Positron Emission Tomography Absolute Stress Myocardial Blood Flow for Risk Stratification in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
CONCLUSIONSIn patients with NICM, lower sMBF predicts VA. This relationship may be useful for risk stratification for ventricular arrhythmia and decision ‐making regarding ICD implantation.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Successful left coronary cusp cryoablation in an adolescent with premature ventrıcular extrasystoles-associated cardiomyopathy. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2020 Mar;48(2):171-176 Authors: Ergül Y, Özgür S, Kafalı HC Abstract Ventricular arrhythmias arising from coronary cusps are not uncommon. However, the mapping and ablation of outflow tract ventricular arrhythmias originating from aortic cusps can be challenging. Radiofrequency ablation of this area can cause rare but serious complications. This was a report of a 17-year-old male patient with very frequent, nonsustained ventricular tac...
Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) is an increasingly recognised cardiomyopathy characterised by excessive trabeculation and deep intertrabecular recesses in direct communication with the left ventricular cavity. In LVNC, hypertrabeculation has been associated with heart failure, ventricular arrhythmia, and systemic thromboembolism. However, hypertrabeculation alone is not sufficient to define a subject as at risk for such complications and thus should not be sufficient to diagnose LVNC. Despite several studies having investigated parameters to predict adverse cardiovascular events, physicians have no effective tools to...
Conclusions: Preventive VT ablation before ICD implantation did not reduce mortality or hospitalization for arrhythmia or worsening heart failure during 1 year of follow-up when compared to the deferred ablation strategy. Clinical Trial Registration: URL: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT02501005. PMID: 32000514 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Aims: One-third of DCM patients experience ventricular tachycardia (VT), but a clear biological basis for this has not been established. The purpose of this study was to identify transcriptome signatures and enriched pathways in the hearts of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) patients with VT.Methods and Results: We used RNA-sequencing in explanted heart tissue from 49 samples: 19 DCM patients with VT, 16 DCM patients without VT, and 14 non-failing controls. We compared each DCM cohort to the controls and identified the genes that were differentially expressed in DCM patients with VT but not without VT.
Conclusion: In this study, the significant difference between the electrocardiographic data of deceased and surviving dilated cardiomyopathy patients suggests that electrocardiographic data should be evaluated in detail in order to determine the low and high risk of mortality in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.What is Known:•Previous studies on the relationship between limited electrocardiography data of adult patients diagnosed with DCM and mortality have been determinedWhat is New:•ECG data has not been investigated in such detail in child DCM patients,as in our study.
ConclusionIschemic and nonischemic CM confer similar risk of ventricular arrhythmia. This supports current guidelines regarding primary ‐prevention ICD. Short‐term survival is excellent but complications remain a problem.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
CONCLUSIONS: The rare association of LVNC and CPVT phenotypes withRYR2mutations is less likely to be coincidental. Screening for life-threatening arrhythmias using exercise or pharmacologic stress tests is recommended in LVNC patients to prevent sudden cardiac death in those with preserved LV function. PMID: 31875585 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionWhile the manual ECG analysis of the standard 12 ‐lead ECG by both electrophysiologists and EP fellows correctly identified the chamber of VA origin in around 75% of cases, an automated vectorcardiographic computer algorithm achieved an accuracy of 89% with clinically acceptable diagnostic parameters.
ConclusionWhile the manual ECG analysis of the standard 12 ‐lead ECG by both electrophysiologists and EP fellows correctly identified the chamber of VA origin in around 75% of cases, an automated vectorcardiographic computer algorithm achieved an accuracy of 89% with clinically acceptable diagnostic parameters.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Authors: von Kodolitsch Y, Demolder A, Girdauskas E, Kaemmerer H, Kornhuber K, Muino Mosquera L, Morris S, Neptune E, Pyeritz R, Rand-Hendriksen S, Rahman A, Riise N, Robert L, Staufenbiel I, Szöcs K, Vanem TT, Linke SJ, Vogler M, Yetman A, De Backer J Abstract Introduction: The revised Ghent nosology presents classical features of Marfan syndrome. However, behind its familiar face, Marfan syndrome hides less well-known features.Areas covered: The German Marfan Organization listed unusual symptoms and clinical experts reviewed the literature on clinical features of Marfan syndrome not listed in the Ghent nosol...