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Simons A - - 2007
A 74-year-old woman with documented coronary artery disease presented with symptoms of angina at rest. During these episodes of angina, the initial abnormal terminal negative T waves converted to normal positive T waves. In this article the significance of pseudonormalisation as a sign of ischaemia is reviewed. The underlying electropathological ...
Martínez-Sánchez Juan J Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, - - 2007
To study the usefulness of incremental atrial pacing for evaluating the effect of radiofrequency catheter ablation on slow pathway conduction in patients with atrioventricular (AV) nodal reentrant tachycardia. A prospective study was carried out in patients either with (ie, AV nodal reentrant tachycardia group) or without (ie, control group) inducible ...
Isa Rodrigo R Unidad de Arritmias, Instituto Cardiovascular, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, - - 2007
Contemporary atrial pacemakers incorporate pacing modes for treating atrial arrhythmias. Because atrial fibrillation in the right atrium can exhibit an organized pattern, it can be difficult to differentiate from atrial flutter. We assessed criteria for discriminating between atrial flutter and organized atrial fibrillation when using a bipolar electrode in the ...
de Lezo José Suárez JS Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía, Córdoba, - - 2007
It is difficult to distinguish the effects early revascularization and regenerative therapy have on left ventricular function in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study was an investigation into 3 groups of patients who had a revascularized anterior wall AMI and depressed left ventricular function (i.e., ejection fraction <45%). ...
Fayn Jocelyne - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The standard 12-lead ECG remains one of the basic investigations for the early detection and assessment of acute coronary syndromes. It is easy to perform, anywhere and anytime, and can be digitally transmitted within minutes to an emergency medical service for remote advice and triage. But the conventional ST-segment ...
Yue Wei - - 2007
BACKGROUND: ECG (electrocardiogram) markers reflecting abnormal heart rate variability and abnormal repolarization as well as several biochemical markers reflecting inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and procoagulation states were reported to show an association with increased cardiovascular mortality. ECG and biochemical markers could operate independently or they could interrelate in pathogenetic pathways of ...
John A D - - 2006
This article examines the role of electrocardiography in patient monitoring during an operative procedure. In addition to providing a wealth of physiological information, including information on the electrical activity of the heart, the ECG assists in monitoring and detecting a variety of changes, such as cardiac arrhythmias, electrolyte changes, and ...
Ariet Mario - - 2007
Serial comparison of electrocardiograms (ECGs) can provide a useful clinical function by reporting to the editing cardiologist the diagnostic changes that have occurred since the previous ECG. This program detects "significant measurement differences" in each of the diagnostic categories to detect these changes. We evaluated the accuracy and use of ...
Kesek Milos - - 2006
The non-dipolar content of the T-wave, i.e. the component of the signal, which cannot be explained by a dipolar model, has been suggested as a measure of the local repolarization inhomogeneity. Our purpose was to study the non-dipolar content of the T-wave during the initial course of ST-elevation myocardial infarction ...
Angeli Fabio - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Although electrocardiography (ECG) is recommended in all subjects with hypertension, no information is available on the influence exerted by random changes in the placement of electrodes on the day-to-day variability of ECG criteria for diagnosis of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). METHODS: In a multicentre, randomized study, two standard 12-lead ...
Takeuchi Makoto - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Myocardial damage occurs in the late stage of Kawasaki disease (KD) regardless of whether coronary artery lesions (CALs) are present. METHODS AND RESULTS: A signal-averaged electrocardiogram (ECG) was performed in 23 patients who were in the late stage of KD (CAL was found in 12 and no CAL (non-CAL) ...
Sejersten Maria - - 2007
ST-segment measurements in the standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) of patients with acute coronary syndromes are crucial for these patients' management. Our objective was to determine whether the 12-lead ECG derived from the 3-lead EASI system can attain a level of diagnostic performance similar to that of the Mason-Likar (ML) 12-lead ...
Moreno R - - 2006
The publisher regrets that this was an accidental duplication of an article that has already been published in Eur. J. Echocardiogr., 4 (2003) 226-228, . The duplicate article has therefore been withdrawn.
Asch Federico M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The presence of Q waves in the electrocardiogram (ECG) has been used as a marker of prior myocardial infarction (MI). Its accuracy, however, is uncertain. The purpose of this study is to determine the accuracy of an ECG to detect prior MI compared with a novel criterion standard. METHODS: ...
Goernig Matthias - - 2006
There is a lack of standard methods for the analysis of magnetocardiograms (MCGs). MCG signals have a shape similar to the ECG (P wave, QRS complex, T wave). High-quality multichannel recordings can indicate even slight disturbances of de- and repolarisation. The purpose of our study was to apply a new ...
Antzelevitch Charles - - 2006
One hundred years after Willem Einthoven first recorded the electrocardiogram (ECG), physicians and scientists are still debating the cellular basis for the various waves of the ECG. In this review, our focus is on the cellular basis for the J, T, and U waves of the ECG. The J wave ...
Baron Thomas W - - 2006
AIM: In the presence of coronary artery disease, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) are used effectively for treating life-threatening tachyarrhythmias. Continuous monitoring of myocardial ischaemia would provide a new diagnostic option in future ICD generations. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 22 selected patients undergoing coronary angioplasty, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), three electrodes, ...
Madias John E - - 2006
This case report describes an ambulatory patient with congestive heart failure and peripheral edema who lost 18 lb in response to enhanced diuresis over the course of 1 week. The ECG showed increases in the amplitude of P waves, QRS complexes, and T waves; the duration of P waves, QRS ...
Tagawa Minoru - - 2006
Two patients presented with transient left ventricular apical ballooning (takotsubo cardiomyopathy) induced by emotional stress caused by the Central Niigata Prefecture Earthquake in 2004. These patients complained of chest pain immediately after the earthquake. In patient 1, electrocardiography (ECG) showed slight ST elevation in leads V5 to V6 and 1 ...
Komiya Norihiro - - 2006
We describe the case of a 39-year-old man who experienced a ventricular fibrillation storm related to a prominent J wave in the inferior and lateral electrocardiographic leads on the day after gastrostomy. The J wave slowly decreased after amiodarone therapy (400 mg/day) was started, and ventricular fibrillation disappeared.
Dogan Sait M - - 2008
AIM: P-wave dispersion (PD), and duration has been reported to be associated with inhomogeneous and discontinuous propagation of sinus impulses. The aim of this study was to investigate the PD in patients with coronary slow flow (CSF) phenomenon. METHODS: Study population included 48 patients with angiographically proven normal coronary arteries ...
Cattermole G N - - 2006
The case is presented of a 66 year old woman who attended the emergency department with severe abdominal pain subsequent to a bout of coughing, following a week's history of productive cough. She was known to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and was also on warfarin for recurrent deep vein ...
Macfarlane Peter W - - 2006
The echocardiogram undoubtedly is part of the cardiologist's armamentarium in the diagnosis and elucidation of cardiac abnormalities, but the ECG still continues to be the most frequently recorded noninvasive test in medicine. For many patients, particularly those who have newly diagnosed hypertension, a 12-lead ECG recording may be the only ...
Tan C - - 2006
A 25-year-old man was brought to the emergency room after being found unconscious. Electrocardiography (ECG) showed changes classical of tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) poisoning. These included sinus tachycardia, QTc prolongation, QRS complex widening, right axis deviation and positive R waves in lead aVR. This unique ECG highlights the importance of lead ...
Martin D F - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: It is well recognized that myocardial ischemia can occur during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Acute arrhythmias and ST segment changes have been reported by a number of authors, but the longer-term sequelae with regard to permanent myocardial damage are not known. The aim of this study ...
Trägårdh Elin - - 2006
The number of leads needed in clinical electrocardiography depends on the clinical problem to be solved. The standard 12-lead ECG is so well established that alternative lead systems must prove their advantage through well-conducted clinical studies to achieve clinical acceptance. Certain additional leads seem to add valuable information in specific ...
Covic Adrian - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients have a 3-30-fold increased risk of death compared with the general population. This mortality difference is even more pronounced in younger subjects. Two markers of aortic stiffness--aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) and augmentation index (AIx)--have been prospectively related to all-cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality ...
Lander Paul - - 2006
This article introduces a novel concept of abnormal intra-QRS potentials (AIQPs) associated with myocardial ischemia. AIQPs are microvolt-level potentials--subtle alterations in the QRS of the high-resolution electrocardiogram (ECG)--isolated from the unfiltered signal-averaged ECG (SAECG) by a method of mathematical modeling. The aims of the study were (1) to determine the ...
Ariyarajah Vignendra - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Interatrial block (IAB; P wave > or = 110 ms) is highly prevalent and associated with atrial tachyarrhythmias, left atrial electromechanical dysfunction and is a potential risk for embolism. Investigators have often used different parameters for P-wave duration to define IAB, and this causes confusion further adding to clinician ...
Wong Cheuk-Kit - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The presence of pathological Q waves in the infarct leads on the surface electrocardiogram in an ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction indicates myocardial necrosis. Clinically it might be difficult to ascertain the onset of acute myocardial infarction. Our aim was to assess whether the presence or absence of Q waves ...
Shusterman Vladimir - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Analysis of repolarization instability, manifested by T-wave alternans (TWA), has proved useful for arrhythmia risk assessment. However, temporal relations between TWA and the spontaneous initiation of ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VTA) in humans are unknown. We examined continuous dynamics of repolarization in Holter electrocardiograms with spontaneous sustained (>30 seconds) VTA. METHODS ...
Coronel Ruben - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Activation recovery intervals (ARIs) and monophasic action potential (MAP) duration are used as measures of action potential duration in beating hearts. However, controversies exist concerning the correct way to record MAPs or calculate ARIs. We have addressed these issues experimentally. OBJECTIVES: To experimentally address the controversies concerning the correct ...
Galache Osuna José G JG Unidad de Hemodinámica y Cardiología Intervencionista, Hospital Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, - - 2006
It has been clearly demonstrated that abciximab is useful in percutaneous coronary interventions. However, it is not known if intracoronary administration of the initial abciximab bolus improves outcome. Moreover, there may be safety concerns. The study was a single-center prospective randomized trial that included all patients undergoing coronary angioplasty involving ...
Das Mithilesh K - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Q waves on a 12-lead ECG are markers of a prior myocardial infarction (MI). However, they may regress or even disappear over time, and there is no specific ECG sign of a non-Q-wave MI. Fragmented QRS complexes (fQRSs), which include various RSR' patterns, without a typical bundle-branch block are ...
Gilliam F Roosevelt FR - - 2006
The expanded indications for the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death have increased concerns about inappropriate delivery of therapies. Dual-chamber systems have improved the capacity of ICDs to differentiate ventricular arrhythmias from supraventricular arrhythmias. Still, T-wave oversensing is a major source of inappropriate ...
Olsson Sven-Erik - - 2006
Early revascularization of acute coronary syndromes improves the prognosis. It is of vital importance that the decision to treat the patient is taken as early as possible. The aim of this study was (i) to develop an automated tool for the analysis of electrocardiograms (ECGs) with regard to changes that ...
Aiba Takeshi - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: We examined how repolarization and depolarization abnormalities contribute to the development of extrasystoles and subsequent ventricular fibrillation (VF) in a model of the Brugada syndrome. BACKGROUND: Repolarization and depolarization abnormalities have been considered to be mechanisms of the coved-type ST-segment elevation (Brugada-electrocardiogram [ECG]) and development of VF in the ...
Pasquini Marta - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Previous studies showed that insular strokes are associated with electrocardiographic (ECG) changes. However, they did not take into account the 1(st) ECG recorded at admission, but continuous ECG recorded up to 72 hours after onset. Whether these changes are the consequence of the infarct, or are associated ...
Davies Justin E - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Coronary blood flow peaks in diastole when aortic blood pressure has fallen. Current models fail to completely explain this phenomenon. We present a new approach-using wave intensity analysis-to explain this phenomenon in normal subjects and to evaluate the effects of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). METHOD AND RESULTS: We measured ...
Arya Arash - - 2006
The P-wave morphology can help trying to localize the origin of an ectopic atrial tachycardia noninvasively. We describe the case of a 54-year-old male patient with an ectopic right atrial tachycardia and positive P waves in the inferior leads on a 12 lead ECG. Electroanatomical mapping with the CARTO system ...
Strohmer Bernhard - - 2006
Focal ablation of trigger premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) from the Purkinje system helped to suppress idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (VF) in an athlete who had suffered from frequent appropriate shock therapies. However, only a few days after successful ablation T-wave oversensing occurred during exercise and resulted in repetitive distressing defibrillator shocks. ...
Michaelides Andreas P - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the improvement of diagnostic ability of exercise testing to detect multivessel coronary artery disease in patients with extended Q-wave anterior myocardial infarction, using additional right-sided chest leads. METHODS: Fifty-two consecutive patients with Q-wave anterior myocardial infarction underwent exercise testing, using the standard 12 and the additional right-sided ...
Jensen Jesper K - - 2006
This study evaluated the potential consequences of the redefined joint European/American electrocardiographic criteria for an established myocardial infarction (MI). New and previous diagnostic Q-wave criteria were used in patients with stable angina pectoris. Seventy-nine patients with and 77 patients without a documented previous MI were compared using the results of ...
Tousek Petr - - 2006
The identification of viable myocardium after myocardial infarction (MI) carries major prognostic impact. Due to myocardial stunning early after successful mechanical reperfusion of acute myocardial infarction, analysis of myocardial perfusion but not of contractile function can be used to differentiate between necrotic and viable myocardium. Although being widely regarded as ...
Garvey J Lee - - 2006
The electrocardiogram (ECG) continues to be a critical component of the evaluation of patients who have signs and symptoms of emergency cardiac conditions. This tool is now approximately 100 years old and has been a standard in clinical practice for more than half a century. Application of new signal processing ...
Perkiömäki Juha S - - 2006
The aim of the study was to assess whether parameters based on the T-wave loop and QRS loop predict mortality, and cardiac mortality in particular, during follow-up of consecutive survivors of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Patients with AMI (n = 437), treated according to contemporary guidelines, underwent digital high-resolution electrocardiography ...
Chiam P - - 2006
A 72-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus, hypertension and dyslipidaemia presented with severe chest pain of four hours duration. Her electrocardiogram (ECG) showed tall R waves in leads V1-2, and ST segment depression in leads V1- 4, consistent with an isolated posterior myocardial infarction (MI). Emergency coronary angiogram showed an occluded ...
Sharieff Ghazala Q - - 2006
Knowledge of the basics of pediatric ECG interpretation is helpful in differentiating normal from abnormal findings. These basics include familiarity with the age-related normal findings in heart rate, intervals, axis, and waveform morphologies; an understand-ing of cardiac physiologic changes associated with age and maturation, particularly the adaptation from right to ...
Guglin Maya E - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the frequency and nature of errors in computer electrocardiogram (ECG) reading. METHODS: The ECGs were collected in the tertiary care VA Hospital from both inpatients and outpatients. They were read by the electrocardiograph built-in computer software, and then reread by two ...
Engblom, Henrik
Both presence and extent of myocardial infarction are important prognostic factors for mortality and quality of life in patients with ischemic heart disease. Thus, it is of great clinical importance to be able to diagnose and characterize myocardial infarction. One way to diagnose myocardial infarction is by using the 12-lead ...
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