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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321131/efficacy-of-ranolazine-in-patients-with-symptomatic-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-the-restyle-hcm-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Iacopo Olivotto, Paolo G Camici, Piera Angelica Merlini, Claudio Rapezzi, Monica Patten, Vicent Climent, Gianfranco Sinagra, Benedetta Tomberli, Francisco Marin, Philipp Ehlermann, Lars S Maier, Alessandra Fornaro, Claudius Jacobshagen, Antonello Ganau, Luciano Moretti, Antonio Hernandez Madrid, Raffaele Coppini, Giorgio Reggiardo, Corrado Poggesi, Francesco Fattirolli, Luiz Belardinelli, Gianfranco Gensini, Alessandro Mugelli
BACKGROUND: The late sodium current inhibitor ranolazine reverses the main electrophysiological and mechanical abnormalities of human hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) cardiomyocytes in vitro, suggesting potential clinical benefit. We aimed to assess the effect of ranolazine on functional capacity, symptomatic status, diastolic function, and arrhythmias in HCM. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this multicenter, double-blind, phase 2 study, 80 adult patients with nonobstructive HCM (age 53±14 years, 34 women) were randomly assigned to placebo (n=40) or ranolazine 1000 mg bid (n=40) for 5 months...
January 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312750/mitral-valve-prolapse-an-underestimated-cause-of-sudden-cardiac-death-a-current-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Michael Spartalis, Eleni Tzatzaki, Eleftherios Spartalis, Antonios Athanasiou, Demetrios Moris, Christos Damaskos, Nikolaos Garmpis, Vassilis Voudris
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a common valve abnormality in general population. Despite the general belief of a benign disorder, several articles since the 1980s report sudden cardiac death (SCD) in MVP patients, with a substantial percentage of asymptomatic young individuals. The problem is to detect those patients at increased risk and implement methods that are suitable to prevent cardiac arrest. This review investigates the correlation between MVP and SCD, the understanding of the pathophysiology, the strategies for detecting those at risk and treatment options...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310559/arrhythmias-in-children-in-early-postoperative-period-after-cardiac-surgery
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Manoj Kumar Sahu, Anupam Das, Bharat Siddharth, Sachin Talwar, Sarvesh Pal Singh, Atul Abraham, Arin Choudhury
BACKGROUND: Postoperative arrhythmias are a known complication after cardiac surgical repairs for congenital heart disease. METHODS: Data were reviewed pertaining to incidence, diagnosis, potential risk factors, and management of postoperative arrhythmias in 369 consecutive patients under 18 years of age, undergoing elective open heart surgery. All children were admitted to the intensive care unit and continuous electrocardiographic monitoring was performed. Patient factors such as Aristotle Basic Complexity Score, total surgical duration, hypotension, tachycardia, serum lactate level, and inotropic score were analyzed...
January 2018: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289261/r-wave-peak-time-at-lead-ii-in-adults-with-ventricular-premature-beats-bundle-branch-block-and-left-anterior-fascicular-block
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Min Yu, Tingting Chen, Shuang Hu, Shan Zou, Cantian Wang, Chujuan Zeng, Weijie Chen, Xuerui Tan
BACKGROUND: Recently, the R-wave peak time (RWPT) at lead II was reported to be a helpful and simple tool for differentiating wide QRS complex tachycardias with a RWPT ≥ 50ms for ventricular tachycardia diagnosis. Our previous study showed that the duration of RWPT at lead II in adults was ≈29ms. However, the effects of ventricular premature beats (VPBs), bundle branch block (BBB) or left anterior fascicular block (LAFB) on RWPT at lead II remain unknown. METHODS: The study was conducted in the First Affiliated Hospital of Shantou University Medical College in Southern China...
January 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240450/letter-in-response-to-tp-e-interval-and-tp-e-qt-ratio-before-and-after-catheter-ablation-in-patients-with-premature-ventricular-complexes
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Ahmet Korkmaz, Deniz Sahin, Umit Guray
AIM: Recently fragmented QRS (fQRS) on ECG has been introduced as a predictor of myocardial scarring and myocardial ischemia in coronary artery disease. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between fQRS and fractional flow reserve (FFR) results in patients with the intermediate degree of coronary artery stenosis. METHODS: A total of 301 consecutive patients who underwent coronary angiography and FFR measurement for intermediate coronary artery stenosis were included in the study...
December 14, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226896/recovery-of-cardiomyopathy-induced-by-ventricular-premature-beats-of-parahisian-origin-after-successful-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation
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Gökhan Aksan, Ali Elitok, Mehmet Tezcan, Ahmet Kaya Bilge, Kamil Adalet
A 51-year-old male patient presented with frequent and symptomatic premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) that had induced cardiomyopathy. Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation of the origin of the PVCs was planned and the patient underwent electrophysiological study. During activation mapping, the earliest ventricular activation was identified at the His bundle region. Small His bundle electrogram recording by the distal ablation electrode during sinus rhythm revealed that the earliest ventricular activation during PVC preceded the QRS onset by 58 milliseconds...
December 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
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/29173413/sudden-cardiac-death-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
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REVIEW
Nikolaos Dagres, Gerhard Hindricks
Sudden cardiac death in acute coronary syndromes mostly results from complex ventricular arrhythmias. Although the incidence has fallen with contemporary management, they still pose a threat for many patients. Treatment consists of immediate termination by electrical cardioversion and prompt coronary revascularization for relief of ischemia. Beta-blockers administered prophylactically have a protective effect. For recurrent episodes, pharmacologic treatment consists of beta-blockers and amiodarone, or, in nonresponsive patients, lidocaine...
December 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162282/interruption-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-by-atrial-premature-complexes
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S Serge Barold, Andreas Kucher
Biotronik devices used for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) combined with defibrillation function (CRT-D) are capable of left ventricular (LV) sensing. Under certain circumstances, LV sensing may cause loss of CRT. The third generation of the Biotronik i-family CRT-Ds enables the recording of event-triggered tracings of the electrogram particularly those involving "CRT pacing interrupt" episodes. We report three cases of a sudden "CRT pacing interrupt" initiated by an atrial premature complex. This was caused by realignment of the LV timing cycles induced by the APCs whereupon LV pacing was inhibited and a self-perpetuating desynchronization process was initiated...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141592/case-report-electrical-storm-during-induced-hypothermia-in-a-patient-with-early-repolarization
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Patrick Badertscher, Michael Kuehne, Beat Schaer, Christian Sticherling, Stefan Osswald, Tobias Reichlin
BACKGROUND: Population based studies showed an association of early repolarization in the electrocardiogram (ECG) and a higher rate of sudden cardiac death presumably due to ventricular fibrillation. The triggers for ventricular fibrillation in patients with early repolarization are not fully understood. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a young patient with a survived ventricular fibrillation arrest while asleep followed by multiple episodes of recurrent ventricular fibrillation...
November 15, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138409/predicting-the-origin-of-ventricular-arrhythmia-using-acoustic-cardiography
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Chin-Yu Lin, Shih-Lin Chang, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Feng Hu, Tze-Fan Chao, Fa-Po Chung, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Jo-Nan Liao, Yao-Ting Chang, Abigail Louise D Te, Shinya Yamada, Hao-Min Cheng, Shih-Hsien Sung, Ling Kuo, Hsing-Yuan Li, Ting-Yung Chang, Hoang Quang Minh, Simon Salim, Ting-Chung Huang, Shih-Ann Chen
This study aimed to examine the relationship between measurements related to heart sounds and the origin of ventricular arrhythmia. We retrospectively evaluated 45 patients undergoing catheter ablation with contemporaneous digital acoustic cardiography of the first heart sound (S1) and the second heart sound (S2). The patients with baseline wide QRS morphology (>120 ms or aberrant conduction), heart failure, valvular heart disease, chronic pulmonary disease, and obesity were excluded. Ventricular arrhythmias from the left ventricle had an increased S1 complexity score and S1 duration in comparison to adjacent sinus beats...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127185/advances-in-computational-modelling-for-personalised-medicine-after-myocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Kenneth Mangion, Hao Gao, Dirk Husmeier, Xiaoyu Luo, Colin Berry
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a leading cause of premature morbidity and mortality worldwide. Determining which patients will experience heart failure and sudden cardiac death after an acute MI is notoriously difficult for clinicians. The extent of heart damage after an acute MI is informed by cardiac imaging, typically using echocardiography or sometimes, cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). These scans provide complex data sets that are only partially exploited by clinicians in daily practice, implying potential for improved risk assessment...
November 10, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110198/surgical-management-of-craniosynostosis-in-the-setting-of-a%C3%A2-ventricular-shunt-a-case-series-and-treatment-algorithm
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Michael S Golinko, Danielle N Atwood, Eylem Ocal
PURPOSE: Cerebrospinal fluid diversion via ventricular shunt is a common treatment for hydrocephalus. Change in cranial morphology associated with a sutural fusion has been termed shunt-related or induced craniosynostosis (SRC) or craniocerebral disproportion (CCD). We present a series of patients with SRC who underwent cranial vault remodeling (CVR) and our treatment algorithm. METHODS: Thirteen patients were retrospectively reviewed who had SRC and CVR; 92% of patients had a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placed for largely intraventricular hemorrhage of prematurity (69% of patients) at a mean age of 2...
November 6, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106575/is-the-stroke-volume-during-post-ectopic-beat-associated-with-ventricular-premature-complex-related-symptoms
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Hye Bin Gwag, Eun Kyoung Kim, Jin Kyung Hwang, Seung-Jung Park, Young Keun On, June Soo Kim, Kyoung-Min Park
Aims: This study aimed to investigate if increased stroke volume (SV) after a ventricular premature complex (VPC) was related to VPC-related symptoms. Methods and results: We selected patients having an isolated VPC during echocardiography from a prospective registry that included patients with a structurally normal heart and 24-h VPC >1%. Patients were divided into two groups according to the presence or absence of VPC-related symptoms (skipped beat or palpitation) when VPC occurred...
July 3, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106546/clinical-validation-of-automatic-local-activation-time-annotation-during-focal-premature-ventricular-complex-ablation-procedures
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Juan Acosta, David Soto-Iglesias, Juan Fernández-Armenta, Manuel Frutos-López, Beatriz Jáuregui, Eduardo Arana-Rueda, Marcos Fernández, Diego Penela, Alejandro Alcaine, Lucas Cano, Alonso Pedrote, Antonio Berruezo
Aims: Current navigation systems incorporate algorithms for automatic identification of local activation time (LAT). However, data about their utility and accuracy in premature ventricular complex (PVC) ablation procedures are scarce. This study analyses the accuracy of an algorithmic method based on automatic annotation of the maximal negative slope of the unipolar electrogram within the window demarcated by the bipolar electrogram compared with conventional manual annotation during PVC ablation procedures...
November 2, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071387/-ventricular-arrhythmias-what-has-been-confirmed-in-therapy
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REVIEW
D Duncker, J Bauersachs, C Veltmann
Ventricular arrhythmias include a wide range of potentially benign single ventricular premature contractions to ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation with a risk for sudden cardiac death. The diagnosis of ventricular arrhythmia is made by 12-lead electrocardiogram, 24 h Holter monitoring, an external or implantable loop recorder, or during in-hospital monitoring. Especially the diagnosis of wide complex tachycardias is challenging in terms of differentiating between ventricular tachycardia and supraventricular tachycardia with aberrant atrioventricular conduction...
October 25, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070771/imbalance-of-autonomic-nervous-systems-involved-in-ventricular-arrhythmia-after-splenectomy-in-dogs
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Nuttika Pastarapatee, Anusak Kijtawornrat, Chollada Buranakarl
The role of cardiac autonomic modulation on ventricular arrhythmia, known as ventricular premature complexes (VPC), after splenectomy was investigated. Twelve dogs undergoing splenectomy were divided into 2 groups: low VPC (<1,000/day, n=6) and high VPC groups (≥1,000/day, n=6). Electrocardiograph recording was performed prior to (D0), during the first three days (D1-3) and on day 9 (D9) after surgery. Arrhythmic indices, Tpeak-Tend , corrected QT interval and short-term variability of QT interval as well as heart rate variability (HRV) were evaluated...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064614/accuracy-of-the-pacemaker-event-recorder-versus-holter-ecg-to-detect-both-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-ventricular-arrhythmias
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Stela Maria Vitorino Sampaio, Neyle Moara Craveiro, Francisco Darrieux, Ítalo Martins de Oliveira, Mauricio Scanavacca, Denise Hachul
Although new pacemakers can register cardiac rhythm, few studies were performed evaluating their accuracy in diagnosing ventricular arrhythmias (VA). This study aimed to assess the correlation and agreement between the pacemaker's monitor and the ambulatory Holter in detecting VA. METHODS/RESULTS: We studied 129 patients with pacemakers, mean age 68.6±19.1 years, 54.8% female. Once Holter monitoring was connected, the pacemakers' event counters were reset and clocks of both systems were synchronized to register ECG simultaneously...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055505/2017-acc-expert-consensus-decision%C3%A2-pathway-on-the-management%C3%A2-of-mitral-regurgitation-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-task-force-on-expert-consensus-decision-pathways
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REVIEW
Patrick T O'Gara, Paul A Grayburn, Vinay Badhwar, Luis C Afonso, John D Carroll, Sammy Elmariah, Aaron P Kithcart, Rick A Nishimura, Thomas J Ryan, Allan Schwartz, Lynne Warner Stevenson
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is a complex valve lesion that can pose significant management challenges for the cardiovascular clinician. This Expert Consensus Document emphasizes that recognition of MR should prompt an assessment of its etiology, mechanism, and severity, as well as indications for treatment. A structured approach to evaluation based on clinical findings, precise echocardiographic imaging, and when necessary, adjunctive testing, can help clarify decision making. Treatment goals include timely intervention by an experienced heart team to prevent left ventricular dysfunction, heart failure, reduced quality of life, and premature death...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038823/left-ventricular-twist-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-predictor-of-nonsustained-ventricular-tachycardia
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O Candan, C Gecmen, A Kalaycı, E Bayam, A Guner, S Gunduz, S Cersit, M Ozkan
BACKGROUND: We investigated the efficacy of clinical and classic echocardiographic parameters in predicting the occurrence of nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (NsVT) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). METHODS: The study comprised 59 patients with HCM (47 male, [80%]; mean age, 48.48 ± 14.16 years). Clinical, electrocardiographic, as well as classic two-dimensional and speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) data were collected. All patients had Holter monitoring within 24-72 h of the echocardiographic examination...
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