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Szymanski Filip M - - 2013
Primary heart tumours are rare with an incidence of 0.02% in reported autopsy series. One of the most uncommon is haemangioma. We describe the case of a 51-year-old woman, who presented with a giant cavernous haemangioma, but with no clinical manifestations other than atrial fibrillation. Performed echocardiography showed a giant ...
Mazzetti Ian A - - 2013
A 62-year-old woman undergoing embolization of recurrent neuroendocrine tumor, positive for serotonin, developed chest pain and bradycardia with lateral ST-segment depression. Cardiac biomarkers were elevated, and echocardiography revealed akinesis of all basal segments with a normally contracting apex. The absence of flow-limiting coronary disease on angiography confirmed the presence of ...
Careddu Lucio L Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and GUCH Unit, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, - - 2013
Primary cardiac tumours are relatively rare in the paediatric population, and they may occur with different signs and symptoms in foetal or post-natal life. The clinical manifestations of cardiac tumours in foetal life may include arrhythmias, congestive heart failure and hydrops. In post-natal life, cardiac tumours may cause cyanosis, respiratory ...
Kawata Takayuki T Department of Cardiology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. - - 2013
Calcified amorphous tumour is a rare, non-neoplastic, endocardially based, intracavitary cardiac mass. This report describes a 59-year old man in whom a mobile mass was found incidentally in the heart by routine echocardiography after he had been on haemodialysis for 3 years. Transoesophageal echocardiography revealed a high-echoic swinging tumour that ...
Singh Sushil Kumar - - 2012
An intracardiac myxoma is the most common tumour of the heart with an estimated incidence of 0.5 per million population per year. Extensive calcification is rare in these tumours. We describe a rare case of a large left atrial myxoma, visible on the chest radiograph, with extensive calcification and osseous ...
Park Junbeom - - 2012
We hypothesized that Purkinje potential and their preferential conduction to the left ventricle (LV) posteroseptum during sinus rhythm (SR) are part of reentrant circuits of idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia (ILVT) and reentry anchors to papillary muscle. In 14 patients with ILVT (11 men, mean age 31.5±11.1 years), we compared Purkinje ...
Marcus Karen A - - 2011
Aim:  To assess cardiac anatomy and myocardial systolic function in children with PWS. Methods:  Physical examination, electrocardiographic (ECG) recordings and transthoracic echocardiograms including two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE), were performed and evaluated in the Radboud University Hospital Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In total 19 children diagnosed with PWS and 38 age-matched ...
Armstrong S - - 2011
The measurement of cardiac output may be crucial in the management of the parturient with haemodynamic instability due to critical illness or cardiac disease. Invasive haemodynamic monitoring may not be desirable due to the potential risk of complications and issues with patient compliance. Minimally- and non-invasive techniques of cardiac output ...
Okada Kazunori - - 2011
AIMS: Early diastolic mitral annular velocity (e') obtained by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) is widely used to evaluate left ventricular (LV) diastolic function based on the assumption that it reflects myocardial relaxation in the long-axis direction. In this study, we aimed to determine whether or not e' truly reflects early ...
Lang Otto - - 2011
: Proper identification of the cardiac cycle is essential for gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging. We have developed an alternate method of ECG for gating, that is, using the peripheral pulse wave (PW) as the triggering signal for gated SPECT acquisition. The aim of this study is to compare the ...
Gisondi Paolo - - 2011
Background: Parental history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an independent risk factor for offspring CVD. Patients with chronic plaque psoriasis have an intermediate risk of developing CVD. Objective: To investigate the prevalence of parental history of CVD in patients with psoriasis. Method: A cross-sectional study on 236 adult patients with ...
Yu Ling - - 2011
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Foley Ann C - - 2011
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Miyazaki Shinsuke - - 2011
Mitral Isthmus Block in Superior Vena Cava.  Persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC), an uncommon venous anomaly, could be an arrhythmogenic source of atrial fibrillation. Multiple electrical connections were reported between the LSVC and the left atrium, which may negatively impact the achievement of conduction block during linear ablation of ...
Derejko Paweł - - 2010
There is some disagreement concerning the minimal value of the interval between components of double potentials (DPs interval) that allows distinguishing complete and incomplete block in the cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI). To assess clinical utility of the relationship between atrial flutter cycle length (AFL CL) and the DPs interval. Ablation of ...
Akıncı Emine - - 2011
Mexiletine is a class IB antiarrhythmic agent. Although it is primarily used in treating ventricular arrhythmias, recent indications for use of mexiletine include chronic and neuropathic pains. At high doses, mexiletine causes drowsiness, confusion, nausea, hypotension, sinus bradycardia, paresthesia, seizures, bundle branch block, atrioventricular heart block, ventricular arrhythmias, asystole, cardiovascular ...
Sosa Eduardo - - 2011
This is a report of reversible left ventricular dysfunction due to incessant automaticity in the Purkinje network. The ideal site for ablation was determined by the presence of a spike, which suggested depolarization of some fascicle of the right bundle-branch of the His-Purkinje system or from an atrio-fascicular Mahaim fibre.
Sonesson S-E - - 2010
Foetal echocardiographic ultrasound techniques still remain the dominating modality for diagnosing foetal atrioventricular block (AVB). Foetal electrocardiography might become a valuable tool to measure time intervals, but magnetocardiography is unlikely to get a place in clinical practice. Assuming that AVB is a gradually progressing and preventable disease, starting during a ...
Ting Pei-Chi - - 2010
Complete left bundle branch blocks have focused our attention, primarily because they are a sign predictive of mortality and a predictor of coexisting cardiovascular disease. Left bundle branch block (LBBB) is usually permanent but may occur transiently or intermittently. Spontaneous remission of LBBB rarely occurs during anesthesia. We present two ...
Hutter D - - 2010
Isolated congenital complete atrio-ventricular block (CAVB) is associated with the transplacental passage of maternal autoantibodies directed to foetal Ro/SSA ribonucleoproteins. Their interactions most likely trigger the inflammation of the atrio-ventricular node and the myocardium in susceptible foetuses. The inflamed tissues may then heal with fibrosis that may cause heart block, ...
Kaushik J S - - 2010
Cardiac rhythm abnormalities, including ventricular arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation and atrioventricular block, have been observed during the acute stage of dengue haemorrhagic fever. Atrioventricular or complete heart block can be fatal and may require a temporary pacemaker. We report a ten-year-old girl who presented with dengue haemorrhagic fever with sinoatrial block ...
Acikel Sadik - - 2010
Coronary slow flow phenomenon (CSFP) is characterized by delayed opacification of coronary vessels in a normal coronary angiogram. The incidence of CSFP is reportedly 1% among patients undergoing coronary angiography, and is more prevalent in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Over 80% of patients with CSFP experience recurrent ...
Shen Xuedong - - 2010
The combination of pulsed wave (PW) and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) has been proposed as a new method to assess left ventricular (LV) mechanical dyssynchrony (LVMD), but results have not been validated. We investigated the correlation of a combination of PW and TDI with a positive response to cardiac resynchronization ...
Odening Katja E - - 2010
We have generated transgenic rabbits lacking cardiac slow delayed-rectifier K(+) current [I(Ks); long QT syndrome type 1 (LQT1)] or rapidly activating delayed-rectifier K(+) current [I(Kr); long QT syndrome type 2 (LQT2)]. Rabbits with either genotype have prolonged action potential duration and QT intervals; however, only LQT2 rabbits develop atrioventricular (AV) ...
Czosek Richard J - - 2010
Staged left ventricular rehabilitation is a novel surgical approach in patients undergoing single ventricle palliation for borderline hypoplastic left cardiac disease, in an attempt to salvage the left ventricle. The procedure includes resection of endocardial fibroelastosis from the left ventricular free wall and apex. We hypothesised that endocardial fibroelastosis removal ...
Dolara Alberto - - 2010
Controversies in the therapy of congenital complete heart block are reviewed in terms of the timing of pacemaker implantation, the type and complications of pacing and its role in the presence of myocardial dysfunction. Drug treatment may be useful in selected cases in the presence of pleural effusions, ascites and ...
Matsubara Shigeki - - 2011
Reports have indicated that maternal administration of ritodrine increased the ventricular rate and thus ameliorated signs of heart failure in a fetus with complete atrioventricular block (CAVB). A fetus from a mother without the anti-SS-A/SS-B antibody had CAVB, with atrial rate 148-154 bpm and ventricular rate 53-57 bpm. After maternal administration of ...
Ameen Abdul - - 2011
A 74-year-old man with past history of near syncope presented with frequent periods of second-degree atrioventricular block (2° AVB). An electrophysiological study revealed prolonged atrial-His and His-ventricular (HV) intervals and frequent His bundle (H) extrasystoles. The latter manifested in the surface electrocardiogram as premature atrial, junctional, or ventricular beats, as ...
Semmler D - - 2010
Lyme disease is a tick-borne spirochetal infection that may affect the heart. Cardiac manifestations include conduction disturbances and other pathologies of the heart. We report on a 37-year old male, who was admitted to the emergency department because of dizziness and generalized tiredness. Physical examination and the initial laboratory values ...
Jourdain Matthieu - - 2010
This case study describes an unusual cause of acute heart failure that resolved with early beta-blockade therapy. A 52-year-old woman who had acute heart failure with severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction and left bundle branch block was admitted to a university medical center. Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance images of the heart ...
Dasanu Constantin A - - 2011
Although rare, cardiac rhythm abnormalities have been documented with bortezomib use in clinical trials. These side effects must be recognized promptly by physicians of various specialties as well as pharmacists. Special attention is required in patients with liver function abnormalities, elderly and patients with pre-existing cardiac conditions. Prompt bortezomib withdrawal ...
Glasscock Edward - - 2010
Mice lacking Kv1.1 Shaker-like potassium channels encoded by the Kcna1 gene exhibit severe seizures and die prematurely. The channel is widely expressed in brain but only minimally, if at all, in mouse myocardium. To test whether Kv1.1-potassium deficiency could underlie primary neurogenic cardiac dysfunction, we performed simultaneous video EEG-ECG recordings ...
Gould Ryan K - - 2010
Syncope in an aviator may lead to abrupt loss or impairment of control of an aircraft and is thus a threat to safety of flight. Consequently, it is vital to conduct a thorough medical evaluation of any syncopal episode in a pilot or other flight crewmember. A 28-yr-old male Naval ...
Kumar Anil - - 2010
Left bundle branch block masks ischemic changes but not those due to electrolyte imbalance. Peaking of T waves, prolongation of PR interval, diminution/absence of P wave, and widening of QRS complex can still be appreciated if one carefully compares the baseline ECG to the presenting ECG.
Trappe Hans-Joachim - - 2010
The incidence of bradyarrhythmias in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is 0.3% to 18%. It is caused by sinus node dysfunction (SND), high-degree atrioventricular (AV) block, or bundle branch blocks. SND presents as sinus bradycardia or sinus arrest. First-degree AV block occurs in 4% to 13% of patients with ...
Jolobe Oscar M P - - 2010
When left bundle branch block (LBBB) is associated with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) as many as 39.2% to 46.9% of patients may have old LBBB, as opposed to new-onset LBBB. In a typical presentations of AMI, however, the prevalence of old LBBB relative to new-onset LBBB is known, and may ...
Celik Murat - - 2011
Intermittent or newly diagnosed right bundle branch block and right axis deviation can predict the severity of coronary artery disease and also showed the short term clinical outcome or success rate and fate of percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute myocard infarctus.
Breathnach Caoimhghín S - - 2010
Walter Gaskell's demonstration in 1882 that it was possible to block the passage of contraction from auricle to ventricle in the frog heart by means of a clamp spurred Joseph Erlanger (1906) to prevent, by similar means, impulse conduction through the bundle of (Wilhelm) His jun. (1893) in the mammalian ...
Dizon Jose' - - 2010
We report a case of a patient who developed repetitive episodes of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia with a stereotypical pattern of initiation. A premature atrial complex would result in a brief pause followed by left bundle branch block aberrancy. Ventricular bigeminy would ensue followed by episodes of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, some ...
Sang Caihua - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to evaluate a new method for validation of complete linear block at the left atrial (LA) roof. BACKGROUND: Linear lesions at the LA roof have been reported to improve the success rate of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: Complete linear block at the ...
Padeletti Luigi - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Over the last 50 years left bundle branch block (LBBB) has been defined as homophasic (concordant: cLBBB) or heterophasic (discordant: dLBBB) when associated with a positive or negative T wave in leads I and V5-V6, respectively. LBBB is recognized as an adverse prognostic factor in heart failure (HF). The ...
Chambers John C JC Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College London, UK. - - 2010
To identify genetic factors influencing cardiac conduction, we carried out a genome-wide association study of electrocardiographic time intervals in 6,543 Indian Asians. We identified association of a nonsynonymous SNP, rs6795970, in SCN10A (P = 2.8 x 10(-15)) with PR interval, a marker of cardiac atrioventricular conduction. Replication testing among 6,243 ...
Patanè Salvatore - - 2012
Changing axis deviation has been reported also during atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. Changing axis deviation has been also reported during acute myocardial infarction associated with atrial fibrillation too or at the end of atrial fibrillation during acute myocardial infarction. Left bundle branch block is usually associated with normal or ...
Maddali Madan Mohan - - 2010
The primary concern in patients with bifascicular block is the increased risk of progression to complete heart block. Further, an additional first-degree A-V block in patients with bifascicular block or LBBB might increase the risk of block progression. Anesthesia, monitoring and surgical techniques can induce conduction defects and bradyarrhythmias in ...
Ullah S - - 2010
A suspected case of acute coronary syndrome presented with new-onset left bundle branch and first-degree heart blocks. The decision to thrombolyse was reverted as ECG changes proved to be transient within fifteen minutes of presentation. Later on the patient was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis based on laboratory results of serum ...
Shandling Adrian - - 2010
Cardiac resynchronization therapy, which involves the placement of a pacing lead in the right atrium and in each ventricle, is effective in treating heart failure that is caused by left bundle branch block and cardiomyopathy. The left ventricular lead is usually placed into a lateral branch of the coronary sinus ...
Cevik Berna Saylan - - 2010
Pseudo 2:1 AV block when sinus intervals are shorter than the ventricular refractory period has been reported with long QT syndrome (LQTS). We report the characteristics and treatment of a patient suffering from congenital LQTS with episodes of true 2:1 AV block. The pseudo 2:1 AV block relates to the ...
Tunaoglu F Sedef - - 2010
Isolated congenital heart block, frequently seen in mothers who have connective-tissue disease, can be transmitted to the fetus through transplacental passage of anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB autoantibodies. Even if the antibodies appear transiently in the fetal circulation, the block is permanent and can require pacemaker implantation. Complete congenital heart block is ...
Vavasis Christos - - 2010
We report a case of a patient with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator and no prior history of heart block with managed ventricular pacing (MVP) programmed who had frequent recurrent episodes of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. All of the episodes were initiated by transient atrioventricular block which resulted in short-long-short sequences permitted ...
Lin Yu-Sheng - - 2011
Right ventricular apical pacing may possibly induce atrial dilatation as a consequence of atrioventricular dyssynchrony. However, atrial enlargement associated with atrioventricular dyssynchrony due to atrioventricular block has never been studied. This case-control survey involved 90 patients with symptomatic atrioventricular block [29 patients with Mobitz type 2 atrioventricular block, 22 patients ...
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