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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106485/management-strategies-for-atrial-fibrillation
#1
Peysh A Patel, Noman Ali, Andrew Hogarth, Muzahir H Tayebjee
Atrial fibrillation is the most prevalent cardiac arrhythmia, affecting 10% of those aged over 80 years. Despite multiple treatment options, it remains an independent prognostic marker of mortality due to its association with clinical sequelae, particularly cerebrovascular events. Management can be broadly divided into treatment of the arrhythmia, via rhythm or rate control, and stroke thromboprophylaxis via anticoagulation. Traditional options for pharmacotherapy include negatively chronotropic drugs such as β-blockers, and/or arrhythmia-modifying drugs such as amiodarone...
January 2017: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106018/cardioneuroablation-in-the-treatment-of-neurally-mediated-reflex-syncope-a-review-of-the-current-literature
#2
Tolga Aksu, Tümer Erdem Güler, Serdar Bozyel, Kazım Serhan Özcan, Kıvanç Yalın, Ferit Onur Mutluer
OBJECTIVE: An imbalance between parasympathetic and sympathetic tone is a main cause of neurally mediated reflex syncope (NMRS). These patients may be very symptomatic and the condition may require cardiac pacemaker implantation. Cardioneuroablation (CNA) is a relatively novel technique based on radiofrequency ablation of vagal ganglia that can be used in treatment of NMRS. The aim of this analysis was to compare potential role of CNA in patients with NMRS. METHODS: In accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Statement, literature search was conducted using the keywords "cardioneuroablation," "vagal denervation," "reflex syncope," "vagal ablation," and "ganglionic plexi ablation...
December 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105734/calcium-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-mediates-the-intracellular-signaling-pathways-of-cardiac-apoptosis-in-mice-with-impaired-glucose-tolerance
#3
Marilen Federico, Enrique L Portiansky, Leandro Sommese, Francisco J Alvarado, Paula G Blanco, Carolina N Zanuzzi, John Dedman, Marcia Kaetzel, Xander H T Wehrens, Alicia Mattiazzi, Julieta Palomeque
Background The impact of cardiac apoptosis in pre-diabetic stages of diabetic cardiomyopathy is unknown. We described that myocytes from fructose-rich diet (FRD) animals exhibit arrhythmias produced by exacerbated Ca(2+) /calmodulin-protein kinase (CaMKII) activity, ryanodine receptors (RyR2) phosphorylation and sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca(2+) leak. We tested the hypothesis that this mechanism also underlies cardiac apoptosis in pre-diabetes. Methods and Results We generated a pre-diabetic model in mice fed with FRD...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104790/contemporary-management-of-patients-undergoing-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-in-hospital-and-1-year-follow-up-findings-from-the-esc-ehra-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-long-term-registry
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Elena Arbelo, Josep Brugada, Carina Blomström Lundqvist, Cécile Laroche, Josef Kautzner, Evgeny Pokushalov, Pekka Raatikainen, Michael Efremidis, Gerhard Hindricks, Alberto Barrera, Aldo Maggioni, Luigi Tavazzi, Nikolaos Dagres
AIMS: The ESC-EHRA Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Long-Term registry is a prospective, multinational study that aims at providing an accurate picture of contemporary real-world ablation for atrial fibrillation (AFib) and its outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 104 centres in 27 European countries participated and were asked to enrol 20-50 consecutive patients scheduled for first and re-do AFib ablation. Pre-procedural, procedural and 1-year follow-up data were captured on a web-based electronic case record form...
January 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104483/the-inhomogeneity-and-complexity-in-defining-fractionated-electrograms
#5
Lisette J M E van der Does, Natasja M S de Groot
Ablation strategies targeting areas of complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAE) are not successful in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Fractionation of atrial electrograms may have multiple causes of both pathological and non-pathological origin. In order to get insight in the definitions used for determining areas of fractionation a literature search was performed using a systematic approach. A Pubmed search for studies describing fractionation during human atrial electrophysiological measurements resulted in 348 articles that were screened for new definitions of fractionation...
January 16, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104100/pathophysiologic-mechanisms-in-heart-failure-role-of-the-sympathetic-nervous-system
#6
Steve Antoine, Gaurang Vaidya, Haider Imam, Daniel Villarreal
The syndrome of heart failure involves complex pathophysiologic mechanisms and is associated with extremely high-morbidity, mortality and economic costs. This growing global epidemic has diverse etiologies and is fundamentally characterized by dyshomeostasis between heart and kidneys, leading to development and progression of the cardiorenal syndrome. Excessive and sustained sympathoexcitation has emerged as a single prominent factor involved in the structural and functional dysfunction of multiple organ systems during this disease...
January 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104089/prediction-of-radiofrequency-ablation-lesion-formation-using-a-novel-temperature-sensing-technology-incorporated-in-a-force-sensing-catheter
#7
Guy Rozen, Leon Ptaszek, Israel Zilberman, Kevin Cordaro, E Kevin Heist, Christopher Beeckler, Andres Altmann, Zhang Ying, Zhenjiang Liu, Jeremy N Ruskin, Assaf Govari, Moussa Mansour
BACKGROUND: Real-time radiofrequency (RF) ablation lesion assessment is a major unmet need in cardiac electrophysiology. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess whether improved temperature measurement using a novel thermocoupling (TC) technology combined with information derived from impedance change, contact force (CF) sensing, and catheter orientation allows accurate real-time prediction of ablation lesion formation. METHODS: RF ablation lesions were delivered in the ventricles of 15 swine using a novel externally irrigated-tip catheter containing 6 miniature TC sensors in addition to force sensing technology...
February 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096195/the-multifunctional-mitochondrial-epac1-controls-myocardial-cell-death
#8
Loubina Fazal, Marion Laudette, Sílvia Paula-Gomes, Sandrine Pons, Caroline Conte, Florence Tortosa, Pierre Sicard, Yannis Sainte-Marie, Malik Bisserier, Olivier Lairez, Alexandre Lucas, Jérôme Roy, Bijan Ghaleh, Jeremy Fauconnier, Jeanne Mialet-Perez, Frank Lezoualc'h
RATIONALE: Although the second messenger cyclic AMP (cAMP) is physiologically beneficial in the heart, it largely contributes to cardiac disease progression when dysregulated. Current evidence suggests that cAMP is produced within mitochondria. However, mitochondrial cAMP signaling and its involvement in cardiac pathophysiology are far from being understood. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of mitochondrial exchange protein directly activated by cAMP 1 (MitEpac1) in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury...
January 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095388/the-use-of-mitraclip-for-symptomatic-patients-with-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
#9
Felix Thomas, Florian Rader, Robert J Siegel
OBJECTIVES: Current nonpharmacological therapies for symptomatic patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM), including septal myectomy and alcohol septal ablation (ASA), carry significant risks for serious cardiac conduction abnormalities. We present a review of the currently available published data regarding the novel use of the relatively low-risk MitraClip® system in the treatment of symptomatic patients. METHODS: Data were collected from 4 separate studies on the use of the MitraClip on 15 symptomatic HOCM patients with systolic anterior motion (SAM) of the mitral valve apparatus...
January 18, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089792/pharmacological-inhibition-of-pkc%C3%AE-counteracts-muscle-disease-in-a-mouse-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#10
V Marrocco, P Fiore, A Benedetti, S Pisu, E Rizzuto, A Musarò, L Madaro, B Lozanoska-Ochser, M Bouché
: Inflammation plays a considerable role in the progression of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a severe muscle disease caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene. We previously showed that genetic ablation of Protein Kinase C θ (PKCθ) in mdx, the mouse model of DMD, improves muscle healing and regeneration, preventing massive inflammation. To establish whether pharmacological targeting of PKCθ in DMD can be proposed as a therapeutic option, in this study we treated young mdx mice with the PKCθ inhibitor Compound 20 (C20)...
January 7, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088306/ventricular-fibrillation-occurring-after-atrioventricular-node-ablation-despite-minimal-difference-between-pre-and-post-ablation-heart-rates
#11
F Squara, G Theodore, D Scarlatti, E Ferrari
We report the case of an 82-year-old man presenting with ventricular fibrillation (VF) occurring acutely after atrioventricular node (AVN) ablation. This patient had severe valvular cardiomyopathy, chronic atrial fibrillation (AF), and underwent prior to the AVN ablation a biventricular implantable cardiac defibrillator positioning. The VF was successfully cardioverted with one external electrical shock. What makes this presentation original is that the pre-ablation spontaneous heart rate in AF was slow (84 bpm), and that VF occurred after ablation despite a minimal heart rate drop of only 14 bpm...
January 11, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077188/point-catheter-ablation-of-macro-re-entrant-ventricular-tachycardia-in-a-patient-after-surgical-repair-for-double-outlet-right-ventricle
#12
Gaku Izumi, Hisashi Yokoshiki, Atsuhito Takeda
Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia is often difficult in patients after surgery for CHD. In patients with a ventricular septal defect patch, it is necessary to decide which ventricular side is appropriate for catheter ablation. In this article, we report a case of successful point catheter ablation of re-entrant ventricular tachycardia. Identification of the ventricular septal defect patch using intra-cardiac echocardiography was useful.
January 12, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070060/the-brugada-syndrome%C3%A3-from-gene-to-therapy
#13
Antonio Curcio, Giuseppe Santarpia, Ciro Indolfi
It is almost a quarter of century that a pioneering work of 2 researchers named Brugada brought the entire scientific community to understanding the molecular, clinical, and electrophysiological aspects of a distinctive syndrome. It affects mainly young adults with syncope and/or sudden cardiac death caused by polymorphic ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation in the absence of any sign of cardiac degeneration or alteration. Although the involvement of the epicardial layer of the right ventricular outflow tract, and the requirement of pharmacologic challenge for unveiling concealed forms, have been fully characterized, many areas of uncertainties remain to be elucidated, such as the unpredictable usefulness of programmed ventricular stimulation, the role of radiofrequency catheter ablation for reducing ST-segment elevation, and the value of risk stratification in patients diagnosed with upper displacement of right precordial leads...
January 7, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069837/high-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-t-as-a-novel-predictor-for-recurrence-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation
#14
Koki Nakanishi, Shota Fukuda, Hajime Yamashita, Toshifumi Hasegawa, Michihiko Kosaka, Naoya Shirai, Kenei Shimada, Junichi Yoshikawa, Atsushi Tanaka
AIMS: We aimed to determine whether elevated serum high-sensitive cardiac troponin T (hs-TnT) levels predict atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 125 consecutive patients with AF (paroxysmal, n = 79; persistent, n = 46) who underwent first-time PVI. Serum hs-TnT, high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), atrial natriuretic peptide, and plasma B-type natriuretic peptide levels were measured in venous samples collected before PVI...
January 8, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065668/ablation-of-the-cardiac-ryanodine-receptor-phospho-site-ser2808-does-not-alter-the-adrenergic-response-or-the-progression-to-heart-failure-in-mice-elimination-of-the-genetic-background-as-critical-variable
#15
Francisco J Alvarado, Xi Chen, Héctor H Valdivia
BACKGROUND: Phosphorylation of the cardiac ryanodine receptor (RyR2) phospho-site S2808 has been touted by the Marks group as a hallmark of heart failure (HF) and a critical mediator of the physiological fight-or-flight response of the heart. In support of this hypothesis, mice unable to undergo phosphorylation at RyR2-S2808 (S2808A) were significantly protected against HF and displayed a blunted response to adrenergic stimulation. However, the issue remains highly controversial because several groups have been unable to reproduce these findings...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065539/atlas-based-mosaicing-of-left-atrial-3-d-transesophageal-echocardiography-images
#16
Harriët W Mulder, Marijn van Stralen, Ben Ren, Alexander Haak, Max A Viergever, Johan G Bosch, Josien P W Pluim
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a promising imaging modality used to guide cardiac interventions, such as catheter ablation for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. These procedures rely on good visualization of the left atrium and pulmonary veins. To visualize these structures in a single volume, the acquisition, registration and fusion of multiple TEE views of the left atrium are required. We introduce atlas-based mosaicing as a method for the registration of images that are acquired according to a standardized protocol...
January 5, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062415/cardiomyocyte-specific-ablation-of-cd36-accelerates-the-progression-from-compensated-cardiac-hypertrophy-to-heart-failure
#17
Miranda M Sung, Nikole J Byrne, Ty T Kim, Jody Levasseur, Grant Masson, Jamie Boisvenue, Maria Febbraio, Jason R B Dyck
Previous studies have shown that loss of CD36 protects the heart from dysfunction induced by pressure overload in the presence of diet-induced insulin resistance and/or obesity. The beneficial effects of CD36 ablation in this context are mediated by preventing excessive cardiac fatty acid (FA) entry and reducing lipotoxic injury. However, whether or not the loss of CD36 can prevent pressure overload-induced cardiac dysfunction in the absence of chronic exposure to high circulating FAs is currently unknown. To address this, we utilized a tamoxifen inducible cardiomyocyte-specific CD36 knockout (icCD36KO) mouse and genetically deleted CD36 in adulthood...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062180/determination-of-cryothermal-injury-thresholds-in-tissues-impacted-by-cardiac-cryoablation
#18
Ryan P Goff, Stephen G Quallich, Robert A Buechler, John C Bischof, Paul A Iaizzo
Despite widespread clinical use of cryoablation, there remain questions regarding dosing and treatment times which may affect efficacy and collateral injury. Dosing and treatment times are directly related to the degree of cooling necessary for effective lesion formation. Human and swine atrial, ventricular, and lung tissues were ablated using two cryoablation systems with concurrent infrared thermography. Post freeze-thaw samples were cultured and stained to differentiate viable and non-viable tissue. Matlab code correlated viability staining to applied freeze-thaw thermal cycles, to determine injury thresholds...
January 3, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061924/asymptomatic-wolff-parkinson-white-pattern-ecg-in-usaf-aviators
#19
Eddie D Davenport, Karen A N Rupp, Edwin Palileo, Jared Haynes
INTRODUCTION: Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) pattern is occasionally found in asymptomatic aviators during routine ECGs. Aeromedical concerns regarding WPW pattern include risk of dysrhythmia or sudden cardiac death (SCD), thus affecting the safety of flight. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and outcomes of aviators with asymptomatic WPW pattern and assess for risk factors that contribute to progression to dysrhythmia or symptoms. METHODS: The U...
January 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056231/-efficacy-comparison-between-conservative-therapy-and-septal-ablation-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
#20
H Zhao, J Q He, B Jiang, Y C Gao, Q Li, C Y Wu, T Y Jiang
Objective: To compare the effects of septal ablation (SA) versus conservative medication (CM) on the hemodynamic, clinical status and survival in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Methods: This retrospective study included 350 consecutive patients with HOCM (mean age (51.3±13.5) years old) hospitalized in Anzhen Hospital between September 2002 to September 2014. The patients were followed up to 14 years and the follow up rate was 99.4% (348/350). Overall and cardiac-related mortalities were compared between SA group (n=184) and CM group (n=184)...
December 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
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