorded...
September 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890066/ascending-aorta-endovascular-repair-of-a-symptomatic-penetrating-atherosclerotic-ulcer-with-a-custom-made-endograft
#19
Theodoros Kratimenos, Nikolaos G Baikoussis, Dimitrios Tomais, Michalis Argiriou
BACKGROUND: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has become lately the procedure of choice in the treatment of most pathologies of descending thoracic aorta. Aortic arch aneurysms also came to be treated by TEVAR with various hybrid techniques or custom-made scalloped/fenestrated stent grafts. Zone 0; ascending TEVAR is more challenging than TEVAR of the descending thoracic aorta or aortic arch because of the more complex pathology, hemodynamics, and anatomy. Ascending TEVAR can be a lifesaving treatment in selected high surgical risk patients...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883248/the-development-of-yellow-nail-syndrome-after-the-implantation-of-a-permanent-cardiac-pacemaker
#20
Tomoharu Suzuki, Yasuharu Tokuda, Hiroyuki Kobayashi
Yellow nail syndrome (YNS) is characterized by yellowish nails, lymphedema, sinusitis, and pulmonary involvement and can be triggered by various underlying conditions, such as sinusitis or titanium exposure from an artificial joint or dental implant. Since YNS is potentially treatable, its timely diagnosis is important. The authors recently experienced a case of YNS in a patient who developed sinusitis, yellowish nails, bilateral edema of the extremities, and subclinical rheumatoid arthritis after the implantation of a cardiac pacemaker made from titanium...
October 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
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