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Nicodemus Lopes, Diogo Cavaco, Pedro Adragão, Pedro Carmo, Francisco Costa, Francisco Morgado
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 8, 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Giuseppe Ciconte, Massimo Saviano, Luigi Giannelli, Zarko Calovic, Mario Baldi, Cristiano Ciaccio, Amarild Cuko, Raffaele Vitale, Daniele Giacopelli, Manuel Conti, Felicia Lipartiti, Federica Giordano, Fabio Maresca, Mario Moscatiello, Gabriele Vicedomini, Vincenzo Santinelli, Carlo Pappone
AIMS: Continuous rhythm monitoring is valuable for adequate atrial fibrillation (AF) management in the clinical setting. Subcutaneous leadless implantable cardiac monitors (ICMs) yield an improved AF detection, overcoming the intrinsic limitations of the currently available external recording systems, thus resulting in a more accurate patient treatment. The study purpose was to assess the detection performance of a novel three-vector ICM device equipped with a dedicated AF algorithm. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixty-six patients (86...
October 4, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Arun Gopi
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March 2016: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Michael L Bernard
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, more than 700,000 pacemakers are implanted annually with more than 250,000 implanted in the United States. Since the first fully transvenous pacemaker implantations in the early 1960s, great technologic advances have been made in pacing systems. However, the combination of subcutaneous pulse generators and transvenous pacing leads has remained constant for more than 50 years. Leadless pacing systems offer an alternative to traditional pacing systems by eliminating the need for permanent transvenous leads while providing therapy for patients with bradyarrhythmias...
2016: Ochsner Journal
Sri Sundaram, William Choe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 9, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
Mikhael F El-Chami, Paul R Roberts, Alex Kypta, Pamela Omdahl, Matthew D Bonner, Robert C Kowal, Gabor Z Duray
Two major studies have shown that leadless pacemakers are safe and effective for patients requiring right ventricular rate responsive pacing therapy. This positive result recently led to FDA approval of one of the available leadless pacing devices. While this new technology is promising, it requires a different skill set for safe implantation. In this article, we review in detail the different steps required for implantation of tine-based leadless pacemakers while providing tips and tricks to minimize complications...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Gregory J Mickus, George I Soliman, Ryan R Reed, Archer K Martin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 18, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Yusuke Kondo, Marehiko Ueda, Yoshio Kobayashi, Joerg O Schwab
There has been a significant increase in the number of patients receiving cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIED) over the last two decades. CIED infection represents a serious complication after CIED implantation and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Recently, newly advanced technologies have offered attractive and suitable therapeutic alternatives. Notably, the leadless pacemaker and anti-bacterial envelope decrease the potential risk of CIED infection and the resulting mortality, when it does occur...
August 2016: Journal of Arrhythmia
Marcus Ståhlberg, Frieder Braunschweig, Fredrik Gadler, Lars Mortensen, Lars H Lund, Cecilia Linde
Heart failure (HF) is considered as an epidemic and affects 2% of the population in the Western world. About 15-30% of patients with HF and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) also have prolonged QRS duration on the surface ECG, most commonly as a result of left-bundle branch block (LBBB). Increased QRS duration is a marker of a dyssynchronous activation, and subsequent contraction, pattern in the left ventricle (LV). When dyssynchrony is superimposed on the failing heart it further reduced systolic function and ultimately worsens outcome...
August 30, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Giulio Zucchelli, Giovanni Coluccia, Ezio Soldati, Valentina Barletta, Luca Paperini, Francesca Menichetti, Andrea Di Cori, Luca Segreti, Eleonora Del Prete, Roberto Ceravolo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Steven D Verba, Brock T Jensen, Jeffrey S Lynn
OBJECTIVE: Deer hunting includes various stimuli resulting in augmented sympathetic activity, increased heart rate (HR) response, and rhythm changes. Collectively, these superimposed stresses may increase an individual's risk for cardiovascular events. We undertook this study to evaluate HR and rhythm responses in multiple phases of deer hunting in men and women with and without cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Nineteen participants age 38.3 ± 13.8 years (mean ± SD) with body mass index 29...
September 2016: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
Miguel A Arias, Miguel Angel Rubio, Ramón de Miguel, Marta Pachón
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 5, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
Kyoko Soejima, Jonathan Edmonson, Michael L Ellingson, Ben Herberg, Craig Wiklund, Jing Zhao
BACKGROUND: Increased magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) adoption and demand are driving the need for device patients to have safe access to MRI. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to address the interactions of MRI with the Micra transcatheter pacemaker system. METHODS: A strategy was developed to evaluate potential MRI risks including device heating, unintended cardiac stimulation, force, torque, vibration, and device malfunction. Assessment of MRI-induced device heating was conducted using a phantom containing gelled saline, and Monte Carlo simulations incorporating these results were conducted to simulate numerous combinations of human body models, position locations in the MRI scanner bore, and a variety of coil designs...
October 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
Werner Jung, Gholamreza Sadeghzadeh, Johannes Kohler, Sebastian Jäckle, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Matthias Siepe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Kim H Chan, Michele McGrady, Ian Wilcox
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
Dwight W Reynolds, Philippe Ritter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
Alban-Elouen Baruteau, Robert H Pass, Jean-Benoit Thambo, Albin Behaghel, Solène Le Pennec, Elodie Perdreau, Nicolas Combes, Leonardo Liberman, Christopher J McLeod
UNLABELLED: Atrioventricular block is classified as congenital if diagnosed in utero, at birth, or within the first month of life. The pathophysiological process is believed to be due to immune-mediated injury of the conduction system, which occurs as a result of transplacental passage of maternal anti-SSA/Ro-SSB/La antibodies. Childhood atrioventricular block is therefore diagnosed between the first month and the 18th year of life. Genetic variants in multiple genes have been described to date in the pathogenesis of inherited progressive cardiac conduction disorders...
September 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
Marta Pachón, Finn Akerström, Alberto Puchol, Luis Rodríguez-Padial, Miguel A Arias
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 22, 2016: Archivos de Cardiología de México
Raghav Bhargava, Balram Bhargava
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Heart Asia
Pasi P Karjalainen, Wail Nammas, Tuomas Paana
An 83-year-old lady had a DDDR pacemaker inserted in 1997 for symptomatic atrioventricular block. She underwent battery replacement in 2008. In 2010, she developed atrial fibrillation; the pacemaker was switched to VVIR mode. During the last 2years, ventricular lead threshold increased progressively. In December 2015, she presented for elective battery replacement. After successful battery replacement, the ventricular lead threshold remained high; therefore, we implanted a leadless transcatheter pacemaker, via femoral vein access, using a dedicated catheter delivery system...
July 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
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