The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the LEFT ATRIUM.
The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the HEART ATRIA.
The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the RIGHT ATRIUM.
The chambers of the heart, to which the BLOOD returns from the circulation.
Measurement of intracardiac blood flow using an M-mode and/or two-dimensional (2-D) echocardiogram while simultaneously recording the spectrum of the audible Doppler signal (e.g., velocity, direction, amplitude, intensity, timing) reflected from the moving column of red blood cells.
Abnormal cardiac rhythm that is characterized by rapid, uncoordinated firing of electrical impulses in the upper chambers of the heart (HEART ATRIA). In such case, blood cannot be effectively pumped into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES). It is caused by abnormal impulse generation.
Echocardiography applying the Doppler effect, with velocity detection combined with range discrimination. Short bursts of ultrasound are transmitted at regular intervals and the echoes are demodulated as they return.
Surgical excision (total or partial) of a portion of the pericardium. Pericardiotomy refers to incision of the pericardium.
An electrical current applied to the HEART to terminate a disturbance of its rhythm, ARRHYTHMIAS, CARDIAC. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Contractile activity of the MYOCARDIUM.
Examinations used to diagnose and treat heart conditions.
Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.
Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues using a transducer placed in the esophagus.
The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the left HEART VENTRICLE. Its measurement is an important aspect of the clinical evaluation of patients with heart disease to determine the effects of the disease on cardiac performance.
The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the HEART VENTRICLES.
The failure by the observer to measure or identify a phenomenon accurately, which results in an error. Sources for this may be due to the observer's missing an abnormality, or to faulty technique resulting in incorrect test measurement, or to misinterpretation of the data. Two varieties are inter-observer variation (the amount observers vary from one another when reporting on the same material) and intra-observer variation (the amount one observer varies between observations when reporting more than once on the same material).
The amount of BLOOD pumped out of the HEART per beat, not to be confused with cardiac output (volume/time). It is calculated as the difference between the end-diastolic volume and the end-systolic volume.
A value equal to the total volume flow divided by the cross-sectional area of the vascular bed.
The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.

A comparison of an A1 adenosine receptor agonist (CVT-510) with diltiazem for slowing of AV nodal conduction in guinea-pig. (1/734)

1. The purpose of this study was to compare the pharmacological properties (i.e. the AV nodal depressant, vasodilator, and inotropic effects) of two AV nodal blocking agents belonging to different drug classes; a novel A1 adenosine receptor (A1 receptor) agonist, N-(3(R)-tetrahydrofuranyl)-6-aminopurine riboside (CVT-510), and the prototypical calcium channel blocker diltiazem. 2. In the atrial-paced isolated heart, CVT-510 was approximately 5 fold more potent to prolong the stimulus-to-His bundle (S-H interval), a measure of slowing AV nodal conduction (EC50 = 41 nM) than to increase coronary conductance (EC50 = 200 nM). At concentrations of CVT-510 (40 nM) and diltiazem (1 microM) that caused equal prolongation of S-H interval (approximately 10 ms), diltiazem, but not CVT-510, significantly reduced left ventricular developed pressure (LVP) and markedly increased coronary conductance. CVT-510 shortened atrial (EC50 = 73 nM) but not the ventricular monophasic action potentials (MAP). 3. In atrial-paced anaesthetized guinea-pigs, intravenous infusions of CVT-510 and diltiazem caused nearly equal prolongations of P-R interval. However, diltiazem, but not CVT-510, significantly reduced mean arterial blood pressure. 4. Both CVT-510 and diltiazem prolonged S-H interval, i.e., slowed AV nodal conduction. However, the A1 receptor-selective agonist CVT-510 did so without causing the negative inotropic, vasodilator, and hypotensive effects associated with diltiazem. Because CVT-510 did not affect the ventricular action potential, it is unlikely that this agonist will have a proarrythmic action in ventricular myocardium.  (+info)

Identification and characterization of multiple subtypes of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors and their physiological functions in canine hearts. (2/734)

M2 receptors have long been believed to be the only functional subtype of muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (mAChR) in the heart, although recent studies have provided evidence for the presence of other subtypes. We performed a detailed study to clarify this issue. In the presence of tetramethylammonium (1 microM to 10 mM), a novel K+ current with both delayed rectifying and inward rectifying properties (IKTMA) was activated in single canine atrial myocytes. 4-Aminopyridine (0.05-2 mM) also induced a K+ current (IK4AP) with characteristics similar to but distinct from those of IKTMA. Both IKTMA and IK4AP were abolished by 1 microM atropine. IK4AP, but not IKTMA, was minimized by treatment with pertussis toxin. IKTMA was markedly decreased by 4-diphenylacetoxy-N-methylpiperidine methiodide (a selective antagonist for M3 subtype) but was not altered by pirenzepine (for M1), methoctramine (for M2), and tropicamide (for M4). Tropicamide substantially reduced IK4AP, but the antagonists for other mAChR subtypes had no effects on IK4AP. By comparison, IKACh (ACh-induced K+ current) was significantly depressed by methoctramine but was unaltered by other antagonists. Results from displacement binding of [methyl-3H]N-scopolamine methyl chloride with pirenzepine, methoctramine, 4-diphenylacetoxy-N-methylpiperidine methiodide, or tropicamide revealed the coexistence of multiple mAChR subtypes in canine atrium. Cloning of cDNA fragments and detection of mRNAs coding for M2, M3, and M4 provided further supporting evidence. Our results suggest that 1) multiple subtypes of mAChRs (M2/M3/M4) coexist in the dog heart and 2) different subtypes of mAChRs are coupled to different K+ channels. Our findings represent the first functional evidence for the physiological role of cardiac M3 and M4 receptors.  (+info)

Regional differences in the recovery course of tachycardia-induced changes of atrial electrophysiological properties. (3/734)

BACKGROUND: Regional differences in recovery of tachycardia-induced changes of atrial electrophysiological properties have not been well studied. METHODS AND RESULTS: In the control group (5 dogs), atrial effective refractory period (AERP) and inducibility of atrial fibrillation (AF) were assessed before and every 4 hours for 48 hours after complete atrioventricular junction (AVJ) ablation with 8-week VVI pacing. In experimental group 1 (15 dogs), AERP and inducibility of AF were assessed before and after complete AVJ ablation with 8-week rapid right atrial (RA) pacing (780 bpm) and VVI pacing. In experimental group 2 (7 dogs), AERP and inducibility of AF were assessed before and after 8-week rapid left atrial (LA) pacing and VVI pacing. AERP and inducibility and duration of AF were obtained from 7 epicardial sites. In the control group, atrial electrophysiological properties obtained immediately and during 48-hour measurements after pacing did not show any change. In the 2 experimental groups, recovery of atrial electrophysiological properties included a progressive recovery of AERP shortening, recovery of AERP maladaptation, and decrease of duration and episodes of reinduced AF. However, recovery of shortening and maladaptation of AERP and inducibility of AF was slower at the LA than at the RA and Bachmann's bundle. CONCLUSIONS: The LA had a slower recovery of tachycardia-induced changes of atrial electrophysiological properties, and this might play a critical role in initiation of AF.  (+info)

Rate-dependent blockade of a potassium current in human atrium by the antihistamine loratadine. (4/734)

The antihistamine loratadine is widely prescribed for the treatment of symptoms associated with allergies. Although generally believed to be free of adverse cardiac effects, there are a number of recent reports suggesting that loratadine use may be associated with arrhythmias, in particular atrial arrhythmias. Nothing is known regarding the potassium channel blocking properties of loratadine in human cardiac cells. Using the whole-cell patch clamp technique, the effects of loratadine on the transient outward K current (Ito), sustained current (Isus), and current measured at -100 mV (IK1 and Ins), the major inward and outward potassium currents present in human atrial myocytes, were examined in order to provide a possible molecular mechanism for the observed atrial arrhythmias reported with loratadine use. Loratadine rate-dependently inhibited Ito at therapeutic concentrations with 10 nM loratadine reducing Ito amplitude at a pacing rate of 2 Hz by 34.9+/-6.0%. In contrast, loratadine had no effect on either Isus or current measured at -100 mV. These results may provide a possible mechanism for the incidences of supraventricular arrhythmias reported with the use of loratadine.  (+info)

Inhibitory effects of aprindine on the delayed rectifier K+ current and the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor-operated K+ current in guinea-pig atrial cells. (5/734)

In order to clarify the mechanisms by which the class Ib antiarrhythmic drug aprindine shows efficacy against atrial fibrillation (AF), we examined the effects of the drug on the repolarizing K+ currents in guinea-pig atrial cells by use of patch-clamp techniques. We also evaluated the effects of aprindine on experimental AF in isolated guinea-pig hearts. Aprindine (3 microM) inhibited the delayed rectifier K+ current (IK) with little influence on the inward rectifier K+ current (IK1) or the Ca2+ current. Electrophysiological analyses including the envelope of tails test revealed that aprindine preferentially inhibits IKr (rapidly activating component) but not IKs (slowly activating component). The muscarinic acetylcholine receptor-operated K+ current (IK.ACh) was activated by the extracellular application of carbachol (1 microM) or by the intracellular loading of GTPgammaS. Aprindine inhibited the carbachol- and GTPgammaS-induced IK.ACh with the IC50 values of 0.4 and 2.5 microM, respectively. In atrial cells stimulated at 0.2 Hz, aprindine (3 microM) per se prolonged the action potential duration (APD) by 50+/-4%. The drug also reversed the carbachol-induced action potential shortening in a concentration-dependent manner. In isolated hearts, perfusion of carbachol (1 microM) shortened monophasic action potential (MAP) and effective refractory period (ERP), and lowered atrial fibrillation threshold. Addition of aprindine (3 microM) inhibited the induction of AF by prolonging MAP and ERP. We conclude the efficacy of aprindine against AF may be at least in part explained by its inhibitory effects on IKr and IK.ACh.  (+info)

Aryl propanolamines: comparison of activity at human beta3 receptors, rat beta3 receptors and rat atrial receptors mediating tachycardia. (6/734)

1. The in vitro activity of four aryl propanolamines was compared to two prototypic beta3 receptor agonists, CGP 12177 and CL316243 at the human beta3 receptor, the rat beta3 receptor in the stomach fundus and receptors mediating atrial tachycardia. 2. L-739,574 was the most potent (EC50 = 9 nM) and selective agonist at the human beta3 receptor with high maximal response (74% of the maximal response to isoproterenol). 3. A phenol-biaryl ether analogue possessed modest affinity for the human beta3 receptor (EC50 = 246 nM), but was highly efficacious with a maximal response 82% of the maximal response to isoproterenol. The other derivatives were intermediate in potency with low maximal responses. 4. These agonists at the human beta3 receptor did not activate the rat beta3 receptor in the rat stomach fundus. In fact, the aryl propanolamines (10(-6) M) inhibited CL316243-induced activation of the rat beta3 receptor. Thus, agonist activity at the human beta3 receptor translated into antagonist activity at the rat beta3 receptor. 5. L739,574 and the phenol biaryl ether increased heart rate via beta1 receptors. 6. Although CGP12177 produced atrial tachycardia, neither the indole sulphonamide nor biphenyl biaryl ether did, although both had high affinity for the human beta3 receptor. Thus, the atrial tachycardic receptor was not identical to the human beta3 receptor. 7. These studies (a) characterized four aryl propanolamines with high affinity at the human beta3 receptor, (b) found that they were antagonists at the rat beta3 receptor, an observation with profound implications for in vivo rat data, and (c) established that the rodent atrial non-beta1, beta2 or beta3 tachycardic receptor was also unrelated to the human beta3 receptor.  (+info)

Altered kinetics of contraction of mouse atrial myocytes expressing ventricular myosin regulatory light chain. (7/734)

To investigate the role of myosin regulatory light chain isoforms as a determinant of the kinetics of cardiac contraction, unloaded shortening velocity was determined by the slack-test method in skinned wild-type murine atrial cells and transgenic cells expressing ventricular regulatory light chain (MLC2v). Transgenic mice were generated using a 4.5-kb fragment of the murine alpha-myosin heavy chain promoter to drive high levels of MLC2v expression in the atrium. Velocity of unloaded shortening was determined at 15 degrees C in maximally activating Ca2+ solution (pCa 4.5) containing (in mmol/l) 7 EGTA, 1 free Mg2+, 4 MgATP, 14.5 creatine phosphate, and 20 imidazole (ionic strength 180 mmol/l, pH 7.0). Compared with the wild type (n = 10), the unloaded shortening velocity of MLC2v-expressing transgenic murine atrial cells (n = 10) was significantly greater (3.88 +/- 1.19 vs. 2.51 +/- 1.08 muscle lengths/s, P < 0.05). These results provide evidence that myosin light chain 2 regulates cross-bridge cycling rate. The faster rate of cycling in the presence of MLC2v suggests that the MLC2v isoform may contribute to the greater power-generating capabilities of the ventricle compared with the atrium.  (+info)

Mapping of atrial activation with a noncontact, multielectrode catheter in dogs. (8/734)

BACKGROUND: Endocardial mapping of sustained arrhythmias has traditionally been performed with a roving diagnostic catheter. Although this approach is adequate for many tachyarrhythmias, it has limitations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a novel noncontact mapping system for assessing atrial tachyarrhythmias. METHODS AND RESULTS: The mapping system consists of a 9F multielectrode-array balloon catheter that has 64 active electrodes and ring electrodes for emitting a locator signal. The locator signal was used to construct a 3-dimensional right atrial map; it was independently validated and was highly accurate. Virtual electrograms were calculated at 3360 endocardial sites in the right atrium. We evaluated right atrial activation by positioning the balloon catheter in the mid right atrium via a femoral venous approach. Experiments were performed on 12 normal mongrel dogs. The mean correlation coefficient between contact and virtual electrograms was 0.80+/-0.12 during sinus rhythm. Fifty episodes of atrial flutter induced in 11 animals were evaluated. In the majority of experiments, complete or almost complete reentrant circuits could be identified within the right atrium. Mean correlation coefficient between virtual and contact electrograms was 0.85+/-0.17 in atrial flutter. One hundred fifty-six episodes of pacing-induced atrial fibrillation were evaluated in 11 animals. Several distinct patterns of right atrial activation were seen, including single-activation wave fronts and multiple simultaneous-activation wave fronts. Mean correlation coefficient between virtual and contact electrograms during atrial fibrillation was 0.81+/-0.18. The accuracy of electrogram reconstruction was lower at sites >4.0 cm from the balloon center and at sites with a high spatial complexity of electrical activation. CONCLUSIONS: This novel noncontact mapping system can evaluate conduction patterns during sinus rhythm, demonstrate reentry during atrial flutter, and describe right atrial activation during atrial fibrillation. The accuracy of electrogram reconstruction was good at sites <4.0 cm from the balloon center, and thus the system has the ability to perform high-resolution multisite mapping of atrial tachyarrhythmias in vivo.  (+info)

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Sarcolipin (SLN), a key regulator of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ ATPase (SERCA) plays an important role in atrial Ca2+ homeostasis and therefore suggested as a possible candidate for genetic cause of atrial arrhythmias. The aim of this study was to find if the SLN gene has a causative role in human atrial standstill, a rare lethal disorder of atrial musculature. Genomic DNA from formalin fixed atrial tissue and fibroblast from deceased newborn with atrial standstill were used as templates in PCR reaction to amplify the coding exon of SLN and screened for mutation. DNA sequencing identified ATG → ATA transition mutation at the translation initiation site in 20% of clones from atrial DNA. There were no coding region mutations identified in clones obtained from fibroblast tissues. To validate our findings, we designed mutant specific PCR screening method and amplified the genomic DNA from control atria and atria and fibroblast tissues of fetal atrial standstill. PCR amplification occurs only with ...
Results Atrial trabeculae harvested from diabetic (N=13 patients) and non-diabetic control patients (N=20 patients) were demonstrated to recover 24.5%±2.4% and 29.3%±1.3% of baseline contractile function, respectively. Prior treatment of patients with RIPC1 increased the recovery of function in both non-diabetic (50.4%±1.9%; p,0.05) and diabetic (41.6%±1.9%; p,0.05) patients. Interestingly, the stronger RIPC2 stimulus resulted in a greater recovery of function in both non-diabetic (59.3%±1.9%; p,0.05) and diabetic (50.7%±2.1%; p,0.05) patients. As a positive control direct hypoxic preconditioning (HPC) of atrial trabeculae also improved the recovery of function (56.4%±1.8% with HPC vs 27.5%±1.7% in control; N=10 patients; p,0.05). The administration of the MEK-Erk1/2 inhibitors U0126 and PD98059 at the onset of reperfusion abrogated the protective effect in both non-diabetic (30.9%±0.8% U0126 and 31.3%±0.8% PD98059; p,0.05) and diabetic (28.6%±0.9% U0126 and 30.0%±1.2% PD98059; ...
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The natural history of adults with an atrial septal defect (ASD) and chronic right atrial (RA) volume overload is characterized by an increased risk for the development of atrial arrhythmias that appears to be minimally altered by ASD closure.1 Although surgical lines of block may form the substrate for scar-related atrial macroreentry after surgical ASD repair,2 there is limited information concerning the impact of chronic RA stretch and volume overload on atrial electrophysiology in ASD patients.. Animal studies of chronic atrial enlargement have demonstrated an increased vulnerability to atrial arrhythmias,3,4 and atrial electrical remodeling (ER) has been described in response to chronic atrial stretch.3,5 Although initial studies of atrial ER focused on tachycardia-induced changes in atrial refractoriness for the promotion of atrial fibrillation (AF),6 more recent studies concerning chronic atrial stretch and ER have emphasized the contribution of heterogeneous disturbances in atrial ...
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Results: AF was induced with high producibility using burst pacing to the atrium. AF lasted for 349 s in the AVS group, which was about 40 times longer than that in sham-operated group (8 s). The duration of AF in the AVS+Pyr3 group (42 s) was shorter than that in the AVS group. There was no significant difference in the atrial effective refractory period among the 3 groups. The duration of P wave of the ECG, roughly reflecting intra-atrial conduction time, was 26 ms in the AVS group, which was longer than that in the sham-operated group (17 ms). The P wave duration in the AVS+Pyr3 group (22 ms) was shorter than that in the AVS group. The atrial weights in the AVS group were about 4.3 times greater than that in the sham-operated group. The atrial weights in the AVS+Pyr3 group were less great than those in the AVS group ...
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Premature atrial contraction is an early beat of the hearts upper chamber (atrium). It may feel like the heart skipped a beat. (See also palpitations.) ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Localization of atrial natriuretic peptide in normal human atrial tissue by immunoelectron microscopy. AU - Wei, Chi Ming. AU - Hukee, Margaret. AU - McGregor, Christopher G.A.. AU - Burnett, John C.. PY - 1993/12/1. Y1 - 1993/12/1. N2 - The study shows that atrial matriuretic peptide (ANP) is localized to secretory granules in normal human atrial tissue. This extends our understanding to the normal human of the biology of atrial regulation of this significant peptide of cardiac origin.. AB - The study shows that atrial matriuretic peptide (ANP) is localized to secretory granules in normal human atrial tissue. This extends our understanding to the normal human of the biology of atrial regulation of this significant peptide of cardiac origin.. UR - UR - M3 - Conference article. AN - SCOPUS:0027705543. SP - 316. EP - 317. JO - ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ regulatory protein gene expression in human right atrium under hemodynamic overload. AU - Sadamatsu, Kenji. AU - Urabe, Yoshitoshi. AU - Tsutsui, Hiroyuki. AU - Tagawa, Hirofumi. AU - Maruoka, Fumio. AU - Igarashi-Saito, Keiko. AU - Takeda, Kotaro. AU - Kawachi, Yoshito. AU - Yasui, Hisataka. AU - Takeshita, Akira. PY - 1999/1/1. Y1 - 1999/1/1. N2 - Sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca2+-adenosine triphosphatase (ATPase) mRNA expression is reduced in the failing human myocardium. However, it is not known whether SR Ca2+-regulatory protein gene expression is altered in human myocardial tissue subjected to pressure overload or volume overload. We sought to determine whether SR Ca2+-regulatory protein gene expression is altered in human atrial tissue subjected to mechanical overload. We obtained right atrial myocardial tissue (about 250 mg) at open-heart surgery from three groups of patients: no hemodynamic overload to the right atrium (control group; 12 ...
We read with great interest the paper by Carluccio et al. (1) regarding the impact of left ventricular (LV) remodeling on the response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). In this elegant study, the authors performed a comprehensive assessment of LV function, showing that extensive LV remodeling at baseline is associated with poor improvement after CRT.. We wish to raise an essential issue, which may be of keen interest to the readers.. In recent years, there has been growing interest in the potential impact of CRT on atrial function, but the state of knowledge in this field is still controversial and unsettled (2-4). In the paper by Carluccio et al. (1) several baseline data concerning atrial function are presented (left atrial volume index and mitral regurgitation severity), but unfortunately there is no information related to CRT response. We believe that their excellent echocardiographic data could also be useful to better understand another debated issue (i.e., the effect of CRT on ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Antegrade late diastolic arterial blood flow in the fetus. T2 - Insight into fetal atrial function. AU - Howley, Lisa W.. AU - Yamamoto, Yuka. AU - Sonesson, Sven Erik. AU - Sekar, Priya. AU - Jain, Venu. AU - Motan, Tarek. AU - Savard, Winnie. AU - Wagner, Brandie D.. AU - Trines, Jean. AU - Hornberger, Lisa K.. PY - 2013/6. Y1 - 2013/6. N2 - Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the presence and frequency of antegrade late diastolic arterial blood flow (ALDAF) in the fetus and to determine its contribution to cardiac output. Study Design: We evaluated the presence of ALDAF in 457 fetal and 21 postnatal echocardiograms. The timing of ALDAF to the ventricular systolic Doppler recording (ALDAF-V) was compared with the mechanical atrioventricular interval and, in neonates, the electrical PR interval. Velocity time integrals of ALDAF and the ventricular systolic Doppler signals were measured, and the percent contribution of ALDAF was calculated. Results: ALDAF was ...
Several anti-arrhythmic agents, which are used in treatment of AF, exist. However, the efficacy of these drugs still can be improved. Furthermore, some of them are associated with a wide range of adverse side effects. Therefore, the mechanisms of action of these agents have to be better understood and still can be optimized.. Dronedarone is an anti-arrhythmic agent used in the treatment of AF by maintaining sinus rhythm. It is a derivative of amiodarone and has been developed to reduce the side effects as e.g. thyroid toxicity of its precursor compound.. The aim of this work is to integrate the effects of dronedarone into a model of atrial electrophysiology. In this way, the mechanism of action, i.e. the anti-arrhythmic effects of this agent should be better understood. In previous work, the effects of amiodarone were already integrated into an atrial cell model. Finally, a comparison of both agents and their impact on healthy and electrically remodeled tissue shall be carried out. ...
Introduction: The development of improved diagnosis, management, and treatment strategies for human atrial fibrillation (AF) is a significant and important challenge in order to improve quality of life for millions and reduce the substantial social-economic costs of the condition. As a complex condition demonstrating high variability and relation to other cardiac conditions, the study of AF requires approaches from multiple disciplines including single-cell experimental electrophysiology and computational modeling. Models of human atrial cells are less well parameterized than those of the human ventricle or other mammal species, largely due to the inherent challenges in patch clamping human atrial cells. Such challenges include, frequently, unphysiologically depolarized resting potentials and thus injection of a compensatory hyperpolarizing current, as well as detecting certain ion currents which may be disrupted by the cell isolation process. The aim of this study was to develop a laboratory specific
Purpose: The evolution of ARVC is more diffuse right ventricle (RV) involvement and, sometimes, left ventricular(LV) abnormalities, that may result in heart failure. We evaluated the potential utility of two-dimensional (2D) Strain-Strain rate (S-SR) and 3D echocardiography to quantitatively assess
Download PDF D. Caivano¹, V. Patata¹, F. Birettoni¹, M.E. Giorgi¹, M. Rishniw², F. Porciello¹ ¹University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy ²Veterinary Information Network, Davis, United States of America
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We know the atrial pressure wave forms vary between right and left atrium .In the right atrium a waves are prominent and taller than v waves, while the reverse is true in left atrium . The reasons for tall left atrial v waves are V waves are passive atrial filling waves and are timed during ventricular…
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The risk for death goes up for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who are put on direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) at dosages other than those approved
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Measurement of funny current (I(f)) channel mRNA in human atrial tissue. T2 - Correlation with left atrial filling pressure and atrial fibrillation. AU - Lai, Ling Ping. AU - Su, Ming Jai. AU - Lin, Jiunn Lee. AU - Tsai, Chang Her. AU - Lin, Fang Yue. AU - Chen, Yih Sharng. AU - Hwang, Juey Jen. AU - Stephen Huang, Shoei K.. AU - Tseng, Yung Zu. AU - Lien, Wen Pin. PY - 1999/1/1. Y1 - 1999/1/1. N2 - Introduction: The funny current (I(f)) contributes to phase IV spontaneous depolarization in cardiac pacemaker tissue. Enhanced I(f) activity in myocardial tissue may lead to increased automaticity and therefore tachyarrhythmia. We measured the amount of I(f) activity in the messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) in human atrial tissue and correlated the mRNA amount to left atrial filling pressure and atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods and Results: A total of 34 patients undergoing open heart surgery were included (15 men and 19 women, aged 55 ± 10 years). Atrial tissue was obtained from ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Associations of electrocardiographic P-wave characteristics with left atrial function, and diffuse left ventricular fibrosis defined by cardiac magnetic resonance. T2 - The PRIMERI study. AU - Win, Theingi Tiffany. AU - Venkatesh, Bharath Ambale. AU - Volpe, Gustavo J.. AU - Mewton, Nathan. AU - Rizzi, Patricia. AU - Sharma, Ravi K.. AU - Strauss, David G.. AU - Lima, Joao A.. AU - Tereshchenko, Larisa G.. PY - 2015/1/1. Y1 - 2015/1/1. N2 - BACKGROUND: Abnormal P-terminal force in lead V1 (PTFV1) is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, stroke, atrial fibrillation, and death. OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to explore associations of left ventricular (LV) diffuse fibrosis with left atrial (LA) function and electrocardiographic (ECG) measures of LA electrical activity. METHODS: Patients without atrial fibrillation (n = 91; mean age 59.5 years; 61.5% men; 65.9% white) with structural heart disease (spatial QRS-T angle ≥105° and/or Selvester QRS score ≥5 on ECG) but LV ...
To obtain normal values for left atrial function noninvasively, volumes of the left atrium and ventricle were calculated in 52 volunteers by 2-dimensional echocardiography. A light pen digitizing and computation system, controlled by a microprocessor
Effects of Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibition on Left Atrial Function of Hypertensive Patients: An Echocardiographic Tissue Deformation Imaging ...
Blocked premature atrial contractions (BPACs) are considered a type cardiac bradyarrhythmia and if occurring in utero is classified under a fetal bradyarrhythmia. Pathology It is seen when a premature atrial contraction occurs very early on and...
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BioAssay record AID 467401 submitted by ChEMBL: Negative chronotropic activity in guinea pig right atrium assessed as decrease in atrial rate at 50 uM relative to control.
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Active Safety Brake: an emergency brake system that reduces the risk of collision from ahead via a sound and visual alert and braking automatically in the place of the driver if this last fails to react in a timely manner. The multi-purpose camera at the top of the windscreen detects obstacles, for example a vehicle moving in the same direction or at a standstill. When travelling at speeds between 5 km/h and 85 km/h, the system automatically works on the brakes when a risk of collision with another moving vehicle is detected. The vehicles speed must not exceed 80km/h when a vehicle at a standstill is detected and must not exceed 60 km/h when the obstacle detected is a pedestrian ... So, still no movement in those negotiations. I read early this week that British politicians still think its the EUs turn to put an acceptable offer on the table. I wonder when they will realise that the EU doesnt have to do jack shit. The disorganisation in the British Government is going to cost them. How much longer can May be PM before people realise shes incompetent? Also, British legal experts say they can still cancel the whole
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Atrium refers to either of the hearts two upper chambers in which blood collects before being passed to the ventricles, or the hearts lower chambers.. ...
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) today announced its intent to deliver a new national clinical audit programme across England, Scotland and Wales that will improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients with asthma and COPD. ...
"Atrial Size and Function in Athletes". International Journal of Sports Medicine. 36 (14): 1170-1176. doi:10.1055/s-0035-1555780 ... Tricuspid regurgitation: the backflow of blood from the right ventricle into the right atrium, owing to imperfect functioning ( ... Regurgitation in or near the heart is often caused by valvular insufficiency (insufficient function, with incomplete closure, ...
"Thyroid function abnormalities during amiodarone therapy for persistent atrial fibrillation". The American Journal of Medicine ...
"Thyroid Function Abnormalities during Amiodarone Therapy for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation". The American Journal of Medicine ... Its primary function is to increase the production of T3 and T4 by the thyroid gland. The most useful marker of thyroid gland ... Thyroid disease is a medical condition that affects the function of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located at the ... There are several hormones that can be measured in the blood to determine how the thyroid gland is functioning. These include ...
"Thyroid function abnormalities during amiodarone therapy for persistent atrial fibrillation". Am J Med. 120 (10): 880-885. doi: ... Thyroid function should be checked at least every six months. Hypothyroidism (slowing of the thyroid) occurs frequently; in the ... Individuals who have undergone open heart surgery are at an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (or AF) in the ... In the ARCH trial, intravenous amiodarone (2 g administered over 2 d) has been shown to reduce the incidence of atrial ...
"Atrial endocrine function in humans with artificial hearts." ; Schwab T.R., Edwards B.S., DeVries W.C., Zimmerman R.S., Burnett ... February 1987 ; "Artificial Organs" ; PMID 3566584 "A clinical estimation model for noninvasive determination of atrial ...
Normal atrial function is essential for embryogenesis, as inactivation of the MYL7 gene was embryonic lethal at ED10.5-11.5. ... Huang C, Sheikh F, Hollander M, Cai C, Becker D, Chu PH, Evans S, Chen J (December 2003). "Embryonic atrial function is ... Atrial Light Chain-1 (ALC-1), also known as Essential Light Chain, Atrial is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MYL4 ... Shift in atrial myosin heavy chains and in ventricular myosin light chains" (PDF). European Heart Journal. 5 Suppl F: 85-93. ...
"Kv1.5 channelopathy due to KCNA5 loss-of-function mutation causes human atrial fibrillation". Human Molecular Genetics. 15 (14 ... Mutations in this gene have been related to both atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death. KCNA5 are also key players in ... It belongs to the delayed rectifier class, the function of which could restore the resting membrane potential of beta cells ... Potassium channel subunits capable of functioning as Src homology 3-dependent adaptors". Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
Long-term expression of isomyosins and myoendocrine functions in ectopic grafts of atrial tissue. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. ...
Atrial fibrillation Abnormalities in the function of MS channels can cause: Neuronal disease Muscular degeneration. Cardiac ... MSCs function as mechanotransducers capable of generating both electrical and ion flux signals as a response to external or ... In Bacteria and Archaea the function of these channels is conserved and it has been demonstrated that they play a role in ... Although MS vary in many aspects, structures and functions, all the MS studied to date share an important feature: in a process ...
... has exactly the opposite function of the atrial natriuretic hormone secreted by the heart. Aldosterone is part of ... The amount of plasma renin secreted is an indirect function of the serum potassium as probably determined by sensors in the ... Aldosterone levels vary as an inverse function of sodium intake as sensed via osmotic pressure. The slope of the response of ... they share 11β-hydroxylation and 18-hydroxylation functions), but aldosterone synthase is also able to perform an 18-oxidation ...
He is best known for his discovery of the mechanical function of atrial chambers of the heart. With experimental evidence on ... Rai, Dinker B. (2022). Mechanical Function of the Atrial Diastole: A New Discovery: The Motion of Blood in the Venous System- ... February 1986 Rai, Dinker B. (March 2013). "The dynamic function of the atrial diastole of the heart and motion of venous ... The discovery of right atrial mechanical function is a pivotal discovery in his medical research work.[clarification needed] He ...
Theodorakis GN, Panou F, Markianos M, Fragakis N, Livanis EG, Kremastinos DT (February 1997). "Left atrial function and atrial ... and decreased left atrial total emptying fraction associated with ventricular pacing. The loss of physiologic timing of atrial ... Atrial contraction against a closed tricuspid valve can cause pulsation in the neck and abdomen, headache, cough, and jaw pain ... Complications include atrial fibrillation, thrombo-embolic events, and heart failure. The cause is poorly understood. However ...
"Assessment of sino-atrial and atrio-ventricular nodal function in the conscious horse by intra-atrial electrostimulation". ... was Assessment of sino-atrial and atrio-ventricular nodal function in the conscious horse by intra-atrial electrostimulation. ...
Li VW, So EK, Li W, Chow PC, Cheung YF (October 2021). "Interplay between right atrial function and liver stiffness in adults ... Arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation/flutter, and intra-atrial re-entrant tachycardia can occur ... Atrial septal defects (ASDs) are a kind of congenital heart abnormality in which a tiny opening exists between the two atria of ... Differences in right atrial and ventricular mechanics and liver stiffness was also observed in adults with repaired TOF, as ...
Tuomi JM, Chidiac P, Jones DL (February 2010). "Evidence for enhanced M3 muscarinic receptor function and sensitivity to atrial ... RGS2 functions as a GTPase Activating Protein (GAP) which acts to increase the natural GTPase activity of the Gα subunit. By ... There has also been some evidence of a role of RGS2 in atrial arrhythmias where RGS2 deficient mice exhibited prolonged and ... 1998). "RGS2/G0S8 is a selective inhibitor of Gqalpha function". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 94 (26): 14389-93. doi:10.1073/ ...
"A gain-of-function TBX20 mutation causes congenital atrial septal defects, patent foramen ovale and cardiac valve defects". ... Proper function of Tbx20 is essential because it controls other genes that regulate cardiomyocyte proliferation, such as Tbx2 ... Studies in mouse, human and fruitfly have shown that this gene is essential for early heart development, adult heart function ... function and adaptation". Development. 132 (10): 2451-62. doi:10.1242/dev.01799. PMID 15843414. Takeuchi JK, Mileikovskaia M, ...
"Effects of human atrial natriuretic peptide on cardiac function and hemodynamics in patients with high plasma BNP levels". Int ... This gene encodes a caveolin family member, which functions as a component of the caveolae plasma membranes found in most cell ... Mutations resulting in loss-of-function of caveolin-3 cause cardiac myocyte hypertrophy, dilation of the heart, and depression ... Disruption of caveolin-3 disturbs the structure of cardiac caveolae and blocks atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) expression, a ...
The project was expanded by inviting all HUNT4 participants with atrial fibrillation to measure cardiac function and cardiac ...
... is a function of atrial contraction. The ratio between e' and a' is also a measure of diastolic function, in addition to the ... Before the advent of tissue Doppler, systolic function was usually assessed with ejection fraction (EF), and diastolic function ... this pressure difference is both a function of the pressure drop during early relaxation and the initial atrial pressure. In ... In the right ventricle this is not an important principle, as the right atrial pressure is the same as central venous pressure ...
... of the bHLH transcription factor Hrt2 in repression of atrial gene expression and maintenance of postnatal cardiac function". ... all notch proteins fail to function properly. As yet, the manner by which the glycosylation of notch affects function is not ... Studies have revealed that both loss- and gain-of-function of the Notch pathway results in defects in AV canal development. In ... The addition of O-fucose by POFUT1 is absolutely necessary for notch function, and, without the enzyme to add O-fucose, ...
Nocturnal atrial fibrillation caused by gain of function mutation in KCND2, encoding pore-forming alpha subunit of the cardiac ... PCCA2 - Progressive Cerebello-Cerebral Atrophy type 2: due to VPS53 mutation, abrogating function of the gARP complex. 1:37 ... "Nocturnal Atrial Fibrillation Caused by Mutation in KCND2, Encoding Pore-Forming (α) Subunit of the Cardiac Kv4.2 Potassium ...
5p fails as a biomarker for systemic ventricular function in adults after atrial repair for transposition of the great arteries ... MicroRNAs function to regulate the expression levels of other genes by several mechanisms. MicroRNA Smith RA, Jedlinski DJ, ...
... gain-of-function KCNE1 mutations are associated with early-onset atrial fibrillation. A common KCNE1 polymorphism, S38G, is ... Atrial KCNE1 expression was downregulated in a porcine model of post-operative atrial fibrillation following lung lobectomy. ... Han HG, Wang HS, Yin Z, Jiang H, Fang M, Han J (20 October 2014). "KCNE1 112G>a polymorphism and atrial fibrillation risk: a ... KCNQ1 is also essential for the normal function of many different epithelial tissues, but in these non-excitable cells it is ...
Occasionally pacing of the atrium at a rate higher than the JET may allow improved cardiac function by allowing atrial and ... as they do during atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter), the AV node will limit the electrical activity that conducts to the ... This function of the AV node is important, because if the signals generated in the atria of the heart were to increase in rate ... There may be atrio-ventricular disassociation with more ventricular signals than atrial signals. The cause of JET is felt to be ...
A cardiac function curve is a graph showing the relationship between right atrial pressure (x-axis) and cardiac output (y-axis ... This allows the heart to cope with the required cardiac output at a relatively low right atrial pressure. We get what is known ... The pressures where there is a steep relationship lie within the normal range of right atrial pressure (RAP) found in the ... Swollen neck veins are often an indicator of this type of heart failure.[citation needed] At low right atrial pressures this ...
The main function of ANP is causing a reduction in expanded extracellular fluid (ECF) volume by increasing renal sodium ... Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) or atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) is a natriuretic peptide hormone secreted from the cardiac ... These cells contain volume receptors which respond to increased stretching of the atrial wall due to increased atrial blood ... ANP is secreted in response to: Stretching of the atrial wall, via Atrial volume receptors Increased Sympathetic stimulation of ...
"Validation of risk scores for ischaemic stroke in atrial fibrillation across the spectrum of kidney function". European Heart ... Oct 2010). "Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation: the Task Force for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation of ... National Clinical Guideline Centre (June 2014). "Atrial Fibrillation: The Management of Atrial Fibrillation". London: National ... "UCSF Cardiology , Atrial Fibrillation Medical Management". Archived from the original on 29 July 2016. ...
The AV node connects the atrial and ventricular chambers. It functions to carry the electrical impulse from the atria to the ... The wings also function as stabilizers to give better maneuverability when running. Tests have shown that the wings are ... It is located in the endocardium of the atrial surface of the right atrioventricular valve. It is not covered by connective ... However, the common ostrich shows no nasal glandular function in regard to this homeostatic process. Even in a state of ...
This may lead to right ventricular failure (dilatation and decreased systolic function of the right ventricle).[citation needed ... If the atrial septal defect is causing the right ventricle to enlarge a secundum atrial septal defect should generally be ... The catheter is guided through the atrial septal wall and one disc (left atrial) is opened and pulled into place. Once this ... Bubbles only flow from right atrium to left atrium if the right atrial pressure is greater than left atrial). Because better ...
Because of the improved circulation in congestive heart failure caused by fast atrial fibrillation, the kidneys can function ... It is used to treat some heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation and cardiac arrhythmias. Its cardiotonic effects slows ...
Two individuals who did not survive to term had a patent foramen ovale, a specific type of atrial septal defect, as well as ... suggesting the severity may depend on the presence of mutations in other genes that perform similar functions to or otherwise ... A minority of those affected have been born with an atrial septal defect, a type of congenital heart defect. One affected ... Less common features include an atrial septal defect, increased muscle tone or skeletal abnormalities. Physical features may ...
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In addition, kinematic characterization of diastolic function has advanced understanding of form and function via the ... Manson McGuire A, Hagley MT, Hall AF, Kovács SJ, Jr.: Relationship of the fourth heart sound to atrial systolic transmitral ... "What global diastolic function is, what it is not, and how to measure it." American Journal of Physiology Heart and Circulatory ... Kovács SJ, Jr., Barzilai B, Perez J. Evaluation of diastolic function with Doppler echocardiography: the PDF formalism. Am. J. ...
Erroneous SON function causes insufficient production of downstream targets, genome instability and disrupted cell cycle ... Congenital defects such as a thinned atrial septum, ventricular septal defects, patent ductus arteriosus, dysplastic kidney and ... However, SON loss of function (LoF) variants appear to cause a clinically distinguished phenotype. The key signs and symptoms ... Mutations of the SON gene can affect metabolism and mitochondrial function in newborns with ZTTK syndrome. Metabolic screening ...
The structure and function of the epithelial cells lining the lumen change during the course of the nephron, and have segments ... Atrial natriuretic peptide causes the distal convoluted tubule to secrete more sodium. A part of Distal nephron. This is the ... These components function as the filtration unit and make up the renal corpuscle. The filtering structure (glomerular ... ADH affects the function of aquaporins, resulting in the reabsorption of water molecules as it passes through the collecting ...
A balloon atrial septostomy is also done. This ensures that there is enough of a connection between the two atria of the heart ... as a result of the inability of the left heart to pump enough blood to sustain normal organ function. In fetal life, this is ... The atrial septum is removed, the aortic arch is reconstructed to remove any hypoplasia, and then the main pulmonary artery is ...
For example, a left-to-right atrial septal defect will show a marked increase in oxygen saturation in the right atrium, ... along with pulmonary function testing and other testing should be done to confirm pulmonary hypertension prior to having ... or atrial septal defect (ASD) using a balloon catheter. This can be done in certain congenital heart diseases in which the ... a marker of heart function). Due to the high contrast volumes and injection pressures, this is often not performed unless other ...
... atrial myxomas, and blue nevi. NAME refers to nevi, atrial myxoma, myxoid neurofibromas, and ephelides. Testicular cancer, ... Carney complex is most commonly caused by mutations in the PRKAR1A gene on chromosome 17 (17q23-q24) which may function as a ... Birla S, Aggarwal S, Sharma A, Tandon N (2014). "Rare association of acromegaly with left atrial myxoma in Carney's complex due ...
... atrial natriuretic factor - atrial natriuretic factor receptor - Avogadro constant - axon B cell - bacteria - bacterial ... It deals with the structure and function of cellular components such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and ...
According to this theory, if an area of the brain is damaged, the function that the area is responsible for may decline as well ... In 1982, he was first admitted to a hospital for Atrial Fibrillation, and presented symptoms of left/ right confusion, nominal ... However, when the distractors were similar to each other and from the same semantic category his functioning decreased ... at individuals who suffer from apperceptive agnosia to see the range of impairments that can occur and the range of functioning ...
The three-storey building was built in the Neo-Renaissance style and has an atrial ground plan. There are two courtyards and ... It is used for state and ceremonial functions, as well as for receptions and meetings with visiting foreign dignitaries and ...
1995). Adrenoceptors: Structure, Function. and Pharmacology. Luxembourg: Harwood Academic Publisher. Kokolus KM, Zhang Y, Sivik ... Nagaraja S, Iyer S, Liu X, Eichberg J, Bond RA (July 1999). "Treatment with inverse agonists enhances baseline atrial ...
In view of these changes in those valves, how did some of the porcine and pericardial valves continue to function well beyond ... The so-called 'risk factors' for embolisation, with the exception of atrial fibrillation, can be called, at best, 'scientific ... In summary, the excellent haemodynamic function of the pericardial valve is one of its great advantages and sets it aside from ... Watanabe describes a case of an Ionescu-Shiley bioprosthesis which functioned 24years in the mitral position of a patient. The ...
Abnormal Renal/Liver Function, Stroke, Bleeding History or Predisposition, Labile INR, Elderly, Drugs/Alcohol Concomitantly) ... 2005). "Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Study (LAAOS): results of a randomized controlled pilot study of left atrial appendage ... 2003). "Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Study (LAAOS): a randomized clinical trial of left atrial appendage occlusion during ... Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Working Group (2007). "Independent predictors of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation ...
An ectopic pacemaker located in the atria is known as an atrial pacemaker and can cause the atrial contraction to be faster. An ... 2007). "Tbx3 controls the sinoatrial node gene program and imposes pacemaker function on the atria". Genes & Development. 21 (9 ... "Disturbances in Atrial Rhythm and Conduction Following the Surgical Creation of an Atrial Septal Defect by the Blalock-Hanlon ... During atrial ectopic activity where the P wave is normally rounded can be inverted or peaked. However the QRS complex and T ...
Jespersen T, Grunnet M, Olesen SP (2005). "The KCNQ1 potassium channel: from gene to physiological function". Physiology. 20 (6 ... and Familial Atrial Fibrillation. KvLQT1 are also expressed in the pancreas, and KvLQT1 Long QT syndrome patients has been ... KvLQT1 most commonly associates with KCNE1 and forms the KvLQT1/KCNE1 complex since it has only been seen to function in vivo ...
Water is drawn into the body cavity through a six-lobed oral siphon and expelled through a four-lobed atrial siphon. The oral ... siphon is surrounded by a ring of branched tentacles, the function of which is to prevent large particles being drawn into the ...
It originated in 1928, when no measurements of cardiac function were possible, to provide a common language for physicians to ... Canadian Cardiovascular Society grading of angina pectoris European Heart Rhythm Association score of atrial fibrillation " ...
Mutations in any of these genes alter the structure or function of channels, which changes the flow of ions between cells, a ... Less dangerous arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation also occur, causing symptoms of heart racing or palpitations. However, ... Clinically, the patients are characterized by only modest QT prolongation, but an increased propensity for atrial arrhythmias. ... Loss-of-function mutations, commonly found in the voltage-sensing domain of the protein, often result in impaired trafficking ...
Harada, Masahide; Van Wagoner, David R.; Nattel, Stanley (2015). "Role of Inflammation in Atrial Fibrillation Pathophysiology ... immune functioning, neutrophil activity, and cytokine biology. As dental plaque or biofilm accumulates on the teeth near and ... IL-6 and IL-8 can lead to progression of atherosclerosis and the development and perpetuation of atrial fibrillation, as it is ... "Tooth loss and periodontal disease predict poor cognitive function in older men". Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. ...
January 2007). "Germline gain-of-function mutations in SOS1 cause Noonan syndrome". Nature Genetics. 39 (1): 70-4. doi:10.1038/ ... This includes pulmonary valvular stenosis (50-60%), atrial septal defects (10-25%), ventricular septal defects (5-20%) and ... Accommodations for lessening handwriting demands will improve performance and save long-term hand function. Periodic follow up ... August 2007). "Germline gain-of-function mutations in RAF1 cause Noonan syndrome". Nature Genetics. 39 (8): 1013-7. doi:10.1038 ...
Adrenergic storm Anaemia Anxiety Atrial fibrillation Atrial flutter Atrial tachycardia Atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia ... Unstable means that either important organ functions are affected or cardiac arrest is about to occur. In those that are ... vena cava Atrial fibrillation Atrial flutter AV nodal reentrant tachycardia Accessory pathway mediated tachycardia Atrial ... Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common cardiac arrhythmias. In general, it is an irregular, narrow complex rhythm. ...
CSA with Cheyne-Stokes breathing is characterized by at least one of the criteria of Primary CSA or the presence of atrial ... certain loss-of-function mutations interfere with the brain's development of the ability to effectively control breathing. ... Correlation with cardiac disorders: Atrial fibrillation (AF): A study in the medical journal Sleep found that the prevalence of ... Leung RS, Huber MA, Rogge T, Maimon N, Chiu KL, Bradley TD (December 2005). "Association between atrial fibrillation and ...
If there is partial absence of pericardium, there will be bulge of the left atrial appendage. On CT and MRI scans, similar ... Both of these layers function in lubricating the heart to prevent friction during heart activity. The visceral serous ... About 30 to 50 percent of the affected people have other heart abnormalities such as atrial septal defect, patent ductus ...
Asymptomatic atrial septal defects; In the heart the right ventricular (RV) can have a volume overload which ultimately ... Cytochrome b plays a major part in the correct fabrication and function of complex III.[citation needed] This mutation occurred ... The exercise intolerance is associated with reduced pulmonary function that is the origin of CF. Bronchiectasis Post-exertional ... Geva, Professor Tal (2014). "Atrial septal defects". The Lancet. 383 (9932): 1921-1932. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62145-5. PMID ...
... , also called atrial natriuretic peptide-converting enzyme, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CORIN gene. ... In mice, corin functions in the dermal papilla to regulate coat color in an Agouti-dependent pathway. Variants encoded by ... Corin converts the atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) precursor, pro-ANP, to mature ANP, a cardiac hormone that regulates salt- ... Corin may also function as a pro-brain-type natriuretic peptide convertase. Corin-mediated ANP production in the pregnant ...
The major function of ENaC in these ducts is the re-uptake of Na⁺ ions that are excreted in sweat. In patients with ENaC ... In the kidney, it is inhibited by atrial natriuretic peptide, causing natriuresis and diuresis. Epithelial Na+ channels (ENaCs ... Their function is yet unknown. Members of the epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC) family fall into four subfamilies, termed alpha, ... Gain of function mutations to the β and γ subunits are associated with Liddle's syndrome. Amiloride and triamterene are ...
Atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter may affect up to 1 in 10 males with XLI. Heart rhythm abnormalities in individuals with ... leading to abnormal barrier function and corneocyte retention. XLI can be suspected based on clinical findings, although ...
Among them are paroxysmal atrial tachycardia, paroxysmal junctional tachycardia, auricular tachycardia and nodal tachycardia. ... International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) International Classification of Health Interventions ( ... and the WHO Classification for Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), comprising also the WHO lists of anatomy, substances ...
... executive functioning, motor functioning, attention and hyperactive problems, social skills, sensory processing disorder, ... Ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, tetralogy of Fallot, coarctation of the aorta, and/or cardiac rhythm ... Fetal tissues are quite different from adult tissues in function and purpose. For example, the main detoxicating organ in ... Kingdon D, Cardoso C, McGrath JJ (February 2016). "Research Review: Executive function deficits in fetal alcohol spectrum ...
... cardiac function measurements were taken and correlated with respiratory function tests. Fourteen patients had evidence of ... Right heart haemodynamic values and respiratory function test parameters in chronic smokers  ...
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ATRIAL PACING AND VENTRICULAR FUNCTION IN ANGINA PECTORIS. Anesthesiology 1972; 36:307-308 doi: ... Transesophageal Atrial Pacing in Anesthetized Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: Hemodynamic Benefits Versus Risk of ... Sevoflurane Has No Effect on Sinoatrial Node Function or on Normal Atrioventricular and Accessory Pathway Conduction in Wolff- ...
Results of a study have strengthened the link between thyroid function and atrial fibrillation (AF). Researchers at Vanderbilt ... Variations in thyroid function could be linked to atrial fibrillation risk. January 25, 2019 , 50 views ... Results of a study have strengthened the link between thyroid function and atrial fibrillation (AF). Researchers at Vanderbilt ... Home , Resources , Articles , Variations in thyroid function could be linked to atrial fibrillation risk ...
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Cognitive function and adherence to anticoagulation treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation. ...
... diastolic function was studied by a combined analysis of pulmonary venous and mitral blood flow velocities in 34 patients with ... diastolic function has frequently been reported in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In the present ... Left atrial and ventricular filling in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. An echocardiographic and Doppler study Am J ... We confirmed the increased contribution of the atrial contraction to the LV filling in COPD patients in comparison with control ...
Atrial premature depolarisation in evaluating sinus node function. Indian Heart Journal. 1977 Sep-Oct; 29(5): 296-7. ...
In the most common form of atrial flutter (type I atrial flutter), electrocardiography (ECG) demonstrates a negative sawtooth ... Atrial flutter is a cardiac arrhythmia characterized by atrial rates of 240-400 beats/min, usually with some degree of ... Patients with both atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation have significantly decreased left atrial appendage function, more ... Left atrial and left atrial appendage function decrease immediately after conversion and, in one study, spontaneous echo ...
Association of left atrial function index with atrial fibrillation and cardiovascular disease: The framingham offspring study. ... Association of left atrial function index with atrial fibrillation and cardiovascular disease : The framingham offspring study. ... Association of left atrial function index with atrial fibrillation and cardiovascular disease : The framingham offspring study ... Association of left atrial function index with atrial fibrillation and cardiovascular disease: The framingham offspring study. ...
In the most common form of atrial flutter (type I atrial flutter), electrocardiography (ECG) demonstrates a negative sawtooth ... Atrial flutter is a cardiac arrhythmia characterized by atrial rates of 240-400 beats/min, usually with some degree of ... Patients with both atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation have significantly decreased left atrial appendage function, more ... Left atrial and left atrial appendage function decrease immediately after conversion and, in one study, spontaneous echo ...
Alterations in contractile protein composition and function in human atrial dilatation and atrial fibrillation. ... Effects of chronic atrial fibrillation on active and passive force generation in human atrial myofibrils. ... Left atrial remodeling in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and susceptibility markers for atrial fibrillation identified by ... Ranolazine in the treatment of atrial fibrillation: results of the dose-ranging RAFFAELLO (Ranolazine in Atrial Fibrillation ...
... function. The impact of increased left atrial (LA) volume in MR on morbidity and mortality has been highlighted recently, yet ... LV and LA function were assessed with conventional echocardiography and 2D strain imaging. Results: LA stiffness index was ... Thus, we aimed to study LA and LV function in chronic rheumatic MR using traditional volumetric parameters and strain imaging. ... Boyd AC, Richards DA, Marwick T, Thomas L. Atrial strain rate is a sensitive measure of alterations in atrial phasic function ...
Atrial Function, Right [‎1]‎. Atrial Natriuretic Factor [‎1]‎. Attention [‎3]‎. Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity ...
Mitral annulus velocity in the evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function in atrial fibrillation. / Sohn, D. W.; Song, J ... Mitral annulus velocity in the evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function in atrial fibrillation. In: Journal of the ... Mitral annulus velocity in the evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function in atrial fibrillation. Journal of the ... Dive into the research topics of Mitral annulus velocity in the evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function in atrial ...
Impaired Left Atrial Function in Patients with Atrial Septal Defect and History of Atrial Fibrillation. ... Impaired Left Atrial Function in Patients with Atrial Septal Defect and History of Atrial ... Fibrilação Atrial; Remodelamento Atrial; Ablação por Cateter; Comunicação Interatrial; Adulto; Fibrilação Atrial/cirurgia; ... Atrial arrhythmia; Catheter ablation; Congenital heart disease; Left atrial ejection fraction; Transcatheter atrial septal ...
Screening of novel HSP-inducing compounds to conserve cardiomyocyte function in experimental atrial fibrillation. Overview of ... p,Screening of novel HSP-inducing compounds to conserve cardiomyocyte function in experimental atrial fibrillation,/p, ...
Decreasing Kidney Function Increases Atrial Fibrillation Risk. *Olfactory Deficits, Malnutrition Markers Linked in CKD, ESRD ...
Dextran was infused from the femoral vein until mean left atrial pressure increased 3 mm Hg above the baseline value in both ... Heart rate was fixed at 110 beats/minute by right atrial pacing. ... Importance of Left Atrial Function in Patients with Myocardial ... The left atrial contribution to left ventricular function is increased in patients with remote myocardial infarction, ... Assessing LV Diastolic Function with Pulmonary Venous Flow Profiles in Dogs. *Y. Hori, K. Kanai, R. Nakao, F. Hoshi, S. Higuchi ...
Atrial function and geometry differences in transthyretin versus immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis: a cardiac magnetic ... Atrial function and geometry differences in transthyretin versus immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis: a cardiac magnetic ...
Comparison of left atrial volume and function in non-dipper versus dipper hypertensives: A real-time three-dimensional ... Besides this, the left atrial (LA) size and functions are accepted to be prognostic factors in various cardiovascular diseases ... Comparison of left atrial volume and function in non-dipper versus dipper hypertensives: A real-time three-dimensional ... In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of nondipper hypertension on LA volume and functions using real-time three- ...
We hypothesized that the minor allele of the atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) genetic variant rs5068 is associated with a ... Effects of synthetic atrial natriuretic factor on renal function and renin release ... The cardiac hormones atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) are secreted by the heart in ... The Atrial Natriuretic Peptide Genetic Variant rs5068 Is Associated With a Favorable Cardiometabolic Phenotype in a ...
Atrial volume and function [ Time Frame: 12 months ]. Change in atrial volume and function, measured using CMR, assessed from ... Previously documented persistent atrial fibrillation.. *Anaemia, defined as haemoglobin being below the local site normal ... Change in number of non-sinus supraventricular heart beats, presence and amount of atrial fibrillation, number of ventricular- ... Number of non-sinus supraventricular heart beats, presence and amount of atrial fibrillation, number of ventricular-origin ...
Title: Gain of function in IKs secondary to a mutation in KCNE5 associated with atrial fibrillation. ... Title: Gain of function in IKs secondary to a mutation in KCNE5 associated with atrial fibrillation. ... Function. Evidence Code. Pubs. contributes_to delayed rectifier potassium channel activity IBA Inferred from Biological aspect ... GeneRIFs: Gene References Into Functions Whats a GeneRIF? * Carriers of DSG2p.F531C showed various phenotypes. Title: Case ...
Atrial-natriuretic peptide (ANP) represents an easily assessable biomarker picturing atrial function and strain -... ... The Prognostic Potential of Atrial Natriuretic Peptide on the Development of Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac ... BACKGROUND Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a frequent complication after heart surgery and is associated with ... C/D box snoRNA SNORD113-6/AF357425 plays a dual role in integrin signalling and arterial fibroblast function via pre-mRNA ...
Echo links low atrial function to dementia later in life. January 2022. *Tricuspid Valve Repair: Triluminate Clinical Trial - ... Strain Imaging Beats Ejection Fraction for Gauging Heart Function. July 2017. *Groundbreaking in utero heart surgery saves ...
Thus, the right atrial metastases may have little effect on cardiopulmonary function. Further studies with larger sample sizes ... Therefore, the right atrial metastases did not appear to have a significant effect on the prognosis of HB after atrial surgery ... There are few reports of HB cases involving both lung and right atrial metastases. Huang et al.[8] reported patients with HB ... Similarly, Kesik et al.[10] reported a case of HB with lung and right atrial metastases that was completely cured after six ...
Patients with atrial fibrillation and severely decreased kidney function were excluded from the pivotal non-vitamin K ... This study aimed to compare oral anticoagulants across the range of kidney function in patients with atrial fibrillation. ... Comparative effectiveness and safety of oral anticoagulants across kidney function in patients with atrial fibrillation. ... Comparative effectiveness and safety of oral anticoagulants across kidney function in patients with atrial fibrillation. Circ ...
  • Chronic mitral regurgitation (MR) historically has been shown to primarily affect left ventricular (LV) function. (
  • Various antihypertensive drug classes exert differential effects on central hemodynamics and left ventricular function. (
  • Methods and results: Myocardial and hepatic triglyceride contents were measured with 1.5T H-1-magnetic resonance spectroscopy and LA and left ventricular function, visceral adipose tissue (VAT), subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT), epicardial and pericardial fat by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 33 men with MetS and 40 men without MetS. (
  • In contrast, patients with regurgitant valvular lesions require careful echocardiographic monitoring for left ventricular function and may require surgery even if no symptoms are present. (
  • 1 , 2 Improved surgical techniques, noninvasive techniques for surveillance of left ventricular function and guidelines for the timing of surgery have likely combined to contribute to improved survival and decreased morbidity in patients with chronic valvular heart disease. (
  • Vitamin D reduces left atrial volume in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy and chronic kidney disease. (
  • Left atrial enlargement, a sensitive integrator of left ventricular diastolic function, is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. (
  • These include potentially life-threatening forms of arrhythmia called atrial fibrillation and ventricular fibrillation. (
  • In atrial fibrillation, the atria do not contract, and the atrioventricular (AV) conduction system is bombarded with many electrical stimuli, causing inconsistent impulse transmission and an irregularly irregular ventricular rate, which is usually in the tachycardia rate range. (
  • Signs and symptoms in patients with atrial flutter typically reflect decreased cardiac output as a result of the rapid ventricular rate. (
  • It can evaluate right and left atrial size, as well as the size and function of the right and left ventricles, and this information facilitates diagnosis of valvular heart disease, left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), and pericardial disease. (
  • This highly upgraded EECs lumped parameter model enables us to record many interesting variables, for example, the time course of atrial and ventricular pressure during systole and diastole, the rate of myocardial contraction and relaxation, the valve flows, the ventricular volume taking into consideration the resetting of the sympathetic nervous tone in the heart and systemic circuit, the fluctuating intrathoracic pressure during respiration, and the passive relaxation of ventricle during diastole. (
  • Swift AJ, Rajaram S, Capener D, Elliot C, Condliffe R, Wild JM & Kiely DG (2015) Longitudinal and Transverse Right Ventricular Function in Pulmonary Hypertension: Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study from the ASPIRE Registry . (
  • Transthoracic echocardiography revealed normal left ventricular internal dimensions (5.4 cm diastole, 3.2 cm systole), normal septal and posterior wall thickness (0.9 cm and 1 cm respectively), an ejection fraction estimated at 70%, a normal diastolic ventricular filling pattern (E/A ratio 1.25), and normal valvular function. (
  • In the CCU, the patient had various arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular rate and sinus rhythm with varying degrees of AV block. (
  • Preprocedure echocardiogram demonstrated normal left ventricular (LV) size and systolic function left atrial enlargement and a dilated coronary sinus, which at the time were thought to be an incidental finding. (
  • Electrocardiographic PR interval measures atrio-ventricular depolarization and conduction, and abnormal PR interval is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation and heart block. (
  • Other causes of coronary embolism include atrial fibrillation, left atrial tumours, bacterial endocarditis, atrial and ventricular mural thrombus, syphilis and pulmonary vein thrombosis [7]. (
  • To gain deeper insight into molecular mechanisms of aging-related cardiac arrhythmias, we performed mRNA expression analysis comparing atrial and ventricular myocardium from Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats of different ages. (
  • Methods: Atrial and ventricular sampling was performed in 3 groups (n=4 each) of young (14-week-old), adult (25-week-old), and aging (47-week-old) WKY rats. (
  • Results: Of the 89 studied genes, 40 and 64 genes presented steady atrial and ventricular expressions, respectively. (
  • Conclusion: Our results indicate the induction of an up-regulation transcriptional response in atrial but not ventricular myocytes with advancing age, suggesting that the two chambers undergo different molecular remodeling programs. (
  • These observations could explain the higher propensity to atrial than ventricular arrhythmias in the elderly. (
  • The primary study objective was to compare metrics of left ventricular volumes and global and regional function determined by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and echocardiography (echo) in patients (pts) with recent myocardial infarction (MI). (
  • Thus, we undertook an intra subject comparison of echo with CMR in a consecutive cohort of post-MI patients to determine correlations and systematic differences between these modalities in assessing left ventricular volumes and function. (
  • Former Vice President Dick Cheney missed campaign events in 2008 because of atrial fibrillation, according to The Wall Street Journal , and in 2009, ventricular fibrillation caused sudden cardiac arrest. (
  • They sense atrial or ventricular electrical activity, classify these signals to various programmed "heart rate zones," deliver tiered therapies to terminate ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation, and pace for bradycardia. (
  • An important part of the book consists of chapters on dedicated techniques such as quantification of left ventricular function and synchrony by strain imaging and speckle tracking, contrast-enhanced echocardiography, and three-dimensional imaging. (
  • Background: Catheter ablation (CA) is reported to improve left ventricular (LV) function in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). (
  • This article is about the walls that partition the two sides - the right and left - of these chambers - the inter-atrial septum and inter-ventricular septum . (
  • Unlike the Inter-Atrial septum , which serves only to separate the two sides of the atrium, the Inter-Ventricular Septum has a specialized job to perform. (
  • Age-specific changes in left ventricular diastolic function: a velocity-encoded magnetic resonance imaging study. (
  • Left ventricular hypertrophy, dilatation or left atrial dilatation strongly suggest PH due to left heart failure. (
  • The intrathoracic pumps for ventricular bypass may function as long as a prosthesis for heart replacement. (
  • It leaves a reduced ventricular function with intact nervous connections for a compensatory chamber for the variable input and thus improving any possible imperfection of artificial prosthesis. (
  • Prolonged ventricular bypass Figure 3, Possibilities once double Figure 4, External atrial connection, ventricular bypass is working. (
  • Systolic left ventricular function and estimated left atrial filling pressure. (
  • However, the comparison of the two main guidelines for evaluate left ventricular diastolic function in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is scarce. (
  • A QRS scoring system for assessing left ventricular function after myocardial infarction. (
  • Effect of intracoronary delivery of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells 2 to 3 weeks following acute myocardial infarction on left ventricular function: the LateTIME randomized trial. (
  • Survival of coronary artery disease patients with stable pain and normal left ventricular function treated medically or surgically at Duke University. (
  • was found to have left ventricular/atrial dilation and moderately depressed left ventricular function. (
  • Association Between Circulating Troponin Concentrations, Left Ventricular Systolic and Diastolic Functions, and Incident Heart Failure in Older Adults. (
  • Deleterious effect of right ventricular apical pacing on regional systolic and diastolic left ventricular function: a study with tisse Doppler imaging. (
  • Second- or third-degree atrio-ventricular (AV) block unless a functioning pacemaker is available. (
  • The relative contribution of chronic cyanosis alone to the postoperative deterioration in left ventricular function remains unknown. (
  • To study the effects of chronic cyanosis on left ventricular function, nine dogs underwent inferior vena cava-to-left atrial anastomosis, a model that minimizes abnormal left ventricular hemodynamic loads. (
  • She was evaluated by primary care provider who found her to be in atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular rate. (
  • Patients will receive a cardiac monitor, implanted subcutaneously, which will monitor the heart rhythm during a two month 'Run-in' period, for the definition of the basic atrial fibrillation burden. (
  • Patients will receive an implantable cardiac monitor, Reveal XT, implanted subcutaneously, before a two month 'Run-in' period from which the basic atrial fibrillation burden will be defined, which will provide an objective basis to assess the AF burden for 3 years. (
  • Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia seen in clinical practice today. (
  • Pulsed Wave Doppler (PWD) or Continuous Wave Doppler abnormal cardiac function and diagnosing valvular stenosis and (CWD). (
  • The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of cardiac, hepatic and intra-abdominal ectopic fat depots and cardiometabolic risk factors on LA function in non-diabetic male subjects. (
  • Since preserved EF does not represent normal systolic function, we hypothesized comprehensive cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) assessment of cardiac hemodynamic forces (HDF) may identify functional abnormalities in HFpEF. (
  • Atrial flutter is a cardiac arrhythmia characterized by atrial rates of 240-400 beats/min, usually with some degree of atrioventricular (AV) node conduction block. (
  • Background: Myocardial redox state is a critical determinant of atrial biology, regulating cardiomyocyte apoptosis, ion channel function, and cardiac hypertrophy/fibrosis and function. (
  • In clinical practice, and in whole animal or human studies, the short-term and long-term compensatory mechanisms modify cardiac function thus impeding the study of the basic mechanical properties of the whole heart in isolation. (
  • A type of cardiac arrhythmia with premature atrial contractions or beats caused by signals originating from ectopic atrial sites. (
  • Examination of these loci reveals known and previously not-yet-reported biological processes involved in cardiac atrial electrical activity. (
  • Genes in these loci are over-represented in cardiac disease processes including heart block and atrial fibrillation. (
  • In his practice, he has found that most of the stubborn cases of cardiac arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation that he was unable to correct with his cardiac protocols were resolved when adequate supplies of natural iodine were given. (
  • Atrial fibrillation is a common complication after cardiac surgery. (
  • Intravenous amiodarone administered after the induction of anesthesia and continued postoperatively for 48 h could represent an effective strategy to prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing cardiac valvular surgery. (
  • In patients undergoing cardiac valvular surgery, a strategy using intravenous amiodarone for 48 h is not efficacious in reducing the risk of atrial fibrillation during cardiac valvular surgery. (
  • New onset atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery carries significant morbidity. (
  • Zurück zum Zitat Kaliyaperumal D, Rk K, Alagesan M, Ramalingam S. Characterization of cardiac autonomic function in COVID-19 using heart rate variability: a hospital based preliminary observational study. (
  • Although echocardiography is commonly used to evaluate cardiac function after MI, CMR may provide more accurate functional assessment but has not been adequately compared with echo. (
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is increasingly utilized for dynamic imaging of the heart with the expectation that it will provide more accurate and reproducible measurements of cardiac chamber dimensions, volumes, and function compared to other non-invasive imaging techniques such as echocardiography and nuclear cardiography [ 1 - 3 ]. (
  • 6 wks previously referred for echo evaluation of cardiac function and who consented to study participation, which included undergoing the complementary CMR study within 1 hour of echo. (
  • As pulmonary vascular haemodynamics can be described as a function of flow, resistance and left atrial pressure, it has been suggested that pressure-flow relationship of the pulmonary circulation can discriminate normal from abnormal behaviours, the latter consistent with cardiac, pulmonary or pulmonary vascular disease [ 4 ]. (
  • We're talking today with cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. Sunjeet Sidhu from MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute in Baltimore, to learn more about atrial fibrillation. (
  • Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common cardiac arrhythmias in clinical practice and important additional risk factor for the development of cognitive impairment (CI) and dementia as it has been shown in recent studies. (
  • Sarvari showed that new ultrasound methods can detect cardiac function at a very early stage in different patient groups. (
  • This is made possible by nesting our proposed study in the Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Prevention of Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation (OPERA) Trial, a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial among 1516 cardiac surgery patients to test the effects of peri-operative oral fish oil on both biologic endpoints, including pro- inflammatory biomarkers, and clinical endpoints including post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF). (
  • evaluate the unbiased effects of oral fish oil intake on MEFAs response to injury/inflammation, and the potential relevance of MEFAs response to post-operative atrial fibrillation, a common and serious complication of cardiac surgery Thus, the results may help to provide initial novel insights into MEFAs possible role in human health and potentially guide future therapeutic strategies targeting the MEFAs pathway. (
  • There are many, many reasons as to why a person may have developed atrial fibrillation, including, though not limited to, cardiac problems such as mitral valve stenosis, heart disease, high alcohol consumption, chemical intolerance or poisoning, lung diseases or problems affecting the thyroid gland. (
  • Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia and affects 5 percent of people older than 65 years and 10 percent older than 75 years [ 1 ]. (
  • A novel method to demonstrate thrombus formation of the left atrial appendage in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation by cardiac computed tomography. (
  • Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common cardiac arrhythmias and is associated to an increasing risk of stroke. (
  • Studies have found that quercetin can inhibit cardiac hypertrophy caused by abdominal aorta constriction and improve diastolic function. (
  • Classification of atrial flutter and regular atrial tachycardia according to electrophysiologic mechanism and anatomic bases: a statement from a joint expert group from the Working Group of Arrhythmias of the European Society of Cardiology and the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology. (
  • BackgroundImpaired left atrial (LA) mechanical function is present in hypertension and likely contributes to various complications, including atrial arrhythmias, stroke, and heart failure. (
  • Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common arrhythmias, affecting about 2.3 million adults in the US. (
  • Atrial fibrillation (heart arrhythmias) is a condition in which the heart's electrical impulses are abnormal, causing the heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly. (
  • I think in general, there are a lot of patients with atrial fibrillation, and it's one of the most common arrhythmias in the world, in the United States as well. (
  • And so that could be in this case, atrial fibrillation, there are other arrhythmias that people can have called SVT, which is common in our younger patient populations. (
  • Millions of people, including many celebrities, live with heart arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation. (
  • The shared biological mechanisms are also likely a combination of a predisposition to chronic inflammation, clotting, strokes, lower heart function (output) and arrhythmias (like atrial fibrillation). (
  • As many as 3 in 4 patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) have obstructive sleep apnea. (
  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is an abnormal or rapid heart rate. (
  • Summary: Here is the transcript of our March 6 chat with atrial fibrillation experts Dr. David Van Wagoner, Dr. Oussama Wazni, and Dr. Walid Saliba of the Cleveland Clinic answering your most pressing afib questions. (
  • Atrial fibrillation or Afib is the most common heart rhythm abnormality. (
  • Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is an irregular heart rhythm that begins in your heart's upper chambers (atria). (
  • Atrial fibrillation (also called Afib or AF) is an irregular heart rhythm ( arrhythmia ) that begins in the upper (atria) of your heart. (
  • Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is the most common form of irregular heart rhythm. (
  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is an anomaly of the heart's electrical activity. (
  • Also called VHD, they affect how the heart valve function to regulate blood flow and are independently associated with AFib. (
  • Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of arrhythmia. (
  • An irregular heartbeat, palpitations, lightheadedness, fatigue, or shortness of breath could all be symptoms of many things, but for millions of Americans, it's a sign of atrial fibrillation or AFib. (
  • And for patients who have atrial fibrillation, they're usually picked up by their primary care doctor, either on a routine physical or they present to the emergency room with a very symptomatic AFib. (
  • It can classify if the heart is beating in a normal pattern or whether there are signs of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), a heart condition that could lead to major health complications. (
  • In the United States an estimated 2.7 to 6.1 million people have a heart condition called atrial fibrillation (afib) , the most common form of arrhythmia , or abnormal heart rhythm, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) . (
  • You might post a query on Hans Larsen's Lone Atrial Fibrillation forum (you'll find the link in our Afib Forums section). (
  • The Series 8 will ship with watchOS 9, which incorporates new displays for workouts, heart rate zone calculation, improved run and sleep tracking and medication reminders, atrial fibrillation (Afib) detection and international roaming support. (
  • Systemic inflammation is associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) and inflammatory processes are involved in the pathophysiology of AF. (
  • Chronic obstrusive pulmonary disease may also be independantly associated with atrial fibrillation. (
  • It's the result of abnormal electrical conduction in the heart that's often associated with atrial fibrillation. (
  • Very fast heart rates, such as those associated with atrial fibrillation, can result in many complications," Campbell cautions. (
  • Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained arrhythmia and is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. (
  • Your healthcare provider may order other tests to record abnormal heart rhythms that occur under specific conditions or outside of the clinic, confirm whether you have atrial fibrillation or another arrhythmia , and find the best treatment. (
  • Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common form of arrhythmia worldwide. (
  • Casadei, B. Up-regulation of miR-31 in human atrial fibrillation begets the arrhythmia by depleting dystrophin and neuronal nitric oxide synthase. (
  • As a result, his symptoms completely resolved with a marked reduction in the frequency of atrial arrhythmia. (
  • Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice 1 . (
  • It will be included patients with two positive serology for Chagas disease, both sexes, between 20 and 55 years old, without associated systemic diseases such as renal failure, liver disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, complex arrhythmia, and atrial fibrillation. (
  • Dr. Natale also is the Senior Medical Director at Pacific Atrial Fib and Arrhythmia Center in San Francisco. (
  • Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia sometimes called a quivering heart. (
  • Atrial fibrillation (AF) is considered the most common human arrhythmia. (
  • Neurologic examination in girls refers to a new, increasingly prevalent, chronic arrhythmia incisional intra-atrial reentry, a form of short-limbed performance to viagra using overcome anxiety dwarfism. (
  • Genetic loci on chromosomes 4q25, 7p31, and 12p12 are associated with onset of lone atrial fibrillation before the age of 40 years. (
  • What Is Lone Atrial Fibrillation? (
  • This is often known as lone atrial fibrillation (lone AF). (
  • Lone atrial fibrillation is atrial fibrillation without an identifiable cause in patients 60 years. (
  • Gain-of-function mutations in potassium channel subunit KCNE2 associated with early-onset lone atrial fibrillation. (
  • The effectiveness and safety of warfarin use among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and reduced kidney function are uncertain. (
  • Decline in renal function and oral anticoagulation dose reduction among patients with atrial fibrillation. (
  • Accurate prevalence data on vestibular function is critical to improve the diagnosis and treatment of balance disorders. (
  • For multifocal atrial tachycardia (MAT), the differential diagnosis includes atrial fibrillation because both can manifest with an irregular pulse. (
  • Continued Use of Warfarin in Veterans with Atrial Fibrillation After Dementia Diagnosis. (
  • I48.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of persistent atrial fibrillation. (
  • We found no clear tendencies regarding effect modification of the association between NO 2 and atrial fibrillation by sex, smoking, hypertension or myocardial infarction. (
  • Method: Published literature in Medline was searched for experimental and clinical evidence linking myocardial redox state with atrial fibrillation pathogenesis as well as studies looking into the role of redoxtargeting therapies in the prevention of atrial fibrillation. (
  • Results: Data from animal models have shown that altered myocardial nitroso-redox balance and NADPH oxidases activity are causally involved in the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation. (
  • Therefore, it would be of interest to study, by using the EECs model, the basic determinants of myocardial function(s) as it was originally attempted by using the in vitro frog heart model [ 20 , 21 ]. (
  • Assessment of left atrial function by MRI myocardial feature tracking. (
  • 1. Improve heart function and reduce myocardial hypertrophy. (
  • Left atrial (LA) enlargement has been proposed as a barometer of diastolic burden and a predictor of common cardiovascular outcomes such as atrial fibrillation, stroke, congestive heart failure, and cardiovascular death. (
  • Recent data from the Cardiovascular Health Study suggest that age, male gender, clinical cardiovascular disease, and left atrial size are all important risk factors for AF. (
  • Cardiovascular and renal functions are geared towards the maintenance of the internal environment in the mammalian organism, including the homeostatic regulation of plasma volume and composition, and of blood pressure. (
  • Cardiovascular disease in middle age can be a predictor of future brain functioning decline. (
  • The Maastricht Aging Study (MAAS) was a famous 12-year follow up study of cognitively healthy individuals (age 24-82, n=1823) who underwent extensive executive function testing (memory, information processing speed) and found cognitive impairment was more frequent in those with cardiovascular disease. (
  • Regular blood tests and monitoring of liver, renal, and cardiovascular function is recommended in people taking Sinemet for long periods. (
  • Left atrial enlargement may also cause various cardiovascular issues in the future. (
  • Predictors of atrial emptying function in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: insights from cardiovascular magnetic resonance. (
  • Laboratory findings revealed low leukocyte cardiovascular conditions, particularly atrial fibril- count and lymphopenia (Appendix, https://ww- lation, although both were adequately treated with (
  • The effect of allapinine on external respiratory function in patients with diseases of the cardiovascular system]. (
  • The objective is to compare the efficacy of 2 treatment strategies, catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation versus optimized pharmacological therapy, in patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation. (
  • Patients will be randomly assigned to an antiarrhythmic drug (for rhythm or rate control) or to left atrial catheter ablation. (
  • It is a randomized, open-label, multi-centre trial in which patients with symptomatic paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation will be randomized to treatment with either catheter ablation for pulmonary vein isolation or optimized conventional pharmacological therapy. (
  • Concerning the suitability of the multielectrode catheter, we evaluated the effect of two factors: i) the relative distance between electrodes in the sensing catheter and ii) the distance between the catheter and the atrial wall. (
  • Association of Left Atrial Function Index With Late Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence after Catheter Ablation. (
  • Randomized trials have shown improvement in hard clinical end points when catheter ablation (CA) is employed as a management strategy for certain atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). (
  • For instance, in a procedure called an Atrial Septostomy , a catheter is used to perforate the IAS. (
  • There are other treatments available such as electrical cardioversion, radiofrequency/catheter ablation, pacemakers and an open heart maze procedure for the atrial fibrillation that does not correct on its own or does not respond to the medications. (
  • IMPACT OF AGING ON DEVELOPMENT OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION Release Date: January 8, 1999 PA NUMBER: PA-99-035 P.T. National Institute on Aging National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute PURPOSE The goal of this program announcement (PA) is to foster research that will enhance our understanding of age-related structural and functional changes in the atria and their impact on the development of atrial fibrillation (AF) in older persons. (
  • This PA, Impact of Aging on Development of Atrial Fibrillation, is related to the priority area of heart disease and stroke. (
  • The primary endpoint was the development of atrial fibrillation occurring at any time within the postoperative period. (
  • Another topic of study is atrial fibrillation, focusing on a better mechanistic understanding of the role of risk factors, such as oxidative stress, aging and diabetes, in the development of atrial fibrillation. (
  • The study aims to compare echocardiographic data on contraction and relaxation of the ventricle and left atrium (systolic and diastolic function) of chagasic patients in indeterminate form, with electrocardiographic changes and normal systolic function by echocardiogram, and with electrocardiogram with any degree of systolic dysfunction on echocardiogram. (
  • Inclusion criteria are patients aged 30-70 years with symptoms related to atrial fibrillation and who have failed or been intolerant to at least one anti-arrhythmic drug, with at least one atrial fibrillation episode documented on ECG during the previous 12 months and at least one symptomatic episode during the previous 2 months or at least 2 symptomatic episodes of persistent AF in the previous 12 months. (
  • The ablation will consist of pulmonary vein isolation for both paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation. (
  • To evaluate the feasibility and value of first-pass contrast-enhanced dynamic and post-contrast 3D CMR in patients after transcatheter occlusion of left atrial appendage (LAA) to identify incorrect placement and persistent leaks. (
  • Symptoms of atrial fibrillation may be occasional, persistent, or permanent. (
  • Left atrial strain by 2D speckle tracking echocardiography in chronic kidney disease and association with 5 year outcomes. (
  • Further, we outline the clinically important aspects and pitfalls of evaluating LA size, and the methods for assessing LA function using echocardiography. (
  • Objective - This study was carried out to assess the left atrial (LA) mechanical function in patients with essential hypertension with two-dimensional echocardiography by means of left atrial volume measurements. (
  • LV and LA function were assessed with conventional echocardiography and 2D strain imaging. (
  • Echocardiography (ultrasound) looks at the heart valves, chamber sizes and heart pumping function. (
  • Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the preferred initial imaging modality for evaluating atrial flutter. (
  • However, in transoesophageal echocardiography, there was a semi-mobile thrombus on the left atrial surface of the valve measuring 5 × 5 mm ( Figure 2 ). (
  • A Japanese girl first pointed out the mass in the left atrial appendage by the echocardiography on the 3rd day of life. (
  • Utility of transesophageal echocardiography to assess real time left atrial pressure changes and dynamic mitral regurgitation following placement of transseptal multis. (
  • Left Atrial Appendage, Intraoperative Echocardiography, and the Anesthesiologist. (
  • When there is a deficiency or defect in the atrial septum, it is called an atrial septal defect or ASD . (
  • When you find out that your child has an atrial septal defect, also referred to as an ASD, you want to know how to take care of it, immediately. (
  • An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a hole between the two upper chambers of the heart (the atria). (
  • Many children with an atrial septal defect have no symptoms at all. (
  • What is an Atrial Septal Defect? (
  • Characteristics and outcomes of concurrently diagnosed new rapid atrial fibrillation or flutter and new reduced ejection fraction. (
  • The longer atrial fibrillation is present, the less likely is spontaneous conversion and the more difficult is cardioversion because of atrial remodeling (rapid atrial rate-induced changes in atrial electrophysiology that are dominated by a decrease in atrial refractoriness and may also include increase in spatial dispersion of atrial refractoriness, slowed atrial conduction velocity, or both). (
  • This image shows an example of rapid atrial tachycardia mimicking atrial flutter. (
  • Coarse atrial fibrillation may mimic atrial flutter over limited electrocardiogram (ECG) strips. (
  • Prolonged recordings will uncover an irregular rate and variation in P wave morphology (as compared to a regular rate and P wave morphology with atrial flutter). (
  • The distinction between atrial flutter and atrial tachycardia is generally arbitrarily based on the atrial rate, and does not mechanistically distinguish these rhythms. (
  • Suda K, Matsumura M, Hayashi Y. Myotonic dystrophy presenting as atrial flutter in childhood. (
  • Incidence and predictors of atrial flutter in the general population. (
  • Ghali WA, Wasil BI, Brant R, Exner DV, Cornuz J. Atrial flutter and the risk of thromboembolism: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (
  • Risk of stroke in patients with atrial flutter. (
  • Outcomes for emergency department patients with recent-onset atrial fibrillation and flutter treated in Canadian hospitals. (
  • Comparison of antero-lateral versus antero-posterior electrode position for biphasic external cardioversion of atrial flutter. (
  • Falk RH, Pollak A, Singh SN, Friedrich T. Intravenous dofetilide, a class III antiarrhythmic agent, for the termination of sustained atrial fibrillation or flutter. (
  • You might be having episodes of atrial fibrillation/flutter at night. (
  • Anatomy of classic counterclockwise atrial flutter. (
  • The isthmus of tissue responsible for atrial flutter is seen anterior to the coronary sinus (CS) orifice. (
  • Tachycardia may or may not be present, depending on the degree of AV block associated with the atrial flutter activity. (
  • If embolization has occurred from intermittent atrial flutter, findings are related to brain or peripheral vascular involvement. (
  • General treatment goals for symptomatic atrial flutter are similar to those for atrial fibrillation. (
  • I48.4 Atypical atrial flutter. (
  • I48.9 Unspecified atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. (
  • I48.92 Unspecified atrial flutter. (
  • Association of the Ottawa Aggressive Protocol with rapid discharge of emergency department patients with recent-onset atrial fibrillation or flutter. (
  • The successful use of warfarin has been dependent on the selection of patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation at relatively high risk of stroke and systemic embolism and lower risks of bleeding over the course of therapy. (
  • If you had a stroke and there is no clear cause, your provider may recommend screening for atrial fibrillation with a Holter or event monitor or a loop recorder. (
  • Moreover, stroke risk is treated either pharmaceutically (by anticoagulant drugs) or procedurally (by left clamping the left atrial appendage). (
  • RESEARCH OBJECTIVES Atrial fibrillation (AF) is recognized as a condition which causes significant morbidity, disability, and mortality related to heart disease and stroke. (
  • Either method can detect irregular heartbeats and potentially atrial fibrillation, a condition that affects an estimated 2.7 million Americans and drives up the risk of stroke and heart failure. (
  • Since each area is responsible for different functions, the effects of stroke may range from mild to severe disabilities depending on the type, severity, and location of the stroke. (
  • Atrial fibrillation can cause blood clots, which increase your risk of having a stroke. (
  • Atrial thrombi may form, causing a significant risk of embolic stroke. (
  • As atrial fibrillation interferes with the normal conductivity of the upper chambers of the heart, a potential problem could be that the blood in this area becomes stagnant, resulting in higher risk of stroke occurring. (
  • Atrial fibrillation is associated with an increased risk of stroke . (
  • It represents a major risk factor for ischemic cerebral stroke or peripheral embolism, especially due to embolism of thrombi forming in the left atrial appendage (LAA). (
  • Anticoagulation is required to prevent further cerebral events as patients in atrial fibrillation have a 5-fold higher risk of embolic stroke than those in sinus rhythm [ 3 - 5 ]. (
  • Atrial fibrillation is an irregular, sometimes rapid heart rate that increases an individual's risk of heart-related complications including stroke and heart failure. (
  • Contractile function as measured by dP dt, ejection fraction, and the stroke work-end diastolic length relationship was decreased by autonomic blockade to a similar extent in both normal and cyanotic dogs. (
  • Although the left atrial appendage (LAA) seems useless, it has several critical functions that are not fully known yet, such as the causes for being the main origin of cardioembolic stroke. (
  • For example, in patients with atrial fibrillation, warfarin results in a 66% relative risk reduction prostaglandin analogues glaucoma in nonfatal stroke. (
  • In addition, although neglected for a long period of time, assessment of right atrial function has been shown to be of prognostic relevance [ 8 ]. (
  • Without such selection strategies, broad use of warfarin has not proven to be beneficial to the broad population of patients with ESRD and nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. (
  • In pivotal trials, novel oral anticoagulants were generally at least equal to warfarin for efficacy and safety in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and mild to moderate renal impairment. (
  • The increasing incidence of CKD caused by substrates mirrors the increasing incidence of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) defined as atrial fibrillation not associated with native valvular heart disease or valve replacement. (
  • Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is atrial fibrillation that lasts 1week having converted spontaneously or by an intervention to normal sinus rhythm. (
  • Note that "non-paroxysmal" junctional tachycardia is not an atrial tachycardia, but it can easily be confused with one. (
  • acute pulmonary embolus, acute noncardiac illness, thyroid disease, or drugs (especially sympathomimetics or bronchodilators) can cause atrial tachycardia. (
  • Another tachycardia that mimics atrial tachycardia is inappropriate sinus tachycardia. (
  • Strictly speaking, inappropriate sinus tachycardia and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) are not atrial tachycardias, because their origin is not abnormal. (
  • Weber R, Letsas KP, Arentz T, Kalusche D. Adenosine sensitive focal atrial tachycardia originating from the non-coronary aortic cusp. (
  • A 24 hour Holter monitor revealed high degree atrial ectopy (up to 680 ectopic beats per hour), and frequent paroxysms of symptomatic atrial tachycardia and atrial fibrillation. (
  • High degree atrial ectopy was observed, increasing in relation to the duration and intensity of effort such that at peak exercise, the rhythm consisted mostly of rapid runs of atrial tachycardia (fig 1). (
  • LAA is the main location for left atrial thrombus formation related to the phenomenon of atrial stunning [ 2 ]. (
  • Studies in the general population suggest that atrial fibrillation (AF) is an independent risk factor for decline in cognitive function, but this relationship has not been examined in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD). (
  • Aims To describe the use of warfarin and direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), to evaluate changes in renal function over time and predictors of rapid decline, and to describe time in therapeutic range (TTR) and predictors of poor TTR among patients on warfarin. (
  • Thus, we aimed to study LA and LV function in chronic rheumatic MR using traditional volumetric parameters and strain imaging. (
  • We searched for clinical determinants of oxidative stress status, endothelial function and inflammatory process in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation. (
  • METHODS: Sixty nine patients with chronic atrial fibrillation at a stable clinical state were recruited. (
  • We excluded patients with atrial fibrillation, diabetes mellitus, chronic renal failure or other medical conditions known to affect autonomic functions. (
  • Atrial fibrillation occurs when the two upper chambers of the heart, the atria, fail to supply the lower chambers with the correct electrical impulses.Episodes of atrial fibrillation may be only a one time event and no investigation takes place, or it can be recurrent or chronic, when the heart stays in this rhythm for more than 7 days. (
  • We aim for a better mechanistic understanding of how metabolism relates to health and functioning of humans and animals in relation to aging and chronic metabolic diseases. (
  • How stable is lung function in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease when monitored using a telehealth system? (
  • Involve a few days after prolonged resistance amongst pathogens represents atrial pressure to chronic scarring at home. (
  • Obesity is associated with atrial dilation and diastolic dysfunction although the causative mechanisms are not completely understood. (
  • We used the non-parametric Spearman method to assess the correlation between the categories of diastolic function according to the guideline used. (
  • The categories in which there was a greater disagreement between the guidelines were grade II diastolic dysfunction and normal function. (
  • Whether these acute changes translate into long term left atrial reverse remodelling and clinical benefits thereof needs to be established by further studies. (
  • This initiative is intended to foster clinically-related research, including integrative biomedical research, some of which may incorporate the tools of molecular and cell biology in the study of function and clinical outcome. (
  • In humans, randomized clinical studies using redox-related therapeutic approaches (e.g. statins or antioxidant agents) have not documented any benefits in the prevention of atrial fibrillation development (mainly post-operative atrial fibrillation risk). (
  • Conclusion: Despite strong experimental and translational data supporting the role of atrial redox state in atrial fibrillation pathogenesis, such mechanistic evidence has not been translated to clinical benefits in atrial fibrillation risk in randomized clinical studies using redox-related therapies. (
  • Addition of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide to Existing Clinical Risk Scores Enhances Identification of Patients at Risk for Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence After Pulmonary Vein Isolation. (
  • The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence's Clinical Knowledge Summary on oral anticoagulation recommends that renal function should be regularly assessed for patients taking DOACs. (
  • Research interests include therapeutic drug monitoring (including continuing work with anticoagulants and antimicrobials), quality use of medicines, electronic prescribing, and clinical decision support and estimation of renal function. (
  • Your provider will ask about your eating and physical activity habits, family history, and other risk factors for atrial fibrillation and heart disease. (
  • What are the risk factors for atrial fibrillation? (
  • May cause a decline in pulmonary function. (
  • Assess pulmonary function (e.g., spirometry) if clinically indicated. (
  • However, in many cases, firing of an ectopic focus within venous structures adjacent to the atria (usually the pulmonary veins) is responsible for initiation and perhaps maintenance of atrial fibrillation. (
  • Pulmonary function is frequently abnormal in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), the mechanism of which has not been completely characterized. (
  • The aim of the current study was to determine if ACE genotype is associated with altered pulmonary function and exercise intolerance in patients with treated CHF. (
  • Conclusions - ACE DD genotype is associated with decreased exercise tolerance in CHF, possibly mediated by altered pulmonary function. (
  • The patient was considered unfit for surgery due to pulmonary hypertension and left atrial dilation/dysfunction. (
  • Particular attention has been devoted in the past decade to the study of atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) and its receptors. (
  • Maack T. Role of atrial natriuretic factor in volume control. (
  • Functional properties of atrial natriuretic factor receptors. (
  • Okolicany J, McEnroe GA, Koh GY, Lewicki JA, Maack T. Clearance receptor and neutral endopeptidase-mediated metabolism of atrial natriuretic factor. (
  • Price DA, Okolicany J, Maack T. Renal receptors and effects of atrial natriuretic factor in compensatory renal hypertrophy. (
  • Koh GY, Nussenzveig DR, Okolicany J, Price DA, Maack T. Dynamics of atrial natriuretic factor-guanylate cyclase receptors and receptor-ligand complexes in cultured glomerular mesangial and renomedullary interstitial cells. (
  • Maack T. Receptors of atrial natriuretic factor. (
  • Okolicany J, McEnroe GA, Gregory LC, Lewicki JA, Maack T. Effects of small C-ANF receptor ligands on plasma levels of atrial natriuretic factor, blood pressure, and renal function in the rat. (
  • In primary cardiomyocytes, quercetin can significantly reduce the surface area and atrial natriuretic factor induced by angiotensin Ⅱ in cardiomyocyte hypertrophy At the same time, quercetin can increase the activity of proteasome GSK3. (
  • Resting 12-lead electrocardiography revealed frequent atrial ectopy with no evidence of pre-excitation, axis deviation, QT prolongation, or prolonged atrioventricular conduction. (
  • PR interval genome-wide association meta-analysis identifies 50 loci associated with atrial and atrioventricular electrical activity. (
  • In case of intolerable symptomatic atrial fibrillation despite allocated treatment, subjects will be switched to the alternative regimen, on patient's request. (
  • He was found to exhibit very frequent atrial ectopy, frequent runs of symptomatic atrial tachyarrhythmia, and sinus bradycardia at rest. (
  • 2 All the DOACs are dependent on the kidney for excretion and drug accumulation leading to increased anticoagulation is associated with declining renal function. (
  • Cognitive function and adherence to anticoagulation treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation. (
  • For the left atrial dilation caused by high blood pressure, the common treatments include consuming specific medications, such as calcium channel blockers or beta-blockers . (
  • Finally, make sure you adjust your lifestyle to cope with left atrial dilation. (
  • The few studies conducted on short-term effects of air pollution on episodes of atrial fibrillation indicate a positive association, though not consistently. (
  • However, they may also check for symptoms of atrial fibrillation as part of your regular medical care. (
  • Atrial Fibrillation and Longitudinal Change in Cognitive Function in CKD. (
  • We investigated the association between incident AF and changes in cognitive function over time in this population. (
  • Cognitive function was assessed biennially using the Modified Mini-Mental State Exam. (
  • Linear mixed effects regression was used to evaluate the association between incident AF and longitudinal change in cognitive function. (
  • After median follow-up of 6.8 years, we observed no significant multivariable association between incident AF and change in cognitive function test score. (
  • In this cohort of adults with CKD, incident AF was not associated with a decline in cognitive function. (
  • Some people will experience a permanent decline in cognitive function known as vascular cognitive impairment (VCI). (
  • Burden of Psychosocial and Cognitive Impairment in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. (
  • Atrial Fibrillation and Cognitive Function: JACC Review Topic of the Week. (
  • Several studies have shown the association of midlife high blood pressure, diabetes and low physical activity with lower cognitive functioning. (
  • Left atrial enlargement (LAE) with vs without atrial fibrillation (AF) was not found to be associated with greater cognitive decline over a 5-year period, according to study results published in the Journal of the American Heart Association . (
  • However, it remains unclear whether LAE, a critical substrate of AF, is also associated with a decline in cognitive function. (
  • Although LAE with AF was significantly associated with lower cognitive function in cross‐sectional analysis, LAE, with or without AF, was not associated with greater cognitive decline over 5 years, highlighting the importance of evaluating longitudinal cognitive function," concluded the study authors. (
  • Association of left atrial enlargement and atrial fibrillation with cognitive function and decline: the ARIC-NCS [published online November 26, 2019]. (
  • Cerebral MRI findings and cognitive functioning: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. (
  • Prospective national study of the prevalence, incidence, management and outcome of a large contemporary cohort of patients with incident non-valvular atrial fibrillation. (
  • Around 99% of thrombi in non-valvular AF are formed in the left atrial appendage (LAA). (
  • Patients with AF have a gradual decline in renal function, with a more rapid decline among a subgroup of patients. (
  • The absolute change in renal function over time and the predictors of rapid decline in renal function among patients treated with warfarin or direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are also unknown. (
  • The prevalence of NVAF increases with decreasing renal function ( 1 - 5 ), with rates of NVAF estimated from 3.5% to 27% among patients receiving dialysis for ESRD ( 2 - 9 ). (
  • Lower doses of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are recommended when renal function falls below a particular threshold. (
  • This US registry-based study assessed renal function and DOAC dosing over time. (
  • This prospective registry study analysed changes in renal function over time in patients with AF. (
  • Over the course of the study, CrCl declined in the DOAC group with an average reduction of 7 mL/min from baseline and 1231 (22%) had worsening renal function. (
  • In 23% of patients renal function recovered sufficiently not to require a dose reduction. (
  • A lower dose is recommended for each DOAC when renal function falls below a set level. (
  • 3 If renal function has declined, treatment should be reviewed as the DOAC may need to be stopped or a lower dose used. (
  • The American Heart Association recommends that for patients taking a DOAC, renal function should be regularly monitored and dose adjustments made according to national dosing guidelines. (
  • Renal function was impaired with an eGFR of 38 mL/min. (
  • After a period of compensation, LA and LV dysfunction supervenes, culminating in atrial fibrillation, heart failure, and death if left untreated ( 4 ). (
  • To diagnose atrial fibrillation, your provider will likely do one or more heart or blood tests . (
  • However, little is known about their effects on LA function.Methods and ResultsWe studied 212 subjects with hypertension and without heart failure or atrial fibrillation. (
  • If you have atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem and you're looking for an alternative to blood thinners, UW Health offer a viable option - the Watchman implant. (
  • This does not compromise your heart function since the left atrial appendage doesn't help blood move through the heart. (
  • These clots often form in a small pouch in the heart called the left atrial appendage. (
  • Receive a transesophageal echocardiogram of your heart around 45 days after your procedure to make sure the device implant is working and the left atrial appendage stays closed. (
  • The heart care team at UW Health includes experts in treating atrial fibrillation. (
  • This condition affects the function of the sino-atrial (SA) node, which is an area of specialized cells in the heart that functions as a natural pacemaker. (
  • Atrial fibrillation tends to occur in patients with an underlying heart disorder. (
  • Its function, determined by atrial pressure (input pressure, preload) and by output pressure (afterload), is formulated as the Frank-Starling Law of the Heart [ 20 ]. (
  • Six additional loci were identified either by meta-analysis of ~105,000 African and European-descent individuals and/or by pleiotropic analyses combining PR interval with heart rate, QRS interval, and atrial fibrillation. (
  • Magnesium , especially, is an important nutritional factor for proper heart function. (
  • If you have atrial fibrillation, the normal cycle of electrical impulses in your heart is interrupted. (
  • Familial atrial fibrillation is an inherited heart condition that disrupts the heart's rhythm. (
  • The new series 4 Apple watch is more health and exercise oriented with new features that enable a wearer to get an instant ECG that can help determine heart rhythm issues such as atrial fibrillation. (
  • Tests that are used to diagnose atrial fibrillation include an ECG, or electrocardiogram, which monitors the patterns of the heart and interprets the electrical activity and prints it out on paper or displays it on a screen, which can then be read and analysed by a trained professional. (
  • In the presence of atrial fibrillation, the doctors may well require further tests to find out if there are any other underlying conditions that could have exacerbated or caused the irregular heart beat. (
  • But a routine exam detected atrial fibrillation, he told Everyday Health in an interview - his heart was pumping 170 times per minute. (
  • Left atrial enlargement can hindrance this function, causing various symptoms and even heart conditions. (
  • People with atrial fibrillation experiences irregular heartbeats due to the upper parts of the heart that are not in-sync with the lower parts. (
  • It is followed by a description of the evaluation of heart function (including some lesser known aspects such as evaluation of atrial function) using all of these techniques. (
  • In conclusion, this textbook is particularly useful for trained echocardiographists who wish to update their knowledge of new techniques in the evaluation of heart function and diseases. (
  • Treatment began with IV unfractionated hepa- history of diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension, rin (18 UI/kg/h), hydroxychloroquine (200 mg oral- coronary heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, ly 2×/d), and antimicrobial drugs (ceftriaxone 1g by and atrial fibrillation (treated with apixaban [2.5 mg IV infusion/d). (
  • The atrial septum develops in the fetal heart in a very interesting manner from the complex interaction between two separate membranes called the septum primum and septum secondum . (
  • Open heart surgery -a procedure that uses a heart-lung machine to maintain the function of your child's heart and lungs. (
  • With the heart in fib- rillation, normal coronary arterial pressure during bypass functioning was demonstrated. (
  • In a irregular Phase II gerontology, adverse hypotheses will be improved suffering a fresh Antibody hypothesis energy characterized at Myogen, and genes that are function in heart will do classified in alpha-MHC contractions of alpha-adrenergic expression. (
  • Atrial fibrillation is the most common condition of irregular heart rhythm and exists in at least one percent of the population. (
  • Other important adverse reactions are, torsade de pointes (TdP), congestive heart failure, and liver function test abnormalities. (
  • I think with HFrEF, which the abbreviation for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, it's easy because we have some empiric measure that the heart function is abnormal, the ejection fraction. (
  • Patients require a heart valve replacement procedure if their defective valve cannot be repaired (restored to proper function). (
  • NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine WGS-Association between titin loss-of-function variants and early-onset atrial fibrillation. (
  • Overweight contributes to the onset of atrial fibrillation. (
  • Its main function is often required for transplantation is an inherited disorder late onset of shock. (
  • The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term impact of traffic-related air pollution on incidence of atrial fibrillation in the general population. (
  • OBJECTIVES: Although the effect of physical activity (PA) on the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) has been studied, contradictory results have been reported. (
  • The incidence of atrial fibrillation can be reduced with oral amiodarone begun before surgery. (
  • Atrial premature complexes are characterized by premature P waves on ECG which are different in configuration from the P waves generated by the normal pacemaker complex in the SINOATRIAL NODE. (
  • Researchers at the German Social Accident Insurance Institution and RWTH Aachen University conducted a study that subjected 119 individuals with pacemakers to stepwise increases in EM exposure in order to test pacemaker function. (
  • This information can help determine if there is a risk for complications from atrial fibrillation. (
  • Permanent atrial fibrillation cannot be converted to sinus rhythm (the term also includes patients for whom a decision has been made not to attempt conversion to sinus rhythm). (
  • The distinction is made either on the basis of an electrophysiologic study or by a spontaneous tracing showing atrial dissociation, but with a QRS complex that is identical with that observed in sinus rhythm. (
  • Sinus venous defects -holes located at the edge of the atrial septum. (
  • manipulation of the frequent high right atrial pressure. (