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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648120/long-qt-syndrome-associated-caveolin-3-mutations-differentially-regulate-the-hyperpolarization-activated-cyclic-nucleotide-gated-channel-4
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L J Motloch, R Larbig, T Darabi, S Reda, K A Motloch, B Wernly, M Lichtenauer, T Gebing, A Schwaiger, N Zagidullin, M Wolny, U C Hoppe
Background Caveolin-3 (cav-3) mutations are linked to the long-QT syndrome (LQTS) causing distinct clinical symptoms. Hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide channel 4 (HCN4) underlies the pacemaker current If. It associates with cav-3 and both form a macromolecular complex. Methods To examine the effects of human LQTS-associated cav-3 mutations on HCN4-channel function, HEK293-cells were cotransfected with HCN4 and wild-type (WT) cav-3 or a LQTS-associated cav-3 mutant (T78M, A85T, S141R, or F97C). HCN4 currents were recorded using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique...
June 26, 2017: Physiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645448/takotsubo-syndrome-presenting-as-syncope-in-a-patient-with-permanent-pacemaker
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Bharatraj Banavalikar, Sivasankaran Sivasubramonian, Narayanan Namboodiri, Krishna Kumar Mohanan Nair, Dibya Ranjan Behera, Ajitkumar Valaparambil
Takotsubo syndrome is an acute reversible heart failure syndrome triggered by physical or emotional stress, especially in postmenopausal women. Herein, we describe a case of a 31-year-old pacemaker dependent lady who presented with syncope after she was bereaved of her father. Electrocardiogram at admission revealed ventricular paced rhythm at 60/min, prolonged QT interval and frequent runs of torsades de pointes. Transthoracic echocardiogram and left ventriculogram revealed findings typical of Takotsubo syndrome...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642118/current-state-of-the-art-for-cardiac-arrhythmia-gene-therapy
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REVIEW
J Kevin Donahue
Cardiac arrhythmias are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Currently available therapeutic options lack sufficient efficacy and safety. Gene therapy has been proposed for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. This review will discuss the current state of development for arrhythmia gene therapy. So far, all published studies are short-term, proof-of-concept animal studies. Potential replacement of cardiac pacemakers has been shown for combination gene therapy using the HCN2 gene and either the gene for adenylate cyclase, the skeletal muscle isoform of the sodium channel, or a dominant negative mutant of the potassium channel responsible for resting membrane potential...
June 19, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593499/in-utero-exposure-to-nicotine-alters-the-development-of-the-rabbit-cardiac-conduction-system-and-provides-a-potential-mechanism-for-sudden-infant-death-syndrome
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Anh Tuan Ton, Michael Biet, Jean-Francois Delabre, Nathalie Morin, Robert Dumaine
In-utero exposure to tobacco smoke remains the highest risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). To alleviate the risks, nicotine replacement therapies are often prescribed to women who wish to quit smoking during their pregnancy. Cardiac arrhythmias is considered the final outcome leading to sudden death. Our goal in this study was to determine if exposing rabbit fetus to nicotine altered the cardiac conduction system of newborn kittens in a manner susceptible to cause SIDS. Using neuronal markers and a series of immunohistological and electrophysiological techniques we found that nicotine delayed the development of the cardiac pacemaker center (sinoatrial node) and decreased its innervation...
June 7, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587730/deep-brain-stimulation-failure-due-to-external-cardioversion-in-a-patient-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Michał Sobstyl, Małgorzata Michałowska, Urszula Fiszer, Mirosław Ząbek
We report a case of deep brain stimulation (DBS) hardware failure due to emergently performed subcutaneous coronary angioplasties complicated by cardioversion for rapid worsening of angina pectoris and some trouble shooting problems emerged after invasive cardiovascular procedures. The patient with prior implantation of permanent pacemaker due to vasovagal syndrome underwent successful left-sided unilateral electrode implantation into the subthalamic nucleus. During 21 months follow-up period the patient experienced 2 times episodes of aggravation of unstable angina pectoris 15 and 21 months respectively, which necessities emergent coronary angioplasties...
May 30, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560235/ticagrelor-therapy-and-atrioventricular-block-do-we-need-to-worry
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Elia De Maria, Ambra Borghi, Letizia Modonesi, Stefano Cappelli
Ticagrelor is a potent, direct P2Y12 antagonist with rapid onset of action and intense platelet inhibition, indicated in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). This drug is usually well tolerated, but some patients experience serious adverse effects: Major bleeding; gastrointestinal disturbances; dyspnoea; ventricular pauses > 3 s. Given the unexpected high incidence of bradyarrhythmias, a PLATO substudy monitored this side effect, showing that ticagrelor was associated with an increase in the rate of sinus bradycardia and sinus arrest compared to clopidogrel...
May 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554512/functional-atrial-undersensing-associated-with-device-algorithm-promoting-av-conduction
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Pasquale Crea, Angela Nicotera, Dalia Di Nunzio, Giuseppe Picciolo
A 58-year-old woman received a dual chamber pacemaker (Medtronic) for sick sinus syndrome. Given intact AV conduction the Managed Ventricular Pacing mode algorithm (MVP) was programmed. The day after, she suffered from palpitations. Her ECG showed a possible loss of atrial capture accompanied by atrial undersensing. Telemetry-supported pacemaker control confirmed the loss of capture. Undersensing of atrial signal was functional, related to long atrial refractory period in MVP mode algorithm. Device algorithms could induce false suspicions...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552416/case-of-pacemaker-pocket-infection-caused-by-finegoldia-magna
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Seyed Hamed Hosseini Dehkordi, Georgina Osorio
Finegoldia magna (formerly called Peptostreptococcus magnus) is a Gram-positive anaerobic coccus which is increasingly recognized as an opportunistic pathogen. We present a case of F. magna associated non-valvular cardiovascular device-related infection in an 83 year-old male who received a permanent pacemaker for sick sinus syndrome seven weeks prior to his presentation. Five weeks after the implantation, the pacemaker and leads were explanted because of clinical evidence of pacemaker pocket infection. He was initially treated with sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim based on the Gram stain results from the removed pacemaker...
May 25, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543956/influence-of-frailty-on-the-quality-of-life-patients-qualified-for-pacemaker-implantation
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Agnieszka Mlynarska, Rafal Mlynarski, Krzysztof S Golba
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: An important question is whether frailty syndrome affects the assessment of quality of life or whether frailty syndrome may reduce the benefits of a cardiac pacemaker implantation. BACKGROUND: Frailty syndrome is known risk factor for quality of life evaluation after selected cardiology invasive procedures. DESIGN: The study was designed as single center prospective study. METHODS: The study included 171 patients aged ≥ 60 years who were qualified for pacemaker implantation...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532196/fetal-and-neonatal-involvement-in-maternal-rheumatologic-disease
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Shigeo Iijima
A pregnancy complicated with rheumatologic diseases can have various influences on the fetus and/or neonate. Maternal systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may cause preterm and/or small for gestational age (SGA) delivery and neonatal lupus (NL). Some neonates with NL have congenital heart block (CHB) with increased morbidity and mortality, even requiring pacemakers. Antiphospholipid syndrome may occur with SLE and affect fetal and/or neonatal outcomes. Pregnancy involving primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) tends to result in preterm delivery and low birthweight infants...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515825/late-presentation-of-aortic-aneurysm-and-dissection-following-cardiac-catheterization
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Abimbola Shofu, G Mustafa Awan, Bassam Omar, Ghazanfar Qureshi
We report a 63-year-old female with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and prior pacemaker insertion for atrial fibrillation with symptomatic bradycardia, who was admitted with substernal chest pressure and diaphoresis. Her electrocardiogram revealed atrial fibrillation with demand ventricular pacing and her cardiac biomarkers were negative for acute coronary syndrome. Echocardiogram revealed normal left ventricular systolic function and normal aortic root diameter. Coronary angiography revealed 60-70% obtuse marginal lesion, otherwise mild disease...
April 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496929/management-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-focus-on-treatment-options
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REVIEW
Pawel Matusik, Jacek Lelakowski, Barbara Malecka, Jacek Bednarek, Remigiusz Noworolski
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is leading cardiac arrhythmia with important clinical implications. Its diagnosis is usually made on the basis on 12-lead ECG or 24-hour Holter monitoring. More and more clinical evidence supports diagnostic use of cardiac event recorders and cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIED). Treatment options in patients with atrial fibrillation are extensive and are based on chosen rhythm and/or rate control strategy. The use and selected contraindications to AF related pharmacotherapy, including anticoagulants are shown...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484651/surgical-repair-of-subacute-right-ventricular-perforation-after-pacemaker-implantation
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Takeshi Oda, Takanori Kono, Keiichi Akaiwa, Yasushi Takahara, Chie Yasuoka, Katsuhiko Nakamura
We report an 84-year-old woman who presented with right ventricular perforation 4 days after pacemaker implantation for syncope due to sick sinus syndrome. Median sternotomy revealed no pericardial effusion, but the pacing lead had penetrated the right ventricle and pericardium. When the pleura was opened, the tip of the lead was seen in the visceral pleura. The lead was cut in the pericardial cavity and extracted from the left subclavian wound together with the generator. The right ventricular perforation was sutured and a temporary pacing lead was placed on the right ventricular wall intraoperatively...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479442/superior-vena-cava-reconstruction-using-femoropopliteal-vein-as-a-panel-graft
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M Mujeeb Zubair, Cassidy A Duran, Eric K Peden
There has been an increase in superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome secondary to the growinguse of indwelling catheters and pacemaker wire insertions. These two factors can account up to 74 % cases of benign SVC syndrome. Endovascular therapy is considered the first line of treatment. Surgery is an excellent option and is generally reserved for SVC syndrome not amenable to traditional endovascular procedures. We report a case of central venous reconstruction including an SVC reconstruction using the femorpopliteal vein (FPV) as a panel graft in a patient with SVC syndrome due to pacemaker wires who failed multiple endovascular interventions...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471545/eleven-year-trends-of-inpatient-pacemaker-implantation-in-patients-diagnosed-with-sick-sinus-syndrome
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Avirup Guha, Xiao Xiang, Devin Haddad, Benjamin Buck, Xu Gao, Michael Dunleavy, Ellen Liu, Dilesh Patel, Vadim V Fedorov, Emile G Daoud
BACKGROUND: Pacemakers (PM) are used for managing sick sinus syndrome (SSS). This study evaluates predictors and trends of PM implantation for SSS. METHODS: Patients were identified from the National Inpatient Sample dataset (2003-13). Included patients were ≥18 years old, had a diagnosis of sinus node dysfunction and atrial arrhythmia (i.e., SSS). Patients who died, transferred out, who had prior device or had a defibrillator or resynchronization therapy device implanted were excluded...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471510/centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services-readmission-reports-inaccurately-describe-an-institution-s-decompensated-heart-failure-admissions
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Zachary L Cox, Pikki Lai, Connie M Lewis, Daniel J Lenihan
Hospitals typically use Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) administrative reports as the standard of heart failure (HF) admission quantification. We aimed to evaluate the HF admission population identified by CMS HRRP definition of HF hospital admissions compared with a clinically based HF definition. We evaluated all hospital admissions at an academic medical center over 16 months in patients with Medicare fee-for service benefits and age ≥65 years...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470331/pacemaker-syndrome-with-sub-acute-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-in-a-patient-with-a-dual-chamber-pacemaker-consequence-of-lead-switch-at-the-header
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Mohammad Reeaze Khurwolah, Brian Zwelethini Vezi
In the daily practice of pacemaker insertion, the occurrence of atrial and ventricular lead switch at the pacemaker box header is a rare and unintentional phenomenon, with less than five cases reported in the literature. The lead switch may have dire consequences, depending on the indication for the pacemaker. One of these consequences is pacemaker syndrome, in which the normal sequence of atrial and ventricular activation is impaired, leading to sub-optimal ventricular filling and cardiac output. It is important for the attending physician to recognise any worsening of symptoms in a patient who has recently had a permanent pacemaker inserted...
March 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465997/over-the-exceptions-psychiatric-disorder-medical-stress-and-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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Francesca De Angelis, Ketty Savino, Viviana Oliva, Alessandra Biadetti, Stefano Coiro, Giuseppe Ambrosio
Exact natural history and physiopathology of takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) are incompletely understood. In the last years, a lot of special cases of TC appeared in the literature. This case report is a typical case of TC, which meets all Mayo Clinic diagnosis criteria, over the exceptions; its main feature is that it has both physical (medical) and emotional (psychiatric) triggers. The protagonist is a woman affected by anxious-depressive syndrome, hospitalized for a cardiogenic syncope. After pacemaker (PMK) implantation, she first has convulsive hysteric crisis, and the following day, she has a transient left ventricular apical ballooning without coronary artery stenosis: takotsubo syndrome...
April 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465117/a-novel-splice-site-hcn4-gene-mutation-c-1737-1-g-t-causes-familial-bradycardia-reduced-heart-rate-response-impaired-chronotropic-competence-and-increased-short-term-heart-rate-variability
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Lidia Hategan, Beáta Csányi, Balázs Ördög, Kornél Kákonyi, Annamária Tringer, Orsolya Kiss, Andrea Orosz, László Sághy, István Nagy, Zoltán Hegedűs, László Rudas, Márta Széll, András Varró, Tamás Forster, Róbert Sepp
BACKGROUND: The most important molecular determinant of heart rate regulation in sino-atrial pacemaker cells includes hyperpolarization-activated, cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channels, the major isoform of which is encoded by the HCN4 gene. Mutations affecting the HCN4 gene are associated primarily with sick sinus syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS: A novel c.1737+1 G>T 'splice-site' HCN4 mutation was identified in a large family with familial bradycardia which co-segregated with the disease providing a two-point LOD score of 4...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460803/an-unexpected-presentation-of-sick-sinus-syndrome-isolated-ventricular-asystole
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Harun Gunes, Feruza Turan Sonmez, Halit Berk Canga, Ayhan Saritas
Sick sinus syndrome is a disorder of sinus node function characterized by various dysrhythmias such as sinus bradycardia or pause, paroxysmal regular or irregular atrial tachycardia, tachycardiabradycardia attacks or atrial fibrillation with slow ventricular response. Ventricular asystole with preserved atrial electrical activity is a rarely seen presenting rhythm in the ED and an extremely rare cause of syncope. A 67-year-old male having a syncope attack was admitted to the emergency department. His Glasgow coma scale score was 15 on admission...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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