We thank Sodhi and Hussain for their interest in our  work. We appreciate their acknowledgement of the benefit of education in electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation to improve ECG reading skills and confidence in those who do not use ECGs extensively in their daily practices.
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Letters to the editor Source Type: research

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Conclusions This study revealed that LBBB patients with discordant T wave in lateral leads have significantly higher ischemic scores and worse functional parameters with more dyssynchrony in gated SPECT MPI.
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
ConclusionWhen performed in the early evening, high-intensity exercise does not disrupt and may even improve subsequent nocturnal sleep in endurance-trained runners, despite increased cardiac autonomic activity. Additionally, low-intensity exercise induced positive changes in sleep behaviour that are comparable to those obtained following high-intensity exercise.
Source: European Journal of Applied Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundAlthough assessment of left ventricular (LV)  diastolic function (DF) using echocardiography is important, it is not always feasible in the clinical practice. On the other hand, left atrial (LA) overload shown by electrocardiogram (ECG) indicates LA pressure rise and LA dilatation. The purpose of this study is to examine whether LA overload b y ECG can be used as an aid for evaluation of LVDF.MethodsThere were 117 subjects who underwent echocardiography and ECG on the same day. The duration of P-wave (P-duration) in lead II, the amplitude and duration of P-wave negative phase in lead V1 were measured...
Source: Journal of Echocardiography - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Okutucu S, Fatihoglu SG, Sabanoglu C, Bursa N, Sayin BY, Aksoy H, Oto A Abstract BACKGROUND: Angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitors (ARNI; sacubitril/valsartan combination) decrease morbidity and mortality in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Increased P‑wave duration and P‑wave dispersion (Pd) reflect prolongation of atrial conduction and correlate with atrial fibrillation. Here, we aimed to assess the effects of switching from valsartan to ARNI treatment on the basis of P‑wave indices. METHODS: A total of 28 patients with HFrEF (mean age, 64.8 ±&thinsp...
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: NT-proBNP may be a sensitive but nonspecific biomarker for assessing CA. However, CMR is the only imaging modality that can assess the pathophysiologic background of cardiac hypertrophy and the severity of CA, irrespective of NT-proBNP level. PMID: 31796976 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
AbstractTakotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy. The occurrence of TCM due to infusion reaction is extremely rare. A 65-year-old man began receiving trastuzumab monotherapy for gastric cancer. However, he developed an infusion reaction after administration. Electrocardiography revealed negative T waves, ST segment elevation, and apical akinesis and hypokinesis of the left ventricle with apical ballooning in the systole and diastole. Furthermore, troponin I and creatinine kinase (CK) levels and CK-myocardial band were elevated. Based on these findings, he was diagnosed with TCM. This is...
Source: International Cancer Conference Journal - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
We read with great interest the article by Lindgren and colleagues,1 who found that no gender differences in electrocardiograph (ECG) findings indicating an early coronary angiography (CAG) in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Though this study sounds scientific, some critical issues should be discussed.
Source: Resuscitation - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Authors: Taguchi M, Sasa T, Izuhara M, Shioji K, Iwamuro A, Uegaito T, Matsuda M Abstract We herein report a case of congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) in which the QT interval was prolonged by Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), inducing ventricular fibrillation (VF). The patient was a 55-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with LQTS. Cardiopulmonary arrest occurred while coughing during sleep. VF was observed, and her heartbeat returned after two defibrillations. An electrocardiogram showed marked QT prolongation and large negative T waves. Echocardiography demonstrated hyperkinesis at the base of the left ventricle and ...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
In conclusion, supraphysiological doses of protein supplements, anabolic steroids, and other nutritional products bear a risk factor for CAD.
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We conclude that chronic topical timolol administration may aggravate a cardiac conduction defect leading to an AV block that is only temporarily resolved by timolol cessation. Patients taking timolol should be routinely monitored for cardiovascular aberrations and if any detected, immediately discontinue timolol therapy. Individuals experiencing timolol induced cardiovascular side effects should receive long term follow-up even if symptoms resolve, as they may be indicative of an underlying conduction defect. PMID: 31791399 [PubMed - in process]
Source: BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: BMC Pharmacol Toxicol Source Type: research
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