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Kootiratrakarn Tanawatt - - 2004
We report a case of a late-developing cutaneous mass on the chest wall that proved to be non-specific mixed cell granuloma adjacent to the lead-electrode parts of a permanent cardiac-pacemaker that had been implanted in the left chest of an 81-year-old man 6 years previously. The lesion was treated by ...
Paravolidakis Kostas E - - 2004
Inadvertent implantation of a pacemaker lead in the left ventricle is an uncommon complication. We report a case of a permanent pacemaker lead inadvertently placed through the left subclavian artery, across the aortic valve into the left ventricle. A chest X-ray one month after the procedure showed an unusual course ...
Bristow Michael R - - 2004
BACKGROUND: We tested the hypothesis that prophylactic cardiac-resynchronization therapy in the form of biventricular stimulation with a pacemaker with or without a defibrillator would reduce the risk of death and hospitalization among patients with advanced chronic heart failure and intraventricular conduction delays. METHODS: A total of 1520 patients who had ...
Occhetta Eraldo - - 2004
Twiddler's syndrome is a rare condition of pacemaker rotation; when associated with unipolar pacing it could provoke extracardiac muscular stimulation. We report a case of an obese woman who unintentionally reversed her triple-chamber, dual-site unipolar atrial pacemaker, implanted for the prevention of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The extracardiac pectoral stimulation was ...
Zimmerman Sarah A - - 2004
A two year old, female spayed border collie presented three weeks after permanent pacemaker implantation for weakness, lethargy and collapse. Electrocardiogram documented complete (3(rd) degree) atrioventricular (AV) block, the absence of pacing and a ventricular escape rhythm. Thoracic radiographs revealed retraction and dislodgement of the passive fixation lead from the ...
Vágó Hajnalka - - 2004
A patient with drug-refractory paroxysmal atrial fibrillation associated with rapid ventricular rate underwent biatrial pacemaker implantation. During elective replacement of the pacemaker, a significant voltage- and frequency-dependent decrease in ventricular rate was achieved by high-frequency electrical stimulation (17 Hz) of parasympathetic cardiac nerves innervating the AV node with the implanted ...
Bush Ruth L - - 2004
Although many current series document the safety of carotid angioplasty and stenting procedures (CAS), several acknowledge clinically significant hemodynamic disturbances in 25-71% of patients. We report herein the safety and efficacy of prophylactic percutaneous temporary transvenous cardiac pacemaker insertion during CAS for the prevention of hemodynamic changes. At a community-based ...
Cohen Mitchell I - - 2004
AIMS: This prospective study characterized performance of the Kappa 700 Ventricular Capture Management trade mark (VCM) system for monitoring ventricular pacing threshold and adapting outputs in both endocardial and unipolar epicardial pacing systems in children and young adults. VCM bears cautionary labelling against use with epicardial leads since they have ...
Leighton Jonathan A - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Capsule endoscopy, a new technology, allows visualization of the entire small intestinal mucosa. The main indication for capsule endoscopy at present is the evaluation of GI bleeding of obscure origin. Studies to date suggest that capsule endoscopy is safe and is associated with few adverse events. One concern, which ...
Ahn Youngkeun - - 2004
We report the case of a 35-yr-old patient who presented with high fever and chills. He had undergone a patch closure of the ventricular septal defect 18 yr before. One year later, a VVI pacemaker was implanted via the right subclavian vein because of complete heart block. Nine years after ...
Drago Fabrizio - - 2004
A 13-year-old male patient, who underwent Mustard operation for a very complex congenital heart disease (CHD), after palliation presented a decrease of the sinus node function, developing a tachy-brady syndrome and a mild dysfunction of atrioventricular (AV) conduction. He was successfully treated using a DDDRP pacemaker, which ensured a suitable ...
Pasnoori Venkat R - - 2004
Bradycardia and cardiac arrest are known complications of acute spinal cord injuries and are usually temporary. If the general measures of correcting hypoxia and using atropine fail, placement of a temporary followed by a permanent pacemaker is typically considered. We describe 2 very interesting cases of severe symptomatic bradycardia resistant ...
Franke Ralf-Peter - - 2004
This study evaluated specially designed perfluorocarbon (PFC) emulsions as blood substitutes in case of induced ischemia of the left heart ventricle in healthy farm pigs. Two hundred ml of perfluorocarbon emulsion were infused while 200 ml of blood were simultaneously drawn. Radiographic contrast media were given to aid placement of ...
Waller Christiane - - 2004
Use of pacing in sick sinus syndrome and recent developments in pacemaker therapy for intermittent atrial fibrillation raise the question of whether external electrical cardioversion should be used for termination of atrial fibrillation. This paper analyzes three cases of pacemaker and/or electrode dysfunction appearing after direct current (DC) cardioversion for ...
Ahmad Nadira - - 2004
The establishment of the left-right (LR) asymmetry of the zebrafish heart involves at least two discrete events: cardiac jogging and cardiac looping. The nodal-related gene southpaw is required for both aspects of heart LR asymmetry as well as for LR patterning of other visceral organs. Reductions in southpaw activity abolish ...
Pool Jan J - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To assess the interexaminer reproducibility of physical examination of the cervical spine. METHODS: Two physiotherapists independently judged the general mobility and the intersegmental mobility (segments C0-T2) of the neck and the pain that was provoked. Percentage agreement and Cohen's kappa expressed agreement of dichotomous variables; limits of agreement expressed ...
Ebner Erich - - 2004
The potential value of ventricular evoked response (VER) evaluation by implantable pacemakers as clinical marker for disease induced hemodynamic changes in the heart, has so far not been explicitly evaluated. We conducted a study to evaluate the reproducibility of the R spike and T wave measurements (R(VER) and T(VER)) under ...
Plotnikov Alexei N - - 2004
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that administration of the HCN2 gene to the left bundle-branch (LBB) system of intact dogs would provide pacemaker function in the physiological range of heart rates. METHODS AND RESULTS: An adenoviral construct incorporating HCN2 and green fluorescent protein (GFP) as a marker was injected via catheter under ...
Yamagishi Hiroshi - - 2004
In the adult heart of the isopod crustacean Ligia exotica, the cardiac ganglion acts as the primary pacemaker with the myocardium having a latent pacemaker property. We show several lines of evidence that dopamine modulates the heartbeat of adult L. exotica affecting both pacemaker sites in the heart. Dopamine caused ...
Scher David L - - 2004
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to provide an update on stored diagnostic information furnished by new model pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). This information provides crucial information about both device function and arrhythmias discovered with device interrogation and is invaluable when troubleshooting problems with devices. RECENT ...
Gan Yuan-Ju - - 2004
In this study, the author has designed new verifiable (t,n) threshold untraceable signature schemes. The proposed schemes have the following properties:(1) Verification: The shadows of the secret distributed by the trusted center can be verified by all of the participants;(2) Security: Even if the number of the dishonest member is ...
Barriales Alvarez Vicente - - 2004
Myocardial perforation is a rare complication following pacemaker implantation that may cause cardiac tamponade. If it does occur, it is usually at the time of lead insertion. This condition requires urgent recognition since the prompt drainage of the pericardial fluid may be lifesaving. We present a case report of myocardial ...
Farmer D Michael - - 2004
After implantation of a permanent pacemaker, patients may experience severe symptoms of dyspnea, palpitations, malaise, and syncope resulting from pacemaker syndrome. Although pacemaker syndrome is most often ascribed to the loss of atrioventricular (A-V) synchrony, more recent data may also implicate left ventricular dysynchrony caused by right ventricular pacing. Previous ...
Kim K - - 2004
We discuss the optimal arrangement of detectors for a 52-channel magnetocardiogram (MCG) system measuring tangential components of the cardiac magnetic fields. Nowadays, most MCG instruments are designed to cover the whole heart area to maximize the information available from the myocardial magnetic field in a simultaneous measurement. In such a ...
Delacey William W - - 2003
With the development of cardiac resynchronization for patients with symptomatic heart failure and electrical dyssynchrony, there are patients with chronic pacemakers that meet the indications for biventricular pacing. Typically, this involves placement of the left ventricular lead with generator change to a dual chamber biventricular pacemaker, maintaining use of the ...
Plummer C J - - 2003
Pacemaker telemetry is increasingly being used to infer the presence or absence of arrhythmias in clinical practice. To evaluate the reliability of these data in patients with sick-sinus syndrome, a sub-study of eighteen consecutive patients in the Systematic Trial of Pacing to prevent Atrial Fibrillation (STOP AF) implanted with dual-chamber ...
Backs Richard W - - 2003
Cardiac (heart rate, pre-ejection period, and respiratory sinus arrhythmia), performance, and visual demand measures of driver workload were obtained from 15 male university students who drove a simulated course multiple times at a fixed speed of 72.4 km/h. The course contained curves of 3 different radii (582, 291, and 194 ...
Radegran Kjell - - 2003
Cardiac surgery in Stockholm grew on a sound foundation of well-developed general thoracic surgery. The portal figure is Clarence Crafoord (1899-1983) who already in 1927 had succeeded with the Trendelenburg pulmonary embolectomy operation. He went on to develop lung surgery in general. With foresight he stimulated the chemists of Karolinska ...
Barber B J - - 2004
We describe a 5-year-old boy with Fontan physiology and a ventricular pacemaker who developed severe plastic bronchitis. Evaluation by cardiac catheterization revealed profoundly altered hemodynamics, which improved with atrial pacing. Following implantation of an atrial pacemaker, which restored atrioventricular (A-V) synchrony, the patient's hemodynamics greatly improved and his plastic bronchitis ...
Kistler Peter M - - 2003
Pacemaker ventricular block is a rare and poorly recognized electrocardiographic abnormality usually identified in terminally ill pacemaker patients. Because the patient is frequently moribund and the phenomenon transient, it is probably overlooked and not well documented. It is characterized by an altered temporal relationship between the pacemaker stimulus artifact and ...
Moorman Antoon F M - - 2003
Concepts of cardiac development have greatly influenced the description of the formation of the four-chambered vertebrate heart. Traditionally, the embryonic tubular heart is considered to be a composite of serially arranged segments representing adult cardiac compartments. Conversion of such a serial arrangement into the parallel arrangement of the mammalian heart ...
Wiegand Uwe K H - - 2003
A higher incidence of pacemaker related complications has been reported in DDD systems as compared to VVI devices. The implantation of single lead VDD pacemakers might reduce the complication rate of physiological pacing in patients with AV block. In a retrospective study, the data records of 1,214 consecutive patients with ...
Kobayashi Masayuki - - 2003
A 10-year old male mongrel dog was presented to the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital with a two-month history of episodic syncope. Twenty-four hr Holter electrocardiographic (ECG) recording revealed frequent episodes of advanced atrioventriculer block with long periods of ventricular asystole. The cause of syncope was determined to be Adams-Stokes syndrome ...
Nothroff Joerg - - 2003
The benefit of a dual chamber pacemaker and the atrial and ventricular synchronization in patients with two ventricles is widely accepted. The purpose of this study was to choose the optimal AV interval in patients with congenital heart disease after definitive palliation of univentricular hearts. Therefore, different AV intervals were ...
Wilder-Smith E - - 2003
The clinical spectrum of spinocerebellar ataxia 3 (SCA 3) disease is wide and varied. We describe a Chinese patient with a mutation at the SCA 3 locus with clinical features of levodopa-responsive dystonia. The family history was suggestive of being autosomally dominant. Levodopa responsiveness though rare has been described in ...
Li Guanglin - - 2003
A recently developed heart-model-based localization approach is experimentally evaluated in noninvasively localizing the site of origin of cardiac activation in a patient with a pacemaker. The heart-torso model of the patient was constructed from the contrast ultrafast computed tomography images. The site of initial paced activation in the patient was ...
Doi Mitsuru - - 2003
We reported a sixty-year-old man who developed acquired stuttering after a brainstem infarction. Infarctions were detected in the midbrain and upper pons. Neurogenic stuttering of this patients indicated that the midbrain and upper pons could be lesion sites responsible for acquired stuttering. We speculated that the reticular network extending from ...
Moukarbel George V - - 2003
Pacemaker related endocarditis is a rare potentially fatal condition, most commonly acquired during manipulation of the pacemaker system. Most patients have involvement of the right heart. Only rarely has involvement of the left-heart been documented. In the absence of controlled studies regarding management of such cases, many recommend complete removal ...
Griesbach Lothar - - 2003
Inos pacemakers use contraction dynamics to regulate the pacing rate according to the Closed-Loop Stimulation (CLS) principle. The physician can program only the lower and upper rate limits, while the internal rate responsive parameters are continually adjusted to changing patient conditions. Seventy-two patients with sinus node disease were enrolled in ...
Ishikawa Toshiyuki - - 2003
In patients with implanted DDD pacemaker, cardiac output is maximal when atrioventricular (AV) delay is set to give the maximum QT interval (QTI). QTI is used as a sensor of a rate-responsive pacemaker and the evoked QTI (eQTI) is measured as the time duration from the ventricular pace-pulse and the ...
Jeffery Charlotte H - - 2003
Taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of a morphological dataset for Australian Tertiary temnopleurids resolve the phylogeny of the group and allow the testing of a series of hypotheses about the evolution of larval development and consequences of changes in development. Australian Tertiary temnopleurids encompass all three major developmental types found ...
Jiménez Gloria P - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The treatment of striae distensae has recently been reported with various lasers such as the 585-nm pulsed dye laser. At lower fluences (2.0 to 4.0 J/cm2), this laser has been purported to increase the amount of collagen in the extracellular matrix. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the 585-nm pulsed dye ...
Hwang Tae-Sun - - 2003
To investigate morphological characteristics of Korean noses, nasal bases and nostrils were measured and classified in Korean adults. The height and the width of the nasal base, the height and the width of the columella, the length of the long and short nostril axes, and nasal alar angle were measured. ...
Oza Parind M - - 2003
This report describes the case of a 73-year-old man who was referred for consultation for increasing abdominal free air 1 week after he underwent surgery for aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting with intraoperative pacemaker implantation. Laparoscopic exploration revealed that the pacemaker wires had passed through the left ...
Sarac-Hadzihalilović Aida - - 2003
Lobus limbicus is anatomical basis for explaining the temporal epilepsy because it not only includes the focus of infection of temporal lobe but also the frontal lobe, and with it we can explain many of the phenomenon's of the epilepsy (hallucinations, the change of the effects, and so on.). The ...
Zhong He - - 2003
Caged fiddler crabs, Uca pugilator, were exposed to field ULV applications to measure the impact of fenthion. Two nozzle systems, conventional flat-fan nozzles (Tee Jet 8002SS) and high-pressure hydraulic nozzles (1/8 MIS), were compared using single spray swaths. Fenthion residues were detected throughout the 4.83-km test zone for both systems. ...
Pamuk Omer Nuri - - 2003
A 35-year-old male diagnosed with Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) in 1989 recently came to our hospital with the complaint of left lumbar pain. He was found to have left nephrolithiasis and left diaphragmatic elevation. Fluoroscopic study and electromyographic examination revealed findings compatible with unilateral phrenic paralysis. We could not detect any ...
Derrick J L - - 2003
Prompted by an actual case of potentially life-threatening infusion pump malfunction, we investigated the effects of wire breakage(s) within the syringe size sensor circuit in a Graseby 3400 infusion pump. The circuit wires within the sensor were systematically broken. The syringe sizes recognised by the sabotaged circuit and the actual ...
Valettas Nicholas - - 2003
Alcohol septal ablation is a novel catheter-based technique for the treatment of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Complete heart block complicates the procedure in 7%-30% of cases and necessitates the prophylactic insertion of a temporary pacing wire in all patients who do not have a permanent pacemaker. We describe a case of ...
Yang Yunsik - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of a retina specialist's grading of 30 degrees color stereoscopic fundus photographs to identify areas of significant retinal thickening as assessed by the Retinal Thickness Analyzer (RTA) and to determine whether this ability was affected by the presence of retinal pathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-two ...
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