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Aliyev Farid - - 2009
AIMS: Although cases of acute mad honey intoxication have been reported earlier, chronic mad honey intoxication (CMHI) syndrome has not been described and we address this issue only in this study. METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively evaluated the history of non-commercial honey intake in all patients referred to our institution ...
Medi Caroline - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to characterize the incidence, clinical and electrophysiologic features, and long-term outcomes of patients with tachycardia-mediated cardiomyopathy (TCM) secondary to focal atrial tachycardia (AT). BACKGROUND: TCM is known to complicate atrial tachyarrhythmias. Little is known of the patient and tachycardia characteristics associated with the development of left ...
Lv Xianli - - 2010
We report the recovery of ophthalmoplegia in 11 patients with cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous fistula (CSDAVF) after sinus packing at follow-up. Of 18 patients with CSDAVF treated with transvenous cavernous sinus packing between August 2002 and December 2007 at Beijing Tiantan Hospital, there were 9 patients with initial CNIII or ...
Stockburger Martin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Most patients with symptomatic sinus node disease (SND) receive DDDR pacemakers (PM) in order to cover SND and atrioventricular (AV) block from the outset. But the concern about adverse effects of right ventricular pacing (RVP) is increasing. So far, data on the incidence of AV block in SND are ...
Morihisa Kenji - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The precise nature of the upper turnaround part of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is not entirely understood. METHODS: In nine patients with AVNRT accompanied by variable ventriculoatrial (VA) conduction block, we examined the electrophysiologic characteristics of its upper common pathway. RESULTS: Tachycardia was induced by atrial burst and/or ...
Velanovich Vic - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Ablating Barrett's epithelium may reduce the risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma. This study reports the experience of a single surgeon using an endoscopic endoluminal device that delivers radiofrequency energy (the BARRx device) to ablate Barrett's esophagus. METHODS: All patients who underwent ablation of Barrett's epithelium with the BARRx system ...
Xu Dongjie - - 2009
BACKGROUND: A remote magnetic navigation system (MNS) has been developed for mapping and catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias. The present study evaluates the safety and feasibility of this system to perform radiofrequency (RF) ablation in patients with supraventricular tachycardias (SVT). METHODS: A total of 32 patients (22 female; mean age ...
Kapa Suraj - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Defining whether retrograde ventriculoatrial (V-A) conduction is via the AV node (AVN) or an accessory pathway (AP) is important during ablation procedures for supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). With the introduction of ventricular extrastimuli (VEST), retrograde right bundle branch block (RBBB) may occur, prolonging the V-H interval, but only when AV ...
Shinohara Tetsuji - - 2009
Catheter ablation with the use of radiofrequency energy has been used as a treatment for atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia in patients with Ebstein's anomaly. However, the success rate in these patients is generally low. We experienced a case in which the decision regarding precise accessory pathway (AP) localization was impaired by ...
Rassin Michal - - 2009
AIMS: The research aimed to identify the information patients find necessary, following pacemaker implantation. BACKGROUND: Although pacemaker devices do not have an adverse impact on lifestyle, they evoke anxiety related to the patient's activities and lifestyle. DESIGN: Survey. METHODS: A convenience sample of participants was taken from the entire population ...
Dalan R - - 2009
AIMS: Recently, an unlicensed aphrodisiac formulation originating from China known as 'Power 1 Walnut' penetrated the illicit markets of South East Asia including Singapore. Subsequent toxicological analyses revealed that each 'Power 1 Walnut' pill was illegally adulterated with two prescription drugs--sildenafil 1 mg (a PDE5 inhibitor) and glibenclamide 93-98 mg ...
Femenia Francisco - - 2009
Trifascicular block, which consists of impaired conduction in the three main fascicles of the ventricular conduction system, may progress to high-grade or complete atrioventricular block. Exceptionally, it is possible to register in the same patient paroxysmal alternating atrioventricular block and bilateral bundle branch block. This is the electrocardiogram of a ...
Liu Qi-Ming - - 2009
We present a 43-year-old patient with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. In the process of catheter ablation, we found interruption of the inferior vena cava with azygos continuation with incomplete situs inversus. In this patient, we adopted the lower approach via the anomalous inferior vena cava and azygos continuation to achieve stability ...
Cil Aylin Pelin AP Kırıkkale University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kırıkkale, - - 2009
There is limited data about fertility in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients using immunomodulating drugs and no data exists regarding the ovarian reserve of these patients. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate, the ovarian reserve and doppler characteristics of MS patients using immunomodulating drugs. MS patients using immunomodulating drugs (interferon (IFN) β ...
Pecora Domenico - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The optimal programming of a pacemaker (PM) voltage output considers both efficiency (prolonging battery cell longevity) and patient safety (adequate safety margin). Currently, automatic capture (AC) algorithms are designed to ensure safe automatic stimulation threshold determination and pacing with a safety margin. METHODS: The aims of this prospective observational ...
Chelly Jacques E - - 2008
PURPOSE: Predicting the depth of needle insertion for paravertebral nerve blocks is currently based on patients' anthropometric characteristics, and the block level. Although preliminary studies report relationships between paravertebral depth and the body mass index (BMI), the number of observations, to date, are inadequate to formulate reliable conclusions. This study ...
Vavetsi Spiridoula - - 2008
AIMS: Sinus node function is commonly evaluated by the atropine test. The isoproterenol test is less used. The aim of this study was to evaluate chronotropic reserve in patients with asymptomatic sinus bradycardia using the combined administration of atropine and isoproterenol. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 100 patients were ...
Mendoza-Davila Natalia - - 2008
The first documentation of a human atrioventricular (AV) block dates back to 1873, when A.L. Galabin reported a 34-year-old patient using an apexcardiogram. This was followed the same year by Luciani, recording 2nd degree AV blocks while studying frogs. In 1899, Karel F. Wenckebach provided the cardiology field with the ...
Liew Reginald - - 2008
AIMS: Right atrial (RA) tachycardias may involve several mechanisms other than typical isthmus-dependent flutters, particularly in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) or structural heart disease. We aimed at investigating the clinical utility of non-contact mapping in the diagnosis and ablation of these complex arrhythmias. METHODS AND RESULTS: Non-contact mapping ...
Avari Jennifer N - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Coronary sinus accessory pathways (CSAPs), atrioventricular connections formed by the coronary sinus myocardial coat, have been described in adult patients, but not systematically described in pediatric patients. METHODS: Patients who underwent CSAP ablation were compared to patients with right posteroseptal (RPS) pathway ablation (control group) from November 2004 to ...
Trajkov I - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Cardiac memory is a phenomenon characterized by transient T-wave abnormalities occurring during normal sinus rhythm, after a period of altered ventricular depolarization, where the T-wave vector has the same direction as the vector of the previously altered QRS complex (T-wave inversion). It is a form of electrical remodelling of ...
Miyake Christina Y - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a common tachyarrhythmia among pediatric patients. Usually, non-preexcited SVT is attributable to either atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) or unidirectional retrograde accessory pathway (URAP), but these cannot be differentiated on a baseline electrocardiogram (ECG). The ability to identify the SVT mechanism in children may guide ...
Fujiki Akira - - 2008
AIMS: We assessed responses to slow pathway ablation with respect to the appearance of ventriculoatrial (VA) block during junctional rhythm in both typical and atypical types of atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia (AVNRT). METHODS AND RESULTS: The 31 subjects included 16 patients with slow-fast type of typical AVNRT and 15 patients ...
Mahlberg Richard - - 2008
Patients with affective disorders have often been reported to experience subjective changes in how they perceive the flow of time. Time reproduction tasks provide information about the memory component of time perception and are thought to remain unaffected by pulse rate disturbances in the pacemaker of the internal clock. In ...
Aryana Arash - - 2008
Fabry disease (FD) is a rare lysosomal storage disease characterized by intracellular deposition of glycosphingolipids that can involve various organs including the heart. Here, we report the finding of a short PR interval in a patient with FD and recurrent syncope associated with short atrial-His (A-H) and His-ventricular (H-V) intervals ...
Herweg Bengt - - 2008
We report two patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices and evidence of refractory heart failure in whom impaired intraatrial conduction in one patient, and interatrial conduction in the other, prohibited optimization of the atrioventricular (AV) timing sequence. The patient with intraatrial conduction delay exhibited late right atrial sensing and ...
Camilleri M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: A new medical device uses high-frequency electrical algorithms to create intermittent vagal blocking (VBLOC therapy). The aim is to assess the effects of vagal blocking on excess weight loss (EWL), safety, dietary intake, and vagal function. METHODS: An open-label, 3-center study was conducted in obese subjects (body mass index ...
Fored C Michael - - 2008
AIMS: In patients with sinus node disease, dual-chamber pacing (DDD) possibly results in adverse effects on the ventricular function. We have compared the incidence of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with sinus node disease and with atrioventricular (AV) synchronous pacemakers, DDD vs. atrial pacing (AAI). METHODS AND RESULTS: A ...
Kramoh Euloge Kouadio - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Because of anatomical proximity, closure of paramembranous ventricular septal defect (pm-VSD) with an Amplatzer occluder has the potential to affect the atrioventricular (AV) conduction system. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Electrophysiology studies (EPS) were performed prior to and following closure of the pm-VSD in 19 children aged 8.9 +/- 4.5 years. ...
Ekpe, E E; ;
Background: Symptomatic heart block is a treatable cardiac cause of death which occurs globally. In Nigeria it is increasingly diagnosed and treated with permanent artificial cardiac pacemaker insertion and pulse generator implantation, sometimes after a period of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment. Methods: Twenty-three patients who were diagnosed with symptomatic heart ...
Kriatselis Charalampos - - 2008
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a retrograde approach for radiofrequency (RF) ablation of ectopic atrial tachycardias (EATs) with an early atrial activation at the His site. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study included 12 patients with EAT. During tachycardia, earliest atrial activation was recorded at the His ...
González-Torrecilla Esteban - - 2008
AIMS: In patients without pre-excitation, the differential diagnosis of paroxysmal atrioventricular (AV) reciprocating tachycardias consists mainly of atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardias (AVNRTs) and AV reciprocating tachycardias (AVRTs) through a concealed bypass. Our purpose was to validate the diagnostic accuracy of a predictive logistic model using classical electrocardiographic (ECG) criteria. METHODS ...
Miller Daniel L - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Compensatory hyperhidrosis (CH) is the most common side effect after a thoracoscopic sympathectomy. The fear of CH is the most common reason why patients do not undergo a sympathectomy, because it is an irreversible procedure unless removal clips are used. Unfortunately, clip removal for reversal of postsympathectomy CH has ...
Xanthos Theodoros - - 2008
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The use of adenosine on failure of vagal maneuvers in patients with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is recommended. The aim of the present study was to identify a possible prognostic index for the efficacy of adenosine in PSVT. METHODS: This retrospective study included 321 patients with PSVT, in ...
Sarkozy Andrea - - 2008
AIMS: Currently used diagnostic manoeuvres at the electrophysiology study do not always allow for consistent identification of atrial tachycardia (AT), either because of inapplicability of the technique or because of low predictive value and specificity. The aim of this study was to determine whether overdrive atrial pacing during paroxysmal supraventricular ...
Kawabata Mihoko - - 2008
AIMS: The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess characteristics of patients who had suffered atrial flutter (AFL) with 1:1 atrioventricular (AV) conduction (1:1 AFL). METHODS AND RESULTS: Subjects were 8 patients (61 +/- 14 years) with documented 1:1 AFL, and 101 AFL patients without a history of 1:1 ...
Church Christopher A - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the extent of radiation exposure to the patient and the surgeon in balloon catheter dilation. METHODS: Dosimeters were used to record radiation exposure to both patients and surgeons. The mean radiation dose per sinus treated and per patient treated was calculated ...
Sumitomo Naokata - - 2008
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to investigate the incidence of arrhythmias in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD). METHODS AND RESULTS: Electrophysiologic studies (EPS) were performed in 40 patients (mean age: 10.3+/-5.1 years; 30 males, 10 females) with KD who had severe to moderate coronary artery disease. Clinical arrhythmias were documented ...
Yin J X - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: This study describes the electrophysiologic and electrocardiographic characteristics of focal atrial tachycardia (AT) arising from superior tricuspid annulus in six (1.9%) patients of a consecutive series of 320 patients. METHODS: Six patients (mean age 42 +/- 22 years) with a mean cycle length of 326 ms of a consecutive ...
Adachi Masamitsu - - 2008
AIMS: To compare the risk of atrioventricular (AV) conduction disturbance between patients with sinus node dysfunction on AAI pacing who had a low or high Wenckebach block rate (WBR). METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with sinus node dysfunction and normal AV conduction those underwent an electrophysiological study were studied. The patients ...
Turfan Murat - - 2008
Atrial flutter (AFL) is a rapid, regular atrial tachyarrhythmia that occurs most commonly in patients with underlying structural heart disease. AFL with 1:1 atrioventricular (AV) conduction is a rare occasion. We describe a 70-year-old male patient with hyperthyroidism in whom AFL was associated with 1:1 AV conduction. This case report ...
Szumowski Lukasz - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Pseudo-Mahaim (AP-M) fibers are a rare variant of atrioventricular (AV) accessory pathways. Atriofascicular and atrioventricular accessory connections are characterized by slow conduction and decremental properties. Dual physiological AV node pathways, slow and fast, are observed in a large number of patients with AP-M. Therefore, there is substrate for AV ...
Meissner Axel - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this first in vivo study was to assess the incidence of thermal influence to the right coronary artery (RCA) during ablation of common type atrial flutter (Aflu) by measuring the fractional flow reserve (FFR) in the vessel before, under and after ablation. METHODS: In thirty three ...
Tischenko Alexander - - 2008
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Catheter ablation has been proven as very effective and safe therapy for patients with symptomatic Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome. Its application in asymptomatic individuals with WPW pattern remains controversial. This review will elaborate on the role of catheter ablation in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with WPW pattern on ...
Liberman Leonardo - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Although supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) can be identified from any lead of the bedside monitor, the mechanism of tachycardia is not always obvious. We analyzed the 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) in SVT of pediatric patients with different mechanisms of SVT to determine if there is a consistent optimal lead for rhythm ...
Fukuzawa Koji - - 2008
We investigated the differences in the endocardial substrates between ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) and non-ICM (NICM) by using electro-anatomical mapping and pace-mapping. We studied 18 patients (ICM and NICM, 9 each) with monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) documented by 12-leads ECG. Low voltage area was defined by signal amplitude <1.5 mV. A ...
Ekpe E E - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic heart block is a treatable cardiac cause of death which occurs globally. In Nigeria it is increasingly diagnosed and treated with permanent artificial cardiac pacemaker insertion and pulse generator implantation, sometimes after a period of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment. METHODS: Twenty-three patients who were diagnosed with symptomatic heart ...
Veerareddy Srikar - - 2007
Previous studies have reported gender differences in pacemaker selection. This study aimed to assess gender-related differences in pacemaker mode selection in patients undergoing their first implantation. A retrospective analysis was undertaken from a single-center database of pacemaker implants during the years 2001 to 2003. Univariate and multivariate analyses were used ...
Ali Arif - - 2007
In patients with chronic rhinosinusitis, the presence of maxillary sinus hypoplasia (MSH) may be obscured by extensive mucosal disease or nasal polyposis. Recognition of MSH and its effect on adjacent anatomic structures is of utmost clinical significance in endoscopic sinus surgery. Failure to recognize the impact that MSH has on ...
Arru Giannina - - 2007
We designed a large multicentric study to analyse the presence of MSRV particles in blood and CSF of a large cohort of patients and controls from different European areas. 149 MS patients and 153 neurological and healthy controls were selected from Sardinia, Spain, Northern-Italy and Sweden. To avoid biological and ...
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