Ventricular arrhythmias in patients with biventricular assist devices

ConclusionsVentricular arrhythmias are common in patients with BIVADs and are associated with worse outcomes. Future work should assess whether therapies such as ablation improve the outcome of BIVAD patients with VA.
Source: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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AbstractAimsThe aim of this study was to determine the incidence, predictors, and short ‐term and long‐term outcomes associated with in‐hospital sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) collectively termed ventricular arrhythmia (VA) in the heart failure (HF) patients.Methods and resultsThe HEart function Assessment Registry Trial in Saudi Arabia (HEARTS registry) is a prospective national registry of patients with chronic HF from18 tertiary care hospitals across Saudi Arabia. Diagnosis of HF was in accordance with American Heart Association/European Society of Cardiology definition cr...
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
AbstractA 13-year-old female was found lifeless at home. The autopsy and consecutive histological and toxicological examinations showed blood-rich and edematous lungs and foamy bloody content in the airways. No morphologic pathological findings were seen, especially no bleeding sources. Toxicological findings were unremarkable. The specific cause of death remained unclear. Due to reported losses of consciousness, a moleculargenetic postmortem testing was performed. A so far undescribed mutation in the cardiac ryanodine receptor gene RyR2 was detected. This mutation is suitable to explain the case history as well as the mor...
Source: International Journal of Legal Medicine - Category: Medical Law Source Type: research
ConclusionAn anterior epicardial approach is feasible and appears to have an acceptable safety profile in comparison with other epicardial approaches.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
We report a case of successful intravenous thrombolysis for a distal middle cerebral artery occlusion shortly after traumatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation due to an episode of ventricular tachycardia. A high prevalence of fatal cardiac arrhythmias in acute stroke patients raises the question of safety when administrating thrombolytic therapy after traumatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation; guidelines do not provide a satisfactory statement about this. Our case suggests that intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator for acute ischemic stroke can be administered after a thorough risk-to-benefit evaluation without major ad...
Source: Case Reports in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsVATS‐LCSD was a safe, and probably effective procedure for patients with hereditary ventricular tachycardia syndrome, with no serious adverse events and with short hospital stay.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research
In this study, our aim was to investigate the incidence of sustained VT/VF, the factors associated with its occurrence and prognosis in hospitalized heart failure patients.We hypothesized that heart failure patients are prone to develop ventricular arrhythmia which can adversely affect the prognosis.Prospective study of 2610 patients admitted in 18 government hospitals with HF between October 2009 and December 2010. Patients were categorized as having ventricular arrhythmia (VA) if they experienced either sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) or both during hospitalization.Of 2610 patients...
Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Conclusion Epicardial only ablation seems feasible and effective and useful in a limited subset of patients with incessant VT. However, endpoints are more difficult to evaluate and long-term follow-up is needed.
Source: Europace - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiac electrophysiology Source Type: research
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Conclusions— Arrhythmias originating in close proximity to the PN can be targeted successfully with PN displacement with an epicardially placed steerable sheath/catheter combination, or balloon, but this strategy can be difficult to implement. Better tools for phrenic nerve protection are desirable.
Source: Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Electrophysiology, Ablation/ICD/surgery, Catheter-based coronary and valvular interventions: other, CV surgery: other, Arrhythmias, clinical electrophysiology, drugs Original Articles Source Type: research
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