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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678618/concomitant-surgical-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-is-safe-and-efficacious-in-patients-undergoing-double-valve-replacement-a-cohort-study
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Guang Tong, Hao Yu, Xuan Zhou, Ben Zhang, Shenghui Bi, Lin Luo, Tao Yan, Xianyue Wang, Hua Lu, Tao Ma, Xiaowu Wang, Zhongchan Sun, Weida Zhang
BACKGROUND: Current European Society of Cardiology Guidelines recommend concomitant atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation for all symptomatic patients undergoing other cardiac surgeries, but the safety and potential benefits of concomitant atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation at the time of double valve replacement (DVR: aortic and mitral valve replacement) remains unexamined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 238 patients with AF who underwent DVR with or without concomitant surgical ablation (Ablation group, n=113; Non-ablation group, n=125) at a single institute from April 2006 to September 2011...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678186/should-fluid-dynamics-be-included-in-computer-models-of-rf-cardiac-ablation-by-irrigated-tip-electrodes
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Ana González-Suárez, Juan J Pérez, Enrique Berjano
BACKGROUND: Although accurate modeling of the thermal performance of irrigated-tip electrodes in radiofrequency cardiac ablation requires the solution of a triple coupled problem involving simultaneous electrical conduction, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics, in certain cases it is difficult to combine the software with the expertise necessary to solve these coupled problems, so that reduced models have to be considered. We here focus on a reduced model which avoids the fluid dynamics problem by setting a constant temperature at the electrode tip...
April 20, 2018: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675625/multidetector-ct-of-iatrogenic-and-self-inflicted-vascular-lesions-and-infections-at-the-groin
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REVIEW
Massimo Tonolini, Anna Maria Ierardi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Domenico Laganà
The number and complexity of endovascular procedures performed via either arterial or venous access are steadily increasing. Albeit associated with higher morbidity compared to the radial approach, the traditional common femoral artery remains the preferred access site in a variety of cardiac, aortic, oncologic and peripheral vascular procedures. Both transarterial and venous cannulation (for electrophysiology, intravenous laser ablation and central catheterisation) at the groin may result in potentially severe vascular access site complications (VASC)...
April 19, 2018: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673010/the-nightmare-ecg-of-a-spontaneously-aborted-sudden-cardiac-death
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Giovanni Coluccia, Raffaele Punzi, Silvia Polini, Concetto La Rosa, Mariano Rillo
We present the case of a spontaneously aborted sudden cardiac death related to an high-rate ventricular tachycardia in an healthy man with bileaflet mitral valve prolapse. An effective treatment of the patient, with complete suppression of ventricular ectopic activity, was achieved only combining medical therapy, ICD and catheter ablation, thus overcoming the limitations of each approach.
April 19, 2018: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672731/amaze-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-adjunct-surgery-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Samer A M Nashef, Simon Fynn, Yasir Abu-Omar, Tomasz J Spyt, Christine Mills, Colin C Everett, Julia Fox-Rushby, Jeshika Singh, Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay, Catherine Sudarshan, Massimiliano Codispoti, Peter Braidley, Francis C Wells, Linda D Sharples
OBJECTIVES: Atrial fibrillation (AF) reduces survival and quality of life (QoL). It can be treated at the time of major cardiac surgery using ablation procedures ranging from simple pulmonary vein isolation to a full maze procedure. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of adjunct AF surgery as currently performed on sinus rhythm (SR) restoration, survival, QoL and cost-effectiveness. METHODS: In a multicentre, Phase III, pragmatic, double-blinded, parallel-armed randomized controlled trial, 352 cardiac surgery patients with >3 months of documented AF were randomized to surgery with or without adjunct maze or similar AF ablation between 2009 and 2014...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672182/oral-anticoagulant-use-in-cardiovascular-disorders-a-perspective-on-present-and-potential-indications-for-rivaroxaban
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A John Camm, Keith A A Fox
BACKGROUND: Four nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been approved for use in various cardiovascular indications. The direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran and the direct factor Xa inhibitors apixaban, edoxaban, and rivaroxaban are now increasingly used in clinical practice. For some of these agents, available data from real-world studies support the efficacy and safety data in phase III clinical trials. OBJECTIVES: This review aims to summarize the current status of trials and observational studies of oral anticoagulant use over the spectrum of cardiovascular disorders (excluding venous thrombosis), provide a reference source beyond stroke prevention for atrial fibrillation (AF) and examine the potential for novel applications in the cardiovascular field...
April 19, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669504/atrial-fibrillation-in-autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases-from-the-pathogenesis-to-the-treatment
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Giuseppe Ciconte, Manuel Conti, Martina Evangelista, Carlo Pappone
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most prevalent cardiac arrhythmia in the general population and is associated with an increased number of adverse outcomes. The onset and maintenance of this arrhythmia requires a trigger event and the presence of a predisposing substrate. Atrial fibrosis, a major characteristic of AF-related structural remodeling, represents a process closely related to inflammation as demonstrated by emerging evidence. Aim of this article is to review the evidence linking AF to systemic autoimmune diseases...
April 17, 2018: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667208/the-use-of-cardiac-ct-alone-to-exclude-left-atrial-thrombus-before-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-efficiency-safety-and-cost-analysis
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Wassim Mosleh, Ali Sheikh, Zaid Said, Mohamed A Abdel-Aal, Siri Gadde, Tanvi Shah, Michael F Wilson, Hiroko Beck, Chee Kim, Umesh C Sharma
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a growing financial burden on the healthcare system. Cardiac computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) is needed for pulmonary vein mapping before AF ablation (AFA). CCTA has shown to be an alternative to transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) to rule-out left atrial appendage thrombus (LAAT) pre-AFA. We aim to examine the safety, cost-effectiveness, and time-efficiency of utilizing CCTA alone to rule out LAAT before AFA. METHODS: We prospectively screened patients with paroxysmal AF undergoing cryoablation...
April 17, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666358/revisiting-atrioventricular-nodal-ablation-and-cardiac-pacing-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-patient-with-dextrocardia
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Munish Sharma, Ritesh Neupane, Koroush Khalighi
BACKGROUND Poorly controlled ventricular rate associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) leads to tachycardia-induced left ventricular dysfunction. Atrioventricular (AV) nodal ablation and cardiac pacing is the standard of care in refractory congestive heart failure (CHF) due to AF with moderate to rapid ventricular response that failed conventional medical therapy. If the patient is not a candidate for AF ablation with pulmonary vein isolation and elimination of AF foci, this is an effective approach, but it does have some challenges when done in a patient with dextrocardia and situs inversus...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663562/atrial-fibrillation-ablation-using-cryoballoon-technology-recent-advances-and-practical-techniques
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REVIEW
Shaojie Chen, Boris Schmidt, Stefano Bordignon, Fabrizio Bologna, Laura Perrotta, Takahiko Nagase, K R Julian Chun
Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects 1-2% of the population, and its prevalence is estimated to double in the next 50 years as the population ages. AF results in impaired patients' life quality, deteriorated cardiac function and even increased mortality. Antiarrhythmic drugs frequently fail to restore sinus rhythm. Catheter ablation is a valuable treatment approach for AF, even as a first-line therapy strategy in selected patients. Effective electrical pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is the cornerstone of all AF ablation strategies...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660306/ablation-of-toll-like-receptor-4-attenuates-aging-induced-myocardial-remodeling-and-contractile-dysfunction-through-ncori-hdac1-mediated-regulation-of-autophagy
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Shuyi Wang, Wei Ge, Carrie Harns, Xianzhong Meng, Yingmei Zhang, Jun Ren
Aging is usually accompanied with overt structural and functional changes as well as suppressed autophagy in the heart although the precise regulatory mechanisms are somewhat unknown. Here we evaluated the role of the innate proinflammatory mediator toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in cardiac aging and the underlying mechanism with a focus on autophagy. Cardiac geometry and function were monitored in young or old wild-type (WT) and TLR4 knockout (TLR4-/- ) mice using echocardiography, IonOptix® edge-detection and fura-2 techniques...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657590/comparison-of-uninterrupted-anticoagulation-with-dabigatran-etexilate-or-warfarin-in-the-periprocedural-period-for-atrial-fibrillation-catheter-ablation-results-of-the-japanese-subgroup-of-the-re-circuit-trial
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Yukihiko Yoshida, Masato Watarai, Kenshi Fujii, Wataru Shimizu, Kazuhiro Satomi, Yasuya Inden, Yoshimasa Murakami, Masato Murakami, Atsushi Iwasa, Masaomi Kimura, Nobuko Yamada, Tomofumi Nakagawa, Matias Nordaby, Ken Okumura
Background: There are limited data on uninterrupted anticoagulation with direct oral anticoagulants during catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF), particularly in Japan. We planned a subgroup analysis of the RE-CIRCUIT study, comparing the use of uninterrupted dabigatran therapy with warfarin therapy during catheter ablation among the Japanese subgroup and with that in the total population. Methods: The RE-CIRCUIT study utilized a prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded endpoint design, and the primary endpoint was the incidence of major bleeding events (MBEs)...
April 2018: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653251/probabilistic-guidance-for-catheter-tip-motion-in-cardiac-ablation-procedures
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Mihaela Am Constantinescu, Su-Lin Lee, Sabine Ernst, Apit Hemakom, Danilo Mandic, Guang-Zhong Yang
Radiofrequency catheter ablation is one of the commonly available therapeutic methods for patients suffering from cardiac arrhythmias. The prerequisite of successful ablation is sufficient energy delivery at the target site. However, cardiac and respiratory motion, coupled with endocardial irregularities, can cause catheter drift and dispersion of the radiofrequency energy, thus prolonging procedure time, damaging adjacent tissue, and leading to electrical reconnection of temporarily ablated regions. Therefore, positional accuracy and stability of the catheter tip during energy delivery is of great importance for the outcome of the procedure...
March 23, 2018: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652390/integrated-catheter-for-simultaneous-radio-frequency-ablation-and-optoacoustic-monitoring-of-lesion-progression
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Johannes Rebling, Francisco Javier Oyaga Landa, Xosé Luís Deán-Ben, Alexandre Douplik, Daniel Razansky
Radio frequency (RF) catheter ablation is commonly used to eliminate dysfunctional cardiac tissue by heating via an alternating current. Clinical outcomes are highly dependent on careful anatomical guidance, electrophysiological mapping, and careful RF power titration during the procedure. Yet, current treatments rely mainly on the expertise of the surgeon to assess lesion formation, causing large variabilities in the success rate. We present an integrated catheter design suitable for simultaneous RF ablation and real-time optoacoustic monitoring of the forming lesion...
April 15, 2018: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652289/iatrogenic-atrio-esophageal-fistula-following-a-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-maze-procedure-is-esophageal-instrumentation-justified-even-when-the-diagnosis-is-equivocal
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Shvetank Agarwal, Muhammad Salman Tahir Janjua, Paramvir Singh, Nadine Odo, Manuel R Castresana
A 74-year-old female underwent an uneventful bilateral thoracoscopic maze procedure for persistent atrial fibrillation with continuous transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) guidance. She presented six weeks later with persistent fever and focal neurological signs. Computed tomography of the thorax revealed air in the posterior LA, raising suspicion for an abscess versus an atrioesophageal fistula (AEF). Before undergoing an exploratory median sternotomy, an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) was performed by the surgeon to check for any esophageal pathology...
April 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648634/personalizing-therapy-for-atrial-fibrillation-the-role-of-stem-cell-and-in-silico-disease-models
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Scott Barichello, Jason D Roberts, Peter Backx, Patrick Boyle, Zachary Laksman
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is associated with substantial morbidity. There is considerable inter-patient variability in the pathologic processes that promote AF, and this variability likely has a significant genetic basis. Clinically this is reflected by the observation that anti-arrhythmic drugs (AADs) and interventional procedures have highly variable efficacy, and this highlights the need for adopting a more efficacious personalized approach. We explore recent advancements in both in silico and stem cell disease models that set the stage for a personalized approach...
April 10, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629398/simulation-of-spiral-waves-and-point-sources-in-atrial-fibrillation-with-application-to-rotor-localization
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Prasanth Ganesan, Kristina E Shillieto, Behnaz Ghoraani
Cardiac simulations play an important role in studies involving understanding and investigating the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias. Today, studies of arrhythmogenesis and maintenance are largely being performed by creating simulations of a particular arrhythmia with high accuracy comparable to the results of clinical experiments. Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common arrhythmia in the United States and many other parts of the world, is one of the major field where simulation and modeling is largely used...
June 2017: Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628471/a-case-of-a-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-defibrillator-exhibiting-a-lower-and-alternately-variable-basic-rate
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Keigo Iwazaki, Toshiya Kojima, Takahide Murasawa, Jun Yokota, Hikaru Tanimoto, Jun Matsuda, Nobuaki Fukuma, Takumi Matsubara, Yu Shimizu, Gaku Oguri, Eriko Hasumi, Hitoshi Kubo, Kyungho Chang, Katsuhito Fujiu, Issei Komuro
A cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) (Medtronic Inc. Protecta XT) was implanted in a 67-year-old man who had cardiac sarcoidosis with extremely low cardiac function. He had ventricular tachycardia which was controlled by catheter ablation, medication and pacing. The programmed mode was DDI, lower rate was 90 beats/minute, paced AV delay was 150 ms, and the noncompetitive atrial pacing (NCAP) function was programmed as 300 ms.After his admission for pneumonia and heart failure, we changed his DDI mode to a DDD mode because he had atrial tachycardia, which led to inadequate bi-ventricular pacing...
April 6, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625592/orphan-receptor-gpr37l1-contributes-to-the-sexual-dimorphism-of-central-cardiovascular-control
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James L J Coleman, Margaret A Mouat, Jianxin Wu, Nikola Jancovski, Jaspreet K Bassi, Andrea Y Chan, David T Humphreys, Nadine Mrad, Ze-Yan Yu, Tony Ngo, Siiri Iismaa, Cristobal G Dos Remedios, Michael P Feneley, Andrew M Allen, Robert M Graham, Nicola J Smith
BACKGROUND: Over 100 mammalian G protein-coupled receptors are yet to be matched with endogenous ligands; these so-called orphans are prospective drug targets for the treatment of disease. GPR37L1 is one such orphan, abundant in the brain and detectable as mRNA in the heart and kidney. GPR37L1 ablation was reported to cause hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy, and thus, we sought to further define the role of GPR37L1 in blood pressure homeostasis. METHODS: We investigated the cardiovascular effects of GPR37L1 using wild-type (GPR37L1wt/wt ) and null (GPR37L1KO/KO ) mice established on a C57BL/6J background, both under baseline conditions and during AngII infusion...
April 6, 2018: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625278/right-atrial-dual-loop-reentry-tachycardia-after-cardiac-surgery-prevalence-electrophysiologic-characteristics-and-ablation-outcomes
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Jian-du Yang, Qi Sun, Xiao-Gang Guo, Gong-Bu Zhou, Xu Liu, Bin Luo, Hui-Qiang Wei, Pasquale Santangeli, Jackson J Liang, Jian Ma
BACKGROUND: Right atrial dual-loop reentry tachycardia has been described in patients with open-heart surgery. However, the prevalence, electrophysiologic substrate and ablation outcomes have been poorly characterized. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the prevalence, electrophysiologic substrate and ablation outcomes for RA dual-loop reentry tachycardia following cardiac surgery. METHODS: We identified all patients with atrial tachycardia after cardiac surgery...
April 3, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
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