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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236642/noninvasive-cardiac-radiation-for-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia
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Phillip S Cuculich, Matthew R Schill, Rojano Kashani, Sasa Mutic, Adam Lang, Daniel Cooper, Mitchell Faddis, Marye Gleva, Amit Noheria, Timothy W Smith, Dennis Hallahan, Yoram Rudy, Clifford G Robinson
BACKGROUND: Recent advances have enabled noninvasive mapping of cardiac arrhythmias with electrocardiographic imaging and noninvasive delivery of precise ablative radiation with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). We combined these techniques to perform catheter-free, electrophysiology-guided, noninvasive cardiac radioablation for ventricular tachycardia. METHODS: We targeted arrhythmogenic scar regions by combining anatomical imaging with noninvasive electrocardiographic imaging during ventricular tachycardia that was induced by means of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)...
December 14, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233845/physiologic-mitochondrial-fragmentation-is-a-normal-cardiac-adaptation-to-increased-energy-demand
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Michael Coronado, Giovanni Fajardo, Kim Nguyen, Mingming Zhao, Kristina B Kooiker, Gwanghyun Jung, Dong-Qing Hu, Sushma Reddy, Erik Sandoval, Aleksandr Stotland, Roberta A Gottlieb, Daniel Bernstein
Rationale: Mitochondria play a dual role in the heart, responsible for meeting energetic demands and regulating cell death. Paradigms have held that mitochondrial fission and fragmentation are the result of pathologic stresses such as ischemia, are an indicator of poor mitochondrial health, and lead to mitophagy and cell death. However, recent studies demonstrate that inhibiting fission also results in decreased mitochondrial function and cardiac impairment, suggesting that fission is important for maintaining cardiac and mitochondrial bioenergetic homeostasis...
December 12, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233092/heart-rate-variability-after-radiofrequency-ablation-of-epicardial-ganglionated-plexuses-on-the-ovine-left-atrium
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Vilius Kviesulaitis, Aras Puodziukynas, Dainius Haroldas Pauza, Vytautas Zabiela, Tomas Kazakevicius, Raimundas Vaitkevicius, Evaldas Diržinauskas, Vytenis Semaška, Antanas Strazdas, Ruta Unikaite, Kristina Rysevaite, Neringa Pauziene, Remigijus Zaliunas
BACKGROUND: Ganglionated plexuses (GP) are terminal parts of cardiac autonomous nervous system (ANS). Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) possibly affects GP. Changes in heart rate variability (HRV) after RFA can reflect ANS modulation. METHODS: Epicardial RFA of GP on the left atrium (LA) was performed under the general anesthesia in 15 mature Romanov sheep. HRV was used to assess the alterations in autonomic regulation of the heart. A 24 - hour ECG monitoring was performed before the ablation, 2 days after it and at each of the 12 following months...
December 12, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222138/application-of-large-scale-aptamer-based-proteomic-profiling-to-planned-myocardial-infarctions
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Jaison Jacob, Debby Ngo, Nancy Finkel, Rebecca Pitts, Scott Gleim, Mark D Benson, Michelle J Keyes, Laurie A Farrell, Thomas Morgan, Lori L Jennings, Robert Gerszten
Background -Emerging proteomic technologies using novel affinity-based reagents allow for efficient multiplexing with high sample throughput. To identify early biomarkers of myocardial injury, we recently applied an aptamer-based proteomic profiling platform that measures 1,129 proteins to samples from patients undergoing septal alcohol ablation for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a human model of "planned myocardial injury" (PMI). Here we examined the scalability of this approach using a markedly expanded platform to study a far broader range of human proteins in the context of myocardial injury...
December 8, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217463/electrical-storm-in-the-early-phase-of-heartmate%C3%A2-ii-device-implantation-incidence-risk-factors-and-prognosis
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Jerome Corre, François Picard, Rodrigue Garcia, Adlane Zemmoura, Nicolas Derval, Arnaud Denis, Antoine Romen, Karine Nubret, Pierre Jais, Michel Haissaguerre, Pierre Dos Santos, Laurent Barandon, Frederic Sacher
BACKGROUND: Ventricular arrhythmia is common after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, especially in the early postoperative phase (<30 days). AIM: To identify the incidence of and risk factors for electrical storm (ES) occurring within 30 days of HeartMate® II implantation. METHODS: We reviewed data from all consecutive patients undergoing HeartMate® II device implantation at our institution from January 2008 to December 2014...
December 4, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216988/catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-structural-heart-disease-indications-strategies-and-outcomes-part-ii
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REVIEW
Srinivas R Dukkipati, Jacob S Koruth, Subbarao Choudry, Marc A Miller, William Whang, Vivek Y Reddy
In contrast to ventricular tachycardia (VT) that occurs in the setting of a structurally normal heart, VT that occurs in patients with structural heart disease carries an elevated risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD), and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are the mainstay of therapy. In these individuals, catheter ablation may be used as adjunctive therapy to treat or prevent repetitive ICD therapies when antiarrhythmic drugs are ineffective or not desired. However, certain patients with frequent premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) or VT and tachycardiomyopathy should be considered for ablation before ICD implantation because left ventricular function may improve, consequently decreasing the risk of SCD and obviating the need for an ICD...
December 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216987/catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-structurally-normal-hearts-indications-strategies-and-outcomes-part-i
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REVIEW
Srinivas R Dukkipati, Subbarao Choudry, Jacob S Koruth, Marc A Miller, William Whang, Vivek Y Reddy
Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) is being increasingly performed; yet, there is often confusion regarding indications, outcomes, and how to identify those patient populations most likely to benefit. The management strategy differs between those with structural heart disease and those without. For the former, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is typically required due to an elevated risk for sudden cardiac death, and catheter ablation can be used as adjunctive therapy to treat or prevent repetitive ICD therapies...
December 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215547/hypnosis-as-an-effective-and-inexpensive-option-to-control-pain-in-transcatheter-ablation-of-cardiac-arrhythmias
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Umberto Barbero, Federico Ferraris, Milena Muro, Carlo Budano, Matteo Anselmino, Fiorenzo Gaita
: Supportive care for pain relief and back discomfort during electrophysiology interventions is usually needed in the electrophysiology lab, especially in long-lasting procedures like atrial fibrillation ablation. Although this is usually achieved with conventional pharmacologic anesthesia, hypnosis has recently aroused interest as a reliable tool to complement and possibly enhance conscious sedation. We collected five case of percutaneous arrhythmia ablation in which, after informed consent, hypnosis was performed by nurse anesthetists in the cath lab...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212219/microrna-126a-5p-enhances-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-suppressing-hspb8-expression
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Bimei Jiang, Yanjuan Liu, Pengfei Liang, Yuanbin Li, Zhenguo Liu, Zhongyi Tong, Qinglan Lv, Meidong Liu, Xianzhong Xiao
Previously, we found several genes are involved in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (M-I/R) injury. In this report, we first developed a mouse model of M-I/R injury and demonstrated microRNA-126a-5p was associated with the M-I/R injury by using high-throughput microRNA expression analysis. We further investigated the expression and function of microRNA-126a-5p during mouse M-I/R injury. We observed high expression of microRNA-126a-5p in the M-I/R mice and increased levels of LDH and CK-MB (damage markers) in the serum...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207690/morphological-and-morphometric-study-of-coronary-sinus-in-north-indian-population
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Beegum Zabina, Rajan Kumar Singla, Ravi Kant Sharma, Neelam Bala
Introduction: Coronary sinus (CS) is the largest vein draining the blood from heart. It is a muscular tube of about 2 cm to 3 cm length and 1 cm in caliber. It has become a clinically important structure through its role in providing access for different cardiac procedures viz., biventricular pacing, arrhythmia ablation and for deployment of an array of cardiac devices. Aim: To study the location, shape, length and width of CS including its left atrial muscular coverage in 50 cadaveric hearts...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205672/repetitive-incessant-electrical-storm-triggered-by-early-repolarization
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Sofia Chatzidou, Evangelos Repasos, Sotiris Plastiras, Christos Kontogiannis, Marinos Kosmopoulos, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Ioannis Paraskevaidis, Stelios Rokas
Early repolarization syndrome (ERS) was originally considered a normal variant with benign outcome. However, recent studies have demonstrated that it can be linked to a considerable risk of life-threatening arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. We report a case with an extraordinary, extremely malignant clinical expression of ERS refractory to all antiarrhythmic drugs including quinidine. This case demonstrates real-time changes of dynamic electrocardiogram (ECG) preceding a polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT)-ventricular fibrillation (VF) and possible external factors triggering arrhythmia onset...
December 5, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203153/focused-ultrasound-subthalamotomy-in-patients-with-asymmetric-parkinson-s-disease-a-pilot-study
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Raul Martínez-Fernández, Rafael Rodríguez-Rojas, Marta Del Álamo, Frida Hernández-Fernández, Jose A Pineda-Pardo, Michele Dileone, Fernando Alonso-Frech, Guglielmo Foffani, Ignacio Obeso, Carmen Gasca-Salas, Esther de Luis-Pastor, Lydia Vela, José A Obeso
BACKGROUND: Ablative neurosurgery has been used to treat Parkinson's disease for many decades. MRI-guided focused ultrasound allows focal lesions to be made in deep brain structures without skull incision. We investigated the safety and preliminary efficacy of unilateral subthalamotomy by focused ultrasound in Parkinson's disease. METHODS: This prospective, open-label pilot study was done at CINAC (Centro Integral de Neurociencias), University Hospital HM Puerta del Sur in Madrid, Spain...
December 1, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202532/-premature-outflow-tract-ventricular-contraction-combined-with-complete-bundle-branch-block-the-characteristic-electrocardiographic-and-ablation-target-potential-features
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C Y Di, Z Wan, K Li, Y S Ding, W H Lin
Objective: To explore the characteristics of electrocardiogram(ECG) and target potential features of premature ventricular contraction (PVC) in patients with complete left/right bundle branch block (CL/RBBB) and compare with those without CL/RBBB. Methods: A retrospective analysis was done in 8 outflow tract PVC patients with CL/RBBB, who successfully underwent radiofrequency ablation from August 2009 to June 2017. According to the bundle branch block chamber, patients were divided into the complete right bundle branch block (CRBBB) group (n=4) and the complete left bundle branch block (CLBBB) group (n=4)...
December 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195556/immobilization-for-carbon-ion-beam-ablation-of-cardiac-structures-in-a-porcine-model
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Matthias Prall, Anna Eichhorn, Daniel Richter, H Immo Lehmann, Anna Constantinescu, Robert Kaderka, Patrick Lugenbiel, Dierk Thomas, Christoph Bert, Douglas L Packer, Marco Durante, Christian Graeff
INTRODUCTION: Whereas hadron therapy of static targets is clinically established, treatment of moving organs remains a challenge. One strategy is to minimize motion of surrounding tissue mechanically and to mitigate residual motion with an appropriate irradiation technique. In this technical note, we present and characterize such an immobilization technique for a novel noncancerous application: the irradiation of small targets in hearts with scanned carbon ion beams in a porcine model for elimination of arrhythmias...
November 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194654/safety-and-efficacy-analysis-of-one-stop-intervention-for-treating-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Hongde Hu, Kaijun Cui, Jian Jiang, Hua Fu, Rui Zeng
BACKGROUND: Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia. The treatment strategy for AF mainly includes controlling symptoms and decreasing the rate of complications. Our study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of combination treatment of catheter ablation and left atrial appendage (LAA) closure (one-stop intervention) in patients with nonvalvular AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-four patients with symptomatic AF (mean CHA2 DS2 -VASc score 4...
November 30, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191563/tgf-%C3%AE-1-p53-signaling-in-renal-fibrogenesis
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Stephen P Higgins, Yi Tang, Craig E Higgins, Badar Mian, Wenzheng Zhang, Ralf-Peter Czekay, Rohan Samarakoon, David J Conti, Paul J Higgins
Fibrotic disorders of the renal, pulmonary, cardiac, and hepatic systems are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Effective therapies to prevent or curtail the advancement to organ failure, however, remain a major clinical challenge. Chronic kidney disease, in particular, constitutes an increasing medical burden affecting >15% of the US population. Regardless of etiology (diabetes, hypertension, ischemia, acute injury, urologic obstruction), persistently elevated TGF-β1 levels are causatively linked to the activation of profibrotic signaling networks and disease progression...
November 28, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186407/surgical-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Graham R McClure, Emilie P Belley-Cote, Iqbal H Jaffer, Nazari Dvirnik, Kevin R An, Gabriel Fortin, Jessica Spence, Jeff Healey, Rohit K Singal, Richard P Whitlock
Aims: The aim of this review was to assess the effect of concomitant surgical atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation on postoperative freedom from AF and patient-important outcomes. Methods and results: We searched Cochrane CENTRAL, MEDLINE, and EMBASE databases from inception to May 2016 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating surgical AF ablation using any lesion set vs. no surgical AF ablation in adults with AF undergoing cardiac surgery. We performed screening, risk-of-bias evaluation, and data collection independently and in duplicate...
November 27, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184702/pharmacological-inhibition-of-diacylglycerol-acyltransferase-1-and-insights-into-postprandial-gut-peptide-secretion
#18
Benjamin S Maciejewski, Tara B Manion, Claire M Steppan
AIM: To examine the role that enzyme Acyl-CoA:diacylglycerol acyltransferase-1 (DGAT1) plays in postprandial gut peptide secretion and signaling. METHODS: The standard experimental paradigm utilized to evaluate the incretin response was a lipid challenge. Following a lipid challenge, plasma was collected via cardiac puncture at each time point from a cohort of 5-8 mice per group from baseline at time zero to 10 h. Incretin hormones [glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1), peptide tyrosine-tyrosine (PYY) and glucose dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP)] were then quantitated...
November 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180458/clinical-outcomes-after-ablation-of-the-av-junction-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-impact-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Suneet Mittal, Dan L Musat, Michael H Hoskins, Julie B Prillinger, Gregory J Roberts, Yelena Nabutovsky, Faisal M Merchant
BACKGROUND: Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) often undergo AV junction ablation (AVJA) and pacemaker implantation. Right ventricular (RV) pacing contributes to increased risk of heart failure (HF), which may be mitigated by biventricular pacing. We sought to determine the impact of AVJA concurrent with RV versus biventricular pacemaker implantation on AF and HF hospitalizations. METHODS AND RESULTS: The MarketScan Commercial and Medicare Supplemental claims database was used to select 18- to 100-year-old patients with AF with pacemaker implantation...
November 27, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176403/tlr4-and-nlrp3-caspase-1-il-1%C3%AE-axis-are-not-involved-in-colon-ascendens-stent-peritonitis-casp-associated-heart-disease
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Maria Micaela Lopez Alarcón, Julieta Fernández Ruocco, Fabiano Ferreira, Heitor A Paula-Neto, Marisa Sepúlveda, Martín Vila Petroff, Adriana Bastos Carvalho, Isalira Peroba Ramos, Hugo Justino Branda, Claudia Neto Paiva, Emiliano Medei
Hemodynamic collapse and myocardial dysfunction are among the major causes of death in severe sepsis. The purpose of this study was to assess the role played by TLR4 and by the NLRP3 inflammasome in the cardiac dysfunction that occurs after high-grade polymicrobial sepsis. We performed the colon ascendens stent peritonitis (CASP) surgery in Tlr4, Nlrp3 and caspase-1 mice. We also assessed for the first time the electrical heart function in the CASP model. The QJ interval was increased in wild-type C57BL/6J mice after CASP when compared to sham controls, a result paralleled by an increase in the cardiac action potential duration (APD)...
November 15, 2017: Shock
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