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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529049/heterogeneity-of-transverse-axial-tubule-system-in-mouse-atria-remodeling-in-atrial-specific-na-ca-2-exchanger-knockout-mice
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Xin Yue, Rui Zhang, Brian Kim, Aiqun Ma, Kenneth D Philipson, Joshua I Goldhaber
Transverse-axial tubules (TATs) are commonly assumed to be sparse or absent in atrial myocytes from small animals. Atrial myocytes from rats, cats and rabbits lack TATs, which results in a characteristic "V"-shaped Ca release pattern in confocal line-scan recordings due to the delayed rise of Ca in the center of the cell. To examine TAT expression in isolated mouse atrial myocytes, we loaded them with the membrane dye Di-4-ANEPPS to label TATs. We found that >80% of atrial myocytes had identifiable TATs...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516212/anatomical-visualization-of-neural-course-and-distribution-of-anterior-ascending-aortic-plexus
#2
Tomokazu Kawashima, Fumi Sato
The aim of this study was to document the detailed anatomy of neural course and distribution on the anterior ascending aorta, to identify the high and low density areas of the anterior ascending aortic plexus for further understandings in cardiovascular surgery. The embalmed hearts of 42 elderly individuals were submacroscopically and microscopically examined, after excluding any that were macroscopically abnormal. With its origins in the anterior ascending aortic plexus, the right coronary plexus substantially innervated the right coronary artery, the right atrium and ventricle, and the sinus node...
May 17, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509140/a-rare-adult-case-of-poststreptococcal-acute-glomerulonephritis-with-a-retropharyngeal-abscess
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Tsuyoshi Takashima, Sae Hirata, Mai Nonaka, Keiichiro Matsumoto, Yuki Awanami, Masatora Yamasaki, Makoto Fukuda, Motoaki Miyazono, Yuji Ikeda
Retropharyngeal abscess is an infection involving the retropharyngeal space which is posterior to the pharynx and oesophagus, and it results as a complication of a primary infection elsewhere in the head and neck including the nasopharynx, paranasal sinuses, or middle ear, which drain lymph to the retropharyngeal lymph nodes. Their lymph nodes are prominent in children and atrophy with age. Therefore, retropharyngeal abscess is most frequently encountered in children, with 75% of cases occurring before the age of 5 years, and often in the first year of life...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507743/electrophysiological-testing-for-the-investigation-of-bradycardias
#4
Demosthenes G Katritsis, Mark E Josephson
In this article we review the role of electrophysiological testing in patients presenting with bradycardia due to sinus node or atrioventricular node disease. In sinus bradycardia the role of electrophysiology studies is not established. In AV conduction disturbances, an electrophysiology study may be necessary both for the establishment of atrioventricular block as the main cause of symptoms, and for identification of the anatomic site of block that may dictate the potential need of permanent pacing.
April 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507237/multiscale-ordinal-network-analysis-of-human-cardiac-dynamics
#5
M McCullough, M Small, H H C Iu, T Stemler
In this study, we propose a new information theoretic measure to quantify the complexity of biological systems based on time-series data. We demonstrate the potential of our method using two distinct applications to human cardiac dynamics. Firstly, we show that the method clearly discriminates between segments of electrocardiogram records characterized by normal sinus rhythm, ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. Secondly, we investigate the multiscale complexity of cardiac dynamics with respect to age in healthy individuals using interbeat interval time series and compare our findings with a previous study which established a link between age and fractal-like long-range correlations...
June 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503389/rosai-dorfman-disease-of-the-breast
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Eileen E Delaney, Anne Larkin, Sue MacMaster, Ali Sakhdari, Carolynn M DeBenedectis
Rosai-Dorfman disease (also known as sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy) is a rare benign proliferative disorder of histiocytes that typically involves the lymph nodes and can also involve extranodal sites. Rosai-Dorfman disease confined to the breast is extremely rare, but important to recognize as it can mimic malignancy. We present the case of a 63-year-old woman who presented with a palpable breast lump that was highly suspicious for malignancy based on mammogram and ultrasound appearance...
April 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495981/pacing-discovery-g-protein-%C3%AE-subunit-mutations-in-sinus-node-dysfunction
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EDITORIAL
Elisabeth M Lodder, Arie O Verkerk, Connie R Bezzina
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 12, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495249/heart-rate-variability-to-monitor-performance-in-elite-athletes-criticalities-and-avoidable-pitfalls
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Daniela Lucini, Ilaria Marchetti, Antonio Spataro, Mara Malacarne, Manuela Benzi, Stefano Tamorri, Roberto Sala, Massimo Pagani
BACKGROUND: Spectral analysis of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a simple, non-invasive technique that is widely used in sport to assess sympatho-vagal regulation of the heart. Its employment is increasing partly due to the rising usage of wearable devices. However data acquisition using these devices may be suboptimal because they cannot discriminate between sinus and non-sinus beats and do not record any data regarding respiratory frequency. This information is mandatory for a correct clinical interpretation...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491745/transvenous-approach-to-pacemaker-lead-implantation-for-sinus-node-dysfunction-after-extracardiac-lateral-tunnel-fontan-conduit-placement
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Edward O'Leary, Mark E Alexander, Francis Fynn-Thompson, Douglas Mah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485510/longstanding-persistent-accelerated-idioatrial-rhythm-benign-sinus-node-like-rhythm-or-insidious-rhythm
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Hailei Liu, Chao Zhu, Bing Yang, Weizhu Ju, Hongwu Chen, Fengxiang Zhang, Kai Gu, Mingfang Li, Pipin Kojodjojo, Minglong Chen
INTRODUCTION: Detailed description of longstanding persistent accelerated idioatrial rhythm (AIAR) is lacking. This observational study investigated the clinical manifestations, electrophysiological characteristics, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of this unusual arrhythmia. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifteen patients (11 males; average age 25.9±15.7 years) suspected with longstanding persistent AIAR were enrolled in our study. All patients had ECG, 24-hour Holter monitoring, isoproterenol provocation test, echocardiogram, and exercise treadmill test...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483438/construction-of-vascularized-pacemaker-tissues-by-seeding-cardiac-progenitor-cells-and-endothelial-progenitor-cells-into-matrigel
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Luping Zhang, Xiaotong Li, Xiaolong Yu, Yuquan Li, Aijun Sun, Chao Huang, Feng Xu, Jinping Guo, Yao Sun, Xi Zhang, Xiangqun Yang, Chuansen Zhang
AIMS: Transplantation of a tissue engineered cardiac pacemaker (TECP) may represent a novel therapy for cardiac sinus node dysfunction. We previously reported that cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) derived from embryonic heart tubes could differentiate into cardiac pacemaking cells after endothelin-1 treatment. We aimed to examine the feasibility of TECP fabricated from CPCs-derived pacemaking cells and vascularization of TECP fabricated from CPCs-derived pacemaking cells and endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in vitro and in vivo implantation...
May 5, 2017: Life Sciences
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/28467685/structural-alterations-in-tumor-draining-lymph-nodes-before-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-metastasis
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Andrew M Hinson, Nicole A Massoll, Lee Ann Jolly, Brendan C Stack, Donald L Bodenner, Aime T Franco
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to define and characterize the thyroid tumor-draining lymph nodes in genetically engineered mice harboring thyroid-specific expression of oncogenic Braf(V600E) with and without Pten insufficiency. METHODS: After intratumoral injection of methylene blue, the lymphatic drainage of the thyroid gland was visualized in real time. The thyroid gland/tumor was resected en bloc with the respiratory system for histological analysis...
May 3, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461795/prolonged-sinus-pauses-upon-termination-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-abnormal-right-atrial-electrophysiologic-and-electroanatomic-findings
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Zhengyu Bao, Hongwu Chen, Bing Yang, Michael Shehata, Weizhu Ju, Fengxiang Zhang, Gang Yang, Kai Gu, Mingfang Li, Kejiang Cao, Xunzhang Wang, Minglong Chen
The efficacy of pulmonary vein antral isolation for patients with prolonged sinus pauses (PSP) on termination of atrial fibrillation has been reported. We studied the right atrial (RA) electrophysiologic and electroanatomic characteristics in such patients. Forty patients underwent electroanatomic mapping of the RA: 13 had PSP (group A), 13 had no PSP (group B), and 14 had paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (control group C). Group A had longer P-wave durations in lead II than did groups B and C (115.5 ± 15...
April 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460803/an-unexpected-presentation-of-sick-sinus-syndrome-isolated-ventricular-asystole
#15
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451646/chronotropic-incompetence-and-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-the-henry-ford-exercise-testing-fit-project
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Wesley T O'Neal, Waqas T Qureshi, Michael J Blaha, Zeina A Dardari, Jonathan K Ehrman, Clinton A Brawner, Elsayed Z Soliman, Mouaz H Al-Mallah
OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between chronotropic incompetence and incident atrial fibrillation (AF). BACKGROUND: Patients with inadequate heart rate response during exercise may have abnormalities in sinus node function or autonomic tone that predispose to the development of AF. METHODS: We examined the association between heart rate response and incident AF in 57,402 (mean age=54±13 years, 47% female, 64% white) patients free of baseline AF who underwent exercise-treadmill stress testing from the Henry Ford ExercIse Testing (FIT) Project...
November 2016: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447320/should-ablation-be-first-line-therapy-for-patients-with-paroxysmal-af
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REVIEW
Sergio Conti, Atul Verma
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and the number of patients is expected to continuously increase in the next years. Catheter ablation is an effective, safe, and well-established treatment for patient with symptomatic and drug-resistant paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). Over the last decade, there was an increasing body of evidence demonstrating superiority of catheter ablation over antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) in maintaining sinus rhythm. However, randomized clinical trials have not been conclusive to consider catheter ablation as a first-line therapy for PAF...
May 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443594/diastolic-electrocardiographic-parameters-predict-implantable-device-detected-asymptomatic-atrial-fibrillation
#18
Ahmet İlker Tekkeşin, Yalçın Velibey, Ceyhan Türkkan, Ahmet Taha Alper, Yasin Çakıllı, Tolga Sinan Güvenç, Ozan Tanık, Adnan Kaya, Özlem Yıldırımtürk, Nazmiye Özbilgin, Özge Güzelburç, Ahmet Öz, Regayip Zehir, Kadir Gürkan
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common clinically significant arrhythmia. It is now established that atrial high rate episodes (AHRE) correlate highly with AF. AIMS: Present study aimed to investigate the relation between diastolic electrocardiographic parameters and subclinical AF detected by cardiac implantable electronic devices. STUDY DESIGN: This study was cross-sectional study that included a total of 203 patients who had a DDDR pacemaker due to sinus node dysfunction...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441828/-clinical-analysis-of-seven-cases-of-pulmonary-malignant-tumors-in-children
#19
D Xu, Z M Chen, W Z Gu, Y S Wang, M X Huang, L F Tang, Y Y Zhang, Y Jiang
Objective: To understand the clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics and outcomes of pulmonary malignant tumors in children. Method: We retrospectively collected information about seven cases of pulmonary malignant tumors in children in our hospital from Jan 2010 to Dec 2016. The information included clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics, pathologic results, and treatment. Result: (1) All the seven patients firstly visited pediatric internal medicine departments. Symptoms included cough (n=6), dyspnea (n=4), fever (n=2), anorexia (n=2), chest tightness (n=1), chest pain (n=1), lameness (n=1), abdominal distension and constipation (n=1)...
April 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431722/rosai-dorfman-disease-of-right-atrium-mimicking-myxoma
#20
Surendra Nath Khanna, Krishna Subramony Iyer, Mathews Paul, S Radhakrishnan, Arun K Rathi
Rosai-Dorfman disease, or sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy, is a rare multisystemic disorder that was first reported by Rosai and Dorfman in 1969. It is a distinct histioproliferative disorder due to overproduction of histiocytes, which accumulate in lymph nodes. The cardiac involvement of this disease is extremely rare, and until now, only 18 cases have been reported. We report the case of a 53-year-old woman with right atrial mass mimicking myxoma, which the histopathologic evaluation revealed to be Rosai-Dorfman disease of the right atrium...
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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