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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625400/successful-treatment-of-ventricular-fibrillation-storm-triggered-by-short-long-short-sequence-time-to-avoid-managed-ventricular-pacing
#1
Hilmi Alnsasra, Yuval Konstantino, Sergiy Bereza, Moti Haim
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is caused by ventricular tachyarrhythmia that can be effectively treated by implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. We report of a 28-year-old man with HCM and a dual chamber ICD, originally implanted for primary prevention of SCD, (programmed to AAI(R)-DDD(R); managed ventricular pacing (MVP) mode, Medtronic Inc. St Paul, MN USA). He presented with recurrent ICD shocks due to ventricular fibrillation (VF) despite antiarrhythmic therapy...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623610/a-singular-role-of-ik1-promoting-the-development-of-cardiac-automaticity-during-cardiomyocyte-differentiation-by-ik1-induced-activation-of-pacemaker-current
#2
Yu Sun, Valeriy Timofeyev, Adrienne Dennis, Emre Bektik, Xiaoping Wan, Kenneth R Laurita, Isabelle Deschênes, Ronald A Li, Ji-Dong Fu
The inward rectifier potassium current (IK1) is generally thought to suppress cardiac automaticity by hyperpolarizing membrane potential (MP). We recently observed that IK1 could promote the spontaneously-firing automaticity induced by upregulation of pacemaker funny current (If) in adult ventricular cardiomyocytes (CMs). However, the intriguing ability of IK1 to activate If and thereby promote automaticity has not been explored. In this study, we combined mathematical and experimental assays and found that only IK1 and If, at a proper-ratio of densities, were sufficient to generate rhythmic MP-oscillations even in unexcitable cells (i...
June 16, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623015/inadvertent-left-ventricular-pacing-and-perforation-by-a-temporary-pacemaker
#3
Jingyang Lin, Lihong Wang, Yan Zhao
Myocardial perforation by pacemaker electrode is a very serious complication. Usually, the pacemaker electrode perforates the right ventricle, but rarely the left ventricular myocardium. We describe an 82-year-old female patient who presented with left ventricular pacing after temporary pacemaker implantation and was diagnosed with myocardial perforation. Emergency thoracotomy showed that the exact position of the cardiac perforation was close to the left ventricular apex. Perforation of the left ventricular free wall by an electrode sometimes progresses slowly...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615142/overexpression-of-kcnj2-in-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-for-the-assessment-of-qt-prolonging-drugs
#4
Min Li, Yasunari Kanda, Takashi Ashihara, Tetsuo Sasano, Yuji Nakai, Masami Kodama, Erina Hayashi, Yuko Sekino, Tetsushi Furukawa, Junko Kurokawa
Human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived cardiomyocytes hold great potentials to predict pro-arrhythmic risks in preclinical cardiac safety screening, although the hiPSC cardiomyocytes exhibit rather immature functional and structural characteristics, including spontaneous activity. Our physiological characterization and mathematical simulation showed that low expression of the inward-rectifier potassium (IK1) channel is a determinant of spontaneous activity. To understand impact of the low IK1 expression on the pharmacological properties, we tested if transduction of hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes with KCNJ2, which encodes the IK1 channel, alters pharmacological response to cardiac repolarization processes...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612757/a-review-of-optical-pacing-with-infrared-light
#5
Stephanie Ford, Michiko Watanabe, Michael Jenkins
Optical pacing (OP) uses pulsed infrared light to initiate heartbeats in electrically-excitable cardiac tissues without employing exogenous agents. OP is an alternative approach to electrical pacing that may overcome some its disadvantages for some applications. In this review, we discuss the initial demonstrations, mechanisms, safety, advantages and applications of OP.
June 14, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603001/low-lateral-thoracic-site-for-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-implantation-a-viable-alternative-in-patients-with-limited-access-options-after-infected-device-extraction
#6
Jackson J Liang, Robert D Schaller, Danesh S Modi, Andres Enriquez, Gregory E Supple, Joshua M Cooper
BACKGROUND: Device reimplantation after extraction due to cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infection in pacemaker-dependent patients can be challenging in patients with limited access options. OBJECTIVE: We describe a straight-forward, low lateral thoracic implantation technique for patients with a patent axillary vein but unavailable bilateral pectoral sites. METHODS: We included 9 pacemaker-dependent patients (mean age 70±13, 7 male) who underwent CIED extraction and low lateral thoracic reimplant, in whom bilateral pectoral sites were unavailable...
June 8, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603000/validation-of-a-defibrillation-lead-ventricular-volume-measurement-compared-to-3d-echocardiography
#7
David E Haines, Wilson Wong, Robert Canby, Coty Jewell, Mahmoud Houmsse, David Pederson, Lissa Sugeng, John Porterfield, Anil Kottam, John Pearce, Jon Valvano, Joel Michalek, Aron Trevino, Sandeep Sagar, Marc D Feldman
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that using frequent invasive measures of pressure in heart failure patients results in improved outcomes compared to traditional measures. Admittance, a measure of volume derived from pre-existing defibrillation leads is proposed as a new technique to monitor cardiac hemodynamics in patients with implantable defibrillators. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this work was to evaluate the accuracy of a new ventricular volume sensor (VVS, CardioVol), compared with 3D Echocardiography (echo) in patients with implantable defibrillators...
June 8, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602457/acute-idiopathic-gastric-distension-causing-atrioventricular-block-and-cardiogenic-shock
#8
Ryan Stringer, Megan Schrader
BACKGROUND: We report a rare case of acute idiopathic gastric dilatation with associated severe bradycardia and shock. CASE REPORT: A 69-year-old woman presented to the emergency department (ED) with complaint of chest pain and dyspnea. The patient required transvenous cardiac pacing for profound bradycardia and cardiogenic shock. After a negative emergent cardiac catheterization, a flat plate abdominal x-ray study demonstrated massive gastric dilatation, prompting nasogastric tube placement, with subsequent rapid improvement of the patient's cardiovascular and metabolic instability...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602206/strain-rate-in-children-and-young-piglets-mirrors-changes-in-contractility-and-demonstrates-a-force-frequency-relationship
#9
Silvia V Alvarez, Etienne Fortin-Pellerin, Mohammed Alhabdan, Jesus S Lomelin, Michal Kantoch, Joseph Atallah, Lisa K Hornberger, James Y Coe, Po-Yin Cheung, Edythe B Tham, Kandice Mah, Lily Lin, Lindsay Mills, Nee S Khoo
BACKGROUND: In adult humans and pig models, strain rate (SR) correlates strongly with invasive measures of contractility but does not demonstrate a force-frequency relationship, which is a fundamental behavior of myocardial contraction. Given the considerable maturational changes of the myocardium from fetal stages to adulthood, extrapolation of adult findings to the young heart may not be appropriate. We sought to evaluate the SR response of the immature heart to increased heart rate (HR) and inotropic stimulation...
June 8, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601532/genetics-of-atrial-fibrillation-state-of-the-art-in-2017
#10
REVIEW
Diane Fatkin, Celine F Santiago, Inken G Huttner, Steven A Lubitz, Patrick T Ellinor
Genetic variation is an important determinant of atrial fibrillation (AF) susceptibility. Numerous rare variants in protein-coding sequences of genes have been associated with AF in families and in early-onset cases, and chromosomal loci harbouring common risk variants have been mapped in AF cohorts. Many of these loci are in non-coding regions of the human genome and are thought to contain regulatory sequences that modulate gene expression. Disease genes implicated to date have predominantly encoded cardiac ion channels, with predicted mutation effects on the atrial action potential duration...
May 11, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599667/multipolar-pacing-by-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-with-a-defibrillators-treatment-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-failing-heart-patients-impact-on-responders-rate-and-clinical-outcomes
#11
Celestino Sardu, Michelangela Barbieri, Matteo Santamaria, Valerio Giordano, Cosimo Sacra, Pasquale Paolisso, Alessandro Spirito, Raffaele Marfella, Giuseppe Paolisso, Maria Rosaria Rizzo
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a multi factorial disease, affecting clinical outcomes in failing heart patients treated by cardiac resynchronization therapy with a defibrillator (CRT-d). METHODS: One hundred and ninety-five T2DM patients received a CRT-d treatment. Randomly the study population received a CRT-d via multipolar left ventricle (LV) lead pacing (n 99, multipolar group), vs a CRT-d via bipolar LV pacing (n 96, bipolar group). These patients were followed by clinical, and instrumental assessment, and telemetric device control at follow up...
June 9, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595994/-news-techniques-of-pacing-in-congenital-heart-diseases
#12
Mathieu Le Bloa, Jean-Benoît Thambo
The number of children and adult with congenital heart disease requiring implantation of cardiac pacemaker or cardioverter defibrillator is constantly increasing. The lead between stimulation/defibrillation site and the generator constitutes the main weakpoint of those devices despite the numerous recent technological advances: use of bipolar probes, corticoid elution electrodes, insulation improvement, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatibility. Risk of device failure remains high in this population. Long term adverse events with endovascular devices remain high...
June 5, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595339/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-and-electrical-storm-results-of-the-observational-registry-on-long-term-outcome-of-icd-patients-observo-icd
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Federico Guerra, Pietro Palmisano, Gabriele Dell'Era, Matteo Ziacchi, Ernesto Ammendola, Giulia Pongetti, Paolo Bonelli, Francesca Patani, Chiara Devecchi, Michele Accogli, Eraldo Occhetta, Gerardo Nigro, Mauro Biffi, Giuseppe Boriani, Alessandro Capucci
Aims: Electrical storm (ES) is a condition defined as three or more episodes of ventricular fibrillation (VF) or ventricular tachycardia (VT) within 24 h, and usually coexist with advanced heart failure in patients with structural heart disease. The aim of the present study is to test whether cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) can be associated with a lower incidence of ES. Methods and results: The OBSERVO-ICD (NCT02735811) is a multicentre, retrospective registry, enrolling all consecutive patients undergoing ICD or CRT-D implantation from 2010 to 2012 in five Italian high-volume arrhythmia centres...
June 7, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590987/-chaotic-arrhythmia-during-successful-resuscitation-after-ingestion-of-yew-taxus-baccata-needles
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Andreas Zutter, Kathrin Hauri, Katrina S Evers, Sabine Uhde, Jens Fassl, Oliver Tobias Reuthebuch, Andreas Berset, Michael Kühne, Birgit C Donner
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to describe the management of a case of life-threatening yew (Taxus baccata) intoxication. BACKGROUND: The needles of the yew tree contain highly cardiotoxic taxines. Intoxication with taxines, typically as part of suicide attempts, may lead to potentially lethal arrhythmias which often require prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other supportive measures. No specific therapy has been described. In some cases, extracorporeal life support has been used...
June 6, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584071/scn5a-genetic-polymorphisms-associated-with-increased-defibrillator-shocks-in-brugada-syndrome
#15
Pattarapong Makarawate, Narumol Chaosuwannakit, Suda Vannaprasaht, Dujdao Sahasthas, Seok Hwee Koo, Edmund Jon Deoon Lee, Wichittra Tassaneeyakul, Hector Barajas-Martinez, Dan Hu, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth
BACKGROUND: Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an inherited primary arrhythmia disorder leading to sudden cardiac arrest. SCN5A, encoding the α-subunit of the cardiac sodium channel (Nav1.5), is the most common pathogenic gene of BrS. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is the standard treatment for secondary prevention. This study aimed to evaluate association of the SCN5A variant with this cardiac conduction disturbance and appropriate ICD shock therapy in Thai symptomatic BrS patients with ICD implants...
June 5, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582500/comparison-of-epicardial-vs-endocardial-reimplantation-in-pacemaker-dependent-patients-with-device-infection
#16
Tilman Perrin, Baptiste Maille, Coralie Lemoine, Noémie Resseguier, Frédéric Franceschi, Linda Koutbi, Jérôme Hourdain, Jean-Claude Deharo
Aims: Reimplantation of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) after extraction due to device infection is a major issue in pacemaker-dependent patients. We compared in-hospital and long-term outcomes with two techniques: epicardial reimplantation (EPI) before CIED extraction and temporary pacing (TP) with a view to delayed endocardial reimplantation. Methods and results: Two cohorts of consecutive pacemaker-dependent patients who underwent transvenous lead extraction at our tertiary centre were included in this retrospective cohort study...
June 3, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578429/a-potential-role-of-esophageal-cancer-related-gene-4-for-atrial-fibrillation
#17
Li Huang, Hua Yu, Xinrong Fan, Xue Li, Liang Mao, Jun Cheng, Xiaorong Zeng, Xitong Dang
Epidemiological studies have shown a strong correlation between tumor and AF. However, the molecular link between tumor and AF remains unknown. ECRG4, a tumor suppressor gene that is expressed in the A-V node and in sporadic ventricular myocytes, inhibits tumorigenesis and monitors tissue homeostasis by functioning as a 'sentinel' molecule gauging inflammatory and cell proliferative responses. To explore the potential physiological function of Ecrg4 in heart, we evaluated its distribution in heart, analyzed its expression in patients with persistent AF and in a canine AF model, and dissected the molecular events downstream of Ecrg4...
June 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578350/ex-utero-intrapartum-treatment-to-ventricular-pacing-a-novel-delivery-strategy-for-complete-atrioventricular-block-with-severe-bradycardia
#18
Bettina F Cuneo, Max B Mitchell, Ahmed I Marwan, Matthew Green, Johannes C von Alvensleben, Regina Reynolds, Timothy M Crombleholme, Henry L Galan
Fetuses with anti-SSA-mediated complete atrioventricular block (CAVB) are at high risk for perinatal death if they present at <20 weeks of gestation and develop ventricular rates of <55 beats per minute (bpm), cardiac dysfunction, or hydrops [Izmirly et al.: Circulation 2011;124:1927-1935; Jaeggi et al.: J Am Coll Cardiol 2002;39:130-137; Eliasson et al.: Circulation 2011;124:1919-1926]. After our experience with two such fetuses who died with pulseless electrical activity despite being paced within 30 min of birth, we performed an ex utero intrapartum treatment procedure to ventricular pacing on a 36-week CAVB fetus with cardiac dysfunction, mild hydrops, and a ventricular rate of 46 bpm...
June 3, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575215/comparison-of-the-effects-of-selective-and-non-selective-his-bundle-pacing-on-cardiac-electrical-and-mechanical-synchrony
#19
Jinlong Zhang, Jianghong Guo, Xiaofeng Hou, Yao Wang, Zhiyong Qian, Kebei Li, Peibing Ge, Jiangang Zou
Aims: This study aimed to assess the acute effect of selective His bundle pacing (S-HBP), non-selective His bundle pacing (NS-HBP), and right ventricular septum pacing (RVSP) on electrical synchrony and left ventricular (LV) mechanical synchrony using electrocardiogram and phase analysis of gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). Methods and results: Totally 39 patients eligible for pacemaker were enrolled. Thirty-seven patients underwent successful His bundle pacing (HBP) including S-HBP in 23 and NS-HBP in 14 patients, respectively...
May 31, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574581/the-%C3%AE-3-adrenoceptor-agonist-mirabegron-increases-human-atrial-force-through-%C3%AE-1-adrenoceptors-an-indirect-mechanism
#20
Weilan Mo, Martin C Michel, Xiang Wen Lee, Alberto J Kaumann, Peter Molenaar
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Mirabegron has been classified as a β3 -adrenoceptor agonist approved for overactive bladder syndrome. We investigated possible cardiac effects of mirabegron in the absence or presence of β-adrenoceptor subtype antagonists. In view of its phenylethanolamine structure we investigated whether mirabegron has indirect sympathomimetic activity by using neuronal uptake blockers. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Right atrial trabeculae, from non-failing hearts, were paced and contractile force measured at 37°C...
June 2, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
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