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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526597/slow-ventricular-tachycardia-in-a-91-year-old-man-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-and-acute-respiratory-failure
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Nicola Vargas, Loredana Tibullo, Cesare A E Landi, Giovanni Carifi, Emanuela Landi, Elisa Salsano, Francesco Di Grezia, Fiore Candelmo
Slow ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with devices such as an implantable cardioverter - defibrillator (ICD) is more common than in the rest of the population. The incidence in elderly patients with an ICD remains largely unknown. In younger patients, slow VT is generally asymptomatic or associated with limited clinical relevance. It may be efficiently and safely terminated by anti-tachycardia pacing. We present a case of slow VT in a 91-year-old man with ICD with type 1 acute respiratory failure and drowsiness...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526495/automated-external-defibrillator-and-operator-performance-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#2
Jolande A Zijlstra, Loes E Bekkers, Michiel Hulleman, Stefanie G Beesems, Rudolph W Koster
AIM: An increasing number of failing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) is reported: AEDs not giving a shock or other malfunction. We assessed to what extent AEDs are 'failing' and whether this had a device-related or operator-related cause. METHODS: We studied analysis periods from AEDs used between January 2012 and December 2014. For each analysis period we assessed the correctness of the (no)-shock advice (sensitivity/specificity) and reasons for an incorrect (no)-shock advice...
May 16, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526307/risk-factors-of-cardiac-device-infection-glove-contamination-during-device-procedures
#3
Isabella Kozon, Sam Riahi, Søren Lundbye-Christensen, Anna Margrethe Thøgersen, Tove Ejlertsen, Dorthe Aaen, Kirsten I Paulsen, Søren Hjortshøj
BACKGROUND: Infections in cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) constitute a serious complication. We sought to identify contamination of gloves before handling the device in primary and replacement CIED procedures. METHODS: Two groups of 30 patients underwent primary CIED implantation or replacement. Before the device entered the surgical field, surgeon and assistant imprinted their outer gloves on aerobe and anaerobe agar plates, and a wound swab was performed...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525670/hemoadsorption-treatment-of-patients-with-acute-infective-endocarditis-during-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-case-series
#4
Karl Träger, Christian Skrabal, Guenther Fischer, Thomas Datzmann, Janpeter Schroeder, Daniel Fritzler, Jan Hartmann, Andreas Liebold, Helmut Reinelt
INTRODUCTION: Infective endocarditis is a serious disease condition. Depending on the causative microorganism and clinical symptoms, cardiac surgery and valve replacement may be needed, posing additional risks to patients who may simultaneously suffer from septic shock. The combination of surgery bacterial spreadout and artificial cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surfaces results in a release of key inflammatory mediators leading to an overshooting systemic hyperinflammatory state frequently associated with compromised hemodynamic and organ function...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523441/progress-in-the-presence-of-failure-updates-in-chronic-systolic-heart-failure-management
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REVIEW
Katie M Murphy, Julie L Rosenthal
The therapeutic heart failure armamentarium has evolved from drugs to transplantation to devices through further understanding of its complex pathophysiology and pathogenesis. Current medications capitalize on our evolving understanding of the sympathetic and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone systems that subsequently promote both beneficial and maladaptive responses that ultimately yield a decrease in cardiac function. Despite these advancements, the prevalence of heart failure continues to rise and carries a significant burden on our patients and health care system...
July 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521602/dynamic-alterations-in-cerebral-celiac-and-renal-flows-resulting-from-ascending-aorta-subclavian-artery-and-femoral-artery-cannulations-of-extracorporeal-devices
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Sahin Iscan, Habib Cakir, Bortecin Eygi, Ismail Yurekli, Koksal Donmez, Pınar Unde Ayvat, Derya Sarıkaya Pekel, Mert Kestelli
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess the relationships among cardiac output, extracorporeal blood flow, cannulation site, right (RCa) and left carotid (LCa), celiac (Ca) and renal artery (Ra) flows during extracorporeal circulation. METHODS: A mock circulatory circuit was assembled, based on a compliant anatomical aortic model. The ascending aorta, right subclavian and femoral artery cannulations were created and flow was provided by a centrifugal pump (Cp); cardiac output was provided by a roller pump (Rp)...
May 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521596/overcoming-the-current-issues-surrounding-device-leads-reducing-the-complications-during-extraction
#7
Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Luca Segreti, Andrea Di Cori, Giulio Zucchelli, Luca Paperini, Stefano Viani, Ezio Soldati
The implantation rate of of Cardiac implantable Elecrtonical Devices has consistently increased in the last 20 years, so as related complication rates. According, devices infections and malfunctions required the development of appropriate strategies. The most relevant issue is the removal of pacing and ICD leads, which, few months after implantation, tend to develop intravascular fibrosis, often making extraction a challenging and risky procedure. Areas Covered: TLE scenario is constantly evolving. Transvenous lead extraction (TLE) is a key procedure in lead management strategies...
May 18, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520959/the-effects-of-gender-on-electrical-therapies-for-the-heart-procedural-considerations-results-and-complications-a-report-from-the-xii-congress-of-the-italian-association-on-arrhythmology-and-cardiostimulation-aiac
#8
Igor Diemberger, Raffaella Marazzi, Michela Casella, Francesca Vassanelli, Paola Galimberti, Mario Luzi, Alessio Borrelli, Ezio Soldati, Pier Giorgio Golzio, Stefano Fumagalli, Pietro Francia, Luigi Padeletti, Gianluca Botto, Giuseppe Boriani
Use of cardiac implantable devices and catheter ablation is steadily increasing in Western countries following the positive results of clinical trials. Despite the advances in scientific knowledge, tools development, and techniques improvement we still have some grey area in the field of electrical therapies for the heart. In particular, several reports highlighted differences both in medical behaviour and procedural outcomes between female and male candidates. Women are referred later for catheter ablation of supraventricular arrhythmias, especially atrial fibrillation, leading to suboptimal results...
May 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520944/multiple-causes-of-syncope-in-the-elderly-diagnostic-outcomes-of-a-dutch-multidisciplinary-syncope-pathway
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Susanne C de Ruiter, Johan F H Wold, Tjeerd Germans, Jaap H Ruiter, René W M M Jansen
Aims: To assess the diagnostic outcomes of a multidisciplinary pathway for elderly syncope patients. Methods and results: Observational cohort study at a Fall and Syncope Clinic, including consecutive syncope patients aged ≥65 years between 2011 and 2014. Measurements: The sort, number, and accuracy of diagnoses resulting in syncope. Secondary outcomes: reliability of the medical history and the number of electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities. The 117 included patients (72% females) had a mean age of 80 ± 6...
May 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520540/virtual-surgery-for-conduit-reconstruction-of-the-right-ventricular-outflow-tract
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Chin Siang Ong, Yue-Hin Loke, Justin Opfermann, Laura Olivieri, Luca Vricella, Axel Krieger, Narutoshi Hibino
PURPOSE: Virtual surgery involves the planning and simulation of surgical reconstruction using three-dimensional (3D) modeling based upon individual patient data, augmented by simulation of planned surgical alterations including implantation of devices or grafts. Here we describe a case in which virtual cardiac surgery aided us in determining the optimal conduit size to use for the reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract. DESCRIPTION: The patient is a young adolescent male with a history of tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia, requiring right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery (RV-PA) conduit replacement...
May 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520449/-novelties-in-the-treatment-of-heart-failure
#11
Filip Souček, Jan Novak
Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome which is manifested by characteristic symptoms and objective signs of cardiac insufficiency. The incidence of HF, particularly its chronic form, is estimated 0.4-2 % in the central and western Europe, with an increase in higher age groups, affecting 10-20 % of the population aged over 80. With respect to its growing incidence and prevalence, novel modalities of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment are being developed in order to improve quality of life and survival of the affected patients...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518129/cardiac-muscle-cell-based-actuator-and-self-stabilizing-biorobot-part-2
#12
Neerajha Nagarajan, Merrel T Holley, Christian Danielson, Kidong Park, Pinar Zorlutuna
In recent years, hybrid devices that consist of a living cell or tissue component integrated with a synthetic mechanical backbone have been developed. These devices, called biorobots, are powered solely by the force generated from the contractile activity of the living component and, due to their many inherent advantages, could be an alternative to conventional fully artificial robots. Here, we describe the methods to seed and characterize a biological actuator and a biorobot that was designed, fabricated, and functionalized in the first part of this two-part article...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515744/mycobacterium-chimaera-a-new-threat-for-cardiac-surgical-patients
#13
Radosław Jaworski, Łukasz Naumiuk, Konrad Paczkowski, Danuta Formella, Renata Pek, Jacek Zieliński, Ireneusz Haponiuk
An outbreak of invasive Mycobacterium chimaera infections associated with "heater-cooler" devices in patients treated with cardiac surgery has been described worldwide. The authors summarize the current state of knowledge regarding the epidemiology, diagnostics, treatment, and prevention of Mycobacterium chimaera infections in patients after cardiothoracic surgery.
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514936/evaluation-of-an-indirect-oscillometric-blood-pressure-monitor-in-anaesthetised-dogs-at-three-different-anatomical-locations
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M Fujiyama, H Sano, J P Chambers, M Gieseg
AIMS: To evaluate the agreement between invasive and non-invasive measurements of blood pressure (BP) using an oscillometer (PetTrust) at three different anatomical locations in anaesthetised dogs under different haemodynamic conditions. METHODS: Eight adult Greyhounds weighing 23.5-36.5 kg were anaesthetised with isoflurane and positioned in dorsal recumbency. Systolic arterial pressure (SAP), diastolic arterial pressure (DAP) and mean arterial pressure (MAP) were measured invasively via a dorsal pedal artery and non-invasively using the oscillometer with cuffs placed above the carpus, above the tarsus and around the tail base...
July 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514263/ventricular-energetics-in-pediatric-left-ventricular-assist-device-patients-a-retrospective-clinical-study
#15
Arianna Di Molfetta, Gianfranco Ferrari, Roberta Iacobelli, Sergio Filippelli, Luca Di Chiara, Paolo Guccione, Antonio Amodeo
The aim of this study is to estimate the trend of right and left energetic parameters in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) pediatric patients. Echocardiographic data were retrospectively collected at the baseline, in the acute phase after and at the monthly follow-ups till the LVAD explantation to estimate left and right ventricular energetic parameters. A significant relationship between the left and right ventricular energetic parameter trends was found along all the study period. Left ventricular end-systolic pressure-volume relationship improved till the follow-up of 2 months and then progressively decreases...
May 16, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512774/cybersecurity-and-medical-devices-a-practical-guide-for-cardiac-electrophysiologists
#16
REVIEW
Benjamin Ransford, Daniel B Kramer, Denis Foo Kune, Julio Auto de Medeiros, Chen Yan, Wenyuan Xu, Thomas Crawford, Kevin Fu
Medical devices increasingly depend on software. While this expands the ability of devices to perform key therapeutic and diagnostic functions, reliance on software inevitably causes exposure to hazards of security vulnerabilities. This article uses a recent high-profile case example to outline a proactive approach to security awareness that incorporates a scientific, risk-based analysis of security concerns that supports ongoing discussions with patients about their medical devices. This article is protected by copyright...
May 17, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512722/status-of-cardiovascular-pet-radiation-exposure-and-strategies-for-reduction-an-information-statement-from-the-cardiovascular-pet-task-force
#17
James A Case, Robert A deKemp, Piotr J Slomka, Mark F Smith, Gary V Heller, Manuel D Cerqueira
Cardiovascular positron emission tomography (PET) imaging provides high-quality visual and quantitative myocardial perfusion and function images. In addition, cardiovascular PET can assess myocardial viability, myocardial inflammatory disorders such as cardiac sarcoid, and infections of implanted devices including pacemakers, ventricular assist devices, and prosthetic heart valves. As with all nuclear cardiology procedures, the benefits need to be considered in relation to the risks of exposure to radiation...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512702/an-intracardiac-soft-robotic-device-for-augmentation-of-blood-ejection-from-the-failing-right-ventricle
#18
Markus A Horvath, Isaac Wamala, Eric Rytkin, Elizabeth Doyle, Christopher J Payne, Thomas Thalhofer, Ignacio Berra, Anna Solovyeva, Mossab Saeed, Sara Hendren, Ellen T Roche, Pedro J Del Nido, Conor J Walsh, Nikolay V Vasilyev
We introduce an implantable intracardiac soft robotic right ventricular ejection device (RVED) for dynamic approximation of the right ventricular (RV) free wall and the interventricular septum (IVS) in synchrony with the cardiac cycle to augment blood ejection in right heart failure (RHF). The RVED is designed for safe and effective intracardiac operation and consists of an anchoring system deployed across the IVS, an RV free wall anchor, and a pneumatic artificial muscle linear actuator that spans the RV chamber between the two anchors...
May 16, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512680/a-novel-idea-to-improve-cardiac-output-of-mechanical-circulatory-support-devices-by-optimizing-kinetic-energy-transfer-available-in-forward-moving-aortic-blood-flow
#19
Muhammad B Qureshi, Jacob Glower, Daniel L Ewert, Steven C Koenig
Mechanical circulatory support devices (MCSDs) have gained widespread clinical acceptance as an effective heart failure (HF) therapy. The concept of harnessing the kinetic energy (KE) available in the forward aortic flow (AOF) is proposed as a novel control strategy to further increase the cardiac output (CO) provided by MCSDs. A complete mathematical development of the proposed theory and its application to an example MCSDs (two-segment extra-aortic cuff) are presented. To achieve improved device performance and physiologic benefit, the example MCSD timing is regulated to maximize the forward AOF KE and minimize retrograde flow...
May 16, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512364/-radiographic-implications-of-procedures-involving-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-cieds-selected-aspects
#20
Roman Steckiewicz, Dariusz Artur Kosior, Elżbieta Barbara Świętoń, Marek Rosiak, Bartosz Lange, Przemysław Stolarz
BACKGROUND: Some cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation procedures require the use of X-rays, which is reflected by such parameters as total fluoroscopy time (TFT) and dose-area product (DAP - defined as the absorbed dose multiplied by the area irradiated). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated 522 CIED implantation (424 de novo and 98 device upgrade and new lead placement) procedures in 176 women and 346 men (mean age 75±11 years) over the period 2012-2015...
May 16, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
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