Diagnostic Yield and Economic Assessment of a Diagnostic Protocol With Systematic Use of an External Loop Recorder for Patients With Palpitations

Conclusions In patients with recurrent unexplained palpitations, evaluation by means of a study protocol that considers the systematic use of a latest-generation ELR increases diagnostic yield while reducing the cost per diagnosis.
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of arrhythmias and identify the predictors of early postoperative supraventricular tachyarrhythmias (SVTs) after the Fontan procedure.Data were analyzed from 80 pediatric patients who underwent Fontan procedures between April 2000 and December 2017 in a single-center retrospective study. Early postoperative SVTs were defined as arrhythmias within 30 days after the Fontan procedure. We divided the patients into two groups, with or without early postoperative arrhythmias, and the predictors of early postoperative arrhythmias were analyzed. A multivariate logistic regression analysi...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
Conditions:   Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest;   Ventricular Fibrillation Sustained Intervention:   Procedure: PSGB Sponsors:   IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo;   Azienda Regionale Emergenza Urgenza (AREU);   University of Pavia Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
We report the case of a patient presenting to the emergency department complaining of palpitations and syncope. Standard investigations were unremarkable. However, an electrocardiogram recorded through his Apple Watch ® indicated ventricular tachycardia. This case highlights the importance of proactively requesting such information from patients, though normal recordings may not preclude cardiac arrhythmia.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
We present a case of loperamide toxicity that has not been previously reported in the literature.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Polish Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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Source: Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Current Hypertension Reports - Category: Primary Care Source Type: research
Identifying arrhythmogenic sites to improve ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation outcomes remains unresolved. The re-entry vulnerability index (RVI) combines activation and repolarization timings to identify sites critical for re-entrant arrhythmia initiation without inducing VT.
Source: Heart Rhythm - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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