Cardiac arrhythmia detection outcomes among patients monitored with the Zio patch system: a systematic literature review.

CONCLUSION: Findings from the review suggest that long-term, continuous, uninterrupted monitoring with Zio results in longer patient wear times and higher cardiac arrhythmia detection rates compared with outcomes reported in previous reviews of short-duration (24-48 hours) cardiac rhythm recording studies. PMID: 31045463 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Judith Brouillette, Samuel Cyr, Céline FisetAbstractLong-term survival of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected patients has significantly improved with the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART). As a consequence, cardiovascular diseases are now emerging as an important clinical problem in this population. Sudden cardiac death is the third leading cause of mortality in HIV patients. Twenty percent of HIV patients who died from sudden cardiac death had prior cardiac arrhythmias, including ventricular tachycardia, a...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The cardiac arrhythmogenicity of various opioids is different. Methadone has a higher capability to induce long QT interval and dangerous arrhythmias in conventional doses than others. To reduce of arrhythmogenic risk, high doses of opioids must be used cautiously with periodic monitoring of electrocardiogram in high-risk consumers such as patients under opioid maintenance treatment.
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: General Cardiology Source Type: blogs
A late middle-aged man presented with one hour of chest pain.  He had significant history of CAD with CABG x5, and repeat CABG x 2 as well as a subsequent PCI of the graft to the RCA (twice) and of the graft to the Diagonal.   Most recent echo showed EF of 60%.  He also had a history of chronic kidney disease, stage III.He had recently had a NonSTEMI. Angio had shown some acute disease in the saphenous vein graft to the posterior descending artery off of the RCA.  He was managed medically with Clopidogrel.  Medics stated that he had not been taking his clopidogrel for 2 weeks.He appeared to be in s...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
This study found that though it is often associated with coronary artery disease (CAD), it can also occur in those without significant CAD. It was not specifically associated with disease of right coronary artery disease. This cardioinhibitory response may be a manifestation of the Bezold-Jarisch reflex. Bezold-Jarisch reflex inhibits sympathetic activity (sympathetic withdrawal) and increases parasympathetic activity, resulting in bradycardia, which may be associated with vasodilatation, nausea and hypotension. Bezold-Jarisch has been described in the setting of inferior wall infarction and coronary angiography. Origin...
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Source: The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: J Clin Pharmacol Source Type: research
Abstract AIM: To assess the safety of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) concerning arrhythmias we analyzed serial electrocardiograms (ECG) during TH. METHODS: All patients recovered from a cardiac arrest with Glasgow
Source: World Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: World J Cardiol Source Type: research
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is independently associated with an increased burden of cardiovascular disease. Besides coronary artery disease (CAD) and congestive heart failure (CHF), specific electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities and cardiac arrhythmias seem to have a significant impact on cardiovascular prognosis of COPD patients. Disturbances of heart rhythm include premature atrial contractions (PACs), premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), atrial fibrillation (AF), atrial flutter (AFL), multifocal atrial tachycardia (MAT), and ventricular tachycardia (VT).
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Many unnecessary tests are obtained to evaluate syncope. Selecting tests based on history and examination and prioritizing less expensive and higher yield tests would ensure a more informed and cost-effective approach to evaluating older patients with syncope._____________________________________________________________________________4)    Reed MJ.  The ROSE (Risk Stratification of syncope in the emergency department) Study.  J Am Coll Cardiol, 2010; 55:713-721, doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2009.09.049  Objectives: The aim of this study was to develop and validate a clinical deci...
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Conclusions: Many unnecessary tests are obtained to evaluate syncope. Selecting tests based on history and examination and prioritizing less expensive and higher yield tests would ensure a more informed and cost-effective approach to evaluating older patients with syncope._____________________________________________________________________________4)    Reed MJ.  The ROSE (Risk Stratification of syncope in the emergency department) Study.  J Am Coll Cardiol, 2010; 55:713-721, doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2009.09.049  Objectives: The aim of this study was to develop and validate a clinical deci...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
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