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Pacemaker syndrome

Alessandro Proclemer, Massimo Zecchin, Antonio D'Onofrio, Giuseppe Boriani, Domenico Facchin, Luca Rebellato, Marco Ghidina, Giulia Bianco, Emanuela Bernardelli, Elsa Pucher, Dario Gregori
BACKGROUND: The pacemaker (PM) and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) registry of the Italian Association of Arrhythmology and Cardiac Pacing (AIAC) monitors the main epidemiological data in real-world practice. The survey for the 2016 activity collects information about demographics, clinical characteristics, main indications for PM/ICD therapy and device types from the Italian collaborating centers. METHODS: The registry collects prospectively national PM and ICD implantation activity on the basis of European cards...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Mustafa M Haddad, Benjamin Simmons, Ian R McPhail, Manju Kalra, Melissa J Neisen, Matthew P Johnson, Andrew H Stockland, James C Andrews, Sanjay Misra, Haraldur Bjarnason
PURPOSE: To identify whether long-term symptom relief and stent patency vary with the use of covered versus uncovered stents for the treatment of benign SVC obstruction. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively identified all patients with benign SVC syndrome treated to stent placement between January 2003 and December 2015 (n = 59). Only cases with both clinical and imaging follow-up were included (n = 47). In 33 (70%) of the patients, the obstruction was due to a central line or pacemaker wires, and in 14 (30%), the cause was fibrosing mediastinitis...
February 28, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Ghazanfar Ali Shah, Jawaid Akbar Sial, Tahir Saghir
A 70-year diabetic and hypertensive lady admitted with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) underwent coronary angiography, which showed severe diffuse disease of proximal left anterior descending (LAD). She underwent percutaneous coronay intervention (PCI) of proximal LAD artery that resulted in occlusion of jailed first septal perforator. She remained stable and asymptomatic and was shifted to Coronary Care Unit (CCU) after successful procedure. Approximately five hours later, patient developed complete heart block (CHB) and became hemodynamically unstable...
March 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Kalaimani Elango, Anne B Curtis
Clinical trials have demonstrated the benefits of cardiac implantable electrical devices, which include pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), with respect to key clinical outcomes and survival. Women more often require permanent pacing for sick sinus syndrome, whereas atrioventricular block is more common in men. Women appear to have a higher incidence of complications with pacemaker implantation, as well as with ICD and CRT implantation. The indications for ICDs and CRT do not have any distinctions based on sex, and outcomes are comparable in men and women...
February 26, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
Pietro Palmisano, Matteo Ziacchi, Mauro Biffi, Renato P Ricci, Maurizio Landolina, Massimo Zoni-Berisso, Eraldo Occhetta, Giampiero Maglia, Gianluca Botto, Luigi Padeletti, Giuseppe Boriani
: The purpose of this two-part consensus document is to provide specific suggestions (based on an extensive literature review) on appropriate pacemaker setting in relation to patients' clinical features. In part 2, criteria for pacemaker choice and programming in atrioventricular blocks and neurally mediate syncope are proposed. The atrioventricular blocks can be paroxysmal or persistent, isolated or associated with sinus node disease. Neurally mediated syncope can be related to carotid sinus syndrome or cardioinhibitory vasovagal syncope...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Sofian Johar, Nazar Luqman
A left atrial appendage occluder device (Watchman) and leadless pacemaker (Micra) was implanted from a single right femoral vein access in a 73-year-old female patient with persistent atrial fibrillation and symptomatic tachy-brady syndrome and unable to take oral anticoagulants. Standard methods of implantation were followed for both procedures. The Watchman device was implanted first followed by dilatation of the same venous access site in order to implant Micra transcatheter pacing system. The patient tolerated the procedures well and there were no complications...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Nelson Lee, Kevin Wade Lee, Matthew Michael D'Ambrosio, Joseph Vaughan Banta, Apostolos Voudouris, Antonios Tsompanidis
Takotsubo syndrome is classically characterized by apical ballooning and left ventricle akinesis associated with an underlying catecholamine surge. In patients with suspected Takotsubo syndrome, clinicians should be vigilant for acute coronary syndrome and arrhythmias. Ventricular standstill with underlying Takotsubo syndrome should be managed with a dual-chambered pacemaker to improve patient outcome.
February 2018: Clinical Case Reports
Christopher W Follansbee, Lee Beerman, Gaurav Arora
We describe a 17-year-old female who presented with 3 weeks of abdominal pain, exercise intolerance, and an episode of altered mental status found to have marked first-degree atrioventricular block. Exercise stress test and cardiac catheterization demonstrated pseudo-pacemaker syndrome, and a permanent pacemaker was placed. Following placement, she has resolution of symptoms and markedly improved exercise tolerance.
February 12, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
Abdulmohsen Al Ghamdi
Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS), a rare form of mitochondrial myopathy, is a triad of chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia, bilateral pigmentary retinopathy, and cardiac conduction abnormalities. In this report, we show how a combined spinal epidural anesthesia can be useful for cesarean delivery, as we illustrate in a dual-chamber and VVI implantable defibrillator pacemaker/defibrillator parturient with a KSS and preeclampsia.
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
C L Poh, Y d'Udekem
AIM: We now know that 20-40% of patients with a single ventricle will develop heart failure after the second decade post-Fontan surgery. However, we remain unable to risk-stratify the cohort to identify patients at highest risk of late failure and death. We conducted a systematic review of all reported late outcomes for patients with a Fontan circulation to identify predictors of late death. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase and PubMed with subject terms ("single ventricle", "Hypoplastic left heart syndrome", "congenital heart defects" or "Fontan procedure") AND ("heart failure", "post-operative complications", "death", "cause of death", "transplantation" or "follow-up studies") for relevant studies between January 1990 and December 2015...
December 20, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Roberto Paganelli, Claudia Petrarca, Mario Di Gioacchino
The 2017 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, awarded for the discoveries made in the past 15 years on the genetic and molecular mechanisms regulating many physiological functions, has renewed the attention to the importance of circadian rhythms. These originate from a central pacemaker in the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the brain, photoentrained via direct connection with melanopsin containing, intrinsically light-sensitive retinal ganglion cells, and it projects to periphery, thus creating an inner circadian rhythm...
2018: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
Aniruddha Ramesh Janai, Wilfried Bellinghausen, Edwin Turton, Carmine Bevilacqua, Waseem Zakhary, Martin Kostelka, Farhad Bakhtiary, Joerg Hambsch, Ingo Daehnert, Florian Loeffelbein, Joerg Ender
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to highlight anesthetic and perioperative management and the outcomes of infants with complete atrioventricular (AV) canal defects. DESIGN: This retrospective descriptive study included children who underwent staged and primary biventricular repair for complete AV canal defects from 1999 to 2013. SETTING: A single-center study at a university affiliated heart center. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and fifty-seven patients with a mean age at surgery of 125 ± 56...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
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
Abhishek Rathore, Bharatraj Banavalikar, Jayaprakash Shenthar, Debashish Acharya, Javed Parvez, Kikkeri Hemanna Setty Srinivasa
Complete atrioventricular (AV) block in association with Takotsubo syndrome (TS) has been well recognized, but the cause and effect relationship has not been elucidated. We describe a 78-year-old female who presented with complete AV block but one week later developed new-onset, diffuse T-wave inversions, QT prolongation, and acceleration of junctional escape rate. Left ventriculogram revealed features typical of TS. One year after permanent pacemaker implantation, complete AV block persisted despite the reversal of wall motion defects implying that conduction abnormality was the trigger of TS rather than its consequence...
January 9, 2018: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Yuko Kozasa, Noriyuki Nakashima, Masayuki Ito, Taisuke Ishikawa, Hiroki Kimoto, Kazuo Ushijima, Naomasa Makita, Makoto Takano
The heart rate is dynamically controlled by the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems that regulate the sinoatrial node (SAN). HCN4 pacemaker channels are well-known causative molecule of congenital sick sinus syndrome. Although HCN4 channels are activated by cAMP, the sympathetic response of SAN was preserved in the patients carrying loss-of-function mutations of HCN4 gene. In order to clarify the contribution of HCN4 channels in the autonomic regulation of SAN, we developed novel gain-of-function mutant mice in which expression level of HCN4 channels could be reversibly changed from zero to ∼3 times of that in wild type mice, using tetracycline trans-activator and tetracycline responsive element...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Physiology
Béatrice Brembilla-Perrot, Jean Marc Sellal, Arnaud Olivier, Thibaut Villemin, Daniel Beurrier, Julie Vincent, Vladimir Manenti, Christian de Chillou, Erwan Bozec, Nicolas Girerd
AIM: To investigate the influence of increasing age on clinical presentation, treatment and long-term outcome in patients with inducible paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) without pre-excitation syndromes. METHODS: Clinical and electrophysiological study (EPS) data, as well as long-term clinical outcome (mean follow-up 2.4±4.0 years) were collected in patients referred for regular tachycardia with inducible SVT during EPS without pre-excitation. RESULTS: Among 1960 referred patients, 301 patients (15...
2018: PloS One
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
Angelo B Biviano, Tamim Nazif, Jose Dizon, Hasan Garan, Mark Abrams, Jessica Fleitman, Dua Hassan, Samir Kapadia, Vasilis Babaliaros, Ke Xu, Josep Rodes-Cabau, Wilson Y Szeto, William F Fearon, Danny Dvir, Todd Dewey, Mathew Williams, Steven Kindsvater, Michael J Mack, John G Webb, D Craig Miller, Craig R Smith, Martin B Leon, Susheel Kodali
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with worse outcomes in many cardiovascular diseases. There are few data examining pacemaker implantation rates and indications in patients with AF who undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). To examine the impact of AF on the incidence of and indications for pacemakers in patients undergoing TAVR, we evaluated data of 1723 patients without pre-existing pacemakers who underwent TAVR in the Placement of AoRTic TraNscathetER Valve (PARTNER) trial. Permanent pacemaker implantation rates and indications were compared in groups based on baseline and discharge heart rhythm: sinus rhythm (SR) vs...
June 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
Rohit K Kharbanda, Nico A Blom, Mark G Hazekamp, Pinar Yildiz, Barbara J M Mulder, Ron Wolterbeek, Michel E Weijerman, Martin J Schalij, Monique R M Jongbloed, Arno A W Roest
BACKGROUND: Atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) has an incidence of 4-5.3 per 10.000 live births and is associated with Down syndrome (DS). Data on arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death (SCD) after AVSD correction is scarce. AIM: To analyse the incidence of post-operative arrhythmias and SCD after AVSD correction and explore risk factors. METHODS: This is a retrospective multicenter study including patients after biventricular AVSD correction...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Naoki Masaki, Shunsuke Kawamoto, Naotaka Motoyoshi, Osamu Adachi, Kiichiro Kumagai, Satoshi Kawatsu, Yukihiro Hayatsu, Shintaro Katahira, Katsuhiro Hosoyama, Masatoshi Akiyama, Yoshikatsu Saiki
PURPOSE: The Cox maze IV (CMIV) procedure is being used increasingly frequently for surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). This study aimed to identify the risk factors of the need for postoperative pacemaker implantation (PMI) after CMIV. METHODS: Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative data were retrospectively collected from 67 consecutive patients who underwent CMIV at our institution; 7 (10.4%) required PMI (as a treatment of brady AF or sick sinus syndrome)...
December 16, 2017: Surgery Today
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