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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912983/hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Josef Veselka, Nandan S Anavekar, Philippe Charron
Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy is an inherited myocardial disease defined by cardiac hypertrophy (wall thickness ≥15 mm) that is not explained by abnormal loading conditions, and left ventricular obstruction greater than or equal to 30 mm Hg. Typical symptoms include dyspnoea, chest pain, palpitations, and syncope. The diagnosis is usually suspected on clinical examination and confirmed by imaging. Some patients are at increased risk of sudden cardiac death, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation...
November 29, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909539/right-ventricular-pacing-for-assessment-of-cavo-tricuspid-isthmus-block
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Ganesh Venkataraman Md, Marc Wish Md, Ted Friehling Md, S Adam Strickberger Md
Background: Cavo-tricuspid isthmus (CTI) dependent atrial flutter is typically treated with cardiac ablation. Standard techniques to assess CTI block after ablation can be technically challenging. Right ventricular (RV) pacing may allow for another technique to assess CTI block after ablation. Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate RV pacing as a method to assess CTI block after ablation of CTI dependent atrial flutter, and define endpoints of ablation using this technique. Methods: 28 patients undergoing ablation of CTI dependent atrial flutter with intact ventriculoatrial (VA) conduction were prospectively enrolled in this study and underwent the RV pacing protocol, as well as standard coronary sinus (CS) pacing techniques to assess CTI block...
August 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909538/pulmonary-vein-remodeling-following-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-implications-for-the-radiographic-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-vein-stenosis
#3
Faisal M Merchant Md, Mathew R Levy Bs, Shahriar Iravanian Md, Ramal M Weragoda Md, Edward C Clermont Md, Heval M Kelli Md, Robert L Eisner PhD, David Vadnais Md, Mikhael F El-Chami Md, Angel R Leon Md, David B Delurgio Md
Background: Pulmonary vein (PV) reverse remodeling has been recognized following atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. However, the extent of physiologic reverse remodeling after AF ablation and the potential impact of reverse remodeling on the radiographic diagnosis of PV stenosis have not been well characterized. Methods: From January 2004 to February 2014, 186 patients underwent paired cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to delineate PV orifice dimensions before and after (mean 109 ± 61 days) an initial AF ablation...
August 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909513/assessment-of-sinoatrial-node-function-in-patients-with-persistent-and-long-standing-persistent-forms-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-maze-iii-procedure-combined-with-mitral-valve-operation
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Kulikov Aleksei A, Bokeria Leo A
RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: Assessment of sinoatrial node function after Maze III procedure combined with a mitral valve operation. METHODS: 100 patients were included in the research with persistent and long-standing persistent forms of atrial fibrillation (AF) and need of operative treatment concerning valve disease. The following preoperative preparation methods were executed to all patients: Electrocardiogram in 12 standard assignments;Two-dimensional echocardiographic with assessment of systolic and diastolic functions of the left ventricle, size of the left atrium and grade of valve disease;Transesophageal echocardiography for exclusion of blood clots in the left atrium and left atrial appendage;Coronary angiography for exclusion of coronary heart disease;Computer tomography for examination of cardiac chambers and anatomic characteristics of pulmonary veins...
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909505/malignancy-associated-iatrogenic-iliopsoas-abscess-venous-access-complication-from-ablation-procedure
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Sandia Iskandar Md, Moustapha Atoui Md, Muhammad Rizwan Afzal Md, Madhav Lavu Md, Madhu Reddy Md, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy Md
Iliopsoas abscess is a rare condition with a high rate of mortality and morbidity if left untreated. It can occur from hematogenous or lymphatic spread from distant structures or as a result of contiguous spread from adjacent structures. The disease typically occurs in patients with immunocompromised status and the symptoms can be non-specific.1,2 Generally, infectious complications from venous access during atrial fibrillation (AF) procedure are uncommon, and an iatrogenic iliopsoas abscess from percutaneous cardiac procedures has never been reported...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909499/hyperacute-and-chronic-changes-in-cerebral-magnetic-resonance-images-after-pvac-nmarq-and-epicardial-thoracoscopic-surgical-ablation-for-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Conn Sugihara Mbbs, Neil Barlow Mbbs, Emma Owens Mbbs, David Sallomi Mb ChB, Neil Sulke Md
Threshold testing of cardiac rhythm devices is essential to monitoring the proper functioning of such devices (1). However, the currently method of applying multiple ECG leads to the patient is burdensome and time consuming (2). We are presenting a completely new way to perform cardiac rhythm device threshold testing using pulse oximetry. Twenty patients, with varying cardiac rhythm devices and pacing modes, were enrolled and had their atrial and ventricular thresholds tested. A comparison was made between simultaneous threshold determinations via the standard EGM based method and the new pulse oximetry based method...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909488/atrial-fibrillation-and-sleep-apnea-considerations-for-a-dual-epidemic
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REVIEW
Patricia Tung Md, Elad Anter Md
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and shares many of the same risk factors as another common clinical condition, sleep apnea. The estimated prevalence of sleep apnea has increased over the past decade, and reflects a parallel increase in the most prominent risk factors of obesity and overweight. Both obstructive and central sleep apnea have been associated with AF in multiple studies, with the risk of AF increasing 2-4-fold compared to those without sleep breathing disorder. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been shown to reduce the rate of AF recurrence following catheter ablation in patients with sleep apnea...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909479/atrial-fibrillation-ablation-in-adults-with-repaired-congenital-heart-disease
#8
REVIEW
Marta Acena Md, Ignasi Anguera Md PhD, Paolo D Dallaglio Md, Marcos Rodriguez Md, Xavier Sabaté Md PhD
The incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in congenital heart disease (CHD) adults has increased in the past decades due to a longer life expectancy of this population where the subjects are exposed to cardiac overflow, overpressure and structural changes for years. The literature regarding AF ablation in repaired CHD adults emphasizes the importance of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) to perform the transseptal puncture and the ablation procedure in the left atrium (LA), both effectively and safely. In small case control studies, where the predominant congenital cardiomyopathy was the atrial septal defect, the most common strategy for ablation was antral isolation of the pulmonary veins showing results, at one year follow-up, similar to those in the general population...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909475/ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-combination-with-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-in-a-single-procedure-rationale-and-technique
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REVIEW
Ignacio García-Bolao, Naiara Calvo, Alfonso Macias, Joaquin Barba, Nahikari Salterain, Pablo Ramos, Gabriel Ballesteros, Renzo Neglia
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, and is associated with a fivefold increase in the risk of ischemic stroke and systemic embolism. Left atrial appendage (LAA) is the source of thrombi in up to 90% of patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). Although thromboembolic prophylaxis by means of oral anticoagulants (OAC) has been shown to be very effective (OAC), they also confer an inevitably risk of serious bleeding. Catheter ablation (CA) is an effective treatment for symptomatic AF but its role in stroke prevention remains unproved...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907893/factors-impacting-complication-rates-for-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-from-2003-to-2015
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Eunice Yang, Esra Gucuk Ipek, Muhammad Balouch, Yuliya Mints, Jonathan Chrispin, Joseph E Marine, Ronald D Berger, Hiroshi Ashikaga, Jack Rickard, Hugh Calkins, Saman Nazarian, David D Spragg
AIMS: Complications from catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) are well described. Changing aspects of AF ablation including patient populations referred, institutional experience, and emerging catheter and pharmacological options may impact complication rates. We assessed procedural complication trends in AF ablation patients from 2003-2015 to identify what factors affect adverse event rates. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated consecutively enrolled patients undergoing initial AF ablation from 2003 through 2015...
October 6, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888758/left-atrium-and-pulmonary-vein-imaging-using-sub-millisiviert-cardiac-computed-tomography-impact-on-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-cumulative-radiation-exposure-and-outcome-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Gianluca Pontone, Daniele Andreini, Maria Petulla, Andrea Annoni, Andrea I Guaricci, Ester Innocenti, Eleonora Russo, Marco Guglielmo, Saima Mushtaq, Andrea Baggiano, Virginia Beltrama, Laura Fusini, Chiara Segurini, Edoardo Conte, Alberto Formenti, Gaetano Fassini, Stefania Riva, Claudio Tondo, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi
BACKGROUND: The outcome of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) has improved thanks to left atrium (LA) anatomy reconstruction by cardiac computed tomography (CCT). A new model-based iterative reconstruction algorithm (MBIR) provides image noise reduction achieving effective radiation dose (ED) close to chest X-ray exposure. Aim of this study was comparing RFCA procedural characteristics, AF recurrence and radiation exposure between patients in whom RFCA was guided by CCT image integration with MBIR versus a CCT standard protocol...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886924/how-to-improve-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-benefit-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-pulmonary-vein-isolation-and-beyond
#12
REVIEW
Carola Gianni, Luigi Di Biase, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Yalçın Gökoğlan, Mahmut Fatih Güneş, Amin Al-Ahmad, J David Burkhardt, Andrea Natale
Although cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an important treatment of symptomatic heart failure patients in sinus rhythm with low left ventricular ejection fraction and ventricular dyssynchrony, its role is not well defined in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). CRT is not as effective in patients with AF because of inadequate biventricular capture and loss of atrioventricular synchrony. Both can be addressed with catheter ablation of AF. It is still unclear if these therapies offer additive benefits in patients with ventricular dyssynchrony...
January 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886923/atrioventricular-node-ablation
#13
REVIEW
Maurizio Gasparini
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a device-based, nonpharmacologic approach that has shown to improve the outcome in patients with heart failure in terms of mortality and morbidity reduction. Large randomized trials have virtually enrolled patients in New York Heart Association class III-IV, with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, with evidence of electrical dyssynchrony, and receiving optimal medical therapy and who were in sinus rhythm. Guidelines remain imprecise as to defining differentiated approaches according to the forms of atrial fibrillation other than permanent...
January 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871122/efficacy-and-safety-of-ablation-for-people-with-non-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Jonathan Nyong, Guy Amit, Alma J Adler, Onikepe O Owolabi, Pablo Perel, David Prieto-Merino, Pier Lambiase, Juan Pablo Casas, Carlos A Morillo
BACKGROUND: The optimal rhythm management strategy for people with non-paroxysmal (persistent or long-standing persistent) atrial fibrilation is currently not well defined. Antiarrhythmic drugs have been the mainstay of therapy. But recently, in people who have not responded to antiarrhythmic drugs, the use of ablation (catheter and surgical) has emerged as an alternative to maintain sinus rhythm to avoid long-term atrial fibrillation complications. However, evidence from randomised trials about the efficacy and safety of ablation in non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is limited...
November 22, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864594/morphologic-classification-of-the-right-auricule-on-256-slice-computed-tomography
#15
Cai-Ying Li, Bu-Lang Gao, Tong Pan, Cheng Xiang, Xiao-Wei Liu, Hai-Qing Yang, Lan-Ying Yi, Qi-Bin Liao
PURPOSE: To investigate the shape of right auricule on 256-slice computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five hundred people (250 men, age range 16-84 years) who had cardiac multidetector CT angiography were recruited in this study. All patients had normal sinus rhythm with normal blood pressure (<140/90 mmHg for systolic/diastolic pressure). The morphology of the right auricule was studied and compared after reconstruction of the raw images. RESULTS: All patients successfully had cardiac CT angiography (100%), and the right auricule morphology was divided into five types and nine subtypes, including Type I of triangular shape (Ia and Ib), Type II of M shape (IIa and IIb), Type III of L shape (IIIa and IIIb), Type IV of reverse L shape (IVa and IVb), and Type V of balanced shape...
November 18, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862994/colchicine-increases-ventricular-vulnerability-in-an-experimental-whole-heart-model
#16
Gerrit Frommeyer, Julius Krawczyk, Dirk G Dechering, Simon Kochhäuser, Patrick Leitz, Michael Fehr, Lars Eckardt
The traditional gout medication colchicine has been reported to effectively prevent atrial fibrillation recurrence after atrial fibrillation ablation or cardiac surgery in a few clinical trials. Severe adverse events have not yet been reported. The aim of the present study was to assess possible direct electrophysiological effects in an experimental whole-heart model. Ten rabbit hearts were isolated and Langendorff-perfused. Thereafter, colchicine was administered in 2 concentrations (1μM and 3μM). Eight endo- and epicardial monophasic action potentials and a 12-lead ECG showed a stable QT interval and action potential duration during colchicine infusion...
November 11, 2016: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856611/loss-of-akap150-promotes-pathological-remodelling-and-heart-failure-propensity-by-disrupting-calcium-cycling-and-contractile-reserve
#17
Lei Li, Jing Li, Benjamin M Drum, Yi Chen, Haifeng Yin, Xiaoyun Guo, Stephen W Luckey, Merle L Gilbert, G Stanley McKnight, John D Scott, L Fernando Santana, Qinghang Liu
AIMS: Impaired Ca(2 + )cycling and myocyte contractility are a hallmark of heart failure triggered by pathological stress such as hemodynamic overload. The A-Kinase anchoring protein AKAP150 has been shown to coordinate key aspects of adrenergic regulation of Ca(2+ )cycling and excitation-contraction in cardiomyocytes. However, the role of the AKAP150 signalling complexes in the pathogenesis of heart failure has not been investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS: Here we examined how AKAP150 signalling complexes impact Ca(2+ )cycling, myocyte contractility, and heart failure susceptibility following pathological stress...
November 17, 2016: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855290/transcatheter-leadless-cardiac-pacing-the-new-alternative-solution
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Antoine Da Costa, Amandine Axiotis, Cécile Romeyer-Bouchard, Loucif Abdellaoui, Zahi Afif, Jean Baptiste Guichard, Antoine Gerbay, Karl Isaaz
INTRODUCTION: A lack of information about the feasibility and safety of leadless pacemaker (LPMs) exists in a fragile population of patients with limited venous anatomy access or conventional pacemaker (PM) contraindication. Accordingly, the goal of this prospective observational study was to report our experience with this new leadless technology in a subset of patients with contraindication or limited venous access. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between May 2015 and July 2016, 14 patients were consecutively included...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833563/heart-failure-induced-by-perinatal-ablation-of-cardiac-myosin-light-chain-kinase
#19
Yasmin F K Islam, Ryan Joseph, Rajib R Chowdhury, Robert H Anderson, Hideko Kasahara
Background: Germline knockout mice are invaluable in understanding the function of the targeted genes. Sometimes, however, unexpected phenotypes are encountered, due in part to the activation of compensatory mechanisms. Germline ablation of cardiac myosin light chain kinase (cMLCK) causes mild cardiac dysfunction with cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, whereas ablation in adult hearts results in acute heart failure with cardiomyocyte atrophy. We hypothesized that compensation after ablation of cMLCK is dependent on developmental staging and perinatal-onset of cMLCK ablation will result in more evident heart failure than germline ablation, but less profound when compared to adult-onset ablation...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832334/-implantable-loop-recorder-in-atrial-fibrillation-and-after-catheter-ablation
#20
K Fikenzer, N Dagres, G Hindricks
BACKGROUND: Implantable loop recorders (ILR) are an established diagnostic method for detection of cardiac arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work is to provide an overview of available data and indications of ILR in atrial fibrillation, especially after catheter ablation, in order to illustrate practice-oriented recommendations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a selective PubMed literature search. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: ILR can record asymptomatic/rare atrial fibrillation episodes and prevent thromboembolic events by allowing timely initiation of oral anticoagulation...
November 10, 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
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