Cardiac Complexes, Premature: 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.Myocytes, Cardiac: Striated muscle cells found in the heart. They are derived from cardiac myoblasts (MYOBLASTS, CARDIAC).Cardiac Output: 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).Heart: The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.Arrhythmias, Cardiac: 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.Cardiac Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the heart.Death, Sudden, Cardiac: 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)Cardiomegaly: 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.Cardiac Tamponade: 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.Cardiac Pacing, Artificial: Regulation of the rate of contraction of the heart muscles by an artificial pacemaker.Heart Diseases: Pathological conditions involving the HEART including its structural and functional abnormalities.Myocardium: 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.Cardiac Catheterization: Procedures in which placement of CARDIAC CATHETERS is performed for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.Myocardial Contraction: Contractile activity of the MYOCARDIUM.Heart Arrest: 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.Heart Ventricles: 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.Myoblasts, Cardiac: Precursor cells destined to differentiate into cardiac myocytes (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC).Heart Failure: 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.Cardiomyopathies: 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).Cardiac Myosins: Myosin type II isoforms found in cardiac muscle.Cardiac Imaging Techniques: 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.Electrocardiography: 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.Cardiac Glycosides: 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.Heart Rate: The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.Echocardiography: Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.Cardiac Output, Low: 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.Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Occurrence of heart arrest in an individual when there is no immediate access to medical personnel or equipment.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Hemodynamics: The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.Myocardial Infarction: NECROSIS of the MYOCARDIUM caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart (CORONARY CIRCULATION).Cardiac Volume: 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.Ventricular Remodeling: 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.Heart Transplantation: The transference of a heart from one human or animal to another.Troponin I: One of the three polypeptide chains that make up the TROPONIN complex. It inhibits F-actin-myosin interactions.Ventricular Function, Left: 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.Heart Defects, Congenital: Developmental abnormalities involving structures of the heart. These defects are present at birth but may be discovered later in life.Stroke Volume: 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.Blood Pressure: PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: The restoration of the sequential order of contraction and relaxation of the HEART ATRIA and HEART VENTRICLES by atrio-biventricular pacing.Heart Function Tests: Examinations used to diagnose and treat heart conditions.Troponin T: 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.Vipoma: 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.Glucagonoma: 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.Insulinoma: A benign tumor of the PANCREATIC BETA CELLS. Insulinoma secretes excess INSULIN resulting in HYPOGLYCEMIA.Adenoma, Islet Cell: A benign tumor of the pancreatic ISLET CELLS. Usually it involves the INSULIN-producing PANCREATIC BETA CELLS, as in INSULINOMA, resulting in HYPERINSULINISM.Treatment Outcome: 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.Pancreatic Neoplasms: 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).Neuroendocrine Tumors: 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.Ventricular Premature Complexes: A type of cardiac arrhythmia with premature contractions of the HEART VENTRICLES. It is characterized by the premature QRS complex on ECG that is of abnormal shape and great duration (generally >129 msec). It is the most common form of all cardiac arrhythmias. Premature ventricular complexes have no clinical significance except in concurrence with heart diseases.Bradycardia: Cardiac arrhythmias that are characterized by excessively slow HEART RATE, usually below 50 beats per minute in human adults. They can be classified broadly into SINOATRIAL NODE dysfunction and ATRIOVENTRICULAR BLOCK.Electrocardiography, Ambulatory: Method in which prolonged electrocardiographic recordings are made on a portable tape recorder (Holter-type system) or solid-state device ("real-time" system), while the patient undergoes normal daily activities. It is useful in the diagnosis and management of intermittent cardiac arrhythmias and transient myocardial ischemia.

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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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 ...
Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of Arrhythmias and Conduction Disorders from the Professional Version of the Merck Manuals.
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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
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Class Ib antiarrhythmic agents are sodium channel blockers. They have fast onset and offset kinetics, meaning that they have little or no effect at slower heart rates, and more effects at faster heart rates. Class Ib agents shorten the action potential duration and reduce refractoriness. These agents will decrease Vmax in partially depolarized cells with fast response action potentials. They either do not change the action potential duration, or they may decrease the action potential duration. Class Ib drugs tend to be more specific for voltage gated Na channels than Ia. Lidocaine in particular is highly frequency dependent, in that it has more activity with increasing heart rates. This is because lidocaine selectively blocks Na channels in their open and inactive states and has little binding capability in the resting state. Class Ib agents are indicated for the treatment of ventricular tachycardia and symptomatic premature ventricular beats, and prevention of ventricular fibrillation. Class Ib ...
The changes in the final ventricular complex, the T-wave, and in the S-T segment of the electrocardiogram in coronary thrombosis have been extensively studied, both experimentally and clinically, since the early works of Herrick,1 Smith,2 and Pardee.3 As a result, it has been generally accepted that characteristic changes do occur in the majority of the cases, following an attack of coronary thrombosis.. In contrast, the changes in the initial ventricular complex have, up to recent years, received much less attention. Smith2 and Wearn4 observed that in coronary thrombosis the initial ventricular complex may not rarely be of a very small ...
Hyperkalemia is often seen in acute poisoning, but may be absent in chronic toxicity. Serum digoxin levels are neither sensitive nor specific for toxicity. However, those patients with higher levels (>2 ng/mL) are more likely to experience toxicity. Almost any dysrhythmia, except for rapidly conducted atrial dysrhythmias, may be seen with toxicity; however, the most common finding is premature ventricular beats. The differential diagnosis includes sinus node disease or toxicity from calcium channel blockers, β-blockers, class IA antidysrhythmics, clonidine, other cardiotoxic plants, or intrinsic conduction disease. ...
CTEPH should be considered in all patients with unexplained PH and the first step in diagnosis should be obtaining the patients medical history. Pulmonary embolism is the most common cause of CTEPH. Although it was previously estimated that up to 63% of patients with CTEPH have no history of acute pulmonary embolism [2], recent data from an international prospective registry of patients with newly diagnosed CTEPH suggest a much lower value. Previous pulmonary embolism was confirmed for 74.8% of patients and deep-vein thrombosis in 56.1% [5], which is in line with findings from other recent studies [4]. Other risk factors that may suggest the presence of CTEPH include ventriculo-atrial shunt, indwelling catheters and leads (such as chronic dialysis catheters and pacemakers or automated implantable cardiac defibrillator leads), splenectomy, thyroid replacement therapy, inflammatory bowel disease and a history of malignancy [7, 8].. Obtaining the patients history should be followed by physical ...
Despite the link between CTEPH and VTE, some classic plasmatic thromboembolic risk factors including antithrombin, protein C and protein S deficiency, and factor V Leiden mutation have been found not to be associated with CTEPH [5, 37]. However, elevated plasma concentrations of factor VIII, lupus anticoagulant and antiphospholipid antibodies, all three of which are risk factors for VTE, have been found to be associated with CTEPH [35, 37, 38]. Fibrinolytic factors have also been investigated, but have not been found to be significantly abnormal in patients with CTEPH [39]. Further nonplasmatic specific risk factors for VTE have also been identified as risk factors for CTEPH. Splenectomy, infected ventriculoatrial shunts, thyroid replacement therapy, malignancy and chronic inflammatory conditions, including osteomyelitis and inflammatory bowel disease, are all significantly associated with CTEPH and have a negative impact on prognosis [35, 40-42].. As with the other mechanisms involved in the ...
Do all QRS complexes look alike? What is the length of the QRS complex? usually greater than 0.12 sec; wide and bizarre with the ST segment and the T wave in opposite direction of QRS; may be unifocal or multifocal (exhibit different morphologies) ...
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Image 2. The rhythm changes to a junctional bradycardia at ~33 bpm.. There are likely retrograde P-waves after the QRS complexes in beats 1-4, best seen in V1 and aVR as upright deflections immediately following the QRS. Retrograde P-waves in these leads will usually be inverted (ie, upright, as they are typically inverted in normal sinus rhythm).. The 5th QRS complex is a sinus beat - narrow complex and preceded by a P-wave with a normal PR interval.. The 6th QRS complex is a junctional beat with a retrograde P-wave preceding the QRS with a PR interval ,120 ms (best seen in inferior leads).. Image 3. Junctional bradycardia continues for 2 beats, followed by a sinus beat, then the rhythm returns to AF.. The 7th beat is a wide complex premature beat with no preceding P-wave, and may be a PVC (arising from a ventricular focus) or an Ashman beat (an aberrantly conducted beat arising from a supraventricular focus).. Overall, these findings suggest sinus node dysfunction, also called sick sinus ...
I have always suffered with palpitations. I had check-ups which included scans, ecg, stress tests and 24 hour holter monitors. extrasystoles and not t...
Methods and Results Simultaneous optical mapping of transmembrane potential (Vm) and Ca2+ transients was performed in normal rabbit hearts during subepicardial injections (50 μl) of norepinephrine (NE, 30-250 μM) or control (normal Tyrodes). The protocol was performed at baseline and during partial gap junction uncoupling with carbenoxolone (CBX). Local NE produced premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) arising from the application site in all 15 hearts, and a dose-response was evident (low-dose: 0.45±0.62 vs high-dose: 1.33±1.46 PVCs/application, p,0.0001). NE-induced PVCs demonstrated areas of abnormal Vm-Ca2+ delay at the initiation site, indicating a Ca2+-mediated mechanism. PVCs were more inducible with NE at RV vs LV injection sites (1.48±1.50 vs 0.55±0.89, p,0.01) and following CBX (2.18±1.43 vs 1.33±1.46, p,0.05). Analysis of NE tissue exposure and Vm-Ca2+ dynamics revealed that differences in focal arrhythmia propensity between RV and LV, and following gap junction uncoupling ...
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A premature ventricular contraction, also known as PVC, can feel like your heart skipped a beat. Surprisingly, this is common for almost everyone,...
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Rajab et al. (16) described 11 cases of CGL, of which 6 experienced sudden cardiac death at an early age. They reported the case of a 14-year-old boy with CGL who was found to have had multiple episodes of palpitations and syncope secondary to both ventricular and supraventricular tachycardia, as well as sinus bradycardia. Electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed a prolonged corrected QT of ∼ 450-480 ms, for indicating long QT syndrome. Long QT syndrome is a congenital disorder characterized by ECG evidence of a prolonged QT interval, which may lead to ventricular tachyarrhythmias, syncope, cardiac arrest, or sudden cardiac death. Another patient was noted to have syncope, with a cardiac loop recorder revealing supraventricular and ventricular tachycardia and frequent ventricular extrasystoles; eventually, at the age of 13 years, this patient sustained cardiac arrest secondary to ventricular fibrillation that was refractory to defibrillation. Another five patients reported by Rajab et al. sustained ...
Accidental hypothermia has a high mortality and is associated with cardiac arrhythmias. To determine the incidence of arrhythmias and their importance 22 patients with accidental hypothermia (core temperature less than 35 degrees C) were studied by 12 lead electrocardiography and continuous recording of cardiac rhythm. Although 14 of the patients died (64%), only six died while hypothermic. Prolongation of the Q-T interval and the presence of J waves were related to the severity of the hypothermia. Supraventricular arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, were common (nine cases) and benign. Ventricular extrasystoles were also common (10 cases), but ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation did not occur during rewarming. In eight patients who died while being monitored the terminal rhythm was asystole. There was no correlation between the severity of hypothermia or the rate of rewarming and the clinical outcome. In the absence of malignant arrhythmias there is no indication for using ...
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Study Objective: To determine whether clinical markers and preoperative dipyridamole-thallium imaging are both useful in predicting ischemic events after vascular surgery.. Design: Retrospective, observational study.. Setting: University medical center.. Patients: Two hundred fifty-four consecutive patients referred to a nuclear cardiology laboratory before surgery. Forty-four patients had surgery cancelled or postponed after clinical evaluation and dipyridamole-thallium imaging. Surgery was not confirmed for ten. Two hundred patients receiving prompt vascular surgery were the study group.. Measurements and Main Results: Thirty patients (15%) had early postoperative cardiac ischemic events, with cardiac death in 6 (3%) and nonfatal myocardial infarction in 9 (4.5%). Logistic regression identified five clinical predictors (Q waves, history of ventricular ectopic activity, diabetes, advanced age, angina) and two dipyridamole-thallium predictors of postoperative events. Of patients with none of the ...
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Dr. Atigas expertise is the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), ventricular tachycardia, premature ventricular complexes (PVCs), and bradycardia. He is also a specialist in determining causes of syncope. To Electrophysiology
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Early afterdepolarizations (EADs) are linked to both triggered arrhythmias and reentrant arrhythmias by causing premature ventricular complexes (PVCs), focal excitations, or heterogeneous tissue substrates for reentry formation. However, a critical n
TY - JOUR. T1 - The Prehospital Use of Albuterol Inhalation Treatments. AU - Vonderohe, Eric A.. AU - Jones, James H.. AU - McGrath, Roland B.. AU - Bell, Leon H.. PY - 1991/9. Y1 - 1991/9. N2 - The use of bronch odilators in the prehospital EMS setting is common. This study examined the safety of the administration of 2.5 mg albuterol using a hand-held nebulizer for the treatment of such patients. A total of 55 patients were included. Following treatment, peak expiratory flow rates (PEFR) increased a mean of 27 L/min, ventilatory rate decreased four breaths/min, heart rate decreased slightly, and systolic blood pressure increased 10 mmHg. Five of the 53 patients in whom cardiac rhythm was monitored, had premature ventricular complexes prior to treatment; only one did following therapy. Breath sounds improved in 61 % and were unchanged in 39%. Breathing was reported by the patient as improved in 51 of the 53 (93%) and only one felt worse. Adverse reactions were reported in 15 %, but none were ...
The author recorded arterial blood pressure by direct method and ECG in 94 patients during laryngoscopy and intubation. A rise of the mean arterial blood pressure was observed from 104 to 153 mm Hg together with the appearance of ventricular premature beats in patients with normal arterial blood pressure and without arhythmia before the procedure. Superficial analgesia of the pharynx, larynx and trachea failed to prevent the rise of arterial pressure during intubation. The procedure of superficial analgesia connected with intubation caused also a rise in the arterial blood pressure and arrhythmia ...
Skip to 12 hours later. After waking up still tired and then having to present a speech at my churchs Annual Womens Meeting, taking care of a grumpy toddler, receiving some discouraging news about a friend, and dealing with with a nasty tension headache, I laid down on my bed only to experience a series of skipped beats. Im sure I was in bigeminy for a minute or so before I switched positions and the palpitations diminished. Needless to say, those are the ugly kind of heart palpitations ...
Skip to 12 hours later. After waking up still tired and then having to present a speech at my churchs Annual Womens Meeting, taking care of a grumpy toddler, receiving some discouraging news about a friend, and dealing with with a nasty tension headache, I laid down on my bed only to experience a series of skipped beats. Im sure I was in bigeminy for a minute or so before I switched positions and the palpitations diminished. Needless to say, those are the ugly kind of heart palpitations ...
Okay...what the? I had to see a cardiologist today because of premature ventricular contractions. I have thyroid problems, adrenal exhaustion and am estrogen
Premature ventricular contractions is one of the most common symptomatic arrhythmia. Antiarrhythmia drugs for premature ventricular contractions, such as beta-blockers and sodium channel blockers, can cause bradycardia. For sinus bradycardia patients complicated with premature ventricular contractions, its hard for doctors to make decision. 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. Secondary endpoints are evaluation of the Shensong Yangxin capsule on quality of life. This study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, multi-center trial. Sinus bradycardia patients(average heart rate 45-59 beat per minute) associated with premature ventricular contractions (PVC number ,10000 ...
... •Types of Thyroid replacement hormones. •Long-term use of these drugs is associated with depletion of thyroid and tissue iodine levels. •Use iodine/iodide in preference to thyroid hormone supplementation Types of Thyroid replacement hormones. Synthetic thyroid hormone (levothyroxine sodium) -a synthetic form of thyroxine (t4) normally secreted by the thyroid glands follicular cells.. - Used to treat hypothyroidism and also goiter (via its ability to lower Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)). - Ineffective form of thyroid hormone because it contains only T4 - A patient with liver problems cannot convert it to the active form, T3. This is especially prevalent in estrogen-dominant women. The worst effect of Synthroid is its suppression of pituitary TSH, which in turn, suppresses T3 from the thyroid.. - Brand names - include Levothroid, Synthroid, Levoxyl, , Unithroid, Eltroxin, Levaxin, Norton, Eutrosig, Oroxine, Tirosint. Natural Dessicated Thyroid hormones ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Clinical significance of additional ablation of atrial premature beats after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. AU - Kim, In Soo. AU - Yang, Pil Sung. AU - Kim, Tae Hoon. AU - Park, Junbeum. AU - Park, Jin Kyu. AU - Uhm, Jae Sun. AU - Joung, Boyoung. AU - Lee, Moon Hyoung. AU - Pak, Hui Nam. PY - 2016/1. Y1 - 2016/1. N2 - Purpose: The clinical significance of post-procedural atrial premature beats immediately after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) has not been clearly determined. We hypothesized that the provocation of immediate recurrence of atrial premature beats (IRAPB) and additional ablation improves the clinical outcome of AF ablation. Materials and Methods: We enrolled 200 patients with AF (76.5% males; 57.4±11.1 years old; 64.3% paroxysmal AF) who underwent catheter ablation. Post-procedure IRAPB was defined as frequent atrial premature beats (≥6/min) under isoproterenol infusion (5 μg/min), monitored for 10 min after internal cardioversion, and ...
Co-morbidties (other diseases), in particular associated autoimmune diseases, are a common problem in MSers. As part of an holistic approach to MS we need to be aware of this and monitor for them. Thyroid disease is one of he biggies, simply because it is so common. The lifetime prevalence of autoimmune thyroid disease in MSers is about double the background rate with ~10% of MSers developing an under active thyroid or hypothyroidism. One the commonest symptoms of hypothyroidism is fatigue, lack of energy and mood problems. These symptoms are so common that I routinely monitor thyroid function in all the MSers under my care on an annual basis who have these symptoms. I typically pick-up one, or may be 2 cases, a year that need thyroid replacement therapy. Recently the practice of non-evidence based routine blood screening has been queried by NHS managers as waste of NHS resources. We now to need to justify our practice based on medical need and cost-effectiveness. Unfortunately, we don;t have ...
Thyroid cancers account for less than 1% of all malignancies but are much the most frequent cancers of endocrine organs.Follicular epithelial cell cancer-the commonest type; may be induced by exposure to radiation; can be highly undifferentiated or differentiate into recognizable follicular cells, sometimes with retention of hormone biosynthesis; typically present with an asymptomatic thyroid nodule; usually diagnosed by fine needle aspiration biopsy; treatment is typically by total or near total thyroidectomy, with radio-iodine then administered to remove any remaining thyroid tissue (followed by long-term thyroid replacement therapy)....
Monitoring patients on thyroid replacement therapy Confirmation of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) suppression in thyroid cancer patients on thyroxine therapy Prediction of thyrotropin-releasing hormone-stimulated TSH response An aid in the diagnosis of primary hyperthyroidism Differential diagnosis of hypothyroidismThe test is done to assess the level of FT4, It detects the biologically active fraction in circulating blood. Free T4 is the metabolically active fraction of thyroxine. FT4 along with TSH gives an accurate status of thyroid function in patients. This assay is useful for diagnosing both Hypo / Hyperthyroidism. ...
Trenbolone acetate 100mg - a drug that improves myocardial metabolism and muscle tissue. On chemical structure similar to endogenous energy-rich phosphocreatine. It stops the process of destruction of the sarcolemma of cardiomyocytes and ischemic myocytes, provides energy intracellular transport. By improving microcirculation drug reduces the size of necrosis and ischemia. When ischemia and post-ischemic reperfusion has antiarrhythmic effect, which is associated with a decrease in ventricular ectopic activity and the preservation of the physiological functions of the cells of Purkinje fibers. Pharmacokinetics Distribution - If a single on / in…. Read More ...
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With adenosine, the rhythm stopped briefly, but then immediately reinitiated. The EKG, however, changed considerably to this EKG. (Beta blockers were administered and had little affect on the patients tachycardia rate. Note that the 5th and 7th beats of the subsequent EKG have the same morphology as the wide complex beats seen in the first EKG, except the 7th beat is somewhat narrower, making it consistent with a fusion beat between the narrow-complex rhythm and a PVC. Hence, the wide complex beats in the original EKG are from a ventricular source (ventricular bigeminy) and the narrow-complex beats are being driven by a long-RP supraventricular tachycardia (the second rhythm of the tango ...
How to manage with anger and anxiety. I have bad atrial fibrillation, lots of extrasystoles, hyperparathyroidism etc, etc. I am very odd and fear myself. I am frustrated due to health authoirities. Can...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The R-on-T phenomenon during supraventricular tachycardia in childhood. AU - Sung, Ruey J.. AU - Gelband, Henry. AU - Myerburg, Robert J.. AU - Castellanos, Agustin. AU - Tamer, Dolores M.. PY - 1976. Y1 - 1976. N2 - The electrocardiographic R on T phenomenon was observed in the absence of Wolff Parkinson White syndrome during recurrent episodes of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) with rates between 240 to 275 per minute in a 5 year old boy. The rapid ventricular response during SVT corroborates the recent finding of a short refractory period of the A V node in children. The demonstration of the R on T phenomenon in this child may be important in attempting to understand the pathogenesis of sudden death in children.. AB - The electrocardiographic R on T phenomenon was observed in the absence of Wolff Parkinson White syndrome during recurrent episodes of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) with rates between 240 to 275 per minute in a 5 year old boy. The rapid ventricular ...
0068]Patients with cystinosis are required to ingest oral cysteamine (Cystagon) every 6 hours, day and night. When taken regularly, cysteamine can deplete intracellular cystine by up to 90% (as measured in circulating white blood cells), and this has been shown to reduce the rate of progression to kidney failure/transplantation and also to obviate the need for thyroid replacement therapy. Unfortunately, because of the strict treatment regimen and the associated symptoms, nonadherence with cysteamine therapy remains a problem, particularly among adolescent and young adult patients. Certainly, by reducing the frequency of required cysteamine dosing adherence can be improved. The disclosure shows a strong statistical association between the maximum plasma concentration (Cmax) of cysteamine and AOC measurements for leukocyte cystine (P,0.001). A higher Cmax is achieved after delivery of cysteamine into the small intestine than when infused into the stomach or colon; this may be due to improved ...
Introduction: Bidirectional ventricular tachycardia (BVT) is a rare arrhythmia characterized by QRS complexes with an axis in the frontal plane alternating polarity in the precordial leads and right bundle branch block (RBBB) morphology. To the best of our knowledge, there is no previous report in dilated cardiomyopathy or in the context of a probable peripartum cardiomyopathy. Case Presentation: A 26-year-old, 9-month female patient, with no significant past medical history (the patient denies medication intake, herbs like aconite, trouble during delivery, any heart issues or family history of sudden death or cardiomyopathies) who presents to the emergency room due to 11 days of dyspnea, exacerbated by daily activities, orthopnea, and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea ...
Background: Many dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) patients have improvement in cardiac function with therapy. TRED-HF investigated the safety and feasibility of therapy withdrawal in such patients.. Methods: 45 participants from TRED-HF, (25 - control group and 20 - therapy withdrawal group), who had cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) at baseline and follow-up were included (Figure 1). Change in VE burden (number of ventricular ectopic beats per minute) during exercise between baseline and follow-up was compared between groups in the randomised phase using the Mann-Whitney test. Twenty patients in the control group had therapy withdrawn in the cross-over phase with repeat CPET at follow-up. Change in VE burden amongst these patients was compared between the control and cross-over phases using the paired samples sign test. Correlation between change in VE burden and changes in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), NT-pro-BNP and peak VO2 was examined using Spearmans correlation. Baseline ...
Background: To explore the conditions most dangerous for the emergence of sustained Ventricular Tachycardia or Ventricular Fibrillation (VT/VF) a new computational model ..
A few minutes later, I went back to his bedroom and his heart was doing a dance. 40 beats a minute, 80 bpm, bigeminy, 40 beats a minute. And through it all, he was sleeping and breathing peacefully. I wish I wasnt able to hear his heart valve from across the room ...
1. Two methods for preparation of the toxin in a purified crystalline form are described.. 2. The toxin is probably a secondary proteose.. 3. It has an excitatory parasympathetic effect on the uterus of the guinea-pig and on the intestine of the rabbit. The effect is abolished by atropine.. 4. It causes excessive salivary secretion, again abolished by atropine.. 5. It causes partial or complete block of perfused isolated amphibian and mammalian hearts. It also causes extrasystoles. Both effects are abolished by atropine.. 6. The minimum lethal dose for rats is 0.035-0.05 mg. toxin/100 g. body weight. Atropine did not save the life of the animal although it prolonged it.. 7. The possibility of a histamine-like action of the venom is discussed.. ...
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Explore arrhythmia symptoms, causes and diagnoses for three general types of arrhythmias: tachycardia, bradycardia and premature ventricular contractions.
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CARDIAC TAMPONADE (WITH HIGH-DOSE CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE); IV-chest pain, hypotension, tachycardia, thrombosis, arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, cardiomegaly, ECG changes, edema, heart block, hypertension, left-sided heart failure, pericardial effusion, ventricular extrasystoles. GI: PO-druginduced hepatitis, nausea, vomiting; IV-abdominal enlargement, anorexia, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, hematemesis, nausea, rectal discomfort, vomiting, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, hepatomegaly, pancreatitis, stomatitis. GU: oliguria, dysuria, hematuria. Derm: PO-itching, rashes, acne, alopecia, erythema nodosum, exfoliative dermatitis, hyperpigmentation. Endo: PO-sterility, gynecomastia. F and E: hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, hypophosphatemia. Hemat: ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Long-term outcome following programmed electrical stimulation in patients with high-grade ventricular ectopy. AU - Kharsa, M. H.. AU - Gold, R. L.. AU - Moore, H.. AU - Yazaki, Y.. AU - Haffajee, C. I.. AU - Alpert, Joseph S. PY - 1988. Y1 - 1988. N2 - To determine if programmed electrical stimulation (PES) could be utilized to identify patients with high-grade ventricular ectopy at low- or high-risk for sudden cardiac death, we performed PES in 40 patients with high-grade ventricular ectopy refractory to conventional antiarrhythmic agents. Twenty-one patients had a previous myocardial infarction, five had cardiomyopathy, six had hypertension, three had valvular heart disease and five had no known structural heart disease. The mean age was 60 years (range, 18 to 76). During programmed ventricular stimulation, eight patients had inducible sustained (more than 30 seconds) monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (Group I) but in 32 patients sustained ventricular tachycardia was not ...
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 ...
They may also play a role in prevention of premature aging and cancer. The source of Se used in biosynthesis is selenophosphate ... They also react in some circumstances as electrophiles, e.g. with organolithium reagents (R'Li) to the ate complex R'RRSe−Li+. ... Selenium, in the form of organoselenium compounds, is an essential micronutrient whose absence from the diet causes cardiac ... Diselenobenzoquinone is stable as a metal complex. Selenourea is an example of a stable compound containing a C=Se bond. ...
... cardiac valve disease and premature infants, may be at higher risk for adverse events. In severely ill people with inflammatory ... The manipulation of the gut microbiota is complex and may cause bacteria-host interactions. Though probiotics are considered ... effects on health and disease first requires a definition of healthy microbiota as well as an understanding of the complex ... provide evidence for the potential of probiotics to lower the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis and mortality in premature ...
This cardiac arrhythmia can be underlain by several causes, which are best divided into cardiac and noncardiac causes. ... A junctional escape complex is a normal response that may result from excessive vagal tone on the SA node. Pathological causes ... For infants, bradycardia is defined as a heart rate less than 100 BPM (normal is around 120-160). Premature babies are more ... This usually appears on an EKG with a normal QRS complex accompanied with an inverted P wave either before, during, or after ...
"Promoting Cardiac health". "Profile of Dr Sandhu at Artemis Hospitals". "Dr Sandhu speaks about new gen stents". "Dr Sandhu Ed ... He took premature retirement as Colonel. He worked with the Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre, New Delhi before ... His clinical focus is in complex coronary interventions like Primary angioplasty, Bifurcation lesions, Chronic total occlusions ... He is a fellow of American College of Cardiology and Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He joined the Indian ...
... 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 ...
... 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. ... cardiac MeSH C23.550.260.322.400 --- sudden infant death MeSH C23.550.260.393 --- drowning MeSH C23.550.260.440 --- embryo loss ...
... 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. ... cardiac MeSH C14.280.470.475 --- heart rupture, post-infarction MeSH C14.280.470.475.900 --- ventricular septal rupture MeSH ... eisenmenger complex MeSH C14.240.400.560 --- heart septal defects MeSH C14.240.400.560.098 --- aortopulmonary septal defect ...
... cardiac valve disease and premature infants, may be at higher risk for adverse events. Currently, the probiotic strain, ... The manipulation of the gut microbiota is complex and may cause bacteria-host interactions. Although probiotics are considered ...
... 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 ...
Cardiac electrophysiology Electrocardiogram Electrophysiology study Premature ventricular contraction Wolff-Parkinson-White ... Lown B, Ganong WF, Levine SA (May 1952). "The syndrome of short P-R interval, normal QRS complex and paroxysmal rapid heart ... with normal QRS complex configuration and duration. It can be distinguished from WPW syndrome because the delta waves seen in ... Individuals with LGL syndrome have a short PR interval with normal QRS complexes and paroxysms of clinically-significant ...
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 ... also known as a premature ventricular complex, ventricular premature contraction (or complex or complexes) (VPC), ventricular ... Worthington, JM; Gattellari, M; Leung, DY (April 2010). "'Where there's smoke ...': are premature ventricular complexes a new ... "Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs, PVC): What happens during a premature ventricular contraction?". MedicineNet. ...
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 ...
... 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, ...
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 ...
Level IV includes all the skills of the level III but involves the extensive care the most critically and complex newborns. ... Level II provides intermediate or special care for premature or ill newborns. At this level, infants may need special therapy ... They are involved with intricate surgical repairs like congenital cardiac issues and acquired malformations. Neonatal care ... Tarnier was convinced that the maintenance of internal temperature was key to the premature infant's survival. This led him to ...
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. Glycolysis also produces 2,3-diphosphoglycerate required ... Typically diagnosed at birth, congenital nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia is characterised by premature destruction of red blood ...
Patients with cardiac tamponade and hemodynamic compromise should have emergency pericardiocentesis. Cardiac tamponade ... 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 ...
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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 ...
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 ... Treatment of cardiac arrest includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), defibrillation, and advanced cardiac life support ( ...
... 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 ...
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PVBs in patients with coronary artery disease and severe ventricular arrhythmias possibly through an improvement of cardiac ... We examined the effects of β-blockers on the associations between heart rate and number of premature ventricular beats (PVBs) ... T1 - Effect of β-blockade on the premature ventricular beats/heart rate relation and heart rate variability in patients with ... N2 - We examined the effects of β-blockers on the associations between heart rate and number of premature ventricular beats ( ...
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Arrhythmia; Atrial fibrillation; Treatment; Recurrence; Atrial premature complexes National Category Cardiac and Cardiovascular ... Our aim was to investigate the association between post-procedural burden of supraventricular ectopic complexes (SVEC) and the ... Higher burden of supraventricular ectopic complexes early after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation is associated with ...
Complexes same as junctional premature complexes noted above.. Junctional Premature Complexes. Heart rate is usually normal, ... Atrial Premature Complexes. Atrial Tachycardia. Atrial Fibrillation. Atrioventricular Junctional. Premature Complexes. ... Atrial premature complexes. Atrial tachycardia. Atrial fibrillation. Atrioventricular junctional premature complexes. ... QRS complex is premature with a normal configuration (same as the sinus complexes) or wide and. bizarre if bundle branch block ...
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  • Propranolol administration reduces PVBs in patients with coronary artery disease and severe ventricular arrhythmias possibly through an improvement of cardiac autonomic regulation and through anti-ischemic effects, antiarrhythmic effects, or both. (elsevier.com)
  • Her research interests include pediatric and fetal interventional cardiology, clinical trials in congenital interventional catheterization and innovations research for pediatric cardiac catheterization. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • The patient and the patient's partner are being asked to be in this clinical trial because they have a condition called Premature Ejaculation. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Efficacy and Safety of On-Demand Clomipramine for the Treatment of Premature Ejaculation: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Phase III Clinical Trial. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Due to a complex clinical picture, which consists of anumber of somatic. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Clinical characteristics and features of frequent idiopathic ventricular premature complexes in the Korean population. (medscape.com)
  • The aim of this review is to describe the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the association between OSA and cardiac arrhythmias, and provide an overview on the available evidence from clinical studies on this relationship. (ersjournals.com)
  • His clinical focus is in complex coronary interventions like Primary angioplasty, Bifurcation lesions, Chronic total occlusions and Left Main lesions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clinical judgment, of course, should guide the physical exam but the following are pertinent things related to a general / broad cardiac exam. (wikipedia.org)
  • At his department of cardiology, many future clinical cardiac electrophysiologists trained from 1976 until his retirement in 2002. (wikipedia.org)
  • The incidence and clinical significance of cardiac arrhythmias during long-term exposure to microgravity experienced on the International Space Station (ISS) or during a prolonged (that is, up to 3 years) sojourn to Mars or on the Moon are a concern for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). (wikipedia.org)
  • Extensions followed, including a geriatric unit, which opened in 1953, a pharmacy in 1961, a premature baby ward in 1962, the Edward Unit for Mothers and Babies in 1963, a staff library in 1964, the Clinical Teaching Centre and the Group Training School in 1967 and a modern Pathology Department in 1968. (wikipedia.org)
  • Laminopathies and other nuclear envelopathies have a large variety of clinical symptoms including skeletal and/or cardiac muscular dystrophy, lipodystrophy and diabetes, dysplasia, dermo- or neuropathy, leukodystrophy, and progeria (premature aging). (wikipedia.org)
  • She began clinical studies of endothelial and vascular smooth muscle function in the cardiac catheterization lab, and carried those observations over to her basic laboratory work. (wikipedia.org)
  • Based on the results of clinical trials, Cardiac contractility modulation devices are approved and available for clinical use in all European Union countries and in Australia, Turkey, India and Hong Kong, as well as in other countries that recognize CE marking for medical devices. (wikipedia.org)
  • At the present time, Cardiac contractility modulation therapy is not approved for clinical use in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • Further clinical research are under way to identify which patient group within the scope of the device approval benefits most from Cardiac contractility modulation treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cardiology was consulted for unexplained symptoms and given family history of premature heart disease. (hindawi.com)
  • Interventional cardiology is an internationally recognized program that provides a full spectrum of diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization procedures. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • He is a fellow of American College of Cardiology and Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Children's National Heart Institute: The Institute is made up of the departments of Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Intensive Care, and Cardiac Anesthesia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pediatric cardiology - Heart - Chordae tendinae - Right atrium - Right ventricle - Tricuspid valve - Left atrium - Left ventricle - Mitral valve - Endocardium - Myocardium - Pericardial cavity - Transverse pericardial sinus - Pericardium - The cardiac physical exam focuses on portions of the physical exam that elucidate information about diseases and disorders outlined below. (wikipedia.org)
  • This system allowed the visualization of a multipolar catheter, and the outline of the complex structure of the papillary muscle (PAM) integrated into the CT images. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The term is usually used to describe studies of such phenomena by invasive (intracardiac) catheter recording of spontaneous activity as well as of cardiac responses to programmed electrical stimulation (PES). (wikipedia.org)
  • His practice has a primary focus on the understanding and treatment of cardiac allograft vasculopathy, a condition affecting about half of all transplant recipients by their fifth year. (wikipedia.org)
  • Starting from scratch, he created an internationally known center for the study and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. (wikipedia.org)
  • History and physical examination followed by targeted diagnostic testing are necessary to distinguish a cardiac cause from other causes of palpitations. (aafp.org)
  • Congenital malformation of the mitral valve complex (mitral valve dysplasia) is a common congenital cardiac defect in cats. (merckvetmanual.com)
  • They are involved with intricate surgical repairs like congenital cardiac issues and acquired malformations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Causes of intestinal failure may be clinically complex, and may result from a combination of nutritional, infectious, traumatic, and metabolic complications that affect ordinary anatomy and physiology. (wikipedia.org)