Increased markers of cardiac vagal activity in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2-associated Parkinson ’s disease

ConclusionsIncreased beat-to-beat HRV inLRRK2 G2019S mutation carriers compared with controls and idiopathic PD patients may indicate augmented cardiac autonomic cholinergic activity, suggesting early impairment of central vagal feedback loops in LRRK2-associated PD.
Source: Clinical Autonomic Research - Category: Research Source Type: research

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Conclusion: AMSS sessions were effective in reducing BP, increasing baroreflex sensitivity and decreasing cardiovascular sympathetic modulation in Parkinson's disease patients. AMSS might be useful to control supine hypertension in Parkinson's disease.
Source: Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Treatment Source Type: research
The rising utilization of screening electrocardiograms has resulted in increased incidental identification of ventricular pre-excitation in pediatric patients. We compared accessory pathways of incidentally identified pre-excitation to Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW) with the aim to identify factors important in pre-procedural counseling and planning. This single-center, retrospective study of patients ≤18y without congenital heart disease identified 227 patients diagnosed with pre-excitation and referred for invasive electrophysiology study between 2008 - 2017.
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Grand Total EEG Score Can Differentiate Parkinson's Disease From Parkinson-Related Disorders Ela Austria Barcelon1,2*, Takahiko Mukaino1, Jun Yokoyama1, Taira Uehara2, Katsuya Ogata2, Jun-ichi Kira1 and Shozo Tobimatsu2 1Department of Neurology, Neurological Institute, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan2Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurological Institute, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan Background: Semi-quantitative electroencephalogram (EEG) analysis is easy to perform and has been used to differentiate dementias, as well ...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study aims to validate an ambulatory circadian monitoring (ACM) device for the detection of sleep and wake states and apply it to the evaluation of sleep quality in patients with Parkinson disease (PD). A polysomnographic validation study was conducted on a group of patients with different sleep disorders in a preliminary phase, followed by a pilot study to apply this methodology to PD patients. The ACM device makes it possible to estimate the main sleep parameters very accurately, as demonstrated by: (a) the lack of significant differences between the mean values detected by PSG and ACM in time in bed (TIB), total sl...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Fasciculoventricular fibers (FVFs) are responsible for 1-5% of cases of asymptomatic pre-excitation on surface electrocardiogram (ECG). Unlike ventricular pre-excitation seen in Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, FVFs are not associated with sudden cardiac death from pre-excited atrial fibrillation.
Source: Heart Rhythm - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
This case report describes a patient with syncope and an electrocardiographic finding of Wolff-Parkinson-White pattern.
Source: JAMA Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
ECG in Ebstein’s anomaly of tricuspid valve ECG in Ebstein’s anomaly of tricuspid valve ECG in Ebstein’s anomaly of tricuspid valve showing right axis deviation of QRS, notched R waves in II, III, aVF and V1 suggesting fragmented QRS. Peaked P waves indicate a right atrial abnormality, though the typical voltage criteria for right atrial enlargement (more than 0.25 mV) is not satisfied. Fragmented QRS occurs in Ebstein’s anomaly due to abnormal conduction in the atrialised right ventricle [1]. A portion of the right ventricle is atrialised because of distal displacement of the septal and posterior ...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ECG / Electrophysiology ECG Library fragmented QRS Source Type: blogs
Bilge AK Abstract A 31-year-old male patient presented with complaints of palpitations, dizziness, and recurrent episodes of syncope. A 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed manifest ventricular preexcitation, which suggested Wolff Parkinson White syndrome. In addition, an incomplete right bundle branch block and a 3-mm ST segment elevation ending with inverted T-waves in V2 were consistent with coved-type (type 1) Brugada pattern. An electrophysiological study was performed, and during the mapping, the earliest ventricular activation with the shortest A-V interval was found on the mitral annulus posterolatera...
Source: Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars Source Type: research
We examined the range of normal left ventricular size and function in the main study cohort (schoolchildren 11-14 yr old). We defined diagnostic criteria for hr-CVC and compared the cardiac measurements of these younger participants with those of older children whom we examined (age, 15-18 yr). From 5,169 completed diagnostic studies (mean participant age, 13.06 ± 1.78 yr), CMR results revealed 76 previously undiagnosed cases of hr-CVC (1.47% of the total cohort): 11 of dilated cardiomyopathy (14.5%), 3 of nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (3.9%), 23 ACAOS-IM cases (30.3%; 6 left-ACAOS and 17 right-ACAOS), ...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research
Ebstein's anomaly is often accompanied by either Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome or atriofascicular Mahaim. These bypass tracts give rise to antidromic atrioventricular (AV) re-entrant tachycardias, in which the bypass tract serves as the anterograde limb of the circuit and the AV node as the retrograde limb of the reentrant circuit. Since the antidromic AV reentrant tachycardia over a Mahaim fibre has a typically left bundle braunch block (LBBB) morphology, it is easy to make a misdiagnosis of supraventricular tachycardia with functional LBBB or even of ventricular tachycardia particularly in the presence of negative concordance.
Source: Journal of Electrocardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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