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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324925/non-invasive-imaging-of-ventricular-activation-during-pacing-and-arrhythmia-methods-and-validation
#1
Long Yu, Steven Pogwizd, Bin He
Cardiovascular disease continued to be a leading killer world widely. Each year, about 400,000 cases of sudden cardiac arrest are reported in the U.S. alone. Clinically, radio-frequency ablative procedure has become widely applied in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmia. Non-invasive approaches have been demonstrated to be able to provide important information on the arrhythmogenesis and potentially assist in the clinical practice. In this work, we develop and validate a novel temporal sparse based imaging method, Cardiac Electrical Sparse Imaging (CESI)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318819/slow-pathway-radiofrequency-ablation-using-magnetic-navigation-a-description-of-technique-and-retrospective-case-analysis
#2
Abhishek Bhaskaran, Maha Albarri, Neil Ross, Sara Al Raisi, Rahul Samantha, Leonette Roode, Fazlur Nadri, Jeanette Ng, Stuart Thomas, Aravinda Thiagalingam, Pramesh Kovoor
BACKGROUND: The Magnetic Navigation System (MNS) catheter was shown to be stable in the presence of significant cardiac wall motion and delivered more effective lesions compared to manual control. This stability could potentially make AV junctional reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) ablation safer. The aim of this study is to describe the method of mapping and ablation of AVNRT with MNS and 3-D electro-anatomical mapping system (CARTO, Biosense Webster, Diamond bar, CA, USA) anatomical mapping, with a view to improve the safety of ablation...
February 21, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318500/mutations-in-tmem260-cause-a-pediatric-neurodevelopmental-cardiac-and-renal-syndrome
#3
Asaf Ta-Shma, Tahir N Khan, Asaf Vivante, Jason R Willer, Pavle Matak, Chaim Jalas, Ben Pode-Shakked, Yishay Salem, Yair Anikster, Friedhelm Hildebrandt, Nicholas Katsanis, Orly Elpeleg, Erica E Davis
Despite the accelerated discovery of genes associated with syndromic traits, the majority of families affected by such conditions remain undiagnosed. Here, we employed whole-exome sequencing in two unrelated consanguineous kindreds with central nervous system (CNS), cardiac, renal, and digit abnormalities. We identified homozygous truncating mutations in TMEM260, a locus predicted to encode numerous splice isoforms. Systematic expression analyses across tissues and developmental stages validated two such isoforms, which differ in the utilization of an internal exon...
March 11, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316992/a-combined-random-forests-and-active-contour-model-approach-for-fully-automatic-segmentation-of-the-left-atrium-in-volumetric-mri
#4
Chao Ma, Gongning Luo, Kuanquan Wang
Segmentation of the left atrium (LA) from cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) datasets is of great importance for image guided atrial fibrillation ablation, LA fibrosis quantification, and cardiac biophysical modelling. However, automated LA segmentation from cardiac MRI is challenging due to limited image resolution, considerable variability in anatomical structures across subjects, and dynamic motion of the heart. In this work, we propose a combined random forests (RFs) and active contour model (ACM) approach for fully automatic segmentation of the LA from cardiac volumetric MRI...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314387/twin-pregnancy-complicated-by-esophageal-atresia-duodenal-atresia-gastric-perforation-and-hypoplastic-left-heart-structures-in-one-twin-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mohamad K Abou Chaar, Mariana L Meyers, Bethany D Tucker, Henry L Galan, Kenneth W Liechty, Timothy M Crombleholme, Ahmed I Marwan
BACKGROUND: The antenatal diagnosis of a combined esophageal atresia without tracheoesophageal fistula and duodenal atresia with or without gastric perforation is a rare occurrence. These diagnoses are difficult and can be suspected on ultrasound by nonspecific findings including a small stomach and polyhydramnios. Fetal magnetic resonance imaging adds significant anatomical detail and can aid in the diagnosis of these complicated cases. Upon an extensive literature review, there are no reports documenting these combined findings in a twin pregnancy...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292751/impact-of-substrate-modification-by-catheter-ablation-on-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-interventions-in-patients-with-unstable-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-coronary-artery-disease-results-from-the-multicenter-randomized-controlled-sms-substrate-modification
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Karl-Heinz Kuck, Roland Richard Tilz, Thomas Deneke, Boris A Hoffmann, Rodolfo Ventura, Peter Steen Hansen, Markus Zarse, Stefan H Hohnloser, Josef Kautzner, Stephan Willems
BACKGROUND: The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is the standard therapy to prevent sudden cardiac death in patients with coronary artery disease and unstable ventricular tachyarrhythmias. The prospective multinational SMS (Substrate Modification Study) was designed to assess whether prophylactic ablation of the arrhythmogenic substrate reduces or prevents the recurrence of ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation in such patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Of 111 patients included in an intention-to-treat analysis, 54 were randomly assigned catheter ablation plus ICD implantation (ablation group: 68±8 years; 47 men), whereas 57 were assigned ICD implantation without catheter ablation (ICD-only group: 66±8 years; 46 men)...
March 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290647/syncope-evaluation-and-differential-diagnosis
#7
Lloyd A Runser, Robert L Gauer, Alex Houser
Syncope is an abrupt and transient loss of consciousness caused by cerebral hypoperfusion. It accounts for 1% to 1.5% of emergency department visits, resulting in high hospital admission rates and significant medical costs. Syncope is classified as neurally mediated, cardiac, and orthostatic hypotension. Neurally mediated syncope is the most common type and has a benign course, whereas cardiac syncope is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Patients with presyncope have similar prognoses to those with syncope and should undergo a similar evaluation...
March 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288962/multipolar-cardiac-ablation-is-it-time-for-the-ventricles
#8
EDITORIAL
Yoshinari Enomoto, Jin Iwasawa, Jacob Koruth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287881/renin-angiotensin-system-blockade-alone-or-combined-with-eta-receptor-blockade-effects-on-the-course-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-5-6-nephrectomized-ren-2-transgenic-hypertensive-rats
#9
Lenka Sedláková, Věra Čertíková Chábová, Šárka Doleželová, Petra Škaroupková, Libor Kopkan, Zuzana Husková, Lenka Červenková, Soňa Kikerlová, Ivana Vaněčková, Janusz Sadowski, Elzbieta Kompanowska-Jezierska, Petr Kujal, Herbert J Kramer, Luděk Červenka
BACKGROUND: Early addition of endothelin (ET) type A (ETA) receptor blockade to complex renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockade has previously been shown to provide better renoprotection against progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Ren-2 transgenic hypertensive rats (TGR) after 5/6 renal ablation (5/6 NX). In this study, we examined if additional protection is provided when ETA blockade is applied in rats with already developed CKD. METHODS: For complex RAS inhibition, an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor along with angiotensin II type 1 receptor blocker was used...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287249/mtorc1-and-mtorc2-play-different-roles-in-regulating-cardiomyocyte-differentiation-from-embryonic-stem-cells
#10
Bei Zheng, Jiadan Wang, Leilei Tang, Jiana Shi, Danyan Zhu
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a serine/threonine kinase and functions through two distinct complexes, mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) and complex 2 (mTORC2), with their key components Raptor and Rictor, to play crucial roles in cellular survival and growth. However, the roles of mTORC1 and mTORC2 in regulating cardiomyocyte differentiation from mouse embryonic stem (mES) cells are not clear. In this study, we performed Raptor or Rictor knockdown experiments to investigate the roles of mTORC1 and mTORC2 in cardiomyocyte differentiation...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279745/novel-algorithm-for-accelerated-electroanatomical-mapping-and-prediction-of-earliest-activation-of-focal-cardiac-arrhythmias-using-mathematical-optimization
#11
Tobias Weber, Hugo A Katus, Sebastian Sager, Eberhard P Scholz
BACKGROUND: Premature beats (PBs) are a common finding in patients suffering from structural heart disease, but they can also be present in healthy individuals. Catheter ablation represents a suitable therapeutic approach. However, the exact localization of the origin can be challenging, especially in cases of low PB burden during the procedure. OBJECTIVE: Based on the hypothesis that mathematical optimization would significantly accelerate the localization of earliest activation we developed an automated mapping algorithm...
March 6, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275941/what-is-the-role-of-cardiac-sympathetic-denervation-for-recurrent-ventricular-tachycardia
#12
REVIEW
Jonathan C Hong, Todd Crawford, Harikrishna Tandri, Kaushik Mandal
There is a subset of patients who have recurrent ventricular tachycardia despite optimal medical management with pharmacologic therapy and catheter ablation. The cardiac sympathetic nervous system is responsible for triggering and perpetuating ventricular arrhythmias, and surgery can reduce the sympathetic stimulation to the heart. Evidence supports the use of left cardiac sympathetic denervation in recurrent ventricular arrhythmias for long QT syndrome and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia...
February 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275618/extracorporeal-life-support-for-refractory-ventricular-tachycardia
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REVIEW
Sujatha P Bhandary, Nicholas Joseph, James P Hofmann, Theodosios Saranteas, Thomas J Papadimos
Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is a very effective bridging therapy in patients with refractory ventricular tachycardia (VT) associated with cardiogenic shock. A moribund patient in extremis, is not amenable to optimization by standard ACC/AHA guidelines. New approaches and novel salvage techniques are necessary to improve outcomes in patients with refractory clinical settings such as malignant ventricular arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock and/or pulmonary failure until further management options are explored...
February 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275421/treating-a-structural-heart-disease-using-a-non-structural-approach-role-of-cardiac-pacing-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#14
Bernard Benjamin P Albano, Erdie C Fadreguilan, Jeffrey M Chua, James Ho, Ana Beatriz Medrano
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic cardiovascular disease characterized by a thickened non-dilated ventricle in the absence of another cardiac or systemic condition. Its most important hemodynamic consequence is left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction. The primary management strategy of this condition is surgical septal myectomy, but an acceptable alternative treatment in patients who are not suitable for (or who refuse) surgery is alcohol septal ablation (ASA). However, in patients with unfavorable coronary anatomy which precludes ASA (i...
February 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274110/the-role-of-myocardial-fibrosis-in-determining-the-success-rate-of-ablation-for-the-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
#15
Subothini Selvendran, Nikhil Aggarwal, Justin Li, Gary Tse, Vassilios S Vassiliou
Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia and with an aging population its prevalence will increase. In addition to appropriate anticoagulation to reduce the thromboembolic risk, there has been an increasing need for a personalised approach in identifying which patients are likely to benefit more from atrial fibrillation ablation procedures. This review will discuss the role of myocardial fibrosis in patients with atrial fibrillation, its mechanistic role, association with biomarkers and how this could potentially be of use in the development of a risk score identifying the success of maintaining sinus rhythm following an electrophysiological ablation...
March 7, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270260/what-is-the-diagnostic-value-of-the-paediatric-exercise-tolerance-test-results-from-a-uk-centre
#16
Magdalena A Sajnach-Menke, Sarah C Walpole
Purpose The aim of this study was to determine whether the exercise tolerance test can provide diagnostic and prognostic information regarding children and young adults and help predict outcome. METHODS: A total of 87 patients, aged 7-29 years (median 13, mean 13.4) were selected retrospectively. They underwent exercise test at the Freeman Hospital from December, 2015 to May, 2016. There were two groups of patients - 46 had symptoms such as chest pain, palpitations, syncope, or dyspnoea on exertion and no cardiac diagnosis, and 40 patients had a cardiac diagnosis such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, transposition of the great arteries with post-arterial switch operation, aortic stenosis or regurgitation, tetralogy of Fallot, abnormal coronary arteries, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, or supraventricular tachycardia...
March 8, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268553/rf-induced-energy-for-partially-implanted-catheters-a-computational-study
#17
Elena Lucano, Micaela Liberti, Tom Lloyd, Francesca Apollonio, Steve Wedan, Wolfgang Kainz, Leonardo M Angelone
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a radiological imaging technique widely used in clinical practice. MRI has been proposed to guide the catheters for interventional procedures, such as cardiac ablation. However, there are risks associated with this procedure, such as RF-induced heating of tissue near the catheters. The aim of this study is to develop a quantitative RF-safety method for patients with partially implanted leads at 64 MHz. RF-induced heating is related to the electric field incident along the catheter, which in turns depends on several variables, including the position of the RF feeding sources and the orientation of the polarization, which are however often unknown...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268379/kurtosis-as-a-statistical-approach-to-identify-the-pivot-point-of-the-rotor
#18
Shivaram P Arunachalam, Elizabeth M Annoni, Siva K Mulpuru, Paul A Friedman, Elena G Tolkacheva
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia that causes stroke affecting more than 2.3 million people in the US. Catheter ablation to terminate AF is successful for paroxysmal AF but suffers limitations with persistent AF patients as current mapping methods cannot identify AF active substrates outside of pulmonary vein region. In this work, we developed a novel Kurtosis based mapping technique that can accurately identify pivot points of the rotors that were induced in ex-vivo isolated rabbit heart...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268089/burden-of-arrhythmias-in-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-analysis-of-9841-hospitalizations
#19
Sagar Mallikethi-Reddy, Emmanuel Akintoye, Naveen Trehan, Shikha Sharma, Alexandros Briasoulis, Kavyashri Jagadeesh, Melvyn Rubenfire, Cindy L Grines, Luis Afonso
BACKGROUND: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Arrhythmogenic causes of death have been implicated in a significant number of patients. However, there is a dearth of systematic studies evaluating the burden of arrhythmias in PPCM. METHODS: We used the Healthcare Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample database (2007-2012) and identified 9841 hospitalizations for women aged ≥18years with a primary diagnosis of PPCM...
February 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267401/clinical-electrophysiological-and-imaging-predictors-of-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-outcome
#20
Louisa O'Neill, James Harrison, Mark O'Neill, Steven E Williams
Significant technological advances for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) have occurred over the last decade, with a consequent increase in numbers of patients referred for AF ablation worldwide. Despite this, long-term success rates, particularly in those with persistent AF, remain modest. The patient population presenting for AF ablation are heterogeneous with regard to age, type of AF and presence of associated cardiovascular disease. Improved understanding of factors predicting response to AF ablation may therefore help to improve patient selection for ablation procedures...
March 7, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
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