A group of cardiac arrhythmias in which the cardiac contractions are not initiated at the SINOATRIAL NODE. They include both atrial and ventricular premature beats, and are also known as extra or ectopic heartbeats. Their frequency is increased in heart diseases.
Striated muscle cells found in the heart. They are derived from cardiac myoblasts (MYOBLASTS, CARDIAC).
The volume of BLOOD passing through the HEART per unit of time. It is usually expressed as liters (volume) per minute so as not to be confused with STROKE VOLUME (volume per beat).
The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.
Any disturbances of the normal rhythmic beating of the heart or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. Cardiac arrhythmias can be classified by the abnormalities in HEART RATE, disorders of electrical impulse generation, or impulse conduction.
Surgery performed on the heart.
Unexpected rapid natural death due to cardiovascular collapse within one hour of initial symptoms. It is usually caused by the worsening of existing heart diseases. The sudden onset of symptoms, such as CHEST PAIN and CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS, particularly VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA, can lead to the loss of consciousness and cardiac arrest followed by biological death. (from Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 7th ed., 2005)
Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.
Compression of the heart by accumulated fluid (PERICARDIAL EFFUSION) or blood (HEMOPERICARDIUM) in the PERICARDIUM surrounding the heart. The affected cardiac functions and CARDIAC OUTPUT can range from minimal to total hemodynamic collapse.
Regulation of the rate of contraction of the heart muscles by an artificial pacemaker.
Pathological conditions involving the HEART including its structural and functional abnormalities.
The muscle tissue of the HEART. It is composed of striated, involuntary muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC) connected to form the contractile pump to generate blood flow.
Procedures in which placement of CARDIAC CATHETERS is performed for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.
Contractile activity of the MYOCARDIUM.
Cessation of heart beat or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. If it is treated within a few minutes, heart arrest can be reversed in most cases to normal cardiac rhythm and effective circulation.
The lower right and left chambers of the heart. The right ventricle pumps venous BLOOD into the LUNGS and the left ventricle pumps oxygenated blood into the systemic arterial circulation.
Precursor cells destined to differentiate into cardiac myocytes (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC).
A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
A group of diseases in which the dominant feature is the involvement of the CARDIAC MUSCLE itself. Cardiomyopathies are classified according to their predominant pathophysiological features (DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY; HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY; RESTRICTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY) or their etiological/pathological factors (CARDIOMYOPATHY, ALCOHOLIC; ENDOCARDIAL FIBROELASTOSIS).
Myosin type II isoforms found in cardiac muscle.
Visualization of the heart structure and cardiac blood flow for diagnostic evaluation or to guide cardiac procedures via techniques including ENDOSCOPY (cardiac endoscopy, sometimes refered to as cardioscopy), RADIONUCLIDE IMAGING; MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING; TOMOGRAPHY; or ULTRASONOGRAPHY.
Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the HEART as projected onto various sites on the body's surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY.
Cyclopentanophenanthrenes with a 5- or 6-membered lactone ring attached at the 17-position and SUGARS attached at the 3-position. Plants they come from have long been used in congestive heart failure. They increase the force of cardiac contraction without significantly affecting other parameters, but are very toxic at larger doses. Their mechanism of action usually involves inhibition of the NA(+)-K(+)-EXCHANGING ATPASE and they are often used in cell biological studies for that purpose.
The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.
Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.
A state of subnormal or depressed cardiac output at rest or during stress. It is a characteristic of CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, including congenital, valvular, rheumatic, hypertensive, coronary, and cardiomyopathic. The serious form of low cardiac output is characterized by marked reduction in STROKE VOLUME, and systemic vasoconstriction resulting in cold, pale, and sometimes cyanotic extremities.
Occurrence of heart arrest in an individual when there is no immediate access to medical personnel or equipment.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.
NECROSIS of the MYOCARDIUM caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart (CORONARY CIRCULATION).
The volume of the HEART, usually relating to the volume of BLOOD contained within it at various periods of the cardiac cycle. The amount of blood ejected from a ventricle at each beat is STROKE VOLUME.
The geometric and structural changes that the HEART VENTRICLES undergo, usually following MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. It comprises expansion of the infarct and dilatation of the healthy ventricle segments. While most prevalent in the left ventricle, it can also occur in the right ventricle.
The transference of a heart from one human or animal to another.
One of the three polypeptide chains that make up the TROPONIN complex. It inhibits F-actin-myosin interactions.
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.
Developmental abnormalities involving structures of the heart. These defects are present at birth but may be discovered later in life.
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.
PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.
The restoration of the sequential order of contraction and relaxation of the HEART ATRIA and HEART VENTRICLES by atrio-biventricular pacing.
Examinations used to diagnose and treat heart conditions.
One of the three polypeptide chains that make up the TROPONIN complex. It is a cardiac-specific protein that binds to TROPOMYOSIN. It is released from damaged or injured heart muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC). Defects in the gene encoding troponin T result in FAMILIAL HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY.
A tumor that secretes VASOACTIVE INTESTINAL PEPTIDE, a neuropeptide that causes VASODILATION; relaxation of smooth muscles; watery DIARRHEA; HYPOKALEMIA; and HYPOCHLORHYDRIA. Vipomas, derived from the pancreatic ISLET CELLS, generally are malignant and can secrete other hormones. In most cases, Vipomas are located in the PANCREAS but can be found in extrapancreatic sites.
An almost always malignant GLUCAGON-secreting tumor derived from the PANCREATIC ALPHA CELLS. It is characterized by a distinctive migratory ERYTHEMA; WEIGHT LOSS; STOMATITIS; GLOSSITIS; DIABETES MELLITUS; hypoaminoacidemia; and normochromic normocytic ANEMIA.
A benign tumor of the PANCREATIC BETA CELLS. Insulinoma secretes excess INSULIN resulting in HYPOGLYCEMIA.
A benign tumor of the pancreatic ISLET CELLS. Usually it involves the INSULIN-producing PANCREATIC BETA CELLS, as in INSULINOMA, resulting in HYPERINSULINISM.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Tumors or cancer of the PANCREAS. Depending on the types of ISLET CELLS present in the tumors, various hormones can be secreted: GLUCAGON from PANCREATIC ALPHA CELLS; INSULIN from PANCREATIC BETA CELLS; and SOMATOSTATIN from the SOMATOSTATIN-SECRETING CELLS. Most are malignant except the insulin-producing tumors (INSULINOMA).
Tumors whose cells possess secretory granules and originate from the neuroectoderm, i.e., the cells of the ectoblast or epiblast that program the neuroendocrine system. Common properties across most neuroendocrine tumors include ectopic hormone production (often via APUD CELLS), the presence of tumor-associated antigens, and isozyme composition.
Diseases of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). This term does not include diseases of wild dogs, WOLVES; FOXES; and other Canidae for which the heading CARNIVORA is used.
A hereditary disease of the hip joints in dogs. Signs of the disease may be evident any time after 4 weeks of age.
The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)
The thoracolumbar division of the autonomic nervous system. Sympathetic preganglionic fibers originate in neurons of the intermediolateral column of the spinal cord and project to the paravertebral and prevertebral ganglia, which in turn project to target organs. The sympathetic nervous system mediates the body's response to stressful situations, i.e., the fight or flight reactions. It often acts reciprocally to the parasympathetic system.

Cellular basis for the Brugada syndrome and other mechanisms of arrhythmogenesis associated with ST-segment elevation. (1/200)

BACKGROUND: The Brugada syndrome is characterized by marked ST-segment elevation in the right precordial ECG leads and is associated with a high incidence of sudden and unexpected arrhythmic death. Our study examines the cellular basis for this syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using arterially perfused wedges of canine right ventricle (RV), we simultaneously recorded transmembrane action potentials from 2 epicardial and 1 endocardial sites, together with unipolar electrograms and a transmural ECG. Loss of the action potential dome in epicardium but not endocardium after exposure to pinacidil (2 to 5 micromol/L), a K(+) channel opener, or the combination of a Na(+) channel blocker (flecainide, 7 micromol/L) and acetylcholine (ACh, 2 to 3 micromol/L) resulted in an abbreviation of epicardial response and a transmural dispersion of repolarization, which caused an ST-segment elevation in the ECG. ACh facilitated loss of the action potential dome, whereas isoproterenol (0.1 to 1 micromol/L) restored the epicardial dome, thus reducing or eliminating the ST-segment elevation. Heterogeneous loss of the dome caused a marked dispersion of repolarization within the epicardium and transmurally, thus giving rise to phase 2 reentrant extrasystole, which precipitated ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). Transient outward current (I(to)) block with 4-aminopyridine (1 to 2 mmol/L) or quinidine (5 micromol/L) restored the dome, normalized the ST segment, and prevented VT/VF. Conclusions-Depression or loss of the action potential dome in RV epicardium creates a transmural voltage gradient that may be responsible for the ST-segment elevation observed in the Brugada syndrome and other syndromes exhibiting similar ECG manifestations. Our results also demonstrate that extrasystolic activity due to phase 2 reentry can arise in the intact wall of the canine RV and serve as the trigger for VT/VF. Our data point to I(to) block (4-aminopyridine, quinidine) as an effective pharmacological treatment.  (+info)

Pulmonary vein morphology in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation initiated by ectopic beats originating from the pulmonary veins: implications for catheter ablation. (2/200)

BACKGROUND: Successful ablation of ectopic beats originating from the pulmonary veins (PV) could eliminate paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). However, information about the structure of the PV in patients with PAF that is initiated by PV ectopic beats has not been reported. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied the morphology of the PVs and measured their diameters in 3 groups of patients. Group I included 52 patients (aged 66+/-14 years; 44 men) with focal atrial fibrillation (AF) from the PVs. Group II included 8 patients (aged 50+/-10 years; 3 men) with focal AF from the superior vena cava or cristal terminalis. Group III included 23 control patients (aged 55+/-16 years; 17 men). Of the control patients, 11 had AV node and 12 had AV reentrant tachycardia. After an atrial transseptal procedure, selective PV angiography using a biplane system with a right anterior oblique view of 30 degrees, a left anterior oblique view of 60 degrees, and a cranial angle of 20 degrees was performed. The ostial and proximal portions of the right and left superior PVs (RSPV and LSPV) were significantly dilated in group I patients compared with those in groups II and III. Furthermore, the ostia of the RSPV and LSPV were significantly dilated in group II compared with group III patients. However, the mean diameters of the inferior PVs were similar between the 3 groups. Comparisons of the individual PV diameters among the 3 subgroups of group I (which was divided according to where the ectopic focus was located) showed nonselective dilatation of the PV. CONCLUSIONS: Nonspecific dilatation of the ostia and proximal portion of superior PVs were found in patients with PAF initiated by ectopic beats from the superior PVs.  (+info)

Predictive power of increased QT dispersion in ventricular extrasystoles and in sinus beats for risk stratification after myocardial infarction. (3/200)

BACKGROUND: QT dispersion, commonly measured in sinus beats (QTd-S), can also be calculated in premature ventricular beats (QTd-V). To date, no studies have addressed the relation between these 2 variables. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 148 patients with remote myocardial infarction and premature ventricular beats on a routine ECG, QT dispersion, defined as the difference between the maximum and the minimum QT interval across the 12-lead ECG, was calculated separately for the ventricular extrasystole and the preceding sinus beat. In the total group of patients, QTd-V was greater than QTd-S (83+/-33 versus 74+/-34 ms, respectively; P=0.001). During a follow-up period of 35+/-17 months, arrhythmic events (sustained ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, or sudden death) were noted in 30 patients. A QTd-V of >/=100 ms was a stronger univariate marker of arrhythmic events than was a QTd-S of >/=100 ms, and multivariate analysis selected only prolonged QTd-V (hazard ratio 3.81, 95% CI 2.2 to 11.2) and low ejection fraction (hazard ratio 3.05, 95% CI 1.6 to 7.6) as independent predictors of arrhythmic events. CONCLUSIONS: The magnitude of QTd-V was greater than that of QTd-S in the total group of patients. Prolonged QTd-V is associated with a significantly increased risk for arrhythmic events in postinfarction patients, and the prognostic significance of QTd-V exceeds that of QTd-S.  (+info)

Experimental study of the effects of multi-site sequential ventricular pacing on the prophylaxis of ventricular fibrillation. (4/200)

Previous studies report a significant prophylactic effect on the occurrence of atrial fibrillation by simultaneous multi-site atrial pacing. We investigated the effects of multi-site sequential ventricular pacing (MSVP), which may be preferable to simultaneous multi-site pacing in terms of the prophylaxis of the occurrence of ventricular fibrillation (VF). Needle electrodes were inserted at ten different epicardial sites on both ventricles for MSVP in 12 adult beagle dogs. Four premature ventricular extrastimuli (PVE) were introduced to provoke VF reproducibly from a separate electrode in the left ventricle. The 4 PVE were applied to try to provoke VF during MSVP in a comparable fashion to the activation sequence during sinus rhythm. We compared the prophylactic effects of MSVP on the inducibility of VF by changing the number of stimulation sites to either 1, 3, 5, or 10 epicardial sites. We performed a total of 363 trials of induction and suppression of VF. The occurrence rates of VF by the 4 PVE for the various number of epicardial stimulation sites of MSVP, i.e., at 1, 3, 5, and 10 sites, were 0.8263, 0.4286, 0.4450, and 0.2857, respectively (p < 0.05). There was a significant prophylactic effect of MSVP on the inducibility of VF, and this effect became stronger as the number of MSVP sites was increased from 3 to 10. The hemodynamic state was relatively stable during MSVP. MSVP seems to be a promising method with which to reduce the occurrence of VF, and a larger number of stimulation sites would be more effective in terms of the prophylaxis of VF.  (+info)

Octreotide improved ventricular arrhythmia in an acromegalic patient. (5/200)

We saw a remarkable effect of octreotide, the long-acting somatostatin analogue, in reducing the number of ventricular premature complexes (VPCs) in a 59-year-old woman with acromegaly. Her basal GH and IGF-1 levels were up to 22.9 ng/ml and 934.9 ng/ml respectively. MRI revealed a 14 x 12 x 10 mm mass lesion in the pituitary gland. She had hypertension and echocardiography showed an increase in left ventricular wall thickness. Electric cardiography showed the presence of frequent VPCs and 24-h Holter monitoring revealed 24,277 beats of multifocal VPCs/24 h. She was treated with 300 microg/day of octreotide for four weeks before transsphenoidal surgery. After octreotide treatment, GH and IGF-1 were suppressed to 1.8 ng/ml and 145.3 ng/ml respectively, and the tumor size was remarkably reduced. Furthermore, the number of VPCs was also dramatically reduced to 2062 VPCs/24-h (8.5% of pretreatment) with 24-h Holter monitoring. This case shows that VPCs of acromegalic patients can be controlled by suppressing GH and IGF-1 with octreotide, and this agent is useful for reducing both tumor size and frequency of VPCs prior to surgery.  (+info)

Postextrasystolic contractile decay always contains exponential and alternans components in canine heart. (6/200)

In isolated, blood-perfused canine hearts, postextrasystolic potentiation (PESP) decays monotonically after a noncompensatory pause following a spontaneous extrasystole (ES). The monotonic PESP decay yields myocardial internal Ca(2+) recirculation fraction (RF). We have found that after a compensatory pause (CP), PESP decays in alternans, consisting of an exponential and a sinusoidal decay component. We have proposed that this exponential component also yields RF. In the present study, we examined the reliability of this alternative method by widely changing the ES coupling interval (ESI), CP, and heart rate in the canine excised, cross-circulated left ventricle. We found that all PESP decays consisted of the sum of an exponential and a sinusoidal decay component of variable magnitudes whether a CP existed or not. Their decay constants as well as the calculated RF were independent of the ESI and CP. This confirmed the utility of our alternative RF determination method regardless of the ESI, CP, and heart rate. Direct experimental evidence of Ca(2+) dynamics supportive of this alternative method, however, remains to be obtained.  (+info)

Cardiac arrhythmias and left ventricular hypertrophy in dipper and nondipper patients with essential hypertension. (7/200)

To evaluate the behavior of cardiac arrhythmias in dipper and nondipper hypertensive patients, 48-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, 24-h Holter electrocardiogram recording and echocardiographic studies were performed in 56 untreated outpatients with essential hypertension. These patients were divided into 2 groups according to the presence (dipper, n=33) or absence (nondipper, n=23) of reduction of both systolic and diastolic blood pressure during nighttime by an average of more than 10% of daytime blood pressure. Mean 48-h systolic and diastolic blood pressures did not differ between the 2 groups. Nondipper patients had a significantly larger left atrial dimension (31.9+/-3.8 vs 35.6+/-3.7 mm; p<0.01), left ventricular mass index (114+/-26 vs 136+/-36 g/m2; p<0.05), as well as a larger number of total supraventricular (16+/-19 vs 89+/-197 beats; p<0.05) and ventricular ectopic beats (7+/-14 vs 47+/-96 beats; p<0.05) during daytime as compared with dippers. In conclusion, nondipper hypertensive patients are likely to experience supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias more frequently than dippers. A blunted nocturnal blood pressure fall may be involved in the appearance of cardiac arrhythmias in patients with essential hypertension.  (+info)

Periodicity of arrhythmias in healthy elderly men at the moderate altitude. (8/200)

The 24-hour periodicity of supraventricular (SVPB) and ventricular (VEB) extrasystoles in healthy elderly men (age 49-69 years) was studied at two altitudes during 24 h Holter ECG monitoring. At the low altitude (200 m, n = 26), SVPB were more frequent than VEB. The highest occurrence of SVPB was at 17:00 h, the lowest at 01:00 and 02:00 h (P<0.001). The highest occurrence of VEB was at 09:00 h, the lowest one at 04:00 h (P<0.001). At 1350 m (n=9) the incidence of both SVPB and VEB was approximately twofold higher compared to that at the low altitude (P<0.001). The highest occurrence of SVPB was at 13:00 h, the lowest at 06:00 h (P<0.001). VEB were the most frequent at 10:00 h and 13:00 h, while the lowest frequency was observed at 06:00 h (P<0.001). Our results indicate that the incidence of SVPB and VEB in healthy persons at the moderate altitude is twofold and its periodicity is shifted compared to the low altitude. The cause of increased occurrence of extrasystoles is probably due to beta-adrenergic activation of the heart at the higher altitude.  (+info)

A modified test of postextrasystolic potentiation achieved with a brief episode of rapid pacing followed by a 6-second pause (RPP maneuver) was used to evoke maximal force in isolated intact ferret right ventricular papillary muscles. Maximal RPP tensions were examined under length-clamped conditions and compared with the steady-state forces obtained when further increases in [Ca2+]o, did not further increase force and to the tensions recorded at the point of saturation of force when similarly length-clamped muscles were subjected to caffeine-induced tetanization. The results show that the calculated maximal twitch tension achieved with RPP is comparable to the 25-35 g/mm2 observed in intact single skeletal muscle fibers. The study also shows that the beat-to-beat decay of the potentiated contraction is exponential. While the amount of the constant fractional beat-to-beat decay is a function of [Ca2+]o, it is not influenced by length. During the decay of potentiation, the ratio of the ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effect of β-blockade on the premature ventricular beats/heart rate relation and heart rate variability in patients with coronary heart disease and severe ventricular arrhythmias. AU - Acanfora, Domenico. AU - Pinna, Gian Domenico. AU - Gheorghiade, Mihai. AU - Trojano, Luigi. AU - Furgi, Giuseppe. AU - Maestri, Roberto. AU - Picone, Costantino. AU - Iannuzzi, Gian Luca. AU - Marciano, Fortunato. AU - Rengo, Franco. PY - 2000/8. Y1 - 2000/8. N2 - We examined the effects of β-blockers on the associations between heart rate and number of premature ventricular beats (PVBs) and on heart rate variability and myocardial ischemia in patients with coronary heart disease. After 2 weeks of run-in placebo treatment, 18 patients with coronary artery disease were randomized to a 7-day treatment with either propranolol (40 mg) three times a day or placebo. During run-in and after 7 days of treatment, patients underwent 24-hour Holter monitoring and exercise tests. We analyzed the 24-hour ...
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Premature Cardiac Complexes: A group of cardiac arrhythmias in which the cardiac contractions are not initiated at the SINOATRIAL NODE. They include both atrial and ventricular premature beats, and are also known as extra or ectopic heartbeats. Their frequency is increased in heart diseases.
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Digitalis intoxication can be also the cause and can frequently announce the installation of an atrial tachycardia with block. In myocardial infarction, atrial extrasystoles may be a sign of atrial infarct. Emotion, fatigue, coffee, tobacco, are precipitating factors of atrial extrasystoles, especially in healthy individuals. Atrial extrasystoles are generally asymptomatic, symptoms usually are resumed to a feeling of discomfort in the chest which is quite annoying, and palpitations. When they occur in bursts they are accompanied by paleness, anxiety, sweating, fainting, and even shortness of breath. Physical signs consist of irregular peripheral pulse and abnormal heartbeat succession. ...
[Effects of the combination of nitrogen baths and physical training on physical performance and extrasystole in patients with coronary heart disease with intraventricular blocks]. - S V Klemenkov, A N Razumov, A M Iavisia, O B Davydova
One hundred fifty-nine patients were included (n = 64 atrial fibrillation, n = 87 frequent ventricular extrasystoles, n = 8 frequent supraventricular extrasystoles). Of these, n = 72 had suspected CAD, and n = 87 had known CAD. Diagnostic accuracy of the adenosine stress CMR for detection of significant CAD was 73 % for the entire population (sensitivity 72 %, specificity 76 %). Diagnostic accuracy was 75 % (sensitivity 80 %, specificity 74 %) in patients with suspected CAD, and 74 % (sensitivity 71 %, specificity 79 %) in the group with known CAD. For different types of arrhythmia, diagnostic accuracy of CMR was 70 % in the atrial fibrillation group, and 79 % in patients with ventricular extrasystoles. On a per coronary territory analysis, diagnostic accuracy of CMR was 77 % for stenosis of the left and 82 % for stenosis of the right coronary artery. ...
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Here we apply noninvasive electrocardiographic imaging (ECGI)3 to image ventricular epicardial activation during bigeminy in a patient with atrial fibrillation who underwent atrioventricular node ablation and pacemaker implantation in the right ventricular apex (asterisk in anterior view). ECGI is a functional imaging modality that combines 250 body-surface ECGs with thoracic computed tomography.3,4 By using inverse reconstruction algorithms, ECGI noninvasively generates electroanatomic maps on the epicardial surface of the heart. After extensive validation, it has been applied in human subjects with various cardiac electrophysiological conditions.5-8. The Figure (A) shows the sequence of ventricular activation during bigeminy. The top row demonstrates the regular paced beat, with wavefront propagation from the pacing site to the rest of the heart over a duration of 160 ms because of slow activation in the absence of conduction system participation. The bottom row shows activation during the ...
A system and method classify cardiac complexes based on cardiac information derived from two or more cardiac signals. Two or more cardiac signals containing cardiac complexes are monitored. A cardiac
Prognostic Role of Ventricular Ectopic Beats in Systemic Sclerosis: A Prospective Cohort Study Shows ECG Indexes Predicting the Worse Outcome. . Biblioteca virtual para leer y descargar libros, documentos, trabajos y tesis universitarias en PDF. Material universiario, documentación y tareas realizadas por universitarios en nuestra biblioteca. Para descargar gratis y para leer online.
Serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and B12 levels within normal or expected ranges for the testing laboratory or if TSH and B12 values are out of range they are judged by the investigator not to be clinically significant. If participant is undergoing thyroid replacement therapy, TSH levels must be within normal or expected ranges for the testing laboratory or, if TSH values are out of range, they do not require any therapeutic actions (treatment or surveillance). If participant is receiving vitamin B12 injections or oral vitamin B12 therapy, B12 levels must be at or above the lower limit of normal for the testing laboratory or, if B12 values are out of range, they do not require any therapeutic actions (treatment or surveillance ...
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my sons pediatrician picked up an arrythmia like 3 years ago during a routine check-up. He is 8 years old now and is in constant bigeminy with occasional couplets and triplets... all ventricular. . H...
Q:. i have just got my results back from cardiology after having multiple skip beats of my heart every day for the last month i have had them on and of for the last 3 years . could you tell me why they are worse at night please and also i get pauses of my heart . when i get them they can last for hours at a time .this is my results blood pressure 141/89 . ECG showed sinus rhythm what is this ? and supraventricular ectopics.echocardiogram showed good LV? systolic function with EF of 60 and LA is 4.05cm ? LV diameters are within normal limits . please explain im worried .A:. Your blood pressure is a little high, everything else is fine. showing normal heart function. Ectopic heartbeats are small variations in an otherwise normal heartbeat that causes an irregular pulse. They may occur without an obvious cause and are usually harmless ...
race or not), as well as humans.. This thickening of the myocardium progressively leads to an alteration of the cardiac function:. - with appearance of disorders of the rhythm (fibrillations, extrasystoles, block of branch …), breaths with ...
Evidence is presented for the new concept that ventricular extrasystoles can be concealed, i.e., that the extrasystolic focus may be discharged without its impulse invading the surrounding myocardium, as in the exit block of parasystole. Concealed bigeminy is recognized when only odd numbers of sinus beats intervene between consecutive extrasystoles. Concealed trigeminy is recognizable when a multiple of 3 plus 2, i.e., 5, 8, 11, 14, etc., sinus beats invariably occupy the interectopic intervals. These concealed extrasystolic rhythms are illustrated and discussed.. A genetic relationship between ventricular bigeminy and parasystole is reaffirmed.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Diuretic-induced hypokalaemia and ventricular arrhythmias. AU - Holland, O. B.. PY - 1984. Y1 - 1984. N2 - In the past, adverse cardiac effect of potassium depletion in non-digitalised patients and in patients without cardiac disease were considered to be minimal. However, several studies have now demonstrated a significant incidence of ventricular ectopic activity in diuretic-treated patients, particularly in those who became hypokalaemic. Potassium repletion with potassium-sparing diuretics or with potassium chloride supplementation has generally demonstrated a beneficial therapeutic effect in reducing ventricular ectopic activity. However, occasional patients may have persistent ventricular ectopic activity after diuretic therapy which may result from focal myocardial lesions associated with potassium depletion. In addition, factors other than potassium depletion appear to initiate or magnify diuretic-induced ventricular ectopic activity. Thus, to avoid these adverse cardiac ...
A familial presentation of torsade de pointes is described. The propositus had recurrent syncope, documented torsade de pointes, a normal Q-T, and close coupled premature ventricular beats initiating the paroxysmal arrhythmia. The mother had sporadic syncope without documented torsade de pointes, a normal Q-T, and closely coupled premature ventricular beats. Electrophysiological studies demonstrated reproducible inducible torsade de pointes tachycardia in both patients. Serial drug testing in both revealed suppression of induced torsade de pointes with oral propranolol. Chronic oral propranolol resulted in clinical cure in both patients.
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To view this video please enable JavaScript and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research suggests that premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) may play a role in some cases of chronic cough. However, the findings indicate that PVCs are seldom the sole cause. ...
Cluster analysis (Fig 4A⇑) clearly showed that trandolapril had significant effects in SHR. This result is in agreement with a previous study showing that the interstitial collagen in WST was not affected by lisinopril treatment, when the same treatment normalized the fibrosis in SHR.32 In our study, trandolapril induced a significant but only partial regression of myocardial hypertrophy and fibrosis. Our protocol should be considered more as a treatment trial that prevents the worsening of LVH and fibrosis than as a prevention trial. Both hypertrophy and fibrosis were significantly reduced in SHR-T compared with SHR-C but remained higher than that observed in the WST groups. In this study, ACEI reduced LVH by about 25% and fibrosis by about 40%. Trandolapril reduced perivascular reactive fibrosis and interstitial reparative fibrosis by decreasing the mean size of the collagen structures in the subepicardial interstitium (Table 3⇑). Previous studies on the effects of ACEI on LVH and fibrosis ...
After any PVC there is a pause that can lead to the development of bigeminy. A PVC wavefront often encounters a refractory AV node that does not conduct the wavefront retrograde. Thus the atrium is not depolarized and the sinus node is not reset. Since the sinus p wave to PVC interval is less than the normal P-P interval, the interval between the PVC and the next p wave is prolonged to equal the normal time elapsed during two P-P intervals. This is called a compensatory pause. The pause after the PVC leads to a longer recovery time, which is associated with a higher likelihood of myocardium being in different stages of repolarization. This then allows for re-entrant circuits and sets up the ventricle for another PVC after the next sinus beat.[2] The constant interval between the sinus beat and PVC suggests a reentrant etiology rather than spontaneous automaticity of the ventricle.[3] Atrial premature complexes (APCs) do not have a compensatory pause since they reset the sinus node but atrial ...
Arrhythmias that originate in the ventricular myocardium or His-Purkinje system include premature ventricular beats, ventricular tachycardias that can be sustained or nonsustained, and ventricular fibrillation. Arrhythmia may emerge from a focus of myocardial or Purkinje cells capable of automaticity, or triggered automaticity, or from reentry through areas of scar or a diseased Purkinje system. Ventricular arrhythmias are often associated with structural heart disease and are an important cause of sudden death (Chap. 327). They also occur in some structurally normal hearts, in which case they are usually benign. Evaluation and management are guided by the risk of arrhythmic death, which is assessed based on symptoms, type of arrhythmia, and associated underlying heart disease. ...
Recent studies demonstrated a role of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) in the protection against the stress of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. In experiments reported here, we have investigated the signaling through the S1P cascade by FTY720, a sphingolipid drug candidate displaying structural similarity to S1P, underlying the S1P cardioprotective effect. In ex vivo rat heart and isolated sinoatrial node models, FTY720 significantly prevented arrhythmic events associated with I/R injury including premature ventricular beats, VT, and sinus bradycardia as well as A-V conduction block. Real-time PCR and Western blot analysis demonstrated the expression of the S1P receptor transcript pools and corresponding proteins including S1P1, S1P2, and S1P3 in tissues dissected from sinoatrial node, atrium and ventricle. FTY720 (25 nM) significantly blunted the depression of the levels of phospho-Pak1 and phospho-Akt with ischemia and with reperfusion. There was a significant increase in phospho-Pak1 levels by 35%,
Tachycardia is known to increase the size of an evolving myocardial infarction, but the effect of frequent ventricular extrasystoles on infarct size is unknown. To determine the effect dogs were allocated to a control group (n = 15) or to groups of d
12 lead EKG shows a slow and wide complexes with intermittent narrow complex beats. The 5th and 10th beats are sinus node originated complexes (sinus rhythm) and close examination of these beats will give a clue to understand the cause of the wide complex rhythm. ST elevation indicates an acute myocardial infarction. The wide complex beats represent accelerated idioventricular rhythm which is usually seen following reperfusion in acute MI ...
Fetal premature ventricular contractions (FPVC) are a type ectopic ventricular contractions detected in utero. They are a type of extrasystoles. Premature ventricular contractions are often followed by a compensatory pause due to the refractory ...
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The twitch force (Ft)-interval relation of cardiac muscle reflects recovery of calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR). The calcium content of the SR is thought to be reflected by force developed during a contracture (Fc), induced by rapid cooling to near 0 degrees C. In right ventricular trabeculae of rat, under control conditions, the Ft-interval relation consisted of recovery of Ft to steady state (early recovery), followed by a secondary increase of Ft up to a maximum at an interval of approximately 100 seconds (rest potentiation) and a decline of Ft at intervals greater than 100 seconds (rest depression). The mechanisms that may underlie recovery of force after the last twitch at short intervals are 1) time-dependent transport of Ca2+ from the uptake compartment of the SR to the release compartment, 2) recovery of slow inward Ca2+ current during the action potential, and 3) recovery of the Ca2+ release channels in the SR. The Fc-interval relation was similar to the Ft-interval ...
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Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are extra, abnormal heartbeats that begin in one of your hearts two lower pumping chambers (ventricles). These extra beats disrupt your regular heart rhythm, sometimes causing you to feel a flip-flop or skipped beat in your chest. Premature ventricular contractions are very common - they occur in most people at some point.
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Premature ventricular contraction (PVC) is caused by an ectopic cardiac pacemaker located in the ventricle. PVCs are characterized by premature and bizarrely shaped QRS complexes usually wider than 120 msec on with the width of the ECG.
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Its been awhile since I forwarded a link to you. Just saw this ad on TV. Apparently its possible to feature both a stupid and a smart heart rhythm in the same commercial. The dynamic rhythm animating in the background accurately portrays the waveforms of a conducted sinus beat. The static tracing next to the companys logo is just plain stupid ...
Computer simulations have been used to study the conditions required for the development of early afterdepolarizations (EADs) in the ventricular myocardium
i was walking in the sun and it was very hot suddenly my heart started to beat faster with ectopic beats maybe 3 or 4 i cooled my self down and it went away in seconds, but the ectopic beats or PACs la...
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Electrocardiogram: An ECG often shows premature ventricular complexes (PVCs). These typically have an upright morphology on ... Sudden cardiac death is usually caused by the degeneration of ventricular tachycardia to ventricular fibrillation. Unless ... Affected dogs are at risk of syncope and sudden cardiac death. Boxer cardiomyopathy is a genetic disease inherited in an ... All dogs with Boxer cardiomyopathy are at risk of sudden cardiac death. This includes asymptomatic dogs, meaning that sudden ...
The other rare E.C.G. changes include deformity of QRS complexes, prolongation of PR interval, atrial premature beats, and ... Many clinicians fear the occurrence of cardiac toxicity due to this drug and hence avoid using it. Serious cardiac toxicity, ... Overdosage of emetine produces focal necrosis of cardiac muscle resulting in cardiac failure and sudden death. Emetine, like ...
... also called atrioventricular junctional premature complexes or junctional extrasystole, are premature cardiac electrical ... On the surface ECG, premature junctional contractions will appear as a normally shaped ventricular complex or QRS complex, not ... This area is not the normal but only a secondary source of cardiac electrical impulse formation. These premature beats can be ... Premature ventricular contraction. References[edit]. *^ Tipton MJ, Kelleher PC, Golden FS Institute of Naval Medicine, Gosport ...
The manipulation of the gut microbiota is complex and may cause bacteria-host interactions. Though probiotics are considered ... Some people, such as those with immunodeficiency, short bowel syndrome, central venous catheters, and cardiac valve disease, ... and premature infants, may be at higher risk for adverse events. In severely ill people with inflammatory bowel disease, a risk ... Farnworth, Edward R (4 April 2005). "Kefir-a complex probiotic" (PDF). Food Science and Technology Bulletin: Functional Foods. ...
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... which are best divided into cardiac and non-cardiac causes. Non-cardiac causes are usually secondary, and can involve ... Impulses originating within or below the bundle of His in the AV node will produce a wide QRS complex with heart rates between ... For infants, bradycardia is defined as a heart rate less than 100 BPM (normal is around 120-160 BPM) . Premature babies are ... Those above the bundle of His, also known as junctional, will typically range between 40 and 60 BPM with a narrow QRS complex. ...
"Roles of psychologic stress and autonomic nervous system changes in provocation of ventricular premature complexes". The ... Trousselard M, Canini F, Claverie D, Cungi C, Putois B, Franck N (March 2016). "Cardiac Coherence Training to Reduce Anxiety in ... The principle of "information" is both complex and, in part, controversial. The term itself is derived from the Latin verb ... Institute for Complex Problem of Hygiene Healthcare Conference. Novokuznetsk, Russia. pp. 115-116. Tokarev VE (1994). ...
... cardiac complexes, premature MeSH C23.550.073.325.050 - atrial premature complexes MeSH C23.550.073.325.800 - ventricular ... premature complexes MeSH C23.550.073.425 - heart block MeSH C23.550.073.425.025 - adams-stokes syndrome MeSH C23.550.073.425. ... cardiac MeSH C23.550.260.322.400 - sudden infant death MeSH C23.550.260.393 - drowning MeSH C23.550.260.440 - embryo loss MeSH ...
... cardiac complexes, premature MeSH C14.280.067.325.250 - atrial premature complexes MeSH C14.280.067.325.500 - ventricular ... premature complexes MeSH C14.280.067.558 - heart block MeSH C14.280.067.558.137 - adams-stokes syndrome MeSH C14.280.067.558. ... eisenmenger complex MeSH C14.240.400.560 - heart septal defects MeSH C14.240.400.560.098 - aortopulmonary septal defect MeSH ... eisenmenger complex MeSH C14.280.400.560 - heart septal defects MeSH C14.280.400.560.098 - aortopulmonary septal defect MeSH ...
... also known as atrial premature complexes (APC) or atrial premature beats (APB), are a common cardiac dysrhythmia characterized ... Premature atrial contractions are typically diagnosed with an electrocardiogram, Holter monitor, or cardiac event monitor. ... This can be either a premature atrial contraction or a premature impulse from the atrioventricular node. SVES should be viewed ... narrow QRS complex. However, if the atrial beat is premature enough, it may reach the atrioventricular node during its ...
Ventricular systole follows the depolarization of the ventricles and is represented by the QRS complex in the ECG. It may be ... Without extended refractory periods, premature contractions would occur in the heart and would not be compatible with life. ... Cardiac muscle tissue has autorhythmicity, the unique ability to initiate a cardiac action potential at a fixed rate - ... The cardiac centers monitor baroreceptor firing to maintain cardiac homeostasis, a mechanism called the baroreceptor reflex. ...
... also known as atrial premature complexes (APC) or atrial premature beats (APB), are a common cardiac dysrhythmia characterized ... This can be either a premature atrial contraction or a premature impulse from the atrioventricular node. SVES should be viewed ... Premature junctional contraction Premature ventricular contraction [1], Nickolls, Peter; Richard M. T. Lu & Kenneth A. Collins ... narrow QRS complex. However, if the atrial beat is premature enough, it may reach the atrioventricular node during its ...
"Meta-analysis of ventricular premature complexes and their relation to cardiac mortality in general populations". The American ... In those with symptoms suggestive of premature ventricular complexes, the ECG/EKG is the first investigation that may identify ... Worthington, JM; Gattellari, M; Leung, DY (April 2010). "'Where there's smoke ...': are premature ventricular complexes a new ... ed.). "Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs, PVC): What happens during a premature ventricular contraction?". MedicineNet. ...
... controlled study designed to test the hypothesis that suppression of premature ventricular complexes (PVC) with class I ... The primary endpoint was sudden cardiac death, and the secondary endpoint was all-cause mortality. The second Cardiac ... CAST II compared moracizine to placebo, but was also stopped because of early (within two weeks) cardiac death in the ... The Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial (CAST) was a double-blind, randomized, ...
Level IV includes all the skills of the level III but involves the extensive care the most critically and complex newborns. ... Inspired by chicken eggs hatching in an incubator, he asked a zoo keeper to design a similar incubator for premature infants. ... They are involved with intricate surgical repairs like congenital cardiac issues and acquired malformations. Neonatal care ... Level II provides intermediate or special care for premature or ill newborns. At this level, infants may need special therapy ...
Adding to its complex toxicity, cocaine targets muscarinic acetylcholine, N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA), sigma, and kappa-opioid ... Studies have shown that cocaine usage during pregnancy triggers premature labor and may lead to abruptio placentae. Cocaine can ... Glauser, Jonathan; Queen, John R. (2007-02-01). "An overview of non-cardiac cocaine toxicity". The Journal of Emergency ... Cocaine pharmacodynamics involve multiple complex mechanisms, although its half-life is short (~ 1 hour). This drug binds and ...
Class I agents are grouped by their effect on the Na+ channel, and by their effect on cardiac action potentials. Class I agents ... Class Ib agents are indicated for the treatment of ventricular tachycardia and symptomatic premature ventricular beats, and ... and to treat wide complex hemodynamically stable tachycardias. Oral procainamide is no longer being manufactured in the US, but ... Sodium channel blockers are used in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia. They are classified as "Type I" in the Vaughan ...
... cardiac valve disease and premature infants, may be at higher risk for adverse events. Currently, the probiotic strain, ... inflammation and improves physical and cognitive functions in mice The manipulation of the gut microbiota is complex and may ...
A complex pattern for this metabolite is suggested with discrepancy in findings. One Japanese patient had elevated levels, ... This can lead to hyperkalemia, potentially of great cardiac concern.[citation needed] Glycolysis also produces 2,3- ... Typically diagnosed at birth, congenital nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia is characterised by premature destruction of red blood ...
Conversely, during junctional ectopic activity the P wave is frequently absent or can be hidden in the QRS complex. Cardiac ... When an ectopic pacemaker initiates a beat, premature contraction occurs. A premature contraction will not follow the normal ... As a rule, premature ectopic beats (i.e. with a shorter than the prevailing preceding R-R' interval) indicate increased myocyte ... An ectopic pacemaker is an excitable group of cells that causes a premature heart beat outside the normally functioning SA node ...
Cardiac electrophysiology Electrocardiogram Electrophysiology study Premature ventricular contraction Wolff-Parkinson-White ... The QRS complex will also be narrow in LGL syndrome, as opposed to WPW, because ventricular conduction is via the His-Purkinje ... Those with LGL syndrome have episodes of abnormal heart racing with a short PR interval and normal QRS complexes seen on their ... Lown B, Ganong WF, Levine SA (May 1952). "The syndrome of short P-R interval, normal QRS complex and paroxysmal rapid heart ...
Patients with cardiac tamponade and hemodynamic compromise should have emergency pericardiocentesis.[citation needed] Cardiac ... Electrical alternans is an electrocardiographic phenomenon of alternation of QRS complex amplitude or axis between beats and a ... premature ventricular contraction) PVC in the PR interval, alternans pre-excitation, and alternans bundle branch block. For the ... It is seen in cardiac tamponade and severe pericardial effusion and is thought to be related to changes in the ventricular ...
In: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 4th, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2008. p.339 Hampton J. The ECG Made ... Initiation of AVRT may be through a premature impulse of atrial, junctional, or ventricular origin. Acute management is as for ... would appear as a narrow-complex SVT. Between episodes of tachycardia the affected person is likely to be asymptomatic; however ...
Cardiac Intensive Care, and Cardiac Anesthesia. Cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, interventionalists, cardiac intensivists, ... Within this division is one of the only level IV NICUs in the Washington, D.C., area, providing care for premature and ill ... Children's National Division of Neurosurgery: The neurosurgery team tackles complex cases using image-guided surgery, gamma ... Children's National Heart Institute: The institute is made up of the departments of Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, ...
The hospital has a state of the art cardiac Cathlab where all high end complex procedures are done under the guidance of Dr. ... obstetric care that focuses on treating difficult pregnancies and premature babies, and accident and emergency care services. ... Its specialities include anaesthesia and critical care, adult cardiac surgery, ear nose and throat surgery, internal medicine, ...
TCF21 is also essential for cardiac fibroblast cell fate, as demonstrated by the failed development of cardiac fibroblasts in ... a DNA complex was generated with the probe that migrated faster than the E12 homodimeric complex alone, representing the ... loss of TCF21 results in increased expression of smooth muscle markers by cells on the heart surface consistent with premature ... TCF21 is essential for cardiac fibroblast cell fate, as demonstrated by the failed development of cardiac fibroblasts in mice ...
"Premature complexes and pauses". Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal. PMC. 17 (1): 20-22. doi:10.1016/j.ipej.2017.01. ... It is also possible that high degree block can result after cardiac surgery during which the surgeon was in close proximity to ... On ECG, there is no relationship between P waves and QRS complexes, meaning the P waves and QRS complexes are not in a 1:1 ... This delay accounts for the ECG period between the P wave and the QRS complex, and creates the PR interval.[citation needed] ...
Troponin - The troponin complex is present in skeletal and cardiac muscle, but cardiac-specific forms of troponin I and ... Premature atrial contractions (PACs or APCs) - Normal beats originate in the SA node and extra beats originating from the atria ... There are several causes of sudden cardiac death and it is distinct from cardiac arrest. The leading cause of SCD in young ... Clinical cardiac electrophysiology -Clinical cardiac electrophysiology, is a branch of the medical specialty of cardiology and ...
Not all the electrical impulses of the heart produce audible or palpable beats; in many cardiac arrhythmias, the premature or ... Long QT syndrome is another complex problem in the heart and has been labeled as an independent factor in mortality. There are ... Extra beats include premature atrial contractions, premature ventricular contractions and premature junctional contractions.[3] ... Premature junctional contraction. Ventricular arrhythmiaEdit. *Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), sometimes called ...
... ion forms most complexes and the heavier alkali metal ions form less and less (though exceptions occur for weak complexes).[10] ... and acute cardiac arrest,[242] but such amounts would not ordinarily be encountered in natural sources.[243] As such, caesium ... this in turn causes 7.6 million premature deaths worldwide.[230] ... The structure of Na3As is complex with unusually short Na-Na ... which due to its small size forms tetrahedral tetrahydrate complexes ([Li(H2O)4)]+); the alkali metals form these complexes ...
Patients may survive into their late twenties, but generally suffer from early mortality due to cardiac, respiratory, and post- ... Premature death. Stroke. Interrupted blood flow to the brain. Convulsions. Sudden, irregular body movements that can be violent ... Echocardiograms are recommended every 5-10 years to assess cardiac function and development. Families are encouraged to receive ... The progression of reduced cardiac functioning over time may necessitate surgical procedures to counteract mitral valve ...
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"The pathophysiology of acquired premature ejaculation". Translational Andrology and Urology. 5 (4): 434-449. doi:10.21037/tau. ... "The bright side of being blue: Depression as an adaptation for analyzing complex problems". Psychological Review. 116 (3): 620 ... Cardiac, as palpitations, tachycardia, or chest pain.. *Muscular, as fatigue, tremors, or tetany. ...
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Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common cardiac arrhythmias. In general, it is an irregular, narrow complex rhythm. ... or wide complex tachycardias. Narrow and wide refer to the width of the QRS complex on the ECG. Narrow complex tachycardias ... They may be classified into narrow and wide complex based on the QRS complex.[4] Presented order of most to least common, they ... However, it may show wide QRS complexes on the ECG if a bundle branch block is present. At high rates, the QRS complex may also ...
... and cardiac valve disease, and premature infants, may be at higher risk for adverse events.[3] In severely ill people with ... The manipulation of the gut microbiota is complex and may cause bacteria-host interactions.[5] Though probiotics are considered ... "Kefir-a complex probiotic" (PDF). Food Science and Technology Bulletin: Functional Foods. 2 (1): 1-17. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.583. ... provide evidence for the potential of probiotics to lower the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis and mortality in premature ...
Herman JL (July 1992). "Complex PTSD: A syndrome in survivors of prolonged and repeated trauma". Journal of Traumatic Stress. 5 ... In extreme cases of prolonged, repeated traumatization where there is no viable chance of escape, survivors may develop complex ... "A review of current evidence regarding the ICD-11 proposals for diagnosing PTSD and complex PTSD". Clinical Psychology Review. ... ICD-11 also proposes identifying a distinct group with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD), who have more often ...
... involved in the regulation of cardiac conduction, modulation of ion channels and in cardiac development. Have been also ... Wide QRS complexes are worrisome for ventricular tachycardia, although, in cases where there is a disease of the conduction ... Due to inadequate cardiac output, individuals with AF may also complain of light-headedness,[23] may feel like they are about ... Cardiac glycosides (e.g., digoxin) - have less use, apart from in older people who are sedentary. They are not as effective as ...
Premature infants are four times more likely to die of SIDS.[9][20] ... Behere, SP; Weindling, SN (2014). "Inherited arrhythmias: The cardiac channelopathies.". Annals of pediatric cardiology 8 (3): ... "Small for gestational age infants and sudden infant death syndrome: a confluence of complex conditions". Arch. Dis. Child. ...
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Female infertility by chemotherapy appears to be secondary to premature ovarian failure by loss of primordial follicles.[91] ... Actinomycin is a complex molecule that intercalates DNA and prevents RNA synthesis.[58] ... This causes kidney damage and the high levels of potassium can cause cardiac arrhythmia. Although prophylaxis is available and ...
According to the CDC, most birth defects are believed to be caused by a complex mix of factors including genetics, environment ... Exposure to carbon monoxide or polluted ozone exposure can also lead to cardiac defects of the ventrical septal, pulmonary ... pre-mature births, and stillbirth. These complications not only may put the child at risk, but also the mother.[74] ... For 20-25% of anomalies there seems to be a "multifactorial" cause, meaning a complex interaction of multiple minor genetic ...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most birth defects are believed to be caused by a complex ... Exposure during the first eight weeks of development can also lead to premature birth and fetal death. These numbers are ... Exposure to carbon monoxide or polluted ozone exposure can also lead to cardiac defects of the ventrical septal, pulmonary ... For 20-25% of anomalies there seems to be a "multifactorial" cause, meaning a complex interaction of multiple minor genetic ...
Cardiac output 4.0-8.0 L/minute[5] 4.0-8.0 L/minute[5] ... giving rise to premature ventricular contractions, also called ... Cardiac dysrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat that can occur in the ventricles or atria. Normally the heartbeat is initiated in ... Lang, Roberto M. (1985). "Adverse Cardiac Effects of Acute Alcohol Ingestion in Young Adults". Annals of Internal Medicine. 102 ... During most of the cardiac cycle, ventricular pressure is less than the pressure in the aorta, but during systole, the ...
Osteoporosis, tetany, carpopedal spasm, laryngospasm, cardiac arrhythmias Fatigue, depression, confusion, nausea, vomiting, ... Some dietitians recommend that these be supplied from foods in which they occur naturally, or at least as complex compounds, or ... symptoms of premature aging, and poor psychological health, among many others.[77] Excess levels of some vitamins are also ... Polysaccharides are often referred to as complex carbohydrates because they are typically long, multiple branched chains of ...
Carbon monoxide binds to hemoglobin (the oxygen-carrying component in red blood cells), resulting in a much stabler complex ... The WHO states that "Much of the disease burden and premature mortality attributable to tobacco use disproportionately affect ... research by American biologists has shown that cigarette smoke also influences the process of cell division in the cardiac ... and it contributes to a number of other health problems of the fetus such as premature birth, low birth weight, and increases ...
Premature ovarian failure[edit]. Premature ovarian failure (POF) is when the ovaries stop functioning before the age of 40 ... vaginal atrophy as well as changed metabolic profile resulting in cardiac risks. ... "Perimenopause: the complex endocrinology of the menopausal transition". Endocrine Reviews. 19 (4): 397-428. doi:10.1210/edrv. ... Rates of premature menopause have been found to be significantly higher in fraternal and identical twins; approximately 5% of ...
Acharya, PV Narasimh; Irreparable DNA-Damage by Industrial Pollutants in Pre-mature Aging, Chemical Carcinogenesis, and Cardiac ... Tobacco smoke is a complex mixture of more than 5,300 identified chemicals. The most important carcinogens in tobacco smoke ... leading to pre-mature aging and cancer.[8][9][10] ...
Organ transplants are not regulated by the FDA.[138] It is essential that the HLA complexes of both the donor and recipient be ... Lung pioneer James Hardy was prepared to attempt a human heart transplant in 1964, but when a premature failure of comatose ... Organ donation is possible after cardiac death in some situations, primarily when the person is severely brain-injured and not ... The first pair exchange transplant in the U.S. was in 2001 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.[41] The first complex multihospital ...
The cardiac centers monitor baroreceptor firing to maintain cardiac homeostasis, a mechanism called the baroreceptor reflex. ... The relationship between electrolytes and HR is complex, but maintaining electrolyte balance is critical to the normal wave of ... a resting heart rate above 65 beats per minute has been shown to have a strong independent effect on premature mortality; every ... They innervate the heart via sympathetic cardiac nerves that increase cardiac activity and vagus (parasympathetic) nerves that ...
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  • The present study will focus on the role of frequent premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) as a cause of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Premature ventricular contractions is one of the most common symptomatic arrhythmia. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Antiarrhythmia drugs for premature ventricular contractions, such as beta-blockers and sodium channel blockers, can cause bradycardia. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • For sinus bradycardia patients complicated with premature ventricular contractions, it's hard for doctors to make decision. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The purpose of the study is to assess the effects of Chinese medicine Shansong Yangxin capsule for sinus bradycardia complicated with ventricular premature beats, which based on the numbers of premature ventricular contractions and average hear rate in 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiogram (ECG) after 8 weeks treatment as the primary endpoint of the study. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The primary outcomes are the numbers of premature ventricular contractions and average heat rate in 24-hour ambulatory ECG, and the secondary outcomes is Minnesota living with heart failure questionnaire (MLHFQ). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Premature Atrial Contractions in the General Population: Frequency and Risk Factors. (verywell.com)
  • A type of cardiac arrhythmia with premature contractions of the HEART VENTRICLES. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Advances in management of premature ventricular contractions. (medscape.com)
  • The ability of ultrasound to directly cause premature ventricular contractions (PVC) was first described by Harvey in 1929 7 . (nature.com)
  • Wallmann D, Tuller D, Kucher N, Fuhrer J, Arnold M, Delacretaz E (2003) Frequent atrial premature contractions as a surrogate marker for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in patients with acute ischaemic stroke. (springer.com)
  • The proposed approach can recognize premature ventricular contractions (PVC) arrhythmias, and tests were performed in a group of 47 individuals, showing significant quantitative results, on average, with 94% of confidence. (scirp.org)
  • On the surface ECG , premature junctional contractions will appear as a normally shaped ventricular complex or QRS complex , not preceded by any atrial complex or P wave or preceded by an abnormal P wave with a shorter PR interval . (wikipedia.org)
  • Premature ventricular contractions may be associated with underlying heart disease, and certain characteristics are therefore elicited routinely: the presence of signs of heart disease or a known history of heart disease (e.g. previous myocardial infarction), as well as heart disease or sudden cardiac death in close relatives. (wikipedia.org)
  • Premature ventricular contractions can occur in a healthy person of any age, but are more prevalent in the elderly and in men. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are three main physiological explanations for premature ventricular contractions: enhanced ectopic nodal automaticity, re-entry signalling, and toxic/reperfusion triggered. (wikipedia.org)
  • Boxer cardiomyopathy is an adult-onset disease with three distinct clinical presentations: The concealed form is characterized by an asymptomatic dog with premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). (wikipedia.org)
  • Is There any Relationship Between Myocardial Repolarization Parameters and the Frequency of Ventricular Premature Contractions? (semanticscholar.org)
  • Ablation of epicardial premature ventricular contractions in a patient with ischemic cardiomyopathy and implementation of cardiac resynchronization therapy in the same procedure. (semanticscholar.org)
  • It is associated with irregular and premature contractions, which can either originate in portions of the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, or ventricles, the lower chambers of the heart. (reference.com)
  • The ECG Learning Center explains that when they originate in the atria, they are called PACs, or premature atrial contractions. (reference.com)
  • PVCs, otherwise known as Premature Ventricular Contractions (or complexes), are surprisingly common cardiac arrhythmias.In fact, you may have experienced PVCs yourself and never noticed them. (spinning.com)
  • Premature ventricular contractions are very common-they occur in most people at some point. (spinning.com)
  • Severe hypoglycemia caused numerous cardiac arrhythmias including premature ventricular contractions, tachycardia, and high-degree heart block. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Frequent monomorphic premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) may cause a cardiomyopathy (CMP) that is reversible by suppression of the ectopic focus. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • This study investigates whether PVC suppression therapy can improve cardiac function and clinical condition of patients with idiopathic or ischemic CMP and frequent monomorphic PVCs. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Radiofrequency catheter ablation is widely-used to target frequent premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) in patients with and without structural heart disease, with reported ablation-success rate being in the 80% range. (ahajournals.org)
  • The most common sites of origin of these early PVCs were anterior cardiac veins, papillary muscles and mitral valve annulus. (ahajournals.org)
  • p-Potassium was inversely associated with frequency of premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) especially in combination with diuretic treatment (r = -0.22, P = 0.015). (arctichealth.org)
  • The purpose of this study was to use cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) with delayed enhancement to assess the lesions created by RF ablation of idiopathic ventricular tachycardia (VT) and premature ventricular complexes (PVCs). (onlinejacc.org)
  • Electrocardiogram: An ECG often shows premature ventricular complexes (PVCs). (wikipedia.org)
  • Lethal arrhythmias can occur without any abnormal sign in the ECG, or can be preceded by multiple premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) or short runs of ventricular tachycardia ( 3 ). (pnas.org)
  • Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy is a well-recognized and reversible condition, but left ventricular dysfunction due to frequent isolated premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) has not been reported. (semanticscholar.org)
  • An 18-year-old white female with a body mass index of 28 kg/m 2 presented with a 6-month history of intermittent esophageal dysphagia, dizziness, and heavy vomiting associated with frequent premature ventricular complexes (PVCs). (ahajournals.org)
  • In the latter case, they are associated with PVCs, or premature ventricular complexes. (reference.com)
  • A cardiologist may perform a battery of tests such as an electrocardiogram (stress test), ask you to wear a Holter monitor to track your cardiac activity over a period of time or suggest medications.But what are PVCs exactly? (spinning.com)
  • Bouts of fast, nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, premature ventricular complexes (PVCs), sinus tachycardia, and sinus rhythm in a Boxer. (merckvetmanual.com)
  • Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is an inherited arrhythmogenic disorder that causes syncopal episodes related with stress or emotion and even sudden cardiac deaths. (springer.com)
  • How is ventricular tachycardia differentiated from ventricular premature complexes (VPCs)? (medscape.com)
  • Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in neonatal tuberous sclerosis complex and cardiac rhabdomyoma: report of one case. (biomedsearch.com)
  • However, tuberous sclerosis complex with fetal supraventricular tachycardia is rarely reported. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Herein, we report a female neonate diagnosed as tuberous sclerosis complex with cardiac rhabdomyoma presenting as supraventricular tachycardia. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The goal of the trial was to evaluate whether standard medical therapy plus an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) will be associated with improvements in survival compared with standard medical therapy alone in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy, ejection fraction (EF) ≤35%, and spontaneous premature ventricular complexes or nonsustained ventricular tachycardia. (acc.org)
  • Treatment with standard medical therapy plus an ICD will be associated with improvements in survival compared with standard medical therapy alone in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy, EF ≤35%, and spontaneous premature ventricular complexes or nonsustained ventricular tachycardia. (acc.org)
  • Among patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy, EF ≤35%, and spontaneous premature ventricular complexes or nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, treatment with standard medical therapy plus single chamber ICD implantation was associated with a nonsignificant reduction in all-cause mortality. (acc.org)
  • Sudden cardiac death is usually caused by the degeneration of ventricular tachycardia to ventricular fibrillation. (wikipedia.org)
  • They reported that compared with best medical therapy, ICDs reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death in patients with coronary artery disease, unsustained ventricular tachycardia, and an ejection fraction of 40% or less. (medpagetoday.com)
  • The other rare E.C.G. changes include deformity of QRS complexes, prolongation of PR interval, atrial premature beats, and atrial tachycardia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) guidelines support a 300 mg rapid IV bolus in the setting of cardiac arrest due to refractory ventricular fibrillation/pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT). (psychiatryadvisor.com)
  • SCD is frequently caused by an abrupt change in heart rhythm (arrhythmia), most often ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF), that impairs cardiac pumping, thereby depriving vital organs of oxygenated blood. (jci.org)
  • All death or cardiac arrest events were evaluated by at least 2 investigators using a classification scheme that characterized the underlying mechanism as cardiac arrhythmic, cardiac nonarrhythmic or noncardiac. (nih.gov)
  • Forty-five patients (9%) died or had cardiac arrest during the 1-year follow-up, 29 (64%) within 1 hour from the onset of symptoms and 16 greater than 1 hour from the onset of symptoms. (nih.gov)
  • Acute myocardial ischemia or infarction was associated with the death/cardiac arrest event in 16 patients (36%), 8 in the arrhythmic death group. (nih.gov)
  • Discrepancies in classification among reviewers were particularly common in patients with long-standing symptoms of congestive heart failure, in whom it was frequently difficult to identify the precise moment of the onset of symptoms in the death/cardiac arrest event. (nih.gov)
  • Some arrhythmias are life-threatening medical emergencies that can cause cardiac arrest and sudden death. (bionity.com)
  • Nonetheless, the NIOSH investigators offer these recommendations to reduce the risk of on-the-job heart attacks and sudden cardiac arrest among fire fighters. (cdc.gov)
  • However, other heart rhythms are serious and increase risk for life-threatening conditions such as sudden cardiac arrest . (cardiosmart.org)
  • What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest? (cardiosmart.org)
  • Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) happens when the heart suddenly stops beating. (cardiosmart.org)
  • If you suspect someone is in sudden cardiac arrest, call 911 and start CPR right away. (cardiosmart.org)
  • Mild arrhythmias may simply cause discomfort when the heartbeat can be felt in palpitations, while ones that are more serious can cause cardiac arrest or fibrillation, in which the beating chambers of the heart either stop entirely or result in an irregular heartbeat. (lifeextension.com)
  • In these people, silent (asymptomatic) ischemia from coronary artery spasm triggered by ventricular fibrillation may be the cause of cardiac arrest. (nutritionreview.org)
  • Implant ICDs in pediatric survivors of cardiac arrest when a thorough search for a correctable cause is negative and the patient is receiving optimal medical therapy with an expectation of survival for more than a year. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Similarly, at 1 year, 96% of placebo-treated patients vs 93% of active drug-treated patients remained free of cardiac arrest or arrhythmic death (P = .003). (acc.org)
  • Cardiac Arrest in Pediatric Cardiac ICUs: What Are the Differences? (medworm.com)
  • http://journals.lww.com/pccmjournal/Fulltext/2017/10000/Cardiac_Arrest_in_Pediat. (medworm.com)
  • 1] assessing whether bystander compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is equivalent to conventional CPR in children with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). (medworm.com)
  • Sudden cardiac arrest due to coronary vasospasm in a patient with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome during brain surgery: a case report. (annals.org)
  • In cases of cardiac arrest associated with bradyasystole, 1 mg IV atropine can be repeated every 3 to 5 minutes with a cumulative dose not to exceed 3 mg. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
  • Sudden death from cardiac arrest occurs in approximately 300,000 persons per year in the United States. (aafp.org)
  • We report a 37-year-old woman with an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation due to digenic inheritance of long QT syndrome type 2 ( KCNH2 gene) and type 6 ( KCNE2 gene). (hindawi.com)
  • A 37-year-old Iraqi woman, living in the Netherlands, with no cardiac history, was brought to the emergency department with an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) due to ventricular fibrillation (VF). (hindawi.com)
  • Objectives This study aimed to assess the benefit after ablation of premature ventricular complexes (PVC) in patients with frequent PVC and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, regardless of previous structural heart disease (SHD) diagnosis, PVC morphology, or estimated site of origin. (onlinejacc.org)
  • There is increasing interest in identifying patients with frequent premature ventricular complexes (PVC) and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction who may benefit from catheter ablation. (onlinejacc.org)
  • The recent development of catheter ablation was possible, thanks to a rigorous understanding of cardiac anatomy. (intechopen.com)
  • Methods In a consecutive series of 35 patients (19 women, age: 48 ± 15 years, ejection fraction: 0.56 ± 0.12) without structural heart disease who were referred for ablation of ventricular arrhythmias, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging with delayed enhancement was performed before and after ablation. (onlinejacc.org)
  • Ablation lesions were sought in the post-ablation cardiac magnetic resonance images. (onlinejacc.org)
  • Recovery from left ventricular dysfunction after ablation of frequent premature ventricular complexes. (medscape.com)
  • Zang M, Zhang T, Mao J, Zhou S, He B. Beneficial effects of catheter ablation of frequent premature ventricular complexes on left ventricular function. (medscape.com)
  • Stec S, Kulakowski P, Tarnowski W, Binda A. Radiofrequency ablation for premature ventricular complexes-induced dysphagia. (ahajournals.org)
  • Related terms are atrial supraventricular ectopic beats (AEB), atrial supraventricular extrasystole, atrial supraventricular premature beat, atrial supraventricular premature contraction (APC) or junctional premature systoles (JPSs, PJCs). (americanterm.com)
  • A premature ventricular contraction (PVC) is caused by an ectopic cardiac pacemaker located in the ventricle. (medscape.com)
  • A premature ventricular contraction (PVC) is a relatively common event where the heartbeat is initiated by Purkinje fibers in the ventricles rather than by the sinoatrial node. (wikipedia.org)
  • Atrial contraction important during exercise therefore when absent will decrease maximal cardiac output and result in submaximal performance. (vetstream.com)
  • Generation of aberrant impulses in ectopic areas of heart outside of normal cardiac pacemaker cells results in premature contraction. (reference.com)
  • Atrial disease , eg congenital cardiac defects Congenital heart disease: overview , neoplasia Pericardium: neoplasia - heartbase tumor , cardiomyopathy, AV valve disease in older cats. (vetstream.com)
  • Impact of QRS duration of frequent premature ventricular complexes on the development of cardiomyopathy. (medscape.com)
  • All dogs with Boxer cardiomyopathy are at risk of sudden cardiac death. (wikipedia.org)
  • Consider ICD therapy as well as pharmacological therapy for children with a genetic basis (ion channel defects or cardiomyopathy) for either sudden cardiac death or sustained ventricular arrhythmias. (medpagetoday.com)
  • First evidence of premature ventricular complex-induced cardiomyopathy: a potentially reversible cause of heart failure. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Jørg Saberniak (2017) Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)- Impact of exercise on cardiac outcome, differential diagnoses and risk stratification of arrhythmic events. (uio.no)
  • Here we describe the use of an implantable loop recorder to evaluate cardiac rhythms in 4 unanesthetized adult chimpanzees ( Pan troglodytes ), 1 with a history of possible syncope and 3 with the diagnosis of multiform ventricular ectopy (ventricular premature complexes) and cardiomyopathy. (ingentaconnect.com)
  • The electrocardiogram (ECG) showed multiple premature ventricular complexes. (biomedcentral.com)
  • ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 guidelines for management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Develop Guidelines for Management of Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death). (medscape.com)
  • That's the uncomplicated and straightforward consensus of major U.S. and European heart groups that is spelled out in guidelines issued today called Management of Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death. (medpagetoday.com)
  • The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of Chinese medicine Shansong Yangxin capsule for sinus bradycardia complicated with ventricular premature beats. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • OSA has mainly been associated with premature atrial complex short runs, sinus bradycardia, sinus pauses, premature ventricular complexes and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation [ 9 - 11 ], while central sleep apnoea (CSA) has mainly been associated with atrial fibrillation [ 12 ]. (ersjournals.com)
  • Frequent Premature Atrial Complexes Predict New Occurrence of Atrial Fibrillation and Adverse Cardiovascular Events. (verywell.com)
  • Clinical characteristics and features of frequent idiopathic ventricular premature complexes in the Korean population. (medscape.com)
  • Risk Stratification in Patients with Frequent Premature Ventricular Complexes in the Absence of Known Heart Disease. (annals.org)
  • Wallmann D, Tuller D, Wustmann K et al (2007) Frequent atrial premature beats predict paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in stroke patients: an opportunity for a new diagnostic strategy. (springer.com)
  • Electrocardiography revealed left atrial enlargement, isolated frequent ventricular premature complexes, right axis deviation, left ventricular hypertrophy and diffuse T wave abnormalities. (pulsus.com)
  • Assessment of subtle cardiac dysfunction in patients with frequent premature ventricular complexes by real-time three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography. (semanticscholar.org)
  • The 12-lead electrocardiogram at presentation showed sinus rhythm with a frequency of 103 beats per minute and frequent premature ventricular complexes in bigeminy pattern with a QTc interval of 419 ms (Figure 1 ). (hindawi.com)
  • The 12-lead electrocardiogram with sinus rhythm (103 beats per minute) and frequent premature ventricular complexes in bigeminy pattern. (hindawi.com)
  • Days after detubation, episodes of frequent premature beats, nonsustained ventricular tachycardias, and prolonged QTc intervals manifested, and treatment with propranolol was started. (hindawi.com)
  • 1 2 Sudden cardiac death usually occurs in patients with structural heart disease, 2 3 whereas patients with structurally normal hearts generally have a lower risk of death. (ahajournals.org)
  • However, patients with polymorphous VT or ventricular fibrillation, normal cardiac function, and a high incidence of sudden death have recently been described. (ahajournals.org)
  • The Cardiac Arrhythmia Pilot Study (CAPS) was a randomized, double-blind trial of antiarrhythmic drugs (encainide, flecainide, moricizine, imipramine and placebo) in 502 patients with at least 10 ventricular premature complexes/hour, 6 to 60 days after acute myocardial infarction. (nih.gov)
  • Using only the temporal relation of symptoms to categorize deaths or cardiac arrests, the mechanism of 12 (27%) of the 45 patients was in disagreement with the classification based on the Events Committee review. (nih.gov)
  • Asymptomatic patients with known CPVT gene defects should also be treated because sudden cardiac death may be the first manifestation of the disease. (springer.com)
  • We offer state-of-the-art technology including two custom-built Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization Suites and a Hybrid Operating Suite equipped to provide for the interventional treatment of all patients (from a 700g premature infant to an 80-year-old adult) with congenital and acquired heart disease. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • Prognosis of ChHD patients is worse compared with other etiologies, with sudden cardiac death as an important mode of death. (onlinejacc.org)
  • The objectives of the present study aims to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Silodosin in a population of patients wih Premature Ejaculation (PE). (bioportfolio.com)
  • Premature ejaculation (PE), as one of the most common male sexual dysfunctions, has a serious negative impact on the sexual satisfaction of the patients and their sexual partners. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Norpace should not be given to patients uncompensated or marginally compensated congestive heart failure or hypotension unless the congestive heart failure or hypotension is secondary to cardiac arrhythmia . (rxwiki.com)
  • Elderly patients have a high prevalence of supraventricular and ventricular cardiac arrhythmias. (scielo.br)
  • Currently, no non-invasive cardiac pacing device acceptable for prolonged use in conscious patients exists. (nature.com)
  • All patients presenting with palpitations should be evaluated for a cardiac cause. (aafp.org)
  • Findings from cross-sectional studies suggest a high prevalence of cardiac arrhythmias in patients with OSA and a high prevalence of OSA in those with cardiac arrhythmias. (ersjournals.com)
  • In a guideline published by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society in October 2017, experts helped make clear how to reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death in patients with heart rhythm problems. (cardiosmart.org)
  • The recent guidelines highlight the importance of screening patients with heart rhythm problems for risk of sudden cardiac death. (cardiosmart.org)
  • OBJECTIVE - The aim of this study was to determine the predictive value of silent myocardial ischemia (SMI) and cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) in asymptomatic diabetic patients. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • CAN was detected in 33 of the 75 patients (38.9%) who were tested, and a major cardiac event occurred in 11 of them. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • CONCLUSIONS - In asymptomatic diabetic patients, CAN appears to be a better predictor of major cardiac events than SMI. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • In diabetic patients without cardiac symptoms or signs, but with other cardiovascular risk factors, silent myocardial ischemia (SMI) has been found in 10-29% of the cases ( 2 , 3 , 4 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) has been found in 30-70% of unselected diabetic patients ( 6 , 7 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Abumuamar AM, Mollayeva T, Sandor P, Newman D, Nanthakumar K, Shapiro CM. Efficacy of continuous positive airway pressure treatment in patients with cardiac arrhythmia and obstructive sleep apnea: what is the evidence? (springermedizin.de)
  • The recently reported sudden cardiac death in heart failure trial (SCD-HeFT) demonstrated similar relative risk reductions in mortality in ischaemic and non-ischaemic patients (21% and 27%, respectively) suggesting that the use of ICDs in patients with severely depressed left ventricular (LV) function was beneficial regardless of the aetiology of heart failure. (bmj.com)
  • That trial found that ICDs reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death among patients who had an ejection fraction of 30% or less after myocardial infarction. (medpagetoday.com)
  • The voluminous guideline document also provides recommendations for prevention of sudden cardiac death in special populations, including athletes and pediatric patients. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Give only to patients with normal cardiac and pulmonary function, as shown by thallium stress testing and pulmonary function testing. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Use extreme caution when giving to patients with normal thallium stress test and normal pulmonary function tests who have a history of cardiac or pulmonary disease. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • We compared electrocardiogram (ECG) parameters and morphological right ventricular (RV) abnormalities and investigated if ECG and cardiac imaging can help to discriminate early-phase ARVC from RVOT-VT patients. (uio.no)
  • The treatment of choice for patients who experience vagal reactions in the cardiac catheterization laboratory is IV atropine and IV fluids. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
  • Consequently, affected patients have an increased risk of syncope and sudden cardiac death (SCD). (hindawi.com)
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators are indicated for prevention of secondary sudden cardiac death. (onlinejacc.org)
  • DALLAS, Aug. 22 -- Myocardial infarction survivors who have ventricular dysfunction as measured by an ejection fraction of less than 40% should receive implantable cardioverter defibrillators to prevent sudden cardiac death. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Methods, systems, and devices for signal analysis in an implanted cardiac monitoring and treatment device such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. (google.com)
  • This description is the first report of the use of an implantable loop recorder to diagnose cardiac arrhythmias in an unanesthetized great ape species. (ingentaconnect.com)
  • Despite significant advances in experimental and clinical electrophysiology, sudden cardiac death continues to be a major clinical problem and a pathophysiological enigma. (ahajournals.org)
  • Suraj Kapa, M.D., is a board-certified cardiologist with subspecialty certification in cardiac electrophysiology. (mayoclinic.org)
  • He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and obtained specialty training in internal medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Dr. Fowler has been medical director of clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula since 2018. (chomp.org)
  • Our current understanding of the mechanisms responsible for SCD has emerged from decades of basic science investigation into the normal electrophysiology of the heart, the molecular physiology of cardiac ion channels, fundamental cellular and tissue events associated with cardiac arrhythmias, and the molecular genetics of monogenic disorders of heart rhythm. (jci.org)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) showed sinus rhythm with premature ventricular complexes and nonspecific T wave changes (Figure 1 ). (hindawi.com)
  • This therapy uses shock waves to destroy kidney stones and has to be synchronized to the electrocardiogram to reduce the induction of cardiac arrhythmias 15 . (nature.com)
  • atrial complex the P wave of the electrocardiogram , representing electrical activity of the atria. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • QRS complex a group of waves seen on an electrocardiogram , representing ventricular depolarization. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Discerning cardiac from noncardiac causes is important given the potential risk of sudden death in those with an underlying cardiac etiology. (aafp.org)
  • In the past decennia, our knowledge of the genetic etiology of cardiac arrhythmias has enormously increased. (hindawi.com)
  • Avoiding non-responders to cardiac resynchronization therapy: a practical guide. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Fleg JL, Kennedy HL (1982) Cardiac arrhythmias in a healthy elderly population: detection by 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography. (springer.com)
  • Cardiac imaging is recommended if history, physical examination, or electrocardiography suggests structural heart disease. (aafp.org)
  • Electrocardiography may demonstrate atrial arrhythmias (atrial premature complexes, atrial fibrillation), especially in severely affected animals with left atrial dilatation. (merckvetmanual.com)
  • Read about the normal cardiac electrical system. (verywell.com)
  • These impulses interfere with the function of the sinoatrial, or SA, node, which becomes refractory as a compensatory mechanism and skips a beat to restore normal cardiac rhythm, according to LearnTheHeart.com. (reference.com)
  • Compensatory pauses associated with PACs are usually incomplete, because they enter the normal cardiac pacemaker, which resets it and results in the earlier firing of the next impulse from SA node. (reference.com)
  • Symptomatic obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) has been proven to be a risk factor for hypertension and vascular dysfunction, and has been proposed to be causally related with cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. (ersjournals.com)
  • These results indicate that the method can be efficiently applied to detect arrhythmias as well as to identify ions that may contribute to the development of cardiac arrhythmias. (scirp.org)
  • In conclusion, there is preliminary evidence that OSA is associated with the development of cardiac arrhythmias. (ersjournals.com)
  • Operating under the control of a complex internal electrical system, the heart beats out a continual rhythm from a few weeks after conception until death. (blakemedicalcenter.com)
  • Engstrom G, Hedblad B, Juul-Moller S, Tyden P, Janzon L (2000) Cardiac arrhythmias and stroke: increased risk in men with high frequency of atrial ectopic beats. (springer.com)
  • These premature beats can be found occasionally in healthy people and more commonly in some pathologic conditions , typically in the case of drug cardiotoxicity , electrolyte imbalance , mitral valve surgery, and cold water immersion . (wikipedia.org)
  • Physical examination The physical examination is often unremarkable, although an arrhythmia characterized by premature beats may be detected. (wikipedia.org)
  • Frequency of premature ventricular complexes (PVC) was expressed as percent per total beats/24 h (%PVC), and PVC configuration was recorded. (uio.no)
  • Our aim was to investigate the association between post-procedural burden of supraventricular ectopic complexes (SVEC) and the risk of long-term atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence. (diva-portal.org)
  • Cardiac rhabdomyoma, the most common cardiac tumor of infant and child, has been known to be associated with tuberous sclerosis complex. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Interventional cardiology is truly the future of heart care for children and adults, allowing complex procedures to be successfully completed while leaving the patient with a band-aid, rather than a scar. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • Darren P. Berman, MD is co-Director of Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Therapy in The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital and an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • Cardiology was consulted for unexplained symptoms and given family history of premature heart disease. (hindawi.com)
  • Premature atrial complexes, or PACs, are "extra" heartbeats that arise within the atria of the heart. (verywell.com)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia is any of a group of conditions in which the electrical activity of the heart is irregular or is faster or slower than normal. (bionity.com)
  • We begin with the location of the heart inside the mediastinum, position of cardiac chambers, pericardial space and neighboring structures of the heart. (intechopen.com)
  • The mineral magnesium tends to stabilize the heart, and intravenous infusions of magnesium are sometimes given to people in cardiac intensive care. (blakemedicalcenter.com)
  • People with congestive heart failure (CHF) are likely to use both digoxin and loop diuretics (another type of diuretic that depletes magnesium), and the net result can be cardiac arrhythmias 5-8 One small double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that magnesium supplements reduced episodes of ventricular arrhythmia in people with CHF. (blakemedicalcenter.com)
  • Cardiac myxomas are the most common tumours of the heart, with 75% located in the left atrium [ 1 , 2 ]. (pulsus.com)
  • Ventricular fibrillation, the most serious type, causes a rapid heart rhythm and is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death. (cardiosmart.org)
  • We've made great progress in understanding the causes of sudden cardiac death and the role of genetics in heart risk, the guideline authors say. (cardiosmart.org)
  • Low magnesium levels raise the risk of developing potentially fatal disorders of heart rhythm, known as cardiac arrhythmias . (lifeextension.com)
  • Sudden cardiac death occurs most often in people who have had past heart attacks (myocardial infarction), but can also occur in young healthy individuals. (nutritionreview.org)
  • Sudden cardiac death also occurs in individuals with no anatomical or electrophysiologic evidence of heart disease. (nutritionreview.org)
  • The heart showed multiple cardiac rhabdomyomas. (ispub.com)
  • This set of recommendations is the third in a series of guidelines from the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the European Society of Cardiology that address management of cardiac rhythm disorders. (medpagetoday.com)
  • And the debate reached a crescendo with the release of the SCD-HeFT (Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure) results in 2004. (medpagetoday.com)
  • In most other species atrial fibrillation is associated with underlying cardiac disease Heart: disease - overview . (vetstream.com)
  • Atrial premature complex (APC) Heart: supraventricular premature complex → atrial fibrillation (AF). (vetstream.com)
  • These factors are enhanced in the presence of underlying cardiac pathology which results in atrial enlargement, eg mitral regurgitation Heart: mitral regurgitation or large ventricular septal defects Heart: ventricular septal defect . (vetstream.com)
  • Electrolyte imbalance, systemic, infectious or inflammatory disease can predispose to AF by causing APCs Heart: atrial premature complex . (vetstream.com)
  • For example, cases of bradyarrhythmia and heart block during a seizure might require a cardiac pacemaker. (medscape.com)
  • To maintain cardiac output, the vagal nerve tone is lowered by autonomic centers, so that the heart rate is increased and the cardiac output can remain stable. (medscape.com)
  • Transcatheter Valve Implantation, Catheter-based Intervention for Children and Adults with Complex Congenital Heart Disease, Catheter closure of PDA in the premature infant, Novel Stent Techniques, Radiation Reduction, 3D Rotational Angiography and 3D Multimodality Fusion, Safety and Reduction of Complications in the Cath Lab, Occluded Vessel Re-Canalizations, Hepatic Re-routing after Fontan, Management of Newborn with HLHS and an Intact Atrial Septum etc. (lebonheur.org)
  • The abrupt cessation of effective cardiac function due to an aberrant heart rhythm can cause sudden and unexpected death at any age, a syndrome called sudden cardiac death (SCD). (jci.org)
  • The normal initiation and orderly propagation of the cardiac impulse through the heart requires a tightly orchestrated sequence of changes in ionic currents that sum to produce the dynamic and phasic change in membrane potential referred to as the cardiac action potential (Figure 1 ). (jci.org)
  • In the setting of insulin-induced severe hypoglycemia, it remains unknown whether fatal cardiac arrhythmias are mediated by brain neuroglycopenia per se or systemic factors acting directly on the heart. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • An intermittent event (loop) monitor is preferred for documenting cardiac arrhythmias, particularly when they occur infrequently. (aafp.org)
  • PACs are early (that is, premature) electrical impulses that are generated within the cardiac atria, but not from the sinus node. (verywell.com)
  • Irritation of the atrial myocardium causes premature depolarization of a region of the atria which spreads across the atria to the AV node. (vetstream.com)
  • Echocardiography demonstrates malformation of the mitral valve complex (fused chordae tendineae and thickened, immobile valve leaflets, abnormal appearance to the papillary muscles) and left atrial and ventricular dilatation. (merckvetmanual.com)
  • However, under pathological conditions, cardiac myocytes can self-generate their own impulses after a normal excitation. (pnas.org)
  • Data from the Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial (CAST), a study designed to test the hypothesis that suppression of ventricular premature complexes would improve survival. (physionet.org)
  • Sometimes we do see what is called sinus node dysfunction that can occur after cardiac surgery. (medhelp.org)
  • When mitral regurgitation is severe, cardiac output decreases and signs of poor cardiac output may occur (weakness, syncope). (merckvetmanual.com)
  • Clinical studies using electrocardiograms (ECGs) have found that cardiac arrhythmias associated with corrected QT (QTc) prolongation occur during moderate hypoglycemia ( 18 - 21 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Most cardiac events are precipitated by vigorous exercise or emotional stress, but they also can occur during sleep. (aafp.org)
  • All athletes should have preparticipation physicals with attention paid to a family history of premature death or sudden cardiac death or specific evidence of cardiac diseases such as cardiomyopathies or ion channel abnormalities. (medpagetoday.com)
  • A recent Cochrane meta-analysis did not confirm the benefits of fish and fish oil in the secondary prevention of cardiac death and myocardial infarction. (cmaj.ca)
  • Left atrial masses can present in many bizarre forms and it is important to identify them early to reverse the sometimes irreversible cardiac hemodynamic adaptations that often accompany such disease when they present in late stages. (pulsus.com)
  • Abnormalities in the concentrations of metallic ions such as calcium and potassium can, in principle, lead to cardiac arrhythmias. (scirp.org)
  • Conclusions Abnormal heterogeneous sympathetic innervation exists in these dogs with inherited ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. (ahajournals.org)
  • It is characterized by the premature QRS complex on ECG that is of abnormal shape and great duration (generally >129 msec). (bioportfolio.com)
  • Rhythm: Irregular Rate: varies P-wave: Premature, abnormal shape PR: Normal QRS: Usually normal Premature P-wave with a narrow QRS. (studystack.com)
  • QTc prolongation represents dispersion of ventricle depolarization and can lead to increased risk of fatal cardiac arrhythmias ( 22 - 24 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • If you have Afib (Atrial Fibrillation) or any type of cardiac arrhythmia and need life insurance, some arrhythmia can be harmless and have very little impact on your life insurance rate. (americanterm.com)
  • Arrhythmias increase with age and supraventricular and ventricular premature complexes, atrial fibrillation and intraventricular conduction abnormalities are observed. (scielo.br)
  • Amiodarone, a powerful antiarrhythmic agent, is frequently used in the management of a variety of supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
  • Many such deaths are not witnessed, and without cardiac monitoring at the time of death the assumption of an underlying arrhythmic cause is speculative. (bmj.com)
  • PACs are the most common variety of cardiac arrhythmia . (verywell.com)
  • The frequency of premature atrial complexes (PACs) has been related with atrial fibrillation (AF) occurrence and adverse prognosis. (springer.com)
  • El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la prevalencia de disritmias cardíacas y de alteraciones del segmento ST en el perioperatorio por intermedio del Holter en pacientes ancianos sometidos a cirugía de resección transuretral de la próstata (RTU) y herniorrafia inguinal bajo raquianestesia. (scielo.br)
  • Evaluación por el Sistema Holter en el pre-operatorio (12 horas), intra-operatorio (3 horas) y pos-operatorio (12 horas). (scielo.br)
  • Interventional cardiology is an internationally recognized program that provides a full spectrum of diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization procedures. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • Dramatic improvements in interventional cardiac catheterization treatments and techniques allow specialists to care for more and more cardiac problems without surgery. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • Aimee Armstrong, MD, is the Director of Cardiac Catheterization & Interventional Therapies at Nationwide Children's Hospital. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • Her research interests include pediatric and fetal interventional cardiology, clinical trials in congenital interventional catheterization and innovations research for pediatric cardiac catheterization. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • RV ejection fraction (RVEF) was assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). (uio.no)