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De Martino Giuseppe - - 2005
AIM: Biventricular implantation procedures require contrast venography of the coronary sinus. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of contrast venography obtained by direct manual contrast injection into the guiding catheter, compared with venography obtained after occlusion of the coronary sinus by a Swan-Ganz catheter. ...
Turan Ilker - - 2005
A 48-year-old man was referred for the evaluation of dysphagia and syncope. He suffered from both dysphagia and transient loss of consciousness when eating solid food, especially bread. An upper gastrointestinal barium examination and esophageal manometry suggested achalasia. Ambulatory ECG revealed marked sinus bradycardia when experiencing a syncopal episode following ...
Toyoizumi Ryuji - - 2005
In Xenopus, multiple nodal-related genes are expressed in the organizer region. Among them, only Xenopus nodal related-1 (Xnr-1) is expressed unilaterally in the left lateral plate mesoderm (LPM) at late neurula-early tailbud stage. To elucidate the essential role of Xnr-1 for left-right specification, loss of function experiments using antisense morpholino ...
Carvalho Karen S - - 2004
The association between temporal lobe seizures and cardiac arrhythmias has been anecdotally reported in the literature. Ictal bradycardia and cardiac asystole are rare, and maybe underestimated. The physiological mechanism is poorly understood. We report a patient with left temporal lobe seizures who developed ictal bradycardia and cardiac asystole during a ...
Lehmann Günter - - 2004
The case of a 17-year-old female who had been implanted a dual-chamber DDD pacemaker because of third-degree atrioventricular block is reported. There is a history of continued dizziness and even occasional syncopes. At heart rates of 111/min to 124/min, 24-h Holter electrocardiography revealed isolated missing ventricular beats in an otherwise ...
Digiacomo Paul M - - 2004
Stormwater runoff plumes, municipal wastewater plumes, and natural hydrocarbon seeps are important pollution hazards for the heavily populated Southern California Bight (SCB). Due to their small size, dynamic and episodic nature, these hazards are difficult to sample adequately using traditional in situ oceanographic methods. Complex coastal circulation and persistent cloud ...
Lau Ernest W - - 2004
A patient underwent cardiac surgery (including a biatrial maze procedure) for congenital heart disease and paroxysmal atrial tachycardia. Previously, a dual-chamber pacemaker was inserted for bradycardia. Postoperative ECG showed a narrow complex rhythm interspersed with pacing stimuli that appeared premature and unable to capture. The phenomenon was due to isorhythmic ...
Grandi Paola - - 2004
A long-term spectral variability study of 3C 273 on data obtained by BeppoSAX allows us to decouple the beamed nonthermal (jet) and unbeamed thermal (accretion flow) radiation produced in the inner region of a radio-loud active galactic nucleus. Jet power, when compared with unbeamed radiation, increases with energy. The thermal ...
Bargout Raed - - 2004
Sarcoidosis is a rare granulomatous disease of unknown etiology that can affect any organ. Cardiac involvement, although uncommon, has a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations and is potentially fatal. Although there is no agreement upon a strategy for the diagnosis (which is difficult to make based on clinical information alone), ...
Gilkeson Robert C - - 2004
The objective of our study was to describe cardiac applications for digital radiography with dual-energy subtraction. Dual-energy subtraction digital radiography offers potentially important new information in the assessment of coronary artery disease.
Naija Walid - - 2004
Differences in the composition of ventricular and lumbar cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) based on single pairs of samples have previously been described. We describe a patient that developed post-surgical recurrent meningitis monitored by daily biochemical and bacteriological CSF analysis, simultaneously withdrawn from lumbar space and ventricles. A 20-year-old Caucasian man was ...
Grimaldi S - - 2004
In this study, we show the effect of a 1-mT magnetic field AC at 50 Hz on Xenopus laevis tadpole populations. In the course of a 65-day exposure to the field, tadpole survival showed a small, but significant, decrease (p < 0.0004), together with a striking parallel 6-day shift in ...
Eidelman Rachel S - - 2004
A patient with dilated cardiomyopathy and recurrent admissions for heart failure presented 3 days after implantation of a biventricular pacemaker to the emergency department. Due to significant bradycardia, he was initially diagnosed with pacemaker malfunction. Subsequent interrogation of the device revealed a normally functioning biventricular pacemaker. After treating his underlying ...
Galtes Israel - - 2004
The vast majority of pacemakers implanted in the United States for the treatment of symptomatic bradycardia are dual-chamber systems with a complex array of functions, such as rate responsiveness, dynamic atrioventricular delay, and automatic mode switching. Basic hemodynamic studies have convincingly demonstrated the superiority of maintaining atrioventricular synchrony. However, clinical ...
Kranidis Athanasios I - - 2004
This article reports on practical problems and possible solutions that may occur in case of upgrading a dual-chamber pacemaker by implanting a second left ventricular ventricular pacing, ventricular sensing, ventricular triggering (VVT) pacemaker. This therapeutic strategy was considered appropriate in the case of a 73-year-old patient with severe heart failure, ...
Jorgensen M G - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To determine the ability of a 10% doxycycline hyclate controlled-release polymer (Atridox) to suppress periodontopathic bacteria when placed subgingivally following scaling and root planing (Sc/Rp). METHODS: Eight males and seven females, mean age 48 years, with moderate to advanced periodontitis participated in the study. In each patient, bilateral periodontal ...
Meijer Andréas - - 2004
The novel promoter system IX/AgOTf (X = Cl or Br) has been evaluated in the synthesis of two bislactam analogues of GD3. We have carried out two high-yielding galactosylations in 97% and 98% yield, respectively, using ICl/AgOTf, and four sialylations in 93%, 59%, 40%, and 44% yield, using IBr/AgOTf. The ...
Yamagishi Hiroshi - - 2004
Developmental changes in dopamine modulation of the heart were examined in the isopod crustacean Ligia exotica. The Ligia cardiac pacemaker is transferred from the myocardium to the cardiac ganglion during juvenile development and the heartbeat changes from myogenic to neurogenic. In the myogenic heart of early juveniles, dopamine affected the ...
Dalen Love - - 2004
Interference competition can force inferior competitors to change their distribution patterns. It is, however, possible that the dominant competitor poses a higher threat during certain times of the year, for example during reproduction. In such cases, the inferior competitor is expected to change its distribution accordingly. We used a molecular ...
Ceri N - - 2004
This cadaveric study used 200 scaphoid bones (100 left and 100 right) to assess 24 morphological and 11 morphometric parameters. At least one morphometric feature was absent in all scaphoids, though the tubercle and the dorsal sulcus were present in all instances. There were significant differences in the circumferences of ...
Vytopil M - - 2004
The X-linked Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (X-EDMD) is a hereditary muscle disorder associated with cardiac involvement. Sinus node dysfunction and atrioventricular conduction defects, typical of X-EDMD, occur in both males and females and may result in sudden cardiac death unless treated by permanent pacing. The objective of the study was to ...
Burney K - - 2004
Cardiac pacing is a proven and effective treatment in the management of many cardiac arrhythmias. Implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) are beneficial for certain patient groups with a history of serious, recurrent ventricular dysrhythmias, with a high risk of sudden cardiac death. Pacemaker devices take many forms and are highly visible ...
Róka Attila - - 2004
This report describes a patient with drug refractory severe chronic ischemic heart failure, atrial fibrillation with bradycardia, and left bundle branch block who had a failed implantation of a biventricular pacemaker because of a high left ventricular pacing threshold. VVI pacemaker implantation had not improved the patient's condition. MRI-guided biventricular ...
Hekmat K - - 2004
AIMS: The aim of this study was to test pacemakers with feedthru filters for interference with a digital cellular telephone. METHODS: The study comprised 100 patients having their first pacemaker implantation between January 2001 and May 2003. A GSM-standard cellular phone was tested in the standby, dialing and operating mode ...
Ermis Cengiz - - 2004
An electrocardiographic recording obtained during diagnostic evaluation of recurrent transient loss of consciousness in a 53-year-old man is presented. Carotid sinus massage (CSM), having elicited a ventricular asystole of >5s duration was deemed to have provided a possible diagnostic basis for syncope. However, apart from the pause and somewhat unexpectedly, ...
Timothy Pamela Reiswig - - 2004
Temporary cardiac pacing provides electrical stimulation to a heart compromised by disturbances in the conduction system causing hemodynamic instability. The use of a temporary pacemaker to treat a bradydysrhythmia or in some cases, a tachydysryhthmia, is undertaken when the condition is temporary and a permanent pacemaker is not necessary or ...
Driscoll David F - - 2004
PURPOSE: The size distribution of fat globules from previously unopened, unexpired vials of Gensia Sicor's 1% propofol injectable lipid emulsion was studied. METHODS: Fat globules in 20-mL samples from 50- and 100-mL vials of Gensia Sicor's 1% propofol emulsion containing 0.025% sodium metabisulfite were measured and counted by a laser-based, ...
Dennis Malcolm J - - 2004
The autointrinsic conduction search (AICS) option, featured on some DDD pacemakers, performs periodic assessments of atrioventricular (AV) conduction capability during a single beat AV delay extension. Demonstration of ventricular conduction during the prolonged AV delay, permits ongoing AV delay extension if the patient's intrinsic conduction is preferred to ventricular pacing. ...
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 ...
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